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  • Byron Miller ... Musician, Music Director, Producer Pasadena Jazz Fest

    A long respected sideman in R&B circles, Byron Miller's style has been a bluesy, lead guitar sound, formed by all his influences from jazz and blues to the music he heard in church. Miller has played with such acclaimed artists as Carlos Santana, the ...
  • First Black Labor Union

    85th Anniversary of the Founding of America's First Black Labor Union Charlottesville, VA (BlackNews.com) -- On August 25th, 1925 the trajectory of African American and American history was changed forever. On that date, a group of Pullman porters forme...
  • Black Shopping Channel Announces Deal Memo with Time-Warner for Television to Begin Airing on September 19, 2010

    President & CEO, Cleveland Gary today made public the announcement of Black Shopping Channel airing on Time Warner Cable on September 19, 2010 on Channel 376. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Black Shopping Channel (BSC) provides small business owners ...
  • Mummies of the World Exhibition

    Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity. The collection includes ancient mummies...
  • Helping Kids Get Organized For School

    (StatePoint) Keeping track of schoolwork and extra-curricular activities can be tough on kids and parents alike. While most kids will happily coordinate school outfits, few will be as conscientious in organizing homework and supplies. "Organization is c...
  • Schools Fail Black Boys

    New York – "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education" reveals that the overall 2007/8 graduation rate for Black males in the U.S. was only 47 percent. The report shows that out of 50 states, half have graduation rat...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    In response to a question as to why he runs his own picture in local advertisements, Clippers owner Donald H. Sterling said, "I like the way I look." Why? It makes me wonder if he owns a mirror. My own guess is that he realizes that he is extremely unpopu...
  • Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

    The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley in partnership with the City of Monrovia is hosting the 20th Annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 16, 2010. Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering that matches local residents with co...
  • YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley’ Empowers Young Girls with Funds from the Tournament of Roses

    Earlier this year the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley received a generous grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation to help fund their 2010 Summer Girls' Empowerment Camp. Tamika Farr, YWCA Executive Director, and Ayana Rose, YWCA Program Director atte...
  • On Race in America: What Will You Call Yourself?

    Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility, young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent...
  • The Fear Of Being Fit

    This writing revisits an earlier subject and content that I am reminded of as a result of work done with a recent client (Wendy D. - You reconfirm my faith and trust in the Godly Fitness Process). You see Ms. Wendy shares the platform with a few others w...
  • MetLife Helps Consumers Get the Straight Story on Life Insurance

    Ten Simple Tips Everyone Should Know To Get the Right Amount of Protection for Their Families MetLife recently announced a new life insurance needs assessment tool and simple tips that mark the beginning of a major initiative to change the way Americans...
  • Back to School: How To Help Your Kids Avoid These Common Pitfalls

    As summer begins to wind down, and the first day of school beckons in the near future, parents are purchasing clothes, notebooks and backpacks for the new school year. But there are other important ways to prepare your child to return to school. "There ...
  • Six “Fast Food Jungle” Survival Strategies

    Have you gone out to eat at least once this week? Well, it turns out you are not alone, because according to the National Restaurant Association, "almost 60 percent of Americans eat out for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 25 percent eat lunch out...
  • Monuments to Me

    Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters are icons in Black American politics. The buzz among Black should be about how each of their character is being called into question by a House Ethics Committee. With accusations each used their office for personal gain;...
  • Changing the Status Quo in Our Schools

    In late July, both President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to the National Urban League's Centennial Conference about what the President called "an issue that I believe will largely determine not only African American success, but the...
  • Racist Balk, But Money Talks

    Crime is down in Grand Isle, Louisiana, but residents of that small, predominately white fishing town still feel threatened. The presence of nearly 1,000 Gulf oil spill cleanup workers – many of them black and latino – has so unnerved and angered tow...
  • Senate Approves Portantino’s Rape Kit Testing Bill – AB 558

    Measure Calls for Accountability in Processing Rape Kits and Protecting Victims Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill to ensure that rape kits are analyzed and tested in a timely manner has passed the Senate with overwhelming, bi-partisan support. "I...
  • Pasadena Police Officer Receives State Recognition for Work with the Mentally Ill

    Pasadena Police Officer Victor Cass was recently named the recipient of NAMI California's 2010 Criminal Justice Professional Award. Officer Cass will receive the honor at NAMI California's Annual Conference on Saturday, August 28, at the San Francisco Air...
  • Portantino’S Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Bill Update

    AB 52 Moves the Program to the University of California Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) legislation to update the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection program was approved by the Senate Health Committee late Wednesday....

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