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  • 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...
  • Black Writers On Tour Brings Dr. Claud Anderson Back To Los Angeles By Popular Demand

    Spread the Word Dr. Anderson is the keynote speaker for Black Writers On Tour 2014. Saturday April 19, 2014, 12 noon, at the Congresswoman JMM Community Center (AKA Carson Community Center), 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, California 90746. Dr. Anderson is...
  • Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?

    CEO Shares Tips for Encouraging Productive Collaboration In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. In one poll, by Office Team, 45 percent of senior execu...
  • Pasadena Village to Honor Volunteers at First Annual Recognition Luncheon

    The Pasadena Village, a non-profit organization serving older adults in the San Gabriel Valley, will honor its many volunteers at a recognition luncheon on February 22. The luncheon will give Village members and friends the opportunity to recognize the i...
  • A Conversation with Ilyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Min. Malcolm X

    The African American Cultural Center (Us) will host a reception, conversation and book signing with Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Min. Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, at the African American Cultural Center, 3018 W 4...
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter to Host 35th Annual Black Culture Festival

    On Saturday, February 22nd, the Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will hold its 35th Annual Black Culture Festival, in conjunction with the Pomona Public Library. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pomona Publ...
  • Hey, Auri!

    The Hey Auri! Column is dedicated to answering your questions and providing helpful advice. Hey Auri!  I am currently on the board of a club at my school. Black History Month has hit us and I am the activity cooridnator, meaning I have to plan all t...
  • So You Want to Write a Book?

    Learn How at Black Writers on Tour 2014. Frederick Williams, is a college professor, publisher, literary giant and renowned author of several books. His recent release is Fires of Greenwood: The Tulsa Riots of 1921—a novel. He is back by popular demand...
  • Emancipation and Estate Planning

    February is the month when our country takes time to remember and celebrate Black History. We give honor to our great ancestors and rejoice about how far we've come. In parades, poems, church services and school performances, the nation commends the leaps...
  • Joan Clay Woods Passes

    Joan Clay Woods, a long time Pasadena resident, activist and socialite died on Valentine's Day, February 14. 2014. Joan moved from Chicago to Pasadena with five daughters in 1963. Her husband Kelly reunited with the family a few months later and her son ...
  • Black Gives Back

    If you want to challenge your thinking on the relationship between African Americans and philanthropy you need to follow BlackGivesBack.com. Founded by Tracey Webb in 2007, BlackGivesBack.com takes the stereotype of African Americans as the recipients of ...
  • Hacking and ID Theft: Are You Next?

    Seven Tips for Protecting Your Identity and Money At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the co...
  • Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children

    The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children® 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 perce...
  • Schiff, Homeowners to FAA on Helicopter Noise – Your Timeline is Not Good Enough

    Almost six months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other Los Angeles area lawmakers, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), sent a letter asking for a timeline to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s Los Angeles ...

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