Saturday, June 17, 2017

15th Annual Congress of African Peoples’ Convening

Save The Date:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2017 Theme:
Organizing for Empowerment”

The program will feature: speakers, lunch, vendors and networking opportunities

For more info contact:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

REGISTRATION FORM:2016 Theme: “Black Lives Matter” Saturday, September 10, 2016

14th Annual Congress of African Peoples’ Convening

2016 Theme: “Black Lives Matter”

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Please register and return your completed form by 9/5/2016    
(print and mail with payment to address below )   


Mailing Address________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________

Email address
(Please print clearly) ________________________________________________________

Phone number, including area code____________________________________

Fax number, including area code_______________________________________

Website _______________________________________________________________

Dietary Needs:
___ Vegetarian
___ Vegan
___ Other, Please explain _______________________________________________

Registration Fee: (Check One)
Individual                                                                      ___$20.00
Seniors/Students & individuals w/limited funds       ___ $ 5.00 
Local non-profit organizations                                      ___ $25.00
Local large non-profit & National                                  ___ $50.00

 Amount included:
Form of payment: (Please circle)          Check              Cash                Other

Please make checks payable to Black United Fund/CAP and mail to: 
Black United Fund: 4104 44thStreet Sacramento, CA 95820. Attn: CAP.
Register online at: 
(916) 484-5025

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The Congress of African of Peoples in conjunction with various community partners present annual convening Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:30am until 4:00pm at Women’s Civic Improvement Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.

2016 Theme/Topic: “Black Lives Matter”. The keynote speaker: Dr. Melina Abdullah, Founder, Los Angeles Chapter, Black Lives Matter, from 9:15 – 9:45am; and Luncheon Speakers: 12:40pm – 1:45pm Assemblymembers Jim Cooper and Kevin McCarty.

Dr. Melina Abdullah is Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and immediate past campus president and current Council for Affirmative Action Chair for the California Faculty Association (the faculty union). Dr. Abdullah earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Political Science and her B.A. from Howard University in African-American Studies. She was appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission in 2014 and is a recognized expert on race relations. She is an organizer at the Los Angeles branch of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Registration Fee: (Check One)

Registrations fees includes: registration packet & materials, morning refreshments and lunch

___$20.00 Individual

___ $ 5.00 Seniors/Students & individuals w/limited funds

___ $25.00 Local non-profit organizations


The 3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)

The 3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) is sponsored by The Black Group. The Fair is an offshoot of Blue Nile Press a Sacramento Publisher of Black Books. This historic event will take place from June 3-5, 2016, in historic Oak Park, at eight different venues: underground books, Brick house Art Gallery, Guild Theater, Sacramento Food Bank, Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center, the historic Alpha Kappa Sorority house, McClatchy Park, and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

It will bring writers, publishers, readers, children’s area, a community parade and vendors from Sacramento, the state, the country, and the international community, to a celebration of reading and writing, right here in River City.

The event headquarters and check-in site will be housed at the historic Women’s Civic Improvement Club/ Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817. SBBF is free and open to the general public.

Related events:

 For more information please visit our website:

Monday, October 6, 2014

New 2014-15 Sacramento Black Pages

 Sacramento Black Pages
Featuring over 1,100.00 Black owned and operated businesses, community organizations, faith base groups
and elected officials.

The Sacramento Black Pages is a directory of Black owned and operated businesses & resources in the Sacramento region.  $5.00 compiled by The Black Group (tbg). You can purchase the Sacramento Black Pages @ underground books, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento, CA. 95817. 916.737.3333.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2nd First Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)

Celebrating Black Literature: This historic 3-day book fair and celebration will include panel discussions, authors, book signings, and talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, workshops, book discussions, children’s activities, poetry readings, and art displays.

“The Challenges & Possibilities for Black Leadership, Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Congress of African Peoples (CAP)

2014 Theme:

“The Challenges & Possibilities for Black Leadership: Politics, Economics, Culture, & Religion


12th Annual Convening

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9:00am to 4:00pm

Women’s Civic Improvement Center

3555 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817



The mission of the Congress of African Peoples (CAP) is to promote dialogue among African-descended individuals and organizations in the Sacramento Valley by sharing perspectives, visions, hopes, expectations, disappointments, plans, and ongoing work.



The purpose of the Congress is to provide a space, which African/Black people from all over the area can share and connect with each other. What comes out of that space is up to the initiatives of the participants.


For more information contact:

Dave Covin at:

Register online at: