Meet The Candidates: Tecoy Porter

Porter Announces Assembly Bid

OBSERVER Newsroom Dr. Tecoy Porter has announced his run for the California State Assembly District 10. The long-time resident of Elk Grove has previously campaigned for California’s 6th Senate District seat, however, the newly redrawn district lines caused Porter to change his campaign. “The newly redrawn congressional and legislative districts will allow me to achieve…

Meadowview Leaders Worry Proposed District Map Will Mute Representation

By Antonio R. Harvey | OBSERVER Staff Writer South Sacramento community leaders, homeowners, and former politicians expressed concern this past week about a Sacramento Independent Redistricting Commission (SIRC) proposal to divide City Council District 8. The proposed redrawn district map would place part of Meadowview in District 5. Speaking at Genesis Baptist Church, community members…

Justice For Nakia

By Genoa Barrow | OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer “The sh–‘s got to stop.” Joe Berry “JB” Powell only said a few words, but managed to reflect the mood of those gathered at a rally at the State Capitol last Wednesday in support of his daughter, Nakia Porter. The family has gone public about an August…

Faith Community Steps Up Vaccination Efforts

By Genoa Barrow | OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer With recent surges and a devilish Delta variant running rampant, there’s someone new getting sick or dying from COVID-19 complications seemingly every day.  Blacks remain unvaccinated in high numbers. This despite public health officials’ continued emphasis on the importance of the vaccine. Local clergy, however, have the…

Chauvin Verdict: Black Americans Can Finally Breathe, Says Local Pastor

By Genoa Barrow | Observer Senior Staff Writer Before the Derek Chauvin trial began in Minnesota three weeks ago, local pastor Dr. Tecoy Porter traveled back to his home state to help pray over George Floyd’s family.  Dr. Porter, who leads Genesis Baptist Church and the Sacramento Chapter of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network,…

Local Pastor Announces California Senate Run

MEADOWVIEW – Stepping out on faith has taken on new meaning for Dr. Tecoy Porter as he announced his intention to run for California State Senate in 2022 on Sunday. It’ll be the first political campaign for Dr. Porter, who heads Genesis Baptist Church in the Meadowview area. He has his eye on replacing Dr.…

Clark Turns Inspiration Into Voting Action

MEADOWVIEW – From amplifying the discussion surrounding the need for change in how law enforcement operates in the Black community to showing younger generations that there is a blueprint to their call for social justice and equity, there were plenty of takeaways for the thousands who attended the new March on Washington back in late…

NAN President Shares Washington March Experience

OPINION – How does it feel when you are about to be a part of something historic? This question continued to run through my mind during my trip to Washington, D.C. for the Commitment March led by Rev. Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton. One thing that I wanted to make sure…