TIANA BURSE: Creative Thinking

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OPINION – An unknown author once stated: “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” Whether or not we know it, each and everyone of us has some creativity lingering inside the core of our existence. And knowing this fact, I can’t help but to ask myself “why are […]

ANN DUPLESSIS: School Choice Equals Parental Choice

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OPINION (NNPA) – While every parent wants to provide the best education for their children, not every parent has access to a quality school. In a perfect world every family would live a neighborhood with an excellent public school or be able to afford to send their children to the private school of their choosing […]

ALONDRA THOMPSON: Remember “All Is Well”

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OPINION – I was sitting in my room and suddenly my youngest comes in and asks to hang out with her friends. Earlier I had told this girl that she did not need to ask me to do anything until her chores were done. Chores done? No! I reminded her that she needed to complete […]

TIANA BURSE: The Fear Factor

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OPINION – Have you ever asked yourself “what is the meaning of life?” Recently, I found myself coming from a friend’s life celebration and while driving down a lonely two-lane road, I started to reflect on all the things my friend wanted to do, but never got around to doing them. It caused me to […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Breakfast – Important For Your Health & Wellness

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OPINION – Here are some great basic principles to build a healthy breakfast. It is important to take into consideration what works best for you and your body.  For instance if you are lactose intolerant forget the dairy and supplement almond milk or almond butter.  Or if your goal is to become a vegan and […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: How to Pick The Best School for Your Child

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OPINION – Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters – parents are empowered to choose the best school for their son or […]

TIANA BURSE: Are You Insane?

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OPINION – They say the definition of insanity is: “doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.” With so many opportunities in this world to achieve a life worth living, I can’t help but to wonder why there is such a disconnect between those who want more and others who actually […]

TIANA BURSE: Many Little Stories

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OPINION – Lao Tzu once stated: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Recently I embarked upon a journey that most would find to be a breakable situation. A challenge that […]

DAVID FONTAINE: The Credit Score, Your Financial Driver’s License

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OPINION – While speaking with a young lady at church one Sunday, she mentioned that she was looking to purchase a condo and was seeking guidance on how to proceed. I asked her did she know her credit score. She gave me this blank look and asked, “What is that?” I then instructed her to go […]

ANITA JOHNSON: The Economic effects of Black Men Dying too Young

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OPINION – Racial discrimination is the key driving force to the ever-increasing Black-White gap. Research has it that Asian Americans sit at the top of the average income table, shadowed by Whites, then Blacks and closing the table come Hispanics. Research by Drew Desilver, a high-ranking writer at Pew Research Center reveals that Black workers […]