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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Local Media Attempts to Demonize Mike Garrett! Mike Garrett became the sixth Athletic Director of USC in 1993. On his watch, USC has enjoyed unprecedented success with its football teams, and has managed to build the impressive Galen Center for the baske...
  • Rebuilding Haiti From the Earthquake, and From Benign Neglect

    On Monday when many commemorated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, United States troops were headed to Haiti to keep order and to provide the humanitarian aid that is desperately needed after the devastation of a 7.0 earthquake.  President ...
  • When Is the Right and Wrong Time?

    I have noticed that a large number of the Black youths and youths of color use Ebonics as a part of their everyday vernacular largely because of the perception that you will sound White, if you do not. Would somebody please tell me why I should believe th...
  • Warning Letter From An Elder

    Dear African-Americans, Negroes, Colored People, and Blacks,The light of hope had faded within many Blacks. Then, many were able to see a sparkle when Obama was elected the first African-American president of the United States of America. What does having...
  • Eunice Walker Johnson: A Legacy of Beauty

    (NNPA) - In the worlds of publishing and fashion, the names John H. Johnson and Eunice Walker Johnson will forever hold a place of distinction.  In the 1940s, long before the Black consciousness movement of the modern civil rights era, this dynamic C...
  • Teddy Pendergrass Dead at 59

    Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspapers (NNPA)  -  Legendary R & B singer and songwriter Teddy Pendergrass, popular for his classic R&B hits “Turn Off the Lights” and “Love T.K.O,” died Jan. 13 at the Bryn Mawr Hos...
  • Haitian American Family Thankful Amidst Heartache

    The news coming out of Haiti is bittersweet as the lack of any reliable way to get information is causing anxiety for islanders’ brethren in Pasadena.Faith sustains the Mauvais family as they helplessly watch the earthquake ...
  • Robinson Park will Re-Open with Community Celebration

    Saturday, Jan. 23 A community celebration Saturday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will mark the grand re-opening of Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Aveue in Pasadena. ...
  • U. S. Census Bureau Says Many Blacks Still Identify Themselves as 'Negro'

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - In March, many of the estimated 145 million households who receive the Census Bureau's shortened questionnaire for the nation's decennial headcount may be full of raised eyebrows when they get to Question 9, which asks about a person's...
  • The Advance Health Care Directive - Part II

    In my last column, I focused on the first purpose of an Advance Health Care Directive, that of appointing an agent to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. In this column I will focus on the second purp...
  • Make It Happen Art Center At Night

    Spring Term Classes Begin on January 19, 2010 Art Center at Night (ACN), the continuing studies program at Art Center College of Design, offers nearly 200 innovative courses in art and design. Its award-winning instructors, many of whom are also Art Cent...
  • KPAS is Moving Jan 12

    City of Pasadena television programming, seen on channel 55 for more than two decades, is moving to channel 3 on the Charter Communications cable television system beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12.KPAS is the home of Pasadena City Council meetings and many othe...
  • NATHA’s First Annual Community Town Hall 2010

    The State of the State: Special Guest Speaker Assemblymember Anthony Portantino NATHA invites everyone to join us in our first annual Community Town Hall and Open House 2010. It will provide residents with an opportunity to meet their neighbors, to find ...
  • Deliverance Christian Church Appointed Bishop Darrell Bush as Pastor...From the Prisons to the Pulpit!

    Pastor Milton R. Butler of Deliverance Christian Church has stepped down as pastor and is currently serving as Pastor Emeritus of Deliverance Christian Church.  Pastor Butler, a dedicated man of God, devoted husband, father, grandfather, godfather, a...
  • “Adam, Where Are You?” Reassessing the Notion that Black Men Don’t Go To Church

    1994, Jawanza Kunjufu, in his work Adam! Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don’t Go to Church (African American Images Publishers), raised a number of issues concerning the dearth of Black male attendance at church services across the country. In light...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Pete Carroll has left The Trojan Nation to take a more lucrative position as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football league. Many loyal Trojan fans are distraught, and they are very concerned about the future of the football team. ...
  • Response from an Elder

    The following is a response to an article in Black Voices: “Rev. Jesse Jackson protests home foreclosures and Church’s problems with mortgage lenders.” I said to a group of pastors years ago that they should have a business directory for their membe...
  • Continue the Dream, by Serving Our Children

    Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to a dream of equality.  He dreamed of a day when “little black boys and black girls would be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”Although Dr. King is no lon...
  • Americans Urged to Volunteer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

    National Service Agency Calls for a “Day On, Not a Day Off” Washington, DC— With the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service just days away, the Corporation for National and Community Service is urging Americans to honor Dr. King’s memory and furth...
  • Open Letter to Pastors & Community Leaders

    Guilt by association is foreign to our country's legal traditions. Individuals are responsible for their own actions, not for the actions of their friends or associates. Nevertheless, in bringing 21 defendants (But Not Limited To does 1 - 200)  of th...

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