Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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 >>
First Time Nominees
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 March 2010
 Gabourey Sidibe on the red carpetSidibe as PreciousJennifer Hudson, the DreamgirlOprah Winfrey in the Color PurpleWhoopi Goldberg in the Color PurpleDiana Ross in Lady Sings the BluesFirst Time Nominees"Ladies ... read more >>
Legend: Myrlie Evers-Williams
Written by Super User 14 March 2010
Myrlie Evers-WilliamsA Display of Grace Under PressureAt Medgar Evers' funeral3 Women of Distinction: Dr. Betty Shabazz, Coretta Scott King, Myrlie Evers-WilliamsLegendsby Yussuf J. SimmondsMyrlie Evers-Williams'The ... read more >>
Harriet Tubman
Written by Super User 05 March 2010
Harriet TubmanThe "Underground Railroad"Slaves on the runLEGENDSBy Yussuf J. Simmonds HARRIET TUBMAN"Called the Black Moses, she moved slaves through the Underground Railroad"I'll meet you in the morningSafe ... read more >>
Henri Christophe
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 18 February 2010
General Henri ChristopheKing ChristopheThe CitadelIn Memory of the KingLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsHENRI CHRISTOPHE"One of the architects of the Haitian Revolution"Henri Christophe (pronounced "Or-ree/Ah-ree ... read more >>
Jean Jacques Dessalines
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 11 February 2010
Jean Jacques DessalinesEmperor DessalinesIn Memory of DessalinesLegendsBy Yussuf J. SimmondsJean Jacques Dessalines"One of the triumvirate that ran the French out of Haiti"After the Haitians defeated the ... read more >>
Toussaint L’Ouverture
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 05 February 2010
 Toussaint L’Ouverture  In honor of the current events in Haiti, "Legends" will carry the stories of the men who fought the French and won its independence at the end of the 18th century--beginning ... read more >>
Dr. Mark Dean
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 14 January 2010
LegendsDR. MARK DEANDr. Dean, the ScholarDr. Dean, IBM's Man Dr. Mark Dean "The dean of Black Inventors referred to as America's high-tech Invisible Man" In the book, Invisible Man, the main character ... read more >>
Cabinet Members of the Past
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds (Managing Editor) 10 December 2009
Robert C. Weaver (HUD)                                       Patricia R. Harris (HUD, ... read more >>
Eartha Kitt
Written by Yussuf J. Simmonds 02 December 2009
Miss Eartha KittThe Sultry KittThe Tantalizing KittThe Magnificent Kitt Legends  By Yussuf J. SimmondsEartha Kitt“Though small in physical stature, she was a giant in the entertainment community ... read more >>

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