Saturday, May 21, 2022

HEALTHIER YOU: Reproductive concerns for women

March 18, 2022 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman’s uterus — the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus, on the bowels, or on the […]

Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare

March 18, 2022 by  
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Compassion and community: aging with pride in modern healthcare By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager Everyone living with a terminal illness should have access to high-quality palliative care, and be treated with dignity and respect. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness and approaching the end of life can be extremely difficult for […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

March 18, 2022 by  
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When am I Black enough? BY DR. ELLEN BROWN If she is confirmed, Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first Afr ican-American woman to take a seat on the highest court in the land. She is an appellate-court judge with credentials that prove her pedigree, knowledge, and accomplishments. Judge Brown Jackson is not the first […]

Public Input Welcomed For New Library

March 18, 2022 by  
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BY KELVIN WATSON | Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District What do you value most about your West Las Vegas Library? How can we improve our programs and services to better serve you? We want to hear from residents of the Historic West Side as the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District considers reinvesting in […]

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 […]

Why It’s Okay to Drive a Beater

March 18, 2022 by  
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Why It’s Okay to Drive a Beater BY CRAIG KIRKLAND, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank My mom keeps nearly everything, and I recently came across her promissory note for a car she bought in 1976. It was a 1972 American Motors SST Brougham station wagon that was 18 feet long with a V-8 […]

Through their eyes

March 18, 2022 by  
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How the war in Ukraine is affecting Black people fleeing a deadly conflict By Kimberly Bailey Tureaud We have all seen the sad images out of Ukraine that have resulted from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s evil invasion. His monstrous dictatorship is using deadly force and war crimes against civilians to take a nation from the […]

Is This How The World Ends? I Sure Hope Not! | By Louie Overstreet

March 17, 2022 by  
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commit BY LOUIE OVERSTREET My life began a couple of months before America’s entrance into WWII, which ended before I started kindergarten. I witnessed the foolishness of MacArthur’s decision in Korea, the Cuban missile crisis, Westmoreland’s insistence on expanding the war in Viet Nam, two wars in Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan. However, at […]

Letter from the Publishers

March 17, 2022 by  
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Honoring our people, standing strong for opportunity in the Black community The world is experiencing difficult times right now. But as humanity always does, we are pushing forward — and this issue celebrates many in our state who are honest, strong, and impactful. We recently honored many of these individuals with our Las Vegas Black Image […]

PEACE: The power of one!

March 17, 2022 by  
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As we can see with the war in Ukraine, one person can cause massive human suffering. Contrary to this evil, we should be awakened to the power of love and doing right — because one person also has the power to do good if only conceived and believed. Power is in your God-given spirit to […]