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  • NAACP Statements on the Passing of Actress and Activist Ruby Dee

    In tribute to an extraordinary, multifaceted career spanning more than seven decades as an actor, author, director, producer and civil rights activist, the NAACP released the following statements in response to the death of Ruby Dee. From Roslyn M. Brock...
  • McDonald’s Men Award Scholarships to Six Muir Graduates

    Student honorees Johnas Pulley, Patrick Holland, Kelvin Turrentine, Richard Johnson, Chris Ballew and Michael Perkins accept congratulations from McDonald's store manager, Jorge Cobos (left), and the McDonald's Men's Group (l to r): Bill...
  • How Men Can Help Guard Against Poverty in Their Golden Years

    Insurance Industry Expert Shares Three Tips During Men's Health Month June is Men's Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally don't do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected early, are easily treated;...
  • Aspires West Program Honors Role Models & Graduating Seniors

    Pictured from l-r: Role models, Dr. Audra Grubbs, honoree Robert A. Villarreal, Brenda Wright, Charles Winston, honorees Ah'Shirae, Lydia Jimenez and Darron McWhorter, and tole model Lesley Thompson. [Photo credit:  Starr Photoz.] ...
  • Women In Action 42nd Annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards

    Pictured (l-r): Role models, Dr. Audra Grubbs, honoree Robert A. Villarreal, Brenda Wright, Charles Winston, honorees Ah'Shirae, Lydia Jimenez and Darron McWhorter, and role model Lesley Thompson. [Photo credit:  Starr Photoz.] ...
  • Holden Bill to Recognize President Obama in California Textbooks (AB 1912) Passes Key Senate Committee

    Sacramento, CA – Including President Barack Obama in California textbooks seems like a no-brainer. But, it's not necessarily so. That's why Assemblymember Chris Holden's legislation would include recognizing the historical significance of President Obam...
  • Altadena Homesteading 101

    Did you know that Altadena is one of the top places for urban homesteading in Los Angeles County? Have you ever thought about becoming an urban farmer yourself?Want to meet others to swap ideas, produce, and homesteading challenges? Then join us for Alta...
  • Speeders Targeted by Pasadena Police Department

    Pasadena, CA. - On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Pasadena Police Department will conduct a Speed Enforcement Program. This operation will commence at 6:00 AM and will continue throughout the morning hours. Speeding is the third highest cause of traffic deat...
  • Juneteenth Festival and "Parks After Dark" Returns

    Pasadena, CA — Celebrate the summer season with family and friends at Juneteenth events June 19 and June 21, 2014 and at Pasadena's "Parks After Dark" family fun activities July 9 to August 16, 2014. A free screening of "A Time to Be Remembered: A June...
  • Pasadena FY2015 Operating Budget Adopted by City Council

    Pasadena, CA — The Pasadena City Council unanimously approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Budget Monday, June 16, 2014 during its regularly scheduled meeting, capping a series of public meetings and hearings held since mid-May on the City's finan...
  • NAACP to Host 105th National Convention

    Convention to Reflect on 50 Years of Civil Rights History and Highlight the Current Fight for Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Education Equality and More Las Vegas, NV –The NAACP announced it will host its 105th Annual Con...
  • Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Issues Statement on Budget Passage

    Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement in response to the budget passage: "This year's budget, crafted through the collaborative efforts of the Assembly, the Senate, and the governor, will prov...
  • Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection Event June 21

    Pasadena, CA — Residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic waste for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Parking Lot K outside the Rose Bowl Stadium during this annual collection event co-sponsored by Pas...
  • Settlement Agreements Finalized in Kendrec McDade Lawsuits

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena City Attorney/City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris announced today that attorneys for the City of Pasadena, Ms. Anya Slaughter and Mr. Kenneth McDade have finalized mutual settlements in the lawsuits by Ms. Slaughter and Mr. McD...
  • NBCI and TrustEgg Announce Partnership

    NYC Launch Promises One Million Accounts for Children's Future Washington, D.C., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 milli...
  • NAACP Issues Call to Action on Voting Rights Act Amendment

    Fifty-one years ago this week, NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Wylie Evers was murdered for organizing blacks to register and to vote in Mississippi. In 2014, too many restrictions still limit access to the ballot box for blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, t...
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee Remarks at White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans and on Dr. Maya Angelou's Memorial Service

    Oakland, CA — Congresswoman Barbara Lee provided remarks at the White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans on Saturday, June 14 at Laney College in Oakland California. Congresswoman Lee also provided remarks at Dr. Maya Angelou's...
  • Explore the World of Music . . .

    . . . Senior Curriculum Series Summer Term The summer term of the popular Senior Curriculum Series is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, July 1, 8 and 15, and August 5, 12 and 19, at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street. Dr. Alan Chapma...
  • Dr. Jennifer Smith Selected as Principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School

            Pasadena, CA -- Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that Jennifer Smith, Ed.D. has been named principal of Norma Coombs Alternative School. Dr. Smith has served as interim ...

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