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WATCH LIVE: Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Home Going Service
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2014
    To watch the LIVE home going service held for Brenda Marsh-Mitchell on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00am held at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, click the link below.   Brenda ... read more >>
Community Advocate Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 August 2014
It is with great sadness that the Sentinel announces the passing of our beloved friend, family member and community advocate Brenda Marsh-Mitchell.  Brenda passed away of cardiac failure after being rushed ... read more >>
Obituary: Phillip Hayes Dean,83, Award Winning Broadway Playwright
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 April 2014
Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson ... read more >>
Celes King IV Noted L.A. Civil Rights & Business Leader Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 March 2014
Services for Celes King, IV will be held March 29. 11:00 am at Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church, 3751 West 54th Street, Los Angeles 90043. On Saturday, March 15, well known community leader, political ... read more >>
Overia “OV” Smith: Pioneer and Icon for the Mentally Disabled Succumbs
Written by Kenneth D. Miller Assistant Managing Editor kenneth@lasentinel.net 20 March 2014
Founder of Willing Workers Inc. influenced public policy. Overia “OV” Smith, an advocate and crusader for people who suffered from mental disabilities, and a woman who commanded the attention of ... read more >>
Fashion Industry Pioneer and Newspaper Publisher Is Remembered As Trailblazer
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 March 2014
Ophelia DeVore Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell Dies at Age 93 Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) died peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2014. She was 92. Known for her pioneer efforts in the ... read more >>
MORRIS TURNER, WEE PALS COMIC STRIP CREATOR, DIES
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip Morris "Morrie" Turner, the creator of the "Wee Pals" comic strip and the first African American cartoonist to be syndicated nationally, ... read more >>
Ella Mae Earnest
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 February 2014
Ella Mae Earnest was born on August 23, 1931 in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi; the fourth of 15 children born to Ollie and Elma De Loach. Her life story exemplifies a truly American story of ... read more >>
VIDEO: R. Kelly Honors Nelson Mandela with 'Soldier's Heart'
Written by Super User 07 December 2013
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VIDEO: Arsenio Hall & R. Kelly Pay Tribute to Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 07 December 2013
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VIDEO: President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 05 December 2013
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Rev. Floyd Patterson Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 17 October 2013
Rev. Floyd Patterson The Rev. Floyd Patterson, an associate minister at First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles for more than 15 years, passed away unexpectantly on October 9.  His Celebration of Life ... read more >>
Georgetta Lavon Denmark-Forward
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 10 October 2013
Mrs. Georgetta Lavon Denmark-Forward was born September 27, 1949 to the parents of Gladys and Clinton Denmark in Los Angeles, Ca. "Lavon", as she is affectionately called by her family, was the fifth ... read more >>
Armen Ross Jr.
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 09 October 2013
Armen Ross, Jr., 84, passed away September 22, 2013.  Armen was born on February 9, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Arnnem Ross of Georgia and Lillian Robinson of Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, ... read more >>
Leatha and Reatha Twin Evangelists
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 09 October 2013
  Pioneers, referred to as the “Twins”, Leatha and Reatha were commissioned by the Founder of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Bishop Charles Harrison (CH) Mason and the first International ... read more >>
Kathryn Marie Heard, age 98, Inglewood, California
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 September 2013
Passed away peacefully at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital  August 30, 2013 in Torrance, Ca from a month long bout with pneumonia. Kathryn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio July 24, 1915.  At ... read more >>
Richard Andrews Biography
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 September 2013
Richard Sylvester Andrews Sr. will always be an admired figure in the South Los Angeles community. Mr. Andrews resided in South Los Angeles all eighty-one years of his life, and he lived in his home ... read more >>
We remember… Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr.
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 22 August 2013
Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr.  Harvey Alexander Huggins, Sr. was the fourth child born to John Alexander Huggins and Edna Carter in Boston, Massachusetts on November 15, 1911. As the years went by, ... read more >>
Jimmy Hutt celebrates 50th Birthday
Written by Courtesy of Hutt Family 09 August 2013
  Los Angeles resident Jimmy Hutt celebrated his 50th Birthday at home with a host of friends, family and well -wishers.   Courtesy of Hutt Family     read more >>
Hue Spencer Hollins Sr.
