Published : Monday, January 8, 2018 | 7:04 PM
Ruthie and Joe Hopkins, the publishers of Pasadena’s independent African American newspaper, the Pasadena Journal, will be honored next week as Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Unsung Heroes in the 41st District.
The couple has been invited to attend the annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Sacramento on Thursday, January 11, and they are also to appear at the California State Assembly session the next day, January 12, to be officially acknowledged and recognized before Holden’s colleagues and guests.
The Hopkinses have been publishing the Pasadena Journal for the past 29 years. Over that nearly three decade span, the paper has often been in the forefront of issues concerning the African American community, such as hiring practices, diversity, and racism in city government. It has covered news from city departments, law enforcement, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rose Bowl, the Pasadena Uni?ed School District, and the Pasadena Playhouse. The Journal has also presented an alternative to local and national news from the perspective of the African American community.
The MLK Breakfast on January 11 is sponsored by the California Legislative Black Caucus and will be held at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento.