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KPFK’s Hero Awards & Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 April 2012
Grammy-Award Winning Pianist Billy Childs and Charlie Haden Family to PerformKPFK 90.7 announces its honorees for the 2nd Annual Hero Awards and Tribute show. The Hero Awards is a benefit series for the ... read more >>
Legendary Saxophonist, Trevor Lawrence celebrates 45 Years
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 April 2012
Howard Hewett, Trevor Lawrence, Joseph Marks Saxophonist Trevor Lawrence was joined by friends: Howard Hewett, 2 Official, Beth Payne, Masumi, Joseph Marks, Wah WahWatson in Los Angeles at the Historical ... read more >>
Getting Ziggy with It
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 April 2012
Ziggy Marley The “Marley” Interview David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October 17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, ... read more >>
Steve at Ease
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 April 2012
Steve Harvey (AP) Comedian Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie Bridges arrive for the "Think Like A Man" premiere on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in New York. The film is based on Harvey's best-selling book. ... read more >>
Saxophonist Love dies; part of Memphis Horns duo
Written by ADRIAN SAINZ | Associated Press 19 April 2012
Tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, who formed the award-winning Memphis Horns duo with trumpeter Wayne Jackson and played unforgettable lines behind the royalty of soul, rock, pop and R&B, has died at ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays April 12th – April 18th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 April 2012
Herbie Hancock – April 12thAl Green – April 13thPeabo Bryson – April 13thFlex Alexander – April 15thBessie Smith – April 15thMartin Lawrence – April 16thLuol Deng – April 16thKareem Abdul ... read more >>

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Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Write a Book on Poverty; Set Tour to Promote
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 April 2012
Tavis Smiley (left) and Cornel WestThe talk show host and author, along with his partner in action, Cornel West, have written a book about the terrible reality across the nation called, “The Rich & ... read more >>
Trial for rapper in '93 NY shooting opens
Written by Associated Press 12 April 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are set for Tuesday in the murder trial of a once-rising rapper who reopened a nearly 20-year-old case by suddenly telling police he was the gunman.G. Dep, who made ... read more >>
Chicago jury chosen in Hudson family murder trial
Written by MICHAEL TARM | Associated Press 12 April 2012
In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson speaks in Chicago. On Monday, April 9, 2012, a judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest ... read more >>
Legendary Filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka passes
Written by Brandon I. Brooks Assistant Managing Editor 12 April 2012
Legendary filmmaker Jamaa Fanaka was found dead in his apartment in South Los Angeles on Sunday, April 8th, 2012.  His daughter Tracey L. Gordon said that the cause of death has not been determined. Fanaka ... read more >>
Drunken driving charge for Bobby Brown
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press 05 April 2012
In this Feb. 18, 2012 file photo, singer Bobby Brown, former husband of the late Whitney Houston performs with New Edition at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. Brown was arrested Monday, March 26, ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays April 5th - April 11th
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 April 2012
Christopher “Kid” Reid - April 5th Colin Powell - April 5th Booker T. Washington - April 5th Stephen Jackson - April 5th Billy Dee Williams - April 6th Billie Holiday - April 7thTony Dorsett - April ... read more >>
Whitney Houston's mom says she's proud of her
Written by Associated Press 04 April 2012
In this Sept. 30, 2010 file photo, singers Cissy Houston, left, and her daughter Whitney Houston arrive at the "Keep A Child Alive Black Ball" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Houston says in her ... read more >>
Heavenly Beverly
Written by Kam Williams (Sentinel Contributing Writer 04 April 2012
 Beverly Johnson The “Beverly’s Full House” InterviewBeverly Johnson is the first African-American supermodel, as well as an actress, author, activist, businesswoman and TV personality. She was ... read more >>
Eric Benet and Erica Gluck Co-Star in Inspirational Family Flick
Written by Kam Williams (Sentinel Contributing Writer 29 March 2012
Trinity Goodheart DVD Review Trinity Goodheart (Erica Gluck) is inconsolable from the moment her mother (Kellin Watson) vanishes into thin air through the fateful day she finds half of a heart-shaped pendant ... read more >>
Yo-Yo Says No!
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 29 March 2012
Rapper and actress Yo-Yo speaks at a press conference calling for justice for Trayvon Martin held in Los Angeles. (Malcolm Ali for Sentinel) Rap artist, actress and activist, Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whittaker ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 29th – April 4th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 March 2012
Walt “Clyde” Frazier – March 29thEarl Campbell – March 29thPearl Bailey – March 29thM.C. Hammer – March 30thTracy Chapman – March 30thJack Johnson – March 31stTony Yayo – March 31stMarch ... read more >>
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer honored in hometown
Written by BOB JOHNSON | Associated Press 29 March 2012
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, center, arrives at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Spencer was greeted by more than 400 people as she arrived at the Statehouse ... read more >>
Jasmine in Bloom
Written by Kam Williams (Sentinel Contributing Writer 29 March 2012
Jasmine Guy The “October Baby” Interview Born in Boston on March 10, 1962, Jasmine Guy is a Renaissance woman with dancer, actress, singer, director, and writer on her resume. She performed in the ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin celebrates 70th, talks new music
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 29 March 2012
Aretha Franklin attends her seventieth birthday party in New York, Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: ... read more >>
World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas
Written by Super User 23 March 2012
World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas The world famous Laugh Factory and the New Tropicana Las Vegas are launching a multi-venue comedy experience at the recently transformed ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 22 - March 28
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Celebrity BirthdaysMarch 22nd – March 28thStephanie Mills – March 22nd Marcus Camby – March 22ndGeorge Benson – March 22ndChaka Khan – March 23rdMoses Malone – March 23rdJason Kidd – March ... read more >>
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
August Wilson Monologue CompetitionLOUIS GOSSETT JR.JUDGES INCLUDE DENNIS HAYSBERT, LOUIS GOSSETT, JR. AND OTHERS It is the inspiration of the soaring, lyrical monologues found in the plays by Pulitzer ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth and Media Boot Camp accepting applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Duke Media Foundation and Educating Young Minds To Co-Host Special Media Boot Camp for Students Age 14-18 LOS ANGELES -- The Duke Media Foundation and Educating Young Minds (both 501c3 corporations) ... read more >>
Black Media Alliance Statement on the Firing of Clear Channel’s Dan Sileo Over “Monkey” Remark
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2012
LOS ANGELES –  The following is a statement from the Black Media Alliance on the recent firing of Clear Channel host Dan Sileo after he made racially insensitive remarks on his show Mon. Mar. 12, on ... read more >>



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