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  • Foreclosures and Scams: Don’t Let it Happen to You

    Like a relentless tide, foreclosures are pressing people into corners; closing in and eroding their ability to keep their homes. This is the reality confronting millions of American homeowners – many of them over 50 and many of them people of color. Sad...
  • Enacting Effective Consumer Finance Reform: A Federal Duty

    (NNPA) - On April 29, the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Committee met to address the shortfalls of current federal programs intended to stem still-unfolding foreclosures. The session led by subcommittee chair, Illinois' ...
  • Dress for Success Benefit Raises $5,000 for Muir Students

    The first annual Dress for Success fundraising event held April 27th at Lovebirds Café celebrated outstanding Muir Business & Entrepreneurship Academy students who presented business plans and described job shadowing experiences to PUSD officers, Mui...
  • Professor Gates and the Blame for Slavery

    (NNPA) - Like everyone else who read Professor Skip Gates' piece in the New York Times asserting that Africans were just as responsible for slavery as Europeans, I was aghast because he is one of the most acclaimed scholars in the country and his position...
  • Suspicion of Racial Origin

    (NNPA) - Arizona Senate Bill 1070 gives law enforcement officers the right to stop, question, arrest and detain any person they suspect is in the United States illegally. What gives rise to such suspicion? Give the climate and the content in which the l...
  • New Immigration Law in Arizona Reminiscent of King Holiday Repeal

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - In the late 80's Republican Governor Evan Mecham, set-off a bomb that cost the state of Arizona millions of dollars in tourist and convention business when he repealed the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Some protesters of the ill...
  • The Playground Jail

    Adults often start conversations with children by asking them what they want to be when they grow up. We tell them to dream big, and encourage them by giving them pretend doctor's kits, fancy dress-up clothes, and other toys that let them imitate adult li...
  • Bob Harrison and Renatta Cooper Selected to Lead PUSD Board

    Harrison Elected President, Cooper Vice President Pasadena, CA – The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) voted to elect Bob Harrison Board President for the 2010-11 school year, and Renatta Cooper as Vice President. As t...
  • May 9th is Mother’s Day: Honor Her

    Every year America will honor mothers on Mother's Day. However, mothers work for their children all year round. The least we can do is honor her on her day. And many will have their hands out for something from their mothers because that is what they do....
  • 2010 AKA Mother of the Year

    Golden Soror Elizabeth Boone was born on July 2, 1915 in Burlington New Jersey. She was raised on a farm in Beverly, New Jersey with her five siblings. Her early education took place in New Jersey. In 1936, Soror Boone married her high school sweetheart, ...
  • Pasadena AKA’s Celebrate Annual Scholarship Runway Show; Renowned Entertainer Sheryl Lee Ralph Hosts

    PASADENA, Calif. (April 30, 2010) It's that time of year again. when Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc (AKA) Pasadena Chapter, hosts its annual Fashionetta Scholarship Luncheon with the original DREAMGIRL Sheryl Lee Ralph as this years Mistress of Cerem...
  • Pasadenans Invited Inside the Rose Bowl

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  • Women of Achievement Breakfast Brings Together Local Service Organizations

    A historic Breakfast to highlight African American women brought together the leaders from local chapters of Black Women's leadership and service organization from the San Gabriel Valley. Leaders from the Links, Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Deltas, Jack and...
  • The State of Black Pasadena 2010 - Part III

    We introduce the 2010 State of Black Pasadena Report with the same preamble as the 2009 report except to add Fannie Lou Hammer's famous line that we are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of the same old treatment that guarantees Black American's th...
  • Road to Memphis: PBS Documentary is Filled with Potholes

    On Tuesday night, (May 3) PBS's "American Experience" series will premiere Road to Memphis, a 2-hour documentary on the interconnected final days of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassin, James Earl Ray. As one who has read every major book on th...
  • Displacing the Displaced: Results of Current Policy in Haiti

    (NNPA) - Last week, I asked a young journalist why he decided several months ago to begin his career in Haiti. He told me that journalists must go where the silence is. For years I have been a student of Haiti, and I have observed the unbearable silence ...
  • Southern California Utilities Team up to Provide Customers with Bill Discounts and Energy Efficiency

    Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) have teamed up during the continuing economic crisis to provide help for customers having trouble paying their utility bills. As soon as customers recognize they may h...
  • The Original Fountain Of Youth

    To live a youthful life forever is but fleeting fantasy right? Well not according to the bible. Proverbs 14:27 states that " The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death". Sounds like God might have some inside ...
  • Dr. Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

    Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP. The cause of death was not immediately known, the NAACP's Leila McDowell said Thursday. Hooks was "a vocal ca...
  • The Life of Dr. Dorothy Height

    "We African American Women seldom do just what we want to do, but always what we have to do. I am grateful to have been in a time and place where I could be a part of what was needed." This is the quote inscribed on Dr. Dorothy Height's Congressional Gol...

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