People of Sacramento commenting on the news: Jamila Khan

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Jamila Khan, content and social media coordinator at Photo: Kevin Fiscus. Jamila Khan, content and social media coordinator at Photo: Kevin Fiscus.

(This is the 25th installment in a weekly series with people who don’t work in journalism commenting on the news. Photography by Kevin Fiscus. If you’d like to participate, message or tweet me.)

Meet Jamila Khan.

She’s 29, grew up in north Sacramento, graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, lives downtown, serves on the leadership team of the Sacramento Young Professionals of Color, sits on the board of directors for the Alchemist Community Development Corporation and works as a content and social media coordinator at

Her job includes writing (she interviews local artists for a monthly feature), covering events using social media (she speaks to the power of Instagram), curating newsletters and maintaining an arts and entertainment calendar of more than 300 events a month.

“People are realizing we are a resource for events in Sacramento,” she says.

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Q&A: Robert Downey Jr. on Chris Evans and ‘The Avengers’


Robert Downey Jr. helped Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise skyrocket to success the instant he suited up as Iron Man in 2008. It’s a role he’s reprised in three films, with all four earning $3.9 billion in worldwide box office. He spoke to Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh about the franchise, his friendship with Chris Evans and, at age 48, how many more times he wants to suit up.

Had you met Chris Evans before he was cast in “Captain America?”
I have a vague memory of seeing him and whatever hot girl he was dating across from a dinner with me and Susan Downey. I think he and his girlfriend invited Susan and I back to their house to get in the Jacuzzi, to tell you the truth.

Seriously — did you go?
No, we did not, and by the way, like I said, that’s a vague memory, but that’s what I’d…

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Diego Luna on ‘Cesar Chavez’: ‘The Story of Farm Workers Matters’


The life and works of activist Cesar Chavez were remembered both on the big screen and through the testimonies of those who knew him at the Los Angeles premiere of helmer Diego Luna’s biopic “Cesar Chavez.”

In addition to cast members Michael Peña, America Ferrera and Rosario Dawson, Luna was also joined Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theatre by Chavez’s son Paul and 83-year-old Dolores Huerta, who founded the National Farmworkers Assn. with Chavez.

Paul Chavez said this film, produced by Mexico’s Canana Films, distributed by Pantelion Films and co-financed by Participant Media, was made after 30 years of searching for the right opportunity to tell his father’s story of standing up for the rights and dignity of migrant workers.

“Shortly after my father passed away, we were approached by people that knew my father, marched with him and loved him. But for different reasons it didn’t happen,” he said…

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10 Ways To Know You’re Dating A Real Man

James Michael Sama

I’ve made posts in the past about qualities of a gentleman, as well as the differences between a ‘bad boy’ and a jerk. But, how does this all translate into how somebody acts while in a relationship?

A man may be able to put across a great image, but it could simply be a cover for hidden shortcomings, or he could just be totally faking it to ‘get the girl.’

Here are some ways to know if you’ve struck gold:


A true gentleman values more than just your looks.

Is every compliment from him about a different body part? It doesn’t matter how creative he can be, if a guy’s sole focus is on how you look, or ‘talking dirty,’ see it as a red flag. A real man will value your personality, your kindness, your intelligence, and who you are as a person, in general. The things he…

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