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
Written by Super User 08 August 2012
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VIDEO: A Tribute to Willis Edwards
Written by Super User 16 July 2012
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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 >>