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  • 2009 - A YEAR OF CHANGE

    2009 was viewed by the world as a year of change, both nationally and locally. Locally, The Journal celebrated twenty years of publishing in a gala at the Tournament of Roses. The Journal, for the second year, named the Women of Achievement and the Men of...
  • New Mammogram Recommendations Could Have Devastating Affect on Black Women

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) - New guidelines for breast cancer screenings made by the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) may not be the best recommendation for African-American women. ...
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum Hosts Snow Days

    Family winter festival offers crafts, science, and snow! Kidspace Children Museum will host the second annual Snow Days winter celebration on December 26 through December 28, from 10am - 5pm each day.Though the sun may be shining, real snow will blanket ...
  • Avoiding Deceptive ‘Opt-Out’ Online Scams

    Proverbs survive because of their universality. Take the adage, "One bad apple spoils the barrel." It teaches us that good people (or good businesses) can be tainted by association with those whose actions are perceived as unscrupulous, even if they thems...
  • Field Elementary School Wins Pasadena Showcase House Grant

    Blair IB, Don Benito Fundamental Also Win Music Education Grants The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that Eugene Field Elementary School is the recipient of a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts to help fund the sc...
  • Pasadena Area Community College District Welcomes New Board Members and Elects 2010 Board Officers

    The Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) Board of Trustees held its annual organization meeting on Dec. 9 to elect officers for the 2010 calendar year and to welcome newly elected board members. ...
  • Obituary Notice: FRANCES CLARKE BROWN DOGGETT

    June 18, 1918 - December 11, 2009 Frances Clarke Brown Doggett, Pasadena's Garfield School's first African American teacher in 1950 and wife of Reverend John Doggett of Scott Methodist Church, 1950-53 passed away on December 11, 2009 at 11:55am at Olympi...
  • God's Health Care Initiative

    Webster's defines initiative as "a readiness and ability in commencing action".  With this in mind and while the federal government is busy these days exercising its power to introduce new legislative measures to reorganize the nation's health care syste...
  • Born to Save

    "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; "And cried with a loud ...
  • First 5 LA Shown to Curb Child Abuse Risk

    Partnership for Families' Program Shows Promising ResultsPartnership for Families (PFF), a 5-year, First 5 LA initiative aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect in Los Angeles County, has produced promising results determining that the program helps f...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!The economy may be down, but when it comes to sports, our Bowls are running over. On the day after Christmas, and the beginning of Kwanza, USC will meet Boston College in San Francisco to play in the Emerald Bowl. Last year, some of the Tro...
  • Powerful Special Interests Should Not Trump Children’s Health Needs

    A theologian friend shared the story of taking her car to a Jiffy Lube for servicing. Not having anything to read, she picked up a manual on the coffee table about boating. A chapter on the rules for what happens when boats encounter one another on the op...
  • The Dangers of Internet Dating

    Imagine you heard the devastating news of a friend, sibling, son or daughter, who had fallen victim to the dangerous trap of internet predators. Internet dating can be dangerous and risky for anyone. However, it can be dangerous even  more for younger pe...
  • Why is Everyone Teeing Off on Tiger?

    The Tiger Woods' women count is up to 20.  That's the number of women who haven't gone to bed with the world's busiest golfer. Until now, I have managed to stay away from this subject. But in many ways, the reaction to Tiger's fall from grace says more a...
  • Turner's Two Cents

    Dumping water into her daughter's face, the abusive mother scolds cruelly, "There you go dreaming again!"  Of all the horrendous things Mo'Nique's character says to her child in the film "Precious," that is one of the most malicious.  Abusers seek to de...
  • “Missing Someone?”

    Some of you will be missing a loved one this year; a loved one who has passed away.  This season of hope, peace and love may be frequented by feelings of sadness, longing and with unwelcomed changes in tradition.  Pray and trust your heart to make the a...
  • The Advance Health Care Directive

    A complete estate plan consists of three core documents: (1) a Revocable Living Trust (or a Will in certain limited circumstances); (2) a Durable Power of Attorney; and (3) an Advance Health Care Directive. In this article I will focus on the third docume...
  • The Early Black Church Movement in Los Angeles

    "Renaissance and Religion on Central Avenue"Lecture and Tour December 18th & 19th and December 29th & 30th At its height, the Harlem Renaissance movement in Black America was taking root through the nation's inter cities; Los Angeles was no ex...
  • Are you Ready for Christmas?

      "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)"Are you ready for Chris...
  • Walden’s Kindergarten/1st Grade Focuses on Physics

    Science and Technology teacher, Drew Gagne teaches Walden Students (from left to right) Amelina Cha and Nicholas Gersh Students in Walden School's Kindergarten/1st grade class have been learning about balance as part of a unit on physics. They made th...

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