BET Enters The Boxing Arena With Roc Nation Sports Alliance

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NEW YORK (AP) — BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of […]

‘Black Panther Party’ Film Seeks Wider Audience

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community. It’s been a breakout entry at the Sundance Film Festival, and has already won an award at the Pan African […]

BREAKING NEWS ~ LET’S VOTE IDOL

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MEDIA MUSCLE AFRICAN AMERICAN FINALISTS NEED MILLIONS OF VOTES Message from Executive Publisher of the LA Sentinel & Chairman Emeritus of NNPA, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.: Message from Executive Publisher of the LA Sentinel &; Chairman Emeritus of NNPA, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.: “The Black Press (represented by the LA Sentinel) is alive and well […]

Kings Tumultuous Season Finally Comes to an End

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LOS ANGELES — The Sacramento Kings end their regular season on a good note by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 122-99 at the Staple Center on April 15. Ben McLemore lead the Kings with 24 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for the Kings. Derrick Williams had 22 points and six rebounds and Ray McCallum […]

75 Percent of ‘Furious 7′ Audience Was Non-White

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HOLLYWOOD (NNPA) – Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released Furious 7, which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and international box offices.  The Universal film opened to a franchise-best $384 million over the weekend at the global box office, including $143.6 million domestically […]

State of Affairs’ Christopher Michael Holley to Help Produce Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Christopher Michael Holley, known for his recurring role on NBC’s State of Affairs and for his role as ‘Beanie’ in Smokin Aces, has joined the production team for the pilot of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller being filmed in Sacramento at the end of April 2015. Holley’s star is definitely on the rise. […]

Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show

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LOS ANGELES – Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has […]

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Filming of ‘Get Hard’

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NEW ORLEANS (NNPA) – The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers on a […]

From 68 to 16 in one week

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NATIONWIDE – If dieters could accomplish what the NCAA Division I Mens’ basketball tournament did last week, no one would be overweight. In an almost magical, but certainly exciting sequence of events, the NCAA TOURNAMENT to determine the National Champion of Mens’ Division I Basketball has, in the span of six days, reduced itself from […]

It’s Tournament Time 2015

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The remarkable basketball skills that the young men and women displayed, the earnest efforts to win that the teams put forth, and the intensity of emotions that followed in both victory and defeat that the fans and families demonstrated during the various Conference Tournaments was but a preview of what is about to take place […]