LYNNIS WOODS: Embracing Hope During Challenging Times

OPINION – I am always looking for ways to encourage myself, uplift myself, and take care of myself. It is essential in these days and times for us to make sure we are caring for ourselves in a loving way. There is enough negativity and cruelness out there in the world without our adding ourselves […]

TIANA BURSE: Our Greatest Competition

OPINION – “You don’t need to compete against someone who’s not worthy of being competed against.” – Tiana Burse Recently I found myself playing the competition game. The plot against myself and someone else which in most cases doesn’t end well from a psychological standpoint. With the “what if, why not and how come” pouring […]

JOSIAH YOUNG: If Not Us, Then No One

OPINION – Most Americans still believe in the American Dream: if you work hard and do the right things then you can be anything you want to be. So how is the dream going for Americans today? Not too dreamy: almost 66% of poor children will remain poor as adults and only 4% of Americans […]

LYNNIS WOODS: Seven Top Anti Aging Tips To Increase Vitality, Wellness & Energy

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 three years from 60. Where has the time gone? Many people have asked me how have I managed to stay […]

TIANA BURSE: Conditioned Love

OPINION – “Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go” -Hermann Hesse In every relationship whether it be personal, professional and/or family there are going to be rough patches. But, the truth is how do you recognize a bumpy road and a toxic relationship? Recently, I found myself […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: How to pick a great school for your child

OPINION – One of the most important decisions a parent will make is selecting a school for their child. And when it comes to a child’s needs and learning style, a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters. It empowers a […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How To Change Your Exercise Program

OPINION – Dance classes – Dance classes are a great way to bring fun into a small, medium or large group and burn significant calories. Genres like hip hop, modern, pole dance, bellydance , and even ballroom styles bring the attitude and intention to movement. As well, you don’t have to always go to a […]

JASON MATTHEWS: Nobody knows nothing!

OPINION – With 24-hour news and multiple new channels it seems like everybody is an expert. Let’s not forget that the vast majority of people have access to the Internet and by reading articles on a couple of websites they believe that they have figured out everything. Some people have coined a term for this […]

TIANA BURSE: Hurt People Hurt People

OPINION – “You can change your world by changing your words…Remember death and life are in the power of the tongue.” -Joel Osteen In the transformation of where you are to where you truly desire to be, a lot of unforeseen circumstances will happen and most unexpectedly. Recently, I encountered a moment where my purpose […]

ROD PAIGE: Good Soil-The Overlooked Aspect of School Reform

OPINION – “And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” – Mark 4:8, Holy Bible, English Standard Version The importance of the home and community role in student learning has for years been shouted by a small but unwavering group of researchers […]