TIANA BURSE: The Gift of Ignorance


OPINION – Mark Twain once stated: “All you need is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.” A few days ago I ran across a social media pandemonium of sorts. Counting on my own level of knowledge I began to write a status that caused many to believe in me while at the same [...]

LYNNIS WOODS: Make You a Priority


OPINION – Can you possibly heal if you don’t take care of yourself? Every woman I know takes care of this that and the other thing too besides herself! What happens when illness, fatigue, grief and all-around weariness comes? Can you possibly heal yourself if you don’t take care of yourself? Short answer: NO! The [...]

TIANA BURSE: Are You Putting First Things First?


OPINION – “Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell One of the most common questions that I have been asked more recently is: “Tiana how [...]

LYNNIS WOODS: Five Essential Oils That Are Great For Women Over 40


OPINION – After 40 your body starts doing its own thing.  Every woman has a different experience with their body changing after 40.  Most of you will agree with me that there are definitely some changes we all have experienced: weight gain and bloating moodiness lack of energy sleeplessness I have talked to many women [...]

JASON MATTHEWS: Retirement Planning – A Basic Guide


OPINION - Retirement planning is an activity that can significantly affect the quality of our life once we stop going to work. However, there is a huge number of people who don’t pay much attention to this activity and usually once they notice their mistake it is too late. The fact is that it is never [...]

TIANA BURSE: The Power of Growth


OPINION – “Without continual growth and progress , such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.” -Benjamin Franklin I’ve taken some time more recently to study the art of humanity and the process in which we grow by. The irony in this study is that I have found that the majority of humans [...]

ANITA JOHNSON: How Can Black Women Leave a Financial Legacy?


OPINION – Black women have a double whammy when it comes to leaving wealth for their children. Not only are women still behind the wage gap when it comes to salaries commensurate with men they also often are the sole caretakers of children and thus have fewer resources to begin with. Sadly, African American Women [...]

TIANA BURSE: Are You Afraid To Try?


OPINION – Samuel Beckett once stated: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” I was engaged in a conversation last night with someone near and dear to my heart. While we were chatting we began to discuss the future and what that looks like for the both of us. Normally, [...]

LYNNIS WOODS: How to get your mojo back when you feel like it’s lost


OPINION – I just came back from a two-week bout with the cold and flu.  As I think about it now I realize that I started feeling poorly when I lost my “mojo.”  What is my definition of “mojo”?  For me “mojo” is another word for that part of me that keeps me motivated, energized [...]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: The Missing Link in Baltimore: Education


OPINION – On a recent episode of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg asked 16-year-old Michael Singleton why he was throwing rocks and rioting in the streets of Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray before being famously slapped and pulled from the rioters by his mother, Toya Graham.  Within hours of the incident, Toya became an [...]