Articles in Nevada

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.

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

Heart of My Community

by Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq. on

Family is one of the most important things to me. I am a mom of four and a wife to a Navy veteran. My greatest accomplishment in life is raising my four children (11, 9, 5, and 2) with my husband.... Read full article

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

Monica Trujillo, Esq. - Candidate for District Court Department #3

by Naiomi Pitre on

Trujillo advises all attorneys who argue cases in court to be prepared. Understanding that the quality of people’s lives is on the line, and respecting the gravity of the decisions that she will make if elected, Monica Trujillo...... Read full article

A Continuum of Service

by Joseph C. Abraham on

Mrs. Brown devoted 27 years in law enforcement; she isn’t new to innovating programs that help our Nevada community. As a business owner who started a private security company to provide safety and security to her clients.... 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

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

“No More Deans” in CCSD Schools

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Clark County School District Superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara, announced the elimination of 170 middle and high school dean positions through a viral video, June 10, 2019. ... Read full article

Mr. Simeon Holloway, a National Treasure

by Naiomi Pitre on

Raised during a time and in a world that provided him with a million legitimate reasons why he should fail, Simeon Holloway simply set his goals and accomplished every single one. ... Read full article

PROFILE: Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

As Lilly-Spells runs for a seat on the Eighth Judicial District Court in Department 23, she plans on offering a unique approach to administering justice and serving her community. She believes in balancing compassion with just punishment.... Read full article

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

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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

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

Belinda T. Harris, Esq. - Candidate for N. Las Vegas Justice Court, Dept. #3

by Naiomi Pitre on

For the past thirteen years, Belinda T. has worked tirelessly as a Public Defender.  Her current position as a Chief Deputy Public Defender for the Clark County Public Defender’s office places her in the ideal position to serve 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

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

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

Q&A for Esther Rodriguez, Esq.

by Esther Rodriguez, Esq. on

"Diversity in the judiciary is important in that it restores public confidence in our judicial system. Nevadans need to have confidence in the Courts that are meant to serve them." Esther Rodriguez candidate for Nevada Supreme Court | Seat B.... Read full article

Nevada State College: Committed to Serving African-American Students

by Staff on

Since Nevada State College’s inception in 2002, diversity and inclusion have been at its core. Nevada State celebrates the storied backgrounds of its campus community. It operates with commitment to represent the diverse population of Nevada.... 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

Carli Kierny, Esq. - Candidate for District Court, Department #2

by Naiomi Pitre on

Carli Kierny has been working in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office for nearly ten years, after working in the same position in Illinois.  She is eager to see the impact of the new criminal justice reform bills that were recently passed.... Read full article

Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq. - Candidate District Court, Department #23

by Naiomi Pitre on

“Becoming the Judge of District Court Department 23 will not only be an accomplishment for me, it will be my grandma’s dream come true,” Jasmin Lilly-Spells confides.  “She planted the seed years ago.”... Read full article

Building an Inclusive Middle Class

by Former Vice President Joe Biden on

"We’re also going to continue the work we started during the Obama-Biden Administration to reduce the number of people incarcerated and eliminate the racial, gender, and income-based inequalities in our criminal justice system." - Joe Biden... Read full article

How a Traffic Ticket Can Ruin Your Life

by Heidi Almase, Esq. on

Heidi Almase is a former Las Vegas Municipal Court judge who created and presided over the Serious Traffic Offenders Program.... Read full article

Impartiality in Civil and Criminal Cases

by Tegan Christine Machnich, Esq. on

As a Chief Deputy Public Defender and experienced trial attorney, I am the best choice for judge in District Court, Department 15 - I am asking for your vote.... Read full article

The Wrongful Conviction of Fred Steese for the Murder of Gerard Soles

by Naiomi Pitre on

After serving more than twenty years in prison, the hard work and diligence of the federal public defender’s office uncovered all of the evidence that was withheld by the prosecution and therefore violated Fred Steese’s right to a fair trial.  ... 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

PROFILE: Fikisha Miller, Esq.

by Naiomi Pitre on

As far as District Court, Department 19, Fikisha Miller will bring all of her past experiences with her to the bench.  She has held positions as a judicial commissioner, general counsel for a construction firm, and even as a juror in a civil trial.... 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

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

Dedree Butler, Esq. - Candidate for District Court, Family Division - Dept. J

by Naiomi Pitre on

That woman was Dedree “Dee” Butler, years ago.  It didn’t matter that she had attended school at Howard University and then the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV to achieve her law degree.... Read full article

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