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  • PCC Library Technician Deborah Smith Honored with Unsung Hero Award

    Deborah Smith, a technician in Pasadena City College's Shatford Library, was recently honored by the PCC Academic Senate with the Unsung Hero Award. The unsung hero award is presented to a classified employee who has made significant contributions to the ...
  • Rosemary Children’s Services Hold 10th Annual C.A.R.E. Awards

    On June 29, 2010, nearly 100 Rosemary Children's Services' staff, Directors, and Board Members gathered at the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena to celebrate Rosemary Children's Services' 10th Annual C.A.R.E. Awards, an annual peer-to-peer recognition awards...
  • Citizen’s Scientific Program

    On July 15th to August 6th, a rare mixture of nine Pasadena/Altadena youth ranging from impacted students from Rose City Continuation School to college bound private school students and Outward Bound Adventures (OBA) participants, ages 15 to 18, as part o...
  • Christianity and Theological-Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century

    On July 8th the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. signified one of its most significant historical policy decisions namely, "the ordination of openly gay persons." This decision, mired in controversy, comes on the heals of a similar decision by the Episcopal Chu...
  • The Rev. Dr. Teresa Snorton is Elected First Female Bishop of the C.M.E. Church

    In the thirty-six quadrennial session and thirty-seventh General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church convening in Mobile, Alabama during June 26-July 4, 2010, five new bishops were elected. The Rev. Dr. Teresa Snorton was elect...
  • On the Road Again? Have Fun Staying Fit!

    It's summer, school is out, and you know what that means – time to pack up the kids and maybe the dog, and head out to destinations unknown. Are you determined to get started on those New Year's Resolution fitness goals? Are you fearful about breaking...
  • The Marshall Legacy Shows What Supreme Court Justices Should Be

    (NNPA) - At Elena Kagan's Senate nomination hearings to be the next Supreme Court Justice, I admit to being somewhat surprised when Senator Kyle saw her clerkship with Justice Thurgood Marshall as an opening to define her as being a potentially "activist ...
  • 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...

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