Former Mayor Heather Fargo Flip Flops on Strong Mayor Proposal

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Supporters of Measure L today called on former Mayor Heather Fargo, chief spokesperson for the anti-Measure L campaign, to explain her flip-flop on strong mayor. As revealed in a new analysis, Fargo voted in favor of a strong mayor proposal in June 1990 as part of a 6-2 vote that also included […]

White House: Holder Resigning as Attorney General

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first Black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure […]

Building Named to Honor Grantland Johnson

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SACRAMENTO – The Department of Health and Human Services Administration building, located at 7001 East Parkway, will be renamed in honor of Grantland Johnson, a former County Supervisor who passed away on August 19, at the age of 65. This change is in dedication to his legacy as a revered leader in the community both […]

Wages Up for Black Men, Down for Black Women

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black-White income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for Blacks rose $793, an increase second only to Hispanic […]

CBC Joins Black Churches for “Freedom Sunday” Campaign

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in November, the CBC hopes to […]

Donna Brazile to Appear in Sacramento

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OAK PARK —  Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is scheduled to appear at Pac15’s “Third Annual Fundraiser Event,” Friday Sept. 26, at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.,  and ends at 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception. Fundraising tickets begin at $50, which includes entrance into the dinner […]

Study: U.S. Latinos & Blacks Don’t Trust How Mainstream Media Portrays Them

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WASHINGTON – A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don’t fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows. Three-fourths of African-American news consumers and two-thirds of Hispanics have doubts […]

Democrats Trying to Ban Guns That Look Scary, Not Those That Kill the Most People

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NEW YORK – Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with […]

Gov Brown Signs Bill Mandating Paid Sick Leave

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LOS ANGELES  – Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups. “This is the least we can do,” Brown told reporters after signing the bill at a […]

St. Paul Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund

Rev. Ephraim Williams, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, is continuing the legacy left by his late wife, Carrie Sue Williams. The Carrie Sue Williams Scholarship Foundation raises funds for “marginal” students. A benefit concert will be held at the church Sept. 12. Donations are only $10.

OAK PARK — Before Rev. Dr. Ephraim Williams’ wife Ms. Carrie Sue Williams left this life five years ago, she asked her husband of 55 years to carry on a project that she started and is dear to her heart. It was a request Rev. Williams did not refuse. The First Lady of St. Paul […]