Celebration of Life Archives - Los Angeles Sentinel
I am Sandra Bland
August 5, 2015
Sandra Bland is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. She was dragged out of her car for failing to signal a traffic lane change because Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Encinia chose to abuse his power and violate her rights, because he could. ... read more »
Dudley Williams Dances Into Sunset
June 11, 2015
Dudley Williams (Courtesy Photo of The Ailey School) Accomplished and talented dancer, Dudley Williams, of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan on Sunday. ... read more »
In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard
May 28, 2015
Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard June 23, 1932-May 21, 2015 Gwendolyn Theresa Romain was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a gentle spirit, a resourceful and brilliant woman of many talents who loved everyone. ... read more »
Brad Pye III Succumbs; He was the son of sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr.
May 20, 2015
The son of legendary Black journalism pioneer Brad Pye III has died. Pye III succumbed on May 17, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 61. He was the son of former Los Angeles Sentinel Sports and Managing Editor and radio broadcaster Brad Pye Jr. ... read more »
Ann Shaw, Trailblazing LA Civic Leader, Passes Away
May 14, 2015
Ann Shaw  Ann Shaw, a petite powerhouse who accumulated an impressive series of ‘firsts’ as an African American woman, passed away on May 5.  She was 93 years old and a resident of Lafayette Square in the Mid-City District of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Obituary: Janell McClain
March 5, 2015
Sister Janell McClain Though she was born Janell Newton in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1953, Janell McClain was more affectionately known as Jan. Her parents, Luchel A. ... read more »
Roy Evans Remembered as a Community Advocate
January 15, 2015
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1931, Roy Evans was raised by his mother, grandmother and Aunt Mariah. His father, William Evans, died when he was 5 months old.  ... read more »
2014 Sunsets
January 4, 2015
January James Avery Georgia B. Mack Etta Seamster-McMahan Ella Mae Earnest Melvin Jones Leola Sudduth Kennedy John Robert Ramsey February Chokwe Lumumba Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) Betty Jean Mays Peggie Rose Wright Morris Turner Gregorio Mejia-Martinez Ester Delgado Leticia Ibarra Jessica Jasmine Mejia Olivia Culbreath Maya Louise Culbreath Kristin Melissa Young Elder Ernest D. ... read more »
Home Going for Roy Evans
December 11, 2014
The family of Roy Evans would like to announce his home going service. It will take place Thursday December 12, at 11:00 am from 1:00 pm-7:30 pm at Angelus Funeral Home(3740 Don Felipe Drive Los Angeles). ... read more »
Marion Barry Hailed as a Freedom Fighter
November 28, 2014
Marion Barry  Marion Barry (AP Photo)    Former Washington D.C. Mayor Succumbs    Former Washington, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry long recognized for being video taped while smoking crack cocaine, ... read more »
Braving The Flames Of Racism
November 6, 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) , ... read more »
Remembering Dr. Calvin Rolark
October 23, 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 Jr., ... read more »
Funeral Services Pending for Gang Interventionist Reno Williams
October 23, 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 the weekend in a single car accident following a late night patrol with a colleague in Los Angeles.   ... read more »
Original Southern California Black Panther Party Member Dies at 68
October 23, 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 for Self-Defense died Wed., ... read more »
Until we meet again, I love you Grandpa
October 23, 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. ... read more »
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