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, […]



OPINION – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou “Green & Sexy”? Sounds like the two words are polar opposites. I use the tagline “Green & Sexy” on my radio show. Although more and […]

TIANA BURSE: From Struggle to Strength


OPINION – How do you maintain a positive outlook on life when life seems to hand you nothing but mess time and time again? Isn’t that the burning question that precedes all of us during times of struggle? The truth is I have found myself a time or two playing the why card? Why me? […]

GWEN WILSON: Voicing & Vanquishing Our Deadly Taboos


OPINION – African Americans have a wealth of strength and wisdom within our community. But there are also a lot of taboo issues that we are unwilling to allow our strength and wisdom to address. One of the biggest is our fear of trust and lack of feeling safe due to internalized oppression/depression. Some of […]

RAY JOHNSON: True Self Respect….. Do you Got it?


OPINION – True Story by a former correctional counselor at the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. Rayford Johnson, Former Youth Correctional Counselor-13 years, N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (Inmates 18-25 yrs. of age.) I remember working at the correctional facility on a lock-up unit, which was basically the jail within the jail. This unit […]