Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Protect ‘Blurred Lines’
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle 19 August 2013
  R&B artist Robin Thicke has filed a preemptive lawsuit against two of Marvin Gaye’s relatives and Bridgeport Music to squash claims he copied elements from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” ... read more >>
Kendrick Lamar Says What?!
Written by Nicole Williams and Chaez Pearson Sentinel Contributing Writers 15 August 2013
Kendrick Lamar (AP Photo) The Compton-based rapper calls out slew of artists, has the Hip-Hop World saying ‘Woah’   It was out of nowhere, but I suppose that’s how most news ... read more >>
Reel Talk August 15 2013
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
‘THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM’ Friday, September 20 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C) Upon the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” is a film that focuses on the love, ... read more >>
Its A Rap
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
DMX Dark Man X is returning to the big screen. Despite recent legal and financial troubles, DMX is returning to acting. He'll be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming film starring Chris Rock, ... read more >>
Inglewood Rapper Shawn Chrystopher Drops ‘The Lovestory LP’ with Timbaland
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
  With his long overdue album “The Lovestory LP” dropping this summer, Chrystopher definitely believes dreams do come true.  The Inglewood native is quickly making a name for himself in the rap ... read more >>
Swiss Apologizes to Oprah for Racist Encounter
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2013
GENEVA (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey says she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland - and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologized. The billionaire media mogul told the ... read more >>
LEE DANIELS: Oscar Nominated Actor Explores Racism and Captivating Role in “The Butler”
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-winning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including histwo for Best Picture and Best Director. ... read more >>
Kick-Ass 2: Introducing Dr. Gravity and Detective Marcus Williams
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2013
Night B*tch and Dr. Gravity get prepared to battle. Mindy Macready aka Hit Girl stands with Detective Marcus Williams. Donald Faison and Morris Chestnut played two very different, ... read more >>
Washington and Wahlberg Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper
Written by Kam Williams 15 August 2013
DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries ... read more >>
Tamar Braxton Stars in “The Real” Exhale
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2013
Five women sitting around talking has become a TV staple. Five women talking, each of whom is either black, Asian or Latino, is something different. It's the approach tested by two shows: "The Real," ... read more >>
Wendy Williams to Host R& B Divias LA
Written by sentinel News Service 15 August 2013
Following the explosive debut season of TV One’s R&B Divas LA, the ladies are back together and dishing on the experience with television host, actress and author Wendy Williams. Williams will ... read more >>
Hip Hop Raises its Voice for Trayvon
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 August 2013
Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Photo: Terence Muhammad ‘As an artist, I feel like we have a voice and we have ... read more >>
Diva Toni Braxton Loses Rights to 27 Songs
Written by Alexis Taylor, Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 13 August 2013
(Courtesy Photo)   Six-time Grammy award winner Toni Braxton may not have her trophies, Gucci flatware, or the rights to 27 of her hit-songs—but she still has a lot to smile about. The Severn, ... read more >>
Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit
Written by Russ Bynum, Associated Press 13 August 2013
  Judge: White former manager can't sue Paula Deen, brother for racial discrimination SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant ... read more >>
Inglewood Rapper Shawn Chrystopher Drops ‘The Lovestory LP’ with Timbaland
Written by Shonassee Shaver 12 August 2013
Shawn Chrystopher proves to be more than just another rapper, but an artist who is educated about the music game, its fame, fortune and Hip Hop’s Heavyweights’. With his long overdue ... read more >>
Stars Celebrate Award Winning Journalist Roland Martin’s L.A. Soiree
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2013
Hollywood personalities (L-R) Rochelle Aytes, Angell Conwell, Alfred Liggins, Faith Evans, Christina Norman, D'Angela Proctor, and Nicci Gilbert join Roland Martin ... read more >>
Reel Talk August 8
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 08 August 2013
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a Kartemquin documentary exploring Ali’s lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots, through his years in ... read more >>
It's A Rap August 8
Written by Written by Complied by Kenneth Miller Assistant Manager Editor 08 August 2013
HESTON International Recording Artist & R&B/Soul Singer Heston launched his tour on last week, and he will jet set to record shops and venues  across the United States and abroad to introduce ... read more >>
On the Go with Essandoh!
Written by Kam Williams 08 August 2013
    Ato Essandoh   Hypnotizing audiences as D'Artagnan, the slave who was mauled to death by dogs in Django Unchained, Ato Essandoh stars as Dr. Matthew Freeman in the 2nd season of BBC America’s ... read more >>
Vivica Fox Just As Fine at 49
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2013
TWICE AS NICE: Vivica A. Fox and acclaimed actress Regina King share a laugh at Fox’s 49th birthday bash on July 30 at Rain Nightclub.  Photo Courtesy of Vivica A. Fox Internationally Acclaimed ... read more >>
Snoop Sets Sail as Smoove Snail
Written by KAM WILLIAMS Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
            Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California where he was nicknamed Snoopy by his parents because of a striking resemblance to the Peanuts cartoon ... read more >>
The 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival: ‘As the Beat Goes On.’
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2013
Gladys Knight Eric Benet Line up includes Gladys Knight, The Whispers, O’Jays and Eric Benet Officials at Rainbow Promotions said they are “excited to present some of today’s most distinguished ... read more >>
A Jazz Giant is Gone!
Written by Shirley Hawkins Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
George Duke Lived and Loved, His Wife, Music and Life Jazz fans around the world were stunned to hear of the recent passing of legendary Grammy-winning keyboardist and producer George Duke, ... read more >>
Lawyer details interactions with Jackson's doctor
Written by Anthony Mccartney, AP Entertainment Writer 07 August 2013
AP Photo   Lawyer testifies she told concert promoter that Michael Jackson's doctor appeared successful   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney who drafted the agreement for Michael Jackson's doctor ... read more >>
Kelly Rowland Named the New Face of Jaguar
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 06 August 2013
  It looks like the struggles in which Kelly Rowland sings about in ballad/ musical confessional “Dirty Laundry” are long gone. The music video for the personal song debuted on Monday, July 22nd ... read more >>