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  • The Last Chapter of Black History Hasn’t Been Written

    Black History Month is a month of for learning about our past and the contributions of Black people to the land where they were forced to migrate in chains. Being dragged in chains and given degrading names like the N word, we escaped because we were warr...
  • One of the Most Important Medical Professionals You Will Likely Never See

    (ARA) - Start naming all the medical professionals you may run into at a hospital cafeteria: physicians, nurses, pharmacists and maybe a respiratory therapist or a laboratory technician. How about a radiation technician or a surgical technician? Continuin...
  • Quick And Easy Ways To Modernize Your Kitchen

    (StatePoint) The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's where meals are prepared, memories made, and future plans decided. You want a kitchen that retains memories of your past while creating a modern space for your family to grow. "Annual spending on ...
  • Unemployed Last Year? How to Get the Tax Breaks You Deserve

    (ARA) - At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time or another throughout the year. In preparing 2010 tax returns, people who've been unemployed should make sure they are getting every available tax b...
  • How to Ensure a Long Life for Your Small Business

    (ARA) - At age 68, Rodney L. Walker advises young businesses to do what he is doing: change with the times. Before he served 21 years as a judge, Rodney L. Walker set up his first business - a law office - with two electric typewriters. His son Barry was...
  • Employer Advice: How to Work with Colleges to Find Dream Employees

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...
  • Tax Tip: Your Health Plan May Qualify You For a Deduction

    (ARA) - If you are doing last-minute tax planning, check to see if you are eligible for an attractive but sometimes overlooked deduction that can help you save money. Taxpayers who are covered by high-deductible health insurance plans, either individually...
  • Considering College? Overcome Common Challenges on Your Way to Something Great

    (ARA) - Whether you are fresh out of high school, hoping to start college for the first time or thinking about returning to college, it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. The time and money that goes into furthering your education can be dauntin...
  • Protect Yourself in the Online, Social Network Community

    (ARA) - More people than ever are taking part in social networking sites. Facebook alone has more than 500 million users, according to Facebook statistics. People have a lot to lose if the security of their social networking site is compromised. Their own...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WOW!!!!! It did not seem possible, but last week's Super Bowl game managed to exceed the hype that had preceded it. I think that most longtime football fans were amazed by the skill and tenacity of both teams. Each player on each team gave everything tha...
  • Southern California Edison Celebrate Black History Month

    Given that history is composed of many interwoven stories, not many can be as compelling as a descendant of two eminent human-rights leaders of the 19th century. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.,48, is the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Fredrick Dougla...
  • Will the Region's Prosperity Pass the Black Community?

    There is a gold rush in Pasadena and surrounding areas. The question being raised by local residents is will African Americans be included in or excluded out of the new prosperity? The new promise of wealth is fueled by proposed construction projects: (1)...
  • The Story Man’s Challenging New Chapter

    Leslie Perry remembers well the day he got his marching orders. It was 1970 and Perry, then a drama student and Black Studies teacher at UC Berkeley, was in a place called Cody's Bookstore where he came across – or, better yet, where he was led to -- a...
  • Pasadena's Home Grown Talent: Councilmember Jacque Robinson

    Councilmember Jacque Robinson decided to run for a second four-year term representing and serving the residents of District 1. When first elected in 2007, she issued a "call to action" to address increasing gang violence. As a result, the coalition of st...
  • “The Unloved”

    Has there been a time in your life where you felt unloved? Or perhaps you've been in a situation where you've felt unloved. Maybe you feel that way now. A lot of men and women have. I recall when I was uprooted and taken to live with my father and his...
  • A Tribute To A Life Of Service

    "A Tribute to a Life of Service" honoring the life of Anthony "Tony" Stewart will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Reverend Tyrone Skinner Pastor, and the Altadena Branch NAACP on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. We can never say too...
  • “What’s Love Got to do With It?”

    This is the time of year when plans are put in place for spring and summer weddings. In times past, premarital agreements (also called prenuptial agreements) were associated with only the rich and famous. Because people are becoming more informed and soph...
  • CRL: Wall Street Created Toxic Mortgage Market

    As the 112th Congress begins and new committees are formed, our nation's marathon housing crisis seems far from over and no sure cures to its billion-dollar economic effects have been identified. In the meantime, agencies and laws intended to expand affo...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    When the West was wild, a rancher went to town for supplies. He hitched his team, and went into the general store to shop. Suddenly a gunslinger engaged a stranger in a gun fight, and the shots caused the horses to bolt in terror. Instantly the farmer r...
  • The Compassionate Diet

    What is the most compassionate way to eat? Some may say it is the vegan diet, a vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy products. Typically, vegans refrain from wearing leather and fur and are engaged in the animal r...

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