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Rev. Millicent Collins, Noted Vocalist and Choir Director, Passes Away
June 16, 2022
The community lost a dedicated soldier for the Lord with the passing of the Rev. Millicent Jeanette Collins. A talented choral director and vocalist, she died on May 20, ... read more »
Life Celebration Held for Leo Hill Sr.
March 24, 2022
Leo Hill. Sr., who contributed to improving opportunities for African Americans in the greater Los Angeles area and in corporate America, passed away on March 6 at the age of 84. ... read more »
Barbara Morrison Passes Away
March 17, 2022
The passing of jazz great Barbara Morrison shocked and saddened the international music world ... read more »
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Community Mourns Passing of Frederick Douglass Parrott, Jr.
February 10, 2022
Frederick Douglass Parrott, Jr., MD, founded the "Real Men Cook Foundation" in 1986. The foundation raised more than $3 million for four Historically African American medical schools. ... read more »
World Mourns Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
December 26, 2021
Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist who fought tirelessly to dismantle apartheid in South Africa, died on Sunday, Dec. 26 in Cape Town at the age of 90, announced South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa. ... read more »
Leon Smith Departs This Life for Heavenly Rewards
December 1, 2021
Leon Ellis Smith, a member of Second Baptist Church, who recently passed away, made an impression on everyone he encountered with either his fashionable attire or his skillful photography or his beautiful spirit. ... read more »
Ernest Roberts, Community Advocate and First PVJOBS Executive Director, Dies
November 25, 2021
Ernest Roberts, the first PVJOBS Executive Director who spent two decades in this role to help transform lives through groundbreaking job programs for the at-risk community, passed away on November 17 following a long illness. ... read more »
Dr. James V. Brown, Local Community Leader Passes Away
November 11, 2021
Dr. James Vernon Brown of Inglewood passed away on October 15 at the age of 74. James played a leading role in developing shopping centers in L.A.’s Crenshaw and Vermont-Slauson districts and aided the small business community in Inglewood. ... read more »
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Celebration of Life: Dr. Mae Pendleton Cowan
August 24, 2021
Dr. Mae was a founding member of the Pasadena Chapter of the AKA Sorority. She held membership, supported, counseled, and set on the boards of NYC Program, the Pasadena Chapters of the NAACP and SCLC, Pasadena Unified School District PTA, and other numerous educational and youth organizations. Dr. Mae’s list of credentials is extensive. From Tuskegee Institute Mae received her B.S. degree in Social Studies. She acquired two M.S. degrees from Mount St. Mary's College, one in Administration and Supervision, the other in Urban Education and Minority Group Studies. Mae earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Education Psychology, Early Childhood Education and Drama. She had multiple credentials/certificates - the California Community College Supervisor and Instructor Life Credentials, a Standard Teaching Credential, a General Elementary Life Diploma, the Certificate of Specialist Teacher in Reading. Mae was also an Early Childhood Education Specialist. ... read more »
Celebration of Life- Emma Daniels McFarlin
July 22, 2021
Emma Daniels McFarlin affectionately called, “Dr. Mc, Ahma, Auntie Emm” was born on November 14th,1921 in Camden, Arkansas to Fred Daniels and Bessie Bell. The union produced three children, Shelton Daniels and Fred Daniels, Jr. ... read more »
Celebration of Life Held for Ronald E. Bishop
July 8, 2021
Family and friends celebrated the extraordinary life of Ronald Edward Bishop on June 22, with a spirited homegoing service.  The multitalented, internationally known musician passed away on April 11, at the age of 70. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Jimmie Lee Ganter Sr.
June 10, 2021
Jimmie Lee Ganter Sr passed in peace Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the age of 77. ... read more »
Detention Service Officer Michael Edward Wall
June 10, 2021
Sirens Screeched, lights were flashing as the procession of vehicles approached the Christ Second Baptist Church of Long Beach escorting the Hearst carrying the casket, to the church, which was packed with friends, family and co-workers waiting to celebrate the Life of Detention Service Officer Michael Edward Wall. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: ROHELIA “CHERRY” BURRELL BEAL
May 27, 2021
ROHELIA “CHERRY” BURRELL BEAL was the 10th of 13 children born to Robert and Lucile Burrell in Canfield, Arkansas, February 5, 1930. In 1943, her family moved to Los Angeles and lived near historic Central Avenue. ... read more »
Pervis Staples Passes Away at the Age of 85
May 12, 2021
Pervis Staples, a co-founding member of the legendary gospel group, The Staple Singers, passed away suddenly on May 6, 2021 at his home in Dolton, Illinois according to Adam Ayers, ... read more »
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