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  • 22nd Annual Michael Bryant Stop the Violence “SIK-WIT-IT” All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game

    On Sunday September 12, 2010 the city of Pasadena proudly held its 22nd annual Michael Bryant Free Haircut Day at Robinson Park. The community responded with what could only be characterized as "Standing Room Only", as families participated in the festiv...
  • Zeta Tau Chapter Joins Pasadena Unified School District’s College Fair

    Overcast skies and light precipitation greeted Zeta Tau Chapter brothers and other Greek Lettered fraternities and sororities as they gave out information about scholarship possibilities and as they distributed information about the national essay contest...
  • Corrie Ann Harris: 100 Years Young!!!

    Corrie was born on November 18, 1910, in Dumas, Arkansas. (William H. Taft was President!) Being raised in a Christian home, Corrie was baptized at the age of 10, in Walnut Lake. She attended Dumas Grade School, graduated from Dermark Academy and comple...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Rushing down a steep hill in California, while loaded with propane, a truck driver discovered his brakes had failed. Reaching for his CB radio, he called for help. Close behind him was a highway patrolman. Hearing his plight, he pulled his car in front o...
  • The Funeral Program

    Do you have any more programs? I can't make it to the service, can you save me a program? These are questions that Funeral Directors hear often. The funeral program is a much desired item. Those that can attend the service and those that can't, want to...
  • The Rich Fool!

    The Biblical parable found in Luke 12:16-21 tells the story of a rich man who was blessed with a great harvest. The man decided to keep all of his riches for himself, retire and "eat, drink and be merry" for the rest of his days. However, that very night ...
  • Five Signs Your Debt Is Out of Control

    Everyone runs up a little credit card debt, right? That's what many people tell themselves to justify carrying heavy loan amounts, but the fact is that undisciplined spending and poor credit management are serious problems that must be addressed. The Cali...
  • Oh No! I Was in a Car Accident! What Do I Do Now?

    In times of peace, prepare for war. This principle holds true for car accidents. You may have never been in a car accident and I hope you never are, but this article is designed to teach you what you need to do and what you need to know before you are in ...
  • Tips to Help Youngsters Learn to Read and Succeed

    First 5 LA Encourages Parents to Read to Their Infants Many children from low-income communities are entering kindergarten without the basic early literacy skills needed for lifelong success. To help narrow this early childhood literacy gap in Los Ang...
  • A Musical About Lynchings?

    Memo to the Boss No, they have not made a musical about Lynchings - yet. They haven't made one about the Holocaust either, but do not be surprised if someone does. They have made one about the Scottsboro Boys. The source for this tragedy is a story of ...
  • Change Smoke Alarm Batteries When You Change Your Clocks!

    The Pasadena Fire Department reminds you to change all of your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 7. Change your smoke alarm batteries! Replace old batteries with fresh, high-quality batteries to keep your smoke...
  • Being President While Black

    I don't think anyone was under some real illusion that the election of Barack Obama actually meant the end of racism in America. I'm pretty sure that the president elect knew it better than anyone. After all, he saw it every day, from the moment he announ...
  • The Power of the Black Press: Used or Not Used to Rock the Vote

    In Stanley Nelson's award-winning documentary, 'The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords,' former Columbia University journalism professor Phyllis Garland stated: "The Black press was never intended to be objective because it didn't see the White press be...
  • California State Leadership of NAACP Is Disconnected From Community

    According to the last financial reporting statements of two of the state proposition campaigns, Alice Huffman, president of California NAACP, has done quite well for herself as both a political consultant and state president. Her consulting firm accepted ...
  • “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

    Jackson Jones Speaks to the Grown-ups, and They Listened!   We shouldn't be here right now, we should be sleeping like babies right now. But, no they (PUSD) want to kick us out. Let me tell you something about the school named Norma Coombs. Norma Co...
  • PUSD Board Revises School Consolidation Process

    Jackson, Norma Coombs to Remain Open for 2011-12 Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education acted to give Superintendent Diaz flexibility to recommend closure of fewer than three schools in 2011-12, to postpone reloc...
  • Mri Scott ElBey Named Artist-In-Residence . . .

    . . . at John Muir High School's New Room 13 Creative Studio Room 13 is an international network of student-driven creative studios founded by a 12-year old in Coal, Scotland, in 1994. In the nine years since it began, the initiative has expanded throug...
  • Ten Things to Keep in Mind When Renting a House or Apartment

    (ARA) - Rent vs. own? More Americans are wrestling with that question as the economy continues its slow recovery. Even though homes are selling at record lows, many Americans are choosing to rent instead, maintaining their mobility and financial flexibili...
  • Tips to Tailgate in an Eco-Friendly Way

    (ARA) - As tans fade and work shifts back into high gear, there's one fall tradition that helps make the transition from summer bearable: football tailgating season. A spirited American pastime for decades, tailgating has become the ultimate way for fans ...
  • Don't Believe the Hype! Black Folks Voted on November 2

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all voters for taking the time to exercise their right to vote in the November 2nd Mid-Term Election. On Election Day, the NCBCP (www.ncbcp.org) managed the Black Women's Roundtable Power the Sister Vote Nat...

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