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Springs Preserve holds Black History Month Festival

February 4, 2011 by  
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The Las Vegas Springs Preserve will host its second annual Black History Month Festival, celebrating African-American heritage in the Las Vegas community. The one-day festival will take place Feb. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Springs Preserve, located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

Chief Justice Michael Douglas – African-American heads Nevada Supreme Court

February 4, 2011 by  
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Black History Month is the ideal time to recognize Chief Justice Michael Douglas, the first African-American to hold the top post on the Nevada Supreme Court. First appointed to the state high court in 2004, Nevada voters have since elected him twice, with his current term ending in 2013.

Turning Black to Green: First electric vehicle charging stations, dealership set to debut in Las Vegas

February 4, 2011 by  
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The green future is coming to Las Vegas in the form of the city’s first electric car dealership and charging stations, set to open in July. Owner Eric Mims and marketing and business development director Larry Tyler broke the news exclusively to Las Vegas Black Image Magazine.

Memories of historic black Las Vegas

February 4, 2011 by  
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Las Vegas Black Image recently asked two respected community leaders to reflect on the evolution of historic black Las Vegas.

Food for the Soul: Soul Food and Black History Month

February 4, 2011 by  
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February is for love, and love for black history has made the month equally synonymous with the celebration of African-American achievement. Internationally recognized and multifaceted, Black History Month dates to the 1920s, believed by many to stand in tribute to the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Food for Black History Month can include ancestral African delicacies, dishes derived from the diets of American slaves and newer recipes contributed by the multitude of black cultures across the world.

Black playwright featured at Orleans Showroom

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“What a great way to celebrate Black History Month — by making history,” said Williams, a beauty salon business owner and single mother of three boys. “I am the first playwright to ever produce a play in the Orleans Showroom.”

Two African-Americans tabbed in newly elected governor’s cabinet

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In the cabinet of newly inaugurated Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, two African-American directors are helping chart a course to return the state to economic stability.
Terry Johnson leads the state Department of Business and Industry. Larry Mosley is head of the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, having held the same post in the administration of former Gov. Jim Gibbons.

‘The Wiz’ comes to Las Vegas

February 4, 2011 by  
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Producer-director Troy Phillips of Colabo Theatre is staging a production of the beloved musical “The Wiz” Feb. 12-13 at the Cashman Theatre, located at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Peace: The Truth In Our History

February 4, 2011 by  
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As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember the truth about how we were once divided so others could conquer. Holding fast to these facts allows us to forever find truth in our history, even as alternative perspectives challenge us to consider new evidence.