Common Ground: A Community Growing Together

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

SOUTH SACRAMENTO – As racial tension continues to cause division across the country, Common Ground, an Evangelical Covenant Church, is looking to unify the city’s diverse population. On Saturday, February 7, the South Sacramento-based church will host a community empowerment event, “Common Ground: A Community Growing Together.” The event will bring together members of the […]

University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

Ron Gould
Head Football Coach for UC Davis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday. The incentive-pay policy scheduled to be discussed by the university’s governing board […]

Analyst: California governor underestimates revenues by $2B

Brown crop

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is likely to collect as much as $2 billion more in taxes in the new fiscal year than Gov. Jerry Brown predicted when he presented his record $113 billion state spending plan last week, according to an independent budget analysis released Tuesday. That means more money for schools and more reason […]

California Black Media mourns the loss of California Advocate Publisher, Les Kimber

les kimber Image CROP

Fresno (CBM) – Mr. Lesly “Les” H. Kimber, 80, of Fresno, California passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Born in Boonville, North Carolina on August 13, 1934 into a share-cropping family, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Morehouse College. In 1959 he graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., majoring in Accounting […]

Local Chiors invite you to join them in celebrating the legacy of MLK

BAPTIST CHURCH CHIOR

SACRAMENTO – They will be celebrations fit for a king. Rehearsals start this week for two upcoming music events celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All area choir members and local singers are invited to participate in rehearsals for a MLK Celebration Concert taking place at Capital […]

Sac County Democrats Turn In Petitions For Twin Rivers Special Election

Darrow Sprague and Eric Sunderlund talk to a Natomas resident about signing the petition to call for a special election in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The Democratic Party of Sacramento County said it collected the required signatures and met the deadline (OBSERVER photo by Robert Maryland).

SACRAMENTO – The Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) announced that the political organization and other supporting entities have collected 1,083 valid signatures, enough to call a special election for Twin Rivers Unified School District’s Area 5 seat. Since Dec. 28, parents, community activists, and the Del Paso Heights Neighborhood Association partnered with DPSC until […]

Former Grant Pacers star Shaq Thompson headed to NFL

Shaq Thompson

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington linebacker, and Sacramento native, Shaq Thompson is forgoing his senior season and will declare for the NFL draft. The school announced Thompson’s decision Monday. Thompson’s final game was the Huskies’ loss to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl last Friday. Thompson was one of three Huskies on the AP’s All-America first […]

California’s top cop targets crimes against kids

Kamala Harris crop

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Attorney General Kamala Harris is starting her final four years as California’s top law enforcement officer this week with a major initiative aimed at protecting children. She plans to announce during her swearing-in Monday that she is creating a bureau within the state Department of Justice that will focus on crimes against […]

Cousins Says ‘Yes,’ Sac High Will Get New Scoreboards

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said he will purchase and donate new basketball scoreboards to Sacramento Charter High School. The current scoreboards (inset photo) is antiquated and prone to malfunctioning during games.
(OBSERVER photos by Antonio R. Harvey)

OAK PARK — Sacramento Kings star player DeMarcus Cousins is officially going to make it the last time that his Nike Elite Skills Basketball Camp’s staff deals with obsolete scoreboards in Sacramento Charter High School’s Dave Hotell Memorial Pavilion. After the Kings beat the New York Knicks 135-129 in overtime at Sleep Train Arena on […]

Margagret Fortune to speak at Black Parallel School Board Meeting

Fortune,Margaret3247-crop

SACRAMENTO – All parents, guardians and students of the community are invited to attend the next Black Parallel School Board Meeting on Saturday, January 3. The meeting is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Park United Methodist Church, located at 3600 Broadway. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Margaret Fortune, […]