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African-American Oscar Winners 'Reel Talk'
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 28 February 2013
  Best Actor in a Leading Role  Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field (1963)  Denzel Washington, Training Day (2002)  Jamie Foxx, Ray (2004)  Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland ... read more >>
The Blues Brings Sunshine and Unity to Budlong Elementary
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 28 February 2013
  Fourth-graders A’mya Atkins, Zacahary Payne, Treven Richards, Ivan Sanchez, Daniel Melendrez, Shalanda Henry and Valerie Rodriguez of Bdulong Elementary School did not know who B. B. King, Etta James ... read more >>
BOOK REVIEW ‘We Shall Overcome’
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 21 February 2013
  “We Shall Overcome” is one of the most meaningful songs of the entire African American experience and is almost synonymous with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement. The Library ... read more >>
Reel Talk 'Best Black Sitcoms'
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 21 February 2013
The Cosby Show (1984-1992) Network: NBC Worst kept secret ever, right? After running for eight seasons on NBC and receiving accolades as one of the best TV shows of the 1980s, The Cosby Show is the ... read more >>
It's A Rap 'Best Female Rappers'
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 21 February 2013
MC Lyte If you ask hip-hop fans who the greatest male emcee of all time is, you're more than likely to get about 20 to 25 different responses. Now, switch the question to "Who's the best female rapper ... read more >>
Black History Month Celebration Performance R&B Musical Theatre Production
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 20 February 2013
  I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE! I Can’t Turn You Loose! is a musical set in the R&B music scene in the 1960’s and 70’s. The show takes place at the “Proud Bird,” a dynamite LA hotspot where ... read more >>
‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ executive director challenges parents Jada Pinkett Smith says its not entertainment responsibility to raise kids
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 20 February 2013
The powerful “Free Black Angela and All Political Prisoners” documentary premiered at the Rave cinema theater complex at Baldwin Hills last Sunday and star actress challenged Black parents to not ... read more >>
Quincy Jones launches music education application
Written by Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press 19 February 2013
  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file) ATLANTA (AP) — Quincy Jones says he has co-created the music version of Rosetta Stone. The 79-year-old composer-producer launched a new music education ... read more >>
This Week’s Play Review: In Red and Brown Water
Written by Chelsea Battle 14 February 2013
  Photo by Miles Orion Feld   Diarra Kilpatrick delivers a mystifying performance as Oya in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s cosmological play, and the Sentinel’s pick of the week, “In Red and Brown ... read more >>
Black History Edition: 'Music Producers' IT'S A RAP
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 14 February 2013
DR. DRE He is the utmost respected producer of all time . His esteemed colleagues and friends marvel him and, Andre Rommelle Young, Steroidal God King Of The Californian Realm, is the greatest hip hop ... read more >>
Black History Edition: 'Filmmakers' REEL TALK
Written by KEnneth Miller Entertainment Editor 14 February 2013
  SPIKE LEE Easily the most well-known black director working today, as well as one of the most talented and energetic filmmakers of the past 30 years, period. Spike Lee has been making amazing movies ... read more >>
OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEWS SUPERSTAR BEYONCÉ ON A SPECIAL 'OPRAH'S NEXT CHAPTER' SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ON OWN
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 14 February 2013
  Oprah Winfrey sits down with global superstar, multi-platinum artist and 17-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé for a special episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” airing Saturday, February 16 at 8 ... read more >>
A Sentinel Exclusive with hot rap group FinaTTicZ
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 14 February 2013
I caught up with the red hot rapping sensation FinaTTicZ recently during one of their annual get together with friends and fan recently. Group leader Killa F discovered his nine member group at the Hollywood ... read more >>
Jada Pinket Smith to join Angela Davis at PAFF Closing Day Feb. 17
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 12 February 2013
Star actress Jada Pinket Smith will join social activist icon Angela Davis will be the special guest of the Pan African Film Festival as it closes out its festivities with a documentary based on her ... read more >>
VIDEO: Tip "T.I." Harris Interview: Identity Thief
Written by Super User II 07 February 2013
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The Lovely Lynn Whitfield to Receive PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 07 February 2013
  One could easily come away from a conversation with acclaimed actress Lynn Whitfield feeling she is quite too young to be saluted with the prestigious Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) Lifetime Achievement ... read more >>
It's A Rap Black History Edition
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 07 February 2013
Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said "Her voice was a ... read more >>
Reel Talk Black History Edition
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 07 February 2013
Cicely Tyson  (born December 19, 1933) An actress. A successful stage actress, Tyson is also known for her Oscar-nominated role in the film Sounder and the television movies The Autobiography of Miss ... read more >>
Kerry Washington most dominant winner at NAACP Image Awards She wins for "Django Unchained" and "Scandal"; Denzel Washington and Viola Davis take home motion picture acting honors
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 05 February 2013
Actress Kerry Washington received the ultimate stamp of approval at The 44th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Feb. 1.  Washington took home the first of three honors with the supporting ... read more >>
Dynamic Black Sitcom “Belle’s" Starring Keith David Airs Every Friday at 7pm on TV One
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 31 January 2013
  The highly anticipated half-hour African American comedy series –Belle’s, co-created and produced by legendary Emmy Award-Winning Producer Ed. Weinberger made its TV One premiere on Friday Feb. ... read more >>
It's A Rap (Jan 30)
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 31 January 2013
Ross Escapes Gunfire Rap star Rick Ross reportedly had a near-death experience Monday (January 28) morning after he  was shot at multiple times and crashed a Rolls-Royce into a Fort Lauderdale, Florida ... read more >>
Reel Talk (Jan. 31)
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 31 January 2013
Legendary actress Diahann Carroll will be honored at the 2013 San Diego Black Film Festival with a lifetime achievement award for television and motion pictures. A pioneering actress whose career spans ... read more >>
Say What @#%&!
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 31 January 2013
  A few week ago, it was announced that Shawty Lo would be starring in a new reality show titled 'All My Babies' Mamas which would center around his 11 children and the 10 different mothers of the ... read more >>
THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SHELDON EPPS SLATED TO DIRECT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE – THE MUSICAL
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 31 January 2013
      The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), in association with David Shor Productions, announced today that  the world premiere of ... read more >>

 

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