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USC Black Alumni Association Host 46th Annual Scholarship Dinner 
April 21, 2022
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr., Wilma Pinder, Lloyd T. McKinney Jr, Diamonté “Saweetie” Harper and Jaya Hinton were honored at the 46th Annual Scholarship Benefit sponsored by the USC Black Alumni Association (BAA).    ... read more »
Jacqueline Avant Murderer Pleads Guilty 
March 10, 2022
An ex-convict pleaded guilty on March 3 to murder and other counts in the shooting death of Community Activist and Philanthropist Jacqueline “Jacquie” Avant, the wife of celebrated music executive, Clarence Avant, during a burglary at the couple's Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills.   ... read more »
National Urban League Honors Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Karen Bass with Community of Champions Award
February 9, 2022
The National Urban League and the Los Angeles Urban League will honor civil rights activist and media entrepreneur Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., sports legend, entrepreneur and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Los Angeles mayoral candidate and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass at their Community of Champions Luncheon on Friday, February 11.  ... read more »
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Pasadena’s Bryce Young Wins 87th Heisman Trophy Winner
December 16, 2021
First Quarterback in Alabama History to Win Award ... read more »
A Statement from Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. Regarding Arrest in Jackie Avant Murder
December 2, 2021
"I am relieved to hear that an arrest has been made so quickly and I thank the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Police for working so quickly.   I hope that all the perpetrators and anyone else who participated in this heinous crime is arrested and brought to justice. This, unfortunately, does not and will not relieve the pain that Clarence, Nicole, Alex and all who knew Jackie are feeling today.   I can only hope as we all do, that this little bit of justice, over time will help ease the pain of losing a wife a mother, and a friend."-  Danny J Bakewell Sr - Chairman/Executive Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel & close friend of the Avant Family. ... read more »
JACQUELINE AVANT: A FAMILY / COMMUNITY TREASURE LOST
December 1, 2021
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 »
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 »
WATCH Spectrum Report: Bakewell Building South LA
July 14, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. talks to Tanya Mcrae and Spectrum News ... read more / watch video »
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Friends and Colleagues Reflect on Brad Pye’s Legacy
July 9, 2020
The recent passing of Brad Pye, Jr., the “godfather” of L.A.’s Black sports journalists, prompted many people to reflect on Pye’s legacy. The following are some of the comments his admirers shared with the L.A. Sentinel. ... read more »
L.A. Sentinel Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., celebrates at the 2016 Taste of Soul family festival.
April 15, 2020
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., founder and creator of the annual Taste of Soul family festival in South Los Angeles, throws his hands up in celebration at the 2016 Taste of Soul Festival. For more information on Taste of Soul, visit www.tasteofsoul.org ... read more »
Berry Gordy Square Unveiled with Motown Family, Friends, and Fans
November 28, 2019
Legendary music executive Berry Gordy was honored with a square on the corner of Sunset and Argyle, directly under the 6255 Sunset building that once housed his famed Motown Records once it moved from Detroit to Los Angeles. ... read more »
BBA Hosts Annual Black History Awards Dinner 
March 7, 2019
On Thursday, February 22, at the California African American Museum (CAAM), the Black Business Association (BBA) honored five community champions of human rights, social justice, and economic empowerment. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti and FAME Kickoff Black History Month in Los Angeles 
February 15, 2018
Pastor J. Edgar Boyd and First AME Keep The Power of The Black Church at the Forefront of Political Action in Celebration of African American Heritage Month  ... read more »
Gerald Freeny Makes History As The First African American President Of The Tournament of Roses
January 25, 2018
On January 19, The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Gerald Freeny as the first African American president of the organization. Freeny will provide leadership for the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. He has already gotten to work for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses year, deeming “The Melody of Life” as the Rose theme. ... read more »
Byron Reed Moves To CIT One West Bank as Sr. VP of Community Development 
November 30, 2017
Byron Reed is now at One West Bank a part of CIT Bank, which offers a wide range of banking products here in Southern California. ... read more »

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