JASON MATTHEWS: What Do Low Interest Rates Mean For Your Pocket?

OPINION – Everybody likes low interest rates when it comes to purchasing items either big or small. But what about interest rates when it’s your money. Starting with a simple number let’s say you have a million dollars in cash money. You want to make sure your money is safe and guaranteed so you decide […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Should Sex Education Be Taught in Our Schools?

OPINION – As of January 1, 2015, all states are somehow involved in sex education for public schoolchildren. In particular, 22 states and the District of Columbia require public schools to teach sex education. But, is this really best for our kids? And, if so, is the material taught adequate and appropriate for today’s fast […]

SIMEON GANT: Reduce Petroleum Use in California

OPINION – What’s worse — paying high gas prices or suffering from asthma, cancer and preventive respiratory problems which also require high medical bills? The argument to reduce California’s petroleum use by 50 percent ultimately boils down to these two decisions and our elected officials chose to disregard the health effects of millions of people […]

TIANA BURSE: Courage or Conformity?

OPINION – “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill As the world turns and as we find a way to go round with it, we all come to a point in one’s life where we either conform to […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Embracing Hope During Challenging Times

OPINION – I am always looking for ways to encourage myself, uplift myself, and take care of myself. It is essential in these days and times for us to make sure we are caring for ourselves in a loving way. There is enough negativity and cruelness out there in the world without our adding ourselves […]

TIANA BURSE: Our Greatest Competition

OPINION – “You don’t need to compete against someone who’s not worthy of being competed against.” – Tiana Burse Recently I found myself playing the competition game. The plot against myself and someone else which in most cases doesn’t end well from a psychological standpoint. With the “what if, why not and how come” pouring […]

JOSIAH YOUNG: If Not Us, Then No One

OPINION – Most Americans still believe in the American Dream: if you work hard and do the right things then you can be anything you want to be. So how is the dream going for Americans today? Not too dreamy: almost 66% of poor children will remain poor as adults and only 4% of Americans […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Seven Top Anti Aging Tips To Increase Vitality, Wellness & Energy

OPINION – The day arrived not too long ago that I turned 57 years young!  It is hard to believe that I have actually been on this earth for 57 years and that I am three years from 60. Where has the time gone? Many people have asked me how have I managed to stay […]

TIANA BURSE: Conditioned Love

OPINION – “Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go” -Hermann Hesse In every relationship whether it be personal, professional and/or family there are going to be rough patches. But, the truth is how do you recognize a bumpy road and a toxic relationship? Recently, I found myself […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: How to pick a great school for your child

OPINION – One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and 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. It empowers a […]