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Celebration of Life
Dr. Genevieve Shepherd, L.A. Educator and Activist, Passes
January 17, 2019
She inspired countless students, parents and everyone she encountered... ... read more »
Nola Carter passes at 100  
January 17, 2019
Nola Carter, was born in Shreveport, LA on April 15, 1918, where she finished high school and later migrated to Los Angeles, CA and attended Frank Wiggins College and Southwest University majoring in Business and Real Estate. ... read more »
Tuskegee Airman John Lyle Dead at 98
January 10, 2019
The members of the nation's first black fighter squadron won acclaim for their aerial prowess and bravery, despite a military that imposed segregation on its African-American recruits while respecting the rights of German prisoners. ... read more »
Donald Edward Anderson: An Established Media Executive (1938-2019)
January 10, 2019
Donald “Don” Edward Anderson, former Senior Vice President of HBO, President of Emerge Communications and Emerge Magazine, as well as Senior Advisor to the Chairman & CEO of Time Warner, Inc. passed away on December 18, 2018 in Los Angeles. He was 80 years old.  ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Cigars and Whiskey – America’s Oldest Veteran, Richard
January 3, 2019
He was there at Pearl Harbor, when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima, where he said, ‘I only got out of there by the grace of God said former President Barack Obama in 2013 during a Veterans Day ceremony honoring Overton at Arlington National Cemetery. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Black Business Advocate Aubry L. Stone Remembered
December 6, 2018
Stone and five others created the California Black Chamber of Commerce in 1995 with the mission of providing programs and services to strengthen Black ownership and business opportunities throughout the state. ... read more »
Details of Kim Porters Funeral Are Set
November 21, 2018
Charles E. Huff International Funeral Home confirmed that there will be a public viewing held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 23 at Columbus’ ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Baseball Great Willie McCovey Dies at 80
November 8, 2018
Former San Francisco Giant slugger and one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest players, Willie McCovey, has died at the age of 80. ... read more »
Chargers Longtime Owner Alex Spanos Dies at 95
October 9, 2018
Alex Gus Spanos, owner of the Chargers and founder of A.G. Spanos Companies, a family-owned real estate and construction company, died at age 95 on Tuesday morning. ... read more »
Legendary Chicago Blues Guitarist Otis Rush Dies at 84
October 2, 2018
  CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-tinged music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, ... read more »
A Life Well-Lived Dr. Clyde A. Luck, Jr.
September 27, 2018
After graduating from Howard University College of Medicine in 1959, Dr. Luck did his internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital, followed by a residency in General Surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital in the state of Michigan. In Los Angeles, California, a one year fellowship was completed with the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospital. In the summer of 1965 Dr. Luck returned to Detroit and engaged in a private practice; however, the memories of the California sunshine and the apparent successes of former classmates and best friends, Dr. John Greene and Dr. Edward Smith, beckoned him back to the Pacific coast to establish a practice not limited to referrals only but with an open door. This naturally coupled his involvement in local humanitarian, philanthropic and professional organizations: The Brotherhood Crusade, the One Hundred Black Men, the National Medical Association and the Drew Medical Society to name only a few. Dr Luck was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. ... read more »
Ode to my Niece,Thais (June 25, 1937-February 19, 2012)
September 13, 2018
She shared her life to the fullest and we too are blessed that she passed our way ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Was Committed To Making The World A Better Place 
August 23, 2018
On Thursday, August 17th, the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, also known as “The Queen of Soul” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.   ... read more »
Remembering the Legacy of Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General
August 20, 2018
Luca Bruno/AP ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, ... read more »
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