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  • Cleaning Up the Federal Highway Administration

    The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) is an affirmative action program that seeks to implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in regards to federally funded contracting programs for the US Department of Transportation. One of the m...
  • Remembering Fred Shuttlesworth: The Most Courageous Man in America

    "That Fred Shuttlesworth did not become a martyr was not for lack of trying . . . There was not a person in the civil rights movement who put himself in the position of being killed more often than Fred Shuttlesworth." This quote from Andrew Manis, author...
  • Ethics in Fundraising

    Imagine this: Your non-profit organization is short on funds. A former co-worker tells you she knows someone looking to give $25,000 to an organization like yours. She says, "I'll introduce you and facilitate the process if you give me 10 percent of whate...
  • Myths Concerning the Revocable Living Trust

    Based on my conversations with various individuals, it appears that there are some common misconceptions about what a revocable living trust can and can not do. I'd like to take a moment to explore three of the most common myths that give rise to these mi...
  • Easing Student Loan Repayments

    College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates un...
  • Rekindling the Light of Peace

    The Pasadena Human Relations Commission extended me the high honor of giving the keynote speech at the Martin Luther King Week kickoff event, held in the Rotunda of Pasadena City Hall on Saturday, January 7. I would like to share the text of that speech w...
  • Historical Essays By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    From the Sermon:  "I've Been To The Mountaintop" (April 3, 1968) That's the question before you tonight. Not, 'If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to my job?' 'Not, if I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to...
  • PUSD Open Enrollment Application

    The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that applications for the annual open enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year is being currently accepted online, through February 1, 2012. Open Enrollment is PUSD's voluntary school of choice...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    A boy stopped at a pet shop every day to play with the dogs, and one day the owner said, "Why don't you earn some money and buy one?" "I will," he answered, and he returned a week later with $2.00. "That's not enough," said the man. "But take any dog yo...
  • Some Amazing Words for the New Year

    Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do. Topping the ...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Service

    Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 3:00 p.m., Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, Rev. Tyrone Skinner, Host Pastor Dr. Nicholas Benson, President of the IMA invites the community to attend this celebration service of Dr. Martin Luthe...
  • LA Cares Mentoring Movement to Promote Third Annual Mentor Sunday

    January is National Mentoring Month a recruitment campaign supported by youth based organizations throughout the United States. For the past three years, Los Angeles CARES Mentoring Movement an affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, founded ...
  • Young Golfers of America Reunite

    The Young Golfers of America Association has one of the best resume's for young people of anyone in Southern California.The non-profit organization was founded in 1990 to introduce, teach, motivate and assist youth in achieving lifetime goals with golf as...
  • City of Pasadena Staff Cuts Depending on Apparent Claremont Connected Cronyism, In Lieu of Competence

    From the time when Michael Beck was hired to be city manager, there has been concern as to his method of favoritism instead of the best qualified when it was time for decisions in hiring, and firings, beginning with the hiring of Steve Mermel as Assistant...
  • NAACP Mourns Passing of Judge Robert Carter

    The NAACP mourns the loss of Judge Robert L. Carter, federal judge and General Counsel for the NAACP during Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and other landmark cases. In 2004, Carter earned the NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal. He passed awa...
  • Governor's Proposed Budget Puts California’s Most Vulnerable Children at Risk

    Governor Jerry Brown released a 2012-2013 state budget proposal today that contains large spending cuts to health and human services, and other vital safety net services for children and families. The budget also calls for additional cuts to public school...
  • PUSD Districting Taskforce Announcement

    The Pasadena Unified School District Districting Taskforce encourages you and your community group or organization to participate in an important process that affects your representation on the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) School Board of Educa...
  • The Ray Charles Foundation Supports LAPD Youth Programs

    Pledges $1 Million Dollars Over Three Years Los Angeles, January 6, 2012 – Fulfilling one of the primary missions of the Ray Charles Foundation to assist organizations and institutions in their social educational and academic advancement of programs fo...
  • Portantino Blows the Whistle On Legislature's Lack of Whistleblower Protection

    Introduces Measure (AB 1378) to Protect Employees of State Legislature Sacramento – Each year, thousands of Californians do the right thing by reporting waste, fraud, violations of law, and political corruption. When they do the right thing, they are p...
  • Rose Bowl Hall is First Class

    It was a first class group that went into this years Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.  Dick Enberg, Senator George Fleming and the Brut runner, Ron Dayne. Enberg began his full-time broadcasting career in 1965 in Los Angeles as the radio and television voice...

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