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  • 2nd Annual Jazzy Jam and Music Clinic Fundraiser

    Contemporary R&B and jazz singer Lalah Hathaway took time out from a busy concert and recording schedule to speak about her passion, music. Her arrival had little fanfare, no posse or chauffeur. She even drove herself. Lalah took part in the 2nd Annu...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    In many of my previous columns, I have been a severe critic of Lamar Odom. He has nearly the same set of physical skills that Magic Johnson had. However, he rarely used them, and through the years he raised inconsistency to a high art form. He has remaine...
  • Dedication of "Cool Succulents" Mural

    Artist Luis Ituarte's "Cool Succulents" mural was be dedicated on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at The Pasadena Fish Market & Restaurant, 181 E. Orange Grove Blvd., between Fair Oaks and Marengo. The 800 sq. ft. mural is on the west wall of the Fish Market,...
  • Sen. Liu and Assemblymember Portantino to Host Women in Business Awards

    PASADENA – Twenty five outstanding individuals will be honored July 16 at the 11th Annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon. Sen. Carol Liu and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino will host the event at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. ...
  • Forgiving, Reinventing and Repositioning: Adjusting to Change

    Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.(Matthew 18:21-22, NRSV) T. D. Jakes'...
  • A Gathering of Grandmothers & Granddaughters Re: All Things Female

    My granddaughter, Ife, visited during the summer (of 2009). As is our custom when she visits, we like to talk about our lives. This time she asked me questions about my relationship with her grandfather when we were younger. Ife was 16, and I realized ...
  • “Is It Sunday Yet?”

    I truly enjoy and look forward to Sunday! My policy is not to work on Sundays and I try real hard not to even think about work or other responsibilities. I sometimes hear a Gospel song that contains the lyrics "everyday will be Sunday", and that makes me ...
  • California Utility Customers Can Earn More Green for Replacing Clunker Appliances

    Customers of Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Co. (The Gas Company) can receive extra rebates from the state when they purchase new qualifying energy-efficient appliances and recycle their old energy-guzzling models. The state...
  • New Orleans - The Oil This Time

    (NNPA) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina's swift but devastating assault on the Gulf Coast and my hometown of New Orleans, a slow moving but massive oil spill in the Gulf could have an even more devastating impact on the region's shoreline, wildlife, e...
  • Questions Linger about Obama’s Second Supreme Court Pick

    After pretending to be seriously considering up to ten people for appointment to the Supreme Court, including two African-American women, President Obama did what most of us predicted all along: He selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill the vacanc...
  • ‘Nothing’ and Making ‘Something’

    Mr. Marvin Harris pens his new book," From "The Garbage Man" To "The Entrepreneur." His memoir gives life and true meaning to the old adage, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." The author takes you on a journey from taking throwaways out of t...
  • “Beyond the Backpack”: Dora the Explorer Helps Prepare Children to Start School

    Is every child in your community ready to start school? This may seem like a strange question to families still finishing up their plans for summer vacation. But in reality, it's never too soon to start making sure children are prepared for their first da...
  • Rep. Schiff Supports Charles White Park’s Application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program Grant

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the California Department of Parks and Recreation in support of Charles White Park's application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program grant, a new grant ...
  • We’re Long Overdue on Learning to Speak Spanish

    In the May 30, 2002 issue of The Journal, I wrote a column with the same title as this column. I pointed out that two community leaders, Billy Williams, former owner of Berry and Sweeney's Drug Store, and local businesswoman Jaylene Moseley advocated for ...
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Annual Luncheon - An Elegant Affair to Remember

    The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (TLOD, Inc.), held their annual Status of Women Recognition Luncheon recently, at the Brookside County Suites, in Pasadena. The Altadena Chapter of TLOD, INC. recognized and honored four distinguished ladies of Altaden...
  • 2nd Annual Jazzy Jam

    All of the elements were in place for the 2nd Annual Jazzy Jam Concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl last Saturday. Amidst clear skies and moderate temperatures, jazz, funk and caribbean music filled the souls of those in attendance. Jazzy Jam 2010 is a bene...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE LAKERS! The Lakers sliced through the Jazz the way a hot knife goes through butter. I expected them to win, but I was surprised that they got a sweep. The Jazz do not have any big stars on their team, but they are well disciplined,...
  • Power Networking Event 2010

    On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. sponsored its 2nd Annual Power Networking Event at Red, White and Bluezz jazz bar located at 70 N. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. The goal of the event was to create an e...
  • Pasadenans Invited Inside the Rose Bowl Stadium

    The Rose Bowl Stadium Debuts Renovation Plans The Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC) is inviting the Pasadena Community into the Rose Bowl to learn first hand about the proposed Rose Bowl Renovation Plans. Mayor Bill Bogaard will welcome people of all a...
  • Do You Hate Instruction And Despise Correction?

    Know anybody suffering from the above entitled afflictions? Is it you? How many times has the doctor said to you, "If you don't lose weight..." and from the core of you, you found it hard to appreciate the reminder? Or a loved one admonished you about h...

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