Saturday, February 13, 2016

BATTERY POWER

January 13, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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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  
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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  
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Fashion Forward

December 10, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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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 [...]

VETTE’S VEGAS VOICE: With help from the White House, working to improve education for black students

October 19, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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BY YVETTE WILLIAMS The U.S. Department of Education announced recently that the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans met at the U.S. Capitol “to review strategic goals and discuss its progress to date. The commission … also learn(ed) about any new federal or Department of Education priorities and initiatives impacting the learning [...]

All hail Las Vegas’ entertainment queen

October 19, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Anthona McNeil offers wise counsel to those who dream of stardom. Las Vegas has long been considered the world’s entertainment capital, with a who’s who of legendary entertainers — Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Redd Foxx, Dorothy Dandridge, and the Fifth Dimension, just to mention a few — laying the foundation [...]

A group of Navy and Marine graduates pose for a photograph.

September 12, 2015 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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