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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Blake Griffin - The Irresistible Force! Sir Blake Griffin, by the power vested in me, I hereby dub thee, "The Irresistible Force." It is a title that you have earned, and it is worthy of you. It may just be that the formal title is too long, so I am sugg...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    A soap manufacturer made his first million, and a reporter asked, "To what do you attribute your success?" "To clean living," he answered. To be dirty is bad for you – your body, mind, soul and relationships. To be clean is good for you – your body...
  • Strength For The Fitness Process

    But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating...
  • Care and Custody of the Estate Plan

    There are three core documents to a good estate plan: -- a revocable living trust or, in very limited circumstances, a will; -- a durable power of attorney; and -- an advance health care directive. But estate planning doesn't end with getting the docume...
  • It’s Time to Get in Your Parents’ Business

    As the Bible tells us, there's a time for all things, and it is definitely a time to get in your parents' business. As a professional estate planner, a woman of God, a Hospice nurse, and an elder, I have witnessed enough—and enough is enough now! Durin...
  • Racial and Ethnic Divide Over Gun Rights

    Columbine High School. The Washington, D.C. sniper. Northern Illinois University. Virginia Tech. Red Lake Indian Reservation. Chicago school children. And now, Tucson, Arizona. In dramatic ways, shooting deaths have horrified, mesmerized, and confo...
  • Portantino Joins Police Chiefs and Rank and File Police Officers In Calling on California to Ban the Open Display of Firearms . . .

    . . . AB 144 Will Ban the "Open Carry" of Unloaded Hand Guns A sensible gun ban that should already be California law is being given a second chance. Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced legislation to outlaw the "o...
  • Sen. Carol Liu Introduces Bill to Reduce State Travel Costs

    Sen. Carol Liu on Wednesday (January 12, 2011) introduced a bill to reduce spending on travel and increase videoconferencing by state employees. SB 103 encourages all state departments and agencies to conduct more meetings via the Internet. "The budget c...
  • Portantino Introduces Community College Financial Aid Bill

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) is introducing legislation aimed at simplifying the financial aid process for California's Community College students and increasing student participation in state and federal aid programs. AB ...
  • Heaven on Earth for the Pastor . . . Tragedy for the Church

    WARNING: If you believe that no one should ever say anything about the Pastor...Stop! Read no further! Nothing in my life's experiences could have prepared me for the tragedy in a Black Church I have observed in this past year. I have watched a once gre...
  • Runaway Health Insurance Rate Hikes Highlight Critical Need for Feuer Legislation Requiring Prior Rate Approval

    January 6, 2011 (Sacramento) – Blue Shield of California has made the decision to raise individual policy rates as much as 59 percent, underscoring the critical need for Assembly Bill 52, legislation introduced in December 2010 by Assembly member Mike F...
  • Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Warns About Identity Theft as Predator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Hundreds of E-Mail Accounts

    SACRAMENTO - A Citrus Heights computer hacker pleaded guilty to seven felony charges for breaking into hundreds of women's e-mail accounts, the sort of identity theft crime that Californians should take steps to protect themselves against, according to At...
  • Clippers Snap Heats 13 Game Road Win Streak; Win 111-105

    The tenacious play of Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon and the solid contribution of Baron Davis raised the Clippers down the stretch to defeat the red hot Miami Heat. The big three scored a combined 70 of the Clippers 111 points tonight. Miami started their r...
  • Attorney General Halts Online Cosmetics Price-Fixing Scheme

    The Settlement is One of the First Applications of California's Pro-Consumer Antitrust Law Banning Vertical Price-Fixing LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that her office had stopped Bioelements, Inc., a cosmetics company op...
  • Alpha Phi Alpha to Renovate Haitian School Plan Announced at One-Year Anniversary of Earthquake

    Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) -- One year ago, the world came to a standstill at the horrific and shocking news of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Today, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. announced plans to help rebuild one of the damaged elementary s...
  • Top Ten Black Business Resources for 2011

    According to the United States Census Bureau, African Americans are five times more likely to fail in business than their white counterparts. Furthermore, of the 27 million businesses in this country, barely 2 million or 7 percent are owned by African Ame...
  • APALC Condemns Hate Messages Targeting Asian, African and Mexican Americans

    Los Angeles - The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, strongly condemns a rash of hate messages this past week directed at Asian and African Americans, as well as Mexican Americans, in Ora...
  • Dr. King and the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott

    A Year-Long Boycott Begins a Life of Peaceful Protest and Service Although America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution are premised on the principles of democracy, the historical treatment of America's citizens of color is replete with racial...
  • "And the Award Goes to . . ."

    I love movies, especially a good drama or "tear-jerker". Sometimes the most fascinating ones are those that are based on true stories. In my practice I have seen quite a bit of drama and tear-jerkers as a result of the lack of estate planning. Now that aw...
  • Short Sales Can Make Sense

    Do you want to SHOUT OUT LOUD, "I applied for a loan modification and am getting no where?", or "The bank lost my paperwork three times!" If you have NOT been successful in obtaining a loan modification and/or unable to continue with the new mortgage pay...

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