racial justice

Sign of the times

Editor’s note: Will Sacramento give its blessing to a “Black Lives Matter” sign in a city park? “Black Lives Matter”—the phrase as well as the…


Build back better

Editor’s note: Sacramento refocuses on creating a more inclusive economy, post COVID, but the plan has a curious gap Sacramento’s effort to build a fairer…


The Trump stain

The damage done to America by Donald Trump will take decades to repair By Sasha Abramsky Four years ago, in those horrific days surrounding Donald…




It takes a village

Essay: A new countywide collaboration will help Black and Brown residents get through the COVID-19 pandemic By Kindra Montgomery-Block I have deep roots in the…


COVID and crime

Editor’s note: Violence is up during the pandemic and police reform protests America’s cities have been hammered by twin crises—first the COVID-19 pandemic and then…





Dispensary disparity

Ask 420: Are there any Black-owned dispensaries in Sacramento? I’m trying to support the cause. Excellent question. The short answer is: No there aren’t, and…






Crunch time on Census

Officials want Californians to respond before the count ends Oct. 15 State Census officials and their partners said July 27 they are ramping up for…