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  • Chronic Pain & Painkillers: Why You Should Consider Alternatives

    Physician Offers Four Natural Ways to End the Pain Roughly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain lasting more than six months, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Throughout the past decade, the use of painkillers such as Vicod...
  • Five Things to Consider Before You Accept a Fundraising Position

    The possibility of a new position as a fund development or fundraising professional brings excitement and anticipation. A new position could mean the opportunity to "finally" put one's professional skills to use. Maybe with a new position there will be gr...
  • Driving While Black – and Poor

    St. Louis County has 90 municipalities – ranging in population from 13 to nearly 52,000 – and most of them sustain themselves by targeting, fining and jailing poor Missouri residents, many of them Black, who are unable to pay traffic tickets. A "whit...
  • Rebuttal to Editorial on Tyron Hampton

    The Pasadena Journal editorial criticizing school board member Tyron Hampton [9/4/14] for requesting a paid assistant omitted some critical facts. Mr. Hampton asked PUSD to hire an assistant because he is dyslexic and requires assistance with reading scho...
  • Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on CVS Ending Tobacco Sales

    We applaud CVS Health for becoming tobacco-free and ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its 7,700 CVS/pharmacy locations. CVS accomplished their goal one month ahead of their deadline of October 1. We also commend CVS Health on the laun...
  • NAACP Applauds Dept. of Justice Decision to Investigate Ferguson Police Force

    Baltimore, MD – United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice will launch a broad civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Divi...
  • Mayor's Minimum Wage Hike Proposal Not A "Silver Bullet" For LA Economy

    Los Angeles, CA – "The Mayor's minimum wage proposal will be helpful to many people but it will also result in some people losing their jobs or seeing a cutback in the number of hours they work," said L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO, Gary Toebben....
  • Rep. Schiff Statement on Reported Beheading of Second American Journalist by ISIL

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement in response to reports of the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL: "Reports o...
  • Ferguson: A Painful Reminder of Black Angst and Anger

    People call us loud and rightfully so. History teaches us that we must seize the opportunity to channel national attention toward the injustices we face. We are a loud people with voices that carry and at times we get caught in the emotion and don't demon...
  • Energy Workshop Offers Relief to Owners of Historic Homes

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena's historic homeowners can learn how to enjoy modern efficiency and comfort while protecting their home's character during "Energy Efficiency and Historic Homes," a special workshop sponsored by Pasadena Heritage from 9 a.m. to 1 ...
  • 2014 Jam Sessions in the City of San Fernando

    Fun for the Whole FamilyFord Theatres' Jam SessionsReturn to the City of San Fernando JAM Sessions are FREE and for all ages and skill levels . . . Dance and play - Create your own experience . . . WHAT: JAM Sessions are fun, interactive events centere...
  • Free Drough Tolerant Landscape Event at Descanso Gardens

    Pasadena, CA — Pasadena Water & Power Department (PWP) customers can receive expert advice on cutting their irrigation bills with California-friendly plants, plus get bargain-priced rain barrels during a free Drought Tolerant Landscape & Rain Ba...
  • Student Begins Freshman Year as CSUN's First Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholar

    Trumpeter Michael Gutierrez is starting his freshman year at California State University, Northridge as CSUN's first Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Scholar in Jazz Studies. The honor includes a $5,000 scholarship for the 17-year-old Clovis native from the Ella...
  • Statement From Pasadena Unified Interim Superintendent On Closure Of Celerity Exa Charter School

    Pasadena, CA -- Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald issued the following statement regarding Celerity Exa Charter School surrendering their charter today: "PUSD received a letter today from Vielka McFarlane, ...
  • NAACP Wins Major Early Voting Victory in Ohio

    Federal Court Restores Early Voting in Ohio in Time for Midterm Election Columbus, OH – A federal judge ruled on Thursday a law that cuts early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced for the November 2014 election. The ruling was in ...
  • Rep. Schiff – President Should Seek Authorization for Any Continued Use of Force in Iraq or Syria from Congress

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation to sunset the post-9/11 authorization for use of military force, released the following statement: "The threat posed ISIS is very...
  • Scott United Methodist Church of Pasadena Celebrates 111th Anniversary

    Scott United Methodist Church in Pasadena, CA will celebrate its 111th Anniversary with a weekend of praise, worship and fellowship. The festivities will begin with a Gospel Fest on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. Various artists from the communit...
  • Black Man in Public Office Using the System for Personal Reasons

    On my return from out of town, this week, I saw two articles in local newspapers that disturbed me about an elected official. Tyron Hampton, the elected Black male who represents the Black community of Pasadena on the school board is on a campaign to conv...
  • The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black

    Terrell Strayhorn, a brilliant Black Ohio State University professor, recently opened the Educational Testing Service and Children's Defense Fund co-sponsored symposium on Advancing Success for Black Men in College by sharing a question his 14-year-old so...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    College Football is Finally Here! I do not know how to classify myself as a sports fan. I enjoy watching almost any sporting event. I was an athlete, when I was in the Army, and I know how much work and dedication athletes have to have. They are happy wh...

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