LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — All month lengthy we’re highlighting Black-owned companies and the folks making a optimistic influence on our group. 13 Motion Information reporter Kay McCabe lately sat down with the proprietor of Black Picture Journal to speak about their story as one of many solely Black-owned publications in our metropolis.
“We do not publish negativity, we publish positivity, we publish development… We began again in 2008, when President Obama was elected,” says Kimberly Bailey Tureaud, Proprietor and Writer of Black Picture Journal.
BLACK LIFE IN VEGAS
For the final 15 years the Las Vegas Black Picture Journal has showcased the lifetime of Black folks in and round Las Vegas.
“We hold pushing alongside, highlight households, we highlight folks which are doing progressive issues within the metropolis. Those that most likely do not get a lightweight shined on them. We shine it,” says Tureaud.
Tureaud, grew up within the valley. Her dad beginning the primary Black-owned publication and her mother working on the Moulin Rouge, the valley’s first built-in resort and on line casino, positioned within the Historic Westside.
She was raised throughout a time when segregation was at its peak. However she says it additionally was a time when the black group stood extra collectively than ever.
“With segregation, we had extra of a unification throughout the Black group. The Black tradition was very profound after I was rising up within the 60s,” says Tureaud.
However since then, she believes the Black group has drifted additional and additional aside.
“It is dissipated some. Now persons are coming from all around the world. They do not know different folks, and everybody stays in their very own cubby gap,” says Tureaud.
The objective of the journal is to assist rebuild that unification throughout the Black group. However after all, a Black-owned publication got here with its issues.
“They wished us to not come out so daring with the title ‘Black’, and I mentioned, No. We shall be daring and will probably be known as Black Picture Journal,” says Tureaud.
And it really works. 12 months after 12 months, Tureaud options highly effective Black folks; from group leaders to worldwide family names.
“Sidney Portier, Mary J. Blidge had been nice interviews, Chaka Kan, Jill Scott, Chris Brown,” says Tureaud.
To not point out showcasing vital valley causes and sights.
“We have performed main occasions, the Caravan for Mammogram for Black Girls, Style and Sounds of Soul. We have performed lots of issues to go with Black Picture Journal,” says Tureaud.
Now the journal is trying to develop to Southern California and ultimately the whole western area. Tureaud says she hopes everytime you decide up a problem of Black Picture Journal, you keep in mind this…
“There shall be folks that can attempt to deter you. However the factor is, you need to hold pushing and do not let it flip you round. It is not straightforward, however like my father mentioned, ‘Who mentioned it was going to be straightforward?” says Tureaud.