Monday, May 2, 2016

PEACE

April 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra, Peace

Color me America. I wake up each morning to news from our circus-like presidential campaign, the latest from a roadshow of clowns and carnival barkers musing on what will make America great again. America has always been a great place as I see it, with an ever growing determination to enhance its riches. Many embrace [...]

Taking them higher

April 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Clark County School Board Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young welcomes the U-CAN College Fair. Each year, Clark County School board trustee Dr. Linda Young gets excited when the United College Action (U-CAN) Fair comes to Las Vegas. Her passion for higher educational opportunities for Las Vegas youth is relentless. UCAN founder Dr. Alan Rowe will [...]

Our state is the West’s political litmus test

March 14, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

BY JOHN STEPHENS III On February 20, Democrats fanned out across the state of Nevada to caucus and elect delegates to the state and national conventions. Billed as the first caucus in the West, the event allows candidates to measure their ability to connect with voters everywhere and demonstrate broad appeal. A caucus by definition [...]

BATTERY POWER

January 13, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Will a new Tesla factory energize Nevada’s economy? BY JOHN STEPHENS III With more than $1 billion in tax breaks — and the blessing of Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature — Tesla Motors is slated to build a lithium-ion factory near Reno. The new energy technology deal could breathe life into job-creation efforts [...]

Time for SMART thinking

January 10, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

BY JAMAAL McCOY When you consciously set and achieve goals for yourself, you naturally have heightened self assurance and greater productivity. By setting SMART (Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timely) goals, you can track your progress and take pride in your achievements along the way. Notable triumphs substantiate your efforts, boost your confidence, and highlight your [...]

Spiritual Verse – January 2016

January 10, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Fashion Forward

December 10, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

On the occasion of an annual holiday celebration, a venerable organization continues to wear it well. The Las Vegas chapter of The Links, Incorporated will bring its 8th Annual White Christmas Jazz Luncheon & Fashion Extravaganza to the Gold Coast Hotel on December 12. The luncheon is set from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and [...]

Making a difference in the lives of black children

December 10, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

Does the success of an innovative L.A. charter school contain lessons for education in Clark County? BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD There is an ongoing debate about the Clark County school system and educational disparities impacting black students. The discussion — or as some see it, lack of the right discussions — in the Nevada Legislature prompted [...]

Page of Fame

November 30, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

It is with heartfelt gratitude that LAS VEGAS BLACK IMAGE MAGAZINE gives its deepest thanks to those whose names are found on this page. Their generosity and foresight keep this publication thriving, as Las Vegas’ only African-American owned magazine and a positive voice for the community. We celebrate you!

Doll Order

October 19, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Extra

With the Black Doll Affair, a timeless toy becomes a useful tool for building African-American girls’ self-esteem. Growing up in a society that too often idealizes physical features — long blond hair, for example — they do not typically possess, generations of African-American girls have struggled with self-image. This struggle can begin at a very [...]