Blacks Frustrated with School Board Member

SACRAMENTO – With this year being an election year, there has been a lot of attention paid to national and local politics this season. And while the battle for the White House and the race for Sacramento’s next mayor are very important, there is another race that is gaining attention among the region’s African American […]

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. The new law, which will take effect June 9, makes California the second state to raise the legal smoking age to 21. It will not apply to […]

IndiviZible’s Local Candidate Forum Scheduled

OAK PARK — With a month to go before the California Primary, IndiviZible will present a 2016 Candidate Forum on Monday, May 9 2016 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The free political event is free to the general public and starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. The doors of the […]

Physician Dr. Melita Moore Protects UC Davis’ Athletes

DAVIS — It is known to many working professionals that it’s better to find a career that provides ample opportunities for advancement, extends development, that makes a difference in people’s lives and requires great passion. Dr. Melita N. Moore, the Head Team Physician for the University of California, Davis’ Intercollegiate Athletics Department, exemplifies those career […]

Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments. The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist […]

Clean air advocate: California has nation’s dirtiest air

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation’s most polluted. Bakersfield tops the list for having the most unhealthy days from airborne particles spewed by highway traffic, diesel trucks, farm […]

Black Parents Say ‘Make UC an Option’ for African Americans

OAKLAND, Calif. — The cost of a University of California education, feeling welcomed on campus and whether academic records are strong enough. These were among the concerns raised by a group of 16 African American parents – educators, counselors, community college students – in a candid conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano. The recent two-hour […]

Cassandra Jennings To Be Named Urban League CEO

SACRAMENTO – Following a national search, the Greater Sacramento Urban League has announced that former Assistant City Manager Cassandra Jennings will take the helm of the Greater Sacramento Urban League. Ms. Jennings has served as the organization’s Interim President and CEO since the resignation of James Shelby last September. “I am extremely pleased to announce the […]

Audit Reveals UC Schools Lowering Admission Standards for Nonresidents

(CBM) – A new state audit revealed The University of California is admitting a higher percentage of under-qualified international students than California residents. The audit released by the State Auditor accuses the public university system of lowering admission standards for nonresidents to make up for funding cuts. “Over the past several years, the university has undermined […]

State’s Minimum Wage Increased to $15. Only 5% of Black Workers Will Benefit

(CBM) – The Golden State is the first state in the nation to approve a statewide minimum wage as high as $15 — but not without sparking rigorous discussion. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on Monday, four days after the measure passed the State Assembly and State Senate. The new law will gradually raise […]