Snoop Sets Sail as Smoove Snail
Written by KAM WILLIAMS Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
            Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California where he was nicknamed Snoopy by his parents because of a striking resemblance to the Peanuts cartoon ... read more >>
The 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival: ‘As the Beat Goes On.’
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 August 2013
Gladys Knight Eric Benet Line up includes Gladys Knight, The Whispers, O’Jays and Eric Benet Officials at Rainbow Promotions said they are “excited to present some of today’s most distinguished ... read more >>
A Jazz Giant is Gone!
Written by Shirley Hawkins Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 August 2013
George Duke Lived and Loved, His Wife, Music and Life Jazz fans around the world were stunned to hear of the recent passing of legendary Grammy-winning keyboardist and producer George Duke, ... read more >>
Lawyer details interactions with Jackson's doctor
Written by Anthony Mccartney, AP Entertainment Writer 07 August 2013
AP Photo   Lawyer testifies she told concert promoter that Michael Jackson's doctor appeared successful   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An attorney who drafted the agreement for Michael Jackson's doctor ... read more >>
Kelly Rowland Named the New Face of Jaguar
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times 06 August 2013
  It looks like the struggles in which Kelly Rowland sings about in ballad/ musical confessional “Dirty Laundry” are long gone. The music video for the personal song debuted on Monday, July 22nd ... read more >>
Reel Talk August 1
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 01 August 2013
WINNIE Winnie is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Anne Marie du Preez Bezrob's biography Winnie Mandela: A Life. The film is directed by Darrell Roodt, and stars Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy ... read more >>
It's A Rap August 1
Written by Compiled by KENNETH MILLER Assistant Managing Editor 01 August 2013
EVE Eve said moving to London helped reinvigorate her love of music Eve has said that female rappers today have "no unity". The Grammy-winning rapper praised the amount of women MCs around, but reckons ... read more >>
'UnbeWeavable' Addresses Black Self Image
Written by Troy Tieuel Sentinel Crenshaw & Around Editor 01 August 2013
  ACCORDING TO D. A. BALLINGER, “This book deals with the erasing of the image of the black, African-American woman, and it also deals with the slow poisoning of all of Americans by the chemicals in ... read more >>
MLK Jr. Anniversary Classical and Opera Concert
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 August 2013
Top Row, left to right, top: Bass-baritone Mark S. Doss and pianist Phoenix Park-Kim. Second row: Composer Joo Poong Kim and soprano Anita Johnson Event to take place in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, ... read more >>
Book Review: High Price A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You
Written by Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer 01 August 2013
Dr. Carl Hart “As a youth, Carl Hart didn’t realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today, he is a cutting-edge ... read more >>
Comedian Joe Torry: from comedy to Cosby to Zimmerman
Written by Sandra Varner Contributing Writer 01 August 2013
St. Louis, Missouri native Joe Torry has brought the funny for two decades and today, the 47-year old father, businessman and philanthropist is still on top of his game taking his stand-up comedy routine ... read more >>
Raising Boys to Men – Lupe Fiasco Gives Straight Talk to Young, Black Men Read
Written by Toure Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call 29 July 2013
  (AP Photo) Gathering for encouragement and a reality check CHICAGO ( – Hip hop Artist Lupe Fiasco provided straight talk to young, Black men who recently graduated from area ... read more >>
Harry Belafonte joins with Fla. Capitol protesters
Written by Associated Press 27 July 2013
(AP Photo)   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Singer and entertainer Harry Belafonte on Friday called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to listen to protesters who are asking for a special legislative session ... read more >>
Power List of Best-Selling African-American Books Releases Summer 2013 List
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 July 2013
The Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, released its Summer 2013 list on July 22. The Power List is a joint project of, ... read more >>
Reel Talk July 25
Written by Shonassee Shaver 24 July 2013
  Will Packer 2-year Universal Television Deal   Will Packer may not be a household name yet, but he is well on his way.  Packer scored a 2-year deal with Universal Television. Future projects are ... read more >>
Its A Rap July 25
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 24 July 2013
MARY MARY Gospel duo Mary Mary are following Stevie Wonder’s lead and boycotting Florida until the state’s controversial Stand Your Ground law is overturned. The acquittal of neighborhood watch ... read more >>
Teen Group Sensation Identity4Pop to Perform for Sparks
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 24 July 2013
    Fans of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team will get a rare treat when they attend the game Thursday July 25th game at Staples Center when teen group sensation Identity4Pop performs. It will be an ... read more >>
Jus Ax Fred July 25
Written by Fred Hawthorne 24 July 2013
Dear Fred, How do you break up with a man who is a great father however is a terrible husband Or should I just stay in the relationship for my children ROSE Dear Rose,  If the glove don't fit you ... read more >>
REEL Talk July 18
Written by Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor 18 July 2013
OPRAH WINFREY When Lindsay Lohan gets out of rehab this summer, Oprah Winfrey will be waiting to talk to her. Winfrey's cable channel, OWN, said Friday that Winfrey is getting an "exclusive" interview ... read more >>
Its A Rap July 18
Written by Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor 18 July 2013
COULD RAP LYRICS SHIFT AFTER WAYNE, ROSS MISHAPS? Since it began, rap has found ways to offend. Whether for political content, sexual imagery, misogyny, violence or coarse humor, rappers have found ... read more >>
FILM REVIEW Fruitvale Station
Written by Jennifer Bihm 18 July 2013
As calls for justice abound in the Trayvon Martin case, newly minted filmmaker Ryan Coogler reminds the nation of another unarmed and slain victim in “Fruitvale Station” released in theaters July ... read more >>
JUS AX FRED Solving your relationship problems one paragraph at a time
Written by Fred Hawthorne 18 July 2013
Dear Fred,      I am divorced, in my late 30's with three kids.  I was married young and have been divorced almost ten years.  I thought when I got divorced I had finally realized what I wanted ... read more >>
A Taste of a Taste of Soul at L.A. Live
Written by Shonassee Shaver and Shannen Hill Sentinel Interns 12 July 2013
The BET & Taste of Soul Community Stage showcases up-and-coming community acts at L.A. Live.   Throughout the weekend, energy poured through the BET & Taste of Soul Community Stage at L.A. Live. ... read more >>
Anything Can Happen and DID Happen at The 2013 BET Awards
Written by Nicole Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 10 July 2013
(Photos: Associated Press)    This year’s BET Awards took on the slogan “Anything Can Happen” and played the slogan to a tee. Hosted in the heart of down town Los Angeles (DTLA) at ... read more >>
Jus Ax Fred
Written by Fred Hawthorne 10 July 2013
Greetings Sentinel Family, My name is Frederick Hawthorne (author of “Why Did I Sleep with Him”) and I will be bringing our community a weekly relationship column that will give helpful tips and ... read more >>