Monday, November 20, 2017

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 […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: On The Capital Beat

July 12, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS High-school students from eight Clark County School District (CCSD) campuses traveled to Carson City on March 30 for African American Legislative Day, organized by the Clark County Black Caucus (CCBC). Thirty-two students — along with Black Student Union advisers, CCBC mentors, and chaperones — experienced a day in the life of a […]

Where They At?

July 12, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET The title of my column may lack grammatical correctness — but it correctly conveys how I feel about a group of community crazies and spineless politicians who advocated for the reopening of F Street to the tune of up to $17 million dollars, with no meaningful economic benefit to the community in the […]

Proof positive of America’s sad mental state

June 11, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET One doesn’t have to look any further than the current occupant of the White House for insight into the mental state of our country. Enough uninformed voters in traditionally blue states put him in the White House. President Obama saved the auto industry, and the thanks he received from Michigan voters was a […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: What Should Be The Multicultural Academic Standards For Nevada Students?

June 11, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS We may likely agree that the history taught in our classrooms for hundreds of years has conveniently omitted the contributions of people of color. Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans said it best: “So for those self-appointed defenders of history… they are eerily silent on what amounts to this historical malfeasance, a […]

IN THE COMMUNITY – MAY 2017

IN THE COMMUNITY – MAY 2017

Mothers are priceless treasures

It has been one of the greatest blessings of my life to bear daily witness to the miraculous wonder of a mother’s love, strength, and engagement. As an owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants, I am frequently awed by moms who indulge their children in conversation and take the time to lovingly watch them play. […]