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Your favorite Urban Fiction hosts K.C. Baylor and Santiago discussing how much of a role prison plays in the urban fiction genre. Some of the pages are ripped straight out of real life situations. This weeks topic calls you to think of where the genre originated. Don't forget to give us a call, comment or shoutout @ 347-989-0235. Follow us We make Publishing Sexy!
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It is hard to refer to either of the Jackson couple without mentioning the other. They are truly a team who have distinguished themselves as urban heroes both individually and as a couple. Both are CUBM graduates, with Helen earning her Masters in Organizational Leadership and Andrew working on his bachelor's degree as we broadcast. Helen also serves as the Recruiting Specialist for CUBM, while Andrew serves as building maintenance supervisor for the seminary in which CUBM has classes. Both the Jacksons join Karla and John today to talk about their lives together and their ministry philosophy that has earned them the well-deserved title of urban heroes!
LEIGHTON is a national recording artist signed to SPECTRA MUSIC GROUP, as well as an accomplished actress and a bestselling author. She has been singing since the early age of five. Over the course of her career, LEIGHTON has amassed a community of highly-dedicated fans and followers, including 25k twitter followers. Her debut album released world-wide on April 7th, just two weeks before she embarks on her national ‘Rock It Like A Redhead’ tour. Her first single, "Invincible" charted at #17 on the U.K.'s premier rock chart, Rockadia.
Hip-Hop has not only grown but has expanded and created insane amounts of opportunities for the music industry. It was said to be a phase that wouldn't last but a few years but has since changed the game tremendously. It's hard to deny its role in Urban Fiction with so many stories using the same glamorous approach. However, how much of an influence has it played in the genre is the question. Come along as your favorite Urban Fiction Hosts K.C Baylor and Co-Host Santiago goes indepth about tonight's topic
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Yara Kaleemah was born in Newark, NJ in the early 90's. As a child she would spend hours writing stories. When her friends were outside, playing, she was in the house writing. Being that she was an only child she had a lot of time on her hands. Naturally, when people asked what she wanted to be when she grew up she would say "an author."
In 2013, Yara published her first novella, Too Much to Chew. It was the greatest accomplishment. Soon after came three more outstanding urban fiction novels. Then, she started S.W.A.G Productions. Wanting to establish something creative, the acronym stands for Strong Women Achieving Greatness. SWAG Productions is a platform for self-published authors. The company offers services such as editing, proofreading, and typing.
Now, Yara is working hard at school and becoming a bestselling author. She is excited to embark on this new journey with SWAG Productions and fE Mag. Even though sometimes it is difficult to juggle motherhood, being a wife, a student, an author, and a publisher, she manages. With hard work and dedication she will achieve all of her goals.
Most 25 year old singer/song writers would be putting in All they have for their final push for a major label deal. After all, they usually snatch the singer when they’re younger. Not this one. Elizabeth Langham is doing the music to simply Create, Inspire and bring Positive vibes into people’s ears.
‘Too many people get caught up in the money making aspect of the industry and completely disregard why they even started to do music in the first place. Money is appealing, but I’d rather perform for free and inspire someone than to get caught up in the Diva role.’ –Elizabeth Langham
Today on Religion Means Alive the Greatest Boxing Promoter of All Time Marad Mohammed will be further elaborating on his perspectives of the entertainment industry as well as the business industry. He will also be talking about his business dealings with a lot Boxing’s business stars such as Manny Pacquiou, Sugar Ray Leonard as well as his opinion on last Sundays major fight The Floyd "Money" Mayweather v. Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiou fight coming up soon. Bro. Marad Mohammed will also be talking about a lot the events going on in this country culturally as well as socially.
This week's topic is centered on what makes Urban Fiction unacceptable in Mainstream Outlets. Though the genre has taken off and literally keeps the lights on in some establishments, it is still not thought of as worthy of shelf life. Learn ways you can make your books more 'Mainstream' while still keeping your edge.
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What is happening today in the world the church needs deperately to be on the forefront of discussion. Next month the Supreme court will determine marriage. The riots in the urban communities seemingly are week to week. The issue of education in the inner city seems to be lost and the discussion of more african american abortipons than live births is not even mentioned.
Tae Brooks was born into a musical family of songwriters and producers. He started his singing career at the early age of 10 as a background vocalist for artists recording in his family's garage studio. At a talent audition in 2010 in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio Tae was recruited by a Los Angeles talent manager. This led to a 6 month stint in LA before his family decided to relocate to accommodate increasing opportunities.
D. Woods was born in Anaheim California, relocating to in Springfield Massachusetts, where she grew up. D. first developed her love for the arts while performing in dance and regional theater productions. As a teenager she relocated to Atlanta, GA where she attended the renowned Tri-Cities High School for Visual and Performing Arts.
There she studied modern contemporary dance, ballet, West African and Hip- Hop dance styles. While still in high school she performed with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta with whom she performed across the U.S and overseas including West and South Africa. Her education also included the prestigious Alvin Ailey School and New York University where she studied abroad in Havana, Cuba.
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