Thursday, April 24, 2014



One of only a few journalists given the opportunity to spend personal time with Mandela on more than one occasion, BET and Sirius XM personality Ed Gordon recently returned from covering the funeral of the man he interviewed three times. In an exclusive interview, Gordon shares his unique perspective on a towering figure who, like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi, now belongs to the ages.



For a decade, James Pickens Jr. has captivated audiences as the formidable Dr. Richard Webber on the hit ABC drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” When he’s not on camera, he puts considerable focus on the James Pickens Jr. Foundation, which works to improve the lives of families and children in underserved communities. In a conversation with Black Image, Pickens shared his story and revealed why a particular passion leads him to Las Vegas each year.



Tichina Arnold is a successful actress and dedicated philanthropist, but let us never overlook her rather substantial contribution to the American pop culture lexicon.



Already a certified Hollywood icon for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the classic biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” Academy Award nominated actress Angela Bassett has risen steadily to stratospheric stardom.

Having captivated global audiences with roles in films such as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Malcolm X,” “The Rosa Parks Story” and “Waiting To Exhale,” Bassett will now join the cast of the popular FX series “American Horror Story,” beginning with its third season premiere Oct. 9.



Arsenio Hall is poised to reclaim his throne in the realm of late-night television.
On Sept. 9, “The Arsenio Hall Show” returns to rule late night. Set to air weeknights at 10 p.m. on The CW Las Vegas.



With a career that has spanned over 40 years in the entertainment industry, the legendary singer Chaka Khan is the embodiment of successful longevity.
Las Vegas Black Image Magazine caught up with the committed humanitarian, who will soon release her highly anticipated CD “The iKhan Project,” shortly after she received a special award in her hometown of Chicago. In a candid discussion, she reflected on her career, black womanhood and current events.


MTV TRL With JoJo, Shawn Wayans, And Marlon Wayans

One of the most dynamic duos in comedy, Shawn and Marlon Wayans first entered the pop cultural consciousness with small parts in “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” their brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature directorial debut.
Now they are bringing their act to the stage, set to perform together live July 27 at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms casino resort.



When he first burst onto the scene in 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood,” the quietly charismatic Morris Chestnut appeared destined to become one of America’s most popular young actors. If ubiquity is the measure, he seems to have fulfilled that destiny. Just in the last several years, he has starred in several successful films (“The Call,” “Think Like a Man,” “The Brothers,” “Not Easily Broken,” the forthcoming “Kick-Ass 2”) and television series such as “V” and “Nurse Jackie.” One of his most highly anticipated roles is due in November, when the long-awaited sequel “The Best Man Holiday” arrives in theaters.

BEYONCÉ: World tour comes to Vegas!


If you were to collect all of the adjectives ever used to describe Beyoncé Knowles and condense them into a single word, captivating would likely be the end result. Her personal and professional lives are the object of such deep fascination it is counterintuitive to believe that the multitalented, 17-time Grammy winner described herself as “shy” when she was a girl growing up in Houston, Texas.

YOLANDA ADAMS: Celebrating Heavenly Sounds!


Airing April 7, the 13th annual BET Celebration of Gospel will feature performances by Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Anthony Brown, Tamela Mann and hosted by comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey. To many, the headliner will be Grammy winner Yolanda Adams, who spoke exclusively with Las Vegas Black Image Magazine about life and finding true happiness.