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  • Lee Statement On Voting Rights Ruling

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a central provision of Voting Rights Act: "By an overwhelming 8 to 1 majority the Supreme Court has rejected ...
  • “Fighting For Freedom in our community”

    In a letter to The Pasadena Journal, Harlan Redmond bewailed the lack of opportunity for Black youths in Pasadena ("Fighting For Freedom in our community," June 18, 2009). "We need to stand up against violence with love, opportunity and respect," he wrot...
  • Michael’s Shortcomings In No Way Equaled His Strengths

    (NNPA) - It was the mid-1970s. The nation was fresh off the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War was finally over and people began adjusting to a newly, fully integrated society. Blacks and Whites worked side by side, and women and minoriti...
  • Black Press of America Elects New Chairman: Danny Bakewell Aims to Harness the Power

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (NNPA) - Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell, the new chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers, says he aims to fortify the power of the Black Press of Ame...
  • You Won’t Believe It!

    Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. "But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules...
  • A Community Tribute to Reading and Art Celebrated Through Photography, Exhibition and Art-Making

    This summer, three institutions join their efforts to celebrate a love of reading and the visual aesthetics surrounding the very human act of reading the written word. Art Center College of Design will launch this endeavor with an exhibition of the photog...
  • Young Artist’s Concert

    The Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra is performing their Young Artist's Concert on June 28, at 7:30 pm at the First Church of The Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena. PSYCO was founded in 1983 to give local young musicians an outstandi...
  • THE GRADUATES: A FRESH START

    Altadena/Pasadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program The Altadena/Pasadena Apprenticeship Preparation Program held its third graduation on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Jackie Robinson Center. The Program was inspired by Councilmember Jacque Robinson's 20...
  • Quality of Life Center Bright Futures Scholars Honored at 2009 Graduation Celebration

    PUSD Bright Futures Scholars Graduation was a roaring success with a humanitarian twist. Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, Dean of Scholars, rose to a packed Pasadena Hilton Grand Ballroom and announced her decision to replace the promised luncheon menu and its trim...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    A TOUGH GUY FOR TOUGH TIMES! USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett's selection of Kevin O'Neill to be the new head basketball coach, came as a big surprise to me. I had lobbied and hoped that the job would go to local favorite Reggie Theus. I do know tha...
  • Grieving

    Death is the hard side of life. Losing someone we love causes us to experience a lot of emotions and to exhibit behaviors that come under the umbrella of grief. Grieving is a difficult, but normal response to loss. Consider this article: Whenever we f...
  • Join the Summer Reading Club This Year at the Pasadena Library

    Starting this month kids from toddlers to teens can join the popular Summer Reading Club at Central Library or any of the nine Pasadena Public Library branches. Summer Reading Club encourages students to read for pleasure and helps reluctant readers alon...
  • Summer Recreation Fun for Youth

    School's out for the summer! Wait, now what? Parents need not worry, there's plenty for their children to do this summer that promises to keep the kids safe, healthy and mentally fit. And most activities are free or low-cost!This year, city of Pasadena is...
  • Reading in the 21st Century: Photography Contest for Teens

    Pasadena teens 13 to18 years of age are invited to submit original photos for Pasadena Public Library's photography contest "Reading in the 21st Century." Photos may be in color or in black and white and should be no smaller than 4" x 6" and no larger th...
  • Melanoma is Deadlier in Skin of Color and Incidence is Rising

    According to recent studies, the five-year survival rate for African Americans with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is 59 percent compared to 85 percent in Caucasians. And the incidence of melanoma among Latinos increased by 32.4 percent in...
  • ‘Portantino becomes First California State Legislator to receive prestigious C.W. Bill Young Congressional Award’

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was awarded the C.W. Bill Young Congressional Award on Friday by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) for his pioneering efforts that established an umbilical cord blood collection program in...
  • Honoring Our Local Heroes

    How do we thank those who do some of the most meaningful work in our community for limited remuneration? For the Pasadena Community Foundation, the answer was simple. Every year, the foundation honors local non-profit agencies with an invitation to a b...
  • Even Julian Bond is Not Serious All the Time

    At the NAACP's "Evening With Julian Bond," held at the California African American Museum, next door to the LA Coliseum, last Friday, June 12th, to help in the celebration of NAACP's 100th Anniversary, Julian Bond, the Board Chairman of the NAACP, told...
  • President Obama Unveils ‘United We Serve,’ Calls on All Americans to Commit to Meaningful Volunteer Service in Their Daily Lives

    President encourages Americans to visit www.serve.gov to find and create service projects in their communities, share stories about projects they're working on WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a video message, President Obama unveiled United We Serve, an exten...
  • Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea

    Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, introduced a resolution urging North Korea to release American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on humanitarian grounds. Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee have been he...

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