Kevin Johnson says he will not to run for third term

SACRAMENTO – Kevin Johnson, the first African American elected mayor in Sacramento’s history, has announced that he will not seek a third term. Mayor Johnson tweeted a photo of his statement late Tuesday night. “After much thought and soul-searching I have decided not to run for a third term as Mayor,” Johnson said in his statement. […]

Community Meeting Addresses Pending Supermarket Arrival

OAK PARK — Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church’s Pastor Kevin Brown will lead a community discussion about the pending arrival of Safeway supermarket and the jobs it will bring to Crocker Park, formerly called Curtis Park Village. The meeting will be held at the Oak Park Community Center at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 22. […]

ESPN Puts Sacramento Documentary Premiere On Hold

SACRAMENTO — The long-awaited chronicles of how a mid-size city on the west coast saved its only professional sports team will be held up just a little bit longer. Sports Illustrated (SI) reported Oct. 12, that ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary of how the Sacramento Kings were able to remain in the city has been […]

Berry Accius Off To ‘Justice Or Else’ March

SACRAMENTO — Berry Accius, the founder and CEO of Sacramento’s Voice of the Youth, has been involved in many significant, yet controversial causes that impact the Black community on the local, state and national level. Whether it was the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida, the strangling of Eric Garner in New York, or […]

Gov. Brown signs California assisted suicide measure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a rare personal message, California’s 77-year-old governor provided insight into his deliberations before deciding to sign a bill allowing terminally ill Californians to legally take their own lives, reflecting on religion and self-determination as he weighed an emotionally fraught choice. Gov. Jerry Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, […]

Activists praise signing of racial profiling bill. Law Enforcement, not so much

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to change California’s definition of racial profiling and require local law enforcement agencies to collect demographic data on the people they stop, his office announced Saturday. The law would give the public and police data to further gauge reports of racial profiling that have become […]

California offering amnesty on traffic debt for poor

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is instituting an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling traffic fines and court fees that have led to millions of driver’s licenses being suspended. The program pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown and adopted as part of his annual budget goes into effect Thursday and runs through […]

California State Board of Education seeks student board member

SACRAMENTO – Youth are being asked to make their voices heard.The California State Board of Education (SBE) is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Student Board Member position. Any student who is a California resident and enrolled in a public high school, will be a senior in good standing in the 2016–17 school year, and will […]

Urban League CEO Resigns; National Search Underway For His Replacement

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – James Shelby, who has led the Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL) for nearly 20 years, has announced his resignation from the position of President and CEO of the organization, effective September 30. Sandra Davis Houston, GSUL Board Chair and Vice President of Human Resources for Dignity Health, said Cassandra Jennings, who […]

U-CAN Go to College Fairs come to Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Sept 14-26 in California with locations in the Greater Sacramento Valley Region starting at Grant High School on Sept 24 (click here to download the flyer), Sacramento High School on Sept 25 (click here to download the flyer) and Monterey Trail High School on Sept 26(click here to download the flyer). Register Online […]