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 […]

IndiviZible’s Local Candidate Forum Scheduled

OAK PARK — With a month to go before the California Primary, IndiviZible will present a 2016 Candidate Forum on Monday, May 9 2016 at the Guild Theater in Oak Park. The free political event is free to the general public and starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. The doors of the […]

Jesse Jackson Scheduled To Speak At Guild Theater

OAK PARK — The Reverend Jesse Jackson is this month’s guest speaker at the next Indivizible meeting, Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m., at the Guild Theater. Rev. Jackson is a Civil rights leader and two-time Democratic presidential candidate and became one of the most influential African-Americans of the late 20th century. He rose to […]

Asm. Weber to host Restorative Justice Briefing

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber invites members of the community to attend a Legislative Briefing on Restorative Justice on Wednesday, April 13. The briefing is scheduled to be held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 127 of the State Capitol. Restorative justice, Dr. Weber states, provides an alternative framework for thinking about […]