Gather Oak Park was held on Thursday, September 13th. Many people in the community gathered together to eat food and have fun. I interviewed vendors and participants at Gather.
D’primeramano Inc held their second “Grito De La Independencia de México” on September 15th, in the Franklin Center. The Festival included traditional hispanic food, dancing, a raffle, and a mariachi group who sang on horseback.
Leaders in Sacramento are asking the voters to renew and double the sales tax known as Measure U. While the Mayor touts the plan as a win for the city, not everyone is convinced.
In Fresno County, the preterm birth rate is 12% in a 70% Black or Hispanic zipcode while in a historically white zipcode area where over 66% of it’s residents are white, the preterm birth rate is only 7% in a report published by UC Berkley’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s not just a “Fresno” thing, in this video I touch on the affect that zipcodes have on premature birth.
The Florin Market Place is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday at the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, at 2251 Florin Road from 12pm to 6 pm. Brother Ra, the creator of the African Market Place, talks about why he started the African Market Place and it’s importance. The African Market Place gives people of color a chance to grow their businesses and for the black community of Sacramento a place to thrive.
The next African Market Place will take place on Saturday, September 15th. A workshop will be held for black women to discuss the impacts of the absence of fathers. Visit the African Market’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SacramentoAMP for more information!
Business Information In Order of Appearance:
King Tees Apparel
Nala Beauty Supply
Analeah, Paparazzi Consultant
Anika Harris, Distributor for Black Living Water
Sacramento City College Black Student Union
Hakeem’s Perfumed Oils
Fragrance Distribution and Supplies
Voice of The Youth Mentoring Leadership Program
22251 Florin Road., Suite #35
Sacramento, CA 95822
Nubian Family Beauty Supply
2251 Florin Road., Suite #135
Sacramento, CA 95822
On Saturday, August 25th, the Crocker Art Museum and the Office of Assemblymember Kevin McCarty hosted a Block by Block community pop-up event. This event catered to the community surrounding Fruitridge Road and Stockton Blvd.
For more information on Crocker Art Museum’s Block by Block, click here:
A new upcoming community project called, Art Garden is rising. Created by Randy Stannard from Oak Park Sol, the Art Garden was made for the community to heal while creating art.
Visit: Community Creativity @ Art Garden to learn more!
The Sierra Health Foundation hosted the “Revive With Girls On The Rise” event on Tuesday, August 14th in Sacramento.
The Youth Power to the Polls event was meant to get the youth involved in local government and get involved in politics. This event included debates about the public education system and the struggles of low-income students and minorities.