Entries by Brantley Watson

VIDEO: Denzel Reminds to ‘Put God First’

He’s regarded as one of the best actors in Hollywood. And now, he’s recognized as a great commencement ceremony speaker. Denzel Washington delivered a rousing speech at the Dillard University Commencement Ceremony on May 9, reminding the students and families in attendance of what the common ingredient is in having a successful life and career. “Put God first […]

REPORT: Christian Population Dropping in America

From 2007 to 2014, the percentage of Americans that identify themselves as Christian has dropped from 78 percent to 71 percent, which amounts to five million adults in the seven year gap, according to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center. Furthermore, in 2007, 36 million adults identified themselves as unaffiliated with any […]

New Additions to Crystal Room Food Service!

Exciting things are happening in the West Angeles Food Service Department. Not only will you continue enjoying a delicious and wholesome breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and dinner at 12:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room, but pick-up/carry out DINNER service is now also available. In addition, LIVE music will now be provided by Anthony Wilkins and company. Come and dine with us in YOUR West […]

Should black people really #Adapt?

Like many controversies in today’s society, a controversy amongst black americans broke out last week via social media because of a few particularly pointed social media posts. Actor and comedian Chris Rock, a black man, announced via Instagram earlier this year that he’d post a selfie every time he was pulled over by the police, the suggestion being that […]

Bishop Blake addresses viral video from Holy Convocation

The 107th Holy Convocation took place last week in St. Louis, Missouri, and what a blessing of an event it was. Unfortunately, some controversy arose from the event, specifically with a set of speakers who uttered inappropriate remarks and offensive terms in reference to human sexuality. The video has since gone viral. At Sunday’s service, Bishop […]


Above all else, West Angeles is about its members. Bishop Blake’s extended family is a massive one, and each weekend, thousands join Bishop in the pews of WestA. And with the WestA HUMANKIND series, we aspire to give those same family members a voice. Each weekend, westa.org will gather pictures and commentary from WestA members […]

Religion retracted?

Where do our personal beliefs fit into the interpersonal spaces we inhabit? According to one recent study conducted by sociologists at the University of Connecticut, our most powerful personal belief, our religious affiliation, doesn’t fit in with our most important every day space: the workplace. Research gathered from the study and summarized in a post […]