Crime Victim Funds Leave Black Men Behind

NEW YORK – In the third installment of its investigative series “Life Cycles of Inequity,” Colorlines released today an unprecedented investigation into crime victims funds and how they under-serve those who are among those most likely to be victims of violent crime – young black men. “Criminals, Victims, and the Black Men Left Behind,” authored […]

The Sacramento Banana Festival returns to William Land Park

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Banana Festival returns to William Land Park August 9-10, bringing with it activities that are sure to ap‘peal’ to the entire family. In its fifth year, the Festival will be held Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and celebrates the cultures of […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Community Event Aims To Aid Homeless and Helpless

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — It’s that time again to give, fellowship, and support the “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” community service initiative. This year the free event, featuring the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight, is from noon to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3 at Hampton Park. The participants that value their community are welcomed […]

CA Black Health Network to Hold 2014 Policy Conference & Golf Tournament

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SACRAMENTO – African American babies are dying at twice the rate of babies of any other ethnicity. This is an epidemic in our state and in this country. It is important that we not just raise awareness about the issue but that we gather together the best minds in the state to change this paradigm […]

Community Meeting to Address TB Outbreak at Grant High School

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DEL PASO HEIGHTS — A community meeting to address the Tuberculosis outbreak at Grant High School will be at Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 24. Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Public Health Officer for Sacramento County, will attend, provide information, and answer questions for the public at the […]

Special Screening of “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio”

SACRAMENTO – Organizers are inviting the local community to experience the “Rainbow.” The non-profit Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice (SWFCenter), hosts a screening, celebration and fundraiser for the short film, “Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah Webster Fabio” on Saturday, July 26. The event is a fundraiser for the SWFCenter’s Voice & Detention: I’ll Tell My […]

Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing for Newest Work, “What’s Done After Dark”

SACRAMENTO – Should one night of passion jeopardize a lifetime of friendship? You’ll have to read all about it in “What’s Done In The Dark,” the latest novel by national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. The book came out through Gallery Books on July 15. Billingsley will tour the country discussing the new works and […]

African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living. The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate. Join AAWHL from 10:00 […]

California State Fair, Thrills for the Entire Family

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SACRAMENTO – The California State Fair has returned to the capital city this week, bringing with it thrills for the entire family. The State Fair runs at Cal Expo July 11-27. The theme of this year’s Fair is “It’s The Best.” Organizers, concessionaires, vendors and exhibitors, plan to do their best to entertain thousands of […]

Celebrate All Things Hip-Hop at The Crocker Art Museum

SACRAMENTO – The Crocker Art Museum is mixing it up. The downtown museum explores the art of hip-hop music with its Art Mix/Hip Hop event set for Thursday, July 10 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s a night of samples, mash-ups, and mad rhymes as Art Mix celebrates all things Hip-Hop. Enjoy a live performance […]