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  • Sen. Carol Liu Introduces Bill to Reduce State Travel Costs

    Sen. Carol Liu on Wednesday (January 12, 2011) introduced a bill to reduce spending on travel and increase videoconferencing by state employees. SB 103 encourages all state departments and agencies to conduct more meetings via the Internet. "The budget c...
  • Portantino Introduces Community College Financial Aid Bill

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) is introducing legislation aimed at simplifying the financial aid process for California's Community College students and increasing student participation in state and federal aid programs. AB ...
  • Heaven on Earth for the Pastor . . . Tragedy for the Church

    WARNING: If you believe that no one should ever say anything about the Pastor...Stop! Read no further! Nothing in my life's experiences could have prepared me for the tragedy in a Black Church I have observed in this past year. I have watched a once gre...
  • Runaway Health Insurance Rate Hikes Highlight Critical Need for Feuer Legislation Requiring Prior Rate Approval

    January 6, 2011 (Sacramento) – Blue Shield of California has made the decision to raise individual policy rates as much as 59 percent, underscoring the critical need for Assembly Bill 52, legislation introduced in December 2010 by Assembly member Mike F...
  • Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Warns About Identity Theft as Predator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Hundreds of E-Mail Accounts

    SACRAMENTO - A Citrus Heights computer hacker pleaded guilty to seven felony charges for breaking into hundreds of women's e-mail accounts, the sort of identity theft crime that Californians should take steps to protect themselves against, according to At...
  • Clippers Snap Heats 13 Game Road Win Streak; Win 111-105

    The tenacious play of Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon and the solid contribution of Baron Davis raised the Clippers down the stretch to defeat the red hot Miami Heat. The big three scored a combined 70 of the Clippers 111 points tonight. Miami started their r...
  • Attorney General Halts Online Cosmetics Price-Fixing Scheme

    The Settlement is One of the First Applications of California's Pro-Consumer Antitrust Law Banning Vertical Price-Fixing LOS ANGELES - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that her office had stopped Bioelements, Inc., a cosmetics company op...
  • Alpha Phi Alpha to Renovate Haitian School Plan Announced at One-Year Anniversary of Earthquake

    Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) -- One year ago, the world came to a standstill at the horrific and shocking news of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Today, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. announced plans to help rebuild one of the damaged elementary s...
  • Top Ten Black Business Resources for 2011

    According to the United States Census Bureau, African Americans are five times more likely to fail in business than their white counterparts. Furthermore, of the 27 million businesses in this country, barely 2 million or 7 percent are owned by African Ame...
  • APALC Condemns Hate Messages Targeting Asian, African and Mexican Americans

    Los Angeles - The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, strongly condemns a rash of hate messages this past week directed at Asian and African Americans, as well as Mexican Americans, in Ora...
  • Dr. King and the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott

    A Year-Long Boycott Begins a Life of Peaceful Protest and Service Although America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution are premised on the principles of democracy, the historical treatment of America's citizens of color is replete with racial...
  • "And the Award Goes to . . ."

    I love movies, especially a good drama or "tear-jerker". Sometimes the most fascinating ones are those that are based on true stories. In my practice I have seen quite a bit of drama and tear-jerkers as a result of the lack of estate planning. Now that aw...
  • Short Sales Can Make Sense

    Do you want to SHOUT OUT LOUD, "I applied for a loan modification and am getting no where?", or "The bank lost my paperwork three times!" If you have NOT been successful in obtaining a loan modification and/or unable to continue with the new mortgage pay...
  • Altadena United Methodist Church MLK Workshop

    Altadena UMC welcomes you in worship on Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, January 16, 2011. Our guest speaker will be Richard Meyer. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Rick Meyer is an award-winning journalist. He reported and wrote for the Associated Pr...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration will be held on Sunday, January 16, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, CA, at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Tyrone Skinner, Host Pastor. Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we ...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    Yesterday I saw two birds – a buzzard and a hummingbird. The buzzard was on the road, eating a dead carcass. That's what he looks for. The hummingbird was in our garden, sucking the sweet nectar of the honeysuckles. That's what he looks for. What do...
  • Celebrate the Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Historic Atlanta

    Visit Historic Atlanta in April 2011 Discover historic Atlanta as you learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life in the city of his birth. The four-day experience is offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar, known for its exceptional learning progra...
  • Nominations for 2011 Women of Achievement Due January 19, 2011

    The YWCA San Gabriel Valley is seeking nominations for: 1. Women who have achieved extraordinary success in their field of work, study or volunteer service. 2. Businesses and nonprofit organizations that have provided exceptional service to women, sen...
  • Yoga in Recovery

    As a yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga for the past twelve years, I have witnessed firsthand how it has helped my students not only to increase their flexibility and mobility on a physical level, but also to heal deep-seated wounds of addiction...
  • What Manner of Man

    What manner of man was this that would lead people to face guard dogs, endure firehoses and unspeakable horrors of police brutality as they marched for freedom and held prayer vigils in the streets. They set up voter registration drives, being aware that ...

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