Sunday, February 7, 2016

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: In 2016, education is the issue to watch

January 10, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS On December 10, President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. It is the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and replaces the widely-criticized No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law. This new law addresses many student needs identified in the Clark County Black Caucus-sponsored [...]

New Year, New Understanding

January 10, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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With 2016 coming into focus, political strategist Kenya Parham works to position African-Americans for a successful future. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD The dawning of a new year brings a fresh start. And as political strategist Kenya T. Parham sees it, the flip of the calendar is also an ideal time to take stock of the state of [...]

For black organizations, a simple solution to annual ‘hat in hand’ appeals

December 9, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I trust that the readers of this column are bouncing back from excessive spending in the holiday season. For some of you, that spending included purchasing tickets to often overpriced events sponsored by our hand-to-mouth black organizations from late October through mid-January — with ticket prices ranging from $75 to $150. Just the [...]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Wishes for a Happy Holiday

December 9, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS As we settle in to celebrate another holiday season with the joy of family, I can’t help but to reflect on cherished memories and ponder the opportunities promised by the New Year. As my own children have grown into inspiring young ladies pursuing their dreams, the holiday traditions remind me how blessed [...]

EYE ON BUSINESS: Making sense of the president’s policies

November 30, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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EYE ON BUSINESS: Open letter to candidates details hopes of the black business sector

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: In the 4th Congressional District, black vote could prove pivotal

November 30, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS In the battle for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, the Democratic primary race is shaping up as one of the hottest contests in recent memory. Currently, the candidates in the race include Susie Lee, the only non-politician; State Sen. Ruben Kihuen; and former State Assembly members John Oceguera and Lucy Flores. According to [...]

7 traits of courageous leadership

November 2, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER There are many courageous leaders in our world today. What comes to mind instantly are the military and emergency personnel who serve faithfully every day. It also takes courage to be an organizational leader. And I see many courageous leaders in that sector, as evidenced by strong organizations that thrive [...]

America’s handbasket is all packed for the trip

October 19, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET The attitudes exhibited by the powerful people who run America, the policies initiated by their lackeys, and events of the last half-dozen years (coinciding with the presidency of Barack Obama), suggest we are ready to take our trip to purgatory. Our handbasket is packed with all kinds of goodies for the journey. The [...]

Vegas black business void being filled by fanciful notions

September 12, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET The Black business community in Las Vegas has been in a death spiral since the middle of the last decade. That spiral was greased by the economic downturn that followed in 2008, making the decline even more precipitous. Other contributing factors were failed political leadership; potential conflicts for persons serving on the boards [...]

Teaching children to pray

September 12, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER As Christians, we know the importance of prayer in our own lives. But are we using prayer as God intended us to — as a way to plug into His power in our lives? Corrie Ten Boom gives us a good word picture: “Is prayer your steering wheel or your [...]