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  • Rep. Chu Expresses Support for CPC’s Recommendations on Border Crisis

    Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) expressed support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) adoption of "Kids First: A Response to the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis." The purpose of this comprehensive set of policy recommendations is to he...
  • ACLU Statement on Recent Public Reaction to Plight of Immigrant Children

    This country was founded as a beacon of hope for people seeking freedom. Our nation's core values center on fairness, equal opportunity, and the defense of human and civil rights for all. Our immigration system is broken. The ACLU joins millions of Ameri...
  • Women Mean Business—Pathways to Success

    Senator Carol Liu announces partnership with Women At Work and YWCA Pasadena Foothills to train young women. 28 teen women will be paired with 28 dynamic community leaders recently honored by the Senator as recipients of the "Women Mean Business " Award ...
  • Youth Speakers Highlight Impact of Hillsides Peer Resource Center During One Year Anniversary Celebration

    Jonathan Hebert spoke about how Hillsides Peer Resource Center helped him come out of his shell and find a job and a career he loves during the Center's one-year anniversary celebration. Pasadena, CA - Since opening its doors la...
  • State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds FCC Vote to Expand Internet Access for Schools and Libraries

    Sacramento, CA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson applauded a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today that marks a major step toward preparing students for the global economy by expanding Internet access for s...
  • Sounds of Led Zeppelin to Fill Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza

    Pasadena, CA – The second of three special summer outdoor concerts will fill the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza with the sounds of rock and roll legends Led Zeppelin, as Pasadena's Party on the Plaza Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 18. ...
  • Statement by President on Confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

    "I applaud the bipartisan majority of Senators who today confirmed Julián Castro as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. "Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods. ...
  • Three Double Date Ideas for Dog Lovers

    First Dates with Your Canine Companions are Great Ice-Breakers, Says Online Matchmaking CEO Are you looking for an afternoon or evening out that's both fun and different? Try taking your best friend on a double date, says avid dog lover Kris Rotonda, CEO...
  • Win Prizes with "At My Park" Photo Contest Now Through July 31, 2014

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena residents can join the fun with the City's "At My Park" photo challenge to win prizes by submitting your best park-themed photos through July 31, 2014. The family friendly social media campaign challenges residents ages 16 and o...
  • Straight-Up Talk About Testosterone

    By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni and Dr. Stephen M. Giorgianni It's almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We're barraged with information that ranges from scientifically c...
  • Tea and Conversations with African American Women

    The inaugural Los Angeles Tea and Conversations with African American women will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Blvd.  Tea and Conversations is a networking, educatio...
  • Love is an Ability: July 19 Seminar by Relationship Master Hellen Chen

    Relationship master, Hellen Chen, will arrive in Los Angeles to share the secrets of how to make a relationship last. Three times #1 bestselling author and relationship master Hellen Chen has helped at least 100 singles who had ...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Has No Conscience

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) describes itself as "the conscience of the U.S. Congress." According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives. Notice that the root of the word conscience i...
  • U.S. Late in Courting African Leaders

    In 2008, the whole world applauded the United States for electing its first African American president. No part of the world was happier than the continent of Africa with its 54 nations. After all, this president was half Caucasian and half Kenyan. He was...
  • The Talented Musicians of Altadena NAACP ACT-SO

    Submitted byWilberta RichardsonAltadena NAACP 2nd V.P. The Altadena NAACP Freedom Fund Luncheon, celebrating 30 years of service, brought the Altadena ACT-SO musicians of the past and present together. The program held at the Castaways in Burbank on Sund...
  • Blacks Unemployment Best in Six Years

    The Black unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008. Last week, the Labor Department reported that the Black jobless rate was 10.7 percent in June, compared to the White unemployment rate,...
  • Breaking the Code of Silence

    Michael Patrick MacDonald is a storyteller. Michael recently encouraged the crowd of young leaders at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools'® National Training to understand the power of storytelling to create change. His first book, All Souls: A F...
  • Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    "The purpose of the law is simple . . . those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, and other places that provide service to the public." ~ ...
  • Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

    You've probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away for a financial rescue. Promising to end debt troubles by getting creditors to somehow accept less money than what is owed c...
  • Supreme Court Seeks to Gut Labor Unions

    The Supreme Court's decision in the case of Harris v Quinn essentially means that personal care attendants who are represented by a union do not need to pay a service fee that would cover the cost of representing and advocating on their behalf. The Suprem...

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