SIMEON GANT: Greening Low Income Communities

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OPINION – California’s landmark Greenhouse Gas reduction initiative is considered the largest pot of money slated for minority communities in the state’s history. This year’s budget included $872 million from the cap-and-trade proceeds and earmarked 25 percent of that to benefit disadvantaged communities. For the past few years the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard […]

Former Speaker Perez Seeks Recount in California Controller Race

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SACRAMENTO – Former Assembly Speaker John Perez said Sunday he will request a recount of votes cast in the June 3 primary contest for state controller, in which preliminary results show he does not have enough votes to advance to the November general election. Vote tallies submitted so far to the secretary of state’s office […]

Employement Numbers for Blacks Best in Six years

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WASHINGTON – The Black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the Black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate, which was 5.3 percent. The unemployment rate for Black men […]

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, all three years of the deal is expected to be guaranteed. The […]

Volunteers Needed for State Fair Exhibit Honoring Legendary African American Frontiersman

SACRMENTO – Volunteers are needed to staff the James P. Beckwourth Exhibit which runs at the California State Fair July 11-July 27. James P. Beckwourth was a legendary African American frontiersman who participated in some of the most significant and exciting events in the 19th Century American history including the fur trade of the Far […]

USA Track and Field Championships Underway at Sac State

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Barely out of high school, World-class sprinter Allyson Felix was all but 18 years of age when she competed in the 2004 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials held in Sacramento. From that appearance, Felix made the 2004 Olympic team and earned a silver medal in the 200 meter dash in Athens, […]

18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop at Sac State

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State University’s Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution unites with The California Lawyers for the Arts/Sacramento Mediation Center and Sacramento County Bar Association –ADR Section to present the 18th Annual Conflict Resolution Training Workshop June 23-27. The Training Workshop on Conflict Resolution: Negotiation and Mediation Skills Building is set to run […]

Twin Rivers HVAC Installation is On Schedule and Within Budget

NORTH SACRAMENTO – In April, Twins Rivers Unified School District unveiled an aggressive plan for installing HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units in two schools—Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary. The new five-month effort was launched as a campaign called “Feel the Difference: Creating a New Climate in Our Classroom.” Today, a […]

TIANA BURSE: Embrace the Faith

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OPINION –  Muhammad Ali once stated: “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” We as humans have what no other animals have, that’s imagination. But the real question is; how often do we use it? In a recent conversation I was having with one of my mentors, I was asked this same question […]

See Faith Evans in Concert at The Woodlake Hotel

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NORTH SACRQMENTO – The first contemporary artist of R&B and major part of the emergence of Neo-Soul, singer and songwriter Faith Evans, will perform at the Woodlake Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel) on Saturday, June 21. The show, hosted by Conscious Vibe and SBL Entertainment, starts at 6:30 p.m., and will end at 10:30 p.m. […]