Motivated by Homeless Character, Teen Actor Makes Film to Expose Reality
Written by Pharoh Martin (NNPA Special Correspondent) 01 January 2009
 The last time we saw Jermaine Crawford, his hair was an unkempt mess and his face was riddled with the pains of a drug-addicted homeless teenager. That was some 10 months ago when Crawford closed ... read more >>
Blacktrospective 2008
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2009
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best (and Worst) in Black Cinema 2008 will be remembered as a breakout year for African-American women both in front of and behind the camera, with my #1 picks ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (01-01-09 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2009
BIG BUDGET FILMS Defiance (R for violence and profanity) Oscar-winner Edward Zwick (for Shakespeare in Love) directs this harrowing tale of survival, set in occupied Poland during World War II, ... read more >>
'Dreamgirls' Celeb Reaches Child Support Settlement
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
A settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by a woman against a music arranger for the Oscar-winning film "Dreamgirls" over her allegations that he failed to pay child support for their ... read more >>
Saxophonist Delano, 'My So Fine'
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 December 2008
Saxophonist Andre Delano has been entertaining jazz fans since grade school in East St. Louis. Now the accomplished musician has come out with his second solo album entitled "My So Fine." ... read more >>
Conga Room to Reopen at LA Live
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 December 2008
The much anticipated re-opening of the Conga Room at LA Live lived up to it's billing, as stars strolled across the red carpet and into its new location. On hand were Alfre Woodard, Phillip Bailey ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (12-18-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 18 December 2008
BIG BUDGET FILMS Bedtime Stories (PG for crude humor and mild epithets) Adam Sandler stars in this fanciful fairy tale about a hotel handyman whose life changes when the imaginative bedtime stories ... read more >>
Seven Reason Why You’ll Love Will Smith In "Seven Pounds"
Written by Stephanie Frederic 18 December 2008
  Will Smith and Rosario Dawson star in Columbia Pictures’ drama SEVEN POUNDS. The two share a very passionate love scene in the movie. “He was very respectful,” says Dawson ... read more >>
Halle Berry and Tyler Perry to Host "40th NAACP Image Awards"
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
Program will air Thursday, Febuary 12, on FOX Star-Studded Special Coincides with Organization's Centennial Nominations To Be Announced Wednesday, January 7 Academy Award winner Halle Berry ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (12-11-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 11 December 2008
BIG BUDGET FILMS The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13 for violence and disaster images) Keanu Reeves stars in this remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic about an alien who arrives on Earth with an indestructible ... read more >>
Bill Bellamy "Who Got Jokes'
Written by Matthew Hayes (Sentinel Contribuitng Writer) 11 December 2008
As the third season finale of TVOne's smash-hit comedy show "Who's Got Jokes" approaches, the Sentinel took some time to speak with the show's host, Bill Bellamy, whose voice ... read more >>
"Dream Casting" Laurence Fishburne set for "CSI" debut
Written by Stephanie Frederic 11 December 2008
The last time Laurence Fishburne worked on a television series, he played Cowboy Curtis, the psychedelic cowpoke on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” The movie and theater star will return to ... read more >>
Motown 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
Motown #1’s in stores Now NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MOTOWN in stores January 13  25 OF THE MOST BELOVED MOTOWN CLASSICS ON LATEST EDITION OF MULTI-PLATINUM SERIES   The official ... read more >>
Lil’ Wayne's Noms Lead Grammys Cash Money Records Reacts
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne came out on top with eight Grammy nominations, including the big one -- album of the year -- for "Tha Carter III," the best-selling album of 2008. Ne-Yo also ... read more >>
Hudson in-law Charged with Killing 3 Relatives
Written by Don Babwin (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting deaths of three of the actress's family members, including the 7-year-old son of his estranged wife. William ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (12-04-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 December 2008
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun For movies opening December 5, 2008 BIG BUDGET FILMS  Cadillac Records (R for sexuality and pervasive profanity) Historical drama chronicles ... read more >>
@ the Box Office (11-27-08 Edition)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 27 November 2008
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun        For movies opening December 5, 2008 BIG BUDGET FILMS Cadillac Records (R for sexuality and pervasive profanity) ... read more >>
"BEJAY" is Forbes' Richest Couple
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 November 2008
The collective bank account of Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles is bigger than any other celebrity couple in the entertainment industry, according to Forbes magazine's new list of Hollywood's ... read more >>
Marc Marcel is seasoned in his craft
Written by Olusheyi Banjo (Contributing Writer) 17 November 2008
 Internationally known spoken-word artist Marc Marcel is seasoned in his craft, with talents that range from wide selection of artistic gifts. He is a dynamic poet, writer, author, producer and ... read more >>
NAACP Celebrates Centennial with Live Broadcast
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 November 2008
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Former President Al Gore and Dr. Wangari Muta Maatha to Receive Chairman's Award The 40th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine ... read more >>
Cedric The Entertainer Wants To Do More Than Make You Laugh
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 November 2008
While his tenure as a comedian is well ingrained in the funny bones of many of us, Cedric the Entertainer has adopted a new strategy to reshape his career, and project his talent and unmistakably warm ... read more >>
Historical Day Marks Demise of Music Icon Jheryl Busby
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 06 November 2008
He was on his way to vote for Barack Obama before he succumbed The most significant day in American political history was not lost on renowned music executive Jheryl Busby who was on his way to the ... read more >>
Former Motown Exec Jheryl Busby Dies
Written by Stephanie Frederic 04 November 2008
Another music industry executive has passed away. Former President & CEO of Motown Records, Mr. Jheryl Busby, died this morning, November 4.  He was 59. Circumstances around Mr. Busby's ... read more >>
David Redic See A Change In Musical Direction
Written by Olusheyi Banjo 31 October 2008
Sometimes one song can change an artist’s life forever. Such is the case for musician David Redic. His original song “Season Of Change,” which about Presidential candidate Barrack ... read more >>
Alicia Keys Poised To Make Cinematic History
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 30 October 2008
Alicia Keys burst on the scene in April of 2001 with the release of the single Fallin’ from Songs in A Minor, the critically-acclaimed debut album which launched her meteoric rise. A piano prodigy ... read more >>