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  • "Hands Up - Don't Shoot"

    Across our nation, too many have suffered from the violence at the hand of those with badges . . . Yet another death, one of many, has occurred.  It is past time to find solutions . . . Read of the numerous viewpoints and possible solutions here:...
  • Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

    Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, NY), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael B...
  • Black Americans’ Threat From Whites Wearing Badges

    The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, MO Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death – all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before...
  • Blacks Lead Social Justice Charge on Social Media

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – What do "Bring Back Our Girls," "Justice for Trayvon" and "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" have in common? They're all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead...
  • White Cops Kill at Least Two Blacks Each Week

    Occasionally, police officers behave in such a dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-spee...
  • Unjustified Police Murder in Ferguson, MO

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, there is a Black American family and community in deep sorrow, agony and tears as a result of another racially-motivated police homicide. What happened to young, unarmed 18-year old Michael ...
  • Dogs Get More Respect Than Michael Brown

    It doesn't matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, MO, you won't get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you will n...
  • Seven Cardinal Rules to Retirement Planning

    Financial Planner Says Independent & Credentialed Advisors May Better Tailor Individual Portfolios "An onslaught of retiring baby boomers; the uncertain duration of Social Security funding; difficulty with workplace retirement accounts like 401(k)s ...
  • CA NAACP to Urge Governor to Sign California Fair Sentencing Act

    SB1010 Equalizes Crack and Powder Cocaine Penalties Facing its final vote in the Assembly, the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) won bi-partisan approval on a 49-14 vote today. Mitchell's bill ...
  • Update on Grambling State University Presidential Search

    Tentative Timeline Extended into Spring 2015 The tentative timeline for Grambling State University's Presidential Search must be reworked, according to Search Chair and University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley. The original goal to name...
  • Miss Black US Ambassador Pageant Launches Design Essentials® Strength to Shine Empowerment Initiative . . .

    . . . with Strength, Grace and Style All of the contestants for the Miss Black US Ambassador pageant shown above received full styling consultations and styling services by the Design Essentials® Style Team, with a focus on the new Hyd...
  • Congratulations!

    "Cutting Up" for 10 years of service to the community. Thank you Louella Bradley, Delandria Hopkins, and Tecumsah Shackelford. I love you all. I would like to also give a special congratulation to Tecumsah Shackelford for winning first place in the "Ur...
  • Makenna & Milan's Corner

    By Makenna & Milan WalkerAges: 8 & 7Pasadena, CA I Made It to the Junior Olympics!By Milan Walker If you didn't read my last article, I made it to the U.S. Track and Field National Junior Olympics in Shot Put. The events were held in Humble, T...
  • 2014 Scholarships Available for Black Students!

    AXA Achievements Scholarship Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state. https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program Developed to assis...
  • P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - August

    Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea  J and welcome to the August Issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter! August Topic: New Beginnings Summer is winding down now, and soon you will hear that school bell ring once again. Remember that knowledge is...
  • Hey, Auri!

    The Hey Auri! column is dedicated to answering your questions and providing helpful advice. Hey, Auri! How are you able to manage juggling your friendships? I recently had a falling out with one of my close friends and I am not sure how to handle the...
  • Youth Page Staff and Contributors: August

    ~ Youth Editor  Auriana Duffy ~ Layout Ifetayo Olaitan Auriana Duffy...
  • A Remarkable Evening Just For You

    A Night Out At The Pasadena Playhouse Peter J. Harris' new book, The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My 'Unalienable Right,' will take you on a spoken word journey filled with jazzitude that ebbs, flows, crackles and captivates while exploring his ...
  • Flintridge Center in City of Pasadena, Real Change Movement for Homeless

    Pasadena, CA — The Flintridge Center introduced the Real Change Movement donation meter program at a press conference held at Fuller Theological Seminary on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard, unve...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    STEVE! Henceforth, in Southern California, when you hear the name Steve, you will not need to hear the last name to know the subject of the conversation. The man with that name now owns the hearts and minds of the local sports fans. He accomplished this ...

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