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New magazine in the works

The Review-Journal, in partnership with Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud and Charles Tureaud, plans to launch a new lifestyle magazine for the local black community.

Las Vegas Black Image, a monthly publication, will debut in January. The magazine will be delivered with the Review-Journal at no additional cost to all subscribers who request it. It also will be available on some news racks in the valley.

The magazine will feature stories about, and of interest to, the Southern Nevada black community as well as black tourists who visit Las Vegas, said Bailey-Tureaud, co-publisher.

Among the topics covered will be entertainment, shopping, dining, celebrity residents and businesses.

While it will include some stories about local black culture, the magazine will have a broad appeal, Charles Tureaud said. Future issues are expected to include stories about Barack Obama; Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.; and basketball player Marcus Banks, among others.

“We’ll talk about national issues and how they affect Las Vegas,” Bailey-Tureaud added.

The publication also will target the 2.5 million black tourists who visit Las Vegas each year, Bailey-Tureaud said, providing information they may not get elsewhere.

“Our goal is to bring people into Vegas and encourage them to start utilizing Las Vegas as a hub,” Bailey-Tureaud said. “If they don’t know what’s here for them, they have no incentive to come. I think we’re answering a call.”

A longtime resident of Las Vegas, Bailey-Tureaud and her husband own Culturally Diverse Advertising, Media Relations and Events.

The couple have deep ties to the Las Vegas community, making them ideal partners in this venture, said Sherman Frederick, publisher of the Review-Journal.

To begin receiving the magazine in January, call the Review-Journal at 383-0400.

Contact reporter Sonya Padgett at spadgett@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4564.

 

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