Sunday, January 21, 2018

Patti Pennington and friends declare, ‘Cancer Won’t Win’

January 15, 2018 by  
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The non-profit Now Faith Community Development Corporation recently hosted a live gospel performance by Patti Pennington at The Space entertainment arena. Pennington — who has earned fame for powerhouse performances at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch — sang for an intimate audience to benefit the charity Cancer Won’t Win. It was a night to remember: the set was recorded for a live album, cancer […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Making and keeping healthy resolutions for the new year

January 15, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN We have all done it when the new year rings in: making that resolution to lose weight. We go to great lengths to swear off sweet potato pie, cornbread and even date night — which often comes with the temptation of dessert. According to a recent poll, more than 20% of us resolved to lose weight […]

PEACE: New Year, New You

January 15, 2018 by  
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  Many will ring in the New Year with bells on, some will step into it with combat boots, and others will glide in with the wave of unanimous joy at midnight. As we anticipate the events of the coming year, no one really knows what 2018 will bring. Some things will be challenging — and others will be pleasant surprises that we […]

Madam Ambassador

December 18, 2017 by  
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Ciara White-Sparks represents Las Vegas on the world stage. Ciara White-Sparks was crowned the 2017 Miss Black Teen US Ambassador at the national pageant in Orlando, Florida. The Las Vegas native — and senior at East Career and Technical Academy — received a $5,000 scholarship and travels around the world, among other prizes. “My pageant is basically a pageant system for young African-American […]

The gift of engagement

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN During this holiday season, many of us will exchange gifts with family and friends. Material possessions may not last forever, but we can always hold onto the feelings of love, grace, and selflessness that lie at the heart of gift-giving. The love that is exchanged for the holidays is not always contingent on presents. It can often come in […]

PEACE: Solace Within

December 18, 2017 by  
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  Peace is such a desired emotion. It’s a moment to take a deep breath and relax within the sense of self. Ultimately, the self-reckoning brings tremendous peace, allowing you to come to terms with whatever life brings — and letting you know that something greater than yourself will bring you through challenging times. Many people search outside, looking for words of affirmation to […]

FOR THE CULTURE

November 7, 2017 by  
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‘So much is going on in this country, and I just wanted to have some fun’

Drama Swirls Around Moulin Rouge Property

November 5, 2017 by  
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‘So much is going on in this country, and I just wanted to have some fun’

PEACE: A Thankful Heart

November 5, 2017 by  
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  We are all searching for something. But what is undeniable is the peace we all long for. People often say, “I just need some peace.” Peace in heart, mind, and soul is an incredible gift. The energy is there — and we must properly appropriate it to reach ultimate peace in our lives. The process of having a thankful heart is […]

PEACE: Courageous!

October 2, 2017 by  
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  These new times call for us to be courageous. Sometimes we confuse the pursuit of courage with sabotaging our peace; embracing the idea that we can reduce frustration by going along with the status quo and “staying in our lane.” But a silent voice can also perpetuate confusion — by giving the green light to bad behavior and injustice. Courage lies deep […]