TIANA BURSE: How Are You Impacting Others

OPINION – “Every day there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact” -Unknown Earlier this morning I received an email from an online magazine that located me on one of my social sharing platforms requesting a featured interview on what I’ve created and who exactly I am. […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: The “Dumbing Down” of American Education

OPINION – Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. Federal lawmakers were debating whether to tie federal dollars that were earmarked to […]


OPINION – I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our world a better place. For me, my Passion and Calling comes through acting, but it also shows up through my nonprofit Kamp Kizzy. Kamp Kizzy gives young people […]

TIANA BURSE: Three Feet From Gold

OPINION – Thomas Edison once stated: “I’ve never failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” On Saturday I decided it was time to let go of the past, embrace the present and welcome in my future self. As I sat down to write my goodbye letter to the manifestations that I created in […]

SIMEON GANT: James Can’t Read

OPINION – I recently met a young man named James. He’s 21 years old and cannot read. This year James enrolled in our Green Tech Pre-Apprentice program for Green Building Construction. He’s been in and out of jail for a few years, mostly for non-violent drug offenses. Now he’s on probation and he humbly shared […]

TIANA BURSE: Are You Creating Your Own Obstacles?

OPINION – “Action is the foundational key to success” -Pablo Picasso Recently I have been digging a little deeper as to who I am and where I truly desire to go in my life. Over the last nine years I have manifested things that most would consider a success but like most entrepreneurs once you […]

DAVID FONTAINE: Don’t rely solely on Uncle Sam’s help during Retirement

OPINION – You can’t watch television or read a newspaper without being reminded of the uncertain times we’re in. Disappearing jobs, disturbing stock market losses. I don’t need to tell you it’s rough out there. This has made retirement planning more complicated than ever. Many of us loss thousands of dollars in the stock market over […]

TIANA BURSE: Wake Up With Purpose

OPINION – Confucius once stated: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The number one question that I get asked on a daily basis is: “How did I manage to turn my passions into full-time income?” Every time I am asked this thought-provoking question, my […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

OPINION – After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of color. He told me that his wife was a special education teacher; that she worked with troubled kids and she had developed a close […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How To Prevent A Stroke With Herbs & Vegetables

OPINION – When my brother ‘n’ law had a stroke.  He was just over 50 years old.  Every day I hear about someone  under the age of 60 who has either died of stroke or had a stroke. Stroke is one of the top five killers of Americans and in many cases can be prevented. […]