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  • Resident of Regency Park Celebrates 100th Birthday

    Grace McFarland, resident of the assisted-living community, Regency Park Astoria, celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends, and staff last month. Born and raised in the small town of Boonville, Indiana, Ms. McFarland recalls being the only Afri...
  • Juanita West Tillman Named “Woman of the Year”

    in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. – On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Juanita West Tillman for her commitment and service to Altadena by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "For more than 25 ye...
  • Christian Practice and Social Politics

    In the 2007 text, God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press), Emory University political science professor, Michael Leo Owens, examines the relationship and engagement betwee...
  • Small Business Growing Pains

    Starting a business requires more than a good idea and capital to be successful. Many entrepreneurs have passion, drive and determination but lack critical business resources, core competency skills or market know-how needed to grow their businesses. One ...
  • Five Common Legal Pitfalls Small Business Owners Should Avoid

    For a small business owner, the decision to start a small business can seem as momentous as their wedding day or the birth of their first child (maybe a little less significant if you've had the good fortune of not having turbulence that a small business ...
  • Business Success Served On A Silver Platter

    Recently at the regular monthly meeting of The San Gabriel Valley Black Business Association (BBA), Mr. Chris Bryant, leading authority for World Class results in the areas of Costumer relations and Personal Branding, gave a presentation entitled: "Puttin...
  • Ties That Bind

    Marriage is a tie that binds people together legally. Although people generally enter into marriage with high hopes for an enduring relationship, sometimes the relationship falters. While a legal separation or divorce can sever the legal tie between a cou...
  • Paying the Price for Squandering Resources

    (NNPA) - The latest cases of two Black multi-millionaire NBA stars who now find themselves in dire financial straits follow a long line of misguided, uninformed or ill-informed, unprepared, and self-absorbed brothers (and some sisters) who squandered thei...
  • Tiger Woods and The Masters: The Ultimate Odd Couple

    The Second Coming of Tiger Woods, just four days after Easter, will dominate the airways this weekend. Woods chose the tradition-laden golf course for his return, in part, because it provides him the best buffer to separate him from fans and journalists w...
  • Haiti’s Restavèk Children: The Child Servitude Crisis

    The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the rest of the world a glimpse of a form of child suffering that often goes unseen. When a group of American missionaries were accused of child trafficking, many people were confused by the story that unfolded. How cou...
  • Famed Author Recalls Childhood Under Colonial Rule

    In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers....
  • Leaked U.N. Document Causes Uproar in Somalia

    (GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government. "We find most of the allegations to be baseless," sa...
  • Reverend Frances E. Harris and Lady Jerice Kenebrew

    Mother and Daughter Maintaining the Bereal Family Legacy of Ministry Reverend Dr. Frances Harris is pastor of Hillside Church of God In Christ in Altadena. Harris' daughter Jerice Kenebrew is a pastor's wife and seasoned Gospel singer extraordinaire. Th...
  • Pasadena Deltas Presents Successful 8th Annual Young African American Women’s Conference “Position Yourself for Greatness”

    On Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Pasadena City College, the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented the 8th Annual Career & Educational Conference for African American Women's Conference for grades 7 – 12. The theme this...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT MARCH MADNESS! At the beginning of March every year, 64 of the country's top collegiate basketball teams compete in a tournament. Before they are selected, experts have analyzed every aspect of their season, including their wins ...
  • Tax Relief for Ponzi Scheme Losses

    The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, however, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening in the stock market, many fraudulent investment sch...
  • CCN to Air Interviews with Interim Police Chief Chris Vicino and Councilmember Jacque Robinson

    Hear candid interviews regarding the Police Chief selection process and the March 24th community meeting with City Manager Michael Beck. Weeks after the City Manager released the names of the secret panel selected to review the potential candidates for t...
  • Boys and Domestic Violence…

    We're Growing a Very Dangerous Crop This editorial is written to bring greater awareness of Domestic Violence issues to parents, coaches, mentors, and anyone else who cares enough to help young men break the cycle of violence in their homes. The issu...
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  • Teachers Getting Laid off at John Muir High School, Home of the Mustangs

    Due to the economy, many teachers are being laid off. In the years 2006-2008, John Muir students weren't doing as they were supposed to. Changes had to be made; therefore, Academy's became mandatory for the students. Each student had to be involved in on...

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