Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in Chicago to close in December

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CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will close Harpo Studios in Chicago, where she filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for more than 20 years, this December, and will transition production for her cable network to a studio in California. Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network made the announcement Tuesday. OWN recently moved into a new […]

California Offers April 30 Health Insurance Sign-up Extension for Uninsured

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – California will offer a special extension to buy health insurance through the state exchange for people who say they weren’t aware they would face a tax penalty for being uninsured. Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee announced the extension until April 30. He said Friday that as many as 600,000 residents may […]

26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference

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SACRAMENTO – The 100 Black Men of Sacramento present their 26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference on Saturday, February 21. The conference, aimed at young men ages 12-21, is scheduled to be held at Sacramento Accelerated Academy and Serna Center, located at 5735 47th Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

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SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

Ty Corbin Out – George Karl in as Coach of the Sacramento Kings

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SACRAMENTO — Tyrone Corbin did nothing but handle the situation with pure professionalism with all types of speculations swirling around him that he would be replace as the Sacramento Kings head coach during the NBA’s All-Star break. Corbin, knew his time was short when he took the position in December. That time has arrived. The […]

CLBC Hosts screening of “Forgoten Four: The Integration of Pro Football”

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SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will host a Black History Month special screening of the “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” on Feb. 10 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary film starts at 6:00 p.m. There is no entry fee, but limited seating is available. Online registration is required by Feb. […]

Sacramento celebrates Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – It’s that time of year when Sacramento comes alive with activities and programs celebrating the vast achievements and contributions of African Americans to the region, and the world. February is Black History Month and a number of related events have been planned locally. The following is a brief list compiled by the OBSERVER […]

California lawmakers aim to limit vaccine exemptions

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that would require parents to vaccinate all school children unless a child’s health is in danger, joining only two other states with such stringent restrictions. Parents could no longer cite personal beliefs or religious reasons to send unvaccinated children to private and public schools under a proposal […]

UOP announces full calendar of events celebrating Black History Month

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STOCKTON – The University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various […]

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products. A report released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health says e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and get users hooked on nicotine. California Health Officer Ron Chapman says new generations of […]