“To Achieve Positive Results Collaboration Is A Must!”
Written by Wendy Gladney Dean 19 March 2015
                 Over the years I’ve learned in order to really make a good impact on the lives of people we serve, it is important to have key and positive collaborations.  Forgiving For ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, contributing writer 13 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center ... read more >>
How Many Ripples Will You Leave Across The Ocean of Life?
Written by WendyGladney Dean 12 March 2015
    Mother Teresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”  Globally, I believe women cast many stones that not only create ... read more >>
“From Whence We Came”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 05 March 2015
   This past summer I received a call from a lady by the name of Helen Viser Fitzgerald.  Ms. Helen was the manager of the Lubbock, Texas City Library, Patterson Branch and she was trying to locate ... read more >>
K. Anthony's School Student Akia Allan Ranks 4th Place in Los Angeles County Scripps Regional Spelling Bee
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 March 2015
    On Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10 year old fifth grader Akia Allan represented K. Anthony's School at the Los Angeles County Scripps Regional Spelling Bee.  This event is countywide and the winner ... read more >>
The National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 26 February 2015
  The National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Los Angeles Chapter Pressents Youth Empowerment Conference "Developing Youth Leaders for the 21st Century" Creating a Path to Your Future Saturday, ... read more >>
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters: A Labor Union that Changed Society
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 26 February 2015
      Long before thousands gathered in 1963 to march on Washington, or heard Public Enemy in 1989 emphatically state that we had to fight the powers that be, there was the Brotherhood of Sleeping ... read more >>
“Is It Really Just Black or White?”
Written by wendyGladney Dean 26 February 2015
I recently went to see the movie starring Kevin Costner, Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer, and Jillian Estell about a young biracial girl who is being raised by her maternal (white) grandfather and ... read more >>
The History of Labor Unions
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 26 February 2015
Recognizing African Americans involvement in labor equality and union diversity  Ophelia McFadden started her labor activism in 1968 when she first joined SEIU Local 434. (File photo) Los Angeles’ ... read more >>
Black Women Endure Menopause Longest
Written by lain a Johnson, Special to the NNPA from Howard University News Service 26 February 2015
(File photo) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks ... read more >>
“Are You Process Oriented or Outcome Focused?”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 19 February 2015
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”  ... read more >>
Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 19 February 2015
      This is a two part article; in this issue we will give you the first 5 reasons. Look, next week, for the second 5 reasons so that you can learn how to live healthier and longer.   Most people ... read more >>
Let’s Talk Hair: Hair Factory’s New York Remi Wave Review
Written by Nicole Williams, Staff Writer 13 February 2015
(Photo By: Nicole Williams) Product:  Hair Factory’s New York Remi Wave hair extensions, 18-inch Company: Hair Factory Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts/Online Website: www.hairfactory.com From ... read more >>
Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
USC’s Black Alumni Association held summit with White House representative David Johns    The University of Southern California (USC) Black Alumni Association in partnership with Ebony Magazine hosted ... read more >>
Update on Bobbi Kristina Brown
Written by By: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 12 February 2015
UPDATE:  As of Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized and on life support at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, GA. CNN is reporting that Bobby Brown and Cissy Houston, ... read more >>
“How Do You Mend a Broken Heart”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 12 February 2015
    We often hear people say it is important to protect your heart.  This statement is true both literally and figuratively.  When we think of the word heart many things come to mind.   This time ... read more >>
Whitney Houston’s Daughter - Bobbi Kristina Brown Fighting for Her Life
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 06 February 2015
      Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 10:25 am (EST) in the bathtub of the Roswell ... read more >>
“Black History is U.S. History!”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 06 February 2015
  Most of us are aware that February is Black History Month.  We have so many things going on around the Southland to commemorate the accomplishments and triumphs of the African American Community.  ... read more >>
“Does Your Life Speak of Love & Service”
Written by WEndyGladney Dean 30 January 2015
This past weekend I attended the home going service of a dear friend Dr. Carol Spellen.  I’ve had the honor and privilege of knowing Carol for close to a decade through another dear friend, sister ... read more >>
Emotional Eating
Written by Dr. Donald Henderson 23 January 2015
  Do you feel anxious, depressed or saddened?  Do you have a lack of interest or often feel empty?   Do these feelings result in you turning to food for support? Unfortunately, emotional eating ... read more >>
“A Mentor Can Come in Many Ways”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 23 January 2015
    January is National Mentoring Month.  As the Founder and President of Forgiving For Living, Inc., it has always been my goal to have mentoring as a key component to the work we do.  Our mission ... read more >>
Jay Jones the Fitness Minister
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 22 January 2015
‘Fitness Inspiration Not Intimidation’    Jay Jones believes a mental transformation will lead to a conscious restoration of a better life. (Courtesy photo)    The New Year has started and many ... read more >>
A Tale of Two Umbrellas: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., - A Portrait of Sister-Friend Love
Written by By: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Contributing Writer 17 January 2015
      My cousin whom I’ll call AKA Jan (Slidell, LA) sent this photograph to me in celebration of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (AKA, January 15, 1908) and Delta Sigma Theta ... read more >>
Running from the Flu? CDU Alum Dr. John Uyanne Explains Infectious Diseases
Written by Isidra Person-Lynn, MA Communications Specialist 16 January 2015
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“Keeping Our Eye on the Prize Can Be Difficult When We Don’t Know What the Prize is?”
Written by WendyGladney Dean 15 January 2015
    The precipice of where we stand to today is critical.  We are currently at the intersection of how our society will be judged in years to come.  We are told that we live in a great nation, if ... read more >>