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  • Seeds From The Sower

    Two men went hunting. They had tramped through the fields all day. They had seen many rabbits, but they hadn't hit any. At dusk one said, "Let's miss two more and call it a day." This they did, and they went home empty handed and tired. The same thing h...
  • Women of All Ages Invited to ‘Rock Their Red Pumps’

    National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10 The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)-View Park Section is inviting ladies (and gentlemen) from throughout Los Angeles County to don their red high heels (and red ties) for National Women &a...
  • Are You On Board?

    Fundraising Related Board Roles and Responsibilities You've said "yes," and now are serving on the board. What is expected of you? How do you demonstrate leadership? While we don't have a crystal ball, we can provide guidance regarding your fundraising-r...
  • Black Female Physician Not Pardoned by Mississippi Governor — Why?

    Kentrell Liddell, M.D., a Mississippi native, board-certified in family medicine, was not on the list for pardon and there is a big question of why? Liddell was arrested on charges of embezzlement in 2009. She knew medicine well, but she, like other docto...
  • California Named For Black Woman

    It is well documented that of the 44 people who founded the City of Los Angeles, 26 were of Afrikan descent. What is amazing, and not taught in California schools, the majority of the founders of San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego were of Afrikan desce...
  • On Odie Hawkins . . .

    The recent bio/article (1/26-2/1/2012) as we speak, by Gerda Govine Ituarte on novelist Odie Hawkins was spot on. Ms. Govine Ituarte gave us a warm portrait of the writer, insights to his character, an objective look at the warts. It isn't often that we ...
  • On Stalking Awareness Month . . .

    I appreciated your recent excellent article announcing January as Stalking Awareness Month. The article stated that stalking can be seen in behaviors of threats, vandalism, burglary, unwanted calls, presents, gifts and visits, among others. I respectfull...
  • Remembering the Lynching Tree

    Every Easter the world remembers the cross and the death of Jesus, as a symbol of Jesus Christ's dying to save the world. Every February, Americans remember the contributions of Black Americans to the greatness of America. What is missing is a day to reca...
  • Committed To Our Community

    LOS ANGELES, CA – February 2, 2012 – The National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter in conjunction with President Barack Obama's White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a community empowerment forum ...
  • Advice and Tips on Starting a Business to be Offered by SBA's February Web Chat

    Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration's February web chat will offer business start-up advice for entrepreneurs. If you are considering starting a business in 2012, SBA can be v...
  • Don Bosco Technical Institute to Host Yurak Memorial 5K Run/Walk

    ROSEMEAD, CA. – February 6, 2012–Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host the First Annual Yurak Memorial 5K Run/Walk at Irwindale's Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area on Saturday, February 11, 2012. In addition to the race, the event will fea...
  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier Celebrates Black History Month

    WASHINGTON, DC - Every U.S. President since 1976 has officially designated the month of February as Black History month to celebrate the achievements and the contributions made to our country by African Americans. The annual recognition of black history i...
  • AIDS 2012: US Community Outreach Call This Friday

    Black AIDS Institute and the U.S. Positive Women's Network, in partnership with Countdown AIDS 2012 and Road to AIDS 2012, invite you to an AIDS 2012 U.S. Outreach CallFriday February 1012:30-2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CT/ 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT...
  • Bullying Film Project

    Tamirfilms, an independent film company, launches an initiative to combat bullying through filmmaking. Silencio, an all-volunteer effort, is an innovative and "high-tech masterpiece", says the film's producer, Tamir Yardenne. The goal of this film is to ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The week before the Super Bowl is like the week before Christmas, only it is 1000 times worse. Many of the radio and television stations, as well as the newspapers are covering every move that anyone makes in Indianapolis. Every player on each team will b...
  • Black College Expo Makes Future For Many

    "I know there's a school in the building for me." Those were the words of Monte Marable of Los Angeles who was attending the Black College Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After spending a few moments with him one can tell he has a lot of drive ...
  • Pasadena High School Teacher Surprised with $25,000 National Milken Educator Award

    "Oscar of Teaching" goes to John Muir's Manuel Rustin Pasadena, CA (January 31, 2012)—A seemingly routine schoolwide assembly turned into the surprise of a lifetime when the Milken Family Foundation (MFF) honored—and stunned—Manuel Rustin, a social...
  • Carter G. Woodson “The Father of Black History”

    The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. Through the African Centered Education Movement, African American History Month has now become the cat...
  • Club Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service

    In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, volunteers from the Los Angeles Church of Christ & HOPE Worldwide Southern California joined forces this past Saturday with the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena and the Jack & Jill of ...
  • Portantino’s Bill to Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer Passes Assembly on Unanimous Vote

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's legislation to ensure that more women have access to mammograms was unanimously approved today by the state Assembly. AB 137 requires California health insurers to provide information to women about when they should sta...

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