157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic […]

Local Students Complete Green Tech Summer Program

OAK PARK — Sometimes it could be difficult for teens to find summer employment that would help them escape the doldrums of inactivity and empty pockets. But if they are persistent and hook up with the right programs, those obstacles can be conquered. Here in Sacramento, a small army of young people got that opportunity […]

Daniel Hahn To Become Sacramento’s “Top Cop”

SACRAMENTO — As a 16-year-old growing up in Oak Park, Daniel Hahn was going down a dangerous path that led him into the arresting arms of a Sacramento police officer on charges of assaulting an officer. That day, while being arrested in his mother’s living room, turned out not to be a continuous trend, but […]

“Night Life Turned Right’s” Final Weekend In Del Paso Heights

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – When the “Third Annual Night Life Turned Right” summer program kicked off last month, an unwanted disturbance took place that probably happened at the precise time. It was a wakeup call that put everyone on notice. The guilty parties were sent home from the Robertson Community Center, where the six-week event […]

Community Colleges Launch Campaign to Promote Career Training Programs

(CBM) – California Community Colleges have kicked off a new campaign to inform underserved populations about the good-paying jobs available through career education. According to a press release, there is a skill and an information gap in California, as many high-paying jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find employees with the right training. This includes […]

Oak Park Family Seeks Justice, Treatment For Incarcerated Brother

OAK PARK — As Clifton Don “Cliff” Harris lies in a bed at UC Davis Medical Center in a near coma on a breathing machine after suffering from a beating by a cellmate in Sacramento County Jail, his family fights to ensure that the Sheriff’s Department keeps paying for his medical bill. Harris had been […]

Young Ladies Recognized As ‘Miss Black’ And ‘Miss Black Teen’ Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – The final results are in for the “47th Annual Miss Black” Sacramento and “Miss Black Teen” Scholarship Pageant held at Sheldon High School in Elk Grove. For 2017, Savannah Sims will wear the crown as Miss Black Sacramento and Imya Price will serve as Miss Black Teen Sacramento. Sims, 20, will be a […]

Black Organizations and CLB Condemn ‘Racist’ Judicial Council Party Pics

(CBM) – People getting busted for hosting parties based on racial stereotypes is nothing new. But it’s not something that you expect from a legal organization that’s supposed to stand for impartiality in the law. But that’s what happened when photos leaked of a Halloween party thrown by the Judicial Council of California. The Judicial […]

Local effort launched to have charges dropped against the Merced 5

MERCED (CBM) – July 8, Merced Police Department busted-up a college party looking for a robbery suspect but in turn had a clash with party goers which ended in several arrests of students, guns drawn, pushes and shoves, and a college party ending on a wrong note. Attorney Mark Harris of Sacramento had an exclusive […]

‘Ain’t I A Woman’ March Unites At State Capitol (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Black Women United a newly formed non-profit hosted the first Black Women’s March in Sacramento, July 15. Attendees marched from Crocker Park to the State Capitol and participants came from all walks of life to support Black women. Sponsored by The California Endowment and supported by Activism Articulated, the ‘Ain’t I A […]