Friday, May 29, 2015
It's A Rap: The One and Only BERRY GORDY
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 21 June 2013
  The all-time heavyweights of music and entertainment were at the 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremonies recently in New York, and perhaps none was more notable than Berry Gordy. Elton John, ... read more >>
Book Challenges Stereotypes of Poor Fathers
Written by Bobbi Booker, Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 18 June 2013
“Doing The Best I Can” delves into the lives of poor men who have children outside of marriage and their “New Package Deals” ‑ the direct and intimate relationships with their children that ... read more >>
Kurtis Blow to perform at Regency West as local groups premier documentary ‘Have You Seen My Father?’ on June 16
Written by KENNETH MILLER Entertainment Editor 13 June 2013
    Legendary old school rapper Kurtis Blow will be the featured performer at premier of an explosive documentary ‘Have You Seen My Father’ hosted by local organizations Taking Responsibility for ... read more >>
Taste of Soul BET Fanfest: The 2012 StarQuest Talent Search champions join us to discuss music, winning the contest, and everything in between
Written by Chelsea Battle Contributing Writer 13 June 2013
  Meet Adrian Battle Adrian Battle attended last year’s StarQuest auditions on a whim. His roommate mentioned the try outs to him the day before they began, and after debating whether or not he ... read more >>
Its A Rap June 13
Written by Shonassee Shaver 13 June 2013
BET EXPERIENCE fan fest June 28-30 BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE is set for June 28 -30. It will be a weekend event, Friday-Sunday.  For the first time BET will be dominating the LA scene for a whole ... read more >>
Chrisette Michele Discusses her New Album, the Wale Rumors, and Fat Vegans
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer, 13 June 2013
  After a two year hiatus the R&B singer is back on the scene with new music, a book, and plenty of cool tattoos.   It’s a particularly chilly evening inside the air conditioned lower level ... read more >>
Reel Talk June 13
Written by Shonassee Shaver 13 June 2013
MIKE EPPS Comedian/ actor, Mike will be appearing at the BET Experience Friday June 28 at Club Nokia. The former hilarious character ‘Day Day’ from the Next Friday film has proven that he has ... read more >>
Not Just Another Celebrity Charity Event: Holly Robinson-Peete and Tisha Campbell-Martin are Trailblazers in Advocacy for Autism
Written by By Shonassee Shaver 06 June 2013
Holly Robinson-Peete posing for the camera after an informative discussion during the Media Roundtable. Actors, Holly Robinson-Peete, Duane Martin, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Rodney Peete smile ... read more >>
Inglewood’s Director Aaron White One-Man Show: ‘The Blood they Shed’
Written by Sentinel News Services 05 June 2013
  The Blood they Shed is a semi-autobiographical one-man poetic journey that combines the art of story telling narrative, poetry and comedy. The story is told from the perspective of a young man raised ... read more >>
Reel Talk June 6
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 05 June 2013
  “RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC” The late comedian and actor Richard Pryor died December 10, 2005 with an estimated net worth of approximately $40 million dollars. That net worth was earned in ... read more >>
It's A Rap JUNE 6
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 05 June 2013
TAMAR BRAXTON BET|13 Awards nominee Tamar Braxton is already getting rave reviews for her new up and coming video ‘The One.’ Reports say the video will put you in a summertime mood with her feel-good ... read more >>
Playboy Jazz Coming to Baldwin Hills
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 May 2013
  Playboy Jazz Festival presents 1+ One Featuring Patrice Rushen and Ndugu Chancler in free Baldwin Hills Concert “Let the good times roll… and head over to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw,” said event ... read more >>
Kevin Hart makes it pop at LAVO in ‘Vegas
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 29 May 2013
  Last Saturday Kevin Hart hosted at LAVO Nightclub in celebration of Memorial Day Weekend. The popular comedian signed autographs and posed for photos on the red carpet then made his way into the ... read more >>
MALI NICOLE: A Developing Diva from Watts to the World
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 29 May 2013
  It’s been almost 50 years since the late Ted Watkins put the city of Watts on the map developing it as a treasured African American culture base that today is known throughout the world.  It’s ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 30
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 29 May 2013
AFTER EARTH Hollywood’s royal African American family of Will Smith and his wife Jada will feature their son Jaden in After Earth, which is released June 7 nationwide. The film’s is based on a ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 30
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 29 May 2013
FANTASIA The R&B diva and Grammy award winning female vocalist is certainly no stranger to controversy and criticism. But a resilient and liberated Fantasia recently took the stage at the 30th ... read more >>
AEG Publicly Admitted to Hiring Murray
Written by BILL HETHERMAN City News Service 24 May 2013
Michael Jackson Conrad Murray Testifying in trial of a negligence/wrongful death suit against AEG Live over the death of Michael Jackson, the top lawyer for the concert promoter recently acknowledged ... read more >>
Sony Lawsuit is a Victory for Urban Artist
Written by Zenitha Prince
 Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 24 May 2013
James J. Walker Sony BMG Music Entertainment has settled a lawsuit filed in 2005 by attorney James J. Walker, of Walker and Associates, a Black-owned, Atlanta-based law firm that represents gospel ... read more >>
Pan African Film Festival Honored With the Lifetime Achievement Award From the African “Oscars” Academy
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 May 2013
Ayuko Babu, executive director of the Pan African Film Festival, accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the festival from the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). AMAA, considered the "African ... read more >>
Actor Clifton Powell Sits in Director’s Chair for ‘My Brother Marvin’
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
His legacy has been marred with misconceptions of the life he truly lived and the family he dearly loved. He constantly walked a tightrope between being who the world expected him to be and who he felt ... read more >>
IT's A Rap May 23
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
OL’ DIRTY BASTARD AND EAZY-E September and two names have been making more news than many of the other performers on the bill. And they’re dead. Following in the footsteps of Tupac Shakur’s virtual ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 23
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 23 May 2013
WINNIE MANDELLA FILM Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to Winnie Mandela at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival.  Budgeted at $15 million, the film ... read more >>
Today, Biggie Smalls Would Have Been 41
Written by Chelsea Battle and Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writers and 21 May 2013
(AP Photo)   It has been 16 years since New York rapper Christopher Wallace better known as Biggie Smalls, passed away in the infamous 1997 Wilshire Blvd shooting in Los Angeles. He would have been ... read more >>
Compton’s Kendrick Lamar launches BET Awards Weekend
Written by KENNETH MILLER Sentinel Entertainment Editor 17 May 2013
I’M KENDRICK LAMAR: Compton hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar garnered eight BET Award nominations and is shown here on the red carpet at L.A.’s Icon Ultra Lounge on May 14 in downtown Los Angeles. ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 16
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 17 May 2013
IT RYMES WITH JIGGER Oh No, not again! Another Hollywood filmmaker has made a movie that has parlayed the dreaded N word into the script. Director Baz Luhrmann not only enlisted Jay-Z to oversee the ... read more >>

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Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash