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  • Love thy Enemy? Pray for Me!

    Y’all pray for me. I really do want to be a good Christian, but when evil incidents like the shooting at the Holocaust Museum in DC go down, I fi nd myself struggling to remember Jesus’ command that we love our enemies. I fi nd myself wanting to be a ...
  • EEOC Investigation Determines Mississippi State Highway Patrol Discriminated Against African American Highway Patrolmen

    Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its determination letter on the merits of the discrimination complaint filed by the Mississippi NAACP on behalf of more than 200 African-American Highway Patrolmen. The complaint alle...
  • Fighting for Freedom in Our Community

    Recently, I attended a rally calling an end to the resurgence of violence in the Pasadena/ Altadena communities. As I listened to council members, clergy, community activist, and mothers of sons who were killed senselessly by gang violence, I realized how...
  • Cameron Turner

    Cameron Turner A Father Taking Pride in His Girls Cameron Turner takes great pride in his career as a writer, entertainment journalist, motivational speaker and editorial columnist (his “Turner’s Two Cents” is featured in The Journal as well as...
  • Roscoe Owens, His Father & Son,

    Roscoe Owens, His Father & Son, A Trio Providing the Wind Beneath Their Wings Roscoe Owens is a father, grandfather and great grandfather. His son Kejohnna lives in Texas with his daughter and granddaughter. Roscoe has built his business around hi...
  • Stay ‘God’ Focused, Not ‘Me’ Focused!

    "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30) Successful people are right on track. There's a tendency to pat themselves on the back. The Bible says, "Don't do that!" "To God be the glory!" That's where it's at! "Not to us, O LORD, not to us b...
  • Conversation With…Acclaimed Artist/Author Synthia Saint James

    PASADENA, CA -- In celebration of Pasadena Playhouse upcoming production of CROWNS, which opens on July 12, the Community Outreach Program invites the community to enjoy two candid and lively CONVERSATION WITH...events with acclaimed artist/author Synthia...
  • Tijuana Artists Score a “Trifecta” in Los Angeles

    Good News! More great art is coming out of Tijuana to Los Angeles. The New York Times aptly described Tijuana as an art mecca. For the first time ever three exhibits will be opening between June 13-June 20, 2009 featuring a diverse group of artists based...
  • “Americafest 2009” Presented by XBOX 360

    Pasadena's 4th of July celebration in the Rose Bowl has kept local residents' Star Spangled spirit flying for 83 years. This year, Americafest presented by XBOX 360, combines a safe and entertaining family activity and a most patriotic tribute to our Ame...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    KOBE VERSUS SUPERMAN - IS IT OVER? The fascinating things about sporting events are that they don't always follow the scripts. Before any given contest, fans on either side can give you at least a hundred reasons why the person or team that they are roo...
  • Giving is Good! – Part II

    My last article focused on charitable gifts of money. This article focuses on a type of charitable gift everyone is capable of making, regardless of the size of their estate. This type of gift is known as an anatomical gift - the giving of either your ent...
  • How to Avoid a Miserable Unemployed Teen Summer

    Unemployment statistics are continuing to rise in the Unites States, and the jobless rate may affect more than the adults in the community. Teens, who would normally take a summer job to make some cash for fun and for the upcoming school year, may find th...
  • Obama Frustrates Republican Agenda with Sotomayor Nomination

    One of the most important reasons for breaking the hegemony of rightwing Republicanism as represented by the eight-year reign of Bush-Cheney was to prevent a total take-over of the Supreme Court and federal judiciary by the conservative forces. Decisions ...
  • End of GM, or a New Beginning?

    Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem Inc. was the first filing of the day General Motors sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and recorded the nation's fourth largest bankruptcy. As of June 1, 2009, "What's good for GM is definitely good for American taxpayers"...
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  • PASADENA ALLIANCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATORS PRESENTS 2009 RITES OF PASSAGE

    The community came out to celebrate the Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators (PAAASE) 2009 graduating seniors from the Pasadena Unified School District on Sunday Afternoon, June 6. This 4th annual event, held at Metropolitan Baptist Chu...
  • Built ‘God’ Tough!

    “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. “And he sha...
  • Southern California Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapters to Honor Distinguished Community Servants at Public Meeting

    Themed: "Going Green: Energizing Sorors' Potential in the New Millennium", Southern California area Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host the 80th Annual Far Western Regional Conference in Palm Springs, CA at the Wyndham Palm Spri...
  • Pasadena’s High Schools’ Family Reunion & BBQ-Picnicpalooza 2009”

    Mt. Curve and Horseshoe Pavilions at Farnsworth Park, in Altadena. (If the estimated attendance exceeds park capacity, there may be a change of location. This is a "Pay to attend" event. Gates open at 11am, with food service from Noon to 6pm, event conclu...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THE BEAST IS COMING! THE BEAST IS COMING! At this point, it seems that the best we can do for ourselves is to run for our lives. He is coming. There is no doubt about that, and he will be at Staples Center on Thursday evening. It may be a good idea for u...

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