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Diane Watson
Diane Edith Watson: The Iconic Living Legend of Los Angeles Politics
February 11, 2021
Diane Edith Watson has lived a full life and shows no signs of slowing down.  On the morning of our interview, the 87-years-young legendary political icon had already been on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was coordinating her pink and green wardrobe for the inauguration of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sister, Kamala Harris, and had already spoken with a cadre of Washington D.C. leaders, all in the hopes that the retired congresswoman was feeling up to making the journey to the January Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
A List of Notable Black Women Who Have Been the First in Politics
November 26, 2020
As we move forward as a collective, the Black community still continues to stand on the strength of Black women. A strength that has been proven beyond resilient, full of love and compassion and just as equally full of passion and fire. That fire can be seen on the faces of women such as Vice-President Elect Madam Kamala Harris, but her story had been told time and time before. ... read more »
Legacy of a Lifetime- A Tribute to Diane Watson
July 11, 2019
Longtime friend and confidant of Diane Watson Queen Ahneva Ahneva, also known as Ahneva Hilson, in association with To Inspire Strong Families and Communities, or TIS Foundation, joined hands to honor a public service monarch who has managed to rise to not only one level, but four levels of government service. ... read more »
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Wesson Dedicates Archbishop Carl Bean Square
May 30, 2019
From left, Rev. Elder Leslie Burke, Senior Bishop Zachary Jones, Council President Herb Wesson and Rev. Elder Russell Thornhill celebrate Archbishop Carl Bean Square on May 26 in South L.A.  ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel Hosts Conversation on Advancing Black America Featuring CBC Chairwoman Karen Bass
April 18, 2019
The topic of discussion for the evening — advancing Black America during a pivotal moment in Congress ... read more »
L.A. Honors Aretha Franklin with Gospel Music Tribute
September 5, 2018
God’s spirit enveloped the California African American Museum as Los Angeles came out for a gospel music tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin on Aug. 30. ... read more »
Alice Holmes Succumbs 
June 7, 2018
Alice Holmes former Director of Special Projects and Scheduling  for former Congresswoman Diane E. Watson passed last week in Las Vegas after a lengthy illness. Services pending. ... read more »
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Watson Joins African Global Economic & Development Summit Board
February 23, 2017
Diane Watson brings her 35 years of experience and legacy in public office to the AGED Summit to support its global mission. ... read more »
9th Annual Friends of Fuller B. Gordy ‘Strikefest’
November 30, 2016
The Motown legacy continued when Friends of Fuller B. Gordy held one of the most prestigious family-oriented charity events: The 9th Annual Friends of Fuller "Strikefest" ... read more »
A New Humanism for the 21st Century
September 14, 2016
The leadership in UNESCO is essential in representing coordinated efforts worldwide to seek peace. ... read more »
Watson Keynotes Leadership Academy Graduation
June 15, 2016
Former Congresswoman Diane E. Watson was the keynote speaker at the DE Watson Leadership Academy graduation ceremony in Bauchi, Nigeria for the graduating class of 2016. ... read more »
Black History Los Angeles
February 10, 2016
From Motown moving to L.A., to the first African American Fire Chief, there is a lot of Black History in Los Angeles ... read more / view gallery »
NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders
October 7, 2015
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards. ... read more »
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