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  • “The Law of Relatives”

    The State of California has laws that determine what happens to your worldly goods if you pass away without having made plans for their distribution. The important factor in determining who inherits the property is the legal relationship between the decea...
  • Trading With Africa Can Help Small U.S. Businesses

    For decades Africa has been viewed as a continent embroiled in conflict, hunger, and staggering healthcare problems . But a look behind this problematic veil will also reveal a continent filled with economic opportunities for small businesses in the U.S. ...
  • Money for College

    On Saturday, October 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring its Annual Scholarship Workshop in the Cafeteria at Pasadena High School located at 2925 Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA. This wo...
  • Budget Stalemate Brings Community Colleges Payment Delays to $840 Million

    Officials Worry Some Cal Grant Recipients Won't Be Able to Continue Their Education The continuing state budget impasse will, on Sept. 28, force the third straight monthly deferral of payments to the California Community Colleges for the 2010-11 academi...
  • Young Blacks Unlikely to Rally Behind Democrats

    When record numbers of young African Americans turned out to vote for Barack Obama nearly two years ago, political pundits predicted the start of an important and positive trend. Socially marginalized young blacks buoyed by the election of the nation's fi...
  • State of Emergency for Black-Owned Businesses

    I have witnessed the rapid demise of Black businesses. Black businesses are closing at an alarming rate. In fact, it's a STATE OF EMERGENCY for Black businesses. Do you see what I see? Is anybody paying attention? Does anybody care? Is there anybody awake...
  • Governor Signs Portantino’s Disaster Relief Bill

    A year after the Station Fire scorched the hillsides of Los Angeles County, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino's (D-La Cañada Flintridge) tax relief bill for residents who suffered losses in the fires and subsequent mudslides has been signed into law. Go...
  • Schiff Announces LA County Effort to Combat Economic and High-Tech Crimes Grant Program Created by Rep. Schiff Assists in the Fight Against Piracy

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to enable state and local agencies and prosecutors to boost prosecution of intellectual property crime. Award reci...
  • Lee and Christensen Statement on U.S. Public Health Service Sexually Transmitted Disease Inoculation Study of 1946-1948

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D-VI), co-chair of the Health and Wellness Taskforce, reacted to news that U.S. government medical researchers intentionally infected people with s...
  • Law Enforcement and Community Watch Altadena and Pasadena Community

    With the recent expansion and escalation of violence committed against citizens who are within the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Pasadena Police Department, many citizens in the Pasadena and Altadena communities have come ...
  • Parents Protest School Closures

    The Pasadena Unified School District apparently concealed its plan to evict Norma Coombs Alternative School from its current location. Parents of the school communities impacted by the recent closure plan attended community meetings to provide input to t...
  • Local Groups Organizing to Combat Actions at PUSD and the Sheriff’s Department

    Two local groups are forming to fight policy changes in local government organizations that are perceived as negatively impacting the community. One group of local parents, dissatisfied with the lack of progress within the Pasadena Unified School District...
  • Simple steps to get 'gorgeously green' on a budget

    (ARA) - Going "green" is great at any time of the year. No matter the season, there are always "green" steps that can be introduced into everyday family routines that can lessen our negative effects on the environment and our health while helping us to sa...
  • Five Keys to Smooth Sales and Bargain Buys in a Slow Housing Market

    (ARA) - Not everyone who relocates has the luxury of doing it when school is out and the yard looks beautiful. If you're forced to sell your house and/or buy a new one outside peak season, you might have to work a little harder and think creatively. Anyo...
  • Rosemary Children's Services Expands Services With New Intensive Treatment Foster Care Services and Therapeutic Behavioral Services Programs

    PASADENA, Calif. – Adding to its already comprehensive programs and services for foster youth, Rosemary Children's Services has added two new programs in 2010; Intensive Treatment Foster Care Services and Therapeutic Behavioral Services. For over 90 ye...
  • BOE to Enhance Tax Compliance Through New Resources

    Jerome Horton, Vice Chair of the Board of Equalization today announced that the BOE will begin addressing growth in the number of audit leads and enhancing collection efforts through new resources provided in the 2010-11 budget. This effort is expected t...
  • Board of Equalization Creates New App for iPhone

    New Mobile Application Makes Easy Access to Tax Information Jerome E. Horton, Vice Chairperson of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), today announced the creation of a new mobile application to enable users to access BOE tax information fr...
  • “Ask George”

    Expert Answers to Common DMV Questions SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Do you have questions about general driving related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of ...
  • CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Reveals How Economic Crisis Impacts African-American Faith Community in ‘Almighty Debt’

    2010 Black in America Special Investigates Unemployment, Foreclosures and Debt onThursday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET & PT on CNN/U.S. "Debt is a bigger problem than racism," Pastor DeForest Soaries says emphatically at the top of Almighty Debt. CN...
  • Federal Judge Issues Injunction Barring Enforcement of DADT

    Defense Department Ordered to Immediately Suspend All Investigations and Discharges WASHINGTON, D.C. - Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, proudly hailed today's announcement of an injunction ...

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