In Living Color’s, Tommie Davidson Takes The Stage Locally

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RANCHO CORDOVA – He blazed trails as a cast member of the groundbreaking sketch comedy show “In Living Color” and he’s still going red hot. Comic Tommie Davidson takes to the local stage next week, headlining a show at Tommy T’s Rancho Cordova. He’ll perform June 21-22. Davidson is best known for his work on […]

DARCEL LEE: Celebrating 4 Years of the Affordable Care Act

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OPINION – On February 24, 2014, I was privileged and honored to attend a special movie screening at the White House. Many of us who have worked tirelessly over the past year toward the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, were invited to the White House not only in celebration of Black History Month, but […]

“Offer” Made In Quinn Criminal Case; Next Court Date July 16

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SACRAMENTO — Twin Rivers Unified School District board member Cortez Quinn will make his next court date July 16 after his attorney told a Sacramento judge his client was made an “offer” in his criminal case that also includes conspiracy to submit a false DNA sample. Quinn appeared in Department 8 of the Sacramento Courthouse […]

13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: A Celebration of Freedom!

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SACRAMENTO – Education and entertainment will combine this week as the 13th Annual Sacramento Juneteenth Celebration is set to run June 20-22 at William Land Park. The annual celebration will feature Gospel Under the Stars on Friday, June 20, featuring the Ugandan Orphans Choir; the Festival on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Embrace the Challenges

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OPINION – I am always looking for ways to encourage myself, uplift myself, and take of myself. It is essential in these days and times for us to make sure we are caring for ourselves in a loving way. There is enough negativity and craziness out there in the world without our adding ourselves to […]

Tony Gwynn, Sweet-Swinging “Mr. Padre”, Dies at 54

SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego’s most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, nicknamed “Mr. Padre,” had been on a medical leave since late March from his job […]

ACTRESS RUBY DEE DEAD AT 91

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NEW YORK — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at home in New Rochelle on Wednesday night of “natural causes.” Dee, […]

Center for Fathers and Families to Hold 5k Superheroes Run/Walk/Jog on Father’s Day

SACRAMENTO – Dads are often Superheroes in the children’s eyes, slaying monsters under the bed and leaping tall buildings to chase away imagined villains in the night. The Center for Fathers and Families, an area non-profit organization that provides programs and services for dads, will benefit from a unique fundraiser, set for Father’s Day. The […]

California Teacher Tenure Law Unconstitutional

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LOS ANGELES – Tenure and other job protections for California’s public school teachers were ruled unconstitutional Tuesday by a judge presiding in a lawsuit brought by nine students. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that all students are entitled to equal […]

JET Magazine to Release Final Print Issue

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CHICAGO — JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands on June 9. The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine’s iconic history by featuring images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in the magazine dating from 1951 to the […]