Rap legend Heavy D dies at 44
Written by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer 10 November 2011
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays November 3rd –November 9th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
Mark Ridley – Thomas – November 3rdLarry Holmes – November 3rd Sean “Diddy” Combs – November 4thIke Turner – November 5thThandie Newton – November 6thLamar Odom – November 6thEster Rolle ... read more >>
Siedah Garrett: The Woman Behind the “Man in the Mirror”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
 Ask her considerable fan base who Siedah Garrett is and, first and foremost, they’ll say she’s a singer and a co-composer of the internationally recognized, self-reflective anthem “Man in the Mirror,” ... read more >>
Tower Heist Film Critique
Written by Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic 03 November 2011
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Ben Stiller, left, and Eddie Murphy are shown in a scene from "Tower Heist." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, David Lee) Eddie Murphy stars in the action/comedy ... read more >>
Testimony ends in Michael Jackson doctor trial
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH - AP Special Correspondent 03 November 2011
Defense Attorney J. Michael Flanagan, left, and Dr. Conrad Murray listen during cross-examination of Dr. Paul White (not pictured) in the final stage of Murray's defense during his involuntary manslaughter ... read more >>
Isis McKenzie Was “Born to Shine”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 03 November 2011
 When she was younger, Isis McKenzie, local host of Time Warner Cable’s On Demand, original 30-minute talk series, “Born to Shine,” told her grandmother about her passion for communications and ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays October 27th - November 2nd
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 October 2011
Andrew Bynum - October 27thKeri Hilson - October 27thRuby Dee - October 27th Lenny Wilkins - October 28thTerrell Davis - October 28th Gabrielle Union - October 29th Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf - October 29th ... read more >>
Hall of Famers Tell the Tales Behind Their Songs
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 27 October 2011
 Of the tens of thousands of successful songwriters of our era, there are fewer than 400 inductees who are enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Four of those 400 songwriting geniuses came together ... read more >>
Javon Jackson with We Four
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 27 October 2011
 Tenor saxophonist leads a multigenerational celebration of ColtraneIf you’re a part of a jazz group called We Four and you call yourself paying tribute to the demigod of tenor saxophone — John Coltrane ... read more >>
5 Questions for Soul Singer N’Dambi
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 October 2011
 It seems almost unfair to compare singer songwriter N’Dambi to Jill Scott, Nina Simone, or even Angie Stone.  Why?  Because N’Dambi’s no stranger to the game.  She’s been rocking it for years ... read more >>
Tearful nurse testifies about warning to Jackson
Written by LINDA DEUTSCH - AP Special Correspondent 27 October 2011
Cheryln Lee, a nurse who treated Michael Jackson for sleep disorder in early 2009, testifies during the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, ... read more >>
A Stage with a View
Written by Tori Bailey Contributing Writer 21 October 2011
Keicha Potter and Andre Ray.  Photo by Malcolm AliAs we sang on the Wave Stage along with LTD forever, around noon, there was a sea of people all the way to Rodeo Road. It was such a magnificent sight ... read more >>
94.7 The Wave delivered smooth sounds at the 6th Annual Taste of Soul
Written by Shirley Hawkins (Contributing Writer) 21 October 2011
Mark Allen Felton.  Photo by Malcom AliThe air was filled with excitement and anticipation at the 94.7 The Wave stage as over 250,000 clapped and cheered for the musical acts at the 6th Annual Taste of ... read more >>
KJLH brought out some of the hottest artist for the 6th Annual Taste Of Soul
Written by Elzena Rankins (Contributing Writer) 21 October 2011
Tyrese performs.  Photo by Shon SmithRadio Free 102.3 KJLH represented again at the 6th Annual Taste of Soul bringing out some of the best artist in music; both old and new.KJLH viewers commented on it ... read more >>
PBS' 'Tavis Smiley' tackles US poverty this week
Written by LYNN ELBER - AP Television Writer 15 October 2011
In this Jan. 13, 2011 photo, TV personality Tavis Smiley is shown before a panel of "Tavis Smiley Presents: America's Next Chapter" in Washington. "The Tavis Smiley Show" attempts to put a human face on ... read more >>
Steve Harvey Daytime Talk Show May Be Underway
Written by Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers 15 October 2011
Fresh off the success of his two relationship-advice books, syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey is pitching a daytime talk show to NBC Universal to premiere in 2012.According to NBC-owned The Root, ... read more >>
Naturally 7 raises their voices
Written by Joy Childs 15 October 2011
The septet supports CAAM’s education programs and performs at the 6th Annual Taste of Soul Festival. Regularly opening for singer Michael Bublé has allowed Naturally 7 to travel all over the world ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays October 6th – October 12th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 10 October 2011
Tony Dungy – October 6thCharles Woodson – October 7thToni Braxton – October 7thBishop Desmond Tutu – October 7thElijah Muhammad – October 7thCe Ce Winans – October 8thNick Cannon – October ... read more >>
Tyrese Ejected from Radio Station
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro American Newspapers 10 October 2011
Follows On-Air Speak-Out Against Inner City Liquor Stores R&B singer Tyrese Gibson recently got the boot from a Delaware radio station after voicing his opinion about liquor stores in the inner city.According ... read more >>
A Family Affair with Sheila E!
Written by Tori Bailey Contributing Writer 06 October 2011
Photo by Donald Carraway at Velvet Ropes ENT On September 21, 2011, The Baldwin Hills Plaza was full of fans fired up and ready to greet Sheila E. and show their love for the "Glamorous Life" girl of the ... read more >>
‘Off to a Bad Start’ Debuts at Taste of Soul
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 October 2011
Author Kelvin E. FossettLos Angeles resident Kelvin E. Fossett will showcase his new book, “Off to a Bad Start,” at the 6th Annual Taste of Soul Festival on Saturday, October 15, on Crenshaw Boulevard.The ... read more >>
Hammer Museum presents works by elite Black artists
Written by F. Finley McRae 06 October 2011
Charles White. Love Letter #1, 1971. Lithograph with documents. 22 3/16 x 30 in. (56.4 x 76.2 cm). Private Collection.David Hammons. America the Beautiful, 1968. Lithograph and body print. 39 x 29 1?2 ... read more >>
Out on DVD: “The Heart Specialist”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 October 2011
Brian White arrives at "The Game Plan" World Premiere held at the El Capitan Theater on September 23, 2007 in Hollywood, Ca (AP Photo / LMartinez) Anyone who’s had, or who knows someone who’s had, ... read more >>
Tracks of My Tears” Guitarist Marv Tarplin Dies
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Managing Editor) 03 October 2011
Tracks of My Tears” Guitarist Marv Tarplin DiesBy Larry BufordSentinel Contributing Writer   The year was 1965. It was a time when we could identify a car just by the sound of the starter. It was like ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 29th – October 6th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 September 2011
Bryant Gumbel – September 29thKevin Durant – September 29thT Pain – September 30thJohnny Mathis – September 30thMahatma Ghandi – October 2dChubby Checker – October 3rdAl Sharpton – October ... read more >>