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Letter from the Publishers

August 1, 2021 by  
Filed under Community

Honoring the royalty within

Las Vegas Black Image publishers Charles Tureaud and Kimberly Bailey Tureaud

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 Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who is portrayed by Jennifer Hudson in a forthcoming biopic. We honor the queen in all women striving to live their best lives — and ask a few to break down what the word “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” means to them.

Las Vegas is known throughout the world as an entertainment capital, and local artists like I.C. Jonez and Terry Wayne Smith are the spiritual lifeblood of the industry. We explore how they’re taking their musical talents to the next level of excellence, and beating the odds to perform on local, national and international platforms.

Speaking of local platforms: this month’s Community Speaks feature covers Las Vegas residents’ view of the ongoing threat of COVID and the urgency of continuing to take protective measures. And our Photos of the Month showcase those wonderful Black lifestyle images of our community residents, and we thank everyone who is spotlighted.

Finally, it was an honor for our inspiration, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, to spotlight our mother and mother-in-law, Anna Bailey, in a recent edition of Oprah Daily. As she celebrates another journey around the sun this month, please join us in wishing her a happy birthday — and thanking her for contributing to our great city of Las Vegas throughout the years.

Thank you again for your readership and support! Email your thoughts and story suggestions to cdalasvegas@gmail.com.


Charles Tureaud and Kimberly Bailey Tureaud

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