North Sacramento Community to Protest Clearing of Officers in Mann Shooting

SACRAMENTO – After the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office’s decision not to charge two police officers in the July shooting death of a Black man, a local action group is calling for members of the community to join in a protest. The North Sacramento Community Coalition is spearheading a protest on Monday, January 30. The […]

Sacramento District Attorney’s Office Clears Officers In Joseph Mann Shooting

(SACRAMENTO) – The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office ruled in favor of two police officers, citing they “lawfully shot” Joseph Mann in North Sacramento on July 11, 2016. Man was shot multiple times by the officers and died from the gunshot wounds. The DA’s office, under the direction of Anne Schubert released a written statement […]

California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended California’s efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of the State address Tuesday to fight the Trump administration if it tries to roll back the state’s accomplishments. “California is not turning back. Not now, not ever,” he declared. […]

Trump Speaks of Ending “Carnage” as He Enters White House

WASHINGTON (CBM) – Donald Trump’s inaugural address was heavy on nationalism and populism. It also was light on any attempt to bridge the divide between his supporters and those who didn’t support him, thousands of whom marched in the streets at record numbers the day after his inaugural. Speaking for 16 minutes, the new president […]

CBC Chairman Rebukes Republicans for Scheduling Blacks on Last Sessions’ Panel

(NNPA) – Seven African Americans testified on the last panel of a two-day hearing about Senator Jeff Sessions’ bid to become the next Attorney General of the United States. They included civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.). It was clear that […]

High School Artwork Pits Republicans Against CBC on Capitol Hill

(NNPA) – “We may just have to kick somebody’s ass,” new Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) told a reporter on January 10, over the repeated removal of a painting that won the annual High School Congressional Art Contest. The CBC Chair likely was exasperated with several Republican members of Congress, who spent part […]

Roland Martin Challenges State’s Black Leaders in Passionate MLK Speech

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – TV One commentator and host Roland Martin challenged African American legislators and other officials to aspire to the goals, dreams, and ideals of civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a speech last week in Sacramento. Martin, a journalist, and the host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, asked attendees […]

Stockton’s First Black and Youngest Big City Mayor is Sworn In

STOCKTON (CBM) -Last week over 800 hundred Stockton residents and supporters attended the swearing-in ceremony of the city’s first Black and youngest mayor to lead a city over 100,000 in U.S. history.  Michael Tubbs speech set the tone and extended an invitation for the entire community to come together and keep Stockton moving forward collectively. Tubbs […]

Yes We Did: Obama Rallies All Americans in Farewell Speech

(NNPA) –  “Yes, we did!” Those were the words that Barack Hussein Obama ended his farewell speech to America on Tuesday, eight years after he won the presidency, campaigning on the slogan, “Yes, we can!” For nearly an hour, the nation’s 44th Commander-In-Chief reminded everyone that history will not only show him to be the […]

Black lawmakers to speak out against Sessions in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings to deny any hints of a racist past. On day two, a group of black lawmakers will speak out against his nomination — including New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker, who will […]