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Celebration of Life
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
November 7, 2019
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86. ... read more »
John Conyers, longest serving Black congressman, dies at 90
October 31, 2019
Known as the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, which he helped found, Conyers became one of only six Black House members when he won his first election by just 108 votes in 1964. ... read more »
Mildred Boutin Prothrow Passes at 102
October 30, 2019
Mildred Boutin Prothrow, 102, died August 7, in Maho, Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles, during an annual family vacation. She had been living in Los Angeles with her daughter, ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Congressman Elijah Cummings Dies at 68
October 24, 2019
In addition to the contributions he made to improve the lives of all Americans, the congressman was a passionate advocate for his beloved Baltimore, where he was born and raised. ... read more »
Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78
October 24, 2019
Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland’s first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. ... read more »
Laurence Fishburne, others to honor Jessye Norman at funeral
October 10, 2019
The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in August ... read more »
Diahann Carroll—Black Excellence Personified
October 10, 2019
We remember the woman who broke multiple barriers in Hollywood and did it with class and true beauty. ... read more »
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Shirley Higgenbotham Jones
October 3, 2019
Juanita Shirley Mariea Higgenbotham Jones was born November 1, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shirley spent the majority of her early childhood with her grandmother, Alice Newman, since her mother, Beatrice Higgenbotham, taught in rural areas and was home only on weekends. Shirley’s mother was a home economics teacher, who successfully organized rural communities composed primarily of sharecroppers, to improve schoolhouse conditions. ... read more »
Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74
October 3, 2019
Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. ... read more »
Funeral to be Held for Teen Killed at Pasadena Rose Bowl While Trying to Break Up Fight
September 27, 2019
Funeral services will be held for Kamryn Stone on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Greater Emmanuel Temple Church in Lynwood. ... read more »
Dr. William H Lee Dies
September 26, 2019
He was tireless in the fight for access and respect for Black journalists and relentless in championing for Blacks to have a seat at the proverbial table. ... read more »
Long-Time Sentinel Managing Editor, Yussuf J. Simmonds Passes Away
September 19, 2019
On Thursday, September 12, 2019 the Los Angeles Sentinel Family was shocked when we got word that former Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor, Yussuf J. Simmonds, passed away after several years of battling health challenges. ... read more »
Life Celebration Set for Rev. Robert Ned
September 4, 2019
A life celebration is planned for the Rev. Robert L. Ned, who passed away on Aug. 21. The homegoing service is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, ... read more »
A Beautiful Life Story of Eleanor Moore
August 14, 2019
Eleanor Moore was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 9, 1933, to the proud parents of Frank and Geraldine Smith. To this union two children were born with Eleanor being the oldest. ... read more »
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88
August 8, 2019
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. ... read more »
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