Monday, May 30, 2016

3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair, June 3- 5, 2016

The Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) is an offshoot of Blue Nile Press, a Sacramento Publisher of Black Books.  This historic event will take place from June 3-5, 2016.  It will bring writers, publishers, readers, a community parade, a wonderful and fun Kids Zone; bands, poets, and vendors from Sacramento, the state, the country, and the international community, to a celebration of reading and writing, right here in River City. 

SBBF headquarters check-in and general information will be located at the Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.  Community members can pick-up a FREE SBBF Event Program @ WCIC-Saturday, June 4, from 9:00am-5:30pm, and Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am -5:30pm.          

Bring the kids to the Sacramento Black Book Fair‘s Kids Zone.  Lots of fun activities: Sacramento Public Library’s bookmobile, story time, art, African drumming, music, gardening and free books.

Books On Parade, Saturday, June 4, 2016; assemble at 9:30am and parade starts at 10:00am at Women’s Civic Improvement Center/Club, 3555 3rd Ave., in historic Oak Park. "The Natomas High School Nighthawk Drum Corps" will be leading our 2016 Books On Parade. Fun for the entire family!  

Thursday, February 4, 2016


THE ROSENWALD “ROBBIE” ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 31, 2016::This annual award is made to African American students from the Sacramento area community who meet the standards of academic achievement, community service, and commitment to the African American community exemplified by the life of the late Sacramento City Councilman, Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson. The scholarship awards for $500.00 each will be awarded on May 14, 2016.
You can download the scholarship application at:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1-3pm, the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley (BUFSV) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) will host their 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service at the BUF office located at 4104 44th St, Sacramento, CA 95820. We are collecting new and unworn winter clothing for adults and children such as: hats, gloves, scarves, sweat shirts, and socks to donate to homeless shelters. We will sort and package the items in preparation for dissemination in early February 2016. 

To RSVP and for more info contact: (916) 484-3750.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Kwanzaa Celebrartion, Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 6-9pm


Save the date

2015 Kwanzaa Celebration

 Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 6-9pm

Kujichagulia, (Self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves

 Join the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley (BUFSV), the Brickhouse Art Gallery (BAG) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC), Sunday,  December 27, 2015  from 6-9pm at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.

The year’s program will feature Karamu (feast), African drumming, music, libation, unity cup and candle lighting ceremonies; and much more.  


We are asking participants in this year’s Kwanzaa to bring a dish for the Karamu or feast, and bring NEW, UNWORN caps, neck scarves, and gloves for infants, children, women and men. On our MLK Day of Service in January 2016, we will assemble them into packets to be distributed to local homeless shelters.

For more info contact: Black United Fund of Sacramento (916) 484-3750 or
Thank you for your continued support and participation!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Urgent: 911 Report to the Movement/Community on Mumia Abu–Jamal, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sacramento will host
       2012                                2015
    Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu–Jamal!!!
                     Free Mumia Now!!!
Join us and come hear from
Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu –Jamal
Ramona Africa, The MOVE Organization
Thought–Provoking Poetry by Straight Out Scribes
 Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 3-5pm
(24th St &Florin Rd)
For more info please contact: OR (916) 484-5025
We are seeking volunteers to assist with set-up and breakdown.  Donations will be gladly accepted to help defray the costs of the traveling speakers with International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal is:
  • an internationally celebrated Black writer and radio journalist
  • author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles
  • organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement
  • former member of the Black Panther Party and supporter of Philadelphia’s radical MOVE organization
who has spent the last 30 years in prison, almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s Death Row.

His demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by:
  • heads of state and prominent politicians worldwide (France, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and elsewhere)
  • Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Desmond Tutu
  • the European and Japanese Parliaments
  • city governments from San Francisco to Detroit to Paris and its suburbs
  • distinguished human rights organizations such as Amnesty International
  • the Congressional Black Caucus and other members of the U.S. Congress
  • prominent civil rights groups such as the NAACP
  • numerous labor unions such as
and by scholars, religious leaders, artists, scientists and countless others who cherish democracy, human rights and justice.
For more info about Mumia please visit:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF), June 5-7, 2015

2nd Annual Sacramento Black Book (SBBF) will include book signings, talks by each featured writer, cultural vendors, foodtrucks, workshops, a book discussion by each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, and art displays.

SBBF will feature more than seventy authors of African descent showcasing and highlighting a diverse spectrum of authors and literature, from contemporary and historical fiction, to anthologies, poetry, academic books; children’s stories and books, non-fiction to biographies, self-help, and inspirational, and religious.

SBBF headquarters check-in and general information will be located at the Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.  Community members can pick-up a FREE SBBF Event Program @ WCIC-Saturday, June 6, from 9:00am-5:30pm, and Sunday, June 7 from 11:30am -5:30pm.          
This is a “Walkable Event” with nine different venues throughout historic Oak Park.


For more info please visit.




Friday, February 20, 2015

Black History Month Program, Sunday February 22, 2015

For more info contact: Donna: (916) 627-8650 or