CA Black Chamber of Commerce Hosts Reception for New Calif. Legislators


SACRAMENTO – The California Black Chamber of Commerce and its President Aubry Stone host the 2013 Welcome Back Reception for new members and leaders of the California Legislature from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street. The annual Legislative reception is attended by a wide […]

Local Performer Returns Home as a Part of Disney On Ice’s “Dare To Dream”


SACRAMENTO – She may not have seen many faces that looked like hers, but Tylerann Farley saw a future in ice skating and went for it. Today the Sacramento native is inspiring other little girls to “Dare To Dream,” as an ensemble cast member in Disney On Ice’s lastest show. Farley returns this week to […]

Growing Our Own Workshops Assist Local Nonprofits

SACRAMENTO – The Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley has announced its slate of 2013 Growing Our Own Workshops, aimed at assisting grassroots organizers and community-based groups in honing their efforts and taking them to the next level. The overarching mission and vision of the Growing Our Own: Nonprofit Development Initiative is to build, nurture, […]

Black History Month Events Are Plentiful in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – African American citizens and culture take center stage as programs and events in recognition of Black History Month are scheduled for throughout February. The following list highlights some local events. Friday, February 1, open hours— The Central Library presents the Ladies of Lincoln’s Era Exhibit through March 11. “Twelve stories of mischief- making, […]

CA NAACP Hosts Tribute to “The Godfather of African American Politics”

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SACRAMENTO – They’ll gather together in his name. The California NAACP hosts a tribute to Mervyn Dymally, the “Godfather of African American politics” in California on Monday, February 4. Dymally, who died on October 7, had a career of firsts. He took office in 1963 as one of the state’s first Black members of the […]

LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME Premieres in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film’s Sacramento Premiere at the Historic […]

U-Can ‘Unity Breakfast’ Fundraiser Announced

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SACRAMENTO – It takes a village. An area group is helping raise money for local African American students looking to pursue higher education. District 2 Unity in the Community hosts a Unity Breakfast on Saturday, January 19. The event is a fundraiser for the United College Action Network, run by Dr. Alan Rowe. The program, […]

Inaugural Ball Featuring Vivian Green Supports HBCU Students


WASHINGTON – The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball returns on Sunday, January 20, 2013 with their 2nd presidential inaugural celebration in the swank Grand Ballroom of the Sphinx Club located at 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Commencing at 8:00PM in the evening, R&B chanteuse, Vivian Green (Emotional Rollercoaster) will headline the formal affair with […]

“Coach Carter” To Keynote Annual MLK Dinner; Alan Rowe To Be Honored

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SACRAMENTO – The life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be remembered at the 14th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The event is set to run from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center. Join Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Co-chairs Dorothy and Jerry […]

Twin Rivers Asks For Community Input During Superintendent Search


SACRAMENTO – Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) parents, community members, students and employees are invited to participate in four community forums as the search for a new superintendent moves forward. The community forums are designed to get input about the kind of leadership qualities the TRUSD community would like to see in the next […]