ROBERT WOODS: How to Manage Your Cash


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


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


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


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?


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 […]

LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Foods That Chase Away The Winter Blues


OPINION – As I assess things that I know I need to change in order to be well, I have to think about what happens to me when Winter first arrives.  I have to admit that I suffer from the “Winter Blues”.  It doesn’t last long but it definitely does come for about two weeks. […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: School Choice Emerging as a Go-To Issue for African American Voters


OPINION (NNPA) – With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African American voters, it is clear that issues such as jobs, quality housing, affordable health care and education consistently are the most significant. As it relates […]

JASON MATTHEWS: Gov’t Found Bailout Friend


OPINION – Lack of funding and poor performances in government sponsored pension funds, left them needing a bailout. The Government finally found a friend who is willing to help. That friend is, Judge Christopher M. Klein of Eastern District of California. Judge Christopher M. Klein says, in his decision for Stockton bankruptcy case is, “City, […]

JABAR SHUMATE: Embracing Educational Reform


OPINION – There’s been a lot of discussion lately about our public school systems. A recent report revealed that 49 schools within Tulsa Public Schools received an F grade by the state of Oklahoma. Most of those schools are in my legislative district. I am constantly wondering how, with so many different avenues of resources […]

TIANA BURSE: Creative Thinking


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 […]