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Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
December 14, 2018
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts. Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 hit ”(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which drew upon Broadway, pop and jazz. ... read more »
LEGENDS—Vivica A. Fox
November 1, 2018
She is a trailblazer among Black Hollywood, an entrepreneur, director and philanthropic inspiration. ... read more »
Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House
September 6, 2018
Alice Allison Dunnigan began her journalism career in Kentucky and was a pioneering journalist who rose to the top of her profession despite racist policies ... read more »
Mourning Kofi Annan, Remembering Ron Walters
September 6, 2018
Kofi Annan made his transition in August. The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he worked up from the lower ranks (starting at age 24) of the international organization, to serve as head of peacekeeping operations, and four years into his term as UN Secretary-General, earning the Nobel Peace Prize. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Was Committed To Making The World A Better Place 
August 23, 2018
On Thursday, August 17th, the music world lost a legend. Aretha Franklin, also known as “The Queen of Soul” has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.   ... read more »
L.A. Loved Aretha! 
August 23, 2018
The Queen of Soul loved coming to Los Angeles and she loved the crowd that always had love for her.  ... read more »
Aretha’s Gospel Foundation Influenced Her Career
August 23, 2018
Music lovers around the world agree the faith of Aretha Franklin and her gospel music roots greatly influenced her songs ... read more »
Los Angeles Sentinel Publisher Danny Bakewell Sr., Reflects on Moments with Aretha Franklin
August 16, 2018
From Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper: “Aretha Franklin was a friend. We honored her one year at the Brotherhood Crusade, we had phenomenal artists on that show. ... read more »
Legacy of Oliver Brown Saluted on His 100th Birthday
August 16, 2018
1954 Brown vs. Board of Education suit ended segregation in U.S. schools ... read more »
Black Panther Party Co-founder Elbert “Big Man” Howard dies
July 26, 2018
Friends and family described Howard as a "gentle giant'' who could paint in words what a jazz song was saying. Howard was an author, volunteer jazz disc jockey, author, lecturer and activist in Sonoma County, where he later made his home. ... read more »
LEGENDS—A Pioneer of the Comic Book Industry
July 12, 2018
Dwayne McDuffie shined a light on people of color and opened the door for more diversity in pages of fiction. ... read more »
Joe Adams, Longtime Manager of Ray Charles Dies at 94
July 6, 2018
Known as the 'man behind the man', Adams was instrumental in Charles' rise as a cultural icon. ... read more »
John Mack Services
July 5, 2018
West Angeles COGIC (North Campus)           3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016                    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 11:00am    In lieu of flowers please make donations to:              Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL)                       John Mack Fund        4401 Crenshaw Blvd. ... read more »
Houston Forward Times Publisher Continues Parents’ Legacy
June 28, 2018
Karen Carter Richards, the publisher and CEO of the Houston Forward Times, was born in a small town in Arizona; her family moved to Houston when she was just one month old. ... read more »
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