Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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BLACK EXCELLENCE: MARILYN F. BOOKER Marilyn F. Booker is founder, president and CEO of OPPSWell, the premier B2B platform where enterprise buyers can engage directly with small and large business suppliers. She launched her startup app, which can be found at oppswell.com, in February of this year.  Booker has close to 30 years of Wall […]

Congressional Black Caucus Welcomes Newest Member

January 5, 2024 by  
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Nevada Congressman and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Steven Horsford, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement following the ceremonial swearing-in of Representative Gabe Amo.  “The Congressional Black Caucus is proud to welcome U.S. Representative Gabe Amo as the Caucus’ historic 60th member, and the first person of color to […]

Anti-Semitic Hate Is Palestine Suicide

November 13, 2023 by  
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BY DARRYL L. FORTSON, M.D.  Hate is its own destroyer. It consumes itself. The hater points a gun at the hated, who is his neighbor. What the hater rarely realizes is that when he or she points the gun at his or her neighbor, they are pointing the gun at their own head. When they […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | George Simmons / The Golden West Shopping Center / Joseph Agosto

November 13, 2023 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE In September, I attended the homegoing service of George Simmons and discovered that he was the architect who designed the Golden West Shopping Center! I should have remembered because I interviewed Simmons many years ago. When I looked back at the interview, I discovered he did not mention the shopping center […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Empowering, supporting Black women in business

Empowering, supporting Black women in business BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Those are the traits displayed by the businesswomen featured in the inaugural edition of the Black Women-Owned Business Directory. The vision and brainchild of Las Vegas businesswoman Rondalyn Mcclintock, the directory was created to connect local Vegas-based businesses run by African-American women to a broader […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Powerful voice, amazing story

October 24, 2023 by  
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Powerful voice, amazing story BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Ahhhh! Life in Las Vegas.  There are natives and transplants; snowbirds and showbirds. As I have come to know it after 20 years, Las Vegas is a place where people come for the bright lights and end up staying for the night (and day) lights. One intriguing […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | What’s your dream for Las Vegas’ historically Black business corridor?

October 24, 2023 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE What are the current plans for businesses in the Westside Business core? During the years from the early 1940s through the 1970s, businesses on the Westside were vibrant and successful. There were restaurants, nightclubs with gaming, a bowling alley, taxicab company, malt shop, beauty shops, and barbershops.  Residents, area property owners, and […]

The ‘F.A.S.S.’ formula for reparations

October 24, 2023 by  
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By Darryl L. Fortson, M.D.  What are the criteria for a fair adjudication amount for reparations? Scholars and activists have debated this for decades. AASRT, Inc. has calculated a value formulaically derived from net worth data readily available in the public domain. While there are many different ways to calculate such an amount, our organization […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Let’s make UNLV as friendly for our children as an HBC

September 13, 2023 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE Fifty-five years ago, in 1968, UNLV broke away from UNR by winning its autonomy — and was given equal status to the institution that had birthed it. During the 1977-78 academic year, UNLV surpassed UNR with a total enrollment of 5,500 students.  And now, after 11 presidents, UNLV is a Research […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS: Black political involvement has deep roots in Nevada

August 13, 2023 by  
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Let’s get something straight: Nevada may be the Mississippi of the West, but so are Arizona, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, and any state in any part of the country. Illinois is the Mississippi of the Midwest and so are all of the other Midwestern states. New York is the Mississippi of the Northeast and […]

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