YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCharles E Blake

Charles E Blake

October 27, 1994
Willowbrook Park in South Los Angeles will be renamed for former Lakers basketball star Earvin (Magic) Johnson today, Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke announced. Johnson is expected to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony at 905 E. El Segundo Blvd., which is an unincorporated area of the county. Along with Burke, Lakers General Manager Jerry West, recording artist Howard Hewitt and Bishop Charles E. Blake of the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ are expected to be at the ceremony.
December 11, 1999 | Religion News Service
Leading African American clergy, including Bishop Charles E. Blake of the Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, have issued an open letter to black leaders urging them to address the AIDS crisis in Africa. "What verdict will our descendants render upon their ancestors who stood silently as a generation of African children were reduced to a biological underclass by this sexual holocaust?" said the letter, dated Tuesday.
April 14, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Charles E. Blake, the influential pastor of one of Southern California's largest churches, has been named presiding bishop of his denomination, the Church of God in Christ, based in Memphis, Tenn. Blake, pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ in the Crenshaw district, was formally appointed this week to lead the Pentecostal, largely African American denomination, which claims about 6 million members in the United States and abroad.
April 8, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel picked up the endorsement Monday of Maxine Waters, a Democratic congresswoman with substantial sway among black voters in South Los Angeles. Waters is the latest in a succession of prominent African Americans in L.A. politics to take sides in the May 21 runoff between Greuel, the city controller, and Eric Garcetti, a city councilman. Black voters, particularly in South L.A., are one of the biggest voting blocs up for grabs. Relatively few blacks backed Greuel or Garcetti in the March 5 primary, opting instead for City Councilwoman Jan Perry, the sole African American in the race.
February 18, 2009 | Teresa Watanabe
As a child growing up in Houston, Isaiah Washington said, his first impressions of Africans were discomfiting TV images of "natives running around in raffia with bones in their noses . . . trying to put Tarzan in a pot." The 45-year-old African American actor, formerly of "Grey's Anatomy," said his mother never talked of Africa. School never taught him much about his ancestral continent and news stories, he said, projected a place of poverty and pestilence, corruption and war.
September 24, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
For weeks, President Obama has tried to combat claims that his healthcare overhaul would mean tax dollars going toward abortions, calling the assertion a "myth." Today, his argument may gain some strength: A group of black church leaders who oppose abortion is set to endorse the president's health plan. The clergy -- led by Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., a Los Angeles minister who heads the massive Church of God in Christ -- are scheduled to announce their support for the legislation at a news conference this morning.
February 22, 1992
The slow but steady effort to make the Los Angeles Police Department be all that it can be, as one U.S. military organization might put it, is moving forward. The city has named members of the key committee that will produce a final list of candidates for the job of new LAPD police chief. The seven well-respected members are representative of the many interests and cultures of Los Angeles, and that's as it must be if the city is to feel that the new police chief is chief of all the people.
June 26, 2003 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla solidified his hold on his leadership seat Wednesday by garnering the endorsements of Councilman Bernard C. Parks and incoming Councilman Martin Ludlow, all but guaranteeing his reelection Tuesday. On that day, four new members will take office and the 15-member City Council will select its president.
Bishop Wilford Allen Alexander, believed to be Orange County's longest-serving black clergyman, died of a heart attack at his Santa Ana home Wednesday. He was 77. Alexander served as pastor of the Gospel Light Church of God in Christ for 27 years. Described by family, parishioners and fellow clergymen as a humble man dedicated to his ministry, Alexander was the county's highest-ranking official of the Church of God in Christ, which has 4 million members worldwide.
April 7, 2003
The Boston minister was preaching intolerance, and hundreds of men and women packing the Crenshaw district's West Angeles Church of God in Christ Thursday nodded and shouted encouragement. The community must no longer tolerate gang violence, the preacher thundered. Los Angeles cannot allow "its children to hold it hostage." "Amen," the audience responded. "Amen." The rousing speaker was the Rev. Eugene F. Rivers, and he came at the invitation of Bishop Charles E.
Los Angeles Times Articles