Tuesday, July 16, 2024

BLACK EXCELLENCE: AVERY FORD, M.D.

In his practice, medicine is more than a healing Avery Ford, M.D. received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction as a Health Justice Scholar. He earned a master’s degree in Medical Health Sciences from Touro University Nevada and bachelor’s degrees in both Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology […]

KNIGHT MOVES | Hotter than July!

July 15, 2024 by  
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BY CRAIG KNIGHT We’re more than halfway through 2024, with July officially starting the third quarter in the business world. This month begins in earnest with the Fourth of July, which is often referred to as Independence Day. America’s independence from the British Empire is commemorated on this federal holiday. It has changed throughout the […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Highlights President’s Actions to Lower Housing Costs

July 15, 2024 by  
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Nevada to highlight President Biden’s actions to lower housing costs and support renters and homebuyers. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez met with Graciela Rodriguez, a local renter, and Michelle Merced, a Las Vegas housing advocate, in North Las Vegas, where corporate landlords have bought hundreds of homes and raised housing costs on families.  Rep. […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS: What can we learn from the Nevada Test Site?

July 15, 2024 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE My April visit to the former Nevada Test Site, now the Nevada National Security Site, introduced me to locations that took my breath away. First, I saw Sedan Crater, then the Apple II House and finally Frenchman’s Flat among lots of other historical spaces.  Sedan Crater is 320 feet deep with […]

Bracers For What Ails America

July 15, 2024 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Some of the problems our nation is facing are mild enough to be dealt with by a glass of tonic water with a lemon wedge. Some can be handled with mixed drinks. Others are so severe that tequila shots are needed — and if not corrected, present clear and present dangers to […]

What do you see in the mirror?

July 15, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD At different stages of our life’s journey, we pause to look in the mirror and see our physical selves.  When we take that occasional glance, what might be overlooked is the point of our existence. Are you living the existence you had imagined at this point in your life?  The intensity of […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Father figures large in our lives

July 13, 2024 by  
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It is HOT in July, and this month’s edition of Las Vegas Black Image matches the temperature outside.  Lela Rochon has always been among our most gifted and beautiful performers, and our cover story celebrates her triumphant return to Hollywood — with a starring role in the forthcoming “Terry McMillan Presents: Tempted by Love.”  Elsewhere […]

Overcoming Barriers to African-American homeownership

July 13, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY SMITH Homeownership has long been a cornerstone of the American Dream, representing stability and wealth building. However, African-Americans face unique challenges that contribute to lower homeownership rates compared to other ethnicities. Understanding and addressing these barriers is essential to bridging the wealth gap and empowering our communities. Historical Discrimination and Systemic Racism  One of […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Protecting mental health in BIPOC communities

July 13, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Have you ever come across Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? During regular searches for engaging topics, I came upon this important observance. You may already be familiar with it, or it could be a lesser-known fact. Regardless, I found it intriguing and immediately delved into learning more […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding uterine fibroids in Black women

BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN The month of July is Fibroid Awareness Month. As African-American women, we are accustomed to hearing many of our friends, family members and others speak about having uterine fibroids or knowing someone who is suffering from them.  It is no secret that African-American women suffer disproportionately, yet we understand little […]

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