Thursday, April 18, 2024

Library District Breaks Ground on New 40,000 square-foot West Las Vegas Library

March 25, 2024 by  
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State-of-the-art library doubles the size of the existing branch, and will serve as a new hub for literacy, learning, and community.  The West Las Vegas Library has served as a community anchor to the Historic Westside for 50 years. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District announced that the West Las Vegas Library’s role in the community […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Living with endometriosis 

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY DR. MARGUERITE BRATHWAITE OB-GYN March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is when tissue like the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It may affect more than 11% of American women between 15 and 44. It is especially common among women in their 30s and 40s, and may make it harder to […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | The love story of Medgar and Myrlie Evers

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN EVERYTHING! That is what love has to do with it.  MSNBC personality Joy-Ann Reid came to Las Vegas on Feb. 17 for a discussion of her bestseller “Medgar and Myrlie” — a powerful, true love story set against the backdrop of s tumultuous, dangerous time for Black America.  Reid was the […]

Fostering Hope: Court Appointed Special Advocates Volunteers Making A Difference

March 25, 2024 by  
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By Dr. Lisa Morris-Hibbler In a world where hardships are commonplace, one of the most tragic facts is the existence of kids who wind up in the foster care system. These young people are already dealing with difficulties that most adults would find incomprehensible, and now they have to endure the turbulent trip through the […]

HISTORIC BLACK VEGAS: Black Wall Street

March 25, 2024 by  
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BY CLAYTEE D. WHITE On a Saturday evening in February, I attended a presentation by archaeologist Alicia Odewale, PhD. She is investigating the 1921 race riot in the Black town of Greenwood, just across the tracks from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The scream of a white female elevator operator, when her Black male passenger lost his balance, […]

Golden Knights Celebrate Black History Month

March 25, 2024 by  
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The Vegas Golden Knights held a series of events in February to celebrate Black History Month, highlighted by their Black History Knight game on Tuesday, February 20. Although the VGK dropped that contest to Nashville, 5-3, the theme of “Honoring Black History” was celebrated throughout the night.  Prominent Black members of the VGK organization took […]

Right This Way

One of the biggest names in pop shows how to Usher in a new era of Las Vegas entertainment Photos by Bellamy Brewster Las Vegas was lit up bright on Super Bowl weekend — as luminaries from all over the world took over the city for the year’s biggest spectacle of sports, entertainment, and celebrity.  […]

Who In The Heck Raised These People?

March 17, 2024 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Before you ask it, let me answer the question you have in mind: Who are “those people,” right? Well, I am going to reveal their identity later.  In a simpler time, I remember being raised with a sense of family, respect for your elders, kindness to others, help when you are able […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Ushering in a new era of Vegas entertainment

March 17, 2024 by  
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This issue of Las Vegas Black Image is bursting with stories and photos showcasing the best of Black History Month 2024. And the celebration was magnified this year — as Las Vegas played host to the Super Bowl and its spectacle of star-studded events with a crush of media from around the world.  That excitement […]

PEACE: The Pull Up

March 17, 2024 by  
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BY KIMBERLY BAILEY-TUREAUD Yes, that day, I was feeling really bad, Ms. Celie. But you helped me.” This line in “The Color Purple” speaks volumes about sisterhood and the woman-to-woman connection that heals.  People often mask their emotions, hiding the pain in their spirit. We have grown so accustomed to disguising hurt — it happens […]