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  • Three Proven Management Techniques That Work in Any Business

    Identify the 'Influencers' on Your Front Lines, CEO Advises In business, the only thing that matters is what works, says Peder Johnsen, a third-generation specialist in senior living communities. "The people in your company who are dealing with your cus...
  • ACT-SO Competition to Kick Off 2014 NAACP National Convention

    The 36th annual Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition will kick off in Las Vegas on July 18th to July 20th during the 105th NAACP Annual Convention. Participants from around the country will gather at the Mandalay ...
  • Why Our Industrial Age Schools are Failing Our Information Age Kids

    Educator, Researcher Describes Four Ways to Reboot In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since "A Nation at Risk" was published in 1987, more than half of America's high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75 perce...
  • From Zoe Land

    By Zoe LopezAge: 4Palmdale, CA Happyland and Nicetown Once upon a time there was a beautiful town called Happyland. In Happyland there were only smiley faces and no ugly faces because everybody was happy. In Happyland there was a handsome prince named ...
  • P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - July

    Salutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the July Issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter! July Topic: YOU (Web) What is the one place where people gather around to see industries showcase their product hoping for buyers to invest and pou...
  • David's Music Box

    By David LopezAge: 11Palmdale, CA Review of Michael Jackson's "Xscape." This CD is a collection of earlier recordings of unreleased music created by Michael Jackson. These recordings have been remixed and reproduced by musical giants such as Rodney Jer...
  • Hey, Auri!

    The Hey Auri! column is dedicated to answering your questions and providing helpful advice. Hey Auri! I love your column by the way. You seem to know a lot about college and the transition, how old are you if you don't mind me asking (that's not my "H...
  • A Promising Glimpse at Washington’s Next Generation

    July 11, 2014 I had the pleasure this week to meet with a small group of amazing young people at the Urban Alliance Foundation's Washington branch. Urban Alliance is a program that provides high school seniors with a part-time job during the school year, ...
  • PCC to Honor Mack Robinson Centennial

    Eleven years before his younger brother, Jackie, broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, Matthew "Mack" Robinson secured his place in history by winning the silver medal in the 200 meter sprint at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He was part of ...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    The Longest 19 Days in the History of Sports! On, or about, June 24, 2014, the world of sports as we know it was forever changed. LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat. This was a mega shock that was created by a mega star. Nothing l...
  • “Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go”

    This year I celebrate my 20th year as a practicing grandfather. I am not sure that after 20 years I know anything more about being a grandfather than I did before. I have not found any books written on how to be a grandfather, maybe I should write one. I ...
  • A Second Chance

    Here's the scenario: Homeowner reads an article in the newspaper and decides to create a revocable living trust ("trust"). In the article he learned that a trust can transfer all of his assets to his heirs upon his death without requiring his heirs to pay...
  • Three Tips to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Fund

    Financial Experts Explain When It's OK to Play It Safe –and When It's Not As people get closer to the age when they hope to retire, traditional wisdom calls for moving into more conservative – safer – investments, such as Treasury bonds and many fi...
  • NOIR California – The Masters of the 30th Century Crime Fiction

    A panel of local crime novelists will discuss 20th Century Crime Fiction in California on Thursday, July 31 with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library's Donald ...
  • Medicaid Enrollment Shows Continued Growth in May

    By Cindy MannCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services Deputy AdministratorCenters for Medicaid and CHIP Services Director Medicaid enrollment continues to increase all across the country, especially in those states that have expanded their Medicaid p...
  • Welcome Home Baby Boomers!

    Part Two of a Two-Part Series Talented leadership is always in high demand. The question is: where do you look for leaders, who are you overlooking, and how do you effectively sustain their involvement? When recruiting talent for your organization, busin...
  • Republicans’ Selective Memory on Executive Orders

    To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of execut...
  • On Steven S. Lamb's Letter to the Editor

    Kudos to Steven Lamb for his right-on letter. So many other issues get tacked on to Black Rights, diluting the urgency of unjust conditions. Racism is the most vital and challenging issue in our nation, and indeed, skin color privilege awareness is a gl...
  • Rep. Chu Expresses Support for CPC’s Recommendations on Border Crisis

    Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) expressed support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) adoption of "Kids First: A Response to the Southern Border Humanitarian Crisis." The purpose of this comprehensive set of policy recommendations is to he...
  • ACLU Statement on Recent Public Reaction to Plight of Immigrant Children

    This country was founded as a beacon of hope for people seeking freedom. Our nation's core values center on fairness, equal opportunity, and the defense of human and civil rights for all. Our immigration system is broken. The ACLU joins millions of Ameri...

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