Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MOVING THE NEEDLE

July 14, 2018 by  
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A Real Safety Net for Our Kids BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER In the wake of the school shootings occurring nationally, we must come to understand that real safety includes the psychological security of knowing that others care, others will notice, and others will respond. Kids need the safety of knowing that others care when they are hurting and believe there is no way out; the […]

What is your favorite childhood memory of your mother?

What is your favorite childhood memory of your mother?

Uncover Your History With Open Eyes

BY TIFFANY MAYES EHOLOR My mother is black and my father is white. And I’m reclaiming my history — as a native Nevadan. After watching the “60 Minutes” segment reported by Oprah Winfrey, I became curious about the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. This monument documents the lynching of thousands of African-American men, women and […]

Clark County’s Finest

The Black Community Organization Network (BCON) Baccalaureate ceremony was held at the Orleans Arena, honoring thousands of African-American high school graduates in Clark County. Each graduate received a BCON gold medal.

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

Growing with the Community Vegas Roots Community Garden has always strived to be a catalyst for positive change in our community — and with such a wide array of amazing programs, we are doing just that! Located at 715 North Tonopah, the garden has always encouraged Vegas residents to come down and pick some of our freshly grown veggies. We also have a children’s […]

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 […]