African American Women’s Health Legacy Hosts Empowerment Celebration

OAK PARK – The African American Women’s Health Legacy is hosting its inaugural Empowerment Celebration on Thursday, March 19. The celebration will showcase exceptional organizations that are positively impacting the entire community by empowering women of color. Honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments in a special presentation led by California State Senator Dr. Richard […]

Forum on Community Policing, Incarceration & the Judicial System to be held in Davis

DAVIS – The Mary L. Stephens Davis branch of the Yolo County Library will host a Community Safety Forum on March 12, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Blanchard Room. The forum’s topic is, Community Policing, Incarceration and the Judicial System: How are we Ensuring Equitable Law Enforcement Practices in the Community to Promote Mutual […]

“Musical Threads,” Honoring Music & Musicians of the African Diaspora

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SACRAMENTO – Fiber Art Masters presents: “Musical Threads,” Honoring Music and Musicians of the African Diaspora at Underground Books March 7-28. Underground Books is located at 2814 35th Street. The exhibit will be open Tuesday – Saturday. “Musical Threads” and all related events are free and open to the public. On Saturday, March 7, the […]

Harvard Professor & Writer Carolivia Herron Discusses “Nappy Hair”

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SACRAMENTO – She helped countless children feel good about themselves from head to toe as the author of the book, “Nappy Hair.” Harvard professor and writer Carolivia Herron will speak at Sacramento State’s University Union on Thursday, March 5 as part of Women’s History Month. The event, scheduled to run 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., is […]

26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference

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SACRAMENTO – The 100 Black Men of Sacramento present their 26th Annual Northern California Young African American Males Conference on Saturday, February 21. The conference, aimed at young men ages 12-21, is scheduled to be held at Sacramento Accelerated Academy and Serna Center, located at 5735 47th Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This […]

Mother & Daughter poetry duo introduce thier latest works

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SACRAMENTO – The dynamic mother-daughter duo Straight Out Scribes celebrate 25 years of making beautiful poetry with the release of new work. The pair, Dr. V.S. Chochezi and Staajabu, will unveil their newest collection of original poetry, “Mud Cloth Roots,” on Saturday, February 21 at The Soap Salon, located at 3716 30th Street. The event […]

Special Screening of “Balck Indians: An American Story”

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SACRAMENTO – In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum present a Native Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 21. There will be showings at 11:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Narrated by James Earl Jones, the film brings to light a little known and […]

Kevin Hart Readies Biggest Comedy Tour In History With The WHAT NOW? TOUR

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LOS ANGELES (PRNewswire) – Superstar entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hartannounced today a massive North American arena tour. The WHAT NOW? TOUR will take the award-winning comedian to 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Promoted by Live Nation, the biggest comedy tour in history kicks off on April 9, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas […]

CLBC Hosts screening of “Forgoten Four: The Integration of Pro Football”

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SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will host a Black History Month special screening of the “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” on Feb. 10 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary film starts at 6:00 p.m. There is no entry fee, but limited seating is available. Online registration is required by Feb. […]

Sacramento celebrates Black History Month

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SACRAMENTO – It’s that time of year when Sacramento comes alive with activities and programs celebrating the vast achievements and contributions of African Americans to the region, and the world. February is Black History Month and a number of related events have been planned locally. The following is a brief list compiled by the OBSERVER […]