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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Lakers fans can expect a much improved Lamar Odom next season. He is playing on the United States Basketball Team, and he is being coached by Coach K., currently the greatest college basketball coach in the world. Odom did not play any college basketball...
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Day in Monrovia

    Two chapters of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity celebrated Omega Day at the Bethel AME Church, 148 West Lime Avenue, in Monrovia, CA Sunday August 15, 2010. At the invitation of Pastor James R. DeFoe, a brother of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, brothers of t...
  • Second Annual City of Pasadena Night

    With over 1,000 PUSD students and Pasadena residents in attendance at the Staples Center on Wednesday August 4th, fans were entertained with explosive youth performances, a tee shirt shooting robot and exciting basketball, as honorary coaches State Assemb...
  • Living in the Land of Idiots

    There once was a man who was a virtual genius. He was multi-lingual (speaking many languages) - highly versed in art, literature, music, history and culture, and steeped in the most advanced forms of logic, rhetoric and a whole array of the social-science...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks ... Responsibility

    Part III Responsibility for keeping house... I know I said this part of the series would be Responsibility as a Mother, however, please permit me to sidetrack a bit and focus on being responsible of keeping a house. Both men and women should know how ...
  • Why Not Bike to Work!

    Something to consider: According to www.mensfitness.com (September 2010), the average American spends 75 minutes a day in their car! I'll bet you an order of sashimi that that number is probably double here in Greater Los Angeles! The solution: since w...
  • Children Need Emergency Help in this Deep Recession Now!

    (NNPA) - Children have only one childhood and it is right now. Millions of children in our nation require emergency attention in our recession ravaged economy as poverty, including extreme child poverty, hunger, and homelessness have increased, if irrepar...
  • Experts: When Parents Stand Up for the Things That Really Matter

    Question:  What do you do when your child is pressuring you for something that conflicts with your principles as a parent? Do you: (a) look around at what other parents are doing; (b) weigh your child's grades and other 'performance' attributes ag...
  • Obama and Paterson Flop on Mosque

    When First AME Church, Pasadena celebrated its 120th anniversary two years ago, the congregation was reminded that the church's founders had to fight for their right to worship. When the original sanctuary was being built, men of the congregation had to ...
  • State Fire Marshal Issues Mandate to Gas Station Owners

    Today the California Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced that it was mandating the removal of hold open latches on all Vapor System Technologies (VST) nozzles in approximately 3,000 gas stations statewide. The action taken today will ensure ...
  • Asmb. Portantino’s Community College Financial Aid Passes Senate

    Legislation to simplify the financial aid process for Community College students has been approved by the Senate. The bill, AB 1997 authored by Asemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) now goes back to the Assembly for a brief review of...
  • Learning the Morehouse Way

    Since our most recent trip to Atlanta, GA I find myself interested in the Black Church and Black Education. The stories I am finding are inspiring as well as sad. Saddest of all are the ones about what is happening in schools today to children whose ances...
  • People are Talking About . . .the Second Annual City of Pasadena Night . . .

    . . . Over 1,000 PUSD students and Pasadena residents were in attendance at the Staples Center, Wednesday August 4th . . . For story, see Community News. From l-r: front row: Renatta Cooper,Jovanna Gardner, Ashleigh Bridges, Angelica Sal...
  • Byron Miller ... Musician, Music Director, Producer Pasadena Jazz Fest

    A long respected sideman in R&B circles, Byron Miller's style has been a bluesy, lead guitar sound, formed by all his influences from jazz and blues to the music he heard in church. Miller has played with such acclaimed artists as Carlos Santana, the ...
  • First Black Labor Union

    85th Anniversary of the Founding of America's First Black Labor Union Charlottesville, VA (BlackNews.com) -- On August 25th, 1925 the trajectory of African American and American history was changed forever. On that date, a group of Pullman porters forme...
  • Black Shopping Channel Announces Deal Memo with Time-Warner for Television to Begin Airing on September 19, 2010

    President & CEO, Cleveland Gary today made public the announcement of Black Shopping Channel airing on Time Warner Cable on September 19, 2010 on Channel 376. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Black Shopping Channel (BSC) provides small business owners ...
  • Mummies of the World Exhibition

    Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled, presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity. The collection includes ancient mummies...
  • Helping Kids Get Organized For School

    (StatePoint) Keeping track of schoolwork and extra-curricular activities can be tough on kids and parents alike. While most kids will happily coordinate school outfits, few will be as conscientious in organizing homework and supplies. "Organization is c...
  • Schools Fail Black Boys

    New York – "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education" reveals that the overall 2007/8 graduation rate for Black males in the U.S. was only 47 percent. The report shows that out of 50 states, half have graduation rat...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    In response to a question as to why he runs his own picture in local advertisements, Clippers owner Donald H. Sterling said, "I like the way I look." Why? It makes me wonder if he owns a mirror. My own guess is that he realizes that he is extremely unpopu...

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