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  • PCC Receives $208,800 Grant for Upward Bound Programs

    The Pasadena City College Foundation was recently conferred a $208,800 grant from the College Access Foundation of California. ...
  • Senator Liu Encourages Cal Grant Applications

    Senator Carol Liu, a long-time educator and advocate for equal access to opportunity, is encouraging students across the state to apply for a Cal Grant before the March 2nd, 2010 deadline. ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The Bowl Was Really Super The Super Bowl is now much more than a game, it is an International event. In the two weeks before the game is played, the entire world is bombarded with both print and television coverage. With such high expectations, it is usu...
  • Dying in the Pew

    My sister-in-law called me last week. As is our usual custom during our discussions, the topic of church came up. She has been a COGIC church member since she was 12, and for nearly 60 years has served in many capacities, the youth choir, the senior choi...
  • Writing History: A Biblical Model

    In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul, in his second letter to Timothy (3:16-17), instructs his recipient to holdfast to sound teaching and good instruction which he has received from his childhood. He then states, "All scripture is inspired by God and i...
  • Local Student Inspires California to go “Cuss Free” for a Week

    Inspired by the efforts of South Pasadena student McKay Hatch, Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 112 on Friday. The resolution seeks to establish the first week of March as "Cu...
  • Proper Handling of Bank Accounts

    The bank account is used by many people to deposit funds they receive from an employer or other income source and to disburse those funds for goods and services, primarily by means of checks and ATM transactions. While bank accounts are very handy vehicle...
  • Embracing Change in Today’s Economy

    Ever wonder what happened to doing things the traditional way to get ahead? Whether seasoned workers are finding themselves out of a job or entrepreneurs opting to start a business in this tight-fisted economy, it feels like change is everywhere. ...
  • Celebrating Black History Month

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  • “MISS RUTHIE” ... A Love Story!

    The Story of Journal Publisher, Ruthie HopkinsBy her husband, Joe, of 47 years***the perfect Valentine's Day gift*** If you like love stories, buy this book. This book is filled with stories of an exceptional woman who overcame losing a mother at age t...
  • Carter G. Woodson - “The Father of Black History”

    Dr. Woodson and African-Centered Education The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. Through the African Centered Education Movement, African A...
  • Avoiding Overdraft and Bounced Check Fees

    Have you ever been hit by a hefty charge for accidentally withdrawing more money than is in your checking account? These fees can be quite high, so the California Society of CPAs (www.calcpa.org) advises that you understand how they work and how to avoid ...
  • Fast Money in Hard Times

    At some point in our lives, most of us will experience times when we urgently need money - to fund a medical emergency or necessary procedure, to stay afloat after the loss of a job, to fly cross-country for that special occasion ... the list goes on and ...
  • Rick Law Vying to be Pasadena’s New Police Chief

    After 35 years working at every level of the Pasadena Police Department, Rick Law has put his name in the hat to become the next Police Chief of Pasadena. Law, who retired from Pasadena in 2008 after reaching the level of Commander, brings a unique backgr...
  • Encouragement Goes A Long Way…

    Who among us has dared to undertake any formidable challenge without being first encouraged to do so? Even if you had to encourage yourself (see Judges 20:22 and 1Samuel 30:6). Interested in knowing how valid Godly encouragement, i.e., giving and rece...
  • Black Christian Entertainment: Observations on a Related Church Experience

    "Suppose the only Negro who survived some centuries hence was the Negro painted by white Americans in the novels and essays they have written? What would people in future years say of Black Americans? Now turn it around. Suppose you were to write a story ...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    The Super Bowl is Finally Here When I was young it was an eternity between each Christmas. We eagerly looked forward to the big day, and to opening the gifts that Santa had brought to us. If I was lucky, I would probably get a pair of pants, a necktie, a...
  • An Emergency Call to Action–Time is of the Essence

    A very important issue is pending congressional action. The Cobell plaintiffs and the Department of Justice agreed to an extension date of February 28, 2010 as a deadline for Congress to take action on the $3.4 billion settlement in favor of the so-called...
  • Being True to Black History Makers

    The news media is fascinated with anniversaries, especially those ending in round numbers. Therefore, it came as no surprise that the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins was celebrated this week. On February 1, 1960, four students fro...
  • Obama Fights Back …Finally!

    After months of having metaphorical sand kicked in his face by conservatives bent on ruining his presidency, Barack Obama has finally put his boxing gloves on. With his state of the union address last Wednesday and his town hall with Republican House mem...

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