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  • Calling All Pasadena-Area Teen Musicians!

    Pasadena Educational Foundation Now Accepting Song Submissions for ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is now accepting submissions from Pasadena-area teen bands for the ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands. ...
  • Employer Forum - Save the Date!

    Join Women At Work and meet potential employers: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103 Meet representatives from these local businesses and more: Elec...
  • Local Docs Recommend ABCs of Back-To-School Health

    Avoid Potential Health Hazards Before Hitting the Books (August 12, 2014) -- Local families are scrambling to check off their back-to-school lists, buying supplies, clothes and more. But doctors say it's important to add one more item to that list -- a c...
  • Pasadena Unified Teachers and Staff Prepare for Start of School

    All-Staff Welcome Back to School Event is Thursday, August 14 Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald will deliver his first address to teachers, principals and staff at the annual All-Staff Back...
  • International Black Women's Congress Holds 30th Annual Economic Empowerment Conference

    Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose, International Black Women'sCongress Founder and CEO. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The International Black Women's Congress (IBWC) a non-profit, community based organization, headquartered in Norfolk...
  • Making History is Not Enough

    In many ways Obama's presidency has been historic. On June 19, 2008, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976. On Thursday, August 28, 2008, Obam...
  • Kiwis in the ‘Hood’

    For years, the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx in New York, home to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, was the poorest section of the poorest Congressional district in the United States. I recently had another wonderful visit at the Children's Defense Fund ...
  • African Leaders Summit in America

    The importance of President Barack Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. should not be underestimated. This is historic event for all Americans, but especially for 45 million Black Americans who all are direct or indirect d...
  • State AGs and Feds Crackdown on Mortgage Fraud

    Although the rate of foreclosures nationwide has declined by April, 694,000 homeowners were still in some form of foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a leading market analyst. Unfortunately, these consumers are also the targets of businesses charging cos...
  • All ‘Quid’ and No ‘Quo’

    The term "Maát" is familiar to many of us. I give credit to the youth at the SBA ("Saba") Academy in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, under the superb leadership of Brother Kweku Akan and his staff, for enlightening me on the exact meaning of the term and the princip...
  • Could We Become an Un-United States in Our Lifetime?

    Ignorance of Our History Threatens Our Democracy, Says Historian Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of his leadership in defeating the British; the gravitas he provided during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution,...
  • Palestinians and the Black American Freedom Struggles

    Knowing of my concern about justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. [http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/180382/students-justice-palestine#undefined.] The essence of this pi...
  • Forty-Eighth Annual Watts Summer Festival

    Two Exciting Free Pre-Events Announced The historical Watts Summer Festival (WSF) will celebrate its 48th year on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Ted Watkins Park from noon until 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to come out and enjoy culture, continuous mu...
  • Five Emotions to Watch Out for in Your Relationship with Money

    Understanding Underlying Feelings Can Free Women for Financial & Personal Success, Says Business Coach Everyone has a relationship with money, but for women, it's much more fraught with emotion, says Meriflor Toneatto. When we avoid and ignore those...
  • Ellen & Anthony Portantino Honored at National Parent’s Day Celebration

    Twenty-six parent couples, including Ellen & Anthony Portantino, were honored by the National Parents Day Coalition at Pasadena City Hall on July 26th. The awards were presented by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard in recognition of the honorees being exemp...
  • NATHA Celebrates Summer Youth Programs Success!

      Qiana Charles (rear, center), Senior Community Liaison, Southern California Edison, with some of NATHA's Summer Progam participants, college interns, and Executive Director Celestine McFearn-Walker (far right).   Neighbors...
  • New Model Based on Community Input Unveiled for Robinson Park Renovation Project

    Architects Vince Pepito, second from left, and Javan Nabili, right, share a moment with a community member, Gerald Grimes, left, who makes a comment. A new model design, which was a culmination of three prior community engagemen...
  • National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

    The National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter (NCBW-LAC), under the leadership of E. Faye Williams, Esq., of Washington, D.C., will host its 2014 Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon "Honoring Those Making A Differences" on Saturday, A...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Congratulations and condolences to new Lakers head coach, Byron Scott. The only thing good about this job right now is the salary. Other than that, you have a big mess on your hands. This is a team with just a minimal amount of talent, except for Kobe Bry...
  • And the Heat Goes On . . . And On .. And On

    This past week found me in a bit of trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage . . . well, more than normal. It has become rather normal for me to be in trouble with her. No matter how hard I try "not to be," it always is "to be." This week was ...

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