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  • 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 ...
  • Problems Created by “The Right of Survivorship”

    In my practice I am confronted on a regular basis by a common problem – the use of joint tenancy deeds to create joint interests in real estate without a full understanding of the impact of joint tenancy. Joint tenancy, by legal definition, carries with...
  • Have You Protected Your Family?

    Taking time to look closely at your family's financial protection should not be taken for granted. Have you ever thought through scenarios with your absence, could your family continue their lifestyle or would they be at the mercy of family and friends? T...
  • Father's Day: Three Qualities That Make Dads Great

    As we recognize fathers everywhere, parenting and education experts Laura and Malcolm Gauld share some words of wisdom about what they've seen work best for dads who are successful in their parenting. As the president and head of family programs of the H...
  • Interracial Marriages: Blacks are the Last Choice of Other Groups

    Most news stories about a new study showing that 22 percent of Black male newlyweds and 9 percent of African-American females marry outside their race neglected to report another major finding: When Whites, Hispanics and Asians decide to marry outside the...
  • Things Fall Apart - The BP Oil Spill

    William Butler Yeats did a good job of capturing a harrowing pandemonium in his poem, The Second Coming. He wrote, in 1919 and published in 1920: Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is lo...
  • Obama’s Oil Spill Leadership

    The charge that the oil spill in the Gulf is Obama's Katrina is bogus because there was no comparison between the swift manner in which he deployed his administration to deal with the crisis and Bush's approach to Katrina. The oil explosion happened on A...
  • Support for Dr. Williams

    "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr. King's words are as important and poignant today as they were during the Civil Rights era. So let's not kid ourselves, what has happened to Cleveland Elementary School's principal, Dr. Francine...
  • Why African Americans and Latinos Must Get Along

    African Americans and Latinos have too much in common not to get along better. Both communities face high unemployment rates, high dropout rates, systemic poverty, gang violence, a disproportionate number of prison inmates and continual discrimination. ...
  • “Father's Day 2010”

    Over the years I have had the opportunity of using this column on Father's Day to write about my father, my three sons and their families, and my seven grandchildren. In 2007, I wrote about how proud I was of my sons and how they have grown into men who l...
  • Yarbrough, Wormley, Named Journal 2010 Fathers of the Year

    Each year as the Journal chooses a father of the year, we generally select only one. This year we choose two men who have touched the lives of many youth in the community. These men have proven themselves to be great examples of what it means to be a fath...
  • Black Music and Black Progress, Sidetracked!

    June is Black Music Month it is a month that celebrates and recognizes the contributions of Black Music to the world scene. Black music brings to mind images of Jazz and Blues from New Orleans and Memphis. It brings to mind the Harlem Renaissance with na...
  • Bishop Charles E. Blake Awarded Honorary Doctorate LA by CSU Board of Trustees

    Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2010 – West Angeles Church pastor Charles E. Blake will receive an honorary doctorate from the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees at Cal State L.A.'s Commencement ceremony Saturday, June 12. "I am pleased th...
  • Career Transitions Offered at Pasadena Public Library

    Job search assistance is one of the top needs of public library patrons, according to the American Library Association. Beginning June 15 Pasadena Public Library will offer web-based Career Transitions, an electronic resource offering a comprehensive gui...

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