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  • When Black Men Ruled the World

    Throughout history wars have erupted in societies great and small, and from Stone Age conflicts to the great battles of the 20th century, wars have been etched into the memory of mankind. It should come as no surprise, then, that many wars have been fough...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks . . .

    My sister, Rosie Jean Marshall, passed away this month. Rosie and I were "sisters" from the time we were little girls, after she came to live with me. Though I spent less time with her as we grew older, I will miss her dearly. I attended her memorial se...
  • Evelyn A. Bomar To Be Honored

    Evelyn A. Bomar will be honored with a Certificate of Recognition by Senator Carol Liu's office for over thirty years of sevice to the Pasadena church community as former First Lady and widow of the late Bishop Onan Bomar of Lighthouse Full Gospel Church....
  • Seeds from the Sower

    He's a fellow that's going far – always one step ahead of his creditors. One day the doctor said to him, "I'm sorry to tell you, but you have a contagious disease – scarlet fever." "Great," he answered. "Now I have something to give my creditors." ...
  • Five Smart Questions to Ask At Tax Time

    Last year, individuals who qualified for tax refunds got an average of $2,887, up 8 percent from the previous year. While there's no guarantee that you will receive a refund, there are steps you can take at this time of year that could not only potentiall...
  • Collecting the Small Estate

    When someone passes away with a bank account that stands solely in his or her name without a beneficiary designation, the bank will likely "lock" the account upon learning of the death of the account holder. Only upon presentation of proper legal paperwor...
  • Save the Date . . .

    . . . Saturday, April 2, 2011 Pasadena Journal Annual Women of Achievement Breakfast Honoring Women in Ministry and Women in Medicine. For tickets and further information, contact the Journal Offices, 626-798-3972....
  • Social Security Tackles Heart Diseases

    February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in the United States, it also is a major cause of disability. Social Security is dedicated to helping people with heart conditions throughout the year, but w...
  • Yoga for Teens

    Recently I have had the privilege to conduct a series of yoga classes for young women, ages 15 to 17, who are residents of a local foster care group home. For years, I have had the idea in the back of my mind that, as a divorced, African American woman w...
  • Life Lessons In Bronze

    The magnificent sculptures of trailblazing athletes Jackie Robinson and Mack Robinson across the street from City Hall in Pasadena, California are breathtaking reminders that that African-American history is American history. The massive metal effigies a...
  • Thousands March Against Resegregation in North Carolina

    Thousands of people from around the country gathered in North Carolina Saturday to say "no" to attempts to re-segregate schools in the state's largest county. The Wake County school board is now run by new Tea Party-backed school board members who have a...
  • Black Newspapers: A History Of Making The Invisible, Visible

    "We wish to plead our own cause; too long others have spoken for us." – Freedom's Journal Often unobserved in contemporary American culture, the Black Press is an institution in the history and momentum of Black culture, economics and politics. For ove...
  • Save Ex-Inmate Programs

    One of the first places state and federal governments look to make cutbacks in an attempt to balance their ballooning budgets is in the penal system. As a result, ex-offender re-entry programs that help rehabilitate those who are at risk for returning to ...
  • Schiff Seeks Dedication of Altadena Post Office to First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall

    Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Postal Service office located at 2271 Lake Avenue in Altadena as the "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office," in honor of the more than 50 years of service that Oliver Gooda...
  • White Supremacist Gang Members Arrested for Smuggling Heroin Secreted in the Glue Strips of Envelopes into Susanville State Prison

    Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today the arrests of five members of a white supremacist gang based in Yuba County. The gang members were arrested on charges of smuggling heroin into Susanville State Prison in the glue strips of letters mailed...
  • Write Your Own Black History

    One of the few things I regret that I never did in my life was spend more time quizzing my grandmothers about the family history on my mother's and father's side. My father's mother, who we called Big Mama, lived to be 98 years old and I spent a lot of t...
  • New Year, New School? Virtual Schools Ease Transition

    (ARA) - Roughly 2 million American families with children move every year - and their children switch schools - according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Most families move over the summer, so their kids can start new schools in the fall. But other families ma...
  • Ten Tips for Dressing For the Job Interview

    (ARA) - In today's highly competitive job market, it is imperative for candidates to be fully prepared for an interview. This includes choosing the appropriate interview attire. The idea is to project an image to a future employer that conveys a responsib...
  • Is Your Home Renovation Project Really Worth Doing?

    (ARA) - Maybe you've watched one too many home improvement shows. Perhaps you're still stinging from that holiday guest's comment about how your kitchen countertop has seen better days. Or maybe you're just really tired of the same old, same old every day...
  • The Tax Skinny On This Year's Fatter Paychecks

    (ARA) - Wondering where that small increase in your paychecks came from? Take a closer look at your pay stub and you'll see that your Social Security taxes are two percent lower this year. The employee and self-employed portion of the FICA-OASDI Social Se...

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