Monday, May 27, 2024

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 […]

Lee-dership Moment

September 14, 2023 by  
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U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Barbara Lee shares her progressive message with members of the Clark County Black Caucus. BY YVETTE WILLIAMS The Clark County Black Caucus was thrilled to welcome progressive Rep. Barbara Lee to Las Vegas on Aug. 12 — introducing the progressive congresswoman from California to our community as she gears up for […]

Southwest Gas Helps Teachers Stock Classrooms with Big Donation to Public Education Foundation

September 13, 2023 by  
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The Southwest Gas Foundation donated $5,000 to the Public Education Foundation (PEF) to support local teachers as the new school year kicks off. Nearly 180 pre-selected Clark County teachers, including teachers at Jesse D. Scott Elementary School — the company’s school partner — shopped for items to stock their classrooms at the PEF Teacher Superstore, […]

Defend Democracy Against The Rise Of Fascism

September 13, 2023 by  
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BY LOUIS OVERSTREET We can do at least six things to defend democracy and stop the rise in fascism. What fascism, you ask? The one where a leading presidential candidate said migrants are rapists and another stated that his first day on the job will involve slitting the throats of bureaucrats.  Warning, so that we […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: Honoring an outstanding resident of Las Vegas

September 13, 2023 by  
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Las Vegas Black Image has another spectacular September edition for you to enjoy!  This special issue pays tribute to Dr. Aaron Bivens, a phenomenal veterinarian who served many animals in Southern Nevada. We thank many of our loyal readers who submitted photos of themselves, along with their fur babies, to celebrate the life of Dr. […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHERS: ONE HOT READ

August 13, 2023 by  
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One hot read This July edition of Las Vegas Black Image mirrors what most of you are feeling right now in our city: the summer heat!  Our cover is graced by the inimitable Sharon Braddy-McKoy, who is retiring after 25 high-impact years at Southwest Gas Corporation — where she made history as the first black […]

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