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  • Kudos to Steven Lamb

    Kudos to Steven Lamb for his right-on letter. So many other issues get tacked on to Black Rights, diluting the urgency of unjust conditions. Racism is the most vital and challenging issue in our nation, and indeed, skin color privilege awareness is a gl...
  • Educating Young Minds Celebrated 16th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala and Programs . . .

    . . . And Pledged More Than $100,000 in College Scholarships and Laptops to EYM Senior-- Empowering our youth with the desire to succeed -- (l - r): Frank Robinson, Union Bank; Quentin Strode, Strode & Associates; Julius Robinson, U...
  • Pirates and 'Beauty and the Beast' to Take the Stage This Summer at CSUN

    Whether it's in the form of swashbuckling pirates or dancing plates, a beast and a wise Mrs. Potts, theater magic will be taking the stage this summer as California State University, Northridge presents the 57th season of its Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW)...
  • Funding Available to Primary Care Through Community Health Centers

    HHS Announces the Availability of $100 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding to Expand Access to Primary Care Through New Community Health Centers HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today the availability of $100 million from the Affordable ...
  • Save Room in Your Suitcase for Use Tax When Traveling Abroad

    Sacramento, CA – Sunscreen: check. Passport: check. Support for vital California public services: check. The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) reminds summer travelers that use tax may be due on items brought back from trips abroad. Use tax h...
  • Climate Change Can Change One’s Well-Being

    For most of the nearly 30 years since Dr. Nicole Brodie's asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to maintain an uninterrupted life, continuing to teach elementary school, coach a children's team, and remain active. She was partly abl...
  • Voting While Black in Mississippi

    Last week, African-American voters in Mississippi proved Blacks will vote for a Republican candidate – when doing so meets the time-honored tradition all American voters have always followed: they judge it to be in their self-interest. On June 24, Thad...
  • Ikea and the Gap Fill the Wage Gap

    President Obama would like the national minimum wage to rise to $10.10 an hour. By executive order, he has already raised the minimum wage for federal contractors. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has threatened to sue President Obama for his use of ex...
  • Marching Back to Mississippi

    Those of us in Mississippi last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in the way it did without the quiet and courageous leadership of Robert Moses and David Dennis. Bob, a Harlem-born son...
  • Right-Wing Gets it Wrong on Mississippi

    If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about Blacks not voting for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP runoff be...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Posthumously Received a Congressional Gold Medal . . .

    . . . as Nation Marked the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964     Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Cu...
  • How to Overcome Excuses

    Six Tips to Gain the Edge & Meet Your Goals Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt. "Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetim...
  • Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles: Deportation

    Deport the Children and Be Done With It A hearing Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee and a head-on attack to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and other Republicans are two most recent examp...
  • Common Sense Says Go Slow In Iraq

    The furious debate about Iraq is largely a debate about blame, not about solutions. The neo-conservatives who sold the invasion of Iraq on the basis of fables about weapons of mass destruction now want to blame Obama for "losing Iraq." Unrepentant, they ...
  • July Fourth and African Americans

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  • The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

    By Frederick Douglass - 1852 Frederick Douglass was invited by William Lloyd Garrison to address the citizens of Rochester on the Fourth of July celebration. The speech, delivered on July 5, is one of the most famous of his orations. Reprinted as a pamph...
  • Black Folk, the Flag and the Fourth

    The forefathers of this country were, essentially, a militia.  Our American flag was designed as an anti-imperialist symbol against Great Britain. The freedom of speech that we enjoy in this country was specifically designed in order that it be incum...
  • Blacks and the Revolutionary War

    Crispus Attucks, a Black man, the first to die in theAmerican Revolutionary War. African American participation was enormous during the events leading to American Independence, but these contributions are seldom mentioned in contemp...
  • Safety Urged During Fourth of July; All Fireworks Illegal in Pasadena

    The Pasadena Fire and Police Departments remind the public it is illegal to sell, use or possess fireworks in Pasadena. The City maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy for fireworks. Violators are subject to arrest; impound of vehicles; up to one year in jail ...
  • Message from Superintendent Jon Gundry

    Hi Pasadena Unified School District Subscriber, Dear PUSD Community, It is with mixed feelings that I inform you that I have been selected as the sole finalist to be the next Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. It has been an ...

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