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  • “Mudbound” is 2011 One City, One Story Selection

    The book selection for Pasadena's Ninth One City, One Story community reading celebration is Hillary Jordan's novel "Mudbound." Jordan's prize winning debut novel tells the story of two families and their struggles in post World War II Mississippi as the...
  • Hillsides Children’s Charity Announces Holiday Toy Drive

    Provides Pasadena Residents With Opportunity to Make a Difference Beginning Friday, December 3, Pasadena area residents can help brighten a child's holiday season by donating new, unwrapped gifts and toys at select local Starbucks. Hillsides, a Pasadena...
  • Property Taxes and Estate Planning

    Unlike residents of some other states, Californians are privileged to have several favorable rules regarding property taxes. The biggest advantage is Proposition 13 – the initiative passed by voters in 1978 to keep people from being priced out of their...
  • Techniques to Get You Burning and Building!

    How often do I get asked the following: "Lee Ann, what exercise do I do to lose this?" Then they point to their mid-section, thighs, butt or upper arm! Well, the answer to that question I usually formulate in two parts: First, there are specific exerc...
  • Sarah Palin’s Insulting Black History Lesson

    African-Americans do not need Sarah Palin to lecture us about black history. In her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, Palin -- who soared to prominence by demonizing President Obama, mischaracterizing civil rights leader...
  • Blacks Who Are Turning Things Around

    Ford Motor Company has had a successful business turnaround. The century-old corporation's rebound is a great American story in which Blacks played pivotal roles. The way Ford went from a $12.7 billion loss in 2006 to a $2 billion profit in three years ...
  • Excerpts from President Obama's Statement After Meeting With Bipartisan Leadership

    [Room 430, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 11/30/10, 12:50 P.M. EST] THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. By the way, for those of you who are curious, we're using this room because we've got about a hundred volunteers decorating the White House. S...
  • “Miss Ruthie Speaks” Book

    I have just finished reading Miss Ruthie Speaks. This little book is complied of the columns that my wife, Ruthie, has written this year for The Journal. She is a wise woman who over the twenty plus years we have published The Journal has written maybe tw...
  • Statement by the President on House Passage of the Claims Settlement Act of 2010

    I am pleased that today, the House has joined the Senate in passing the Claims Settlement Act of 2010. This important legislation will fund the agreements reached in the Pigford II lawsuit, brought by African American farmers, and the Cobell lawsuit, br...
  • NAACP Congratulates Kamala Harris

    California Elects First Female and African American Attorney General The NAACP congratulates Kamala Harris, newly elected and first female and African American Attorney General of California. Harris was elected "Top Cop" of California after her opponent...
  • 2010 Homecoming Court

    The debonair escorts of John Muir High School and Her Majesty, the Queen, celebrate the Mustang Varsity Football Team's victory against the Pasadena High School's Bulldogs in the 63rd Annual Turkey Tussle.The Mustangs demolished the Bulldogs...
  • Winning Ways to Sharpen Your Career Search in a Challenging Economy

    (ARA) - Five unemployed people are competing for every job opening in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. At the beginning of the recession in December 2007, there were less than two people vying for each vacancy. With more candidates...
  • Employers Helping Colleges Ensure Grads Have Needed Job Skills

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...
  • 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. ...

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