“Know thyself.” It’s the orienting philosophy for a series of talks at the West Las Arts Center (947 West Lake Mead Blvd.) being presented every Friday this month and next under the rubric “The Native Son Bookstore Revisited.” Shuttered in 2008, Sam Smith’s Native Son Bookstore, in West Las Vegas, did much more than sell books.
H. Lee Barnes, author of the classic Vegas novel The Lucky, busts out of the valley with his new Texas-set novel The Gambler’s Apprentice. His prose? Spare, tight. His stories? Moving, human. His cred? Been in the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame since 2009. 7p, free, thewritersblock.org
In honor of Black History Month, KNPR's State of Nevada is profiling different African American citizens who have made a difference in our state. Former State Senator Joe Neal spent 32 years in state politics.
February is Black History Month, and UNLV is holding a forum looking at how the recession has impacted the African-American community. So how hard was the Vegas community hit? Were ethnic minorities more or less affected when it came to business, education, jobs, and healthcare? Local leaders weigh in.