Kevin Johnson Among Honorees at AKA’s 85th Far Western Regional Conference

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SACRAMENTO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Far Western Region will host their 85th Public Meeting from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The community is invited to attend the Public Meeting to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento Hotel. The Public Meeting will recognize and honor individuals who have […]

Women’s Civic Improvement Club Hosts Annual Open House

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OAKPARK – The Women’s Civic Improvement Club (WCIC) hosts its Annual Open House on Saturday, April 26. The event is slated to run from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s festivities is “Keeping Our Legacy Alive.” For over 77 years, the WCIC has provided programs, services and activities geared toward meeting […]

Singing Pastors of Sacramento in Concert

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SACRAMENTO – EMG Music Group Alliance presents The Singing Pastors of Sacramento Concert on Saturday, April 26. The show is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Destiny Church, located at 5230 Ehrhardt Avenue. Participants include Bryant Wyatt of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Yardley Griffin, Jr. of Destiny Church; William Carter of St. James Holy […]

PBS’s “Where Poetry Lives” to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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NATIONWIDE – The Civil Rights movement was about brave deeds and bold words. Both are explored by US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and PBS NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown in the latest of their reports on “Where Poetry Lives.” Their story airs Friday, April 11. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil […]

Roberts Family Development Center Seeks Servant Leaders


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 […]

Black Parallel School Board Holds Discussion on School Discipline

SACRAMENTO – The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) takes on the issue of school discipline with a community discussion set for Saturday, April 5. The BPSB invites parents, grandparents, students, and other members of the community to attend its talk on the Proposed Sacramento City Unified School District’s School Discipline policy. The discussion will be […]

TIANA BURSE: What makes you happy?


OPINION - They say the definition of the word happiness is: “The state of well-being and contentment.” As of today March 20, 2014 brings the official “Acts of happiness” movement, it has become rather clear as to what happiness truly is and what it means to not only to myself but the entire world as well. […]

Sac City School District Hosts Workshops on New Testing Program

SACRAMENTO –  Students across California are getting ready to participate in a trial run of the state’s new online assessment program which will eventually replace paper-and-pencil testing. The new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be field tested in SCUSD schools beginning April 7. To help parents learn about the new tests, SCUSD is sponsoring a series of […]

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 […]

Christian Women of the Year Gala

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrates 20 years of honoring local church ladies with its Christian Women of the Year Gala on Saturday, March 22. The group honors women who make a difference in their families, churches and communities. The anniversary event is set to run 6:00-9:00 […]