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Black Americans Receive Longer Sentences Than Whites
A new study has found the jail time African Americans face is 60 percent longer than white Americans when jailed for the same crimes. Read more

$1.75 Million Grant Created to Help Minority Businesses
The new MBDA (Minority Business Development Agency) in Riverside received a $1.75 million grant from the US Department of Commerce to help stimulate job creation. Read more

Take the African American Women's Health Legacy Survey
Diabetes is a chronic health condition impacting 4.9 million African Americans, and taking this survey can help determine how future programs will benefit you. Read more

Take the African American Women's Health Legacy Survey

Recent News from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson recently sent out an email update on the Sacramento City Council.  Read more

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the organization's retail recycling center offers quality new and used construction materials at up to 70 percent off retail prices, including windows, doors, paint, and more. Read more

Habitat for Humanity

Poor, Minorities Face Climate Change Health Risks
A new study has found that poor, urban, and minority residents are at the most risk for health and safety risks due to climate change. Read more.


Latest CBCF News
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in Washington, DC, will presents its third annual Avoice Heritage Celebration. Read more

And they will present a panel on the importance of the 2012 election for African Americans with the Harvard Black Alumni Society and Bethel Literary and Historic Society of Metropolitan AMC Church. Read more

Anita Johnson, Money Wisdom for WomenAre Pay Day Loans Healthy for African Americans?
I know you read the title of this article and said, "Payday loans hurt everyone, not just African Americans," and you would be correct. However, African Americans seem to have a higher level of poverty than others, even those blacks who are earning substantial income. Read more


Hair color change by Hairstylist, Tracy Brown

How the Right Hair Color Can Enhance Your Look
Hair is an important part of the visual presentation for women. Not only is the right cut and style important, but the right hair color can greatly change your total appearance, taking your look to another level.  Read more

SAC NCBW Thanks Partners for Supporting 2012 Black AIDS Awareness Campaign
Sacramento Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women states: "THANK YOU .... to its special partners for supporting the 2012 Black AIDS Awareness Campaign." Read more

SAC NCBW Thanks Partners for Supporting 2012 Black AIDS Awareness Campaign

Now Hiring Teachers & School Leaders at Fortune School
Join the movement of teacher and school leaders read to educate every child. Read more

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Black History Month Events at UC Davis
In February 2012 at UC Davis attend Black History Month events that include film screenings, lectures, book readings, community discussions, and more. Read more

SacTrips.com 2012 Calendar of Trips
SacTrips.com has announced its 2012 calendar of upcoming trips going everywhere from San Francisco to Jamaica. Read more

Healthy Tips: "ReThink Your Drink"
How much soda do you drink a day? Read more

ReThink Your Drink


Book Launch Celebration & Gala

Friday, February 17

Don't miss an "Evening with Lisa Nichols Celebrating The Unbreakable Spirit Gala Reception and Book Launch ~ Best Selling Authors Lisa Nichols and Loretta (La-Rue') Duncan-Fowler.  Hosted by Radio Host, Tommie Goss of V101.1FM & The Gospel Express. Live entertainment by Boshieto Productions - LSB.  This a Red Carpet event is to celebrate the release of (“The Unbreakable Spirit Rising Above The Impossible”) by Ms. Lisa Nichols and Co-Author Ms. La-Rue'. Taking place at the Le Rivage Luxury Hotel & Spa, 4800 Riverside Blvd in Sacramento on Fri-2/17 from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Check out the interview with one of the coauthors - Sacramento Native, Loretta LaRue' Duncan-Fowler.   Read more

Book Launch of Unbreakable Spirit

2nd Annual Local Celebrity Basketball Game

Friday, February 17

Will you be there? Don't miss out! Read more

2nd Annual Local Celebrity Basketball Gamel

Black Light Lounge

Friday, February 17

ARTthisTHICK presents Black Light Lounge – art, music and poetry – starring Nercity and Lakeisha Monday, with art by Raymond Walker, April Jones Taylor and Khiry Malik.

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Black Light Lounge

30-Plus at "Humphreys on the Delta"

Friday, February 17

Don't miss opening night on Fri-2/17 from 9 pm to 1:30 am in Antioch, California.
DJ Rob in the mix spinning R&B, Neo Soul and Old School.   Read more

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3rd Annual Capitol City Parade,
Festival & Car Show 2012

Saturday, February 18

The 3rd Annual Capitol City Parade, Festival & Car Show 2012 includes a full day of events in Sacramento to benefit the homeless families, children and individuals at Malachi's Homes Center. Read more

Capitol City Parade

Black History Tour

Saturday, February 18

Come celebrate the stories of Sacramento's black pioneers at the Historic City Cemetery. Read more

Black History Tour


Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

February 18

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis.  Read more

Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers

India.Arie Performing Live in Stockton

Saturday, February 18

Don't miss India.Arie performing live at the Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton, California.   Read more

India Arie performing live in Stockton

Sugarfoot's Ohio Players

Saturday, February 25

See Sugarfoot's Ohio Players at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Read more

Sugarfoot's Ohio Players

Northern California African American Young Male Conference

February 25

Get registered now for the annual Northern California African American Young Male Conference taking place on Sat-2/25 from 7:30 am to 3 pm at Genesis Charter High School, 5735 – 47th Avenue in Sacramento.  Registration is FREE until Friday, February 17; at door-$10 cash or money order. Limited to males ages 12 to 21.  Parents/adults encouraged to attend. For more info call Reggie Sears at (916) 484-5645 or call John Taylor at (916) 501-7640 or visit www.100blackmensacramento.com.  Register online now.

Register Online for the Northern California African American Young Male Conference

Mardi Gras Extravaganza 2012

February 25

Join the Greater Sacramento Urban League at the 2012 Mardi Gras Extravaganza on Saturday, February 25 in Sacramento. Interested in participating as vendor or need more info call (916) 286-8612.  Read more.

Mardi Gras Extravaganza and Ball

Annual Crab Feed

February 25, 2012

SAVE THE DATE!  Annual Crab Feed presented by the Sacramento Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Read more

2012 DELTA Crab Feed

MalikSpeakers Presents Improv Session

March 2

MalikSpeakers presents Improv Session featuring Mouthpeace and Lem Mcewen at the New Moon River Inn in Sacramento. Read more


Comedy Show

March 24

Spend a night of comedy with Anjelah Johnson as seen on Comedy Central.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24, at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Read more.

Night of Comedy with Anjelah Johnson


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Jazz is back in Sac! Read more



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News from Fortune School

Kindergarten enrollment is now open 2012-2013.  K-4 enrollment at new school, William Lee College Prep in Sacramento, California.  Come to an enrollment meeting to learn more about this tuition-free, college preparatory public school system.

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Kindergarten Enrollment now open





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