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


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?


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


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


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


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 […]

CHARLES RATLIFF: Becoming Who You Choose to Be


OPINION – While many of our youth are striving and achieving, far too many are not. A majority of Black males grow up under conditions that lead them to believe social injustice and inequality has placed limits on what they can hope to accomplish in their lives. The information below illustrates how they arrive at […]

TIANA BURSE: How do you find your passion? (PART 1)


OPINION – An anonymous person once stated: “In order to become anything you have to risk being nothing.” I am continuously asked on a daily basis “How do I find my passion?” For so many of us young and old, this one question has crossed all of our minds at some point. I once read […]

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 […]