Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This election year, things just seem to keep getting ‘worser’!

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I have been engaged in politics since serving as a “block captain” in Carl Stokes’ successful campaign to become mayor of Cleveland in 1967. I believe in a two or more party system — and for a half-dozen years or so, I was a registered Republican while living in Alaska. I switched back [...]

PEACE

April 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Color me America. I wake up each morning to news from our circus-like presidential campaign, the latest from a roadshow of clowns and carnival barkers musing on what will make America great again. America has always been a great place as I see it, with an ever growing determination to enhance its riches. Many embrace [...]

Boy, I Sure Hope I’m Wrong About This One

April 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I sincerely do not want to be right, but I can’t shake the feeling that another white elephant is being sold to the black community of West Las Vegas. The city used “tax credits” to fund a $15 million remodel of the old Westside School that houses Power 88 radio. A new building [...]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Insecurity in a new American economy

April 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS America’s working class is feeling the squeeze in this new economy. People are trying to make ends meet by working longer hours, and it has taken a terrible toll on families and children. With parents often underemployed and working two or three part-time jobs just to pay the bills, the deck often [...]

IN THE COMMUNITY – MARCH 2016

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IN THE COMMUNITY – MARCH 2016

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Fannie Lou Hamer, Agent of Change

March 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS The power of one voice can change a country. Such was the case in 1964 when a Mississippi sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer, took on the Democratic Party with an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Her voice was so powerful that President Lyndon B. Johnson attempted to silence her speech by [...]

PEACE

March 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Highlights

Spring is fast approaching — a season that reminds us how renewal is a natural part of life. Trees will soon give life to new leaves. Grass will turn green. Colorful flowers will bloom. Growth is hindered by the weight of external forces. The same goes for us: If we are weighed down by negative [...]

4 Debts Leaders Owe Their Followers

March 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY DR. ROBERT E. FOWLER 1. Honesty. Based on extensive research on leadership over two decades, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner claim that “more than anything, we want leaders who are credible. People must be able to believe in their leaders.” And according to them (authors of “The Leadership Challenge”), credibility is the result of [...]

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2016

February 15, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2016

African-American owners-operators make history at McDonald’s

February 8, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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