Carmela Smith: Young Leader Enjoys Working Behind The Scene

SACRAMENTO — Carmela Smith is genuinely a young, gifted, and talented woman of color. Ms. Smith is also one Sacramento’s millennials who is very involved in community affairs. Among the many events that take place around the Sacramento area, Ms. Smith could possibly be in the room somewhere. But the Oak Park native certainly won’t […]

Mike Dailey: Musician-Turned-Author Shares History

SACRAMENTO — With all the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. activities looming in the Sacramento area, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to attend Michael Dailey’s book signing and reception at Underground Books. The literary affair is from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 16. Dailey will discuss his 180-page book, “Truth Matters: […]

Sherri “Kiara” Harris is Waiting For Her Match

SACRAMENTO – This Christmas Sherri “Kiara” Harris didn’t covet jewelry, a designer handbag or the latest iPhone. The gift of life was at the top of her wish list. Ms. Harris, 52, is waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. She undergoes dialysis three times a week, being hooked up for three hours at a time […]

Calif. Budget Plan Boosts Spending but Democrats Seek More

SACRAMENTO (AP) – On its face, Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $122.6 billion California budget plan would seem to please Democratic interests by pumping billions of new dollars into public schools, health care for the poor and public infrastructure, even as it bolsters the state’s rainy day fund. Brown touted his income tax credit for the […]

Raiders apply to move to Los Angeles area

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders have officially filed an application to relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area. The Raiders filed the papers Monday night to go back to Los Angeles for the second time. The team left Oakland following the 1981 season before returning from Los Angeles in 1995. Owner Mark […]

Community Seeks Answers In Police Shooting

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The local members of Black Lives Matter (BLM) have demanded that the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department release more details about the deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old African American in October. Several members of BLM’s chapter stood in front the Sheriff’s office at 711 G Street in downtown […]

Bill To Ban Use Of Grand Juries In Officer Involved Shootings Goes Into Effect

SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, may have authored a bill that could set a trend across the country and put more focus on officer-involved shootings. On Tuesday, Dec. 29, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a Sen. Mitchell’s Senate Bill 227 (SB 227) that will no longer allow grand juries in cases involving […]

San Francisco’s housing shortage threatens African Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco’s popular South of Market district, two newlyweds last year bought a townhouse in a budding development along the city’s rough-edged southeastern bay-front. Friends warned Eyitejumade and Jinglin Sogbesan that the historically Black Bayview-Hunters Point was a dangerous place. […]

SFPD Officers Keep Jobs After Racist Texts Because City Waited Too Long

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco police officers who exchanged racists and homophobic text messages in 2012 will be allowed to keep their jobs and will not face discipline, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled the police department waited too long to address the misconduct allegations, ignoring a one-year statute […]

Local Non-Profit Adopts 12 Families Dealing with AIDS

(SACRAMENTO) – The local non-profit organization,”The Gardens” has adopted 12 families for the Christmas holidays. Within these families, there is at least one person, affected or infected by the AIDS virus. Executive Director Ronald King is asking for help from the community, and shares that there are 18 children within this group. “One family, we […]