L.A. Sentinel veteran columnist, Larry Aubry passed away in May. 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. Aubry’s beliefs were likely nurtured during his early childhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, and further instilled when he and other Black students integrated L.A.’s Fremont High School in the late 1940s. His commitment to the cause continued when he served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s and firmly cemented by the time he graduated from UCLA in 1959. The indelible mark that Aubry left was affirmed by the countless tributes issued to mark his passing on May 16, at the age of 86. L.A. City Councilmembers Herb J. Wesson, Curren Price, Jr., and Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who sponsored a motion on May 19 to adjourn the council meeting in Aubry’s memory, reminisced about his leadership on the Black political scene. Also, several of his fellow activists, former colleagues and longtime friends, shared insight about Aubry’s impact on their lives. Aubry’s unwavering dedication to social justice inspired those who worked with him at the Sentinel as well. Larry was also a jazz aficionado who played the trumpet professionally (jazz and symphonic) as a young man and continued playing for much of his life. Aubry was married for 64 years to his wife, Gloria. They have five children: Mark Arhomuz, Kelly, Kris, Erin and Heather. Also, six grandchildren, as well as a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins survive him.