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  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    OUTRAGEOUS OCTOBER! (Apologies to March Madness) 64 of the College Basketball teams in the NCAA meet in a tournament to determine which of them is best. This is exciting, but it is only one sport. This is October, and we have Major League Baseball Playof...
  • Avoiding Probate Through A Living Trust

    Estate planning may be defined as "the continual process of arranging your personal and financial affairs in order to maximize your enjoyment and your heirs' enjoyment of your assets." Though estate planning is a broad subject with many benefits, in this ...
  • Do You Have An Attitude About Money?

    Change It In 10 Easy Steps  By Lynette Holloway, Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier It's no secret that African Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42...
  • Coming Soon: Help with the Re-Up

    For Those Looking to Re-Enroll in Medi-Cal, a New Partnership Between the State and the California Endowment Will Provide Needed Helping Hand. Individuals and families that are having issues renewing Medi-Cal coverage can count on more assistance in 2015...
  • Five Alternative Ways to Give Back

    The giving season is upon us. For many nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and colleges the next three months are all about fundraising. You will no doubt see an increase in direct mail and e-mail solicitations, Facebook campaigns, bill boards, print and TV c...
  • Jordan Davis’ Killer to be Jailed for Life

    Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, FL on November 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degr...
  • The Ebola Case in Dallas

    Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders last week seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they th...
  • RR/CC Begin Mailing 1.47 Million 'Vote by Mail' Ballots for November 4, 2014 General Election

    Any Voter Can Request a Vote by Mail Ballot Until October 28 The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a 'Vote by Mail' ballot by Tuesday, October 28 for the November 4, 2014 Genera...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Statement on First Degree Murder Conviction of Michael Dunn in Killing of Jordan Davis

    "The conviction of Michael Dunn of first degree murder vindicates the committed work of the parents of Jordan Davis and all of us, who despite setbacks still tried to get the courts to deal with issues like this. Many say we cannot win cases in the courts...
  • NAACP Statement on Michael Dunn Verdict

    From Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO: "Jordan Davis was killed by the doctrine of stand your ground, the hand of stereotype, and the gun of Michael Dunn. The first degree murder conviction of Michael Dunn, even in a second trial, makes clear th...
  • Rep. Chu Continues to Invite Stakeholders to Offer Input on National Monument

    Pasadena, CA – Continuing the outreach and conversations she has held with community officials, advocacy and recreation groups, utilities, and others, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) has restated her invitation to hear from all stakeholders about the proposal to ...
  • Pop the Cork at Pasadena Symphony's Opening Night . . .

    . . . With Bernstein, Gershwin, and New Music Director David Lockington~ Opening Season Announcement ~ Pasadena, CA – Get ready to celebrate the most popular and iconic American orchestral music ever created at the Pasadena Symphony's opening night con...
  • Innovate Pasadena's "ENVISION Summit" Headlines Inaugural CONNECT Week

    Conference Will Feature Speakers and Interactive Displays Showcasing the Future of Innovation Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) October 1, 2014 — Innovate Pasadena, an organization committed to advancing greater Pasadena as a center of technology and design innovat...
  • Six Tips Helping Professionals Take Leaps of Faith

    Risky Business T.S. Eliot famously said "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go." This could not ring more true in business, with risk often propelling professionals and businesses to new heights. But, r...
  • ‘Power Broke’ Black Leaders

    Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will." I often wonder what Black people do not understand about that statement. We love to quote it, but when it comes to putting it into practice, we fall far short...
  • NFL Case Sparks Debate on Spanking

    As the NFL's 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his 4-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major b...
  • Decriminalizing School Discipline

    The purpose of public schools is to educate not exclude children, and to help identify and meet children's needs, not make children serve adult convenience, self-interest, and systems. So huge reforms are required in school discipline policies and practic...
  • The Five C’s for Building a Successful Business

    Small businesses have made a huge recovery since the economic crash in 2008 and that's good news for all of us. Since we account for 63 percent of new jobs, our success puts people back to work. That, in turn, helps us even more – people with paychecks ...
  • Eric Holder’s Legacy: No Coward on Race

    After being confirmed as the nation's first African American U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tip-toe around the volatile subject of race. "Though this nation has proudly thought o...
  • PCC Instructor, Playwright Nominated for NAACP Theatre Award

    Gabrielle Pina, an award-­winning novelist and longtime adjunct instructor of English at Pasadena City College, has been nominated for a 2014 NAACP Theatre Award in the Best Playwright category. Pina received the accolade for Letters From Zora: In Her O...

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