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Jennifer Williams Refocused & Shifting her Brand
May 3, 2016
“I learned so much from my mother,” said reality TV star Jennifer Williams. “She taught me about strength.” Williams said this while sitting across from me at Panera Bread in North Hollywood. The conversation started with laughs and giggles about reality TV, but her face changed when I asked about her mom. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (April 28)
April 28, 2016
Weekly facts about Black History ... read more / view gallery »
Magic memories: Prince’s warmth and wit shone in private
April 28, 2016
Slight, soft-spoken and just 5-foot-2, Prince improbably cut an imposing figure. So it was two years ago, when I waited in his Paisley Park studios for what would be our third and final sit down: Me, the commoner, awaiting the prince who was actually king. ... read more »
The Wizardry of Kimberly
April 28, 2016
Writer/director/author/producer Kimberly Conner is the founder of Predestined Arts & Entertainment. An honors graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Kim has been a finalist in several screenwriting competitions, including the Hollywood Black Film Festival, the Urban Media Makers Film Festival in Atlanta, and the Screenwriting Program at the University of Southern California. ... read more »
Diverse Christian Leaders Call Payday Lending Immoral, Demand Reform
April 21, 2016
For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title. To their combined credit, 14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to limit interest and fees to about 36 percent. ... read more »
A New Look for Harold & Belle’s Greets the Community
April 21, 2016
The historic Harold & Belle’s Restaurant is open and ready for customers to come and experience a newly renovated building. “The remodeling of [our] restaurant is a representation of the community. We want people to see and find quality that’s close to them,” said restaurant owner Jessica Legaux. ... read more »
Legendary Singer Prince Dead at 57
April 21, 2016
Legendary artist Prince has died at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park..the Sentinel has learned. Prince's body was discovered Thursday morning, where multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he passed, according to TMZ. ... read more »
Is Success In Your DNA?
April 21, 2016
Before DJ Khaled was giving you the “major keys to success” on Snapchat, Mathew Knowles had already designed the blueprint and her name is Beyoncé. The former Xerox Medical Systems executive quit his job to invest in the careers of his daughter, and her girl group Destiny’s Child. The work ethic that he instilled within Beyoncé helped to make Queen Bey the incomparable icon that she is today. ... read more »
Floetry’s Natalie “Floacist” Stewart talks about Reuniting with Marsha Ambrosius for U.S. Tour
April 14, 2016
It’s been 10 years since the world had felt the poetic vibes of music group Floetry. When members Natalie “Floacist” Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius separated in 2006- it was big news for their fans, but not the music world. ... read more »
Unregulated predatory lending will cause perpetual poverty, says Baptist leader
April 14, 2016
In plain English, it was a time to publicly debate whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had been good or bad for the country, since opening operations in July 2011. The forum also hearkened back to many of the former supporters and opponents of proposals to reform Wall Street in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since that of the 1930s. ... read more »
Reel Talk 3.31.16
March 31, 2016
Global icon and former Movie Awards host Will Smith will receive the Generation Award during the 25th anniversary edition of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The award show airs Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 PM outside the Warner Bros. backlot in Burbank, California. ... read more »
Angela Howard Brings Sentinel Pages to Life
March 31, 2016
When Angela Howard joined the Los Angeles Sentinel as an intern in 1986, creating a weekly newspaper required a multitude of skills. Fortunately, Howard was not only intelligent, creative and willing, but also a quick study who learned to mark-up copy, lay strips of type, take memorable photographs and manage circulation personnel. ... read more »
This Week in Black History (March 31-April 6)
March 30, 2016
This week's facts of Black History. ... read more / view gallery »
Legendary Sports Journalist Brad Pye Returns Home to the Sentinel
March 30, 2016
Legendary Los Angeles sportscaster and writer Brad Pye, Jr. returned home to the Los Angeles Sentinel this month and was named by Los Angeles Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as sports editor emeritus for the newspaper. “It’s a great homecoming and it gives me a great opportunity to get back in the saddle again,” Pye said. ... read more »
Percy Pinkney, Community Activist and State President of BAPAC, Passes at 78
March 23, 2016
Community activist and U.S. Army veteran Percy Pinkney passed on March 18. Pinkney earned his degree at San Francisco State and his masters in social work from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco. After graduation, he found himself working on the behalf of San Francisco’s youth. He founded a youth community center and worked as a social worker to help gang interventions and diversion programs. ... read more »
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