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  • “How Our Nation Can Protect Children, Not Guns”

    When the Children's Defense Fund released its new report, Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 in March, we dedicated it to the memory of Trayvon Martin and the thousands of other children and teenagers killed by guns in America, including the 5,740 killed in ...
  • We Are All Trayvon Martin

    I have two nephews that I love with an amazing passion. Anyi, 28, is a Los Angeles-based comedian, who kinda looks like me and acts like me. He is my absolute escort of choice when I am in Southern California. Armand, 25, is an Oakland-based aspiring writ...
  • The CME Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns Issues Statement Calling for Justice for Trayvon Martin

    The Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church stands with all religious and civic organizations in the demand for justice in the unprovoked slaying of 17-year-old African American, Trayvon Martin by ...
  • 12th District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Sends Condolences to Martin Family and Plans Forum on Violence

    California, March 31, 2012 - In response to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL, the 12th District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., sends its deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of Trayvon Martin. In honor of his life...
  • Spike Lee Fed the Beast

    Spike Lee said he's sorry, but what exactly is he sorry for? If he had posted the correct address for Trayvon Martin's killer on the Internet would Lee have apologized? After learning that the residence information he retweeted belonged to retirees David...
  • 20th Annual Trumpet Awards Delivers Notable Honors for African American Achievement . . .

    . . . Airs Easter Sunday, April 8, 2011 on TV OneHonorees Agree They Are Standing On The Shoulder Of Their Ancestors. Ted Turner Recipient Of Golden Trumpet Award (Atlanta, GA) Many of the best and brightest achievers in the African American worldwide co...
  • Chief Sanchez Confirms Names of Officers Involved in Officer Involved Shooting

    On March 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm, two Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of an armed robbery. That call led to an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) resulting in the death of Kendrec McDade. Chief Sanchez confirmed the names of the two officers invol...
  • Pasadena Human Relations Commission Encourages the Community’s Continued Patience in the Wake of the Police-Involed Shooting

    First and foremost, the Pasadena Human Relations Commission extends its heartfelt condolences to the McDade family for the loss of their son. The Pasadena Police Department is conducting multiple investigations on the incident to ensure there is maximum ...
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Senate Action on the Buffett Rule

    The President proposed the Buffett Rule to ensure a very basic principle of fairness: millionaires shouldn't pay less in taxes as a share of their income than middle class families pay. The President believes our system must ask the wealthiest to pay the...
  • Touching Base: A Message from the Chief

    Dear Community Members and Department Personnel: On Saturday, March 24, at 11:04 p.m., the Pasadena Police Department received a 911 call reporting that an armed robbery had just occurred near Orange Grove Boulevard and Summit Avenue. The caller said the...
  • Comments Re: Guidelines

    [I offer] some comments about the 10 points [Journal, "Hoodies" article, 3/29/12] for raising black kids from a white man who lives in Northwest Pasadena. They are pretty good advice for my white grandchildren: 1. Give education very high priority: Agree...
  • Pasadena, South Pasadena Vons & Pavilions In-Store Fundraiser

    Benefits People with DisabilitiesLocal Grocery Stores Launch Seventh Annual April Charity Campaign for Easter Seals Disability Services Pasadena, CA – Join Vons and Pavilions stores in Pasadena and South Pasadena as they raise money during April for se...
  • “Walking While Black”

    Every parent raising Black sons knows the dilemma: deciding how soon to have the talk. Choosing the words to explain to your beautiful child that there are some people who will never like or trust him just because of who he is—including some who should ...
  • Hoodies Are Not The Problem, It’s What's Under The Hood!

    I am reluctant to say too much about the Hoodie and the controversy involving Trayvon Martin because the problem is not the Hoodie. It's who and what's under the Hoodie. A few years ago, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates was arrested at home by a white co...
  • NAACP Cautiously Pleased with Sanford Police Chief's Decision to Step Aside: Reiterates Call for Zimmerman’s Arrest

    The NAACP released the following statement regarding Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee's decision to temporarily step down from his position with the police department: From Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the National NAACP:  "The NAACP's n...
  • National Urban League Slams Beck Website for Racist Innuendo

    National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today strongly denounced Glen Beck's website, The Blaze, for its appalling effort to malign the character of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. "In what can only be described as a knee-jerk attem...
  • Lawyers’ Committee Calls for Justice in Trayvon Martin Case

    The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law continues to follow developments in Trayvon Martin's murder. Following this week's announcement of the FBI and Department of Justice's decision to open an investigation, the Lawyers' Committee released the...
  • Twelve Things to Remember About the Trayvon Martin Case

    1) Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old Miami student visiting Sanford, Fla., near Orlando, with his father when he was killed On Feb. 26. His father, who also lives in Miami, was visiting his girlfriend in Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated townhouse community. ...
  • The Murder of Trayvon Martin

    While some people may be surprised by the murder of a 17 year old African American male by a white vigilante under the label of "Neighborhood Watch", too many of us as people of color. This tragic event serves as a painful reminder that "things have not c...
  • What Are Your Legal Responsibilities? An Interview with Attorney Van Turner

    Part Two of a Three Part Series Legal issues abound in all areas of life, including non-profits. We asked Attorney Van Turner, a partner with BRITTENUM BRUCE, PLLC ("Brittenum Bruce") and an experienced board member, for general guidance regarding the la...

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