LARRY LEE: NAACP Should Support Good Educational Models

African American university students in a classroom.

OPINION – While the nation struggles with the seeming attack on Black men by law enforcement, it is important to recognize the value that a good education can have on the lives of people of all backgrounds. So when there are successful education models that improve the educational trajectory of Black students, it is critical [...]

President Obama Makes Urgent Call for Black Voter Turnout


OPINION (NNPA) – Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, journalists and corporate partners. Thousands of guests in their [...]

RICHARD PAN: Recruiting to Fill California’s Diversity Gap


OPINION – I have been fighting for a state workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and community. With many state workers approaching retirement and an increase in available state jobs, I wanted to be sure the opportunity to get state jobs included minority communities in the Sacramento region. Last summer I called the [...]

ROBERT WOODS: The Stock Market (Cont.)


OPINION - In a prior article I talked about the Stock Market and their components. We will continue where we left off with a discussion about Stock Market Management and Market Capitalization. Management Styles There are two basic styles of stock market managers: Active and Passive. Active Managers are active players in the stock market. The [...]

TIANA BURSE: How To Overcome Life’s Challenges


OPINION - “Don’t give up just because things are hard.” – Anonymous Over the last 11 years I have found myself in a mental place where I didn’t know if I could handle another life challenge or business adversity but somewhere deep down inside of me a small inner voice always said “just give it one [...]



OPINION - “Every day we have 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown Over the past year I have begun thinking about the essence of life and all of the elements that bring forth the many lessons and experiences that become our molder of sorts in [...]

LYNNIS WOODS: 10 Superfoods That Are Great For Aging Skin


OPINION – About one year go I found my skin changing. All of sudden I had dryness and splotches on my skin. This is the first time in my life I have ever had a problem with my skin. My first thought was that it was something that I must be eating. But my diet [...]

LYNNIS WOODS: 5 Reasons to DO YOU No Matter What Others Say


OPINION –  About 15 months ago I remember distinctly a loved one saying to me “You know Lynnis you are getting older.  You really should stop dancing, and perhaps teach dance.  You have such great experience it should be shared with others. Plus, you don’t want to be one of those people who is up [...]

TIANA BURSE: One Stage of Life


(OPINION) - “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama My motto for 2016 has been “If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.” Meaning, it was time to [...]

ANITA JOHNSON: The History Of Black-Owned Banks


OPINION – I recently attended the Operation Hope Forum, where I made great connections. More importantly I learned a great deal. One of the greatest things I learned was how the Freedman’s Savings and Trust played a major role to African American soldiers that fought in the Civil War and later to African Americans between [...]