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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 »
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 »
John Mack Sunrise (1-6-1937) Sunset (6-21-2018) A Hero, Statesman and Man of the People
June 28, 2018
When it comes to John Wesley Mack, the opinion is unanimous.  Civil rights legend, social justice warrior, and groundbreaking public servant are words that illustrated his life and career. ... read more »
Medical Community Remembers Dr. Ezra C. Davidson 
June 21, 2018
Earlier this year, America’s medical community, particularly those in the area of obstetrics and gynecology, mourned the death of one of their own, Dr. Ezra C. Davidson. ... read more »
Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Pioneer and MLK Colleague, Dies
June 14, 2018
Cotton died Sunday afternoon at the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community in New York, said Jared Harrison, a close friend who was at her bedside. Harrison said she had battled illnesses recently but didn't specify a cause of death. ... read more »
Trump Considers Pardon for Ali, Wants Athletes’ Advice
June 14, 2018
Trump has been on a clemency kick of late, using his near-limitless power to pardon a growing list that includes a former White House aide, a conservative commentator and a former sheriff convicted of violating a judge's orders who campaigned with Trump in 2016. ... read more »
Arch Colson Whitehead
June 8, 2018
Arch Colson Whitehead on November 6, 1969, novelist Colson Whitehead spent his formative years in Manhattan, New York with his parents, Arch and Mary Anne Whitehead, who owned a recruiting firm, and three siblings. Of his childhood, he has said that he preferred reading science fiction and fantasy and watching horror films. ... read more »
BECOMING by Michelle Obama Set to Release This Fall
June 1, 2018
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. ... read more »
Celebrating Writer and Educator Charles Johnson
May 31, 2018
While a graduate student at SUNY, Johnson produced numerous short stories. In these works, Johnson experimented with the fusing of philosophical interpretative method to literary form.  He later used this technique in his two most important non-fiction books: Being and Race (1988) and Turning the Wheel: Essays in Buddhism and Writing (2003). ... read more »
The Legacy of Dr. King and the “Bank In” Movement
April 19, 2018
After 50 years, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on through the legacy of Unity Bank and Trust, the current work of OneUnited Bank and all Black banks. We are honored to carry the torch…and recognize the importance of passing the baton from “bank in” to #BankBlack. ... read more »
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