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  • Revisiting the State of Black America

    Although the National Urban League has been issuing the annual "State of Black America" report for 34 years, for some inexplicable reason, everywhere you look these days, some group is sponsoring a panel discussion titled the "State of Black America." Tav...
  • A Call for Education Equity

    Title I was created "to ensure all children a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education." However, the formula for distributing Title I funds is stacked against the very children it was most intended to help. The current formula (a com...
  • Sara Palin Ensares Herself

    Fox News Channel quickly dropped plans to include LL Cool J in Sarah Palin's interview special, "Real American Stories," after the hip hop and Hollywood star revealed that Fox was repackaging a two-year-old interview without his permission. Fox News owned...
  • Civil Rights Activist and Emmy Award Winning Award Actress to Receive Association’s Highest Honor

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Board of Directors announced that actress Cicely Tyson will be honored with the Association's Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor. Tyson will become the 95th recipient of the aw...
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  • City Manager Enjoys “White Male Privilege”

    When African American football Quarterback Michael Vick allegedly did harm to dogs, he went to prison. And now that he's out, there are people screaming that he should not be able to play football. When Ben Roethlisberger the White Quarterback of the Pitt...
  • The State of Black Pasadena 2010 Part II

    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...
  • ESPN’s Lawson Assists Youth

      She has two of the best jobs any woman could want. During the summer nights she is driving to the basket, dishing off an assist and taking a jump shot bringing us thrills at arenas around the country. Tara Lawson spent most of her WNBA career wit...
  • Walk More, Feel Better, But Be Safe

    (NNPA) - Spring is in the air and it's the perfect time for a walk. Walking is great for your health. It can help with obesity and depression as well as reduce the likelihood of chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease. In...
  • Confederate Flap Reveals Republicans’ True Colors

    It took me a minute to figure out why Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell looked so familiar. Then it hit me and I had to laugh out loud. Of course! The Southern governor who had just insulted African-Americans by proclaiming April to be "Confederate History Mont...
  • God's Help With The Sets And The Reps

    At a recent seminar I was led to tell the audience that they couldn't discipline themselves to be fit and to eat right, and that they knew it and God knows it, and there was little they could do about it!2 Corinthians 4:7 informs us as follows: "However, ...
  • Give To The Emperor What Is His and To God What is Gods

    So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" But he perceived their crafti...
  • Should You Convert to a Roth Ira?

    Converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can offer greater flexibility in retirement. And, beginning this year, more taxpayers are eligible to make this conversion. However, there are both potential benefits and drawbacks to this step. As you review you...
  • Does Your Small Business Have an NOL?

    In the current economy, it's safe to say that many small businesses might have chalked up a net operating loss (NOL) during the last year or two. If that's the case, the California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) advises that there is one potential tax d...
  • NAACP Dismisses Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

    N EW YORK, April 8, 2010 – The NAACP announced today that it is ending its lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Since 2007, the NAACP has filed lawsuits against more than a dozen of the largest financial institutions alleging violations of the Fai...
  • Remembering Jaime Escalante

    (NNPA) - When Jaime Escalante died of cancer on March 30, we lost a pioneering teacher who changed people's ideas of what children are capable of learning. Many people know about Escalante's work from the popular movie "Stand and Deliver," which depicted ...
  • Obama Should Reject Top Supreme Court Candidate

    Solicitor General Elena Kagan, said to be President Obama's leading choice to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, would be a poor appointment and would be unlikely to mirror Stevens' progressive voting record. Kagan, former dean of the Harva...
  • Journal Publisher Presents The Case Against Trusting Decisions made by Beck

    Journal publisher, Joe C. Hopkins, appeared at the Pasadena City Council meeting on Monday night, April 12, before the city council to present the case against trusting decisions made by Pasadena city manager, Michael Beck. Hopkins briefly discussed reas...
  • Portantino Co-Authors Tax Relief Measure for Homeowners

    Southland homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure may soon get a break on their taxes under legislation co-authored by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and passed today by the Assembly. SB 401 (Wolk) will exempt Califor...
  • CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee Statement on Retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court

    Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement on the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the United States Supreme Court: "Justice Stevens is a top-notch jurist who c...

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