CA Legislative Black Caucus 2012 Civil Rights Leadership Award Breakfast
Dymally received the Living Legend Award
From left, Assembly members Sandre Swanson, Holly Mitchell, and Wilmer Amina Carter; former Lt. Gov. Mervyn M. Dymally, Senator Curren Price and Assemblyman Steven Bradford at the California Legislative Black Caucus 2012 Civil Rights Leadership Award Breakfast honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in January in Sacramento. Dymally received the Living Legend Award.
Memorial services for former California Lt. Gov. Mervyn M. Dymally will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Mortuary, 5835 West Slauson Ave., in Culver City. The service will be preceded by a viewing from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at that location.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Mervyn M. Dymally Memorial Fund, which has been established to honor his life, career, and legacy at https://www.wepay.com/donations/dymallymemorialfund.
During this 21st century, particularly during this Decade of the African Diaspora, and this 2012 election year for the USA president and vice president, there are still those who do, and those who keep saying what they’re going to do; those who bring it and deserve to be praised, and those who just want to be praised yet bring nothing beyond hot air. We know that it takes all kinds, but the real evaluation is whether anything positive actually gets done and how sustainable it is.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Mervyn M. Dymally Memorial Fund has been established to honor the life, career, and legacy of the groundbreaking lawmaker who passed away Sunday, October 7 in Los Angeles from declining health. He was 86. The memorial fund is available online at: https://www.wepay.com/donations/dymallymemorialfund.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
"I am tremendously saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, former Congressman and Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally. Representative Dymally was a true role model for generations of Californians, not least because of his barrier-breaking legacy as one of the first persons of color to serve at the state and federal levels of our great nation.