LYNNIS WOODS: 7 Top “Anti-Aging” Tips

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OPINION – The day arrived not too long ago that I turned 57 years young! It is hard to believe that I have actually been on this earth for 57 years and that I am 3 years from 60. Where has the time gone? Many people have asked me how have I managed to stay […]

ROBERT PHILLIPS: A New Health Partnership

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OPINION – Community development has a history of being rooted in low-income communities, working to connect communities with programs and capital sources that help the people of those communities help themselves. The example of Mercy Housing’s efforts to keep low-income seniors out of costly nursing homes and living in a more active environment is just […]

CHARLENE CROWELL: Time to End Predatory Career College Loans

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OPINION – Are you tired of complaining to family and friends about things you feel powerless to change? Or, as college costs continue to climb and student loan debts increase, do you or someone you know feel helpless that your opinion could make a positive change? If you answered yes, know that the federal government […]

JULIANNE MALVEAUX: A Slow Response to Nigerian Atrocity

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OPINION – Long after completing his 8-year presidency, William Jefferson Clinton acknowledged that he should have intervened in the conflict in Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands perished from the genocide that shaped the country. In his zeal for international peace President Clinton intervened in Ireland, the Middle East and Bosnia. He acknowledged that had the United […]

TIANA BURSE: What’s Better Than Quitting?

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OPINION – Bill Cosby once stated: “Your desire to succeed should be greater than your fear of failure.” One of my favorite things to do in life as well as my business is to consistently look at my goals, re-target my goals if necessary and create new goals that push me to another phase of […]

DAVID FONTAINE: Have You Balanced Your Check Book Lately?

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OPINION – My experience has been that many couples don’t talk about finances until a major crisis arises. Whether it’s a layoff, forced retirement or major illness, this financial crisis will require a change in your behavior. No more your money or my money, your account or my checking account. The reality is changes must […]

TIANA BURSE: The Difference between Winning and Losing

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OPINION – Have you ever wondered what the difference is between those who truly succeed in the eyes of world and those who don’t? Recently I have begun doing what I like to call a “check up from the neck up” diving into the REAL reason why some things manifest so effortlessly for some individuals […]

JASON MATTHEWS: Get Ready for High Taxes

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OPINION – Federal income taxes over the last two decades have been at historical lows; even though our Country has been in two wars and our Federal Government has grown tremendously with Department of Homeland Security. Fiscal concerns have become prominent in Cities, Counties, States and the Federal Government. We are witnessing trends of higher […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Putting Your Health & Wellness First

OPINION – How many of you have run out the door in the morning with a cup of coffee and maybe a piece of toast or a doughnut?  This quick breakfast might taste good, might wave hunger and even might give you a bit of energy BUT it isn’t the best suggestion for your overall […]

ROBERT WOOD: Debt Management – Credit Cards

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OPINION – In today’s financial world we live on either a cash flow or credit basis. Living within your cash flow needs is always best because you are not trying to live beyond your means. Living on a credit basis can be a significant issue when faced with an emergency, a lifestyle change or any […]