Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Under the Glittering Lights

April 22, 2019 by  
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‘Technology has opened the opportunity to tell our stories’ Black Image Magazine caught up with BET founder Bob Johnson for a chat about his newest venture and thoughts on getting back into Las Vegas gaming. Mr. Johnson, it’s a pleasure to have this opportunity to speak to you. You are an icon, and we thank […]

POWER MOVES

POWER MOVES Celebrities come out in full force as Lionel Richie is honored at the annual Power of Love gala.  Musical legends and Hollywood luminaries recently gathered at the MGM Garden Arena for Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love gala, benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Lionel Richie was […]

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: MARCIA WASHINGTON

April 16, 2019 by  
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‘I am very excited’ On March 15, the Clark County Commission unanimously voted to appoint longtime Las Vegas resident Marcia L. Washington to the State Senate seat for District 4, which had been vacated by Kelvin Atkinson following alleged ethics violations. Washington will serve out the 80 days left in the term, and has decided […]

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: TOMMY BRANCH

March 19, 2019 by  
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‘Once I got the main ingredient, I was off to the races’ How a Las Vegas businessman is cashing in with a twist on legalized cannabis. Nevada has joined states across the country with the legalization of recreational marijuana. These new laws have given rise to a bevy of cannabis companies that offer products for one’s pleasure or medical needs. Now, […]

Dead Serious

Dead Serious Is Tyler Perry ready to put a beloved character to rest? Director, actor, and screenwriter Tyler Perry is releasing the final Madea movie, “A Madea Family Funeral.” Over the course of 10 movies the matriarchal character has gone to jail, hid out in the witness protection program, battled zombies, confronted the KKK, decked the halls and dealt with every conceivable size and […]

18th Annual Taste & Sounds of Soul

February 12, 2019 by  
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MO’NIQUE

February 12, 2019 by  
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‘This is who I am, unapologetically’ Las Vegas has historically been a haven for comedy greats: legends like Redd Foxx, Slappy White, George Kirby, and Richard Pryor all wowed audiences in the entertainment capital of the world. Now, another name is being added to that illustrious list: Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, who is making history […]

Recollections of a ‘Westside Slugger’

February 12, 2019 by  
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Recollections of a ‘Westside Slugger’ Joe Neal reflects on a life spent fighting for equal representation for African-Americans in Nevada. To many people in the Las Vegas area, Joe Neal will always be known as “The Senator.” After serving nearly three decades in the Nevada Legislature, he is widely-regarded as an iconic voice of the […]

Community Speaks

January 28, 2019 by  
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What will you do differently in 2019?

ASKED & ANSWERED: GAILE FERGUSON

January 27, 2019 by  
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‘Black people everywhere are trying to get back to community’ Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Kanak Temple and Valley of the Kings. Many people have thoughts of […]