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  • The Invisible Achievement Gap

    Across the country it's back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children, especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment by all teachers and ...
  • America Needs a Raise

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months – an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 1...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Serena is still the Queen of Tennis! It has been a tough year for Serena. In the past year, she had lost in Australia, then in France, and later in England. She is now 33 years old, and she started playing professional tennis at the age of 17. Maybe Moth...
  • American Association of University Women

    The September 20 branch meeting of the American Association of University Women will hear a report from Auriana Duffy, former vice president of cultural diversity for the Associated Students of Pasadena City College, on the National Conference for College...
  • Myth or Reality? Obamacare & Us

    On Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Seventh Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. During the Health Summit, Whitney Harrison with Young & Healthy ...
  • Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

    City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard today announced his decision not to seek re-election after serving nearly 16 years as the City's first, and (until now) only directly elected mayor in the City's history. Bogaard is sending a two-page letter to many of...
  • Monrovia California Honors Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth 100 Years — A Visionary

    Monrovia Historical Museum and Friends of Allensworth Celebrate Colonel Allen Allensworth Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth, was the chaplain 24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers, an educator and orator.  And the founder of the town of Allensworth. Monrovia...
  • Cleaning Up Messes, Parsonage Style

    Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just leave...
  • Toyota and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Taking Communities to Safe Place with "Buckle Up for Life"

    Program and its Visionary Celebrates Tenth AnniversaryBy Yvonne Coleman Bach, Special to the Black Press From l-r: Wil James (President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.), Dr. Victor Garcia (Founder of the "Buckle Up for Life"...
  • The Special Administrator

    At 61, Dan was known throughout his community as a successful, active and fun loving person. He was a veteran, a college grad and all around good guy who loved people and loved his job -- a small roofing business he'd started in his early 40s. He was in g...
  • Chronic Pain & Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives

    Physician Offers Four Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicod...
  • Five Things to Consider Before You Accept a Fundraising Position

    The possibility of a new position as a fund development or fundraising professional brings excitement and anticipation. A new position could mean the opportunity to "finally" put one's professional skills to use. Maybe with a new position there will be gr...
  • Driving While Black – and Poor

    St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic tickets. A "whit...
  • Rebuttal to Editorial on Tyron Hampton

    The Pasadena Journal editorial criticizing school board member Tyron Hampton [9/4/14] for requesting a paid assistant omitted some critical facts. Mr. Hampton asked PUSD to hire an assistant because he is dyslexic and requires assistance with reading scho...
  • Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on CVS Ending Tobacco Sales

    We applaud CVS Health for becoming tobacco-free and ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its 7,700 CVS/pharmacy locations. CVS accomplished their goal one month ahead of their deadline of October 1. We also commend CVS Health on the laun...
  • NAACP Applauds Dept. of Justice Decision to Investigate Ferguson Police Force

    Baltimore, MD – United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will launch a broad civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Divi...
  • Mayor's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Not A "Silver Bullet" For LA Economy

    Los Angeles, CA – "The Mayor's minimum wage proposal will be helpful to many people but it will also result in some people losing their jobs or seeing a cutback in the number of hours they work," said L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO, Gary Toebben....
  • Rep. Schiff Statement on Reported Beheading of Second American Journalist by ISIL

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to reports of the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL: "Reports o...
  • Ferguson: A Painful Reminder of Black Angst and Anger

    People call us loud and rightfully so. History teaches us that we must seize the opportunity to channel national attention toward the injustices we face. We are a loud people with voices that carry and at times we get caught in the emotion and don't demon...
  • Energy Workshop Offers Relief to Owners of Historic Homes

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena's historic homeowners can learn how to enjoy modern efficiency and comfort while protecting their home's character during "Energy Efficiency and Historic Homes," a special workshop sponsored by Pasadena Heritage from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

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