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1st students graduate from Winfrey school
Written by DONNA BRYSON | Associated Press 19 January 2012
Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel, center left, holds school principal Ann Van Zyl's hand as they leave a photo opportunity with graduates and Oprah Winfrey, centre wearing green, after the first graduation ... read more >>
Lil Wayne writing prison memoir
Written by Associated Press 18 January 2012
Rapper Lil Wayne watches during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami. The Heat won 129-90. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) ... read more >>
Oscar-Winner Opines on Playing Tuskegee Airman
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 18 January 2012
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. poses for a portrait during the "Red Tails" junket Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri) Cuba Gooding, Jr. The “Red Tails” Interview Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... read more >>
'SVU' Actress Speaks as Victim of Real-Life Theft
Written by JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press 14 January 2012
In this May 6, 2010 file photo, actress Tamara Tunie attends the 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of NYC at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York. Tunie spoke out Tuesday, ... read more >>
Snoop Dog hit with minor drug charge in Texas
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this Sept. 7, 2011 file photo, rapper Snoop Dogg poses at the premiere of the film "Laugh at My Pain" in Los Angeles. The rapper is facing a minor drug charge in Texas after border agents say they found ... read more >>
US man sues Wiz Khalifa for $2.3M over hit song
Written by Associated Press 13 January 2012
In this June 11, 2011 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. A Pittsburgh rapper is suing Khalifa for $2.3 million over allegations that he stole ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 12th – January 18th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 12 January 2012
Joe Frazier – January 12thWalter Mosley – January 12thDominique Wilkins – January 12thRaekwon – January 12thJust Blaze – January 14thLL Cool J – January 14thDr. Martin Luther King Jr. – January ... read more >>
Etta James released from hospital, manager says
Written by Associated Press 12 January 2012
This Nov. 24, 2008 file photo shows Etta James arriving at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. James' manager Lupe De Leon says the singer was released from a Southern California hospital ... read more >>
Rep: Nick Cannon released from the hospital
Written by Associated Press 12 January 2012
In this April 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Nick Cannon arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Cannon has been transferred to a Los Angeles hospital to continue treatment ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays January 5th – January 11th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 06 January 2012
Alvin Ailey – January 5thTed Lange – January 5thMike Jones – January 6thR. Kelly – January 9thSean Paul – January 9thGeorge Foreman – January 10thDarryl Dawkins – January 11thMary J. Blige ... read more >>
Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend
Written by MESFIN FEKADU - AP 06 January 2012
In this May 17, 2011 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin appears at a taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. Franklin released a statement Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, saying she's ready ... read more >>
Hollywood's take on Obama: Less gushing this time
Written by JOCELYN NOVECK | AP 05 January 2012
In this Dec. 9, 2007 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., reacts as Oprah Winfrey introduces him to the crowd at a rally in Manchester, N.H. Hollywood, as everyone ... read more >>
Joy to the Queen!
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 05 January 2012
Queen Latifah The “Joyful Noise” Interview Born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, NJ on March 18, 1970, Queen Latifah is an award-winning actress, rapper, singer, author and entrepreneur. She landed an ... read more >>
Michael Jackson house contents sell for nearly $1M
Written by SANDY COHEN | AP 23 December 2011
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction.Darren Julien, president of ... read more >>
Doctor: Blues singer Etta James terminally ill
Written by Associated Press 23 December 2011
This Nov. 24, 2008 file photo shows Etta James arriving at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" in Los Angeles. ``At Last’’ and ``Tell Mama’’ blues singer Etta James, whose health has been fading ... read more >>
Cynthia’s Synergy!
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 December 2011
Photo by Keith Munyan Cynthia Addai-Robinson The “Spartacus: Vengeance” Interview Born in London, to a mother from Ghana and a father from America, Cynthia Addai-Robinson was raised in the U.S. ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays
Written by Sentinel News Service 17 December 2011
Reginald Hudlin - December 15thFlo Rida - December 16thWilliam “Refrigerator” Perry - December 16thDMX - Decmeber 18thOssie Davis - Decembr 18thReggie White - December 19thTyson Beckford - December ... read more >>
Record exec dies after Hollywood street rampage
Written by Associated Press 16 December 2011
This image provided by Gregory Bojorquez shows Los Angeles Police officers advancing on a wounded gunman Friday Dec. 9, 2011 at sunset and Vine streets in Los Angeles. Police say the 26-year-old man walked ... read more >>
Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Invigorating, Magnificent, & Soulful
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 16 December 2011
A scene from hot chocolate Nutcracker. Photo by Lee TonksFrom the onset, Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker was filled with spiritual fun, moving characters and a Christmas holiday flare.  The ... read more >>
Celebrity Birthdays December 8th – December 14th
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 08 December 2011
Nicki Minaj – December 8thFlip Wilson – December 8thSammy Davis Jr. – December 8thDwight Howard – December 8thRedd Foxx – December 9thRaven Symone’ – December 10thMonique’ – December ... read more >>
Michael Baisden is "Paying It Forward" with $500,000 of his own money!
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality   Michael Baisden Announces Submission Details for His "Million Dollar Business Pitch" Campaign Radio personality, Michael Baisden announced the details of his ... read more >>
Sonny Rollins Among Kennedy Center's 2011 Honorees
Written by Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American 08 December 2011
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins  President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on hand to salute the 2011 class of Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday at the Kennedy Center in Washington. CBS ... read more >>
STANLEY G. ROBERTSON, A FORERUNNER IN HOLLYWOOD, PASSES
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
On the very broad shoulders of Stanley G. Robertson, stands a generation of African American producers, writers, directors, actors, technicians and executives, who are perhaps, unaware of the first black ... read more >>
The Bernard Hoyes and Friends Holiday Art Sale Gala
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 December 2011
 This holiday season will be a wondrous celebration of love, light and vibrant color when Los Angeles' own cultural icon, visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes, not only opens his studio for a two-day sale, ... read more >>
Hip-Hop Pioneer Shares His Vision for the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Kam Williams, Sentinel Contributing Writer 08 December 2011
Russell Simmons The “Occupy Wall Street” Interview Russell Simmons was among the handful of celebrities making a daily show of support of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) via a very visible presence on the ... read more >>

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