Alice in Walkerland: The “PBS American Masters” Interview with Kam Williams
Written by Kam Williams 10 February 2014
Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th Century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National ... read more >>
Guiou: The Other Blacks, The Afro-Jamaican Presence in Guatemala
Written by Kam Williams 09 February 2014
  Tate Publishing    Paperback, $12.00   96 pages, Illustrated   ISBN: 978-1-62746-147-4   [This book] chronicles the journey of a group of Jamaican pioneers who went to Guatemala during ... read more >>
Actress Jennifer Lewis Dishes Candid Advice at Baggage Claim Ladies Night Out
Written by Princess Manasseh 07 February 2014
 HOSTS: Baggage Claim actress Jenifer Lewis (center), executive producer Lyn Talbert (back) and KJLH radio personality Adai Lamar (front) hosted the Ladies Night Out Event Wednesday, January 29 at the ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 07 February 2014
  LOS ANGELES -- Pharrell Williams will perform at the Academy Awards. Oscar producers said Tuesday the producer-performer will sing his nominated song "Happy." There was no word on whether his Grammy ... read more >>
Let’s Talk ‘About Last Night’ Baby
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 06 February 2014
Danny and Debbie hit it off quick. (Courtesy Photo) The cast of the romantic comedy talk relationships, love, sex and their chemistry on set It’s the classic one-night-stand-turns-something-more ... read more >>
PHOTOS: 56th Grammy Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 February 2014
56th Grammy Awards Faith Evans Photo By: Malcolm Ali  56th Grammy Awards LL Cool J  Photo By: Malcolm Ali  56th Grammy Awards LL Cool J and family  Photo By: Malcolm Ali  56th ... read more >>
The Grammys: Were we (Africans Americans) really there or covered fairly?
Written by Brandon I. Brooks Managing Editor 30 January 2014
SIPPY CUP: Jay-Z holds up his Grammy Award up at the Staples Center Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. The rapper dedicated the award to his daughter calling it her "gold sippy cup" PHOTO by Matt ... read more >>
Lincoln Helps Essence Celebrate Black Women in Music
Written by Sentinel Staff and Wire Report 30 January 2014
HARDWORKING BEAUTIES: (L-R) Shawn Thompson, Lincoln Multicultural Marketing; Michelle Ebanks, President of Essence Communications; Singer Emile Sandé; Vanessa Bush, Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine; ... read more >>
BET Celebrates Rising Musicians with Music Matters Showcase
Written by Princess Manasseh 30 January 2014
HANDS UP: PJ Morton thrills the crowd at BET’s Music Matters Showcase giving it his all in a rooftop performance of his Grammy nominated single “Only One” PHOTO Courtesy of BET The Grammy edition ... read more >>
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 >>