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Pasadena Journal Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Hopkins Village to celebrate anniversaryThe Journal will sponsor a Holiday Marketplace in Hopkins' Village, on November 29, 2014, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The event will be held as a celebration of twenty-five years of publishing in this community. It will also provide an opportunity for local businesses, artists, authors, and organizations to showcase their business or service.

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“Fire Shut Up In My Bones”

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - two book reviews Charles M. Blow has written a book, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, that has returned me to visit lots of memories from my past, in terms of language and thoughts of fore parents in my family. So far, I have only gotten through the first 40 pages but I have seen a phrase describing a poverty stricken family as, "poor as Job's turkey." I hadn't heard that phrase since I was a child.

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Killing A President

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Radical rights want President Obama deadNews Flash! John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln on Friday, April 14, 1865, five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses Grant in the Civil War. Lee was part of a larger conspiracy to win America for the confederacy.

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Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes Changed the World

African American news from Pasadena - Editorial - Black television iconsWhen Bill Cosby hit the television scene in about 1965, in the thriller, "I Spy", he was an instant star, and when he later created the Huxtables, he was a super star. His role as Dr. Huxtable married to a Black female lawyer, quietly influenced thousands of Black youth with the realization that they could be anything they wanted to be.

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Reflections on Culture

Black news from Pasadena - Editorial - Raising children - today's culture - Christian cultureI stopped at a local pizza restaurant to order and pick up a pizza the other day and there were three young Black women to pick up their food. For ten minutes, out of their mouths, I overheard some of the foulest and vulgar language I have ever heard. They were talking about some guy and his cars and looks. The N-word and S-word were prominent in the conversation. They left and the air was still filled with the memory of their vulgarity. As a father, grandfather and Christian, I could not help but think, is this what our generation has fought for, giving our young generations the right to express themselves in ways that should be embarrassing?

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