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  • The State of Black Pasadena 2010 - Part III

    We introduce the 2010 State of Black Pasadena Report with the same preamble as the 2009 report except to add Fannie Lou Hammer's famous line that we are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of the same old treatment that guarantees Black American's th...
  • Road to Memphis: PBS Documentary is Filled with Potholes

    On Tuesday night, (May 3) PBS's "American Experience" series will premiere Road to Memphis, a 2-hour documentary on the interconnected final days of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassin, James Earl Ray. As one who has read every major book on th...
  • Displacing the Displaced: Results of Current Policy in Haiti

    (NNPA) - Last week, I asked a young journalist why he decided several months ago to begin his career in Haiti. He told me that journalists must go where the silence is. For years I have been a student of Haiti, and I have observed the unbearable silence ...
  • Southern California Utilities Team up to Provide Customers with Bill Discounts and Energy Efficiency

    Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) have teamed up during the continuing economic crisis to provide help for customers having trouble paying their utility bills. As soon as customers recognize they may h...
  • The Original Fountain Of Youth

    To live a youthful life forever is but fleeting fantasy right? Well not according to the bible. Proverbs 14:27 states that " The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death". Sounds like God might have some inside ...
  • Dr. Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

    Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP. The cause of death was not immediately known, the NAACP's Leila McDowell said Thursday. Hooks was "a vocal ca...
  • The Life of Dr. Dorothy Height

    "We African American Women seldom do just what we want to do, but always what we have to do. I am grateful to have been in a time and place where I could be a part of what was needed." This is the quote inscribed on Dr. Dorothy Height's Congressional Gol...
  • Junior League Partners with LA Prom Dress Drive

    The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. partnered with LA's Prom Closet to host a Prom Dress Drive which began in February 2010. The Prom Dress Drive organized by Victoria Williams & Nicole Sandoz, two members of the League's Done in A Day Committee, was ...
  • Going Green: It's Easier than You Think

    "Going green" is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize the waste that ends up in landfills and support the sustainability of our environment. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they bu...
  • Estate Planning Terminology

    Topics in this column include the need for estate planning, what estate planning consists of, and what happens when there is no plan. Following are a few of the basic concepts and definitions: Advance Health Care Directive - A written document in which...
  • Will Obama Fight for a Liberal on the Supreme Court?

    (NNPA) - The coming resignation of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court sets up a new fight for his successor and a question that I –and others – have is will President Obama appoint someone as liberal as Stevens has become. An indication...
  • A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

    You've heard the saying; it was made famous by John F. Kennedy to suggest that an increase in a particular region's wealth would enhance the overall wealth of the entire country. Ronald Reagan and his minions came along and used the same aphorism to sugg...
  • Swazi Woman Hailed as "Fearless" Environmental Activist

    Public interest lawyer Thuli Brilliance Makama of Swaziland is among this year's winners of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her work attempting to halt the killing of suspected poachers by private park rangers in national parks. The "poac...
  • U.S. Trade Bill for Africa Falls Short

    A U.S. bill touted for its trade benefits to African countries has been a mixed bag at best and a bust at worst. The African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), now 10 years old, expanded some countries' economies like a balloon, bringing the largest man...
  • Volcano Cloud Creates Havoc for African Exports

    Fish, flowers, fruit and vegetables were tossed or fed to cows throughout Africa as a volcanic eruption in Iceland paralyzed flights to European markets. In Kenya, some 10 million flowers — mostly roses — were thrown away while asparagus, broccoli an...
  • Highlighting Black Achievers Produces More Black Achievers

    At this year's Women of Achievement Awards Breakfast, six African American women were honored by The Journal. The event was exciting and inspiring. It was special in more ways than one. The fact that it highlighted the women who lead some of the most powe...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    I have not yet been able to check this out, but I learned this from a source that has usually been reliable. I was told that the Lakers own four airplanes. They used all four to fly to Oklahoma City for their two games against the Thunder. Lakers Air One...
  • Profit Breaks School Record at ACCs

    Kiani Profit takes second in the heptathlon with 5,686 points Kiani Profit to compete in Saturday's 400 finals April 17, 2010 Clemson, S.C. - Kiani Profit broke a 25-year-old school record in the heptathlon this weekend, earning second place with 5,68...
  • Running Roses/John Muir Athlete Doing Well at a Division College

    Jalisa Williams, a John Muir High School athlete and graduate is doing well at Washington State University. Jalisa WilliamsClass: JuniorHometown: Pasadena, CaliforniaHigh School: John Muir HighHeight: 5-10Event: Hurdles WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2008-...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    LAKERS WILL TRY TO KEEP DURANT UNDER DURESS! Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is a student of history. He is applying what he learned many years ago to the Kevin Durant problem. Some years ago, Jackson was the coach of the Chicago Bulls, when Michael Jord...

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