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  • Families Must Discuss Death, Dying, and Incapacitation

    While death, dying, and incapacitation may not be a pleasant topic for discussion—it is necessary. We all agree that we will die. We buy life insurance, make Wills, and prepare Living Trusts because we are cognizant of death as being imminent. We buy di...
  • Jefferson Thomas and the Courage of Children

    "[Jefferson] Thomas was just a teenager when he became one of the first African-American students to enroll in Little Rock Central High School. Yet even at such a young age, he had the courage to risk his own safety, to defy a governor and a mob, and to w...
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  • Hillsides Children Visit Little Tokyo and Learn Japanese Culture

    Konnichiwa Little Tokyo, a volunteer lead effort in partnership with organizations and businesses in Little Tokyo, hosted a cultural enrichment outing for vulnerable children living at Hillsides, a Pasadena foster care children's charity. The day's activi...
  • Embattled Rwandan Leader Sworn-in

    Despite fierce criticism by rights groups and the foreign press for suppressing political opposition and freedom of speech, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn-in for his final term in the company of more than a dozen African leaders and distinguished...
  • SMS Message Sparks Major Strike Against Price Hikes

    In another sign of the power of new technologies, a simple SMS message to cellphone users in Mozambique's capital city Maputo brought thousands of citizens to the streets to protest soaring cost of living increases. The anonymous SMS message read: "Mozam...
  • People Are Talking About . . .

    . . . Pasadena Children Go Back To School! ...
  • Journal Publisher to Keynote at Hillside Tabernacle Anniversary Celebration Honoring Dr. Frances Harris

    Hillside Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. will celebrate over ten years of service by pastor/supervisor Dr. Frances Harris on September 18, at The Reef by the Water in Long Beach CA, at 11:00 a.m. The celebration will be a luncheon. The theme is: Faithfully, Standi...
  • Publisher Ruth Hopkins, Dr. Gerda Govine . . .

    . . . Among Women to be Honored at Business Life Women Extraordinaire Gala For 20 years, Business Life Magazine has dedicated a special annual cover story issue to honor local Women of Achievement. These remarkable women dedicated themselves to achieve ...
  • International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute Second Annual Policy Hearing

    Haitian Grassroots Women Leader, Mother and Two Yound Daughters Travel with Translator to Washington DC to Tell Their Story Washington, D.C. — Black women will gather at the nation's capitol, September 15th to host the Second Annual Policy Meeting of...
  • PUSD Prepares for 1010-11 Academic Year That Begins September 14th

    Campuses Closed September 7-9 Due to Employee Furloughs Pasadena, CA – With just over a week before students head back to school, the Pasadena Unified School District's (PUSD) principals, administrators and teachers are completing leadership training,...
  • What Every Parent Should Know About the College Admissions Process

    Arlington, VA (BlackNews.com) -- Each year, high-school seniors across the country begin the exciting, frustrating, and overwhelming college application process. How can parents help prepare their children for this critical step in their academic career, ...
  • Villa-Parke Youth Soccer League a Finalist for Governor's Award

    A popular youth soccer program in Pasadena has been chosen by the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to be a finalist for the Governor's Spotlight Award. The council honors individuals, organizations and events that positively i...
  • Applications Now Available for Music Center Spotlight Awards Program

    All Southern California High School Artists Invited to Apply LOS ANGELES —The Music Center of Los Angeles County invites Southern California high school performers, artists, and photographers to apply for the 23rd Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards....
  • Property Values Decline Statewide

    Second Statewide Decline in California's History The total value of state-assessed and county-assessed property declined to $4.371 trillion for 2010-11, a drop of $78.2 billion (1.8 percent) from the previous year, Board of Equalization Vice Chairperson...
  • Oscar-Winner Geoffrey Fletcher Tackled Questions on Precious at a “Taste of Road Scholar” on Martha’s Vineyard This Summer

    BOSTON (August 30, 2010) – Road Scholar recently hosted Geoffrey Fletcher, the Academy Award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for Precious, as special guest speaker at the Taste of Road Scholar event on Martha's Vineyard. The standing-room-only affai...
  • Legislature Approves Portantino’s Disaster Relief Bill

    AB 1662 Provides Tax Breaks for Victims of Station Fire and Natural Disasters in Eleven Counties Sacramento – On this final day of the legislative session and a year after the Station Fire that prompted the legislation, Assemblymember Anthony Portanti...
  • SBA Encourages the Public to Plan for Disasters During National Preparedness Month

    WASHINGTON – In conjunction with the five-year anniversary of the devastating Gulf Coast storms of 2005, the U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging business owners, homeowners and others to create their own disaster preparedness plan during...
  • $50 Million Micro-Business Subsidy Starts Sept. 7

    Intention Products LLC on Sept. 7 will begin distributing $50 million in products and services to 10,000 small businesses across the nation struggling to beat the economic downturn. The subsidy includes BrandU® coaching and curriculum materials to train ...
  • President Obama to Deliver Back to School Speech September 14

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As students begin their school year, President Barack Obama will deliver his second annual Back to School speech on Tuesday, September 14. The President's Back to School Speech is an opportunity to speak directly to students across t...

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