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Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes Changed the World

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - Black television iconsWhen Bill Cosby hit the television scene in about 1965, in the thriller, "I Spy", he was an instant star, and when he later created the Huxtables, he was a super star. His role as Dr. Huxtable married to a Black female lawyer, quietly influenced thousands of Black youth with the realization that they could be anything they wanted to be.

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Reflections on Culture

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Raising children - today's culture - Christian cultureI stopped at a local pizza restaurant to order and pick up a pizza the other day and there were three young Black women to pick up their food. For ten minutes, out of their mouths, I overheard some of the foulest and vulgar language I have ever heard. They were talking about some guy and his cars and looks. The N-word and S-word were prominent in the conversation. They left and the air was still filled with the memory of their vulgarity. As a father, grandfather and Christian, I could not help but think, is this what our generation has fought for, giving our young generations the right to express themselves in ways that should be embarrassing?

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Empowering Youth

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - Empowering youthI applaud anyone who is in the business of empowering youth. I have strong feelings about who and what should be in the recipe when it comes to interacting with our youth. One of the first things should be a life that is an example of what you want the youth to achieve. For me, that includes an entrepreneurial spirit that can be shared with them. Prime examples are demonstrated by Homeboys Industries. Others are the Salvation Army and the Amish. These examples each have a component that teaches the youth a moral code and a trade to support themselves and their families. I believe the moral code is based on the Holy Bible. I have watched, read, and observed the development of wealth by some and, sadly, the passing down of a legacy and tradition of poverty.

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Granddaughter Makes Me Proud

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Ifetayo Sangode OliatanWhen my granddaughter, Ifetayo Sangode Oliatan, came to me a few weeks ago and asked what I knew about organizing marches and rallies, I didn't think much about it. Later, when she came and asked about different leaders in the Pasadena community and whether I knew how to reach them, I figured that something serious was up. My constant advice was, you are a senior in college and you need to concentrate on getting through school.

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Peaceful Protestors Facing Off With Armed Police Set To Go To War

Black news from Pasasdena - Editorial - Preparing for police violenceFerguson, Missouri is home to Charles Blow, writer for the New York Times, quoting James Baldwin who said, "The most dangerous thing in the world is a Black Man with nothing to lose." Officers with gas masks and automatic army weapons prepared to fight the Black citizens seem to be operating from that perspective. The citizens, operating from built up anger, come to a head with the manner in which the officials of the city of Ferguson, Missouri are treating the police officer who shot Michael Brown six times killing him in the middle of the street, in the middle of the day.

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