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  • Women At Work Launches 35th Anniversary with Founder’s Challenge Grant

    Uma Shrivastava, president of the board of Women At Work, has announced a $50,000 challenge grant offered by two board members and an anonymous donor who wish to support the mission of Women At Work. "As we embark on our 35th year, it is truly exciting t...
  • Yes, You Can Make a Difference!

    Jill Waggonner, President of the California League of Women Voters Tells How Anyone fed up with how things are going and itching for action won't want to miss interacting with Jennifer Waggoner, president of the California League of Women Voters, March 7...
  • Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

    It's college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that could potentially gain your teen...
  • Rep. Schiff Announces First Annual Congressional Student STEM Challenge – Students To Build App

    Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the launch of the first annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the House Student App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The theme for the first...
  • “And The Award Goes To . . . ”

    I love movies, especially a good drama or "tear-jerker". Sometimes the most fascinating ones are those that are based on true stories. In my practice I have seen quite a bit of drama and tear-jerkers as a result of the lack of estate planning. Now that aw...
  • Five Steps to Take Toward Financial Independence in 2014

    Expert Offers Tips for a New Year Resolution that Sticks The New Year is a great time to make some positive changes in your financial life. While Americans are good at creating resolutions, we often find them difficult to keep. We resolve to lose weight,...
  • Slow to the Sign-Up?

    In a critical period of Obamacare outreach, will more black consumers take advantage of benefits available through the California healthcare exchange? When Andre Andrews signed on to the Covered California website on February 7, he was in the midst of co...
  • Three Keys to Building a Successful Alumni Relations Program

    Part One of a Two-Part Series Colleges and universities look to alumni for financial support. If you attended or graduated from college you likely receive fundraising solicitations from your alma mater. Some colleges excel at engaging their alumni and ...
  • The Unconquerable Power of Black History

    Kudos and gratitude to all of the dedicated community organizers who made the 2014 Pasadena Black History Month Parade & Festival another tremendous celebration! In annually honoring the richness of African-American heritage and culture, this series o...
  • Where is the Love?

    February is a very interesting month. Why? It's the shortest month of the year, but it is also noted for Valentine's Day [as well as] Black History Month. It has been around since 1926. Also embedded in the month of February are four powerful birthdays. P...
  • NAACP Statements on Michael Dunn Verdict . . .

    . . . There Are No Winners in this Case Various NAACP members make statements regarding the Michael Dunn case verdict. Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State NAACP: "The State of Florida has spoken and 47-year old Michael Dunn will have to an...
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the Michael Dunn Case and NAN Awards

    Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network: We are deeply disappointed by the verdict in the case of Michael Dunn. Though he was convicted for attempted murder and shooting into the car, the value of Jordan Davis' life was not addressed i...
  • Statement by the President on Minimum Wage

    In my State of the Union Address, I asked more businesses to do what they can to raise their employees' wages. Today, I applaud Gap, Inc. for announcing that they intend to raise wages for their employees beginning this year – a decision that will benef...
  • Women In Action 2014 - 2016 Officer Installation

    Officers (not in order) include: President - Mattie Betts, First Vice President - Kimiko Richardson, Second Vice President - Charlie Freeny, Recording Secretary – Leslie Allen, Corresponding Secretary - Gina Levias, Treasurer - Erica T...
  • George McKenna To Open Campaign Headquarters for School Board Race

    Saturday, March 1st in Leimert Park Los Angeles, CA – Esteemed educator and school administrator Dr. George McKenna, III, whose turnaround of South Los Angeles' Washington Prep High School led to an award-winning movie starring Denzel Washington, will ...
  • Organist Timothy Howard and Friends to Appear. . .

    . . . at Pasadena Presbyterian Church in Free Recital Pasadena, CA, February 24, 2014 — Organist Timothy Howard will play an eclectic recital of music from five centuries on Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Color...
  • Pasadena Unified Celebrates National Arts Education Month

    Visual and Performing Arts to be Showcased from Across the School District In celebration of National Arts Education Month in March, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be highlighting student creativity in the coming weeks. The festivities ...
  • Union Station Master Plan Project Update February 2014

    Recently, Metro initiated several long-needed projects at Union Station. The work includes repainting the exterior of Union Station and restoring the metal and woodwork throughout the station. We are also renovating the passageway, including removing non-...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    HISTORY DEMANDS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE NBA! The National Basketball Association is a highly respected, profitable organization. It employs star athletes and it pays them very well. In fact it pays them much more money than many of them had ever dreamed of...
  • Black History Month: Needed Now More Than Ever

    "There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering." ~ Lonnie Bunch, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ev...

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