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Celebration of Life
Black Press mourns a New York Beacon
November 23, 2017
Rags-to-Riches Story Made Publisher Walter “Ball” Smith Jr. a Light for Many ... read more »
Dave S. Cunningham, Jr. A community giant passes on  
November 23, 2017
David S. Cunningham, Jr. (Dave), was born on June 24, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children, to David, Sr., and Eula Mae (Lawson) Cunningham. David, Sr.’s first-born child from a previous marriage, Elnora, was a loving older sister to both Nancy and David, Jr., and a sweet stepdaughter to Eula Mae, but the precocious namesake son was outnumbered and outmaneuvered by the powerful female caucus. ... read more »
‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dies at 91
November 21, 2017
A North Carolina native, Hyman made his Broadway debut as a teenager in 1943. He would go on to become a charter member of the American Shakespeare Theater. In 1980 Hyman received a Tony nomination for “The Lady From Dubuque.” ... read more »
Dave Cunningham funeral arrangements announced
November 17, 2017
Angelus funeral home located at 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., 90008. There will be a public viewing at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 PM to 8 PM. Services are at FAME, 2270 S. Harvard, Los Angeles California, 900 18, Monday 11/20 Church opens at 9 AM services start at 10 AM. Interment to follow at Forest lawn Hollywood hills. ... read more »
Hollywood Mourns the loss of Jarvee Hutcherson
November 17, 2017
He helped to launch careers in modeling, acting and other areas in the entertainment arena with the  scholarship pageants, which later provided him entrée into the Miss California USA pageant system. ... read more »
Former L.A. Councilman and Community Leader Dave Cunningham passes away
November 15, 2017
Former L.A. Councilman and Community Leader Dave Cunningham passes away ... read more »
Award-winning Actor Robert Guillaume Dies at 89
November 2, 2017
Remembered as a True Legend on Screen and Broadway, Robert Guillaume Dies at 89 ... read more »
Fats Domino, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 89
November 2, 2017
Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. ... read more »
Fallen 14-Year-Old Is Remembered at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
November 2, 2017
On October 20, at only 14 years of age, Deangelo “Dee Dee” Parham suddenly passed of an enlarged heart. ... read more »
A Bright Light of the Black Press Dims: Bernal Smith II Dies at 45
October 26, 2017
“He was about business,” said Marshall. “He added value when he spoke on issues related to NNPA and his recent election to the executive team was a clear sign of his rising star.” ... read more »
Dick Gregory’s life celebrated in D.C. with memorial and tribute parade
September 21, 2017
The family of Civil Rights leader and icon Dick Gregory celebrated his life and legacy on September 16 at the City of Praise Family Ministries ... read more »
Legendary Musician Rodena Preston Williams Passes
September 20, 2017
Rodena Preston Williams, who passed on Sept. 15 in Los Angeles, was heralded across the nation as an amazing pianist, director and arranger. She worked with many gospel greats throughout her career. ... read more »
Perry Laid to Rest at 87 years old
September 14, 2017
Sabina Alyne Perry transitioned from this life into the loving arms of Jesus on September 5, surrounded by a host of beloved family. She was 87-years-old. ... read more »
Carrie Williams Passes at 95
September 14, 2017
Carrie B. Williams lived her life with enviable grace and resilience. ... read more »
 Dick Gregory; A Civil Rights Pioneer On and Off the Stage Dies at 84
August 24, 2017
“One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people,” said satirist, comedic icon, and activist Dick Gregory who passed away Saturday, August 19. ... read more »
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