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 09 August 2013
Retired NBA Referee and Navy Veteran, Hue Spencer Hollins, Sr. died July 4, 2013 in Pomona. He was born November 28, 1940 in Waco, Texas, and worked as an NBA referee from 1975 - 2003. He refereed 19 ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: Dorothy Vivian Patterson-Bennett
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 09 August 2013
Dorothy Patterson-Bennett was one of ten children born to Rayfield and Martha Johnson on May 8, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA. She had five brothers and four sisters. Five of her siblings and both parents ... read more >>
Bishop Clarence Charles Lewis, Sr. Passes
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 09 August 2013
Bishop Clarence C. Lewis , Senior made his transition on Monday evening ,  July29 in Los Angeles. He was born September 9, 1916  in New Orleans.  In 1934 he married his childhood sweetheart Anna Bell ... read more >>
Tennis & Golf Pioneer Eoline Thornton Passes at 95
Written by Cora Jackson-Fossett Sentinel Religion Editor cora@lasentinel.net 01 August 2013
Eoline Thornton on the golf course in the 1950s.  In the 1940s and 50s, few African American women embraced tennis and golf.  Los Angeles native Eoline Corita Thornton loved the game and broke many ... read more >>
Mary Louise Guides Community Pillar House of Winston
Written by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 01 August 2013
House of Winston Mortuary CEO Mary Louise Winston shares a laugh with friends at Jefferson High School’s 65th anniversary recently. The Lasting Legacy of Her Husband James Winston For nearly 40 years, ... read more >>
Karlotta Nelson Muhammad October 18, 1942 - June 26, 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 July 2013
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 8 at Calvary Chapel of the Harbour for Sister Karlotta Nelson Muhammad, who made her transition on June 26, 2013.Sister Karlotta grew up, nourished ... read more >>
The Legacy of Paulette Angela DeSuzia: Celebrating the life of musical phenom Paulette Angela DeSuzia
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Intern generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 July 2013
A music maven, Paulette Angela DeSuzia passed away June 3, 2013. She was a talented and inspiring woman. She was born January 1, 1942 to parents Marion Paul Moore-DeSuzia and Felix DeSuzia. She was ... read more >>
ZELMA RUTH MILES STENNIS 1922 - 2013
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 12 July 2013
Zelma Ruth Miles Stennis painting by Artis Lane The City of Angels lost one of its most vibrant, often designated honorary seraphim, Zelma Stennis, on July 2. 2013. She died at home of natural causes ... read more >>
PEARL SABRINA BAUSLEY, MOTHER of REV. JL ARMSTRONG, PASSES
Written by Sentinel New Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 10 May 2013
Pearl Sabrina Bausley, 81, passed on Thursday, May 2, 2013.   Ms. Bausley was the mother of JL Armstrong, Associate Minister at FAME Church and National Manager, Corporate Affairs, Toyota Motors ... read more >>
Daniel Lee Jones Passes
Written by Sentinel New Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 10 May 2013
Daniel Lee Jones passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Inglewood, California. He passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes. Daniel Lee Jones was born to Leonard Clevland Jones and Ida Mae Bailey ... read more >>
James L. Tolbert Succumbs
Written by Sentinel New Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 10 May 2013
  One of the first African-American entertainment attorneys in Los Angeles, his career and political accomplishments from the early 1960s to the late 1990s impacted the city in several meaningful ways. ... read more >>
Maxine A. Smith, Memphis civil rights leader, dies
Written by Associated Press 03 May 2013
Maxine Smith listens to former president Bill Clinton during the 2003 Freedom Awards public forum at the Temple of Deliverance. Smith was awarded the 2003 National Freedom Award, October 28, 2003. ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Cecil Depriest Seals
Written by sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 May 2013
March 15, 1922 – May 6, 2011 When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t ... read more >>
Reecy W. Hightower Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 May 2013
The angels descended down from heaven on April 26, 2013 at 9:45pm. to retrieve Ms. Reecy W. Hightower, at her home in Los Angeles, CA. She was born on August 27, 1930 in Oak Grove, Oklahoma, the fifth ... read more >>
Long-Time Owner of Athens Barbershop Augustus McGrew Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 May 2013
  The family of Augustus McGrew, long-time owner of the Athens Barbershop located at the intersection of 120th and Vermont in Los Angeles, has announced his passing.  Mr. McGrew passed away from complications ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: WALTER FLEMING WORRILL
Written by Dr. Conrad Worrill Special to the Sentinel 02 May 2013
 Walter Fleming Worrill made his transition into eternity at 3:52 a.m., April 8, 2013 in Pasadena, California’s Huntington Hospital. Walter Fleming Worrill was born on May 12, 1914 to Oscar Sr. ... read more >>
LOIS BERNADINE MURRAY PASSES AWAY
Written by Sentinel Wire Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 May 2013
On April 2, 1930, a beautiful baby girl, Lois Bernadine Cousin, was the middle child born to Rev. Sylvester A. and Marlena Cousin. Bernadine, as she was called, was the only girl in the family, having ... read more >>
Happy 89th Birthday Gwen Green
Written by Gwen Green Family 26 April 2013
  You are an inspiration for women everywhere. Photo courtesy of Gwen Green family   read more >>
Happy 99th Birthday OV Smith
Written by OV Smith Family 26 April 2013
May God Bless you with 99 more!! Photo: Courtesy of OV Smith family.   read more >>
ATTY. LEO BRANTON, JR
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 25 April 2013
Legendary Civil Rights and entertainment attorney Leo Branton, Jr., passed away on April 19, 2013 at Kaiser Cadillac Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 91.  The well-prepared and outspoken ... read more >>
Roosevelt Roby dies at 70; was global business leader
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 25 April 2013
Roosevelt Roby Roosevelt Roby, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of World Business Exchange Network [WBE.NET] died at age 70. Best known for his homespun humor, passion for business, and dedication to ... read more >>
VAN ALEXANDER: Michael Jackson Company Executive Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 05 April 2013
(L-R) Linda Mayhand Parrish, Michael Jackson's hair stylist; Jamie Foster Brown, Founder and Owner, Sister-2-Sister Magazine; the late "King of Pop," Michael Jackson; Raymone K. Bain, MJ Spokesperson/General ... read more >>
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 >>
