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Homeless Foster Kid-Turned-NFL Star Shares Flip Side of “The Blind Side"
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Michael Oher (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Gene Sweeney Jr.)  Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he negotiated a perilous path through the foster care system, experiencing ... read more >>
Rashad Honored with PAFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterFor her television, stage and film work, Phylicia Rashad will be feted with the Pan African Film Festival's highest award at its Night of Tribute Awards Show and ... read more >>
March 18 Deadline for $10,000 Theatre Award for Local Artist
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Center Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Richard E. Sherwood Award.The Sherwood Award is an annual $10,000 fund to support Los Angeles artists. The award is presented each year at ... read more >>
Jury Trial Set in Michael Baisden’s Fight to Stop Copyright Infringement of His Best-Selling Books
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 18 February 2011
Jury Trial Set in Michael Baisden's Fight to Stop Copyright Infringement of His Best-Selling BooksBy Sentinel News ServiceA trial date has been set in a lawsuit filed by best-selling author and nationally ... read more >>
Judge close to letting TV cover of Jackson trial
Written by Linda Deutsch (AP Special Correspondent) 11 February 2011
Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray seen here in 2009, on charges of involuntary manslaughter starting next month, a judge has ruled. (AFP/POOL/File/Ifran ... read more >>
Movie Review: ‘Of Boys and Men'
Written by Robert Gillard (Contributing Writer) 07 February 2011
BY ROBERT GILLARDCONTRIBUTING WRITERAs a child progresses through life, he or she begins to put away childish things. But some parts of life can expedite that maturation process. Such an issue is presented ... read more >>
Tina Lifford shares her circle
Written by Joy Childs 07 February 2011
BY JOY CHILDSCONTRIBUTING WRITEROn many a sunny Sunday afternoon, pairs and trios of friends grab a bite along Melrose Avenue, then enjoy a Sunday matinee at The Grove nearby before they return their ... read more >>
Hubba Hubbard!
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 04 February 2011
By Kam Williams Sentinel Contributing Writer Erica Hubbard the “Let’s Stay Together” Interview Talented, gorgeous and “The Girl Next Door” are words used to describe Erica Hubbard. Born in ... read more >>
Nate Parker Named Celebrity Host of 19th Annual PAFF
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 January 2011
Festival Set to Engage, Inform and Enlighten Attendees for Black History MonthLOS ANGELES - The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) tapped actor Nate Parker to serve as its 2011 celebrity host for its 19th ... read more >>
A Fox Gets Engaged
Written by Joy Childs 28 January 2011
Vivica Fox                 (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) By Joy ChildsSentinel Contributing WriterAsk what makes her happy, and she'll quickly tell you the "peace of mind" that comes from the ... read more >>
Russell Simmons – The “Super Rich” Interview
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 28 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterHip-Hop Mogul Expounds on the Transition from Materialism to MeditationRussell Wendell Simmons was born in Queens, New York on October 4, 1957, the middle of ... read more >>
2011 Oscar Nominations
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 28 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterMo'Nique Miffed by Snub of Halle BerryThe Oscar nominations were announced early Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by last year's ... read more >>
Homeless radio sensation briefly held by L.A. Police
Written by Jacob Adelman (Associated Press) 15 January 2011
In this Thursday, Jan. 6,2011 file photo, Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio, whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the ... read more >>
Actress Tia Mowry is expecting 1st child
Written by Mesfin Fekadu (Associated Press) 14 January 2011
(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)Tia Mowry of 'Game,' 'Sister' expecting 1st childBy Mesfin Fekadu Associated PressNEW YORK - Tia Mowry has more to celebrate than the return of her TV show "The Game" - she's ... read more >>
Judge orders Michael Jackson doctor to stand trial
Written by Linda Deutsch (AP Special Correspondent) 14 January 2011
Security guard Alberto Alvarez, right, listens as his attorney Carl Douglas talks to reporters as they leave the preliminary hearing for Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray who is charged in the death ... read more >>
Wacka Flocka waives hearing, remains jailed
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
McDONOUGH, Ga. - Officials say rapper Waka Flocka Flame waived a court hearing and remains in jail on drug and gun charges.The Henry County sheriff's office says the rapper, whose real name is Juaquin ... read more >>
Psychiatric tests ordered for rapper Gucci Mane
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
ATLANTA - Rapper Gucci Mane has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests, following an Atlanta court appearance on a charge he violated terms of his probation.Radric Davis, the rapper's real name, appeared ... read more >>
Mo’Nique to announce Oscar nominations
Written by Super User 08 January 2011
LOS ANGELES - Academy Award winner Mo'Nique is pitching in to help announce nominees for the upcoming Oscars.Mo'Nique will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ... read more >>
Montel Williams cited after pipe found at airport
Written by Associated Press 08 January 2011
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin authorities say former talk show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport ... read more >>
Ailey fans bid Jamison a fond raucous farewell
Written by Jocelyn Noveck (Associated Press) 08 January 2011
In this publicity image released by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, retiring artistic director Judith Jamison speaks during her farewell performance, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Alvin ... read more >>
Choreographer: Jackson not well days before death
Written by Linda Deutsch (AP Special Correspondent) 08 January 2011
In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 file photo, Michael Jackson's physician, Conrad Murray arrives for his arraignment at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. Murray is charged in Michael Jackson's death. ... read more >>
The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non – Fiction)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2011
By Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing Writer1. The Grace of Silence: A Memoirby Michele NorrisQuite frankly, this heartbreaking memoir in which the author wistfully recounts her family's quiet and dignified ... read more >>
Blacktrospective 2010 (Best and Worst in Black Cinema)
Written by Kam Williams (Contributing Writer) 01 January 2011
Kam's Annual Assessment of the Best (and Worst) in Black CinemaBy Kam WilliamsSentinel Contributing WriterTen Best Black Feature Films 1.    Just Wright2.       Why Did I Get Married Too?        ... read more >>
Baritone from Harold Melvin & Blue Notes dies
Written by Associated Press 01 January 2011
Baritone from Harold Melvin & Blue Notes diesPHILADELPHIA - Bernie Wilson, a baritone member of the rhythm and blues group that produced the 1972 hit "If You Don't Know Me by Now," has died.Wilson, ... read more >>
Teena Marie known as ‘Ivory Queen of Soul,’ dies
Written by Nakesa Mumbi Moody (AP Music Writer) 01 January 2011
By NEKESA MUMBI MOODYAP Music WriterLOS ANGELES - Teena Marie's last album, "Congo Square," was titled after a historical meeting place for slaves in New Orleans, featured a tribute to Martin Luther King's ... read more >>

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