Urban 247 Lifestyle Brand

Welcome to Urban247 Lifestyle Brand

Managing Editor


Dallas native Michelle London-Bell has a passion for the arts, design, tech, and culture. She served as the Dallas Market Editor of Urban247's The Loop  and freelanced for Dallas South News and Examiner.com.  She owns a creative agency Urban Media Group of TX.

Culture Contributor


Courtney N. Savage hails from NYC and is an expert on intelligent pop culture. She recently completed her broadcast journalism degree at Texas Southern University and covers a variety of topics including entertainment news and sports.

Style Contributor


      Whitney Allen is the founder of the digital media marketing brand WhitneyTalks. The millennial entrepreneur has created her own lane in the journalism field by connecting with others to build her media platform. WhitneyTalks.com is an entertainment industry insider website founded by Whitney in 2017.

Special Contributor


Emile C. Browne is passionate about globetrotting. He loves to cover stories on international locales. He owns his own media firm which focuses on photography, videography and strategy called Emile C Browne Media. 

Special Contributor


Kevin Walker is a marketer, trend purveyor, culturalist, entrepreneur and music junkie. He owns two creative entities, CultureLab and Afro Bohemian Snob.  

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Shandolyn Arline-Johnson is all things style, fashion, and beauty. Her blog, SincerelyShandolyn.com, is founded in the principles of balance. This wife and mother of two is committed to having it all... and living life in style!

Special Contributor


Houston native Symone Daniels is passionate about blackgirlmagic, lifestyle, and Beyonce'. Her blog, Syppin With Symone, is about all things entertainment and more. She received her degree in broadcast journalism from TSU and has contributed to Karen Civil’s LiveCivil.com and other publications. 

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Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell is wife, mom, lawyer, couture connoisseur, closet musician and fitness enthusiast. She has her own lifestyle blog, RoslynBazzelle.com, and vlogs on her youtube channel under the same namesake.

Special Contributor


Torrye Metoyer is an event marketing professional at P2 Energy Solutions and has her own blog, torryemetoyer.com, where she shares her love for travel, luxury and more.

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Sam Townsend Jr. is an author, speaker and ministry leader. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff/Director of Music & Worship Arts at  New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in the Seattle, Washington area.

Special Contributor


Shyrell Hobson is the founder of a nonprofit, S.E.E.D, for empowering youth through athletics and academic excellence. She is also the author of Seeds of Gold, which speaks to her passion for taking a transformational, holistic and healthy approach to living.

Special Contributor


Erinn Renee Fleeks is the owner of a boutique marketing firm called Urban411 Entertainment, where she specializes in public relations and marketing campaigns for clients in athletics and entertainment. She is originally from Seattle, Washington but resides in Houston.