Cali Swag District Murder - Family questions Cali Swag District members actions
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 June 2011
M Bone M-Bone’s Family Questions CSD Member’s Actions after Murder The family of Montae’ Talbert, better known as M-Bone, one-fourth of the rap group Cali Swag District is speaking out and seeking ... read more >>
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket up for auction
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 13 June 2011
 In this May 26, 2011 photo, auction items that belonged to Michael Jackson are displayed at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Items are among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 ... read more >>
Rihanna Video Causes Uproar
Written by Special to the NNPA from the Afro American Newspapers 12 June 2011
Rihanna arrives at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)Pop star Rihanna's new video for the song "Man Down" created quite a stir after it debuted ... read more >>
‘Cosby Show’ Actress Clarice Taylor Dies
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 June 2011
Clarice Taylor, the actress memorably known as Anna Huxtable on the "The Cosby Show," died of heart failure on May 30, in Englewood, N.J.  She was 93.The actress's representative confirmed her death ... read more >>
Mekhi Phifer Joins Cast of Torchwood
Written by Shantella Y. Sherman (Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer) 12 June 2011
Mekhi Phifer arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)By Shantella Y. ShermanSpecial to the NNPA from the Washington InformerOne day, ... read more >>
Morgan Freeman asks huge questions on ‘Wormhole’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 June 2011
By Frazier Moore AP Television WriterNEW YORK - Morgan Freeman calls his mind-expanding series "Through the Wormhole," but he doesn't recommend you take the title literally."Here's the thing about going ... read more >>
2011 Playboy Jazz Festival
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 June 2011
 Grab the coolers, plan your picnic and get jazzed! Tickets for this year’s 33rd annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday,  June 11th and 12th at the Hollywood Bowl, are now on ... read more >>
Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron
Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (NNPA Columnist) 03 June 2011
Gil Scott-Heron Prophetic Genius of Gil Scott Heron By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011) was more than a legendary entertainer.  He was a social and political visionary ... read more >>
Reve’s Corner (5/26/11 – 6/1/11)
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
My sister Shonte' called to let me know that The Film Society of Lincoln Center honored her Godfather the legendary actor Sidney Poitier.  This took place a couple of weeks ago at the Alice Truly Hall ... read more >>
Concert Review: Ellington at Disney Hall
Written by Kimberley Williams (Contributing Writer) 29 May 2011
Ellington at Disney HallBy Kimberley WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterSunday, May 22nd, there was a celebration at Disney Hall, topped by a thunderous roar of applause!Maestros, James Newton, and Grant ... read more >>
The Pasadena Playhouse Announces Full Casting for Twist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 29 May 2011
The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director) announced that full casting is complete for the west coast premiere of the new musical TWIST - An American ... read more >>
Black Female Intelligentsia Set to Headline Fifth Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 May 2011
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist -turned-author Isabel WilkersonEconomist Dr. Julianne MalveauxFormer editor-in-chief of Essence magazine Susan L. TaylorBlack Female Intelligentsia Set to Headline Fifth ... read more >>
Keyshia Cole announces marriage via Twitter
Written by Brandon I. Brooks (Assistant Managing Editor) 29 May 2011
By Brandon I. BrooksAssistant Managing EditorR&B singer Keyshia Cole confirmed the marriage between her and long time boyfriend, Daniel "Boobie" Gipson.  Gipson is currently an NBA basketball player ... read more >>
Bobby Womack: The Last Surviving Soul Singer
Written by Joy Childs 29 May 2011
Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Soul 'round ... read more >>
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 >>