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*Los Angeles, CA — More than one thousand guests are expected to attend the 46th Annual Bremond-Bakewell Pioneer of African American Achievement Awards Gala, honoring award-winning actor, writer, producer and philanthropist Cedric the Entertainer.

The prestigious event will be held Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of KTLA 5 Morning News, and Pat Prescott, radio personality for 94.7 The Wave, the event theme is “Leading Young People onto the Stage of Life.” The incomparable Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Brian McKnight will perform.

“Each year the Brotherhood Crusade presents the Bremond-Bakewell Award to a pioneering African American who has established new benchmarks for success and achievement,” said Charisse Bremond Weaver, President/CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade, a not-for-profit, human and social services organization founded in 1968.

During his career, Cedric The Entertainer and the Brotherhood Crusade have stood on the same side of issues, as they fought to make life better for at-risk youth in South Los Angeles. Cedric The Entertainer said, “The team at the Brotherhood Crusade does such amazing work every day for our youth — They are on-the-ground daily inspiring, teaching, care-taking , and validating our young people through several great programs. My charitable partnership with this top-notch organization is based on our mutual commitment to giving back. So, for me, it’s an incredible compliment and a profound honor to be the recipient of their 2014 Pioneer of African-American Achievement Award.”

Cedric’s universal appeal, versatility and tremendous career success spanning television, live performances and film have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world. As a philanthropist, Cedric founded the Kyles Family Foundation, which provides life and social skills development, educational enrichment and program support to enhance and improve the lives of at-risk youth and their families. Cedric The Entertainer continues to provide his gifts by leading young people onto the stage of life.

The Brotherhood Crusade thanks its sponsors for their generous support of the gala: Xerox, AEG, Northern Trust, Herbalife, Nielsen, Union Bank, Toyota, AT&T, Chase, Southern California Edison, US Soccer Foundation, US Bank, Enterprise, SMS Transportation, DIRECTV, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Verizon, Bank of America, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Comerica Bank, Northern Trust, Ivie, McNeil & Wyatt, SEIU ULTCW, Southwest Airlines and The Berry Gordy Family Foundation.

The Brotherhood Crusade is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, underrepresented and disenfranchised individuals. Click here or visit www.brotherhoodcrusade.org for more information. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 323-846-1649.

About Brotherhood Crusade
Founded in 1968, the Brotherhood Crusade’s principal mission is dedicated to building and sustaining an institution that raises funds and resources from within the community and distributes those funds directly back into the community. The Brotherhood Crusade is committed to enriching the lives of at-risk youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

Consistent with our mission, we seek to effectuate four major objectives: 1) Cultivate Economic Growth; 2) Provide and Enhance Educational Opportunities; 3) Promote Health and Wellness; and 4) Build Community Agencies and Institutions.


Jeanine Taylor
JCEC Public Relations
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