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  • Twenty Years of Beating the Odds

    How does a child endure unspeakable hardship and still manage to succeed? What does it mean to save rather than give up on a child? When you read the stories of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF)'s Beat the Odds® award recipients, you'll find the answers....
  • Schiff Condemns WikiLeaks’ Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive, Classified Documents

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the recent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive State Department documents by WikiLeaks: "I deplore the potentially treasonous disclosure of classified and sensitive national securit...
  • Statement by President Obama on the 55th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Fifty-five years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus – an act that challenged the moral conscience of an entire nation. The Montgomery Bus Boycott marked a turning point in American history – the moment where we began the march towar...
  • New Report: California Needs Congress to Act Now on Unemployment Insurance

    1,013,384 ResidentsStand To Lose Support; 89,399 Jobs At Stake Failure by Congress to act on extending unemployment benefits will have stark consequences for California residents, according to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Adviser...
  • Get on Board the Education Train

    There is a Black President of the United States named Barack Obama. California has a new Black Attorney General named Kamala Harris. Both of these people have great educations which include law degrees. Neither was born with a silver spoon in their mouths...
  • Advertisers Congratulate The Journal for 21 Years of Publishing!

    The idea stemmed from a newsletter called "Hoppies Journal" which was printed in the summer of the year Joe Hopkins' father - Albert "Hoppie" Hopkins - passed away, in 1989. We were encouraged by an old friend, Ernest Eskridge, to make it into a newspaper...
  • PUSD News This Week

    PUSD's Annual Open Enrollment for 2011-2012 academic year begins with priority enrollment for siblings and signature programs from December 13 – 23, 2010. General open enrollment is available from January 24 to February 11. Students from closed schoo...
  • Employment Training Panel Approves Nearly $7.5M to Train California Workers

    SACRAMENTO – The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's Employment Training Panel (ETP) approved nearly $7.5M in job training projects at its meeting today to upgrade the skills of California workers in industries that include green/clean m...
  • Architecture's New Rising Star

    Woman/Minority Owned Architectural Firm Heads the Modern Wing Project at the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO – (December 7, 2010) – Few architecture firms get the opportunity to work with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground breaking design and...
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of "If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign to Walmart Stores Across the Nation

    WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new part...
  • State Schools Chief Jack O’Connell Releases 2008-09 Dropout and Graduation Rates

    Achievement Gap Remains Apparent SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today released the annual report on dropout and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year. In 2008-09, 70.1 percent of public school students i...
  • Lee Statement on November Jobs Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the November jobs report showing that unemployment increased slightly to 9.8 per...
  • Free Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square December 11 & 12th

    LOS ANGELES –- Adding to the yuletide glee, sans fee, it's the FREE Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square where the heart of downtown transforms into a winter wonderland December 11 & 12, 2010, with snow, live entertainment, the Winter Holiday ...
  • California Small Business Sales In November Up From Year Ago

    (Sales of Small California Businesses In the just-completed month are a bit ahead of the totals compiled in November 2009. But most large counties did not record as many completed deals in November as they did in the same month of last year.) Dublin, CA ...
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

    Pop Singer Coco Jones Visits the Club Twelve-year-old pop singer and actress Coco Jones rocked the Slavik branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena on November 11 with song, dance and a message to her peers to "be themselves." Jones, one of five ...
  • California Gasoline Consumption Increases 1.8 Percent in August 2010

    Jerome E. Horton, Vice Chairperson of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), today released California gasoline and diesel consumption figures for August 2010. Demand for gasoline increased 1.8 percent compared to last year. In August 2010, g...
  • Music Center Extends Deadline for Spotlight Awards Visual Artis Applications

    Extended Deadline is December 8, 2010 LOS ANGELES (November 30, 2010) -- The Music Center has extended the deadline for applications in the Visual Arts categories for the 23rd Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards. Visual Arts applications must be rec...
  • Kaiser Permanente's Rose Parade Float Wishes You a “Purrfectly Healthy” New Year!

    PASADENA, Calif., November 22, 2010 -- Kaiser Permanente's Rose Parade float this year is entitled "Purrfectly Healthy" and is a nostalgic look at a momma cat and family playing in a Victorian-inspired garden, gathering vegetables and depicting Kaiser Per...
  • Local Sales Tax Allocations Remain Mostly Flat

    November sales tax allocations to local governments statewide will remain mostly flat compared to those made a year ago, the California State Board of Equalization announced today. For November 2010 allocations, 13 jurisdictions will receive an increase,...
  • National Forum for Black Public Administrators 2011 Annual Conference to be Held April 16-20 in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers

    -- The Year 2011 Marks A Shining Moment For The Chicago Chapter And 16 Other Chapters Across The Country -- Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- The Chicago Chapter of the National Forum For Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will host the 2011 Annual Con...

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