Who Will Play for Team Jesus?

OAK PARK – St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the Seventh Annual St. Paul Open Challenge of the Churches Golf Tournament on October 10 at Mather Golf Course. The event is open to golfers and any person who will play on a team and represent any one of the many churches in the Sacramento area. We […]

White House: Holder Resigning as Attorney General

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first Black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure […]

Wages Up for Black Men, Down for Black Women

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black-White income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for Blacks rose $793, an increase second only to Hispanic […]

CBC Joins Black Churches for “Freedom Sunday” Campaign

Donna Brazile, vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee said that the Black vote is crucial for Democratic successes all across the country. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in November, the CBC hopes to […]

Africans United Against EBOLA Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness […]

Rosa Parks Collection Finds New Home in Library of Congress

WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The collection comprises approximately 1,500 items including personal correspondence and photographs, autobiographical notes, letters […]

Announcing RFP for Placement Agencies and Employers

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance announces a Request for Proposals (RFP)  for placement organizations and employers to serve participants  in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) – Welfare-to-Work program, by connecting them with paid employment opportunities in the Sacramento region. Proposal packets are available online at www.dha.saccounty.net , […]

CLBC Tells Covered California: Outreach to Blacks? It lacks!

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SACRAMENTO — At the Aug. 21 meeting of the Covered California board of directors, Legislative Black Caucus members Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-47) and Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-62) aired deep concerns centered on a single, lingering frustration: the idea that Covered California is not doing enough to enroll African-Americans in affordable healthcare. With the second phase […]

JASON MATTHEWS: What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?

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OPINION – Generally speaking, mortgage protection insurance will cover your monthly mortgage bill in the event that you become disabled, for various lengths of time also pay off your entire loan should you pass away. How does it Work? If you purchase mortgage protection insurance that pays off your loan in the event of your […]

TIANA BURSE: Don’t ask why

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OPINION – William Morris once stated: “The true secret to happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of life.” I think we can all agree that life itself carries a certain level of mystery, an uncovered beauty that so many of us have not yet seen. I say “not yet seen” […]