Lil Mama will host The Pan African Film Festival along with a roster of Celebrity Jurors to judge Films in Competition
Written by Shonassee Shaver 30 January 2014
The CrazySexyCool actress will be hosting the Pan African American Film Festival this year The Pan African Film Festival readies for its 22nd anniversary of prestigious and global Black cinema on February ... read more >>
Written by MESFIN FEKADU AP MUSIC WRITER 23 January 2014
(AP Photo/Powers Imagery)  NEW YORK (AP) -- Wish Bruno Mars would write you a hit song? Keep dreaming. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has penned hits like CeeLo Green's "Forget You!" and B.o.B's ... read more >>
Written by Associated Press 23 January 2014
(AP Photo/Victoria Will) NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in. The deal brings the 76-year-old entertainer together with a writing ... read more >>
NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Scandal’ up for top honors in film and television
Written by Princess Manasseh 23 January 2014
CELEBRITY HOSTS: both fan favorite television stars and silver screen stars came out to announce the 45th NAACP Image Award Nominees (L-R Keke Palmer, Gina Torres, Joe Morton, Bresha Webb, David Oyelowo) ... read more >>
The Five Heartbeats are Back
Written by Edward Rice, III Sentinel Contributing Writer 23 January 2014
It’s been more than 20 years since the theatrical release of Robert Townsend’s The Five Heartbeats. Townsend’s beloved film about the rise and fall of a 60’s singing group has remained popular ... read more >>
Reel Talk 1.16.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 January 2014
Condola Rashad to co-star in Upcoming Fox Series "Hieroglyph" Condola Rashad who has been working her way up the film industry’s ladder will co-star in Fox’s drama series “Hieroglyph.” Set ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 1.16.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 January 2014
Rihanna partners with Shakira for new single “Can’t Remember To Forget You” The “Pon de Replay” singer joined musical forces with Shakira for her new single “Can’t Remember To Forget ... read more >>
Will Golden Globe Honor Fuel ‘12 Years A Slave’ to Academy Award ?
Written by Princess Manasseh 16 January 2014
                                                                                                             Photo Associated Press '12 Years A ...
Nelson Mandela Art Posters makes way to the streets of Los Angeles and Capetown
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 January 2014
    Artist Robbie Conal takes over Los Angeles honoring Mandela’s life and career thorough political art.   A couple of weeks after his passing, Nelson Mandela’s presence continues to make ... read more >>
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Take Us on an Unforgettable ‘Ride Along’
Written by Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 January 2014
  THE DYNAMIC DUO: James (Ice Cube) and Ben (Kevin Hart) on one of their many adventures in this daring and hilarious ride along. (Photo Courtesy of Universal Pictures)     The duo star in the new ... read more >>
Kanye West Faces Lawsuit Over “Bound 2” Sample
Written by Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper 09 January 2014
  Producer and Rapper, Kanye West. (Courtesy Photo)     Ricky Spicer was just 12 years old when he sang about being “Bound” to fall for the girl of his dreams on the 1971 album “2+2+1= ... read more >>
Reel Talk 1.9.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 January 2014
‘42’ Chadwick Boseman Stars as James Brown in ‘Get On Up’   Chadwick Boseman who brought legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson to life on the screen in ‘42,’ will play James Brown ... read more >>
It’s A Rap 1.9.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 January 2014
Beyoncé under fire for using NASA’s Challenger Audio in ‘XO’   Despite the success of secretly dropping her fifth album, Beyoncé is receiving backlash for sampling NASA’s Challenger Tragedy ... read more >>
Number of Black-Owned TV Stations Plummets to Zero
Written by Joseph Torres and S. Derek Turner Special to the NNPA from New America Media 09 January 2014
Michael and Steve Roberts' TV sale reduces Black owners to zero.     We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media – and barely anyone noticed.   There are now zero ... read more >>
Two Decades of Producing and Still Going Strong
Written by Princess Manasseh 07 January 2014
Bentley Kyle Evans Photo: Courtesy Photo LA Native Bentley Kyle Evans has Been to the Top and is Still Rising Accomplishing in just four years what most are lucky to achieve in ten, Bentley Kyle Evans ... read more >>
VIDEO: Being Mary Jane Premiere
Written by Princess Manasseh 03 January 2014
NXtLct10cFU Actress Gabrielle Union and Comedian Affion Crockett talk BET drama Being Mary Jane  Affion Crockett dishes on Black professional women Having a shortage of Black men   watch video >>
PHOTOS: Being Mary Jane Hollywood Premiere
Written by Princess Manasseh 31 December 2013
WORKING WOMEN: “Being Mary Jane” Creator & EP, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union and Debra Lee Photo Courtesy of BET  POWER COUPLES: Husband and Wife teams Magic and Cookie Johnson and Mara ... read more >>
Being Mary Jane Premiere Lands in North Hollywood
Written by Princess Manasseh 31 December 2013
WINTER WHITE: Gabrielle Union Stuns in White Jumpsuit at the “Being Mary Jane” Premiere Screening in Los Angeles on December 16, 2013 Photo Courtesy of BET BET tries something new with a breakout ... read more >>
Lula Washington Presents Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Performance
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2013
Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) presents its annual Kwanzaa celebration dance concerts Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 & 28 at 8 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 29 @ 3 pm. The performances will take place ... read more >>
VIDEO: Hill Harper Toy Drive Red Carpet Interviews
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
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PHOTOS: Celebrities on the Toy Drive Red Carpet
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway sports her unwrapped toy on the red carpet Photo: Curtis Sabir Supporting his good friends hosts Hill Harper and Nate Parker, actor Boris Kodjoe attends the 6th annual ... read more >>
A Toy Drive Hollywood Style
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
Hill Harper takes to the red carpet with two of the toys he’s donating for his 6th annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive Photo: Curtis Sabir The 6th Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive Rocks the ... read more >>
Center of Hope Brings the Jazz
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 12 December 2013
Very few things can breach more barrios and cross more divided lines than music,  and at the First Church of God, Center of Hope’s 3rd Annual Gospel Jazz Fest, artists  from lands spanning the ... read more >>
Entertainers Remember Nelson Mandela’s Life in Film and Music Hollywood continues to honor the South African Leader
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 December 2013
South African Leader Nelson Mandela who fought for justice and equality passed December 5, 2013.  Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela’s passed December 5. He leaves behind a political and ... read more >>
Nia Long Hosts An Evening of Style
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 December 2013
Actress Nia Long at the Lincoln "Evening of Style" event in front of the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC PHOTO: Courtesy of Lincoln    On the eve of the LA Auto Show, Lincoln Motor Company and Automotive ... read more >>