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  • Democrats Have No Consistent Message

    Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected. With turnout at abysmal...
  • Black Parents Support Common Core State Standards

    "We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends." ~ Mary McLeod Bethune The National Urban League released a new survey last week that shows ove...
  • Time for Black Democrats to Switch

    The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don't look pretty if you're a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It's time for us to switch. No, n...
  • Pasadena City Council Adopts Zero Waste Strategic Plan

    The Pasadena City Council continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship. On October 20, 2014, the Council adopted a Zero Waste Strategic Plan, which sets the goal of achieving Zero Waste to area landfills by 2040 through the implementation of a se...
  • Duarte Youth to Participate in Second Annual Race Unity March

    The Second Annual City of Duarte Race Unity March themed "A Change is Gonna Come" is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th and will begin at 8:45 a.m. on the steps of City Hall. T-shirts will be provided to the first 150 participants. This youth driven ev...
  • A Tribute to Count Basie Concert Set

    Renditions of Count Basie's most famous recordings will reverberate across Westerbeck Recital Hall as Pasadena City College's Jazz Department presents an evening concert on Friday, November 21 in honor of the legendary music icon. Showcasing student tale...
  • PCC to Hold Open Forum on Presidential Search

    The public is invited to participate in an open forum on Friday, November 14 to discuss Pasadena City College's search for its next superintendent-president, the 15th in its storied history. Dr. Nikki Harrington of Ralph Andersen & Associates, the fi...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    The Clippers almost won last night's game against the San Antonio Spurs. They were ahead, until the last five minutes. Then the panic set in, and they ultimately lost by a score of 89-85. In some ways, this loss was similar to the one that they had in las...
  • Gospel Music At It's Best

      Gospel Music At It's Best November 16, 20144:00 p.m. . . . Toe Tapping . . . Hand Clapping . . . Foot Stomping . . . Shackle Breaking Music . . . Featuring Gospel Recording Artists * "Keiso Pitchford" ** "The Mighty Men of Christ" * Oth...
  • The Longest Day of My Life

    I have known for a very long time that every day has 24 hours, every hour has 60 minutes and every minute has 60 seconds. I want to thank my first grade teacher for drilling this information into a rather thick skull. This information, along with a lot of...
  • Trust Administration Basics - Part One

    Part One of Three This is the first of a three-part series of articles which gives an overview of the role and responsibilities of the successor trustee when the creator of a trust (the "grantor") passes away. Because of the type of person you are -- de...
  • Covered California Open Enrollemnt Begins November 15, 2014

    Covered California, the State's online marketplace to purchase affordable health insurance, will begin open enrollment November 15. To help celebrate the onset of open enrollment, the Pasadena Public Health Department, ChapCare, Young & Healthy and AI...
  • How to Find Your Online Match During the Holiday Season

    Unhappily Single? Dating and Relationship Entrepreneurs Offer Tips New research suggests that online dating is succeeding at making better relationships – but how much better is it really? The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Nati...
  • Cell Phone Radiation is Damaging to Your Body Organs & Your Brain

    You Don't Deserve Brain Cancer — You Deserve The Facts Some people appear to have an almost pathological emotional attachment to their cell phones and there is a fascinating suggestion that cell radiation pulses might actually be addictive to the human...
  • The Journal's 25th Year Celebration and Anniversary Holiday Marketplace Event

    Above: Vendor Barbara McAlpine's quilts will be on sale to holiday shoppers at the Journal Anniversary Holiday Marketplace.   For story and details on this fun event, see the Editorial, "Twenty-Five Year Anniversary Celebration and Marketplace", ...
  • NAACP Statement on the Nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General

    Baltimore, MD – Today, President Obama nominated U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO: "The NAACP commends Presi...
  • Statement from Rev. Al Sharpton on the Nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

    "The nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the new Attorney General of the United States is applaudable and deserving. "She is an excellent and worthy choice to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder in his groundbreaking work for the American people. ...
  • Schools and Families Across Country Ask for Votes in 2014 Red Ribbon Photo Contest

    Miami, FL (November 6, 2014) – Throughout October, in conjunction with the 29th Annual Red Ribbon Week®, families and schools worked to decorate their homes and campuses to promote living healthy, drug-free lifestyles. Now they need your votes to win t...
  • Job Growth Not Met with Rise in Wages

    NAACP Statement on October Unemployment Numbers Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the monthly report on the overall employment situation. The national unemployment rate was 5.8 percent and the number of unemployed persons went down to 9 milli...
  • 2014 Best and Worst Cities for Veterans

    With November 11 being Veterans Day and nearly 300,000 veterans deprived of emergency jobless benefits as of mid-2014, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014's Best & Worst Cities for Veterans. In...

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