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  • Statement by President Barack Obama on Senate Vote for Closure on Unemployment Insurance Extension

    Today marks an important step toward passing the unemployment insurance extension which is critical to millions of Americans fighting to find a job, put food on the table and make ends meet during this tough economic time. After a partisan minority block...
  • Shirley Sherrod Civil Rights Champion

    Charles Sherrod was a founder of a student Civil Rights organization called the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee. Sherrod preceded Stokley Carmichael as a leader of the student Non-violent Coordinating committee (SNCC) . Reverend Sherrod mar...
  • Langston University Alumni Luncheon 2010, Lessons In Survival

    I had the good fortune to be the keynote speaker at the Langston University 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, last week. Langston University is one of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities. It was founded by former slaves in 1897 as a Land Grant C...
  • People are talking about...

    What people are talking about in Pasadena this week... Venus Williams book signing at Vromans Book Store. Venus' book is entitled, “Come To Win” Photo by Xavier Higgs The District 1 Town Hall Meeting held by the new P...
  • Americans With Disabilities Act Celebrates 20 Years

    On July 26, 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law as a Civil Rights Law. The law was designed to guarantee equal rights to persons with disabilities equal opportunity in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, tran...
  • The 2010 Advocacy Competition

    For the 10th year in a row, the National Bar Association offers students the opportunity to compete for scholarships to continue their education. Metlife will serve as the Platinum Sponsor of the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for the Justice...
  • Local Businessman Leads Charge to Move LA Sparks Front Office to Pasadena

    There is plenty of activity and conjecture which suggests that the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA could be moving to the City of Pasadena. With a 13-year history in Los Angeles, the Sparks have established themselves as an elite professional franchise. ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    SHOCKING Mike Garrett has been replaced as USC Athletic Director by Pat Haden. This change becomes effective on August 3, 2010. Garrett had been on the job for 17 years, and during that time the athletic program has enjoyed unparalleled success. This ch...
  • Skating Parting Benefiting Rosemary Children’s Services

    Pasadena Federal Credit Union, the official credit union for the Cities of Pasadena, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and over 100 local companies and organizations is celebrating it's 75th anniversary by hosting a community skate event at the hi...
  • Pasadena/Altadena Summer Youth Resource & Activities Guide

    A directory of summer programs for children and teens is now available on Flintridge Center's website. The Summer Youth Resource & Activities Guide is a downloadable PDF. Please share this information with all who might be interested. We will continue...
  • "History in the Making"

    The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., is making history August 15, 2010 with its First West Coast Anniversary Installation and Awards Luncheon, silent auction and exclusive unveiling of sculptures by Artis Lane who is the ...
  • It Takes Discipline To Be Fat

    Discipline is defined as any training intended to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior. So why is it that we only think about using discipline to overcoming obstacles and challenges, when unbeknownst to most of us, it was the very thing we...
  • In Whose Country Do We Really Live?

    "The earth is the Lords and all that is in it, the world , and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers." (Psalm 24:1-2, NRSV) In the last few weeks anti-Obama billboards have appeared throughout the Georg...
  • When You Need Cash In Retirement

    Last year's stock market declines took their toll on many Americans, but those in retirement were among the most affected. After saving diligently, most people probably believed they could now safely enjoy their post-career years, but market losses that a...
  • Preparing the Body/Mind to Build

    This is the first in a series of articles leading up to two bodybuilding competitions coming up in early September, 2010. I enjoy competing as a bodybuilder, primarily because it gives me motivation to train hard and reach new levels of personal fitness ...
  • Heat Precautions Urged During Triple Digit Temperatures

    With temperatures expected to rise above 100 degrees in parts of the desert, mountain, and valley areas of Los Angeles County, the Pasadena Fire Department reminds residents to take precautions. Air quality is also a concern and individuals with heart di...
  • The Importance of Healthy Communities for Boys of Color

    A new report was released in June that sheds a sobering light on how many Black and Latino boys grow up in communities that are, in a number of ways, dangerous to their health. Called "Healthy Communities Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of B...
  • Jazzy Jam Board

    On behalf of Jazzy Jam Board of Directors and Advisory Board, THANK YOU to contributing to the success of 2010 Jazzy Jam Pasadena! Whether the task was large or small, countless volunteers and supporters stepped forward to contribute to the success of th...
  • Letter to Pastors: For Lack of Knowledge, God’s People are Too Sick and Too Broke

    By Dr. Rosie Milligan:  For lack of knowledge, God's people are too sick and too broke. I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hail from the South, like many of you whose roots stem from the great plantations. Yesteryear's chu...
  • Re: “Church Dream Deferred” [July 8, 2010]

    Thank you for your article regarding the body of Christ. Thanks for waking up the "Flock" and sending warning to the Shepherds of the flock. We are approaching the end and someone must tone the bell in order to save the people I had written a letter to pa...

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