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  • Ties That Bind

    Marriage is a tie that binds people together legally. Although people generally enter into marriage with high hopes for an enduring relationship, sometimes the relationship falters. While a legal separation or divorce can sever the legal tie between a cou...
  • Paying the Price for Squandering Resources

    (NNPA) - The latest cases of two Black multi-millionaire NBA stars who now find themselves in dire financial straits follow a long line of misguided, uninformed or ill-informed, unprepared, and self-absorbed brothers (and some sisters) who squandered thei...
  • Tiger Woods and The Masters: The Ultimate Odd Couple

    The Second Coming of Tiger Woods, just four days after Easter, will dominate the airways this weekend. Woods chose the tradition-laden golf course for his return, in part, because it provides him the best buffer to separate him from fans and journalists w...
  • Haiti’s Restavèk Children: The Child Servitude Crisis

    The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the rest of the world a glimpse of a form of child suffering that often goes unseen. When a group of American missionaries were accused of child trafficking, many people were confused by the story that unfolded. How cou...
  • Famed Author Recalls Childhood Under Colonial Rule

    In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers....
  • Leaked U.N. Document Causes Uproar in Somalia

    (GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government. "We find most of the allegations to be baseless," sa...
  • Reverend Frances E. Harris and Lady Jerice Kenebrew

    Mother and Daughter Maintaining the Bereal Family Legacy of Ministry Reverend Dr. Frances Harris is pastor of Hillside Church of God In Christ in Altadena. Harris' daughter Jerice Kenebrew is a pastor's wife and seasoned Gospel singer extraordinaire. Th...
  • Pasadena Deltas Presents Successful 8th Annual Young African American Women’s Conference “Position Yourself for Greatness”

    On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Pasadena City College, the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented the 8th Annual Career & Educational Conference for African American Women's Conference for grades 7 – 12. The theme this...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT MARCH MADNESS! At the beginning of March every year, 64 of the country's top collegiate basketball teams compete in a tournament. Before they are selected, experts have analyzed every aspect of their season, including their wins ...
  • Tax Relief for Ponzi Scheme Losses

    The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, however, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening in the stock market, many fraudulent investment sch...
  • CCN to Air Interviews with Interim Police Chief Chris Vicino and Councilmember Jacque Robinson

    Hear candid interviews regarding the Police Chief selection process and the March 24th community meeting with City Manager Michael Beck. Weeks after the City Manager released the names of the secret panel selected to review the potential candidates for t...
  • Boys and Domestic Violence…

    We're Growing a Very Dangerous Crop This editorial is written to bring greater awareness of Domestic Violence issues to parents, coaches, mentors, and anyone else who cares enough to help young men break the cycle of violence in their homes. The issu...
  • Housing News from the Web

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  • Teachers Getting Laid off at John Muir High School, Home of the Mustangs

    Due to the economy, many teachers are being laid off. In the years 2006-2008, John Muir students weren't doing as they were supposed to. Changes had to be made; therefore, Academy's became mandatory for the students. Each student had to be involved in on...
  • Violent Republicans

    Even before three bricks smashed the windows of a Republican Party field office in Charlottesville, Maryland last week, Republicans in Congress and conservatives in the media claimed that Democrats weren't the only ones targeted by fanatics after the heal...
  • YES on CC

    Regular readers of The Journal are correct to harbor a degree of skepticism and perhaps be cynical about the Parcel Tax now named Measure CC. Didn't we just pass a bond for the schools? Why can't they use that money? My taxes are already too high! I don...
  • Last Minute Rush Seen for Soccer Cup Tix as Prices Fall

    The South African government expects a last-minute rush for tickets for the 32-nation Soccer World Cup tournament as tour operators bring down prices. "There is no need to panic but rather to start selling South Africa even more feverishly," Finance Mini...
  • Renowned Muslim Anti-Apartheid Activist Passes

    "The most popular and recognizable Indian South African Muslim woman over the past five decades" and "a true Gandhian," Fatima Meer passed this week at the age of 82. She combined oppositional activism with a politics of bridge-building. In 1946, Meer jo...
  • Actor Ben Affleck to Spotlight Eastern Congo

    Another Hollywood actor has launched a relief project in Africa to "raise the attention level and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their communities." Actor and director Ben Affleck, spokesman for the n...
  • Assemblymember Portantino’s ‘911 Immunity’ Legislation Passes Key Committee

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill encouraging teenagers to seek emergency help for underage drinkers passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee today on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote. The bill would offer limited immunity for the teen reporting th...

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