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.

Nevada Governor Signs the Strongest Compensation Law in the Country

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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

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: 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

Adam Ganz, Esq. - Candidate for District Court, Dept. #3

by Naiomi Pitre on

Adam Ganz is running for District Court Judge in Department 3 in the 2020 election. He strives to improve the lack of faith that many people have come to have in the judicial system.... 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

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

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: 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

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

Building an Inclusive Middle Class

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"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

Nevada lawmakers passed bold, historic reforms in 2019

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This year’s legislative session offered us an opportunity to tackle some of Nevada’s greatest challenges. In the 2018 election cycle, we reached a new milestone for our country when we became the first ever female majority state legislature. ... Read full article

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

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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

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

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

Stephanie Charter for District Court Family Division – Department Y

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Stephanie Charter is running for one of the new judicial seats in Clark County Family Court: Department Y.  Stephanie was admitted to the California State Bar in 1991 and the Nevada State Bar in 1994.... Read full article

High School Football Sensation: Martin Blake

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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

Faith and Family Have Always Guided Cory Booker

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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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

Ushering in a New Era for Downtown Las Vegas – Classic Jewel Cocktail Lounge

by Naiomi Pitre on

If their reputation is what first drew you to Classic Jewel, the impressive craft cocktails will be what brings you back. “We work hard with our team to ensure that we maintain the right atmosphere for all involved," owner Jerome Harry explains. ... 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

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

This Adaptive Model Turns a Runway of Dreams into Reality

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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

“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

Nevada State College: Committed to Serving African-American Students

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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

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