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The Year That Was

January 17, 2023 by  
Filed under Feature

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 with positive stories and images that celebrate Black people in our state. So many people in the community have contributed to our success — allowing us to tell your stories, share your photos, and have space on your coffee tables. 

The year 2022 brought its share of challenges — including the ongoing pandemic, and a loss of jobs and revenue for many Black-owned businesses. 

But we made it! And some very historic things happened that Las Vegas Black Image had the pleasure to showcase: the appointment of the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; North Las Vegas Mayor Pamela Goynes-Brown became the first Black woman elected to that post in Nevada; and our very own Aces brought home the WNBA championship. 

We also spotlighted many Black-owned businesses at our annual Taste & Sounds of Soul Banquet, along with our very special LV Black Image Magazine 2022 Honors. 

Las Vegas Black Image also sought to expose health disparities that affect the Black community. The call-to-action slogan “Go to the Doctor” was welcomed by many in our effort to save lives. By providing a platform for local medical professionals to interact with the community, Black Image Magazine will continue to be a trusted conduit for information, education and motivation to advance the good health of our people. 

The celebration of our local seniors is also a continuing feature, as we show appreciation for those who have paved the way for all of Nevada’s upward mobility. 

Las Vegas Black Image has complete appreciation for all of the advertising partners who support every issue. This is real unification for diversity, inclusion, and equity in our state. 

Las Vegas Black Image Magazine’s executive publishing team thanks you, the readers, for picking up its issues every month and for visiting us online at: lasvegasblackimage.com. 

Have a fantastic 2023!

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