Saturday, April 17, 2021

Community Speaks

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

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 […]

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 […]

Engaging Your Community Through Giving

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN The gift of giving is the biggest treasure you can offer during the Thanksgiving holiday. This season always brings food drives and meal-serving opportunities — with several organizations needing assistance in feeding the hungry. An often unspoken reality of modern life is that there are still people in our community who do not have enough to eat. Now is the […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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