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  • Considering College? Overcome Common Challenges on Your Way to Something Great

    (ARA) - Whether you are fresh out of high school, hoping to start college for the first time or thinking about returning to college, it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. The time and money that goes into furthering your education can be dauntin...
  • Protect Yourself in the Online, Social Network Community

    (ARA) - More people than ever are taking part in social networking sites. Facebook alone has more than 500 million users, according to Facebook statistics. People have a lot to lose if the security of their social networking site is compromised. Their own...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WOW!!!!! It did not seem possible, but last week's Super Bowl game managed to exceed the hype that had preceded it. I think that most longtime football fans were amazed by the skill and tenacity of both teams. Each player on each team gave everything tha...
  • Southern California Edison Celebrate Black History Month

    Given that history is composed of many interwoven stories, not many can be as compelling as a descendant of two eminent human-rights leaders of the 19th century. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.,48, is the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Fredrick Dougla...
  • Will the Region's Prosperity Pass the Black Community?

    There is a gold rush in Pasadena and surrounding areas. The question being raised by local residents is will African Americans be included in or excluded out of the new prosperity? The new promise of wealth is fueled by proposed construction projects: (1)...
  • The Story Man’s Challenging New Chapter

    Leslie Perry remembers well the day he got his marching orders. It was 1970 and Perry, then a drama student and Black Studies teacher at UC Berkeley, was in a place called Cody's Bookstore where he came across – or, better yet, where he was led to -- a...
  • Pasadena's Home Grown Talent: Councilmember Jacque Robinson

    Councilmember Jacque Robinson decided to run for a second four-year term representing and serving the residents of District 1. When first elected in 2007, she issued a "call to action" to address increasing gang violence. As a result, the coalition of st...
  • “The Unloved”

    Has there been a time in your life where you felt unloved? Or perhaps you've been in a situation where you've felt unloved. Maybe you feel that way now. A lot of men and women have. I recall when I was uprooted and taken to live with my father and his...
  • A Tribute To A Life Of Service

    "A Tribute to a Life of Service" honoring the life of Anthony "Tony" Stewart will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Reverend Tyrone Skinner Pastor, and the Altadena Branch NAACP on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. We can never say too...
  • “What’s Love Got to do With It?”

    This is the time of year when plans are put in place for spring and summer weddings. In times past, premarital agreements (also called prenuptial agreements) were associated with only the rich and famous. Because people are becoming more informed and soph...
  • CRL: Wall Street Created Toxic Mortgage Market

    As the 112th Congress begins and new committees are formed, our nation's marathon housing crisis seems far from over and no sure cures to its billion-dollar economic effects have been identified. In the meantime, agencies and laws intended to expand affo...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    When the West was wild, a rancher went to town for supplies. He hitched his team, and went into the general store to shop. Suddenly a gunslinger engaged a stranger in a gun fight, and the shots caused the horses to bolt in terror. Instantly the farmer r...
  • The Compassionate Diet

    What is the most compassionate way to eat? Some may say it is the vegan diet, a vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy products. Typically, vegans refrain from wearing leather and fur and are engaged in the animal r...
  • Recession Has Expanded Racial Economic Gap

    The notion that when Whites catch a cold, Blacks get pneumonia has been validated in two recent studies that show the economic gap between Whites and people of color has grown during the economic downturn. That's the conclusion reached by a Center for Am...
  • Do We Still Need Black History Month?

    Before the end of February, if it hasn't happened already, a white friend, colleague or acquaintance may come to you and ask, "Why do we have to have black history month?" Such persons may inquire in hushed tones, in an effort to show that they are genui...
  • Grass Roots Proposal Inspires University of California to Promote Academic Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) today announced his support for the University of California's proposal to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in offering undergraduate and graduate research program...
  • Black History and Education

    After all is said and done Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of education for, by and of Black people across the world. It is not just about African Americans it is about Black folks across the world, the Diaspora, if you p...
  • U.S. Treasury Extends Direct Deposit to Millions of Americans, Phasing Out Paper Checks for Federal Benefit Payments

    (ARA) - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a rule to extend the safety and convenience of electronic payments to all Americans receiving federal benefit and non-tax payments. Anyone applying for benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive thei...
  • What You Should Know About Your Business Credit Report

    (ARA) - While you're running through all the financial tasks small businesses do to close out one fiscal year and start the next, don't forget to examine an often-overlooked key financial factor - your business credit. Between closing your books on 2010 ...
  • Beyond the Home Office: Raising the Level of Professionalism for Small Businesses

    (ARA) - Millions of Americans are pursuing the dream of owning their own business. For those developing and growing their concept among an increasingly large field of independent business owners, the need to stand out in the crowd can't be overstated. Som...

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