PR Firm Honors Women in Urban Entertainment
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 April 2015
Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates presented six remarkable women with awards for their contributions to urban entertainment on March 25th in Beverly Hills (Left to Right) Debra Hubbard, Mir Harris, Robi ... read more >>
Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'
Written by Frazier Moore, Associated Press 02 April 2015
In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" ... read more >>
Legendary singer/songwriter Andrea Martin is back with mixtape Nothing New
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 26 March 2015
Andrea Martin is a true musician and has the credits to prove it. Having written classics for Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” SWV “You’re the One,” En Vogue “Don’t Let Go (Love)” ... read more >>
Kerry Washington signs on to play Anita Hill in HBO Movie Confirmation
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 26 March 2015
  The Scandal star has signed on to play Anita Hill in film Confirmation. The telepic is in development from HBO. Confirmation follows the controversial 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination ... read more >>
From Music Mogul to Sheriff: Terrence Howard Stars in FOX’s Wayward Pines
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 26 March 2015
Empire star Terrence Howard will trade in his music dynasty to play Sheriff Arnold Pope in the M. Night Shyamalan-produced thriller serial Wayward Pines. According to Indie Wire, the show is based on ... read more >>
Kevin Hart to receive “Cinemacon Comedy Star of the Year Award”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 26 March 2015
Comedic-actor Kevin Hart will receive the “Cinema Con Comedy Star of the Year Award” at the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners NATO). The ceremony will take place April ... read more >>
Rihanna debuts new single “American Oxygen”
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Rihanna continues to stay on top as she follow her current single “Four Five Seconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney with second single “American Oxygen.” The singer gave fans a 30 minute ... read more >>
Empire star Jussie Smollett signs to Columbia Records
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Empire proves to be one of the hottest and innovative shows to hit primetime television. Breakout star Jussie Smollett is capitalizing on the success of the show with a record deal from Columbia records. ... read more >>
Missy Elliot joins Kendrick, Mary and more for the Essence Festival Lineup
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 20 March 2015
Off the hills of her Super Bowl XLIX performance, Missy Elliot will make her Essence Festival debut when the annual event returns to New Orleans on July 2-5. The roster includes Usher, Kendrick Lamar, ... read more >>
Eric Benet kicks off monthly showcase at the Conga Room
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 20 March 2015
  Eric Benet has a new monthly showcase, “Eric Benet & Friends” at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. Each month, the crooner will invite artists to join on stage to celebrate “real R&B music” ... read more >>
Selma Director Ava DuVernay teams up with Oprah for new project
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  Fresh of the success of her Oscar nominated film Selma, Ava DuVernay is team- ing up with Oprah Winfrey again to turn author Natalie Baszile’s novel “Queen Sugar” into a new drama series on ... read more >>
Common joins Liam Neeson in action-thriller Run All Night
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
Academy- Award winner Common stars in the action pack film Run All Night in theatres March 13. Starring alongside Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Danny Maguire Common plays Mr. Price, a killer ... read more >>
Zoë Kravitz returns for Divergent prequel Insurgent
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  The Divergent series continues to entertain and excite with its newest installment Insurgent, actress and singer Zoë Kravitz brings her character Christina from Diver- gent to the prequel as she ... read more >>
Idris Elba reprises role in British crime series Luther
Written by Shonassee Shaver Staff Writer 19 March 2015
  The No Good Deed’s actor will play murder detective DCI John Luther in BBC’s Luther later this year. Idris Elba plays a near genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him ... read more >>
Gina Prince-Bythewood Selected Woman of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 March 2015
Film director and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood recently received the Woman of the Year Award for her work as an artist, mentor and role model in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Music Center.  Prince-Bythewood, ... read more >>
The Phenomenon that is ‘Empire’
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 19 March 2015
Empire lead cast members (bottom to top l-r) Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Jussie Smollett. (courtesy of Fox) “Empire,” is one of primetime television’s hottest ... read more >>
Seeing A Different Shade of Yellow with Karan Ashley
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 12 March 2015
Actress, producer and podcast radio personality, Karan Ashley From saving the world as a Power Ranger, to being uncensored on the internet, this multi-talented young lady shows no signs of stopping. Most ... read more >>
Necole Bitchie: Branding A Business Beyond Her Blog
Written by Zon D'Amour, Contributing Writer 12 March 2015
On a Monday, Necole Kane known to most as Necole Bitchie was summoned to the White House to attend a panel on HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that was happening the next day. Moderated ... read more >>
What Is...A Producer?
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 12 March 2015
Sunday, March 1 AimerAmour Magazine and United We Function curated the “What Is…A Producer?” panel at Philippe Chow in Beverly Hills. The “What Is…” series is designed to provide college students ... read more >>
Undoing the Damage
Written by Kymberli Weed Brady, Contributing Writer 05 March 2015
‘Freeway: Crack in the System’ a must see exploration into rebuilding the human condition. Spending the weekend with the cast and crew of “Freeway: Crack in the System” at the Pan African Film ... read more >>
‘Under The Freeway’ Looks at Homelessness
Written by Troy Tieuel, Contributing Writer 05 March 2015
Oftentimes the less fortunate are overlooked, and in the play ‘Under the Freeway’ shown at the City of Refuge Church this past Saturday February 28, stories of those ignored souls are given a space ... read more >>
Karla Gordy Bristol
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 05 March 2015
Living a unique life through entertainment and philanthropy  Karla Gordy Bristol is a board member of Make Music LA, chair and executive producer of the Beverly Hills Centennial Documentary and a member ... read more >>
Man On Fire: Melvin Jackson Jr takes on Hollywood
Written by Edward Rice, contributing writer 05 March 2015
Melvin Jackson Jr. is a name you need to know. Chances are if you don’t already know him you are quite familiar with his work. The 33 year old actor has graced the small screen in the HBO hit series ... read more >>
Smithsonian Channel debuts documentary Legend of Lead Belly for Black History Month
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2015
From his lyrics to his life, the iconic blues and folksinger Lead Belly was known for his strong voice and lyrics. He created honest and controversial music that serenaded people and reflected real life ... read more >>
Laff Mobb’s Clean Comedy Show Premieres on ASPiRE TV
Written by Danielle Cralle, Contributing Writer 21 February 2015
For many years it seemed that the only way to find fresh and funny urban comedy was to sludge through profanity-laced standup routines. Luckily, the second season of Laff Mobb’s We Got Next provides ... read more >>