Sunday, September 24, 2017

‘Make sure people have what they need’

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS | ERIC J. WILLIAMS The first man to serve as president of the National Black Nurses Association opens up about the impact of his profession. Nearly a half-century after its founding, the National Black Nurses Association has the first male president in its history. Eric J. Williams is the leader of the […]


An important fundraiser for Broadway in the Hood comes to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Hudson Giver

Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy-winning singer, Oscar-winning actress, and bestselling author — and still has time to share her talents for a powerful cause.

Standing up for the voiceless

May 15, 2017 by  
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How Ruby Duncan’s decades of activism helped transform life in Las Vegas. Sixty-five years ago, Ruby Duncan followed her aunt and uncle to Las Vegas from the backwoods of Tallulah, Louisiana. The decision wasn’t easy for the 18-year-old, who lost both of her parents by the age of 3: having once picked cotton in a […]


May 15, 2017 by  
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Las Vegas residents celebrate the women who gave them life. ‘WILLING TO LET THE WORLD KNOW’ My mother Irma Black is a retired government worker for the Internal Revenue Service. She is the proud mother of five, grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 12 children. What I love most about my mother is that she […]

‘Never stop reinventing’

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | TYSON BECKFORD Tyson Beckford looks beyond modeling — and Las Vegas is playing a big part in the newest stage of his career. Tyson Beckford has been one of the most familiar faces in popular culture — and one of America’s hottest sex symbols — for more than 20 years. He […]

‘Making sure there is diversity and inclusion’

April 13, 2017 by  
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | KEN EVANS Ken Evans, president of the Urban Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, was recently appointed to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board. With so much attention focused on the NFL’s Raiders moving to Las Vegas, Las Vegas Black Image Magazine sat down with the board’s sole African-American appointee to […]

Fighting the good fight, in all-white

April 13, 2017 by  
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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 […]


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  
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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 […]