Barry Gordy Statement Regarding death of Levi Stubbs
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend, Levi Stubbs.  It is not only a tremendous personal loss for me, but for the Motown family, and people all over the world who were touched ... read more >>
Levi Stubbs, Former Lead Vocalist of the Four Tops, Dead at 72
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 October 2008
MAA EXCLUSIVE: Levi Stubbs, the most profound lead vocalist in American history, died this morning at his Detroit home sources have confirmed. Stubbs who suffered a series of strokes and other illnesses ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson’s Sweet Success
Written by Sandra Varner 16 October 2008
“The Secret Life of Bees” and MoreDreams still abound for Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City) who costars in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Secret ... read more >>
Rappers and Entertainers to Kick Off ‘My Hood Votes’ in Compton
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 09 October 2008
Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr., Jasmyne Cannick, journalist and political activist and Jaime Foxx.Son of rap legend Eazy E, Eric “Lil Eazy E” Wright Jr. and rapper Mack 10 among ... read more >>
‘Express’ing Himself
Written by Matthew Hayes 09 October 2008
Rob Brown Scores In Biopic About America’s First Black Heisman Winner His life seems like any young actor’s dream. The setup sounds like the beginning of an underdog story about the triumph ... read more >>

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James Earl Jones to get SAG Life Achievement Award
Written by Associated Press 03 October 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- James Earl Jones, who has voiced some of entertainment's most memorable characters, will receive the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. SAG President Alan Rosenberg ... read more >>

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It’s Miller Time
Written by Matthew Hayes 02 October 2008
With Back to Back Movies at the Boxoffice, Gardena's Own Omar Benson Miller More Than Ready for His Close Up From Gardena to the big screen, native son Omar Benson Miller is about to show the world ... read more >>
Funeral Services for Norman Whitfield Open to the Public
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 September 2008
Funeral services for influential Motown Records producer and songwriter Norman Whitfield, who died Sept. 16 of complications from diabetes, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Angelus Funeral Home, ... read more >>
Earl Palmer, Legendary Drummer, passes
Written by Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor) 25 September 2008
Even though New Orleans is internationally known as the home of jazz, Earl Palmer gave it rock 'n' roll. He performed with some of the greatest names in music history including Fats Domino, ... read more >>
Motown Songwriter, Producer Norman Whitfield dies
Written by Associated Press (Polly Anderson & Robert Jablon) 25 September 2008
(AP) — Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer who co-wrote a string of Motown classics including "War," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" and "I Heard It ... read more >>
Motown Publicist Jones Dies of Heart Attack
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 September 2008
Former Motown PR department head and publicist to pop legend Michael Jackson for more than 34 years, Bob Jones has passed. According to the EURweb report, the author of the 2005 Jackson tell-all "The ... read more >>
Miracle of St. Spike
Written by Stephanie Frederic 25 September 2008
Miracle of St. Spike Spike Lee found ... read more >>
Samuel L. Jackson:
Written by Stephanie Frederic 18 September 2008
Samuel L. Jackson: Neighbor From Hell and in ... read more >>
At The Box Office (09-11-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 September 2008
BIG BUDGET FILMS Burn after Reading (R for sexuality, violence and pervasive profanity) Coen Brothers crime caper about a personal trainer (Brad Pitt) and a gym owner (Frances McDormand) who try to ... read more >>
True ‘Guardians of Sound and Spirit’
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph 12 September 2008
 photo provided courtesy of Lesaterry.com Lesa Terry (center, violinist) and the Women’s Jazz Orchestra“When most people think about women in jazz, they believe that we are all singers. ... read more >>
Entertainment Briefs (9-11-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 September 2008
Tina Turner shakes out new tour dates Tina Turner has extended her upcoming comeback tour, a globe-spanning trek that will keep the 68-year-old performer on the road for more than half a year. The Rock ... read more >>
Kanye West Arrested at LAX
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 11 September 2008
Kanye West was arrested at LAX along with his bodyguard, Don Crowley. The incident took place at the entrance to the security checkpoint for American Airlines at Terminal 4. Access Hollywood was the first ... read more >>
Katt Williams Returns As Host For The Third Annual “Bet Hip Hop Awards”
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 11 September 2008
The third time is a charm for BET as actor/comedian Katt Williams returns to host the third annual BET HIP HOP AWARDS. Taping on Saturday, October 18 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center ... read more >>

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Tyler Perry’s Dynasty Of A Movie ‘Family That Preys’
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 September 2008
Tyler Perry’s Dynasty Of A Movie ‘Family That Preys’ ... read more >>
At the Box Office (08-28-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 28 August 2008
Big Budget Films Death Race (R for profanity and graphic violence) High-adrenaline, sci-fi thriller, set in 2020, revolving around a NASCAR champion (Jason Statham) imprisoned for a crime he didn’t ... read more >>
'Suge' Knight arrested in Las Vegas, accused of drug possession, assault on girlfriend
Written by Associated Press 27 August 2008
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is in a Las Vegas jail on drug and assault charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife. ... read more >>
Tyrese Going Full Throttle In ‘Death Race’ and Hollywood
Written by Stephanie Frederic 21 August 2008
Tyrese Going Full Throttle In ‘Death ... read more >>
Rock The Bells keeps hip-hop alive and well
Written by Evan Barnes (Sports Editor) 15 August 2008
The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest join Nas and many more at annual festival in San Bernardino Hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has long been noted for historic reunions –the last show of the entire ... read more >>
Black Moses Goes Home
Written by Ra’Kenna Joseph, Sentinel Intern 11 August 2008
Community Mourns loss of Issac Hayes  Still mourning the loss of legendary comedian and actor Bernie Mac, our community suffered another blow when news came that singer, songwriter, and funk-legend ... read more >>
Goodloe Behind Another Lens
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 August 2008
 Documentary Project About Girls in Gangs is Personal Well-known photographer Valerie Goodloe, who is the West Coast Staff Photojournalist for Johnson Publishing Company, Ebony/Jet Magazine, ... read more >>

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