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  • Pasadena Chapter of AKA Makes a Difference on MLK Day

    Members of the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. deliver meals to veterans at the Altadena Senior Center in Altadena, CA. The Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) spent January 20th, MLK ...
  • Pasadena Fire Department Collaborates with LA County Fire Department in Rescue Training

    On January 20, 2014, members from the Pasadena Fire Department Urban Search And Rescue (USAR) Team participated in helicopter hoist training hosted by Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations at Barton Heliport in Pacoima. The training was desig...
  • 2014 Journal Women of Achievement Breakfast to Honor Church Workers

    The Dynamic Jewell Diamond Taylor to Guest Speak The 2014 Women of Achievement Breakfast will be held on April 12, 2014 at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, CA. 2014 marks the Fifth Annual Breakfast to honor women who give service to their community. The ...
  • How to Deal with Mother Nature’s Cold Shoulder

    I was hoping all that chatter about global warming was somewhere in the neighborhood of being true. If so, nobody happened to send the memo to Mother Nature. With the sophistication of our communication technology today, I am not sure how this memo failed...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Open Letter to Richard Sherman Good morning Mr. Sherman: I'm addressing you as Mr. Sherman, since I have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet. I hope to do that soon. Recent events have made you a household name, not only in the United States, but al...
  • Get Ready For Black Writers On Tour 2014!

    Mark the date: Saturday April 19, 2014. Do not let the talk about the down economy discourage you from making your book business a success — people are still looking for a great book to read. Black Writers On Tour is designed to connect you with readers...
  • It Happened to Me!

    It all started when my husband asked me for the key to our china cabinet. I was immediately suspicious of his motives since he never had anything to do with the china cabinet. That was my territory. When entertaining I use the dishes, glasses and other se...
  • For Success in Marriage, Treat It Like a Business

    Counselor Offers Tips for Committing One's Life to the Right Person As an immigrant from India who feels blessed to be an American citizen, Sukhjiwan Singh remains puzzled by the divorce rate here, estimated by PolitiFact.com in 2012 to be 40 to 50 perce...
  • Six Ways to Give Yourself a ‘Breakover’

    Valentine's Day Isn't About Being Alone; It's About Being Yourself, Says Self-Empowerment Entrepreneur There's a reason Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" became a pop classic – because it's true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and ...
  • Young Women Philanthropists

    We were recently inspired by a group of young professional women who came together on a Saturday morning to discuss fundraising for their upcoming conference. These women were under 40, energized, and engaged. They were getting ready to launch their spons...
  • Pasadena Black History Month 2014 Parade, Special Events Announced

    The public is invited to celebrate Black History Month 2014 in Pasadena by participating in the parade and numerous special events and activities planned beginning Saturday, January 25, through Friday, February 28, 2014. A comprehensive list of the events...
  • NAACP Commends Banks for Halting Deposit Advance Services

    The NAACP released the following statement in response to news that Wells Fargo, Fifth Third, US Bank, and Regions Bank will end their deposit advance loan programs. From Dedrick Muhammad, NAACP Sr. Director of the Economic Department and Executive Direc...
  • Wells Fargo Hosts Career Fair in Pasadena

    Recruiters will be onsite at First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church in Pasadena on 1700 N Raymond Avenue, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to assist applicants with questions, resume review and online application assistance. If ...
  • Bring YOUR Pet This Saturday!

    The 2014 Southern California Pet Expo (www.SoCalPetExpo.com) The Southern CA Pet Expo will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Admission is free.  Come meet Shorty & Hercules from...
  • Math Competitors to Face Off in Problem Solving Contest

    CSULA Math Department to Host 65th Annual American Mathematics Contest What: Dedicated to strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation's youth, the 65th American Mathematics Contest (AMC) at Cal State L.A. will identify, recognize and rewar...
  • State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors

    Sacramento, CA — Helping students get enough nutritious food during the summer recess will help them succeed in school in the fall, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who today urged eligible organizations to become s...
  • Homeowners asked to Prepare Earlier Due to Increased Fire Activity

    Drought Conditions Lead to Early Need of Defensible Space Around Homes Sacramento, CA – In just the first three weeks of January, CAL FIRE has already responded to a significant increase in wildfires this winter due to the extremely dry conditions. As ...
  • Pasadena Educational Foundation Awards $50,000 to Pasadena Unified Teachers

    Pasadena, CA - A group of Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) teachers checked off some important items from their wish lists last night. The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) awarded this year's PEF Teacher Grants on Wednesday, January 22, at a r...
  • City Attorney Feuer to Double Number of Neighborhood Prosecutors

    Los Angeles, CA – City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced that he will double the size of his office's Neighborhood Prosecutor Program in the next several weeks. "Neighborhood Prosecutors are central to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods...
  • Jazz Concert at Sierra Madre Playhouse

    The Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Band will be performing at Sierra Madre Playhouse on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Jazz Band includes emerging young artists under the direction of Paul Carman (formerly with The Frank Zappa Band and Dick Dale ...

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