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The 2016 Queen City Awards: 10 Years of Bringing All Genres and Professionals Together!

  This year’s Queen City Awards left nothing to chance with multi-talented artists and individuals in attendance. Held December 10th 2016 at Community Outreach Christian Ministries in Charlotte NC, the event definitely heated up things that Saturday evening! As nominees and attendees arrived, they were greeted by a red carpet affair that caught  much of the style and fashion that is synonymous to the Queen City Awards.  Keeping the crowd live and engaged was the people’s host, Cedrice “Nuff Ced” Brown, and music provided by DJ Phassad, a double hit of talent, perfect…

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Your Health and Spirit 


You’re worth the work is what I have to tell myself mentally and verbally sometimes several times a day. Why? Well, because there are areas in my life that I wish I could coast through. Like my weight for example. I need to personally lose about 50 pounds to be healthy, lower my blood pressure and just feel better, but I want to lose the weight while being able to eat all the fattening, sweet, delicious foods that I want to eat without having to exercise. Don’t we all have…

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Strictly Business 

Let’s Talk PR with Keema and Raven

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 we sit down and talk with Raven Paris Robinson, founder of PR 2 Politics and author of the e-book, Your Campaign: A Business Owner’s Guide to Understanding Public Relations. At a very young age, Raven is taking the political PR Industry by storm! She has successfully planned inaugurations for elected officials, social media campaigns and obtained…

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Food and Wine 

Soul Central: Southern Home Cooking Indeed!!

Soul Central 2903 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC, 28205 Phone: 980-349-4015 Hours of Operation: Tue-Sat: 11-8pm Mon: 11-6pm Sun: Closed There’s Soul Food in Plaza Midwood Ya’ll! So during my stint in Uptown Charlotte, I would walk with several colleagues to Lola’s on Brevard. You remember Lola’s, that spot that stayed packed with everyone in there for the delicious soul food and great customer service. When word got out that Lola’s was closing, we were stunned, as it was so abrupt, and in all those loyal customers’ minds was “are…

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Literary Treasures 

Success in Self-Publishing

“In order to succeed in Self-Publishing you must have thick skin and ultimately patience. It can be hard at times but it is also very rewarding.”-Donneil D. Jackson, Self-Published Author of Chante’s Song & Foolish When a writer types THE END upon completion of their manuscript there are a lot of emotions that go through that writer’s mind. Do they dare and attempt to self-publish? Can they afford to? Can they even really do it? Do they seek out a literary agent and hope that agent can shop their manuscript…

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