LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In honor of Black History Month, 13 Action News and Las Vegas Black Image Magazine are spotlighting 8 people in our community who are going to great lengths to make sure others are okay.
13 Action News reporter Bree Guy is introducing these people during a special series of stories this month on channel 13.
These people are also being honored during a special titled "Black Image Magazine Honors 2021" which you can watch by clicking play at the top of the page. You can also watch it on-demand on the KTNV streaming app.
Our first story features Tiffany McNeely, whose work allowed more than a dozen Las Vegas families to keep a roof over their heads during the coronavirus pandemic.
McNeely is a property manager and community health and wellness activist. When she saw people were being displaced from their homes during the pandemic, she decided to step in.
Our next story features Lauren Anderson, who is helping young people in the valley pave their own path and find the career they deserve.
Anderson is Editor and Chief of All-In Recruiting. She has been in business locally since 2017, hiring top talent and diverse professionals across the country, specifically those in tech fields.
Our next story features Tyrell Rolle, founder of STUDIO 305 - HOME OF THE ROLLE PROJECT. He's changing people's lives through dance and offers a wide range of classes and programs.
He wanted to create a safe space where people wouldn't be judged by their size, race or gender using dance as a way out, or as their motto states "Dance As An Exit."
NATIONAL BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION
COVID-19 hit the world like a ton of bricks. No one ever dreamed that these unprecedented times would continue into 2021, but we wouldn't have made progress without our front-line workers.
We recognize and honor the National Black Nurse Association of Southern Nevada for all of the hard work they did not just in 2020, but for the past, present and future.
SHELLEY BERKLEY/TOURO UNIVERSITY
Touro University continues to advocate for and establish a more inclusive and diverse student body.
CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley believes that the next generation of healthcare workers should look like ALL of the people they are treating, and not just some.
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
The Comprehensive Cancer Center is being honored for its efforts to help and educate minority communities.
These communities often get overlooked or don't have the proper resources. They hope to continue to change that.
ATTORNEY GENERAL AARON FORD
Attorney General Ford is the first African-American in Nevada history to be elected to a statewide constitutional office. He has held this position since 2018.
He is being honored for representing Las Vegas with "honor and advocacy for Nevada's voting procedures during the 2020 election."
Fred James is the acting Executive Director for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District.
James has continued to expand the resources made available to minority communities. He says "the more you know about your history, the more you know about yourself."