Media Faucet Pours Something 'Special' on Crenshaw
Written by Ashley Nash (Sentinel Intern) 16 November 2012
  Founders of the enterprise, Talivu Porter, Jabril Murfy & Christina I. Rodriguez are setting the tone for up and coming Black entrepreneurs.    Crenshaw. Whether Boulevard or District, ... read more >>
Director Sheldon Epps gets Intimate
Written by Chelsea Battle (Contributing Writer) 16 November 2012
    Sheldon Epps, director for the Pasadena’s Playhouse’s latest production “Intimate Apparel” discusses the play in depth.   SENTINEL: Why did you choose to direct Intimate Apparel?   Sheldon ... read more >>
It's a Rap: Nene Leaks; Game; Ms. Chief; Hip Hop celebrated
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 November 2012
    Ne Ne’s New Normal   Last spring, a blog famously revealed the salaries earned by each cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and the information quickly spread across the Internet ... read more >>
Only A Warming ‘Christmas in Compton’ Will Do on a Chilly Eve
Written by Kenneth Miller (Sentinel Entertainment Editor) 16 November 2012
With a dominant Black cast, ‘hood plot plays just right for holidays   The rain and the cooling night temperatures could not dampen the warming spirit of a ‘Christmas in Compton’, which premiered ... read more >>
VIDEO: Taste of Soul 2012 StarQuest Pt.2
Written by Super User II 09 November 2012
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Kendrick Lamar makes splash with major label debut
Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Associated Press 08 November 2012
  ATLANTA (AP) — When Kendrick Lamar submitted the initial version of his new album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city," the rapper planned on heading back to the studio to record more songs for it.   Dr. ... read more >>
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE at the intersection of great storytelling, acting excellence
Written by Sandra Varner Contributing Writer 08 November 2012
Ava DuVernay has emerged as one of the most intuitive storytellers in modern times.   Celebrated for a growing body of work including “This is the Life” (her directorial debut), “I Will Follow” ... read more >>
Meet Seth Brundle, Up and Coming Stylist for the Stars
Written by Chelsea Battle Contributing Writer 08 November 2012
Photo by Ed Canas The budding wardrobe specialist gives us a crash course in the world of celebrity styling.    If the name Seth Brundle rings a bell, you’re probably thinking about the popular ... read more >>
“CHRISTMAS IN COMPTON” RED CARPET PREMIERE
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
  SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND GREY GOOSE ENTERTAINMENT® ANNOUNCE NBA ALL STAR KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR AND HIP HOP LEGEND CHUCK D AS THE FINAL PAIRING FOR SEASON SIX OF ICONOCLASTS Finale Episode of the Ground-Breaking ... read more >>