Recently, Louis Overstreet, the man in the center of this discrimination drama with the Las Vegas Urban League, was forced to send a 10-day demand after the Board, following orders from its chairman of the League, refused — or just ignored — his repeated requests for the return of the personal papers and books that he authored, and which were presented as part of the formal application requirement, as stated on the application form he filled out when he applied for the position of President/CEO of that organization.
The Board of the Las Vegas Urban League decided to ignore other applications after the final applicants were interviewed for the position and hire a young California transplant with no work history in Las Vegas, who was not part of the application process and did not even apply for the job.
The controversy was aired on the radio show, “Face the Tribune” and on Ramon Savoy’s Black Power radio show, resulting in the Chairman of the Board of the Las Vegas Urban League — D. Edward Chaney, who is also the pastor of the Second Baptist Church — banning Savoy’s Las Vegas Sentinel-Voice from the church for allowing Overstreet to speak about the matter on his show.
Las Vegas Sentinel-Voice, the first and largest Black-owned and -operated newspaper in Nevada, has been distributed at the church for the last three decades, as it has also been distributed to the majority of the business locations in the predominantly black West Las Vegas.
During an interview with the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper, Louis Overstreet regrettably stated that Chaney would have to rank in the top five of the most petty people he has ever met.
Chaney must be concerned with the legal consequences in this case, but maybe now he’ll be a little more careful when making any claims, as in telling the truth and nothing but the truth.