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  • “Thank You”

    The Pasadena Journal has been a very good friend to me. It has published my many letters and announcements of shows for years and has now published a very fine article by Cameron Turner. Many thanks to Cameron and the Journal for this article. I would a...
  • Redistricting: The Next Chapter in the Voting Rights Struggle

    Since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and penned the United States Constitution, the issue of voting rights has been very contentious. While the right to vote is the very cornerstone of democracy, poor white men, blacks, women...
  • Blacks Hanging On Life Support

    Blacks must fund their own economic liberation. How long will Blacks depend on others for economic oxygen? We must learn economic CPR and resuscitate ourselves. Almost every major event held by Blacks in Los Angeles, California, was cancelled last year du...
  • The "Ghetto Rich" Trap

    An L.A. judge has ordered rap star, Game, to pay a jeweler $91,000 in back payments, fees and interest on some high-priced bling. Game got sued by Lemmerman's, Inc. because he couldn't keep up the payments on several chains and bracelets: a $15,000 whit...
  • Business Groups Back Asmb. Portantino’s Tax Relief for Small Employers

    Bill Offers Tax Credit for Workers Compensation Premiums Two prominent valley business groups have announced their support for Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) workers' compensation tax credit proposal (AB11) for small employ...
  • Run the Light and Get a Citation

    The Pasadena Police Department is conducting a Red Light Enforcement Program periodically. This enforcement detail will be deployed throughout the City of Pasadena. The hours of operation are usually from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Pasadena Police Depa...
  • Boxer Statement on Republication Efforts to Repeal Health Care Reform

    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) released the following statement today after Senate Democrats defeated the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "If Republicans had succeeded in repealing health care reform, nearly 450,000 Cal...
  • The Last Chapter of Black History Hasn’t Been Written

    Black History Month is a month of for learning about our past and the contributions of Black people to the land where they were forced to migrate in chains. Being dragged in chains and given degrading names like the N word, we escaped because we were warr...
  • One of the Most Important Medical Professionals You Will Likely Never See

    (ARA) - Start naming all the medical professionals you may run into at a hospital cafeteria: physicians, nurses, pharmacists and maybe a respiratory therapist or a laboratory technician. How about a radiation technician or a surgical technician? Continuin...
  • Quick And Easy Ways To Modernize Your Kitchen

    (StatePoint) The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's where meals are prepared, memories made, and future plans decided. You want a kitchen that retains memories of your past while creating a modern space for your family to grow. "Annual spending on ...
  • Unemployed Last Year? How to Get the Tax Breaks You Deserve

    (ARA) - At the end of 2010, 14.5 million people were unemployed and many more were out of work at one time or another throughout the year. In preparing 2010 tax returns, people who've been unemployed should make sure they are getting every available tax b...
  • How to Ensure a Long Life for Your Small Business

    (ARA) - At age 68, Rodney L. Walker advises young businesses to do what he is doing: change with the times. Before he served 21 years as a judge, Rodney L. Walker set up his first business - a law office - with two electric typewriters. His son Barry was...
  • Employer Advice: How to Work with Colleges to Find Dream Employees

    (ARA) - Class is always in session if you're a company looking to gain a strategic edge in hiring entry-level college graduates. The pool of work-ready college graduates is as high as ever, but current financial conditions have forced the bar even higher ...
  • Tax Tip: Your Health Plan May Qualify You For a Deduction

    (ARA) - If you are doing last-minute tax planning, check to see if you are eligible for an attractive but sometimes overlooked deduction that can help you save money. Taxpayers who are covered by high-deductible health insurance plans, either individually...
  • Considering College? Overcome Common Challenges on Your Way to Something Great

    (ARA) - Whether you are fresh out of high school, hoping to start college for the first time or thinking about returning to college, it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. The time and money that goes into furthering your education can be dauntin...
  • Protect Yourself in the Online, Social Network Community

    (ARA) - More people than ever are taking part in social networking sites. Facebook alone has more than 500 million users, according to Facebook statistics. People have a lot to lose if the security of their social networking site is compromised. Their own...
  • Sports Watching & Wondering

    WOW!!!!! It did not seem possible, but last week's Super Bowl game managed to exceed the hype that had preceded it. I think that most longtime football fans were amazed by the skill and tenacity of both teams. Each player on each team gave everything tha...
  • Southern California Edison Celebrate Black History Month

    Given that history is composed of many interwoven stories, not many can be as compelling as a descendant of two eminent human-rights leaders of the 19th century. Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.,48, is the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Fredrick Dougla...
  • Will the Region's Prosperity Pass the Black Community?

    There is a gold rush in Pasadena and surrounding areas. The question being raised by local residents is will African Americans be included in or excluded out of the new prosperity? The new promise of wealth is fueled by proposed construction projects: (1)...
  • The Story Man’s Challenging New Chapter

    Leslie Perry remembers well the day he got his marching orders. It was 1970 and Perry, then a drama student and Black Studies teacher at UC Berkeley, was in a place called Cody's Bookstore where he came across – or, better yet, where he was led to -- a...

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