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.

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by U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford on February 22, 2021
Happy Black History Month, Nevada!
by U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford on February 22, 2021
In Washington and Las Vegas, my team is working hard to relieve the burdens that Nevada families have faced over the last year. Over the next few months, my priorities will be simple: crush the coronavirus and get Nevada’s economy back on track.... Read full article
by Joseph C. Abraham on September 4, 2020
Mobilizing the Black Vote in 2020
by Joseph C. Abraham on September 4, 2020
“My first task was to assess the political landscape with a racial equity lens,” she remembers being tasked by Nevada Alliance, a donor table that helps to fundraise for Democratic organizations and programs." -Yindra Dixon... Read full article
by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto on September 4, 2020
Lewis’s grace had the power to change the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. In every facet of his career, we saw faith in the power of nonviolence, hope in the face of hate, and determination that by causing ‘good trouble..."... Read full article
by Shaundell Newsome on August 16, 2020
How Covid impacts Black-owned Businesses
by Shaundell Newsome on August 16, 2020
Shaundell Newsome states "We’ve been just as hard hit this time around. The pandemic has highlighted the disparities in access to capital through slow and often dysfunctional relief efforts to small, minority-owned firms."... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Government for the People, by the People: Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Jasmin Lilly-Spells has demonstrated her exemplary legal expertise while working as a practicing trial attorney, working in the trenches and handling all aspects of her cases.  She has shown an even and fair judicial temperament.... Read full article
by Congressman Steven Horsford on July 3, 2020
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement...... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
I Care Because I’ve Been There: Dedree “Dee” Butler, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
As an attorney (Dedree Butler, Esq.) practicing in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office for the past decade, she is now running for Family Court Judge in Department J in the upcoming November elections.... Read full article
by Fikisha Miller, Esq. on July 3, 2020
The Judiciary: A Series on Government in the State of Nevada
by Fikisha Miller, Esq. on July 3, 2020
The Judicial branch of the government is responsible for interpreting the law. While that sounds like a relatively simple task the justice system relies on a multi-leveled court system. ... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Equal Representation for All: Carli Kierny, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Carli Kierny explains “It exists in the justice system as higher rates of arrest for black people, higher rates of conviction, and longer criminal histories than their white counterparts.  I am committed to combating the effects of white privilege."... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Committed to Serve the Community Who Molded Her: Belinda T. Harris, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
“I want people to remember that the power of the people will always be more than the people in power.  Everyone’s vote is equal.  No one vote or voter has more power than the next vote or voter,” Belinda emphasizes.... Read full article
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