Tuesday, August 14, 2018

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

April 16, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Nevada is playing an increasingly vital and visible role in American politics — and with all that is happening in business, education, politics, law enforcement, and even entertainment and hospitality, there is one enduring factor: the voice of the people. Looking back on the past few years, Nevadans have been called — again and again — to make extraordinary decisions at the polls. Is this not […]

Our moment for a movement

April 16, 2018 by  
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Our moment for a movement BY ERIC TROY Any successful movement must have quantifiable results and measurable impact. And as we recognize the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, I would like to ask: what is your movement? During my time at Morehouse College, the great Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays — former Morehouse president and mentor to Dr. King — […]

PEACE: Color Your Peace Yellow

  There are so many daily challenges to our peace of mind. We have to work consciously to keep the peace we long for, and keep it secure in a safe and protected part of our soul. As spring echoes over our days, life is so much better and brighter with the vibrant color of yellow — which blares out loud, warms […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Realities behind infertility

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Infertility is typically defined as an inability to conceive after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex. Because fertility in women is known to decline steadily with age, some providers evaluate and treat women 35 years or older after six months of unprotected sex. Women with infertility should consider making an appointment at our All Women’s Health Care offices or with a […]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Honoring Her-story

March 18, 2018 by  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS During Women’s History Month, let’s pay homage to the woman who gave birth to humankind: a Black African from Tanzania. In 1959, paleontologists in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania unearthed the skull of a human-like being, dating back 1.75 million years. In the same location, a small woman was discovered in 1974 — dating back 3.5 million years. Known as Lucy, this young […]

Realizing A Pipe Dream

March 18, 2018 by  
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Realizing A Pipe Dream While employed in the maintenance department at what was then the black-owned Fitzgerald Hotel & Casino, Evelyn Renee Pacheco earned a reputation as a master fixer — known for her ability to fix anything broken on the property. One day, a co-worker encouraged her to consider joining the union, because her husband was a member and she believed union stature would help Pacheco advance and accelerate her career. “She […]

‘We Are a Powerful Force’

March 18, 2018 by  
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ASKED & ANSWERED: SHEILA COLLINS ‘We Are a Powerful Force’ Las Vegas native Sheila Collins is running to represent Ward 5 on the Las Vegas City Council — a seat that opened following the swift and stunning downfall of former Councilman Ricki Barlow. Las Vegas Black Image spoke to Collins about her campaign and why it’s time for “a woman’s touch.” Did […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Living with endometriosis? You can get help

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. In some rare cases, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act […]

The regal power of culture

March 15, 2018 by  
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The regal power of culture BY ERIC TROY Understanding one’s culture is the foundation of how one thinks and views their impact on society. The good word says, “As a man thinketh i his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). So my question to you is: If you truly understood your culture, would you think, speak and live differently? Culture is defined as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material […]

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 […]