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  • National Entertainers Sign on to Help Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Celebrate 50 Years of Giving

    On Saturday, October 30, the Pasadena Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are coming together to throw a 50th Anniversary Masquerade Gala that will be a true celebration of 50 years of giving back to the Pasad...
  • The Second Annual Collective Wisdom = Community Strength Summit

    The Pasadena/Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders will hold its Second Annual "Collective Wisdom Equals Community Strength Summit" on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at the Pasadena Community Education Center, 3035 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, ...
  • PUSD Awarded $2.4 Million Grant to Increase Graduation Rates

    Federal Grant Will Support Dropout Prevention and Reduction Efforts The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced it will receive a three-year $2.4 million grant from the United States Department of Education High School Graduation Initiative. P...
  • Seven Princesses Begin Their Reigh as the 2011 Royal Court for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

    PASADENA, CA. (October 11, 2010) – The seven members of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House from a group of 31 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more t...
  • Millstone Justice

    I don't know if Bishop Eddie Long is guilty of the despicable sexual abuse allegations aimed at him in separate lawsuits by four young men. But the kind of manipulative, predatory behavior of which Bishop Long has been accused is tragically common in our...
  • Bishop Eddie Long and the Unspoken Business of the Black Church

    In the early pre-dawn morning of Sunday, September 26th, 2010, as the sun's appearance raced across the globe, the cloud filled skies over the Atlanta region opened up giving way to a steady stream of rain. Unlike the week before, with what had been a wee...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    When I first came to Georgia, I saw a man plowing a field with a mule. "May I try it?" I asked. "Yes, sir," he answered. "But be careful." When I was finished with the row I looked back. I saw that mine was crooked but his was straight. "What did I do ...
  • “The Law of Relatives”

    The State of California has laws that determine what happens to your worldly goods if you pass away without having made plans for their distribution. The important factor in determining who inherits the property is the legal relationship between the decea...
  • Trading With Africa Can Help Small U.S. Businesses

    For decades Africa has been viewed as a continent embroiled in conflict, hunger, and staggering healthcare problems . But a look behind this problematic veil will also reveal a continent filled with economic opportunities for small businesses in the U.S. ...
  • Money for College

    On Saturday, October 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring its Annual Scholarship Workshop in the Cafeteria at Pasadena High School located at 2925 Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA. This wo...
  • Budget Stalemate Brings Community Colleges Payment Delays to $840 Million

    Officials Worry Some Cal Grant Recipients Won't Be Able to Continue Their Education The continuing state budget impasse will, on Sept. 28, force the third straight monthly deferral of payments to the California Community Colleges for the 2010-11 academi...
  • Young Blacks Unlikely to Rally Behind Democrats

    When record numbers of young African Americans turned out to vote for Barack Obama nearly two years ago, political pundits predicted the start of an important and positive trend. Socially marginalized young blacks buoyed by the election of the nation's fi...
  • State of Emergency for Black-Owned Businesses

    I have witnessed the rapid demise of Black businesses. Black businesses are closing at an alarming rate. In fact, it's a STATE OF EMERGENCY for Black businesses. Do you see what I see? Is anybody paying attention? Does anybody care? Is there anybody awake...
  • Governor Signs Portantino’s Disaster Relief Bill

    A year after the Station Fire scorched the hillsides of Los Angeles County, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) tax relief bill for residents who suffered losses in the fires and subsequent mudslides has been signed into law. Go...
  • Schiff Announces LA County Effort to Combat Economic and High-Tech Crimes Grant Program Created by Rep. Schiff Assists in the Fight Against Piracy

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to enable state and local agencies and prosecutors to boost prosecution of intellectual property crime. Award reci...
  • Lee and Christensen Statement on U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D-VI), co-chair of the Health and Wellness Taskforce, reacted to news that U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected people with s...
  • Law Enforcement and Community Watch Altadena and Pasadena Community

    With the recent expansion and escalation of violence committed against citizens who are within the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Pasadena Police Department, many citizens in the Pasadena and Altadena communities have come ...
  • Parents Protest School Closures

    The Pasadena Unified School District apparently concealed its plan to evict Norma Coombs Alternative School from its current location. Parents of the school communities impacted by the recent closure plan attended community meetings to provide input to t...
  • Local Groups Organizing to Combat Actions at PUSD and the Sheriff’s Department

    Two local groups are forming to fight policy changes in local government organizations that are perceived as negatively impacting the community. One group of local parents, dissatisfied with the lack of progress within the Pasadena Unified School District...
  • Simple steps to get 'gorgeously green' on a budget

    (ARA) - Going "green" is great at any time of the year. No matter the season, there are always "green" steps that can be introduced into everyday family routines that can lessen our negative effects on the environment and our health while helping us to sa...

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