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  • Black Boys – Don’t Count Them Out

    When I first met Ezekiel Phillips, he looked like our typical Morehouse freshman: short afro, slightly unkempt beard, jeans and a casual shirt. Raised by a single mom, Ezekiel sought male mentors, bonding and camaraderie in all the wrong places—the hea...
  • People Are Talking About...

    Altadena Sheriff: Out of Control... Again! Complaints are pouring in about the Altadena Sheriff's tactics against African Americans. One Deputy in particular is said to be terrorizing the community with his violent tactics. The Deputy, named Thames, is ...
  • Health Summit 2010 Deemed An Overwhelming Success!

    On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. led the way at the Third Annual Health Summit held at the Jackie Robinson Community Center. The event was FREE and focused on the complete person's health – phy...
  • Assemblymember Portantino and City of Hope Host AIDS Action Summit

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (La Cañada Flintridge) in partnership with City of Hope hosted members of the community for the Fourth Annual San Gabriel Valley HIV/AIDS Action Summit on September 22, 2010 at City of Hope in Duarte. Since the AIDS vir...
  • WWII Medal of Honor Awardee Laid to Rest

    Lt. Vernon J. Baker, U.S. Army, was buried today at Arlington National Cemetery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1997 by then-president Bill Clinton for his heroic actions in World War II. Six other Black WWII soldiers were awarded the Medal of Hon...
  • A New Home and a Revitalized Mission

    Intimate Opera of Pasadena will inaugurate its new home at the Pasadena Playhouse with a holiday production of Amahl and the Night Visitors PASADENA, Calif. Quite often, as she makes her way from meeting to meeting to finalize plans for Intimate Opera ...
  • Black Farmers Rally One and Two

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined the National Black Farmers Association at a rally on Capitol Hill, urging the Senate to fund the $1.2 billion settlement that the Departments of Judiciary and Agriculture announced after years of discrimination ag...
  • Congresswoman Receives ACLU Award

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) received an Award of Appreciation from the America Civil Liberties Union for her work on the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. The Congresswoman has been a longtime proponent of eliminating the sentencing disparities for crac...
  • Barbara Lee Supports Business Jobs Act

    Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted to spur economic growth and create 500,000 new jobs by encouraging the development of American small businesses. The Small Business Jobs Act increases much-needed lending to millions of small ...
  • Foothill Workforce Investment Board sponsors Destination Employment Career Expo

    Career Expo to be held in conjunction with Pasadena Chamber Business Showcase on September 30th Pasadena, CA - The Foothill Workforce Investment Board, in collaboration with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, hosts Destination Employment: the Pasadena Ca...
  • School Consolidation Study Committee to Hold Community Forums

    List of Schools will be Narrowed from Seven to Five this Saturday Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) School Consolidation Study Committee (Committee) will convene two community forums next week to offer community members the op...
  • 3Q10 Local Sales Tax Allocations Remain Flat

    The California State Board of Equalization announced today that September sales tax allocations to local governments will remain flat. Statewide cash receipts from taxable transactions for the third quarter of 2010 declined over nine percent from the sam...
  • Schiff Introduces Bill to Improve Data Security, Protect Consumers from Identity Theft, and Enhance Law Enforcement’s Capability to Combat Cyber Threats

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Data Breach Notification Act to improve data security, protect consumers from identity theft, and enhance law enforcement's capability to combat cyber threats. "The FTC estimates that the...
  • Schwarzenegger Signs Senator Correa’s Bill to Increase Education Benefits for National Guard Members

    SACRAMENTO, CA— State Senator Lou Correa issued the following statement on the approval by the Governor of Senate Bill 1075 (SB 1075): "I applaud the Governor's approval of this important measure. This new law will protect the California National Guard...
  • Lee Statement on Census Poverty and Income Gap Figures

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today after a government report showed the gap between the richest and poorest American has grown larger than ever before...
  • Pasadena Senior Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary With ZEST!

    Huell Howser, Television Personality and Host of California Gold to EmceeChristian Perry, head choreographer of Dancing with the Stars, will present a special performance featuring his professional Rose City Ballroom Dancers PASADENA - The Pasadena Seni...
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum Calendar of Events

    OCTOBER 2010 October 2 – Kidspace is closed due to Rose Bowl activities. Free Family Night: Hispanic HeritageTuesday, October 5 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with cultural art activities by Latino Heritage from5:00 ...
  • Portantino’s Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Bill Update

    AB 52 Moves the Program to the University of California Sacramento - Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) legislation to update the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection program and provide more access to cord blood stem cel...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    This looked like it was going to be a great year for Reggie Bush. His team, the New Orleans Saints, won the Super Bowl. That is about as great a start as one can have. Then things started to go bad. First, he lost his Kardashian. Second, he lost his Heism...
  • Third Annual Health Summit This Saturday!

    On Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:30 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m., the Third Annual Health Summit will be held at the Jackie Robinson Center located at 1020 N. Fair Oaks Blvd, Pasadena, CA. The event focuses on the complete person's health – physical,...

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