A. Leon Higginbotham
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 January 2011
Judge A. Leon HigginbothamHigginbotham's literary masterpieceBy Yussuf J. SimmondsA. Leon Higginbotham"A Militant Jurist (Judge)"Some legal historians have described Judge A. Leon Higginbotham as one of ... read more >>
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 30 December 2010
The Bradley family celebrating his 1973 mayoral victory (L to R) daughters-Phyllis and Lorraine; wife-Ethel; and Tom BradleyLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsRemembering MAYOR THOMAS "TOM" BRADLEYDecember 29, ... read more >>
C.L.R. James
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 December 2010
Young C.L.R. Depicting the Haitian Revolution in the Black Jacobins*** Legends ***  by Yussuf J. Simmonds C.L.R. James"A historian, journalist, author and social theorist, who was influential in the United ... read more >>
Johnny Mathis
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 16 December 2010
Johnny Mathis, the man, the crooner in action***LEGENDS***By Yussuf J. SimmondsJohnny Mathis"A voice that makes its own music"The holiday season brings out a plethora of music made famous by an array of ... read more >>
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 December 2010
 Vintage Nat King ColeThe man and his musicThe King belting out , "Unforgettable"  Maria and Nat King Cole*** Legends *** "His voice coined the phrase silky smooth while his singing made music"Though ... read more >>
Educators and Scholars (PART TWO)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 December 2010
Educators and Scholars (PART TWO)These are some of the teachers of this generation and beyond who share the universal Black experience, and have catalogued those experiences in academic and practical terms, ... read more >>
“We Wish you a Happy Birthday”
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 September 2010
 LEGENDSThe Sentinel extends birthday greetings to those who have given of themselves for humanityby Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorChief Mangosuthu Buthelezi — August 27Chief Mangosuthu ... read more >>
Sister and Brother
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 August 2010
"Born of the same parents, some went separate ways" Grace Jones and Bishop Noel Jones are sister and brother. GRACE JONES/NOEL JONESGrace Jones, born in Jamaica on May 19, 1948, is a well-known actress, ... read more >>
Aminata Moseka (Abbey Lincoln)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 21 August 2010
  Aminata Moseka in BraidsAminata in ActionAminata in a Pensive MoodAminata Young and VibrantAminata in Style  *** Legends ***"Legendary Jazz Singer, Songwriter and Actress."By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 August 2010
 “Satchmo” in action“Satchmo” The ManLouis “Satchmo” Armstrong   A Jazz Trumpeter who put the 'J' in Jazz and the 'T' in Trumpet by Yussuf J. SimmondsComing of age in the jazz capital of ... read more >>
The Congressional Black Caucus (Update)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2010
 Barbara Lee (CA-9), ChairwomanMaxine Waters (CA-35), senior memberCharles Rangel (NY-15), co-founding memberJohn Conyers (MI-14), co-founding member*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. Simmonds"They are still ... read more >>
The South Africans
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 29 July 2010
 *** LEGENDS ***by Yussuf J. Simmonds"They fought so that Black people could get Freedom, Justice and Equality"The recent announcement that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will be leaving public life ... read more >>
Annie Turnbo Pope Malone
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 July 2010
 Annie Turnbo Pope MaloneAnnie Turnbo Pope MaloneThe First Poro BuildingThe hot combs--some of her products*** Legends ***"Though her name was not well known, she left a rich legacy" By Yussuf J. SimmondsWhen ... read more >>
Single-Named Celebrities
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2010
 *** Legends ***"They are famously known only by one name, so their other name might just be a legality"In the world of celebrities and high-profiled individuals, some have injected themselves thoroughly ... read more >>
Paul Robeson
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 July 2010
Paul Robeson, the ScholarPaul Robeson, the OratorPaul Robeson, the TravelerPaul Robeson, the Entertainer*** LEGENDS *** 'A scholar, athlete, lawyer, singer, actor, activist and freedom fighter'By Yussuf ... read more >>
Women in the Pulpit
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 July 2010
 LEGENDSThey brought a spiritual balance to religion  Yussuf J. SimmondsThese women brought a balance to the natural order of things in creation. Since it takes two to procreate, any ideal that is ... read more >>
The Fathers of California’s Black Politicians
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 24 June 2010
LEGENDSThey pioneered the way for generations of elected officials By Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing EditorIn February 2007, the California State Assembly adopted a bill referencing Black History ... read more >>
Fathers and Sons Together II
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 June 2010
 Judge David S. Cunningham IIIMaxcy FilerJudge Kelvin D. FilerDr. Walter R. Tucker, Jr.Walter R. Tucker III*** Legends ***Yussuf J. Simmonds"They shared elected offices with the family"A father's presence ... read more >>
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 June 2010
*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. SimmondsSometimes the media (print, electronic, film, etc.) depict art imitating life and/or sometimes they depict life imitating art. Very often, art and life intersect blurring ... read more >>
Fathers of Black Music & Entertainment
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 03 June 2010
LEGENDSThey were the force that gave Black music guidance, expression and an outlet to the worldBy Yussuf J. SimmondsManaging EditorAlong with Berry Gordy, the Motown master, the ABC of career building ... read more >>
Harry Edwards
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 27 May 2010
 Dr. Harry EdwardsThe Intellectual MilitantA Moment in Time: 1968 Olympic GamesKnown as 'A Rebel With a Cause,' he advocates passionately for the Black athlete in professional sportsYussuf J. SimmondsSentinel ... read more >>
Whoopi Goldberg
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 20 May 2010
 Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi, the StarWhoopi, the ComicYussuf J. SimmondsManaging Editor 'Academy-Award, Emmy-Award, Grammy-Award and Tony-Award Winner'At the opening of "Motown 30," Whoopi Goldberg appeared ... read more >>
Father and Son Legislators
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 May 2010
They shared elected offices within the familyLegacies are very important when traditions are handed down from parents to children. In the history of Black elected officials, that legacy is a rare phenomenon. ... read more >>
Prominent Businessmen & Women
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 09 April 2010
Biddy Mason Maggie L. Walker A.G. (Arthur George) Gaston THE HUDSONS BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK Prominent Businessmen & Women"They have led the way and set the standards for some of the best in the business"Despite ... read more >>
Women Pioneers in (California) Politics
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 March 2010
Rep. Maxine Waters Rep. RichardsonRep. Barbara LeeFmr. Speaker Karen BassCouncil Mbr. Jan PerryD.A. Kamala HarrisFmr. Supvr. Yvonne V. BurkeLegends By Yussuf J. Simmonds "Women Pioneers in (California) ... read more >>