The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) & Elzena Rankins (Intern) 22 July 2010
  Sentinel Managing Editor Yussuf J. Simmonds inteviews Debbie Allen (Photo by Brian Carter for Sentinel)Debbie Allen watching students at DADA (Photo by Brian Carter for Sentinel)Debbie Allen continues ... read more >>
In an Introspective Mood: Tavis Smiley Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Tavis SmileyTavis Smiley — The "Been in the Storm Too Long" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterFrom his celebrated conversations with world figures, to his work to inspire the next ... read more >>
Pato Banton and ‘Within Arms Reach’ Come Together in Long Beach
Written by Paul Browning (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Reggae Artist Pato BantonSundie Zin, President and CEO of Within Arms Reach with children at a school she donated funds to during her last trip to Burma.  Sundie Zin, President and CEO of Within Arms ... read more >>
Motown Super-producer Dies at 80, Lauded by Industry Press
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 15 July 2010
 Harvey FuquaBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterHarvey Fuqua belonged to one of the most prominent dynasties in musical history-that of Motown insiders-which included Berry Gordy and his sisters; ... read more >>
Mel Gibson’s Latest Racist Rant Targets African Americans
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 08 July 2010
 Mel GibsonSpecial to the NNPA from the St. Louis American(NNPA) - Four years ago, Mel Gibson apologized profusely and reportedly entered rehab after verbally attacking the Jewish community after being ... read more >>
Condoleeza Rice Backing Up Aretha Franklin on Piano
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
  Former Secretary of State, Condoleeza RiceAretha FranklinCondoleeza Rice Backing Up Aretha Franklin on Piano for Philadelphia Gig By Bridget BlandBlack Voices NewswireA new meaning of R-E-S-P-E-C-T ... read more >>
Grammy Nominated Producer Kashif Sponsors Music Camp for Foster Kids
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 July 2010
  KashifKashif University and Department of Children & Family Services Host Music Recording Camp July 12-23, 2010 Sentinel Wire ServiceWith California's budget crisis wreaking havoc on the poor, ... read more >>
The Many Shades of Jada, from TV Nurse to Karate Kid’s Mom
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
 Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith The "HawthoRNe: Season 2" InterviewBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer Besides playing the title character on the TNT series HawthoRNe, which is starting ... read more >>
The Real Rick Ross Fights Back in Court
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 08 July 2010
  “Freeway” Ricky Ross Rapper Rick RossFormer Drug King Pin "Freeway" Ricky Ross has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against rap artist Rick Ross for exploitation By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel ... read more >>
At Home with the Norwoods
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 08 July 2010
 The Norwood Family: (L to R) - Willie, Sonja, Ray J. and Brandy.Ray J. and BrandyThe family meeting with the Sentinel's editorial board(Photos by Jason Lewis)SENTINEL EXCLUSIVEThe Norwood Family drops ... read more >>
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and Grill
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 08 July 2010
Jazz 'round LA: Old Souls, Young Hearts Swing at Catalina Bar and GrillBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing Writer  To a decidedly enthusiastic and proud crowd of parents, teachers and friends, three variations ... read more >>
Book Review: How I Got Ghetto Rich In The Streets
Written by Fehintola L. Opanubi (Intern) 08 July 2010
Book Review: How I Got Ghetto Rich In The StreetsEllis gives guidance to self-motivation and business success.By Fehintola L. Opanubi, Sentinel InternThe author Derrick Ellis, graduate of Texas Southern ... read more >>
Tupac's "Dear Mama" Selected for Inclusion in Library of Congress
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 July 2010
Tupac ShakurAfeni ShakurClassic 1995 track is one of 25 recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by Library of Congress this yearBy Sentinel Wire ServiceTupac Shakur's ... read more >>
Chris Brown takes a look at the man in the mirror
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Chris Brown performing at the 2010 BET AwardsArtist breaks down and cries in front of live audience at the 2010 BET AwardsBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorR&B star Chris Brown paid ... read more >>
BET Awards — A lot of surprises this year!
Written by Elzena Rankins (Intern) 02 July 2010
Prince accepting the 2010 BET Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo courtesy of BET)By Elzena RankinsLA Sentinel InternThis years 10th annual BET Awards was a surprise for everyone, especially when Chris ... read more >>
Pharrell Williams connects Music with Animation
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 02 July 2010
Pharrell Williams (left) works alongside Hetior Pereira (right) for the “Despicable Me” soundtrack.Despicable Me By Brandon I. BrooksEntertainment EditorPharrell Williams of the Neptunes and ... read more >>
Michael Jackson: One Year Later
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 01 July 2010
Michael Jackson: through the yearsEven in death Michael Jackson continues to dominate the sales charts.By Brandon I. Brooks Sentinel Entertainment EditorAccording to Nielsen SoundScan, MJ has nine of the ... read more >>
Garry Shider of Parliament Succumbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Garry Shider of Parliament Garry Shider, the longtime musical director of Parliament-Funkadelic known as "Starchild," died Wednesday at his home in Upper Marlboro, MD., reports the Associated Press. ... read more >>
Father Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Father Son TrioFather Son Trio Unleashes Smash Hit "Like Father Like Son" Los Angeles entrepreneur Ron Taylor vividly remembers the days where he and his son shared a single motel room and their time ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Dick Griffey & SOLAR Records
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 24 June 2010
 SOLAR Records logoDick Griffey By Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorDick Griffey is the founder of the legendary S.O.L.A.R. Records which is an acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records. ... read more >>
Black Music Month: Al Bell & Stax Records
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Entertainment Editor) 24 June 2010
 Stax Records logoAl BellBy Brandon I. BrooksSentinel Entertainment EditorAl Bell is a music pioneer if there ever was one.  With over 50 years of music industry experience, Bell has been breaking ... read more >>
Eddie Levert Wows NNPA
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 June 2010
 Eddie Levert performs for publishers and guests at the NNPA Legacy of Excellence Dinner & GalaNEW YORK (NNPA) - Smiling broadly, the spirited petite woman named Sylvia weaved through the Ballroom ... read more >>
Compton brings the good vibes at the Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 24 June 2010
 Jazz singer Phil Perry makes the crowd feel good with his smooth sound. (Photo by Jason Lewis)By Jason LewisSentinel Sports EditorThe Par 3 Golf Course in Compton was filled to capacity as the City ... read more >>
An Actor and a Gentleman: Louis Gossett, Jr.
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 24 June 2010
 An Actor and A Gentleman:  Louis Gossett, Jr.By Joy ChildsSentinel ContributingThis year marks Louis Gossett, Jr.'s 60th year in the entertainment business.  His new book, "An Actor and A Gentleman," ... read more >>
Film Review: The Karate Kid
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 17 June 2010
  Jackie Chan and Jaden SmithJackie Chan and Jaden Smith Co-Star in Remake of Martial Arts Classic By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterHollywood is in the midst of a full-blown revival ... read more >>

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