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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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."
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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 »