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Spiritual Verse – December 2017

December 18, 2017 by  
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 Faith! 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 is a […]

“How will the Raiders’ move impact employment and business opportunities for African-Americans in Las Vegas?”

December 18, 2017 by  
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The NFL’s Raiders are due to move to Las Vegas in 2020. A new, state-of-the-art stadium is being built at an estimated cost of $2 billion, and we asked Las Vegas residents the following question: “How will the Raiders’ move impact employment and business opportunities for African-Americans in Las Vegas?”                 […]

Take A Bow

Tony B. puts a hip-hop and R&B spin on a classical instrument. It is not uncommon to be entertained by violinist Tony B. Williams while attending a gala, enjoying a festival, or just walking down the street on the Las Vegas Strip. This multifaceted musician can delight audiences of the most sophisticated classical concerto, as well as those who tastes run exclusively to hip-hop and R&B. Originally […]

Under the Glittering Lights

In Vegas for the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards |  Photos: Wayne Posner/BET The 2017 Soul Train Awards were held recently at the Orleans Arena, as neo-soul godmother Erykah Badu hosted with her eccentric sense of humor and legendary style. The annual event held in Las Vegas honored the best in Black music, and featured powerful performances by Toni […]

Madam Ambassador

December 18, 2017 by  
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Ciara White-Sparks represents Las Vegas on the world stage. Ciara White-Sparks was crowned the 2017 Miss Black Teen US Ambassador at the national pageant in Orlando, Florida. The Las Vegas native — and senior at East Career and Technical Academy — received a $5,000 scholarship and travels around the world, among other prizes. “My pageant is basically a pageant system for young African-American […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Aspiring to Achieve

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS   On October 23, 400 students from 21 CCSD high schools participated in the African American Student Summit hosted by the Clark County Black Caucus in partnership with Clark County School District. Students enjoyed a fast-paced program focused on college and career readiness. The audience was surprised by twin tap dancers Sean and John Scott (from the critically acclaimed “Absinthe”) opening up […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

December 18, 2017 by  
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How to avoid the holiday curves The holiday season is synonymous with indulging for six weeks on not-so-healthy food choices. The average American gains between five and ten pounds between Halloween and New Year’s — and those pounds are hard to lose. Roughly 75 percent of annual weight gain takes place during the holidays. For most of us, the pounds do not go away. And […]

HEALTHIER YOU: During the holidays, safety first for infants and toddlers

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The holiday season brings much joy into our lives, but we have to remain conscious of how to keep our smallest children safe after the gifts are unwrapped. Newborns and toddlers are at particular at risk, and we must be vigilant about avoiding toys that might put them in harm’s way. For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers toys should be large […]

Grooving for a good cause

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES It was like stepping into a time machine on a recent evening at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino: You get on the elevator and push a button for the Belmont Ballroom — and when the doors open, you step into a Studio 54-style reception. Afros, bell bottoms, psychedelic colors, rose-colored sunglasses, and groovy music were all part of the ambience at the Today for Tomorrow Gala […]

The gift of engagement

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN During this holiday season, many of us will exchange gifts with family and friends. Material possessions may not last forever, but we can always hold onto the feelings of love, grace, and selflessness that lie at the heart of gift-giving. The love that is exchanged for the holidays is not always contingent on presents. It can often come in […]