Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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 >>
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 >>

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