Saturday, February 23, 2019

Community Speaks

February 14, 2019 by  
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What is your most memorable Historic Black Vegas moment?

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

February 14, 2019 by  
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

IN THE KNOW: My good friend, Napoleon McCallum

February 14, 2019 by  
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My good friend, Napoleon McCallum BY SHERYL THORNTON-BURNHAM Since February is Black History Month, I am choosing to honor a friend who is proud of his strong faith in God, who is a wonderful husband and father, a naval officer, a casino executive, an avid member of the community in which he lives — and […]

Our Community, Our History

February 14, 2019 by  
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Our Community, Our History Las Vegas’ black community is at the center of more than a half-century of incredible growth that turned a dusty Southern Nevada outpost into one of the world’s great cities. These images capture some of the extraordinary people and moments that created a place we’ll always be proud to call home.

Under the Glittering Lights

The world’s stage Las Vegas always commands the world’s attention, and the golden age of black entertainment helped put the entertainment capital on the map for good. In the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, top African-American performers — legends like Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Redd Foxx, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker, and Dorothy Dandridge — […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Every beat of your heart

February 12, 2019 by  
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Every beat of your heart BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of the most important muscle in our bodies. For the black community, the facts are plain: African-Americans are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke than White Americans. Between the ages of 45 […]

Black history in Alaska and for Nevada too

February 12, 2019 by  
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Black history in Alaska and for Nevada too BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Up in Alaska, during a Black History Month summit, I will be giving a plenary session speech and conducting a workshop on economic development. The summit is being held in honor of recently-deceased Senator Bettye Davis’ purpose-filled life. Knowing Bettye as I did, the […]

PEACE: Resilience in silence

February 12, 2019 by  
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There are moments when we have to turn inward in order to find the solace needed to see our way through life events. Life will try to swallow you up with noise, but the silence within can really be your protector — and it can create the resilience you need to overcome challenges of the […]

Patently True

February 12, 2019 by  
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Patently True How two Las Vegas cousins are protecting an invention with the potential to save lives. Obtaining a patent can be one of the most highest hurdles for entrepreneurs trying to get an invention to market. Charlotte Watkins and her cousin, engineer Paul Lockwood, recently cleared it with an unnamed invention that is is […]

18th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul

February 12, 2019 by  
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