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  • "Ask George"

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answe...
  • Scholarship Luncheon and Salute to Mothers Fashion Show

    On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 24th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mothers Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. This event will award the 2012 Sch...
  • Celebrating 90+ Birthdays

    Four amazing seniors in our community celebrated 90+ birthdays last month. Ms. Versie Mae Richardson of Pasadena celebrated her 92nd birthday on March 13, 2012. Ms. Mary Austin Jackson of Lake Elsinore celebrated her 96th birthday on March 15, 2012. Mr. L...
  • Black America, You Ought To Hear & Listen To Somebody!

    Part 1 Black America, I admonish you to listen, hear, and obey words of wisdom. We must create a better financial path for our children. Our parents and their parents worked hard, fought hard, and made many sacrifices to free themselves from slavery. Whi...
  • America’s Public Schools: Still Unequal and Unjust

    Millions of children in America are denied the opportunity to receive a fair and high quality education. In March, the U.S. Department of Education released new information showing that children of color face harsher discipline, have less access to rigoro...
  • Handling Incapacity Through a Living Trust

    My last column addressed the usefulness of a Power of Attorney when a person becomes disabled. A Power of Attorney allows you to designate another person (an "agent") to handle your financial transactions for you should you become incapable of handling yo...
  • Don't Miss these Tax-Saving Opportunities

    The tax filing deadline is looming midway through this month, and many people are rushing to finish their returns. If you're one of them, are you certain that you've taken all the deductions and used all the credits to which you're entitled? The Californi...
  • Burger King Pulls Mary J. Blige Chicken Wrap Commercial

    Burger King pulled a commercial starring R&B singer Mary J. Blige following controversy over her appearance and the context of the food advertised. The fast-food chain said it discontinued the commercial April 3 due to music licensing concerns, not b...
  • What’s Your Economic Impact?

    For every dollar invested into your institution, what is the return to the community? Is there a social impact? Political impact? Economic impact? How do you measure it? What do you track? These are questions to ask as you consider how to make the case fo...
  • Be Careful Little Eyes Where You Stare

    Whenever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. Some people have never bee...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Two men were seated on a crowded bus. One kept his eyes closed all the time. "What's the matter?" asked one. "I hate to see ladies standing," said Bill. Many close their eyes to their responsibilities, but open them to their rights. They close them to ...
  • Trayvon Martin was Standing His Ground

    Most people are asking whether Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law should apply to George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch captain who killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin. That's the wrong question. A better one is, given the circumstances, did th...
  • McDade, Martin and Brotherly Love

    Contrasting Martin and McDade Tragedies It's understandable that people are drawing comparisons between the tragic shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Kendrec McDade. But as we seek justice, emotional resolution and new directions in the wake of these ...
  • World Bank Likely to Tap Nigerian Woman Candidate for Top Job

    Western media pundits have all but crowned Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria for the position of World Bank president. If selected, she would be the first African to hold the position traditionally held by a U.S. citizen. Nearly buried among the encomiu...
  • New First Lady to Bring Senegalese Traditions to the Post

    Marieme Faye Sall, wife of newly-elected President of Senegal, Macky Sall, has been described as a "daughter of the land," and the first woman of Senegalese birth and ancestry at the nation's capital. All Senegalese first ladies, with the exception of fo...
  • Rep. Judy Chu Issues Statement on Kendrec McDade Shooting

    Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, issued the following statement today in response to the March 24 shooting death of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade by police officers in Pasadena: "My heart goes out to the family of Kendrec McDade, his friends and classmates, in th...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the NBA. However, he is not indispensable, although he seems to think that he is. The fact of the matter is that the Lakers would still win some games, even if he did not play. Many teams continu...
  • Fontana Police Officers’ Association Endorses State Assembly Candidate Cheryl Brown

    Fontana, CA – The Fontana Police Officers' Association is supporting Cheryl Brown to represent the 47th District in the State Assembly in the June 5th Primary. "Cheryl Brown understands the importance of public safety and will be an asset to our distri...
  • Portantino's Bill Calling For Better Disaster Planning Passes Key Legislative Hurdle

    Sacramento CA – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill to improve emergency and disaster preparedness in California was unanimously approved today on a vote of 12 to 0 in the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. AB 1650 requires public utilitie...
  • Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Art Contest with Online Voting

    Winners Will See Their Artwork Hang in Capitol, Schiff's DC and District Offices Pasadena, CA – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Arts Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 29th District, featuring hi...

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