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  • CDF Freedom Schools National Days of Social Action

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Is your child learning to make a difference this summer? If she is enrolled in a Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® summer program, you'll know the answer is definitely yes! Proudly rooted in the American Civil Rights Move...
  • A Business is Now a Necessity—Not a Luxury

    My sister, Clara Hunter King, ESQ, and I released our newest book What You Need to Know before You Start a Business. As you know, we are facing the worse economy since the 1920s. But take heart, even though things look bleak, those having an entrepreneur...
  • Reader Agrees with July 8, 2010 Editorial

    I want to thank you for this wonderful piece and I would gladly remind you that a lot of churches are in the same limbo.For example, I belong to a Baptist church that has a building fund for over 34 years but no building. I am Black. I know you belong to ...
  • Reader Disagrees with July 8, 2010 Editorial

    I agonized as to whether I should give a response to your latest article "What Happens when a Church Dream is Deferred". After thinking about it, reading the article at least four times, and even praying about it, I thought I should release some of my tho...
  • The Freedom School

    I paid a visit to the Freedom School this past week. It was an expiring adventure that left me wondering why there is no school like this on a daily basis in schools across the country. Everybody talking about wanting to improve the lot of our children, b...
  • Pasadena LEARNs Freedom School®

    The usual sounds of children being dropped off at Altadena Elementary School, the sight of crossing guards halting traffic with neon vests, and the slow morning drag many students battle with during the school year, has been replaced this summer with thun...
  • (BPRW) Volleyball Star Megan Hodge and Basketball Standout Maya Moore Both Win 2010 Honda-Broderick Cup

    Tie for Top Honor is Only Second Time in 34-Year History of Collegiate Women Sports Awards (BLACK PR WIRE) (June 21, 2010) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Collegiate Women Sports Awards today announced that for only the second time in its 34-year history...
  • John Muir Grad Receives Accolades for Journalistic Excellence

    Altadena native and 1984 John Muir High School graduate David Stevenson has been on the receiving end of several prestigious awards for his work as a television newsman. He currently resides in San Francisco and is the San Francisco Bureau Chief for telev...
  • Ask Deanna!

    Real People, Real Advice Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based subjects! Dear Deanna! I feel there's a difference between honesty and not telling the whole truth in a relationship. My husband has the te...
  • ACTS Thrift Store Grand Opening July 17

    Music, Food, Fun Slated for First Day Celebration PASADENA, Calif. – The All-Out Caring Thrift Store (ACTS), located at 1382 Locust St. in Pasadena (Hill and the 210 freeway), will celebrate its July 17 grand opening with a day full of food and fun, ...
  • 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 child's risk of injury. According to the U.S. Cons...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    SUBJECT: Open Letter to LeBron James Dear Mr. James: I want to start this letter by congratulating you on the unique and innovative way that you are handling your career, both on and off the basketball court. I think there is a great deal of social and ...
  • Annual African Marketplace and Cultural Faire in Danger of Closing Down After 25 Years

    Friends of the African Marketplace Committee Unite In Rescue Effort The Annual African Marketplace and Cultural Faire may have its roots in its native city of Los Angeles, but the world has its roots in it. A community institution conceived and produce...
  • Invited to Celebrate at Staples Center

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  • Union Bank Foundation Awards $5,000 to GLAAACC in Support of Education and 2010 Scholarship Recipients

    Union Bank, N.A., through the Union Bank Foundation, recently awarded $5,000 to support education and the academic achievements of the 2010 Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAAC) Scholarship recipients. GLAAACC recently held it...
  • A Hero’s Story

    This writing is a personal one for me. It chronicles a recent set of events in the life our family which remind me of how fragile this life can be. If allowed, what I'll venture to do is interject the biblical truths and principles my family and I have ...
  • How Independent Is Your Independence?

    Sunday, July 4th marked the 234th Independence Day across America. As the day progressed, the smell and spectacular flashes of fireworks and pyrotechnic creativity in the night skies replaced the smells of charcoal grills and barbeque flavors. This 4th w...
  • How to Determine if You Can Afford a Home

    If you are considering the purchase of a home, it is very important to determine the price range you can afford prior to your search. By establishing price boundaries and becoming familiar with how lenders qualify borrowers, you can be better prepared to ...
  • Must Black Women Choose Between Beauty and Health?

    (NNPA) - In the St. Louis American's current "Your Health Matters" section, there is an intriguing piece about Black women and weight management written by our health journalist, Sandra Jordan. "Are you working your hairdo or is your hairdo working you- o...
  • Air Travel: Avoid These Unhealthy Traps!

    Embarking on that time-honored ritual of summer - getting away to a far-flung destination with the kids on a family vacation? Looking for ways to not lose your cool while facing airport delays and cancelled flights? Worried about succumbing to unhealthy...

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