Revolutionary Indie Filmmaker Jean-Claude LaMarre heats up the big screen with “Chocolate City”
Written by Maleena Lawrence, Contributing Writer 29 May 2015
  In his new feature film, “Chocolate City”, director and writer Jean-Claude LaMarre presents a  “fun” and playful side to his artistic imagination. “Chocolate City” is a hot new dance movie ... read more >>
San Diego Jazz Festival 2015 Heats up Carlsbad
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 29 May 2015
Erykah Badu’s eccentricity shines through during her Sunday night set Toni Braxton wore a sexy lace short set that showed that she still has an amazing body Maxwell, Saturday’s headliner, showed ... read more >>
Spoken Word Showcased at 'Verses and Flow'
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
Poets from Lexus Verses and Flow pose with the 2016 Lexus RC-F.   (From left to right): Mellissa Escriveto, Reanna McGavin, Hugh Min Lin, Daria Allen, and Rob Gibson. ‘Lexus Verses and Flow’ ... read more >>
Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'
Written by Ken Ritter, Associated Press 28 May 2015
Patty King, daughter of B.B. King, cries while leaving Clark County Family Court Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. A dispute over B.B. King's health and wealth has been tossed out of court by a judge ... read more >>
One of few: Black female filmmaker joins the elite
Written by Danielle Cralle staff writer 28 May 2015
Dominique Seward (courtesy photo)   Cannes Film Festival has long been a meeting place for up and coming filmmakers full of burgeoning talent. Still, like much of the film industry, it can be a ... read more >>
Real Estate ‘Super-Agent’ Educates Community Through New Book
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 28 May 2015
“I’ve always believed that the information I know is no good to me if I’m not sharing it with others,” said sales agent, Lisa Puerto about her book, "Real Estate 100: The Teen Home Buying ... read more >>
Nicole Ari Parker speaks about new talk show & hometown Baltimore
Written by Amen Oyiboke 22 May 2015
Nicole Ari Parker (Courtesy Photo) Nicole Ari Parker, known for her roles on the Showtime TV series “Soul Food” and NBC’s “Revolution,” will soon have a daytime talk-show with her actor ... read more >>
Louis Armstrong Unveiled: New play exposes a more personal side of Jazz Legend
Written by Danielle Cralle 22 May 2015
John Douglas Thompson in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf.’ (T. Charles Erickson Photo) For many people, Louis Armstrong is remembered as one of jazz music’s greatest trumpet players, famous for crossing ... read more >>
At 90, actress Cicely Tyson feels there's more work to do
Written by Sandy Cohen Associated Press 22 May 2015
 In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, Cicely Tyson attends the The Paley Center Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Tyson is honored to ... read more >>
‘Castle’ Star Launches Brain Aneurysm Model Search with Two Others
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 May 2015
Tamala Jones wears a hand-crocheted hat by luxury hat maker Canda Bliss in kickoff promotion for Brain Aneurysm Survivor Model Search. In an effort to raise awareness of a sudden and fatal illness that ... read more >>
The Bellas Are Back for Another Madcap, Acappella Misadventure
Written by Kam Williams 22 May 2015
(Courtesy Photo) The Bellas are back and badder than before! In case you’re unfamiliar with the sassy, all-girl singing group, they’re students at Barden University, a fictional college located ... read more >>
LA Sentinel Night at “Motown the Musical”
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 21 May 2015
 Music enthusiasts had the opportunity to mix their favorite music with newspaper knowledge “Motown the Musical” is set to be in Los Angeles until June 7th at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. ... read more >>
Up Partners with American Black Film Festival on New Series Development
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2015
 UP TV recently announced that it is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a new initiative designed to generate content as part of the network's expansion of original scripted and ... read more >>
B.B. King: More than a Blues Man
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Contributing Writer 20 May 2015
B.B. King loved to tell this joke:  “When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways.  Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep.  And the ... read more >>
Senator Isadore Hall, III Names Compton Native Kendrick Lamar California Senate Generational Icon
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2015
Senator Isadore Hall, III with recording artist Kendrick Lamar (Courtesy Photo) Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) has bestowed fellow Compton, California native and two time Grammy award-winning ... read more >>
Misty en Pointe
Written by Kam Williams, contributing writer 14 May 2015
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Misty is also an inductee ... read more >>
Krazy about Kravitz!
Written by Kam Williams, Contributing Writer 14 May 2015
  Zoe Kravitz arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)   Zoë Kravitz The “Mad Max: Fury ... read more >>
An Authentic Exchange Phylicia Rashad on Directing ‘Immediate Family’
Written by Troy Tieuel, contributing writer 14 May 2015
Phylicia Rashad speaks on stage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)   Phylicia Rashad has created a legacy of excellence ... read more >>
VIDEO: American Idol Recap: Goodbye Rayvon
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer; Mesiyah McGinnis, Contributing Videographer 11 May 2015
vjEZZqlNiO4 American Idol Top 3 have been picked and sadly Rayvon Owen didn't make the final cut. Check out the exclusive interviews with Rayvon Owen, Nick Fradiani, Clark Beckham and Jax about the finale ... watch video >>
Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'
Written by PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press 08 May 2015
In this March 20, 2015 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg takes part in the "Keynote Conversation with Snoop Dogg" at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Texas' chief law enforcement official ... read more >>
The Softer Side of Amber Rose: Bet You Didn’t See That Coming!
Written by Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, contributing writer 07 May 2015
Model and singer Amber Rose poses for a portrait Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)   Forget what you think you know about Amber Rose, one of the stars of the movie SisterCode ... read more >>
‘Motown the Musical’ Examines the life of Berry Gordy
Written by Troy Tieuel, Sentinel Contributing Writer 07 May 2015
Berry Gordy (center) joins Smokey Robinson (second from left) along with family and friends on the red carpet. (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry Gordy, Jr    (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry ... read more >>
Berry Gordy Opens Famous Motown Musical in L.A.
Written by Danny Bakewell Jr. Executive Editor 07 May 2015
Motown Director Charles Randolph Wright, Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson sit down for a Q&A (Valerie Goodloe photo)   The Motown sound began with Berry Gordy as a dreamer in Detroit and the ... read more >>
VIDEO: Motown The Musical Interview with Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson & Charles Randolph
Written by Aaron Brumfield 04 May 2015
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VIDEO: American Idol Recap Top 4 Week
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer & Mesiyah McGinnis, contributing videographer 01 May 2015
x9w1PEyhnto America is getting closer and closer to finding the next American Idol! As the time winds down, contestants are pulling out some of their best vocal performances. Tune in to hear what they ... watch video >>