Dallas educator Andrea Anderson-Parks has found her niche in the competitive world of entrepreneurship

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

REPRESENTING CHI-TOWN — All things considered, Chicago’s Andrea Anderson-Parks’ competitive edge has carried over into her immeasurable skills as a thriving, progressive entrepreneur.

DALLAS — There’s no other way to put it.

Andrea Anderson-Parks would be the first to tell you that she’s always been armed with a competitive drive to excel in life.
Heck, that’s just how she was raised.
“I have always been competitive,” Anderson-Parks told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I played basketball growing up and it challenged me to always work harder than the next person in order to have the competitive edge.”
All things considered, Anderson-Parks’ competitive edge has carried over into her immeasurable skills as a thriving, progressive entrepreneur.
A longtime educator in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Anderson-Parks is owner and CEO of Royally Sheik Accessories whereby she customarily sells women, men, and children’s jewelry and accessories.

MORE ON ROYALLY SHEIK: https://www.facebook.com/RoyallySheik/

Aside from overseeing the day-to-day operations of Royally Sheik Accessories, Anderson-Parks is an independent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories, an online, internationally-acclaimed retail business that is geared largely toward selling classy and trendy accessories to women everywhere, all for the low cost of just $5.

A native of Chicago, Anderson-Parks deemed it essential to delve off into entrepreneurship approximately a year-and-a-half ago. Thanks in large part to her competitive nature, couple with a wealth of consistency, this young businesswoman is thoroughly convinced that her best and brightest entrepreneurship days are well ahead of her.

“I only know hard work, dedication, sacrifice of time, and effort to improve my skillset,” Anderson-Parks said of a business venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging in ages five-and-up. “It is the same approach I take with my business. I believe consistency, exposure, and commitment are required to be successful.”

Generally, one of the key ingredients for Anderson-Parks’ sustained success in such a brief time as an entrepreneur is her willingness to go to great lengths to meet the customers’ needs.

Interestingly, as the mastermind behind Royally Sheik Accessories, this venture has afforded Anderson-Parks to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship gifts on display in a number of major markets around the country, most notably in St. Louis, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

“I love sharing beautiful jewelry with everyone,” Anderson-Parks said. “I love the expression on their faces when they try something new and like it. I love the experience of creating a new look for special occasions and adding the finishing touch to the perfect outfit.”

Interestingly, as the mastermind behind Royally Sheik Accessories, this venture has afforded Anderson-Parks to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship gifts on display in a number of major markets around the country, most notably in St. Louis, Chicago, and Las Vegas.

As for those who have provided tireless support of her desire to become an entrepreneur, her husband, Freddie, and my son, Ahmad, undoubtedly top the list.


“(My family) inspires me to share what I love — jewelry with everyone,” Anderson-Parks said. “They push me and encourage me to always use my platform to speak positivity into people’s lives, to be a blessing to others, and to share the opportunity with those who are looking to move into the realm of entrepreneurship.”


Anderson-Parks itinerary includes being a vendor during the Boss Babe’s Pop-Up Shop in nearby Mesquite, Texas on December 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Later that day, she will make an appearance at The 10th Annual Christmas with the Ques, an event that begins at 8:00 p.m.

Besides running two businesses, Anderson-Parks is the founder and director of D.I.V.A. Ladies Non-Profit Organization.

“I only know hard work, dedication, sacrifice of time, and effort to improve my skillset,” Anderson-Parks said of a business venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging in ages five-and-up. “It is the same approach I take with my business. I believe consistency, exposure, and commitment are required to be successful.”

“I love for people to feel great,” Anderson-Parks said. “I love to see the joy exhibited when a client finds the perfect piece to add to their wardrobe. This is an important aspect of my business, because I get to encourage and motivate individuals when they don’t feel their best, and feelings and emotions are a huge part of decision making. So, my goal is to make people feel good, feed them positivity and affirmations, while sheiking them and accentuating their beauty.”

Heck, that’s just how she was raised.

There’s no other way to put it.

Generally, one of the key ingredients for Anderson-Parks’ sustained success in such a brief time as an entrepreneur is her willingness to go to great lengths to meet the customers’ needs.

For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Andrea Anderson-Parks of Royally Sheik Accessories and Paparazzi Accessories, or to inquire about her products, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/4.1Relentless. Send email to: andrea@royallysheik.com.


