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  • Maya Angelou Opened Her Life to Open Our Eyes

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – The day before she died, Maya Angelou telephoned Ebony magazine headquarters in Chicago to tell new editor-in-chief Mitzi Miller that she was proud of her. They barely knew each other. Miller knew Angelou mostly through her wri...
  • Maya Angelou: A Freedom Fighter with a Pen

    Millions of people throughout the world continue to pause, to remember, to celebrate and to recommit to the living spirit and legacy of Maya Angelou. She was one of the most transformative global leaders and visionaries of our time. Maya Angelou was a pen...
  • A Personal Tribute to Maya Angelou

    The news of Maya Angelou's death brought a very poignant memory back to my college days, when I was eight hours away from home, and felt very much alone. When my scholarship letter arrived in the mail, I was filled with pride and excitement. I was finall...
  • Remembering Maya Angelou

    Many people will remember Maya Angelou for her phenomenal career. She was a true renaissance woman – an author, teacher, dancer, performer, radio personality and a producer. I will remember her a sister friend, a wise "auntie" who didn't mind pulling yo...
  • Maya Angelou: The Definition of a Phenomenal Woman

    (CNN) Editor's Note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee. She is a nationally syndicated columnist, an adjunct professor at Georgeto...
  • Free Concerts in the Park Series

    Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. from June 24 to September 2, the Pasadena Senior Center presents free concerts at the Memorial Park band shell. The one-hour concerts are free and open to people of all ages. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ s...
  • Your Chance to Pay Tribute to Your Graduate . . .

    It's time for The Pasadena Journal to help celebrate our Pasadena area graduates! If you'd like your graduate featured in The Journal's Graduate Issue, send a photo of graduate by June 9th. See the ad below for more details . . . ...
  • Public Meeting on Rose Bowl Music Festival Draft Enviromental Impact Report

    The public is invited to attend scoping meetings (either June 12 or June 14, 2014) to provide comments regarding a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is being prepared for the proposed Rose Bowl Music Festival. The public is welcome to attend an...
  • African-Americans and the Gay Rights Struggle

    "The New Black," an award-winning documentary, focuses on the complex views and emotions some African-Americans hold regarding gay rights. "Gay is not the new Black," said Director Yoruba Richen. "The new Blacks are the young activists pushing these conve...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    TIM v. LEBRON AGAIN! Sports Fans all over the world are waiting for the rematch between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. They played for the NBA Championship last year, and the Heat rallied to win in a last few seconds. Having victory snatched a...
  • The War on Common Sense

    Listening to news programs, particularly the yakity-yak-my-view-is-the-only-right-view programs you might come away with the idea that there is a war on everything. The list goes something like this, the war on: Women . . . Poverty . . . Drugs . . . Terr...
  • “Secrets that Should be Told”

    One of the primary reasons that living trusts are favored is that, unlike a will, they are not subject to public inspection. A will becomes a public document when it goes through probate. On the other hand, a living trust is not subject to probate and thu...
  • The Best Investment a Small Business Owner Can Make

    Our company culture has always been health-conscious – maybe because I've developed so many natural health marketing plans over the years. I've found that when you make healthy choices easily available and make them fun, people get interested. So our o...
  • Five Keys to Developing Personal Power

    Working on Emotional Intelligence Skills Can Open the Door to Achievement Personal power is a core leadership competency that everyone needs to develop before they can lead others. It has to do with being able to lead yourself. "Personal power is the ab...
  • The Important Role of a Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Nonprofit organizations often secure the services of fundraising-related consultants and contractors to support operations and growth. Services may be needed to supplement the expertise of current staff, to add specific skill set for a limited amount of t...
  • Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman . . .

      See the articles on the cover page below as well as the following articles, many of which are personal accounts of and tributes to this phenomenal woman: Maya Angelou Maya Angelou:  The Definition of a Phenomenal Woman A Personal Tribu...
  • Maya Angelou Dies at 86 Years Old

      Award-winning author, poet and activist,Dr. Maya Angelou, has reportedly died at age 86. Angelou died at her Winston-Salem home lastWednesday, May 28, 2014.                 &nbs...
  • Statement by Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network on the Passing of Maya Angelou

    "Maya Angelou was the quintessential renaissance woman of the 20th century art and human rights movements. Not only was she a literary icon, she was one of the few that turned her words into action. Although she participated in civil rights rallies, she ...
  • Barbara Lee Issues Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou

    "I am deeply saddened by the passing of a phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. Her vast body of work which spans over six decades as a dancer, actress, author, and activist has stood the test of time. As a leader in the civil rights movement, a poet ...
  • Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Passing of Maya Angelou

    "Maya Angelou was not just a phenomenal writer and artist – she was a teacher and mentor whose words will live on for generations. She once wrote, 'When you learn, teach, when you get, give.' Dr. Angelou certainly lived by that wisdom throughout her ama...

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