Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric. Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his graduation robes to have something with […]

Poll: African-American Voters Feel Democratic Party Takes Them for Granted

(CBM) – A recent poll revealed many Black voters in California strongly identify with the Democratic Party, although 58 percent feel the establishment takes them for granted. Commissioned by the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation (AAVREP) Project, The California African American Policy Priorities Survey sampled 800 potential African-American voters in Los Angeles, Sacramento and […]

California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California’s already strict gun laws in the wake of last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Lawmakers voted to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable magazines and to […]

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 […]