Saturday, December 4, 2021

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | The story of Lubertha Johnson

August 1, 2021 by  
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The story of Lubertha Johnson BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE In 1943 Lubertha Johnson migrated to Las Vegas to assume a position as the Recreational Director of Carver Park, a WWII housing complex for Black workers at Basic Magnesium Incorporated (BMI). Paul R. Williams, the “architect to the stars,” designed the units and wanted something above […]

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


Sold Standard

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 […]


How Tiffany Haddish is conquering Hollywood   Is anyone really surprised that Tiffany Haddish is being floated as a talk show successor to Ellen Degeneres? She’s not only a bankable movie (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) and TV (“The Last O.G.”) star, but she’s been sharpening her hosting skills on CBS’ “Kids Say the Darndest Things. Haddish […]


All Hail The Queen What’s your involvement with making the “Queen of the Arts” a reality for the Historic Westside?  I am a commissioner of Arts for the City of Las Vegas under Ward 5, which includes the Historic Westside. I was the commissioner who proposed that a sign or landmark be placed outside of […]

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford speaks out on the conviction of Derek Chauvin

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding the Derek Chauvin trial. Derek Chauvin is a former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who was accused of murdering George Floyd on May 25, 2020 and convicted on April 20, 2021 of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  Today, a jury held George […]

Letter from the Publishers

May 5, 2021 by  
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The power in wisdom, justice and representation We begin this month with a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms holding families together — and going beyond the call to make sure loved ones are safe, happy, and healthy. In this May edition of Las Vegas Black Image, our neighbors share words that […]

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