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Mississippi author Evangelist Melinda Walker’s spiritually-empowering book is having a massive kingdom impact


Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1 Peter 4:12-13 KJV)


ALABASTER BOX OF BLESSINGS 

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Mid-South author Evangelist Melinda Walker thought it necessary to share of her assortment of life-altering testimonies in a book entitled, “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

For Melinda Walker, 2018 essentially was a year in which she witnessed a much-anticipated defining moment, of sorts.

For starters, that is when God strategically breathed on her the unction of the Holy Spirit.
As a result, Walker was able to appropriately breathe again, an awe-inspiring development that had greatly enabled her to embrace the divine purpose for which she was created.
“(God) gave it to me (the vision) in 2018 right after I launched my first Anthology, ‘Breathe,’” Walker, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that had ultimately given way to her composing a rather compelling, spiritually empowering book.  “I was finally able to breathe.”
So much so that Walker thought it necessary to share of her assortment of life-altering testimonies in a book entitled, “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

BUY EVANGELIST WALKER’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Caterpillar-Thought-Became-Butterfly/dp/1697875297/ref=asc_df_1697875297/

An anthology that is comprised of more than 10 women, each of this accomplished writers have deemed it essential to join forces and share of their respective testimonies, many of which were mired by heartache, pain, abuse, rejection, abandonment, not to mention the appropriate steps in how they were blessed to overcome them.

A book that is comprised of 235 pages and is nearly two months removed from its ceremoniously release, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” recalls specifically how godly women often experience situations and hardships in life, causing them to go into their shell and run from life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

“Rarely do they have the opportunity to release the weight and walk free,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”

An anthology that is comprised of more than 10 women, each of this accomplished writers have deemed it essential to join forces and share of their respective testimonies, many of which were mired by heartache, pain, abuse, rejection, abandonment, not to mention the appropriate steps in how they were blessed to overcome them.

IT’S ALL GOOD — A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a half calendar year to assembled, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” has been as good advertised, given it has drawn an array of favorable feedback.

“If you have experienced this, you know how it can haunt you,” added an Amazon spokesperson. “You may even find yourself in one of the stories.”

For the record, Walker sure did. And because of that, one thing for which she can boldly attest is that, well, the truth has set her free.

Free from her tumultuous past.

Free from being a victim to the adversary.

Free from bondage.

Free in that, much to her delight, she can stand dauntlessly on God’s battlefield and tell of His goodness and mercies.

“There are stages to life and just as the caterpillar went through the stages in her life to transform into a beautiful butterfly, so shall we as women,” Walker said in response to the feedback she’s garnered since her book’s release. “We go through the toughest things in life. The last stage is the cocoon stage and that’s when we have to choose to live.”

Because after all, that is what transforming from a caterpillar to a butterfly is all about.

“(God) simply spoke to me and said, ‘Right when you thought it was over, I allowed you to go through a metamorphosis and I caused all things to work together for your good,’” Walker recalled. “He used all my ugliness for His good and He told me to allow women (with similar) testimonies to join me as we gave hope to hopeless situations in the lives of many women.”

By and large, a renewed sense of “hope” undoubtedly seemed to be the featured theme, of sorts, for Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly.”


“I wanted this book to make women know that He will take all their pain and bottle it up in this alabaster box and He would use it for His glory,” Walker explained. “I want this book to demonstrate the power of God, the power of forgiveness and the power of deliverance. I want people to know God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think according to the power that worketh in is. He’s able!”


A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a half calendar year to assembled, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” has been as good advertised, given it has drawn an array of favorable feedback.

“There are stages to life and just as the caterpillar went through the stages in her life to transform into a beautiful butterfly, so shall we as women,” Walker said in response to the feedback she’s garnered since her book’s release. “We go through the toughest things in life. The last stage is the cocoon stage and that’s when we have to choose to live.

A book that is comprised of 235 pages and is nearly two months removed from its ceremoniously release, Walker’s “Right When The Caterpillar Thought Her Life Was Over, She Became A Butterfly” recalls specifically how godly women often experience situations and hardships in life, causing them to go into their shell and run from life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

“It is the ugliest stage…no life, no joy, depression and giving up is easy but if we decide to complete this cycle and allow the transformation to take place we too will transform into a beautiful butterfly,” Walker continued. “Don’t give up and trust the process. I’ve received feedback that this book has challenged, healed and brought clarity in many areas of the lives of many women thus far.”

