LYNNIS WOODS: Foods That Enhance Moods & Hormone Health


OPINION – I decided sometime ago to tackle my journey through menopause and hormonal changes as naturally as possible. It has definitely been a learning experience. I have tried a bit of everything. What I have learned is that what might work for one woman may not work for another. But you don’t know until you […]

SIMEON GANT: Are the Environmental Insiders Shunning Blacks?


OPINION – Masud Cunningham, an African American college student and native of Sacramento, California, recently spent his summer in Bolivia, teaching people in an impoverished community how to develop “square gardens” to produce a wide variety of organic vegetables with a solar dehydrator. When I met Masud four years ago, he was a Junior at […]

JASON MATTHEWS: What is Mortgage Protection Insurance?


OPINION – Generally speaking, mortgage protection insurance will cover your monthly mortgage bill in the event that you become disabled, for various lengths of time also pay off your entire loan should you pass away. How does it Work? If you purchase mortgage protection insurance that pays off your loan in the event of your […]

TIANA BURSE: Don’t ask why


OPINION – William Morris once stated: “The true secret to happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of life.” I think we can all agree that life itself carries a certain level of mystery, an uncovered beauty that so many of us have not yet seen. I say “not yet seen” […]

CHARLES RATLIFF: HAWK – Addressing Inequity in Higher Education


OPINION – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld voter-passed bans on racial preferences in public-college admissions in a case involving a challenge to Michigan’s 2006 adoption of such a measure. A majority of the justices not only overturned a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which had struck down Michigan’s […]

ROBERT WOODS: You Are In It for the Long Term


OPINION – In prior articles, I talked about Investing Today for a Secure Tomorrow and Gauging Your Attitude on Investment Risk as it pertains to a Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan). In a nutshell, you are a DC Plan for the long term. This not a Vacation Plan, nor is it a Christmas Club Saving […]

ANITA JOHNSON: Get the Best Financial Management Strategies For Improving Credit Score


OPINION – Most lenders or banks usually look at the credit score before they can approve any loan application from their customers. Because of this reason, many people want to learn how they can rebuild their credit as quickly as possible, to improve their chances of getting their application approved. This article is going to […]

TIANA BURSE: How to Combat Those Negative Thoughts


OPINION –  An unknown individual once stated: “I wonder if negative people realize that they are negative?” After reading this, I became increasingly curious about this myself. Like most I have become aware of the phrase “Do you see the glass have empty or have full?” However, it has become apparent that seeing circumstances and […]

LYNNIS WOODS: 4 Great Weight loss tips for  Fabulous Women over 40


OPINION – I know that weight loss is always a topic of discussion but it is especially a hot topic during this time of year. We all want to look great during the summer!  I too have been working on dropping a few pounds and have discovered 4 things that have really worked for me […]

SIMEON GANT: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund In Disadvantaged Communities


OPINION – Among the many benefits of living in California, besides the magnificent weather, is the continuing aforethought of its government leaders, progressive and determined to reverse the negative effects of climate change. Senate Bill 535, authored by Los Angeles Senator Kevin DeLeon and signed by Governor Jerry Brown could very well inject as much […]