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  • NAACP Seeks Federal Review of Texas Public Schools

    HOUSTON (December 22, 2010) -- Two civil rights organizations are seeking a federal review of public school education in Texas, accusing state school administrators of violating federal civil rights laws after curriculum changes approved earlier this year...
  • A Youthful Praise With A Relevant Message

    Debut Album From CJ Ballance - "If God Said It" Aulander, NC (BlackNews.com) -- CJ Ballance is taking the gospel music industry by storm with his debut album, If God Said It. Singing from his heart, this North Carolina teen may be young in age but has a...
  • Janet Jackson Gets A New Barbie Doll

    Singer and actress Janet Jackson now has her very own Barbie doll that was inspired from a gown she wore during her recent appearance on American Idol. Mattel will donate all sales from the doll to the Project Angel Food charity. Source: Bossip...
  • To You and Yours at Christmas Time . . .

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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Happy HolidaysHo Ho Ho!! Santa has been so good to local sports fans, that I hardly know where to begin. I think I will start with with the Clippers. They found a healthy Blake Griffin, and the spectacular Eric Gordon among the goodies in their stocking....
  • Kwanzaa Fact Sheet

    Kwanzaa means First Fruit and was originally spelled with one "a". Dr. Maulana Karenga added an "a" not to leave a child out of the spelling the word in a presentation and the "a" has come to emphasize the African Americaness of the holiday's origin. ...
  • Eugene (Gene) Stevenson, Candidate for PUSD Seat 4

    Gene Stevenson is a Longtime Altadena resident and former Pasadena City Department administrator. He holds a MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and a MSW (Masters in Social Work), he has a diverse background in finance and public program management ...
  • Nominations Open for 2011 Women of Achievement

    The YWCA San Gabriel Valley is seeking nominations of women who have achieved extraordinary success in their field of work, study or volunteer service. Honorees are selected by a diverse panel of professionals, and will be the guests of the YWCA San Gabri...
  • Pasadena Educational Foundation Awards Teachers and Schools $100,000 in Grants

    More than 70 PUSD teachers and principals gathered at Mijares Restaurant on Tuesday, Dec. 7, to receive grants from the Pasadena Educational Foundation for a variety of school and classroom uses. More than $100,000 was awarded with awards ranging from $30...
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas . . .

    Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1. For me, Christmas Eve clearly de...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    Luke 2:11 is an ocean of thought in a drop of words. It begins with you and it ends with the Lord. It's personal: "Unto you is born..." It opened my eyes to the love of God and my heart to the God of love. It's profitable: "Unto you is born this day...a...
  • Blessed are the Peacemakers

    "I don't care if the lawyers and the courts end up with all of the money. I just don't want her to get a penny of it." This is the type of statement I've heard several times in a dispute over an inheritance. Usually both parties are gearing up for a fight...
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. These are lyrics of a song we have heard this time of the year since we were little kids. We speak these words often during the Christmas se...
  • President Obama is an Apprentice Negotiator

    President Barack Obama's negotiations with Republicans over extending both the Bush tax cuts and unemployment benefits reminded me of an episode of The Apprentice. In week 11, the Octane team of Clint and Steuart was matched against the Fortitude team of...
  • Will Black Farmers Actually Get Paid?

    Headlines are saying that "Black Farmers Are Getting Paid" because President Barack Obama has signed the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 that authorizes $1.15 billion to settle claims Black farmers won initially from the US Department of Agriculture over a ...
  • Comfort and Joy

    They say that the economy is getting better, but for a lot of folks the bad times are still dragging on and maybe even getting worse. Far too many of us are unemployed or under-employed. Money's funny, change is strange and a lot of parents are feeling ...
  • Government Clampdown on Free Speech Seen in Suit Over Cartoon

    A newspaper cartoon depicting the president of South Africa about to rape Lady Justice while his associates restrain her has re-energized the debate over media censorship. The cartoon appeared in 2008 when President Jacob Zuma was acquitted of a rape cha...
  • Statement from CBC Chairwoman Lee on the Passing of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today on the passing of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan: "With the passing of Am...
  • Statement by the President on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010

    Today, the Senate has taken an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security while violating the very ideals that our brave men and women in uniform risk their lives to defend. By ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," no longer wil...
  • ‘Tis the Season for Giving

    A friend of mine who works at the courthouse was angry at me for writing that despite the wrong that Bishop Eddie Long is alleged to have done he still has done some good. The point I was trying to make was that Long, as the leader of a church has taken ...

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