Wednesday, July 17, 2019

ASK BIG MAMA – MAY 2019

Keeping kids out of summertime trouble, spending spouse-less time with friends, and staying true to a diet with a fast food husband Big Mama, what should I do with my teenage children for the summer months, so that they are not bored and don’t get into things they shouldn’t? Have your children get involved with […]

MOVING THE NEEDLE: Mother, Our First Teacher

Mother, Our First Teacher BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. This annual acknowledgment is a great time to remember that mothers often serve as our first teachers. Moreover, it is a great time to ask ourselves what are we birthing. In this vein, I encourage you to consider all the lessons […]

IN THE KNOW: Raiders, in memoriam

Raiders, in memoriam BY SHERYL THORNTON-BURNHAM With anticipation brewing for the 2020 NFL season — when our beloved team will officially become the Las Vegas Raiders — there is also a little sadness. The sadness comes in the form of a loss of a family member who will not be able to share in the […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

Nurture your thoughts, and turn them into action BY DR. ELLEN BROWN When something is important to us, we invest effort into it. It is said that everything begins with an idea, which is a thought. How many times have you had an idea but not taken action — only to see it realized through […]

Community Speaks – May 2019

What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?  

Black Elected Officials: The Need For A Black Political Agenda

The Need For A Black Political Agenda BY LOUIE OVERSTREET My dear friend Ida Gaines and I have developed a five-point plan for a black political agenda. It could potentially bring about an improvement to our current plight: a lack of effectiveness of our political leaders and community.  Black politicians need to work with Hispanic […]

Community Speaks

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What’s the next BIG thing you want to happen for Las Vegas’ Black community?

MOVING THE NEEDLE: Acceptance on the road to harmony

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Acceptance on the road to harmony BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER April marks International Heritage Month. In the wake of the New Zealand mosque attack and recent Clark County student arrests surrounding racially-charged social media posts, I want to highlight how International Heritage Month can be opportunity to discuss and amplify acceptance. While much can be […]

Black Elected Officials: It’s Time To Bring Home Some Bacon

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Black Elected Officials: It’s Time To Bring Home Some Bacon BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Westside voters should demand that their elected city, county, and state officials bring home some bacon — like I remember Gates, Williams, and Arberry (with Neal leading the amen choir) used to do, shortly after I arrived in Las Vegas. The excuse […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

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Who stole our power? BY DR. ELLEN BROWN What happens when someone “steals” your power? How does that make you feel? What actions can you take? Will you trust again? What does it mean? Power emanates from trust. In politics, trust comes from the people who believe in leaders enough to put our trust in […]