I lived in Nevada for twenty years, and when I first arrived from New York City, in 1968, I was shocked to see it was as segregated as the southern states. Women, Blacks and gays were subjected to more prejudice that I had ever seen in my 24 years in New York.
That puts in prospective where Lillette's Rhythm Club fits in, not only in black history, but American history. The club/hotel/casino was established in 1945, in Reno, Sparks, Nevada. Making it the first such venue owned and operated by African-Americans...Lillette Jenkins and husband Bud Harris.
|Jade Simmons & Lillette|
Video: Trailer::: Enjoy Lillette & Jade
Jade Simmons will star in the upcoming show. Jade to me, represents everything Lillette kicked in the door to let in. Talent, beauty, creativity and a set of ideals that will not be compromised.
|ENJOY ::Video I made of Jade Black History Month a few years ago, Elgin, Il|
Jade, a first runner-up Miss America...world renowned concert pianists (rapper too Ha,Ha) rhythm creator, entrepreneur, emergence expert and 'speaks' to make people better...
Is again bringing to light a story of struggle and winning!
So stay tuned for this project coming at us soon...
VIDEO:::Nat King Cole's Tribute to Lillette
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