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  • Challenges and Progress: Black History Month and Affordable Health Care

    By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Huffington Post (2/4/14) - We celebrate Black History Month against the backdrop of some tremendous progress, but also some very significant challenges. As we join with President Obama in maki...
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Giving Away Scholarships

    Deadline to Apply is February 15, 2014 Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) provides a multi–faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college, but also t...
  • Seniors Invited to Tour Rose Bowl Stadium

    Members of the Pasadena Senior Center will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the renovated Rose Bowl Stadium on Friday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. From the 1925 Four Horsemen of Notre Dame to Brandi Chastain's winning kick in the 1999 FIFA Wom...
  • Calling All Authors . . . Register Early and Save $$$$$

    All Writers' Seminars Are Free For Exhibitors -- A $100 ValueGet Ready For Black Writers On Tour 2014! Mark the date, Saturday April 19, 2014. Do not let the talk about the down economy discourage you from making your book business a success—people are...
  • Valentine's Day Love Potions From The Garden

    Learn about the science and folklore of natural elixirs of love during special tram tours. Known for its usefulness in flavoring Italian cookies and sausage, anise seed was also used by the ancient Greeks and Romans who believed the seeds could increase ...
  • President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Bob Work – Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense Cassandra Q. Butts – Ambassador to the Commonw...
  • Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council Presents "The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire"

    A Black History Month Celebration Highlighting African American's Influence in Art Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2014) — The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host The Colors of Our History: How Art and Words Inspire on Thursday, Feb...
  • President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Four to Serve on the United States District Courts

    Washington, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge Beth Bloom, Paul G. Byron, Judge Darrin P. Gayles, and Judge Carlos Eduardo Mendoza to serve on the United States District Courts. "Throughout their careers, these ...
  • Caltech-Occidental Symphony Presents its Spring Concert March 1st and 2nd

    Pasadena, CA - February 4th, 2014 - The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, conducted by Allen Robert Gross, presents its Spring Concert featuring two Student Concerto Competition winners, cellist Justin Choi and pianist Jonathan Joo. This event will take place ...
  • Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish About Estate Planning

    Most of us have heard the term "penny-wise and pound-foolish," an idiom with British roots. A penny is a small amount of money and a (British) pound is a much larger amount of money. "Penny-wise, pound-foolish" is to be cautious (wise) with small amounts ...
  • Mutuality – A Must in Fundraising

    It's Not All About You As you prepare for your next meeting with a current or potential donor, funder or sponsor we suggest focusing on what you want to learn from the meeting. This is distinctly different from a focus on what you want to share. Of cours...
  • LAAAWPPI Introduces Class of 2014 . . .

    . . . Kicking Off Its Annual Public Policy Institute at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2014) -- The Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) kicked-off its opening session for the class o...
  • The Monrovia Connection . . .

    Many of the city's residents might not know that Monrovia, California has a link of sorts to President Nelson Mandela and his fight against apartheid in South Africa, but television show producer and host Ralph Walker hopes to share that piece of history....
  • Pasadena Mourning Tremendous Loss of Jacqueline Howard

    Jacqueline "Jackie" Howard, an educational advocate, retired in 2003 from the LAUSD after serving 35 years. As an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge she continued to mentor aspiring students who would become teachers. She created...
  • Altadena Unique Red Hatters Contribute to Eliot’s School Uniform Fund

    The Altadena Unique Red Hatters recently made a contribution to support the Eliot Middle School?s Betty J. Ford Uniform Fund (named in Betty J. Ford?s honor). The Altadena group got its start when a small group of hat decorators came together, organized ...
  • 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards Gives Tributes to Extraordinary Honorees for African American Achievement

    Honorees Agree They Owe Success to Those Who Paved Way Before Them The Trumpet Awards Foundation recently wrapped up the 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards where an international cast of who's who in the areas of religion, politics, public service, law, entrepre...
  • At Least It’s Not Snowing!

    If somebody gave out an award for grouchiness and downright cantankerousness, I am sure I would take top honors. Of course, according to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, there is no honor in being grouchy or cantankerous nor is there room for it in...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    SUPER BOWL OR SUPER BUST? The NFL is one of the most successful and powerful organizations in the entire world. They are almost embarrassed by their enormous profits, but they feel they have to do what they have to do. They had a concern about the weath...
  • How to Engineer Your Financial Future in 2014

    Veteran Investment Advisor Shares Four Tips for All Wealth Stages Financial resolutions can be the most difficult to keep. They can include minute detail, number crunching, plenty of files and discipline that can affect a person's entire lifestyle, says ...
  • Carter G. Woodson “The Father of Black History”

    Dr. Woodson And African Centered Education 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 A...

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