L.A. Bids Farewell To Renowned Photographer and Honorable Man
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 18 November 2011
Funeral Procession heads down Crenshaw to Inglewood Park Cemetery & Mausoleum photo by Brian W. CarterGuy Crowder was not only known for his exceptional photography but for his upstanding character.By ... read more >>
Motown's Esther Gordy Edwards succumbs
Written by Larry Buford 01 September 2011
Esther Gordy EdwardsEsther Gordy Smokey Robinson and Esther Gordy Barry Gordy and Esther Gordy  Before Motown, it was Hitsville and her vision created the Hitsville Museum, now a Detroit landmarkThe ... read more >>
In Memory of Richard Stewart
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2011
Richard Stewart Richard Stewart was born December 17, 1917 in Chandler, OK. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1938. Richard enlisted in the army and served over 5 years and is a veteran of WWII. ... read more >>
Meda Chamberlain, a warrior passes on
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 August 2011
Dr. Meda H. Chamberlain, former Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. passed away on August 5, 2011 at age 95.  Born on July 11, 1916, Dr. Chamberlain was one of the founding ... read more >>
The matriarch of L.A.’s political dynasty succumbs
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 July 2011
Ramona Hahn with her husband of almost 50 years, the late Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. For over half a century, Ramona Hahn has been the beacon of light on the Hahn family in politics, social, community and ... read more >>
A True Community Treasure Passes On
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 21 July 2011
Mother Lillian Mobley, the community treasure To Lillian Mobley, the community was her child and she was a mother to 'us'--a comforter to the afflicted, the protector of the innocent, a defender in times ... read more >>
George Beaubian Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 July 2011
On November 10, 1937, George Henri Beaubian, Jr. was born in Hempstead, New York. He was the only child of George H. Beaubian, Sr. and Essie Mason. George Sr. was the first African American deputy district ... read more >>
Clara Ann Stevenson Dies
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2011
Portrait of the late Clara Ann Steverson, native Californian and descendant of African-American Gold Rush pioneers. Steverson passed away on June 19, 2011. Clara Ann Steverson, 91, descendant of three ... read more >>
Edna Aliewine, a giant has fallen
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 July 2011
A volunteer, proprietor, community activist, mother and much more...Edna Aliewine, a pillar of the South Los Angeles community, died last Tuesday evening. A native and life-long resident of Los Angeles, ... read more >>
“Remembering Gladys”
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 05 July 2011
Gladys Wesson-Strickland                                              photo by Brian W. CarterGladys and Herb WessonGladys Wesson-Strickland made her transition on Wednesday, June ... read more >>
Pastor John H. Broadus Street and Monument Dedication
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
The entire community is invited to attend the "Street Dedication and Monument Unveiling Ceremony" honoring The Late Pastor John Henry Broadous, on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at 3 p.m., at the Grace Temple Baptist ... read more >>
Leslie James Benson Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2011
 Leslie James Benson was born January 24th, 1935 in Rosebud, Texas to the late Leslie Benson and Annie Lee (Best) Benson. He was the second of two children. The family moved to Dallas, Texas where Leslie ... read more >>
A Warrior Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 July 2011
George Beaubian Beaubian (l) with his colleagues receiving the Brotherhood Crusade Medal of HonorThe Brotherhood Crusade Medal of Honor George Beaubian has been a leader in the community for almost five ... read more >>
Mother Helen A. Davis Passes at 102-Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Mother Helen A. Davis102-YearsMother Helen A. Davis has made her transition. An avid reader of the Los Angeles Sentinel for 60 years, Mother Davis passed away at the age of 102 years old. Her Homegoing ... read more >>
Founder of Project Fatherhood dies at 72
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Dr. Hershel K. Swinger passes on eve of 4th Annual Fatherhood Solution ConferenceDr. Hershel K. Swinger, Ph.D., founder of Project FatherhoodSM, the renowned program created to address the problem of absentee ... read more >>
Cora King Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
Cora KingDecember 23, 1919-June 10, 2011Mrs. King was a leader in the Los Angeles community. Mrs. King began her career in fashion working in the movie studios in design. She then transition into real ... read more >>
We Remember Odile Richardson Gayten
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2011
We fondly remember Odile Richardson Gayten a caring and loving woman who loved to help others.Gayten was born in Pearlington, Mississippi, the youngest of three girls to Alice and Zedo Richardson. At a ... read more >>
‘Geronimo’ Pratt, Former Black Panther Leader, Dies
Written by Associated Press 03 June 2011
In this April 6, 2005 file photo, Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt speaks during funeral services for attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. at the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles. (AP Photo) ‘Geronimo’ Pratt, ... read more >>
In Celebration of Lynne Marie O’Neal Moreland Walters
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
Lynne Marie O'Neal Moreland WaltersWe announce the passing of Lynne Marie O'Neal Moreland Walters, cousin to former Congresswoman Diane Watson and a dear friend to many others.Walters was born May 9, 1938 ... read more >>
In Memory of Alonzo Ester, Sr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2011
In Memory of Alonzo EsterNow we remember Alonzo "Dickey" Ester Sr., a successful nightclub owner, whose tragic death is only overshadowed by his personal achievements.Ester was born in Shreveport, Louisiana ... read more >>
Reverend Dr. John Nelson Doggett Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 May 2011
Rev John Doggett and Martin Luther King following a luncheon in connection with April 18th 1961 U.S.C. Bovard Auditorium Freedom Rally (Freedom Riders event). Rev. Doggett was Rally chairman. --Photo credit: ... read more >>
Naaman Lou Ollie Vercher
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2011
Naaman Lou Ollie Vercher was born on June 1, 1927 in Greenwood, Mississippi to James and Nola Anderson. She was the ninth child born to this God loving family. In 1933, the family of 14 migrated to Los ... read more >>
Claudia Ann Caldwell
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 26 May 2011
