It’s Never Too Early! Twin Rivers Hosts Annual College Fair


SACRAMENTO – Twin Rivers families are invited to attend I’m College Bound — a FREE event hosted to help students of all grade levels prepare for attending the college of their dreams! Representatives from the Universities of California (UC), California State Universities (CSU), independent colleges, California community colleges and out-of-state colleges will be in attendance. […]

Healthy Men, Healthy Families Workshop & Free Cancer Screenings


OAK PARK – The Sacramento Community Cancer Coalition has joined forces with U.C. Davis and the U.C. Davis student-run clinics to encourage under-served communities in Sacramento to get early screenings for prostate and breast health and, to promote wellness for the entire family. 2012 marks the sixth year of the endeavor, entitled Healthy Men, Healthy […]

White House Initiative on HBCUs to Host 2012 National Conference


WASHINGTON – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), with the support of the U.S. Department of Education, will convene its annual national conference Sept. 25-26 in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year’s conference is “HBCUs: Enhancing Innovation and Advancement.” The conference will commemorate National HBCU Week and highlight the […]

Locals Celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation


SACRAMENTO – A local organization is preparing to showcase the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with the goal of providing essential educational resources to understand “what it means to be an American.” The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, in the midst of the bloody Civil War. It […]

Drexel University Hosts Second Annual Women of Color Leadership Forum

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SACRAMENTO – Drexel University will host its Second Annual Women of Color Leadership Forum, Saturday, Sept. 22 at One Capitol Mall. The event, moderated by Darla Davenport-Powell (CEO of GreaterWorks LLC) runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This year’s title is “Lifting As We Climb” and will feature panel of dynamic women in administrative […]

42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Convenes in DC


WASHINGTON — The 42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will convene September 19-22, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia. Elected officials, community leaders, professional executives and constituents from throughout the nation will meet during the Conference to lay out specific concerns and policy issues […]

SCUSD Launches Anti-Bullying Training Series for Parents


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento City Unified School District will hold the first of four community bullying prevention trainings at Luther Burbank High School tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 18). The trainings are free and open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about bullying. “We’re working hard to raise awareness of bullying so our […]

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates Pastor Ephraim Williams


OAK PARK – “That’s my pastor!” It’s not uncommon for members of a church to be proud of being associated with a minister and to vocalize their appreciation for his or her spiritual guidance. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating the direction and leadership of its pastor, Dr. Ephraim Williams this month. The church […]

U-CAN to Host Historically Black College Recruitment Fair


SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network (U-CAN) will present the 11th Annual Historically Black College Recruitment Fair at two schools in Sacramento this weekend. Sacramento Charter High School’s recruitment fair is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 14. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the fair will be held at Monterey Trail High School […]

Rebuild McKinley! Run and Walk for the Playground


EAST SACRAMENTO – A benefit 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run to Rebuild McKinley Playground will take place on Saturday, September 8, at 8:15 a.m. Race day registration will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. The Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run will take place at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k Run/Walk […]