My name is Valerie Smith, and I am a native of Las Vegas. In 2009, I went to get my annual mammogram — which is important to me, because breast cancer runs in my family. I had been getting mammograms ever since I was 38-years- old. Today, I am 49 years of age.
The time is now to be conscious of your health. For women, we must be mindful that after a certain age, it is important to be proactive as it relates to our examinations — specifically, mammograms and other breast exams.
We have all heard the cliché, “Too much of anything is not good.” There is truth to it; when the mind is not balanced with pleasant thoughts, new discoveries, education, laughter, excitement and rest, we often find ourselves feeling as though we are enveloped by a cloud.
We know you have been on the campaign trail for President Obama, but what are some of your current projects?
On Oct. 7, I have a Lifetime Television remake of “Steel Magnolias” coming out with Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, and Jill Scott. Also, I will be doing a role on the hit series “The Practice.”
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly of District D recently attended the United College Action Networks (U-CAN) Black College Recruitment Fair at Pearson Community Center with daughter Kenya who plans on attending an HBCU.” Dr. Audrey Manley, Former U. S. Surgeon General and President Emeritus of Spelman College, speaks at the Clark County Democratic Black Caucus event. View more photos from the event at www.lasvegasblackimage.com, PHOTO l MARTIN LOWENTHAL VISIONS www.facebook.com/MartinLowenthalVision. Will Downing and Saxaphonist Elan Trotman performing at the Las Vegas Jazz Festival.
For years, Niecy Nash has been a fixture in our homes on such shows as “Reno 911,” The Style Network’s “Clean House,” “The Insider” and most recently, the hit TV Land series “Soul Man,” with Cedric the Entertainer.
Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease, and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors.
Tourists and locals often find themselves drawn to the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip, which is fast earning an international reputation as one of the most popular shopping malls in the U.S.
Heart-healthy guacamole is delicious — but if you want to spin a remix on the same-old same-old, try this little overachiever.
Imani Carr is a motivated and driven individual – a young woman who gets what she wants out of life, and loves encouraging others to live up to the best of their abilities. Friends have nothing but praise for Imani’s character, describing her as “loyal,” “thoughtful” and “kind to a fault.” She has a warm and happy aura that can’t help but to spread joy, and is the type of person who will always try to be there for anyone even if it means putting aside her own problems.