Sunday, July 3, 2022
Celebration of Life
Dr. Willie Morrow, Black Media Pioneer and Creator of the ‘Afro-Pick,’ Passes at 82      
June 30, 2022
Dr. Willie Morrow, publisher emeritus of the San Diego Monitor and creator of one of the most well-known symbols of Black pride, the Afro Pick, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 22. ... read more »
Bernice Mitchell Passes Away
June 23, 2022
On January 17, 1942, Bernice Mitchell was born to Louie Bell and Daisy Lee (nee Smith) Mitchell in Rosston, Arkansas. She often talked of her mother's kind and sweet disposition and her love of shopping—a hobby she inherited. She frequently bragged about how her father, who spent lots of time hunting and fishing, loved her cooking. ... read more »
Reflections on the Life of Captain Shaheed Muhammad 
June 9, 2022
Nation of Islam Captain Emeritus Shaheed Muhammad stood tall and strong at 6’7” in his life, which he dedicated to helping the Black man and woman of America.  He passed away on May 20, and at his Muslim funeral service or janazah, many of the very men he sacrificed his life for stood just as tall for him during a special prayer service.  ... read more »
Memorial Service Set for Raymond C. Reed  
June 9, 2022
Raymond Charles Reed, a successful Beverly Hills entertainment attorney and film producer, passed away on February 15, in Los Angeles.  ... read more »
Derf Reklaw, Renowned Jazz Musician, Succumbs
May 26, 2022
While in Los Angeles, Derf’s musical endeavors continued to soar.  He performed throughout Europe with jazz musician Eddie Harris. He toured around Canada with rock musician Burton Cummings. His command of his craft took him to South Africa’s Joy of Jazz Festival playing alongside jazz singer Dwight Trible. ... read more »
Burrell Communications Group Mourns One of Its Finest
May 26, 2022
Linda Jefferson, senior vice president of Group Media Services for Burrell Communications Group, passed away suddenly last week after a short illness.  ... read more »
We Speak Their Names:  Honoring the Victims of the Buffalo Shooting 
May 19, 2022
Last Saturday afternoon, the citizens of Buffalo, New York had no idea that a shooter wearing military fatigues, body armor, and a tactical helmet would intentionally walk into Tops supermarket and randomly aim a Bushmaster XM-15 rifle at shoppers going about their lives and employees working their shifts.   ... read more »
In Memoriam – Pastor Floyd D. Bullock September 17, 1933 – April 19, 2022
May 5, 2022
It is with deep sorrow we announce that Rev. F. D Bullock transitioned to his heavenly home peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, surrounded by his loved ones.   ... read more »
Rest in Peace – Linda Lanier
May 5, 2022
The community lost another angel with the passing of Linda Lanier, who left this world for eternal rest with the Heavenly Father on April 15. She was 70 years old. ... read more »
Rest in Peace- Michael Angelo Houlemard, Sr. February 9, 1933 – April 1, 2022
April 28, 2022
Michael Angelo Houlemard, Sr. peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on April 1, 2022, after a full day surrounded by generations of his adoring family. He was admired and will be missed by too many to list, ... read more »
In Memoriam – Kimberly Rachelle Willis Gagnier, Esq.
April 27, 2022
Sunrise: Monday, May 3, 1971 Sunset: Wednesday, April 21, 2022 ... read more »
Travis Kiel, LAUSD Change Maker, Passes Away
April 14, 2022
The legacy of Travis Kiel, a game-changing educator and administrator, will be celebrated by family and friends in his hometown of Coffeeville, Alabama on Saturday, April 16. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Loris Lovett
April 14, 2022
The family and friends of Loris __ recently gathered to celebrate her life and legacy. She touched many people in a truly positive way and so many are better off from having the extreme pleasure of knowing Loris. ... read more »
Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins killed in auto accident
April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins was working on a second chapter for his young NFL career. The 24-year-old quarterback was spending time with some teammates with the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting ready to compete for a starting job. ... read more »
Gerald F. Luke – Rest in Peace
April 7, 2022
Gerald Francis Luke Sr. was born June 10, 1944, to the late Joseph and Lillie Luke in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native of New Orleans, Gerald completed his high school education at George Washington Carver High School. ... read more »

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