Kanye West Faces Lawsuit Over “Bound 2” Sample
Written by Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper 09 January 2014
  Producer and Rapper, Kanye West. (Courtesy Photo)     Ricky Spicer was just 12 years old when he sang about being “Bound” to fall for the girl of his dreams on the 1971 album “2+2+1= ... read more >>
Reel Talk 1.9.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 January 2014
‘42’ Chadwick Boseman Stars as James Brown in ‘Get On Up’   Chadwick Boseman who brought legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson to life on the screen in ‘42,’ will play James Brown ... read more >>
It’s A Rap 1.9.14
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer 09 January 2014
Beyoncé under fire for using NASA’s Challenger Audio in ‘XO’   Despite the success of secretly dropping her fifth album, Beyoncé is receiving backlash for sampling NASA’s Challenger Tragedy ... read more >>
Number of Black-Owned TV Stations Plummets to Zero
Written by Joseph Torres and S. Derek Turner Special to the NNPA from New America Media 09 January 2014
Michael and Steve Roberts' TV sale reduces Black owners to zero.     We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media – and barely anyone noticed.   There are now zero ... read more >>
Two Decades of Producing and Still Going Strong
Written by Princess Manasseh 07 January 2014
Bentley Kyle Evans Photo: Courtesy Photo LA Native Bentley Kyle Evans has Been to the Top and is Still Rising Accomplishing in just four years what most are lucky to achieve in ten, Bentley Kyle Evans ... read more >>
VIDEO: Being Mary Jane Premiere
Written by Princess Manasseh 03 January 2014
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PHOTOS: Being Mary Jane Hollywood Premiere
Written by Princess Manasseh 31 December 2013
WORKING WOMEN: “Being Mary Jane” Creator & EP, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union and Debra Lee Photo Courtesy of BET  POWER COUPLES: Husband and Wife teams Magic and Cookie Johnson and Mara ... read more >>
Being Mary Jane Premiere Lands in North Hollywood
Written by Princess Manasseh 31 December 2013
WINTER WHITE: Gabrielle Union Stuns in White Jumpsuit at the “Being Mary Jane” Premiere Screening in Los Angeles on December 16, 2013 Photo Courtesy of BET BET tries something new with a breakout ... read more >>
Lula Washington Presents Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Performance
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 December 2013
Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) presents its annual Kwanzaa celebration dance concerts Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 & 28 at 8 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 29 @ 3 pm. The performances will take place ... read more >>
VIDEO: Hill Harper Toy Drive Red Carpet Interviews
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
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PHOTOS: Celebrities on the Toy Drive Red Carpet
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway sports her unwrapped toy on the red carpet Photo: Curtis Sabir Supporting his good friends hosts Hill Harper and Nate Parker, actor Boris Kodjoe attends the 6th annual ... read more >>
A Toy Drive Hollywood Style
Written by Princess Manasseh 19 December 2013
Hill Harper takes to the red carpet with two of the toys he’s donating for his 6th annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive Photo: Curtis Sabir The 6th Annual Manifest Your Destiny Toy Drive Rocks the ... read more >>
Center of Hope Brings the Jazz
Written by Sentinel Wire Services 12 December 2013
Very few things can breach more barrios and cross more divided lines than music,  and at the First Church of God, Center of Hope’s 3rd Annual Gospel Jazz Fest, artists  from lands spanning the ... read more >>
Entertainers Remember Nelson Mandela’s Life in Film and Music Hollywood continues to honor the South African Leader
Written by Shonassee Shaver Sentinel Contributing Writer Shonassee@lasentinel.net 12 December 2013
South African Leader Nelson Mandela who fought for justice and equality passed December 5, 2013.  Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela’s passed December 5. He leaves behind a political and ... read more >>
Nia Long Hosts An Evening of Style
Written by Princess Manasseh Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 December 2013
Actress Nia Long at the Lincoln "Evening of Style" event in front of the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC PHOTO: Courtesy of Lincoln    On the eve of the LA Auto Show, Lincoln Motor Company and Automotive ... read more >>
VIDEO: Sheryl Lee Ralph Interview
Written by Super User 12 November 2013
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VIDEO: The LA Sentinel Interviews Instant Mom Cast-presented by Bakewell Media
Written by Super User 07 November 2013
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VIDEO: Instant Mom kids Interview (Tylen jacob Williams, Sydney park, Damarr Calhoun)
Written by Super User 07 November 2013
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VIDEO: Taste of Soul Family Festival 2013-OFFICIAL VIDEO
Written by Super User 06 November 2013
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Kerry Washington, Star of Scandal, is Pregnant
Written by Blair Adams Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 06 November 2013
    Actress Kerry Washington (Courtesy Photo) Rumors are flying around the entertainment industry that Kerry Washington, star of the hit ABC series “Scandal”, is pregnant with her first child.   Sources ... read more >>
Bishop Jones Answers Critics; Defends His Role in ‘Preachers of L.A.’
Written by Cory Alexander Haywood EURweb.com 06 November 2013
It’s no secret that a large sector of the Christian community doesn’t approve of Oxygen’s new, controversial reality show, “Preachers of LA.”  Like moths to a flame, scores of viewers tuned ... read more >>
Brandon T. Jackson Says Airline Called Him N-word; Airline Responds
Written by EURweb.com 06 November 2013
Earlier Tuesday, it was being reported that comedian/actor Brandon T. Jackson had been being unfairly treated by a US Airways attendant named “Dee” per his tweets. Jackson even claimed “Dee” ... read more >>
LAST CALL! The Pan African Film Festival Announces Final Call for Submissions Late Submissions Will Be Accepted Through November 16
Written by Sentinel News Services generalinfo@lasentinel.net 06 November 2013
The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take movie goers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its call for submissions.  ... read more >>
House Arrest on Hold as Lauryn Hill Hits the Road
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 06 November 2013
Fresh out of jail for tax evasion Lauryn Hill is headed out on tour. According to TMZ, Hill has been granted permission to postpone the house arrest portion of her prison sentence in order to go on ... read more >>
Minorities Still Under-Represented in Hollywood, Study Shows
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 06 November 2013
Hollywood continues to be a bastion of homogeneity where people of color are underrepresented, according to a new study from the University of Southern California at Annenberg.   Professor Stacy ... read more >>