After Charges Filed and Curfew Lifted, Baltimore Regroups

Two young girls talk to national guardsmen outside of city hall in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, May 1. (Freddie Allen/NNPA News Wire Service.)

BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Friday afternoon was clear and cool enough for a light jacket, although most people wore T-shirts and shorts in Baltimore, Md. The Inner Harbor and much of city hall grounds were barricaded with low metal gates and by 6 pm, the Inner Harbor was free from the lively weekend energy that a […]

An Evening with Dr. Cornel West

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The prominent and provocative Dr. Cornel West is set to speak at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 30. “An Evening with Dr. Cornel West” will be presented in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the university’s Cross Cultural Center and is part of the Jackson Hall Speakers Series. The […]

Today is a BIG Day of Giving for Sacramento Area Non-Profits

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Something ‘BIG’ is happening and the community is set to benefit. Hundred of local non-profit organizations are looking to get a much needed financial shot in the arm as they participate in the BIG Day of Giving on Tuesday, May 5. The BIG Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge. The goal is […]

Body Cam Bill Allows Cops to Review Videos

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SACRAMENTO (CBM) – A piece of legislation establishing guidelines for the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers is one step closer to becoming law. Even though some of the state’s top cops dealt a blow to the bill last week, Assembly Bill 66 still managed to limp out of the Assembly Privacy and […]

Arik Armstead and Shaq Thompson Picked In the 1st Round of NFL Draft

Elk Grove's Pleasant Grove High School standout and University of Oregon football star Arik Armstead, left, was picked No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30. Armstead is shown here with his father Guss Armstead, right, at a fitness complex in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a day before the draft.
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ELK GROVE — There were numerous speculations that the San Francisco 49ers would draft Arik Armstead in the first round if he was available. The 6-foot-7, 292-pounds defensive player was there for the taking and the Carolina sneaked Grant High’s Shaq Thompson in eight spots after Armstead. The 49ers picked Armstead, who played for Pleasant […]

TIANA BURSE: Who Do You Want To Become

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OPINION – “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together” – James Cash Penney Over the last few years I have had the privilege of speaking with and even coaching thousands upon thousands of brilliant, bright, creative geniuses in their own right. And although each individual that I encountered […]

BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

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NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of […]

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, at the Justice […]

Genesis Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 25 Years

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MEADOWVIEW – Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 25th anniversary April 25-26, marking more than two decades of faith, family, empowerment and service. Genesis was started on April 1, 1990 and was led by the late Dr. Robert Porter and Elder Hazel R. Porter. The church, now led by their sons, Dr. Tecoy Porter, […]

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know which services were covered under their health plans and which services they would pay for out-of-pocket. (Stock Image)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the new report by the Alliance […]