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  • Inheritng Our Ancestor’s Struggles

    When David's time to die drew near, he charged his son Solomon, saying: "I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, be courageous, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ord...
  • “Forcing a Property Co-Owner to Sell”

    Our lives are constantly changing, which in turn changes our plans, our goals, and our commitments. Dissension among heirs can arise when two or more family members (usually siblings or cousins) inherit a piece of real estate, and those life changes affec...
  • Buying vs. Renting

    It's an age-old question that people may be asking themselves: "Should I buy or rent?" While there is no simple answer because everyone's financial situation and goals are different, consider these advantages and disadvantages between buying and renting:...
  • More Than 9,000 Residents Can “MOW DOWN AIR POLLUTION” and Save Money with this Year's Lawn Mower Exchange Program

    Due to popular demand, AQMD has nearly doubled the number of zero-emission lawn mowers available for its annual "Mow Down Air Pollution" program. For the eighth year, the exchange program will let Southern California residents save money and help reduce a...
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Ad Council Report Increase in Awareness of Lupus Among Women

    New Radio PSAs Launched in Time for World Lupus Day Twenty-two percent of 18-44 year old women in the United States reported hearing more about lupus compared to a year ago, according to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council. In an e...
  • A Word for Graduates: Let It Shine

    (NNPA) - If you ever attended a National Council of Negro Women event, you ended up singing "This Little Light of Mine" at the end of the event. It was Dr. Dorothy Irene Height's favorite song, "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine".The c...
  • Celebrating Women Beyond Mother’s Day

    At the invitation of Michael McMillan, I traveled to St. Louis last week to address the annual Salute to Women Leadership awards luncheon. For seven years, McMillan has been sponsoring this extravagant event. The fact that a man would sponsor it and have ...
  • Alphas Snub Arizona

    Props to Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation's oldest historically-black fraternity, for moving its national convention out of Arizona because of that state's repugnant new immigration law. Instead of meeting in Phoenix this July, A Phi A will convene its 90th na...
  • Advice for Michael Steele

    Mr. Steele (and RNC staff), just as a little experiment, you might try thinking before you speak. In a tribute to Justice Thurgood Marshall shortly before his death, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan quoted our first black Justice as having said the Cons...
  • Students Looking for Jobs

    I am a junior at John Muir High School. At school, teachers and counselors were announcing that the ROP program was going to have applications for summer jobs. I was very excited because I felt that it would be a good opportunity for me to work and get ...
  • The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    One of the newspapers I read regularly is the Tri State Defender. It is a paper out of Memphis, Tennessee and covers Tennessee and Mississippi and, like The Journal, it is a weekly, owned by African Americans. It has been around for a long time. Historica...
  • The Legendary Lena Horne Dead at 92

    (NNPA) - Legendary singer, actress and dancer Lena Horne died on Sunday night at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center at the age of 92. The Brooklyn-born entertainer was the first Black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The NBA Playoffs are exciting, even when the Lakers are not playing as well as we would like. They did survive in the Series against the Thunder, although it was touch and go for a whole. Watching the 21-year old Kevin Dunlap was a scary pleasure. To par...
  • Unapologetic and Relevant

    Dr. Harry Edwards was the keynote speaker at UCLA's Bunche Center's 21st Thurgood Marshall Lecture on Law and Human Rights. His accomplishments and influence has transformed professional sports, as we know it today.The scholar activist, best known for adv...
  • Congratulations to Performance Team - Now Headed to Finals

    Congratulations to the Sue B. Dance Company performance team for their successful participation in the Starpower Talent Regional Competion held on March 12-14 in Upland, CA. The team took five-1st place trophies, two-1st place overall highest score award...
  • Peace is an ART - A Celebration of Youth, Creativity, and Peacebuilding

    On Saturday May 15, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. over 100 youth and adults will gather at the Western Justice Center for a creative celebration of youth in the Los Angeles region who is actively building peace in their communities. Peace is an ART will feature doz...
  • May 17th Golf Tournament Helps Raise Funds for NATHA

    The 2nd Annual NATHA (Neighbors Acting Together Helping All) Golf Tournament will be held Monday, May 17, 2010 at the exclusive and private La Canada Flintridge Country Club. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., a delicious BBQ lunch will be served at 11:00...
  • Atadena NAACP ACT-SO "The Olympics of the Mind" 2010 Awards Celebration

    Talented young people from a wide variety of disciplines were recognized as local winners in the 2010 Altadena NAACP ACT-SO Awards Celebration held Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the Altadena Community Center. The celebration draws interest from the local com...
  • Sources and Layers: Probing the Gospel Accounts

    The social-religious policy of Jesus was met with fierce oppositional resistance by the religious establishment who also happened to serve as the governmental/civil officials of late Second Temple Palestine. It was a century prior to this (circa 150 B.C. ...
  • A Mother’s Heart

    I recently received a call from a lady who asked me, "Are you a mother?" My reply was "yes". She then proceeded to say, "Well, you understand. You know how a mother feels." She was referring to her grown daughter who she had expressed concern about tr...

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