In Celebration of Claudia Ann CaldwellToday, we dedicate our memory to Claudia Ann Caldwell who enlightened lives and made lasting changes to those who entered her life.Caldwell was born on April 16, 1945 ... read more >>
Escamillo Peter Felton
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 May 2011
In Celebration of LifeEscamillo Peter FeltonWe gather in memory of Escamillo Peter Felton who has left lasting impressions with family friends and loved ones. He will be dearly missed but lovingly remembered.Felton ... read more >>
Lawrence Tolliver III
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 28 April 2011
“As I reflect on my son, I see him as a good guy…one that did all the right things. He worked himself through college, served his country with the navy, worked for the railroad. “—Lawrence Tolliver ... read more >>
Almena Lomax Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 April 2011
Almena Lomax, longtime civil rights activist, journalist and former editor of the Los Angeles Tribune, died Friday, March 25, 2011, in Pasadena after a short illness. She was 95, and is survived by four ... read more >>
Dr. John Cashin, Legendary Black Civic and Political Leader Passes
Written by William Reed (Special to NNPA) 03 April 2011
By William ReedSpecial to the NNPAWashington, D.C. (NNPA) - Dr. John L. Cashin, Jr. a Black dentist and Alabama civil rights leader who once ran for governor against George C. Wallace, died in a Washington, ... read more >>
Bernice Beverly Arbor
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 April 2011
Our beloved matriarch, affectionately known as "Bo", passed away peacefully on March 16, 2011 at the age of 94. What a life she led. She was born October 5, 1916 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest ... read more >>
Warren Christopher Passers
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 March 2011
Mayor Bradley called on him after the'92 Civil Unrest to lead the commission that sparked the LAPD reforms, which helped to produce the more community-responsive force that is in place today. Yussuf J. ... read more >>
Thousands Attend Homegoing for Dr. Billy Ingram
Written by Cora Jackson – Fossett (Religion Editor) 24 March 2011
Family members of Dr. Billy G. Ingram paying tribute in his honor. Photo by Marty Cotwright By Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion Editorcora@lasentinel.netNearly 5,000 people celebrated the life and ... read more >>
Bernice Woods Dies at 86
Written by Dr. Paulette Douglas 24 March 2011
Dr. Bernice Woods, the Shining Eastern Star She was a towering figure in Compton, on the city council, the school board, a gentle giant of Black womanhood and a living legend.By Dr. Paulette DouglasBernice ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: Nick LaTour
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Singer, actor and civil rights activist Nick LaTour died on Monday, Feb. 28 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 82.LaTour's career spanned six decades as a singer and performer in films, theatre, on television ... read more >>
Robert F. Kealing Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Robert (Bob) F. Kealing, age 72, resident in the greater Los Angeles area, died Feb. 25, 2011. The adopted son of Hightower T. Kealing and Fern S. Kealing, Robert came to California around 1947 while vacationing ... read more >>
Ethel Berry Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2011
Ethel BerryOur dearly beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great- Great Grandmother and Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Lee (Brown) Berry, affectionately called "Mother" passed away ... read more >>
Community Mourns Passing of Dr. Billy Ingram
Written by Cora Jackson – Fossett (Religion Editor) 10 March 2011
Rev. Dr. Billy IngramBeloved Pastor, Husband, Father & FriendBy Cora Jackson-FossettSentinel Religion EditorThe sudden passing of Rev. Dr. Billy Ingram stunned the greater Los Angeles community and ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: Bertran F. Cooper, M.D.
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 March 2011
In Loving Memory of BERTRAN F. COOPER, M.D.February 8, 1950- March 6, 2005"That which was bitter to endure may be sweet to remember." - ProverbWe remember you with sweetness, gratitude and love. Bonnie, ... read more >>
Lumania Dixon Ganier
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 March 2011
Lumania Dixon Ganier, passed away on Monday, February 21, 2011 in Van Nuys, CA at the age of 86.Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 4, 1924, she was the second of six children to Lancelot and Julia ... read more >>
Celebration of Life: Audrey Jean Quarles
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 March 2011
A TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN WHO EPITOMIZED MOTHERHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICE"AUDREY WAS EVERYWHERE"On April 11, 1918, Audrey Mc Coy was the second of four children born to Jettie and Willie Mc Coy in a small ... read more >>
Preston Anthony Minor Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2011
Preston Anthony Minor, with family by his side, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Santa Clarita, California of lung cancer at the age of 63.Born on November 13, 1947 to Evelyn and the late ... read more >>
Joseph “Joe” Dyer Pioneer Television Reporter, Passes
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 March 2011
Joseph "Joe" Dyer, the trailblazer The community has lost an icon and an activist, and television news has lost a standard bearer in media journalism. He was a pioneer journalist who broke racial barriers ... read more >>
Remembering Fred “Joseph” Horn
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 February 2011
Fred, the community activist Boxer, drummer, community activist, father, and a good brotherToday we celebrate the home-going of Fred Joseph Horn Jr.; born March 9, 1944, to the late Fred Joseph Horn Sr. ... read more >>
As a Teacher, Joe Ann Made a Difference
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 February 2011
Joe Ann McMillon November 1, 1940 - January 24, 2011Joe Ann McMillion was born November 1, 1940 to Hazel and Andrew Gaskin in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her mother Hazel and her stepfather Joe Gioustover ... read more >>
Tribute to a Life of Service
Written by Jalal Sudan 09 February 2011
Mrs. "Tony" Moreland Stewart By Jalal SudanA Memorial Tribute to the life of Mrs. Anthony Tony Moreland Stewart will be hosted by Metropolitan Baptist Church, Rev. Tyrone Skinner, Pastor, in association ... read more >>
Ruth Mildred Williams
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 February 2011
Sunrise: July 21, 1931 - Sunset: January 25, 2011Ruth Mildred Finley was born on July 21st, 1931 in Lampasas, Texas to Fredrick Douglas Finley and Dilsie Borders. She was the second of the 3 daughters. ... read more >>
Local filmmaker passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 February 2011
