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  • Open Letter to the Pasadena Weekly

    From Steve Lamb About Phelps' Letter to the Editor PUSD Board member Scott Phelps in his recent letter to the Weekly complains that the coverage of PUSD issues in Andre Coleman's article, "Those who would be kings," was incomplete. Rather than [chastise...
  • Don L. Mims . . .

    . . . Passes Away Don L. Mims was a lifelong resident of Pasadena. He attended Pasadena schools, graduating from Pasadena High School. He attended Pasadena Junior College (PJC) then transferred to U.C.L.A. While there, he pledged to Kappa Alpha Phi Frat...
  • Monrovia Set to Host the Inaugural San Gabriel Valley Gospel Expo

    Gospel Concert & Community FestivalBenefiting the American Diabetes Association Monrovia, CA – The city of Monrovia will host the Inaugural San Gabriel Valley Gospel Expo, Sunday afternoon March 27, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Clifton Midd...
  • Thousands of Middle Class Jobs Created at the Port of Los Angeles

    Local Residents Will Have Access to 6,000 Good Construction Jobs and Apprenticeship Programs in the Building Trades Los Angeles, CA-- On Thursday, March 17, 2011 the City of Los Angeles Harbor Commission took a monumental step towards creating thousands ...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Call for Volunteers

    Newport Beach, CA - March 8, 2011 - The Newport Beach Film Festival is seeking enthusiastic film lovers to volunteer for Orange County's most exciting event. The Festival runs from Thursday, April 28th - Thursday, May 5th, 2011 and will spotlight over 350...
  • Experience the 14th Annual Big Night Out

    Benefiting AIDS Service Center PASADENA – On Saturday, April 30th, 2011, AIDS Service Center Pasadena presents the 14th Annual Big Night Out. This unique affair explores the charm and elegance of Pasadena and surrounding area by hosting approximately t...
  • Hiring Part Time Instructors

    Sarges Community Base, Inc. a Nonprofit 501 (C) (3) is now hiring part time instructors. If you like working with youth, this is the job for you. Applicants must be able to past a background check along with other criteria. Military a plus be not requir...
  • Edison International Expands Annual Scholars Program to Celebrate Company’s 125th Anniversary

    High School Seniors in 14 States Could Each Receive up to $10,000 in Scholarships In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Edison International is expanding the number of awardees in its signature scholarship program to include students in 14 states whe...
  • Pasadenans Required to Stop Outdoor Watering March 18 to 27

    The Pasadena City Council has declared a Level 4 Water Shortage Emergency during the temporary shutdown of a major regional water pipeline from March 18 through March 27. The city will enforce a total ban on outdoor watering with very few exceptions unti...
  • Toyota Motor Company Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumer

    I have recently been shocked and appalled by ads that I and other Black publishers saw in several major newspapers (The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.) confirming that Toyota spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to advertise in white mainstream d...
  • PCC Student Artwork on Display at Pasadena Museum of California Art

    Original artwork from current Pasadena City College students will be on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) from March 11 to 20 and April 3 to 24. Titled "Tomorrow Today," the exhibit will feature everything from conceptual projects to...
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  • Ida B. Wells

    Journalist, civil rights leader and reformer Ida B. Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Her parents and two brothers died of Yellow Fever when she was fourteen leaving five young children to the care of the state. Ida demanded that the family ...
  • Freedom Sisters Exhibit to be Featured at Women of Achievement Breakfast

    A copy of portions of the FREEDOM SISTERS exhibit will be displayed at the Journal's Women of Achievement Breakfast on April 2, 2011 at Brookside Golf Club. The Freedom Sisters exhibit highlights the stories of 20 African American Women who have worked fo...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks . . . Teamwork!

    Imagine, if you will, if Kobe would practice being more of a team player with the Lakers. They would likely win tournaments more easily and not keep their fans hanging on to the edge of their seats until the last second of the game. If Kobe was not so se...
  • Harambee Ministries Announces Annual Benefit and Dinner

    With Guest Speaker H. Spees Harambee Ministries will be hosting its annual benefit on the grounds of Leah and Kirk Dilbeck's home on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening of inspiration. H. Spees will be the evening's gues...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    The Africans tell of a man who rode a tiger to cross the jungle in a hurry. One day, when he was in a greater hurry, he stood astride two tigers. Before he had gone far, one tiger went right and the other left. He fell off, and the tigers enjoyed him for...
  • The Advance Health Care Directive - Part II

    In my last column, I focused on the first purpose of an Advance Health Care Directive, that of appointing an agent to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. In this column I will focus on the second purp...
  • Tax Filing Deadline Looms

    Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension. Ordinarily, the fed...
  • Skin Cancer Affects Everyone

    People of color may be less likely than Caucasians to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but those who develop melanoma are more likely than Caucasians to die from it. Studies have shown that the five-year survival rate for African Ameri...

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