Lorenzo Brown, President and Managing Editor of Sister 2 Sister, Dies

Founding member of staff was an educator and civil rights advocate

Lorenzo Brown of Sister 2 Sister Magazine (Image: File)

Lorenzo Brown, Ph.D., president and managing editor of Sister 2 Sister magazine, died Aug. 21 after a battle with cancer, according to reports. He was 73.

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Brown, the husband of the magazine’s publisher, Jamie Foster Brown, was an educator, author, entrepreneur, and social justice advocate who helped launch the publication in 1988. Popular for its keep-it-real celebrity interviews, the┬ámagazine discontinued its print version last year to focus on digital.

Before Sister 2 Sister magazine was launched, Brown served as a professor at Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama, and Howard University, and he also worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission while consulting for the C&P Telephone Co. (which is now part of Verizon).

Brown has two sons, Randall and Russell. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, Aug. 31 at Zion Church, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785, 301-583-1790. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and services begin at 7:00 p.m. Donations and love offerings can be made to Jamie Foster Brown, P.O. Box 41148, Washington, DC 20018.