Governor warns of economic downturn as Black leaders advocate for more spending

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Gov. Jerry Brown expressed caution when looking at the state of California in his State of the State address to lawmakers last Thursday in Sacramento. While some African American legislative leaders are advocating to restore dollars for programs cut in past years, Brown is asking lawmakers to focus on current liabilities and […]

New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Laws taking effect at the start of the new year show states diverging on some hot-button issues. Restrictions on carrying guns eased in Texas, for example, but got tighter in California. It is easier to register to vote in Oregon, but there is another step to take at the polls in […]

San Francisco’s housing shortage threatens African Americans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of paying nearly $4,000 a month for a one-bedroom in San Francisco’s popular South of Market district, two newlyweds last year bought a townhouse in a budding development along the city’s rough-edged southeastern bay-front. Friends warned Eyitejumade and Jinglin Sogbesan that the historically Black Bayview-Hunters Point was a dangerous place. […]

Ohio grand jury doesn’t indict officers in shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials are urging calm as they brace for expected protests after a grand jury voted not to indict a white Cleveland police officer for fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun. Small groups of protesters gathered Monday outside the Cuyahoga County Justice […]

Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83. Lemon’s wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said […]

Rondo, Gay lead Kings over Raptors 104-94

TORONTO (AP) — Despite some impressive numbers, Rajon Rondo deflected praise after a big win Sunday. Rondo had 19 points and 13 assists for his fourth consecutive double-double and 13th of the season and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 104-94 to snap a four-game road losing streak. The Kings point guard leads the […]

Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline for Jan 1 Coverage

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Due to very high demand for health insurance through Covered California, the deadline to enroll for coverage starting Jan. 1 will be extended until Dec. 17 to accommodate the surge in interest. The Service Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17. “The […]

All Are Invited to Christmas at Myrtle’s House

Christmas with Myrtle Jenkins is always an adventure. Well you are invited to join Myrtle, Rufus and their wacky band of Christmas miscreants as they celebrate birth of Christ in a way will have you laughing out of your seat. Also featured will be the musical stylings of Calvary Christian Center’s own First Lady, Brenda […]

Kings Beat Knicks For Second Straight Win, T.I. and Tiny Sit Courtside With Owner

NORTH NATOMAS – The Sacramento Kings squeaked out a victory by beating the New York Knicks 99-97 in front of a sellout crowd and a nationally televised game by TNT on Dec. 10. DeMarcus Cousins lead the Kings (9-15) with 27 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Rajon Rondo continued his thrilling play […]

Obama’s executive actions could open a door for successors

WASHINGTON (AP) — While the White House has condemned Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigrants as “disqualifying” and “toxic,” President Barack Obama may have only himself to blame if a President Trump ever succeeds in putting his plan, or some version of it, into action. In his efforts to work around Congress, […]