Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fighting the good fight, in all-white

April 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Gospel sensation Patti Pennington takes on domestic violence with a star-studded benefit gala. Gospel sensation Patti Pennington recently delighted attendees with her 7th Annual Pre-Awards All-White Domestic Violence Benefit Gala. Held at the Valley Bible Fellowship Church — and produced by Pennington’s non-profit Now Faith Community Development Corporation — the gala featured local and international gospel artists [...]

‘GET’ MONEY

Film Title: Get Out

How Jordan Peele’s directorial debut stunned at the box office — and is changing the conversation about race and Hollywood. BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD The tremendous box office success of the psychological horror/thriller “Get Out” has taken Hollywood by surprise. In the midst of Tinseltown’s ongoing diversity debate, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut (which he also wrote [...]

16th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul

March 27, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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“The 16th Annual Las Vegas Taste & Sounds of Soul Festival and Las Vegas Black Image Magazine Honors was a tremendous success. We like to thank our participating sponsors that include: Channel 13; Southern Glaziers Wine & Spirits; MGM International Resorts; Martell Cognac; Wells Fargo; Caesars Entertainment; Southern Nevada Water Authority; KCEP 88.1 FM; Fremont [...]

Binge Worthy

March 26, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Gerome Sapp tackles the business world. A lot of things can happen in life to change your course or put you on the path to your true calling. For Houston native Gerome Sapp, it was being an All- American high school football star — the number-one player in his state — and earning a full [...]

‘It’s really about finding balance’

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | TRACEE ELLIS-ROSS BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Tracee Ellis Ross is one of the most popular television stars of our time, and she is making history with the hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish.” In January, her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson enabled the showbiz scion to become the first African-American in more than 30 [...]

16th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Historic Vegas

February 13, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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‘Hidden’ No More

Hidden Figures Day 21

An extraordinary cast puts a new spotlight on three heroines of modern American history. “Hidden Figures” is a lot of things. The story of a trio of black female mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s who were instrumental in America’s initial forays into space, it is history unlocked, box office smash, crowd-pleasing awards season bait. [...]

Brother, brother, brother

January 16, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Marvin Gaye’s sister remembers her legendary sibling. Known as the “Prince of Soul,” Marvin Gaye was a legendary singer, songwriter and producer who gave the world a treasure trove of timeless music and helped shape the Motown sound. From “What’s Going On” and “Let’s Get It On” to “Stubborn Kind of Fellow,” “I Want You,” [...]

‘I have to hold them accountable’

January 16, 2017 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | LEAH BEVERLY She’s one of the youngest prosecutors in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and 30-year-old Leah Beverly is also incredibly productive: She has prosecuted an astounding 1,000 cases and counting since 2012, including 20 felony jury trials. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Beverly graduated summa cum laude with [...]