Tracy Mitchell

Governor Newsom Sets Date for 54th Assembly District Special Election

Heather Hutt said she made the decision to run for the Assembly instead of joining her former boss in Washington, D.C., out of a life-long love for her community and a dedication to serving and uplifting those in need.  “I grew up here, in Leimert Park. This is my neighborhood. Being in this community, I understand what’s important, what leadership looks like and what the changes and challenges are. When you love where you are and you love your community, you want to share that love in your work as well as in your personal life,” she said. 

Over 2,500 South L.A. Families were Provided Groceries at Community Food Bank Drive-Through

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. 

COMMUNITY OUTPOUR IN RESPONSE TO BHERC ‘OPERATION LOVE’ CALL FOR BLANKET DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) “Operation Love” volunteer team members welcomed a steady flow of donors Sunday, May 24  from 1:00 to 3:00PM.  Their goal for this day, was to gather 100 blankets that they would in turn distribute to the homeless the following week.  What they could not anticipate, was the outpour and steady march of vehicles and face masked pedestrians that pushed that goal to an unbelievable 1121 blankets. In addition, monetary donations for the purchase of additional blankets were collected as well.

BHERC ‘OPERATION LOVE’ DELIVERS MOTHERS’S DAY JOY AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO SENIORS, HOMELESS AND SHELTERED MOMS IN LOS ANGELES AND WASHINTON, D.C.

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) began its “Operation Love” activities in the wee hours of Sunday, May 10.  Their goal for this day, one of the most celebrated days of the calendar year across the globe, was to celebrate Mother’s Day with the personal delivery of 500 baskets of essential personal and gift items with dinner to Mother’s who have been in isolation due to the pandemic.  Mothers who are seniors, living in assisted living facilities and/or living in shelters and some who are homeless.  This national effort took place on both the West and East coast where an additional 500 Washington, D.C. residents received services.

Community Responds Overwhemingly to BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Union Rescue Mission Drive

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continues to provide vital support to organizations that care for the homeless. Many that have been adversely impacted and expanded by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this growing need, BHERC held its second “Operation Love” drive for essential hygiene goods for the homeless residents of the Union Rescue Mission Sunday, May 3, 2020.

BHERC ‘Operation Love’ Aids Union Rescue Mission During COVID-19

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) continued its “Operation Love” outreach April 19, with a drive to collect toilet paper for the Union Rescue Mission (URM). Located on skid row in downtown L.A., URM works directly with homeless individuals through its life-transforming ministry focused on the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. BHERC is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Black images in film and television. The “Operation Love” effort was planned to meet a dire, essential, and practical need during the COVID-19 pandemic. BHERC

Mothers In Action Mark Founding President’s Birthday by Serving Seniors

Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Five years after her passing, the legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell continues to positively impact the South Los Angeles community. As the founding president of Mothers In Action (MIA), Marsh-Mitchell worked tirelessly to provide resources to aid children, seniors and the underserved.  The seeds she planted are still bearing fruit through MIA’s community activities such as the group’s observance of Marsh-Mitchell’s birthday on April 13. The event marked the organization’s fifth consecutive year of staging the commemoration. Instead a organizing a black-tie affair, MIA chose to celebrate Marsh-Mitchell’s life by