Thursday, May 26, 2022

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Josephine Baker’s Las Vegas Legacy

May 16, 2022 by  
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Josephine Baker’s Las Vegas Legacy BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE During the Jim Crow era, Josephine Baker left the United States and moved to Paris, France where she was treated in a professional, inclusive manner. There, she could entertain in front of integrated audiences, unlike only performing for segregated audiences in this country. However, when she […]

Don’t Be House Poor

May 16, 2022 by  
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BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank The foundation of the American dream is home ownership. Part of the promise of America is that anyone can come here and work hard and build wealth. In doing so, we eventually become part of the banking mainstream when we access credit to purchase a […]

PEACE: A Mother’s Love Is Peace

May 16, 2022 by  
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The feeling of ultimate love is the love from a mother. A mother whose embrace is unconditional, ordained by the universe. The breath a mother uses to speak life into any situation serves as the guide to travel. Wisdom is a mother’s embodiment that is expressed to serve as the ultimate reference point. The nourishment […]

Pruning Season is Here (For Finances)

April 8, 2022 by  
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BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank Have you ever considered how gardening tips can also apply to finances? I learned about gardening as a kid growing up in Las Vegas. I built a robust little lawn business on my block, cutting at least five yards a week in the summer. All […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Jackson Avenue Nightclubs in the 1940s

April 8, 2022 by  
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Jackson Avenue Nightclubs in the 1940s BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE The decade of the 1940s ended as two special business districts began in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Strip and the Jackson Avenue business core. The Strip boasted El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier, Flamingo, and Thunderbird. The Jackson Avenue business corridor spilled onto D, […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Do we need a Black history workshop for young people?

March 18, 2022 by  
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Do we need a Black history workshop for young people? BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE One year before the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, the White Lion landed at Point Comfort near the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. The White Lion’s passengers included 20–30 Africans who helped to build the country. As the early […]

Why It’s Okay to Drive a Beater

March 18, 2022 by  
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Why It’s Okay to Drive a Beater BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank My mom keeps nearly everything, and I recently came across her promissory note for a car she bought in 1976. It was a 1972 American Motors SST Brougham station wagon that was 18 feet long with a V-8 […]

PEACE: The power of one!

March 17, 2022 by  
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As we can see with the war in Ukraine, one person can cause massive human suffering. Contrary to this evil, we should be awakened to the power of love and doing right — because one person also has the power to do good if only conceived and believed. Power is in your God-given spirit to […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | The Biltmore and Rochester

February 21, 2022 by  
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The Biltmore and Rochester BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE Before the Moulin Rouge there was the Nevada Biltmore at the corner of Main and Bonanza. The Moulin Rouge was upscale — it could rival any property on the Strip in its 1955 heyday, and was for all intents and purposes located in the Black community. Known […]

PEACE: Persevere!

February 10, 2022 by  
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The command of the Universe and that of our ancestors is one of perseverance. WE CAN NEVER GIVE UP! Our being is one that keeps going toward the path ordained for us by God. Sometimes we just get in our own way and interrupt the process required to achieve personal greatness. The breath of life […]

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