James Brown Political Activist and Social Icon Through Music
Written by Shonassee Shaver 31 July 2014
Known as the “Godfather of Soul” to “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” James Brown was a musical legend who bridged unforgettable sounds and moves with expressive lyrics. A hero in Black ... read more >>
Legendary Jazz Singer Freda Payne returns to music with her new album Come back to Me Love
Written by Shonassee Shaver 31 July 2014
Photo Credit Raj Naik Payne discusses her love of Jazz, choosing her own musical style, to putting her heart and soul into her latest album. Iconic Vocalist Freda Payne known for her 1970 R&B crossover ... read more >>
Reel Talk 7.31.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 31 July 2014
Denzel Washington portrayed LAUSD School Board District 1 Candidate George McKenna in The George McKenna Story: Hard Lessons Denzel Washington portrayed former Principal George McKenna in the (1986) ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 7.24.17
Written by Shonassee Shaver 29 July 2014
New Jagged Edge Single Hope Now on iTunes Returning to the music scene, Jagged Edge has a new single “Hope” that is available on iTunes. Hope is on their forthcoming album Heartbreak Too, releasing ... read more >>
Reel Talk 7.24.17
Written by Shonassee Shaver 29 July 2014
Nick Cannon Campaigns for the Role of Richard Pryor on Screen Nick Cannon is going for the role to play Comedy Legend Richard Pryor on film. Cannon’s eagerness for the part wasn’t bought over immediately, ... read more >>
Web Series Red Sleep is a Summer Hit for Online and TV Viewers
Written by Shonassee Shaver 23 July 2014
Lead actor Chioke Jelani Clanton discusses internet television versus cable networks. Red Sleep is a new urban-noir web tv series starring lead actor Chioke Jelani Clanton as Clyde Harris who is an ... read more >>
Reel Talk 7.17.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 23 July 2014
Lifetime Presents Baps and Bring It for Summer Premiere BAPspulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as BAPs, ... read more >>
LA Film Fest: ‘Inner Demons’ Review
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Staff Writer 10 July 2014
“Inner Demons” played at the Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE on June 13, 2014. (Photo Courtesy of LA Film Festival)  If you enjoy Paranormal Activity-esque movies, the ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 7.10.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 09 July 2014
New Music: Shad Moss “Ya Heard” ft. Problem Mr. 106 & Park has gone from the name Lil’ Bow Wow to Bow Wow, he is now reverting to his given name Shad Moss. The rapper said he would no longer ... read more >>
‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ Narrows Things Down to the Top 20
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Staff Writer Amen Oyiboke Sentinel Intern 03 July 2014
ON TOP: These dancers from all across America have brought their “A” game week after week, now they make up the 20 best left in FOX’s reality dancing competition.    Superstar dancer tWitch ... read more >>
Reel Talk 6.26.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 01 July 2014
Dave Chappelle Back in Action Comedian Dave Chappelle is famous for his abrupt departure from "Chappelle's Show” show, however the funnyman has resurfaced and is ready to get back to doing what he ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 6.26.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 28 June 2014
Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Jhene Aiko Added to the 2014 BET Awards Lineup A host of additional star-studded performances will take place at the 2014 BET Awards. Nicki Minaj, Jhene Aiko, John Legend ... read more >>
Road to the BET Experience Recap
Written by Zon D’Amour, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 June 2014
  Gvs_CZ_esNk Saturday, June 14th: Hundreds of LA natives packed the promenade of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall in Inglewood for the third installment of the Road To The BET Experience. The concert ... read more >>
Rick Ross Book signing Event Recap
Written by Zon D’Amour, Sentinel Contributing Writer 27 June 2014
mcrjrZ-VnGs   There was standing room only Tuesday June 17 at Eso Won Books in Leimert Park as a crowd waited for their autographed copy of "Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography". The once ... read more >>
VIDEO: ToS 2013 Sights and 2014 Promo
Written by Super User II 20 June 2014
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Reel Talk 6.19.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 June 2014
  Idris Elba Stars in New Thriller “No Good Deed” Idris Elba is merciless in Sam Miller’s “No Good Deed”, Colin (Elba) is a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into the home and world ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 6.19.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 20 June 2014
  Robin Thicke's Album “Paula” Reflects marriage with Paula Patton The “Blurred Lines” singer has reportedly name his latest album “Paula” after his estranged wife Paula Patton. The couple ... read more >>
Reel Talk 6.12.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 14 June 2014
Movie goers love to see these actors on the silver screen. Whether they are playing the funny man, the dramatic do-gooder or action adventure type, they aren’t just film magnets but family men who don’t ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 6.12.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 14 June 2014
The music industry is filled with talented Dads, some of the most prominent music artists in the business are not just powerhouses but fathers to sons and daughters. T.I. the King of Atlanta never fails ... read more >>
Documentary Film Reveals Fatherhood in ‘Have You Seen My Father?’
Written by Kenneth D. Miller, Assistant Managing Editor 12 June 2014
Ronald Taylor is a statistical anomaly.  By his accounts he should be dead, in jail or a menace to society, but he survived the predicted outcomes for a youth raised without a father in South Los ... read more >>
Reel Talk 6.5.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 June 2014
Think Like a Man Too Returns This June An all-star cast including Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson and many more return to the screen this summer for “Think ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 6.5.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 June 2014
Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will Receive Special ASCAP Awards Two music icons Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will be honored with the ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award.  Dupri and Ne-Yo are both ... read more >>
Reel Talk 5.29.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 June 2014
Will Smith Developing Annual New Year’s Eve Special Stepping in the shoes of Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest, Will Smith will be developing his own Annual New Year’s Eve Special.  Smith and his production ... read more >>
It’s a Rap 5.29.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver 05 June 2014
Master P’s new reality series “The Miller Dynasty”   Dipping into the reality TV pool like so many other of his contemporaries, Master P’s new reality show “The Miller Dynasty” will be ... read more >>
The X-men Rule Future and Past!
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 02 June 2014
(From Left-to-Right): Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Ian McKellen as Magneto in X-men Days of Future Past. AP Photo X-men Days of ... read more >>