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Hafeesah Asya Simmons known as Sista X, 71 passes away
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 April 2013
Hafeesah Asya Simmons known as Sista X, age 71 died March 16, 2013, at Westlake Convalescent Hospital, Los Angeles, CA. She lived her life in Los Angeles, California as a vegetarian, cook, writer, ... read more >>
Velma Owen Benton passes away
Written by Special to the Sentinel generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 April 2013
Velma Owens Benton, from Jackson, Michigan, became a devoted military wife; a world traveler; an educator; a loving mother; a doting grandmother and was a shining example of a progressive, Christian ... read more >>
Kathryn C. Lee, co-publisher of the Sacramento Observer passes at 77
Written by By Genoa Barrow Special to the NNPA from the Sacramento Observer generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 April 2013
Kathryn C. Lee (Courtesy of Sacramento Observer) She was a contestant in the Miss Amigos pageant in Sacramento in 1954, but those who knew her said her true beauty lie in her ability to help provide ... read more >>
Ophelia Jones' Transition
Written by Sentinel Wire Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 28 March 2013
In memory of the passing of Mrs. Ophelia Jones, a community activist, as well as an adviser and aunt to Board of Equalization Chairman Jerome Horton  and Inglewood City Clerk Yvonne Horton, services ... read more >>
ELROY BOND
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 28 March 2013
Elroy Bond (March 28, 1934 – February 25, 2013), 78, 5911 S. LeDoux Road, Ladera Heights, passed away Monday, February 25th of natural causes.  A devoted alumnus of his beloved Fisk University, ... read more >>
In The Passing of Ophelia Collins McFadden
Written by Nicole Williams 21 March 2013
  Ophelia Collins McFadden has passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the age of 79. On January 1, 1978, Ophelia made history in the labor movement by being appointed as General Manager of SEIU ... read more >>
Negro League Star Harold Gould, 88
Written by Donald HuntSpecial to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 28 February 2013
This file photo shows Philadelphia Stars legend Harold Gould, right, with Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, before a baseball game at Citizens Bank Park. — FILE PHOTO/PHILLIES MEDIA ... read more >>
Arthella L. Hunter Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 28 February 2013
Hunter, Arthella L Passed away February 21, 2013 at the age of 91. She was born July 26, 1921 in Texas. Mrs. Hunter was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Hunter, and by her daughter Carolyn ... read more >>
MR. EDWARD R. SHAW, PIONEER AND SERVANT
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 February 2013
August 11, 1916 – January 20, 2013 Brother Edward R. Shaw, beloved member of Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1945, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2013 while preparing to attend ... read more >>
Victor J. McClinton - Devoted Family Man, Loyal Friend & Community Hero
Written by Danny J. Bakewell Jr. (Contributing Writer) 11 January 2013
  Shelly McClinton (Wife) and Victor J. McClinton Kristian McClinton (son), Victor McClinton and Kameron McClinton (son) Victor James McClinton Sunrise: July 30, 1963 – Sunset: December ... read more >>
'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies
Written by JIM SALTER (Associated Press) 03 January 2013
 In this Sept. 2, 2001 file photo, Fontella Bass performs at the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing in St. Louis. The St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with ... read more >>
Revernd J.A. Freeman Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 January 2013
The family of Rev. J.A. Freeman, founder and pastor of Greater Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, reports his passing on the morning of December 23, at their home in ... read more >>
Terry Glover, Ebony Managing Editor, dies at 57
Written by Associated Press 03 January 2013
  Terry Glover, Ebony managing editor, dies at 57 Terry Glover   CHICAGO (AP) — Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was ... read more >>
Mervyn M. Dymally - A Political Era Has Ended
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 11 October 2012
He was a political icon and his passing has left a void in California and indeed national politics; he was involved in state and national politics for the past half a century   Mervyn Dymally’s ... read more >>
Jack Davenport Sr. of Jack’s Family Restaurant Passes Away
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 11 October 2012
    Owner of Jack’s Family Restaurant, Jack Davenport Sr. leaves behind his loving family, friends and staff.    Born February 11, 1935 in Oklahoma, Jack Davenport Sr. was the third of seven ... read more >>
Community Mourns Passing of Pastor Frank Wilson
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 October 2012
  The Los Angeles church community is mourning the loss of the Rev. Frank E. Wilson, founder and senior pastor of New Dawn Christian Village in Los Angeles.  An author, speaker, former award-winning ... read more >>
Ed Vincent, the first Black mayor of Inglewood, dies
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 September 2012
Ed Vincent, the first Black mayor of Inglewood, dies He was a political trailblazer, who went on to be elected to the Assembly and the State Senate. AP contributed to this story LOS ANGELES — Ed ... read more >>
Larry Grant, founder of King Parade, dies
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds & Brian Carter 22 August 2012
   Larry Grant, the man and his mission.   He was the face of the Kingdom Day parade in L.A. honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and it spreaded all over the nation.   As the parade developed ... read more >>
Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on the Passing of Larry Grant
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 August 2012
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigosa today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Larry Grant:   “Today, Los Angeles mourns the passing of Larry Grant, the founder of the Los Angeles ... read more >>
VIDEO: Floor Statement Honoring Willis Edwards
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VIDEO: A Tribute to Willis Edwards
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Willis Edwards Succumbs to Cancer
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 July 2012
UPDATE: Willis Edwards Succumbs to Cancer  “He fought the good fight. He finished the course. He kept the faith. At 4:40p.m. on Friday, the 13th of July 2012, my “bestest friend in the whole wide ... read more >>
Los Angeles Native and Educator Roy Roberson Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 March 2012
 Roy Roberson, Jr., was born March 9, 1936 in Los Angeles, California to the union of Dorothy Spann and Roy Roberson Sr., both preceded him in death. The oldest of three brothers, Lee Roberson and Edgar ... read more >>
Farewell Whitney Houston: The Voice Sings No More
Written by Pat Hendricks Munson, Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 February 2012
“Farewell, Whitney!" Gone, but not forgotten In a solemn and sometimes revival-like atmosphere family and friends gathered inside New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, last Saturday to pay ... read more >>
Michigan Chronicle publisher Samuel Logan Jr. dies
Written by Associated Press 05 January 2012
Sam Logan - APMichigan Chronicle publisher Samuel Logan Jr. dies(AP Story) - Samuel Logan Jr., the publisher of the prominent African-American newspaper the Michigan Chronicle who was known for his dedication ... read more >>

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