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  • Seeds From The Sower

    A balloon salesman took a white one, filled it and let it go. He took a black one, filled it and released it. Then he floated a red balloon. A little Korean looked at the balloons and asked, "Could you fly a yellow balloon?" "Yes, son," he answered. "It...
  • NAACP Launches National Voter Education and Registration Drive in Face of Historic Assault on Ballot Access

    "This Is My Vote!" To Help Expand Electorate in Every State Following an unprecedented and coordinated attack on ballot access that could prevent as many as five million voters from casting their vote, the NAACP today launched a 50-state non partisan cam...
  • WAVE Morning Show Host Joins Forces with American Cancer Society to Encourage Colon Cancer Testing

    If You Had The Power To Save Your Own Life, Would You Use It? Morning show host and on-air personality Pat Prescott of 94.7 The Wave's Pat and Kim Morning Show used her power, and now her voice to spread the word about the importance of being tested for ...
  • Union Bank Named Banking and Financial Institution of the Year

    Bank Awarded During GLAAACC 19th Annual Economic Awards Dinner Union Bank, N.A., was recently honored by the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) with the Banking and Financial Institution of the Year award. The award was pr...
  • Schools Have a Heavy Influence on Obesity Efforts

    In the fight to curb the collective appetite that drives childhood obesity, Nomvuyo Qubeka is incredulous that there is a disconnect between what's served in school cafeterias and national goal of curbing the epidemic. "Is anybody looking at what the chi...
  • Los Angeles–Area Allergists Offer Free Asthma and Allergy Screenings

    New Tools Help More Americans Find Relief The unseasonably warm weather is making this early spring season difficult for millions of Americans who suffer from asthma and allergies. To help adults and children who experience symptoms find out if they are ...
  • “Unnatural” Bequests

    Most of us have relatives, some of whom we are fond of and some we might not love or even like. Regardless of the true character of the relationship, most people believe that their close relatives should leave them something when the relative passes away....
  • ACT Pasadena Announces Movie Premiere and Panel Discussion

    ACT announced today it will host a program on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., entitled "School Integration Revisited." The event will be heldat the Altadena Baptist Church, located at 791 East Calaveras Street, Altadena, CA. The program is free and the publi...
  • Are Websites Still in Vogue?

    In the world of Facebook and Twitter, we sometimes forget the value of the trusted website. Can't we say it all in 140 characters? Or a photo? Will the website go the way of the covered wagon? We were at the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence Conference "...
  • Pasadenans Reminded That Voter Registration Deadline is May 21 . . .

    . . . For Next Month's Primary Election Whether your voting interest in the upcoming June 5 California Primary is the Pasadena Unified School District charter amendment creating sub-districts, races for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the...
  • Pardon the Wilmington Ten

    Of the seven years I was editor of Emerge: Black America's Newsmagazine in the 1990s, I am proudest of our national campaign to win the release of Kemba Smith, a 24-year-old former Hampton University student who was sentenced to a mandatory 24 ½ years in...
  • If We Listen, The Elders Can Teach Us!

    Madlyn Richard, a resident of Altadena, California, pens her memoir, On The Wings Of The Wind: A Long Journey To Clarity. The old folks used to say, "Wisdom comes with time, so just keep on living." Richard has stood the test of time, and with 80-plus yea...
  • Politics + Procurement = Corruption

    Ambitious people strive to get politically elected so that they can achieve power. With that power they immediately seek ways to gain wealth, i.e., big money. Political parties who win elections find ways to manipulate any procurement responsibilities tha...
  • Portantino Honored by Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee (SPLC)

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino was honored today by the Junior Leagues of California as their State Legislator of the Year. Assemblymember Portantino was recognized for his introduction of several important bills over the last several years in the area...
  • Rep. Schiff Applauds President Obama’s Endorsement of Marriage Equality

    Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage: "Today, President Obama announced that he would support marriage equality for all Americans. The President's strong statement is something...
  • Portantino’s Tattoo Removal Bill Approved By Assembly

    AB 1956 Help for Women Branded by Pimps Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's AB 1956 which provides a first step in breaking the bonds of prostitution and helping young victims begin new, meaningful lives, received overwhelming, bi-partisan approval in th...
  • Public Advised of Road Closures and Event Information for Pasadena Marathon Sunday, May 20

    The City of Pasadena reminds the public about the following road closures and other event information for the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, May 20. The Pasadena Marathon and related activities spans from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May ...
  • Commuters Encouraged to Celebrate Bike to Work Day May 17

    Pasadena, CA —"On Your Bike, Get Set, Now Bike to Work!" That's the message the City of Pasadena's Prideshare Program wants the public and employers to embrace for Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 17. The Pasadena Department of Transportation's Prides...
  • Astronomy Day With The Annular Solar Eclipse

    Haramokngna, a project of Pukuu Cultural Community Services and a permittee of the Angeles National Forest, invites you to Astronomy Day with the annular solar eclipse . . . Come on up to Haramokngna to experience the annular solar eclipse on Sunday, May...
  • Passport to Charities Saturday, May 19th

    Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) is participating in the Pasadena Independent Schools Foundation (PISF) second annual Passport to Charities event to be held Saturday May 19 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. This event is open to the public. This event showcases 45...

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