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LAPD Chief Michel Moore on The Passing of Larry Aubry
May 22, 2020
It is with great sadness that I heard the news of the passing of Mr. Larry Aubry. Mr. Aubry and I have met on several occasions throughout my law enforcement career. Since becoming LAPD's Chief-nearly two years ago-Larry attended several community meetings and he would challenge many decisions and policies of the LAPD. ... read more »
Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater
May 22, 2020
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to rest Wednesday. ... read more »
Larry Aubry: Reflections on a Purposeful Life
May 21, 2020
Larry Aubry was a consummate journalist and a dedicated activist. His columns were perfect storms of passion and facts. He had an ability to seamlessly merge institutional knowledge with current affairs. When he put pen to paper, it was to expose injustice and systemic racism. Larry took no hostages. ... read more »
Larry Aubry: A Social Justice Warrior Remembered
May 21, 2020
LA Sentinel veteran columnist, Larry Aubry has passed. No one can deny that Larry was an uncompromising, relentless, no-holds-barred warrior for social justice. For decades, he fought to improve conditions for African Americans in Los Angeles, but other minorities - such as Latinos and Koreans – also benefitted from his strident advocacy for equal rights. ... read more »
Never A Dull Moment with Larry Aubry
May 21, 2020
You never wanted to get on Larry’s bad list. It didn’t matter whether you were Black, White, an elected official, or dirty police officer, he’d call you out in hot minute. But Larry would never call you out without speaking to you first. ... read more »
A CELEBRATION: Robin Claire Ross
May 21, 2020
Robin Claire Ross was born to Barbara and Walter “Buddy” Wilkinson in New York City on August 21, 1954. Her spiritual and physical beauty were recognized early in life, and by the first grade she appeared on two, New York-area children’s television shows, “Romper Room”, and “The Jewish Fourth R.” She attended Taft and Columbus High Schools in the Bronx, and went on to Hunter College.  ... read more »
Larry Aubry Remembrance
May 21, 2020
When I was growing up, I didn’t understand what my father did for a living. I knew what he did was serious and important, not easily described to kids like me. I never asked questions about it, though I did try to figure it out by listening to him around the house, eavesdrop.  I was drawn to his mysterious work because I sensed it was not only something my father did as a job, it was who he was—how he saw the world, what he believed in. These things were one and the same. I knew this because he never came home and put down his briefcase and officially put his work away, relaxed into dinner and home life. His work was truly all encompassing, present in the most casual conversations or when he wasn’t talking at all. And whatever this work was, I assumed only he could do it. It seemed unique to him. ... read more »
R&B Icon, Betty Wright, Passes at 66
May 14, 2020
Betty Wright paved the way for R&B female vocalists today. ... read more »
‘Good Golly, Miss Molly!’ Rock ’n’ Roll Icon, Little Richard, Passes at 87
May 14, 2020
He will always be one of the pillars on which Rock ’n’ Roll stands. ... read more »
Remembering Andre Harrell: The Visioneering Pioneer of Black Culture Excellence
May 14, 2020
On May 9, 2020, Andre Harrell, the influential music mogul, passed away at the age of 59 due to heart failure. With a repertoire of curating Black excellence through ownership and creativity that spanned over three decades - of rap, soul, television, fashion, and film - the mourning hymn that echoes amongst the culture crescendos more each day. ... read more »
Dr. Sandra Black Walker, Renowned Educator and First Lady, Passes Away 
May 13, 2020
Dr. Sandra Black Walker, renowned educator and the first lady and wife of the Rev. Jewett Walker, pastor of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, ... read more »
Soul Singer “No Pain No Gain” Betty Wright Has Passed Away at 66
May 10, 2020
Soul singer, Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family. The “No Pain (No Gain)” and “Tonight Is the Night” hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, ... read more »
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87
May 9, 2020
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, ... read more »
Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59
May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. ... read more »
Obituary: Charles Hardy Thomas
May 7, 2020
Charles Hardy Thomas was born August 10, 1935 in Humble, a small town in Texas, where he was raised with his sibling. In 1943, Charles’ parents moved to California and settled in Marin City and later moved to Sacramento where they resided in Oak Park. ... read more »
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