‘King of the Blues’ blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told The Associated Press that King died peacefully […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How to get your mojo back when you feel like it’s lost

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OPINION – I just came back from a two-week bout with the cold and flu.  As I think about it now I realize that I started feeling poorly when I lost my “mojo.”  What is my definition of “mojo”?  For me “mojo” is another word for that part of me that keeps me motivated, energized […]

44th Annual Black Family at UC Davis

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DAVIS – The Black students of UC Davis want the community to know that Black lives have always mattered and continue a 44-year tradition of highlighting that fact with an on-campus celebration that welcomes the community. The 44th Annual Black Family Day will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. […]

Gov. Jerry Brown to boost school spending amid surplus

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week. But with a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey […]

Dr. Steve Perry To Share Educational Philosophy At IndiviZible Meeting

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OAK PARK — Innovative educator Dr. Steve Perry is the next featured guest for IndiviZible’s popular Speakers Series at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The event is at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, May 11. Dr. Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN’s Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the […]

TIANA BURSE: Say Yes To Yourself

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OPINION – “No more distractions, it’s time for me to be selfish.” -Anonymous I get asked quite often: “Tiana how do you schedule your day? And more importantly how do you schedule your life?” Social media has a weird way of exposing the things you are doing and the things you are not doing which […]

After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups

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BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear and cool enough for a light jacket, although most people wore T-shirts and shorts in Baltimore, Md. The Inner Harbor and much of city hall grounds were barricaded with low metal gates and by 6 pm, the Inner Harbor was free from the lively weekend energy that a […]

An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

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The prominent and provocative Dr. Cornel West is set to speak at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 30. “An Evening with Dr. Cornel West” will be presented in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the university’s Cross Cultural Center and is part of the Jackson Hall Speakers Series. The […]

Today is a BIG Day of Giving for Sacramento Area Non-Profits

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Something ‘BIG’ is happening and the community is set to benefit. Hundred of local non-profit organizations are looking to get a much needed financial shot in the arm as they participate in the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5. The BIG Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge. The goal is […]

Body Cam Bill Allows Cops to Review Videos

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SACRAMENTO (CBM) – A piece of legislation establishing guidelines for the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers is one step closer to becoming law. Even though some of the state’s top cops dealt a blow to the bill last week, Assembly Bill 66 still managed to limp out of the Assembly Privacy and […]