Saturday, June 25, 2016

10 Traits Of Spiritually Abusive Ministries

BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER 1. Distorted view of respect. They forget the simple adage that respect is earned, not granted. Abusive leaders demand respect without having earned it by good, honest living. 2. Demand allegiance as proof of the follower’s allegiance to Christ. It’s either his/her way or no way. And if a follower [...]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Happy Father’s Day, Daddy

BY YVETTE WILLIAMS I want to wish all of the wonderful dads a very happy Father’s Day, with a special shout out to my incredible husband, Damone. Thank you for being the love of my life, raising such wonderful children, and setting a great example of what their expectations should be in their own life [...]

Whose vote should count?

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Charles “Chuck” Bremer, who I have known forever, posed this question to me on the telephone from Cleveland. Those here in Vegas may recall Chuck as head of the Urban Chamber’s construction employment training program during its 2004-2007 heyday. He was directly responsible for placing 288 men and women of color in construction [...]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Crazy new Nevada law strips away voters’ rights

BY YVETTE WILLIAMS Yep, you read the headline right: Approximately 80,000 U.S. citizens living in Nevada are prevented fair access to the ballot box in several races in this upcoming primary election, due to the bipartisan passing of Nevada Senate Bill 499. Where 100% of the Nevada Senate voted yes and only 15 members of [...]


‘I have focused my career on … getting things done’ BY SUSIE LEE The political season is not just heating up nationally — locally, candidates are holding community gatherings, and campaign signs are beginning to line our neighborhoods. One of those hopefuls is Susie Lee, who is running for the 4th District congressional seat presently [...]


BY JAMAAL McCOY Endurance is often defined as “the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult … situation without giving way.” Many of us practice the action of endurance when confronted with challenges — it is one’s own determination to work through difficult times, in order to maintain a path toward success. The [...]

How Failure Can Stop You

BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER No one’s life is an unbroken chain of victories. We all experience setbacks, defeats, losses and failures. Consider the example of baseball: Not even the greatest players bat 1,000%. The same is true in ministry — we all make mistakes, even as we seek to serve God. The first thing [...]

The Hudlin Manifesto: 10 Things Black People Need To Do Now

BY REGINALD HUDLIN When I was a child, the poster listing the Black Panthers’ 10- point program seemed to be everywhere. You may have disagreed with their goals or thought they were not realistic, but at least there was an action list that people could respond to. This was not a new idea. Booker T. [...]

Black and brown communities being shut out of Neon project?

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET The highly-publicized Neon construction project has been awarded to Kiewit, a Utah company. At more than a half-billion dollars, this project is located in (and adjacent) to black and brown communities in Las Vegas. It is expected to cause insufferable construction and traffic headaches for over three years. And guess what? As of [...]

Oral History: Barbara Kirkland

February 8, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Conversation

‘Those Were Exciting Times!’ Barbara Kirkland first arrived to Las Vegas in 1946, coming from Shreveport, Louisiana, with her mother. In honor of Black History Month, the renowned educator — who once taught at the Historic Westside School and Kit Carson Elementary School — recently sat down to share her recollections about the Historic Westside [...]