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  • Dr. King’s Call for Economic Justice

    "As long as there is extreme poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars . . . Because we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny." With statements like these, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. artic...
  • Three Signs It's Time to Call 9-1-1

    Software Developer & Paramedic Reviews Biological Warnings Many Sadly Ignore Each year, about 600,000 Americans – one in four deaths -- in the United States are from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. "Of the 715,000 Amer...
  • P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - January

    Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J, and welcome to the January Issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter! January Topic: 2014:Year of YOU(nique) Happy 2014! Winter break is winding down, holiday shindigs are now frozen memories on your smart phone; ...
  • A New Year, A New You?

    Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays. Now that it is a new year and you have, presumably, set your resolution, now what? Resolutions are great for getting back on track after feeling not so motivated to get things done towards the end of...
  • It's Scholarship Season . . .

    With the new year in full swing, it is time, once again, to start applying for scholarships. If you are in high school than you know how costly college can be. For seniors preparing for their first year of college, it can be confusing trying to figure ou...
  • Joy to the Hats

    By Devon S. FordAge 14 - Grade 9Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (sung to the tune: Joy To The World)   Joy to the hats The hats of the world In Morocco they wear a Fez In England they wear Bowler hats In France they wear a French Beret ...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Man Who Had A Dream

    By Nailah ShorterAge 11 - Grade 6 Pasadena, CA • Dr. King was a famous leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He was born in the segregated South. • He completed his education earning a Ph.D. • He married and became father of two boys and twp girl...
  • My Trips to London

    By Leonard E. Burnett, IIIAge 9 - Grade 4 Harlem, New York I have visited London on three trips. My mom was born and raised in London. The flight from New York to London takes about five hours. London is the capitol of England. I find it interesting tha...
  • Hey, Auri!

    The Hey Auri! Column is dedicated to answering your questions and providing helpful advice. Hey Auri! I just graduated from school with an AA degree, but now I want to go into another field, so I am enrolled in a community college right now. I was o...
  • Student Ambassadors Assist BCS Championship Weekend Visitors

    Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation LAMP Mentor Student Ambassadors with adult mentors. They include (from left) First Row:  Carlo Taglioretti, Emmanuel Akosah, Evan Monroe, and Coleman Bryant. Second Row: Cole Clark, Payton Faulkner, Mich...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    THE ROCKY ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL . . . Let's face it, almost everyone is obsessed with the upcoming Super Bowl. There are still four teams trying to win it. Only two can play for it, and only one can win it. So, let's get to work. AFC: New England at De...
  • Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Martin Luther King Celebration in Pasadena

    Dr. Martin Luther King's enduring influence on the continuing struggle to ensure equality and justice for every American will be celebrated at a community service to be held at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, on Sunday, Ja...
  • Leave Your Hypocritical Side Back in 2013

    There are many temporal New Year Resolutions that are nonessential to a good relationship. Among them are resolutions like: changing your hairstyle; volunteering more often; paying tithes more faithfully at church, etc. Such unilateral vows doesn't or sho...
  • Okay, Now I Remember

    Memory is a beautiful thing, that is, when it is working. I must confess there are many times in which my memory is on some kind of a vacation. What I want to know is simply this, how do you know you have forgotten something if you have forgotten it? I ...
  • Balancing Life and Death

    Every few years national headlines are captured by news of a family caught in the throes of making difficult medical decisions. In the past we heard about Karen Quinlan and Terry Schaivo. In both cases the young women were kept alive for years by artifici...
  • Making Preparation

    It is advantageous to look ahead in life and plan for those events that we know are upcoming. Planning ahead is especially important for major life events: college, marriage, retirement, and other milestones. Wisdom dictates that we purchase life insuranc...
  • How to Recruit Fundraising Volunteers

    Successful fundraising requires qualified volunteer leadership. Whether you are launching an annual campaign or a capital campaign you need a campaign chair who is committed to your cause and willing to put in the time required to achieve your fundraising...
  • The War on Poverty – and MLK

    We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty at roughly the same time we're observing the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That's fitting because despite the concentrated effort to neuter King by overemphasizing his 1964 "I Ha...
  • King’s True Legacy

    This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and most effective leaders. The le...

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