Dwana Bradley


Editor-In-Chief President


In the past 3 years the DMUE has been around., we have grown and look forward to our growth in the future. 

Every article that is written is with our readers in mind. We provide articles that promotes conversation, empowers, and provides information. We have a diverse group of readers who look forward to each monthly issue. We want to be the voice for the community, and partner with organizations and businesses.

I view our relationships with advertisers not just strictly business, but a partnership with a mutual goal: To educate. We believe that education is the key to life, and provides knowledge to an individual so that they can impact their own community, city, and state. The confidence our readers have in the UE extends to our advertising pages.

Let’s work together . We want to continue to partner with you to provide our readers information about your organization.


Meet The Staff

Publisher: Rod Bradley

Editor-In-Chief: Dwana Bradley

Designer: Jess Bartemes

Editor: Virginia Smith

Photographer: Bert Moody



        Gary Lawson                Danni Relle                       Hal Chase         

        Celeste Lawson               Greg Harris                      Angela Jackson

        Tenelle Wilder              Pastor J.P. Wilson            Howell Dixon

        Lori Young                    Dr. Eric Johnson            LaTonya Shook

       Donetta Austin                 Rosezne B. Wallace         Cle’shai Harden

      Dr. Yogesh Shaw


vision statement

The Urban Experience is on a pursuit to become Iowa’s largest African American news networking company by setting the Gold Standard of excellence in journalism, local publishing, and information.  

mission statement

The mission statement of the Urban Experience Magazine is to educate, empower, and promote leadership.


To be the link in the state of Iowa that keeps our community together.