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Mara “The Hip-Hop Socialite”

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Interviewed by Ross Guity aka R.G. Major

“Mara” A Media Maven Doing Well For Herself

North Carolina native Shamara McCoy, aka ‘Mara The Hip-Hop Socialite,‘ wears many hats in the world of Entertainment Media and is beyond driven to make a big impact nationwide. 2012 is shaping up to be a very proactive year for Mara, as she goes into detail with us at Urbanbuzzmag.com “Where Key Players Speak!”

UBM: How did you initially get involved in the Entertainment Media industry?

Mara: Well before any of this, I earned a law degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.  I always excelled in school, and law school was a natural progression for me after graduating from NC A&T State University because I’m an avid reader and writer. In my parents’ eyes, it was the next logical step, but I wasn’t exactly sure being an attorney was a good fit for me.  Anyway, I’ve always been obsessed with celebrity news and gossip, but I never thought I could make a career out of it until I relocated to NYC. Here, the possibilities are endless! The year I spent practicing law right after I moved here confirmed the law field wasn’t for me. By then, I’d built up the nerve to do me and not be as concerned about everyone’s expectations of me. I got my foot in the door of the entertainment industry by working for music industry executive Theo Brown, who at the time was the National Director of Promotions at Interscope Records. I began writing about my experiences interacting with the artists who were signed to the label. It just kind of took off from there, particularly after I started my website, TheHipHopSocialite.com. If I could do it all over again, I would have jump-started this adventure I’m living years ago by majoring in journalism in college.

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Vicki Yohe New CD

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Vicki Yohe Takes Us To That Secret Place of Worship Again

Vicki Yohe’s new release I’m at Peace: A Praise and Worship Experience is another anointing and commanding Cd, you can feel the presence of God.  The lyrics are moving and powerful.  Allowing you to enter into your secret place of worship. Vicki Yohe new release is filled with music that glorifies God. Her ministry is to break down the barriers between race and replace it with the presence of God. We all know the Lord is no respecter of person and neither is Vicki Yohe. Vicki Yohe is known for her passion for Christ and keeping the body of Christ together. “I believe that God is in the process of tearing down walls between the ‘black church’ and the ‘white church’,” says Vicki. “There is one church – the church of Jesus Christ. That’s the church I belong to. I’m encouraged as I travel and minister, as I’m witnessing this change in philosophy more and more.  Faith is not a color and the Lord loves all of His children the same.

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Lenny Kravitz

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Lenny Kravitz Online Release

Black And White America Mixtape

Singer, songwriter, producer, Lenny Kravitz tweeted In this new year, may we have new understanding, that will lead us one step closer to a peaceful existence. Lenny. Lenny Kravitz have been making records for over twenty years, since his landmark 1989 debut Let Love Rule. In that time, he has sold over 35 million albums, won four Grammy awards and has added acting to his resume.  Lenny Kravitz’s ninth studio album, Black and White America is centered strongly around the concept of integration. Taking musical cues from the past while looking forward, Black and White America seamlessly pulls together a wide range of musical and cultural influences, both urban and rural.  Lenny Kravitz admits “This album is a celebration,” he offers. “Anybody listening is going to feel it and be uplifted by the spirit of the music.”

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Movie Red Tails

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Ziegfeld New York, Premiere Red Tails

George Lucas has completed his task with bringing “Red Tails” on the big screen.  After boldly admitting no one wanted to touch the project because the cast consisted of “Black Actors” not including “Denzel Washington or Will Smith” the support was low. However, after studying Tyler Perry’s methods. Lucas realized, you can make an all African American film and reap a financial reward. George put up his own money to make the story of Tuskegee Airmen come alive. The film “Red Tails” will be in theaters January 20th 2012. The Boondocks” Aaron McGruder known for his controversial material is on board contributing as one of the screenplay writers of “Red Tails.”  Anthony Hemingway known for “Ali” and “Changing Lanes” on board as director.

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Selected Of God

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by Nigeria

When The Praises Go Up Blessing Come Down. Selected Of God is doing just that, giving the Lord our God all the praise. Make sure you check them out on the Stellar Awards.

Taking the Word of God, which never changes and fitting it into a world that’s ever changing. Selected of God Choir, a group of resilient singers has taken their “one shot” to make a major impact on the world. For those of you who do not know Selected of God Choir, they stood in harmony with Eminem in the Chrysler Commercial. They’ve won an Emmy for their role.

Pastor Larry Callahan and good friend Musical Director Stephen D. Anderson shared with UrbanBuzzMag.com the importance of not giving up on your dreams and passion.  Firstly, I have to say it is my pleasure to speak with you Pastor Larry Callahan and Stephen Anderson. I will be checking to see if we are related Mr. Anderson. (laughter). Your story caught my full attention. I get excited when I hear a testimony about how the Lord our God can bring you through. Simply because if I don’t hear it, I believe He only loves me and doing for me (laughter). Let me share with the readers a brief description about you both. Larry Callahan and Steve Anderson worked a job to keep the bills paid while moonlighting as a “dream chaser.” While working at a local church the duo took their choir to ministries all across Detroit, sharing the love of Jesus Christ through praise. Amen. While working both lost their jobs on the same day.

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Pastor Alvin Darling

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By Pastor Alvin Darling
EXCLUSIVE for Urbanbuzzmag.com

BUYER BEWARE! I felt compelled to warn everyone about C&L Associates. According to their letter head Linda Arthur is the owner. Kenzi Edlow, co-owner, and William Armstrong, business manager. I was booked on a cruise by Linda Arthur and husband for 2010.

It was a birthday celebration cruise on Carnival Cruise lines. Linda Arthur’s husband passed away and while I am feeling sorry for Linda, I rode six hours round trip to Baltimore, Maryland. I brought a musician with me, sang at his funeral, out of the goodness of my heart. Linda said the cruise would still be on but now in memory of her husband. In the mean time, Carnival dry docked the ship and the date of the cruise was changed to Jan 2011.

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