Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! BY ERIC TROY We often hear the saying that you look, sound, walk, and even act like your father. You see, DNA — deoxyribonucleic acid — contains the code that every organism needs to develop, live, and reproduce. In the spiritual sense, Jesus had his father’s DNA; that provided him with a foundation for how to live his life and die an untimely […]

This Time, It Would Be Shame On Us

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I last shared parts of this column back in October 2016. As things turned out, they fooled us — and it was shame on them. If it happens again in November 2018, it will be shame on us. We have got to plan our work — and work our plan — of five things to do. Preamble: The plan has a fundamental […]

PEACE: Be the individual you want your culture to be!

  We have all experienced it: those times when you had hoped for a better reaction from yourself or others who represent your culture. And there are times when your culture is positively represented, making you proud of people who exhibit extraordinary character — a character embodied in compassion, intelligence, empathy, strength, and selflessness. The embrace of others is the love you give yourself. The […]

A mother’s love!

A mother’s love! BY ERIC TROY Happy Mother’s Day! It is a blessing and a miracle that a mother carries her child for nine months. In the spiritual sense, the number 9 represents the fruit of the spirit. For any fruit to reach its highest quality of taste, it must first be planted from a good seed into rich soil that […]

A New Season in Leadership

A New Season in Leadership BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER May marks a pivotal time in our education community. This month, the Clark County School District is expected to announce its next superintendent. This leader will head the nation’s fifth-largest district — a districtcharacterized as a minority- majority district with more than 42,000 employees and 320,000 students. Similarly, UNLV will […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Getting Pregnant with Lupus

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The month of May is Lupus Health Awareness Month. It is important that we all understand lupus, because so many African-American women have the disease — or know someone who does. People of all races get lupus, however, it is three times more common in black women than in white women. As many as 1 in 250 young black women will […]

PEACE: Feeling Good!

  We encounter so many things in life that make us uneasy, sad, or mad. That’s why it is important to allow sunshine to enter our souls — to shine joy and happiness on our lives and sustain our “feel-good.” Outside of the substances being marketed to us, we must know our own natural triggers for euphoric happiness. The distinction between “happy” and “feeling […]

Education powered by community

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Education powered by community BY DR. TIFFANY TYLER   Now, more than ever, we are recognizing that community is essential to educating our children. The adage “it takes a village” cannot be underscored enough! In Nevada alone, over 1 in 5 children live in poverty. In Clark County, nearly 70% of students are documented as low-income. The impact of poverty often manifests as housing instability, food insecurity and a paucity of […]

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 — […]