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Singer Jackie Wilson Posthumously Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 6, 2019
Singer Jackie Wilson, who helped usher in the emergence of soul and rhythm-and-blues music in the 1960s, was posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
Uplifting Black Youth through the Retelling of Past and Present Pan African History
May 2, 2019
Local non-profit the Talented Tenth Publications uses Black History books to inspire children. ... read more »
Berry Gordy Fulfills Dreams with Motown Reaching 60 Years
April 17, 2019
Berry Gordy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for “all people” in the world fulfilled. ... read more »
Post Office Celebrates Life of Marvin Gaye with New Stamp
April 4, 2019
A stamp honoring the life of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at the Greek Theatre today by the U.S. Postal Service, on what would have been the singer's 80th birthday. ... read more »
This Week In Black History (October 19 – October 25)
October 30, 2017
This Week In Black History (October 19 – October 25) ... read more / view gallery »
A Perfect Blend: The First Lady of Motown
May 18, 2017
Claudette Robinson, was just a teen in 1953 when her brother was drafted into the army. Unbeknownst to her, her brother’s drafting was about to change the trajectory of more than just one life in her family. ... read more »
9th Annual Friends of Fuller B. Gordy ‘Strikefest’
November 30, 2016
The Motown legacy continued when Friends of Fuller B. Gordy held one of the most prestigious family-oriented charity events: The 9th Annual Friends of Fuller "Strikefest" ... read more »
The ‘Godfather Of Black Music’ Shines Bright Amongst The Stars: Renown artists and executives pay homage to the prolific career of music mogul Clarence Avant
October 12, 2016
Clarence Avant was celebrated for the sixty years of trailblazing work he’s done behind the scenes as a music executive. ... read more »
Clarence Avant “The Godfather” turns 85!
March 24, 2016
Family and close friends gather to celebrate music industry icon, Clarence Avant’s 85th Birthday in Beverly Hills, Ca. ... read more / view gallery »
Black History Los Angeles
February 10, 2016
From Motown moving to L.A., to the first African American Fire Chief, there is a lot of Black History in Los Angeles ... read more / view gallery »
History of Black Entertainment from 1910-1950s
February 3, 2016
In 1914, actor Sam Lucas became the first African American actor to star in a full-length film and play in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” His career began in blackface minstrelsy, but he soon branched out to pursue serious dramas such as “The Creole Show” and “A Trip to Coontown”. ... read more »
Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his music
January 27, 2016
As a young artist, Michael Jackson knew he wanted to be legendary. "I will be magic," he wrote as a teenager, outlining his plans for his career. "I will be better than every great actor roped in one." ... read more »
Waters Joins in Honoring Challenger’s Boys & Girls Club at FOF Gordy ‘Strikefest’ Dec 10
December 18, 2015
After discussing an article I had written about her (“Maxine Waters’ Twist of Fate”), she thanked me then encouragingly said, “Now go get some strikes!” That was recently at the 8th annual Friends of Fuller (FOF) “Strikefest” in Universal City at Jillian’s Bowling Lanes. ... read more »
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