Wednesday, March 29, 2017

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: Miracle Medical Breakthrough Transcends Racism

March 20, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Community

BY YVETTE WILLIAMS During a time when African Americans suffered through one of the worst periods of terror and disenfranchisement, and segregation was commonplace in many communities throughout America, one black woman transcended the racial divide. I ran across an interesting book while visiting Stanford University in 2011, and was intrigued by another incredible story [...]

‘It’s really about finding balance’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | TRACEE ELLIS-ROSS BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Tracee Ellis Ross is one of the most popular television stars of our time, and she is making history with the hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish.” In January, her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson enabled the showbiz scion to become the first African-American in more than 30 [...]

Told For The First Time

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Conversation

A member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen shares an insightful piece of his personal history. Nicknamed the Red Tails, the historic Tuskegee Airmen are remembered as brave fighter pilots who were met with resistance because of their race, but ended up as heroes in WWII. Major Ralf L. Turner of Las Vegas is one of [...]

Bringing History to Life

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Kim Russell brings a “Life-Time” of passion to the stage. Writer, actress, and producer Kim Russell has had a longstanding partnership with the Clark County Libraries. Her goal is to keep American history alive in Las Vegas for generations to come. Her latest creative contribution, along with writer/director Kent Jackman, is the stage production “Life-Time.” [...]

Nevada’s African American Achievers: Eva Martin

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Highlights

Eva Martin had big dreams when she began her professional career in Chicago Public Schools in 1966. Her primary dream was to someday own and operate her own business. Several years later, with the support of her family and the McDonald’s Corporation, she was able to achieve her dream. Currently, she is the owner/operator of [...]

She’s Got The Power

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Highlights

Carolyn “CJ” Bevill on her four decades at KCEP. Few people in Nevada are unfamiliar with KCEP Power 88.1 FM, known to its loyal fans as “The Community Station.” Carolyn “CJ” Bevill has worked at the station for 37 years, and has had a front row seat to its evolution. “When I started working at [...]

West Las Vegas’ Own

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Conversation

Uri Clinton comes home on a mission to lead and blaze a trail for others. Las Vegas has experienced remarkable progress over the years, particularly on the Strip now clustered with hotel and resort properties. One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the growth of executive employment opportunities for African-Americans in the [...]

On His Agenda

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Congressman Ruben Kihuen shares his goals for representing Nevada on Capitol Hill. Congressman Ruben Kihuen, the first Hispanic elected to represent Nevada on Capitol Hill, recently gave an exclusive interview to Las Vegas Black Image Magazine about his priorities. Here are his own words: My number-one priority is job creation. We have to make sure [...]

ASKED & ANSWERED: ‘I love the challenge’

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Cheyenne High School is one of many schools in the Clark County School District that is educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Some of those students — senior Janae Frazier, sophomore Jordan Martin, and freshman Lyndon Joseph — recently spoke to Las Vegas Black Image Magazine about their passion for robotics, cybersecurity, [...]

HEALTHIER YOU: All in the family

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Health, Highlights

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Taking care of our health in the new year