Tuesday, September 26, 2017

‘I was always … with him’

September 10, 2017 by  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | BILL WHITFIELD In the second installment of a two-part interview, bodyguard Bill Whitfield recalls his life protecting Michael Jackson. How did Michael feel about some of the social issues affecting the black community? Well, I know based on his own personal experience with law enforcement he hated cops. I think that came from his personal […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Good Health: It’s your move

September 10, 2017 by  
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On the (Belly) Button

Ain’t It A Shame

September 10, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET In my book “Black Steps in the Desert Sands,” I documented that there has been a black presence in Las Vegas since the city was founded in the first decade of the 20th century. Blacks owned businesses in downtown Las Vegas in the 1910s and 1920s. However, when gambling was again legalized in Nevada — in 1931 — a bigoted mayor named E.W. Cragin […]

PEACE: Receive the Love

September 10, 2017 by  
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  We are all guilty of tunnel vision — being in our own space and head too much, and focusing on day-today priorities that cause us to lose sight of the big picture. One piece of that bigger picture is the peace and love that we all need to thrive and live our best lives. But if we truly open our hearts, […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: On SB178 Promises $36 Million to Address Growing Proficiency Gap

September 10, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS In previous articles, I’ve written about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was passed in December 2015. Federal law requires Nevada’s Education Plan to include a priority for schools or subgroups of students that are least proficient. Beginning with this school year, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) requires each school district in Nevada to comply through the ESSA plan approved by U.S. Department of Education. While many […]

Congresswoman Maxine Waters: Reclaiming Her Time!

Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California was recently awarded the “Social Humanitarian Award” during BET’s broadcast of “Black Girls Rock.”


August 14, 2017 by  
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Under the Glittering Lights: Cannon Blast

August 13, 2017 by  
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Nick Cannon — host of “Wild ‘N Out,” rapper, actor, comedian, entrepreneur, record producer, radio and television personality — appeared at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at the Fashion Show in Las Vegas. While there, he talked with Elie Samaha (movie producer and owner of Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre) and Sugar Factory founder Charissa Davidovici about […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 13, 2017 by  
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Dry Response How to know if you’re dehydrated More than half of the world’s population suffers from dehydration, with most unaware of the serious health problems it can cause. And if you live in an area like Las Vegas, where hot and dry temperatures easily soar above 100 degrees? That means that you should consume […]