We are thankful and humbled to bring to you Las Vegas Black Image magazine — YOUR publication. It is exciting to capture the positive black images of Las Vegas. Our canvas is full and beautiful with the historic backdrop of our 44th President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural celebration. This issue pays tribute to this momentous occasion, not just for black Americans, but for ALL.
For many who could not attend the inauguration, this issue’s objective is to celebrate the occasion with the lights, camera, and action of Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has ushered Las Vegas Black Image into the homes of Nevadans, making Nevada history and diversity impact felt around the nation. Our voices can now be heard, and we thank the Review-Journal for turning up our volume.
The diverse African-American people who contribute to the Las Vegas economy and community are the highlights of Black Image magazine. No longer going unseen, the mirror will embrace the totality of our diverse community.
We thank our U.S. Sen. Harry Reid for contributing to the diversity of Las Vegas Black Image with a national/governmental perspective on issues that concern the African-American Las Vegas populace.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth is celebrated this Jan. 19. We honor that celebration with empowering articles that will assist you with embracing quality of life. The African-American female dazzles on the Las Vegas Strip in formal attire with our Mocha Models. The Business Conversations segment gives you inspiring words from renowned author and international speaker, Dr. Dennis Kimbro, and Bill Cosby gives us history on black stuntmen in “Open Mic.”
Historic milestones are captured in, “Blacks in Gaming,” with a magnificent profile on African-American executive Debra Nelson, vice president of corporate diversity for MGM Mirage. These are just a few of the treasures in your Black Image magazine.
History couldn’t be met without the support of the responsible businesses that advertise in this publication. The companies that have advertised are not only smart, but they support the largest voice in the black community representing the broad-based culture of Black Nevada. Support those who support you.
We as a people have many faces, many interests and perspectives. As the co-publishers and editors of Las Vegas Black Image, we take on this responsibility with pride and the utmost respect for the brand.
Charles & Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud,
Co-publishers and editors-in-chief