Delven Rutledge, 47, director of hit film "Love Chronicles" The Los Angeles community is mourning the sudden death of one of its own, popular filmmaker and hip hop producer Delven Rutledge, 47, who died ... read more >>
In Remembrance of Kelvin & Demetria Dorsey
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 January 2011
On Dec. 31 2010, husband and wife, Kelvin and Demetria Dorsey passed after a tragic hit and run accident at the corner of Florence and Crenshaw. The Dorseys succumbed to injuries at the scene of the accident. ... read more >>
In Memory of John Henry Thomas, Sr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 January 2011
John Henry Thomas, Sr. better known as "Hammer" was born July 17, 1930 in Butler County, Alabama to the Late Henry and Pearlie (Gandy) Thomas "Hammer" confessed his life to Christ at an early age and was ... read more >>
In Memory of Frederic Douglas Ellis aka ‘Good Fred’
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 January 2011
On Dec. 25, Frederic Douglas Ellis passed away after leaving a life full of love, accomplishments and notoriety.Ellis was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 21, 1936. Born to Henry and Marie Ellis, he ... read more >>
Janet Timmons Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 January 2011
Janet Timmons was born December 22, 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia to George and Mary H. Sessions, and passed to her final rest on December 20, 2010. Janet lived in Los Angeles since 1963 when she located here ... read more >>
Jerelyn Oliver Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2010
Jerelyn (Jeri) Patrice Oliver was born on January 2, 1972 to Jacquelyn Newsom Oliver and James Oliver in Houston, Texas.Jerelyn accepted Jesus as her personal savior and was baptized at an early age at ... read more >>
Ernest Carl Smith Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2010
December 14,1929  November 18,2010Ernest Carl Smith (Ernie), father, brother, husband, grandfather, educator, organizer, political activist and role model- passed away on November 18,2010. Ernest Carl ... read more >>
Tribute to Willis Burks II
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 December 2010
25 October 1935 - 21 November 2010By: Rashid Bahati Willis Burks, II throughout his distinguished professional career was a widely beloved, highly accomplished actor of stage, TV and movies as well as ... read more >>
Remembering Mattie Markham
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 18 November 2010
The Legendary, Mother Markham           Markham was blessed with a long life, family and friends.             She was a woman who went by multiple aliases such as Mattie, Aunt Mattie, ... read more >>
Lucille Bonnett Bryant, educator, community leader, AKA, passes away
Written by Super User 15 November 2010
Lucille Bonnett Bryant (affectionately known as Aunt Cille) was born on January 31, 1910 in San Antonio, Texas to the proud parents of Andrew Bonnett and Lena Benson. Sadly, she was predeceased by her ... read more >>
Irvin Donnell Howard, 68, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family.
Written by Super User 15 November 2010
Irvin Donnell Howard, 68, passed away on Thursday October 21, 2010 peacefully at home, surrounded by family.A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Irvin proudly served his country as a US Marine. Irvin ... read more >>
“A Man of Service” John T. Stevens, Sr. February 2, 1924 – November 2, 2010
Written by Super User 15 November 2010
John Theodore Stevens, Sr., age 86, made his heavenly transition on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in Pembroke Pines, Florida after a prolonged illness which he fought valiantly.  Born February 2, 1924 in ... read more >>
Actress, Janet MacLachlan passes at the age of 77
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 21 October 2010
A Young JanetJanet, as a history makerThe television and stage actress would pave an early road with her success as well as help the community.By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterJanet MacLachlan, ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Arthur Carroll
Written by Super User 15 October 2010
Arthur Carroll, who departed this life on September 7, 2010, was born August 15, 1923 in St. Louis Missouri. He was the beloved son of Mazie Thompson Carroll and Lawerence E. Carroll. Arthur was the sixth ... read more >>
3 strikes and I'm still here!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 October 2010
    Gladys Wesson-Strickland is a cancer survivor who continues to beat the odds. By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer"I know now how precious life is and that it is too short," said Gladys Wesson-Strickland. ... read more >>
Eloise Laws is a cancer survivor 4 years strong!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 14 October 2010
Laws overcame the disease with personal fortitude, family and God. By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff WriterEloise Laws is an entertainer, singer and actress born from a family of musicians. Originally ... read more >>
Dr. Ron Walters: 'Scholarly Grant'
Written by Hazel Trice Edney (NNPA Editor-in-Chief) 17 September 2010
Caption: Dr. Ronald Walters, the scholarDr. Ron Walters: 'Scholarly Giant',  NNPA Columnist Just 'Never Stopped' by Hazel Trice EdneyBy Hazel Trice EdneyNNPA Editor-in-ChiefWASHINGTON (NNPA) - He was ... read more >>
Jane Frances Morre Shropshire ‘Mama Shrop’ Succumbs
Written by SEntinel News Service 04 September 2010
 Mama ShropJane Frances Moore Shropshire passed away August 22, 2010 at her home after 85 eventful and adventurous years of life.Jane was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on February 22, 1925 to Leroy G. and ... read more >>
Remembering Trudy Anise Parks
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 September 2010
 Trudy Anise ParksTrudy Anise Parks, born August 2, 1964, in Los Angeles, California to Bernard C. Parks and Carolyn Fuqua. She graduated from Saint Mary's Academy High School and Summa Cum Laude from ... read more >>
Funeral Announcement - Ms. Delores C. Smith
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2010
 Ms. Delores C. SmithThe family regretfully announces the death of Ms. Delores C. Smith; the sad and untimely event occurred on Saturday, August 21, 2010; at Kindred Hospital in West Covina, CA. Ms. Smith ... read more >>
Louise James Ashley
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2010
 Louise James AshleyMrs. Louise James Ashley, mother of Sun-Reporter Publishing Company Publisher Amelia Ashley-Ward, died August 13, 2010 in South San Francisco, after a lengthy illness. She was 70.Mrs. ... read more >>
Henry Bernard Dotson, Jr. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 August 2010
 Henry Bernard Dotson, Jr.Sunrise - June 7, 1932 Sunset - August 3, 2010The Early YearsHenry Bernard Dotson, Jr. was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on June 7, 1932, to Verlena and Henry Bernard Dotson, ... read more >>
Bernice Lewis Scott
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 August 2010
