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  • Comments Re: Guidelines

    [I offer] some comments about the 10 points [Journal, "Hoodies" article, 3/29/12] for raising black kids from a white man who lives in Northwest Pasadena. They are pretty good advice for my white grandchildren: 1. Give education very high priority: Agree...
  • Pasadena, South Pasadena Vons & Pavilions In-Store Fundraiser

    Benefits People with DisabilitiesLocal Grocery Stores Launch Seventh Annual April Charity Campaign for Easter Seals Disability Services Pasadena, CA – Join Vons and Pavilions stores in Pasadena and South Pasadena as they raise money during April for se...
  • “Walking While Black”

    Every parent raising Black sons knows the dilemma: deciding how soon to have the talk. Choosing the words to explain to your beautiful child that there are some people who will never like or trust him just because of who he is—including some who should ...
  • Hoodies Are Not The Problem, It’s What's Under The Hood!

    I am reluctant to say too much about the Hoodie and the controversy involving Trayvon Martin because the problem is not the Hoodie. It's who and what's under the Hoodie. A few years ago, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates was arrested at home by a white co...
  • NAACP Cautiously Pleased with Sanford Police Chief's Decision to Step Aside: Reiterates Call for Zimmerman’s Arrest

    The NAACP released the following statement regarding Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee's decision to temporarily step down from his position with the police department: From Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the National NAACP:  "The NAACP's n...
  • National Urban League Slams Beck Website for Racist Innuendo

    National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today strongly denounced Glen Beck's website, The Blaze, for its appalling effort to malign the character of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. "In what can only be described as a knee-jerk attem...
  • Lawyers’ Committee Calls for Justice in Trayvon Martin Case

    The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law continues to follow developments in Trayvon Martin's murder. Following this week's announcement of the FBI and Department of Justice's decision to open an investigation, the Lawyers' Committee released the...
  • Twelve Things to Remember About the Trayvon Martin Case

    1) Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old Miami student visiting Sanford, Fla., near Orlando, with his father when he was killed On Feb. 26. His father, who also lives in Miami, was visiting his girlfriend in Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated townhouse community. ...
  • The Murder of Trayvon Martin

    While some people may be surprised by the murder of a 17 year old African American male by a white vigilante under the label of "Neighborhood Watch", too many of us as people of color. This tragic event serves as a painful reminder that "things have not c...
  • What Are Your Legal Responsibilities? An Interview with Attorney Van Turner

    Part Two of a Three Part Series Legal issues abound in all areas of life, including non-profits. We asked Attorney Van Turner, a partner with BRITTENUM BRUCE, PLLC ("Brittenum Bruce") and an experienced board member, for general guidance regarding the la...
  • Colon Cancer Can Be Prevented With Regular Screening

    American Cancer Society Encourages African Americans 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer. Learn Your Family's Medical History The American Cancer Society encourages African American men and women 50 and older to make testing for colorectal cancer...
  • Your Unintended Heir – The State

    In an age of unprecedented possibilities for social communication and human connectedness, it is almost impossible to image anyone leaving this world without a single person to belong to. Not a family member, not an old friend, not even a familiar neighbo...
  • A Grandparent’s Day at the Park

    Fun is a relative quantity. One person's fun may be somebody else's drudgery and pain. I know someone, and her name shall remain anonymous, whose idea of fun is rooting through thrift stores all day long. That concept of fun has never darkened the shadowy...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A tourist visiting a castle in Scotland told the owner that he had just seen a ghost in an upstairs corridor. "Did it give you a start?" he asked. "No, sir," he confessed. "I didn't need one!" But why do you need a start to come to the Lord? There's n...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    KOBE BRYANT VS COACH BROWN - IT HAD TO HAPPEN! When the Lakers announced that Mike Brown would be their new head coach, I knew that this was just a conflict waiting to happen. Bryant is one of the best basketball players who ever lived. Unfortunately, fo...
  • Tenth Annual Palm Sunday Peace Parade

    Parade of Fools Every Palm Sunday for the last nine years, members of Pasadena area churches and other community organizations have taken to the streets to march for peace and justice in the Palm Sunday Peace Parade. Begun in 2003, when the U.S. invaded ...
  • Marijuana Initiative Enters Circulation

    Medical Marijuana. Patient Associations. Initiative Statute. Sacramento CA – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced that the proponent of a new initiative may begin collecting petition signatures for his measure. The Attorney General prepares ...
  • Huntington Learning Center Honors Local Educators on National Teacher Day

    Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) March 22, 2012 - On May 8, 2012, Huntington Learning Center of Pasadena is joining thousands of schools, students and communities to celebrate National Teacher Day, honoring educators and the important role they play in ...
  • PVW Set To Host Open House at Adult Development Center and ‘Round About Senior Services Programs

    Montclair CA: PVW, established in 1966 as Pomona Valley Workshop, was formed to assist adults with disabilities reach their potential in vocational and socialization skills in order that they may achieve their highest level of employment and community int...
  • Rep. Schiff: Oral Arguments on Health Care Law Should Have Been Broadcast Live

    Washington, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement as oral argument on the health care law begins today before the Supreme Court: "While we may disagree about the benefits of the health care law that passed more than two years ago,...

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