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  • Southern California Edison Celebrates Tenth Annual Black History Month Event

    Southern California Edison celebrated its Tenth Annual Black History Month program. This year's theme is "Connecting the Evolution of Electricity to Black History." The featured keynote speaker was Blair Hamilton Taylor, President and CEO of the Los Ange...
  • Pasadena Deltas Black History Film Showcase and Panel Discussion

    On Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:45 to 5 p.m., Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., presented a Black Film Showcase in collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Community Center where over 150 people were in attendance. Several high s...
  • Monet Bagneris Crowned Miss Los Angeles County 2012 In 80th Annual Miss Los Angeles County Pageant

    Santa Monica CA (Sunday, February 26, 2012)  – On February 25, 2012, Monet Christine Bagneris was crowned Miss Los Angeles County 2012 in the official preliminary competition for the Miss California and Miss America Pageants. In the competition, am...
  • Women in Action . . .

    . . . having celebrated its 40th year of committed service to improving the educational, political and social needs of African Americans in the Altadena/Pasadena communities, now announces that the 2012 Officers for this community based organization were ...
  • Legacy of a Diva

    In an ultimate act of charity, movie mogul Tyler Perry offered his Gulfstream III jet to transport Whitney Houston's body from California's Van Nuys Airport to Teterboro Airport for her funeral services at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church. Perry's patrona...
  • African Diaspora in the UK Install Plaque for Malcolm X

    Years after a visit by El Hajj Malik El Shabazz to Smethwick, Birmingham, England, the community has erected a plaque in his honor on the date of his assassination in New York's Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm X visited Smethwick, after addressing the first me...
  • Nigerian Radio Journalist Wins Award for ‘Saving the Trees’

    The Young Environmental Journalist Award has been presented to Ugochi Anyaka of Nigeria for her piece on recycling waste paper in Abuja. The winning radio report, called Saving the Trees for Paper Briquettes, featured a project based in a low-income subu...
  • Travel Tips: Valentine's Day Not the Only Time For Romance

    Valentine's Day 2012 is history, but it's not the only day of the year to show that special someone that you love them. I am reminded of the many romantic trips that my husband and I have taken, so I thought that I'd share some suggestions for lovers. Whe...
  • “Medicaid: Help in Hard Times”

    February marks the third anniversary of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), which has made significant improvements in health coverage for millions of children. About two-thirds of all uninsured children are eligible for Medic...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Kobe Bryant had his nose broken in the NBA All-Star game. He has been scheduled to see a specialist on Tuesday of this week. There is no question in my mind, that if the decision is left up to Bryant, he will continue to play, with or without a face mask....
  • Church Giving Supports HBCU

    Part One of a Two-Part Series An Interview with Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson, Executive Director, Black College Fund of the United Methodist Church The power of your church giving may be stronger than you know. For example, did you know that when you give to...
  • Wise Estate Planning

    It is good to do your estate plan and even better to do it wisely. After years in this ever-evolving and complex business, I can attest that not all estate plans are created equally. Some serve their purpose well, bringing organization and peace where the...
  • The Fight Against HIV/AIDS . . . Why Sitting at the Table Matters

    After 30 years of the HIV pandemic, one might think that terms such as "community collaboration" and "community participation" would be commonplace among those fighting the disease. But in many communities across the country, this is not the case. In fact...
  • What Is The “Kiddie Tax”?

    We all know that everyone has to file a tax return and pay their taxes due, but does that apply to children, too? Many people may have heard of what is often referred to as the "kiddie tax." The California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) explains who is ...
  • National Society of Black Engineers Aerospace Systems Conference Community Outreach

    The Aerospace Systems Community Outreach Program offered multiple games, demonstrations and workshops for middle school and high school students. Students were able to make their own slim, build and launch straw rockets and build bridges and towers out of...
  • Octavia’s Oscar “Helps” Honor History

    Octavia Spencer winning the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "The Help" provides a fitting bookend to Black History Month. Every November, we remember our towering heroes -- the groundbreaking social activists, political leaders, war heroes, ...
  • Got Interns?

    Partnership Offers Businesses One-Stop Portal of Qualified, Local Talent The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of its new internship program, Job Opportunities & Intern Network or JOIN, at www.valleyconnect.com...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A friend said to a nurseryman, "I'd like for you to beautify my yard, but use only those plants that require no care." "Ma'am," he answered, "buy plastic flowers." As with plants, so it is with people. There must be the cutting and the cultivating. St....
  • African American Faith Leaders Condemn Rev. Franklin Graham’s Questioning of President Obama’s Religion

    NAACP Religious Roundtable Decries Attack on President's Faith as "Weapon of Political Division." (Washington, DC) -- Today, faith leaders including the Presidents of the National Baptist Convention USA, the National Baptist Convention of America, and th...
  • Legendary Singer Freda Payne Will Celebrate The History of Women At CAAM

    Los Angeles, CA (February 27, 2012) – The California African American Museum (CAAM) will celebrate Women's History Month with Target Sundays at CAAM: From Servitude to Independence: The Success of Our Matriarchs! March 4, 2012, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Co-hos...

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