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  • Freedom Sisters Exhibit to be Featured at Women of Achievement Breakfast

    A copy of portions of the FREEDOM SISTERS exhibit will be displayed at the Journal's Women of Achievement Breakfast on April 2, 2011 at Brookside Golf Club. The Freedom Sisters exhibit highlights the stories of 20 African American Women who have worked fo...
  • Miss Ruthie Speaks . . . Teamwork!

    Imagine, if you will, if Kobe would practice being more of a team player with the Lakers. They would likely win tournaments more easily and not keep their fans hanging on to the edge of their seats until the last second of the game. If Kobe was not so se...
  • Harambee Ministries Announces Annual Benefit and Dinner

    With Guest Speaker H. Spees Harambee Ministries will be hosting its annual benefit on the grounds of Leah and Kirk Dilbeck's home on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us for an evening of inspiration. H. Spees will be the evening's gues...
  • Seeds From The Sower

    The Africans tell of a man who rode a tiger to cross the jungle in a hurry. One day, when he was in a greater hurry, he stood astride two tigers. Before he had gone far, one tiger went right and the other left. He fell off, and the tigers enjoyed him for...
  • The Advance Health Care Directive - Part II

    In my last column, I focused on the first purpose of an Advance Health Care Directive, that of appointing an agent to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. In this column I will focus on the second purp...
  • Tax Filing Deadline Looms

    Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension. Ordinarily, the fed...
  • Skin Cancer Affects Everyone

    People of color may be less likely than Caucasians to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but those who develop melanoma are more likely than Caucasians to die from it. Studies have shown that the five-year survival rate for African Ameri...
  • You Get What You Pay For

    State employees in Wisconsin and Ohio have been heroic and inspiring with their courageous mass protests against anti-union state budget bills. But while I back the protests completely, and I think President Obama's anemic support is embarrassing and pol...
  • Seven Principles of Effective Goal Setting

    Many clients come to me saying, "Lee Ann, I want to get in shape and lose some weight!" But is that enough motivation to get you off the couch? According to the National Association for Sports Medicine (NASM), setting your goals effectively spells out t...
  • NAACP Passes Resolution Supporting Union Workers’ Right to Collective Bargaining

    Budgets Should Not Be Balanced on the Backs of America's Working Families On Saturday, February 19, the NAACP National Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution supporting the right of public sector employment unions to engage in collective bar...
  • White House Releases First Comprehensive Federal Report on the Status of American Women in Almost 50 Years

    Report Released on First Day of Women's History Month The White House released a new report entitled Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, a statistical portrait showing how women are faring in the United States today and how th...
  • Assemblymember Portantino Honored by Financial Aid Administrators

    The California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators (CCCSFAA) have named Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) as the recipient of their Leadership Award for his proposed legislation making it easier for students to...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    This article is been written by a very confused writer. On last Friday night, I watched in awe as the San Antonio Spurs demolished the Miami Heat. At that time, I felt sorry for the Lakers who were on their way to the Alamo City. If the Spurs could do wha...
  • Why Isn't Black America Taking Part in Today's World Revolution in Africa?

    When I was young someone said, "find a good fight and get in it." Today, there is a good fight going on in Africa. Yes, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Sudan, Palestine, Iraq, Baharain, Iran and Libya are all part of Africa. So where are the African Americans?...
  • Board of Equalization Specialists Verify Business Permits

    Businesses in Specific Zip Codes Notified of Upcoming Visits The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) sent letters to more than 9,400 retail businesses in nine different zip codes statewide notifying them of upcoming visits by BOE specialists. ...
  • Are You Eligible to Take Advantage of the Home Buyer Credit?

    While the real estate market was hard hit during the recent financial crisis, home ownership is still considered a good investment by many, as well as a key component of the American dream. As you file your 2010 tax return, the California Society of CPAs ...
  • Improve Your Job Searching Skills!

    Women At Work Presents the Workshop "Job Searching on the Internet" The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-requisite: Must know how to use the Internet. Registration is $20 when registered by March 14th and...
  • Pasadena City College to Host Faculty Job Fair April 2

    Pasadena City College will be hosting a Faculty Job Fair on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Piazza of the Campus Center Building. Faculty positions are currently available in a number of subjects including business, engineering and technology, engl...
  • Meeting National Standards, Cal State L.A.’s Criminalistics Graduate Program Receives Full Accreditation

    First Such Program in Southern California to Achieve FEPAC Professional Accreditation Los Angeles, CA – Joining a select group of forensic programs, the Master of Science in Criminalistics program at California State University, Los Angeles is the fir...
  • Hail the Mighty Plant

    Plants Naturally Purify Homes and Offices (ARA) - There should be a "take a plant to work" day. And while you're at it, you should keep one on your desk. Or, better yet, have two or more in your office and for every room in your home for cleaner, freshe...

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