Berenice Lewis Scott — Born in New Orleans, LA, December 17, 1916, died July 25, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Xavier University and majored in English and French and joined Delta Sigma Theta ... read more >>
Celebrating the life of Douglas Mac Arthur “Boo Boo” Ealy
Written by Biko N. Poindexter-Hodge 14 August 2010
 Douglas Mac Arthur “Boo Boo” EalyBy Biko N. Poindexter-HodgeSentinel InternNo one exactly knows the exact hour or day of when his or her time has come to an end, or when God calls either his son ... read more >>
In Memory of Andora Mitchell
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2010
 Andora MitchellAndora Ferrell Mitchell, the first of 14 children born to Lloyd Ferrell and Izora Coleman Ferrell was born on November 23, 1924 in Coolidge, Texas (Sandy Community). She received her Bachelor ... read more >>
Reva Jones, Wife of Renowned Photojournalist Bill Jones Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 July 2010
 Bill and Reva JonesReva Jones, Wife of Renowned Photojournalist Bill Jones Passes Away at Age 73Reva Jones, the wife of beloved photojournalist Bill Jones has died. Jones passed away peacefully on Monday ... read more >>
A Life Well Lived
Written by Fehintola Opanubi (Intern) 29 July 2010
 Harrison Leo WashingtonForever to be missed, his light still shines on the ones he meant the world to.By Fehintola OpanubiSentinel InternFather, grandfather, uncle and fiancé, Harrison Leo Washington ... read more >>
The Life Reflections of Dorothy Elizabeth Watson
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 July 2010
 Dorothy Elizabeth WatsonSunrise: June 4, 1910 - Sunset: July 25, 2010Dorothy Elizabeth Watson was born January 4, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois to Belle and James Lyle O'Neal. Dorothy was the third of eight ... read more >>
Funeral Service for Terry Jackson Scheduled
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 Terry JacksonService for Terry Jackson, nephew of veteran journalist and former Los Angeles Sentinel food editor, Libby Clark will be held Saturday, 24 July 2010, at 2:00 pm, at Simpson Family Mortuary, ... read more >>
James Fredric Rogers, Esq. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 July 2010
 James Fredric Rogers, Esq.December 24, 1928 - July 13, 2010James Fredric Rogers, Esq., 81, of Los Angeles, passed away on Tuesday July 13, 2010, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born in Hope, ... read more >>
Sally Bell Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 July 2010
 Sally BellAfter an extended period of coping with illness, Mrs. Sally Bell passed away in her home on Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.Mrs. Bell will be remembered for her dedication to the life of the ... read more >>
In Memory of James Levi McCarty, Jr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 July 2010
 James Levi McCarty, Jr.James Levi McCarty, Jr., a retired mortician and a U.S. Army veteran, died June 30, 2010 in Los Angeles. He was 72. He worked at Angelus Funeral Home in south Los Angeles, where ... read more >>
In Memoriam: Israel Hicks
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
 Israel HicksIn Memoriam: Israel Hicks, Founding Artistic Director of Ebony Repertory Theatre (1943-2010) Israel Hicks, Founding Artistic Director of Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT), died Saturday, July ... read more >>
Virginia Smith Alexander
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
 Virginia Smith Alexander Virginia Smith Alexander was born on May 4, 1919, in Grantville, Georgia to Augustus Smith and Walter Trammell. "Ole Virginia from Georgia" as she always referred to herself, ... read more >>
Founding Moonglows member and Motown Legend Harvey Fuqua dies
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
 Harvey FuquaBy Joy Childs[At press time, it was reported that Harvey Fuqua, one of the key architects of the Motown Empire, had died in Detroit. We will have more information in next week's issue.]His ... read more >>
SINGER HARVEY FUQUA PASSES AT 80
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 July 2010
SINGER HARVEY FUQUA PASSES AT 80 FOUNDED THE MOONGLOWS, WAS AN EARLY MENTOR OF MARVIN GAYE (Detroit, MI) -- Soul singer, songwriter, record producer and record label executive Harvey Fuqua, who founded ... read more >>
Juliette Ball Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2010
 Juliette BallJuliette Ball was born March 4, 1923 in Birmingham Alabama. She resided there until 1929 when she, her brother Fred and parents Daisy and Leslie Ball moved to Los Angeles, CA.Juliette ... read more >>
Steven Torand O’Neal Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Steven Torand O'NealSteven Torand O'Neal affectionately known as "Stefon", was an Award Winning celebrity hair stylist in Beverly Hills, CA, and loved by many in the Los Angeles area.Born December ... read more >>
Ola Beatrice Carpenter Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 June 2010
 Ola Beatrice CarpenterOla Beatrice Carpenter passed June 7, 2010. She would have been 91 years old in July. She was born Ola Beatrice Norris to the union of James Preston Norris and Sara Viola Norris ... read more >>
Jo Ann Milton Chappell
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
Jo Ann Milton ChappellJanuary 31, 1936 - May 28, 2010Jo Ann Milton Chappell retired from L.A. County DMH. She was an alumni of Willowbrook Jr. High School Class of 1951 and JeffersonHigh School Class of ... read more >>
Margaret Black Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 10 June 2010
Margaret Black Succumbs December 8, 1924-May 31, 2010Margaret Cathryn Whitfield Black, known by family and friends as "M.C.", graduated from Fargo Agricultural High School in Fargo, AR, where she was valedictorian ... read more >>
Ali “Ollie” Woodson — Former Temptations Member Dead at 58
Written by Reve’ Gipson (Contributing Writer) 03 June 2010
 Ali "Ollie" WoodsonBy Reve' GipsonSentinel Contributing WriterOllie Woodson died last Sunday after a battle with cancer (Leukemia) in California.  Born Ollie Creggett on September 12, 1951 in Detroit, ... read more >>
Caffie Greene — She fought to the end
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2010
 Caffie GreeneThere are many Black women in the Los Angeles area who have a mother, a nurse and a protector to the community: Caffie Greene possessed all those attributes.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of George Washington
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 George WashingtonGeorge Washington was born December 14, 1925 in Scott, Arkansas. He served in the Korean Conflict where he received the Bronze Medal of Honor, and the Vietnam Conflict.George moved ... read more >>
Edna Wilson’s Life Celebrated
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 Edna M. WilsonThe celebration of the life of Mrs. Edna M. Wilson was celebrated on May 24, at the Figueroa Church of Christ. Mrs. Wilson was the wife the late Clint C. Wilson Sr., Sentinel cartoonist ... read more >>
Dr. Harold C. Brown, Jr., Ph.D.
