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  • “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom” Exhibition to Open at Library of Congress

    An exhibition at the Library of Congress, opening in June 2014, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the centuries of struggle for racial equality of African Americans and other minorities, the events and people th...
  • Caltech's Dr. Frances Arnold Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

    Today, Dr. Frances Arnold is being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution. She joins the distinguished ranks of some of the nation's top inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, E...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    THE CLIPPERS - It still comes as a shock to me that the Los Angeles Clippers are the best professional basketball team in the state of California. Is this a signal that the end of the world is near? At this point, the Clippers have won 38 games and the La...
  • Husbands Love Your Wives, and Do Not Be Harsh with Them

    Not too long ago in America, wives were considered the property of her husband. In the unfortunate cases of domestic violence, the first responders (usually the police), the courts, and even the church often took the position that the abused woman brought...
  • Public Invited to Benefit Soccer Tournament

    The public is invited to a community benefit soccer tournament from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa Street. Some paid registration spots to play in the Victor M. Gordo Cup ar...
  • Tips for Finding the Right School for Your Child

    If you'd like to send your child to a different school next year, now's the time to start the process of researching your options. As California prepares to commemorate National School Choice Week later this month at 440 events across the state, many par...
  • Pasadena Senior Center Introduces New App

    Now even the Pasadena Senior Center can say, "There's an app for that!" A new app for iPhones and iPads makes it easier to navigate activities and services, the daily calendar of events, the latest newsletter and more. For more information and to downlo...
  • Women At Work Launches 35th Anniversary with Founder’s Challenge Grant

    Uma Shrivastava, president of the board of Women At Work, has announced a $50,000 challenge grant offered by two board members and an anonymous donor who wish to support the mission of Women At Work. "As we embark on our 35th year, it is truly exciting t...
  • Yes, You Can Make a Difference!

    Jill Waggonner, President of the California League of Women Voters Tells How Anyone fed up with how things are going and itching for action won't want to miss interacting with Jennifer Waggoner, president of the California League of Women Voters, March 7...
  • Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

    It's college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that could potentially gain your teen...
  • Rep. Schiff Announces First Annual Congressional Student STEM Challenge – Students To Build App

    Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the launch of the first annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the House Student App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The theme for the first...
  • “And The Award Goes To . . . ”

    I love movies, especially a good drama or "tear-jerker". Sometimes the most fascinating ones are those that are based on true stories. In my practice I have seen quite a bit of drama and tear-jerkers as a result of the lack of estate planning. Now that aw...
  • Five Steps to Take Toward Financial Independence in 2014

    Expert Offers Tips for a New Year Resolution that Sticks The New Year is a great time to make some positive changes in your financial life. While Americans are good at creating resolutions, we often find them difficult to keep. We resolve to lose weight,...
  • Slow to the Sign-Up?

    In a critical period of Obamacare outreach, will more black consumers take advantage of benefits available through the California healthcare exchange? When Andre Andrews signed on to the Covered California website on February 7, he was in the midst of co...
  • Three Keys to Building a Successful Alumni Relations Program

    Part One of a Two-Part Series Colleges and universities look to alumni for financial support. If you attended or graduated from college you likely receive fundraising solicitations from your alma mater. Some colleges excel at engaging their alumni and ...
  • The Unconquerable Power of Black History

    Kudos and gratitude to all of the dedicated community organizers who made the 2014 Pasadena Black History Month Parade & Festival another tremendous celebration! In annually honoring the richness of African-American heritage and culture, this series o...
  • Where is the Love?

    February is a very interesting month. Why? It's the shortest month of the year, but it is also noted for Valentine's Day [as well as] Black History Month. It has been around since 1926. Also embedded in the month of February are four powerful birthdays. P...
  • NAACP Statements on Michael Dunn Verdict . . .

    . . . There Are No Winners in this Case Various NAACP members make statements regarding the Michael Dunn case verdict. Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State NAACP: "The State of Florida has spoken and 47-year old Michael Dunn will have to an...
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the Michael Dunn Case and NAN Awards

    Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network: We are deeply disappointed by the verdict in the case of Michael Dunn. Though he was convicted for attempted murder and shooting into the car, the value of Jordan Davis' life was not addressed i...
  • Statement by the President on Minimum Wage

    In my State of the Union Address, I asked more businesses to do what they can to raise their employees' wages. Today, I applaud Gap, Inc. for announcing that they intend to raise wages for their employees beginning this year – a decision that will benef...

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