Wednesday, July 15, 2020

MOVIES IN BLACK

MOVIES IN BLACK ‘Slim’ chance you won’t be moved “Queen & Slim” is an unflinching drama centering on an unforgettable first date between a black man (Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith) who are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified […]

FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Creole Turkey

November 12, 2019 by  
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Pancakes! Pancakes! Pancakes!

NUBIAN WELLNESS: The shifts are accelerating — get off the sidelines

November 12, 2019 by  
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Body, mind and spirit maintenance is my mental health recipe. BY TIFFANY MAYES EHOLOR We stand on the shoulders of the ancestors who came before us. Thank God they never gave up — despite the adversity they faced. Whenever I feel defeated, discouraged or enraged by the injustices of our world, I remember: Character is revealed through pressure. I remember nothing great […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding diabetes

November 12, 2019 by  
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Understanding diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN November is American Diabetes Month, and it is important to understand how this sometimes fatal disease affects millions of people. More than two million African- Americans are estimated to have diabetes — a chronic disease with no cure. Nearly 6% of African-American men and 8% of African-American women have this disease. It disproportionately affects African-Americans at a rate nearly double that […]

‘Giving Tuesday’ Recaptures the Spirit of the Holiday Season

November 12, 2019 by  
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‘Giving Tuesday’ Recaptures the Spirit of the Holiday Season By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager During the holiday season, we traditionally show admiration, love, and respect by giving gifts. But sometimes the commercialism can be a bit overwhelming. From nonstop holiday music to elaborate store displays, to the steady stream of advertisements, the sales push seems to come earlier and earlier every year. A wonderful […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

November 12, 2019 by  
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It’s up to us! BY DR. ELLEN BROWN “When you think about civil rights and suffrage, it was bottom-up — not top-down.” This statement came from former Ohio governor and 2016 presidential candidate John Kasich, who was on CNN discussing his new book, “It’s Up to Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change.” After watching the Kasich interview in October, […]

Freedom

November 12, 2019 by  
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In “Harriet,” the life of an American icon arrives on the big screen. Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet,” which opens in theaters across America on Nov. 1, tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves […]

In town, Philly — back again

The Philadelphia Dance Company arrives in Vegas. The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco) is celebrating its 50th season — and recently performed at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Across the nation and around the world, the troupe is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in The Philadelphia Dance Company arrives in Vegas. In town, Philly — back again dance. Joan Myers […]

WHAT’S GOING ON?

November 12, 2019 by  
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Calling out disparities in Las Vegas Our eyes tell the story: there appears to be an increased number of homeless people on the streets of Las Vegas, especially in the Historic Westside area. We know that Nevada has been ranked among the top 10 states with a worsening homelessness problem, but some see other forces at work locally: are homeless people being forced into […]

PEACE: Standing on strong shoulders

November 12, 2019 by  
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As you look into the mirror and see the person you are — and all that you have overcome to bring you to the space you’re in right now — remember one thing: you are a legacy of someone else’s sacrifice. The tides may change and time moves on, but it is important to remember that someone was here before you. Someone took […]