Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cut Above

September 10, 2017 by  
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Saleemah Abare is making history in the world of barber instructors. In Las Vegas, no ethnic group has more barber instructors than African-Americans. And now, Saleemah Abare has broken another barrier by becoming the state’s first black female barber instructor. “It is a process to become a barber instructor in the state of Nevada,” she said. “I first had to get a barber license […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Phi Beta Sigma Reigns in Blue and White

August 13, 2017 by  
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BY CAPUCINE HOLMES The Blue and White is vibrant in the hearts of Phi Beta Sigma men. Their history is embedded in the structure of colleges and universities across the world. Phi Beta Sigma held its 2017 Conclave with thousands in attendance at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit. Phi Beta Sigma was established on […]

The Unlucky 7: Devolution In My Lifetime

August 13, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET To this day, the very best gift I have ever received was my parents’ move to Cleveland, Ohio from DeKalb, Mississippi when I was less than a year old. Growing up on the Eastside of Cleveland in the 1940s and ‘50s, I didn’t have a care in the world. The Greatest Generation, after […]

Engaging Your Community!

August 13, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN The biggest challenge for any community leader is the need to positively engage the community for involvement. It is one thing to get yourself involved in public policy and causes that serve to make your community better, and it’s another thing to inspire others to take action. The following are tips to […]

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Birth of an Activist

July 12, 2017 by  
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At 22, Stretch Sanders fuses his ministry to the struggle for social justice. Activism can be born in many ways. It can begin after a lifetime of suffering and inhumane treatment — think Nat Turner, circa 1831 — or simply by learning more about the ongoing struggle for human and civil rights. Today, the headlines […]