Taste for a Cure to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sacramento’s  “Taste for a Cure” event is shaping up nicely thanks to wonderful support from area hotels, restaurants, wineries, breweries and local magazines and media. 

The “Taste for a Cure” event, benefitting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held on Tuesday April 7, 2015 in the Regency Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Sacramento from 4 to 7 p.m., with live entertainment featuring Manzanita.

 

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Travel Warning Issued for Travelers to Indiana

GetEQUAL — a national grassroots social justice organization working toward the full equality LGBTQ individuals — has  issued a "travel warning" to all those planning travel to the state of Indiana.

This travel warning (text below) comes after the Governor of Indiana signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which permits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s “strongly-held religious beliefs.”

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Soul Singers Past And Present On CD - Mary J, Aretha, & The Staple Singers

by Chris Narloch

Black History Month is technically over, but my mission to spread the gospel of soul music rolls on.

Here are four CD reviews, including recent discs by The Staple Singers, Mary J Blige, and Aretha Franklin.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signs Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bill into Law

Gov. Mike Pence On March 26,  signed a bill into law that would allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and other laws.



SB 101 is a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill modeled off Arizona’s SB 1062 that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last year following strong opposition from the local and national business communities.

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Kill the Gays Law - Think It Can’t Happen? It Already Has

Pratt & Smith - The last men hanged for sodomy

By Father Frank Ryan

The last Saturday of August 1835 was a beautiful hot day. James Pratt (30) left his wife and two young daughters in Deptford, searching for work - promising to return by 6pm. He was a labourer and needed a better job.

Pratt first visited his aunt in Holborn, before heading to Blackfriars. His aunt thought he’d had too much to drink and needed a rest, but he pressed on. In an ale house he met John Smith, a labourer aged 40, and William Bonill (sometimes spelled Bonell), aged 68. Neither could offer him a job to improve his financial situation but their company was hospitable. Bonill invited Pratt and Smith back to his rented flat and they accepted.

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