KEVIN CHAVOUS: How to Pick The Best School for Your Child

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OPINION – Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their 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 – parents are empowered to choose the best school for their son or […]

THE OBSERVER RECOMMENDS: Yes on Measure L

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OPINION – How is City Hall working for us? That’s the question The OBSERVER editorial staff repeatedly asked itself when reviewing Measure L, also known as the Strong Mayor initiative. The answer is clear: City Hall is not working very well for many of the citizens of Sacramento. That is why The OBSERVER editorial staff […]

TIANA BURSE: Are You Insane?

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OPINION – They say the definition of insanity is: “doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.” With so many opportunities in this world to achieve a life worth living, I can’t help but to wonder why there is such a disconnect between those who want more and others who actually […]

THE OBSERVER RECOMMENDS: Dr. Richard Pan for State Senate District 6

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THE OBSERVER is proud to recommend the candidacy of Dr. Richard Pan for the District 6th State Senate seat. Dr. Pan is a family man, pediatrician, entrepreneur, educator and Assemblyman. He will bring to the State Senate a career-long dedication of energy, work, and service to the families of the District. As a legislator Dr. […]

DAVID FONTAINE: The Credit Score, Your Financial Driver’s License

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OPINION – While speaking with a young lady at church one Sunday, she mentioned that she was looking to purchase a condo and was seeking guidance on how to proceed. I asked her did she know her credit score. She gave me this blank look and asked, “What is that?” I then instructed her to go […]

CHARLES RATLIFF: Becoming Who You Choose to Be

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OPINION – While many of our youth are striving and achieving, far too many are not. A majority of Black males grow up under conditions that lead them to believe social injustice and inequality has placed limits on what they can hope to accomplish in their lives. The information below illustrates how they arrive at […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Foods That Enhance Moods & Hormone Health

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OPINION – I decided sometime ago to tackle my journey through menopause and hormonal changes as naturally as possible. It has definitely been a learning experience. I have tried a bit of everything. What I have learned is that what might work for one woman may not work for another. But you don’t know until you […]

SIMEON GANT: Are the Environmental Insiders Shunning Blacks?

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OPINION – Masud Cunningham, an African American college student and native of Sacramento, California, recently spent his summer in Bolivia, teaching people in an impoverished community how to develop “square gardens” to produce a wide variety of organic vegetables with a solar dehydrator. When I met Masud four years ago, he was a Junior at […]

ROBERT WOODS: You Are In It for the Long Term

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OPINION – In prior articles, I talked about Investing Today for a Secure Tomorrow and Gauging Your Attitude on Investment Risk as it pertains to a Defined Contribution Plan (DC Plan). In a nutshell, you are a DC Plan for the long term. This not a Vacation Plan, nor is it a Christmas Club Saving […]

ANITA JOHNSON: Get the Best Financial Management Strategies For Improving Credit Score

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OPINION – Most lenders or banks usually look at the credit score before they can approve any loan application from their customers. Because of this reason, many people want to learn how they can rebuild their credit as quickly as possible, to improve their chances of getting their application approved. This article is going to […]