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District 4 Presents Back Lot- Strategies for Future Hollywood Moguls

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When you look at the “entertainment business” you often see the directors, producers, and stars getting all of the glory in Hollywood. However, it is actually the studio moguls and head executives that really run the business for the entertainers. This is an article for the striver, that person that has stars in their eyes believing that show business is all about the show. Many have come to Hollywood seeking a creative outlet, fame and fortune but before long (sometimes even long after one achieves their intended goal of being a well-known in their chosen career) one realizes that however…

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SaMo Pride 2019: Santa Monica’s First Premiere LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration

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Join the experience with The LGBT Sentinel while we celebrate Santa Monica’s premiere LGBTQ+ PRIDE’s month-long calendar of events which began June 1, 2019. The city of Los Angeles has always been a pioneering community in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender-inclusive heritage festivities by being first to ring in celebrations such as the first ever PRIDE parade and the continuous fight for the human civil rights of LGBT+ citizens. The City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (OHR) released America’s first LGBT Historic Context Statement through Survey LA which gives an in-depth description of the history of our LGBT…

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District 4 Interview with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys

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Jerry Jones, a name synonymous with successful, is the owner of “America’s Team”, the Dallas Cowboys. As a franchise the team and its cheerleaders bring ratings increases to every television station all over the globe. Moreover, the owner brought billionsof dollars to the National Football League. Personally, Jerry has an estimated worth of 7.0 Billion (yes with a B) dollars as of the year 2018. On the other hand, Dean Spanos is the opposite, and with the continuing lack luster running of the Chargers’ Franchise due to what appears to be a series of bad or incomplete decisions, the comparison…

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Am I a slut? An interview with Amber Rose

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Does taking “ownership” of a word lessen its impact or is doing so simply another version of the inferiority complex that plagues the person who is being assaulted by the said “offensive” word? Ponder that question as District 4 presents-Am I a slut? An interview with Amber Rose: We open this interview with a mini tour of Ambers house, she points out her favorite photos on the wall as she gives a little back story to where and why each photo was taken, before ending at a lounge like area to sit and be interviewed (she stares with a great…

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District 4 Jay Shetty

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Welcome back to District 4, we take a break from our introductory interview with councilman David Ryu and move forward for an interview with a man who is often identified as the “millineol monk”. District 4 presents an interview with Jay Shetty: If you follow the trends of the day you will subscribe to the ideal that there are many roads to happiness and they all lead to fancy cars, big homes, a posse, designer clothes, a great body, relationships that you do- not have to work at, and kids (if you bother) that will “eventually” be raised. In the…

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Interview with Uriel Saenz “a designer with a very well-edited collection!”-Vogue

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1: Tell me where are you from? Where do you live? I was born and raise in the city of Angels, where everything is possible, Los Angeles. In the past few years I have been living in DTLA and have seen its transformation. 2: What is your daily mantra that you repeat yourself to ensure success? I don’t have a mantra in particular. But I do live a life that is grateful for what I was handed, what I am currently experiencing and for what the universe or God have in store for my future. In addition, I like to…

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Introducing District 4 interview with Councilmember David Ryu

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Welcome to District 4! For many years The Sentinel has given great insight and information regarding specified stories and communities. As I am writing this today The Sentinel is happy to extend this great ideology to a section dedicated to highlighting all the brightest and the best, the hottest spots, and important developing stories. Titled arguably after one of the most well-known areas in Los Angeles County (perhaps anywhere) District 4 is where all tourist, celebrities, locals, and noteworthy happenings end up. On this day, we open with our first interview-City Councilman David Ryu I was honored to meet City…

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Get Familiar With New Jersey’s Finest Female Rapper: pineappleCITI

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We got a chance to chat with the fierce female rapper pineappleCITI before she took off to this year’s SXSW in Austin. With a full schedule and roster of appearances to make, we were thrilled she was able to make the time to speak to us about her career as a rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. She was really excited to be able to represent herself to our community of readers and to be allowed to be authentically herself in her own words. How did you get the name pineappleCITI? I’m from north New Jersey which is known as Brick City…

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lady Midnight and DJ Keezy

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lady Midnight and DJ Keezy Written and Interviewed by Amelia Davis. Minneapolis songstress Lady Midnight and DJ Keezy recently visited Los Angeles to perform along with the hip-hop group Atmosphere’s latest “Mi Vida Local Tour”.  These powerhouse women have created a feminine wave of musical experiences in Minneapolis and brought that same energy to the sold-out show at The Novo on February 7. This is what they had to say about their music. How would you describe your music? DJ Keezy: “People that inspire me: Salt and Pepper, more of the women’s’ groups.  I have a little set…

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Why LGBTQ+ children’s books are so important.

in Art & Culture

If you ask any LGBTQ+ adult today whether they believe their childhood consisted of stories that fairly represented them, the answer would most likely be a resounding NO. Today’s children’s literature has made tangible progress in promoting diversity through numerous LGBTQ+ characters, themes, and storylines. However, the struggle to find ample representation continues, largely owing to the backlash that many believe LGBTQ+ content to be “inappropriate content”. The reality is that inclusive children’s books play an incredibly powerful role in cultivating an accepting and progressive mindset for our youth. When reflecting on my own childhood, I spent countless hours questioning…

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