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  • Pilgrim Towers North to Honor Police and Fire Department Personnel

    The residents of Pilgrim Towers North will show their appreciation for the Police and Fire Department Personnel of Pasadena by hosting a Reception in their honor on Tuesday, August 4, 2009-7:00pm to 9:00 pm. The Reception will be held in dining room of t...
  • Drugs in My System

    "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38) "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:18 NIV) Exceptionally temptin...
  • Rae Lewis-Thornton: The Face of AIDS

    On January 4, 1987, northbound Amtrak Train #94, en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston, slammed into a set of Conrail locomotives in Chase, Md., 18 miles northeast of Baltimore, killing 16 people and injuring 175 others. At the time, it was the deadlie...
  • Two Cops Criticize Crowley

    OBAMA OWES NO APOLOGYPolice unions in Cambridge, Massachusetts and elsewhere should be content with President Obama's conditional retraction of his original comments on the arrest of Dr. Henry Louis Gates. Personally, I think Mr. Obama was accurate when ...
  • YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Empowers Young Girls with Funds from the Tournament of Roses

    Pasadena CA (July 23, 2009) - Earlier this year the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley received a generous grant from the Tournament of Roses Foundation to fund their 2009 Summer Girls' Empowerment Camp. Tamika Farr, YWCA Executive Director, attended the gra...
  • JOINT POSITION OF THE BLACK PRESS Re: Response To Gates Arrest

    [Los Angeles, CA July 27, 2009] - In the tradition of the Black Press working as an opponent of racial injustice, we as Chairmen of the California Black Media, West Coast Black Publishers Association and the National Newspaper Publishers Association stand...
  • Sports Watching

    It is interesting that Terrell Owens now has his own reality television show. Despite public condemnation, there seems to be a reward for continued and consistent bad behavior. NFL player Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals seems to be trying to do the...
  • Local President Elected During 100th Year NAACP Convention

    Pasadena NAACP President Joe Brown was recently elected by delegates from California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to serve as its Regional Chairman. ...
  • Estate Planning for Your Pet

    You may have heard of a recent case in which a very wealthy lady left several million dollars for the care of her pet. While some think such a thing is absurd, it is a fact that some people are very fond of their dogs, cats, horses or other pets. If you h...
  • Simple Acts of Kindness

    "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; "T...
  • Water Shortage Declared in PasadenaWater Shortage Declared in Pasadena

    The Pasadena City Council declared a Level 1 water shortage Monday night, adding two new restrictions on water use in Pasadena and other areas that receive water from the Pasadena Water and Power Department. Effective July 16, outdoor watering is restric...
  • Ask Deanna! Real People, Real Advice

    Dear Deanna!I work in an office of all women and always get invited to their children's birthday parties. The only problem is the fact that I don't have any children. My gift giving ideas are slim so I buy gift certificates to local book stores. Can you...
  • Obama’s Pitch Inspires but ABC News Strikes Out!

    I'M GLAD OBAMA MISSED HOME PLATE President Obama caught a lot of comedic flak last week after his ceremonial first pitch at the Major League All-Star game failed to get across home plate. But I'm glad the throw came up short! It was a high-profile remind...
  • Altadena Community Garden Annual Picnic Joins With Mt. Lowe Military Academy Reunion

    Altadena Community Garden's held their 35th Annual BBQ Saturday, July 11 in the Garden, at 3330 Lincoln Avenue, The Altadena Community Garden, at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Palm Street, one block north of Altadena Drive, is located at the site of ...
  • Don’t Die Without a Living Trust

    The late King of Pop, Michael Jackson made us cognizant of the importance of having a living trust; and the importance of designating guardianship for ones children. If you are single and you should die today; have you designate someone to oversee and pro...
  • 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...
  • Beautiful Black Women are Becoming Queens All Across the Globe

    Black women are the most beautiful women in the world! We celebrate and promote that image of outstanding beauty. ‘Black Globe International Pageants' www.BlackGlobePageants.com is the fastest growing international pageant for Black Women today. Mrs. a...
  • Is There a “School to Prison Pipeline” at Pasadena Unified School District?

    Soaring dropout rates...rising suspensions and expulsions...police on campus...overly harsh discipline policies (one size fits all)...high poverty rates...court involvement...juvenile detention...all suggest a pipeline to prison is present at P.U.S.D. ...
  • Amelia “Amy” Kahr

    The inspiration for Amy Kahr¹s Gold Project, "Snuggles for Salinas," came during the immersion service program, VENAVER ("Come And See"), when she lived and worked with economically disadvantaged and homeless people at Dorothy's Place in Salinas, Califor...
  • Brown Memorial AME Celebrates 60 Years of Dedicated Service to the Pasadena Community

    On July 19, 2009 at 9 AM, Rev. Dr. Cecil L. Murray will be the guest speaker. At 4 PM, First AME Church of Pasadena will be guests and Rev. LaGrant Moore, Sr. will be the speaker. This will be a historic moment. Please plan to be in attendance. Brown Mem...

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