(From Left-to-Right): Pat Prescott of 94.7 The WAVE and Chris Schauble of KTLA 5 Morning News

Brotherhood Crusade is proud to welcome Chris Schauble, morning news anchor for KTLA 5 morning news and Pat Prescott, morning show personality for 94.7 FM The WAVE, as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies for the 51st Annual Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Chris Schauble is the co-anchor of KTLA 5 Morning News from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2001, Chris has earned multiple awards, including two Emmy awards and five Golden Mike Awards.

Pat Prescott is the morning show host for 94.7 The Wave in Los Angeles. A veteran radio personality, Pat is the recipient of Radio and Records “Smooth Jazz Personality of the Year Award” six years in a row from 2001-2006.

2019 Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Honoree Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA 37th District)

Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO Charisse Bremond Weaver said, “We are grateful to welcome back our esteemed event emcees Chris Schauble and Pat Prescott. Each year having them as hosts makes the event even more special, because they have a heart for our work and their passion for our organization creates an evening filled with fun for our guests and honoree. We are so looking forward to having Chris and Pat return this year to host what will be a very magical and enjoyable night.”

This year’s highly esteemed honoree is Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA 37th District). Bremond Weaver said, “The Brotherhood Crusade is proud and excited to recognize Congresswoman Karen Bass as our distinguished honoree. She is a modern day history maker who is charging the path to bring equity and equality to women, youth, people of color and all Californians. Our community is tangibly stronger because of her leadership, example, guidance and mentorship. For so many women and men in business and politics, Karen Bass is our she-ro and because of her, we CAN! ”

Guest will be entertained with an exciting performance by multi-platinum recording group, En Vogue. Bremond Weaver said, “We are so thrilled to welcome En Vogue as our featured entertainment for the Pioneer of African American Award Dinner. Our honoree, Congresswoman Karen Bass, has blazed a path for other women to effect tangible, meaningful and lasting change in our community, so we are especially excited to have a strong group of women like En Vogue to perform at this year’s event to acknowledge, celebrate and recognize women, like Congresswoman Bass, who continue to advocate for positive and powerful change.”

The theme for this year’s event is “Because of them, we can. Because of them, we must.” to highlight the impact that every donation of time, funds, mentoring and opportunity counts towards making an impact in the Brotherhood Crusade’s work to bring relief and empowerment to the community. Proceeds from this year’s event will support more than 3,000 South Los Angeles youth.

Hundreds of corporate and community leaders are expected to attend the award ceremony this year. Many exciting features will be in store for event guests including a VIP cocktail reception, themed party favors, signature cocktails and more!

Multi-platinum recording group, En Vogue

The Brotherhood Crusade was founded in 1968 by civil rights activist, Walter ‘Walt’ Bremond. For 35 years, businessman, publisher and civil rights activist Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. led the organization. Today, Weaver continues the legacy of her late father and Bakewell, Sr., as she maintains partnerships and forges new alliances to build on the organization’s historic impact.

An organization with a rich legacy for making an impact in the Los Angeles community, Brotherhood Crusade’s principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life via health & wellness, providing and enhancing educational opportunities, cultivating economic growth and building community agencies and institutions.

Board chair, Danny Bakewell, Sr., said, “We are truly grateful to all of our partners and friends who have been key in helping us reach our mission as an organization. The continuity of our relationships is what makes this work possible in our communities. We couldn’t do it without the help of our friends. We thank our donors for a rich history of partnership to serve the community with pride, compassion and commitment. To everyone who is supporting this event with sponsorships, purchasing tickets or tables, thank you for your generosity and for being a part of this community-changing work that ultimately benefits not just our present, but our future.”

To learn more about the 51st Annual Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner, please call 323-846-1649.