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    I addressed the American people on the future we face together. Though at times it may seem uncertain, it is a future that is ours to decide, ours to define, and ours to win. I know we will. Because, after the worst recession in decades, we see an econo...
  • Living Lessons in Black History and the Bible

    Not surprisingly I received a lot of phone calls, letters and comments from my column on the church [1-20-11]. The only thing surprising was that anybody thought it was bold. In fact, it should be an everyday occurrence to challenge what is blatantly wron...
  • Carter G. Woodson “The Father of Black History”

    The African Centered Education Movement has brought a new meaning to the annual African American History Month celebrations that have become so popular. Through the African Centered Education Movement, African American History Month has now become the cat...
  • SBA Announces Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses

    First Contracts Expected to be Awarded through WOSB Program By Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 WASHINGTON – Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program on Friday, February 4, the U.S. Smal...
  • Give Yourself Some Credit — Social Security Credit

    Sometimes people don't give themselves enough credit. But if you work and pay Social Security taxes, you're earning credit for yourself every payday -- credit that will pay off later in life when it comes time for retirement, or in the event that you beco...
  • Five Tips To Jumpstart Your Career

    (StatePoint) Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or boldly looking to start your own business, achieving your career goals can be challenging. Amid all the chatter of career websites and business seminars, it can be hard to know where and how to focu...
  • An Important Lesson for Young Adults Before They Leave Home

    (ARA) - Young adults learn many things over the years, but there's one lesson they shouldn't forget before they head to college or they set off on their own - how to manage credit. We've all heard stories of young adults who get in way over their heads, ...
  • Moms Want to Contribute More to Home Finances, But Feel They Lack Education and Skills

    (ARA) - As economic uncertainty continues, more moms are feeling the pressure to contribute more financially to the household. Yet many don't feel prepared to do so, according to a new survey by American InterContinental University. The survey of approxi...
  • Disaster Prep Tips for Small and Home-Based Business Owners

    (ARA) - Nearly 30 million small businesses operate in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. They employ just over half the country's private sector workforce and hire 40 percent of high tech workers, such as...
  • Is Your Home Causing Your Health Concerns?

    (ARA) - When you get the sniffles - do you blame your allergies, or the air inside your house? Surprisingly, air pollution trapped inside your home could be the cause of many of your family's health concerns - especially if members suffer from asthma or a...
  • Fashion Edition

    Haiti Relief Efforts:  Tracy Reese Flagship Store and Non-Profit, Akyson, Team Up on One Year Anniversary of Earthquake Fashion designer Tracy Reese hosted a shopping event at her New York City flagship store in honor of the one year anniversary of ...
  • Chicago Mentee Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama at National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Deneen Beatrice Borner, a spirited 15 year-old freshman from Harlan Community Academy High School in Chicago, was chosen to travel to Washington, DC to represent the Polished Pebbles mentoring program at the 2011 National Mentoring Summit held at the Libr...
  • Fathers Incorporated Hosts Annual Dinner to Launch Fatherhood and Mentoring Campaign Inspired by the White House

    Organization Readies for 2011 Year of Responsible Men Campaign with Support of Several Urban Cities for National Mentoring Month New York City, Los Angeles, Albany, Milwaukee and Other Cites Join Effort On Friday, January 14th at the Alhambra Ballroo...
  • House Judiciary Democrats Call for Hearings on Gun Safety

    (Washington) – Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined by the other fifteen Democrats on the Committee, today asked Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to hold hearings on gun safety in the wake of the rece...
  • Former PCC Coach Honored by Black Colleges

    It was an awesome evening at the Burger Continental in Pasadena as family and friends of former Pasadena Community College coach Harvey Hyde gathered to see him receive the Inaugural Willie Jefferies Award. The award was to recognize individuals for exem...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    Congratulations to Mike Tomlin. He will leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers and their contest with the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. If his team wins, he will be the only codes Level I to Super Bowls prior to reaching the age of 40. There was the possib...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks . . . Safety Series

    Part Three of a Three Part Series My series of articles on Safety was interrupted when my husband Joe suggested I put my columns in book format. Thus, over the holidays, I became the author of Miss Ruthie Speaks. It's a small booklet in which you will...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    Some hospitals gift-wrapped all newborn babies one Christmas. After dressing them carefully, they slipped them into bright red stockings and sent them home as a gift from God. But the first Christmas baby, God's only begotten Son, was wrapped in swaddli...
  • Gasoline Prices - Here We Go Again

    Depending on where you live, if you drive something other than an electric automobile, you are feeling the results of rising oil prices, and subsequent gasoline prices. Haven't we been at this place before? Didn't we complain and moan about the high pri...
  • Getting Organized at Tax Time

    During the last month, you've probably received a flurry of important tax-related documents in the mail. They serve as a reminder that the deadline for submitting your tax return is looming ahead on April 15. Do you have everything you need? Getting your...

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