Monday, September 24, 2018

2ND ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN WHO ROCK

September 6, 2018 by  
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Ask Your Mother

Moms share secrets for raising healthy, happy children

Can A Woman Raise A Man?

BY BRUCE EDDINS In this time of women standing against predatory sexual indecency and inequality in the workplace, I have been stirred to ponder my own understanding and interpretation of what women mean to me. I have also been motivated by local plays that question whether a woman can raise a man — and how men’s attitude toward women are inappropriately defined and sexualized in our society. It […]

Community Speaks

Once they are in office, what would you ask new political leaders to do for you?                  

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Aspiring to Achieve

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS   On October 23, 400 students from 21 CCSD high schools participated in the African American Student Summit hosted by the Clark County Black Caucus in partnership with Clark County School District. Students enjoyed a fast-paced program focused on college and career readiness. The audience was surprised by twin tap dancers Sean and John Scott (from the critically acclaimed “Absinthe”) opening up […]

Divisions In America Have ‘Growed’ Like Topsy

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I’m sorry I can’t offer you glad tidings of comfort and joy for the season. I am prevented from doing that by the grave problems facing America today — which are greater now than at any other time in the last 50 years. The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission, was a panel appointed by President Johnson in […]

Here’s to 10 Years — and Beyond

November 7, 2017 by  
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LETTER FROM BLACK IMAGE It has been a blessing to publish Las Vegas Black Image Magazine for a decade — and we are looking forward to many more years of celebrating African-American excellence in Nevada and beyond. On the tenth anniversary of this remarkable publication, we want to first express gratitude to our Lord and Savior. We would also like to thank […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: A Legacy of Violence

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS Right here in our own backyard, residents and visitors were horrified by the events of Oct. 1, 2017. While over 22,000 attendees were enjoying a beautiful night amongst the glimmering lights, concertgoers were attacked without warning — leaving 59 dead and over 500 injured. As I stayed glued to my television, I thought of my own children and how vulnerable we are in today’s […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sugar (for) babies?

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, who often gather in our homes for a tremendous meal of our most culturally celebrated foods. That includes dessert: sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, bread puddings, red velvet cake, and caramel cakes just to mention a few. The enticement can be strong when we’re trying to satisfy our sweet tooth — but […]

Time To Update Your Lexicon

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET President Trump has added so many racial code phrases this year that it’s time to update your racial code book. The term “states’ rights” needs to be modernized. He means giving each state, particularly in the South, the means to oppress persons of color. This term gained notoriety way back in 1876, when R.B. Hayes received fewer votes than Samuel Tilden — but outmaneuvered […]