small-bbm-header-xmas Features Strictly Business 

The First Online Shopping Mall Directory for Black-Owned Businesses in North Carolina: Buy Black Mall of North Carolina

From Alignable I was able to connect with a new business that is currently providing a unique online shopping experience to many and networking for us business owners:  Buy Black Mall of North Carolina. The company, owned by Sharon R. Bowers, unveiled its new concept in 2015 and it has taken the reins to advertise large and small businesses of the Black-owned proprietor within North Carolina! “BBM will connect the consumer to viable Black-owned businesses that might not have otherwise been made available to them. BBM wants to be part…

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Lee Daniels encourages Charlotte to not only vote, but tell others to vote!

A call from Dana Sidberry of Motivational Marketing informed us of a very unique visit to the QC.  Saturday November 5th 2016, many gathered at Da Lucky Spot Barber Shop, customers, community leaders, media notables and even the youth. The barbershop has firmly established itself as a place where the community is the primary focus, and owner Shaun “Lucky” Corbett instills this mantra into each of the barbers that are employed there, as well as giving back to the community through various programs and events. On this day however, highly recognized film…

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lillie-headshot-white-1 Strictly Business 

Let’s Talk PR with Lillie Mae

Let’s Talk PR is a monthly segment on This Needs to be Said Radio. I am very excited to be able to share the interviews with the readers of Urban Tymes Magazine. This month I spoke with Lillie Mae, founder of Lillie Mae PR and the Glambitious Network – an association for professional women that hosts power calls, webinars and other resources for women in business. She is also the author of e-books The PR Code and Glambitious: How to Live Vicariously Through Yourself. Lillie Mae PR focuses on helping…

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nusoul-851x315-fb Featured Stories Music 

22-City NuSoul Revival Tour

    Eleven-time Grammy Nominated and 2x Platinum Selling Artist, Musiq Soulchild To Headline 22-City NuSoul Revival Tour Kicks Off Feb. 3rd 2017 In Raleigh, NC With Other Shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and more. Tickets On Sale Friday, Nov. 4th In celebration of drawing over 10,000 soul and R&B music lovers, from all over the U.S, to the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region, the producers of the ATL Soul Life Music Festival are expanding on that successful concept. The 22-city…

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KISHAGREEN2 Literary Treasures/ Writer's Block Urbanity 

Literary Diva…Kisha Green!

Kisha Green is no stranger to the literary world. She is the owner of DivaBooksInc, the author of several titles, literary consultant, and promoter. As the host of Writer’s Life Chats, an online radio show, Green interviews aspiring and seasoned authors. Green is also an avid reader, proofreader and book reviewer whose reviews have appeared on Amazon, Goodreads, Urban Book Source, Shelfari and other notable sites.   For readers of the Literary Treasures column, you know that Kisha Green prides herself on showcasing some of literary’s finest and what better…

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webradio Featured Stories Music 

Get Your Music Heard! Market Internet Radio

Today, artists work hard to perfect their craft and sound, but after that, it must be heard by the public. A great platform today: Internet radio. Internet radio, also known as web radio, net radio, streaming radio, e-radio, online radio, webcasting, is the audio service one normally hears, transmitted via the Internet. Internet  radio involves streaming media, which gives many listeners continuous stream of audio that is not paused. Also Internet radio is also distinct from podcasting, which involves            downloading rather than streaming. Internet radio usually feature news, sports, and talk…

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329-2 Featured Stories Strictly Business 

Amazing, Intelligent , Beautiful Bosses of Industry: #CharlottePRQueens

Charlotte’s PR Queens share an insight to what makes them unique and incredible in the industry!!! Shakeema Guess Bouyer is the founder of The Queen’s English PR. Known as “Keema” to her family, friends and colleagues, she is a native of Columbia, South Carolina where she attended Richland District One Public Schools. After graduating from W.J. Keenan High School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from The College of Charleston in 2000. If you had asked her 30 years ago what she wanted to be when she…

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xclusive Arts and Culture Featured Stories Food and Wine 

Chef Mona…Her Xclusive Twist on the Culinary World!

So if  you know me…I love food. Not just the taste, but the way the chef prepares the dish with meticulous care. And presentation is a must! Not just throwing things together onto a plate, but an arrangement of delicacies that makes your eyes as satisfied as the palate after the first bite…. Meeting Chef Mona years ago at a live broadcast allowed me the opportunity to taste her creations, and now some time later after her stint overseas and various clientele, we got the opportunity to chat with the…

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will-downing_watch Featured Stories Music 

Grammy-nominated Will Downing Releases New Album

Grammy-nominated, R&B crooner Will Downing has one of the most recognizable voices in R&B and he is back with his latest project, “Black Pearls”, which pays homage to some of the great female R&B chart-toppers from the 70s through the 90s. Known as the reigning king of romantic ballads and his sophisticated style, Downing has been around for 28 years and 19 albums later in the jazz and R&B world, and he has put out over 4 million albums worldwide, and he is still serenading fans with his velvety smooth…

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