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Book Review: Surviving and Thriving
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 January 2011
Surviving and Thriving365 Facts in Black Economic History    By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer"In her poem, 'And Still I Rise,' Dr. Maya Angelou wrote, 'You can write me down in history with ... read more >>
Nate Parker Named Celebrity Host of 19th Annual PAFF
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 January 2011
Festival Set to Engage, Inform and Enlighten Attendees for Black History MonthLOS ANGELES - The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) tapped actor Nate Parker to serve as its 2011 celebrity host for its 19th ... read more >>
A Fox Gets Engaged
Written by Joy Childs 28 January 2011
Vivica Fox                 (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAsk what makes her happy, and she'll quickly tell you the "peace of mind" that comes from the ... read more >>
Russell Simmons – The “Super Rich” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 28 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterHip-Hop Mogul Expounds on the Transition from Materialism to MeditationRussell Wendell Simmons was born in Queens, New York on October 4, 1957, the middle of ... read more >>
2011 Oscar Nominations
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 28 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterMo'Nique Miffed by Snub of Halle BerryThe Oscar nominations were announced early Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by last year's ... read more >>
Homeless radio sensation briefly held by L.A. Police
Written by Jacob Adelman (Associated Press) 15 January 2011
In this Thursday, Jan. 6,2011 file photo, Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio, whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the ... read more >>
Book Review: “Is It Just Me? Or is it nuts out there?”
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 14 January 2011
Hyperion BooksHardcover, $22.99216 pagesISBN: 978-1-4013-2384-4By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer"Thoughtlessness is the new manners, and I've got to say I don't like it... Somehow, so many little ... read more >>
Actress Tia Mowry is expecting 1st child
Written by Mesfin Fekadu (Associated Press) 14 January 2011
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)Tia Mowry of 'Game,' 'Sister' expecting 1st childBy Mesfin Fekadu Associated PressNEW YORK - Tia Mowry has more to celebrate than the return of her TV show "The Game" - she's ... read more >>
Producer Cries out for Katrina Victims
Written by Brandon Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 14 January 2011
Ashley - Nicole Sherman Wendell Pierce Ashley-Nicole Sherman unveils a personal documentary based on Katrina victims’ experiences.  By Brandon I. Brooks Sentinel Entertainment Editor New Orleans was ... read more >>
Judge orders Michael Jackson doctor to stand trial
Written by Linda Deutsch (AP Special Correspondent) 14 January 2011
Security guard Alberto Alvarez, right, listens as his attorney Carl Douglas talks to reporters as they leave the preliminary hearing for Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray who is charged in the death ... read more >>
Wacka Flocka waives hearing, remains jailed
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
McDONOUGH, Ga. - Officials say rapper Waka Flocka Flame waived a court hearing and remains in jail on drug and gun charges.The Henry County sheriff's office says the rapper, whose real name is Juaquin ... read more >>
Psychiatric tests ordered for rapper Gucci Mane
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
ATLANTA - Rapper Gucci Mane has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests, following an Atlanta court appearance on a charge he violated terms of his probation.Radric Davis, the rapper's real name, appeared ... read more >>
Mo’Nique to announce Oscar nominations
Written by Super User 08 January 2011
LOS ANGELES - Academy Award winner Mo'Nique is pitching in to help announce nominees for the upcoming Oscars.Mo'Nique will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ... read more >>
Winfrey network gets a warm welcome from viewers
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
In this May 3, 2010 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) NEW YORK - On its debut weekend, Oprah Winfrey's ... read more >>
Montel Williams cited after pipe found at airport
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin authorities say former talk show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport ... read more >>
Book Review: Super Rich – A Guide to Having It All (Russell Simmons)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2011
Gotham BooksHardcover, $22.50208 pagesISBN: 978-1-592-40587-9Book Review By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterB"Rather than any state of material abundance, Super Rich actually refers to living ... read more >>
Ailey fans bid Jamison a fond raucous farewell
Written by Jocelyn Noveck (Associated Press) 08 January 2011
In this publicity image released by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, retiring artistic director Judith Jamison speaks during her farewell performance, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Alvin ... read more >>
Chuck Berry returns home after health care scare
Written by Jim Salter (Associated Press) 08 January 2011
Legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, the last concert of his European tour. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo) By Jim Salter Associated ... read more >>
Toni Braxton’s family in new WE reality series
Written by David Bauder (AP Television Writer) 08 January 2011
U.S. singer Toni Braxton. In this March 6, 2010 file photo, U.S. singer Toni Braxton performs during the Java Jazz concert festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, file) By David Bauder ... read more >>
Choreographer: Jackson not well days before death
Written by Linda Deutsch (AP Special Correspondent) 08 January 2011
In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 file photo, Michael Jackson's physician, Conrad Murray arrives for his arraignment at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. Murray is charged in Michael Jackson's death. ... read more >>
The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non – Fiction)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer1. The Grace of Silence: A Memoirby Michele NorrisQuite frankly, this heartbreaking memoir in which the author wistfully recounts her family's quiet and dignified ... read more >>
Blacktrospective 2010 (Best and Worst in Black Cinema)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2011
Kam's Annual Assessment of the Best (and Worst) in Black CinemaBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterTen Best Black Feature Films 1.    Just Wright2.       Why Did I Get Married Too?        ... read more >>
Baritone from Harold Melvin & Blue Notes dies
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2011
Baritone from Harold Melvin & Blue Notes diesPHILADELPHIA - Bernie Wilson, a baritone member of the rhythm and blues group that produced the 1972 hit "If You Don't Know Me by Now," has died.Wilson, ... read more >>
Teena Marie known as ‘Ivory Queen of Soul,’ dies
Written by Nakesa Mumbi Moody (AP Music Writer) 01 January 2011
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODYAP Music WriterLOS ANGELES - Teena Marie's last album, "Congo Square," was titled after a historical meeting place for slaves in New Orleans, featured a tribute to Martin Luther King's ... read more >>
Top Entertainment Moments of 2010
Written by Brandon Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 01 January 2011
By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment Editor&Olusheyi BanjoSentinel Contributing Writer1.)  Badu's BootyErykah Badu made an unforgettable music statement when she appeared nude in the music ... read more >>

 

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