Friday, September 19, 2014

4th Annual Springs Preserve Black History Month Festival

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On Feb. 16, the Springs Preserve (located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., across from the Meadows Mall) will host its 4th Annual Black History Month Festival.

Bruce Williamson: With the Temptations, Las Vegas entertainer finds a home in music history

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As a child in Compton, Calif. — who relocated to Las Vegas at age 17 — Bruce Williamson Jr. had always known that his mother was grooming him for a life in the ministry, with an eye on the gospel stardom his inimitable voice would surely bring.

Fantasy Football: During football season, living out a competitive fantasy

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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If you run into a group of Las Vegas women gathered around flat-screen televisions at a sports bar on Thursday, Sunday or Monday nights, chances are good you have encountered the First Down Lounge Fantasy Football league.

Bringing Africa Home

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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A resident of Las Vegas since she arrived here from Missouri in 1964, longtime educator Helen Anderson Toland’s love of Africa leads her to visit the continent twice a year. For her, a primary driving force is a passion for collecting statues and other forms of art originating in the motherland.

In The Community…with Charles Tureaud: Historic Vegas Living

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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to commemorate Black History Month, Las Vegas Black Image Magazine shares images from the home of Las Vegas’ first licensed African-American physician, Dr. Charles I. West (1908-1984) and his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” West, who passed away two years after her husband’s death.

There she is, Miss America: A business conversation with Ericka Dunlap

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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At the invitation of the lovely Sue Lowden, Las Vegas Black Image Magazine recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Miss America luncheon hosted at Vintner Grill.

Laz Alonso: Acting on principle

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Now among the stars of the new NBC drama “Deception,” Laz Alonso has long been a familiar face to filmgoers who have enjoyed his work in movies that range from “Stomp the Yard,” “Jump the Broom” and “This Christmas,” to “Fast & Furious” and “Avatar.”

MORE time to savor the The 12th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival: Organizers say annual celebration will now run for three days at the Fremont Street Experience, Feb. 22-24

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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The forces behind the 12th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival are proud to announce that the event has added a third date, and now will run Feb. 22-24 at the historic Fremont Street Experience.

Never stop learning! Clark County School Board Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young speaks out on the future of education in Las Vegas

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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As Las Vegas works to achieve economic recovery by attracting new businesses to the valley, one of the most persistent roadblocks has been the school system’s struggle to reclaim excellence in education. Among those leading the charge on that front is Clark County School Board Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young, who made Nevada history in 2012 as the first African-American to serve as president of the School Board that oversees Las Vegas schools.

My Haley on The Roots Of A Working Love

February 1, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Las Vegas Black Image Magazine was recently honored with the opportunity to sit down for a wide-ranging discussion with My Haley — the brilliant author and widow of famed author Alex Haley, with whom she worked closely on the timeless book “Roots.”