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  • Take Your Books to Africa! Special Discount for BWOT Exhibitors

    Attention African American writers. Don't just sit and watch others as they scramble for the motherland - Africa. You can expand your book business to Africa via joining Dr. Rosie Milligan as an associate with the Lift Regional Center where you will exhi...
  • Assemblymember Holden Honors Local Civil Rights Activist During Capitol Ceremony

    (l to r): State Senator Holly Mitchell, Dolores Hickambottom, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblymember Chris Holden. Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus honored community ac...
  • Statement by the President on Tobacco

    I applaud this morning's news that CVS Caremark has decided to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores, and begin a national campaign to help millions of Americans quit smoking instead. As one of the largest retailers and pharmac...
  • 2014 Southern California Edison Annual Black History Month Celebration

    Edison International: Energy, Education Champions Recognized at SCE Black History Month Celebration 13-year old Jaylin Miller was invited to speak at the Southern California Edison's 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration on Februa...
  • Jewel Diamond Taylor Chosen as Journal's Annual Women of Achievement Breakfast Keynote Speaker

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  • Boxer Statement on Republican's Latest Vote to Block Unemployment Insurance for Long-Term Unemployed

    Because of GOP Obstruction, More Than 275,000 Californians Can No Longer Rely on Unemployment Benefits While They Continue to Look for Work Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke out on the Senate floor today about the need to renew...
  • Rep. Schiff Announces 2013-2014 Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has nominated fourteen students from the 28th Congressional District for appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2018. Four of the five United States service academ...
  • Challenges and Progress: Black History Month and Affordable Health Care

    By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Huffington Post (2/4/14) - We celebrate Black History Month against the backdrop of some tremendous progress, but also some very significant challenges. As we join with President Obama in maki...
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Giving Away Scholarships

    Deadline to Apply is February 15, 2014 Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) provides a multi–faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college, but also t...
  • Seniors Invited to Tour Rose Bowl Stadium

    Members of the Pasadena Senior Center will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the renovated Rose Bowl Stadium on Friday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. From the 1925 Four Horsemen of Notre Dame to Brandi Chastain's winning kick in the 1999 FIFA Wom...
  • Calling All Authors . . . Register Early and Save $$$$$

    All Writers' Seminars Are Free For Exhibitors -- A $100 ValueGet Ready For Black Writers On Tour 2014! Mark the date, Saturday April 19, 2014. Do not let the talk about the down economy discourage you from making your book business a success—people are...
  • Valentine's Day Love Potions From The Garden

    Learn about the science and folklore of natural elixirs of love during special tram tours. Known for its usefulness in flavoring Italian cookies and sausage, anise seed was also used by the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed the seeds could increase ...
  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Bob Work – Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense Cassandra Q. Butts – Ambassador to the Commonw...
  • Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council Presents "The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire"

    A Black History Month Celebration Highlighting African American's Influence in Art Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2014) — The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire on Thursday, Feb...
  • President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Four to Serve on the United States District Courts

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Beth Bloom, Paul G. Byron, Judge Darrin P. Gayles, and Judge Carlos Eduardo Mendoza to serve on the United States District Courts. "Throughout their careers, these ...
  • Caltech-Occidental Symphony Presents its Spring Concert March 1st and 2nd

    Pasadena, CA - February 4th, 2014 - The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, conducted by Allen Robert Gross, presents its Spring Concert featuring two Student Concerto Competition winners, cellist Justin Choi and pianist Jonathan Joo. This event will take place ...
  • Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish About Estate Planning

    Most of us have heard the term "penny-wise and pound-foolish," an idiom with British roots. A penny is a small amount of money and a (British) pound is a much larger amount of money. "Penny-wise, pound-foolish" is to be cautious (wise) with small amounts ...
  • Mutuality – A Must in Fundraising

    It's Not All About You As you prepare for your next meeting with a current or potential donor, funder or sponsor we suggest focusing on what you want to learn from the meeting. This is distinctly different from a focus on what you want to share. Of cours...
  • LAAAWPPI Introduces Class of 2014 . . .

    . . . Kicking Off Its Annual Public Policy Institute at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2014) -- The Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) kicked-off its opening session for the class o...
  • The Monrovia Connection . . .

    Many of the city's residents might not know that Monrovia, California has a link of sorts to President Nelson Mandela and his fight against apartheid in South Africa, but television show producer and host Ralph Walker hopes to share that piece of history....

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