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From left to right, California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Vice President Kamala Harris and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina are Black politicians that have risen in prominence in local and U.S. politics. “Rep. James Clyburn” by SEIU International is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. “Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo of Carroll Fife courtesy of City of Oakland's website. Graphic made in Procreate.

Sac State Black community reflects on Black leadership’s impact in politics

Sydney Roll and Jacob Holden February 19, 2021
Black Sacramento State students, an alumnus and a professor reflect on the rise of Black political figures.
Author Feminista Jones speaks about Black liberation during a virtual Zoom event hosted by Sac State’s Unique on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Jones’ event accompanies the university’s celebration of Black History Month.  Photo taken via Zoom by Emma Hall.

Author Feminista Jones talks social media activism at Sac State virtual event

Emma Hall February 17, 2021
Feminista Jones, author of “Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists are Changing the World from Tweets to the Streets,” spoke at a virtual Sac State event about Black liberation and social media activism.
Nicole Beharie in 'Miss Juneteenth' directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples. For Black History Month, opinion writer Bradley Hinkson has created a small list of Black directed films that he believes more people should be going out of their way to watch. Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment.

OPINION: Films by Black directors that deserve to be seen

Bradley Hinkson February 15, 2021
For Black History Month, opinion writer Bradley Hinkson has created a small list of Black directed films that he believes more people should be going out of their way to watch.
Flexibility, strength, delivery: How 3 Black-owned restaurants are surviving the pandemic

Flexibility, strength, delivery: How 3 Black-owned restaurants are surviving the pandemic

Alan Trinidad and Sarah Blunt February 13, 2021
Despite major setbacks, these Sacramento Black-owned businesses have still found ways to positively impact their community.
Passion Bailey, co-owner of Hidden Gems Thrift Store, poses for a photo behind the counter Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The store is located Florin Square, which acts as a hub for Black-owned businesses.

Sacramento native unites love of books and thrifting under one roof

Chanelle Muerong February 12, 2021
Bringing together her love of books and thrift shopping is Passion Bailey, the co-owner of Hidden Gems Thrift Store in Sacramento, CA. This small store provides hidden gems for every customer at affordable prices.
South Sacramento pastor wants to change status quo with state Senate run

South Sacramento pastor wants to change status quo with state Senate run

Estefany Nuñez February 11, 2021
Dr. Tecoy Porter Sr., an activist and pastor at Genesis Baptist Church, is making his first run for public office to represent the 6th District in the California State Senate.
Estefany Nuñez’s diverse selection of book recommendations include a graphic novel, young adult, nonfiction and contemporary. Book covers by Riverhead Books, Doubleday Books, Amistad, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Quill Tree Books and St. Martin's Press. Estefany Nuñez

REVIEW: 10 unforgettable books by Black female authors

Estefany Nuñez February 10, 2021
From young adult to psychological horror to comics, Estefany Nuñez offers a variety of book recommendations written only Black women in honor of Black History Month. Read the list on The State Hornet here:
The Pan-African flag is made up of red, black and green stripes; the Black Power movement is symbolized by a fist. Several virtual events will be held in February to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month: 7 virtual, socially-distanced events in Sacramento

Angela Rodriguez February 5, 2021
The Black community of Sacramento is coming together to celebrate Black History Month with these free virtual and socially-distanced events.

Sac State athlete runs food drive, opens storefront in hometown of Fresno

December 11, 2020
All month we will continue to cover stories of Black students and alumni and highlight some of our favorite past stories such as this story of a Sac State football player giving back to his hometown.
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