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Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Bakewell Media & Hyundai Celebrate
October 22, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, the Taste of Soul family festival, despite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, found a way to bring the energy, spirit, love, essence, and tradition of the beloved festival with the Virtual Taste of Soul Experience, a three-hour program hosted by comedic actress, Kym Whitley, whose beautiful personality and talent was a major highlight of the show. The show was loaded with soulful musical performances from classic R&B, old-school rap, and gospel artists, with community panels, and segments empowering and supporting Black-owned restaurants. ... read more »
Bakewell Media Announces Taste of Soul Goes Virtual: On Line and On Time
September 24, 2020
Participants can access the Taste of Soul event live at www.lasentinel.net and on our Instagram @tasteofsoulla and Facebook.com/tasteofsoulla accounts. ... read more »
Bakewell Media launches ‘ Taste of Soul’s Support a Black Business Campaign’
September 10, 2020
Taste of Soul is more than a family festival, it is also an economic empowerment festival designed to spotlight our Black businesses in and around South Los Angeles. Although the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all events for 2020—our support for these businesses is never canceled. To that end, Bakewell Media has launched the ‘Support a Black Business Advertising Campaign.’ ... read more »
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Mothers In Action’s Back-to-School Festival Continues to Help During Uncertain Times
August 13, 2020
Despite the difficulties of COVID-19, the organization is still dedicated to helping youth meet their educational needs. ... read more »
Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through
July 23, 2020
In the heart of the Crenshaw District, in South L.A., a community food distribution drive through was held at the Los Angeles Sentinel on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 9M – Noon, to provide groceries for community members experiencing economic hardship due  with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bakewell Media, Los Angeles Sentinel, Mothers In Action, AFGE, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Labor Community Services, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Teamsters National Black Caucus, Councilmember Herb Wesson of CD 10 and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the 2nd District collaborated to successfully distribute groceries to 2,500 families in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.  ... read more »
Single Black Mother of Three Murdered on Father’s Day, Community Responds with Open Arms
July 2, 2020
Heinous acts of murder widen the gashes of agony within the Black American community; the wounds never have enough time to heal. A recent homicide of 28-year-old Tajanae Nelson has left three little girls without a mother, as her family, along with the rest of the community, mourns and prepares for her homecoming. Tajanae leaves many loved ones behind and there are no words to describe the hurt in their hearts. ... read more »
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd
June 4, 2020
Statement from the Executive Publisher on Death and Protest of George Floyd ... read more »
A Cry From Mom and Mothers on Mothers Day
May 10, 2020
“While my son was in jail they didn’t provide masks to him. Some people had masks and some didn’t. They didn’t have enough masks for them while they were in there. ... read more »
Soul Singer “No Pain No Gain” Betty Wright Has Passed Away at 66
May 10, 2020
Soul singer, Betty Wright has died at age 66, according to her family. The “No Pain (No Gain)” and “Tonight Is the Night” hitmaker passed away on Sunday morning, ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva Subpoenaed Regarding COVID-19 Jail Policies
May 9, 2020
Civilian Oversight Commission issues its first Subpoena, only months after voters approve Measure R. Los Angeles, CA – The Justice LA COVID-19 Response team commends the Civilian Oversight Commision for utilizing their subpoena power provided by Measure R during the COVID-19 health crisis. ... read more »
Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead at 87
May 9, 2020
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, ... read more »
Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59
May 9, 2020
Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. ... read more »
UPDATE: Father and Son Bail Denied in Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery After Outcry
May 7, 2020
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was fatally shot while running through a Georgia neighborhood, the white father and son arrested in the case were arraigned on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault Friday. ... read more »
WATCH: Pasadena’s Councilmember John J. Kennedy Encourages Community to Participate in the 2020 Census
May 6, 2020
Pasadena’s District 3 Councilmember John J. Kennedy encourages all Pasadena residents to do their part and participate in the 2020 Census. ... read more »
Activist Group Sues LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Los Angeles, CA – The JusticeLA Covid-19 Response Team, a diverse team of more than 40 local and statewide organizations have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the Sheriff over jail conditions due to COVID-19. ... read more »
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