Longtime community activist Joe Hicks dies

LOS ANGELES — Funeral plans are pending for Joe R. Hicks, a longtime political and social commentator, Los Angeles community leader and civil rights activist who formerly headed the city’s Human Relations Commission and the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His death was announced by Community Advocates Inc. He was co-founder and…

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Celebrity photographer Bill Jones dies at 83

LOS ANGELES — Funeral services are pending for local legendary photographer Bill Jones, who died June 25 at the age of 83. Jones had been battling dementia for the past several years. Jones, a pioneer in Hollywood as a black entertainment photographer, was a friend to many African-American entertainers and the black press as well.…

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