MARGARET FORTUNE: Keeping the Honor in Honor Roll


OPINION – With all the news about Black students being suspended, you might get the impression that there is something inherent in our kids keeping them on the naughty list. But, as a school principal, I know first-hand that’s not true. My biggest leverage with my students (90 percent of whom are African American) is […]

Robert Woods: Fundamentals of Money Management


OPINION – In today’s society, financial planning can mean the difference between living the “American Dream of Financial Success” or “Living the American Nightmare of Poverty.” In this article we will discuss Financial Planning and a Five Step Process which, when implemented, reevaluated and revised continually will help you reach financial freedom. Step One: Analyze […]

DARCEL LEE – Use Your Faith To Get Fit


OPINION – California Black Health Network has launched a Faith-based Health Initiative in Sacramento. Partnering with five churches in the Sacramento region, this faith-based initiative seeks to assist congregants in reaching their goals for realizing, conserving and sustaining health and well-being. With the support of diagnostics like Fit Bits which can monitor activity and assist […]

TIANA BURSE: The Secret Weapon


OPINION – Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve everything they want, while others don’t? I have found myself a time or ten seeking the answer to the why factor…Why does he or she have it all, when I don’t? There always seems to be this secret that the majority of us […]

RICHARD PAN: More than a Spoonful of Sugar


OPINION – Mary Poppins used a spoonful of sugar to get children to take their medicine, but too many people, adults and children, have difficulty taking their medicine as instructed by their doctor. When medicine is not taken properly, patients do not receive the full benefit of their treatment and are more likely to get […]

KEITH HERRON: The Energy You Bring


OPINION – In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity that is often understood as the ability of a physical system to do work on other physical systems. Most people easily grasp this concept when thinking about their cars or pushing a shopping cart. However, most people totally ignore the concept of human emotional energy. […]

AZIZZA GOINES: Building A Healthy Business


OPINION – Receiving sound financial training as we matured was not so typical in many of the families, schools and neighborhoods we live and lived in. Many of our parents received even less of that training than we did. We often grew up to model our parents in their inability to manage finances. I remember […]

AMBER LIDSKIN: Bits about Medicare


OPINION – My name is Amber Lidskin, and I am a local Medicare insurance agent here in Sacramento. Our agency specializes in helping folks newly turning 65 to understand Medicare and how it works. We have been requested by the California Black Health Network to be a source of information and education to the readers […]

TIANA BURSE: Give Yourself A Break


OPINION – “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as much as you live.” I remember reading this statement by an unknown author just a few short years ago. I recall looking back at myself in the mirror and wondering what was next for me. The truth is, I encountered some setbacks in my […]

SIMEON GANT – Rethinking The Burgeoning Green Economy


OPINION – When I began my research developing the Green Tech education program the term green jobs was an anomaly. The obvious question is, ‘What’s the difference between a regular job and a green job?’ Since its inception in 2009, Green Tech set out to define and spread the word of what a green job […]