So far, Walker has written a trio of books to date with more on the horizon much sooner than later, she said.

A native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, Walker currently resides is Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

A devout woman of faith, Walker is widely known as a wife, mother, author, health and wellness coach, life and purpose coach, ghost writer, and vision pusher.

She is the youngest daughter of two girls. Having graduated high school in 1991 and completed two years of college, Walker subsequently relocated to the Magnolia State, where she was eventually united in Holy Matrimony with her husband of 26 years.

The couple has since been residents of Hattiesburg and have three children together.

DEFINING MOMENT — For Melinda Walker, 2018 essentially was a year in which she witnessed a much-anticipated defining moment, of sorts. For starters, that is when God strategically breathed on her the unction of the Holy Spirit.

Interestingly, Walker is a licensed evangelist at the Outreach Fellowship Revival Center, where she serves faithfully under the leadership of Pastor Jessie Holloway and wife Teresa Holloway.

As for her latest book, Walker said she overwhelming grateful that she acted out of complete obedience unto God.

“This book allows me to show women that God can take something out of nothing and He can use our past for the present and our pain for purpose,” Walker said. “Everything we went through was necessary to bring out the best version of who God created us to be. Every woman has a purpose and this book allowed me to help them tell their truth and stand in it.”

With God, their Helper, steering the way.


For more information Mid-South-area  Author/Businesswoman, Evangelist Melinda Walker, to order her books, to schedule a public appearance, book signing, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/melinda.walker.9085. Send email to: abundantlife2018@gmail.com.


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Florida gospel recording phenom ‘4G’ making remarkable strides as the face of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC


Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1 NIV)


4-GOD BE THE GLORY

GLOBAL IMPACT — Widely known amongst his peers as “4G,” Jimmy Gathers, 44, is the CEO and Founder of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC, his Panama City, Florida-based company that has come full circle amid his more than 15 years in the music entertainment arena.

Above far as the above Biblical passage goes, Jimmy Orlando Gathers, Jr. spiritual resume is such that he customarily sings unto the Lord a new song.

Or, in his case, he raps, too.
“Aside from being in the music industry, on a personal level, it’s more about my family’s legacy,” Gathers, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining the awe-inspiring events that have greatly afforded him the golden opportunity to function in his element. “Let me elaborate.”
Alright, then.
Have at it.
“Not only am I a musician…personally, I’m also a black man who’s not only trying to get beyond racial barriers, but I’m also trying to break generational curses that so many other black men in the black community face by not leaving an inheritance for the family and extended families.”
Given the immeasurable strides Gathers have made in recent years as a giftedly talented entertainer, it’s safe to assume his best and brightest days are well ahead of him in this, an ever-so-competitive music industry.

MORE ON 4G: https://www.4grapmusic.com/

Widely known amongst his peers as “Jay Gathers” — which is accompanied by the nickname, “4G” — Gathers is the CEO and Founder of GrandMaster Entertainment LLC, his Panama City, Florida-based company that has come full circle amid his more than 15 years in the music entertainment arena.

Widely regarded as an accomplished gospel hip-hop and Christian hip-hop recording artist, what’s so intriguing about 4G’s achievements is that he’s going to great lengths to help advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

Credit the fact that he’s steadfastly on fire for God as arguably the grandest reasons why.

Because, after all, even aside from having evolved as a fixture in the Body of Christ, 4G doesn’t shy away from the notion that only what you do for Christ will last.


“(I love) providing great music, great entertainment, and giving people the message of the gospel,” said 4G, a native of Apalachicola, Florida. “More importantly, it blesses me to see people’s lives changed, because they can relate to the transparency in my music.”


A 1993 graduate of Panama City’s Bay High School, 4G earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. Prior to that, he was enrolled at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, where he earned General Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees in Fire Science, which ultimately gave way to his becoming a certified fire fighter.

GOD’S PLAN…GOD’S PLAN — Even aside from having evolved as a fixture in the Body of Christ, 4G doesn’t shy away from the notion that only what you do for Christ will last.

While 4G is fully aware that knowledge is power, music has always been his primary passion.

In fact, 4G’s musical gifts, by all accounts, are a part of the divine purpose for which he was created.

How else to explain why he’s had the luxury of working alongside some of the gospel music industry’s finest and most prominent personalities?

Widely regarded as an accomplished gospel hip-hop and Christian hip-hop recording artist, what’s so intriguing about 4G’s achievements is that he’s going to great lengths to help advance the kingdom in ways unimaginable.

