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  • Seeds From the Sower

    A golfer had lost his ball, and he turned to his caddie, shouting angrily, "Why didn't you watch where it went?" "Sir," said the boy, "it don't usually go anywhere, so it took me by surprise." How like a lot of church members! But the Bible tells us wh...
  • People are Talking About . . .

    BJASC continues its tradition of supporting promising journalist by awarding scholarships to nine college students. ...
  • PUSD Cuts Dropout Rate by Almost Five Percent

    Graduation Rate Rises to 79.4 Percent The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) released high school graduation and dropout rates for the 2008-09 school year, reporting an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropout rates for all ethnic sub...
  • Princesses for a Night: Local Teens Honored at 59th Annual L.A. Links Cotillion Ball!

    Though there is no official royalty in America, for one night, these girls and their escorts did look and act the part. After donating at least 75 hours volunteering, and attending personal and leadership development activities, seventeen graceful young l...
  • Smarter Holiday Shopping Tips to Help Use Your Credit Wisely

    Tis the season for more shopping. Each holiday season, people spend hundreds of dollars purchasing gifts for their loved ones. However, in the midst of the holiday rush, consumers often fail to stay abreast of their personal finances, and frequently fall ...
  • Have We Lost Our Way?

    Throughout the history of blacks in the U.S., safety has always been sought within the walls of the physical church. Most assuredly, it is a venue to feed us spiritually by providing a biblical perspective and direction. It was a gathering place to worshi...
  • The Christmasfication of Our Home

    Our home, like every other home this time of year, bears the decorations of the Christmas season. This is all thanks to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. My assigned role in the whole Christmas affair was to keep out of her way. And, out of her way,...
  • Giving is Good! – Part II

    My last article focused on charitable gifts of money. This article focuses on a type of charitable gift everyone is capable of making, regardless of the size of their estate. This type of gift is known as an anatomical gift – the giving of either your e...
  • SCE Provides a Holiday Shopping Gift Guide of Energy Efficient Products

    Southern California Edison (SCE) has a reminder for customers shopping for holiday gifts. Items that plug in have two costs: the cost to buy them, and the cost to run them. The more energy efficient an electronic device or appliance is, the less its owner...
  • Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays

    Keep moving, even if you don't feel like it. Depression is very common this time of year, and yoga, walking and other types of repetitive exercise that elevate the heart rate have been shown to counteract depression. Physical exertion stimulates our mo...
  • A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele Will Not Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

    Michael Steele had a choice: He could either run for re-election next month as chairman of the Republican National Committee or he could preempt a certain and decisive defeat by announcing in advance he will not seek a second term. Steele has chosen the ...
  • Did You See the November Unemployment Numbers?

    "Are These Great Days Or What?" Are you concerned in any way that the economic plight of Blacks in America remains such a low priority for the Barack Obama administration? The numbers tell a story that needs to be heard. According to U.S. Bureau of La...
  • The War to Save the Lives of Young Black Males

    There is a war to save the lives of young Black males. The teams are on one side of the rap industry which teaches them that they can be a thug, gangster or wannabe gangster and still rise to their potential. Also, on that side are families and institutio...
  • Samantha Dancer Seeks Donations For Expensive Medical Procedure

    Samantha Dancer, 20,who has sickle cell anemia, is known as being a rambunctious fun-loving young lady. But unlike most vibrant young adults she struggles with the debilitating symptoms often requiring an emergency room visit. As a graduate of Pasadena H...
  • Miramontes, Phelps and the Black Community

    A lot is happening in the world today on all fronts, both national and local. Nationally the President is still trying to teach the Republicans how to spell COALITION and, BIPARTISIAN. And he is having the same problem with the Tea Party and with his own...
  • Statement by the President on the Passing of Elizabeth Edwards

    Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Elizabeth Edwards. This afternoon I spoke to Cate Edwards and John Edwards, and offered our family's condolences. I came to know and admire Elizabeth over the course of the presidential camp...
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Hails the House Passage of the DREAM Act

    Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) joined the majority of her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting in support of the DREAM Act – bipartisan legislation that gives students who already reside in the United States and have grown...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Donald Sterling has been in a position that allowed him to take advantage of the fans addiction to basketball. There are a limited number of franchises available, and he has one. He bought the Clippers franchise while it was still in San Diego, and moved...
  • Fannie and Freddie Hold Evictions for the Holidays

    There are a few things as depressing as having your house taken away from you during the holiday season, so the people at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are issuing a moratorium on evicting people from foreclosed properties from Dec. 20 to Jan 3, 2011. The e...
  • “Ask George”

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time ...

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