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Black Writers on Tour 2014!

Come hear the impressive guest speakers at this year's Black Writers On Tour conference.

And there are a few spaces left! 

CALLING ALL AUTHORS - This is a great opportunity for authors wishing to gain exposure, attract new readers, meet book clubs, or sell books. All writers' seminars are free for exhibitor - a $100 value.

Mark the date, Saturday April 19, 2014. Do not let the talk about the down economy discourage you from making your book business a success - people are still looking for a great book to read.

The Black Writers On Tour conference is designed to connect you with readers as well as to arm you with current information regarding the publishing industry and the new trends. There are many authors who are doing well and they are the ones who keep abreast of what's happening in the industry and they make themselves visible. If the public does not know that you have a book, they can't purchase it. You should consider making your book available in every format possible such as: CD, E-book, Print-On-Demand and in other languages.

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Congratulations Dr. Sandra E. Thomas!

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Dr. Sandra Thomas chosen as Women of Distinction...Dr. Sandra E. Thomas has been chosen as Congresswoman Judy Chu's 27th Congressional District Women of Distinction representing Altadena, California, for having contributed greatly to this district.

Dr. Sandra E. Thomas, a 37 year resident of Altadena, community involvements include: First African-American female elected Altadena's highest office, Chairperson of the Council (2011); Altadena Town Council (2003-Present); designed Altadena's first official flag, which now flies over many official buildings in Altadena; 61 year life member of the NAACP (only person to serve consecutively in all four levels of leadership in the 104 year history of the NAACP, which included Altadena Branch president for four years); Altadena Sheriff's Clergy Council (2000-Present); Altadena Chamber of Commerce (2006-Present); League of Women Voters (2006-Present); Altadena Crown City Kiwanis-Past President (2005); Altadena Community Center Board of Directors (2003-Present, president-2010); Women of San Gabriel Valley (2006-2009); National Congress of Black Women, Los Angeles Chapter (2010-Present); selected to serve on the Commission for the United States Presidential Appointment of African-American Women (2013-Present); second African-American woman ever appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission (2006-Present).

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Ground to be Consecrated for Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Armenian Genocide Memorial designThe ground at the site for the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial will be blessed Sunday, April 27, during a 6 p.m. public ceremony at Memorial Park.

Retired U.S. District Court Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian will serve as Master of Ceremonies and the consecration will be performed by Hovnan Derderian, Archbishop of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Choirs from the Sahag Mesrob Armenian Christian School in Altadena and the Armenian General Benevolent Union High School in Pasadena will sing.

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