Braving The Flames Of Racism
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 November 2014
Despite racism and segregation, Hartsfield made up his mind that he would become a firefighter blazing a path for future African American firefighters Artis Lane (L) , Arnett Hartsfield and Mrs. Jeanne ... read more >>
Remembering Dr. Calvin Rolark
Written by By Stacy M. Brown, Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer 23 October 2014
Dr. Calvin Rolark  The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who writes a weekly column that runs in The Washington Informer, simply couldn’t find the right words. Jackson, who marched alongside Martin Luther King ... read more >>
Funeral Services Pending for Gang Interventionist Reno Williams
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
  Reno Williams  Funeral services are pending for Reno Williams, an elite member and instructor with the Professional Community Interventionist Training Institute (PCITI), who lost his life over ... read more >>
Original Southern California Black Panther Party Member Dies at 68
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
Ronald Freeman Ronald Freeman Death makes third original L.A. Black Panther to die in past two months Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Party ... read more >>
Until we meet again, I love you Grandpa
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 October 2014
(Amen Oyiboke with her maternal grandparents) It was the summer of 2009, I was sitting in my bedroom in Houston, Texas, and extremely nervous and excited about what was about to happen. For the first ... read more >>
Black Business Expo President Harold Hambrick Dies
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 09 October 2014
President of the Black Business Expo and longtime Watts community advocate Harold Hambrick has died. He was 71. He passed during the evening of Oct. 8 and the cause of dead is not immediately known. Hambrick ... read more >>
Renowned LAUSD Educator Willie Washington, Jr. Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 October 2014
  Willie Washington, Jr. was born to Willie Washington and Lucille Hands in Scott, Arkansas on January 1, 1929.  An only child, Willie was given early Christian training by his mother and his grandmother, ... read more >>
VIDEO: Brandy Norwood Sings at Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Home Going
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 August 2014
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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: President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela
Written by Super User 10 December 2013
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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 >>