IN SINCERE APPRECIATION
retired, Sen. Neal thanks all who supported him in his 32 years
in the upper house. He will remain engaged (see below) with the
great issues, as he has throughout his life.
The continuing high volume of traffic to this website reinforces
and rewards that commitment. Thank you.
NEWS AND THEN SOME>
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: On April 9, 1939, world-renowned
contralto Marian Anderson performed before an audience
of 75,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,
DC. She had been banned from Constitution Hall
by the Daughters of the American Revolution because
of her skin color. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt promptly
quit the DAR (many others followed) and arranged for her to
sing in front of the statue of President Lincoln. U.S.
Dept. of Interior Secretary Harold Ickx addressed the
crowd. Her performance included "My Country 'Tis of Thee"
and Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." Legendary
conductor Arturo Toscanini called her voice "one
that comes along every hundred years." A film of the
event was circulated to U.S. public schools in the early 1950's...On
April 9, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was
laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia. Per King's request, his
good friend Mahalia Jackson sang his favorite hymn,
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord."
ASSEMBLYMEMBER BOB PRICE DIED on January 4, 2019,
in Sparks, Nevada. He was 82. Go to NevadaLabor.com
for updated information, a formal obituary and information
on Reno and Las Vegas commemoration ceremonies. He was a
close friend and trusted colleague of Sen. Neal who will
take part in a remembrance of Mr. Price at César
Chávez XVII on March 27, 2019, at the Grand-Sierra-Reno.
May the great lawmaker and union man (IBEW 357/AFL-CIO)
rest in peace after a life admirably well-lived.
YEARS' WORTH OF EXPERIENCE SORELY MISSED (3-21-2011)
former Sen. Joe Neal and 28-year former Assemblyman
Bob Price, both D-N. Las Vegas, back in the great
halls where they belong. Sen. Neal was in Carson City
to witness the introduction of the first bill sponsored
by his daughter, freshman Assemblywoman Dina Neal,
D-N. Las Vegas. Bob and Nancy Price,
a former Nevada university regent,
their Sparks home
to the capital for a noontime workers rally. (Photo
courtesy of Nancy Price.)
you for your prayers for Bob, Nancy and their family.
Bob Price Legacy
condolences and remembrances for posting online
CRABS AND CLANS: White bibs or white sheets tonight
/ 2-23-2019 SPECIAL ONLINE HUSHhush E-EDITION
own Man: Nevada Legislature learned to work with a black senator
of "The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's lifelong fight for social
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 2-21-2019
Clarification about the review: In 2003, Sen. Neal won passage of
an increase in Nevada's gambling tax on the state's largest, most
profitable casinos. It has not risen since he retired in 2004.
Sen. Neal and author John
L. Smith will personally autograph copies on March
27, 2019, at
Chávez XVII at the Grand Sierra-Reno.
off the press: "The Westside Slugger"
The life and times biography of Joseph M.
Nevada's first African-American
By Nevada Press Association Hall of Famer John L. Smith
in January 2019 by the University
of Nevada Press
Nevada Black History Month information
HAPPY NEW YEAR / Feliz