Thursday, July 31, 2014
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 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 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 >>
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 >>



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