SACRAMENTO — John Shirey has been the city manager for the City of Sacramento for five years. In November, his tenure will come to an end and Assistant City Manager Howard Chan will assume the position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is hired eventually in 2017. Shirey has done some significant things
Segment: 3: Interview with Special Guest: Chanowk Yisrael
Chanowk Yisrael, Founder of The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, is an urban farmer, community activist and husband. Born and raised in Sacramento, he traveled across the country for 10 years on the dime of corporate America before deciding to trade in his frequent flyer miles for seeds and soil.
Chanowk terms what he does as “social entrepreneurship,” a lifestyle that sustains his family and aids his neighborhood in South Oak Park (a food dessert according to the USDA).
Chanowk’s story has been featured in several publications including The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Press, Edible Sacramento and Sacramento News and Review.
Chanowk’s parents are both cancer survivors and doctors often informed him that many of these diseases are hereditary, but he believes that it is eating habits that are hereditary. These events prompted Chanowk to break the cycle of poor eating habits that typically plague the Black community and transition himself and his family to a plant based diet. It is here that The Yisrael Family Urban Farm was born.
The Yisrael Family Urban Farm is transforming the hood for good using urban agriculture as a tool to engage, employ and empower communities. This is done through primarily through agriculture education, cooking classes, and youth mentorship.
The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
4505 Roosevelt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95820
Dr. Dre was handcuffed outside his Malibu, Calif., home Monday after a white driver called police and said he was brandishing a gun. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Dre told the cops that the man was blocking his driveway and refused to move after being asked. But he denied making the threats the driver accused him of. The driver initiated a private person’s arrest on Dre, officials say.
He has worked on: The Rescuers Down Under, Cody, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire with made history for featuring the first black character in a Disney film with Dr. Sweet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
Chokeholds apparently pay at the NYPD. The cop whose chokehold immediately preceded Eric Garner’s death two years ago earned a hefty $119,996 from the department in fiscal year 2016, a jaw-dropping amount that’s $20,000 more than what he was making before he was placed on modified duty after Garner’s death.
According to his official web site, “Tyler Perry Studios and its divisions are seeking people with a genuine passion for film and television. With our ever-expanding company we are always looking for talented and creative people to assist in bringing imagination to reality. If you want a career that inspires, work that expands your creativity, gives you the chance to live your passion, grow and evolve then come join our team.”
FOR NEARLY TWO years, General Motors has promised that the Chevrolet Bolt, its affordable, long-range electric car, would deliver at least 200 miles on a charge and cost no more than $30,000 after the requisite federal tax credit.
It’s being pitched as a bionic Olympics. Next month, contestants from across the world using robotic exoskeletons, electronic arms, powered wheelchairs and other tech will take part in the world’s first Cybathlon. The event near Zurich is intended to highlight how people with physical disabilities can be helped by novel technological aids in their everyday activities.
Current Show Date: August 9, 2016 / 5pm-7pm
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AYANNA S. FABIO & DAPHNE BURGESS (Author and Illustrator of the children’s book, Paint-A-Rock Day!)
JULIAN ANGEL (Financial Peace University; The main focus of the course is to teach people how to get out of debt and stay out of debt by following a simple financial plan.)
Update 8/9/16: The Dr. Sebi community is piecing together information about Dr. Sebi’s death until we receive official word from his USHA Research Institute. Alfredo Bowman, who is known lovingly as Dr. Sebi, died in jail after being held on charges of money laundering.
Authorities detained Dr. Sebi on suspicion of money laundering on May 28, 2016 along with Pablo Medina Gamboa after his flight from California landed at the Juan Manuel Galvez de Roatan Airport. Authorities detained Dr. Sebi for possessing $37,000 as he and Gamboa attempted to board another plane to La Ceiba, Honduras.
Dr. Sebi became famous after becoming the doctor naturalist of luminaries as Michael Jackson, Lisa Lopez, Steven Seagal and other international artists.
Won a 1986’s New York Supreme Court case for practicing medicine without a license and for making fraudulent medical claims where he proved that he cured Aids and other diseases by providing 70 witnesses, when he only needed 9.
Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back
A growing number of people, seeing this as an unreasonable state of affairs, are fighting back. In a so-called “right to repair” movement, this loose coalition of consumer advocates, repair professionals and ordinary individuals are working to create legislation that would make it harder for companies to keep repair information proprietary.
Luke Cage coming to Netflix Friday, September 30th