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  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Lamar Odom is twisting in the wind. As this column is being written, his contract negotiation with the Lakers has stalled. They are not that eager to have him back. This comes as both a surprise and a disappointment to him, since he incorrectly assumed th...
  • No Need to Sanitize Michael Jackson

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did the right thing when she shut down Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's effort to introduce a resolution honoring Michael Jackson on the House floor. Pelosi correctly pointed out that a debate on Michael Jackson's legacy would b...
  • Open Letter to Star News Editor

    Frank Girardot, your Metro Editor, showed an ungracious spirit and shallow understanding of the meaning of a human life in his July 7 column, "Jackson's Life Not Worthy of Celebration." First of all, every human life is worthy of celebration on some level...
  • Students Attend Pre College Enrichment Institute

    Seven Pasadena Unified School District students attended the Pre College Enrichment Institute at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Over 125 students from Texas, California, Tennessee and Louisiana attended the program. ...
  • Black Women's Roundtable Congratulates Past Honoree, Dr. Regina Benjamin on Nomination as Surgeon General

    Washington, DC - The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) is proud and elated to hear President Obama's announcement today that their 2009 honoree, Dr. Regina Benjamin, has been selected as the next U. S...
  • Michael Jackson Remembered

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  • Isn’t It A Shock?

    "These six things doth the Lord hate: yea seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speak...
  • Revival Time 2009!!!

    The youth and young adults of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Pasadena, extend an invitation to the community and all churches to participate in our three night Youth and Young Adult Community Revival - Tuesday, July 21, Wednesday, July 22, and Th...
  • Billy Mitchell Productions, Vista Records

    Billy Mitchell Productions Announces the Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series Billy Mitchell presents -"TRIBUTE TO WORLD MUSIC" Sunday July 26th, 7:00pm Pasadena, California- Tribute to World Music combines performances of traditional music from various...
  • Old Pasadena Hosts Southern California’s Largest Free Outdoor Film Festival

    Old Pasadena Management presents the Old Pasadena Film Festival, a free three-week movie series that unites film with urban settings, happening on Fridays and Saturdays, July 10 through 25. Featuring twelve screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is th...
  • The Alkebu-Lan Boys Choir Annual Concert

    The Alkebu-lan Boys Choir will be presented in their annual concert, performing a wide selection of Music- Classical, Pop, Gospel, and Spirituals. Special presentation will be a "Tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson." ...
  • Congratulations Ted Few, Scoutmaster Troop 40

    Troop 40 is considered a young Troop in the eyes of many, but the leaders in this Troop have made many strides towards helping young men in one of our toughest communities become good leaders. ...
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

    The Pasadena Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. gave $1,000 scholarships to students from each of the four Pasadena public High Schools. Pictured, from left to right, are Matthew Vine from PHS (going to USC), Leland Fowler from Blair (going...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    CONDOLENCES TO THE JACKSON FAMILY! The whole world officially said goodbye to Michael Jackson, on July 7, 2009. The main ceremony was held at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. It may offer some consolation to his family, now that they realize that...
  • Life and Death Issues

    An Advance Health Care Directive is a written document in which one person (the principal) designates another person (the agent) to make medical decisions on the principal's behalf when the principal is unable to make medical decisions for him or herself....
  • Seventh Annual “Welcome Day” Helps Students Soar into College Success

    Pasadena City College will help introduce new students and their families to college life as part of the seventh annual "Welcome Day" on Aug. 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. ...
  • Monthly $10,000 Scholarships for Minority and Female Students

    DiversityScholarships.com is giving away a $10,000 scholarship every single month to a high school or college student who is 18 years of age or older. The scholarship award can be used to pay for tuition, books, housing, and more. To apply, students simpl...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Hosts National HIV Testing Day in the 44th Assembly District

    June 27th marked this year's National HIV Testing Day. In observance of this nation-wide event, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) hosted a testing site held at Vroman's Bookstore in the Pasadena Playhouse District. In addition to...
  • Love-Hate Reflections on Michael's Image in the Black Community

    In a recent interview, renowned Thriller producer Quincy Jones told Details Magazine that although he called Michael Jackson a close friend, he didn't believe Jackson had a disease that causes depigmitation of the skin. Instead, he insinuated that Jackson...
  • Why Michael’s Jams were Better

    I spent the Saturday after Michael Jackson died laughing and talking smack with a bunch of my John Muir buddies at a fun campus picnic sponsored by the alumni networking site, www.GoMustangs.ning.com. (If you went to Muir you need to check out this site! ...

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