Walter Mason (top right), founder and director of the Ira Aldridge Theatre Company of Nevada, presents the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, “A Raisin in the Sun” at Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, Feb. 25 and 26. Call (702) 651-5483 for more information.
It was a remarkable opportunity for Las Vegas Black Image Magazine to sit down recently with two remarkable women, April Augustine and Adrienne Augustus, who have embarked on incredible careers in gaming. Together, they stand as a testament to how far African-Americans have come in Las Vegas’ cornerstone industry, where, not too long ago, black people were effectively barred from holding any meaningful positions. In a wide-ranging discussion, they shared both their personal experiences and valuable insight into the new age of gaming.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects about 4 million people in the United States. If current trends continue, that 8 will rise to about eight million over the next 20 years.
With an impressive $19 million at the box office in its opening weekend, “Red Tails” is making a serious impact in Hollywood. The film centers on the courage displayed by the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of the 1940s, as the all-black corps of fighter pilots battled not only the forces of Nazism during WWII, but managed to stand tall at home and abroad under the crippling weight of Jim Crow-era discrimination.
There was a time in Las Vegas when hotels on the Strip would reportedly drain their swimming pools after the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. swam in them. That segregated history, which sparked a civil rights movement in the 1950s, makes the accomplishments of men like Michael Crome all the more remarkable.
At the Las Vegas premiere of “Red Tails,” hosted at Brenden Theaters by County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, second from left, a number of luminaries were in attendance. They included, third from left, retired Maj. Ralph Turner, who served as a Tuskegee Airman; actor, far left, Antonio Fargas (best known as Huggy Bear on “Starsky & Hutch”); and photographer, far right, Jerry Metellus.
Las Vegas’ Culinary union Local 226 was chartered in 1935, with an objective of giving workers in the hospitality industry a voice for collective bargaining and equal rights in the workplace.