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Reverend Nolanda Love to Receive Mother of the Year at Fashionetta

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Rev. Nolanda Love to be honored at annual Fashionetta fundraiserOn Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting its 26th Annual "Fashionetta: Scholarship and Salute to Mothers Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show" at the Glendale Hilton. The chapter is excited and proud to honor Reverend Nolanda Love as the Mother of the Year.

Reverend Nolanda Love is the Founder/CEO of Nolanda Love Ministries, Inc. and she is well-known in the Pasadena Community where she has worked in collaboration with many community organizations and ministries that include 12 years of service as an ordained Elder at Victory Bible Church and 25 years as Minister of Music at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. She has also worked with The Links Inc., Women In Action, So. Calif., the Gospel Announcers Guild, The Boy's Club of Pasadena, The Late Donny Roberts & Unity, Jean Burch Ministries, Senator Carol Liu, and the Southern California Women's Health Conference. She is currently an active member of the Ministry Team of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys under Pastor Tim Clark, Sr. Within the ministry, she strives to do whatever God guides her to do at a given time so she can bring joy to others. Joy is an important concept and word to Reverend Nolanda because she feels that it means to help people through their struggles, but be strong in the Lord as His Joy gives us strength.

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Annual Women of Achievement Breakfast a Success

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Women of Achievement Breakfast 2014 filled to capacity

A filled-to-capacity crowd came out to honor the Journal's 2014 Women of Achievement. The honorees chosen for their service to their churches were Jennie Beard from Metropolitan Baptist Church, Ruby Bourne of Bethlehem Church, Gwen Buchannan of New Revelation Baptist Church, Carrie Darkwa of Morningstar Baptist Church, Evelyn Epps of Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Phlunte' Riddle of Abundant Harvest Christian Fellowship, Lois Tusan of Scott United Methodist Church, and Patricia Williams of Friendship Baptist Church.

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Pasadena’s Earth & Arts Festival is May 3, 2014 at Memorial Park

Celebrate nature, art, music, and community at Pasadena's 12th annual Earth and Arts Festival, www.cityofpasadena.net/earthday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly Street, at Raymond Avenue, and, across the street at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Avenue. Pasadena's Earth and Arts Festival is one of the biggest free "green" events in Southern California with family friendly activities, exhibits and entertainment for all ages.

Master of Ceremonies is noted author, performer and KPCC (89.3 FM) public radio commentator Sandra Tsing Loh, http://www.lohdownonscience.org/. Live music and entertainment will be featured throughout the day on two stages including kids' music, world music, nationally touring musicians, a drum circle, and several local dance ensembles. The main stage is on Raymond Avenue and the second stage is inside the Armory building. (Entertainment schedule below.)

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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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