Francis Irving Jones was born in 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the union of Walter Irving Jones and Rosina Matthews Jones. He and his siblings moved to Vancouver, WA when he was 13 years old, a culture and climate shock for sure. Jones was a proud alumnus of Clark Junior College and the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle.
Louise Slade was born on July 19,1931. She solidified the bond that would be necessary for them to continue in this world without her. Most of all she gave them the greatest gift a mother could give her children besides life, introducing them to her God and teaching them to have their own personal relationships with him.
Turner enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and most of all traveling back to Monroe, LA to visit family each year specifically to spend the July 4th holiday and again in November to attend the Bayou Classic, and of course to par-take in the fine southern cuisine he was accustomed too.
Judge Bonner was instrumentally creative in the Court. Among a few of his bench creativities as a presiding judge, Fred launched the first Community Court in Washington State. This program allowed repeated offenders to have their low- level charges dismissed and instead of spending time in jail, they give back to the community through community service.
Jessie Lee Sherrod was a party person. He was a member of the Holly Park reunion group, which Katrina Jones is the Founder and Fundraiser of “Unity in the Community,” which is held yearly at John C. Little Park in Seattle, Wa. Sherrod was also a part of Major League Barber Shop in Renton, WA.
Mother Morris was a faithful member of the Greater New Bethel Church for over 45 years. She had a heart for God and her work was fruitful. Mother Morris served as President of Women’s & Mass Choirs, Director of the Angel Choir, member of Deaconess Ministry, Annual States Rally, and so much more.
Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.
The publication wrote, "If Beyoncé's self-titled visual album established her as one of the greatest artists of all time, her surprise-released 'Formation' video (and ensuing album Lemonade) marked her as one of the most important."
Black philanthropy is rooted in West African culture and traditions of communal giving and sharing. These traditions traveled to the United States as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the practice of helping each other was essential to our ancestors’ survival.