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 May 2010
 Dr. Harold C. Brown, Jr., Ph.D.Harold C. Brown, Jr., passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on May 5, 2010, he was 84 years old. Born in Topeka, Kansas, he was the first son of the four ... read more >>
The passing of a political icon
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 13 May 2010
William "Bill" ElkinsWilliam "Bill" Elkins was Mayor Tom Bradley's political shadow, his chief assistant, his confidante and his go-to guy.By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorWhen the city of ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Olean Tate
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2010
 Olean TateIn Loving Memory of a Life Well Lived: Olean TateOlean Tate was born November 23, 1929 in Duck Hill, Mississippi to Earlene and Parrie Miller. In 1945, she moved with her family to Pasadena, ... read more >>
Barbara (Bryson) Bell
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2010
 Barbara (Bryson) BellBarbara Jean (Bryson) BellSeptember 14, 1934 - May 7, 2010.Barbara Jean (Bryson) Bell was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1952, at the age of 18, Barbara had a beautiful baby ... read more >>
Billy Duane Thomas
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2010
 Bill ThomasBilly Duane Thomas affectionately known as, "Bill" was born September 15, 1950, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was the youngest son of six children born to Robert and Evelyn Thomas. His parents ... read more >>
Lena Horne: A Legend, Gone at 92
Written by Joy Childs 13 May 2010
Lena HorneThe epitome of Black Beauty, a Great Musical Icon, an Actress and Civil Rights ActivistBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterLena Horne was there long before Dorothy Dandridge and Halle Berry ... read more >>
Mother Lila Dunning Young
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Mother Lila Dunning Young Mother Lila Dunning Young Reflections of a Celebrated LifeAfter ninety-five years, Lila Dunning Young departed this life on March 11, 2010. Born November 22, 1914 in Marengo ... read more >>
Bishop Kenneth Lamarr Green, Sr. Ph.D.
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Bishop Kenneth Lamarr Green, Sr. Ph.D. Bishop Kenneth Lamarr Green, Sr. Ph.D.In Loving Memory ofBishop Kenneth Lamarr Green, Sr. Ph.D.Sunrise: August 30, 1946Sunset: April 28, 2009Beloved Pastor, Teach ... read more >>
Nancy Carroll Burgess Quishenberry
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 April 2010
Nancy Carroll Burgess Quishenberry Nancy Carroll Burgess Quishenberry On April 12, 2010, Nancy Carroll Burgess Quishenberry departed this life. Born December 14, 1936 in Osceola, Arkansas, Quishenberry ... read more >>
Services to be held for Charles E. Lloyd
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2010
Charles Earl Lloyd Services to be held for Charles E. Lloyd I fought a good fight. I finished the race I have kept the faith Now there is in store for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord,, the ... read more >>

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Famed Attorney Charles E. Lloyd Passes
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 01 April 2010
Famed Attorney Charles E. Lloyd Passes Attorney Charles E. Lloyd Attorney Charles E. Lloyd There was a time in the past when defendants needed a criminal lawyer, they would call "Lloyd," Charles E. Lloyd; ... read more >>
Free Concert and Open Community Event
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2010
Crystal Rene’ Crawford  - FREE CONCERT & OPEN COMMUNITY EVENT -STOP THE VIOLENCE, START THE HEALING!On Sunday, March 14th, 2010, from 5 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m. the family of Crystal ... read more >>
Pamela M. Ruffins Eulogized
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 March 2010
 Pamela Marstel RuffinsPamela M. Ruffins SuccumbsPamela Marstel Ruffins was eulogized on Feb. 19, by her sister, Lana Michelle Ruffins, at the Holy Cross Mortuary Chapel. She was the daughter of the ... read more >>
Hundreds attend City Hall tribute for Charmette Bonpua
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 March 2010
Councilman Herb Wesson eulogizing Charmette Bonpua, his late chief of staff.HUNDREDS ATTEND CITY HALL TRIBUTE FOR CHARMETTE BONPUAHundreds of her City of Los Angeles colleagues, friends and community residents ... read more >>
Mable Ephriam Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 February 2010
Mable Ephriam ObituaryMother Mable Ephriam was born Mable Bernice Strong on September 29, 1911 to Tom Strong and Laura Rawls of Crystal Springs, Mississippi.She accepted the Lord as a child in the Methodist ... read more >>
In Memory of Willie Clifford Robinson
Written by Super User 05 February 2010
Willie Clifford Robinson, Sunrise: February 20, 1938, Sunset: January 14, 2010  OBITUARY WILLIE CLIFFORD ROBINSON In remembering and celebrating the beloved Willie Clifford Robinson, we are ... read more >>
Hiawatha Mitchell, Sr.
