Thursday, August 5, 2021

Casting Her Spell

Jennifer Hudson mesmerizes in a new biopic about the legendary Queen of Soul. Her songs are firmly ensconced in the canon of American music, and her remarkable voice and larger-than-life personality are forever woven into the fabric of our popular culture. So ever since it was announced that Hollywood was bringing the story of Aretha […]

O Yeah!

Oprah Winfrey’s daily online publication honors Las Vegas icon Anna Bailey. Oprah Daily recently featured longtime local icon Anna Bailey in its “Lift Every Voice” feature, which highlighted extraordinary African-American seniors across the country. Journalism majors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities were given the opportunity to profile the selected seniors, working alongside up-and-coming Black photographers.  […]

Las Vegas Black Image at the Beach

FUNDRAISER EVENT – SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021

Sold Standard

How Las Vegas’ Black realtors are creating wealth for African-American families. There was a time when African-Americans in Las Vegas had no choice but to live in what is now the Historic Westside community. But the federal Fair Housing Act was enacted in 1968, and a wave of desegregation opened up new possibilities for African-Americans […]

‘Diversity means everybody’

ASKED & ANSWERED: DR. KEITH E. WHITFIELD Entering the stately office of UNLV President Dr. Keith Whitfield feels like walking into history. Named to the post last summer, the prolific scholar and seasoned administrator is the first African-American president in the school’s history — and his powerful story stands as an example of excellence and […]

ALWAYS RIGHT HERE

How Tiffany Haddish is conquering Hollywood   Is anyone really surprised that Tiffany Haddish is being floated as a talk show successor to Ellen Degeneres? She’s not only a bankable movie (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) and TV (“The Last O.G.”) star, but she’s been sharpening her hosting skills on CBS’ “Kids Say the Darndest Things. Haddish […]

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | JOHN TRIMBLE

All Hail The Queen What’s your involvement with making the “Queen of the Arts” a reality for the Historic Westside?  I am a commissioner of Arts for the City of Las Vegas under Ward 5, which includes the Historic Westside. I was the commissioner who proposed that a sign or landmark be placed outside of […]

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford speaks out on the conviction of Derek Chauvin

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding the Derek Chauvin trial. Derek Chauvin is a former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who was accused of murdering George Floyd on May 25, 2020 and convicted on April 20, 2021 of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  Today, a jury held George […]

LIVING LIFE ‘WITHOUT REMORSE’

Michael B. Jordan and Lauren London join forces in a new thriller. Michael B. Jordan is doing it all.  He produces and stars in the new movie “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse,” and is highly-regarded as an industry leader bringing social change to Hollywood through art and philanthropy. The critically-acclaimed actor was named one of Time’s […]

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished Creating a future of equity, diversity, and inclusion through innovation and technology There are many treasures in Las Vegas and one most valued notable will soon be retiring from her post: Dr. Barbee Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer for UNLV. Often described as a guru of diversity, equity and inclusion, Oakes has spent four […]

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