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The Urban Voice provides news relevant to the black community in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as, Reno, Carson City, Henderson, Boulder City, and North Las Vegas.

High School Football Sensation: Martin Blake

by Dr. Gerald D. Curry on

Las Vegas’ young Martin brought home the MVP ranking, signifying he is one of the best football players in the country. Martin is not the average high school athlete. He plays varsity football, basketball and baseball at Canyon Springs High School.... Read full article

Cedric Williams, A True Legacy Builder

by Naiomi Pitre on

Due to all of the work that Cedric has done in the community, he was recently given an award and named a Legacy Builder by the NAACP.... Read full article

This Adaptive Model Turns a Runway of Dreams into Reality

by Jovahn Bergeron on

In spring 2019, Zappos Adaptive teamed up with the Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry. Several models were selected to participate — including Mills.... Read full article

OPINION-EDITORIAL: Yes We Can With Tanya Flanagan

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Tanya Flanagan, a 20-year resident of North Las Vegas, has tossed her hat in the ring for the seat of Clark County Commission District D, currently held by Lawrence Weekly who will term out next year.... Read full article

The Game of Sports and Small Business: Las Vegas Teams Commit to Growing Minority Companies

by Shaundell Newsome on

Las Vegas Golden Knights (LVGK), President and COO, Kerry Bubolz, visited the Urban Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Commerce with over 40 small and minority businesses to give insight into the National Hockey League’s (NHL) procurement practices. ... 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

Family Court Come First

by Kevin Speed, Esq. on

First, the most important thing that I need my supporters to know is that this election will be unlike any other in the history of our state. ... Read full article

MHS Behavioral Services launches awareness initiative

by Joseph C. Abraham on

For this week, in an effort to bring awareness and support prevention, MHS Behavioral Services, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Dnisha Mingo, launched a Suicide Prevention Awareness Initiative through Community Connections. ... Read full article

PROFILE: Monica Trujillo, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

Running for District Court judge in Department #3, Trujillo desires to serve as a trial judge where she feels she can have the greatest impact.  If elected, she plans on ruling with compassion, integrity and respect.... Read full article

Committed to Serve the Community Who Molded Her: Belinda T. Harris, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

“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

Adriana Rincon-White, Esq. - Candidate for District Court, Family Division - Dept. W

by Naiomi Pitre on

In her campaign efforts, Adriana Rincon White is eagerly educating the public on why this election is of such great importance.  With the impact that a judge has on the community that they serve, voting should be taken seriously by all constituents. ... Read full article

PROFILE: Adriana Rincon White, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

In the 2020 election, Adriana Rincon White will be running for the judicial seat in District Court - Family Division in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas).... Read full article

Faith and Family Have Always Guided Cory Booker

by Carolyn Booker on

The truth is, that is who Cory has always been -- someone who brings people together to get things done for people who are struggling and who have been left out and left behind. ... Read full article

INTEGRITY | LEADERSHIP | GRIT: Ricky Gourrier, Sr.

by Naiomi Pitre on

Ricky Gourrier took advantage of the chance to work as a paid intern in the Communications Department for Senator Harry Reid, who was the Senate Minority Leader at the time. ... Read full article

Doing Justice to Patient Care, One Tooth at a Time – Dr. Owen W. Justice, Jr. DDS

by Naiomi Pitre on

“I like the work.  I love the people.  I sometimes almost feel like I’m cheating.  People are paying me to do what I love to do.  From what I hear, that isn’t what they call work,” Dr. Justice states with a sincere, disarming smile.... Read full article

Family First, Fantastic Food

by Naiomi L. Pitre on

Sharon Harrell has been the owner and operator of TC’s World Famous Rib Crib in Las Vegas, Nevada for fifteen years. It has been a family business from the very beginning.... Read full article

Nancy Justice – Modern Renaissance Woman

by Naiomi Pitre on

Nancy's tenacity and confidence would surface many times during her life, and her childhood nickname would serve as inspiration for the name of her fashion company, Nefertiti Fashion, LLC.... Read full article

PROFILE: Carli Kierny, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

"While there are certainly offenses that mandate incarceration, often we are using this as a default for people we just don’t know how to help,” Carli Kierny, Chief Deputy Public Defender for Clark County, explains her position on justice reform.... Read full article

I Care Because I’ve Been There: Dedree “Dee” Butler, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

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

The Judiciary: Part 1 of a 4-Part Series on Government in the State of Nevada

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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

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

Be Counted!

by U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford on

This year, I am working to ensure that every community is properly counted to receive the funding and representation they are owed as the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus 2020 Census Taskforce.... Read full article

Understanding Automobile Insurance Coverages: Their Impact on Your Personal Injury Claim(s)

by Jared Clark, Esq. on

What could you have done prior to the accident to ensure you are protected? In developing this article my intent is to further your understanding of automobile insurance and its impact on your personal injury claim resulting from an accident.... Read full article

PROFILE: Belinda T. Harris, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

Belinda T. is unafraid of initiating the difficult conversations that are necessary. She understands that what she may have to say and do could go against popular opinion, and certain decisions can be very hard to make. ... Read full article

Battle Born Credentials

by Senator Kamala Harris on

"Every moment I spend with Nevadans seems to further burnish their ‘Battle Born’ credentials–and my most recent trip to the state was certainly no exception." Presidential Candidate Senator Kamala Harris in Las Vegas with Congressman Steven Horsford.... Read full article

Joe Biden Will Fight for Our Small Businesses

by Shaundell Newsome on

With so much at stake in the 2020 election, I’m focused especially on who can restore the promise of economic mobility for everyone. ... Read full article

Equal Representation for All: Carli Kierny, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

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

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

Count on Me! US Census Impacts Lives for a Decade

by Shaundell Newsome on

The Census is a Constitutionally mandated count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories that happens every 10 years. ... Read full article

PROFILE: Dedree Butler, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

A strong passion for family law and criminal defense drew Dedree “Dee” Butler into the legal field, where she has been practicing as an attorney in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office.... Read full article

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