Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Dear Mommy and Poppy

June 19, 2022 by  
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By Sarah A. Williams I’m sorry you have to see me this way But a bad man killed a lot of us today He just walked into our school With nothing to say And started shooting everybody In a casual way I looked up and saw my teacher fall She knocked over the desk against […]

Financial advice that I would give to my younger self

June 19, 2022 by  
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BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank 1. Surround yourself with quality people. The character of the company you keep is everything! Seek out people with integrity, then build a strong reputation built on truth and honesty. 2. Ask for advice and mentorship. Seek out and talk to people who have done what you […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | A Historical Mystery

June 19, 2022 by  
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A Historical Mystery BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE I just returned from the ceremony at the Historic Westside Legacy Park. Twenty additional nominees were inducted into the park to honor their contributions to the progress of the Black community. Since my pieces are always on the serious side, I decided to relate a relatively humorous story […]

PEACE: Cleansing your soul to make room for the new

June 19, 2022 by  
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It is important to be truthful about feelings, because they are often alarms. Your subconscious might be trying to tell you to wake up! There might be a disturbance within your surroundings that is preparing you for violations of trust, love, and security. Don’t be afraid to confront people or circumstances that threaten your peace. […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Josephine Baker’s Las Vegas Legacy

May 16, 2022 by  
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Josephine Baker’s Las Vegas Legacy BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE During the Jim Crow era, Josephine Baker left the United States and moved to Paris, France where she was treated in a professional, inclusive manner. There, she could entertain in front of integrated audiences, unlike only performing for segregated audiences in this country. However, when she […]

Don’t Be House Poor

May 16, 2022 by  
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BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank The foundation of the American dream is home ownership. Part of the promise of America is that anyone can come here and work hard and build wealth. In doing so, we eventually become part of the banking mainstream when we access credit to purchase a […]

PEACE: A Mother’s Love Is Peace

May 16, 2022 by  
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The feeling of ultimate love is the love from a mother. A mother whose embrace is unconditional, ordained by the universe. The breath a mother uses to speak life into any situation serves as the guide to travel. Wisdom is a mother’s embodiment that is expressed to serve as the ultimate reference point. The nourishment […]

Pruning Season is Here (For Finances)

April 8, 2022 by  
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BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank Have you ever considered how gardening tips can also apply to finances? I learned about gardening as a kid growing up in Las Vegas. I built a robust little lawn business on my block, cutting at least five yards a week in the summer. All […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Jackson Avenue Nightclubs in the 1940s

April 8, 2022 by  
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Jackson Avenue Nightclubs in the 1940s BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE The decade of the 1940s ended as two special business districts began in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Strip and the Jackson Avenue business core. The Strip boasted El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier, Flamingo, and Thunderbird. The Jackson Avenue business corridor spilled onto D, […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Do we need a Black history workshop for young people?

March 18, 2022 by  
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Do we need a Black history workshop for young people? BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE One year before the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, the White Lion landed at Point Comfort near the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. The White Lion’s passengers included 20–30 Africans who helped to build the country. As the early […]

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