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  • Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council Presents "The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire"

    A Black History Month Celebration Highlighting African American's Influence in Art Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2014) — The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire on Thursday, Feb...
  • President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Four to Serve on the United States District Courts

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Beth Bloom, Paul G. Byron, Judge Darrin P. Gayles, and Judge Carlos Eduardo Mendoza to serve on the United States District Courts. "Throughout their careers, these ...
  • Caltech-Occidental Symphony Presents its Spring Concert March 1st and 2nd

    Pasadena, CA - February 4th, 2014 - The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, conducted by Allen Robert Gross, presents its Spring Concert featuring two Student Concerto Competition winners, cellist Justin Choi and pianist Jonathan Joo. This event will take place ...
  • Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish About Estate Planning

    Most of us have heard the term "penny-wise and pound-foolish," an idiom with British roots. A penny is a small amount of money and a (British) pound is a much larger amount of money. "Penny-wise, pound-foolish" is to be cautious (wise) with small amounts ...
  • Mutuality – A Must in Fundraising

    It's Not All About You As you prepare for your next meeting with a current or potential donor, funder or sponsor we suggest focusing on what you want to learn from the meeting. This is distinctly different from a focus on what you want to share. Of cours...
  • LAAAWPPI Introduces Class of 2014 . . .

    . . . Kicking Off Its Annual Public Policy Institute at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2014) -- The Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) kicked-off its opening session for the class o...
  • The Monrovia Connection . . .

    Many of the city's residents might not know that Monrovia, California has a link of sorts to President Nelson Mandela and his fight against apartheid in South Africa, but television show producer and host Ralph Walker hopes to share that piece of history....
  • Pasadena Mourning Tremendous Loss of Jacqueline Howard

    Jacqueline "Jackie" Howard, an educational advocate, retired in 2003 from the LAUSD after serving 35 years. As an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge she continued to mentor aspiring students who would become teachers. She created...
  • Altadena Unique Red Hatters Contribute to Eliot’s School Uniform Fund

    The Altadena Unique Red Hatters recently made a contribution to support the Eliot Middle School?s Betty J. Ford Uniform Fund (named in Betty J. Ford?s honor). The Altadena group got its start when a small group of hat decorators came together, organized ...
  • 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards Gives Tributes to Extraordinary Honorees for African American Achievement

    Honorees Agree They Owe Success to Those Who Paved Way Before Them The Trumpet Awards Foundation recently wrapped up the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards where an international cast of who's who in the areas of religion, politics, public service, law, entrepre...
  • At Least It’s Not Snowing!

    If somebody gave out an award for grouchiness and downright cantankerousness, I am sure I would take top honors. Of course, according to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, there is no honor in being grouchy or cantankerous nor is there room for it in...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    SUPER BOWL OR SUPER BUST? The NFL is one of the most successful and powerful organizations in the entire world. They are almost embarrassed by their enormous profits, but they feel they have to do what they have to do. They had a concern about the weath...
  • How to Engineer Your Financial Future in 2014

    Veteran Investment Advisor Shares Four Tips for All Wealth Stages Financial resolutions can be the most difficult to keep. They can include minute detail, number crunching, plenty of files and discipline that can affect a person's entire lifestyle, says ...
  • Carter G. Woodson “The Father of Black History”

    Dr. Woodson And African Centered Education The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. Through the African Centered Education Movement, African A...
  • U.N. Urges Countries to Shelter Somalis Fleeing Deepening War

    The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to countries not to deport Somali asylum seekers to their country of origin as the situation in southern and central Somalia is still unsafe and Somalis fleeing those areas are in need of international protection. Asy...
  • Rep. Schiff Solicits Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year Award

    Every March, in recognition of Women's History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honors outstanding women from his district. The 28th Congressional District includes the cities and communities of Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elys...
  • Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Now Accepting Appointments for Valentine’s Day Weddings

    Appointments for Valentine's Day civil marriage ceremonies are available on Friday, February 14 at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC). To make an appointment for a civil ceremony, couples can fill out an online marriage licens...
  • Cherish the Ladies to Perform at Caltech

    Cherish the Ladies will perform Irish music on Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Taking their name from an Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies blends Irish instrumental music with vocals and step dancing. For 25 years, this all-women ...
  • Tentative Agreement Reached Between Pasadena Unified and United Teachers of Pasadena

    Pasadena, CA -- The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) and the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) have released the following joint statement: "On January 31, 2014 United Teacher of Pasadena and the Pasadena Unified School District reached a Complete...
  • Celebrity Couple Celebrates Five Years of Wedded Bliss & a 23-Year Age Difference

    Four Tips for Keeping Romance Alive Award-winning singer-songwriter Gary Chapman and his wife, Nashville Wives star Cassie Piersol Chapman, say they're so in love, one wedding just wasn't enough. "We got married December 22, 2008 in a very small ceremon...

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