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  • Death, The Great Equalizer

    Like many of you, I was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Michael Jackson ("MJ") and have spent a lot of time the last few days watching and reading media reports. I was impressed by the tributes from world leaders, other celebrities and his leg...
  • Two Altadena Schools Named Fitness Finalists

    Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, announced today that Altadena's Luther Burbank Elementary and Charles W. Eliot Middle are two of 92 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the Council's 2009 ...
  • Pasadena Museum of History Offers Free Admission to Local Residents

    On July 1, Pasadena Museum of History will inaugurate "Community Wednesdays," offering free admission each Wednesday through January 6, 2010 to the Family Stories exhibition for persons who live, work, or go to school in our community. Visitors should men...
  • Ask Deanna! Real People, Real Advice

    Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based subjects! Ask Deanna! can be heard every Sunday on KTYM AM 1460 at 3:00pm in Los Angeles, CA. Dear Deanna!After being married for 10 years I love my wife but I think I'm in ...
  • Secretary Sebelius Releases New Report on Health Disparities

    U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report on health disparities in America and will participate in a White House Health Care Stakeholder Discussion on the importance of reform that reduces disparities tha...
  • The Godfather’s Money

    The James Brown Estate Battle kept probate lawyers busy since the Godfather of Soul died early Christmas morning, 2006. Mr. Brown left behind at least 4 women he had married, along with 6 children through marriage and 3 others who may or may not have been...
  • Michael Jackson: Sins of the Father

    Michael Jackson was an incomparable artist with a tragic personal life. His inability to maintain healthy, romantic relationships, his self-mutilation through repeated cosmetic surgeries, his obsession with childhood ("I am Peter Pan!") and his inappropri...
  • Lee Statement On Voting Rights Ruling

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a central provision of Voting Rights Act: "By an overwhelming 8 to 1 majority the Supreme Court has rejected ...
  • “Fighting For Freedom in our community”

    In a letter to The Pasadena Journal, Harlan Redmond bewailed the lack of opportunity for Black youths in Pasadena ("Fighting For Freedom in our community," June 18, 2009). "We need to stand up against violence with love, opportunity and respect," he wrot...
  • Michael’s Shortcomings In No Way Equaled His Strengths

    (NNPA) - It was the mid-1970s. The nation was fresh off the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War was finally over and people began adjusting to a newly, fully integrated society. Blacks and Whites worked side by side, and women and minoriti...
  • Black Press of America Elects New Chairman: Danny Bakewell Aims to Harness the Power

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (NNPA) - Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell, the new chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers, says he aims to fortify the power of the Black Press of Ame...
  • You Won’t Believe It!

    Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. "But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules...
  • A Community Tribute to Reading and Art Celebrated Through Photography, Exhibition and Art-Making

    This summer, three institutions join their efforts to celebrate a love of reading and the visual aesthetics surrounding the very human act of reading the written word. Art Center College of Design will launch this endeavor with an exhibition of the photog...
  • Young Artist’s Concert

    The Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra is performing their Young Artist's Concert on June 28, at 7:30 pm at the First Church of The Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena. PSYCO was founded in 1983 to give local young musicians an outstandi...
  • THE GRADUATES: A FRESH START

    Altadena/Pasadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program The Altadena/Pasadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program held its third graduation on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Jackie Robinson Center. The Program was inspired by Councilmember Jacque Robinson's 20...
  • Quality of Life Center Bright Futures Scholars Honored at 2009 Graduation Celebration

    PUSD Bright Futures Scholars Graduation was a roaring success with a humanitarian twist. Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, Dean of Scholars, rose to a packed Pasadena Hilton Grand Ballroom and announced her decision to replace the promised luncheon menu and its trim...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    A TOUGH GUY FOR TOUGH TIMES! USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett's selection of Kevin O'Neill to be the new head basketball coach, came as a big surprise to me. I had lobbied and hoped that the job would go to local favorite Reggie Theus. I do know tha...
  • Grieving

    Death is the hard side of life. Losing someone we love causes us to experience a lot of emotions and to exhibit behaviors that come under the umbrella of grief. Grieving is a difficult, but normal response to loss. Consider this article: Whenever we f...
  • Join the Summer Reading Club This Year at the Pasadena Library

    Starting this month kids from toddlers to teens can join the popular Summer Reading Club at Central Library or any of the nine Pasadena Public Library branches. Summer Reading Club encourages students to read for pleasure and helps reluctant readers alon...
  • Summer Recreation Fun for Youth

    School's out for the summer! Wait, now what? Parents need not worry, there's plenty for their children to do this summer that promises to keep the kids safe, healthy and mentally fit. And most activities are free or low-cost!This year, city of Pasadena is...

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