TIANA BURSE: What is Your Vision for 2015

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OPINION – Helen Keller once stated: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight with no vision.” As we enter into a new year which brings with it a new 365 page book to be written for ourselves, I can’t help but to wonder how many people have arrived safely into 2015 without […]

SIMEON GANT: The new California Legislative Black Caucus 2015-16

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OPINION – Government politics can be very confusing to the general public. At its simplest level of hierarchy, we are governed by the Federal, State and Local administrations. The state of California recently swore-in its newly elected legislative members (Senate and Assembly) to begin a two-year session for 2015-16. Among those 120 Members of the […]

SIMEON GANT: What is it like in Cuba?

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OPINION – Since the year 2007, I’ve traveled to Havana, Cuba four times. I’ve never been kidnapped. I was welcomed by the kind citizens and I never experienced any animosity for being an American in a country that once relied on U.S. dollars and now suffers due to government conflict. On my first trip, I […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: An Open Letter to Black Elected Officials

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OPINION – Each year, various social service organizations issue reports relating to the state of black America. While issues such as affordable housing, jobs, crime and challenging family dynamics are generally discussed, the poor quality of the education received by far too many African American children continues to be a focal point found in these […]

TIANA BURSE: Turn Obstacles Into Openings

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OPINION – Lou Holtz once stated: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” Recently, I found myself being asked the why question.“Why do bad things happen to good people?” I have always found this statement intriguing on so many levels and not because it isn’t a […]

ROBERT WOODS: How to Manage Your Cash

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OPINION – In the world of finance, cash is King. However, how we use it can give us financial freedom or have you screaming “Where Did My Money Go!” The following article, if used pragmatically and well-orchestrated can make your retirement years one of peace and happiness. Objectives of Cash Management Cash Management is a method […]

LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Holistic Ways To Get A Great’s Night Sleep

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OPINION – I promised myself when I started this journey to wellness that I would increase my work life balance. I think I have done that. I promised myself that I would do more varied workouts and I am doing that. I also promised myself that I would get more than 4 hours of sleep […]

TIANA BURSE: Perspective Is Everything

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OPINION – Marcus Aurelius once stated: “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we we see is a perspective and not the truth.” As I approach the “thirty something” benchmark in my life I have begun somewhat of a new journey to mental clarity. Over the last few years a snowball of […]

DERRELL BRADFORD: Parental Choice in Education is The Answer

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OPINION – When I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the mid 90’s, I moved to New York City. And I did what most young folks did them: found the cheapest apartment I could afford in the nicest neighborhood possible. That place was a first-floor front studio near Central Park. The block was lovely, […]

TIANA BURSE: Whose Rules Are You Living By?

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OPINION – Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Over the last almost 2 years I have been teaching that it’s more important to be bold, be great and above all be you. But recently I had to […]