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Aretha Franklin celebrates 70th, talks new music
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 29 March 2012
Aretha Franklin attends her seventieth birthday party in New York, Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin has a lot more than her 70th birthday to celebrate: ... read more >>
RICKY MINOR SHARES WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 29 March 2012
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VIDEO: RICKY MINOR SHARES WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Written by Super User II 28 March 2012
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World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas
Written by Super User 23 March 2012
World Famous Laugh Factory Inks Deal at the New Tropicana Las Vegas The world famous Laugh Factory and the New Tropicana Las Vegas are launching a multi-venue comedy experience at the recently transformed ... read more >>
Top Ten DVD List for March 27th
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 23 March 2012
Top Ten DVD List for March 27th The Bodyguard – 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00466HNHM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 22 - March 28
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Celebrity BirthdaysMarch 22nd – March 28thStephanie Mills – March 22nd Marcus Camby – March 22ndGeorge Benson – March 22ndChaka Khan – March 23rdMoses Malone – March 23rdJason Kidd – March ... read more >>
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
August Wilson Monologue CompetitionLOUIS GOSSETT JR.JUDGES INCLUDE DENNIS HAYSBERT, LOUIS GOSSETT, JR. AND OTHERS It is the inspiration of the soaring, lyrical monologues found in the plays by Pulitzer ... read more >>
The Bodyguard Returns to Cinemas In Celebration of 20th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
The Bodyguard Returns to Cinemas In Celebration of 20th Anniversary One of the biggest box office hits of the 1990s returns to movie theaters this month celebrating The 20th Anniversary of The Bodyguard, ... read more >>
Bill Duke Youth and Media Boot Camp accepting applications
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 March 2012
Duke Media Foundation and Educating Young Minds To Co-Host Special Media Boot Camp for Students Age 14-18 LOS ANGELES -- The Duke Media Foundation and Educating Young Minds (both 501c3 corporations) ... read more >>
Black Media Alliance Statement on the Firing of Clear Channel’s Dan Sileo Over “Monkey” Remark
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2012
LOS ANGELES –  The following is a statement from the Black Media Alliance on the recent firing of Clear Channel host Dan Sileo after he made racially insensitive remarks on his show Mon. Mar. 12, on ... read more >>
DeRay Davis The “21 Jump Street” Interview
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 March 2012
DeRay Vision A born hustler from Chicago’s South Side, DeRay Davis began his career on the comedy club circuit and was first noticed by Hollywood while onstage at Atlanta’s Laffapalooza Festival. Shortly ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 15 – March 21
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 March 2012
Will.i.am – March 15th Sly Stone – March 15thSamuel “Lightin” Hopkins – March 15thBlake Griffin – March 16thFlavor Flav – March 16thNat King Cole – March 17thWilliam H. Johnson – March ... read more >>
Chaka Khan to raise funds for foundations
Written by Joy Childs (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 16 March 2012
Singer’s concert at Agape will benefit Carl Anderson Scholarship Fund and her foundationBack in 2004, a young Jewish boy named Andrew who loved Chaka Khan got on the stage at a Cure Autism Now (CAN) ... read more >>
Apollo to induct Lionel Richie, Etta James
Written by Associated Press 16 March 2012
Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie in Nashville, Tenn. Richie and the late vocalist Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's hall of fame on June 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) NEW YORK ... read more >>
Whitney Houston's daughter: 'She's always with me'
Written by By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 16 March 2012
Oprah Winfrey, left, embraces Bobbi Kristina, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston during an interview in Atlanta, Ga. The exclusive interview will be shown on "Oprah's Next Chapter," on the OWN ... read more >>
Mariah Carey returns to stage since giving birth
Written by MESFIN FEKADU | Associated Press 07 March 2012
Singer Mariah Carey performs at Caesars Entertainment "Escape to Total Rewards" kick-off at Gotham Hall on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey made ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 8th – March 14th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Kenny Smith – March 8thBoris Kodjoe – March 8thHine Ward – March 8thBow Wow – March 9thChingy – March 9thOrnette Coleman – March 9thEmmanuel Lewis – March 9thTimbaland – March 10thJasmine ... read more >>
Singer Cee Lo Green announces Las Vegas residency
Written by Associated Press 07 March 2012
Singer Cee Lo Green shushes photographers as he poses with the Jubilee! showgirls before the Caesars Entertainment "Escape To Total Rewards" concert in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 1, 2012. Simultaneous ... read more >>
Gabrielle’s Got It Going On!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 07 March 2012
Cast member Gabrielle Union poses at The Pan African Film & Arts Festival's opening night premiere of Screen Gems' "Think Like a Man" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (CoverUp Photos)Gabrielle ... read more >>
Rapper denounces shooting at Arizona nightclub
Written by Associated Press 07 March 2012
 TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A rapper who was to perform at an Arizona nightclub until a shootout outside left 14 people wounded says his thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of "this senseless act of ... read more >>
A Conversation with Don B. Welch
Written by Marva Smith Special to the Sentinel 29 February 2012
 Los Angeles is home to Hollywood; the land where dreams come true. Though the challenges faced by African Americans in Hollywood are great, every day, Black folk pack up their lives and move to Los Angeles ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays March 1st - March 7th
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 February 2012
Harry Belafonte - March 1stChris Webber - March 1st Herschel Walker - March 3rd Tone Loc - March 3rd Bobby Womack - March 4thKevin Johnson - March 4thGarrett Morgan - March 4thTeena Marie - March 5thMichael ... read more >>
PAFF Announces Filmmakers Awards
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 February 2012
Jimmy Jean-Louis Epic Film, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Leads the Pack With Three PrizesThe Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is happy to announce the winners of its films in competition today. The festival ... read more >>
Pan African Film Festival Highlights
Written by Pamela K. Johnson 29 February 2012
Neema Barnette addresses the crowd at Women Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day, the closing film at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival. Photo Courtesy of Venus Bernardo PhotographyBlair Underwood and ... read more >>

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Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash