Friday, March 31, 2023

‘BNPL’: Friend or Foe?

December 14, 2022 by  
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By Craig Kirkland, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Nevada State Bank If you have made a recent online purchase, you may have been given a BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) offer. The name is self-explanatory — you are given the opportunity to purchase the item and pay at a future date, often through installment payments. While […]

Can’t stop her reign

December 12, 2021 by  
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Beyoncé has been a global superstar for a generation, and she continues to climb higher into the stratosphere. As the years go by, we are still captivated by Beyoncé’s every move. To put it plainly, she has become the standard of excellence in entertainment. According to Forbes, her estimated fortune is $440 million — and […]

Excellence Personified

November 6, 2021 by  
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The passing of Colin Powell reminds us why role models are so powerful in our lives. There was a day when role models were not very difficult to find in the world at large. While these examples remain in abundance within our families and communities, there is a growing sense that the values of character, […]

Sound Decisions

October 14, 2021 by  
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Jayson Sawyer is bringing back live music and changing the game while he’s at it. BY TYRA BELL-HOLLAND Even a year of canceled and postponed live entertainment couldn’t deter JABM founder and CEO Jayson Sawyer, who remains on a trajectory to become a leading force in live music for Las Vegas and throughout California.  The […]

Smokey Robinson Honored in Vegas!

September 15, 2021 by  
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The extraordinary Keep Memory Alive organization will honor legendary musicians Smokey Robinson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at the 25th Annual Power of Love gala, set for Oct. 16 at Resorts World Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at Considered one of the most prominent events in Las Vegas, Power of Love raises much-needed […]

Casting Her Spell

Jennifer Hudson mesmerizes in a new biopic about the legendary Queen of Soul. Her songs are firmly ensconced in the canon of American music, and her remarkable voice and larger-than-life personality are forever woven into the fabric of our popular culture. So ever since it was announced that Hollywood was bringing the story of Aretha […]

O Yeah!

Oprah Winfrey’s daily online publication honors Las Vegas icon Anna Bailey. Oprah Daily recently featured longtime local icon Anna Bailey in its “Lift Every Voice” feature, which highlighted extraordinary African-American seniors across the country. Journalism majors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities were given the opportunity to profile the selected seniors, working alongside up-and-coming Black photographers.  […]

Las Vegas Black Image at the Beach


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How Las Vegas’ Black realtors are creating wealth for African-American families. There was a time when African-Americans in Las Vegas had no choice but to live in what is now the Historic Westside community. But the federal Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968, and a wave of desegregation opened up new possibilities for African-Americans […]

‘Diversity means everybody’

ASKED & ANSWERED: DR. KEITH E. WHITFIELD Entering the stately office of UNLV President Dr. Keith Whitfield feels like walking into history. Named to the post last summer, the prolific scholar and seasoned administrator is the first African-American president in the school’s history — and his powerful story stands as an example of excellence and […]

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