Sacramento’s first Black fire chief, Raymond Charles to be honored

SACRAMENTO – Retired Raymond “Ray” Charles, the first African American fire chief for the City of Sacramento, will be honored in a dedication ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Public Safety Center, located at 5770 Freeport Boulevard. In celebration of Black History Month, the event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Charles, […]

Sacramento Police Department to hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers

In honor of Black History Month, the Sacramento Police Department will hold a dedication ceremony in honor of the first two female patrol officers today, Thursday, Feb. 8. Retired detective Flossie Crump and officer Felicia Allen will have the atrium at the Public Safety Center on Freeport Boulevard named in their honor following combined 40-plus […]

Sac State Commemorates Black History Month“Affirming the Dream: Our Hope and Our Legacy”

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State is opening its arms to the surrounding community, and to other area colleges and universities, for its 2017 commemoration of Black History Month. Under the theme “Affirming the Dream: Our Hope and Our Legacy,” the University also will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., offering a bustle of […]

Crocker Art Museum hosts Black History Month Celebration: A Free Family Festival

SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum hosts its Black History Month Celebration: A Free Family Festival this weekend and is urging the whole community to attend. The festival is set to run 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21. This year, the celebration honors mavericks, innovators, and nightingales. The performance lineup has a […]

16th Annual California Rosa Parks Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO – 16th Annual California Rosa Parks Day Celebration is scheduled for Monday, February 8 at the California State Capitol. The late civil rights icon Rosa Parks is known globally for helping to spark change in the Jim Crow South by refusing to relinquish her seat on the bus for a White rider. Her refusal […]

KVIE Documentary Tells Story Of Byron Rumford Sr. And California Housing Practices

SACRAMENTO —Doug Harris Sr. made good on a promise when he was given an ultimatum from his mom to make a documentary of how Assemblyman Byron Rumford Sr. was able to create and pass a bill to eliminate unfair housing practices in California. In nearly three years, Harris, a filmmaker, researched, produced, and directed the […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

UOP announces full calendar of events celebrating Black History Month

STOCKTON – The University of the Pacific’s annual Black History Month celebration involves a number of activities that honor the history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, students, faculty and staff put on numerous events, including a keynote speaker, gospel concert, poetry reading, roundtable discussions and various […]

Sacramento Area Black Caucus Celebrates The Legacy of Black Veterans

SACRAMENTO – The legacy of African American veterans will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22 as the Unsung Heroes Living History Project (UHLHP) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) join forces to present the first Black History Month Veterans Outreach/Community Volunteer Recruitment Day. The event is scheduled to be held at the Women’s Civic […]

“African Americans and the Automobile” at The California Auto Museum

OLD SACRAMENTO – The California Auto Museum in Old Sacramento focuses its Second Saturday Tour Series on Black History this month. On Saturday, February 8 come out and learn more about “African Americans and the Automobile” from 2-3:15 p.m. Learn how Black Americans were impacted by and contributed to the development of the automobile, the […]