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  • Is Right Wrong or Wrong Right?

    There is a way which (that) seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (KJV, Proverbs 14:12 and 16:24) Ours is a society who's thoughts, beliefs and practices trend toward a kind of human emancipation, a kind of liberation which...
  • My Mother’s Day Card Quandary

    Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do ...
  • African American Men Find New Way to Give Back

    Part One of a Two-Part Series Readers of our column know we are supporters and promoters of women's philanthropy including women's foundations and giving circles. Mel likes to joke, "what about men's philanthropy?" Now we have an answer: the Ujima Legacy...
  • How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Profit with a Hands-Off Approach

    'Mechanical Rule of Distance' Lets You See Big Picture & Test Ideas, Says Business Development Strategist It's a common occurrence among the most talented people in the corporate world – highly skilled and qualified workers make the leap from value...
  • A Windfall for the “Deadbeat Dad”

    I have previously written articles concerning the laws of intestate succession – California's default plan for inheritance where one passes away without having made plans for distribution of real or personal property. An important factor which goes into...
  • Entrepreneurial Remedy for Continuing Foreclosure Crisis

    Experts Say Simple Strategy Can Help Families Keep Their Homes, Avert Proliferation of 'Zombie' Properties' Despite the recovering economy, home foreclosures have not abated – in fact, they surged in January. "There's a lot of distressed debt still be...
  • America Cannot Win With Racist Attitudes

    For the rest of his life Donald Sterling will be remembered for racist remarks even though they were made in private. Paula Deen and Cliven Bundy will also be remembered for their racist remarks, as will Don Imus. Imus made on air comments in 2007 about t...
  • Update on Mail Ballots for June Statewide Direct Primary

    The Last Day to Request a Vote by Mail Ballot is May 27 The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds L.A. County voters to request a Vote by Mail ballot by Tuesday, May 27 for the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Prim...
  • Pasadena Unified Graduation Rates Top State Average

    District Also Sees Fewer Dropouts than the Statewide Average with No Achievement Gap Among Major Subgroups Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students graduated at a higher rate than ever before according to graduation and dropout data released by t...
  • Assembly Education Committee Approves Holden’s Bill

    Assemblymember Chris Holden's (D-Pasadena) bill to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes was approved today in Assembly Education Committee on a vote of 4 to 0. AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment wo...
  • NAACP Statement – Resignation of Los Angeles President Jenkins

    NAACP Interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins. In his letter of resignation, Mr Jenkins stated, "Please be advised that the legacy, history and reputation of the NAACP is more ...
  • Experience a Car-Free Colorado Boulevard at Ride, Roll and Stroll 2014

    Pasadena, CA — Join us to experience a unique, car-free Colorado Boulevard like never before on May 17 during the Mayor's Ride, Roll and Stroll sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. The Ride, Roll and Stroll caps a series of family fun events during Pasadena'...
  • Scott Phelps Elected Pasadena Unified Board of Education President

    Kim Kenne Elected Vice PresidentTyron Hampton Elected Clerk Pasadena, CA – The Board of Education of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) at its annual organizational meeting held Monday, May 5 voted to elect Scott Phelps as board president for ...
  • Update: Pasadena Lawn Mower Exchange Registration Still Open

    Southland Residents Can Save Some Cash With Annual Lawn Mower Exchange ProgramSCAQMD Expects to Exchange 4,000 Lawn Mowers This Spring Registration began April 16, but there is still time for Southland residents — including Pasadena residents — to re...
  • Hillsides Launches Facebook Sweepstakes

    Pasadena, CA - Hillsides, a Pasadena-headquartered charity that serves children and families throughout Los Angeles County, has launched a Facebook sweepstakes contest, "A New Day." The agency is asking people to submit a caption and/or photo illustrating...
  • Assembly Passes Holden's Bill to Protect and Preserve Southern California's Open Spaces

    Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden's bill (AB 1767) to ensure Southern California's natural spaces and outdoor recreation areas will be enjoyed by Californians for generations to come, has been approved in the Assembly. AB 1767 would increase t...
  • Anti-Bullying Ordinance Introduced Urging Criminal Penalties for Bullying School-Age Children

    Carson, CA – Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson joined the South Bay-based suicide prevention organization, Kevin's Cause, and a host of community supporters on Saturday to announce an anti-bullying ordinance seeking criminal prosecution for those who b...
  • Biking with Your Dog

    When you think about the activities that you can do with your dog, your list might look like this: walk, run, play fetch. With such a short list, you probably cycle through these pretty quickly. Why not shake things up a bit and introduce your dog to some...
  • Three Pasadena Unified Schools Named 2014 California Distinguished Schools

    Pasadena, CA – Three Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools have been named 2014 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Roosevelt Elementary, San Rafael Elementary and Webster Elementary were selected to rec...
  • Not Fine With Them

    As Tens of Thousands of Black Californians Face IRS Penalties for Failing to Secure Health Insurance, a New Spotlight is Turned on Shortcomings in African-American Outreach. Ronail "Stretch" Shelton is about to be a little lighter in the pockets. A resi...

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