Write It Off … Right? By Mark Lampkin

One of the benefits of having/owning a business is the ability to reduce one’s taxable income via expenses that are directly related to the business. I saw a phrase this week that caused me to pause: tax aversion versus tax evasion. What’s the difference? It was referencing the current matter of people like convicted tax … Continue reading Write It Off … Right? By Mark Lampkin

Trend Watch Cow Print … Boo or Moo? By Meicka “J”

A new trend of cow print is gracing the racks of today’s department stores. As the trend grows steadily, check out some of the hottest celebrities and their latest fashions from nail prints to shoes. It appears this trend is here to visit for a while. Gone are the days these prints played the background, … Continue reading Trend Watch Cow Print … Boo or Moo? By Meicka “J”

About Home Biz By Ken Bradley

Have you ever thought about starting a home business? A business that you can run right from your home to create extra cash flow and a sense of pride of business ownership. Hello I’m Ken Bradley proprietor of several small home-based businesses and online publisher of the http://www.abouthomebiz.com website. This column is designed to give … Continue reading About Home Biz By Ken Bradley

Privatized Detention Centers Not Welcome in Illinois By Cheryll Boswell

What do you do with a closed correctional center that was built as a reformatory for women and a City whose biggest employer was once a prison? You build a bigger detention center that will house thousands of immigrants. Elected officials in Dwight, Illinois believe putting human beings including children behind bars and making a … Continue reading Privatized Detention Centers Not Welcome in Illinois By Cheryll Boswell

The Lost Art of Fellowship in the Black Church By Mae Catherine Godhigh

"We who had sweet fellowship together walked in the House of God in the throng." - Psalm 55:14 As I pen this article, black churches are burning again. Federal Investigators are in the state of Louisiana combing through the ashes of three historical black churches. These churches were burnt within ten days of each other. … Continue reading The Lost Art of Fellowship in the Black Church By Mae Catherine Godhigh

LIKE THE DAY OF PENTECOST By Rev. Charity Sephus

Facts of living by faith may cause an individual to worry or doubt the possibility of absolute confidence in God. That is not an unusual feeling. 1 John 14:1-5 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits to see whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Every spirit … Continue reading LIKE THE DAY OF PENTECOST By Rev. Charity Sephus