Written by Sentinel News Service 08 November 2012
    Attend the official Hollywood Film Premiere of “Christmas in Compton” with the filmmakers and cast! See this hilariously funny and heartwarming family holiday film starring Keith David, Omar ... read more >>
Mike Epps Tapped to Play Richard Pryor in Upcoming Nina Simone Biopic
Written by Gregory Dale Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 08 November 2012
Mike Epps arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)         Actor Mike Epps is set to portray legendary comedian Richard Pryor in ... read more >>
Mary J. Blige joining Sandy benefit concert
Written by HILLEL ITALIE | Associated Press 08 November 2012
Mary J Blige performs at iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday, Sept., 22, 2012 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Reed/Invision/AP)     NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige was added ... read more >>
Mary Mary, Jenkins top Stellar Awards nominees
Written by Associated Press 08 November 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mary Mary and Charles Jenkins are the top nominees for the Stellar Gospel Music Awards.   Mary Mary earned nine nominations, Jenkins had eight and Marvin Sapp and Fred ... read more >>
IT’S A RAP: Nicki Minaj; Snoop; Kanye West; Lil Wayne
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 November 2012
  Young Money's Nicki Minaj introduces the third installment of her "Pink Friday"  According to the Recording Industry Association of America, both Pink Friday and its reworked successor Pink Friday: ... read more >>
Former members of En Vogue form new duo “Heirs”
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 November 2012
Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson Announce their new duo “Heirs” to the Throne     Former En Vogue members, Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones announced to fans the formation of their new duo “Heirs” ... read more >>
Chris Brown to stay on supervised probation
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press 08 November 2012
Chris Brown (AP Photo)    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Chris Brown to remain on supervised probation and make another court appearance after he completes an overseas tour.   Superior ... read more >>
VIDEO: TaseofSoul 2012 StarQuest Stage pt. 1
Written by Super User II 08 November 2012
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RZA Makes Directorial Debut in The Man With the Iron Fists
Written by Chelsea Battle, Contributing Writer 01 November 2012
  The former Wu Tang Clan member talks candidly with The Sentinel about music, Kung Fu, and his leading role in his new movie.    What do you get when you mix a former member of the Wu Tang Klan, ... read more >>
Its a Rap
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
Un-Common Lovely Common was spotted out at a Clippers/Lakers preseason game--and everybody's speculating as to who the lovely lady was he was sitting courtside with. The thoughtful Chicago-bred rapper ... read more >>
Oprah Returns to Big Screen in ‘The Butler’
Written by Kimberly C. Roberts
Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 01 November 2012
Oprah Winfrey tweeted this photo of her and Terrence Howard from the set of her new movie “The Butler.”—PHOTO/OPRAH WINFREY    Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey, who has not appeared in a ... read more >>
Legend Chuck Berry to Make Comeback at 86
Written by Associated Press 01 November 2012
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Still rockin’ at 86, music legend Chuck Berry promised a comeback Saturday with six new songs, some written 16 years ago.   “And as soon as I can get someone to guide ... read more >>
Book Review: Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 November 2012
  In his new book "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," author Randall Sullivan reveals new insights into the dysfunction and greed ingrained in the Jackson family, and ... read more >>
Fans Mourn Death of Sassy MC Natina Reed
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 November 2012
  To fans of late-'90s R&B group Blaque, Natina Reed was the sassy MC who gave hits like "808" their punch, but to Kurupt she was simply "a great person," her life cut short when she was killed ... read more >>
Meet Caprice!!
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 November 2012
    Macy's Star on "Fashion Star"   Local LA Native is judge on NBC Reality TV Show to find the next top fashion designer    “I realize how big a deal it is that ‘America’s Department ... read more >>
Local Organization Shines The Spotlight In A Special Place
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 30 October 2012
Aisha Hinds ("Detroit 187," "Madea Goes To Jail") Brandon Smith (Disney's "So Random") Nadine Ellis ("Let's Stay Together") Dorian Missick ("Southland," "Haven") AP Photos  Hollywood’s ... read more >>
Kareem Abdul – Jabbar and hip hop legend Chuck D pair for “Iconoclasts”
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 October 2012
VIDEO: Taste of Soul StarQuest Competition 2012
Written by Super User 22 October 2012
YSi2msU0TXI   Inside look at the 2012 StarQuest Singing Competition (October 11th 2012). Winners will perform at the Taste of Soul Family Festival. watch video >>
REEL TALK: The Legend Cicely Tyson Returns in ‘Alex Cross’
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
   Cicely Tyson had to come clean about her role in the new film “Alex Cross.”    “I have to admit, I’d never even heard of [author James] Patterson’s work and I hadn’t seen any of the ... read more >>
Whitney Houston: Time to Celebrate
Written by Joy Childs, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 October 2012
    When Whitney Houston died at age 48 the day before the Grammys this year, the music industry had to scramble to put together a tribute befitting her stature and influence. Since that time, and ... read more >>
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
  Performers slated to perform on the day of Taste of Soul ñ October 20th    The StarQuest Singing Competition, a Bakewell Media Production, held auditions last Thursday at the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw ... read more >>
Jimmy Henchman admits to involvement in 1994 Tupac Murder
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
    Details have surfaced regarding James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond admitting his involvement in the 1994 non-fatal shooting of fallen hip hop legend, Tupac Shakur.   Reports indicate that "his ... read more >>
It's a Wrap
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 October 2012
Is Murder The Case They’ll Give Him?   Cops are looking to speak with rapper Rick Ross after a 40-year-old man was shot to death in front of his Miami Gardens home this morning TMZ has learned.   Law ... read more >>
Queen Latifah Produces and Stars in Steel Magnolias
Written by Anastasia Lemle (Contributing Writer) 11 October 2012
  The long awaited and heavily anticipated remake of Steel Magnolias, with an African-American cast, aired on Lifetime on Sunday, October 7, 2012.  This modern adaptation re-told a classic story from ... read more >>
Radio Free 102.3 Aims for More Sizzle at 7th Annual Taste of Soul
Written by Kenneth Miller (Sentinel Entertainment Editor) 11 October 2012
As close to a half million local residents ready for the 7th Annual Taste of Soul massive Family Festival Oct. 20th on Crenshaw Blvd. from 10am-7pm,  Compton’s favorite Radio Free 102.3 KJLH will be ... read more >>