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 www.lasentinel.net 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 >>
Willie Ray Norwood
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
Renowned vocal coach on authentic talents and his commitment to preserving African American Spirituals Every year since the Taste of Soul has been featuring the StarQuest Singing Competition, Mr. Willie ... read more >>
GRAMMY Nominated Singer: Antonique Smith
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 05 February 2015
Before the release of her debut album, the songstress is celebrating her Grammy Nomination for her first single, “Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)”. The East Orange, New Jersey native discusses the ... read more >>
REVOLT Live Host: DJ Damage
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 02 February 2015
The Philly native is the co-host of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Comb’s flagship show, REVOLT Live. Damage recounts his career journey and creating opportunities for himself every step of the way. At the youthful ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson will play Shug Avery in The Color Purple Revival
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 27 January 2015
Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple this fall. Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Oprah Winfrey, the Grammy, Oscar and ... read more >>
Morgan Freeman to star in 5 Flights Up this spring
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 27 January 2015
  Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will team up with Diane Keaton to play to in film 5 Flights Up. The veteran actors play a married couple who have spent their lives together in the same Brooklyn apartment. ... read more >>
Omar Gooding
Written by Maleena lawrence contributing writer 23 January 2015
Omar Gooding as Anthony Stallworth and Angell Conwell as Lisa Stallworth on the Bounce TV series, “Family Time." During the 10th Annual Taste of Soul actor Omar Gooding graced the StarQuest stage ... read more >>
Rising Star Tyler Lepley is back for the second season of “The Have and The Have Nots” The actor talks working with powerhouses Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, his good guy image and continuing to hone his craft.
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 23 January 2015
Tyler Lepley challenges his “good guy” image in Season 2 of Tyler Perry’s hit series “The Have and the Have Nots” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Tyler Lepley is back for Season 2 of “The ... read more >>
Queen Latifah will play blues legend Bessie smith on HBO
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer Shonassee@lasentinel.net 15 January 2015
Multi talent Queen Latifah keeps it going with her new role as blues singer Bessie Smith, premiering on HBO this spring.  Known for her critically acclaimed performance in Chicago as Matron “Mama” ... read more >>
Laugh Out Loud With Actor/Comedian Brandon Broady
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Actor. Comedian. Host. The short list of Brandon Broady’s many talents. The Maryland native has taken Los Angeles by storm by being on the pulse of pop culture with sketches and parodies that have garnered ... read more >>
It’s a great day to be Kevin Hart
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Kevin Hart may appear to be an overnight success but he’s been honing his craft for the past nineteen years. He talks to the LA Sentinel about setting achievable goals, why The Wedding Ringer will exceed ... read more >>
Disney Channel debuts new family comedy K.C. Undercover
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 15 January 2015
Pop star Zendaya  is the star and co-producer. She plays a sixteen-year old high school student who’s secrectly a spy. The cast and executive producer give insight on the series. Pop star Zendaya (Dancing ... read more >>
March for Change
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 14 January 2015
South LA Activist request the community to unite for a march expressing change. (Danny Bakewell, Sr. spoke outside the Sentinel officer announcing a march that will take place Feb. 21/Valerie Goodloe)  Executive ... read more >>
Best Selling Author, Enitan O. Bereola II
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
The best selling author and entrepreneur discusses why his latest endeavor, GENTLEWOMAN is an etiquette and lifestyle guide as opposed to a relationship manual. He shares insight on expanding your network ... read more >>
Retracing the Road to Justice!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 14 January 2015
Director Ava DuVernay discusses her new prolific Civil Rights film, Selma Ava DuVernay is a writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 ... read more >>
Blacktrospective 2014
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema  Top Ten Big Budget Black Films  1. Selma 2. The Equalizer 3. Top Five 4. Belle 5. Get on Up 6. Beyond The Lights 7. About Last Night 8. ... read more >>
Still going strong, Howard Hewett’s music and career endures
Written by Edward Rice, III, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
Howard Hewett knows music. Widely recognized as the front man for the group Shalamar, Hewett is a staple in the R&B world. He’s been wowing audiences with his voice since he was 10 and putting out ... read more >>
Actress, Kendra C. Johnson
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 03 January 2015
The star of Tyler Perry’s hit series, Love Thy Neighbor, gives insight on the third season as well as advice for aspiring actors.The LA Sentinel catches up with actress Kendra C. Johnson about season ... read more >>

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