A word from event creator, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
I want to thank you all for your support in empowering Black women. My motivation for creating this powerful women’s event has been two-fold; ... read more »
Bette Braxton, longtime friend of the Brotherhood Crusade and Bakewell Media, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party hosted by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., because, he said, “We all love her!” ... read more »
Avant family devastated by the tragic death of one of the world’s most kind & loving people
L.A. Sentinel News Service
Words cannot express the pain and devastation the Bakewell family and our community of well-wishers and fans feel this morning over the senseless murder of our beloved friend and family member, ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez appointed the chief of staff for Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas as the “caretaker” for the 10th Council District on Monday, November 1, 2021. ... read more »
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is well acquainted with being the “first.” Throughout her extensive public service career, she garnered multiple “firsts” as she spearheaded initiatives for the betterment of minorities, women and all people. ... read more »
Crispus Attucks was born around the year 1723 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He managed to escape from bondage; and showed a skill for buying and trading goods, spending most of his time on trading ships and whaling vessels going in and out of Boston. On March 5, 1770, Attucks was the first significant casualty of the Boston Massacre—a deadly riot that began as a street brawl. Attucks is widely regarded as the first person killed in the bloody slaughter. The thing is, the moment inevitably resulted in American Revolution, which led to our nation’s independence. “First man to die for the flag we now hold high was a Black man,” said Stevie Wonder in the song “Black Man.” ... read more / view gallery »
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us.
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Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee, one of the last living Tuskegee Airmen, turns 101-year-old, where he celebrated in Bethesda Maryland, waving the American flag as well-wishers drove by while some celebrated, cheering from a distance. The event even had a surprise fly-over of a P-51 aircraft, the same plane he flew in the war. ... read more »
Brad Pye, Jr., a trailblazing sports writer and broadcaster, passed away July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. Pye, who was recognized throughout the nation for his pioneering efforts on behalf of African American athletes, suffered from various health issues that contributed to his death at the age of 91. ... read more »