Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte Featured Stories Music Your Health and Spirit 

Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte

When learning about the North Carolina-based Gospel group Steve Dalton & The Leviticus Singers of Charlotte, you find that these multifaceted individuals have already opened for artists such as Marvin Sapp, John P. Kee, Jonathan Nelson, DeWayne Woods, Micah Stampley, and Lexi. When they released their single “I Win” December 2014, that single alone inspired many listeners and rose up the charts. Now, their new single, “I WIN, The Remix” features Stellar Award Nominee, Dove Award Nominee and lead singer for the award-winning Donald Lawrence & Tri City Singers, LeJuene…

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Literary Diva…Kisha Green! 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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Our Latest Issue! Featured Stories Urbanity 

Our Latest Issue!

    Their passion for music, lifestyle and entertainment is evident when reading articles they’ve written, music created, or events they’ve hosted. Celebrity Dame, Bianca and Chinaka, DLaw, Nayomi Charnelle and  Leslie Monet are the Nu School Media that everyone knows and loves! Also, Shakeema Bouyer and her radio show Let’s Talk PR interviews Anje Collins, PR extraordinaire! Sherika Staton shares her Hustle and Grind, Felice Hightower says Love the skin you’re in, Kisha Green gets the inside scoop on Mr. Urban Tymes himself Carey W. Digsby, and Silvio Suarez…

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Get Your Music Heard! Market Internet Radio 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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Amazing, Intelligent , Beautiful Bosses of Industry: #CharlottePRQueens 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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Literary Treasures: E.N. Joy Featured Stories Literary Treasures/ Writer's Block 

Literary Treasures: E.N. Joy

KG: What is your favorite genre? Why? ENJ: When it comes to reading, I do not have a favorite genre. Once a book calls my name and draws me in, it’s a wrap! When it comes to writing . . . now that’s a different story. When I first started writing I wrote poetry, women’s fiction, and erotica under the name Joylynn M. Jossel. I wrote street lit under the name JOY. I now write Christian fiction under the name E. N. Joy (The ‘E’ stands for Everybody and the…

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Author Teresa B Howell: Dedicated to her profession, her art. Featured Stories Literary Treasures/ Writer's Block 

Author Teresa B Howell: Dedicated to her profession, her art.

When reading about author Teresa B. Howell, her credentials are impressive. She has two Masters Degrees in education and leadership, a recipient of numerous awards and accolades in her profession, and she shows a true dedication to not only her profession, but a desire and love to mentor the youth of today. Being born and raised in church, it gave this author a unique perspective of “church life” and helped fuel her creative abilities in writing, which led to her first novel in 2015: That Church Life. UT: Your journals…

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Author Yvonne N Pierre Literary Treasures/ Writer's Block 

Author Yvonne N Pierre

Your writings are very powerful and seem to captivate and draw readers into the story. How do you do it? That’s a great question. Hmmm, how do I do it? I guess by allowing myself to be vulnerable and tap into the emotions of the characters. I allow myself to go where they are. For example, if the character is depressed, I allow myself to go into what that feels and looks like. If I’m not careful, I often become depressed. For me, it’s the same as an actor when…

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Let’s Talk PR with Anje Collins Featured Stories Strictly Business 

Let’s Talk PR with Anje Collins

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 Anje Collins, founder of The Luxe PR Group and PR Related – an online resource for publicists. With 30 years of Public Relations experience, Anje is a PR guru and has represented some of the top names and brands in the Entertainment, Fashion and Sports industries. This interview was very dear to me…

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Jazz Eargasms: The Wolf Creek Jazz Festival in Atlanta Featured Stories Music 

Jazz Eargasms: The Wolf Creek Jazz Festival in Atlanta

Atlanta has become the entertainment capital of the South, and we have our share of entertainment, both film and music. On any given weekend, the city is packed with things to do and places to go. Therefore, the Labor Day Weekend was no exception. Jazz connoisseurs came from across the country to attend the first Wolf Creek Jazz Festival, put on by Jeremy Hill of JD Entertainment, and held at the lovely, 5-Star Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA. The event featured some of the finest Jazz musicians in the…

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The Juke Joint Project! Arts and Culture Featured Stories Models 

The Juke Joint Project!

Introducing, the Juke Joint Project with the man behind the concept Christopher Morton! The Juke Joint Project…share with us the concept behind it. Juke Joint is a multimedia project that showcases the talents of our contributors and present them in a new and entertaining format: the photographic novel or “photovel” as I like to call it. Essentially, we are merging two separate genres of popular culture: fashion and comic books and bringing them together through this project. Ironically, I believe these genres share similarities. In comics, you have attractive characters…

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