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  • A Biblical Reason to Vote Against Mitt Romney

    After President Obama expressed his personal support for same-sex marriage, there has been a robust discussion among African-Americans about whether his stance will make Black voters less likely to support him in November. A poll conducted by The Pew Res...
  • Groups Mobilizing to Rebuff Assault on Voters’ Rights

    Washington D.C. (NNPA) – As many as 5 million people could be denied access the right to vote in the November presidential election because of a series of regressive actions, including insisting on photo identification at the polls, reducing time allott...
  • Thoughts on Sustainability

    Sustainability is a current buzzword. And an important concept for each of us to integrate into our work, our communities, and our personal lives. They are all connected, especially for those of us who work or volunteer in the nonprofit sector. Questions ...
  • State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children and Prevent Whooping Cough

    Sacramento, CA —State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today urged parents of students entering the seventh grade to vaccinate their children to protect them against whooping cough as required by California law. "I call on all parents...
  • A Second Chance

    Here's the scenario: Homeowner reads an article in the newspaper and decides to create a revocable living trust ("trust"). In the article he learned that a trust can transfer all of his assets to his heirs upon his death without requiring his heirs to pay...
  • Avoid Rude Rental Car Surprises

    I'm usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go awry. While planning a family vacation to Panama, I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rental car a...
  • Medicare and Mental Health

    Mental health problems like depression and anxiety can affect anyone's life at any age. If you think you have a mental health condition, Medicare may be able to help. The symptoms of mental health issues include feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopeles...
  • Free Family Day June 2 at La Pintoresca Park

    Pasadena, CA —Pasadena residents of all ages are invited to attend the free 18th Annual Family Fun Day and Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at La Pintoresca Park, 45 East Washington Blvd. Face painting, a skateboard competition, arts-an...
  • Legendary Disco Singer Donna Summer Dead at 63

    Disco-era R&B singer Donna Summer succumbed to her battle with cancer on May 17 according to TMZ. "Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," said a statement from Universal Music, Summer's ...
  • ‘Godfather of Go-Go,’ Chuck Brown Dies

    Chuck Brown, the legendary musician and pioneer of Go-Go, has died at the age of 75. His passing was confirmed late Wednesday by his daughter, KK Brown. Brown, who was widely revered as D.C.'s "Godfather of Go-Go," had been hospitalized in recent weeks w...
  • “CAMP LOGAN” A Chapter in the Story of Black Soldiers

    The Black experience in America has many untold chapters. One chapter about Blacks in the military during World War One is being told in a play at the Los Angeles' Theatre Center at 514 S. Spring Street. The play being produced by The Robey Theatre Compan...
  • Rites of Passage Ceremony

    Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators (PAAASE) proudly sponsors the Eighth Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony for PUSD graduating African American Seniors. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at Metropolitan Bapt...
  • The Church and the Gay Marriage Issue

    There has been so much said about the issue of "Gay Marriage" that it appears that the whole reason for "marriage as we know it has been lost in the discussion. I would like to provide a brief reminder because this topic is not one of "political correctne...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Big Al loved his vintage car more than anything in the world. When he died, a chauffeur led the funeral procession to the cemetery in his vehicle. Even though the burial service was brief, someone had time to steal his car while the mourners bowed their ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THANKS TO THE CLIPPERS & THE LAKERS! Most of the longtime fans realize that in life, you do not always get what you want. All we can do is to try to make the best of the situations that we find ourselves in. You may try with all your might, but you c...
  • I Used to Believe in Leprechauns

    I must make a confession. It has taken me a long time to get to the place where I am willing and comfortable to make such an admission. I think some of my friends will be shocked at what I have to say. I think it is time I come clean and confess. Sort of,...
  • The Rotten Beginning of the Hoosier Lottery

    I wrote last week about my initial experience with political corruption in the state of Indiana. It was blatant and ugly but the ugliest was probably the rollout of the Hoosier Lottery (Powerball, scratch tickets, etc.). The Democratic Party controlled th...
  • Portantino Receives Regional and Statewide Honors

    Assemblymember Portantino was recently honored by the San Gabriel Civic Alliance with its Legislator of the Year award at a ceremony held Saturday in Baldwin Park. During his six years in the Legislature, Portantino has been a strong advocate for bi-parti...
  • Verdict for Former Liberian President to be “Streamed” This Week

    A verdict in the case of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will be delivered this week in The Hague, but streamed live to the Special Court compound in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where local and international journalists, diplomats, members of governm...
  • Statement by the President on the Passing of Donna Summer

    Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Donna truly was the "Queen of Disco." Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers ...

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