Hang in there! I know many of you are feeling the pinch of an eroding economy and with prom dates and graduations, you are probably not feeling economical relief that was promised.
It is in these times when we must rely on each other and our faith in God, making intelligent decisions and not emotional ones.
It is during these times that you purchase what you need from vendors who have been friendly to you in the past.
The purchasing power of Blacks is still quite strong and there are many Black businesses that are operating in our community. It is our responsibly to make sure they remain viable.
State budget cuts will be taxing on many programs, thus the need for non-profit organizations such as the Brotherhood Crusade, Mother's In Action and others like them, is essential now.
Churches and volunteer efforts and mentor programs are vastly significant.
As a people, African Americans are the most resilient and resourceful in the world. We shall and will overcome these difficult times.
On a lighter note, the Lakers will bring some much-needed excitement to the Southland this week with another championship run.
It's been a long time since we've had a parade downtown and trust me, this one will not be easy.
I am not like most, a designated Laker Hater, but I am opened minded and the performance of the Orlando Magic against the Cleveland Cavs was impressive.
I hope the Lakers can win it, but those guard and wing players for the Magic will be a difficult task to overcome.
Like the one with the economy before us, the Lakers will discover that nothing comes easy.