Brickhouse Art Gallery to Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo

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SACRAMENTO – Whether Christmas is your favorite holiday or you’d rather celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the Nubian Crafters of Sacramento say they’ve got you covered. The organization of crafters and vendors are inviting holiday shoppers to make its Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo one of their stops on Saturday, December 13. The Holiday […]

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
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NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during pregame warmups of the their game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 11. Gay, Reggie Evans, Ray McCallum, Ryan Hollins, Ramon Sessions, Jason Thompson, Ben McLemore, and Nik […]

223 Arrested in Third Night of California Protests

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BERKELEY (AP) — The California Highway Patrol will deploy 80 percent of its available staff to monitor a protest planned for Tuesday night in Berkeley, an official said. Ernie Sanchez, assistant chief of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, said the agency will also ask the Alameda County district attorney’s office to increase bails and charges, […]

Cortez Quinn Taken Into Custody To Serve Eight Months

Former TRUSD board member Cortez Quinn, right, was ordered by a Sacramento County judge to serve eight months in jail Dec. 8 for botching a paternity test. Quinn is shown here with actor Danny Glover, left, at a fundraising in Del Paso Heights in May 2012.
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DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — Former Twin Rivers Unified School School District board member Cortez Ledon Quinn was remanded and placed in incarceration Dec. 8 to serve 240 days in the Sacramento County Jail on a felony count of conspiracy. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White sentenced Quinn for submitting a fraudulent paternity test. Quinn plead […]

OCT. 15: The Date Malik Saunders Got Married — And Nearly Died

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CARMICHAEL — This past fall, talented local poet Malik “Mista Malik” Saunders did something significant 10 years to the date that he was in a life-threatening automobile accident. Saunders married Adriana Diaz in front of his family and hers at Mercy San Juan Hospital. The marriage ceremony is in stark contrast to Saunders’ condition a […]

Political Activist Angela Davis Speaks in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Angela Davis still commands attention. The outspoken political activist has sold out an area appearance. Ms. Davis will speak locally on Friday, December 5 as part of the Bob & Dorrie Moon Lecture Series, hosted by the St.Mark’s United Methodist Church. The Moon Lecture Series showcases contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and progressive […]

SBCC 29th Annual Installation & Business Awards Dinner

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation invites the community to attend its 29th Annual Installation and Business Awards dinner on December 4. The event is set to be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Sacramento from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of […]

Local Protests Break Out Amid Ferguson Verdict

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — No sooner than it was announced that a grand jury decided not to indict a White police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen last summer, a local group of protesters expressed their displeasure of the resolution. The protesters marched from 55th Street, to the intersection of 65th and […]

Community Organizations & City Leaders Host Bridge Building Forum #3

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mayor Kevin Johnson, Councilmember Allen Warren, and Councilmember Elect Rick Jennings have convened a series of community forums in response to the Ferguson event to proactively improve community relations in Sacramento. The next installment, the third in the series, has been […]

March Madness Returns to Sacramento in 2017

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Brooklyn, New York, and Des Moines, Iowa, will host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games for the first time in 2016. The NCAA announced Monday that the other 2016 preliminary round sites are Providence, St. Louis, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Denver and Spokane, Washington. Regionals will be played in Philadelphia, Chicago, Louisville, […]