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Celebration of Life
Valris Carter Passes Away
January 26, 2023
Valris Carter, a longtime resident of Monrovia, California, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. ... read more »
Anita Pointer, Founding Member of the Pointer Sisters, Passes at Age 74
January 5, 2023
Grammy-winning singer Anita Pointer, a founding member of the Pointer Sisters who had a string of hit songs in the 70s and 80s, died of cancer at her home in Beverly Hills, her publicist said on Saturday, Dec. 31. ... read more »
Eunice D. Criswell Gibson-Sutton | February 20, 1952 – November 17, 2022
December 22, 2022
Eunice Diane Criswell Gibson-Sutton, a longtime Southern California resident, passed away on Nov. 17 at the age of 70. A registered nurse who worked at several local hospitals, she most recently served as director of nursing at Morningside Adult Daycare Center in Inglewood. ... read more »
Bertha Barbee-McNeal of The Velvelettes Passes
December 22, 2022
Motown alum Bertha Barbee-McNeal (“Barbee Doll”) of The Velvelettes passed away December 15 at age 82.   ... read more »
Pioneering Black feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes dies at 84
December 15, 2022
Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a pioneering Black feminist, child welfare advocate and lifelong community activist who toured the country speaking with Gloria Steinem in the 1970s and appears with her in one of the most iconic photos of the second-wave feminist movement, has died. She was 84. ... read more »
The Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ Stephen’ tWitch’ Boss Found Dead at 40
December 14, 2022
DJ Stephen' tWitch' Boss, the former DJ, choreographer, and co-executive producer with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday. He was 40 years old. Boss was husband to fellow dancer Allison Holker and father of three. According to his social media post, Boss celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary with Holker a few days ago. ... read more »
JANIS HUNTER GAYE DIES AT 66, Second Wife of Motown Legend Marvin Gaye
December 8, 2022
Stylist, manager, author, JANIS GAYE, the second wife of Motown legend Marvin Gaye and the subject of several of his songs, died Saturday, December 3, at her home in Rhode Island. She was 66 years old. She is survived by her sister, Shawnn Monteiro, her brother Mark Gaillard, her children, Nona and Frankie, and grandson Nolan Pentz. ... read more »
Shirley Kitt Calloway – Rest In Peace
December 1, 2022
Shirley Kitt Calloway was born in St. George, South Carolina. Shirley was a Dream Chaser who had huge odds against her. ... read more »
Michael R. Benbow, Inglewood Resident, Passes Away
November 24, 2022
Michael Ralph Benbow, a longtime resident and civic leader of Inglewood, passed away recently. He was 73-years-old. ... read more »
Frank Davie, World of Curls Founder, Succumbs
November 24, 2022
Frank Davie, who transformed haircare in the Black community in the 1970s and 1980s, was called home to be with the Lord on November 10. ... read more »
Earl Gales, Renowned L.A. Architect/Engineer Passes Away
November 22, 2022
Earl E. Gales Jr., the skillful and creative founder of Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc., has died. According to an announcement by JGM, Jenkins passed away on Sunday, November 20. ... read more »
Shri Natha Devi Premananda (Mataji) Transitions on Nov. 12 
November 17, 2022
Shri Natha Devi Premananda, a respected spiritual teacher who selflessly served for 37 years as a beacon of light in South Los Angeles and the world, transitioned peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 12. ... read more »
Virginia McLaurin, Who Danced with the Obamas, Dies at 113
November 17, 2022
Virginia McLaurin, the centenarian who danced excitedly with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during a 2016 White House visit, has died. She was 113.  ... read more »
Honor Legacy of Willard Murray by Voting  
October 27, 2022
The late Willard Murray, Jr. was a giant among Democratic political leaders for more than 60 years. A revered strategist, civil rights activist and political maverick, he was committed to helping other throughout his life.  ... read more »
Celebrating the Life of John J. Kennedy
October 6, 2022
On July 21, 2022, the city of Pasadena and much of the nation was rocked with the announcement of the sudden passing of Pasadena Councilman John J. Kennedy at the age of 61.  On Friday, September 30, friends and loved ones from far and near came together to pay tribute to the man who had dedicated much of his life to the service of others.  ... read more »

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