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  • Recession Has Expanded Racial Economic Gap

    The notion that when Whites catch a cold, Blacks get pneumonia has been validated in two recent studies that show the economic gap between Whites and people of color has grown during the economic downturn. That's the conclusion reached by a Center for Am...
  • Do We Still Need Black History Month?

    Before the end of February, if it hasn't happened already, a white friend, colleague or acquaintance may come to you and ask, "Why do we have to have black history month?" Such persons may inquire in hushed tones, in an effort to show that they are genui...
  • Grass Roots Proposal Inspires University of California to Promote Academic Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) today announced his support for the University of California's proposal to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in offering undergraduate and graduate research program...
  • Black History and Education

    After all is said and done Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of education for, by and of Black people across the world. It is not just about African Americans it is about Black folks across the world, the Diaspora, if you p...
  • U.S. Treasury Extends Direct Deposit to Millions of Americans, Phasing Out Paper Checks for Federal Benefit Payments

    (ARA) - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a rule to extend the safety and convenience of electronic payments to all Americans receiving federal benefit and non-tax payments. Anyone applying for benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive thei...
  • What You Should Know About Your Business Credit Report

    (ARA) - While you're running through all the financial tasks small businesses do to close out one fiscal year and start the next, don't forget to examine an often-overlooked key financial factor - your business credit. Between closing your books on 2010 ...
  • Beyond the Home Office: Raising the Level of Professionalism for Small Businesses

    (ARA) - Millions of Americans are pursuing the dream of owning their own business. For those developing and growing their concept among an increasingly large field of independent business owners, the need to stand out in the crowd can't be overstated. Som...
  • Cold Weather Offers Perfect Opportunity to Work On These Projects

    (ARA) - Although spring and summer are typically the seasons we focus on home improvement projects, there's no reason to put off projects or planning throughout colder months. If anything, it's the perfect way to spend time while hibernating indoors. From...
  • Remodel Your Credit Before You Begin Home Renovations

    (ARA) - Improved resale value, more space or better use of the space you have, and a brand-new room to enjoy - it may be hard to imagine a downside to renovating a kitchen or bathroom. But you could discover a dark side to remodeling - if you decide to fi...
  • A Career Change Rewards, But Demands Consideration

    (ARA) - People change jobs every five years and can have up to 14 jobs in their lifetime, according to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs changes are in completely different fields driven for varying reasons. Some are due to market rea...
  • Picking the Right Interactive Game Can Help Your Child Learn

    (ARA) - Games come in all shapes and sizes, from basic toys to complex video games. While games serve the purpose of entertaining your children, there's more going on than kids just having fun. Children explore and learn through playing as they practice ...
  • In the Age of Texting, Old Fashioned Romance Still Alive and Well

    (ARA) - Today we have more ways to communicate than ever before. From texting, e-mail, instant messaging and video calling to Facebook, Twitter and the constantly accessible smart phone; there are a million ways to communicate with loved ones. While "sex...
  • Harlem Globetrotters Bring Basketball's First-Ever 4-Point Shot to Los Angeles Southland

    Game-Changing 4-Pointer to Make Its Mark at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Honda Center and Staples Center from February 24-27 The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations to the game of basketball since their beginnings in Chicago, ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The Super Bowl will dominate the media and our lives until late Sunday afternoon. The Steelers and the Packers will Battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Dallas. There are thousands of Pundits, who can prove to you that either the teams will win, depending up...
  • Tournament of Roses Announces 2012 Leadership

    Gerald K. Freeny Elected to Executive Committee As his first official duty, 2012 President Rick Jackson announced today the leadership for the 2011-2012 Tournament year. Gerald K. Freeny, Tournament member since 1988, was elected to the Executive Commi...
  • The Search for a Father Gives One Man a New Take on Black History Month

    A white man goes on a journey to find his biological father and discovers a rich, black heritage. Detailing his search for his birth father, the shocking discovery of his hidden black heritage and his struggle to come to terms with his new identity, Micha...
  • Godly Persuasion

    Interested in knowing how valid Godly persuasion, i.e., giving and receiving God's support and back-up can be? I was, and here's what I found. By deed and by word we have the ability to move ourselves from stress absorbing couch potatoes to life enhanc...
  • Are You Leaving An Inheritance or A Funeral Bill?

    It is a good thing to leave an inheritance for our children. In fact Proverbs 13:22 tells us that "a good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." Along with a legacy of love, I plan to leave a little something monetary for my girls. Whil...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    An old man, his son and their donkey were on their way to the market. Passing some people, they heard one say, "Look at that silly pair – walking when they could be riding." So they got up on the donkey. Later, they passed another group, and one said,...
  • Emancipation and Estate Planning

    February is the month when our country takes time to remember and celebrate Black History. We give honor to our great ancestors and rejoice about how far we've come. In parades, poems, church services and school performances, the nation commends the leaps...

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