Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cole-Hearted

Cole-Hearted The only thing more impressive than rapper J. Cole’s chart-topping hip-hop dominance? His commitment to the community and causes larger than himself. New Year’s Eve is one of Las Vegas’ biggest nights of the year, and the transition between 2018 and 2019 was no exception — more than 300,000 visitors poured an estimated $403 million into the Nevada economy, delighted […]

Know You Got Soul

December 18, 2018 by  
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Top stars gathered in Vegas for a Faith-ful celebration of the best in black music. Black Entertainment Television recently held the Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Celebrating the best in soul, R&B and hiphop — while highlighting both legends and breakout stars — the show did not disappoint. A signature moment of this […]

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 […]