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Loretta Devine to Receive Pan African Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 February 2012
 The Pan African Film Festival will honor award-winning actress Loretta Devine with its highest honor, a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on stage, television and film. The award will be presented ... read more >>
Jazz ‘round L.A.: Hats Off to Roy Hargrove
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 03 February 2012
Jazz ‘round L.A.:  Hats Off to Roy HargroveRoy HargroveRoy Hargrove  By Joy ChildsContributing WriterAsk him what type of hat he’s wearing this night, and, despite his sunglasses, you can still ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays February 2nd – February 8th
Written by Sentinel Staff Report 03 February 2012
Celebrity Birthdays February 2nd – February 8thSean Elliot – February 2ndSean Kingston – February 3rdLawrence Taylor – February 4thRosa Parks – February 4thCamron  - February 4thBobby Brown ... read more >>
Radio personality Big Boy goes XL with new book
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 03 February 2012
Big Boy photo by Brandon I. Brooks for SentinelBig Boy photo by Brandon I. Brooks for Sentinel Radio personality Big Boy goes XL with new bookBy Brandon I. Brooks, Co-Managing Editor Kurt “Big Boy” ... read more >>
Remembering the Legendary and Visionary ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Host and Producer Don Cornelius
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) & Danny J. Bakewell 02 February 2012
Remembering the Legendary and Visionary ‘Soul Train’ Creator, Host and Producer Don Cornelius   By Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Contributing Editor &  Brandon I. Brooks Asst. Managing Editor Don ... read more >>
Movie Review: Red Tails
Written by Sam Johnson (Contributing Writer) 27 January 2012
Movie Review: Red TailsBy Sam JohnsonSentinel Contributing WriterActor James Earl Jones, left, actor Terrence Howard and producer George Lucas arrive for the premiere of 'Red Tails' Tuesday, Jan. 10,2012, ... read more >>
84th Academy Awards ®Nominations Announced
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 27 January 2012
84th Academy Awards ®Nominations AnnouncedBy Joy ChildsContributing WriterNominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak ... read more >>
Yo! Ne-Yo!
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 27 January 2012
Yo! Ne-Yo!Ne-Yo  The “Red Tails” InterviewNEYO - AP NEYO - APBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer Shaffer Chimere Smith, aka Ne-Yo, was born in Camden, Arkansas, but raised in Las Vegas, ... read more >>
'The Help' leads NAACP Image Award nominees
Written by Super User 27 January 2012
'The Help' leads NAACP Image Award nominees LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Help" has been served eight Image Award nominations.The adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel about black maids speaking ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 26th - February 1st
Written by Super User 27 January 2012
Celebrity Birthdays January 26th - February 1st Kirk Franklin - January 26thAnita Baker - January 26thAngela Davis - January 26thOprah Winfrey - January 29thKerry Washington - January 31stErnie Banks - ... read more >>
James funeral planned; Al Sharpton to eulogize
Written by Associated Press 27 January 2012
In this Saturday, June 19, 2004, photo, Etta James & The Roots Band perform at the 26th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The singer's manager says Etta James has died ... read more >>
Occupy Red Tails was a success!!
Written by Brian Carter (Staff Writer) 26 January 2012
Red Tails Mixer packs The Rave Cafe' Black cinema enthusiasts, celebrities and local “who’s-who” showed up for the film. The mission was to “occupy” the RAVE Theater at the Howard Hughes Promenade ... read more >>
Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.
Written by Associated Press 20 January 2012
Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in Calif.By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY and ROBERT JABLON | Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 19th – January 25th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 January 2012
Junior Seau – January 19thShawn Wayans – January 19thJohn H. Johnson – January 19thHuddie “Ledd Belly” Ledbetter – January 19thStacy Dash – January 20thAhmir "?uestlove" Thompson – January ... read more >>
1st students graduate from Winfrey school
Written by DONNA BRYSON | Associated Press 19 January 2012
Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, center left, holds school principal Ann Van Zyl's hand as they leave a photo opportunity with graduates and Oprah Winfrey, centre wearing green, after the first graduation ... read more >>
TV One network focuses on missing blacks
Written by DAVID BAUDER | Associated Press 18 January 2012
In this April 27, 2009 photo, actress S. Epatha Merkerson attends the 2009 Matrix Awards, honoring women in the communications industry, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After ... read more >>
Movie Review: Joyful Noise
Written by Sam Johnson, Contributing Sentinel Writer 18 January 2012
To sing or not to sing? That is the question. When initially hearing the pairing of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton sharing the mic, one would easily dismiss the idea of a smash hit right? Wrong. This ... read more >>
Lil Wayne writing prison memoir
Written by Associated Press 18 January 2012
Rapper Lil Wayne watches during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 129-90. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) ... read more >>
Oscar-Winner Opines on Playing Tuskegee Airman
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 January 2012
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" junket Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) Cuba Gooding, Jr. The “Red Tails” Interview Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... read more >>
Mekhi Phifer tries to get used to Broadway screams
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 15 January 2012
In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, from left, Rosie Benton, Mekhi Phifer and Tracie Thoms appear at the curtain call for the opening night performance of the Broadway play "Stick Fly", in New York. Mekhi ... read more >>
'House of Lies' brings comedy to corporate greed
Written by SANDY COHEN | Associated Press 15 January 2012
Actor Don Cheadle, left, appears on the set while shooting a scene for the upcoming Showtime television series "House of Lies" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. The new series premieres Sunday, ... read more >>
'SVU' Actress Speaks as Victim of Real-Life Theft
Written by JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press 14 January 2012
In this May 6, 2010 file photo, actress Tamara Tunie attends the 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of NYC at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York. Tunie spoke out Tuesday, ... read more >>
Angela Bassett 'loving' her return to Broadway
Written by MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press 14 January 2012
___In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, honoree Angela Bassett arrives at Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bassett is turning heads on Broadway playing Camae, ... read more >>
Snoop Dog hit with minor drug charge in Texas
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film "Laugh at My Pain" in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found ... read more >>
US man sues Wiz Khalifa for $2.3M over hit song
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A Pittsburgh rapper is suing Khalifa for $2.3 million over allegations that he stole ... read more >>

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