Tuesday, November 20, 2018

FoodieNation!

November 19, 2018 by  
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The 13th Annual Las Vegas Culture Fest’s FoodieNation will take over the Fremont Street Experience on November 17-18. Las Vegas Black Image Magazine is excited to once again bring the 13th Annual Las Vegas Culture Fest’s FoodieNation 2018 to the Fremont Street Experience, on November 17-18. Over 20,000 people are expected to be part of this historic celebration of […]

Black Students Matter

November 19, 2018 by  
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The Anderson Academy of Mathematics and Science is creating a legacy in Las Vegas. Once labeled as home to one of America’s worst public school systems, Las Vegas has had its share of trials in the area of education. And there is ongoing frustration over educational disparities between black and white children in Clark County. Operated by the husband-and-wife […]

‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’

November 19, 2018 by  
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‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | BYRON ALLEN Byron Allen became a household name on NBC’s hit series “Real People,” a 1980s forerunner to the reality show phenomenon that has redefined how Americans watch television. Today, as one of the nation’s top media moguls, Allen is making history of a different kind: his $300 million purchase of The […]

I Am A Survivor!

November 4, 2018 by  
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Entertainer Rhayne Thomas’ inspiring story of defeating breast cancer. “She must have called the wrong Rhayne Thomas.” That’s what Rhayne Thomas murmured to herself on that fateful day in 2011, when her doctor called to tell her that she had breast cancer. “I thought to myself, ‘I don’t want anyone to get this news that I didn’t want to hear myself,’” she […]

‘Why Not Me?’

November 4, 2018 by  
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Li’Shey Johnson shares a deeply personal account of how it felt to be at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017. Li’Shey Johnson and her Heart & Soul Hospitality Foundation are well-known within the Las Vegas community. But it was in her role as a independent event coordinator that she was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on […]

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | DELISA LYNCH When NFL star Marshawn Lynch opened the Las Vegas outpost of his Beast Mode retail store last month, hip-hop thumped from a Mercedes van parked outside of the location at the Town Square mall. But even more resonant than the […]

‘I do what other designers are afraid to do: take chances’

September 23, 2018 by  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | SHEILA GRADFORD ‘I do what other designers are afraid to do: take chances’ As founder of the hot furniture manufacturing company Loni M. Designs — one of, if not the only such firm owned by an African-American woman — Sheila Gradford is building the future of home design. From Las Vegas to Los Angeles and throughout the world, her […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing your girls

September 23, 2018 by  
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Knowing your girls BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN On Oct. 6 at 8 a.m., African American women will gather outside my offices to decorate our cars in pink and black, and drive them down the Las Vegas Strip and around town in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Las Vegas Caravan for Mammogram 2018 is a free event for women […]

Queen of Soul Power

September 23, 2018 by  
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Aretha Franklin’s legacy will live forever — in her legendary voice, timeless songs, and the excellence and dignity that defined a legendary life Once in awhile, a legend slips into immortality — and the passing feels like the world has lost a part of its soul. And when the fallen is the Queen of Soul, the sense of loss and sorrow cuts deep […]

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

September 6, 2018 by  
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“I’m excited to get out there and help” As she inches closer to completing her final year at Touro UniversityNevada, Kellie Hawthorne can say thather life has taken her in a complete circle. Hawthorne, a student in Touro’s School of Physician Assistant Studies(PA), grew up down the street from TheShade Tree shelter on the outskirts ofNorth Las […]