Sunday, February 25, 2024

You Can Change a Child’s Story

February 12, 2024 by  
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BY KEITH E. WINGATE Four years ago, my life was transformed when I was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for the Eighth Judicial District Court here in Las Vegas — to advocate for an abused, neglected or abandoned child.  As a CASA volunteer, I am responsible for making recommendations to […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Finding the Root of your New Year’s Resolutions

February 8, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN The Root, a publication known for its intense and unapologetic focus on Black culture. has set the stage for what are expected to be hot topics in 2024. Launched in 2008 by Henry Louis Gates (“Finding Your Roots’) and Donald E. Graham, The Root continues making waves with commitment to Black […]

African Americans lagging behind national averages in homeownership

February 8, 2024 by  
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By Kimberly Smith The year 2022 witnessed a concerning trend as housing rates plummeted to unprecedented lows for the African-American community. The confluence of escalating interest rates and surging home prices posed significant challenges for African-American homebuyers, who often earn considerably less than their white counterparts. This exacerbation was further compounded by the escalating costs […]

Remembering My Words, I Wonder: You Still Mad?

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET I began writing a monthly column for Black Image back in 2014. And in that time, I have managed to make a lot of readers mad at me. As such, I thought it would be fun to revisit the scene of the crimes — what I consider to be my most controversial […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Black History is Your History

February 8, 2024 by  
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We celebrate Black history all year — but February always brings new clarity to the importance of telling the truth about the Black experience and recognizing the extraordinary achievements of African-Americans.  This issue of Las Vegas Black Image celebrates you and all of the good-good that you bring to the community. And inside, it is […]

Valley Hospice of Nevada puts the ‘patient’ in serving local families

January 5, 2024 by  
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Valley Hospice of Nevada is locally owned and operated. We began helping people in our community in April 2019 with a goal to provide care that addresses symptom management, coordination of care, communication and decision making, clarification of goals of care, and quality of life. To do that, we have an interdisciplinary team of professionals […]

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Painting the town with passion and power, learning to color outside the lines

January 5, 2024 by  
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BY DR. ELLEN BROWN Paint with Angelique has been a Las Vegas favorite and go-to for celebrations and girls’ nights out since 2020. On any day of the week, somewhere in the city, there is a group of friends, co-workers, neighbors, even seniors coming together for a social event that results in a special “take […]

Numbers game: an insider’s look at Las Vegas real estate

Las Vegas real estate broker Kimberly Smith goes inside the data to assess the state of homebuying in the city. By Kimberly Smith In November, there were 4,033 properties available for sale. In October, 1,742 properties were sold, and 686 were withdrawn from the market. Properties priced at $1 million or more totaled 606, while […]

Why Did Pleasantries Disappear?

January 5, 2024 by  
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BY LOUIE OVERSTREET Why are pleasant greetings no longer expressed in our daily interactions? When was the last time you held a door open for someone entering or exiting an establishment and you heard a cheerful and sincere thank you? What about waving and saying hi to a neighbor? Lord knows you better not go […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Reflecting on the true gifts of the holiday season

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa!  In our hearts, you are the gift to celebrate as we reflect on 15 years of Las Vegas Black Image. Our gift to you: the extraordinary work of our outstanding team of contributing writers, editors and visual artists — who continue raising the bar […]

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