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Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

By Erica Root

Erica Root

It takes twenty seconds of courage to change a life.

Earlier this month I sat down with Nilda Valmores, Executive Director for My Sister’s House, a local non-profit here in Sacramento that helps women and children impacted by domestic violence. She told me a story – which she admitted was not her own, but that stuck with her – about an Indian man who overheard a violent screaming match next door. He breathed deep and remained courageous for twenty seconds, long enough for him to ring his neighbor’s doorbell. Long enough to distract the screaming couple from their fight.

It’s these little acts of courage that could make the difference in cases of domestic violence. In twenty seconds the scales can tip: It can make the difference in saving a neighbor, a family member, a friend, or a co-worker... Read More

A letter to our community on News10's 60th anniversary

A letter to our community on News10's 60th anniversary

March 19, 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of KXTV's first broadcast. We at News10 are privileged to be part of our vibrant and beautiful communities. So much has changed over the decades—from entertainment like Gunsmoke and Lassie to Modern Family and Shark Tank, and technology like film and fuses to digital media and the Internet.

But one thing has never changed: KXTV's commitment to serve the people of Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto and all the surrounding areas with quality news, information, programming and advertising.

Empowerment Celebration

Empowerment Celebration
Empowerment Celebration
03-19-2015 - 03-19-2015
African American Womens Health Legacy
http://aawhl.com
Admission: Free
 
(916) 519-9189
tonicolleyperry@yahoo.com
 
Start Time(s): Thurs 6pm-8pm
The African American Women’s Health Legacy is hosting its inaugural Empowerment Celebration 
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10th Annual African American Family History Seminar Next Saturday

10th Annual African American Family History Seminar Next Saturday

In a cooperative effort between the local African American Genealogist, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation, a seminar will be held to help families trace their heritage.
The seminar is scheduled to also mark the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery in the United States. The event is being held next Saturday, March 14 at the Family Search Library, 2745 Eastern Ave., Sacramento. ... Read More

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

Free flu vaccinations for the community with Sacramento Kings star player Rudy Gay

With influenza season still upon us, it’s not too late to protect yourself from catching the flu. So take a shot with the Kings.

 

Kaiser Permanente is teaming up with the Sacramento Kings to offer the best defense against the flu – vaccination – at a special event Tuesday, February 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring small forward Rudy Gay, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings dancers. Kaiser Permanente doctors are the team physicians of the Sacramento Kings.

Free flu shots will be available to the community at Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento, 95815 (across Exposition Boulevard from Cal Expo). Gay will sign autographs for the first 150 fans from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Parking will be on-site and free.

Anyone in need of a flu shot is encouraged to attend the event, which is open to nonmembers and members of Kaiser Permanente.

Black History Month: Mae Jemison: Exploring the Outer Limits

Black History Month: Mae Jemison: Exploring the Outer Limits
Black History Month: Mae Jemison: Exploring the Outer Limits
02-21-2015 - 02-21-2015
Sacramento Public Library
http://www.saclibrary.org/Locations/Franklin/
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
Start Time(s): Sat 11am-Noon
Mae Jemison was the first African-American female astronaut In 1992, she flew into space aboard the Endeavor, becoming the first African-American woman in space
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Jan 29: Mayor Kevin Johnson’s State of the City

Jan 29: Mayor Kevin Johnson’s State of the City

By the Editors

Next Thursday, January 29, Mayor Kevin Johnson will deliver his annual address on the current state of affairs for Sacramento.

The State of the City (#SacSOTC) is from 6pm-8pm at the Memorial Auditorium. The event is free, but you must register for tickets. They’re also asking all attendees to help the Coats and Cans Drive by bringing a donation of a new/gently used coat for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area and/or a canned food item for the River City Food Bank and Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services... Read More