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Celebration of Life
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, 20012)
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 »
Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Reflects on Moments with Aretha Franklin
August 16, 2018
From Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper: “Aretha Franklin was a friend. We honored her one year at the Brotherhood Crusade, we had phenomenal artists on that show. ... read more »
Local Stage Play Director Big Mike “Theplaywriter” Brown Passes Away at 52
August 16, 2018
Michael Brown known for his hit plays a Man that Finds a Wife, Finds a Good Thing and Momma, Tell Me  has reportedly died. Brown who attended Locke High and Long Beach State, ... read more »
Special Report: The Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)
August 16, 2018
  NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
Large Turnout for Funeral of Joe Adams, Longtime Manager of Ray Charles 
July 26, 2018
On Sat., Jul. 21, mourners from across the country turned out for the funeral services of  Joe Adams, the longtime manager of legendary musician Ray Charles and former Chairman of the Board of The Ray Charles Foundation. ... read more »
Dr. Edward W. Savage, Jr. Celebration of Life at Holman United Methodist Church
July 26, 2018
Dr. Edward W. Savage, Jr. passed last week at the age of 85.  A gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Savage was one the few board certified specialists providing medical treatment for women in the Southern California area ... read more »
Sentinel Says Goodbye To Former Production Manager
July 12, 2018
Christine Brooks Martin was a Christian and believed in sharing the Word of God with everyone. ... read more »
Prominent Civil Rights Leader John Mack Remembered
July 12, 2018
A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service.  ... read more »
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