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  • Hillary v. Ben Carson in 2016

    I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what Black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, aren'...
  • Don’t Mess with CHIP’S Success

    "If I could sit down for freedom, you can stand up for children." ~ Mrs. Rosa Parks, honorary co-chair, 1996 Stand for Children rally. On June 1, 1996 the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) convened with more than 3,000 co-sponsoring organizations, including ...
  • Black Men Show Job Gains

    The unemployment rate for Blacks fell from 11.4 percent to 11 percent and the labor force participation increased from 61 percent in August to 61.7 percent in September, largely because of short-term gains made by Black men, according to the latest jobs r...
  • The Justice Department After Holder

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. hasn't left the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building yet, but civil rights activists are worried about whether a strong advocate in Holder's mold will succeed him. Holder recently submitted his resignation...
  • Countering Voter Suppression Moves

    The Supreme Court recently blocked an appeals court ruling that would have restored seven days of voting in Ohio. In just three sentences, the court reduced voting access for tens of thousands of Ohioans, in yet another effort to suppress the vote. In Nor...
  • They Took Control of Their Health

    The Annual Health Summit was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Jackie Robinson Community Center. Over 250 people came out to get free tests, screenings and information. ...
  • Local U.S. Marines Killed in Global Effort to Eradicate Terror Remembered at Memorial Dedication

    As each name of a U.S. Marine killed in the global effort to eradicate terror was recited and a bell was rung, the dog tag was placed on a special memorial at the Pasadena U.S. Marine Reserve Center on Thursday, October 2. Each of the Marines was from the...
  • Stevie Wonder to Serve as Hollywood Christmas Parade Grand Marshal . . .

    . . . Benefiting Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Associated Television International today announced that Stevie Wonder, the iconic and legendary Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning American singer, songwriter, musician, producer, ...
  • High School Fair

    The public is invited to Pasadena Christian School's High School Fair on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This fair will feature enrollment information from area public, parochial & private high schools. This is an excellent opportunit...
  • The Tournament of Roses® 2015 Royal Court

    From left to right: Emily Alicia Olivas Stoker (#276), 17, Temple City High School; Veronica Sara Mejia (#145), 19, Pasadena City College; Mackenzie Joy Byers (#387), 18, Pasadena City College; Gabrielle Ann Current (#85), 18, Flintridge Sacred Hear...
  • Get Healthy, Lose Weight, with Even More Health Tips

    The Friends of the Altadena Library present Get Healthy, Lose Weight, with Even More Health Tips! Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Altadena Main Library.  The event begins at 7:00 p.m.  The library is located at 600 E. Mariposa Street, Altadena, ...
  • If Everything Goes Right Something’s Wrong

    It was a week when everything went just the way I had planned. It is hard to express your feelings when something like this happens because it rarely happens. The infamous To-Do List from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was completed to her ecstat...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    OUTRAGEOUS OCTOBER! (Apologies to March Madness) 64 of the College Basketball teams in the NCAA meet in a tournament to determine which of them is best. This is exciting, but it is only one sport. This is October, and we have Major League Baseball Playof...
  • Avoiding Probate Through A Living Trust

    Estate planning may be defined as "the continual process of arranging your personal and financial affairs in order to maximize your enjoyment and your heirs' enjoyment of your assets." Though estate planning is a broad subject with many benefits, in this ...
  • Do You Have An Attitude About Money?

    Change It In 10 Easy Steps  By Lynette Holloway, Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier It's no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42...
  • Coming Soon: Help with the Re-Up

    For Those Looking to Re-Enroll in Medi-Cal, a New Partnership Between the State and the California Endowment Will Provide Needed Helping Hand. Individuals and families that are having issues renewing Medi-Cal coverage can count on more assistance in 2015...
  • Five Alternative Ways to Give Back

    The giving season is upon us. For many nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and colleges the next three months are all about fundraising. You will no doubt see an increase in direct mail and e-mail solicitations, Facebook campaigns, bill boards, print and TV c...
  • Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life

    Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, FL on November 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degr...
  • The Ebola Case in Dallas

    Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they th...
  • RR/CC Begin Mailing 1.47 Million 'Vote by Mail' Ballots for November 4, 2014 General Election

    Any Voter Can Request a Vote by Mail Ballot Until October 28 The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a 'Vote by Mail' ballot by Tuesday, October 28 for the November 4, 2014 Genera...

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