Former Sacramento High Student-Athlete’s Funeral Service On June 24

OAK PARK — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s homicide detectives have taken over the investigation in the death of 19-year-old Deston Garrett who died of gunshot wounds on June 11 he sustained for two days. Garrett, also known as “Nutter,” a graduate from Sacramento Charter High School, was shot in the upper torso in the 3900 […]

Three day Civics Bootcamp teaches youth the inner workings of government

SACRAMENTO – The Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) presents its Civics Bootcamp, a three day program for high school students July 5-7. The bootcamp will provide an intensive hands-on opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to learn about state local government, civic engagement and advocacy. Students who participate in BYLP’s Civics Bootcamp will gain a […]

California budget deal approved, eliminates contentious welfare policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a state budget Wednesday that gives liberal Democrats long-sought increases to safety net programs while socking away billions to prepare for a recession. The $122.5 billion spending plan, negotiated by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders, earned a rebuke from Republicans, who said it sets the […]

8.9M people estimated to have voted in California primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — About 8.9 million people, above 49 percent of California’s registered voters, are estimated to have turned out for the state’s presidential primary election this week, according to early projections by state officials. The figures are considered preliminary because 2.4 million ballots out of the 8.6 million still must be certified, said […]

Trump’s ‘my African-American’ remark turns critics to target

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man singled out by Donald Trump as “my African-American” said Monday that he is now the target of harsh criticism, including comments he feels are more racist than the remark by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Trump’s reference to Gregory Cheadle at a California campaign rally on Friday is […]

Homelessness in California: Gov’t Takes Action to Attack Worsening Problem

(CBM)- Shanesha Franklin has always been a big dreamer. The 30-year-old single mother says, for as long as she can remember, helping youth has always been close to her heart. Then in 2013, she found herself in a situation where she needed a little help herself. She became one of 20,451 African Americans living in […]

Kings point guard arrested on domestic violence charge

GRANITE BAY, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after deputies responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a California home, authorities said Tuesday. Collison, 28, was arrested Monday after deputies found the woman visibly injured, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. […]

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his graduation robes to have something with […]

Poll: African-American Voters Feel Democratic Party Takes Them for Granted

(CBM) – A recent poll revealed many Black voters in California strongly identify with the Democratic Party, although 58 percent feel the establishment takes them for granted. Commissioned by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation (AAVREP) Project, The California African American Policy Priorities Survey sampled 800 potential African-American voters in Los Angeles, Sacramento and […]

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California’s already strict gun laws in the wake of last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Lawmakers voted to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable magazines and to […]