Racial profiling bill draws hundreds to capitol

SACRAMENTO (CBM) —A throng of protestors gathered outside the office of Gov. Jerry Brown’s on Sept. 2, following a march and rally for police reform. A coalition of more than 800 individuals called on Brown to affirm his support for AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015. The bill addresses racial profiling […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

Legislators Join Hands in Fight to Protect School District Budget Reserves

SACRAMENTO (CBM) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers has launched a new effort to address a cap that has been placed on local school districts’ budget reserves. They say limiting the monies districts are required to reserve in their coffers will  increase  borrowing costs and hamper efforts to prepare for  economic hardship. State Senator Jerry Hill […]

Oak Park Pastor Leaves Country To Be With Hero Son

OAK PARK – Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Anthony Sadler Sr. left the country to meet up with his international-hero son, Anthony Sadler Jr., who helped thwart an aledged gunman’s attack on a high-speed train in Belgium. Sadler, a student at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State University), Alek Skarlatos, a member of the National Guard, […]

Book Club booted from wine train for #LaughingWhileBlack

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of mostly Black women who were thrown off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for laughing too loudly, have received the corporate apology they were seeking, but the experience has left a bitter taste in their mouths. Eleven members of the Sistahs On The Reading Edge book club were […]

Does Caltrans Spends Less Money in Poorer Neighborhoods?

LOS ANGELES (CBM) –  California has always stood out among other states as a leader when it comes to transportation. The Golden State developed an early system of state routes and roadways that pre-dates the federal highway system. It also boasts of early infrastructure innovations like the Pacific Coast Highway, the Bay Bridge and the Arroyo-Seco […]

California Celebrates Voting Rights Act as Felons Regain Voter Eligibility

(CBM) – For the past couple of weeks, America has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights act with events all around the country. Last Thursday evening, many statewide and local organizations joined the commemoration with an event on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Legislative Black Caucus members partnered with […]

Donations Sought for Back to School Bag Giveaway

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Black Child Development Institute (BCDI) is currently seeking donations for its upcoming Back to School Book Bag Giveaway. The organization is collecting backpacks and school supplies to distribute to area school children in need. BCDI Sacramento’s goal is to give away 50 backpacks and is asking for donations of backpacks, paper, […]

Governor Brown signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police misconduct in California as debates about the use of excessive force by officers continue across the country. The bills make clear that it’s legal to record or photograph police in public areas and prohibit using secret grand juries to try officers in […]

‘Scrappy’ Student Seeks Support For College

OAK PARK — Dominique “Dom” Donette has lived a unique life: she was born in a federal penitentiary, raised on the streets of Oak Park, attended 26 different schools, socially advocated for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. And she is just getting […]