entertainment

It’s Time for 18th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival! 

The 18th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival is finally here and offering the best of food, entertainment and shopping in the Southland. The free daylong event – presented by Bakewell Media and the L.A. Sentinel – takes place on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker St. and Obama Blvd.  

UniverSoul Comes to Compton, Celebrating Caribbean Night

On Friday April 21st, UniverSoul circus hosted their Caribbean night, a celebration of culture, music, and pure family fun. Featuring Cossack horse acts, trapeze art, traditional Caribbean dance from group Caribbean Fusion, Caribbean stilt walkers, fire limbo dancers, and motocross cyclists from 406FMX, people of all ages enjoyed a thrilling series of acts throughout the night.

Oscar Winner Ruth E. Carter Receives Fourth Costume Design Nomination

Oscar winner Ruth E. Carter does not need an introduction. Carter made history as the first Black to win the Oscar for Best Costume Design for her stunning creations in the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther.” She’s nominated again for the beautiful sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Black Herstory Month: Women Making Moves and Leading Change in The Music Industry

African Americans have made significant contributions to the art of music in many genres across generations. One musical genre that has roots back to slavery is gospel music. As slaves became Christians, a religion forced upon them, they began singing hymns later termed spirituals. Then with the abolition of slavery, a new form of music began to emerge. Free Blacks found themselves expressing their disappointment in a post-slavery society, birthing the smooth sound of the blues. Fast-forward to the late 1970’s, Hip-Hop was born. This cultural movement encompassed all past and present music expressions like spirituals, the blues, poems, art, stories,

Black Herstory Month: Learn About Extraordinary Black Women Making History

Black Americans make up 12% of the country’s population, but less than 6% are appointed as chief executive officers (CEO). In November of 2022, CNBC announced that only 5.9% of all CEO’s in the United States are African American. Within those small percentages, Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Brown Duckett are the only two Black women who have lead Fortune 500 companies.  

Here’s Etta Mae Mumphries!

Actress Karen Bankhead’s alter ego – Etta Mae Mumphries – is out to inspire, uplift and let you know she knows everybody.