Boys and Men of Color Sacramento to Host 5th Summit At Sac State

SACRAMENTO — The Boys and Men of Color Sacramento (BM0C) will host the “Fifth Annual BMOC Summit” at Sacramento State University on Thursday, July 21 in the University Union. The FREE summit, “We Are More Than A Statistic,” starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 4:00 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker for the summit is […]

Sacramento NAACP Celebrates 100 years & Advocacy

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Branch National Association for The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), celebrating 100 years of service and advocacy, will host an Historical Exhibit at the California State Fair that will run for 17 days. The historical exhibit features a photo and video gallery highlighting the significant accomplishments over the past 100 years […]

Head of IFCO, Gail Walker to speak in Sacramento

Gail Walker, Executive Director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), organizer of the annual US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan, will be in Sacramento Sunday, July 10. Ms. Walker will speak at the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan event at Southside CoHousing Common House, 434 T Street, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Walker worked with […]

Three day Civics Bootcamp teaches youth the inner workings of government

SACRAMENTO – The Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) presents its Civics Bootcamp, a three day program for high school students July 5-7. The bootcamp will provide an intensive hands-on opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to learn about state local government, civic engagement and advocacy. Students who participate in BYLP’s Civics Bootcamp will gain a […]

Kandace Springs to perform at Folsom Lake College

FOLSOM – She counts Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones as her heroes, but she’s got a rich sound all her own. Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will share her songs from her new album “Soul Eyes,” locally as she performs in Folsom on June 19, opening for Gregory […]

Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day promotes “Keeping Black Theatre Alive”

Images Theatre Company, Celebration Arts, Crocker Art Museum, GOS” Art Gallery Studio, and Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum are all collaborating and participating in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, an international, same-day, staged reading series that promotes “keeping Black Theatre alive,” by supporting and reviving exemplary works written by Black playwrights. Project1VOICE, a non-profit organization is the brainchild of […]

Legacy Celebration Addresses Fatherlessness in Sacramento For Father’s Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO — In order to raise much-needed resources to expand its ability to reach more at-risk boys and families in need, and to help raise awareness about the serious problem of fatherlessness, a unity run is in the works. The Shoulder To Shoulder is sponsoring the first-ever inaugural edition of The Legacy Challenge 5K Run/Walk […]

United Way to Kick Off Free Summer Meals Program With Community Celebration

NORTH SACRAMENTO – Local residents are invited to a free community celebration at Robertson Community Center in North Sacramento on June 11 to kick off United Way’s free summer meals program for kids. The event, which is cohosted by Mutual Assistance Network, will take place from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 3525 Norwood Avenue and will […]

Sacramento Black Book Fair

OAK PARK – The Sacramento Black Book Fair, now in its third year, returns to Oak Park for June 3-5, in conjunction with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival. The theme of the 2016 book event is “Growing Readers.” Opening activities are set for Friday, June 3 and include a kickoff reception at 6:00 p.m. at Underground […]

Rep. John Lewis To Speak At UC Davis Graduation

DAVIS – UC Davis School of Law graduates will hear from an American icon as they participate in commencement activities on Saturday, May 14. Civil rights legend, Congressman John Lewis, will deliver the commencement address for the Class of 2016. The event will take place on May 14, 2016 at the UC Davis Mondavi Center for […]