Tuesday, October 17, 2017

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Serving learners in need

October 2, 2017 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS The New Nevada Education Funding Plan provides funding allocations to over 28,000 students attending 102 Clark County School District campuses — more than $34 million to specifically serve the needs of students who rank in the lowest 25% of proficiency rates in Nevada. Under the law, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) shall provide an additional per-pupil amount of $1,200 to serve identified students, and you […]

‘African-Americans supported each other’

September 10, 2017 by  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | OTIS HARRIS Otis Harris has lived through and witnessed so much change in Las Vegas. He arrived here as a child in 1943, after his father learned that he could earn much more in Las Vegas than in their Texas hometown. They were part of a wave of black migration to the Silver State during the first half of the 20th century, when people […]

Strengthening our students

September 10, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN My late husband and I shared so much, and one thing that always united us was education advocacy. Parents should understand how engagement in your child’s education is essential to success — because while many things deserve our attention, none are more important than shaping our children’s future. Just think about the power of the open house — this one-on-one engagement with […]

The Unlucky 7: Reasons Why America Won’t Be Great Again

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET 7. America’s value system is being eroded by the obscene amount being paid to professional athletes. Athletes’ contribution to a better America is grossly out of balance when compared to others who provide meaningful services. For instance, if an athlete is making $20 million a year, this equates to 13.3 teachers working for […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Inequity in Nevada student funding

BY YVETTE WILLIAMS It is clear over the past two legislative sessions that Nevadans wants an equitable education system. The work of Clark County School District and Nevada Department of Education supports these efforts, and clearly with the new Every Student Succeeds Act the federal government now provides Nevada with more opportunities to succeed. However, […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

Getting Back To Good Health In Your Own Backyard If you were raised a couple of generations back, you may have fond memories of shelling peas in the kitchen with grandma or cleaning collards from the garden. Your diet consisted of food that was in season — and it was normal to pick fruit and […]

Told For The First Time

February 13, 2017 by  
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A member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen shares an insightful piece of his personal history. Nicknamed the Red Tails, the historic Tuskegee Airmen are remembered as brave fighter pilots who were met with resistance because of their race, but ended up as heroes in WWII. Major Ralf L. Turner of Las Vegas is one of […]

West Las Vegas’ Own

February 13, 2017 by  
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Uri Clinton comes home on a mission to lead and blaze a trail for others. Las Vegas has experienced remarkable progress over the years, particularly on the Strip now clustered with hotel and resort properties. One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the growth of executive employment opportunities for African-Americans in the […]

This Should Be A Knockout Lesson For My People

January 17, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20. Let that sink in, and take it as a lesson on what it means when we don’t vote in greater percentages. As a senior citizen, I no longer possess the strength that is only gifted to […]

SUCCESS! For success in the New Year, just do it!

January 17, 2017 by  
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BY JAMAAL McCOY H appy New Year! We made it through another journey around the sun. Many have made plans to be fulfilled for 2017, while others have made plans for the New Year that will not be realized. Procrastination puts our lives and dreams on hold. Holding on to that safe place of the […]