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

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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?

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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 […]

TIANA BURSE: How To Overcome Procrastination

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OPINION – Everyone suffers from it. Even the best of us do. It is one of the most occurring diseases that plague each and every one of us. I remember 9 years ago when I decided to plant my flag, draw a line in the sand, put my head down, place my goals out in […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Foot Massage A Great Way to Relieve Stress

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OPINION – Foot massage is a wonderful way to relieve stress and to relax. Whether someone gives you a foot massage or you give yourself one, it is a wonderful holistic way of taking care of your health and wellness. Step 1: Stroke the top of the foot Stroking stimulates circulation and warms the foot. […]

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 […]