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COMMENTARY: Collision Course (Part 2)
November 23, 2022
“Although I have no personal knowledge of when Dr. King died, I fully support the research of Dr. William Pepper, who has established that King's life was terminated at the hospital. His research came through a credible witness, Johnton Shelby, whose mother personally witnessed the event. According to these sources, King did not die immediately, but shortly after being shot and transported to the hospital, when he was smothered to death with a pillow by the head surgeon, Dr. Breen Bland.” — Phillip F. Nelson, author of “Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King,” in an interview with Our Weekly. ... read more »
Living the ‘Sweet Life’
September 22, 2022
Jerrold Smith II is a Los Angeles multi-hyphenate who may be a familiar face to you. Best known for his most recent on-screen credits in HBO Max’s original series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles, and Netflix’s outbreak competition series, Floor is Lava, his work doesn’t stop just stop there. ... read more »
‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ — The Editors Speak
September 10, 2022
If you love to laugh (and, I do) then you are already a fan of HBO’s "A Black Lady Sketch Show" created by Robin Thede. The L.A. Sentinel recently spoke with the show's award-winning editors - Stephanie Filo, Taylor Mason, Bradinn French, and Robyn Wilson. ... read more »
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A Ray of Light, Love, and Laughter. Celebrating the Life of Teddy Ray
September 1, 2022
Los Angeles born-and-bred comedian, Teddy Ray (Theadore Brown), was a hilarious and beloved performer who filled many of our homes and hearts with laughter. Born on July 30, ... read more »
Hear A Shake, Rattle or Roll? Watch Out for Earthquake!
August 4, 2022
The Comedian Discusses His New Show, Career and Comedy, and the Importance of Laughter ... read more »
HBO Network Releases Premieres New Show, ‘Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty’
March 10, 2022
HBO Network released a new show, “Winning Time: The Rise of The Lakers Dynasty” on March 6th, 2022. ... read more »
Actor Michael K. Williams, Omar on ‘The Wire,’ dead at 54
September 6, 2021
Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most popular characters in television in recent decades, died Monday. Williams was found dead Monday afternoon in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said. He was 54. ... read more »
IN MEMORIAM: Boxing Great ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Dies at 66
March 18, 2021
“I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” wrote Hagler’s wife, Kay. “Today, unfortunately, my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.” ... read more »
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Put your money where your MESH is
March 11, 2021
Tristen J. Winger, South Central native joined Mesh Communities as the lead investor on their upcoming crowdfunding campaign. ... read more »
Black Republican Opponent Expected to Defeat Stockton’s Popular Democratic Mayor Michael Tubbs
November 19, 2020
In 2012, Stockton, California, elected 22-year-old Michael Tubbs to his hometown’s city council.  From that celebrated victory, to his 2017 rise to mayor of the Central Valley city, media pundits and Democratic Party insiders have hailed Tubbs, calling him one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars.  Tubbs’ future as a force in the Democratic party still remains almost certain, but on Nov. 3, the 30-year-old Stanford grad suffered an unexpected blow. As of Friday, Nov. 13, Tubbs was trailing Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln in his reelection bid.  ... read more »
Veteran TV Executive Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group
October 22, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal.” ... read more »
REVIEW: HBO’s Atlanta’s Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children —a disturbing look the death of 30 African American children
May 1, 2020
Atlanta's Missing And Murdered: The Lost Children is a five-part documentary series offering an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African-American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981.     ... read more »
Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas
April 9, 2020
Simmons is leading a group of producers who, on Sunday, April 5, will premiere “Def Comedy Jam Presents: Healing Through Laughter,” a marathon fundraiser hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The program will air online beginning at 10 p.m. EST, and Simmons’ Instagram page will be updated to provide more information. Simmons has established a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising as much as $100,000 to help with supplies to assist those in need. ... read more »
HBO’s “Women of Troy” Shows How USC Transformed Women’s Basketball
March 5, 2020
On March 10, HBO will debut “Women of Troy,” a sports documentary on the 1983-84 USC women’s basketball team at 9:00 PST. The documentary gives an exclusive look at the team that won two consecutive NCAA championships with sports icon Cheryl Miller leading the way. ... read more »
4TH Annual American Black Film Festival Honors
March 5, 2020
The ABFF celebrates Black culture in film and television. Organizers for the event recognize individuals who make positive contributions to the entertainment industry. ... read more »
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