Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Crowning Glory

January 25, 2023 by  
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Of course, natural Black hair shouldn’t be controversial — but we are still fighting for the right to be our authentic selves in corporate America and beyond Before combing through the issue, let’s start with a definition: when we use the word “crown,” it relates to our hair.  The regal metaphor isn’t coincidental. Hair has […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

January 25, 2023 by  
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Sharing the power through Mayor Pamela Goynes Brown BY DR. ELLEN BROWN As always, we welcome a new year in the same way: “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good!” I love using the Nina Simone rendition of this song. The arrival of a […]

Community Speaks – January 2023

January 25, 2023 by  
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What is your 2023 prediction for the economic health of Black people in Southern Nevada?  

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | Las Vegas’ African-American Timeline: 1941-1960

January 17, 2023 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE We began sharing this timeline of the African-American experience and presence in the Las Vegas Valley with events that started in 1870. This month, in the third installment, we’ll trace an extraordinary 20-year period from WWII-era migration to 1960. 1941: WWII migration; Blacks worked at Basic Magnesium Incorporated (BMI) where manganese […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Folic acid is key for women of child-bearing age

January 17, 2023 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Happy New Year! January is Folic Acid Awareness Month. The CDC urges all women of reproductive age to take 400 micrograms of folic acid each day, in addition to consuming food with folate from a varied diet, to help prevent some major birth defects of the baby’s brain (anencephaly) and […]

Letter from the Publishers

January 17, 2023 by  
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And NOW This: 2023 We are so excited about the “NEW-NOW” year of 2023. Las Vegas Black Image Magazine will continue to bring you — our loyal readers — a positive showcase of Black life in Southern Nevada. This issue is very special — spotlighting many of you within the community who wear your crowns […]

2023 Will Be A Calamitous Year | By Louie Overstreet

January 17, 2023 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET My prediction is based on three conditions: an increasingly chaotic world order; economic uncertainty; and a tumultuous political climate. Sadly, the United Nations is all pomp and no circumstance — so it is utterly useless in impacting crises in Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Israel. The United Nations stands idly by as […]

PEACE: Happy New Now!

January 17, 2023 by  
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Every time we conceptualize “new,” it may represent a change that arrives with little certainty. Let’s resolve this year to approach the concept with a mind toward positive movement — stepping into any situation prepared to make magic happen. We understand that it might take time to accomplish certain tasks that involve others — but […]

The Year That Was

January 17, 2023 by  
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As we enter 2023 with hearts full of joy, gratitude, and optimism, Las Vegas Black Image looks back at an eventful year full of community togetherness and historic firsts. As we enter the fifteenth year of Las Vegas Black Image, we want to express what an honor it is to serve the Southern Nevada community […]