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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 […]

Fostering Hope: Court Appointed Special Advocates Volunteers Making A Difference

March 25, 2024 by  
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By Dr. Lisa Morris-Hibbler In a world where hardships are commonplace, one of the most tragic facts is the existence of kids who wind up in the foster care system. These young people are already dealing with difficulties that most adults would find incomprehensible, and now they have to endure the turbulent trip through the […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS: Black Wall Street

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE On a Saturday evening in February, I attended a presentation by archaeologist Alicia Odewale, PhD. She is investigating the 1921 race riot in the Black town of Greenwood, just across the tracks from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The scream of a white female elevator operator, when her Black male passenger lost his balance, […]

Who In The Heck Raised These People?

March 17, 2024 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Before you ask it, let me answer the question you have in mind: Who are “those people,” right? Well, I am going to reveal their identity later.  In a simpler time, I remember being raised with a sense of family, respect for your elders, kindness to others, help when you are able […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Ushering in a new era of Vegas entertainment

March 17, 2024 by  
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This issue of Las Vegas Black Image is bursting with stories and photos showcasing the best of Black History Month 2024. And the celebration was magnified this year — as Las Vegas played host to the Super Bowl and its spectacle of star-studded events with a crush of media from around the world.  That excitement […]

You Can Change a Child’s Story

February 12, 2024 by  
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BY KEITH E. WINGATE Four years ago, my life was transformed when I was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for the Eighth Judicial District Court here in Las Vegas — to advocate for an abused, neglected or abandoned child.  As a CASA volunteer, I am responsible for making recommendations to […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Finding the Root of your New Year’s Resolutions

February 8, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN The Root, a publication known for its intense and unapologetic focus on Black culture. has set the stage for what are expected to be hot topics in 2024. Launched in 2008 by Henry Louis Gates (“Finding Your Roots’) and Donald E. Graham, The Root continues making waves with commitment to Black […]

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