Your Mother's Day Planned
Written by Chelsea Battle & Nicole Williams Contributing Writers 09 May 2013
  Mother’s Day is almost here and the Sentinel has taken the liberty of helping you plan it right. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite places to take Mommy Dearest in the morning, noon, and night.  Morning: ... read more >>
Meet Young Guru
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 09 May 2013
 The Grammy nominated audio engineer behind Jay-Z has been sharing a few trade secrets and discussing his craft with college students nationwide.  In 1999, a budding New York rapper named Shawn Carter ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 9
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 09 May 2013
RULING WITH IRON Iron Man 3 represents the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series kickstarted by Iron Man 1 in 2008, and since followed in succession by The Incredible Hulk, Iron ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 9
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 09 May 2013
APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED Lil Wayne’s apology letter to the family of Emmett Till after crudely referencing the slain civil rights icon in a song was not enough for him to keep his endorsement deal with ... read more >>
Kelita Smith Shares the Naked Truth
Written by Chelsea Battle 09 May 2013
Actress, Kelita Smith speaks with the Sentinel Photo by Troy Tieuel Those who know and love Kelita Smith as “Wanda Mac”, the hot wife who performed alongside the late Bernie Mac on Fox’s The ... read more >>
No Pain, No Gain! Anthony Philosophizes about Making It
Written by KAM WILLIAMS 02 May 2013
Born in New Orleans on September 23, 1979, Anthony Mackie attended the Julliard School of Drama. He was discovered after receiving rave reviews for playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play “Up ... read more >>
Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams Joins the cast of Fela Jay Z’s hit Broadway show comes to Los Angeles, and one of its stars, Michelle Williams gives the Sentinel the inside scoop.
Written by Chelsea Battle 02 May 2013
Most of us know Michelle Williams from the female pop group Destiny’s Child, and though she is still singing she’s performing on a different type of stage: Broadway. The famed singer has joined the ... read more >>
Reel Talk May 3
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 02 May 2013
  MARVIN GAYE FILM Focus Features International has picked up worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin as the late singer. Focus will present ... read more >>
It's A Rap May 3
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 02 May 2013
  LAURYN HILL According to her interview on Tumblr, Lauryn Hill refuted reports that she was just evicted by her landlord and is a squatter of sorts. "Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement ... read more >>
Jackson's health and finances part of civil trial
Written by Anthony McCartney, Associated Press 29 April 2013
(AP Photo)   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting ... read more >>
Alvin Ailey Dancers Grace Chandler Pavilion
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 April 2013
  Five days of multi-cultural dance performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, led by artistic director, Robert Battle was kicked off in grand fashion April 17 as the Alvin Ailey American Dance ... read more >>
IT's A Rap April 25
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 25 April 2013
  JENNIFER HUDSON Jennifer Hudson was honored with a special Grammy Award recently at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill ceremony in Washington DC. The group honored Hudson with a Recording ... read more >>
Hip Hop Controversy: Rap Music May be Facing New Challenges
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 24 April 2013
   Beyonce and her husband, mogul Jay-Z, tour Old Havana, Cuba, April 4. The power couple was in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. Photo: AP/Wide World photo    By: Charlene Muhammad Special ... read more >>
Connections hamper jury selection in Jackson case
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press 19 April 2013
Michael Jackson The extensive connections of Michael Jackson, his family and friends became a challenge for a judge trying to seat an impartial jury for his mother's wrongful death lawsuit against ... read more >>
Ailey Returns to Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 April 2013
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green in Kyle Abraham's Another Night. Photo by Paul Kolnik Following performances in New York City Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  returned to ... read more >>
Reel Talk April 18
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 18 April 2013
  ‘Holla II’ With just the right amount of creepy, a touch of campy, and a comedic plot to kills coeds in gruesome, over the top fashion, H. M. Coakley's "Holla II" set to hit theaters April 19th ... read more >>
It's A Rap April 18
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 18 April 2013
  Rick Ross A day after Reebok ended its relationship with Rick Ross, the rapper acknowledged that his lyrics on Rocko's song "U.O.E.N.O." were "offensive." In a statement Friday, Ross said being ... read more >>
Veni! Vidi! Varis!
Written by KAM WILLIAMS 18 April 2013
                Known to many as "Varis" or simply as "V," Travaris Spears hails from Rochester, New York where, at an early age, he displayed a charm that was engaging and magnetic. An ... read more >>
Damien Wayans
Written by Chelsea Battle, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 April 2013
  Damien Wayans  With the wrap of his first season starring in Second Generation Wayans, Damien talks Wayans’ life behind the scenes. Wayans.  The mere mention of the name likely brings to mind ... read more >>
Behind the Scenes with Carlos King
Written by Chelsea Battle, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 April 2013
  The successfultelevision producer who helped to bring you Love and Hip Hop Atlanta discusses his journey into reality TV and what’s in store for season 2.     “Be patient, work hard, know ... read more >>
Reel Talk April 11
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 12 April 2013
  CASHING IN WITH TYLER ‘Tyler Perry's Temptation' debuted in third place, earning $21.6 million, followed by  the action film ``Olympus Has Fallen'' with $14.1 million and ``Oz the Great and   ... read more >>
It's A Rap April 11
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 12 April 2013
RAY J’s HIT or MISSES His sister is a former television sitcom star and R& B singer, he has tried his hand at both television and music and once had a hit TV Reality Show, but what Ray J is best ... read more >>
‘The Couple’ Reveals Honest Portrait of Black Love
Written by Nicole Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 April 2013
Actors for Desmond Faison and Numa Perrier play the couple in the web-based show “The Couple” from Black and Sexy TV.   On set for “The Couple”, Co-creator, Dennis Dortch gives direction ... read more >>
Brad Paisley-LL Cool J song stirs up controversy
Written by Associated Press 11 April 2013
Brad Paisley on His Song 'Accidental Racist': 'It's Not a Stunt' (ABC News) Brad Paisley's collaboration with LL Cool J on "Accidental Racist" has accidentally kicked up some controversy. The song ... read more >>
Chris Bosh Celebrates his 29th "Moroccan Style" with Rémy Martin® V
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 April 2013
  Chris Bosh Celebrates his 29th “Moroccan Style” with Rémy Martin® V   Wednesday April 3rd, Chris Bosh celebrated his 29th birthday at Briza on the Bay with members and coaches of the 2012 ... read more >>