DARRELL ALLISON: Every day is Ferguson

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OPINION – We are all justifiably outraged at the events occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. Headlines scream almost daily about a new incident of racial violence boiling over in a town that is struggling to overcome its troubled history. While prominent African American leaders shout their outrage from microphones and television studios and the rest of […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How To Have Healthy Alternatives For Breakfast

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OPINION – Everyone hears how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is true — it is! Although Breakfast is important it is just as important to make sure we use wisdom on what we are eating for that “most important meal of the day.” While having pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, orange […]

SIMEON GANT: Why is Eric Garner Dead?

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OPINION – There are good cops and there are bad cops. Just like there are good citizens and there are citizens who are corrupt, mentally ill, deranged or misguided. Police Officers have many names — law enforcement, overseer, Sheriff, Deputies, pig, the man, 5-0, Johnny Law–the list goes on. Regardless of these facts, Eric Garner […]

ANITA JOHNSON: The Black Women- The Other Victim

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OPINION – Over the last three decades, the U.S. has experienced an increase in the death, killing and imprisonment of men in the Black community. Incarceration studies have shown that Black men are imprisoned nine times more than non-Hispanic Whites and around 40 percent of inmates in jail are Blacks. It was stated that one […]

TIANA BURSE: The Power of Letting Go

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OPINION – Havelock Ellis once stated: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Recently I found myself doing a little spring cleaning in the friend department on social media. While scrolling through and deleting some unwanted negative humans, I found myself pondering on the power of […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: The Fight for the Dream is Still Alive

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OPINION – In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she was going to take us to hear the next president of the United States speak. It was a misty, overcast night but I was excited to go – […]

SIMEON GANT: California’s Green Jobs

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OPINION – Governor Jerry Brown opened the new legislative session with a commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals in our air and water. He is dedicated to reducing pollution, and preventable, environmental causes of asthma, cancer and heart disease, not only in California, but around the world. The last quarter of his record […]

LYNNIS WOODS: De-Stress Your Mess: What to Eat During Stressful Time

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OPIONION – One out of 10 Women surveyed by healthywomen.org, say they grap the potato chips, ice cream, crackers ,cookies and alcohol when under stress.  While these foods might taste great especially during stressful times, they are a BIG no-no!  In fact eating these kinds of foods can actually increase the feelings of stress and also […]

TIANA BURSE: Stand For Something or Fall For Anything

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OPINION – The great Martin Luther King Jr. once stated: “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for then he isn’t fit to live.” This past week I took a trip to the cinema to see the award-nominated movie “Selma”. With tears welled up in my eyes as the movie came […]

PETER GROFF: The Way Forward for Black Students

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OPINION – For good reasons many African Americans have wonderful memories of their time in public schools. Among those recollections are the family and community legacies, the favorite teacher and the lifelong friends that were made. Even for those, particularly in the south in the 1950’s and 1960’s, who have mixed feelings about their public […]