“I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with two-time Stellar award winner Canton Jones,” said 4G, calling off names of gospel celebs as if he’s handing out diplomas. “He’s actually featured on four projects off my newly released album entitled, ‘Unqualified.’ “I also have collaborations with Mr. Del (previously of Three Six Mafia) and Born Divine of the Wu Tang Family.”

Wait. There’s more.

“I also have projects produced by well- known producers who’ve produced for other mainstream artists such as Supa Cool — Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, Shaquille O’Neal — and Lady Trauma (Missy Elliot),” 4G said.

IN HIS OWN WORDS — “Not only am I a musician…personally, I’m also a black man who’s not only trying to get beyond racial barriers, but I’m also trying to break generational curses that so many other black men in the black community face by not leaving an inheritance for the family and extended families.”

“I’ve appeared twice on Bobby Jones Presents in Nashville, appeared on America’s Got Anointing (The Word Network) in Atlanta, performed the last two years at showcases in Las Vegas during the Stellar Awards, was an opening act for Le’Andria Johnson in Charlotte, appeared on the front cover of Soul Central Magazine (March, 2019 Edition), the front cover of Gospel USA Magazine (October, 2019 Edition), won the 2019 Holy Hip-Hop artist of the Year award in North Carolina.”

Hold up. He’s still not finished disclosing of his laundry list of accolades.

4G’s musical gifts, by all accounts, are a part of the divine purpose for which he was created. How else to explain why he’s had the luxury of working alongside some of the gospel music industry’s finest and most prominent personalities?

“I’ve been nominated for numerous other (awards) to include as the V.O.G.M.A., Steeple Awards, and Soul Central Awards,” said 4G, who has been the beneficiary of ongoing media coverage and exposure.

As for the upcoming New Year, 4G is overwhelmingly enthused, in large part because greater is on the way, he said.

“(The year) 2020 is looking very promising as I’m planning more musical events at major churches in bigger markets, radio interviews, recording more visuals and music videos, recording and releasing more new music, etc.,” 4G said.


HOLDIN’ IT DOWN 

For what it’s worth, 4G emphasized, among other things, that his primary objective is to glorify God through his musical gifts, all the while leaving a last impression as a result.

“As stated in Proverbs 13:22, a good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous,” 4G said. “When my father died years ago, he didn’t leave anything behind financially that I — as his son — could be proud of. That feeling that I felt during that time in my life is one I never want my sons and daughters to feel. That is what propels me daily in my business venture.”

Eloquently stated by a giftedly talented child of God, whose spiritual resume is such that he customarily sings unto the Lord a new song.

Or, in his case, raps, too.

Given the immeasurable strides 4G have made in his recent years as a giftedly talented entertainer, it’s safe to assume his best and brightest days are well ahead of him in this, an ever-so-competitive music industry.

For more information on Jimmy Orlando Gathers, Jr. — aka 4G — of GrandMaster Entertainment, LLC, to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 402.603-2404. Also, connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jay.gathers or send email to: jaygathers@4grapmusic.com.


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Native Memphian Latasha Kirby functioning mightily in her element as an Atlanta-area ‘social entrepreneur’


The LORD answered me: Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. (Habakkuk 2:2 CSB)


ATL’S GAME CHANGER 

DESTINY STEPS — Fortunately for Latasha Kirby, a native Memphian who resides in Atlanta, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to function mightily in her element as a social entrepreneur, most notably through the ever-so-competitive industry that centers largely on credit restoration.

For the record, Latasha Kirby has done exactly was she was supposed to do with her God-assigned vision.

She’s written it down and run with it, meaning she’s steadfastly devising ways to enhance it.
And not just enhancing it, but to her credit, she’s seeking ways to share it before the world for such a pivotal time as now.
During a recent interview with Making Headline News, in fact, Kirby, 43, appropriately introduced to the masses her immeasurable gift as social entrepreneur.
What is a social entrepreneur?” Kirby said.
She’s glad you’ve asked.
“A person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change,” Kirby explained.

Fortunately for Kirby, a native Memphian who resides in Atlanta, she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to function mightily in her element as a social entrepreneur, most notably through the ever-so-competitive industry that centers largely on credit restoration.

