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  • Let God Change Your Name!

    "And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed."I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving." (Genesis 32:28)He thought it w...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    I have to confess to you, that I am going to try to write this week's column, but my heart is not in it. The news about Tiger Woods hit me like a punch in the stomach. I do understand that Tiger Woods is not a perfect person and that we all make mistakes....
  • AS WE SPEAK

    Interview:  Part Two with Author Stephanie Covington Armstrong "Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat: A Story of Bulimia" Background: "Bulimia is also known as bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by episodes of secretive excessive e...
  • Obama is Wrong on Afghanistan

    President Obama is making a huge mistake if he thinks that sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan is the best way to protect our nation from terrorism.  Battling terrorism is our goal, is it not?  Isn't that why we attacked Afghanistan after the...
  • The Journal’s 20th Anniversary

    Warm smiles and laughter, big hugs and lively chatter. Celebration. Thus defines The Journal's 20th Anniversary, and much more. Commemorated by all as a gift to the community, The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal Newspaper has brought together and unif...
  • San Gabriel Valley Pasadena Journal Celebrates 20 Years

    Joe and Ruthie Hopkins could be considered one of Pasadena's prominent couples. On Friday evening, November 20, 2009, some of Pasadena's leading business, political and community leaders came together and celebrated the 20 Anniversary of the Pasadena Jour...
  • Thanksgiving Day Dinner Pasadena Senior Center’s Treasured tradition

    PASADENA - The Pasadena Senior Center is open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, to extend a warm welcome to seniors, their family and friends and hold its special Thanksgiving Day celebration. The Center, located at 85 East Holly Street in Old P...
  • Christmas Party

    The Jackie Robinson Seniors, Inc. organization will hold a Christmas Party featuring a delectable dinner and delightful music at the Jackie Robinson Community Center at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue on Friday, December 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.The evenings' fest...
  • Lena Kennedy, Speaks Candidly

    Lena Kennedy is passionate about her community and she makes no apology about it. Recently she was the keynote speaker at the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley's "Women of Leadership Forum. She chose to address the audience in a talk show style format featuri...
  • Ten Years Strong for Leadership Pasadena As 24 Are Honored

    Pictured (L-R): Rick Cole, Hunt Salembier, Suzanne Berberian, Socorro Manzanilla, Tom Selinske, Greg Apodaca, Gerda Govine, Thelma Vickroy, Phil Hawkey, Ann Erdman, Tom Coston, Sarah Smith Orr, Jane Wetzel, Robert Pacheco, Steve Ralph, Rick Kiel.  Hono...
  • Give God Thanks!

    "Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:" (Psalms 50:14)"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving" (Psalms 69:30)Everyday I will praise him!As long as I have breath I will praise!My hand, ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WILL THIS GAME BE NORM CHOW'S REVENGE?It seems like only yesterday that the Pete Carroll and Norm Chow were living in USC paradise. Their team was usually competing for the national championship. Everyone was happy, or at least they appeared to be. Carrol...
  • Clippers Annoucers Foul Out

    I don't know if Ralph Lawler is a bigot or not.  He says he isn't.  But the longtime voice of the L.A. Clippers and his analyst sidekick Michael Smith sure behaved like bigots when they went out of their way to mock Memphis Grizzlies rookie Hamed Haddad...
  • Debonair Escorts, the Queen and Her Court and ...

    As the debonair escorts from the new John Muir High School await the arrival of the Queen and her court, their varsity football team routed Pasadena High School 34 - 12 in the 62nd Annual Turkey Tussle at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on November 13, 2009....
  • AKA Celebrates Fifth Annual Scholarship Workshop at Pasadena High School

    Pasadena, CA -- Students applying for college scholarships were able to take advantage of a free college scholarship workshop hosted by the Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on Saturday, November 14. The workshop, "Their Wallet,...
  • AS WE SPEAK

    Interview with Author Stephanie Covington Armstrong.  Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat:  A Story of Bulimia. Background: "Bulimia is also known as bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by episodes of secretive excessive eating (binge-e...
  • West Coast Black Publishers Association announces new officers

    The West Coast Black Publishers Association (WCBPA) held their annual meeting last week in Pasadena, CA.  The main purpose for the meeting was to elect new officers.  The 2010 - 2012 officers are President, Vernon Whitmore, The Globe, Oakland/Richmond, ...
  • Thankful To Whom, For What?

    So here we are again, staring the Thanksgiving holiday in the face.  Seems it was just a few months ago that we last gave thanks - or did we, give thanks that is...? Yeah we may have given thanks for the food, for family, for the time off from work or sc...
  • Famous and Confused!

    "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1 Corinthians 14:34)Ok!  So, why are you taking drugs?I thought you were in a profession you loved?So, tell me, why are you tipping out on your wife?You vowed to l...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    20TH ANNIVERSARY COLUMN!I can recall attending a function at Hopkins Village, and being served delicious food made by "The Little Chef." He was about 12 years old at the time, and it was easy to see that he was quite precocious. He had learned that it was...

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