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L.A. Mission Prayer Walk Reclaims Skid Row for Kingdom of God
June 30, 2022
With a loud shout of “Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Lord,” Elder Darin McAllister, along with a dedicated team of volunteers, ministers, and student leaders; boldly spoke words of life over the intersection of San Pedro and 5th Street in the heart of Skid Row ... read more »
Dr. Ronald Simmons Transforms Lives of Those Affected by Drug and Alcohol Addiction
June 30, 2022
Dr. Ronald Simmons, Co-founder, and Executive Director of “Free N One,” a nationally recognized faith-based drug and alcohol program, is passionately transforming the lives of individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. ... read more »
The Mills Brothers Celebrate 100 Continuous Years of Musical Excellence
June 9, 2022
For over a century, The Mills Brothers have been one of the world’s preeminent vocal groups of all time. They are significant pioneers of African American music history—spearheading barrier-breaking impacts (racially and musically) on our society and the music industry worldwide ... read more »
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Psalmist David Daughtry Presents CD Release Concert
May 4, 2022
Friday, May 13, at 6:45 p.m., marks the day and time for renowned and beloved Los Angeles based praise & worship leader, David Daughtry’s highly anticipated, CD Release Concert with special Guest recording artists, Kim Burrell and Dorinda Clark-Cole. ... read more »
Blake Sets Record Straight About Parkinson’s Diagnosis 
April 28, 2022
Presiding Bishop Emeritus Charles E. Blake, Sr. stopped the rumormongers and gossipers in their tracks by announcing his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease during the worship service of West Angeles Church of God in Christ on April 24.  ... read more »
Virginia Valdry, L.A. Community Advocate, Passes Away
April 7, 2022
Virginia Valdry, a noted community advocate and longtime resident of Windsor Square for 41 years, passed away at home on April 2.  She was 81-years-old. ... 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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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 »
June 26: Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr. became the 1st African American to serve as a Magistrate Judge in the U.S., 1969
June 26, 2021
June 26: Arthur Louis Burnett, Sr. became the 1st African American to serve as a Magistrate Judge in the U.S., 1969 ... read more »
May 5: Community activist Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was born in Franklin County, Virginia, 1865
May 5, 2021
May 5: Community activist Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was born in Franklin County, Virginia, 1865 ... read more »
Sheard Elected COGIC Presiding Bishop, Blake Requests Emeritus Status
March 25, 2021
The Right Reverend J. Drew Sheard has been elected presiding bishop and chief apostle of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., the nation’s largest Pentecostal denomination of more than six million members. The announcement was made on March 20, following the Quadrennial Election, which was held virtually. Sheard replaces the Right Reverend Charles E. Blake, Sr., pastor of West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, who served 13 years as the chief apostle and presiding bishop. ... read more »
Local Clergy Urge Focus on ‘Christ’ for ‘Christmas’
December 24, 2020
Christmas is here and despite the devastating pandemic, people are still obsessed with commercializing the holiday. Although many believers recite, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” they also are among the crowds flocking to the stores and overspending on gifts instead of rejoicing about the coming of Christ and what it means to the world. ... read more »
Black Caucus Writes Letters Defending State Bar Candidate
September 24, 2020
“The Black community is already subject to a lot, and we’re not thought about all the time. It's important for us to take matters into our own hands and really be prepared for what's to come because sometimes we're not considered in the game plan as far as what the world needs to do,” Sidqe said. ... 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 »

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