Articles in Community Activism

In the black community the term "community activism" is about people in communities creating opportunities for growth and change with deliberate movement towards ends, which they determine. In the process increasing their critical awareness, knowledge, skills and attitudes.

In memoriam: Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

by Joseph C. Abraham on

Nevada Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson remembered by the community, including Jared Clark, Esq., Roxann McCoy, China Hudson, Quincy Branch, Trina Jiles, Kelvin Atkinson, and Steven Horsford in a touching tribute to his lasting legacy of excellence.... Read full article

Cyntoia Brown Set to Walk Free From Prison Next Week

by Naiomi Pitre on

As a result to the public outcry, the 49th Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency and commuted her sentence in January of 2019. He went on record, stating that Cyntoia Brown’s life sentence was “too harsh.”... Read full article

One Vote. One Voice.

by Joseph C. Abraham on

Specifically, the objective of the “One Vote. One Voice.” voter engagement campaign is to increase voter participation in historically disenfranchised populations, as well as, communities of color throughout Southern Nevada.  ... Read full article

Economic Opportunity Board Town Hall Hopes To Create A Bright Future For Residents

by Alexis Toone on

LAS VEGAS, NV – June 23, 2019 – The Economic Opportunity Board hosted their Town Hall Event at the Pearson Center to unveil their new vision, mission, and image in hopes of also connecting and engaging with the community. ... Read full article

Brenda J. Williams Day, June 5, 2019

by Councilman Cedric Crear on

Brenda J. Williams is a living model of Las Vegas history. She has been a significant trailblazer in Las Vegas, from integrating both the banking industry in 1963, as well as the workforce at the State of Nevada DMW in 1966. ... Read full article

How Much Is Enough?

by Dr. Gerald Curry on

In this article I’m asking a very simple question, “How much is enough?” After watching the family in Phoenix, Arizona be verbally and physically accosted for their four-year-old picking up a toy doll, in a store, was flooded with emotions.... Read full article

Attorney General Ford Launches New Public Information Campaign on Expanded Voting Rights

by Office of the Attorney General on

Carson City, NV – Today, Attorney General Ford announced a new public information campaign to educate Nevadans about recently-passed legislation that expands voting rights to people formerly incarcerated. ... Read full article

Service to All Mankind – AKAs Leading the Way

by Berna Rhodes, Ford, Esq. on

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (known as “AKA”) is the nation’s first African-American Greek-letter sorority, founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University. ... Read full article

Hope for Prisoners Announces Partnership with Las Vegas Chamber

by Cara Clarke, Vice President of Communications on

Las Vegas – Today, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber and Hope for Prisoners announce a partnership to create more employment opportunities for the re-entry population.... Read full article

Women of Color in the Courtroom

by Joseph C. Abraham on

Clark County Chief Deputy Public Defender Dedree Butler, Esq., quips, “Representation matters. As a woman of color, I did not grow up seeing attorneys and judges who look like me, from similar backgrounds.... Read full article

Nevada Governor Signs the Strongest Compensation Law in the Country

by Innocence Project Staff on

Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law to compensate innocent Nevadans who were wrongfully incarcerated for crimes they did not commit (Assembly Bill 267). Nevada is the 35th state in the nation to enact a compensation law.... Read full article

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