Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I’m No Longer Mad — Just Disappointed

March 19, 2019 by  
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I’m No Longer Mad — Just Disappointed BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Like most of you, my emotions typically go from disappointment to anger when thinking about negative consequential matters. When Americans elected Trump, I skipped being disappointed and went straight to mad. However, rather than allowing myself to go from mad to insane, I returned to being disappointed in America. The promise of America is the bargain that this […]

PEACE: I’m Good

March 19, 2019 by  
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Life brings good times and bad ones. The phrase “I’m good” is an affirmation that we tell ourselves and others when anything tries to knock us off the path to infinite peace. The ultimate defense in this crazy world is the silent voice within that says, “I’m good.” We have to be there for ourselves to reduce the turmoil in our hearts and […]

Dead Serious

Dead Serious Is Tyler Perry ready to put a beloved character to rest? Director, actor, and screenwriter Tyler Perry is releasing the final Madea movie, “A Madea Family Funeral.” Over the course of 10 movies the matriarchal character has gone to jail, hid out in the witness protection program, battled zombies, confronted the KKK, decked the halls and dealt with every conceivable size and […]

Community Speaks

February 14, 2019 by  
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What is your most memorable Historic Black Vegas moment?

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

February 14, 2019 by  
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2019

IN THE KNOW: My good friend, Napoleon McCallum

February 14, 2019 by  
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My good friend, Napoleon McCallum BY SHERYL THORNTON-BURNHAM Since February is Black History Month, I am choosing to honor a friend who is proud of his strong faith in God, who is a wonderful husband and father, a naval officer, a casino executive, an avid member of the community in which he lives — and […]

Our Community, Our History

February 14, 2019 by  
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Our Community, Our History Las Vegas’ black community is at the center of more than a half-century of incredible growth that turned a dusty Southern Nevada outpost into one of the world’s great cities. These images capture some of the extraordinary people and moments that created a place we’ll always be proud to call home.

Under the Glittering Lights

The world’s stage Las Vegas always commands the world’s attention, and the golden age of black entertainment helped put the entertainment capital on the map for good. In the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, top African-American performers — legends like Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Redd Foxx, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker, and Dorothy Dandridge — […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Every beat of your heart

February 12, 2019 by  
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Every beat of your heart BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of the most important muscle in our bodies. For the black community, the facts are plain: African-Americans are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke than White Americans. Between the ages of 45 […]

Black history in Alaska and for Nevada too

February 12, 2019 by  
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Black history in Alaska and for Nevada too BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Up in Alaska, during a Black History Month summit, I will be giving a plenary session speech and conducting a workshop on economic development. The summit is being held in honor of recently-deceased Senator Bettye Davis’ purpose-filled life. Knowing Bettye as I did, the […]