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  • 2012 Women of Achievement Event News . . .

    A crowd of approximately 200 filled the Brookside Golf Club on April 28, 2012 to honor ten African American women who have overcome adversity to reach the highest level of achievement in their chosen fields. Amid the tears and applause, these women were c...
  • Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway and Author Gabrielle Pina Launch “Letters from Zora” Official Website

    On the heels of actress Vanessa Bell Calloway's poignant portrayal of author Zora Neale Hurston, in the one-woman play "Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words", the play's writer Gabrielle Pina and its star, Calloway, launched the website www.LettersFromZora...
  • Learning to Forgive Can Lead to a Path of Hope, Wellness, and Success

    Did you know that forgiveness therapy is now a major part of treatment for many forms of cancer? Research studies show that holding onto painful memories, grudges, and other stressors can weaken the immune system causing physical, mental, and spiritual ha...
  • Scholarship Awards for College Bound Scholars

    On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 24th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mother's Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. Among many activities taking plac...
  • Sign Up Now for Summer Recreation Opportunities

    The warm weather is almost upon us, and it's time to start planning summer activities. Pasadena's parks, schools and community centers will be hosting exciting activities for all ages this summer sponsored by the Department of Human Services and Recreatio...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A famous clown had a personal life that was full of tragedy and tears. But no one in his audience ever knew it. He always smiled and made others laugh. One day he was asked, "How can you act so happy?" Vitelli answered, "When I smile, it makes me feel l...
  • Knowing What You Want — Just a Plain Cup of Coffee, Please!

    Through the years, I have discovered two important facets of husbandship that has stood me in good stead for many years: a vigorous nod of the head and a rhapsodic "Yes, dear." Flowers don't hurt either. When our recent visit in Ohio concluded, we headed...
  • Trust Administration Basics - Part Two of Three

    In Part One of this series we discussed the initial duties of the successor trustee (manager) of a trust when the person who created the trust passes away. In summary, the successor trustee is to lodge the will, if any, with the court, send a formal notic...
  • SBA Opens Second Round of Applications for Intermediary Lending Pilot Program

    The Intermediary Lending Pilot Program (ILP), which provides long-term loans to eligible non-profit intermediary lenders to finance their lending to small businesses, has opened a second competitive application period. As a result, small businesses, espec...
  • YWCA Greater Los Angeles Hosts 2012 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon

    Organization to Honor Laphonza Butler with 2012 Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) is proud to announce the 2012 Phenomenal Woman Awards luncheon to be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 11:30am – 2:00pm at the Om...
  • Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain

    Many of us have had to make hard decisions in order to survive these past five years. Some have had to take money from a retirement account to pay for daily living expenses, a decision with enormous repercussions, but sometimes you have to make difficult ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Dear Readers, There are days when I don't know what I should write. There are so many things that are happening that I can't cover them all. It is like walking into a buffet with 20 of your favorite foods, but you only have 30 minutes of time available. ...
  • Media Ignores Success of Food Stamps

    The Department of Agriculture recently issued a report showing that food stamps, one of the nation's largest safety net programs, is also one of the most effective. Food stamps were responsible for reducing the prevalence of poverty by an annual average o...
  • Altadena Student Performs on Street Piano

    The pianos are here! Thirty (30) pianos are located throughout Los Angeles County and three (3) are right here in Pasadena - The Playhouse District, Old Town Pasadena and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. They are artistically called "Street Pianos." Seven...
  • Safe Harbor for the Homeless

    Five-year-old Kamari and his three-year-old brother Shamarr clown around in the dining room of the YWCA Family Center in Columbus, Ohio. They and their mother, Stekeshia Harris, slept on cots in the shelter's library for their first three nights there bec...
  • NAACP Lauds EEOC on Updated Criminal Background Check Policy

    New Guidelines Will Protect  formerly Incarcerated Applicants From DiscriminationPeople of Color Disproportionately Represented The NAACP applauded the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) for updating a 25-year-old guidance on criminal ba...
  • Portantino’s Audit Reform Measure Killed (AB 1887)

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) bill to provide sunshine and accountability in legislative budgets and auditing was killed this morning in the Assembly Rules Committee. The vote fell along party lines with 4 Republicans in fa...
  • A Slice of History . . .

    2012 Journal's Women of Achievement, from left to right . . . Seated: Honorees, Dr. Mae Cowan, Ms. Regenia Moses, Dr. Allie Louise Almore-Randle, Mrs. Delano Robinson, Ms. Versie Mae Richardson, and Mrs. Marie Foster. Standing: Journ...
  • John Muir High School Business and Enterpreneurship Students “Dress for Success”

    Students from the Business & Entrepreneurship Academy at John Muir High School will showcase their accomplishments as well as their new professional ensembles, courtesy of Macy's, at a special 'Dress for Success' event on Thursday, May 3, at Pasadena ...
  • Rihanna Says She's Interested in Playing Whitney Houston

    "Extra" host AJ Calloway met up with superstar Rihanna to talk about rumors that she'll play the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming film, and about being honored as one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, plus her movie debut in "Battleship." When Ri...

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