‘Flying While Black’: Comedian experiences present day Rosa Parks
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Actor and funnyman Michael Colyar speaks about being kicked off a recent United Airlines flight. Comedian Michael Colyar recently reached out to the Sentinel regarding an incident he experienced during ... read more >>
“Guitar Man” Returns to the Bowl
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 September 2011
Jazz, pop, R&B, on his guitar or vocally:  You name it, he plays it and sings it.  In what seems to have become an annual appearance, George Benson came to the Hollywood Bowl last week, with some ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays September 1st – September 7th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 05 September 2011
Al Green – September 1stTim Hardaway – September 1stLennox Lewis – September 2ndHorace Silver – September 2ndBeyonce’ Knowles – September 4thPhil Lewis – September 4thDamon Wayans – September ... read more >>
Soul Singer Claims Jay-Z, Kanye West Illegally Sampled 1967 Track
Written by Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers 02 September 2011
Kanye West (white jacket) and Jay Z (plaid jacket) during the GQ Magazine celebrates 50 Years of GQ, held at Cedar Lake, Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock) As Jay-Z and ... read more >>
Holla! @ Zendaya
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 02 September 2011
The “Shake It Up!” Interview  Born in Oakland, California on September 1, 1996, Zendaya grew up around the California Shakespeare Theater in nearby Orinda, where her mother worked as the House Manager. ... read more >>
Beyonce pregnancy announcement overshadows VMAs
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY - AP Music Writer 02 September 2011
Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello). Beyonce and Jay-Z’s spawn doesn’t even have a name yet, but it was the indisputable ... read more >>
Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Homage to Her Elders
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 02 September 2011
U.S. jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater reacts after being awarded with the medal of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Christine Albanel, unseen, in Paris, Friday March 14, 2008.(AP Photo/Remy de ... read more >>
Comedian Michael Colyar was kicked off a United Airlines flight
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 September 2011
Comedian Michael Colyar was kicked off a United Airlines flight ‘Barber Shop Actor’- “I Was Kicked Off Plane Because I'm Black”  Michael Colyar released about the incident: I am a loyal United ... read more >>
Freeway Enterprise Presents: L.A. Can Dance!
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 August 2011
“Freeway Rick” Ross and Dr. Dre Freeway Enterprise Presents: L.A. Can Dance! The competition has been created to benefit South Los Angeles area grade school and high school students.  The event ... read more >>
Author's letter is focal point in 'The Help' suit
Written by HOLBROOK MOHR (Associated Press) 26 August 2011
 In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Ablene Cooper, a woman who works for the brother of author Kathryn Stockett, and her son Antonio Cooper, leave the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., expressesing ... read more >>
Jazz à la Joni Mitchell at the Hollywood Bowl
Written by Joy Childs (Contributing Writer) 26 August 2011
Jazz ’round L.A.Herbie Hancok photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Chaka Khan Photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Cassandra Wilson Photo credit: Malcolm Ali for Sentinel Jazz à la Joni Mitchell ... read more >>
Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY (AP Writer) 26 August 2011
Nick Ashford Ashford & Simpson Ashford & Simpson Songwriter Nick Ashford dies at 70Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful ... read more >>
Rev. Al Sharpton officially tapped as MSNBC host
Written by Associated Press 26 August 2011
Caption: FILE - In this June 26, 2011 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton arrives at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. MSNBC has named the Rev. Al Sharpton as host of a weeknight program on the network. His ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays (August 25th – August 31st)
Written by Super User 26 August 2011
Celebrity Birthdays (August 25th – August 31st)  Kel Mitchell – August 25thKeke Palmer – August 26thBranford Marsalis – August 26thJamal Lewis – August 26thEvan Ross – August 26th“Downtown” ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthday’s August 18th – August 24th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Celebrity Birthday’sAugust 18th – August 24thMalcolm-Jamal Warner – August 18thParker McKenna Posey – August 18thNate Dogg – August 19thRomeo Miller – August 19thAl Rocker – August 20thIsaac ... read more >>
Stephanie Mills Puts Her Body In It at BHCP’s Free Summer Concert
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Stephanie Mills performing live at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Photo Credit: Joy Childs for Sentinel To hear her sing at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s outdoor promenade last week, one might ... read more >>
MTV dance judge pleads no contest to sex charges
Written by Associated Press 19 August 2011
LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles hip-hop choreographer who was a judge on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" has pleaded no contest to having sex with an underage girl in the 1990s.Shane Sparks had been facing ... read more >>
Benét’s Soiree
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 August 2011
Eric Benét The “Trinity Goodheart” Interview Born in Milwaukee on October 15, 1970, two-time Grammy-nominee Eric Benét is an actor, singer and songwriter whose music has been influenced by such ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays August 11th – August 17th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 August 2011
Celebrity BirthdaysAugust 11th – August 17thAlex Haley – August 11thJermaine Taylor – August 11thViola Davis – August 11thHalle Berry – August 14thEarvin Magic Johnson – August 14thMaxine Waters ... read more >>
LA children's hospital gets art by Michael Jackson
Written by Associated Press 12 August 2011
Members of the Jackson family, left to right, Blanket Jackson, Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, Katherine Jackson and La Toya Jackson pose Monday Aug. 8, 2011 at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles after ... read more >>
Review: 'Watch The Throne' wins with introspection
Written by By RYAN PEARSON - AP Entertainment Writer 12 August 2011
Photo by Jason DeCrow/APReleased online as financial markets took a historic plunge, the full-length collaboration between Jay-Z and Kanye West revels in self-described "luxury rap." Two of hip-hop's biggest ... read more >>
Much Obliged
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
Mary J. Blige arrives to the second annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN’s Scholarship Fund, in New York, Sunday, May 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)Mary J. Blige “The Help” Interview ... read more >>
Segregation Era Saga Explores Unquestioned Socialite-Maid Relationships
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 12 August 2011
 Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, starring in The HelpKathryn Stockett made an auspicious debut in 2009 with the publication of The Help, a poignant period piece examining the unquestioned relationships ... read more >>
Belafonte: Hollywood won't yield to those of color
Written by SANDY COHEN - AP Entertainment Writer 05 August 2011
Singer/actor Harry Belafonte takes part in the "Artists and Activism" panel session at the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) LOS ANGELES ... read more >>
Teen crosses cultural lines, sings Chinese opera
Written by TERENCE CHEA - Associated Press 05 August 2011
Tyler Thompson gets a hand from a fellow Great Wall Youth Orchestra member during a rehearsal in Oakland, Calif. Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The African American teenager ... read more >>