Cousins Says ‘Yes,’ Sac High Will Get New Scoreboards

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said he will purchase and donate new basketball scoreboards to Sacramento Charter High School. The current scoreboards (inset photo) is antiquated and prone to malfunctioning during games.
(OBSERVER photos by Antonio R. Harvey)

OAK PARK — Sacramento Kings star player DeMarcus Cousins is officially going to make it the last time that his Nike Elite Skills Basketball Camp’s staff deals with obsolete scoreboards in Sacramento Charter High School’s Dave Hotell Memorial Pavilion. After the Kings beat the New York Knicks 135-129 in overtime at Sleep Train Arena on […]

Over 900 New Laws Approved in 2014. Most Take Effect on January 1st

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s historic drought prompted the Legislature into action in 2014, leading lawmakers to regulate groundwater for the first time and override homeowners associations that fine members for replacing lawns with more drought-tolerant landscaping. The most populous state also becomes the first to set a “yes means yes” standard for sex between college […]

Cosby Not Finding Support in Black Community

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WASHINGTON – Bill Cosby hasn’t been “America’s dad” for years. For some blacks, he is the cranky uncle complaining about young African Americans who, in his view, dress and behave in a way that drags down their race. The shift in perceptions of Cosby, from revered comedian to more of a public scold, may be […]

African American California Supreme Court nominee confirmed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left. Leondra Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general, won unanimous approval by the three-member Commission on Judicial Appointments. The confirmation of Kruger, […]

Former Grant Standout Shaq Thompson Earns AP All-American Selection

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SEATTLE — Former Grant High School football star Shaq Thompson was named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press last week. Thompson, a junior linebacker for the University of Washington Huskies (UW), racked up 70.0 total tackles while scoring four defensive touchdowns for the Huskies on three fumble recoveries and an interception return this season. […]

Young activists push Obama on police reform

President Obama and senior staff get an earful from Ferguson youth leaders (NNPA Photo by Freddie Allen).

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an oval office meeting that some have called “historic,” a group of young activists met with President Obama to discuss the crippling effects of police brutality in the Black community, the militarization of police departments and the need for systemic reform that sparked months of protests following the shooting death of […]

Kings Fire Malone; Corbin Assumes Duties

Tyrone Corbin talked to the local press after he was officially named the replacement for Michael Malone. Malone was fired after an 11-13 start this season and a few bad losses, many without the service of center DeMarcus Cousins.
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NORTH NATOMAS — Sacramento Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed publicly on Dec. 15 why Michael Malone was relieved of his head coaching duties. In the interim, at least until further notice, Tyrone Corbin is the Kings’ coach. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but we feel this is in the best interest of the […]

‘Driving While Black’ Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

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PORTLAND (AP) — A “Driving While Black” smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful when they use it. “Do not reach for your phone when you are talking to police,” stressed attorney Melvin Oden-Orr, who created the app with another Portland lawyer and a software developer. […]

Brickhouse Art Gallery to Hosts Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo

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SACRAMENTO – Whether Christmas is your favorite holiday or you’d rather celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa, the Nubian Crafters of Sacramento say they’ve got you covered. The organization of crafters and vendors are inviting holiday shoppers to make its Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Expo one of their stops on Saturday, December 13. The Holiday […]

Kings Make A Statement With ‘I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts

Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay and some of his teammates wore 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts during their game against the Houston Rockets at Sleep Train Area on Dec. 11. The game was nationally televised.
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NORTH NATOMAS — First it was LeBron James, followed by Kobe Bryant, and then Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings emerged with “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts during pregame warmups of the their game against the Houston Rockets on Dec. 11. Gay, Reggie Evans, Ray McCallum, Ryan Hollins, Ramon Sessions, Jason Thompson, Ben McLemore, and Nik […]