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  • Response to PUSD’s Notice of Test Scores

    In a PUSD "NEWS RELEASE", dated August 16, 2010, it boasts that secondary school "REFORMS TRIGGER GAINS IN 2010 STAR TEST RESULT". The "Release" uses percent of increase of scores to give PUSD performance a positive slant. One has to read carefully to s...
  • Heisman Dis-Trust

    I was never a great athlete. Although I played Pop Warner out at Victory Park way back in the day and I was on the football team throughout my four years at Muir, I never had the skills or passion to become anything remotely resembling a star player. Bu...
  • Getting All Children the Schools They Deserve

    As a new academic year starts, children around the country are going back to school and settling into new classes. Meanwhile, parents, educators, policy experts, and politicians are gearing up again to monitor and measure student learning—and preparing ...
  • SB and Riverside NAACP Branches Present Townhall Meeting with Attorney General Candidate Kamela Harris

    The San Bernardino and Riverside Chapters of the NAACP will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting featuring Kamala Harris, California Attorney General candidate on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Ingram Community Center at 2050 N. Mount Vernon A...
  • Schiff Encourages Troops Affected by Stop Loss to Apply for Retroactive Pay Before Oct. 21 Deadline

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) encouraged veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to submit claims for retroactive "stop loss" pay before the October 21, 2010 deadline. Troops who are eligible for retroactive pay will receive $500 a month for each month the...
  • Pasadena NAACP Celebrates 91 Years of Service with 25th Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner

    The Pasadena Branch of the NAACP held its 25th annual awards dinner honoring eleven of the area's prominent community leaders on September 9th at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. For a few hours the community's influentia...
  • California Home Sales and Price Edge Up from July; Sales Down from Year Ago

    LOS ANGELES –California home sales edged up 1.8 percent from July, but were down 14.9 percent from August 2009, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today. The statewide median home price also increased 1.2 percent from July and w...
  • Fast, Frugal Fall Fix-Ups

    Transform Your Home in a Weekend or Less Without Breaking Your Budget (ARA) - The ebbing sun and dropping mercury in the garden thermometer signal the end of summer. The shorter, cooler days also mean you might be coming back inside from the great outdo...
  • Weighing the Costs of Walking Away From an Upside-Down Mortgage

    (ARA) - Owing more on your mortgage than your house is worth may seem like a bad investment. But the alternative - choosing to default on your mortgage even if you can afford the monthly payments - will take a significant toll on your credit rating. "Str...
  • Why There's No Better Time to Be a Female Entrepreneur

    (ARA) - The American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of its founding with American Business Women's Day, which is commemorated Sept. 22. The day acts as both a recognition of the efforts of millions of business wome...
  • Mad as Hell Doctors Advocating Single Payer, Improved and Expanded Medicare for All

    This fall, the Mad As Hell Doctors (MAHD), a gutsy determined band of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from Oregon and California, will follow up on their landmark 2009 National Tour from Oregon to Washington, DC, with a similar tour th...
  • State’s New Home Tax Credit Gone Soon

    Still Time to Apply for the Credit Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced today that the state's New Home Credit will soon be gone. As of September 14, FTB has received nearly 16,000 applications and reservation requests. The gross amount of the claims tota...
  • “Ask George”

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of M...
  • Conyers’ Bill Protecting Workers And Retirees Passes Judiciary Panel

    (Washington) Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law passed H.R. 4677, the "Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2010," by a roll call vote of 8-4. "H.R. 4677 is urgently needed to protect the...
  • New Survey Ranks Caltech Number Two among World's Top 200 Universities

    Caltech has been ranked number two among the world's top 200 universities in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, whose 2010 edition was released September 16. The London-based magazine, which published its first global university...
  • Church of God in Christ Launches New Web Site for Convocation in St. Louis

    Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) -- The Church of God in Christ is launching a new web site today for the 2010 Convocation convening, November 8-16, in St. Louis, Missouri. The new site will make it easier for the expected 40,000 attendees to obtain inform...
  • Calpulli Mexican Dance Company to Perform at Caltech

    Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will perform on Saturday, October 2, at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Outfitted in traditional dress, Calpulli presents the regional dances of Mexico. Most noted for their interpretations of traditional Aztec danc...
  • JIGU! Thunder Drums of China to Perform at Caltech

    JIGU! Thunder Drums of China will perform on Friday, October 15, at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. In Chinese, Jigu means to beat or touch the drum. Hailing from the Shanxi Province in China, this world-renown company made up of 28 drummers, per...
  • One Nation Working Together Rallies All People for Jobs, Justice and Education

    Hundreds of Thousands from 50 States Join Movement with March on Washington October 2 Rising Poverty Rates Underscore Urgency (WASHINGTON, DC) – Hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds, faiths, heritage, identities and hues from across Am...
  • What One Nation Working Together Partners are Saying

    (WASHINGTON,DC) –"One Nation Working Together is a movement of everyday people," says Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the NAACP, "who are marching on 10-2-10 along with human and civil rights organizations, unions and trade associations, youth and s...

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