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  • Pasadena's Home Grown Talent: Councilmember Jacque Robinson

    Councilmember Jacque Robinson decided to run for a second four-year term representing and serving the residents of District 1. When first elected in 2007, she issued a "call to action" to address increasing gang violence. As a result, the coalition of st...
  • “The Unloved”

    Has there been a time in your life where you felt unloved? Or perhaps you've been in a situation where you've felt unloved. Maybe you feel that way now. A lot of men and women have. I recall when I was uprooted and taken to live with my father and his...
  • A Tribute To A Life Of Service

    "A Tribute to a Life of Service" honoring the life of Anthony "Tony" Stewart will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church, the Reverend Tyrone Skinner Pastor, and the Altadena Branch NAACP on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. We can never say too...
  • “What’s Love Got to do With It?”

    This is the time of year when plans are put in place for spring and summer weddings. In times past, premarital agreements (also called prenuptial agreements) were associated with only the rich and famous. Because people are becoming more informed and soph...
  • CRL: Wall Street Created Toxic Mortgage Market

    As the 112th Congress begins and new committees are formed, our nation's marathon housing crisis seems far from over and no sure cures to its billion-dollar economic effects have been identified. In the meantime, agencies and laws intended to expand affo...
  • Seeds from the Sower

    When the West was wild, a rancher went to town for supplies. He hitched his team, and went into the general store to shop. Suddenly a gunslinger engaged a stranger in a gun fight, and the shots caused the horses to bolt in terror. Instantly the farmer r...
  • The Compassionate Diet

    What is the most compassionate way to eat? Some may say it is the vegan diet, a vegetarian diet which excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy products. Typically, vegans refrain from wearing leather and fur and are engaged in the animal r...
  • Recession Has Expanded Racial Economic Gap

    The notion that when Whites catch a cold, Blacks get pneumonia has been validated in two recent studies that show the economic gap between Whites and people of color has grown during the economic downturn. That's the conclusion reached by a Center for Am...
  • Do We Still Need Black History Month?

    Before the end of February, if it hasn't happened already, a white friend, colleague or acquaintance may come to you and ask, "Why do we have to have black history month?" Such persons may inquire in hushed tones, in an effort to show that they are genui...
  • Grass Roots Proposal Inspires University of California to Promote Academic Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) today announced his support for the University of California's proposal to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in offering undergraduate and graduate research program...
  • Black History and Education

    After all is said and done Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of education for, by and of Black people across the world. It is not just about African Americans it is about Black folks across the world, the Diaspora, if you p...
  • U.S. Treasury Extends Direct Deposit to Millions of Americans, Phasing Out Paper Checks for Federal Benefit Payments

    (ARA) - The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a rule to extend the safety and convenience of electronic payments to all Americans receiving federal benefit and non-tax payments. Anyone applying for benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive thei...
  • What You Should Know About Your Business Credit Report

    (ARA) - While you're running through all the financial tasks small businesses do to close out one fiscal year and start the next, don't forget to examine an often-overlooked key financial factor - your business credit. Between closing your books on 2010 ...
  • Beyond the Home Office: Raising the Level of Professionalism for Small Businesses

    (ARA) - Millions of Americans are pursuing the dream of owning their own business. For those developing and growing their concept among an increasingly large field of independent business owners, the need to stand out in the crowd can't be overstated. Som...
  • Cold Weather Offers Perfect Opportunity to Work On These Projects

    (ARA) - Although spring and summer are typically the seasons we focus on home improvement projects, there's no reason to put off projects or planning throughout colder months. If anything, it's the perfect way to spend time while hibernating indoors. From...
  • Remodel Your Credit Before You Begin Home Renovations

    (ARA) - Improved resale value, more space or better use of the space you have, and a brand-new room to enjoy - it may be hard to imagine a downside to renovating a kitchen or bathroom. But you could discover a dark side to remodeling - if you decide to fi...
  • A Career Change Rewards, But Demands Consideration

    (ARA) - People change jobs every five years and can have up to 14 jobs in their lifetime, according to The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs changes are in completely different fields driven for varying reasons. Some are due to market rea...
  • Picking the Right Interactive Game Can Help Your Child Learn

    (ARA) - Games come in all shapes and sizes, from basic toys to complex video games. While games serve the purpose of entertaining your children, there's more going on than kids just having fun. Children explore and learn through playing as they practice ...
  • In the Age of Texting, Old Fashioned Romance Still Alive and Well

    (ARA) - Today we have more ways to communicate than ever before. From texting, e-mail, instant messaging and video calling to Facebook, Twitter and the constantly accessible smart phone; there are a million ways to communicate with loved ones. While "sex...
  • Harlem Globetrotters Bring Basketball's First-Ever 4-Point Shot to Los Angeles Southland

    Game-Changing 4-Pointer to Make Its Mark at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Honda Center and Staples Center from February 24-27 The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations to the game of basketball since their beginnings in Chicago, ...

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