Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that was before them for the second time. Additional […]

Capital Fellows Program Currently Seeking Applicants

SACRAMENTO – The nationally recognized Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, has announced the availability of applications for the Capital Fellows Programs. California Senate Fellows,  Executive Fellowship Program, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, and the Judicial Administration Fellowship Program Voted as one of the top internships nationwide by Vault.com, the […]

TIANA BURSE: The Secret of Change

OPINION – An anonymous person once said: “When life gets a little blurry, just adjust your focus.” In life, it is so easy to let the chaos around us become our focal point especially when the negativity of our existence is thrown in our faces 24/7. For example, I can’t think of the last time a […]

New HIV infections in gay Black men may be leveling off

NEW YORK (AP) — New HIV infections in gay Black men may finally be leveling off, health officials reported Sunday. Overall, new cases of HIV have been falling in the United States, while the number has been growing in gay and bisexual Black men. The AIDS virus is far more common in that group. But […]

Grocery chains leave food deserts barren

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As part of Michelle Obama’s healthy eating initiative, a group of major food retailers promised in 2011 to open or expand 1,500 grocery or convenience stores in and around neighborhoods with no supermarkets by 2016. By their own count, they’re far short. Moreover, an analysis of federal food stamp data by […]

California’s strict gun laws failed to stop mass shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deadly shooting in San Bernardino happened in a state with some of the nation’s toughest gun laws: California bars assault weapons, blocks the sale of large-capacity magazines and requires universal background checks for all gun purchases. Authorities say they believe attackers Syed Rizwan Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik had legally […]

Sister Souljah Visits Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – If you’re a book lover who enjoys meeting the authors of the stories you read, Underground Books has you covered. The bookstore, located in Oak Park, has a number of “meet the author” events and discussions planned for the month of December. Gloria Parker, the author of “The Other Side of The Story,” […]

Cousins has 36 to lead Kings past Raptors, 107-101

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins stared at the stat sheet Sunday in the Kings’ locker room, perusing another night’s work where his offensive output was fabulous. Cousins scored 10 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Kings win their third straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 107-101. […]

100 Black Men of Sacramento Host “Youth and the Law Forum”

SACRAMENTO – The 100 Black Men of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Superior Court invite young minority men to the “Youth and the Law Forum” on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lorenzo E. Patino Hall of Justice (County Jail and Courthouse complex), 651 I Street, Sacramento, California. 95814. This is a free event starting […]

ESPN Puts Sacramento Documentary Premiere On Hold

SACRAMENTO — The long-awaited chronicles of how a mid-size city on the west coast saved its only professional sports team will be held up just a little bit longer. Sports Illustrated (SI) reported Oct. 12, that ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary of how the Sacramento Kings were able to remain in the city has been […]