Thursday, March 26, 2015
Rihanna debuts new single “American Oxygen”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Rihanna continues to stay on top as she follow her current single “Four Five Seconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney with second single “American Oxygen.” The singer gave fans a 30 minute ... read more >>
Empire star Jussie Smollett signs to Columbia Records
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Empire proves to be one of the hottest and innovative shows to hit primetime television. Breakout star Jussie Smollett is capitalizing on the success of the show with a record deal from Columbia records. ... read more >>
Missy Elliot joins Kendrick, Mary and more for the Essence Festival Lineup
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Off the hills of her Super Bowl XLIX performance, Missy Elliot will make her Essence Festival debut when the annual event returns to New Orleans on July 2-5. The roster includes Usher, Kendrick Lamar, ... read more >>
Eric Benet kicks off monthly showcase at the Conga Room
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
  Eric Benet has a new monthly showcase, “Eric Benet & Friends” at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. Each month, the crooner will invite artists to join on stage to celebrate “real R&B music” ... read more >>
Selma Director Ava DuVernay teams up with Oprah for new project
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  Fresh of the success of her Oscar nominated film Selma, Ava DuVernay is team- ing up with Oprah Winfrey again to turn author Natalie Baszile’s novel “Queen Sugar” into a new drama series on ... read more >>
Common joins Liam Neeson in action-thriller Run All Night
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
Academy- Award winner Common stars in the action pack film Run All Night in theatres March 13. Starring alongside Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Danny Maguire Common plays Mr. Price, a killer ... read more >>
Zoë Kravitz returns for Divergent prequel Insurgent
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  The Divergent series continues to entertain and excite with its newest installment Insurgent, actress and singer Zoë Kravitz brings her character Christina from Diver- gent to the prequel as she ... read more >>
Idris Elba reprises role in British crime series Luther
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  The No Good Deed’s actor will play murder detective DCI John Luther in BBC’s Luther later this year. Idris Elba plays a near genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him ... read more >>
Gina Prince-Bythewood Selected Woman of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
Film director and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood recently received the Woman of the Year Award for her work as an artist, mentor and role model in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Music Center.  Prince-Bythewood, ... read more >>
The Phenomenon that is ‘Empire’
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 March 2015
Empire lead cast members (bottom to top l-r) Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Jussie Smollett. (courtesy of Fox) “Empire,” is one of primetime television’s hottest ... read more >>
Seeing A Different Shade of Yellow with Karan Ashley
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 March 2015
Actress, producer and podcast radio personality, Karan Ashley From saving the world as a Power Ranger, to being uncensored on the internet, this multi-talented young lady shows no signs of stopping. Most ... read more >>
Necole Bitchie: Branding A Business Beyond Her Blog
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 12 March 2015
On a Monday, Necole Kane known to most as Necole Bitchie was summoned to the White House to attend a panel on HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that was happening the next day. Moderated ... read more >>
What Is...A Producer?
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 12 March 2015
Sunday, March 1 AimerAmour Magazine and United We Function curated the “What Is…A Producer?” panel at Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills. The “What Is…” series is designed to provide college students ... read more >>
Undoing the Damage
Written by Kymberli Weed Brady, Contributing Writer 05 March 2015
‘Freeway: Crack in the System’ a must see exploration into rebuilding the human condition. Spending the weekend with the cast and crew of “Freeway: Crack in the System” at the Pan African Film ... read more >>
‘Under The Freeway’ Looks at Homelessness
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 05 March 2015
Oftentimes the less fortunate are overlooked, and in the play ‘Under the Freeway’ shown at the City of Refuge Church this past Saturday February 28, stories of those ignored souls are given a space ... read more >>
Karla Gordy Bristol
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 March 2015
Living a unique life through entertainment and philanthropy  Karla Gordy Bristol is a board member of Make Music LA, chair and executive producer of the Beverly Hills Centennial Documentary and a member ... read more >>
Man On Fire: Melvin Jackson Jr takes on Hollywood
Written by Edward Rice, contributing writer 05 March 2015
Melvin Jackson Jr. is a name you need to know. Chances are if you don’t already know him you are quite familiar with his work. The 33 year old actor has graced the small screen in the HBO hit series ... read more >>
Smithsonian Channel debuts documentary Legend of Lead Belly for Black History Month
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2015
From his lyrics to his life, the iconic blues and folksinger Lead Belly was known for his strong voice and lyrics. He created honest and controversial music that serenaded people and reflected real life ... read more >>
Laff Mobb’s Clean Comedy Show Premieres on ASPiRE TV
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 21 February 2015
For many years it seemed that the only way to find fresh and funny urban comedy was to sludge through profanity-laced standup routines. Luckily, the second season of Laff Mobb’s We Got Next provides ... read more >>
‘There’s No Shortcuts’ with Music Director and Composer Rickey Minor
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 20 February 2015
Between the kickoff of award season and the seasonal premieres cascading network television, Rickey Minor is one of the most requested music directors in Hollywood. Minor works with passion to deliver ... read more >>
Raven Goodwin
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 February 2015
The young actress talks about ‘Being Mary Jane’ and her transition from Disney     Raven Goodwin’s real life doesn’t mirror her character on “Being Mary Jane,” but she knows young women ... read more >>
Grammy Awards 2015
Written by Sentinel News Service 12 February 2015
Beyonce (Malcolm Ali/Sentinel)  Visit for red carpet coverage of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards Show, 46th NAACP Image Awards and 6th Annual African American Film Critics Association ... read more >>
NAACP Image Awards
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 12 February 2015
The 46th annual event was a celebration of black excellence in entertainment and social justice.Friday, February 6 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, C.A. the entertainment industry’s  most ... read more >>
Celebrating Black History Month from the Red Carpet of the NAACP Image Awards
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 12 February 2015
Los Angeles Sentinel (LAS): How important is the portrayal of Black images on television and film?Wendell James (Actor, Raising Whitley)Since I am in a Black Family portrayed on the Oprah Winfrey Network ... read more >>
ESSENCE Black Women in Music Honors Jill Scott
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 12 February 2015
Event included performances by Chaka Khan, Brandy, MC Lyte and Lianne La Havas. ESSENCE Magazine held their 6th Annual Black Women in Music Event at the Avalon in Hollywood which honored Grammy Award-winning ... read more >>

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