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  • Mayor to Unveil First Meter of Real Change Movement’s Donation Meter Program

    The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Flintridge Center officials and community leaders for the unveiling of a new "donation meter" program, the Real Change Movement, at Fuller Theological Seminary, 180 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, beginnin...
  • NAACP Recognizes 49th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The NAACP has released the following statement on the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From Cornell William Brooks, President & CEO, NAACP: "Today, we recognize the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and salute the b...
  • AKA Supports Assemblymember Chris Holden Block Party

    Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha members support Assemblymember Chris Holden's Block Party.     On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the women of the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) support...
  • Stress Management for MIT Students

    MIT: Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation What Are The Short-Term Effects Of Stress On My Body? When you are feeling stressed, whether the stress is caused by a p-set, a fight with a friend, or a lion chasing you across the plai...
  • Mosquito Control Update for Pasadena August 2014

    Pasadena, CA — Currently, there are no locally acquired cases of viruses, including West Nile, Chikungunya and Dengue fever, transmitted from mosquitoes to humans in Pasadena. To protect against these diseases, it is important that Pasadena residents he...
  • Public Meeting on Future of Bicycling in Pasadena

    Pasadena, CA — Do you enjoy riding your bike in Pasadena? What improvements would you like to see to the City's bikeways? The public is invited to participate in an Open House community meeting August 18, 2014 sponsored by the Pasadena Department of Tr...
  • Calling All Pasadena-Area Teen Musicians!

    Pasadena Educational Foundation Now Accepting Song Submissions for ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands Pasadena, CA - The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is now accepting submissions from Pasadena-area teen bands for the ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands. ...
  • Employer Forum - Save the Date!

    Join Women At Work and meet potential employers: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena CA 91103 Meet representatives from these local businesses and more: Elec...
  • Local Docs Recommend ABCs of Back-To-School Health

    Avoid Potential Health Hazards Before Hitting the Books (August 12, 2014) -- Local families are scrambling to check off their back-to-school lists, buying supplies, clothes and more. But doctors say it's important to add one more item to that list -- a c...
  • Pasadena Unified Teachers and Staff Prepare for Start of School

    All-Staff Welcome Back to School Event is Thursday, August 14 Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Interim Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald will deliver his first address to teachers, principals and staff at the annual All-Staff Back...
  • International Black Women's Congress Holds 30th Annual Economic Empowerment Conference

    Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose, International Black Women'sCongress Founder and CEO. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The International Black Women's Congress (IBWC) a non-profit, community based organization, headquartered in Norfolk...
  • Making History is Not Enough

    In many ways Obama's presidency has been historic. On June 19, 2008, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976. On Thursday, August 28, 2008, Obam...
  • Kiwis in the ‘Hood’

    For years, the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx in New York, home to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, was the poorest section of the poorest Congressional district in the United States. I recently had another wonderful visit at the Children's Defense Fund ...
  • African Leaders Summit in America

    The importance of President Barack Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. should not be underestimated. This is historic event for all Americans, but especially for 45 million Black Americans who all are direct or indirect d...
  • State AGs and Feds Crackdown on Mortgage Fraud

    Although the rate of foreclosures nationwide has declined by April, 694,000 homeowners were still in some form of foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a leading market analyst. Unfortunately, these consumers are also the targets of businesses charging cos...
  • All ‘Quid’ and No ‘Quo’

    The term "Maát" is familiar to many of us. I give credit to the youth at the SBA ("Saba") Academy in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, under the superb leadership of Brother Kweku Akan and his staff, for enlightening me on the exact meaning of the term and the princip...
  • Could We Become an Un-United States in Our Lifetime?

    Ignorance of Our History Threatens Our Democracy, Says Historian Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of his leadership in defeating the British; the gravitas he provided during the drafting of the U.S. Constitution,...
  • Palestinians and the Black American Freedom Struggles

    Knowing of my concern about justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. [http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/180382/students-justice-palestine#undefined.] The essence of this pi...
  • Forty-Eighth Annual Watts Summer Festival

    Two Exciting Free Pre-Events Announced The historical Watts Summer Festival (WSF) will celebrate its 48th year on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Ted Watkins Park from noon until 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to come out and enjoy culture, continuous mu...
  • Five Emotions to Watch Out for in Your Relationship with Money

    Understanding Underlying Feelings Can Free Women for Financial & Personal Success, Says Business Coach Everyone has a relationship with money, but for women, it's much more fraught with emotion, says Meriflor Toneatto. When we avoid and ignore those...

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