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Celebration of Life: Ivan James Houston 1925 – 2020
March 12, 2020
Ivan J. Houston was born in Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1925, the second son to Norman O. Houston and Doris Young Houston. After graduating from L.A.'s Polytechnic High School in 1942 Ivan entered the University of California at Berkeley. The country was also engaged in World War II, and in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the legendary African American 92nd Infantry Division, also known as the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Returning from the war in 1945, he married Philippa, and reentered U.C. Berkeley, then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1948. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of La Verne. ... read more »
James W. Sweeney Obituary
March 6, 2020
James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno, California on July 28, 1948, to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death. ... read more »
LMU Unveils Statue of Basketball Great, Hank Gathers
March 5, 2020
While Gathers’ basketball prowess was unmistakable, his energy and charisma were infectious, as evidenced by Saturday’s sizeable crowd. The unveiling coincided with LMU’s Family Weekend, it’s celebration of Black History Month, and its commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989-1990 Men’s Basketball Team, which advanced to the Elite Eight of the 1990 NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament. ... read more »
GALLERY: Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial
February 28, 2020
Kobe and Gianna Bryant Memorial ... read more / view gallery »
Model, Businesswoman and Author B. Smith, Passes at 70
February 27, 2020
She was a trailblazer in and throughout multiple lanes leaving a lasting legacy. ... read more »
Civil Rights Champion, Rita Walters, Passes at 89
February 27, 2020
“As a civil-rights advocate and the first Black woman to be elected to L.A. City Council, Ms. Walters was not only a pillar to this community but a model public servant. She inspired the minds of future generations of women of color to strive for their dreams and accomplish their goals regardless of their adversities,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies
February 27, 2020
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering Black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101. ... read more »
‘Good Times’ Ja’Net DuBois dies; co-wrote ‘Jeffersons’ theme
February 20, 2020
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died. ... read more »
Quotes on the Passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant
January 30, 2020
“God please be with the families involved. Heal every broken heart and be there in their time of need! Still can’t believe this" -Paul George ... read more »
Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75
January 17, 2020
Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. ... read more »
June Bacon-Bercey, America’s 1st female TV meteorologist, dies at 90
January 9, 2020
June Bacon-Bercey was a pioneering meteorologist. She was the first African American woman meteorologist and the first woman television meteorologist in the US. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Andrew LaVelle Price II
January 9, 2020
Andrew LaVelle Price II, affectionally called Boobie was welcomed into this life on August 18, 1983 by his proud parents, Andrew “The Hawk” Price and Demetra Price (Dede) in Los Angeles, California. Andrew was the only child born of this union. Andrew accepted Christ at an early age and loved the Lord and was a God-fearing young man. His favorite scripture was Matthew 6:11-16. ... read more »
Kenneth Jackson, Victor Over Adversity, Passes at 74
January 2, 2020
Kenneth Jackson, Victor Over Adversity, Passes at 74 ... read more »
Sunsets of 2019
December 26, 2019
This year, we said goodbye to friends, family and loved ones. The sun has set for them but we will always remember them in love and joy. ... read more »
Notable Deaths of 2019
December 26, 2019
This year, we said goodbye to amazing men and women, who left lasting legacies with their work, talents and time… ... read more / view gallery »
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