Category: Black Newspaper

Tim Scott Becomes First Black Senator Elected in the South Since Reconstruction

Rep Tim Scott SCCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters have sent Republican Tim Scott back to the U.S. Senate, making him the first black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War.

Scott was declared the winner based on projections from exit poll data.

California May Be Next Stop for Pot Activists

105950303SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use.

The advocates believed they also have another win, too, in Alaska, as a legal pot measure held a steady lead.

Election Update: Measure L Goes Down In Defeat & Cooper Heads to State Assembly

Jim Cooper and his supporters were elated to see the Elk Grove Councilman in a commanding lead for State Assembly District 9. Cooper's viewing party was at Paesano's Restaurant in Elk Grove. (OBSERVER photo by Ray Johnson)

Jim Cooper and his supporters were elated to see the Elk Grove Councilman in a commanding lead for State Assembly District 9. Cooper’s viewing party was at Paesano’s Restaurant in Elk Grove.
(OBSERVER photo by Ray Johnson)

SACRAMENTO – A majority of Sacramento voters made it known during the General Election on Tuesday that City Hall works just fine.

SBCC Hosts Annual “Women’s Forum… Connecting The Dots”



SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Women’s Forum…Connecting the Dots” on November 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

ANN DUPLESSIS: School Choice Equals Parental Choice

sac-button-DuplessisOPINION (NNPA) – While every parent wants to provide the best education for their children, not every parent has access to a quality school. In a perfect world every family would live a neighborhood with an excellent public school or be able to afford to send their children to the private school of their choosing that meets their needs. Unfortunately, we don’t live in perfect world and many parents, based on their zip code alone, must send their children to failing and underperforming schools.

Election Day is Here: Time to Make Your Voice Heard!

139263600SACRAMENTO – Today, Nov. 4, Sacramentans will have the opportunity to let their voices be heard at the polls for the General Election. This is a very important election as a number of issues are facing this community, including Measure L. City Council, Assembly, Senate and Congressional seats are also up for grabs.

OBSERVER RECOMENDS: ‘Yes’ Votes For Appellate Justices

78494709OPINION – Most voters will not recognize seven names on their November ballot. They are Elena Duarte, Andrea Hoch, Louis Mauro, William Murray, Vance Raye and Ron Robie — justices currently serving on the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District — who are up for retention. The seventh name is that of Jonathan Renner, who was recently named to the court; he will begin his term in January. There are no challengers in this non-partisan election; your choice is a “yes” or “no” vote.

DeLuz Brothers Going at it, Talking General Election 2014

Craig & David DeLuz are long time political commentators & activists in the Sacramento region. What makes them unique is that David is a progressive Democrat and Craig is a Conservative Republican.

Here they discuss their differing opinions on three local races.

CBHN Hosts A Tribute to the Affordable Care Act and Covered California

HIH_Cover.1-300x300SACRAMENTO – The California Black Health Network (CBHN) will host its annual Heroes in Health Gala, “A Tribute to the Affordable Care Act and Covered California”, Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The celebration will begin with a VIP Reception at 5:30p.m. followed by the Gala starting at 7:00p.m.

ALONDRA THOMPSON: Remember “All Is Well”

sac-button-AlondraOPINION – I was sitting in my room and suddenly my youngest comes in and asks to hang out with her friends. Earlier I had told this girl that she did not need to ask me to do anything until her chores were done. Chores done? No! I reminded her that she needed to complete her household chores before asking me to do anything.

OBSERVER RECOMENDATIONS: Fall General Election 2014

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Below are The OBSERVER Recommendations:

Jerry Brown

Gavin Newsom

Alex Padilla

Betty T. Yee

John Chiang

Kamala Harris

Ted Gaines

Tom Torlakson