Monday, October 15, 2018

HEALTHIER YOU: Vaccinating while pregnant?

August 15, 2018 by  
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Vaccinating while pregnant? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Every woman who is considering pregnancy should be up-to-date on all of her vaccines. It helps to protect you and your child from serious diseases. For example, rubella is a contagious disease that can be very dangerous if you get it while you are pregnant. In fact, it can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects. Best […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 15, 2018 by  
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Easy Being Green “Greening up” your life can be as simple as incorporating lifestyle changes at home. Kitchen Avoid using the microwave whenever possible. You’ll find that reheating in a pot or skillet heat can be about as as fast — literally in minutes. Run the dishwasher only when full and at night — that’s more efficient and reduces the carbon footprint. […]

MOVING THE NEEDLE: Are We Ready for School?

August 15, 2018 by  
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Are We Ready for School? BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER This month, students across Nevada will return to school, and there will be shopping, registration and angst over who will be in whose class. As this annual pilgrimage begins, it is important to ask a very simple but consequential question: “Are we ready?” Are we prepared to support and ensure student success? As we gauge preparedness, are […]

My America!

August 15, 2018 by  
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My America! BY ERIC TROY, M.A. On July 4, we celebrated our country’s 242 years of independence from the British Empire and adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress. There were parades, fireworks, cookouts, concerts and the all-American pastime of baseball. But one of the most important activities is honoring family. However you define family, we should follow the impulse to pay homage to those who paved […]

Rock Steady

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES There is so much going on in Las Vegas, from the lights to the parties, that you sometimes sit back and ask yourself whether it is real. A person can lose themselves in the fast pace of the limelight — overbooking, overworking, and running from place to place to soothe constant feelings of FOMO. Reality does tend to catch up with all of us, and for some […]

You Ain’t Got Squat Coming If You Don’t Vote

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET For 37 years, dating back to my days in Alaska, I have written about the importance of voting. Thus, I am ashamed to admit how many times I have heard the excuse that “My vote doesn’t count” — mostly from people who look like me. First, I used to tell these non-voting knuckleheads that a Civil War was fought to free us from bondage […]

PEACE: Your Best Self

August 15, 2018 by  
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  Many of us are our own worst critics. We examine ourselves from the reflection of expectations that surround us. Judging personal excellence against an imaginary status quo is a false measurement that cannot fulfill your eternal soul — the soul that breaks through the barriers of restraint for our own truth to be revealed. The courageous soul is one that possesses the self-confidence […]

SPIKE, STILL SHARP

As he prepares to release another unflinching examination of American race relations, Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud recalls special moments in a legendary director’s career. Whenever a new movie by master filmmaker Spike Lee is released into theaters, the memories come flooding back. I was in my third year at Spelman College when Lee — a Morehouse man — asked me to help […]

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018

August 15, 2018 by  
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018

Under the Glittering Lights

Miss Jackson Janet Jackson received the prestigious Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards held recently at the MGM in Las Vegas. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she performed live as a mom. Jackson took the stage, performing her 1986 hit “Nasty” in a sparkling gold sweatshirt dress and skinny […]