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 […]



OPINION – Have you figured out how many years it takes for the money you earn to begin to pay you? Basically what is the future value of the money of your investment; there is a simple calculation you can do to understand compound rates effect money. It is called “The Rule of 72.” Simply, […]



OPINION – Morrie Schwartz once stated: “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” With most of the world equating the world “love” to a significant other, mother, father, family and friend; I can’t help but to wonder…At what point will we learn […]

MARGARET FORTUNE: What’s in a Name?


OPINION – Last week, Fortune School opened our third tuition-free elementary school in Sacramento County—Alan Rowe College Prep located in Elk Grove. We started with grades Kindergarten through 3rd and will grow a grade level a year through middle school. Usually, schools are named for the rich or the dead. At Fortune School, we have […]

ROBERT WOODS: Fundamentals of Cash Management


OPINION – In the world of finance, cash is King. However, how we use it can give us financial freedom or have you screaming “Where’s Did My Money Go!” The following article, if used pragmatically and well-orchestrated can make your retirement years one of peace and happiness. Objectives of Cash Management Cash Management is a […]

BRYAN WASHINGTON: How to get rid of this and tone up that


OPINION – During my time as a strength and conditioning coach, I’ve witnessed an enormous extreme in the differences between what concerns men have in regards to fitness and the concerns with which women face. Men, always want bigger arms (in particular bigger biceps), bigger chest, and better abs. Never a mention of getting some […]