Child Advocates Invited to The African American Health Coalition Leaderhsip Summit

SACRAMENTO – African American babies take center stage as First 5 Sacramento invites local child advocates and other stakeholders to attend a special meeting on Tuesday, May 27. The African American Health Coalition Leadership Summit is scheduled to be held from 8:30 to 11:30 at the Sierra Health Foundation, located at 1321 Garden Highway. Participants […]

Negro Hill Memorial Day Celebration

EL DORADO HILLS – The roots of Memorial Day and early Black contributions to the U.S. military will be explored during a special celebration at the Negro Hill Burial Ground in El Dorado Hills on Monday, May 26. The Memorial Day Celebration will be hosted by the Negro Hill Burial Ground Project and is scheduled […]

Cornell William Brooks Selected as NAACP President-CEO

FT. lAUDERDALE – The NAACP National Board of Directors announced its selection of Attorney Cornell William Brooks to be the Association’s next National President & CEO. He will become the 18th person to oversee operations at the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization in its 105-year history.  “We are proud to welcome Attorney Cornell William […]

Bring Back Our Girls Rallies

Two local events have been scheduled to raise awareness and show solidarity for the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria. The Sacramento Association of Nigerians invites the public to join in a rally outside the State Capitol on Sunday, May 18. The event is set to be held from 12 noon to 1:00 […]

Unsung Heroes Living History Project Is Looking For a Few Good Vets

SACRAMENTO – The Unsung Heroes Living History Project is looking for a few good veterans to highlight in its 2015 fundraising calendar project. The non-profit is raising money for its efforts to capture the oral histories of local African American veterans and is conducting a Soldier Search to find veterans to showcase. Cost to enter […]

STUDY: 4 Percent of those Sentenced to Die Are Innocent


WASHINGTON – Since 1973, more than 300 innocent defendants have been sentenced to death, largely because Blacks are overrepresented among murder convictions and among those who are wrongfully condemned to die, according to a recent report. “The size of the group of innocent people sent to death surprised me, said Samuel Gross, co-author of the […]

Sacramento NAACP Has a New President, Stephen T. Webb

Stephen T. Webb - Sacramento NAACP's New President

Tyrone Netters has stepped down as president of the Sacramento Branch of the NAACP this week, citing professional reasons. Netters will be succeeded by Stephen T. Webb as the association’s new president. Webb is a member of the ALC (Agent Leadership Council) at Keller Williams Realty and is also the Past-President of the Sacramento Realtist […]

DAVID FONTAINE: Have You Balanced Your Check Book Lately?


OPINION – My experience has been that many couples don’t talk about finances until a major crisis arises. Whether it’s a layoff, forced retirement or major illness, this financial crisis will require a change in your behavior. No more your money or my money, your account or my checking account. The reality is changes must […]

Mila J Performs in Sacramento as a Part of “The Beach House Tour”

SACRAMENTO – The weather is nice and it’s time to head for the “Beach.” Motown recording artist Mila J is set to perform in Sacramento on Friday, May 2 as part of hip-hop artist Ty Dolla $ign’s highly anticipated“The Beach House Tour.” Mila J will perform locally at Ace of Spades. “The Beach House Tour” […]

24th Annual Women in White Workshop & Concert

NORTH HIGHLANDS – The 24th Annual Women in White workshop and concert is set to be held at New Testament Baptist Church. The workshop will run May 5-9 from 6-9 p.m. nightly. The culminating concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Great is the Lord and Greatly to […]