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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Basketball fans on both the East and West Coasts are ecstatic. They were hoping to see a championship series between the Celtics and the Lakers. They also knew that this was unlikely to happen. An upset here, or an upset there, and some other teams would ...
  • Fit For a New Age

    One of the most famous sound-bites of the twentieth century came from the then 35th President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy. In his 1961 inaugural address which reflected upon the struggles and triumphs of the past, the responsibilities...
  • Happy Anniversary!

    I've been a wife for a long time. You may have seen some of Joe's columns indicating the number of years we've been married. By today's standards, we are from another world. Things are so different now, from then. Our anniversary is this month on June 30t...
  • Mobilize for Jobs

    There are two bills in Congress now that could potentially put considerable new resources into communities with high unemployment around the country to create jobs. The first is the $118 billion bill, H. R. 4231, that is essentially designed to extend un...
  • “Medi” What?

    As an estate planning attorney, I am sometimes asked to assist an elderly person meet his or her health care needs through public benefits. The rules and regulations regarding public benefits are very complicated and are forever changing. Therefore, I alw...
  • BP is Waging War on the United States!

    The amount of the devastation wreaked on the southeastern part of the United States is too great to fully comprehend at this time. However, BP has unleashed a chain of events unlike any other in the history of this country. This is more than an industria...
  • Campbell Brown’s Exit Leaves CNN in a Crossfire

    Campbell Brown's decision to quit hosting her weeknight program on CNN because of poor ratings has left a void that some network officials are considering filling by hiring former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, possibly using him in an old "Crossfire" forma...
  • More Threats to School Diversity

    I recently wrote about new challenges to school integration in two North Carolina school districts. The South has been the region that made the most progress in providing children the opportunity to attend desegregated schools, but now, sadly, it's also t...
  • CBM Hosts Annual Summit and Newsmaker Luncheon in Sacramento

    California Black Media (CBM), a coalition of 22 African American newspapers, hosted its third annual Summit and Newsmaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 20 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. The group hosted its second forum focusing on two important issues cu...
  • “If You're So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?”

    As I've shared before, when I passed the California Bar Exam some 27 years ago, my mother in her infinite wisdom gave me a hand drawn sketch of a Hobo with a cigar and tattered clothes. The drawing has a caption that asks the poignant question; "If you're...
  • San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris Announce Candidacy for California Attorney General Seat

    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala D. Harris is a candidate for California Attorney General. When DA Harris won election as San Francisco's District Attorney in 2003, she became the first African American female to ever hold the post of District Atto...
  • African American Principals in a Class All By Themselves

    Pasadena Unified School District class of 2010 and 2011 employs a number of African American Principals serving as chief executives/and operating officers at their campuses. They cover thousands of students at all levels from elementary through high sc...
  • PUSD Weekly News Flash

    PUSD News This Week * The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education approved a tentative agreement with the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), the union that represents district teachers. If approved by the UTP members, the agreement wil...
  • TV One's New Series "Donald J. Trump Presents the Ultimate Merger"

    ...to Premier Thursday, June 17 at 9 PM ET --Omarosa to look for her perfect mate among a cadre of a dozen hot, successful bachelors she puts through a gauntlet of tests, including R&B star Al B. Sure!, beginning with special 90-minute premiere episo...
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Events and Activities for June 2010

    Networking and Social Events Promote Local Business, Provide Opportunity Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting several events and activities in June to promote networking, enhance the ability of members to communicate with each other ...
  • Three Tips To Jump Start Your Finances

    It's been a tough several years financially for many families due to a sluggish economy. In times like these, many people look for ways to cut costs and stash more cash to tide them over until the recession eases. In order to not only survive this recessi...
  • Are Your Healthcare Legal Documents In Order?

    Being sick or incapacitated is not something the average person wants to think about. Unfortunately, being young and healthy is not a good reason to put off the task of making sure your healthcare legal documents are in order. While everyone hopes for a...
  • National Urban League Urges Restoration of Summer Jobs Funding

    Accuses Senate Appropriations Committee of “Turning Its Back” On Youth NEW YORK (May 14, 2010) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial called on President Obama and Congress to restore funding for summer youth employment programs th...
  • Employment Growth a Credit to Obama's Policies But Black Jobs Crisis Persists

    National Urban League launches "State of Urban Jobs" to address solutions to joblessness New York - On May 7, 2010 National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today cautioned that higher-than-expected job growth last month should not cloud the...
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