Pamela Bakewell

Pam Bakewell Headlines Chamber’s Women in Leadership Series

Pamela Bakewell captivated the crowd as the guest speaker for the Women in Leadership Series sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Policy Council (WPC). More than 60 women and men came out to the session on March 15, which was held in the chamber’s headquarters in downtown L.A.  

GLAAAAC Honors Bakewell Family, Bradford at Economic Awards Dinner

The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) will recognize the Bakewell family and State Senator Steven Bradford at its Annual Economic Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott LA Live, 900 West Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

Fatima’s Bridal Shower, a Celebration of Sisterhood

On Saturday, January 22, a group of women gathered at the Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina Del Rey, CA, to celebrate Fatima Elswify’s soon-to-be wedding and marriage to Matthew Thomas.   The attendees were comprised of friends and family from various areas of her life. The Inn was the ideal venue to host such a special event, with decorations created by Fatima’s sister, Amira Elswify.  Her cousin, Lauren Brazile hosted the intimate shower that was packed with elegant fun.  The group enjoyed fine cuisine, played games, shared stories, and danced while shouting to onlookers, “She’s getting married!”   While at the

Celebration of Life: Earl L. Bakewell

Earl L. Bakewell was welcomed to the world and his family July 26, 1930 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He passed away of natural causes on Tuesday September 22, 2020. In May of 2020. Earl unfortunately contracted Covid 19 while being a long term resident of an Orange County nursing home, and was never able to fully return to normal health.

Urban League Hosts ‘100 Years of Black History in L.A.’

Achieving a century of progress is not easy, but the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) defied the odds by celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded in 1921, the heralded organization has made a huge impact for the last 10 decades by promoting business opportunities, training and development and coalition building on behalf of African Americans.

This is a Tribute: We Remember Iris Marie Laurent Stanford

Iris Stanford worked in the Classified section department for the Sentinel for over two decades and over that time, she became the heart of a community. She served as the Classifieds Specialist for the Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper. Anyone who did business, whether it was a DBA, an ad, or renting a room—you went to Iris.  In many ways, she was the mother of the Sentinel office, checking you when needed, loving on you always and laughing with you all the time.