Sacramento Black Book Fair

OAK PARK – The Sacramento Black Book Fair, now in its third year, returns to Oak Park for June 3-5, in conjunction with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival. The theme of the 2016 book event is “Growing Readers.” Opening activities are set for Friday, June 3 and include a kickoff reception at 6:00 p.m. at Underground […]

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Kings point guard arrested on domestic violence charge

GRANITE BAY, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a California home, authorities said Tuesday. Collison, 28, was arrested Monday after deputies found the woman visibly injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. […]

Veteran Educator Seeks Return To County Board Of Education

(SACRAMENTO) – The trustee race for Sacramento County Board of Education in District 7 is heating up on the way to the June 7 Primary Election and educator Roy Grimes continues to distinguish himself as “the best prepared candidate.” Grimes, who previously served on the Sacramento County and City school boards, is enthusiastic about the […]

Tyler Perry is a Ninja in his own right, talks fatherhood and going against stereotype in new film

Ninja – a person who excels in a particular skill or activity (HOLLYWOOD) – Turtles unite and save the world or so is the rallying cry of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael: the beloved masked heroines lovingly known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, out of the shadows, to right the wrongs of evildoers. Ever […]

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his graduation robes to have something with […]

Golden State Warriors Defy History, Defeat OKC 96-86 To Reach NBA Finals

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors not only set a regular-season record with 73 wins against nine losses. The defending champion became the 10th team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in a playoffs series. The Warriors knocked off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 at the Oracle on May 30 to […]

Golden State Warriors Stave Off Elimination, Down OKC Thunder 120-111

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors didn’t let themselves or their hometown fans down. The champions beat the Oklahoma City Thunder with a decisive 120-111 victory on May 26 at The Oracle to stay alive in the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. Facing elimination, the Warriors will now play the Thunder in Game 6 on OKC’s […]

SCOTUS: Prosecutors excluded Blacks from Jury; overturns all-white jury verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upended the conviction and death sentence of a Black Georgia man Monday because prosecutors violated the Constitution by excluding African-Americans from the all-white jury that determined his fate. The 7-1 ruling in favor of death row inmate Timothy Tyrone Foster came in a case in which defense lawyers obtained […]

Poll: African-American Voters Feel Democratic Party Takes Them for Granted

(CBM) – A recent poll revealed many Black voters in California strongly identify with the Democratic Party, although 58 percent feel the establishment takes them for granted. Commissioned by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation (AAVREP) Project, The California African American Policy Priorities Survey sampled 800 potential African-American voters in Los Angeles, Sacramento and […]