Providing a broader perspective of news, culture and entertainment
Our History and Philosophy
The Urban Journal Magazine began as a monthly periodical on July 1, 1994. Based in the Triangle region of North Carolina, the Urban Journal was created to serve this growing and dynamic market. This market centers on Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and their surrounding communities. North Carolina's rapid growth industries, increasingly diverse population and growing landscape serve as the perfect backdrop for the Urban Journal's informative exposes, profiles and thought provoking editorials.
Profoundly aware that the market demands broader, innovative coverage and response from the world at large, our mission is as timely today as it was a decade and a half ago.
We cover social, political, economic, education and entertainment issues along with the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. The Urban Journal Magazine is a communications vehicle:
To inform our readers of current events and new ideas on a local, state, national and international level.
To promote job opportunities and new fields of endeavor.
To build a constructive image through reporting on various cultural and religious events.
To encourage civic involvement and political education.
To encourage community and neighborhood unity.
A Community Builder
To make people aware of what is happening in the world around them.
To act as the town crier, the bulletin board, the record of change and growth
A Beulah Project Publication
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Kelvin De’Marcus Allen is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.; and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Allen is an accomplished writer and producer, with numerous articles and essays to his credit. He has produced television specials and training videos for ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV, New Haven, Ct., the National Cancer Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Allen’s career began in 1986 when he was one of only six actors
chosen from a field of 500 to serve as actors and community liaisons in Los Angeles, Ca. for Kaiser Permanente and the Children’s Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street.
He is the author of the biopic “Looking Back to Move Forward, Reconciling the past – Liberating the future". The book is an authentic attempt to meaningfully gauge the effects of the past upon the present. In his unique exploration of selfhood, Allen risks it all as he divulges his family origins and breaks a socially-imposed silence with true stories that are oftentimes painful, heart wrenching and haunting. Looking Back to Move Forward is a straight-from-the-belly exercise in purging. Brandnewz
In 1992, Allen’s video documentary “Imagine If” won the Connecticut Higher Education Telecommunications Association’s Screening Room Award for entertainment programming. To his credit, Allen has interviewed some of the most notable names in Arts/Entertainment, including actress Ruby Dee, filmmaker Haile Gerima, author and filmmaker, the late Gordon Parks, gospel music great John P. Kee, and up and coming conductor, Andre Raphel Smith.
He is the producer and host of “Body and Soul” Peer Counseling training video, the National Cancer Institute’s national campaign designed to encourage African Americans to eat healthier in an effort to reduce the risks of cancer. The interactive DVD is distributed nationally to Black Churches and promoted on Urban Radio Stations throughout the country. Peer Counseling Training Video Currently, Allen is a writer and executive producer for the documentary film, Hayti the Heritage: The Legacy of Black America. The film focuses on the all black community of Durham, North Carolina. Herald-Sun