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  • So You Want to Write a Book?

    Learn How at Black Writers on Tour 2014. Frederick Williams, is a college professor, publisher, literary giant and renowned author of several books. His recent release is Fires of Greenwood: The Tulsa Riots of 1921—a novel. He is back by popular demand...
  • Emancipation and Estate Planning

    February is the month when our country takes time to remember and celebrate Black History. We give honor to our great ancestors and rejoice about how far we've come. In parades, poems, church services and school performances, the nation commends the leaps...
  • Joan Clay Woods Passes

    Joan Clay Woods, a long time Pasadena resident, activist and socialite died on Valentine's Day, February 14. 2014. Joan moved from Chicago to Pasadena with five daughters in 1963. Her husband Kelly reunited with the family a few months later and her son ...
  • Black Gives Back

    If you want to challenge your thinking on the relationship between African Americans and philanthropy you need to follow BlackGivesBack.com. Founded by Tracey Webb in 2007, BlackGivesBack.com takes the stereotype of African Americans as the recipients of ...
  • Hacking and ID Theft: Are You Next?

    Seven Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Money At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the co...
  • Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children

    The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children® 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 perce...
  • Schiff, Homeowners to FAA on Helicopter Noise – Your Timeline is Not Good Enough

    Almost six months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other Los Angeles area lawmakers, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), sent a letter asking for a timeline to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s Los Angeles ...
  • Moratorium on Death Penalty Executions a Victory for the African American Community

    NAACP Thanks Governor Inslee for Halting Executions in Washington Earlier today, Governor Jay Inslee announced that he is calling a moratorium on executions while he is in office. Gerald Hankerson, the President of the Alaska, Oregon, and Washington Stat...
  • Statement by the President on the Farm Bill

    "Today, in a strong bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate came together to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill – legislation that will build on the historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, create new jobs and opportunities, and protect t...
  • Statement by the President on the Threat of Default

    "I'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to pay for what they've already spent, and remove the threat of default from our economy once and for all. "The full faith and credit of the United States is too important to use ...
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  • DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, February 21, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect ...
  • Statement From Rev. Al Sharpton Regarding Meeting With President Obama, U.S. Attorney General Holder and Other Civil Rights Leaders

    New York, NY, February 18, 2014 -- Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network: "I and other civil rights leaders met with President Obama, Attorney General Holder and others today for almost 90 minutes. We covered a broad spectrum of conc...
  • Civil Rights Leaders Meet With President Obama

    A travel photo lid was called at 4:35 p.m. . . . The African-American civil rights leaders who met with the President came out to the microphones after the meeting, which lasted more than an hour. They said the CBO report on the minimum wage did not come...
  • Five Easy Ways to Inspire Children to Read

    Sylvan Learning to Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day Tips to Encourage Children's Love of Reading Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) February 18, 2014 -- In the month of March, 2014, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Le...
  • World's First Clitoral Repair For FGM Victims

    Hospital for FGM Victims to Open in West Africa on March 7 Las Vegas, NV, February 10, 2014/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will...
  • Free Mulch Available Throughout 2014 to Pasadena Residents

    Pasadena, CA — The City's 2014 Mulch Give-Away Program provides free, fresh garden mulch to Pasadena residents throughout the year. The mulch is delivered by the Department of Public Works, www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks, to Victory Park, 2575 Palom...
  • Free City Forum on State Water Supply Challenges Set

    Pasadena, CA — The public is invited to attend a free panel discussion on water supply challenges sponsored by the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP). Water and environmental experts will discuss California's long-term water supply challenges plu...
  • Black History Month Program to Include Homage, Games and Origins of Jazz

    The Pasadena Senior Center will present a special program Monday, February 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. The event will include an homage to historic African Americans, their accomplishments and their impact on the wor...
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Pasadena Chapter Scholarship Application Due February 24

    Scholarship Co-Chairs, Jeane Ward (l) & Brenda Harvey Williams (r) announce AKA Scholarships.   Since its inception in 1960, Eta Lambda Omega, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has given scholarships to college bou...

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