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 February 2010
Hiawatha Mitchell, Sr. Sunrise: June 22, 1932 – Sunset: January 29, 2010 Hiawatha Mitchell, Sr. June 22, 1932 - January 29,2010 Hiawatha Mitchell Sr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He gracefully ... read more >>
Black Publisher Isiah "Ike" Williams: Man who Loved, Lived and Made History
Written by Starla Vaughns Cherin (Florida Courier) 17 December 2009
Black Publisher Isiah "Ike" Williams: Man who Loved, Lived and Made HistoryBy Starla Vaughns CherinSpecial to the NNPA from the Florida CourierA man who loved history, lived history and made history, Isiah ... read more >>
Beatrice Tryon Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 December 2009
Beatrice Tryon SuccumbsBeatrice Elizabeth Tryon was born on December 1, 1927 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the eighth child born to Lucille and Smiley William Joseph.  She was a resident of the Watts ... read more >>
Avery Clayton, Renowned artist passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 03 December 2009
Avery Clayton, Renowned artist passesAvery Clayton, the Man and his ArtThough he carried on his mother’s legacy, he left his own legacy as a master artist and educator. Avery Clayton, artist, ... read more >>
Tommy Jacquette: Legendary L.A. Activist Succumbs
Written by Kathy Williamson (Sentinel Contributor) 19 November 2009
Tommy Jacquette: Legendary L.A. Activist SuccumbsTommy JacquetteHe kept the Watts Summer Festival going for over four decades making it an expression of the Black Cultural Experience. By Kathy Williamson ... read more >>
Melvin E. Triplett Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 November 2009
Melvin E. Triplett SuccumbsMelvin E. TriplettSunrise: September 17, 1934Sunset: October 27, 2009Melvin E. Triplett passed away peacefully after 48 years of residency in Los Angeles.He was born in Wakulla, ... read more >>
Alvan Robert Burton
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 November 2009
Alvan Robert BurtonAlvan Robert Burton - Juan E. Morse Much loved and well respected photographer, community advocate, and youth mentor, dies at age 84.Alvan Robert ("Burt") Burton, born to Matt and Arma ... read more >>
Edward Oliver ‘Pete’ Lee Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 November 2009
Edward Oliver ‘Pete’ Lee Succumbs Edward Oliver “Pete” Lee transitioned to be with his Lord on October 29, 2009, at the age of 78.  Born on September 29, 1931 in Jefferson, ... read more >>
Wayne B. Standback, Banking Chief Executive Passes
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
Wayne B. Standback, Banking Chief Executive Passes Sunrise: October 22, 1955 Sunset: October 13, 2009The banking community lost one of its most valuable assets, Wayne B. Standback, 53, on the evening ... read more >>
Homecoming Services for Arlene Kennedy
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
Homecoming Services for Arlene Kennedy ARLENE KENNEDY, an icon in the international Tap Community and Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Universal Dance Designs and the world famous Kennedy Tap Company, ... read more >>
Charles Bookhammer Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 October 2009
Charles Bookhammer Succumbs  Funeral services Set for Charles "Chuck" Bookhammer, former Hawthorne Councilmember and Assistant Chief Deputy to former Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. BurkeFuneral ... read more >>
Marybell Bakewell Laid to Rest
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 22 October 2009
Marybell Bakewell Laid to RestPamela A. Bakewell - Valerie Goodloe for Sentinel  Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. (Left Front), Donny L. Brooks, Sr. (Right Front), Danny J. Bakewell, III (Left Middle), Jamie ... read more >>

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Marybell Brazile Bakewell, Matriarch of the Bakewell Family Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 October 2009
Marybell Brazile Bakewell, Matriarch of the Bakewell Family SuccumbsMarybell Bakewell Marybell Bakewell was born April 10, 1925 and passed away in her sleep October 7, 2009 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital.  ... read more >>
Alvin Roman ‘Skip’ Miller Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 September 2009
Alvin Roman “Skip” Miller Alvin Roman "Skip" MillerOctober 30, 1946--September 4, 2009 Alvin Roman "Skip" Miller was born in the northeast Bronx, a borough of New York City, on October 30, ... read more >>
"Mother" Mary Henry Laid to Rest
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
 "Mother" Mary Henry 1926 - 2009 "Mother" Mary Henry Laid to RestThe Homecoming to "Mother" Mary Henry was called "A Celebration of A Legend" and the final tribute to this community icon dignified ... read more >>
Iris Johnson-Bright Makers Her Transition
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 August 2009
Iris Johnson-BrightIris Johnson-Bright makes her transitionLegal Community Activist Social Justice Advocate?Longtime legal community activist and social justice advocate Iris Johnson-Bright, Esq. made ... read more >>
Daniel Julius Nash
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Daniel Julius NashDaniel Julius NashSunrise: November 2, 1915Sunset: July 28, 2009Daniel Julius Nash, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 2, 1915 passed away on July 28, 2009 following a brief illness. ... read more >>
In Loving Memory of Milner Rodriguez Fabre
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Milner Fabian Rodriguez FabreIn Loving Memory of Milner Rodriguez FabreMilner Fabian Rodriguez Fabre was born on January 27th, 1924 to the late Sindalous and Adelia Rodriguez. She was called to rest on ... read more >>
Pauline Doris Threats
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Willis D. CollierIn Loving Memory of Pauline Doris ThreatsJanuary 5, 1934 - July 28, 2009Pauline Doris Threats was the second of two children born to Leroy and Maggie Tate on January 5th, 1934, in Memphis, ... read more >>
Willis D. Collier Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Willis D. CollierWillis D. CollierManagement consultant to L.A. Sentinel for many yearsThe Los Angeles Community lost one of its bright stars with the passing of Willis D. Collier. Mr. Collier passed away ... read more >>
James Wilson McKnight Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
James Wilson McKnightJames Wilson McKnight SuccumbsJames Wilson McKnight, affectionately known as "Ol' J.W." and "Mac", was born on April 22, 1925, in Franklington, North Carolina to Francis G. McKnight ... read more >>
A Celebration of John Joseph Davis
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 August 2009
A Celebration of Life of John Joseph Davis Sunrise:  November  1,  1939 Sunset:  April 14, 2009 Services were held at West Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles on April 25th and Mt. Pisgah ... read more >>

 

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