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  • “It’s Time for a Check-Up”

    It's tax time! This is the time of year that many of us take stock of our finances. While you are gathering your records and reviewing your finances, it is a good time to review your estate plan. Here are a few questions you can answer to complete your es...
  • Don’t be Semi-Interested in Your Colon

    American Cancer Society Encourages Everyone 50 and Older to Get Tested for Colon Cancer This March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging men and women 50 and older to make getting tested for colorectal cancer a priority. Colorectal cancer (commonl...
  • Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is in many ways unlike other cancers. It strikes women in midlife when they are often taking care of families. Cervical cancer is also one of the few types of cancers that is caused by a virus. Fortunately, cervical cancer is one of the m...
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity

    When First Lady Michelle Obama decided to launch the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity, she brought much needed attention to a crisis facing millions of children. It's a special concern for children of color because new research shows Blac...
  • Health Care Finally Passes: What Will it Mean for Black People?

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It finally passed. The health care bill for which President Barack Obama has vehemently fought almost since Day One at the White House has finally passed both houses of Congress and is now headed to the White House for his signature....
  • March Madness on Capitol Hill

    March Madness, the frantic round of tournament showdowns to determine which team will emerge as the top college basketball unit in the nation, has nothing on the Capitol Hill Madness that occurred over the weekend. Outside the domed deliberations over he...
  • Re: Pasadena Police Chief Selection

    I strongly support Commander Rick Law to be the new Chief of Police for the city of Pasadena. ...
  • Re: Education Without Representation

    I recently read your Education Without Representation article [3/11/10] and was deeply disturbed by it. As an African American teacher working for the district I have seen firsthand how teachers are working overtime every day to try to close th...
  • Re: Tiger Takes the High Road

    Kudos to Cameron Turner for THE best, single most intelligent article about the Tiger Woods 'scandal' published anywhere. [Journal 2/25/10]  A "tawdry, overblown mess" it is indeed, and ...
  • Veteran Actor, Bill Cobbs to joinWomen of Achievement Breakfast

    Bill Cobbs seen here with Journal Publisher, Ruthie Hopkins, and consultant Dr. Gerda Govine will join in the tribute to African American Women of Achievement on April 24, 2010 at the Brookside Golf Club. This year's honorees are the Presidents of Women'...
  • African American Quilters Preserving the Quilting Tradition

    They call themselves "Quilters". In reality, they are artists who create beautiful works of art out of left over scraps of materials. Twenty-three African American women gather once a month in Altadena to share their love of and maintain the tradition of ...
  • Violent Times on College Campuses: A Time And Season?

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a ...
  • As A Man Eats, So Is He

    One of my opening statements when doing Godly Fitness presentations, which by the way are free to churches and most other Non-profits is "The root cause of being overweight and out of shape has nothing to do with food or lack of exercise". ...
  • “Keeping What is Yours”

    There are many married couples today who entered marriage with assets that were their separate property but did not create a premarital agreement. There are also spouses who received property during the marriage by gift or inheritance which is by law thei...
  • Smart Marketing for Small Business

    Small business owners are using more targeted methods to promote business while streamlining costs. Even when sales are slow, industries face uncertainty and financial markets are volatile, the most successful entrepreneurs understand it's critical to kee...
  • Dear African American Parents & Students: Scholarships are Available!

    Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does - and to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Ame...
  • State Assembly Honors Legendary African Americans

    On February 25th, The California Legislative Black Caucus celebrated Black History Month with a program entitled "Celebrating California's History, Heritage & Legends." Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, representing the 44th Assembly District, was i...
  • Pasadena Police Chief Advisory Panelists Named

    During three public forums in November 2009, City Manager Michael J. Beck outlined the selection process for the police chief, including the creation of an interview panel that would be made up of representatives from the community, the Pasadena Police De...
  • Family Community Festival to Feature Education About Census Forms

    Calling the 2010 federal Census "a vital snapshot of the social, economic and political pulse of our community," Celestine Walker-McFearn, a spokesperson for NATHA, along with a broad coalition of civic, religious, neighborhood groups, and the Census 2010...
  • Gwen McMullins

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Gwen McMullins showed up for her interview at The Journal with a Census 2010 button on. She had just come from a census rally designed to get citizens to participate in the 2010 Census. It was testimony to her busy schedul...

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