Tuesday, March 26, 2019

IN THE KNOW: Epitome of a Raider

March 19, 2019 by  
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Epitome of a Raider BY SHERYL THORNTON-BURNHAM “Football as a team game demands sacrifice and discipline. You’ve got to think of the guy playing next to you and try to help him. To do that you have to sacrifice.” — Jim Otto If you ever have the opportunity to be in the stands for a Raiders game, one of the most recognizable sounds you will hear is “Autumn […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

March 19, 2019 by  
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Women making history ‘first’ BY DR. ELLEN BROWN March is Women’s History Month, which became nationally recognized in 1987. April is Black Women’s History Month. Not there quite yet, but on its way to national recognition. So many women have toiled, cried, marched, sat and shouted for their voices to be heard; but not for themselves. It was always for their people, […]

ASK BIG MAMA – MARCH 2019

March 19, 2019 by  
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Remembering a spouse, mad at mom, and hopeful for the children Big Mama, I am 74 years of age and I recently lost my husband. I really don’t know what to do with myself because my world centered around my husband. How can I go on and live a happy life? Well, I understand. But, I would suggest you make a list […]

MOVING THE NEEDLE: Be the First!

March 19, 2019 by  
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Be the First! BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER March marks the celebration of Women’s History Month. As we commemorate the achievements of women, I am reminded of the many women who have contributed to the education of our community. This list includes stalwarts like Ruby Bridges, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Septima Poinsette Clark. As a trained educational psychologist, I am personally grateful for the […]

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 […]

Community Speaks

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

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.

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 […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

February 12, 2019 by  
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Hey Washington: What’s going on? BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Nearly 50 years ago, Marvin Gaye recorded a song that expressed all that was worrying America: war, domestic unrest, unemployment, police brutality. It appeared that America had turned its back on its own people. That song was “What’s Going On?” The past is always a lesson […]