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 […]

SIMEON GANT: Why is Eric Garner Dead?

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OPINION – There are good cops and there are bad cops. Just like there are good citizens and there are citizens who are corrupt, mentally ill, deranged or misguided. Police Officers have many names — law enforcement, overseer, Sheriff, Deputies, pig, the man, 5-0, Johnny Law–the list goes on. Regardless of these facts, Eric Garner […]

TIANA BURSE: The Power of Letting Go

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OPINION – Havelock Ellis once stated: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Recently I found myself doing a little spring cleaning in the friend department on social media. While scrolling through and deleting some unwanted negative humans, I found myself pondering on the power of […]

SIMEON GANT: California’s Green Jobs

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OPINION – Governor Jerry Brown opened the new legislative session with a commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and toxic chemicals in our air and water. He is dedicated to reducing pollution, and preventable, environmental causes of asthma, cancer and heart disease, not only in California, but around the world. The last quarter of his record […]

LYNNIS WOODS: De-Stress Your Mess: What to Eat During Stressful Time

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OPIONION – One out of 10 Women surveyed by healthywomen.org, say they grap the potato chips, ice cream, crackers ,cookies and alcohol when under stress.  While these foods might taste great especially during stressful times, they are a BIG no-no!  In fact eating these kinds of foods can actually increase the feelings of stress and also […]