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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 […]

ASK BIG MAMA

February 12, 2019 by  
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Getting to the Magic Kingdom, making him put down the controller, and why you can’t force hubby into the church pews   Big Mama, I want to take my children to Disneyland this summer — but my finances are low, and I’m living paycheck to paycheck. What should I do? There are different ways you can possibly do this. I […]

MOVING THE NEEDLE: During Black History Month, remember with me

February 12, 2019 by  
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During Black History Month, remember with me BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER February commemorates Black History Month. As we celebrate the legacy and richness of African-American culture in the United States, I am reminded of the many juggernauts and institutions that have undergirded academic achievement and education. This month, I ask you to join me in […]

MOVING THE NEEDLE: Vision and resolve

January 27, 2019 by  
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Vision and resolve BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER As the new year begins, it is likely that a new resolve is in the air! As we consider what 2019 may hold, I hope we will be resolute about our engagement in education! Our commitment to improving student outcomes and investing in youth will require us to get informed, get engaged and advocate. One […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

January 27, 2019 by  
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New dawn. New day. Feeling good? BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Nina Simone. Remember her music? Google her. Simone was a class act — a singing, playing, acting, civil rights activist with experiences that made her rage. She used her classical music training to tell the world the truth about life and liberty. Her recording of “Feeling Good” in 1965 (one of many […]