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  • Olive Ruth Harris Celebrates 105th Birthday

    Mrs. Olive Ruth Harris was born June 24, 1905 in Bainbridge, GA. At the age of 14 she moved to California from Detroit, MI. Over the years she was a homemaker and she worked at J.L. Hudson's Department store as an elevator operator. Mrs. Harris has thr...
  • Metropolitan Baptist Church Celebrates 104 Years!

    Please join us as we celebrate our 104th Church Anniversary. Our theme is "GOD'S MAJESTY & LOVE, FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION", PSALM 145:4. Our speakers for this glorious occasion will be: 9:45 a.m. worship service:  Rev. Dr. Patrick Ross ...
  • Reflecting Upon the History of Israel: Where We May Find Ourselves Part I

      Reflecting upon the history that informs the Judeo-Christian heritage reminds one of the twelve sons of Jacob. Jacob, his named changed to Israel by God in Genesis 32:28 (after having wrestled all night with an Angel of the Lord), reminds us of oursel...
  • Say What You Mean - When It Comes To Exercise

    How "good" is your word? Are you someone whom others can count on to keep your word when you make a commitment, or are you more prone to flake? My experience with folks over the years has confirmed for me that most people who can't be relied upon to kee...
  • Financial Success - Through the Eyes of a Child

    The other day I spent time with my friends who have a beautiful 9-month old baby girl. I found myself intrigued with her actions, how she scanned the room to check her surrounding before crawling over to the coffee table. She sat at the base of the table ...
  • Marriage and Money: Planning for a Blissful Financial Future

    Preparing to tie the knot is an exciting time in a couple's life—and an ideal occasion to start preparing for a secure financial future together. Before saying "I do," couples should sit down to develop a financial strategy for the wedding and life bey...
  • PUSD Task Force Recommends Drop Out Reduction Strategies

    Board Members Join With Educators, Community Leaders to Lower Drop-Out Rate The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education adopted recommendations aimed at reducing the dropout rate by 50 percent and increasing graduation rates district-...
  • A Timely Death

    Timing is everything, even in death. For some, the year 2010 will be a good year to die because persons dying in 2010 can pass their entire estate to their heirs free of death taxes! You might ask "what are death taxes"? Death taxes, also known as estate...
  • San Gabriel Valley Black Business Association...

    . . . Presents Lieutenant Rodney D. WallacePasadena Police Department, President - San Gabriel Valley Chapter of N.O.B.L.E.Discussing The Relationship Between Local Business And Law Enforcement June 25, 2010 • 1 pm — 3 pm, 236 West Mountain Ave...
  • Farmers Class-Action Lawsuit Attracts Thousands

    The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association Incorporated (BFAA Inc.) filed a recent Motion To Intervene on May 19, 2010, in the class-action lawsuit otherwise known as The Black Farmers Lawsuit. This organization seeks intervention on behalf of Afr...
  • Fire Retardant to be Sprayed Around Rose Bowl Stadium

    Brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium will be treated with the wildland fire retardant Phos-Chek on Wednesday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to early afternoon. The Pasadena Fire Department will take this proactive approach to diminish potential hazards d...
  • Assemblymember Portantino’s ‘911 Immunity’ Legislation Passes First Senate Committee

    Assembly Bill 1999 protects teens seeking medical help for intoxicated friends SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's bill encouraging teenagers to seek emergency medical help for underage drinkers passed its first Senate Committee today on ...
  • Summertime Blues

    Summertime is the time of year when young people traditionally find work and go to summer school or summer camp. This summer all of the above seem to be dead issues. The summer jobs are seemingly nonexistent because of the bad economy. Summer schools are ...
  • Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators Honors PUSD Graduates

    Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Alliance of African American School Educators (PAAASE) sponsored the sixth annual Rites of Passage Ceremony for PUSD graduating African American seniors on June 6, 2010 at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena. Graduating A...
  • Refresh your resume for optimum performance

    (ARA) - Is your resume working for you? There's never been a better time to take a close look and make sure it is. With today's high rate of unemployment, many Americans are competing in a tight job market. Will your resume grab the attention of a prospec...
  • In the Pasadena Kitchen

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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The best sports fans are the ones who enjoy suffering. They are the ones who are miserable when their favorite player or team is not doing well. They are the ones who enjoy having their hearts broken, and then having to "Wait until next year." Most baske...
  • Mothers and Daughters

    As a school board member, my springs are full of events for graduating seniors. Many civic and fraternal organizations host scholarship awards luncheons and I found myself at such an event not long ago. I recognized one of the recipients, a bright young ...
  • A Testament to the “Real Men” in My Life!

    Last Sunday, the pastor referenced a scripture from I Timothy 6:20, "Guard what has been entrusted to your care." In reading this scripture, I was reminded about the men in my life, starting with my great uncle Felix, who raised me as his granddaughter, ...
  • Thinking Through Our Crises

    As we near the close of another month, the crises in our nation continues to affect each of us. Now more than ever it's time to focus on the present as well as the next decade of decisions that will measure and determine the outcome of a new and upcoming ...

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