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Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 
April 28, 2022
Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.   ... read more »
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 »
Saluting the Many Contributions and Talents of Bette Braxton
April 21, 2022
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 »
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Lakers Carmelo Anthony Receives Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award
April 14, 2022
Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony received the NBA’s new Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trophy that was awarded to the league’s Social Justice Champion. The presentation was made on April 3, prior to the Lakers vs. Nuggets game. ... read more »
Hundreds Attend Councilmember Price’s Campaign Kickoff Rally
April 6, 2022
More than 400 people, including elected officials, union heads, leaders of several non-profit organizations in District 9, neighbors and other stakeholders, came out to the kickoff of L.A. City Councilmember Curren Price’s re-election campaign on April 2 at The Beehive in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Community Mourns the passing of Community, Labor, and Civil Rights Activist Gwen Green at the age of 96
February 4, 2022
We are sad to report the passing of Gwen Green at the age of 96.  Gwen Green had been an active in the civil rights movement with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  ... read more »
In Dr. King’s Honor, California Black Health Leaders Call for Urgent Action During COVID-19 Crisis
January 20, 2022
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. African American health leaders joined Covered California to reflect on the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. ... read more »
Tribute – Service to Others Defined Career of Willard Murray
January 6, 2022
Being a public servant is not for everyone, but Willard Murray, Jr. embraced the role.  Throughout his career, he sought opportunities to help others and most importantly, uplift African Americans. ... 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 »
November 28: Record executive, songwriter, and film producer Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit, MI, 1929
November 28, 2021
November 28: Record executive, songwriter, and film producer Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit, MI, 1929 ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Alvin Atwood Watkins, Jr.,
October 28, 2021
Alvin Atwood Watkins, Jr., a life-long resident of Los Angeles, California, was born March 7, 1939, and closed his eyes to be with the Lord on August 24, 2021, ... read more »
Pastor William H. Turner Opened the Door on an era of leadership at New Revelations
October 20, 2021
In March of 2022, Dr. William Turner Jr. will retire as Senior Pastor of New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church of Pasadena. The Iconic Pastor is saying goodbye to the only church he has ever pastored after better than Fifty-Years Years of leadership in the greater Pasadena Community.  ... read more »
Pulitzer Board Issues Special Citation to Darnella Frazier, the Teen Who Recorded George Floyd’s Murder
June 17, 2021
“We wouldn’t have any of that without Darnella Frazier taking that video,” Crump reiterated. The video was the most damning piece of evidence during Chauvin’s trial, and Darnella took the witness stand and offered powerful testimony to back up the recording. ... read more »
March 30: Captain Edward Dwight, Jr. was selected as the first African American candidate to train as an astronaut, 1963
March 30, 2021
March 30: Captain Edward Dwight, Jr. was selected as the first African American candidate to train as an astronaut, 1963 ... read more »
Trying to rewrite the January 6th coup attempt
March 18, 2021
It is important to note that both Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement are networks, at best. There is no one organization called “Antifa,” for instance, and there are many organizations that operate under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Therefore, the right-wing assertions of an Antifa and BLM conspiracy would not make sense in the best of all possible worlds. But more importantly, there is no evidence to back up such assertions! ... read more »
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