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  • Three Books to Read After You Graduate

    1. A Field Guide To Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit Why: The collection of essays is centered around self-discovery and explores the idea of enjoying being lost. Because, yes, life outside high school is no doubt confusing, but there's also a lot of beaut...
  • P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - June

    Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the June Issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter! June Topic: Girl Talk 2.0: How to have Self-Control Ice cream, pizza, and popsicles, crop tops, shorts, and flip flops. It looks like summer to me! ...
  • From Zoe Land

    By Zoe LopezAge: 4Palmdale, CA The Village of Magic Sticks There once was a handsome boy named Chase and his pretty little cousin, Zoe. One day while on a nature walk, they came to a village where they found magic sticks. They knew they were magic stic...
  • My Pink Ponies

    By Reid Rani BurnettAge 7 - Grade 2Harlem, New York Have you ever seen a pink pony? I have, in fact I see several of them every night when I?m in bed falling asleep. They are various shades of pink with some polka dots and others having purple tails. All...
  • Hey, Auri!

    The Hey Auri! column  is dedicated to answering your questions and providing helpful advice. Hey Auri! I have a question. I am a recent high school graduate new to the Pasadena Area. I was told that PCC is a good college. Do you know of any progr...
  • Back In The Day - Your History

    (NNPA) — We have all heard the expression, “If you don’t know your history, you will repeat it.” And, there is good reason for us to remember one particular period of our history - Juneteenth. Itmarks the anniversary of the date the slaves in Texa...
  • Fourth of July Roundup at Pasadena Senior Center

    Don your cowboy hat and bring your friends and family for a fun, festive afternoon Friday, July 4, at noon at the Pasadena Senior Center. The Scott Pavilion will be adorned with patriotic red, white and blue décor as everyone celebrates America's indepe...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    Donald T. Sterling - The Gift That Keeps On Giving! I have read reports that Donald T. Sterling has hired a large number of private investigators to look into the backgrounds of the owners of the other NBA teams. He reportedly wants to use this informati...
  • Swallowing Pride or Eating Crow are Both Bitter Pills to Swallow

    I have noticed lately that I have been getting in trouble with the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, at least more than normal. I am at the stage of life where this kind of thing needs to be brought to a bare minimum. At the end of each month my wife w...
  • Creating a Nonprofit/Private/Public Partnership

    Part One of a Three-Part Series Private/public partnerships are promoted as a collaborative way to bring people and resources together across sectors. A recent example is the development of senior housing in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point communit...
  • Has Donald Sterling Lost It?

    The saga involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been interesting to watch. It has now taken a turn that puts it directly in the fields of law in which I practice, estate planning and probate. The question of his capacity to continuing to manage his ...
  • Helping People Get Healthy

    If everyone were normal weight for their size and age, half of the illnesses doctors treat would be gone. That's according to Dr. Mark Kawachi, from the City of Hope. He joined dieticians, psychologists and other professionals who recently spoke at a Get ...
  • Did the UNCF Make a Deal with the Devil?

    When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time. How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked. They ought to send it back, said others. One woman to...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) Released Statement On Death of Actress and Civil Rights Activist, Ruby Dee

    Ruby Dee was 91 years old. "Today, we mourn the passing of my dear friend of many years, Ruby Dee, whom I truly admired. She was a gifted and talented woman who joined with her late husband, Ossie Davis, to produce and present some of the most enjoyable ...
  • Reparations Yes! No!

    I try not to spend a lot of time on things that I don't believe will happen. I don't write a lot about religion because that is not going to change, much. I have been known to write about the so-called leaders of religious organizations because I believe ...
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  • NAACP Statements on the Passing of Actress and Activist Ruby Dee

    In tribute to an extraordinary, multifaceted career spanning more than seven decades as an actor, author, director, producer and civil rights activist, the NAACP released the following statements in response to the death of Ruby Dee. From Roslyn M. Brock...
  • McDonald’s Men Award Scholarships to Six Muir Graduates

    Student honorees Johnas Pulley, Patrick Holland, Kelvin Turrentine, Richard Johnson, Chris Ballew and Michael Perkins accept congratulations from McDonald's store manager, Jorge Cobos (left), and the McDonald's Men's Group (l to r): Bill...
  • How Men Can Help Guard Against Poverty in Their Golden Years

    Insurance Industry Expert Shares Three Tips During Men's Health Month June is Men's Health Month, a reminder for men to do the things that they generally don't do as well as women: getting screened for conditions that, detected early, are easily treated;...
  • Aspires West Program Honors Role Models & Graduating Seniors

    Pictured from l-r: Role models, Dr. Audra Grubbs, honoree Robert A. Villarreal, Brenda Wright, Charles Winston, honorees Ah'Shirae, Lydia Jimenez and Darron McWhorter, and tole model Lesley Thompson. [Photo credit:  Starr Photoz.] ...

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