Sunday, July 23, 2017

Feature

Senior moment Senior moment

More than 1,800 graduating seniors were honored at the Black Community Organizations Network’s (BCON) 39th Annual Baccalaureate Ceremony, held at Cashman Center Exhibit Hall. Dr. Robert E. Fowler was... [Read more]


Girls Getaway Girls Getaway

Ask any woman: a fun excursion with friends can rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit, and Las Vegas has long been a preferred destination for girlfriends to get away and reconnect. Here, we share memorable... [Read more]


GOOD ‘TRIP’ GOOD ‘TRIP’

Four powerful black actresses star in the comic tale of friends who take a fun journey to New Orleans with outrageous results. The new comedy “Girls Trip” features something you don’t see very often... [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

Birth of an Activist Birth of an Activist

At 22, Stretch Sanders fuses his ministry to the struggle for social justice. Stretch Sanders Activism can be born in many ways. It can begin after a lifetime of suffering and inhumane treatment — think... [Read more]


VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: On The Capital Beat VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: On The Capital Beat

Yvette Williams BY YVETTE WILLIAMS High-school students from eight Clark County School District (CCSD) campuses traveled to Carson City on March 30 for African American Legislative Day, organized by the... [Read more]


Where They At? Where They At?

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Louie Overstreet The title of my column may lack grammatical correctness — but it correctly conveys how I feel about a group of community crazies and spineless politicians who advocated... [Read more]


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Highlights

Making a way for the Queen of Soul Making a way for the Queen of Soul

Capucine Holmes BY CAPUCINE HOLMES Detroit’s Music Weekend was monumental this year: the Queen of Soul had a hometown street named in her honor, as crowds flocked to be among the first to walk Aretha... [Read more]


HEALTHIER YOU: What to expect when it’s time to push ‘pause’ HEALTHIER YOU: What to expect when it’s time to push ‘pause’

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN DR. ANNETTE MAYE Let’s be honest: there is a stigma around menopause. It isn’t warranted, because many women actually welcome — dare I say celebrate — this natural... [Read more]


Engaging Our Community Through Education Engaging Our Community Through Education

BY EVA MARTIN Eva Martin presents Jessa Sosa with a college scholarship. It has been such an honor to serve as a McDonald’s owner-operator for many years. And one of the greatest privileges is working... [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

Senior moment Senior moment

More than 1,800 graduating seniors were honored at the Black Community Organizations Network’s (BCON) 39th Annual Baccalaureate Ceremony, held at Cashman Center Exhibit Hall. Dr. Robert E. Fowler was... [Read more]


Seat at the table Seat at the table

Lark McCarthy joins the board of directors at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Lark McCarthy Lark McCarthy was one of America’s most admired broadcasters in the nation’s capital when she moved... [Read more]


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Extra

Celebrating Freedom Celebrating Freedom

Photographer Marty Frierson was on hand last month at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Arena, capturing scenes from the annual Las Vegas Juneteenth celebration. The joyous event, created 17 years ago by... [Read more]


Spiritual Verse – July 2017 Spiritual Verse – July 2017

Matthew 21:22 “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Hebrews 11:6 “But... [Read more]


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