Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 […]

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 […]