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CLEOTHA STAPLES

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By Nigeria Anderson

CLEOTHA STAPLES OF THE LEGENDARY STAPLE SINGERS DIES AT 78

There is nothing like being a party and hearing that dent, dent bars of “I’ll Take You There” to get you on the dance floor.  The Staples Singer, Cleotha Staples has died at the age of 78. She had gracefully battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last decade and passed away peacefully at her Chicago home on the morning of February 21, 2013.  Cleotha Staples bright high notes could be heard on “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again.”  The Staple Singers became one of the biggest gospel outfits of the era and turned out best-selling gospel classics such as “On My Way To Heaven,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Don’t Knock,” “Pray On” and their signature hit, “Uncloudy Day,” generally accepted to be the first gospel record to sell one million copies. The iconic million-seller “I’ll Take You There” spent a week at Number One on the Billboard pop singles chart and four weeks at that spot on the R&B singles chart. The group also earned two other million-sellers at Stax with “Respect Yourself” (1971) and “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” (1973). (photo Ruggero)

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MIKEY JAY

Urbanbuzzmag.com By Nigeria Anderson Mikey Jay Rap Legends Recordings/ Whatevaok/RED-A Division of Sony Music Entertainment Mikey Jay is definitely no stranger to the music industry. He is a 8x award…

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Koi Sojer

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By Nigeria Anderson

Koi Sojer Photographer, CEO and New Book

Koi Sojer New York to Los Angeles one of the most creative and sort after photographers on the entertainment scene. Koi Sojer CEO of Snap N U Photos. Urbanbuzzmag.com covers all areas of entertainment.  Celebrity photographer’s are actually one of my secret favorite. Simply because they have the ability to make you look good awkward or just bad. However, my experience as a journalist in entertainment made me aware that there are not many African American women photographers on the Red Carpet for Oscars, Grammys, etc and fewer at African American events.

I have known Koi for years and have watched her do her thing at most industry events from back in the day in New York. So, when I came across a photo of Kim Kardashian on the Red Carpet and saw Koi Sojer’s name on the photo credit.

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Beata Drozd

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By Nigeria Anderson

Meet Beata Drozd Paintless Collagists

Icon Collage artist Beata Drozd premiered at New York’s Andre Zarre Gallery during Black  History Month presenting her recent Collages. Beata Drozd made her way to New York from London, where she studied painting. Drozd has incorporated some amazing messages through her artwork, some very personal and others passion for art. Beata Drozd inspirations are caught from entertainment magazine, ads, flyers, newspaper and junk mail posters.  I had a chance to visit Beata Drozd show in NYC to get a close and personal look at her work. I enjoyed the bold colors, details and messages in her work.

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Pastor Dr. Veryl Howard

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By Nigeria Anderson

Pastor Dr. Veryl Howard & Hand to Hand Global Ministry Visit ST.  VINCENT

Pastor Dr. Veryl Howard is a mighty woman of faith. As believers we know it is our faith in Jesus which opens every door. However, we never know how many doors Jesus will open. For Pastor Howard, her assignment became one that would bring many to the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Howard serves as the founder of On a Mission for Christ International Ministries in Fayetteville, NC., she is a speaker, preacher, author, and manager. Her resume includes artists such as Deitrick & Damita Haddon, Shekinah Glory Choir, Tyler Perry, Marvin Sapp and James Fortune. I had the chance to catch up with Pastor Dr. Veryl Howard to speak about an upcoming project going on in St. Vincent from April 21 to April 28th. If you ever wanted to participate in mission ministry, what a better way to begin in St. Vincent this Spring. (Photo Pastor Howard & Deitrick Haddon) (more…)

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Dottie Peoples

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By Nigeria Anderson

LEGENDARY DOTTIE PEOPLES NEW RECORD LABEL DP MUZIK GROUP

In our on going efforts for Black History Month www.Urbanbuzzmag.com will continue to salute our Key Players in entertainment.  It is my pleasure to give honor to one of my favorite gospel singers of all times; Dottie Peoples.  Few people possess a voice that can usher one into the presence of God, Dottie Peoples is that one. Peoples is blessed with a true gift of song from the Lord to minister. If you ever seen her live you should leave refreshed and revived by the Holy Spirit. Her songs are life affirming and will place you in a worship of Spirit and Truth. We want to recognize Dottie Peoples for her accomplishments in entertainment and the launch of her new label DP Muzik Group.

Dottie Peoples new CD I Got This Live! is the first of many projects to be released from DP Muzik Group. I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Legend Dottie Peoples to discuss what is next for DP Muzik Group. Dottie Peoples is a gospel powerhouse able to give you the conviction you deserve and the deliverance you need.

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