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  • One Community Convenes a One Day Conference

    The Pasadena-based organization has assembled a stellar group of the Green Economy's business owners, advocates, consultants, government officials and executives to speak at its free highly anticipated conference. One Community, A Grassroots Think Tank...
  • “The History of Halloween”

    Halloween, a celebration which takes place on the night of October 31, is a day for children to wear costumes and go trick-or-treating. Halloween has a variety of customs and rituals that carry both positive and negative attributes.  Many myths that surr...
  • Halloween! The Devil’s Holiday!

    "Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger." (2 Chro...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    USC football coach Pete Carroll finally discovered that Allen Bradford is on his team. Bradford just happens to be the most terrifying college running back that I have seen in many years. I could not understand why he had not received more playing time. F...
  • Turner’s Two Cents

    After getting beaten bloody by her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, I had hoped that Rihanna would return to the music scene with a message of courage and hope that would help strengthen the young women who admire her.  Instead, Rihanna has come back with the ...
  • YWCA HONORS COMMUNITY LEADER MARGE WYATT

    YWCA HONORS COMMUNITY LEADER MARGE WYATT On October 19, more than 500 Pasadena community leaders gathered at the Hilton Pasadena Monday morning for the seventh YWCA Women for Racial Justice Breakfast. Marge Wyatt, a leader in Pasadena's efforts to ...
  • Journal 20th Anniversary Dinner

    Click here to download  Ticket Order Form Click the image below for a larger, printable view ...
  • Full Body Burial at Sea

    If you are like me and you hear about burial at sea, you think of burial of a person's ashes after they have been cremated. That is the most common type of burial at sea, but it is not the only type. Full body burial at sea is also an option. I remember ...
  • “Medi” What?

    As an estate planning attorney, I am sometimes asked to assist an elderly person meet his or her health care needs through public benefits. The rules and regulations regarding public benefits are very complicated and are forever changing. Therefore, I alw...
  • Valerie Jarrett Comes to Pasadena

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  • My Poor Poor Health

    Is there anybody else besides me growing weary of hearing folks complaining about their health? God help me, I believe it would be different - at least for me - if there wasn't anything most folks could do or could have done to avoid being in a position t...
  • I Took…!

    "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18) I took a moment to pray... Just like David did that day... "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mout...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Even as this piece is being written, the Angels are locked into an all-out struggle against the powerful Yankees. The Yankees have spent enough money to have an all-star at every position on the team. They lead this series by a 2-1, but they are not comfo...
  • Documenting Limbaugh’s Racist Comments

    Supporters of Rush Limbaugh, including Fox commentator Juan Williams and Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, have targeted two undocumented quotes attributed to Limbaugh to prove, in Rice's words, the "phony charge of raci...
  • CELEBRATING THE JOURNAL

    Blues, Gospel and Jazz have been called the original American forms of music. All of these musical genres arose from the misery of the experience of African Americans expressing the pain of slavery and mistreatment throughout the...
  • AKA Celebrates Second Annual Pasadena Area Health Resource Fair

    Pasadena - The Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. co-sponsored its Second Annual Health Resource Fair on Saturday, October 10th at the Jackie Robinson Community Center. During the event titled, "Taking Control of Your Health Des...
  • Living with Mama

    Many parents have an adult child living with them. Sometimes it is for the benefit of the parents -- a child can be a wonderful caregiver and provide much needed financial assistance. Oftentimes, however, the adult child is living with the parent because ...
  • Musical Talent Retha Robinson to Perform at Journal 20th Anniversary Celebration

    When Retha Robinson was a teenager, her parents bought a piano for the family. Retha's love of music was so prevalent, they put it in her room. Retha Robinson is a quiet spirit who is secure in her own talent. Her musical talent speaks volumes even though...
  • Seven Princesses Begin Their Reign as the 2010 Royal Court for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

    Month-Long Tryout Process Began with More than 1,100 Pasadena-area Young Ladies PASADENA, CA. (October 12, 2009) - The seven members of the 2010 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 26 finalists. A...
  • Where Are They Now?

    Above are students from Edison Elementary who participated in the "Why I Think I'm Special" essay contest in June of 2005. Pictured are 6th Graders, from l-r: Omar Cortes, Ryane Tayler Harper, Principal Mr. Thomas Washington, Courtney Lewis, Latasha Jon...

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