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Is the proposed $1.7 billion stadium that would house both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers still a go? Carson Mayor Albert Robles says yes, despite the Raiders not showing up for an important town hall meeting Monday night to discuss the proposed NFL venue. Robles said he “wouldn’t read too much into it” and that their absence doesn’t reflect the team’s interest in relocating to Carson. “Every indication I’ve seen from him (Raiders…

Inglewood Stars In New Film "DOPE"

Written by Thursday, June 25, 2015
Over the weekend Inglewood was front stage as millions of movie goers around the nation lined up to see Inglewood native, filmmaker and writer, Rick Famuyiwa’s DOPE. The director is responsible for films such as, “The Wood,” “Our Family Wedding,” and “Brown Sugar.” His latest project, DOPE centers around an out-of- place geek named Malcolm who is on a solid path to college when he finds himself in the middle of a drug deal gone…
The Road to the BET Experience, Presented by Coca-Cola, began on June 20 with a stellar concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza featuring soul singer Chrisette Michele, American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks and R&B singer Deborah Cox. Chrisette sang “Epiphany” with the soul of a woman twice her age (She joked about being 22). “Sing-her-butt-off” Jordin shared a new number and her classic performed with Chris Brown, “No Air.” Deborah brought the house down…
Life in Inglewood will be played out on the big screen beginning next week when “Dope” comes to local theatres. The coming of age film, produced by Forest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, and Pharrell Williams opens in local theatres on June 19. Subtitled, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Geek,” the film centers around high-school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Jib (Tony Revolori) and Diggy (Kiersey Clemons). Malcolm has dreams of going to…

Forum Hosts Kids Choice Awards

Written by Thursday, April 02, 2015
No one was off limits for being slimed on March 28th when the Forum hosted the 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards. Hosted by Nick Jonas , Nickelodeon’s entertainment awards show brought together the best of the best in music, film and television. Here are some of the winners receiving the coveted orange blimp: Angelina Jolie, “Favorite Villain,” Maleficent; Nick Jonas, “Favorite Male Singer;” Emma Stone, “Favorite Movie Actress;” Ben Stiller, “Favorite Movie Actor,” Diary of…
Garnett was recently traded back to Minnesota, and it sounds like he has plans to stay with the team long term. According to Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press, Garnett wants to play for two more seasons and then form a group with coach and president Flip Saunders to buy the team in 2017. From Walters: The Wolves, for whom [owner Glen Taylor] paid $88 million in 1994, were valued at $625 million last January…
Garnett was recently traded back to Minnesota, and it sounds like he has plans to stay with the team long term. According to Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press, Garnett wants to play for two more seasons and then form a group with coach and president Flip Saunders to buy the team in 2017. From Walters: The Wolves, for whom [owner Glen Taylor] paid $88 million in 1994, were valued at $625 million last January…
A two-day memorial service was held on Tuesday and Wednesday to honor the life and legacy of gospel legend Andrae Crouch. A “Who’s Who” roster of gospel greats converged at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles to attend and participate in his homegoing. Both services were open to the public. Cable network BET streamed the services live at BET.com/andraecrouchfuneral. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans,…
(Via St. Louis Business Journal) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last week backed up previous support for St.Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move the team to Los Angeles. He said that although the National Football League's relocation bylaws require good-faith stadium negotiations in home markets, owners should respect Kroenke's right to make a financial decision he decides is necessary. "Of course it's his decision. It's his risk, his effort; that risk is his," Jones…

Stevie Wonder in the House

Written by Thursday, December 18, 2014
Stevie Wonder will be in the House (of Toys) this Saturday, Dec. 20 for his 19th annual holiday benefit concert at the Fabulous Forum. This year, he’s bringing an extra special treat to fans—a performance of songs from his double album, Songs in the Key of Life. Wonder’s signature album topped the charts in 1976, hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.…

Are You Feelin’ Blackish?

Written by Thursday, October 16, 2014
The new ABC comedy, “Blackish,” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne premiered September 24th to mixed reviews. Now, I have a strict “third-time's-the-charm” rule when it comes to my entertainment. If I’m not feelin' a show by the third episode, that’s pretty much grounds for me to quit watching. Well, this week I saw the third episode of “Blackish” and I still can’t decide if I like it. Apparently, I’m not alone.…

What Raven Really Meant

Written by Thursday, October 09, 2014
On Sunday night (October 5) Raven-Symone was interviewed by Oprah for a special titled, "Where Are They Now?" which debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). A lot of black people are mad about a comment Raven made regarding her identity. Oprah addresses the tweet Raven wrote over a year ago in support of the gay marriage act passing through the U.S. Supreme Court. The tweet reads, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So…

Frankie Beverly and Maze: ‘Grown Folks’ Music

Written by Thursday, September 25, 2014
With the exception of some old-souled young artists like Alicia Keys, finding grown folks music is pretty much limited to old CDs and old school radio stations. They just don’t make a lot of good soul music anymore. So it was a real treat Sunday night when the Forum held a concert with Frankie Beverly and Maze, Patti Labelle and Reuben Studdard. Not a teeny bopper in sight. Studdard, who won “American Idol” back in…

Joan’s Star-Studded Send-Off!

Written by Thursday, September 11, 2014
Star-studded and all the paparazzi a girl could want. That’s what Joan Rivers got for her Sept. 7 funeral at the Temple Emanu-El in New York. The beloved comedian and host of E’s “Fashion Police,” who died Sept. 4 after complications developed from throat surgery, often joked about her death and planned her own funeral in great detail: "When I die, I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action...I…
History was made again in Inglewood last weekend, as the biggest names in music donned the red carpet at the Fabulous Forum. The 2014 "MTV Video Music Awards" were held in Inglewood for the first time. MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc., hosted an epic night of music with unforgettable performances, unpredictable moments and heartfelt messages. The show was broadcast worldwide both on and offline, lighting up televisions, smartphones, and social media sites worldwide. Adding…
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