African Diaspora of Las Vegas highlights African culture through family-friendly festival and fundraising reception.

Nationwide l May 20, 2023

The African Diaspora of Las Vegas is proud to present a two-day celebration and cultural experience in honor of Africa Day. The events will take place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees can expect an incredible lineup of activities, including cultural performances, music, food, vendors, arts and crafts, networking opportunities, and much more. The events will take place at two locations – Sahara Las Vegas and Craig Ranch Regional Park.

On Friday, May 26, from 7 to 11 p.m., the Africa Day Fête, Awards & Fundraising Reception will take place at the Sahara Theater in Sahara Las Vegas. This event will celebrate the achievements of the African community in Las Vegas and offer an excellent opportunity to network with elected officials, corporate partners, and fellow members of the community. On Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Africa Day Festival will be taking place at Craig Ranch Regional Park. This event promises to be an amazing day of fun, food, and culture, with a variety of authentic African-influenced dishes and beverages, music, drums, dancing, face painting, storytelling, and a fantastic Kidz Korner. Presenting sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MGM Resorts International.

The Africa Day celebrations are important events for the communities of African descent living in the greater Las Vegas area. It is a time to come together and celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures of the continent. The events also provide opportunities to promote economic and social development within the African community, and attendees can network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about driving change and growth.

This year marks 60 years of celebrating Africa Day. Formerly known as ‘African Liberation Day’ or ‘African Freedom Day,’ Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) On May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in the African continent, as well as around the world, in recognition of African nations gaining independence, to mark the onward progress of the liberation movement, and acknowledge the resolve of the African people in the pursuit of liberty and self-determination.

Overall, the Africa Day celebrations in Las Vegas are a testament to the resilience and vibrancy of the African diaspora. It is an opportunity to celebrate achievements, promote growth and development, and build a stronger and more inclusive community. Funds raised will go toward educational scholarships, health and wellness programs, financial literacy workshops, small business support, acculturation, and seed money for an African community resource and cultural center.

Tickets for the Africa Day 2023 Fête Awards & Fundraising Reception are $100.00/person and can be purchased by visiting Black-tie or African attire is strongly encouraged. The Africa Day Festival is free and open to the public, RSVPs are required for the raffle giveaway.

The African Diaspora of Las Vegas is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve the diverse African diaspora in Las Vegas by mobilizing, supporting, and creating sustainable communities, empowering the next generation, and celebrating culture.

For more information regarding the Africa Day celebrations in Las Vegas or the African Diaspora of Las Vegas, visit

For press inquiries, contact Diana M. Weeks at diana(at)createdbydee(dot)com or 702-701-3496.

Army Veteran Turned Serial Entrepreneur Launches Ceo Camp To Empower Micro Business Owners Across The Nation

Nationwide l March 22, 2023

 Danielle Johnson, founder and CEO of The Platinum Gallery, a Black-owned publishing and consulting company she founded in 2012, is excited to announce her upcoming CEO camp. The camp is designed to provide valuable resources and tools for entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level. It will be held from April 21-24, 2023.

As a full-time entrepreneur for 17 years, Johnson is well-versed in the challenges and triumphs of owning and operating a business. She is the owner of Mirror Mirror Salon, COO of Johnson’s Cleaning Services and The Car Cleaning King, and CVO of The Platinum Gallery. Her vast experience and expertise have inspired her to create the CEO camp to help fellow entrepreneurs achieve their full potential.

The CEO Camp is a comprehensive program designed to provide business owners with the tools, support, and motivation they need to succeed. The program will focus on three key areas: motivation, organization, and strategic planning. It is designed to be flexible and adaptable to each participant’s unique needs and business goals.

“We understand that running a business is a challenging and demanding undertaking,” said Johnson. “Our CEO camp is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and support they need to overcome obstacles and achieve success.”

In addition to the CEO Camp, The Platinum Gallery offers a wide range of customized business tools and consulting services to help micro-business owners achieve their goals. Their approach, according to the company, is one of integrity and commitment, with a team that welcomes new ideas, hard work, and determination.

“We are dedicated to providing high-quality consulting services and customized business tools,” said Johnson. “Our goal is to catapult your business to the next level through constant development and quality products.”

The Platinum Gallery’s unique system has a proven success rate, having helped many entrepreneurs navigate through challenges such as the 2007 recession, bookkeeping woes, and employee relations challenges. The business tools provided by The Platinum Gallery are effective, efficient, and easy to use, making them suitable for any industry.

As a woman-owned business, The Platinum Gallery is committed to creating opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in the business world. They believe that diversity is essential for the growth and success of any organization.

“We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to innovation and growth,” said Johnson. “We are committed to creating opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in the business world.”

The Platinum Gallery is excited to bring their CEO camp and consulting services to entrepreneurs across the country. They are committed to helping business owners achieve their full potential and overcome the challenges of running a successful business.

For more information about The Platinum Gallery, visit their website at

About the Founder
Danielle Johnson is a US Army veteran, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with over 16 years of experience in the business world. She is the owner of Mirror Mirror Salon, CEO of The Platinum Gallery, a publishing and consulting company, and COO of Johnson’s Cleaning Services and The Car Cleaning King.

Danielle is also a mentor for Project Opportunity, a free program that assists veteran entrepreneurs with all aspects of their business, and a member of The Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors serving Cambridge, Maryland.

As a passionate philanthropist, Danielle travels nationally and internationally teaching women and girls how to start and run their businesses. She believes that small businesses are the foundation of communities and when supported, communities will thrive. Shee has received numerous awards and certificates over the years and is most proud of her local recognitions as the 2015 Empowered Women of the Year in the category of Entrepreneurial Success and in 2016, the Fireflies of Denton honored VanRiel as one of the 100 Ladies of Elegance.

For press inquiries, contact

Felicia Roberts took an idea gathered a few people to reached into a minority community to highlight the positive, using a minority newspaper the Central Valley Voice. Roberts was joined by her sisters Carolyn Williams, Alleashia Thomas, niece Hermonie Lynn Williams, nephew Ron Williams, cousin Jerald Lester, Jay Slaffey, Greg Savage, Tim Daniels and the late J Denise Fontaine. Each individual played an important role in the birth of the newspapers. Since, then many have stood strong behind the success of the newspapers and its goal to fill a void in the Central Valley community. The Central Valley Voice published their 1st issue in November 1991. Its purposed was to highlight the achievements of minorities in the Central Valley. The Voice focuses on the accomplishments of African Americans and Hispanics giving young people role models while diminishing the stereotypical pictures of gangs, crime and violence that permeate the minority communities. Since 1991, the Central Valley Voice has provided an important voice for the minority community throughout the Madera, Merced. Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

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