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  • Children Need Emergency Help in this Deep Recession Now!

    (NNPA) - Children have only one childhood and it is right now. Millions of children in our nation require emergency attention in our recession ravaged economy as poverty, including extreme child poverty, hunger, and homelessness have increased, if irrepar...
  • Experts: When Parents Stand Up for the Things That Really Matter

    Question:  What do you do when your child is pressuring you for something that conflicts with your principles as a parent? Do you: (a) look around at what other parents are doing; (b) weigh your child's grades and other 'performance' attributes ag...
  • Obama and Paterson Flop on Mosque

    When First AME Church, Pasadena celebrated its 120th anniversary two years ago, the congregation was reminded that the church's founders had to fight for their right to worship. When the original sanctuary was being built, men of the congregation had to ...
  • State Fire Marshal Issues Mandate to Gas Station Owners

    Today the California Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced that it was mandating the removal of hold open latches on all Vapor System Technologies (VST) nozzles in approximately 3,000 gas stations statewide. The action taken today will ensure ...
  • Asmb. Portantino’s Community College Financial Aid Passes Senate

    Legislation to simplify the financial aid process for Community College students has been approved by the Senate. The bill, AB 1997 authored by Asemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) now goes back to the Assembly for a brief review of...
  • Learning the Morehouse Way

    Since our most recent trip to Atlanta, GA I find myself interested in the Black Church and Black Education. The stories I am finding are inspiring as well as sad. Saddest of all are the ones about what is happening in schools today to children whose ances...
  • People are Talking About . . .the Second Annual City of Pasadena Night . . .

    . . . Over 1,000 PUSD students and Pasadena residents were in attendance at the Staples Center, Wednesday August 4th . . . For story, see Community News. From l-r: front row: Renatta Cooper,Jovanna Gardner, Ashleigh Bridges, Angelica Sal...
  • Byron Miller ... Musician, Music Director, Producer Pasadena Jazz Fest

    A long respected sideman in R&B circles, Byron Miller's style has been a bluesy, lead guitar sound, formed by all his influences from jazz and blues to the music he heard in church. Miller has played with such acclaimed artists as Carlos Santana, the ...
  • First Black Labor Union

    85th Anniversary of the Founding of America's First Black Labor Union Charlottesville, VA (BlackNews.com) -- On August 25th, 1925 the trajectory of African American and American history was changed forever. On that date, a group of Pullman porters forme...
  • Black Shopping Channel Announces Deal Memo with Time-Warner for Television to Begin Airing on September 19, 2010

    President & CEO, Cleveland Gary today made public the announcement of Black Shopping Channel airing on Time Warner Cable on September 19, 2010 on Channel 376. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Black Shopping Channel (BSC) provides small business owners ...
  • Mummies of the World Exhibition

    Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity. The collection includes ancient mummies...
  • Helping Kids Get Organized For School

    (StatePoint) Keeping track of schoolwork and extra-curricular activities can be tough on kids and parents alike. While most kids will happily coordinate school outfits, few will be as conscientious in organizing homework and supplies. "Organization is c...
  • Schools Fail Black Boys

    New York – "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education" reveals that the overall 2007/8 graduation rate for Black males in the U.S. was only 47 percent. The report shows that out of 50 states, half have graduation rat...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    In response to a question as to why he runs his own picture in local advertisements, Clippers owner Donald H. Sterling said, "I like the way I look." Why? It makes me wonder if he owns a mirror. My own guess is that he realizes that he is extremely unpopu...
  • Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley

    The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley in partnership with the City of Monrovia is hosting the 20th Annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 16, 2010. Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering that matches local residents with co...
  • YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley’ Empowers Young Girls with Funds from the Tournament of Roses

    Earlier this year the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley received a generous grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation to help fund their 2010 Summer Girls' Empowerment Camp. Tamika Farr, YWCA Executive Director, and Ayana Rose, YWCA Program Director atte...
  • On Race in America: What Will You Call Yourself?

    Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring some of the Israelites of the royal family and of the nobility, young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent...
  • The Fear Of Being Fit

    This writing revisits an earlier subject and content that I am reminded of as a result of work done with a recent client (Wendy D. - You reconfirm my faith and trust in the Godly Fitness Process). You see Ms. Wendy shares the platform with a few others w...
  • MetLife Helps Consumers Get the Straight Story on Life Insurance

    Ten Simple Tips Everyone Should Know To Get the Right Amount of Protection for Their Families MetLife recently announced a new life insurance needs assessment tool and simple tips that mark the beginning of a major initiative to change the way Americans...
  • Back to School: How To Help Your Kids Avoid These Common Pitfalls

    As summer begins to wind down, and the first day of school beckons in the near future, parents are purchasing clothes, notebooks and backpacks for the new school year. But there are other important ways to prepare your child to return to school. "There ...

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