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  • Done-In-A-Day Volunteer Project

    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 for a unique Done-In-A-Day ...
  • Ms. Alice Pulley Celebrates 92nd Birthday . . .

    . . . on January 16, 2012, amidst a gathering of family, friends and well-wishers from the 90+ Dream Team Ministry of First AME Church of Pasadena where Ms Pulley, of Pasadena, is a long-standing member. The 90+ Dream Team Ministry made a presentation of...
  • San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Operators Perform Precautionary Shutdown

    Southern California Edison (SCE), operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, has begun a precautionary shutdown of Unit 3 because sensors installed for this purpose detected a possible leak in one of the unit's steam generator tubes. The pote...
  • Read Across America Day

    On March 2, 2012, the staff and students of Huntington Learning Center of Pasadena will join millions of teachers and administrators, librarians, higher education faculty, education support professionals, students, and members of the National Education As...
  • Yours? Mine? Ours? Exploring Privatization

    Privatization — as redevelopment once was -- is the current hot trend to solve economic woes that reaps both benefits and repercussions. To help citizens understand what privatization really is and how it affects them, the League of Women Voters Pasaden...
  • Your Pharmacy May be in Danger

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering whether to allow a corporate merger that could result in great strides backward for African Americans and others suffering from economic and health ills. Stick with me, because it gets a little complicate...
  • Atlanta Church Crowns Bishop Eddie Long King!

    On Sunday, January 29th, beleaguered mega-church pastor Eddie Long captured national news headlines as he was declared a King in God's government. Long, who back in the fall of 2010 was accused of having sexual relations with four young men from his congr...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR KOBE BRYANT! In Monday night's game against the 76ers, he scored 24 points, and he has now scored 28,601 points. This is 5 points more than Shaq O'Neal scored in his career. He is now in fifth place among the all-time NBA scoring le...
  • 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...

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