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YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Powerful voice, amazing story

October 24, 2023 by  
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Powerful voice, amazing story BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Ahhhh! Life in Las Vegas.  There are natives and transplants; snowbirds and showbirds. As I have come to know it after 20 years, Las Vegas is a place where people come for the bright lights and end up staying for the night (and day) lights. One intriguing […]

Why Is American Progress In Harm’s Way?

October 24, 2023 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET In my lifetime, I have witnessed substantial progress towards the goal of “… a more perfect union.” Progress that has occurred in my time on Earth includes the following:  ● Integration of professional sports  ● Desegregation of the armed services  ● Brown v. Board of Education  ● March on Washington  ● Passage […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS | What’s your dream for Las Vegas’ historically Black business corridor?

October 24, 2023 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE What are the current plans for businesses in the Westside Business core? During the years from the early 1940s through the 1970s, businesses on the Westside were vibrant and successful. There were restaurants, nightclubs with gaming, a bowling alley, taxicab company, malt shop, beauty shops, and barbershops.  Residents, area property owners, and […]

The ‘F.A.S.S.’ formula for reparations

October 24, 2023 by  
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By Darryl L. Fortson, M.D.  What are the criteria for a fair adjudication amount for reparations? Scholars and activists have debated this for decades. AASRT, Inc. has calculated a value formulaically derived from net worth data readily available in the public domain. While there are many different ways to calculate such an amount, our organization […]

PEACE: While You Wait

Many of us want what we want — exactly when we want it.  Unfortunately, the plan He has for us demands patience. Life is a giver of ALL things, and it is our divine duty to be proactive in preparation for things to come.  The gift is the process where lessons await our understanding. Strength […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Good laughs, great causes, outstanding people

October 19, 2023 by  
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Inside the October issue of Las Vegas Black Image, we spotlight “The Queen of Bad Girl Comedy,” Luenell. We were honored to conduct an exclusive interview with the comedy icon, who is currently performing at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club — the only Black female comic with an ongoing residency on the Las Vegas Strip.  We […]

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | LUENELL: ‘A place you can call home’

October 19, 2023 by  
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How Luenell conquered Las Vegas on the way to a Netflix special and global fame as a queen of comedy. Luenell is one of the most sought-after and in-demand comics on the scene. She’s currently headlining her own tour, “The Fresh Out of Favors Comedy Tour,” as well as being the only Black woman headlining […]

Legacy living: Building generational wealth for Black families with real estate

October 19, 2023 by  
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By Kimberly Smith Meet Jennifer and Mark, a remarkable power couple shattering stereotypes as successful African-American entrepreneurs in Las Vegas. With over two decades of experience, Kimberly Smith, a native Nevadan, celebrates their journey of defying odds.  Jennifer — a thriving yoga instructor and business owner — joins forces with Mark — a prosperous venture […]