Friday, November 28, 2014
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BEFORE SUPER BOWL, BRUNO MARS HEADS TO GRAMMYS
Written by MESFIN FEKADU AP MUSIC WRITER 23 January 2014
(AP Photo/Powers Imagery)  NEW YORK (AP) -- Wish Bruno Mars would write you a hit song? Keep dreaming. The singer-songwriter-producer, who has penned hits like CeeLo Green's "Forget You!" and B.o.B's ... read more >>
SCRIPT IN THE WORKS FOR POSSIBLE NEW COSBY SITCOM
Written by Associated Press 23 January 2014
(AP Photo/Victoria Will) NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in. The deal brings the 76-year-old entertainer together with a writing ... read more >>
Nelson Mandela Art Posters makes way to the streets of Los Angeles and Capetown
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 January 2014
    Artist Robbie Conal takes over Los Angeles honoring Mandela’s life and career thorough political art.   A couple of weeks after his passing, Nelson Mandela’s presence continues to make ... read more >>
Number of Black-Owned TV Stations Plummets to Zero
Written by Joseph Torres and S. Derek Turner Special to the NNPA from New America Media 09 January 2014
Michael and Steve Roberts' TV sale reduces Black owners to zero.     We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media – and barely anyone noticed.   There are now zero ... read more >>
Brandon T. Jackson Says Airline Called Him N-word; Airline Responds
Written by EURweb.com 06 November 2013
Earlier Tuesday, it was being reported that comedian/actor Brandon T. Jackson had been being unfairly treated by a US Airways attendant named “Dee” per his tweets. Jackson even claimed “Dee” ... read more >>
LAST CALL! The Pan African Film Festival Announces Final Call for Submissions Late Submissions Will Be Accepted Through November 16
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its call for submissions.  ... read more >>
House Arrest on Hold as Lauryn Hill Hits the Road
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 06 November 2013
Fresh out of jail for tax evasion Lauryn Hill is headed out on tour. According to TMZ, Hill has been granted permission to postpone the house arrest portion of her prison sentence in order to go on ... read more >>
Police smelled marijuana on 2 Chainz tour bus
Written by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press 28 August 2013
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who pulled over the tour bus of rapper 2 Chainz "smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana" when the driver opened the door, a police affidavit says. Eleven ... read more >>
Robin Thicke Spotlights HBCU Dance Teams in Video
Written by Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News 27 August 2013
Robin Thicke poses with the Alabama State University Stingettes on the set of his latest video HBCU DANCE CORP   Still riding on the wave of his summer hit “Blurred Lines” that spent ... read more >>
Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family To Protect ‘Blurred Lines’
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle 19 August 2013
  R&B artist Robin Thicke has filed a preemptive lawsuit against two of Marvin Gaye’s relatives and Bridgeport Music to squash claims he copied elements from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” ... read more >>
Hip Hop Raises its Voice for Trayvon
Written by Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 13 August 2013
Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. Photo: Terence Muhammad ‘As an artist, I feel like we have a voice and we have ... read more >>
Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit
Written by Russ Bynum, Associated Press 13 August 2013
  Judge: White former manager can't sue Paula Deen, brother for racial discrimination SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant ... read more >>
A Jazz Giant is Gone!
Written by Shirley Hawkins Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
George Duke Lived and Loved, His Wife, Music and Life Jazz fans around the world were stunned to hear of the recent passing of legendary Grammy-winning keyboardist and producer George Duke, ... read more >>
Lawyer details interactions with Jackson's doctor
Written by Anthony Mccartney, AP Entertainment Writer 07 August 2013
AP Photo   Lawyer testifies she told concert promoter that Michael Jackson's doctor appeared successful   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney who drafted the agreement for Michael Jackson's doctor ... read more >>
Kelly Rowland Named the New Face of Jaguar
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 06 August 2013
  It looks like the struggles in which Kelly Rowland sings about in ballad/ musical confessional “Dirty Laundry” are long gone. The music video for the personal song debuted on Monday, July 22nd ... read more >>
Raising Boys to Men – Lupe Fiasco Gives Straight Talk to Young, Black Men Read
Written by Toure Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 29 July 2013
  (AP Photo) Gathering for encouragement and a reality check CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Hip hop Artist Lupe Fiasco provided straight talk to young, Black men who recently graduated from area ... read more >>
Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters
Written by Associated Press 27 July 2013
(AP Photo)   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Friday called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session ... read more >>
Jackson's health and finances part of civil trial
Written by Anthony McCartney, Associated Press 29 April 2013
(AP Photo)   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting ... read more >>
Michael Jackson Company Executive Passes Away
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 02 April 2013
The Raymone K. Bain Companies, LLC 4770 Dexter Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 239-2295; Fax: (202) 337-1392 Email Address: RBain228460@aol.com     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2013     Contact: Raymone ... read more >>
“THE X FACTOR” OPEN-CALL AUDITIONS IN LOS ANGELES TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 AT THE GALEN CENTER
Written by Nicole Williams 28 February 2013
“THE X FACTOR” OPEN-CALL AUDITIONS IN LOS ANGELES TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 AT THE GALEN CENTER   THE X FACTOR open-call auditions are coming to University of Southern California’s ... read more >>
Say What!?!? Lil Wayne and Lil Twist
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 January 2013
    Rapper and Lil Wayne protege Lil Twist was reportedly driving Justin Bieber’s car when a paparazzo was struck and killed by an SUV last week.   Although the car belonged to the Canadian ... read more >>
A Conversation With Eloise Laws
Written by Chelsea Battle (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 20 December 2012
Eloise Laws intimately talks music and her passion for giving. Seated comfortably in a swank lobby Eloise Laws sports a distinctively chic navy blue blazer and perfectly pressed slacks.  Modestly ... read more >>
Young Maestro & Kurtis Blow headline Christmas Concert Toy Drive in Inglewood
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 December 2012
        Taylor Made Entertainment and A New You barbershop & Salon will present its 2nd annual Christmas Toy Drive and Concert featuring rising R&B sensation Young Maestro and the legendary ... read more >>
Producer, Narada Michael Walden Captures Unforgettable Friendship with Whitney Houston
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 20 December 2012
    It started off as a partnership between Emmy and Grammy award winning producer Narada Michael Walden and chart-topping singer, Whitney Houston that would lead into a friendship full of unforgettable ... read more >>
Put the Katt in the bag!
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 December 2012
  Comedian says he’s retiring from stand-up   Katt Williams is hanging up the microphone—no joke!   The 39-year-old funnyman has announced he's exiting stage left and retiring from stand-up ... read more >>

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