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  • Boxer Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Reduce the Deficit

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s speech laying out his plan to reduce the deficit: “President Obama has wisely chosen the path to economic growth and a balan...
  • Statement by the President on H.R. 1473

    Today I have signed into law H.R. 1473, the "Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011". Section 1112 of the Act bars the use of funds for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 to transfer Guantanamo detainees into the United St...
  • Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Today’s House GOP Budget Vote

    The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Poorer and the Middle Class Goes Down the Drain The House GOP budget would cut corporate and personal income taxes for the rich and for the oil companies while slashing health care and education funding. All 19 of Cali...
  • Seven Simple Steps to a Clean Diet

    The other day a young woman said to me, “Lee Ann, I know I should be eating better, but I just can’t seem to do it.”  Herein lies a common problem:  The major obstacle to permanent dietary and lifestyle change is – the belief that we don...
  • Is the NAACP Irrelevant?

    Can you imagine Black Life in America if there was no NAACP?  It seems that over time the group served a vital purpose for African Americans; but these days and across cultures, the NAACP is about as significant as “Members Only” jackets. At the...
  • Black Culture To Be Proud Of

    My wife and I spent this past weekend embracing the Black culture that made us proud which characterized the saying from the 70’s and 80’s, “Black Is Beautiful.” First we spent Friday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion watching Alvin Ailey’s...
  • Xernona Clayton Receives NAACP Honor

    Atlanta, Georgia (March 21, 2011) - Xernona Clayton, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., will receive the James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Detroit Branch NAACP.  The Detroit Branch NAACP Dinner is the lar...
  • Journal Publishers Join 15th Annual Black Writers on Tour

    Journal publishers, Ruthie and Joe Hopkins, joined over 50 authors at Dr. Rosie Milligan's annual Black Writers on Tour, Saturday, April 16th.           See this week's Editorial for more information.  ...
  • Remarks by the President at Easter Prayer Breakfast

    [East Room - 4/19/11 - 8:39 A.M. EDT]   To all the faith leaders and the distinguished guests that are here today, welcome.  I wanted to host this breakfast for a simple reason - because as busy as we are, as many tasks as pile up, during t...
  • Congressman Garamendi Votes Against Continuing Resolution: “The Republican Spending Bill Hurts Women and Middle Class to Benefit Millionaires and Billionaires”

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA) today issued the following statement after voting against the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution: “I cannot in good faith support this Continuing Resolution, because it makes unnecessary job...
  • Pasadena Named 'Tree City USA'

    Pasadena ’s trees, so vital to the city for their beauty and environmental benefits, have been recognized nationally for the eleventh year. The Arbor Day Foundation has named Pasadena a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry for 2...
  • Salazar Celebrates Reopening of Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

    Church Where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Served as Co-Pastor Opens to Public after Multi-Year Restoration ATLANTA— Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Dr. Christine King Farris, Dr....
  • Doo Dah Parade Will Romp Through East Pasadena . . .

    . . . on Saturday, April 30th Daring to go where no parade has gone before, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will again bring its own brand of raucous eccentricity East, after its successful relocation last year. The 2011 Parade takes place on Satur...
  • Pasadena City Council Seeks Applicants for Taskforce on Charter Amendment and Districting

    The Pasadena City Council, which has been seeking applicants to serve on the Charter Amendment and Sub-Geographic Districting Task Force, announces a deadline for receipt of applications. The nine-member Task Force will study changing the selection metho...
  • Wirefly Offers Cash to Those Who Recycle on Earth Day…and Every Day

    Wirefly Gives Consumers an Earth-Friendly Way to Trade-In Electronics for Cash Reston, VA – April 19, 2011 – In support of Earth Day, Wirefly (www.wirefly.com), the Internet’s leading authorized retailer of cell phones and cell phone plans, today i...
  • Event Will Celebrate Pasadena's Arlington Garden Anniversary

    Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison and Charles and Betty McKenney invite the community to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Arlington Garden on Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The event will include guided tours, exhibitions...
  • AKA-ELO Chapter Fashionetta and Scholarship Event

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  • NNPA and NAACP Vow to Work Closer Together

    Recently there was an issue between the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the NAACP.  NNPA member publishers had become upset when they discovered that the NAACP had inserted multi-page Viewer’s Guide advertising for its 42nd Ima...
  • Re: John Muir High School

    In the wake of fights at John Muir High School last week, reports have focused on the possible causes of the conflicts and the nature of the law enforcement response.  However, as I continued to learn more about last week’s incident and based on wh...
  • Jobs Returning to Cities

    President Obama has taken a lot of flack from Republicans for his “failure” to create jobs and get millions of unemployed Americans back to work.  To hear his critics tell it, the President has done little to nothing in the way of job creation.&n...

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