Monday, May 21, 2018

Trustees Who Can’t Be Trusted

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET We are again being blessed with the spectacle of the Clark County School District (CCSD) engaging in the search for a new superintendent. Ranking right up there with death and taxes is the certainty that the $250,000 spent to hire a search firm will not be money well-spent. The fact is that the trustees are clueless as to the type of person needed to manage […]

Gathering Together

April 18, 2018 by  
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Gathering Together All Shades United, founded by Stretch Sanders, recently hosted “A Gathering for Black Women—You Are Not Alone” at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Historic West Las Vegas. Black women from across the city and region gathered at the event to share their experiences, tell their stories, and encourage one another. Vendors served the crowd, while performers offered […]

White-Hot Star Power

April 18, 2018 by  
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White-Hot Star Power The Stellar Awards weekend celebration began with a pre-awards bash hosted by Las Vegas’ own Patti Pennington: the Now Faith Community Development Corporation’s All White Gala to benefit the fight against domestic violence. Hundreds crowded the Valley Bible Fellowship Church for the special gala and award ceremony — honoring people who making positive contributions in the community. A special tribute was […]

‘We looked at what was best for the community’

April 16, 2018 by  
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ASKED & ANSWERED | OTIS HARRIS ‘We looked at what was best for the community’ Pioneering Nevada resident Otis Harris has lived in the Historic Westside area of Las Vegas for more than 50 years. Las Vegas Black Image Magazine recently asked him to reflect on African-American political progress and changes in the half-century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. When did […]

Our ship of state is taking on water

April 16, 2018 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Sound the alarm: “Women and children first — and every man for himself!” If Donald Trump’s government is a ship, it has been hit by seven of its own torpedoes: moral lapses, unethical behavior, staff turnover, incompetence, the greed of lavish spending, guilty pleas by five (and counting) associates and most regrettably appointing a known bigot to his administration. It has resulted in our ship […]

Direct Connect Job Listings

March 18, 2018 by  
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Direct Connect Job Listings – MARCH 2018 Manager of Juvenile Justice Services Contact: Clark County www.ClarkcountyNV.gov. | (702) 455-3174 Park Police Officer I Contact: Clark County Administrative Services www.ClarkcountyNV.gov. (702) 455-3174 Operations Manager Contact: Alterra Home Loans info@all-inrecruiting.com (646) 598-6825 Beverage Administrator Contact: The D Casino www.theD.com/Careers Engineer Painter II Contact: The D Casino www.theD.com/Careers Front Desk Agent Contact: The D Casino www.theD.com/Careers Sell […]

Credit is King

March 18, 2018 by  
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BY ALICIA TAYLOR Yes, you read that title right. I said credit — not cash — is king! We’ve all heard the mantra, “it’s better to spend someone else’s money.” The reason it’s so overused, is because it’s true. So how do you gain access to the ever-elusive “other people’s money?” Credit! Credit is important for so many reasons. Let’s face it: most of us can’t pay cash […]

GOP giving poor folks hell in 2018

March 15, 2018 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I don’t need a crystal ball or tea leaves to make this prediction: If you are poor in America, 2018 will be another dangerous and distressing year for you to catch hell. Folks, if you didn’t know, the Republicans have a “Take Back America Plan.” It requires them to: 1. Keep the poor disorganized 2. Dehumanize the poor in subliminal ways […]

Direct Connect Job Listings

February 14, 2018 by  
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Direct Connect Job Listings Customer Service Representative Contact: Naomi Wright | (702) 917-0446 Warehouse Jobs Contact: LVrecruiting@fanatics.com | (702) 936-5134 Multiple Positions Contact: Alex Yang | alex.yang@officeteam.com | (702) 732-1180 Medical Assistants Contact: Evan Kaufman, The Vaccine Center | (702) 800-2723 Massage therapists, front desk positions Contact: Felicia Miller, Massage Envy | (702) 506-7751 | felicia.miller@massageenvy.com Mortgage company […]

Moving On Up

February 14, 2018 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES The Urban Chamber of Commerce celebrates a legacy of prosperity and growth. The room was filled with optimism as more than 200 people descended on Green Valley Ranch for the Urban Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Chamber & Board Installation Luncheon. Small business owners, corporate executives, elected officials, community leaders and more came from across Nevada to celebrate a more than 30-year history of developing economic growth. Shaundell Newsome, the newly-installed board […]