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Literary Treasures 

Books Are A Business by Kisha Green

I am destined to be a star.  This is what I told myself as I would sing my favorite Janet Jackson tune into my hairbrush while looking at myself in the mirror.  This dream was a short-lived because reality set in.  I was indeed going to be a star, but not for singing and dancing. I had another passion – reading.  I owe that to my mother who was an avid reader and instilled the same in me.  I loved mystery and suspense novels by authors like Mary Higgins Clark…

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Strictly Business 

Let’s Talk PR with Keema & Dana

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 Dana Sidberry, founder of Motivation Marketing Firm. Dana and her team specialize in Entertainment, Beauty and Business Marketing and Public Relations. This is not just an interview, this is a conversation with my PR sister. Dana was one of the first PR professionals that I met via social media when I was starting…

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Style and Fashion 

Tying a Scarf

The added warmth and protection against the elements are only two of the reasons men should consider investing in a scarf before the winter approaches. However, men can sometimes end up clueless when they’re greeted with a rectangular piece of woven fabric. Yes it’s a scarf, but how does it become one of those fashionable items worn around the neck? There are several ways to tie a scarf and some provide better protection against the cold than others, but here are the best all-rounders for both aesthetics and warmth: The…

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Literary Treasures 

Latise Howie: Black and White

To sit and talk with at with award winning author Latise M. Howie, you learn so much more about this multitalented sister. The creative mind behind The Chronicles: Elevator Silence, The Chronicles: Sidetracked and, The Chronicles: Highways, Intersections and Exits is also a mother of three amazing children, a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. To even say that her works are spiritually lead and engaging would be an understatement:   for they allow the reader to truly look within, relate and emerge with a newfound understanding and connection to their lives….

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Music 

Shotgun Grizzly

The flow of Shotgun Grizzly (formally known as Joe Grizzly) throws me back to that time where rappers came out with an air of certainty and strength about them dying for someone to step up to take the crown. When I started listening to the previous works of Grizzly….The Age of Joe Grizzly, that German Chocolate was beyond creative…and the southern drawl he adds to the process leaps and bounds above what we hear today. So many artists out today are into the crunk and flow music, but with Grizzly,…

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