Monday, December 11, 2017

Celebrating Freedom

July 17, 2017 by  
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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 Diane Pollard, marks a holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It dates back to June 19, 1865 — […]

Senior moment

Senior moment

Making a way for the Queen of Soul

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 Franklin Way — and enjoy a complimentary, 100-minute concert by the woman herself. The spectacular show on the Madison Central Stage included […]

Seat at the table

Lark McCarthy joins the board of directors at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Lark McCarthy was one of America’s most admired broadcasters in the nation’s capital when she moved west with her husband to start a new life in Las Vegas. She made an extraordinary impact on Washington D.C. during her time as […]

Birth of an Activist

July 12, 2017 by  
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At 22, Stretch Sanders fuses his ministry to the struggle for social justice. Activism can be born in many ways. It can begin after a lifetime of suffering and inhumane treatment — think Nat Turner, circa 1831 — or simply by learning more about the ongoing struggle for human and civil rights. Today, the headlines […]

Spiritual Verse – July 2017

July 12, 2017 by  
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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 without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he […]

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

On the (Belly) Button

Engaging Our Community Through Education

BY EVA MARTIN 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 with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, and awarding scholarships to our young people. In 2017, the scholarship program awarded $250 to over 900 graduating seniors […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: On The Capital Beat

July 12, 2017 by  
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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 Clark County Black Caucus (CCBC). Thirty-two students — along with Black Student Union advisers, CCBC mentors, and chaperones — experienced a day in the life of a […]

Forming a vision

His hometown’s struggle helps a young, rising artist find inspiration. At the age of 19, Jermaine Conway is already honing his artistic vision. And it’s guided by freedom. “I am currently painting abstract expressionism which was inspired in the 1950s by artist Jackson Pollock,” says the native of Flint, Mich., who will soon enroll in […]