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  • 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...
  • 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...

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