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  • A New Look at the Old Year

    From a practical standpoint, and if I am anything I am practical, well, practically, this year has gone by rather quickly. The fact I have survived this past year has to count for something. I was musing on this with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonag...
  • Sweet Peace

    "Thank you for helping me with my estate plan. You have taken a load off my mind. I slept like a baby last night." This is an actual quote from a "thank you" card I received from one of my clients after we had completed his estate plan. These sentiments a...
  • Dealing with Debt During the Holidays . . .

    . . . Don't Allow a Seasonal Splurge to Ruin Your New Year In 2010, many consumers will likely find that the traditions of the annual holiday season may be difficult – if not impossible - to observe this year. According to the Urban Institute's Natio...
  • The Hot Sauce That Fights Prostate Cancer

    When my nephew was born in a Seoul suburb, my Korean in-laws decorated their front door with a cluster of bright red chili peppers, a neighborhood announcement that a son had been born to their household. But why chili peppers? Some Koreans say the peppe...
  • Fun Gadgets for a Healthy New You!

    Now that all the Christmas presents have been unwrapped, it's time to head to the sporting goods store for something you can really use! Are you ready to get back in the saddle and start working off those extra holiday pounds, or has your usual work out ...
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Hit with New Federal Indictment

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was indicted this week on even more corruption charges. These charges also implicated his father, Bernard Kilpatrick. Federal prosecutors argue that Kwame and his father engaged in a "pattern of extortion, bribery and...
  • John Boehner’s Voting Record: A Crying Shame

    Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner is shedding so many tears in public that some are calling him the Weeper of the House. The Ohio Republican cries at every turn. There's video of him crying on the House floor in 2007 when discussing the plight ...
  • Republicans Block DREAM, Continue Obstructing to Detriment of Country

    Grassroots Immigration Reform Movement Vows to Build on Big Win in the House WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate failed to pass cloture on the DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill that would have enabled undocumented young people who came to the country as childre...
  • The Day the Monkey Died

    The quest for Monrovia High School first ever CIF Championship gas was held at Arcadia High School because Monrovia High School new stadium failed to meet CIF regulations for seating for the visitors. What a loss of revenue dollars for the City of Monrovi...
  • R&B Legend Teena Marie Died December 26th at her Home in Pasadena of Unknown Cause

    Soulful platinum hit selling Rhythm and Blues artist and incomparable vocal powerhouse Teena Marie is dead at age 54. She was regarded as one of the most influential female artists of all times. Teena Marie has been making music for over 30 years with su...
  • Through Disappointments, We’re Still Standing Tall as a People

    It's 4:00 a.m. Christmas morning and I am up giving thanks for life, reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. In front of me are some of my books which provide me with inspiration for my day. My Bible, old and tattered, has some notes in...
  • The Journal's Year End Review

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  • Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. Signs Ebook Licensing Deal With K-Tel International

    Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Phoenix, Arizona-based Amber Communications Group, Inc., the nation's largest African American publisher of self-help books and music biographies, sets the pace for international ebook licensing. K-tel International, the ori...
  • NAACP Seeks Federal Review of Texas Public Schools

    HOUSTON (December 22, 2010) -- Two civil rights organizations are seeking a federal review of public school education in Texas, accusing state school administrators of violating federal civil rights laws after curriculum changes approved earlier this year...
  • A Youthful Praise With A Relevant Message

    Debut Album From CJ Ballance - "If God Said It" Aulander, NC (BlackNews.com) -- CJ Ballance is taking the gospel music industry by storm with his debut album, If God Said It. Singing from his heart, this North Carolina teen may be young in age but has a...
  • Janet Jackson Gets A New Barbie Doll

    Singer and actress Janet Jackson now has her very own Barbie doll that was inspired from a gown she wore during her recent appearance on American Idol. Mattel will donate all sales from the doll to the Project Angel Food charity. Source: Bossip...
  • To You and Yours at Christmas Time . . .

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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Happy HolidaysHo Ho Ho!! Santa has been so good to local sports fans, that I hardly know where to begin. I think I will start with with the Clippers. They found a healthy Blake Griffin, and the spectacular Eric Gordon among the goodies in their stocking....
  • Kwanzaa Fact Sheet

    Kwanzaa means First Fruit and was originally spelled with one "a". Dr. Maulana Karenga added an "a" not to leave a child out of the spelling the word in a presentation and the "a" has come to emphasize the African Americaness of the holiday's origin. ...
  • Eugene (Gene) Stevenson, Candidate for PUSD Seat 4

    Gene Stevenson is a Longtime Altadena resident and former Pasadena City Department administrator. He holds a MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and a MSW (Masters in Social Work), he has a diverse background in finance and public program management ...

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