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  • Win Prizes with "At My Park" Photo Contest Now Through July 31, 2014

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena residents can join the fun with the City's "At My Park" photo challenge to win prizes by submitting your best park-themed photos through July 31, 2014. The family friendly social media campaign challenges residents ages 16 and o...
  • Straight-Up Talk About Testosterone

    By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni and Dr. Stephen M. Giorgianni It's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically c...
  • Tea and Conversations with African American Women

    The inaugural Los Angeles Tea and Conversations with African American women will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Blvd.  Tea and Conversations is a networking, educatio...
  • Love is an Ability: July 19 Seminar by Relationship Master Hellen Chen

    Relationship master, Hellen Chen, will arrive in Los Angeles to share the secrets of how to make a relationship last. Three times #1 bestselling author and relationship master Hellen Chen has helped at least 100 singles who had ...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Has No Conscience

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as "the conscience of the U.S. Congress." According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives. Notice that the root of the word conscience i...
  • U.S. Late in Courting African Leaders

    In 2008, the whole world applauded the United States for electing its first African American president. No part of the world was happier than the continent of Africa with its 54 nations. After all, this president was half Caucasian and half Kenyan. He was...
  • The Talented Musicians of Altadena NAACP ACT-SO

    Submitted byWilberta RichardsonAltadena NAACP 2nd V.P. The Altadena NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, celebrating 30 years of service, brought the Altadena ACT-SO musicians of the past and present together. The program held at the Castaways in Burbank on Sund...
  • Blacks Unemployment Best in Six Years

    The Black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the Black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate,...
  • Breaking the Code of Silence

    Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools'® National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change. His first book, All Souls: A F...
  • Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    "The purpose of the law is simple . . . those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other places that provide service to the public." ~ ...
  • Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

    You've probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed c...
  • Supreme Court Seeks to Gut Labor Unions

    The Supreme Court's decision in the case of Harris v Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf. The Suprem...
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital Partners with Day One to Promote Safer Cycling

    Riding in Pasadena and Altadena without a helmet or lights after nightfall? Not only may you be breaking the law, but you're putting yourself at greater risk for serious injury. Thanks to a new partnership between Day One and Huntington Memorial Hospital...
  • Popular E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event

    Residents and businesses can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal documents shredded at the City's popular electronic "E-Waste" event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside ...
  • Robey Theatre Company Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

    . . . With the First Annual Paul Robeson Theatre Festival at Los Angeles Theatre CenterTwo-Day Event Over the last two decades, The Robey Theatre Company has acquired a reputation for itself as a producing entity of distinction, presenting stage works of...
  • Have Black Girls Been Overlooked . . .

    Why Are 40 Percent of Black Females Dropping Out? Why has America and the Black community been silent about this epidemic? We hear so much about the 47 percent dropout rate among Black males, but I believe a 40 percent dropout rate among Black females is...
  • Public Invitied to ‘Rain or Shine’ Art Show

    The City's Adaptive Recreation Art Program debuts artwork created by local artists with disabilities beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Armory Center for the Arts. The public is invited to a free opening reception 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 12, ...
  • Concussions a Greater Problem for Black Youth

    Washington, D.C. - (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    More Than I Can Handle! I can remember when writing these Articles was a simple, straight forward task. There were a few games being played and some athlete was getting married, while another was getting divorced. This was something that I thought that I...
  • The Haves, the Have Nots, and the Whatnots

    When it comes to politics, I am as confused as the politicians themselves. I do not like to discuss politics because I do not understand it and just as soon as you understand one opinion, everything changes and you do not know where you are at. Just as so...

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