Saturday, September 22, 2018

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 […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 15, 2018 by  
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Understanding how sugar affects your weight time Ever wonder how fat is created in the body? Here is a simple explanation that may help you reach your weight loss goals. When you eat food that contains fat, it goes through your stomach and intestines. Large fat droplets get broken down into even smaller droplets, increasing the fat’s surface area. Through a series of chemical […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Heating up after the fireworks go out

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Fireworks are defining characteristic of the month of July — and I am not just talking about colorful explosions that light up the night sky. Many women over the age of 35 experience a loss of sex drive, most commonly associated with menopause. The changing of hormones can cause spontaneous desire — or craving sex out of the blue — to […]

Silent Cry

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY BRUCE EDDINS The opioid addiction crisis has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions in Las Vegas and communities across America. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, drug overdose now exceeds automobile accidents as the leading cause of death — more than 47,000 in 2017. More than half the deaths nationally were opioid-related, and that number has increased an astounding 137 percent since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Five Tips to Set Yourself Apart During the Job Hunt

August 15, 2018 by  
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Five Tips to Set Yourself Apart During the Job Hunt BY HOLLY CAPLAN Statistics showed that in 2017, 34.6% of women graduated with a four-year degree compared to. 33.7% of men. This gap has been narrowing for years, and women finally surpassed men for the first time in 2014. More women are making their mark and creating their trajectory for their futures. […]