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‘The black community has an equal right to recover’

November 4, 2018 by  
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Norris Scott examines how a legacy of discrimination leaves too many African- Americans without the resources to defeat addiction. I grew up in the early 1960s, a period of heavy segregation. I did not have the same privileges as a white child. As I matured, I saw the barriers. I saw how my teachers lacked the cultural competency to manage […]

2ND ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN WHO ROCK

September 6, 2018 by  
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Ask Your Mother

Moms share secrets for raising healthy, happy children

Can A Woman Raise A Man?

BY BRUCE EDDINS In this time of women standing against predatory sexual indecency and inequality in the workplace, I have been stirred to ponder my own understanding and interpretation of what women mean to me. I have also been motivated by local plays that question whether a woman can raise a man — and how men’s attitude toward women are inappropriately defined and sexualized in our society. It […]

Community Speaks

Once they are in office, what would you ask new political leaders to do for you?                  

Divisions In America Have ‘Growed’ Like Topsy

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I’m sorry I can’t offer you glad tidings of comfort and joy for the season. I am prevented from doing that by the grave problems facing America today — which are greater now than at any other time in the last 50 years. The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, better known as the Kerner Commission, was a panel appointed by President Johnson in […]

Here’s to 10 Years — and Beyond

November 7, 2017 by  
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LETTER FROM BLACK IMAGE It has been a blessing to publish Las Vegas Black Image Magazine for a decade — and we are looking forward to many more years of celebrating African-American excellence in Nevada and beyond. On the tenth anniversary of this remarkable publication, we want to first express gratitude to our Lord and Savior. We would also like to thank […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sugar (for) babies?

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, who often gather in our homes for a tremendous meal of our most culturally celebrated foods. That includes dessert: sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, bread puddings, red velvet cake, and caramel cakes just to mention a few. The enticement can be strong when we’re trying to satisfy our sweet tooth — but […]

Time To Update Your Lexicon

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET President Trump has added so many racial code phrases this year that it’s time to update your racial code book. The term “states’ rights” needs to be modernized. He means giving each state, particularly in the South, the means to oppress persons of color. This term gained notoriety way back in 1876, when R.B. Hayes received fewer votes than Samuel Tilden — but outmaneuvered […]

Engaging Your Community Through Giving

November 5, 2017 by  
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BY EVA MARTIN The gift of giving is the biggest treasure you can offer during the Thanksgiving holiday. This season always brings food drives and meal-serving opportunities — with several organizations needing assistance in feeding the hungry. An often unspoken reality of modern life is that there are still people in our community who do not have enough to eat. Now is the […]

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