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  • Re: Education Without Representation

    I recently read your Education Without Representation article [3/11/10] and was deeply disturbed by it. As an African American teacher working for the district I have seen firsthand how teachers are working overtime every day to try to close th...
  • Re: Tiger Takes the High Road

    Kudos to Cameron Turner for THE best, single most intelligent article about the Tiger Woods 'scandal' published anywhere. [Journal 2/25/10]  A "tawdry, overblown mess" it is indeed, and ...
  • Veteran Actor, Bill Cobbs to joinWomen of Achievement Breakfast

    Bill Cobbs seen here with Journal Publisher, Ruthie Hopkins, and consultant Dr. Gerda Govine will join in the tribute to African American Women of Achievement on April 24, 2010 at the Brookside Golf Club. This year's honorees are the Presidents of Women'...
  • African American Quilters Preserving the Quilting Tradition

    They call themselves "Quilters". In reality, they are artists who create beautiful works of art out of left over scraps of materials. Twenty-three African American women gather once a month in Altadena to share their love of and maintain the tradition of ...
  • Violent Times on College Campuses: A Time And Season?

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a ...
  • As A Man Eats, So Is He

    One of my opening statements when doing Godly Fitness presentations, which by the way are free to churches and most other Non-profits is "The root cause of being overweight and out of shape has nothing to do with food or lack of exercise". ...
  • “Keeping What is Yours”

    There are many married couples today who entered marriage with assets that were their separate property but did not create a premarital agreement. There are also spouses who received property during the marriage by gift or inheritance which is by law thei...
  • Smart Marketing for Small Business

    Small business owners are using more targeted methods to promote business while streamlining costs. Even when sales are slow, industries face uncertainty and financial markets are volatile, the most successful entrepreneurs understand it's critical to kee...
  • Dear African American Parents & Students: Scholarships are Available!

    Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does - and to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Ame...
  • State Assembly Honors Legendary African Americans

    On February 25th, The California Legislative Black Caucus celebrated Black History Month with a program entitled "Celebrating California's History, Heritage & Legends." Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, representing the 44th Assembly District, was i...
  • Pasadena Police Chief Advisory Panelists Named

    During three public forums in November 2009, City Manager Michael J. Beck outlined the selection process for the police chief, including the creation of an interview panel that would be made up of representatives from the community, the Pasadena Police De...
  • Family Community Festival to Feature Education About Census Forms

    Calling the 2010 federal Census "a vital snapshot of the social, economic and political pulse of our community," Celestine Walker-McFearn, a spokesperson for NATHA, along with a broad coalition of civic, religious, neighborhood groups, and the Census 2010...
  • Gwen McMullins

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Gwen McMullins showed up for her interview at The Journal with a Census 2010 button on. She had just come from a census rally designed to get citizens to participate in the 2010 Census. It was testimony to her busy schedul...
  • Yolanda Oliver

    The Links Yolanda Oliver is the current President of the Pasadena, Altadena Chapter of the The Links. She describes The Links as a "Women's Service Organization with a motto that says they are a sisterhood of friends providing service to the community."...
  • Kelly Lawson

    Phi Delta Kappa Kelly Lawson is the current president of Phi Delta Kappa, a national sorority of professional educators. Lawson is an educator who is passionate about literacy. The desire to help others learn to read is what drives her. Following her...
  • Alison Moses

    Women in Action Alison Moses is President of Women In Action. Women In Action is a service organization originally founded to assist in supporting African American Political Candidates running for public office. Like so many other organizations its focu...
  • Charmayne Mills Ealy

    Jack and Jill Charmayne Mills Ealy is president of the Pasadena chapter of Jack and Jill. She is well aware of the bourgeoisie image of the organization but shakes it off by saying, "Today's Jack and Jill is not your mother's Jack and Jill." She descri...
  • Elise Mallory

    AKA Sorority Elise Mallory is the immediate past president of the Pasadena, Altadena Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority. During her tenure, the Pasadena Chapter AKA's hosted the 78 Annual Regional Conference in Pasadena, with over 1000 w...
  • International Association of Black Firefighters to Meet in Pasadena

    United Fire Fighters of Southern California, a chapter of The International of Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) will be hosting the Southwest Regional 2010 Spring Conference, April 8th thru 10th, 2010 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, 1...
  • Obama Will Triumph -- So Will America

    Part II of Two Parts Back in the reality-based community - in just twelve short months - President Obama: 1.  Continued to draw down the misbegotten war in Iraq (But that wasn't good enough for his critics) 2.  Thoughtfully and decisively ...

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