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Celebration of Life
Ernest Roberts, Community Advocate and First PVJOBS Executive Director, Dies
November 25, 2021
Ernest Roberts, the first PVJOBS Executive Director who spent two decades in this role to help transform lives through groundbreaking job programs for the at-risk community, passed away on November 17 following a long illness. ... read more »
Lois Andrews, a Mainstay of New Orleans Music Scene, Dies
November 22, 2021
 Lois Nelson Andrews, a New Orleans cultural icon who led countless processions as grand marshal of jazz funerals and second-line parades, has died. She was 69. ... read more »
Dr. James V. Brown, Local Community Leader Passes Away
November 11, 2021
Dr. James Vernon Brown of Inglewood passed away on October 15 at the age of 74. James played a leading role in developing shopping centers in L.A.’s Crenshaw and Vermont-Slauson districts and aided the small business community in Inglewood. ... read more »
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Celebration of Life: Ruth Jean Davis
November 4, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the sudden transition of Ruth Jean Davis on October 17, 2021.  ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Lenora Dale Robinson Blacknell
November 4, 2021
Lenora Dale Robinson, a long-time resident of Los Angeles, passed away on October 25 ... read more »
The Gap Band founder Ronnie Wilson dies at age 73
November 3, 2021
Ronnie Wilson, multi-instrumentalist and founder of the popular R&B and funk group The Gap Band, has died. He was 73. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Alvin Atwood Watkins, Jr.,
October 28, 2021
Alvin Atwood Watkins, Jr., a life-long resident of Los Angeles, California, was born March 7, 1939, and closed his eyes to be with the Lord on August 24, 2021, ... read more »
Photo Gallery: Remembering Colin Powell
October 21, 2021
Photo Gallery: Remembering Colin Powell ... read more / view gallery »
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Annie Woods Juarez Celebrates 108 Years of Life
October 21, 2021
Annie Woods Juarez recently celebrated her 108th birthday and her relatives came together to pay tribute to the family matriarch as well as marvel at how her positive attitude has contributed to her long and productive life. ... read more »
Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. ... read more »
Florida Star and Georgia Star Publisher Clara McLaughlin Dies
October 7, 2021
Clara McLaughlin, the famous author, and publisher of The Florida Star and The Georgia Star in Jacksonville, Florida, has died. ... read more »
Melvin Van Peebles — the “godfather of modern black cinema” left his cinematic immortal mark
October 7, 2021
Melvin Van Peebles, the pioneering African-American filmmaker who is best known for his films “Watermelon Man” and “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” transitioned on September 21, 2021, at his home in Manhattan. He was 89 years old. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Helen Jean Henson
September 30, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Jean Henson announce her passing on Sunday, August 8, 2021, in Lynwood, California at the age of 91. ... read more »
Illinois Bloomington Illinois State University Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student
September 23, 2021
A body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinois State University, authorities said Thursday. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Earl L. Bakewell
September 23, 2021
Earl L. Bakewell was welcomed to the world and his family July 26, 1930 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He passed away of natural causes on Tuesday September 22, 2020. In May of 2020. Earl unfortunately contracted Covid 19 while being a long term resident of an Orange County nursing home, and was never able to fully return to normal health. ... read more »
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