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  • Moratorium on Death Penalty Executions a Victory for the African American Community

    NAACP Thanks Governor Inslee for Halting Executions in Washington Earlier today, Governor Jay Inslee announced that he is calling a moratorium on executions while he is in office. Gerald Hankerson, the President of the Alaska, Oregon, and Washington Stat...
  • Statement by the President on the Farm Bill

    "Today, in a strong bipartisan vote, the U.S. Senate came together to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill – legislation that will build on the historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, create new jobs and opportunities, and protect t...
  • Statement by the President on the Threat of Default

    "I'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to pay for what they've already spent, and remove the threat of default from our economy once and for all. "The full faith and credit of the United States is too important to use ...
  • Create Your Rose Bowl Stadium Brick

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  • DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned for Upcoming Weekend

    Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, February 21, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. The deterrent effect ...
  • Statement From Rev. Al Sharpton Regarding Meeting With President Obama, U.S. Attorney General Holder and Other Civil Rights Leaders

    New York, NY, February 18, 2014 -- Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network: "I and other civil rights leaders met with President Obama, Attorney General Holder and others today for almost 90 minutes. We covered a broad spectrum of conc...
  • Civil Rights Leaders Meet With President Obama

    A travel photo lid was called at 4:35 p.m. . . . The African-American civil rights leaders who met with the President came out to the microphones after the meeting, which lasted more than an hour. They said the CBO report on the minimum wage did not come...
  • Five Easy Ways to Inspire Children to Read

    Sylvan Learning to Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day Tips to Encourage Children's Love of Reading Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire) February 18, 2014 -- In the month of March, 2014, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Le...
  • World's First Clitoral Repair For FGM Victims

    Hospital for FGM Victims to Open in West Africa on March 7 Las Vegas, NV, February 10, 2014/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will...
  • Free Mulch Available Throughout 2014 to Pasadena Residents

    Pasadena, CA — The City's 2014 Mulch Give-Away Program provides free, fresh garden mulch to Pasadena residents throughout the year. The mulch is delivered by the Department of Public Works, www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks, to Victory Park, 2575 Palom...
  • Free City Forum on State Water Supply Challenges Set

    Pasadena, CA — The public is invited to attend a free panel discussion on water supply challenges sponsored by the Pasadena Water and Power Department (PWP). Water and environmental experts will discuss California's long-term water supply challenges plu...
  • Black History Month Program to Include Homage, Games and Origins of Jazz

    The Pasadena Senior Center will present a special program Monday, February 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. The event will include an homage to historic African Americans, their accomplishments and their impact on the wor...
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Pasadena Chapter Scholarship Application Due February 24

    Scholarship Co-Chairs, Jeane Ward (l) & Brenda Harvey Williams (r) announce AKA Scholarships.   Since its inception in 1960, Eta Lambda Omega, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has given scholarships to college bou...
  • “My Cup Runneth Over”

    The community is invited to a play entitled "My Cup Runneth Over" Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.   The New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, located at 855 N. Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, is presenting this delightful and inspiri...
  • What Comes After That Kiss?

    I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first date. Sad to say, that idea went out with Noah and his ark and you can kiss that idea goodbye. Nothing wrong with a kiss, if it is with the right person. It seems we are living in a culture where a...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Good Luck to Michael Sam - Former University of Missouri football star Michael Sam has publicly announced that he is gay. He made this announcement, because he wants to play in the NFL. He knew that the NFL scouts were checking into his background, and th...
  • Myths Concerning the Revocable Living Trust

    Based on my conversations with various individuals, it appears that there are some common misconceptions about what a revocable living trust can and can not do. I'd like to take a moment to explore three of the most common myths that give rise to these mi...
  • Do You Live in Fear of an IRS Audit?

    Five Red Flags to Avoid on Your Return It is no secret that one of the biggest fears people have is receiving an audit notice from the IRS. It ranks right up there with being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Of course, the IRS does nothing to a...
  • Top 10 Black History Month Scholarships for February 2014

    February is here again, and Black History month is being celebrated all around the world. Many television channels have launched special programming for the month, companies have launched special advertising campaigns, and many of their foundations have l...
  • Congresswoman Waters Recognizes Black History Month

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month, a commemoration that has taken place since 1976. "As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important that we take this time to honor the s...

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