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Former Embattled Pasadena Public Health Director Files Discrimination Claim in Georgia

Story by Terry Miller
Reprinted by Permission: Jesse E. Dillon, CEO, Beacon Media, Inc.

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Former Pasadena Public Health director, Dr. Eric Walsh suing Georgia for discriminationLast week, Liberty Institute and Parks, Chesin & Walbert, attorneys for Dr. Eric Walsh filed an official charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The embattled former Pasadena Health Department head is suing Georgia Department of Health which offered Dr. Walsh a job in May, which he accepted. After publicly announcing his selection, top officials suddenly reversed course after learning about sermons Dr. Walsh gave in church in Pasadena.

Public outcry led to Walsh's demise in Pasadena. Despite being put on paid administrative leave here in Pasadena due to seriously questionable comments, he applied for a job with the Georgia Health Department, Eric Walsh received a $96,144.36 settlement. This all on top of the fact he failed to disclose that he earned money from another source: i.e., the church where was an associate pastor. He later disclosed that income when the omission was pointed out to him. The error was on Form 700, not employment, and when the omission was pointed out, he did file an amended Form 700 to disclose - which you are allowed to do, according to city officials.

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Oldest Living Member of First AME Church of Los Angeles Celebrated . . .

. . . Her 104th Birthday with the Help of Other Centenarians

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Rosie Tilles celebrates 104th birthdayLos Angeles, California -- Members of the First AME Chruch of Los Angeles joined family and friends of Rosie Tilles who will celebrated her 104th Birthday on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Saint John of God Retirement and Care Center. She was joined by her two friends who are both centenarians Ruby Norman, age 103, and Eleanor Waller, age 102.  Among the special guests were the Reverend Cecil L. Chip Murray who served as their pastor for 27 years and the current pastor of First AME Church of Los Angeles, Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.

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NVISION Youth Basketball Tournament at Rosemead Park

- Woodcraft Rangers Holds its NVISION Regional Basketball Tournament -

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Annual NVISION Regional Basketball TournamentLos Angeles, CA – On Saturday morning October 11th, over 150 NVISION youth descended upon Rosemead Park in the city of Rosemead from the Garvey School District and the East Whittier District for a regional basketball tournament. It became a day of competition for every child participating in the Woodcraft Rangers NVISION programs. There was a vast presence of parents, school administrators and people from the community taking in the event. Boys and girls from elementary and middle schools took part in a regional basketball competition held by Woodcraft in preparation for the agency wide tournament that will be held on October 25th in Los Angeles at John Liecthy Middle School that will hold over 450 youth participants.

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