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  • Not Fine With Them

    As Tens of Thousands of Black Californians Face IRS Penalties for Failing to Secure Health Insurance, a New Spotlight is Turned on Shortcomings in African-American Outreach. Ronail "Stretch" Shelton is about to be a little lighter in the pockets. A resi...
  • Verdict: Life Sentence

    "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Los Angeles Clippers team owner, Donald Sterling, has stirred the hearts of Americans far and wide.  Among the nine Pasadena Journal artic...
  • Three Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Home for Your Parent

    Expert Also Shares the Biggest Mistake You Can Make Seventy percent of people age 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to a 2014 study by CareScout, a division of Genworth Financial Services. "But that doesn't me...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Donald T. Sterling & Me The brouhaha that Donald T. Sterling has caused reminded me of my life as a youngster growing up in New York City. My mother and her four children, with the financial assistance of her younger sister, had moved there to live. ...
  • Union Station Homeless Services Goes Solar . . .

    . . . Non-Profit Agency to Install Panels at Shelter Sites Union Station Homeless Services' CEO Marvin M. Gross announced today that the non-profit agency will be installing solar photovoltaic systems on the roofs of four of its buildings, including at t...
  • Scholarship Luncheon and Salute to Mothers Fashion Show

    On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 26th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mothers Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. This event will award the 2014 Sc...
  • Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words . . .

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Pasadena Playhouse Presents The One Pearl and A Sphinx Production of Letters From ZoraInspired by the Works of Zora Neale HurstonBy Gabrielle Denise Pina Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Playhouse ...
  • Thank you, Donald Sterling

    April 29, 2014 Dear Mr. Sterling, Thank you for telling the truth. By dropping your guard and (allegedly) uttering those disgusting, infuriating, unabashedly bigoted remarks in that phone conversation with your girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, you validate...
  • No More Free Throws For Donald Sterling

    Basketball is an exciting international gameMillions of fans know the players by nameIt's bigger than the owners who write the checksThere's no tolerance for racism and disrespect In basketball proud men stand tallYes, in height but that's not allThe pla...
  • Blacks Must Make a Radical Change Now . . . or Else!

    Don't get it twisted because you see a few Blacks doing well, such as: Oprah Winfrey, Steve Harvey, a few athletes, actors, and entertainers — they are also on the White man's "Life Support Machine." And when he pulls the plug, they too will need resusc...
  • And Then It Was May

    For a very brief time last week I was under the impression I was all caught up. Don't you like the feeling that comes knowing you are up to date and everything is accomplished? I do, I just do not experience it enough. It was entirely my own fault. I was...
  • Mother’s Milk on Her Son’s Mustache

    There are many things that create havoc in the home of married couples. Often the in-laws are the culprits in the eyes of the offended spouse. Although parents instinctually want the best for their sons and/or daughters, a few become intrusive and overbea...
  • Problems Created by “The Right of Survivorship”

    In my practice I am confronted on a regular basis by a common problem – the use of joint tenancy deeds to create joint interests in real estate without a full understanding of the impact of joint tenancy. Joint tenancy, by legal definition, carries with...
  • Three New Tech Tools Used to Combat Child Trafficking

    Non-Profit Operation Underground Railroad Rescues Young Captives Non-profit organizations, law enforcement agencies worldwide and even private industries are increasingly researching and funding technological innovations to disrupt and stem the global ep...
  • Fundraising Reports: Clarity or Obfuscation?

    Fundraising reports can clearly communicate progress towards agreed upon goals and milestones. They can also take a lot of time to produce. They can be confusing. They can have too much detail, or too little. They can engage and energize. They can also ob...
  • The Seed Experiment

    A perennial favorite science project from preschool on up is the "seed experiment." That's when a child plants identical seeds in two pots. She places the first pot inside a dark cupboard and leaves it there, and she puts the second one in a sunny spot an...
  • Racist NBA Owner has Fouled Out

    New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to spend several days "investigating" the clearly racist remarks of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There's no need to waste a scintilla of another second on this foul-mouth bigot. Escort him to the closest exit a...
  • Mental Illness is Our Dirty Little Secret

    I'm tired, my sisterfriend says. I don't know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices. One is to tell her to get with her pastor and pray; the other is to tell her to get real with her illness. Running her to her pastor tak...
  • Rev. Al Shapton on the Supreme Court Decision

    "The Supreme Court decision upholding the state of Michigan's ban of using race as a factor in affirmative action is a devastating blow to the civil rights community. ...
  • NAACP Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    The NAACP released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action. In a recent 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan's Proposal 2 -- a 2006 ballot initiativ...

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