Twin Rivers Trustee, Quin Makes Second Court Appearance

Cortez Quinn

SACRAMENTO – Cortez Quinn appeared in a Sacramento County Courtroom again on Tuesday afternoon, but he still did not enter a plea in a multi-felony and misdemeanor case that also includes conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent paternity test. Quinn appeared before the Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel D. White in Department 8 along with his […]

Let SMUD Help You Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

SACRAMENTO – Give your Christmas tree the proper holiday send-off. Rather than toss it in the trash, recycle it. You’ll be doing the local landfills a big favor. Bring your Christmas tree to the SMUD Corporation Yard at 6100 Folsom Boulevard on Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. SMUD will mulch it for […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

SACRAMENTO – Some saw many seasons and accomplished great things, while others were just on the brink of their potential, gone too soon. The past year has seen the loss of a number of Blacks who made an impact locally, nationally and internationally. As the sun sets on 2013, we take a minute to reflect […]

Garvey Marketplace Opens For Holiday Shopping

SACRAMENTO – Black Friday may have passed, but some locals have created a Black Saturday of sorts that allows shoppers to find deals, unique items and support small businesses at the same time. The Garvey Marketplace is being held locally every Saturday. Currently, the location will change every month. The next flea market will be […]

California Food Literacy Center To Hold Holiday Food Drive

SACRAMENTO – Toy drives are in full swing, but California Food Literacy Center sees a different need: healthy food. Local residents can make sure every child in the Sacramento nonprofit’s after-school program at Capitol Heights Academy in Oak Park goes home for holiday break with a box of 25 fruits and vegetables – five a […]

Fleet Feet Sports & Salvation Army Put on a Winter Race For Toys


SACRAMENTO – You’ve seen their trucks. Here’s the chance to help fill it up. Sacramento’s Fleet Feet Sports is teaming up with The Salvation Army this week for a good cause. Fleet Feet Sports will host the Eighth Annual Holiday Classic 5K race on Sunday, December 15 to benefit The Salvation Army Toy Drive. Registration […]

AZIZZA GOINES: Innovation Is Critical To The Future Of Health Care


OPINION – Anyone interested in the future of health care would have appreciated the advances in mobile technology displayed in San Jose, Calif. recently. Thousands of wireless software programmers, network engineers and others gathered for MobileCon 2013, one the country’s largest wireless industry conventions. It was a chance to see how wireless is changing our […]

Sac High Faces Christian Brothers in Division III Football Playoffs

Sacramento High School running back Lonny Powell, with the football, get some effective blocking from his offensive linemen Maddarius Murray (No. 50) and Malik Baker in the Dragons 41-21 victory over Oakdale Nov. 23.

Inset photo: Sac High's quarterback Caden Voges (No. 2), running back Lonny Powell (No.10), and the rest of the Dragons play Christian Brothers Nov.29 in Round 3 of the Division III Playoffs.

OBSERVER Photos by Antonio R. Harvey

OAK PARK — The members of Sacramento High School football team know more than anyone where their strengths are and proved that they know when to use them in urgent situations against visiting Oakdale last weekend. Oakdale was leading 14-13 at the half, and then came out to score quickly against the Dragons to make […]

Kings Aquire Derrick Williams in Trade With Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings announced this week the acquisition of forward Derrick Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for forward Luc Mbah a Moute (BAH-ah MOO-tay), according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “We’re excited to acquire a player with Derrick’s skillset,” said D’Alessandro. “He will add size, length and serve as a […]

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Exploitation of Black Athletes


WASHINGNTON – Under its television deal, each Big-10 university will receive $24.6 million annually. The Pac-12′s new television deal will pay each member $22 million a year. Each member of the Big 12 will get $20 million and ACC universities will receive $17 million when each academic year kicks off. To put those figures in […]