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  • “Probate - An Overview”

    As a general rule, the way title to property is held on the date of a person's death determines the procedure that must be used to change the title from the deceased person's name into that of his or her heirs. If the property has been placed in a living...
  • California Scored Eight Out of Ten Key Indicators for Emergency Health Preparedness

    The seventh annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that the H1N1 flu outbreak has ...
  • On Their Shoulders, I Stand

    Even though I write, words can not express how I truly feel about Black History Month. When I think about the opportunities that I have had (opportunities that were not afforded to my parents, let alone my ancestors), and continue to have; it stirs up a f...
  • The Tipping Point: Getting African American Children Back in School Before Its Too Late

    Many of the landmark battles of our Civil Rights movement hinged upon the right to an education. We all remember the images. Nine Little Rock school children under the escort of federal troops. A deadly firefight between U.S. Marshalls, soldiers and ri...
  • CA Assembly Speaker Bass Announces Congressional Bid

    Earns Endorsements from Congresswoman Watson, Controller Greuel, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Grassroots Flanked by Congresswoman Diane Watson other elected officials, clergy and community- and grassroots-leaders, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D- Los Angeles...
  • The Significance of Black History Month

    A question has been asked. What is the historical significance of Black History Month to you? In response, I must ask these questions. Can I count the stars when I look into the sky, on a ...
  • Tiger Takes the High Road

    Tiger Woods' televised apology combined contrition with PR spin in a carefully-staged 14-minute confessional in which the disgraced golfer owned up to the arrogance and nihilism behind his countless extra-marital affairs. Woods also insisted on privacy fo...
  • Portantino Honored For Bringing More Services to Seniors

    SACRAMENTO – The advocacy group Aging Services of California has named Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) 'Assembly Legislator of the Year' at its annual awards reception in Sacramento. The group cited Portantino's long history ...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Puts Public Safety First With his ‘911 Immunity’ Legislation

    SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) introduced AB 1999 which encourage teenagers to seek emergency response when a fellow teen is in need of medical attention. The bill would offer limited immunity for the teen ...
  • Annual Black History Parade - Another Successful Event

    The rain stopped allowing the sun to shine and the community to come out in large numbers to enjoy the 28th Annual Black History Parade in Pasadena, CA. Community business woman and community activist, ...
  • The Making of A Slave - The Infamous “WILLIE LYNCH LETTER”

    This speech was delivered by a white slave owner, William Lynch, in 1712.  However, in recent years, both white and black historians have ...
  • What Would America Be Like Without Black Americans?

    When African Americans were enslaved, they played a very large and magnificent part in the building of America. They made many contributions to America and invented many products, materials, machinery, instruments and systems that make America work succes...
  • Do We Still Need Black History Month?

    Before the end of February, if it hasn't happened already, a white acquaintance may come to you and ask, "Why do we have to have black history month?" Such persons may inquire in hushed tones, in an effort to show that they are genuinely curious and do n...
  • Connecting the Past Toward Our Future

    Black History Month Business FeatureWe study history to learn valuable lessons and to avoid tragic mistakes. ...
  • Reader comments on “Disagreement with Ruthie’s Blog”

    I was quite surprised by the passionate letter of disagreement that was printed in the February 11 Journal, taking issue with your January 28 Blog. ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    TIGER COME BACK, PLEASE! I can't speak for anyone else, but I can't wait for Tiger Woods to come back. His behavior was a surprise and a big disappointment to me. It broke my heart. I really wish that he had been the person that we all thought he was. Ho...
  • The Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

    If you own your own home, there are some significant tax advantages that can make the prospect more affordable. As a result of the uncertain economy, the federal government has also recently extended a popular tax credit through June of this year and broa...
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Joint Tenancy Through a Living Trust

    In past articles I discussed the problems that you could experience when you add someone to your real estate or bank account as a joint tenant. In summary: (1) once you add someone onto your property, you have created a joint owner of the property with an...
  • The Prayer of Hezekiah: Turning Your Face Toward The Wall

    "In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the LORD: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover." Then Hezekiah turned his face to the w...
  • Moved By What I Can't See

    Granted, the will and ability to exercise regularly and eat right are disciplines most of us don't possess. Ever wonder why? Well science says it is because we are creatures whose subconscious nature (after we've done all that's needed for survival) is ...

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