Tuesday, June 18, 2024

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Why We Vote

May 27, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN The 2020 presidential election set the record for the highest voter turnout in 120 years, and the highest record for mail-in voting. That is nearly two-thirds of eligible voters, according to Newsweek.com. The Black vote increased nearly 5%, registering a total of 65.2% — which placed Black voters second in voter […]

Legacy living: Building generational wealth for Black families with real estate

May 27, 2024 by  
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By Kimberly Smith As the housing market in Nevada maintains its stability, it’s an opportune time for African-American buyers to explore homeownership. Despite economic challenges, assistance programs and opportunities for closing cost coverage can make the dream of owning a home a reality.  In the second quarter, Nevada boasts a diverse array of properties catering […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Show us a hero

May 27, 2024 by  
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Las Vegas Black Image has always showcased the best of Black America — and this month, our cover story celebrates Joe Louis, one of the most transcendent heroes of the 20th century. On the eve of a special honor for the history-making and barrier-breaking fighter, we sat down for an exclusive interview with his daughter, […]

Religion Is Marching Us In The Wrong Direction

May 27, 2024 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET You may need the salt shaker nearby — for a grain may not be nearly enough for you to take with the contents of this piece.  I am well aware that the two best ways to lose friends is to discuss politics and religion. Since I harp on politics ad nauseum, this […]

Library District’s FREE and FUN Summer Challenge Reading Program

May 21, 2024 by  
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There’s a new opportunity to beat summer boredom — and win cool prizes from the Golden Knights, Illuminarium, Raising Canes, Pink Box Donuts and more! Plus: sign up early and qualify to win NBA Summer League tickets. Parents and caregivers are looking for solutions this summer, and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has the […]

Beyond The Divide

April 20, 2024 by  
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By Kimberly Smith African-Americans in the United States exhibit the lowest homeownership rates nationwide, highlighting significant economic disparities within the community. Homeownership plays a crucial role in building generational wealth, and the disparities observed may underscore broader socioeconomic challenges faced by African-Americans.  Comparatively, homeownership rates among other racial and ethnic groups illustrate varying degrees of […]

Helping families achieve dreams of higher education

April 20, 2024 by  
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BLACK EXCELLENCE: DR. TYA R. MATHIS-COLEMAN Dr. Tya R. Mathis-Coleman currently serves as Deputy Treasurer overseeing the College Savings Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Responsible for helping Nevadans plan, save, and pay for post-secondary education, Dr. Mathis-Coleman is proud to work for an organization with the same values as her own. Believing in the […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Self-Empowerment: A Journey You Want to Explore

April 20, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN In today’s world, there are many external influences dictating how we perceive our future. Self-empowerment is a force that can serve as a beacon of light to guide us toward a path of true goal achievement, confidence and happiness.  Self-empowerment leads us to the goals we seek — which may include […]

Library District Breaks Ground on New 40,000 square-foot West Las Vegas Library

March 25, 2024 by  
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State-of-the-art library doubles the size of the existing branch, and will serve as a new hub for literacy, learning, and community.  The West Las Vegas Library has served as a community anchor to the Historic Westside for 50 years. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District announced that the West Las Vegas Library’s role in the community […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | The love story of Medgar and Myrlie Evers

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN EVERYTHING! That is what love has to do with it.  MSNBC personality Joy-Ann Reid came to Las Vegas on Feb. 17 for a discussion of her bestseller “Medgar and Myrlie” — a powerful, true love story set against the backdrop of s tumultuous, dangerous time for Black America.  Reid was the […]

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