Local Black Men Seek Transparency From City Hall

SACRAMENTO – Whether its Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Minnesota or here in the capital city, every day seems to bring news of another Black man being shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Filled with grief and anger over what’s going on in the world and closer to home, a group of concerned local Black […]

Californians Protest After Shootings of Blacks Shock Nation

(CBM) – Americans, from sea to shining sea, are debating, protesting, marching and lighting candles in response to the spat of deadly shootings that gripped the nation late last week. The conversation about law enforcement’s frictional interactions with the Black community is just as heated in the Golden State. In Inglewood, Los Angeles, Oakland and […]

Sacramento NAACP Celebrates 100 years & Advocacy

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), celebrating 100 years of service and advocacy, will host an Historical Exhibit at the California State Fair that will run for 17 days. The historical exhibit features a photo and video gallery highlighting the significant accomplishments over the past 100 years […]

California Legislature approves gun measures before break

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) – The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. Legislative leaders hailed the move as the nation’s most aggressive gun control effort and proof that firearm restrictions are politically […]

Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town. The vote — which prompted […]

State Agency Sued Over Questionable Bidding Process

(CBM) – When Ramsell Corp., an Oakland-based and African American owned company that provides health services to California AIDS/HIV patients, submitted a bid to oversee the California Department of Public Health’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) it was confident of winning the contract. (ADAP provides assistance to AIDS/HIV patients who are uninsured or underinsured enabling […]

Book by Sac State Graduate Reaches # 1 on Bestseller Rankings

SACRAMENTO – Since graduating from Sacramento State University with his bachelors and master’s in 2007, Luke Wood (known professionally as J. Luke Wood) has went on to become a bestselling educational author. After serving as a research fellow at Stanford University, Wood later earned his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State […]

California nears $2 billion plan to house its homeless

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The growing problem of homelessness can be seen in every corner of California, from small towns that ring the state’s redwood forests to the sands separating the Pacific Ocean from the most prosperous beachfront communities. More than 115,000 homeless Californians were counted last year and one in four had a serious […]

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 […]