Ella Fitzgerald
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 26 November 2009
 Ella, the GreatThe First Lady of SongElla in ConcertVintage Ella Legends By Yussuf J. Simmonds  Ella Fitzgerald “The first lady of jazz and song, who played with the best in the business”Born ... read more >>
Charles Rangel
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 19 November 2009
Representative Charles RangelChairman RangelThe Gang of Four (L to R – Dinkins, Paterson, Sutton, Rangel)                                                                          LegendsBy ... read more >>
Theodore "Ted" Watkins & WLCAC
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 12 November 2009
Ted WatkinsWatkins speaking to the peopleAt WLCAC center in 1967  LegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsSentinel Managing Editor Theodore "Ted" Watkins & WLCAC"He Really Put Watts on the Map"In 1981, the ... read more >>
Dr. James M. Rosser
Written by Yussuf J Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 November 2009
LEGENDSDr. James M. RosserDr. James RosserAn Engaging Dr. Rosser The New Campus Look By Yussuf J. Simmonds Sentinel Managing Editor"He continues to serve as the president of Cal-State L.A. after 30 years"When ... read more >>
The Commissioners
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 October 2009
Charles MatthewsDr. John A. SomervilleEverette M. PorterElbert T. HudsonMarguerite P. JusticeSamuel L. WilliamsMelanie LomaxDavid S. Cunningham IIIJohn W. Mack LegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsThe Commissioners“They ... read more >>
Black Women on LAUSD Board
Written by Yussuf Simmonds, (Managing Editor) 22 October 2009
Diane WatsonRita WaltersMarguerite Poindexter LaMotteBarbara BoudreauxBlack Women on LAUSD BoardLegendsBy Yussuf J. Simmonds“They answered the call to serve the children of Los Angeles Schools”                                                                                             ... read more >>
Diana Ross
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 08 October 2009
Diana Ross Diana Ross and the Supremes Diana Ross, the DivaDiana Ross as Billie HolidayDiana Ross as Mahogany LegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsDIANA ROSS“Without her, there would not have been ... read more >>
Tuskegee Airmen (continued)
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 01 October 2009
Flight School GraduatesLegendsBy Yussuf J. Simmonds  Tuskegee Airmen (continued) "They allowed Black military men to fly the friendly skies with honor"  SOME OF THE NAMED AIRMEN When ... read more >>
Cardinal Francis Arinze
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 September 2009
Arinze, the CardinalArinze, the ScholarArinze, the LecturerArinze in his cardinal's regaliaArinze's birthplace LegendsBy Yussuf J. Simmonds CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE "Born in Nigeria and was in ... read more >>
Legend: Arthur Ashe
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 10 September 2009
Arthur Ashe at WimbledonAshe in ActionThe Ashe Family (Camera, Arthur and Jeanne)Ashe on the courtAshe with Nelson Mandela LegendsARTHUR ASHE"His toughest challenge was not on the tennis court but in ... read more >>
Sidney Poitier
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 27 August 2009
Sidney PoitierMr. & Mrs. Poitier (Joanna Shimkus Poitier & Sidney Poitier)The elegant Sidney PoitierPresident Barack Obama and Sidney PoitierSIDNEY POITIER"The first Black man to win an Academy ... read more >>
African Slave Castles
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Assistant Managing Editor) 27 August 2009
Cape Coast Castle, GhanaDown Inside the Slave CastlePacked Like Sardines in a CanIn the DungeonsThe West Coast of AfricaAFRICA'S SLAVE CASTLES"They were the last place a slave would 'reside' before going ... read more >>

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Donna Brazile
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 13 August 2009
Donna BrazileBrazile takes chargeBrazile's MemoirsBrazile at workLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsAssistant Managing Editor DONNA BRAZILE"The first African American woman to become campaign manager of a major ... read more >>
Gordon Parks
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 06 August 2009
Gordon Parks Parks with Minister Malcolm X, & N.Y. Borough President Hulan Jack (Seated); and Dick Gregory (at microphone)A Parks Masterpiece LegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsAssistant Managing Editor GORDON ... read more >>
Sammy Davis Jr.
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 30 July 2009
Vintage Sammy Davis Jr.Cool Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy and Altovise SAMMY DAVIS, JR."He acted on stage and screen; he was a singer, dancer, author, comedian, impressionist and musician: Mr. Bojangles"He was ... read more >>
Pullman Porters
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 July 2009
A. Philip RandolphRandolph - Black Heritage StampRandolph at the March-on-WashingtonLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsPullman Porters"A Philip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters"At the dawn ... read more >>
Africa and Africans
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 15 July 2009
The Great Rift ValleyEllen Sirleaf (Liberia)Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana)Nelson Mandela (South Africa)Patrice Lumumba (The Congo)Winnie Mandela (South Africa)Gamal Nasser (Egypt)*** Legends ***by Yussuf J. SimmondsAFRICA ... read more >>
Michael Jackson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 02 July 2009
Michael Jackson performing on stage.The Jackson 5Michael Jackson in his infamous red leather jacket (1983).Michael Jackson sporting a trendy afro (1974).MICHAEL JACKSON"The King is Dead; Long Live the ... read more >>
Black Women Poets
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 17 June 2009
 Phillis WheatleyGwendolyn E. BrooksMaya AngelouNikki GiovanniSonia SanchezLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsBLACK WOMEN POETSPHILLIS WHEATLEY was born a free spirit in Gambia, West Africa around 1753, but ... read more >>
Carter G Woodson
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 June 2009
Dr. Carter G. WoodsonWoodson Roadside Marker, West VirginiaBronze Statue of Woodson, West VirginiaWoodson, The ScholarLegends By Yussuf J. SimmondsCarter G. Woodson"Historian, author, journalist and the ... read more >>
Bustamante and Manley
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 04 June 2009
Sir Alexander BustamanteThe Honorable Norman ManleySIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE--"The First Prime Minister of Jamaica, and one of the most influential political figures in the West Indies"Born William Alexander ... read more >>
Niagara Movement
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 28 May 2009
Leaders of the MovementFounding Members of the MovementMen and Women of the Movement "It provided the framework for the NAACP"When Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois published "The Talented Tenth" in 1903, he saw it ... read more >>
Great African American Women
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 May 2009
"They led the way and bore the pain for an entire continent" WINNIE MANDELAWinnie Mandela is like no other woman in Africa because she has given all that she humanly can and is still giving so that ... read more >>
Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 07 May 2009
Attorney Fred Gray in Court                    Edgar D. Nixon - Mug ShotParks, Nixon & Gray Professor Jo Ann RobinsonJohnnie R.D. Carr, President ... read more >>
Buffalo Soldiers
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 23 April 2009
William Carney a Buffalo Soldier, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Soldiers in Cuba, A Soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, A Fighting Unit  "They were the criteria for Black soldiers in the U.S. ... read more >>