Monday, April 23, 2018

PEACE: Do politics bring peace?

  Many are running for office in Nevada. The seat that only fits “one person” — the person YOU vote for. Many are faced with socioeconomic challenges tied to housing, health care, mental illness, senior care, employment, undercapitalized business development, procurement opportunities, daycare, transportation, and homelessness. One of the ongoing dialogues that does not bring me peace, and is somewhat insulting, is the comment, “We can’t fix […]

Character, Color and Content

February 14, 2018 by  
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Character, Color and Content BY ERIC TROY I have been blessed to work, mentor, speak and develop programs throughout the country for more than three decades in the area of black male leadership. In my experience, the one common bond for black males — as it relates to leadership and character — is that you […]

PEACE: History binds U.S.

February 14, 2018 by  
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  In a day where divisions are celebrated, we should look to our past for corrective inspiration. History can be a great equalizer — showing us how ideas that have stood the test of time can bring two halves of a heart together. The heart of our nation is the diversity that all people bring […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Black Betty Boop

February 14, 2018 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS We celebrate Black History Month in February, and I’m reminded of the passion my mother, Betty, had for an iconic cartoon character that shared her name. There were always Betty Boop coffee cups, floor mats, towels and pictures. But one ceramic plate stood out. She was the only Black Betty Boop, and the only item I kept from my mother’s collection after she passed […]

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

February 14, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There is a definite link between unhealthy teen relationships and domestic violence. We need to break that cycle: this February, let’s commit to helping our young people understand their worth — and modeling behaviors that will help them better prepare to establish healthy relationships. Unwanted pregnancies among young African-Americans remain […]

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 […]