Sunday, September 26, 2021

PEACE: Queendom

August 1, 2021 by  
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We can learn so much from those who have come before us: style, grace, character, activism, wisdom, and strength shown through silent tears. We should wear our crowns and walk with pride as everyday conscious acts. As we face adversity, our ancestral rods hold our backs upright as we fearlessly face down the storms on […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

August 1, 2021 by  
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Life choices: medical or political? BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Seventeen months. That is how long it has been since we got slapped straightaway in the face with the most undeniably debilitating medical crisis in the lifetimes of most people around the world. The tragedies forced upon us have been enormous and overpowering. My heart bleeds […]

Letter from the Publishers

August 1, 2021 by  
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Honoring the royalty within It is our honor to present the August 2021 edition of Las Vegas Black Image. Above all, we thank God — and then, our extraordinary team: graphic designer, editor, contributing writers and most of all you, the loyal reader. This issue celebrates the royalty in all of us: starting with the […]

The Circus Is Closed. Now, Clowns Be Gone | By Louie Overstreet

August 1, 2021 by  
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The Circus Is Closed. Now, Clowns Be Gone BY LOUIE OVERSTREET In four years, we allowed American democracy to become a circus act that now rivals the Wallendas in terms of peril. It all started when the Trump Troupe took up D.C. residency in January 2017. It did not take them long to hire a bunch […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Breastfeeding and COVID

August 1, 2021 by  
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Breastfeeding and COVID BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Many women know that breast milk provides their babies with protection against many illnesses, but there are still many questions around breastfeeding during the COVID pandemic. Though breastfeeding is ultimately a personal decision, the Centers for Disease Control […]

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.  […]