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Leaders discuss impact of Black community in Las Vegas over years

Posted at 7:35 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 10:46:42-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Black community has made a big impact in Las Vegas.

And local leaders and scholars got together at the Mob Museum to discuss Wednesday night.

Las Vegas' first African-American Fire Chief David Washington was also there.

He spoke about the history of struggles Black firefighters have endured in the fight for equal opportunity.

Washington also had an important message about hate.

"In this day and age, there is no reason for us to be hating each other for any particular reason. All of that stuff that we find reasons as human beings to be against one another. It just makes no sense" Washington said.

The panel also discussed the Las Vegas' Historic Westside and the plans to redevelop the area.