Monday, September 25, 2017

FOODIE FEST 2017

September 11, 2017 by  
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Give Her Some Space

September 10, 2017 by  
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UNLV senior Amber Alexis Turner is rock-solid at NASA Amber Alexis Turner looks forward to graduating from UNLV next year with a degree in geology. The Las Vegas native — and Army reservist — comes from a strong family of college graduates, and her scientific brilliance has delivered unique opportunities: an internship at UNLV’s High Pressure Science Engineering Center, under the guidance of Dr. […]

Remembering Dick Gregory

September 10, 2017 by  
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Bill Duke reflects on the life of a legend. “I have lost many people that I love — mother, father, aunts, uncles, friends. Losing Dick Gregory has hurt me deeply because he was more than an individual. He represented a generation that stood up with courage for not only themselves but for all of us. He told the truth none of […]

‘African-Americans supported each other’

September 10, 2017 by  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | OTIS HARRIS Otis Harris has lived through and witnessed so much change in Las Vegas. He arrived here as a child in 1943, after his father learned that he could earn much more in Las Vegas than in their Texas hometown. They were part of a wave of black migration to the Silver State during the first half of the 20th century, when people […]

Community Speaks

September 10, 2017 by  
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What are your feelings about the state of race relations in Las Vegas? PETE PETERSON Las Vegas has always been the Mississippi of the West. Some Metro Police officers have killed black men when they entered homes without warrants. I think Las Vegas uses inquest and not grand juries when it comes wrongs committed against black people. LOUIE OVERSTREET Race relations suck in Las Vegas — and we aid and abet racism […]

‘Detroit’ — History On Repeat?

September 10, 2017 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES   History, it has been said, usually repeats itself. Today, we hold out hope that America can avoid fulfilling that axiom — especially when it comes to the kind of prejudice and hatred that leads to death. We can consider that history anew when it is explored in art. The new film “Detroit,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, looks at four deadly, racially-charged days that shook that great American city […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

September 10, 2017 by  
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Why and How to Eat More Plants WHY Author Michael Pollan puts it quite simply: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This may seem easier said than done. The typical American diet consists mostly of processed foods, meat, and dairy which largely contribute to serious health issues including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. By incorporating more plants into your diet, you […]

Cut Above

September 10, 2017 by  
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Saleemah Abare is making history in the world of barber instructors. In Las Vegas, no ethnic group has more barber instructors than African-Americans. And now, Saleemah Abare has broken another barrier by becoming the state’s first black female barber instructor. “It is a process to become a barber instructor in the state of Nevada,” she said. “I first had to get a barber license […]

Strengthening our students

September 10, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN My late husband and I shared so much, and one thing that always united us was education advocacy. Parents should understand how engagement in your child’s education is essential to success — because while many things deserve our attention, none are more important than shaping our children’s future. Just think about the power of the open house — this one-on-one engagement with […]

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