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  • Cancer Among Minorities with HIV/AIDS

    BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Racial and ethnic minorities in America have been hit harder than white Americans by the HIV/AIDS epidemic–they make up about one-third of the population but two-thirds of all cases. In 2009, Afric...
  • State Requesting Delinquent Tax Returns From Nonfilers

    SACRAMENTO – While most people are working on their 2011 state tax returns, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today announced that it is contacting more than 900,000 people who did not file a 2010 state income tax return. FTB finds nonfilers by using more ...
  • Message From Chief Phillip Sanchez - Multiple Shots Fired Calls. FYI Only.

    Last night, January 16, PPD investigated three different "shots fired calls" during an 80 minute timeframe. In each of the investigations the origin of the alleged shots could not be determined; however, fireworks may have been involved. Each incident h...
  • Local Area Girl Scout Cookie Booths Accept Credit Cards This Year

    No Dough, No Problem!Local Area Girl Scout Cookie Booths Accept Credit Cards This Year LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2011 – The official Girls Scout Cookie Season starts January 20 and ends March, 25, 2012. During this 100th anniversary year, the Girl Scout...
  • Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Hosts Rosemary Children's Services

    First Annual "All-In" Casino Night Fundraiser PASADENA, CA - On February 10, 2012, Rosemary Children's Services will host its First Annual "All-In" Casino Night Fundraiser at the historic Shakespeare Club in Pasadena, CA. This event promises to be an exc...
  • Inaugural Online Executive MBA Class Begins at Howard University

    Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- Howard University announces the start of the inaugural class for its new online degree - the online Executive MBA program. The inaugural class which includes executives and administrators started formal academic training ...
  • Educators Alarmed: Minority Teenagers Performing at Academic Levels of 30 Years Ago

    WASHINGTON—Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and white high school students continues to expand across the United States, with minority teenagers performing at academic levels equal to or lower than those of 30 yea...
  • NBC to Broadcast 43rd Annual ‘NAACP Image Awards . . .

    . . . in Live, Two-Hour Event on February 17 UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – NBC will broadcast the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, a live, two-hour special on Friday, February 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) that will showcase the best achievements and performances of people of colo...
  • The Legacy of The Tuskegee Airmen

    It is interesting to note that when the Tuskegee Airmen were doing what they did, they did not think that many people knew or cared about them. They were busy fighting in a war and trying to stay alive. An Executive Order from President Roosevelt was iss...
  • Schiff to Speak at Ceremony Renaming Pasadena Post Office for Tuskegee Airman Oliver Goodall

    On Saturday, January 14, 2012, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) will join postal workers, local officials and family and friends to officially rename the U.S. Post Office located at 281 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena at 9 a.m. as the "First Lieutenant Oliver G...
  • Cleaning Up the Federal Highway Administration

    The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is an affirmative action program that seeks to implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in regards to federally funded contracting programs for the US Department of Transportation. One of the m...
  • Remembering Fred Shuttlesworth: The Most Courageous Man in America

    "That Fred Shuttlesworth did not become a martyr was not for lack of trying . . . There was not a person in the civil rights movement who put himself in the position of being killed more often than Fred Shuttlesworth." This quote from Andrew Manis, author...
  • Ethics in Fundraising

    Imagine this: Your non-profit organization is short on funds. A former co-worker tells you she knows someone looking to give $25,000 to an organization like yours. She says, "I'll introduce you and facilitate the process if you give me 10 percent of whate...
  • 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...
  • Easing Student Loan Repayments

    College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates un...
  • Rekindling the Light of Peace

    The Pasadena Human Relations Commission extended me the high honor of giving the keynote speech at the Martin Luther King Week kickoff event, held in the Rotunda of Pasadena City Hall on Saturday, January 7. I would like to share the text of that speech w...
  • Historical Essays By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    From the Sermon:  "I've Been To The Mountaintop" (April 3, 1968) That's the question before you tonight. Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to my job?' 'Not, if I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to...
  • PUSD Open Enrollment Application

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that applications for the annual open enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year is being currently accepted online, through February 1, 2012. Open Enrollment is PUSD's voluntary school of choice...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A boy stopped at a pet shop every day to play with the dogs, and one day the owner said, "Why don't you earn some money and buy one?" "I will," he answered, and he returned a week later with $2.00. "That's not enough," said the man. "But take any dog yo...
  • Some Amazing Words for the New Year

    Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do. Topping the ...

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