#BlackLivesMatter How a chorus of demonstrations across the country led one local mother to act. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Sheila Collins has taken particular notice of mass demonstrations around the country sparked by the police killings of unarmed African-American men in Ferguson, Mo. and Staten Island, NY. As a mother, she knows that Michael Brown and [...]
When he has it — and you don’t
On a return to her homeland of Ethiopia, a Las Vegas woman finds an opportunity to serve. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD As President Obama unveils a new policy concerning recent arrivals to the United States, there is growing awareness that the face of immigration is multi-hued, with virtually every American citizen descended from people in every [...]
During pregnancy, too much sugar is not so sweet
During pregnancy, keeping a close eye on breast health
Many expectant mothers may not be aware that healthy eating and lifestyle habits can help ensure the longer-term health of an unborn child — and in some cases, even prevent childhood obesity.
BY LOUIE OVERSTREET The use of deadly force by “peace officers” remains a racially divisive and seemingly intractable problem across the United States. Year in and year out, individuals and advocacy groups sound the alarm on the startling number of Americans who die each year at the hands of law enforcement. To put it in perspective: [...]
BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Jerushia McDonald is proud to have grown up in Las Vegas in the 1960s and the ‘70s, with a cherished family heritage of strength, courage and beauty. She has enjoyed a front-row seat to the transformation of her community, having borne witness to everything from civil rights protests to the modern struggle for [...]
With August set aside as Breastfeeding Awareness Month, it is a good time for an honest dialogue on this very important topic.