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  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA AT LANGSTON UNIVERSITY Cheryl Miller has become the head coach of the Langston women's basketball team. This move signals the beginning of a new trend in athletics at HBCU's. I had been hoping that this would happen, and now it...
  • Altadena NAACP ACT-SO "The Olympics of the Mind" Goes to Las Vegas with Gold

    Talented young people from a wide variety of disciplines were recognized as local winners in the 2014 Altadena NAACP ACT-SO Awards Celebration held Sunday, April 27, 2014. The celebration draws interest from the local community and surrounding areas, San ...
  • Rose City Center Announces 10 Year Anniversary Gala Celebration to Benefit Those in Need of High Quality Psychotherapy

    Charity's Sixth Annual Fundraising Gala to be Held at Pasadena's Recently Re-Opened Twin Palms Restaurant Pasadena, March 16, 2014 – On Friday, May 16th the most generous hearts of Pasadena will come together to celebrate one decade of giving to help i...
  • Scholarship Awards for College Bound Scholars

    Beverly White On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 26th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mother's Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. ...
  • Victimizing Students

    Many students that graduated from PUSD high schools with better than passing grades in high school Algebra II and Pre-Calculus have been victimized. They were placed in remedial mathematics classes after taking the college mathematics placement exam. Afte...
  • Is Right Wrong or Wrong Right?

    There is a way which (that) seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (KJV, Proverbs 14:12 and 16:24) Ours is a society who's thoughts, beliefs and practices trend toward a kind of human emancipation, a kind of liberation which...
  • My Mother’s Day Card Quandary

    Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do ...
  • African American Men Find New Way to Give Back

    Part One of a Two-Part Series Readers of our column know we are supporters and promoters of women's philanthropy including women's foundations and giving circles. Mel likes to joke, "what about men's philanthropy?" Now we have an answer: the Ujima Legacy...
  • How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Profit with a Hands-Off Approach

    'Mechanical Rule of Distance' Lets You See Big Picture & Test Ideas, Says Business Development Strategist It's a common occurrence among the most talented people in the corporate world – highly skilled and qualified workers make the leap from value...
  • A Windfall for the “Deadbeat Dad”

    I have previously written articles concerning the laws of intestate succession – California's default plan for inheritance where one passes away without having made plans for distribution of real or personal property. An important factor which goes into...
  • Entrepreneurial Remedy for Continuing Foreclosure Crisis

    Experts Say Simple Strategy Can Help Families Keep Their Homes, Avert Proliferation of 'Zombie' Properties' Despite the recovering economy, home foreclosures have not abated – in fact, they surged in January. "There's a lot of distressed debt still be...
  • America Cannot Win With Racist Attitudes

    For the rest of his life Donald Sterling will be remembered for racist remarks even though they were made in private. Paula Deen and Cliven Bundy will also be remembered for their racist remarks, as will Don Imus. Imus made on air comments in 2007 about t...
  • Update on Mail Ballots for June Statewide Direct Primary

    The Last Day to Request a Vote by Mail Ballot is May 27 The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a Vote by Mail ballot by Tuesday, May 27 for the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Prim...
  • Pasadena Unified Graduation Rates Top State Average

    District Also Sees Fewer Dropouts than the Statewide Average with No Achievement Gap Among Major Subgroups Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students graduated at a higher rate than ever before according to graduation and dropout data released by t...
  • Assembly Education Committee Approves Holden’s Bill

    Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes was approved today in Assembly Education Committee on a vote of 4 to 0. AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment wo...
  • NAACP Statement – Resignation of Los Angeles President Jenkins

    NAACP Interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins. In his letter of resignation, Mr Jenkins stated, "Please be advised that the legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more ...
  • Experience a Car-Free Colorado Boulevard at Ride, Roll and Stroll 2014

    Pasadena, CA — Join us to experience a unique, car-free Colorado Boulevard like never before on May 17 during the Mayor's Ride, Roll and Stroll sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The Ride, Roll and Stroll caps a series of family fun events during Pasadena'...
  • Scott Phelps Elected Pasadena Unified Board of Education President

    Kim Kenne Elected Vice PresidentTyron Hampton Elected Clerk Pasadena, CA – The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) at its annual organizational meeting held Monday, May 5 voted to elect Scott Phelps as board president for ...
  • Update: Pasadena Lawn Mower Exchange Registration Still Open

    Southland Residents Can Save Some Cash With Annual Lawn Mower Exchange ProgramSCAQMD Expects to Exchange 4,000 Lawn Mowers This Spring Registration began April 16, but there is still time for Southland residents — including Pasadena residents — to re...
  • Hillsides Launches Facebook Sweepstakes

    Pasadena, CA - Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered charity that serves children and families throughout Los Angeles County, has launched a Facebook sweepstakes contest, "A New Day." The agency is asking people to submit a caption and/or photo illustrating...

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