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Education is Still the Answer

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Saving our youthIn times past when Black Americans were just getting out of bondage and trying to find their way in the world, schools were created to light the way. When the doors of public education were shut to Black students, the Black churches created schools and colleges. In a throwback to those years of deprivation, a group in Memphis, Tennessee has created a group called, Tennessee Clergy for Educational Choice.

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Preserving the Right to Vote

"In Georgia, over forty thousand registered voter registration forms have come up missing ... There are coordinated efforts to prevent Blacks from voting. They are using schemes like protecting the public from voter fraud and keeping those who should be allowed to vote from voting."


African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - civil rights and votingMuch of the struggle of the civil rights movement, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was about gaining rights denied to Black Americans, including the right to vote. With the right to vote comes the right to choose who your leaders are and what rights you have to education and economic welfare. It was understood that in the pre-civil rights struggle period your rights were defined for you by those who had the right to vote. This meant, primarily, White people.

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Pasadena Journal Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Hopkins Village to celebrate anniversaryThe Journal will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace in Hopkins' Village, on November 29, 2014, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The event will be held as a celebration of twenty-five years of publishing in this community. It will also provide an opportunity for local businesses, artists, authors, and organizations to showcase their business or service.

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“Fire Shut Up In My Bones”

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - two book reviews Charles M. Blow has written a book, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, that has returned me to visit lots of memories from my past, in terms of language and thoughts of fore parents in my family. So far, I have only gotten through the first 40 pages but I have seen a phrase describing a poverty stricken family as, "poor as Job's turkey." I hadn't heard that phrase since I was a child.

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Killing A President

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Radical rights want President Obama deadNews Flash! John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln on Friday, April 14, 1865, five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses Grant in the Civil War. Lee was part of a larger conspiracy to win America for the confederacy.

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