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2017 Notable Passings
December 28, 2017
As we come to the end of 2017, we remember those we lost that made a difference in music, television, movies. civil rights and more. ... read more / view gallery »
Sunsets of 2017
December 28, 2017
This year, we said goodbye to friends, family and loved ones. The sun has set for them but we will always remember them in love and joy. ... read more »
NASA Celebrates Legacy of First Black American Astronaut
December 21, 2017
Earlier this year, the Chicago Crusader reported about the lack of visibility of NASA’s first Black American astronaut and helped to raise awareness about Lawrence’s incredible journey. ... read more »
Golden Krust Founder Lowell Hawthorne Dies at 57
December 21, 2017
Hawthorne and Golden Krust’s remarkable rise was covered extensively in West Indian publications and mainstream magazines like Forbes ... read more »
Local Radio Personality Cliff Winston Passes
December 21, 2017
Famed L.A. radio personality  died this week of an apparent heart attack, it was reported ... read more »
THE FOUNDER OF MARCUS GARVEY SCHOOL
December 21, 2017
Dr. Anyim Palmer was one of the most innovative, resourceful educators of his time ... read more »
Simeon Booker, an Icon of Black Journalism, Dies at 99
December 21, 2017
Booker is credited with playing an integral role in delivering the story of Emmett Till’s murder ... read more »
The Celebration of The Exceptional, Long Life, Journey and Legacy of  Leon T. Garr
December 14, 2017
LEON T. GARR, one of seven children born to Eugene and Emma Garr, was raised in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.  He learned early on that life was to be handled with care.   ... read more »
Leon T. Garr passes away at 103
December 7, 2017
Well known community figure Leon "Ted" Garr, passed away on Tuesday, December 5th at home with his family surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Garr was 103 years old. ... read more »
Trailblazing Founder of “Black Psychology” Field, Dr. Joseph L. White, age 84
December 7, 2017
Psychologist and activist Joseph L. White - whose trailblazing work revolutionized the way African-Americans are understood in psychology and was affectionately referred to as the "godfather" of his field by students, mentees and colleagues -died Nov. 21 at the age of 84. ... read more »
Remembering the Life and Legacy of Fredda S. Blackmon Bryan 
December 7, 2017
Fredda S. Blackmon Bryan was a humanitarian and a community legend. Her career accomplishments began in 1985, when she joined the United States Navy.   ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Eugene Green Braxton
December 7, 2017
Eugene Green Braxton, a former civil engineer with the Department of Water and Power, proud graduate of the University of Southern California and beloved patriarch of the Braxton family, died Oct. 13 at his Los Angeles home. He was 95. ... read more »
Marjorie Laverne Cash Passes at 80
November 30, 2017
Marjorie Laverne Cash, a longtime resident of greater Los Angeles, passed away on Nov. 23. She was 80 years old. “It was very appropriate that God took her back on Thanksgiving night. ... read more »
Robert Lincoln Boyd Obituary
November 30, 2017
Robert Lincoln Boyd, affectionately known as “Bob”, was born to loving parents Reverend Cauthion Tilmon Boyd and Celia (McCullough) Boyd on July 1, 1927, in Woodleaf, North Carolina. ... read more »
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 »
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