Saturday, May 30, 2015
Up Partners with American Black Film Festival on New Series Development
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
 UP TV recently announced that it is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a new initiative designed to generate content as part of the network's expansion of original scripted and ... read more >>
B.B. King: More than a Blues Man
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Contributing Writer 20 May 2015
B.B. King loved to tell this joke:  “When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways.  Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep.  And the ... read more >>
Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar California Senate Generational Icon
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Senator Isadore Hall, III with recording artist Kendrick Lamar (Courtesy Photo) Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two time Grammy award-winning ... read more >>
Misty en Pointe
Written by Kam Williams, contributing writer 14 May 2015
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Misty is also an inductee ... read more >>
Krazy about Kravitz!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 14 May 2015
  Zoe Kravitz arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)   Zoë Kravitz The “Mad Max: Fury ... read more >>
An Authentic Exchange Phylicia Rashad on Directing ‘Immediate Family’
Written by Troy Tieuel, contributing writer 14 May 2015
Phylicia Rashad speaks on stage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)   Phylicia Rashad has created a legacy of excellence ... read more >>
VIDEO: American Idol Recap: Goodbye Rayvon
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Mesiyah McGinnis, Contributing Videographer 11 May 2015
vjEZZqlNiO4 American Idol Top 3 have been picked and sadly Rayvon Owen didn't make the final cut. Check out the exclusive interviews with Rayvon Owen, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham and Jax about the finale ... watch video >>
Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'
Written by PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this March 20, 2015 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg takes part in the "Keynote Conversation with Snoop Dogg" at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Texas' chief law enforcement official ... read more >>
The Softer Side of Amber Rose: Bet You Didn’t See That Coming!
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, contributing writer 07 May 2015
Model and singer Amber Rose poses for a portrait Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)   Forget what you think you know about Amber Rose, one of the stars of the movie SisterCode ... read more >>
‘Motown the Musical’ Examines the life of Berry Gordy
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 May 2015
Berry Gordy (center) joins Smokey Robinson (second from left) along with family and friends on the red carpet. (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry Gordy, Jr    (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry ... read more >>
Berry Gordy Opens Famous Motown Musical in L.A.
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr. Executive Editor 07 May 2015
Motown Director Charles Randolph Wright, Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson sit down for a Q&A (Valerie Goodloe photo)   The Motown sound began with Berry Gordy as a dreamer in Detroit and the ... read more >>
VIDEO: American Idol Recap Top 4 Week
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer & Mesiyah McGinnis, contributing videographer 01 May 2015
x9w1PEyhnto America is getting closer and closer to finding the next American Idol! As the time winds down, contestants are pulling out some of their best vocal performances. Tune in to hear what they ... watch video >>
Ex Machina
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 30 April 2015
Computer Nerd Falls for Fembot with Free Will in Intriguing Sci-Fi Thriller   Caleb Smith (Domnhall Gleeson) works as a computer programmer for Blue Book, the most popular internet search engine ... read more >>
Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer The “Brotherly Love” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 30 April 2015
  Keke Palmer is a multi-talented actress, singer, songwriter and talk show host who made her screen debut at the age of 10 in Barbershop 2 before landing a breakout role a couple of years later ... read more >>
As the stigma diminishes, will more Black dating apps emerge?
Written by Danielle Cralle, contributing writer 30 April 2015
Online dating in the Black community is getting a whole lot easier. On Tuesday, April 28th, a new mobile dating app specifically designed for African-Americans was released to Android users.  SoulSwipe, ... read more >>
Kyla Imani McMillan, a 13-Year-Old Inspiration
Written by Olayemi Odesanya Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 30 April 2015
Kyla Imani McMillan  Kyla Imani McMillan, 13, is set for big things. This teenager’s resume is already impressive. She is being called “a developing quintuple threat,” with her songwriting, ... read more >>
Heart to Heart with Star Jones
Written by Chelsea Lenora White Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times 30 April 2015
Star Jones is a successful attorney, author and TV personality whose confidence and uncanny ability to explain legal and social issues has landed her into the hearts and homes of millions of viewers ... read more >>
Motown: The Musical Hits Los Angeles!
Written by Nicole Williams, Staff Writer 30 April 2015
  Julius Thomas III as Berry Gordy (center right) & Cast MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (C) Joan Marcus, 2015.  On its first-ever national tour, Motown: The Musical heads to Los Angeles ... read more >>
VIDEO: American Idol Recap Top 5 Week
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 29 April 2015
cz90TDURS60 Voting is particularly important to keep the diverse contestants on the show. Viewers can vote for their favorites via text, social media or at vote on American Idol’s website.    American ... watch video >>
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West video-leak lawsuit can proceed
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP 23 April 2015
Honoree Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian attend the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center on Tuesday, April 21, ... read more >>
American Idol Recap: 3 Blacks dominate the Top 6
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 23 April 2015
The Idol contestants perform ‘American Classics’ and discuss the performance life       Quentin Alexander, Tyanna Jones, and Rayvon Owens hold up their LA Sentinel article from last week. (CREDIT: ... read more >>
Essence Festival Line Up Unveiled
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 April 2015
Organizers of the Essence Festival recently announced  an all-star, night-by-night lineup of performers from July 2-5 in New Orleans, LA. The A-list nighttime concerts featuring more than 40 acts will ... read more >>
Independent filmmaker releases Brotherly Love
Written by Danielle Cralle, staff writer 23 April 2015
Director Jamal Hill   In a town where people of color rarely get the opportunity to be in front or behind the camera, one Philadelphia native is changing all of that, with a little help from a queen. On ... read more >>
‘Black Panther Party’ Film Seeks Wider Audience
Written by Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent 23 April 2015
  The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will have a theatrical release in more than a dozen cities across the country this September.  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard ... 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