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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Finally Able To Exhale! I do not know how many of you realize just how much stuff has been going on. It may be easy for you not to notice, but the Boss says I have to write about these things. Sometimes I do not know where to start, or where to finish. ...
  • Year Three for the UC / HBCU Summer Institute a Success

    Pasadena Journal Helped Initiate the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders Fifty four undergraduate students from across the US just completed year three of the Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML) on the campus of th...
  • Friends in Deed Celebrates 120 Years

    Announcing honorees and honorary benefit committee Friends In Deed is throwing a party Nov. 5 at historic Castle Green to celebrate 120 years of bringing help and hope to vulnerable and at risk residents of Pasadena and greater San Gabriel Valley. The ...
  • ‘Friends of Aspires’ Host Fall Kickoff Meeting

    Left to Right: Front Row: Charlotte Gardner, Katy Townsend, Bernandine De Paolis, Herbertean Morris. Back Row: Victoria Williams, Celeste Coleman, Skip Robinson, Luke Walker, Joseph Barnes Photo Courtesy: Victoria Williams Recently Aspires-West, Pasade...
  • What did the bugs do before I came?

    The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly finally exercised our right to a vacation and planned for a whole week to spend with our son and his family. Preparing for a week vacation takes about six weeks prior to the vacation and then six week...
  • Giving is Good! – Part II

    My last article focused on charitable gifts of money. This article focuses on a type of charitable gift everyone is capable of making, regardless of the size of their estate. This type of gift is known as an anatomical gift – the giving of either your e...
  • How to Avoid Fumbling the Football in the Red Zone of Retirement

    The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook The start of football season may be months away, but the game's on the minds of many after the NFL draft. Minicamps are gearing up and team personnel are organizing in preparation for the 2014-15 sea...
  • San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District

    has identified West Nile virus (WNV)-positive mosquitoes from the city of La Verne. A sample of mosquitoes collected from traps placed in Golden Hills Wilderness Park in the city of La Verne on August 12, 2014 was tested and found positive for West Nile ...
  • 4 Smart Investments Beyond the Stock Market

    With Speculations About an Impending Downturn, Investment Entrepreneurs Suggest Options As major stock market indexes continue to climb, so too are concerns on the "fear market" – VIX, the CBOE S&P 500 Options Volatility Index, says entrepreneur De...
  • Differences in Black and White

    Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, Blacks and Whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent p...
  • Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s Bill Recognizing President Obama in California Textbooks

    "The President Barack Obama Curriculum Act" Sacramento - President Barack Obama will take his rightful place in California textbooks under legislation signed today by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1912 authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), wil...
  • Which Way to Progress

    A look at the local daily newspapers reveals the troubles in foreign places like China, Kenya, Iraq, Ukraine, Russia, and Israel. However, the stories reported about Blacks in America are of the death of Mike Brown, an unarmed young Black man in Ferguson,...
  • MPYD Students Share Sun, Fun and Inspiration at 10th Annual Summer Camp

    Summer fun and brotherly bonding were the order of the day as Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) – a male student mentoring program at John Muir High School in Pasadena – escaped to the wilderness for the 10th Annual Cardinal Paint Sum...
  • "Hands Up - Don't Shoot"

    Across our nation, too many have suffered from the violence at the hand of those with badges . . . Yet another death, one of many, has occurred.  It is past time to find solutions . . . Read of the numerous viewpoints and possible solutions here:...
  • Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

    Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, NY), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael B...
  • Black Americans’ Threat From Whites Wearing Badges

    The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, MO Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death – all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before...
  • Blacks Lead Social Justice Charge on Social Media

    Washington, D.C. (NNPA) – What do "Bring Back Our Girls," "Justice for Trayvon" and "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" have in common? They're all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead...
  • White Cops Kill at Least Two Blacks Each Week

    Occasionally, police officers behave in such a dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-spee...
  • Unjustified Police Murder in Ferguson, MO

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, there is a Black American family and community in deep sorrow, agony and tears as a result of another racially-motivated police homicide. What happened to young, unarmed 18-year old Michael ...
  • Dogs Get More Respect Than Michael Brown

    It doesn't matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, MO, you won't get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you will n...

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