Monday, November 20, 2017

HEALTHIER YOU: Sugar (for) babies?

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, who often gather in our homes for a tremendous meal of our most culturally celebrated foods. That includes dessert: sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, bread puddings, red velvet cake, and caramel cakes just to mention a few. The enticement can be strong when we’re trying to satisfy our sweet tooth — but […]

Vegas Is So Much More

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES There is so much more to Las Vegas than 24-hour parties and nonstop entertainment. The city is home to an array of people who embrace unity in the community, and have a passion to see everyone in Las Vegas succeed. This spirit was captured at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, which brought the community together to honor Mario Berlanga of Mario’s Westside Market; KCEP General Manager Craig Knight, recipient […]

Time To Update Your Lexicon

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET President Trump has added so many racial code phrases this year that it’s time to update your racial code book. The term “states’ rights” needs to be modernized. He means giving each state, particularly in the South, the means to oppress persons of color. This term gained notoriety way back in 1876, when R.B. Hayes received fewer votes than Samuel Tilden — but outmaneuvered […]

PEACE: A Thankful Heart

November 5, 2017 by  
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  We are all searching for something. But what is undeniable is the peace we all long for. People often say, “I just need some peace.” Peace in heart, mind, and soul is an incredible gift. The energy is there — and we must properly appropriate it to reach ultimate peace in our lives. The process of having a thankful heart is […]

Engaging Your Community Through Giving

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN The gift of giving is the biggest treasure you can offer during the Thanksgiving holiday. This season always brings food drives and meal-serving opportunities — with several organizations needing assistance in feeding the hungry. An often unspoken reality of modern life is that there are still people in our community who do not have enough to eat. Now is the […]

RENDERING JUSTICE

‘Marshall’ brings to life a seminal period in the life of an American icon.

FOODIE FEST 2017

 

Patti Pennington says ‘Cancer Won’t Win’

Renowned singer — and House of Blues Gospel Brunch entertainer — Patti Pennington will hold a live concert event on October 4, to benefit people who are suffering from cancer or have survived the disease. “This year’s Cancer Won’t Win fundraiser will be held at a beautiful venue called The Space, which is located behind the Cosmopolitan Hotel,” said Pennington. “I will be doing a live recorded concert at the event, […]

When mom is doing it by herself

October 2, 2017 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES Can A Woman Raise A Man?” is the name of a book written by Q. Allen King — focusing on single mothers and fatherhood, and the intersection with religious values, family and heritage in everyday situations. The question posed in the title has particular resonance today: the U.S. Census Bureau reports the percentage of children living with only their mother has nearly tripled from 8 to 23 […]

The President Has Packed An Immoral Handbasket

October 2, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET At the end of the Civil War, an Illinois judge named Morris described what northern prisoners of war would like to do with the abolitionists they blamed for starting the war. “Send them,” he said, “to hell in a handbasket.” It is fair to say that America has been the unquestioned military, economic, and moral leader of the world for decades. And I […]