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  • Keeping your Eyes on the Prize

    I heard a blues song recently and the words asked, "Where did you learn to shake it like that? Your daddy was a preacher, so where did you learn to shake it like that?" She answers, "My daddy was a preacher, but my mama was an alley cat." The song goes on...
  • Pasadena Water & Power Recommends a Level 1 Water Shortage be Declared

    Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) officials are recommending that the Pasadena City Council determine a local water emergency exists and to implement the Level 1 Water Supply Shortage Plan at its July 28, 2014 meeting. The recommendation supports the July 15...
  • Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

    Charlotte, NC -- July 17, 2014 -- Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that ...
  • Pasadena Colorado Street Anniversary Celebration

    On Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Colorado Street Bridge's 36th anniversary was celebrated. The original landmark bridge was built in 1913. "After decades of advocacy, struggle, debate and negotiation, the seismic upgrade and restoration was completed in ...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Open Letter to Doc Rivers Good morning Doc: I have not had the pleasure of meeting you, but I am one of your biggest fans. I have long considered you to be one of the three top head coaches in the NBA. It is clear to anyone who is noticing that you are ...
  • A Mississippi Freedom Summer Pilgrimage

    By Marian Wright Edelman and Julia Cass There is a photograph of a back road near Philadelphia, Mississippi that was the final stop on our step-by-step journey through the final tragic day of Freedom Summer volunteers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mi...
  • Things I Have Learned in My Lifetime

    In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I w...
  • The Rich Fool!

    The Biblical parable found in Luke 12:16-21 tells the story of a rich man who was blessed with a great harvest. The man decided to keep all of his riches for himself, retire and "eat, drink and be merry" for the rest of his days. However, that very night ...
  • Five Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Happy

    The Perfect Wedding is the One Everyone Remembers for All the Right Reasons Brides-to-be have long checklists for planning their big day. Dress, flowers, venue, vows, will there be a sit-down dinner or hors d'oeuvres and crudités? Who will be in the wed...
  • How to Run Your Home More Like a CEO

    Four Tips for Time & Budget Management from a Business Development Strategist All successful CEOs have one thing in common: They're able to maintain a big-picture perspective. It's also something successful moms have in common, says Zenovia Andrews, ...
  • Reader Success!

    An Interview with Judy Davis – Part One We eat, drink and sleep fundraising. It's what we love. We truly enjoy and embrace the people and organizations we work with. We get excited when clients take the tools we develop for them and put them to work. W...
  • Crimes against Gaza

    So, let's be clear about what is transpiring before our eyes in Gaza. It most recently started when the Palestine Authority and Hamas declared that there would be a unity government. This was a significant breakthrough after years of hostility between the...
  • The High Cost of Injustice

    What if we didn't incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes? Or, if we sentenced them, what if their sentences were reasonable, instead of intolerable? What if a man who steals a $159 jacket while high gets drug treatment and a sentence of, say, tw...
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag

    The United States is delighted that Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag is now safe and free and will soon be traveling to the United States. For months, Americans of all faiths kept Ms. Ishag in their thoughts and prayers as Sudanese authorities sentenced her to ...
  • Dangers of Leaving Your Pet in a Hot, Parked Car

    With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it's height and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still ...
  • Rep. Chu Responds to House Republican Recommendations for Border Crisis

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Republican Working Group released policy recommendations on how to solve the flow of unaccompanied minors to the southwest border. Rep. Chu (D-CA) released the following statement: "Our policies should ensure that th...
  • Foothill Unity Center 2014 Back to School Distribution

    When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Welcoming Ceremony: 10 a.m. upstairs (Top of the Stretch) with dignitaries, sponsors and volunteer committee. Master of Ceremonies: Mary Ann Lutz, President, Foothill Unity Center Board of Directors a...
  • Pasadena Senior Center Free August Events

    There is something for everyone in August at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted. Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, August 1, 8, 15 and 29, at 1 p.m....
  • One DY Summer Music and Cultural Heritage Experience August 7

    . . . Presented in Collaboration with the Fred Jefferson Memorial Foster Family Agency and the Los Angeles County Urban Youth Enrichment Program Inglewood, CA – On Thursday, August 7, 2014, The Fred Jefferson Memorial Foster Family Agency and The Los A...
  • Seventh Annual Identity Festival

    The seventh annual Identity Festival organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena was a smashing success on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Victory Park that day was transformed into a bee hive with more than 4,000 people, Armenian...

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