About Las Vegas Black Image Magazine
During the early stages of Barack Obama’s run for president, it became apparent that the majority of Americans looked upon the potential first family as a rare example of the American dream.
However, Charles and Kimberly Bailey Tureaud, co-publishers and editors of Las Vegas Black Image magazine, didn’t see the Obamas’ success as unusual because of their own lifelong exposure to a progressive Cosby lifestyle.
Scrutiny of Obama in the presidential race planted the creative seeds for Las Vegas Black Image magazine, which debuted in February 2009, and promotes a positive perception of African-Americans in Las Vegas.
The magazine aims to present a broad image of black life and entertainment in Las Vegas, as well as showcase the African-American lifestyle as a broad and diverse entity that contributes to the wealth of the economy.
Las Vegas Black Image is published monthly by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Tureauds’ company, Culturally Diverse Advertising, Media Relations and Events.
About the editors
Charles Tureaud, originally from Orange County, Calif., came to Las Vegas 12 years ago after meeting his future wife, Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud, on the Strip.
“I was visiting Vegas one New Year’s Eve and met Kimberly on the Strip,” Charles Tureaud said. “I knew something was very special about her and the rest is marriage. As my wife, mother to our two children and business partner, she is divine.”
Charles’ background in marketing and public relations merged with Kimberly’s creative talents as a publicist, community business-development educator and radio host.
Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud is a Las Vegas native, a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and the daughter of entertainer and Nevada civil rights pioneer Bob Bailey. Kimberly hosts the “Enterprising People” business show every Tuesday at 9 a.m. on KCEP-FM 88.1.
The Tureauds created Culturally Diverse Advertising, Media Relations and Events. The company has brought events such as the Taste & Sounds of Soul and the Las Vegas Culture Fest to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.