Local Kwanzaa Events Celebrate ‘First Fruits’

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SACRAMENTO – It’s been nearly 50 years since activist Maulana Karenga created the Kwanzaa holiday to preserve and promote African American culture and today, we see Ujamaa grocery stores that promote “buying Black,” local medical students provide needed health care service at an Imani Clinic and we flock to movies starring an African American actress […]

Financial Leader Mellody Hobson To Speak Locally

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OAK PARK – Mellody Hobson, a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education, will have a special speaking engagement at the Guild Theater in Oak Park on Dec. 17. Hobson’s special arrival is free, however, seating is limited. The program will began at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Hobson is one of the most powerful […]

Come Witness a “Miracle on 23rd Street” Featuring Les Brown

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SACRAMENTO – The public is invited to witness a “Miracle on 23rd Street.” Motivational speakers Les Brown and Kevin Bracy come together for an  inspirational Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 8. The event  is set for 1:00 p.m. at Center of Praise’s Cathedral, located at 1228  23rd Street. Brown rose from a reality of abandonment […]

Bill Clinton To Speak Locally

SACRAMENTO – The man many referred to as “the first Black president” comes to Sacramento next month, to discuss the state of politics and his own legacy in it. Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States will appear at the Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, December 4 as part of the Sacramento Speakers Series. […]

100 Black Men of Sacramento Plan Annual Holiday Gala

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SACRAMENTO – Members of the 100 Black Men of Sacramento are preparing to host their 25th Annual Christmas Gala on Saturday, December 15. The event features Motown jazz artist Cynthia Douglas in concert. Festivities will be held inside the Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, located at 2200 Harvard Way. A champagne reception is set to begin […]

Holiday Programs Available For Area Residents

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SACRAMENTO -  While the weather is considerably colder these days, spirits are being warmed by the generosity that comes along with the holiday season. Groups and organizations throughout the city are gearing up to help those in need for Thanksgiving. The following is a brief list of opportunities for locals to give help and to […]

LIFT Program Helps Homebuyers With Downpayment Assistance

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SACRAMENTO – Wells Fargo’s special two-day, innovative homebuyer event is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17 at the Sacramento Community Convention Center. The name of the Wells Fargo’s program is NeighborhoodLIFT (Let’s Invest for Tomorrow), an initiative designed to help people achieve sustainable homeownership. Prospective homebuyers may qualify for $15,000 […]

City of Sacramento Hosts Second Annual Veterans Day Parade & Program

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SACRAMENTO – Join the City of Sacramento in recognizing current members of our military and vets at the Second Annual Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 9th streets. A brief program will follow at Capitol Mall and 5th streets. Thousands are expected to attend. This […]

Comedienne Cocoa Brown in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Forget red, this Hollywood “it girl” is painting the town ‘Brown.” Comedienne Cocoa Brown says she’s blessed to be busy. The Sacramento OBSERVER caught up with the star in the days before she heads to the capital city to headline the Lee Perkins Comedy Show at the Punchline on Wednesday, October 31. Brown […]

Speakers Series Welcomes Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Speakers Series, a community lecture series that showcases six evenings of topical insight from today’s news makers in politics, journalism, education, science and more, has lined up an impressive list of nationally acclaimed speakers and patrons to participate in their 8th season of the series. The fun begins on Tuesday, October […]