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”


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 […]

Mr. Black Sacramento Contest Is Back and Looking for Contestants!

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SACRAMENTO – They’re looking for a few good men. The Mr. Black Sacramento contest returns this May to present positive examples of Black males. New hosts, the Sojourner Truth Museum and Conscious Vibes, say they’re searching for “ the whole, productive, nurturing, courageous and powerful Black man.” They’ve set the event for 5:30 p.m. on […]

Kings Meet Their Goal and Donate $100,000 To Literacy Programs

he Sacramento Kings and their Literacy Partners are elated about reaching their $100,000 goal. The funding will support local reading campaigns. From left to right are Symia Stigler, Sacramento Reads!; Stephanie R. McLemore-Bray, United Way; Phil Horn, Kings VP of tickets sales and service; Rivkah K. Sass; Sacramento Public Library, and Sacramento Office of Education Superintendent David W. Gordon.

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings announced earlier this week that they’ve met their $100,000 goal and presented checks to the four beneficiaries of the Reading and Literacy campaign. United Way’s STAR Readers, the Sacramento County Office of Education’s (SCOE) Preschool Bridging Model+, Sacramento READS!, and the Sacramento Public Library will reap the benefits of […]

Women of the Black Panther Party Visit Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Two women who played pivotal roles in the Black Panther Party for Self Defense are visiting Sacramento this week. Charlotte O’Neal discussed her experiences with the Black Panther Party and her work in Africa at UC Davis today. On Tuesday, March 11, she’ll participate in an International Women’s Day event at Sacramento City […]

Sisters of Nia Host 4th Annual Youth Leadership Conference

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is doing its part to equip young people with the tools they need to be leaders–in their families, schools and in their communities. Sisters of Nia, Inc. is now taking registration for its Fourth Annual Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 22 at Sacramento Charter High School. The event will […]

SBCC’s Azizza Goines Featured in Women’s History Month Panel Discussion

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SACRAMENTO – Called one of Sacramento’s “three most successful women leaders,” Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Azizza Davis Goines will be featured in a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 19 in honor of Women’s History Month. The event is presented by the Sacramento branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) […]

STEPHANIE BRAY: Our City, Our Year, Our Time to Help Children

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OPINION – Last year in his annual State of the City address, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson reminded us all of a grave challenge facing our city. “The vast majority of schools in Sacramento did not make Adequate Yearly Progress in 2012,” he reported. “Today, in Sacramento, only 37 percent of our third-graders can read on […]

UC Davis Wraps up Black History Month With Black Family Week


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 […]