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  • Giving is Good!

    Many of my clients wish to make charitable gifts as part of their estate plan. It is common for individuals to leave a share of their estate to their favorite charity, alma mater, fraternal organization or church. If you are considering making a gift to a...
  • Five Tips for Cutting Commuting Costs

    Commuting can be an expensive proposition. Not only do you have to deal with fluctuating gas prices, there are also tolls, parking and car maintenance to consider. That's why the California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) offers these tips on minimizing ...
  • Fast Food Restaurants Dish Up Unhealthy Marketing to Youth

    Researchers Release Unprecedented Report on Fast Food Nutrition and Marketing Children as young as age 2 are seeing more fast food ads than ever before, and restaurants rarely offer parents the healthy kids' meal choices, according to a new study from Y...
  • Health Consequences Too Serious to Ignore

    I am sometimes amazed at the capacity of the human brain to remain in a state of denial, as a result of what we think we know, what we deem "important" or "adequate," and the stream of unconscious thoughts which tell us what we want to hear! You know the...
  • NNPA Chairman Welcomed to the White House

    Since becoming the chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. has been working aggressively to make sure that the members of the nation's largest Black newspaper organization have a voice at all levels of soci...
  • Black Farmers Settlement Approved

    The House has given final Congressional approval to a bill that would provide more than $4.55 billion to settle tens of thousands of longstanding claims brought by African Americans farmers and American Indians. The bill provides $1.15 billion to African...
  • Twenty Years of Beating the Odds

    How does a child endure unspeakable hardship and still manage to succeed? What does it mean to save rather than give up on a child? When you read the stories of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF)'s Beat the Odds® award recipients, you'll find the answers....
  • Schiff Condemns WikiLeaks’ Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive, Classified Documents

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the recent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive State Department documents by WikiLeaks: "I deplore the potentially treasonous disclosure of classified and sensitive national securit...
  • Statement by President Obama on the 55th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Fifty-five years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus – an act that challenged the moral conscience of an entire nation. The Montgomery Bus Boycott marked a turning point in American history – the moment where we began the march towar...
  • New Report: California Needs Congress to Act Now on Unemployment Insurance

    1,013,384 ResidentsStand To Lose Support; 89,399 Jobs At Stake Failure by Congress to act on extending unemployment benefits will have stark consequences for California residents, according to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Adviser...
  • Get on Board the Education Train

    There is a Black President of the United States named Barack Obama. California has a new Black Attorney General named Kamala Harris. Both of these people have great educations which include law degrees. Neither was born with a silver spoon in their mouths...
  • Advertisers Congratulate The Journal for 21 Years of Publishing!

    The idea stemmed from a newsletter called "Hoppies Journal" which was printed in the summer of the year Joe Hopkins' father - Albert "Hoppie" Hopkins - passed away, in 1989. We were encouraged by an old friend, Ernest Eskridge, to make it into a newspaper...
  • PUSD News This Week

    PUSD's Annual Open Enrollment for 2011-2012 academic year begins with priority enrollment for siblings and signature programs from December 13 – 23, 2010. General open enrollment is available from January 24 to February 11. Students from closed schoo...
  • Employment Training Panel Approves Nearly $7.5M to Train California Workers

    SACRAMENTO – The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency's Employment Training Panel (ETP) approved nearly $7.5M in job training projects at its meeting today to upgrade the skills of California workers in industries that include green/clean m...
  • Architecture's New Rising Star

    Woman/Minority Owned Architectural Firm Heads the Modern Wing Project at the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO – (December 7, 2010) – Few architecture firms get the opportunity to work with renowned architect Renzo Piano on ground breaking design and...
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of "If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign to Walmart Stores Across the Nation

    WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department's national "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new part...
  • State Schools Chief Jack O’Connell Releases 2008-09 Dropout and Graduation Rates

    Achievement Gap Remains Apparent SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today released the annual report on dropout and graduation rates for the 2008-09 school year. In 2008-09, 70.1 percent of public school students i...
  • Lee Statement on November Jobs Report

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the November jobs report showing that unemployment increased slightly to 9.8 per...
  • Free Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square December 11 & 12th

    LOS ANGELES –- Adding to the yuletide glee, sans fee, it's the FREE Winter Holiday Festival at Pershing Square where the heart of downtown transforms into a winter wonderland December 11 & 12, 2010, with snow, live entertainment, the Winter Holiday ...
  • California Small Business Sales In November Up From Year Ago

    (Sales of Small California Businesses In the just-completed month are a bit ahead of the totals compiled in November 2009. But most large counties did not record as many completed deals in November as they did in the same month of last year.) Dublin, CA ...

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