Ex-LA mayor appears poised to enter 2018 governor’s race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic and crowded competition that could bring the state its first Asian governor, the first Hispanic in modern times […]

Elk Grove Earns NorCal’s D-2 Championship, Beat Sac High 46-45

NORTH NATOMAS — The Elk Grove Thundering Herd girls basketball team was down 9-0 to the Sacramento High School in the first quarter of the NorCal Division II Finals, but head coach Larry Price kept his team calm under the pressure. The Thundering Herd ended the first quarter down 11-4 and before the second quarter […]

Rihanna to be honored at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ event

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna will be honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards. The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, BET announced Monday. “Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The show will air April […]

Cousins Returns To Lineup After Suspension, Kings Bows To Jazz 108-99

NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension, but the Sacramento Kings still fell victims to the Utah Jazz, losing 108-99 at Sleep Train Arena on March 13 in front of 17, 023 fans. Cousins, suspended for a verbal tirade of coach George Karl near the end the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers […]

Carson buries ‘the hatchet,’ endorses Trump for president

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and Donald Trump have “buried the hatchet” after months of political wrangling, and he is endorsing the GOP front-runner’s White House bid. At a press conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, Carson, who left the race earlier this month, described “two […]

LeBron James Plays His Last Game In Sleep Train Arena, Cleveland Claims 120-111 Victory

NORTH NATOMAS — LeBron James had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists and Kyrie Irving added 30 points and four assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 120-111 at Sleep Train Arena on March 9. The game was the last time James would play in the facility where he played his […]

Erik Maness To Be Named Sacramento County Undersheriff

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — Erik Maness, a chief deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, will be sworn in as undersheriff in the Board of Supervisors’ Chamber on Thursday, March 10. Maness, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Department for more than 25 years in various roles, will be the first African American to hold the […]

Social Activists Express Concerns About Changing Demographics of Oak Park

OAK PARK — While a summit was taking place in the Guild Theater in Oak Park hosting “house flippers,” wholesalers, and commercial-resident landlords, a diverse group of individuals on the outside of the facility were letting them know that predators who prey on their neighborhood are not welcome. Led by the Sacramento Black Lives Movement […]

Nehemiah receives $50,000 from Wells Fargo to support neighborhood projects

SACRAMENTO – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) donated $50,000 to Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund (NCRF), headquartered in Sacramento, CA, as part of a $6 million effort with 69 neighborhood stabilization grants awarded to nonprofits through its 2015 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program. The Priority Markets Program provides grants to support large-scale neighborhood […]

Blacks Locked out of CA Housing Market, Study Finds

(CBM) – In 2015, California had the third-lowest homeownership rate in the nation, according to the United States Census Bureau. More than 1.2 million Californians foreclosed on their homes during the Great Recession and until today are still experiencing the impact of those losses. The Inland Empire and Central Valley have been the slowest-recovering cities. […]