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 […]

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 […]

CAAASA Elects Vallejo Superintendent For President at Annual Conference

(CBM) – The California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) unanimously elected Dr. Ramona Bishop, Superintendent of Vallejo Unified School District, its new president on Friday, March 4. She will serve in the role through early 2017. CAAASA, first founded in 1993, held its four-day annual conference last week in Sacramento. The group […]

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 […]

Ex-California state senator sentenced to only five years in racketeering case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Senior District Court Judge Charles Breyer […]

“Black Minds Matter” Movement: California Is Failing Black Students

(CBM) – The California Legislative Black Caucus is preparing strategies for accountability after a new report revealed Black students are disproportionately suffering from disparities and inequalities in access, opportunity, and achievement in education. State lawmakers held a briefing to examine findings of “Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in California,” which […]

Sac PD: Arrest made In the murder of “J.J.” Clavo

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – A local 16-year-old with apparent gang ties is being charged with the murder of 17-year-old Grant High football player Jaulon “J.J.” Clavo, according to police. Police Chief Samuel Somers, Jr. says Keymontae Lindsey was formally arrested in the murder on Thursday, but has been in police custody since the day following […]

California AG Kamala Harris: No interest in Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general made it clear Tuesday that she doesn’t want to be considered to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “I’m not putting my name in for consideration. I do not wish to be considered. I am running for the United States […]

CBS Sports Ready To Roll Out Solid Coverage For Super Bowl 50

SAN FRANCISCO — CBS Sports Network has aired 18 Super Bowls for the National Football League (NFL), including the first sporting event that was played between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan. 15, 1966. On Sunday, Feb. 7, the sports network has the dutiful honor to broadcast Super Bowl 50 as […]