Kinfolks Foundation hosts Soul Food Festival

ELVERTA — The Kinfolks Foundation Inc. is doing it again for Sacramento, but this time around the “Soul Food Festival” will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at Gibson Ranch Park in Elverta. Rain or shine, the festival will roll on with famed R&B acts Bobby Brown, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Freddie Jackson, Monica, and Loose Ends. […]

Comedian Tony Roberts Scheduled To Perform To Support Local Urban League

NORTH SACRAMENTO – He has appeared on BET, Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central among other shows. But comedian Tony T. Roberts will take a smaller stage with a microphne and perform at a fundraiser for a local organization that’s dear to his heart. Roberts will headline the Greater Sacramento Urban League’s “Dinner […]

Study: Party Trumps Race among Black Voters

(NNPA) – Party undermines race among African-American voters; a new study finds, signaling a potentially hard sell for the Republican Party within this voting bloc. And it’s a problem that would likely not be solved by merely promoting Black Republican candidates for office. “There are some very successful African-American Republicans, but those folks don’t attract African-American […]

‘Cosby: The Women Speak’ to air Thursday on A&E

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen of Bill Cosby’s accusers will have their say in a TV special. The A&E channel said Monday that “Cosby: The Women Speak” will detail the allegations made against the entertainer and damage to Cosby’s career and image. Actress Louisa Moritz and model Beverly Johnson are among those […]

Less than half of students meet new reading, math standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Less than half of all California students passed new math and English tests aligned with the Common Core standards and considered indicators of college and career readiness. Results for the Smarter Balanced assessment released Wednesday show that 44 percent of students in third through eighth and 11th grades met or exceeded […]

National Council of Negro Women presents “Swing 4 the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Valley Section-National Council of Negro Women, Inc. presents the Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, “Swing 4 the Kids” on Monday, September 14. The tournament will be held at the Teal Bend Golf Course, located at 7200 Garden Highway. Scramble Tee Off at 8:00 a.m. Fee is $100 per golfer. The California Endowment […]

Delta Sigma Theta hosts Wine & Jazz Evening

The Elk Grove Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts its popular “Wine and Jazz Evening” on Saturday, September 12. The event will be held at Wine & Roses at the Lodi Convention Center from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The chapter invites the public to join members in sampling the exotic tastes of Lodi’s best […]

Governor’s highway plan includes $65 driver fee and higher fuel taxes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — More than two months after calling a special session to address California’s transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. A one-page […]

Gunman sought after deadly shooting at Sacramento college

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said. The suspect ran from the scene after the shooting near a campus baseball field on Thursday afternoon, and was not […]

Uber enters into agreement with Sacramento International Airport

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has reached an agreement with Uber allowing the ridesharing company to operate legally at the airport. The agreement went into effect at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers. The airport does not have agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as […]