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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Showcases Progress

    (Special for NNPA Wire Service) - On the anniversary of the historic actions of Rosa Parks on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation showcased the progress of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on ...
  • Resolve To Be Financially Fit In The New Year

    (StatePoint) The New Year is a time for resolutions, reflection and planning, especially regarding your financial health. Staying financially fit in tough times can feel like a grueling workout. But like exercise, the benefits of financial fitness are cl...
  • Simple Ways To Save On Home Electricity Bills

    (StatePoint) We all know we need to conserve energy, cut fuel bills, and reduce our carbon footprint, but sometimes it seems that doing good can cost you a bundle -- especially when it comes to environmentally-friendly home improvements. Going green does...
  • Make Your Home More Comfortable For All Ages

    (StatePoint) More and more people are choosing to live in the same house through many stages of life: newlyweds, parenting, empty nesting and retirement. With this in mind, a growing movement called universal design is helping Americans make their homes f...
  • How To Get Your Kids To Enjoy Learning

    (StatePoint) Children are naturally wired to soak up their environment, ask questions and learn as much as they can. However, they don't always enjoy formal learning at school, something that increasingly is concerning parents. Many parents these days wo...
  • Weathering The Winter Season: Educational Indoor Fun

    (ARA) - Shorter days and colder weather not only herald the approach of the holidays, but the months when kids spend more time indoors, whether at school or home. While the rush of shopping, cooking and entertaining visitors may seem like a never-ending t...
  • Make Your Holidays Brighter By Tackling Seasonal Stress

    (ARA) - When the holiday hubbub hits your family, it can hit hard. The stress of organizing a family gathering, dealing with mall crowds while shopping for gifts and trying to keep your budget balanced can make it challenging to enjoy the holiday season. ...
  • Eight Tax Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

    (ARA) - When all the holiday dust settles, tax time begins for millions of Americans. Regardless of when you file, follow these tips to make preparing your 2010 taxes easier.1. Good record keeping cuts down time spent doing your taxes and may be required ...
  • PUSD to Close Burbank, Loma Alta Elementary Schools in 2011-12

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted to close Burbank Elementary and Loma Alta Elementary Schools. The action concluded a consolidation process that lasted nearly three months and included the appointment of a community-bas...
  • Rosemary Children’s Services Second Annual “Bubbles, Baubles, and Bling” Fundraiser: Shopping for a Cause

    On November 11, 2010, dozens of Rosemary Children's Services' Board of Directors, supporters, and jewelry enthusiasts gathered at the jewelry shop of Maria De La Luz in Pasadena to shop for a cause. Maria De La Luz, a graduate of the Gemological Institute...
  • “Dancing with the Links” Holiday Benefit

    The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Inc. in partnership with the Pasadena-Altadena Community Endowment Fund presents, Dancing with the Links— an afternoon of fun, food and entertainment, Sunday, December 5, 12:00 p.m., at the Masonic Temple loca...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Michael Vick is back and he is better than ever. He was always a sensational athlete, and he. Provided lots of thrills. However, prior to his incarceration, when he was playing for Atlanta, his heroics often failed to lead to victories. He was more likely...
  • Over Stuffed and No One to Blame

    I am sitting in my overstuffed chair and if I never get up it will be a day too soon. Even if I did, I do not know what I would do. Right now, breathing is zapping me of any energy I have left. It is so bad I have to coordinate thinking between breathing....
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Every time he went for a sail in his yacht, Joseph Dollar threw a bottle containing his business card and a fifty-dollar bill into the sea. He kept this up for many years, but he never received any thanks for his gifts. All along your journey on the sea...
  • Myths Concerning the Revocable Living Trust

    Based on my conversations with various individuals, it appears that there are some common misconceptions about what a revocable living trust can and can not do. I'd like to take a moment to explore three of the most common myths that give rise to these mi...
  • The Gift of a Memory

    To say that the holidays are difficult times for those who have lost a loved one is an understatement. During this season of joy and happiness, the bereaved don't feel so joyful and happy. Adjusting to your beloved not being around takes work to push as...
  • African-Americans Twice as Likely as Whites to Go Hungry

    Twenty-five percent of African-American households suffered from food insecurity in 2009—compared to 11 percent of white households—according to the most recent data on hunger released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food insecure ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving or Bust!

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because its spiritual essence is so deep and profound. I love the concepts of brotherhood, solidarity and unity that it invokes, not to mention gratitude! All that is most dear to us - family, community, and friendship...
  • Politics and the Economy

    African Americans play major roles in running America's governments. But, many among the nation's Black American population, holding "good government jobs", likely will be negatively impacted by the Republicans coming to Congress. In November American ...
  • Hunger in a Season of Plenty

    "It's dinner time in America. But for 1 in 4 children, you'd never know it." The ad with the simple image of an empty plate is meant to catch your eye — especially if you came across it in the November issue of a favorite magazine, tucked among the tips...

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