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  • Three Keys to Building a Successful Alumni Relations Program

    Part One of a Two-Part Series Colleges and universities look to alumni for financial support. If you attended or graduated from college you likely receive fundraising solicitations from your alma mater. Some colleges excel at engaging their alumni and ...
  • The Unconquerable Power of Black History

    Kudos and gratitude to all of the dedicated community organizers who made the 2014 Pasadena Black History Month Parade & Festival another tremendous celebration! In annually honoring the richness of African-American heritage and culture, this series o...
  • Where is the Love?

    February is a very interesting month. Why? It's the shortest month of the year, but it is also noted for Valentine's Day [as well as] Black History Month. It has been around since 1926. Also embedded in the month of February are four powerful birthdays. P...
  • NAACP Statements on Michael Dunn Verdict . . .

    . . . There Are No Winners in this Case Various NAACP members make statements regarding the Michael Dunn case verdict. Adora Obi Nweze, President of the Florida State NAACP: "The State of Florida has spoken and 47-year old Michael Dunn will have to an...
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the Michael Dunn Case and NAN Awards

    Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network: We are deeply disappointed by the verdict in the case of Michael Dunn. Though he was convicted for attempted murder and shooting into the car, the value of Jordan Davis' life was not addressed i...
  • Statement by the President on Minimum Wage

    In my State of the Union Address, I asked more businesses to do what they can to raise their employees' wages. Today, I applaud Gap, Inc. for announcing that they intend to raise wages for their employees beginning this year – a decision that will benef...
  • Women In Action 2014 - 2016 Officer Installation

    Officers (not in order) include: President - Mattie Betts, First Vice President - Kimiko Richardson, Second Vice President - Charlie Freeny, Recording Secretary – Leslie Allen, Corresponding Secretary - Gina Levias, Treasurer - Erica T...
  • George McKenna To Open Campaign Headquarters for School Board Race

    Saturday, March 1st in Leimert Park Los Angeles, CA – Esteemed educator and school administrator Dr. George McKenna, III, whose turnaround of South Los Angeles' Washington Prep High School led to an award-winning movie starring Denzel Washington, will ...
  • Organist Timothy Howard and Friends to Appear. . .

    . . . at Pasadena Presbyterian Church in Free Recital Pasadena, CA, February 24, 2014 — Organist Timothy Howard will play an eclectic recital of music from five centuries on Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Color...
  • Pasadena Unified Celebrates National Arts Education Month

    Visual and Performing Arts to be Showcased from Across the School District In celebration of National Arts Education Month in March, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will be highlighting student creativity in the coming weeks. The festivities ...
  • Union Station Master Plan Project Update February 2014

    Recently, Metro initiated several long-needed projects at Union Station. The work includes repainting the exterior of Union Station and restoring the metal and woodwork throughout the station. We are also renovating the passageway, including removing non-...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    HISTORY DEMANDS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE NBA! The National Basketball Association is a highly respected, profitable organization. It employs star athletes and it pays them very well. In fact it pays them much more money than many of them had ever dreamed of...
  • Black History Month: Needed Now More Than Ever

    "There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering." ~ Lonnie Bunch, founding director, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ev...
  • Another Florida Man Gets Away With Murder

    As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's murder on Sanford, Florida, justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State. It was incredulous that George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman and wannabe cop, was found not guilty of mur...
  • You Can Win the Fight But Lose the Marriage

    Although I enjoy attending weddings and kissing the bride, I believe that I would specially enjoy attending a 50th, 60th or 70th wedding anniversary. Trouble is I never been invited to such a rare and glorious occasion. However, if I had known Herbert and...
  • “Pink Goes Red for a Day”

    Heart Disease, Women and AKA Front Row (l-r): Regenia Moses, Bonnie Sherman, D. Marie Battle, Ruthie Hopkins, Patrice Marshall McKenzie, and Cornelia Kelly Gates. Middle Row (l-r): Brenda Harvey Williams, Ethel Broussard, and Lois Tusan...
  • After Trayvon and Jordan, Who's Next?

    Emmett Till, Amadou Diallo, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and you can fill in the blank for the next young Black man to be shot or to die for being Black and having justice delayed or denied. Their crime, being Black! You might say they were ...
  • The Truth Behind Why Young Teens Use Marijuana

    By: Lorenzo CervantesNATHA Community Health PromoterNineth Grade, PHS Many young teens use marijuana for various reasons. Some use marijuana to "fit in" in with their friends, others use marijuana to relax their bodies and ease stress, and some teens use...
  • P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - February

    Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the February issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter!     February Topic: Celebrate Black History Month! Make Your Mark. Black History Month is not just 28 days of watching African-Ame...
  • My Interview with The Artist

    During the Winter vacation I was able to sit down with 14 year-old Joshua Hopkins to inquire information about what life is like as a 8th grade saxophonist, chess champion and talented artist. (The "*" denotes my questions to Mr. Hopkins.) * What grade a...

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