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Established in 2004, Parlé Magazine began as a bi-monthly urban entertainment print publication. The print publication featured some of the biggest names in urban music, urban literature and urban film.

Parlé Online was established in November of 2009.  

“Parlé” is a french word, which means to speak, talk or converse.  The goal of Parlé Magazine has always been to be an outlet for individuals to have a conversation about urban entertainment. We still strive in covering the biggest names in urban entertainment, through interviews and entertainment news.  We also open up important conversations for the urban community with our lifestyle pieces on politics, relationships, health and wellness and much more.

Parlé Magazine was created by Kevin Benoit, and he continues to work as the magazine editor to this day.


Kevin Benoit, 30, graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies. Empowering the urban community has been a goal for Kevin Benoit for the past 13+ years. As a freshman in college, in May of...
Ashley Blackwell

Ashley Blackwell

Ashley Blackwell is an entertainment writer and social media content creator whose only goals are to keep soaring for success. Born in the bible belt of the south, Alabama, her passion for writing rapidly grew at an early age....
Courtney Bryant

Courtney Bryant

Courtney Bryant is a freelance writer who writes works of non-fiction as well as fiction. She began writing at the young age of 9 as a hobby and as a means to express herself, but later realized that writing...
LaRonnieca Maye

La’Ronnieca Maye

La'Ronnieca is a North Carolina native where she attended NC A&T State University. Aggie Pride! She's a former educator and currently resides in Florida with a focus on volunteerism and community service. Her writing career began several years ago...
Kilien St Jacques

Kilien St. Jacques

Born and raised in Florida, Kilien St. Jacques studied journalism at Florida A & M University. In his spare time he likes to play chess and practice boxing. He currently lives in New York City. Twitter @Kilienaire Read some of Kilien's Stories
What You Need To Know About Parlé Mag New Blood Submissions Unsigned urban entertainment artists looking for exposure online, meet our New Blood section.  The Parlé Mag New Blood section features upcoming talent, both signed and unsigned in Hip-Hop, R&B,...

Natalee Langley

Natalee Langley is a graduate of Hampton University, class of 2012. She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism and always had a passion for writing. The Harlem, NY native enjoys traveling, reading and learning new languages. She is...

Stephanie L. Ogle

Stephanie L. Ogle has always had a love for all things entertainment. With a background in TV/Video production, having worked for several Broadcast television stations and various productions and short films, writing is just part of that exciting mix...
Lisa Collins-Haynes is married and the mother of one daughter. She is currently working as an International Freelance Entertainment and Travel Writer.  Not only is she a passport stamp junkie, but she's also a self-professed out of control travel...

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, knew at a very early age that entertaining was a passion of hers. She has been writing books, songs, poems and scripts since Elementary school. For a while, Jamie focused on music....

Nekia McDonald Sr.

Nekia McDonald Sr. has been writing for over 20 years, primarily writing poetry, but also developing a talent for editorial writing. His poetry has been published on www.helium.com. Nekia is also in the process of having a poetry book...
As a writer, George” Fable” Robinson continues to garner readership through his unique style of conversational word play and expressive yet educational delivery. Having crafted everything from interviews, articles, and poetry to social commentary he continues to prove his...

Adrian Dubard

Born in Washington DC, Adrian was placed in the care of his maternal grandparents after his mother died when he was a baby. For the most part of his life, Adrian’s biological father was absent from his life. Growing...

G. Anthony Knowles

G. Anthony Knowles is a freelance writer and active blogger. Born in Miami, Florida, he spent ten years living in Kingston, Jamaica, being raised by his grandparents. Over the last 20 years, he has been a leader within a...

DeVon Hyman

New York City's own DeVon Hyman, also writes under the pseudonym Basquiat.  He is working hard to become one of the rising stars in the writing game. With his unique style and imagery, he has carved out a nice...
Parlé Teen will be a free monthly magazine distributed throughout New York City and Jersey City high schools. It  will focus on educating teens and young adults on journalism and creative writing, things that quickly becoming a lost art...
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How did you start Parlé?  How were you able to do it at 17 years old?  What's been the hardest obstacle? Editor & Founder of Parlé Magazine, Kevin Benoit answers all the common questions about the creation of Parlé Magazine,...

Words From The Editor

I started Parlé when I was 17 years old in my first year of college. The only real print media experience I had was from starting my own high school newspaper and the summer after high school graduation I...

About Parlé

Parlé Magazine began as a bi-monthly urban entertainment print publication. It was established in 2004, featuring some of the biggest names in urban literature, music and film. To date we’ve released 33 print issues of the publication. Tyrese, Tyler Perry,...