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  • Budget Cuts May Imperil Blacks from Checking Out Public Libraries

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) - Between the rise of digital media, changing social landscapes, and decreased funding, the nation's 8,956 public library systems are at a crisis stage. And underserved communities and people of color stand to lose more than other ...
  • Then the Rains Came

    I was awakened early Saturday morning by the sound of rain on my roof and outside my window. My mind immediately went to the words of my mother years ago while we sat on the porch of our Altus, Oklahoma home. She said two words: "God's Work." Those words ...
  • Mindy Kittay Named New District Library Director

    The Board of Trustees of the Altadena Library District is pleased to announce the appointment of Mindy Kittay as the District's 10th (which number is she?) Library Director. Her appointment is effective November 1, 2014. She succeeds the late Barbara J. P...
  • City Receives Grant for Bicycle Safety Outreach

    Pasadena, CA — The City's Department of Transportation has received a $172,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long bicycle safety outreach program to Pasadena-area children and their families. In Pasadena, there wer...
  • It's Christmas Every Day for Duarte Seniors

    Duarte, CA (October 29, 2014) – Celebrate "Christmas Every Day" on Friday, December 19th from 10:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with friends from the Duarte Senior Center!  Participants will be transported to the Candlelight Pavilion located in Claremont to ...
  • Application Period Begins for $1.2 Million 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program

    Rosemead, CA (October 1, 2014) — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announces the application period for its 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program begins today and runs through February 1. The $1.2-million program, ...
  • Veteran's Day 2014 Closures and Special Event

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed on Monday, November 10, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day. On Tuesday, November 11, the public, especially current and former members of ...
  • Thanksgiving at Pasadena Senior Center

    Gobble gobble! The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, will continue its Thanksgiving tradition this year by offering a traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings Thursday, November 27, at noon for members and non-members. They'll even do al...
  • Great Beginnings Fatherhood Initiative Offers Job Readiness Workshop

    Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2014) – Great Beginnings for Black Babies' Fatherhood Initiative will host a Job Readiness workshop at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 11th in its offices, 301 N. Prairie, Suite 515, Inglewood. Designed to equip fathers with the ...
  • KPFK Co-Sponsors Black/Brown Unity Event

    "Black and Brown" is a movement, a hall fight in a local high school, a sign of unity, a rival gang sign, an understanding and far too often a misunderstanding of a shared history. It's necessary that we come together to remember how important we are to...
  • Duarte Volunteers Invited to Help Decorate City of Hope's 2015 Rose Parade Float

    Duarte, CA (October 29, 2014) -- City of Hope and City of Duarte have designated Saturday, December 27 "Duarte Day," an opportunity for local volunteers to work on City of Hope's especially significant 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade float. The leading re...
  • Rhythms Holiday Marketplace

      Saturday, November 22, 201410 a.m. - 5 p.m. * Vendors * Crafts * Food * Music * Dance * Spoken Word * Drum Circle *Great Fun for Families Vendor Spaces Available 2279 N. Lake AvenueAltadena, CA 91001626-765-6053   Call Send SMS Add t...
  • Be Counted and Be Heard!

      Vote during General Elections on November 4, 2014 to be counted and be heard! For your consideration, the Pasadena Journal has provided our Voting Guide. Other articles of interest on voting: Don't Sleep - the November 4 Elections Blac...
  • Idea of $1 Business License to Help Emerging Startups Win Support

    New high tech and other small startup businesses coming to Pasadena may qualify for a reduced business license fee of only $1 for the first year under plans given initial approval on October 20, 2014 by the Pasadena City Council. The Council approved the...
  • Duarte Hosts Symposium to Educate Seniors About Medicare and HMO’s

    Program specialists from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), a non-profit consumer organization, will conduct a symposium on Medicare mandates as well as those provided by HMO's, plus the advantages and disadvantages of belonging...
  • Blacks, Not Hispanics, Key to Election Victory

    Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on whether Democrats retain control of the Senate than African Americans, according to a study of Census data by the Pew Resea...
  • Closer to the Finish Line

    With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years, the Department n...
  • Pasadena Unified Issues Statement on School Shooting in Washington State

    Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State today: "The entire Pasadena Unified family is deeply disturbed ...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Baseball is Still Exciting! I was a fan of the Giants Baseball Team when there were still in New York. I maintained some interest in the team, even when they moved to San Francisco. As a new native of Southern California, I still could not break my emoti...
  • King of Kings

    Joseph Marcell was born in Saint Lucia, a Commonwealth of Britain, located in the Caribbean. When he was nine years old, his family moved to England. As part of his school curriculum he learned about Shakespeare and Chaucer among others. After completing ...

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