Darling Dania
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 22 August 2012
 Actress Dania Ramirez arrives at the HBO post-award reception following the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian ... read more >>
Carmen Ejogo The “Sparkle” Interview
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 15 August 2012
  Carmen Sparkles    Carmen Ejogo was born in London on New Year’s Day 1974 to Elizabeth Douglas and Charles Ejogo, a couple of Scottish and Nigerian extraction, respectively. She made her U.S. ... read more >>

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'Malcolm X' actor Albert Freeman Jr. dies at 78
Written by CHRISTY LEMIRE | Associated Press 15 August 2012
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, "Malcolm X," has died. He was 78. Howard University in Washington, D.C., confirmed ... read more >>
Evelyn Lozada issues statement on Johnson arrest
Written by Associated Press 15 August 2012
  In this March 7, 2012, file photo, NFL football player Chad Johnson, right, poses with his fiancee, Evelyn Lozada, at an event in New York. Johnson was arrested Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, on a domestic ... read more >>
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized
Written by Associated Press 09 August 2012
   LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Green Mile" star Michael Clarke Duncan remains hospitalized in Los Angeles more than three weeks after suffering a heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily said in a brief email ... read more >>
Colding’s Calling
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 August 2012
   Danielle Colding the “Design Star” Interview   36 year-old Danielle Colding recently won the Design Star competition on HGTV (House & Garden Network).  Colding has since not only won ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays August 9th - August 15th
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
     Whitney Houston - August 9th   Doug Williams - August 9th   Kurtis Blow - August 9th   Tyson Gay - August 9th   Deion Sanders - August 9th   Derek Fisher - August 9th   Ken Norton, ... read more >>
Sidney Poitier and John Outterbridge To Be Honored at ‘An Artful Evening at CAAM’
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
  Sidney Poitier   John Outterbridge   Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum (Friends) has selected Saturday, October 6, 2012 as the date for its annual gala An Artful ... read more >>

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SONGSTRESS BRENDA LEE EAGER CELEBRATES “LIVE AT 65” BIRTHDAY CONCERT, AUG. 12
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
     Sensational singer/songwriter Brenda Lee Eager, who has worked with Prince, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and an extensive list of music luminaries, will celebrate her birthday ... read more >>
Steve Harvey takes on Pay-Per-View
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
              LAS VEGAS, NV  – Comedian Steve Harvey headlines his final stand-up comedy show on August 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, celebrating the end of more than 27 years ... read more >>
The Pan African Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
  Film Festival Set to Celebrate 21 Years of Cinematic Journeys Around the World   The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film ... read more >>
Emmy-Winning Director Invites Investors in Black Panther Biopic
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
  Dante James The “Huey P. Newton Documentary” Interview            Dante James is an Emmy Award-winning independent filmmaker who has produced and directed critically-acclaimed documentary ... read more >>
Millers show Hollywood How to Rock Cymphonique Miller celebrates Sweet 16
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 August 2012
  Cymphonique and Percy Miller (father)   Romeo Miller (brother) and Cymphonique    Percy Miller (Master P) and his multi-talented son Romeo Miller host an amazing party for his daughter Nickelodeon ... read more >>
Kool Moe Dee Calls ‘Unsung’ Off-Target
Written by Bobbi Booker Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune 27 July 2012
  Kool Moe Dee arrives at the 4th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)   Harlem native Mohandas “Kool Moe Dee” ... read more >>
“The Jefferson’s” Star Sherman Hemsley Passes On
Written by Ashley Nash, Sentinel Intern 26 July 2012
  “The Jefferson’s” Star Sherman Hemsley passes on, leaving behind a legacy of laughter.  Best known for his uncompromising character on the successful sitcom ‘The Jeffersons’, Sherman ... read more >>
Katherine Jackson Said to be Safe
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 26 July 2012
   Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif., Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Jackson is lending her name and floral tastes to arrangements being sold online in a venture that provides ... read more >>
First lady, Smithsonian museum honor top designers
Written by BRETT ZONGKER | Associated Press 21 July 2012
  First lady Michelle Obama smiles as she honors the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winners, Friday, July 13, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A District of ... read more >>
2 accused of extorting Wonder ordered to trial
Written by ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Associated Press 20 July 2012
 Caption: In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Stevie Wonder performs during the "In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach ... read more >>
Jay-Z, partners accused of stiffing logo designer
Written by Associated Press 20 July 2012
  Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, President and CEO of Def Jam Records, answers a question after it was announced he would collaborate with the United Nations and MTV to raise awareness on the worldwide water ... read more >>
Actress urges action against human trafficking
Written by ANDRES GONZALEZ | Associated Press 20 July 2012
   Actress Jada Pinkett Smith waves as she takes her seat at the State Department ceremony releasing the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ... read more >>
Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants new trial
Written by Associated Press 20 July 2012
   Mug shot of Buju Banton. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jailed reggae star Buju Banton wants a new trial in U.S. federal court. Last month, the federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld the Jamaican singer's ... read more >>
Beanie Sigel gets 2 years for Philly tax charges
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2012
 Rapper Beanie Sigel poses at the Roc-A-Fella record company offices in New York on May 27, 2004. Beanie has worked overtime to complete his latest album, "The B-Coming," so it can be released in December. ... read more >>
'Green Mile's' Michael Clarke Duncan hospitalized
Written by Associated Press 19 July 2012
 This June 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Michael Clarke Duncan at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Duncan has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after a heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily says in a brief ... read more >>
Spike Lee works on Michael Jackson documentary
Written by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Associated Press 12 July 2012
  This June 18, 2012 file photo shows director Spike Lee talks about his Broadway directorial debut "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", a one man show starring Mike Tyson, in New York. Lee is working on ... read more >>
Treme Brass Band singer Lionel Batiste dead at 81
Written by JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Associated Press 11 July 2012
  In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, foreground with umbrella, dances during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and ... read more >>