TIANA BURSE: Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed More Than Others

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OPINION – There are countless stories that have been written about what successful entrepreneurs do on a day-to-day basis that stand worlds apart from those who merely exist as entrepreneurs. As a relationship marketing coach, I’ve discovered that practically all successful entrepreneurs set goals, specifically at the first week or two in the new month of […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are

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OPINION – As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting the savage native Africans as he roamed the jungle swinging from tree to […]

JAMES CLINGMAN: NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

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OPINION – While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image […]

KIM KEENAN: Hi Tech Must Give Higher Priority to Diversity

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OPINION (NNPA) – This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years to create a workforce that actually looks like America, the coverage of the announcement was scant. Here, we have a real game changer, and the faint praise of Intel CEO Brian […]

TIANA BURSE: You Have Choices

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OPINION – Deepak Chopra once stated: “No matter the situation, remind yourself that you have a choice.” A few days ago, I was engaged in an intense conversation with a long-time friend and business partner of mine. As time carried on, we began to discuss humans and more specifically how many options we as Americans […]

JASON MATTHEWS: Put It On Auto

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OPINION – Many times I hear from people that say they can’t afford to save — even though there are many things we pay for each and every month without noticing them. How many of us have a gym membership, Netflix, taxes, social security, health insurance; among a bunch of other things we never use […]

DARRELL ALLISON: Every day is Ferguson

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OPINION – We are all justifiably outraged at the events occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. Headlines scream almost daily about a new incident of racial violence boiling over in a town that is struggling to overcome its troubled history. While prominent African American leaders shout their outrage from microphones and television studios and the rest of […]

CRAIG DELUZ: Cosby: Innocecnt Until Proven Guilty

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OPINION – One cannot help but be moved by millions of people declaring “Je Suis Charlie” in solidarity with the brave staff of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, several of which were gunned down by Islamic terrorists. This was a great moment for free speech and perhaps an even better one for a spirit of […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How To Have Healthy Alternatives For Breakfast

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OPINION – Everyone hears how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is true — it is! Although Breakfast is important it is just as important to make sure we use wisdom on what we are eating for that “most important meal of the day.” While having pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, orange […]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

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OPINION – Like so many Americans, I have seen the tragedy first hand, of friends lost to HIV/AIDS. I’ve also seen the hope of those living with HIV as we continue to work toward an AIDS free generation. Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of […]