SacVoices meet News & Review CEO Jeff vonKaenel (back row, right). Left to right: Francisco Gutierrez, Bert Clemons, Alisa Xiong, Ryan Avalos, Tamara Knox, Jeff vonKaenel, Nailah Ware, Krystle Hudson, Andrea Weathington.

SacVoices: A New Year’s update

The essence of community journalism was examined, defined and celebrated as Sacramento Voices ended its first calendar year with workshops by Tom Negrete of The Sacramento Bee, Pastor Mark Meeks of City Church and  News & Review CEO Jeff vonKaenel at 3Fold Communications in Midtown. The guest speakers challenged SacVoices correspondents to explore the hopes […]

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The story of 15 Bean Soup

For over 60 years, Emmett Harden has been eating 15 Bean Soup. Ask him how the soup gets its name and he says, “It can be 15, 12, eight, or three beans, it doesn’t matter, it’s all the same. Nowadays, it comes in a package with 15 different beans in it, but back in my […]


How to speak and say nothing

“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”                     — Mahatma Gandi After the grand jury verdict in the Ferguson incident, and the ruling in the events leading to the […]


I didn’t want to be hated like that

I was about 10 years old when I picked up a Jet Magazine and saw the face of Emmett Till on the cover.   This little magazine type-booklet was a source of news and entertainment for the black communities. It covered everything from politics to show business. The picture showed Emmett Till’s face twisted and distorted, beaten […]