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100-Year-Old Legendary African American Debate Coach Awarded 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from NSDA
July 26, 2019
Dr. Thomas Freeman’s 70-plus year resume includes teaching Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his time at Morehouse, former U.S. Reps. Leland and Jordan, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, and Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, who sought out Freeman’s expertise to coach the cast of the Golden Globe-nominated film “The Great Debaters.” ... read more »
Frank Lucas, Druglord Portrayed in ‘American Gangster,’ Dies
June 3, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie “American Gangster,” has died, a relative said Friday. ... read more »
Black History: Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner
February 14, 2019
The pinnacle of McDaniel’s career, Gone with the Wind, premiered in 1939 amid controversy. Though the role would eventually lead to an Oscar win for McDaniel, she was banned from the premiere. In fact, none of Gone with the Wind’s Black actors were allowed to attend the film’s Atlanta premiere. ... read more »
Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios 
December 6, 2018
Amazon Studios won a bidding war for the rights to produce the Shirley Chisholm film. The project is the first Amazon Studios production deal emerging from the partnership between Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Amazon. ... read more »
Denzel Washington Inspired LeBron James to Strive for Greatness
December 4, 2018
Two-time Oscar award-winning actor Denzel Washington spoke to the Lakers as part of the team’s speaker series after suffering one of their toughest losses of the season in Denver. ... read more »
Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” Returns For The Holidays
November 22, 2018
Tisha Campbell, Debbie Allen and others return for the ninth annual performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. ... read more »
Denzel Washington to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award
October 11, 2018
The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. ... read more »
Denzel Reprises Role for First Time in Gritty Vigilante Thriller
July 19, 2018
Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The "Equalizer 2," the two-time Oscar-winner (for "Glory" and "Training Day") returns to play Robert McCall again, a retired CIA agent who turns vigilante to dole out street justice on behalf of the downtrodden. ... read more »
Film Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
November 16, 2017
This unorthodox arrangement worked well for Roman who, besides his disorder, is a longtime political activist dedicated to a progressive agenda, namely, to assist downtrodden individuals unfairly ensnared in the net of the prison-industrial complex. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (2/23-3/1/17)
February 24, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Actor Saniyya Sidney: “I’m having the time of my life”
February 15, 2017
Saniyya Sidney talks about her unique experience of playing in both "Fences" and "Hidden Figures." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Denzel Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson honored at 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 15, 2017
Stars came out dressed to impress as the red carpet was full of the biggest and brightest that Black Hollywood has to offer ... read more »
Actor Russell Hornsby on “Fences”: “It’s a play about healing”
February 14, 2017
Actor Russell Hornsby explains his perspective on the movie "Fences." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
“Fences” Star Jovan Adepo “Enjoying the Moment” at SAG Awards
February 14, 2017
Actor Jovan Adepo talks politics and the experience he had with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis while creating the movie "Fences." Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Legendary TV & Film Hairstylist Kenneth Walker Shows No Signs of Stopping
January 19, 2017
Recently, the Sentinel sat down in an exclusive interview with legendary hairstylist Kenneth Walker, who’s styled for some of America’s most prominent stars. Walker, whose niche is hair design for TV & Film, has done hairstyles for a number of thespians including Marla Gibbs, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Bill Duke, Viola Davis, Janet Jackson, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Ealy, Laurence Fishburne and more. Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
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