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  • New Seating Enhances Charm of Hastings Butterfly Garden

    Newly donated benches and a chair shaped like a butterfly, along with large boulders arranged for outdoor seating (and climbing), are enhancing the charm of the Butterfly Garden created in May at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasa...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks...Responsibility

    Part II of a Series Responsibility as a wife: As I stated in Part I, [July 29, 2010] you should have learned to be responsible for yourself. You're a big girl now. Hopefully, by the time you meet your man, you have your life together. I didn't. Eac...
  • Searching for the Future of the Black Evangelical Spirit Leadership, Direction and Mentorship

    Since the early twentieth century, modern Evangelicalism has continued evoke elusive and ambiguous meaning. It's meaning, future and direction has been debated by many including within consciously self identified Black Evangelical groups. What Evangelical...
  • How Joint Tenancy Can Lead to Increased Tax Liability

    Trying to save your beneficiaries from the time and expense of probate by adding one or more of them on the title of your property as a "joint tenant" is a dangerous thing. It is true that by adding someone as a joint tenant on your property, your propert...
  • Strategies for Financing a College Education

    Saving for a college education might seem like a daunting task, but it's more important than ever. According to the College Board, the average tuition cost of a year at a private university is roughly $25,000, and public institutions have an average tuiti...
  • Southern California Edison Offers Tips for Keeping Summer Bills Low

    In the wake of the recent heat wave, Southern California Edison (SCE) encourages customers to be more energy efficient now, so they can lower their summer bills. The utility, recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies for i...
  • Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

    With childhood obesity rates on the rise, the absence of physical education in most public elementary schools in our area, and the prominence of less-than-healthy options in our school cafeterias, the lowly brown bag lunch has returned as a healthy option...
  • Education as Opportunity

    (NNPA) - African-Americans have always seen education as a key to life and freedom. In his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Frederick Douglass taught us that to educate a man is to "forever unfit him to be a sl...
  • Record of Wrongs by Waters’ Accusers

    The flimsy case against Maxine Waters just got flimsier. Revelations about the poor judgment and dishonesty of Waters' accusers reinforces the impression that the ethics investigation of the esteemed South Central L.A. Congresswoman is nothing more than ...
  • People Are Talking About...

    (Pasadena, CA) Many job announcements are listed: "Spanish Language Preferred".   Does this bilingual requirement give an edge to Latinos? Since Spanish is not taught mandatorily in schools, it smells of discrimination in favor of Latinos. People ...
  • Lee Statement on Congresswoman Waters

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement on Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California: "The House of Representatives has a well established ethics process, which should be allowed to proceed ...
  • National Black Farmers Association Support Shirley Sherrod’s Call to Forgive Vilsack

    John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, released the following statement: "...I received a call from Shirley Sherrod. Ms. Sherrod, showed the nation she is a woman of grace. She told me she has forgiven Agricul...
  • Was Jeremiah Wright Right After All?

    When I was a young man in what seems like a hundred years ago there was the John Birch Society. They were dedicated to the destruction of Dr. Martin Luther King's reputation and all things liberal and Black. Today there is the Tea Party dedicated to the d...
  • If It Sounds Like Racism and Acts Like Racism, Then it Probably is Racism

    "Congressman Rangel and Congresswoman Waters are valuable members of the African-American community who have fought valiantly for our community." (NNPA) - This is America, but you wouldn't think so in light of recent events wherein two high-profile, lon...
  • The Speech You've All Been Waiting For...Dr. Claud Anderson

    Live on DVD & CD, taped June 5, 2010"Economic Justice For Blacks"; "Collecting on the Debt from the 1866 Treaty" Dr. Anderson's Prophecies for Black America Fulfilled Dr. Claud Anderson has sounded the alarm to Black Americans for 40 years, forecas...
  • Unique And Affordable School Supplies Under $10

    (StatePoint) Getting the supplies kids need for school, particularly ones they think are cool, can seriously strain your budget. And once they get those supplies into the classroom, it's easy for kids to misplace them or bring home the wrong ones since s...
  • Can You Afford a New Car?

    When I was growing up, car manufacturers made a big deal each fall about unveiling next year's models, literally shrouding them in secrecy under tarps in print and TV ads until the launch date. Car-crazy dads would then rush down to the dealer for a test ...
  • Safe Summer Fun for Kids

    African American Children More at Risk of Drowning Summer activities are a favorite among young children, from playing on swings to swimming in cool water. But spending more time outside near garages, pools, lakes, and playground equipment can increase a...
  • NBA Player Rashad McCantws, Son of a Breast Cancer Survivor, On a Mission to Make a Difference and Bring Awareness to Breast Cancer

    Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) -- Rashad McCants, son of a breast cancer survivor, Brenda McCants. On the court, NBA player Rashad McCants plays hard, loves to win, keeps his game face on, and looks pretty intimidating with his arms filled with tattoos. ...
  • Should America Have a Dialogue Based on Race?

    The past 40 years were the best times ever to be Black in America.  But, is it still?  While the size of Black underclass has tripled since the 1980s, a Black middle-class that was thought to be flourishing may have fallen on hard times.  S...

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