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 […]

Harold Wants To Be Agent Of Change In Halls of Congress

Former Miss America Erika Harold could be the first Black woman Republican elected to Congress if she makes it out Illinois' Primary and General Election.

Photo — Harold makes her announcement to run for the 13th District seat in Illinois 
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URBANA-CHAMPAIGN — Last June, former Miss America Erika Harold put her $300,000, one-bedroom apartment in downtown Chicago up for sell, left a prestigious attorney job with a law firm in the city, and then moved back to where she was born and raised in Champaign County Illinois. Shortly after her return to Urbana, Ill., Harold, […]

CALIPH ASSAGAI: Feeling SAD in the winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mental Illness, and How to Brighten Gloomy Days

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OPINION - For years, I wondered why around each October my mood changed dramatically. I had less energy, feelings of hopelessness, and some mornings just struggled to get out of bed. Dreary days and cold nights simply made me sad, I thought, and there was nothing I could do about it. But in reality, I suffer […]

Gas Prices May Jump From California Emissions Law

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SAN FRANCISCO – California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It’s now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force fuel distributors into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. […]

Black Twitter Quickly Growing Into Online Force

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WASHINGTION – The hashtag gave it away. When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening […]

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) […]

UC Davis Wraps up Black History Month With Black Family Week

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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 […]

Kings Trade Marcus Thornton. Acquire Jason Terry and Reggie Evans

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NORTH NATOMAS –  The Sacramento Kings acquired guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow,” said D’Alessandro. “They bring […]

Ninth Annual African American Family History Seminar

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento FamilySearch Library presents its Ninth Annual African American Family History Seminar on Saturday, March 8. This year’s theme is “Researching Ancestors: Enter to Learn, Exit to Teach.” Event is set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions include “DNA 101,” “Breaking Down African American Brick Walls,” “City Directories,” “Beginning […]

Ben McLemore Selected to 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, held on Saturday, February 15 at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, announced by the NBA. McLemore becomes the fourth Kings player to take part in the contest and first to do so since Gerald Wallace […]