Sacramento International Film Festival Includes Black Film Showcase

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SACRAMENTO – Films by and about African Americans will take center stage as the Sacramento International Film Festival returns April 26-May 4. The two-day celebration of cinema arts will include two events focused on films that were either created by African American filmmakers or feature African American content. The event kicks off on Saturday, April […]

Observer Photographers Honor The Power of Black Women

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SACRAMENTO – Whether she’s fighting for equal opportunities at the state capitol or healthier food options at her child’s school, never underestimate the power of a Black woman to get things done. The dynamism of African American women will be on display as photographers from the Sacramento Observer continue their “Behind the Lens” series this […]

Sacramento Author Discusses Her New Book: Echoes of An Angel

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento mother Aquanetta Gordon shares the story of her amazing son, Ben Underwood, in a new book, “Echoes of an Angel: The Miraculous True Story of the Boy Who Lost Both Eyes But Could Still See.” She’ll discuss the book at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria along with co-author Chris Macias on Tuesday, April […]

Former King, Mitch Richmond Selected for the Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK — Mitch Richmond, the Sacramento Kings all-time leading scorer who played many of his most productive seasons with the team, was named on Monday to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He becomes the 14th player in franchise history and the first during the Sacramento-era to earn Hall of Fame induction. Enshrinement festivities […]

Roberts Family Development Center Seeks Servant Leaders

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – The Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) is now seeking college-age young people and recent college graduates to play a key role in the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program this summer 2014 as Servant Leader Interns. The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a model curriculum that supports […]

Sacramento City Councilwoman, Bonnie Pannell Stepping Down

Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell will host a Youth Arts Gala on Sept. 21, at Luther Burbank High School.

SACRAMENTO — Citing health concerns, longtime Sacramento City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell has announced that she will step down as the District 8 representative on June 23. Ms. Pannell’s planned departure will mean District 8 residents will have someone without the last name Pannell representing them for the first time since 1992. Ms. Pannell’s late husband […]

The Rancho Cordova Library Is Seeking Volunteers

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RANCHO CORDOVA – The Rancho Cordova Library is seeking volunteers to perform volunteer service during selected hours April 2- 5. Volunteers will be seated in the library and every hour, put hash marks into boxes on a prepared form noting several features about library visitors: age group, whether patrons are carrying items such as backpacks, […]

Miki Turner Shares Book, “Journey To The Woman I’ve Come to Love”

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OAK PARK — A modest group of individuals found out that everything award-winning photojournalist, producer, author Miki Turner talks about is interesting, inspirational, and also motivating. Ms. Turner definitely uses her valuable career in journalism and photojournalism to make a difference and bring awareness to the African American community. Ms. Turner returned to Sacramento for […]

IdiviZible Speaker Series Features NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas

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OAK PARK — NBA Hall of Fame player and entrepreneur Isiah Thomas will be the next guest for IndiviZible’s Speakers Series. Thomas’ engagement will take place at the Guild Theater at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Isiah Lord Thomas III was born on Chicago’s West Side. His professional career spans more than 30 years […]

Kings Owner Vivek Ranadivé Nominated for “Sports Executive of the Year”

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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé has been nominated for Street & Smith’s Sports Business Award’s “Sports Executive of the Year” (http://bit.ly/1iwziJ0). Launched in 2008, the awards were established by SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily to celebrate and recognize leaders for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports. “It is […]