Yumiko Whitaker

Dr. Betty R. Price: A Timeless Woman of God

Through the death of a child, a challenging bout with cancer, and the loss of her husband of 69 years to COVID-19, Dr. Betty Price has always turned to the same place for solace and strength: the Word of God.

Faith Icon and Trailblazer Frederick K.C. Price Remembered

Hundreds emerged to pay homage to the memory of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founder of South Los Angeles’ Crenshaw Christian Center.  The public viewing, held on March 4 and 5, was both somber and celebratory as mourners from across the county and the nation participated in a protocol-enforced observance. Amid COVID-19, safety experts and church officials executed strict codes of conduct to ensure the well-being and confidence of attendees. A 29-minute video montage of Price’s decades-long teachings played on a loop, while a commemorative keepsake book of family letters, ministry moments and photos were handed out as visitors advanced to

God’s Faithfulness Strengthens Whitaker in P.R. Profession

March is Women’s History Month – Champion of Faith Yumiko Whitaker As Women’s History Month concludes, the L.A. Sentinel Religion section celebrates by highlighting Los Angeles-area “Champions of Faith,” which features ordinary people inspired by their faith to make a difference in the community. Yumiko Whitaker, founder of Hummingbird PR What is the mission of your profession? I view my work with clients as divine assignments, and am privileged to work with a mix of businesses, non-profits and public entities to shape positive change. I grew up in the Crenshaw District and attended local schools, including a self-financed earned degree

History Maker Mack Blazes a Trail in Public Garden World

It’s no secret that time spent in nature is a health benefit that enhances a person’s quality of life as a place of respite, recreation, education and exploration. Yet, many may be unaware of the existence of public gardens as an inviting space for this occurrence. However, MaryLynn Mack, an industry trailblazer and a leading voice in public gardens as a place for all, aims to spread the word as the newly appointed chief operating officer of South Coast Botanic Garden. The 87-acre expanse is located on Crenshaw Blvd., at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and is a