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California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons
November 26, 2020
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Epstein granted Simmons a motion to dismiss that lawsuit after the anonymous alleged victim failed to respond to a court order regarding the statute of limitations. The judge said he found that the woman's claims were legally time-barred since she alleged the incident happened in 1988 and only filed her suit in March 2018. ... read more »
Black American Music Association (BAM) Founders Michael Mauldin and Demmette Guidry Named Among Billboard’s 2020 R&B/Hip-Hop Powers Players
November 19, 2020
Every year the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players list highlights the year’s most influential music executives and leaders in the industry. ... read more »
Bobby Brown Jr., Son of Bobby Brown, Dies In Encino
November 18, 2020
Bobby Brown Jr., the 28-year-old son of singer Bobby Brown, died today in Encino, police said. ... read more »
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Despite COVID-19 Pandemic, Bakewell Media & Hyundai Celebrate
October 22, 2020
On Saturday, October 17, the Taste of Soul family festival, despite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, found a way to bring the energy, spirit, love, essence, and tradition of the beloved festival with the Virtual Taste of Soul Experience, a three-hour program hosted by comedic actress, Kym Whitley, whose beautiful personality and talent was a major highlight of the show. The show was loaded with soulful musical performances from classic R&B, old-school rap, and gospel artists, with community panels, and segments empowering and supporting Black-owned restaurants. ... read more »
‘Ye is on Your 2020 California Ballot as a Vice Presidential Candidate
October 15, 2020
When you get your California election ballot soon – that’s if you don’t have it already --expect to see Kanye West’s name on it.   The 43-year-old rapper and business mogul is on the California ballot as the candidate for vice president on the American Independent Party (AIP) ticket. The presidential candidate on the AIP ticket is San Diego-based Mexican American businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra.   ... read more »
The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
REASON TALKS SIGNING WITH TDE AND HIS DEBUT ALBUM “NEW BEGINNINGS”
October 9, 2020
TDE artist Reason is set to drop his debut album Friday, October 9, 2020. The Los Angeles Sentinel and L.A. Watts Times caught up with the hip hop artist for an exclusive interview about his upcoming release titled “New Beginnings.” What’s up Reason, ... read more »
Rams Partner with Rapper Stix to Promote Social Justice
October 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams partnered up with Watts rapper Stix to create videos to promote the fight against social injustices. Rams vice president of community affairs and engagement Molly Higgins want the videos to display the tough reality that Black Americans face. ... read more »
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Jon Platt Joins Berklee’s Board of Trustees
September 24, 2020
Platt is the chair and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the leading global music publisher. ... read more »
Bakewell Media Announces Taste of Soul Goes Virtual: On Line and On Time
September 24, 2020
Participants can access the Taste of Soul event live at www.lasentinel.net and on our Instagram @tasteofsoulla and Facebook.com/tasteofsoulla accounts. ... read more »
Judge Again Upholds $107 Million Judgment Against Record Producer
September 11, 2020
 A Los Angeles judge once again today upheld a $107 million judgment against imprisoned former rap mogul Marion ``Suge'' Knight and Death Row Records, which was awarded back in 2005.     Over the objection of Lydia Harris, the woman who obtained the original judgment and later agreed with Knight that it should be voided, Superior Court Judge David Sotelo said he would not reconsider his December decision to reinstate the judgment or his March decision to affirm that ruling.  ... read more »
Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dies at 68
September 11, 2020
Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been released. ... read more »
Rapper Silento Arrested for Alleged Assaults in Santa Ana and Los Angeles
September 8, 2020
The 22-year-old rapper Silento, best known for his 2015 song ``Watch Me'' (Whip/Nae Nae), is behind bars today after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Valley Village Saturday, one day after being arrested for domestic violence in Santa Ana. ... read more »
Video Director Seeks Court Confirmation as Shakur Video Owner
September 8, 2020
A Van Nuys video director is asking a judge to confirm he owns vintage footage in which he interviewed Tupac Shakur as part of a deal with Universal Music Group's predecessor to make a video of the late hip-hop star in the early 1990s.  ... read more »
Celebration of Life: D.J. Rogers (72), Singer’s Singer of Sacred Soul, Has Passed But His Spirit Keeps “Pressing On”
August 26, 2020
The universal order of sacred and secular music ministry has lost one of its mightiest messengers upon the passing of DeWayne Julius Rogers, better known as singer/songwriter/producer “D.J. Rogers.” The music hero to many died of heart failure at age 72. The very first song on his very first self-titled album in 1973 declared, “Listen to the Message.” And through his divinely scribed works of sumptuous melody, driving rhythm and inspirational rhyme, D.J. lifted spirits, tuned minds to higher planes, mentored the next generation and saved many a life…including his own. ... read more »
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