Sacramento Native Cornel West Arrested in Ferguson Protests

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FERGUSON (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left in a street after he was fatally shot by police. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October protests dubbed the day […]

Covered California Offers Millions in No-Bid Contracts

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety […]

Kings Beat Raptors 113-106 For First Preseason Victory

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NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night in preseason action. Omri Casspi came off the bench to score 15 points and rookie Nik Stauskas added 13 impressive baskets for the Kings (1-1). […]

Celebration Arts Wants to Hear Your Story

SACRAMENTO – Some great stories have unfolded on their stage and now they want to showcase yours. Celebration Arts, the region’s premiere theatre for works of color, is asking the public, “What’s Your Story?” Celebration Arts is hosting its first 7 ½ Minute Storytelling Festival November 15-16 and is looking for community members to share […]

Who Will Play for Team Jesus?

OAK PARK – St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the Seventh Annual St. Paul Open Challenge of the Churches Golf Tournament on October 10 at Mather Golf Course. The event is open to golfers and any person who will play on a team and represent any one of the many churches in the Sacramento area. We […]

White House: Holder Resigning as Attorney General

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first Black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure […]

Wages Up for Black Men, Down for Black Women

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black-White income gap narrowed in 2013 with Black men who worked full-time, year-round experiencing the greatest gain in earnings among all adult workers, according to the current population reports on income and poverty released by the Census Bureau. The median income for Blacks rose $793, an increase second only to Hispanic […]

CBC Joins Black Churches for “Freedom Sunday” Campaign

Donna Brazile, vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee said that the Black vote is crucial for Democratic successes all across the country. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in November, the CBC hopes to […]

Africans United Against EBOLA Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness […]

Rosa Parks Collection Finds New Home in Library of Congress

WASHINGTON – The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The collection comprises approximately 1,500 items including personal correspondence and photographs, autobiographical notes, letters […]