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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 In October, 1,742 properties were sold, and 686 were withdrawn from the market.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 […]

Fighting injustice in the real estate industry

November 13, 2023 by  
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Las Vegas real estate broker Kimberly Smith has spent decades creating opportunities for Black homebuyers — and she has a lot to share about the state of the industry. By Kimberly Smith As an African-American real estate broker now celebrating 20 years in the industry, I have enjoyed a front-row seat to the Black American […]

The Kids’ Man

November 13, 2023 by  
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Keith Bowen’s Art & Educational Technical Institute is making a huge difference for young people in the Historic Westside. Keith Bowen is known throughout the Historic Westside as the CEO and founder of the Bully Busters organization — spending years working with young people to combat bullying in Clark County schools. To grow the impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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