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. […]

TIANA BURSE: Powerball Jackpot

OPINION – “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger The last couple of days I have become fascinated with the number of people who are willing to stand in line for hours just to get their […]

SIMEON GANT: Pardons are not granted unless they are earned

OPINION – This Christmas Governor Jerry Brown played Santa Claus. He didn’t wear the big red suit and his face is still cleanly shaven. He didn’t even roll out Rudolph, Donner or Dixon. This Christmas, Governor Brown pardoned 91 Californians, saying “Pardons are not granted unless they are earned.” Many of these 91 citizens have […]


OPINION – An anonymous person once stated: “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of living in the present.” There is one certainty when it comes to this physical life and that one thing is each and every one of us will find ourselves emotionally hurt […]