Darcus Speed is known by many as the Queen of Las Vegas. With a singing style reminiscent of the great Nancy Wilson, she has performed on the Strip for a record-setting 25 years.
Named Bellagio’s employee of the year in 2008 — the first-ever African-American to win the honor — Johnnie Williams, owner and operator of Presidential Shave Barbershop, credits a higher power for his newfound entrepreneurial success.
As a new year begins, there is peace in the knowledge that we have been blessed with more time to reaffirm ourselves and our vision for a more prosperous journey. Time goes by quickly, so we must understand that all of our hopes and dreams rely upon movement toward a positive outcome. by Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud
In the 1960s, Negroes fought to be accepted as equals through a well-organized civil rights movement. Black pride came into focus during the 1970s, as black America sought to shake off stereotypes that unfairly associated the community with urban poverty and other social ills. In the 1980s and ’90s, a combination of hard work, determination and robust affirmative action programs brought record numbers of African-Americans into the ranks of corporate America. by SHAUNDELL NEWSOME
During the fall and winter holidays, beef short ribs are a great addition to the family table.
When culture critics consider modern hip-hop, one of the more common critiques is that the forces behind it are too often missing when the time comes to uplift inner-city communities plagued by the social ills detailed in their music.
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Cosby’s legacy as a comedian, actor, philosopher, author, businessman and now hip-hop writer and producer (for his new group, the Cosnarati) has made him one of the wealthiest and most-recognized black men in the world. In recent years, the entertainer has drawn further attention for his unapologetically candid assessment of the state of the African-American community. by Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud
Charles Tureaud gets community resolutions for 2010. Readers reveal their hopes for the NEW YEAR!
It has been one year since Las Vegas Black Image Magazine was introduced in January 2009.