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Las Vegas reps as the premier live entertainment destination, while masking its underworld and bigotry heritage. Today it seems, “green” is the only color that matters in this iconic city. Most of that green is harvested on the 3-mile long Las Vegas Strip, often cited as the most valuable land on earth. Each luxurious casino-resort, bombastic show, extravagant nightclub and celebrity chef in this adult Shangri-La is flaunted and good times roll — until shifting tastes usher in newer and bigger replacements.

Las Vegas History
African Americans began arriving in the 1920s to work for Union Pacific Railroad. Sadly, the railroad first hired them as strikebreakers, which strained race relations and ushered in Black Codes that haunted Vegas for 50 years … More

The Godfather Of The Strip
Long on vision, but short on business acumen, mobster Bugsy Siegel used big mob money and assistance from his girlfriend/actress, Virginia Hill, to build the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. He needed a better accountant … More

Sammy Integrates The Strip
Sammy Davis, Jr. and fellow members of the Will Maston Trio were the first black performing artists to play The Strip in 1944 at El Rancho Motel & Casino, when it was a dusty outpost … More

Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards
Few places are hotter than July in Vegas. But perhaps one of the coolest places to spend a summer weekend is with Emmy Award-winning TV host, game show host, radio personality Steve Harvey at this annual awards show … More

Upper Strip Casino Resorts
Where else can you ride a gondola on a canal, stand next to an erupting volcano, hang-drop from a 1000-foot tower, shop like its Rodeo Drive and celebrate at five ultra-lux resorts, all within 2 miles … More

Lower Strip Casino Resorts
Look inside a Pyramid, gaze at the Statue of Liberty from the street, party in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy the incredible Bellagio fountain show, see championship boxing at MGM Grand … More

Downtown & Off-Strip Casino Resorts
Some of the best values are found downtown around Fremont Street. Its only fitting that some of the best casino values and entertainment reside there … More

Restaurants & Cafes
Although you can dine late, for a romantic evening on The Strip consider arriving earlier for smaller crowds when every menu item can be ordered with confidence … More

Buffets
Las Vegas Buffets offer great values for every budget and sufficient variety for weeks of different styles of brunch. Most buffets on The Strip have upscale menu ingredients … More

Nightclubs & Lounges
Las Vegas Nightclubs on the Strip are legendary for celebrities, DJ’s and Bottle Service. Though less expensive and quieter, Las Vegas lounges are … More

Show Reviews On The Strip
Cirque du Soleil and various magic shows have become as much as institution as casino resorts on The Strip. Magnificent in scope, legendary in execution, the memory of them stays with you … More

Black Heritage Sites
Las Vegas Heritage Sites begin with historic black churches, Harrison House, Walker African-American Museum and West Las Vegas Library Theatre. They includes Moulin Rouge, the first black-oriented casino … More

Family Attractions
Las Vegas Family Attractions are buttressed by Stratosphere Thrill Rides, Adventuredome Theme Park, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy Dolphin Habitat, GameWorks and Titanic: Artifact Exhibition … More

Black Convention & Visitors Authority Commissioner
Recently appointed Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority Commissioner Lawrence Weekly spoke of his desire for LVCVA to better outreach to more diverse travelers … More

Trivia
The city is located in a desert valley between the Sierra Mountains and a smaller mountain range. That topography contributes to incredible red rock formations in the region … More

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