OPINION – At Fortune School, we operate four public charter schools in San Bernardino and Sacramento, California designed to close the African American achievement gap. I recently hosted a group of school officials at our campus in San Bernardino. The school is named for Hardy Brown, the publisher of the local black newspaper. While serving an […]

DAVID FONTAINE: Blacks Must Be Open to Receiving Financial Advice


OPINION – As a registered financial representative with more than 25 years of experience, I am amazed at how many times my phone calls are not returned and set appointments cancelled. I must admit that this happens regardless of one’s income, profession or level of education. It seems many of us are adverse to just […]

ROBERT PHILIPS: Schools as Centers of Community Health


OPINION – In order for adults and children to get the exercise they need to be healthy, they need places to be active.  In a 2008 report, Designing for Active Living Among Adults,  the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found shown that people who have parks or recreational facilities nearby exercise 38 percent more than those […]

ALONDRA THOMPSON: Parents & Teens The Ultimate Struggle of Love


OPINION – I am forever having to go to battle with one of my children to let go of talking back to me, without me as a last resort, choosing to remove her vocal cords! It definitely has a lot to do with respecting my role as the parent that encourages me to assure that […]

TIANA BURSE: How to Overcome Adversity


OPINION – Some say the definition of the word Struggle: “Is to strive to achieve or attain something in the face of difficulty.” And for Tyler Perry, a boy raised in New Orleans in the 1970s this couldn’t be more accurate. Like most people, I am beyond familiar with Tyler Perry’s massive Success and unlike […]

RICHARD PAN: Good News in 2014 – Obamacare!


OPINION – Thanks to President Obama, 2014 will be a watershed year for people who need health care. From this October 1 to March 31, 2014, people buying insurance for their families or a small business can enroll for competitively priced health plans through Covered California, the state health plan marketplace. Medi-Cal will also become […]

AZIZZA GOINES: Innovation Is Critical To The Future Of Health Care


OPINION – Anyone interested in the future of health care would have appreciated the advances in mobile technology displayed in San Jose, Calif. recently. Thousands of wireless software programmers, network engineers and others gathered for MobileCon 2013, one the country’s largest wireless industry conventions. It was a chance to see how wireless is changing our […]

TIANA BURSE: You Create The Life You Want


OPINION – Whether we want to admit it or not, everything that has manifested in our lives has been created by the thoughts we think and by where we direct the majority of our daily focus. As far back as I can remember, two of the most brilliant quotes that have ever been shared state: […]

LYNNIS WOOD: STOP THOSE CRAVINGS – Six Tips To Help You Curb Your Unhealthy Carb Cravings!

OPINION – One reason for unnecessary weight gain is mindless eating. We have a tendency to eat even when we are not hungry. We get theses cravings for sugar, salt, and fatty foods. Many times these cravings come as a result of other vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. Making sure you have an […]

ALONDRA THOMPSON: Parents &Teens The Ultimate Struggle of Love


OPINION – Today I would like to talk with you about the phrase, “Lights, Camera, Action.” When we think about lights, it can be described as an opportunity for us to enlighten and empower our children. As we discuss camera it’s all about the recorder of our past, and action, as defined by Bing’s Dictionary, […]