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  • SNCC, Fifty Years Later

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday every January becomes an occasion for looking back at the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. As the celebration of the King Holiday leads into February and Black History Month, ...
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founders Day Celebration

    The 97th Founders Day of Southern California was held January 22 and 23 at the Pasadena Sheraton Hotel and the Convention Center, and hosted by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter. The lovely and well-planned event was ...
  • 2010 Trumpet Awards – A Room Full of Giants

    The annual Trumpet Awards were held last week in Atlanta, GA. The event, produced by Dr. King's former assistant and our friend, Xernona Clayton, was inspirational, as always. The eighteen year old event was ...
  • The Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services presents “A Time of Renewal” (pre) Spring Tea Party & Award Ceremony

    PASADENA, CA (January 19, 2010) -- The Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (PNHS) will hold "A Time of Renewal" Spring Tea Party on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from Noon to 4pm. ...
  • Dr. Terrence Roberts - Lessons from Little Rock

    In honor of Black History Month, Flintridge Operating Foundation, in collaboration with the La Pintoresca Branch Library, will present Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of nine students known as the "Little Rock Nine," who volunteered to desegregate Arkansas' Lit...
  • Critically Acclaimed Actress Shelli Boone Taking Her One-Woman Show, “Out West: Women of the Plains” on the Road!

    Los Angeles-based actress Shelli Boone (www.shelliboone.com) has been tapped to take her self-written and produced one-woman show "Out West: Women of the Plains" on the road. Boone will perform the critically acclaimed play in three states – California...
  • Portantino and Jeffries Introduce Bill to Provide Tax Exemptions for Individuals and Communities Victimized by the Station Fire

    Assemblymembers Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) and Kevin Jeffries (R-Lake Elsinore) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1662 today. The legislation is aimed at providing assistance to the victims of the Station Fire, which charred more than 16...
  • “Oops, I Did It Again”

    "Oops, I did it again" is a familiar lyric that applies to many of us when it comes to our "to do" lists. We make resolutions with good intentions, but don't follow through. Maybe it should be "oops I didn't do it, again." If you accomplished one signi...
  • Your Unintended Heir – The State

    In an age of unprecedented possibilities for social communication and human connectedness, it is almost impossible to image anyone leaving this world without a single person to belong to. Not a family member, not an old friend, not even a familiar neighbo...
  • Why I Go To Church

    I go to church to hear a word from the Lord, to worship God, and to fulfill my spiritual needs where I look to spiritual leaders, role models, and spiritual guides.I enjoy church fellowships – those in services, Sunday school, and church activities, as ...
  • A Calling We Must Bear

    As I reflect upon life, observing global events that seem to be playing themselves out in the popular media (the Hatian earthquake devastation, the economic crisis that has lead to many losing their jobs, homes and even their sanity at times), I realize t...
  • BCS Changed Policy Without Knowing History

    In the early 1970's John McKay and his USC Trojan football team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to take on Paul " Bear" Bryant and the Crimson Tide. It was a regular season game but its impact would be felt nationally and help change the face of college f...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    I Cannot Wait for the SUPER BOWL! The Colts and the Saints have made professional football fun for me again. I look forward to a game where there are lots of passes thrown, and each side scores a bunch of touchdowns. While I respect the purists who li...
  • Help Haiti Now

    (NNPA) - My faith in the essential goodness of the American people and our government has been strengthened as I have witnessed the extraordinary mobilization of relief efforts on behalf of the nation of Haiti following the devastating January 12 earthqua...
  • Nominations for Women of Achievement Awards Now Being Accepted

    YWCA San Gabriel Valley is now accepting nominations of women who have achieved extraordinary success in their field of work, study or volunteer service to be honored at the 26th annual Women of Achievement Awards, according to Miki Carpenter, President o...
  • Letter From Our Elder

    On November 13, 2009, I was inspired and encouraged—I saw hope. I attended the Corporate Advisory Board of the WaterLand Fisheries, Inc., in Hurlock, Maryland. Dr. Claud Anderson is the brain behind the venture. Many write about what we ought to do; and...
  • Portantino’s Rape Kit Testing Bill Gives Governor Second Chance to do the Right Thing, Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D – La Cañada Flintridge), latest effort to shed light on the problem of untested rape kits in California was approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a vote of 7-0. The measure, Assembly Bill 558, would...
  • Sen. Carol Liu Receives Small Business Lesiglative Honor

    The California Small Business Association (CSBA) has honored Sen. Carol Liu for her leadership and voting record on small business legislation. ...
  • Field of Dreams, Robinson Park Multi Purpose Field Grand Opening

    For Greg Mosley and Ishmael Trone the Robinson Park multi-purpose field is a dream come true. Ten years ago the first meeting launched a collaboration of community and city resources that took their idea from  drawings to ...
  • Fantasy Tours Celebrates Twelve Years of World Travel

    Fantasy Tours have traveled to the Panama Canal, Mexico, Columbia, the Caribbean, Dubai, Jordan, Zimbabee, Zambia, Argentina, Austria, Argentina, and many other destinations:  worldwide and local day trips. Owners are: Tommy McMullin, president; Same...

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