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33rd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Exceptional Summer Kick-Off
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Veteran Master of Ceremonies and always the crowd pleaser, Bill Cosby, delivered his usual style in introducing the artists and adding his special touch to the two-day event.photo by Malcolm Ali  Playboy ... read more >>
Carl Gardner, Coasters lead singer, dies at 83
Written by Associated Press 19 June 2011
In this Jan. 20, 1988 file photo, Carl Gardner of The Coasters appears in New York City. Gardner, original lead singer of the R&B group the Coasters, died Sunday, June 13, 2011 in Florida. He was 83.(AP ... read more >>
The Latest on Jada
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 19 June 2011
Jada Pinkett Smith  "The "HawthoRNe" InterviewJada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina Hawthorne in TNT's medical drama "Hawthorne." In the role of Chief Nursing Officer at James River Hospital, Christina ... read more >>
Who Killed M Bone?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (NNPA National Correspondent) 18 June 2011
Cali Swag District(from left to right: M-Bone, JayAre, Yung, and C-Smoove)MBone Monte' Talbert better known as MBone.  Junior high school graduateIn earlier days MBone (middle) with his two brothers Marcell ... read more >>
Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra Presents Nathaniel Ayers, Cellist
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2011
In Concert on Saturday, June 25The Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra presents Nathaniel Ayers from “The Soloist” on Saturday, June 25, at 4pm at the Smyrna SDA Church, 4394 W. Washington, ... read more >>
Who Killed MBone? (Part 2)
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 17 June 2011
Who Killed MBone Part 2 from Jasmyne Cannick on Vimeo.Who Killed MBone? (Part 2)In an explosive and must see video, Cali Swag District founder Big Wy responds to Mbones familys accusations Groups founder ... read more >>
Book Review: But You Can’t Enslave My Thinking
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 17 June 2011
Jaye Swift, author of But You Can't Enslave My Thinking uses his book as an eye opener to what the Black community is lacking in knowledge, not only of the world around us, but specifically within the ... read more >>
Book Review: Block Reportin’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 June 2011
"Block Reportin'", a new collection of writings by the journalist and activist J.R. Valrey, "chronicles the Black experience over the years of 2002-2010". As both a community activist and a journalist, ... read more >>
Special screening of ‘The FBI War on Tupak Shakur and Black Leaders’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 June 2011
The late rap icon, Tupac Shakur, would have turned 40 on Thursday June 16. Baltimore-based Author/producer John Potash will make his first presentation in Los Angeles that night to present part of his ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson working on book about weight loss
Written by Associated Press 14 June 2011
In this May 2, 2011 file photo, singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Hudson has a deal with Dutton for a memoir about her struggles ... read more >>
Cali Swag District Murder - Family questions Cali Swag District members actions
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 June 2011
M Bone M-Bone’s Family Questions CSD Member’s Actions after Murder The family of Montae’ Talbert, better known as M-Bone, one-fourth of the rap group Cali Swag District is speaking out and seeking ... read more >>
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket up for auction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 June 2011
 In this May 26, 2011 photo, auction items that belonged to Michael Jackson are displayed at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Items are among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 ... read more >>
Rihanna Video Causes Uproar
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro American Newspapers 12 June 2011
Rihanna arrives at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)Pop star Rihanna's new video for the song "Man Down" created quite a stir after it debuted ... read more >>
‘Cosby Show’ Actress Clarice Taylor Dies
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2011
Clarice Taylor, the actress memorably known as Anna Huxtable on the "The Cosby Show," died of heart failure on May 30, in Englewood, N.J.  She was 93.The actress's representative confirmed her death ... read more >>
Mekhi Phifer Joins Cast of Torchwood
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) 12 June 2011
Mekhi Phifer arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)By Shantella Y. ShermanSpecial to the NNPA from the Washington InformerOne day, ... read more >>
Morgan Freeman asks huge questions on ‘Wormhole’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 June 2011
By Frazier Moore AP Television WriterNEW YORK - Morgan Freeman calls his mind-expanding series "Through the Wormhole," but he doesn't recommend you take the title literally."Here's the thing about going ... read more >>
2011 Playboy Jazz Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
 Grab the coolers, plan your picnic and get jazzed! Tickets for this year’s 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday,  June 11th and 12th at the Hollywood Bowl, are now on ... read more >>
Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (NNPA Columnist) 03 June 2011
Gil Scott-Heron Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011) was more than a legendary entertainer.  He was a social and political visionary ... read more >>
Reve’s Corner (5/26/11 – 6/1/11)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
My sister Shonte' called to let me know that The Film Society of Lincoln Center honored her Godfather the legendary actor Sidney Poitier.  This took place a couple of weeks ago at the Alice Truly Hall ... read more >>
Concert Review: Ellington at Disney Hall
Written by Kimberley Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 May 2011
Ellington at Disney HallBy Kimberley WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterSunday, May 22nd, there was a celebration at Disney Hall, topped by a thunderous roar of applause!Maestros, James Newton, and Grant ... read more >>
The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Full Casting for Twist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director) announced that full casting is complete for the west coast premiere of the new musical TWIST - An American ... read more >>
Black Female Intelligentsia Set to Headline Fifth Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist -turned-author Isabel WilkersonEconomist Dr. Julianne MalveauxFormer editor-in-chief of Essence magazine Susan L. TaylorBlack Female Intelligentsia Set to Headline Fifth ... read more >>
Keyshia Cole announces marriage via Twitter
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 29 May 2011
By Brandon I. BrooksAssistant Managing EditorR&B singer Keyshia Cole confirmed the marriage between her and long time boyfriend, Daniel "Boobie" Gipson.  Gipson is currently an NBA basketball player ... read more >>
Bobby Womack: The Last Surviving Soul Singer
Written by Joy Childs 29 May 2011
Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Soul 'round ... read more >>
Celebrities bid Oprah farewell at Chicago
Written by Caryn Rousseau (Associated Press) 29 May 2011
Oprah Winfrey speaks as she is surrounded by, from left, Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Madonna, Dakota Fanning and Halle Berry during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," ... read more >>

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