North Sacramento Community & Parents Get Answers About TB Outbreak

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NORTH SACRAMENTO – With the first day of school in the Twin Rivers Unified School District just a couple of weeks away, parents with children in the District are highly concerned about a potential outbreak of Tuberculosis, especially after a case of the infectious disease was discovered at Grant High School last school year. A […]

Local African Americans Contributing To The Development Of Downtown Arena

Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, has been a driving force behind the downtown arena development. Here Mayor Johnson is shown with, from left to right, City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Asian Chamber of Commerce CEO Pat Fong-Kushida, City Councilmember Allen Warren and Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO – When the National Basketball Association (NBA) was deliberating on what to do about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after he made degrading remarks about Black people, a nationwide conversation on issues of race, fairness and equity flared up. Key economic and political questions emerged: Will African Americans — who dominate the […]

‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming

Van Jones and Mattie Lawson discuss the benefits of the ‘Yes, We Code’ initiative. (Valerie Goodloe photo)

LOS ANGELES – Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless companies around the world. CNN broadcaster Van Jones aims to reverse that trend through his ‘Yes, We Code’ initiative which teaches African American youth to write their own apps and make money for […]

Report Reveals Characteristics of Uninsured Minorities

Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country. (Courtesy photo)

WASHINGTON – Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. For Wheeling, a cable technician who lives in Northeast, signing up meant that he could finally breathe easier when making appointments with a primary care physician. “The co-pay was $50, it’s now $20, and I […]

AFSCME Withdraws Financial Support for United Negro College Fund

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WASHINGTON – Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund because it accepted a $25 million donation from ultra-conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch and UNCF President Michael Lomax apparent support for the brothers’ right-wing ideology. Saunders, an African American, […]

Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands. The partnership was launched last week at the start […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living. The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate. Join AAWHL from 10:00 […]

Plan to Split California Could Go to Voters

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SACRAMENTO — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents’ needs. Draper and a bipartisan team of political consultants delivered what he said […]

Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

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LINCOLN – Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on Saturday, July 26. Benson’s show is set to begin in the Outdoor Amphitheatre […]

Sacramento Kings Unveil Commemorative 30th Anniversary Logo

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NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings unveiled this week a special anniversary logo and corresponding video (http://www.nba.com/kings/kings-30th-anniversary) to celebrate the team’s upcoming 30th season in Sacramento. Selected by season-ticket holders in an online survey, the logo incorporates the same font and color scheme used by the Kings during the inaugural 1985-86 season until May 22, […]