Sunday, May 28, 2017

Feature

Standing up for the voiceless Standing up for the voiceless

How Ruby Duncan’s decades of activism helped transform life in Las Vegas. Ruby Duncan Sixty-five years ago, Ruby Duncan followed her aunt and uncle to Las Vegas from the backwoods of Tallulah, Louisiana.... [Read more]


MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER

Las Vegas residents celebrate the women who gave them life. Cassandra Lewis and her mother Irma Black ‘WILLING TO LET THE WORLD KNOW’ My mother Irma Black is a retired government worker for the Internal... [Read more]


‘Never stop reinventing’ ‘Never stop reinventing’

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | TYSON BECKFORD Tyson Beckford looks beyond modeling — and Las Vegas is playing a big part in the newest stage of his career. Tyson Beckford Tyson Beckford has been one of the... [Read more]


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Conversation

The Unlucky 7: Reasons Why America Won’t Be Great Again The Unlucky 7: Reasons Why America Won’t Be Great Again

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Louie Overstreet 7. America’s value system is being eroded by the obscene amount being paid to professional athletes. Athletes’ contribution to a better America is grossly out... [Read more]


VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Inequity in Nevada student funding VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Inequity in Nevada student funding

Yvette Williams BY YVETTE WILLIAMS It is clear over the past two legislative sessions that Nevadans wants an equitable education system. The work of Clark County School District and Nevada Department... [Read more]


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Community

IN THE COMMUNITY – MAY 2017 IN THE COMMUNITY – MAY 2017

President of Uplift Foundation Jerry Holliday Angel Williams, Stephanie Williams and Capucine Holmes United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Communities in Schools CEO Tiffany Tyler at meeting... [Read more]


Mothers are priceless treasures Mothers are priceless treasures

Eva Martin It has been one of the greatest blessings of my life to bear daily witness to the miraculous wonder of a mother’s love, strength, and engagement. As an owner and operator of McDonald’s... [Read more]


In a world of predictions, some easy calls to make In a world of predictions, some easy calls to make

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Louie Overstreet I am out here on the proverbial limb, with saw in hand, ready to saw off five easy predictions. • The easiest one to predict: Trump is lying (again) when he says... [Read more]


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Highlights

PEACE: Know Your Worth PEACE: Know Your Worth

Life takes on us many trips. And some of those journeys put obstacles in our path that can leave us insecure and questioning our worth — even when we’re excelling. Be mindful of those challenges.... [Read more]


May is Mental Health Awareness Month at Montevista Hospital

BY YVETTE WILLIAMS Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently... [Read more]


VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: 79th Legislative Session: Update For Black Nevadans VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: 79th Legislative Session: Update For Black Nevadans

Yvette Williams BY YVETTE WILLIAMS The 79th Nevada Legislative Session will have just passed the halfway mark at the time of this publication, with legislators wrapping it up in about 30 days on June... [Read more]


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Food

FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes! FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes!

Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes! You can try so many varieties of these pancakes. I like to add cinnamon, bananas, apples, blueberries or pecans — and you can do whatever your heart desires. Whatever... [Read more]


FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Vegan Sweet Potato Chili FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

Vegan Sweet Potato Chili Recipe by CHEF STACEY DOUGAN Vegan Sweet Potato Chili INGREDIENTS (Serves 4-6) 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon onion powder 1... [Read more]


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Arts & Entertainment

Las Vegas: Lights, Camera, Action Las Vegas: Lights, Camera, Action

Capucine Holmes BY CAPUCINE HOLMES Las Vegas is full of excitement. People from all over the world are awed by the city’s inimitable glamour, and the entertainment industry — from movie and television... [Read more]


Rest in Heaven Walter Mason | 1926-2017

Walter Mason Jr. Walter Mason Jr., who passed away on Feb. 28, was a tremendous contributor to the arts in Las Vegas. A celebration of his life was held recently at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, where... [Read more]


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Extra

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2017 PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – MAY 2017

Winnetta Cooper at Gospel Giggles Vegas’ own Alyse Williams recently graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering 2017 and will receive her MBA in 2018 Vegas barber Johnny Williams... [Read more]


Jazzed

The Pi Pi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. recently hosted the “All That Jazz” Scholarship Brunch at the Red Rock Country Club. The event honored several Las Vegas residents with the Finer... [Read more]


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