Celebrities bid Oprah farewell at Chicago
Written by Caryn Rousseau (Associated Press) 29 May 2011
Oprah Winfrey speaks as she is surrounded by, from left, Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Madonna, Dakota Fanning and Halle Berry during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," ... read more >>
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 20 May 2011
No Holds Barred in Cutthroat Maid of Honor CompetitionBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterAnnie Walker (Kristen Wiig) has been in a tailspin since her bakery, "Cake Baby," failed during the recession. ... read more >>
Actor Roger Guenveur Smith Honored By Board of Supervisors
Written by Sentinel News Service 20 May 2011
Actor and Leimert Park native Roger Guenveur Smith was honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, May 10 for his dramatic work that is often informed by his roots in African American ... read more >>
The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of Funk
Written by Joy Childs 19 May 2011
Bassist Tamah (left) and Guitar Sallye AkA The Bootsy Girls Photo Credit: Brian Carter for SentinelFUNK 'ROUND L.A., PART 2The Bootsy Girls: Sisters for the Cause of FunkBy Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing ... read more >>
Hollywood Actress and “Mom’ager LisaRaye McCoy Guides Daughter Into the World of Fashion
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 May 2011
LisaRaye shows her daughter, Kai, a little love.Kai is a full-figured model for Apple Bottoms (Photo Credit: Derek Blanks, courtesy of TV One / The FrontPage Firm)LisaRaye Supports Daughter Kai's Dream ... read more >>
He’s So Brandon!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 19 May 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterBrandon Mychal Smith, The "So Random" InterviewBorn in Los Angeles on May 29, 1989, Brandon Mychal Smith is a charismatic young actor best known for playing ladies ... read more >>
Young Rap Artist Gunned Down
Written by Pat Clarke A.K.A. Granny (Guest Writer) 19 May 2011
Montae Talbert aka M-Bone in action Montae Talbert aka M-Bone From Cali Swag District killed in an apparent senseless drive-by shooting By Pat Clarke, Sentinel guest writer Violence has once again taken ... read more >>
Bootsy’s Back in “Tha Funk Capital of the World”
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
Funk 'round L.A. - Part 1:Bootsy's Back In "Tha Funk Capital of the World"By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAt "An Evening With Bootsy Collins," which took place at the Grammy Museum(tm) at L.A. ... read more >>

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Comedian Michael Colyar and wife, Brooks Jackson – Colyar, perform abroad for U.S. troops
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 May 2011
By Brandon I. BrooksAssistant Managing EditorWhile in town performing at the J Spot comedy club, comedian Michael Colyar, caught up with the Sentinel for an exclusive one on one interview. If you have ... read more >>
PRINCE and his new power generation band reign at the Forum
Written by Joy Childs 13 May 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterTo really comprehend Prince's enormous talents-and to see him jam with many of his muses and celebrity friends, you'd need to go to all 21 of his "WELCOME 2 AMERICA ... read more >>
Radio Veteran Felicia “The Poetess” Morris Teams with the Grammy Museum to Help Keep Music Arts in the Community
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 May 2011
     On April 20th 2011 over 200 students from the Pomona, Inglewood and Los Angeles School Districts filled the Clive Davis Theatre inside the GRAMMY Museum® to attend the launch of In The Lab ... read more >>
Sheila C. Johnson joins AOL Huffington Post as Strategic Advisor
Written by Sentinel News Service 06 May 2011
The AOL Huffington Post Media Group today made three key announcements regarding its multicultural strategy: Sheila C. Johnson will serve as Strategic Advisor for Multicultural and African-American Initiatives; ... read more >>
A Question and Answer with Sister Souljah: A New "Midnight"
Written by Joy Childs 06 May 2011
 A Question and Answer with Sister Souljah: A New "Midnight"By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhen you Google her name, you might be inclined to think it's spelled colloquially, i.e.,  "Sistuh" ... read more >>
Madea’s Big Un-Happy Family
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterWhatever you think of a Tyler Perry movie or play, you have to admit he's got a lock on what makes all Black folks laugh. Whether you fall in the category of those ... read more >>
Dr. Gates on His Dad and His New PBS Series
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 May 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterDr. Henry Louis Gates The "Black in Latin America" InterviewProfessor Henry Louis Gates dominated the national news for much of the summer of 2009 after being ... read more >>
‘Fast Five’ revs up preposterous fun
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 01 May 2011
In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Vin Diesel, left, and Dwayne Johnson are shown in a scene from 'Fast Five.' (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie WriterIf the ... read more >>
Mystery Surrounds Remaining Prince Shows in Los Angeles
Written by EURweb.com 30 April 2011
By EURweb.comWhat's up with the rest of Prince's scheduled shows in Los Angeles? Apparently, even organizers at Live Nation are in the dark.With four concerts already in the can, there's been no word ... read more >>
All for Their Love of Music
Written by Joy Childs 30 April 2011
All for Their Love of Music:  An Interview with Violinist Michael White and Vocalist Leisei ChenSay the name Michael White to a jazz aficionado, and the likely response will be something like, 'Yeah, ... read more >>
Reve’s Corner (4/28 – 5/4/11 Edition)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2011
By Reve' Gipson ParksSeveral years ago Quinton Perry, a well-known concert promoter from Detroit, Michigan, invited us to see a young man he was working with. He performed at the Roxy on Sunset Blvd. He ... read more >>
Perry Wishes Spike Had Come To Him ‘Man To Man’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 30 April 2011
 Moments after ripping Spike Lee during a press conference for "Madea's Big Happy Family," Tyler Perry was asked if he at least had a conversation with the filmmaker to discuss their issues."You know ... read more >>
50 Cent and Samuel L. Jackson See Eye-to-Eye
Written by EURweb.com 30 April 2011
50 Cent recently gave mad props to actor Samuel L. Jackson, despite his avid criticism of rappers becoming or at least pretending to become actors. But Samuel L.  also praised Curtis Jackson, known as ... read more >>
Usher’s “OMG Tour” comes to Staples Center
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 22 April 2011
By overwhelming popular demand, multi-platinum recording artist Usher has just added a second North American leg to his acclaimed "OMG Tour," which arrives at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ... read more >>
Baldwin Hills welcomes music legend Harold Battiste, Jr. with open arms
Written by Patrice Theard (Special to the Sentinel) 22 April 2011
By Patrice TheardSpecial to the Sentinel"Falling In Love" with Music Legend, Former Angeleno, & New Orleans Native Harold Battiste Jr. on a Cozy Sunday Afternoon in L.A.'s Baldwin Hills, as Part of ... read more >>
Old Spice Pitchman on Breakout Role in Tyler Perry Picture
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 22 April 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterIsaiah Mustafa The "Madea's Big Happy Family" InterviewNFL player-turned-actor Isaiah Mustafa became famous almost overnight in 2010 as the result of starring ... read more >>
The Grammy Museum Presents Bob Marley, Messenger
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 April 2011
Exhibit to explore Marley's role as the catalyst to the Reggae revolution as well as his influence on music and cultureOn May 11, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum will debut a new exhibit, Bob Marley, Messenger.  ... read more >>