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Nathaniel Phillipps

Nathaniel Phillipps

Nathaniel Phillipps is a homegrown Las Vegas community organizer from the Twin Lakes neighborhood and a graduate of UNLV. He is a member of the Las Vegas chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Westside residents need local opportunity, not distant mining jobs

By: - December 7, 2021

“A job is a job,” they say, especially if you don’t have one. But when is a job more than that, or worse? In Las Vegas’s Historic Westside, a residential downtown neighborhood that for decades was the only place in the city where Black people were allowed to live, residents are being recruited for high-paying […]

COMMENTARY
The political imagination of our state does not reflect the severity of oppression under which we live.

The liberated future Nevada needs now

By: and - March 24, 2021

Mass incarceration is a fundamental paradigm of the contemporary United States that targets poor and Black people in a process of dehumanization and subjugation. Nevada jails people at a higher degree than most other states and is a planetary leader of incarceration, at a rate higher than the U.S. as a whole; therefore, intentional — […]