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Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Finds Permanent Home in Inglewood
August 5, 2021
During an exclusive tour, the Los Angeles Sentinel explored the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen Center, the first Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program (YOLA) located in the heart of Inglewood; dedicated to the elite musical training of local youth, channeling the musical excellence of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. ... read more »
Motown Founder Berry Gordy tapped for Kennedy Award
July 21, 2021
Berry Gordy founded a Motown sound that defined a generation, fostered legendary music careers, and constructed a timeless genre that continues to influence musicians today. The Kennedy Center has tapped Gordy as an honoree.  ... read more »
Multi-Talented Sensation Debbie Allen joins the list of Kennedy Center Honorees
July 8, 2021
The work of Debbie Allen has reached multiple generations, molding eras and fashions that continuously take on a new form. Allen joins the list of honorees that have been tapped for unprecedented work in their lifetime. ... read more »
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Marla Gibbs Celebrates Her 90th Birthday with Friends and Family
June 17, 2021
Marla Gibbs (born Margaret Theresa Bradley; June 14, 1931) is an actress, singer, comedian, writer and television producer, whose career spans five decades. Marla celebrated her birthday at Peter Georges’ Conference Room Restaurant & Bar in Playa Vista and the party was sponsored by family friend and businessman Henry Woods, founder of HNW International Corporation, an international Consulting/Connector Firm, along with Lemuel Daniels, Peter George, and others. ... read more »
WATCH: 2020 Taste of Soul Family Festival Virtual Block Party (FULL SHOW!)
June 11, 2021
Watch the full 2020 Taste of Soul festival virtual block party at www.lasentinel.net ... read more / watch video »
Chido Nwokocha —a Nigerian on the move in Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas’ on BET — has the “IT” factor
June 10, 2021
“Sistas” follows a group of single African-American females as they navigate their complicated love life, careers, and friendships through the ups-n-downs of living in the age of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.  ... read more »
Temptations Founder Otis Williams Reflects on the Group’s 60th Anniversary
June 3, 2021
To celebrate The Temptations’ 60th anniversary, Motown/UMe announced the kickoff of a yearlong tribute to one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions in history. ... read more »
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JASMINE DAVIS: A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHAKING UP ‘THE CHI’ AND REPPING LGBTQIA+AS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHARACTER ON THE SHOW
May 20, 2021
Back to Ms. Davis who, by the by, is the show’s first transgender character, a distinction the vivacious actress delights in. Davis came from the streets of Chicago IL where she was raised by her mom who had four other children. Like many young people living in urban environments, Davis’ dad battled with drug addiction which is why he has been in and out of her life. ... read more »
COMPTON — ‘TWO DISTANT STRANGERS’ IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!
May 13, 2021
Compton’s Travon Free and the Six Feet Over team took home an Oscar stepping into the history books as the first African-American filmmaker to win in the live-action short category. ... read more »
“I had $25 in my bank account, when I met you at the Indie Spirit Awards” — Award-wining, Oscar nominated director/producer/screenwriter Shaka King
April 22, 2021
King is a beloved son of New York. Raised in the pre-gentrification of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. From our first meeting, inside a Starbucks on 14th and 8th Avenue, in the newly gentrified section of trendy Chelsea, the filmmaker laid out his plan. I listened and more importantly, I heard him. What I understood — then — that he was a man of activism and that he would use his creative skills to make a difference and open doors for people that look like us. ... read more »
Oscar’s Producer Jeannae Rouzan-Clay Reflects on 10 Years in Entertainment    
April 22, 2021
The key to long-term development with a production company is lifting people up, while climbing yourself; the VP of Specials expressed the benefits of staying committed to a growing legacy. Rouzan-Clay elaborated on her thoughts of working with Jesse Collins, who she met when stationed at John Cossette Productions. Rouzan-Clay said, “He’s always been good about wanting to elevate women of color specifically.”  ... read more »
Goldberg, Zendaya to be Honored at Essence Hollywood Awards
March 31, 2021
Whoopi Goldberg, Andra Day and Zendaya will be among the honorees at this year's Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, which will be live streamed during Oscars week for the first time this year. ... read more »
GET READY WORLD – HERE COMES ZAY-B
February 18, 2021
Zay-B has plans on being a triple threat.  He is currently a sophomore at Life Pacific University in San Dimas, California where he is studying Worship Arts.  He says school is helping him to perfect his talents as a musician, while at the same time he is working on strengthening his vocals and even wants to follow in his father’s footsteps one day and take a shot at acting.  ... read more »
UPDATE: Lauren London Confirms She is Not Pregnant
February 8, 2021
Actress Lauren Nicole London has confirmed via Twitter that she is not pregnant. ... read more »
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