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Kings and Queens Rise co-ed youth basketball league launches

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Youth from the eight Black Child Legacy Campaign neighborhoods came together at Encina High School in Sacramento on June 9 for a jamboree to tip-off the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Basketball League. A partnership of the Black Child Legacy Campaign, the Build.Black. Coalition and the Sacramento Kings, the league seeks to interrupt violence by providing an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity sports, while providing a caring and positive environment with community building, sportsmanship and resources for health and safety. Weekly practices provide a fun and safe environment for young athletes to learn fundamental basketball, as well as a variety of topics from mental health to conflict resolution to responsible social media use. Two co-ed teams represent each of the eight Sacramento neighborhoods. The eight-week season includes weekly tournaments hosted in a different neighborhood each Saturday, and will culminate in a day-long tournament on July 28 at Golden 1 Center.

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Black Child Legacy Campaign premieres poetic service announcements

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In partnership with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), the Black Child Legacy Campaign released poetic service announcements (PSAs) featuring youth spoken word poets calling for an end to community violence. On May 30, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and SAYS hosted a community launch of the PSAs at the Crocker Art Museum, followed by a panel discussion on youth violence prevention strategies. The PSAs are available on YouTube.

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Parents, Neighbors train to stop street violence

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Capital Public Radio reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's violence prevention training sessions. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn says his goal is to create more spaces and events where neighborhood residents can get to know and trust officers. “We have to start integrating community into the police department and police department in the community," he said.

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