LYNNIS WOODS: 5 Reasons to DO YOU No Matter What Others Say

OPINION –  About 15 months ago I remember distinctly a loved one saying to me “You know Lynnis you are getting older.  You really should stop dancing, and perhaps teach dance.  You have such great experience it should be shared with others. Plus, you don’t want to be one of those people who is up […]

TIANA BURSE: One Stage of Life

(OPINION) – “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama My motto for 2016 has been “If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.” Meaning, it was time to […]

ANITA JOHNSON: The History Of Black-Owned Banks

OPINION – I recently attended the Operation Hope Forum, where I made great connections. More importantly I learned a great deal. One of the greatest things I learned was how the Freedman’s Savings and Trust played a major role to African American soldiers that fought in the Civil War and later to African Americans between […]

TIANA BURSE: What Story Are You Living?

OPINION – “Start shaping your own day. Start walking your own walk. This journey is yours, take charge of it. Stop giving other people your power to shape your life.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli As the world turns with excitement on who the next President will be, I am in awe of the amount of people […]

LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Ways To Embrace Midlife That Enhances Your Overall Wellness

OPINION – As I move toward 60 (yes that is right 60 in less than two years) I find that my frame of reference has changed.  I remember thinking how things were going to get better after 50.  I remember thinking how I was going to take the world by storm at 55.  I also remember […]


OPINION – The definition of truth says there is a firm belief in the reliability, ability, and/or strength of someone or something. I then looked up the terms of reliability: performing consistently well, strength: beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing, and ability: skill to do something. I have been in a 12-Step […]


OPINION – By definition a recession is a decline in economic activity for six months. Economist won’t say recession until we have actually gone through it or in it. Since, I’m no economist I’m going to say it: “Recession.” I believe we are in a recession, here are my reasons why. DOW JONES AVERAGE, S&P […]

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Microcosm, Macro-Aggression & the Offended Generation

OPINION (NNPA) – Scores of dead White men glared back at them from the walls of the college dorm. The thought that some of these esteemed alumni could have actually owned their ancestors have apparently haunted the dreams of some of the privileged, elite students at Yale so much that they took to the yard in […]

ROGER CALDWELL: U.S. Black Chamber Expands its Reach, Influence, and Voice in 2015

OPINION (NNPA) – Black business is growing and the Black community is not aware of its influence nationally and globally. Group economics and Black business is not discussed very often together in the Black community and this is the reason the Black community is suffering. According to 2015 Urban Institute report, Whites have 12 times […]

AUBRY STONE: Unfair Solar Policy Needs Review

OPINION – All across California’s African American communities, issues of equality and fairness should not only be thought of as civil rights issues, but also as economic issues. Every day, families and small businesses must bear the impact that poorly crafted policies or outright indifferences have had on their ability to economically thrive and succeed. […]