UC Davis Wraps up Black History Month With Black Family Week

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DAVIS – UC Davis attempts to close out Black History Month on a high note, hosting its Black Family Week of activities and discussions of artistic expressions, civil rights and cultural identity. Black Family Week, being held this year from February 23-28, is a time to celebrate and bring awareness to the history and presence […]

Sac City School District Sponsors School Readiness Fair

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SACRAMENTO – Children who are the best prepared for school perform the best academically. To help get kids ready for the rigors of today’s classrooms, the Sacramento City Unified School District is sponsoring a School Readiness Fair on Saturday, March 8. The event is set to run 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Serna […]

Asm. Isadore Hall to Keynote Inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium

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SACRAMENTO – The inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium, which will be held February 27 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, CA, has announced its keynote speakers. Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, of the California State Assembly and California Legislative Black Caucus will deliver the Welcome Keynote Address on Thursday morning, and Richard Schuetz, Commissioner of […]

New Oak Park Masjid As-Sabur Scheduled To Open

Masjid As-Sabur is located at 4926 15th Avenue in Oak Park. The facility will officially open Feb. 21 with activities through the weekend.
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OAK PARK — Masjid As-Sabur of Sacramento has served the Oak/Tahoe Park area for nearly 39 years. This year the congregation moves into its new 3,500-square feet, facility located at 4926 15th Avenue. A fundraising grand opening is set for Feb. 21 and 22. Emerging from the Nation of Islam and transitioning to Al Islam […]

Kings Trade Marcus Thornton. Acquire Jason Terry and Reggie Evans

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NORTH NATOMAS –  The Sacramento Kings acquired guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow,” said D’Alessandro. “They bring […]

Kings Commit Up to $100,000 Towards Reading and Literacy Initiatives

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings have announced that they will donate up to $100,000 from new season ticket deposits to four organizations that support reading and literacy initiatives in the Sacramento region. The Sacramento Public Library is pleased to be one of these recipients. The up to $25,000 from the Kings will be used to […]

100 Black Men & Kappa Alpha Psi Host African American Young Male Conference

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SACRAMENTO – In an effort to expand the cultural and educational horizons of young African American males, The 100 Black Men of Sacramento and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Sacramento Alumni Chapter will host the Silver Anniversary African American Young Male Conference of Northern California. Held annually for the past 24 years, the event is […]

NCBW, Sacramento Chapter Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship for area high school students. Scholarships will be given to seniors graduating from Sacramento area schools. Applicants are required to write an essay on the topic, “My Life, My Goals.” An application and complete […]

Ben McLemore Selected to 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, held on Saturday, February 15 at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, announced by the NBA. McLemore becomes the fourth Kings player to take part in the contest and first to do so since Gerald Wallace […]

Noted Children’s Authors Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney Come to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Award-winning husband and wife illustrator and author team, Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney will be the featured guest speakers as The UC Davis School of Education presents its annual celebration of children’s literature, Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature next week. The Pinkneys will present an evening lecture at the […]