Batman Emerges from Exile to Battle Terrorist in Trilogy Finale
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 July 2012
    The Dark Knight Rises Film Review            The Dark Knight Rises brings down the curtain on the brilliant Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as ... read more >>
“The Jefferson’s” Star Sherman Hemsley Passes On
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 26 July 2012
  “The Jefferson’s” Star Sherman Hemsley passes on, leaving behind a legacy of laughter.  Best known for his uncompromising character on the successful sitcom ‘The Jeffersons’, Sherman ... read more >>
Father and Son Discuss Coming-of-Age Comedy
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 26 July 2012
       Mario & Mandela Van Peebles The “We the Party” Interview           Mario Van Peebles was born in Mexico City on January 15, 1957 to Maria Marx and the legendary actor/director/composer/scriptwriter ... read more >>
Katherine Jackson Said to be Safe
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 26 July 2012
   Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Jackson is lending her name and floral tastes to arrangements being sold online in a venture that provides ... read more >>
Berry Gordy does Motown one more time
Written by Jennifer Bihm, Contributing Writer 26 July 2012
  Berry Gordy, the Master of Motown with some of the Motown legends.   Though others have tried, in doing ‘Motown: the Musical,’ Berry Gordy, the Motown genius tells the Motown story, like only ... read more >>
First lady, Smithsonian museum honor top designers
Written by BRETT ZONGKER | Associated Press 21 July 2012
  First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she honors the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winners, Friday, July 13, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A District of ... read more >>
Musical life only gets better for Nas
Written by CRISTINA JALERU | Associated Press 20 July 2012
  This CD cover image released by Def Jam shows "Life is Good," the latest release by Nas. (AP Photo/Def Jam)   On the cover of his 10th album, "Life Is Good," the urban troubadour known as Nas is ... read more >>
2 accused of extorting Wonder ordered to trial
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press 20 July 2012
 Caption: In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach ... read more >>
Jay-Z, partners accused of stiffing logo designer
Written by Associated Press 20 July 2012
  Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam Records, answers a question after it was announced he would collaborate with the United Nations and MTV to raise awareness on the worldwide water ... read more >>
Actress urges action against human trafficking
Written by ANDRES GONZALEZ | Associated Press 20 July 2012
   Actress Jada Pinkett Smith waves as she takes her seat at the State Department ceremony releasing the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ... read more >>
Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants new trial
Written by Associated Press 20 July 2012
   Mug shot of Buju Banton. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants a new trial in U.S. federal court. Last month, the federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld the Jamaican singer's ... read more >>
Mariah Carey in the mix for 'Idol'
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2012
  This June 2, 2012 file photo shows American singer Mariah Carey performing during a concert in Monaco. A person familiar with the singing competition series "American Idol" negotiations say Carey is ... read more >>
Beanie Sigel gets 2 years for Philly tax charges
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2012
 Rapper Beanie Sigel poses at the Roc-A-Fella record company offices in New York on May 27, 2004. Beanie has worked overtime to complete his latest album, "The B-Coming," so it can be released in December. ... read more >>
'Green Mile's' Michael Clarke Duncan hospitalized
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2012
 This June 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Michael Clarke Duncan at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Duncan has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after a heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily says in a brief ... read more >>
Rel Gets Real
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 19 July 2012
   Rel Dowdell The “Changing the Game” Interview             Rel Dowdell is a very gifted screenwriter and director. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his Bachelor’s ... read more >>
Spike Lee works on Michael Jackson documentary
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 12 July 2012
  This June 18, 2012 file photo shows director Spike Lee talks about his Broadway directorial debut "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", a one man show starring Mike Tyson, in New York. Lee is working on ... read more >>
Singer Frank Ocean reveals first love was a man
Written by MESFIN FEKADU | Associated Press 12 July 2012
  In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, Frank Ocean arrives at the 16th annual GQ "Men of the Year" party in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Ocean, the rising and highly acclaimed singer revealed ... read more >>
Film Review: Savages
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 July 2012
      Rival Gangs Engage in Bloody Turf War over Control of California Marijuana Trade             If you’ve seen the documentary Cash Crop, then you know that violent Mexican drug cartels ... read more >>
Q&A: Maxwell on new album, dance music, D'Angelo
Written by MESFIN FEKADU | Associated Press 12 July 2012
  In this Sept. 18, 2008 file photo, singer Maxwell poses for a portrait in New York. The soul crooner says his new album “blackSUMMERS'night,” due out in 2012, will be a little more upbeat compared ... read more >>
Film Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 12 July 2012
   Carefree Cherub Laments Climate Change in Enchanting Cautionary Parable           6 year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is being raised under the radar in “The Bathtub,” a backwoods ... read more >>
Treme Brass Band singer Lionel Batiste dead at 81
Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Associated Press 11 July 2012
  In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, foreground with umbrella, dances during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and ... read more >>
R&B's Anthony Hamilton among Essence Fest closers
Written by CHEVEL JOHNSON | Associated Press 11 July 2012
  Anthony Hamilton performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, July 8, 2012. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP)   NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For years, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton ... read more >>
Cosby star: New show about 'positive black family'
Written by STACEY PLAISANCE | Associated Press 11 July 2012
  This image released by NBC shows actors Anthony Anderson as Gary, left, and Tempestt Bledsoe as Marny, in a scene from the series "Guys with Kids," premiering Sept. 26, 2012 on NBC. Bledsoe says she's ... read more >>
Aspire: Magic Johnson's channel for black families
Written by FRAZIER MOORE | Associated Press 05 July 2012
  This June 27, 2012 photo released by Starpix shows former NBA basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson during the launch of the Aspire Television Network in New York. Aspire, which signed on during ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays July 5th – July 11th
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 July 2012
  RZA – July 5th MAC Dre – July 5th Royce Da 5’9 – July 5th Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – July 6th Tia & Tamera Mowry – July 6th Nnambi Asomugha – July 6th Cree Summer – July ... read more >>