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Lance Gross Hosts The Road to ESSENCE Festival of Culture Tour
June 30, 2022
For nearly three decades, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year continues to be the ESSENCE Music Festival. Renamed Essence Festival of Culture in 2018, the four day event (June 30-July 3) draws nearly a half-million attendees to New Orleans for an unforgettable weekend. ... read more »
Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland Kicks off Disney’s Dreamers Academy
March 17, 2022
Kelly Rowland proved an inspiration to 100 young and impressionable students who descended upon Disney World for the four-day 2022 Disney Dreamers Academy. Serving as this year’s celebrity ambassador for the program, Rowland led the students – called Dreamers – and others in a parade along Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. “This program really touches me,” Rowland declared. “I know how important it is, especially for students of color, when you think of the STEM aspect of this. We need STEM and STEAM because there’s such a big void there.” ... read more »
Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas 
March 26, 2021
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few more memorable titles including Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”  ... read more »
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Amber Rasberry Secures the Title of Senior Film Executive for Amazon Studios
December 17, 2020
In the season of racial equality and diversity in leadership, former development director Amber Rasberry accepted the position of a senior film executive at Amazon Studios. With a long history in the film production industry, Rasberry has a portfolio supporting the well-deserved position as a senior film executive. ... read more »
‘Good Times’ Ja’Net DuBois dies; co-wrote ‘Jeffersons’ theme
February 20, 2020
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died. ... read more »
Public Relations Guru Edna Sims of ESP PR Joins Panelists at the 20th annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference
July 11, 2019
Celebrating 20 years, the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday November 9, 2019. Public Relations guru Edna Sims of ESP Public Relations joins the “ULMII” entertainment conference panel of professionals offering advice and over $15,000 in gifts and services for some of the talent (singers, songwriters, dancers and actors) to be showcased. ... read more »
Beyoncé and JAY-Z to be honored at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for Accelerating LGBTQ Acceptance on March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles
March 22, 2019
GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor Beyoncé and JAY-Z together with the Vanguard Award for their LGBTQ allyship at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, March 28, 2019. ... read more »
WATCH: Sentinel Top 5 Super Bowl Performances
February 3, 2019
Whitney Houston Performs Star Spangled Banner Super Bowl 1991   2. Michael Jackson Halftime Performance 1991   3.  Prince Halftime Performance 2007   4. Beyonce Halftime Performance 2013   ... read more »
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Michael Jackson’s Mother, Katherine Jackson, Reportedly Gravely Ill
January 3, 2019
Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of the famed Jackson family, is reportedly gravely ill, with family members already fighting over her share of the late Michael Jackson’s estate. ... read more »
Janet Jackson Set to Join her Brothers, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
December 14, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, ... read more »
Black Girls Rock 2018 to Honor Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige and More Phenomenal Women
August 24, 2018
... will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (7/19-7/25/18)
July 19, 2018
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 »
Jazz Series Honors Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
May 25, 2018
Parkside EDC will present an evening of the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson on June 27 as part of its Jazz Cool Down series in Leimert Park. The series, held at LA Third Church, benefits college scholarships for students from Dorsey and Crenshaw High Schools and features LA jazz luminaries such as Barbara Morrison, Ernie Watts and Roy Gaines. ... read more »
Janet Jackson & Ja’net Dubois Together Again! for the “State of the World Tour” with Channing Tatum
October 9, 2017
It was a magical night with people honoring Ja'net Dubois like Channing Tatum and others. ... read more »
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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