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FBI Releases Files on Whitney Houston
Written by Special to NNPA from Washington Informer 19 March 2013
  Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Released in response to a freedom of information ... read more >>
Jesse L. Martin Replaces Lenny Kravitz in Marvin Gaye Biopic
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 19 March 2013
    Lenny Kravitz is out – and Jesse L. Martin is in to portray iconic soul singer Marvin Gaye in the Julien Temple produced, “Sexual Healing.”   According to Deadline, the film focuses ... read more >>
Taye Diggs Teams With Kellogg to Stop Childhood Hunger
Written by Chelsea Battle, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 March 2013
  Photo courtesy of Edelman PR Firm Taye Diggs, the new spokesman for the Kellogg’s Share Breakfast Program, hosts giant spoon installation to celebrate National Breakfast Week; Diggs is also unveiled ... read more >>
Mindless Behavior to Release New All Around the World Documentary in Theaters
Written by Chelsea Battle, Sentinel Contributing Writer 14 March 2013
        The Pop/R&B boy band hosts movie screening and gives free concert to promote their new All Around the World documentary at Universal City Walk. Princeton, Prodigy, Ray Ray, and Roc ... read more >>
Reel Talk March 14
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 14 March 2013
THE CALL Opens: March 15 Starring: Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut Rated: R for violence, disturbing content and some lanuage Storyline When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering ... read more >>
It's A Rap MARCH 14
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 14 March 2013
  BIG WHEELS HACKED Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian are among a dozen celebs and political figures who have become the victims of a hacker who posted detailed information about what appears to ... read more >>
Rap Stars ‘Birdman’ and Lil-Wayne Daughters to Release Book
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 14 March 2013
The 14-year-old daughters of Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams aka "Baby" and Grammy Award-winning rap superstar Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter, respectively, teamed up to pen this fictitious ... read more >>
It's A Rap March 7, 2013
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 06 March 2013
Is it Dre. ? Is it Dre?... Suge Knight recently appeared on the Howard Stern show and he had some really crazy things to say about Dr. Dre, as he accuses the good doctor of being gay, and a snitch. During ... read more >>
Reel Talk March 7
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 06 March 2013
MOVIE SPOTLIGHT Olympus Has Fallen Olympus Has Fallen, which is the Secret Service codename for the building stars  Aaron Eckhart as the President, along with Gerard Butler as basically the John McClane ... read more >>
Book Review: ‘Why Did I Sleep with Him’
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 06 March 2013
The charismatic local author Fred Hawthorne pins about his sexual journey through Whittier College and how he ultimately managed to transform his out of control behavior into a model citizen and husband. While ... read more >>
Playboy Jazz Festival Returns to Hollywood Bowl
Written by Chelsea Battle 06 March 2013
  The Playboy Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, has announced a new lineup jam packed with jazz, funk, and R&B greats. This year the show will be saying farewell to longtime ... 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 >>
Jackie Robinson Biopic “42” Honored with Truly Moving Picture Award
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 28 February 2013
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures has bestowed its first Truly Moving Picture Award (TMPA) of 2013 to Warner Bros. Pictures’/Legendary Pictures’ release “42”, the true story of baseball legend ... read more >>
LEGENDARY RAPPERS-It's A Rap
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 28 February 2013
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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 >>

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