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IN MEMORIAM: Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85
March 4, 2021
NAACP President Derrick Johnson said the world lost an influential figure in the fight for civil rights and American politics. “An icon to the world and a lifelong friend to the NAACP, his contribution to moving our society toward justice is unparalleled,” Johnson declared. “In 2001, Jordan received the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal for a lifetime of social justice activism. His exemplary life will shine as a guiding light for all that seek truth and justice for all people.” ... read more »
NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Sets Up to Dominate the Pan-American Cannabis Space
March 4, 2021
Superstar and NBA Icon Isiah Thomas, whose Cheurlin Champagne is one of the best-selling in the world, announced that his company, ISIAH International, LLC, will invest $3 million into One World Pharma, Inc., a U.S. based, fully licensed, pure-play hemp and cannabis ingredient producer in Columbia. ... read more »
Arizona State University Renames Film School to Honor Sidney Poitier
February 4, 2021
In an interview ahead of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School’s unveiling, University President Michael M. Crow said Poitier embodies everything that one would look for in an icon. “With Sidney Poitier, it’s his creative energy, his dynamism, his drive, his ambition, the kinds of projects he worked on, the ways in which he advanced his life,” Crow asserted, according to USA Today. ... read more »
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Brad Pye Jr.: Journey of a Dreamer
July 9, 2020
Iconic Sentinel editor leaves lasting impression ... read more »
A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
January 9, 2020
In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as "Bloody Sunday," one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires
October 10, 2019
He announced his retirement during the 60th-anniversary celebration of Motown that took place in Detroit last month. ... read more »
Teddy Riley Celebrates Receiving His Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame With A Free Concert In Hollywood
August 22, 2019
The star located at Cahuenga and Hollywood Boulevard celebrate the legacy of the famed producer. ... read more »
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Georgia Von Noble a Fashion Icon
August 1, 2019
Her ability to display clothes and merchandise in shows, magazines, newspaper ads, on film, etc. was exceptional. ... read more »
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U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman
June 13, 2019
In the fantasy of White supremacy, traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized for being freedom fighters — the freedom of whites to own black human beings and work them to death — while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. Ignored. Erased. ... read more »
Purple Reign Prince Rogers Nelson, Dead at 57
April 28, 2016
There are moments that mark us. Those are the moments where you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. On Thursday, April 21, 2016, we heard the news that Prince Rogers Nelson had died at his Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassan, Minnesota (about 20 miles outside Minneapolis). He was 57 years young. ... read more »
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