CALIPH ASSAGAI: Feeling SAD in the winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mental Illness, and How to Brighten Gloomy Days


OPINION – For years, I wondered why around each October my mood changed dramatically. I had less energy, feelings of hopelessness, and some mornings just struggled to get out of bed. Dreary days and cold nights simply made me sad, I thought, and there was nothing I could do about it. But in reality, I suffer […]

SIMEON GRANT: Oil Severance Tax Could Raise $1.5 Billion for Education


OPINION – The volatility of California’s education budget is not necessary and should always be stable. At times it could even show an increase in resources to directly benefit student learning opportunities. Last year the state senate proposed a bill to create an education trust fund generated by an oil severance tax. The bill specifically […]

ALICE HUFFMAN: Rod Wright Must Stand His Ground


OPINION – Senator Rod Wright’s recent guilty verdict by a Superior Court jury trial and his leave of absence from the California State Senate is troublesome for our community. He was found guilty of 8 counts of perjury and voter fraud which to the average person sounds horrendous. Most of us want squeaky clean elected […]

PHIL WILSON: Reducing the Risk of HIV by 90 Percent


OPINION – This Friday, February 7h, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for the nation to take a look at the AIDS epidemic in Black America from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Given the demographics of the AIDS epidemic in this country, this is a very important day. […]

TIANA BURSE: You Create The Life You Want


OPINION – Whether we want to admit it or not, everything that has manifested in our lives has been created by the thoughts we think and by where we direct the majority of our daily focus. As far back as I can remember, two of the most brilliant quotes that have ever been shared state: […]

LYNNIS WOOD: STOP THOSE CRAVINGS – Six Tips To Help You Curb Your Unhealthy Carb Cravings!

OPINION – One reason for unnecessary weight gain is mindless eating. We have a tendency to eat even when we are not hungry. We get theses cravings for sugar, salt, and fatty foods. Many times these cravings come as a result of other vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. Making sure you have an […]

ALONDRA THOMPSON: Parents &Teens The Ultimate Struggle of Love


OPINION – Today I would like to talk with you about the phrase, “Lights, Camera, Action.” When we think about lights, it can be described as an opportunity for us to enlighten and empower our children. As we discuss camera it’s all about the recorder of our past, and action, as defined by Bing’s Dictionary, […]



OPINION – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou “Green & Sexy”? Sounds like the two words are polar opposites. I use the tagline “Green & Sexy” on my radio show. Although more and […]

TIANA BURSE: From Struggle to Strength


OPINION – How do you maintain a positive outlook on life when life seems to hand you nothing but mess time and time again? Isn’t that the burning question that precedes all of us during times of struggle? The truth is I have found myself a time or two playing the why card? Why me? […]

GWEN WILSON: Voicing & Vanquishing Our Deadly Taboos


OPINION – African Americans have a wealth of strength and wisdom within our community. But there are also a lot of taboo issues that we are unwilling to allow our strength and wisdom to address. One of the biggest is our fear of trust and lack of feeling safe due to internalized oppression/depression. Some of […]