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David Wallace “Da Preacher Man” passes at age 47

By: Erika F. Washington Each of us possesses an exquisite, extraordinary gift, although not everyone chooses to or understands how to use it. However, in his short 47 years of life, David Wallace Jr. somehow was able to walk down an authentic path embracing every calling God placed upon him. “David only lived 47 years but, his accomplishments and the impact he made on thousands of lives is a greater accomplishment than some of those who lived [ ... ]

Donna Summer “Queen of Disco”

By: Erika Washington Today the lights on the dance floor are a bit dimmer. Disco legend Donna Summer passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. Her family released a statement, Thursday morning and that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.” “Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time,” the statement read. She had been living in Englewood, Florida, with [ ... ]

Seeking Solutions

Seeking Solutions By Erika F. Washington Clark County is on a quest to tighten its grip on the failing school district and has partnered with American Graduate: Let’s make it happen is a national initiative meant to raise awareness and answer the question: Why are so many students not graduating? Las Vegas has one of the largest school districts in the nation with 390 schools serving more than 312,761 students in grades K-12. The dropout rate for high [ ... ]

Women Honored

By: Erika F. Washington National Women’s month wrapped up in Las Vegas with the 7th annual Phenomenal Woman luncheon on March 24th. Held inside the elegant private dining hall of Joe’s Stone Crab in the Caesars Forum shops the attendees dined mixed and mingled with the who’s who among women of color in Las Vegas. Women have been long shaping the face of Las Vegas and you don’t have to look far to see that, however, women of [ ... ]

The Vegas Soulcialite Plays In The Snow

  I moved to Vegas to get away from the cold and snow so you might wonder why this self-professed city girl would trek all the way up the mountain just to slide back down; on skis. I have no idea. I lived in Michigan for most of my life where there is plenty of good skiing—or so I’ve heard but, I never once thought of getting on a pair of long thin blades and going down a [ ... ]

KOI Valentine’s Day Special

By: Erika F. Washington For all you last minute romantics looking to take the love of your life somewhere new and elegant, why not try telling her how you feel over heart shaped sushi rolls? Located inside Planet Hollywood, KOI is is known for both its elegance and scrumptious food. The low lights and soft velvet chairs will give you the ambiance you’re looking for to celebrate the first, second or 25th Valentines Day together. Just for Valentine’s [ ... ]

A Star Struck New Year’s

Vegas had more stars come out New Year’s Eve than any other city in the world. BOB at LAX, John Legend at the Palms, Chris Brown at Pure and Vanessa Williams at the Riviera just to name a few. However, the golden ticket to have was to celebrate 2012 with Stevie Wonder at the Cosmopolitan. One of the pricier parties on the strip, tickets started at $250, but true Stevie fans came out in full force. [ ... ]