Monday, May 25, 2015
Special screening of ‘The FBI War on Tupak Shakur and Black Leaders’
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 June 2011
The late rap icon, Tupac Shakur, would have turned 40 on Thursday June 16. Baltimore-based Author/producer John Potash will make his first presentation in Los Angeles that night to present part of his ... read more >>
Jennifer Hudson working on book about weight loss
Written by Associated Press 14 June 2011
In this May 2, 2011 file photo, singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Hudson has a deal with Dutton for a memoir about her struggles ... read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>

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Events Calendar

Sat May 30 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat May 30 11:30AM -
Black Mother: Standing in the Gap
Sun May 31 9:00AM -
Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend
Sat Jun 6 11:00AM - 5:00PM
21st Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show
Tue Jul 14 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Taste of Farmers Market
Sun Aug 2 12:00PM - 3:00PM
L.A. Parent 35th Birthday Bash