SABC Seeks Applicants For the Rosewald “Robbie” Robertson Scholarship

Sacramento – The Sacramento Area Black Caucus, Inc. is now accepting applications for its annual Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson Scholarships. The scholarships, which bear the name of the late City Councilman and community leader, will be awarded this spring. The $500 scholarships are awarded to area students who best demonstrate the standards of academic achievement, leadership, […]

Obama Group Airing TV Ad on Minimum Wage Hike

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WASHINGTON – A group supporting President Barack Obama’s agenda is airing a new television ad bolstering his call for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Organizing for Action was formed from the remnants of Obama’s re-election campaign. The group operates as a nonprofit and raised more than $26 million last year. The ad shows […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How to Overcome “the I don’t have enough time” and Other Excuses to Not Exercise

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OPINION – As a health and wellness coach I have had clients who struggle with staying motivated to exercise. Granted exercise is not always the most favorite thing to do but it is necessary and can ultimately save you from a life of chronic disease and other health difficulties. Frankly, we have to constantly “re-sell […]

Sacramento Public Libraries Celebrate Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – From appreciating the innovations that have sprung from African American minds to celebrating how African dance has spread across the world, the Sacramento Public Library system has dozens of events planned at its area branches for Black History Month. We’ve highlighted a few here. Area artist Daphne Burgess will present a number of […]

Kings Release First Round of Renderings For New Downtown Arena

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Sacramento Kings, the city of Sacramento and AECOM released the first round of renderings for the downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC). The announcement was first made via an email to season ticket holders. The first set of renderings comes after six months of workshops, open houses, town halls, and focus […]

“Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives”

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SACRAMENTO – In celebration of Black History Month, Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) will host its Third Annual Quilt Exhibit “Our Stories in Quilts: Quilts That Are Inspired by the Stories in Our Lives” at The Brickhouse Art Gallery. The exhibit, highlighting African American quilters and quilts, will run February 1-15. The 2014 program will feature […]

Talking Drum Newsletter hosts its Fifth Annual MLK Day of Service

The Black Unified Fund of Sacramento Valley and the Talking Drum Newsletter hosts its Fifth Annual MLK Day of Service on Sunday, January 26. The local event is set to run from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Hosts are collecting warm clothing items and blankets for the homeless. Suggested donations include jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves, hats, scarves and […]

White House Seeks to Help Expand Education Opportunity

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WASHINGTON – Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation). As of 2010, that figure had almost tripled to $22,092 – and that’s just for one year. To meet this economic hurdle, 39.6 million Americans have turned […]

Sac City School District Holds Public Forum on New Education Funding Formula

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) says it wants to “connect the dots” and is seeking public input on how best to fund area schools. The district says the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is bringing sweeping changes to the ways schools are funded and how K-12 districts are held […]

COUSINS’ Western Conference Player to the Week

DeMarcus Cousins has had a solid season on the basketball court, thus far. The NBA honored him as the Western Conference Player of the Week. The Kings' brass hopes he makes the All-Star Team, too.

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NEW YORK — Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a 3-0 record, averaging 25.0 points (.562 FG percentage) and 12.7 rebounds in 37.2 minutes per game. Cousins recorded a double-double in all three wins for the Kings, highlighted, by a 35 point […]