“I am a social entrepreneur, teaching people about credit and the power of credit,” said Kirby, whose endeavor has expanded in large part because of her having partnered just last year with Myecon, a 15-year-old, debt free technology company that teaches financial literacy. “I am able to live and teach financial literacy strategies. Credit being one of them. I enjoy helping people and sharing knowledge that allows individuals to make informed and effective money decisions.”


THE VISIONARY 

“They teach sound minded, biblical principles that will stand the test of time,” said Kirby, adding that her periodic meetings with Myecon officials are nothing short of impressive. “This company gives the blue print to wealth management.” Pictured is Myecon founder Alvin Curry.

Ever since she has joined forces with Myecon,  — which is widely regarded as a technology driven company — Kirby has enjoyed a variety of perks, which includes frequent traveling nationwide, particularly to Memphis, Metro Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, and Charlotte, among others, during which she establish solid a working rapport with company executives.

“They teach sound minded, biblical principles that will stand the test of time,” said Kirby, adding that her periodic meetings with Myecon officials are nothing short of impressive. “This company gives the blue print to wealth management.”

And for the pivotal reason, Kirby has become greatly inspired to absorb the pertinent knowledge that’s been shared with her and, in turn, pass it along to others.

Her beloved son tops the list of beneficiaries.


“Ever heard this: Cash is King, But Credit Runs The Kingdom? I attract millennials, as well as baby boomers,” Kirby said. “It is a great idea to teach credit as young as 13 years of age. I have already planted the seed in my eight-year-old about money and credit. He has his own debit card by Chime.”


For Kirby, favorable credit has become a constant passion on her part amid one of the most discouraging experiences of her life.

Kirby once owned a Memphis-area restaurant that eventually had to cease operations.

“After opening my first restaurant in the city of Memphis and failing, (shortly) thereafter I filed (Chapter 13) bankruptcy,” Kirby told MHN during a December 2017 interview.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kirby also holds an MBA in Management of Information Systems. Her professional stint includes having worked in the information technology arena for seven-plus years during which she was a fixture for a 100-year-old company that helped her to enhance her skills and mechanics as an IT professional.

“People must understand how to use credit,” Kirby continued. “Credit is not an invitation to spend uselessly or unnecessarily. It’s a testament to your money habits and an opportunity to avoid deposits, high interest rates, high insurance rates, while taking advantage of increase negotiating power, asset levering in investing and bragging rights.”

For what it’s worth, such a turbulent, life-altering development has essentially catapulted this thriving, progressive business professional to her much-anticipated purpose.


“After helping hundreds of people restore their own credit,” I transitioned into real estate investing, mutual funds and other limited liabilities companies,” Kirby said. “So now I’m on this mission to help educate one million people on the power of credit so they can do the same for their own legacy.”


What’s even more intriguing is that Kirby possesses the credentials, which have enabled her to thrive and flourish in her selected line of work.

A graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Kirby also holds an MBA in Management of Information Systems.

Her professional stint includes having worked in the information technology arena for seven-plus years during which she was a fixture for a 100-year-old company that helped her to enhance her skills and mechanics as an IT professional.

Ever since she has joined forces with Myecon,  — which is widely regarded as a technology driven company — Kirby has enjoyed a variety of perks, which includes frequent traveling nationwide, particularly to Memphis, Metro Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, and Charlotte, among others, during which she establish solid a working rapport with company executives.

Now having found her niche for a globally-acclaimed copy, Kirby emphasized her mission statement is centered largely on helping people to become credit conscious, all the while achieving their financial goals in the process.

“It’s my passion,” Kirby said of her booming career that has given way to array of sustained success. “If we’re talking credit, I’m all in the conversation.”

That’s because for the record, she’s done exactly was she was supposed to do with her God-assigned vision.

She’s written it down and run with it, meaning she’s steadfastly devising ways to enhance it.


A RELATED STORY:

Atlanta-area businesswoman Latasha Kirby: ‘I can help change your Chapter 13 to a 700 credit score’


Latasha Kirby hosts speaking engagements and events in Atlanta area every other Saturday at Dunwoody and Crown Plaza Airport. For more information, text the keyword, “Tasha,” to 766-26 for and an up-to-date lists of cities, dates, and times. Also, send email to: kirbylatasha@gmail.com.


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Longtime Dallas cosmetologist LaToya Massey to host inaugural Let’s WakeUp & MakeUp Together Dec. 7

MAKEUP SO LIT 

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — One of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest makeup artists will be hosting a notable event here this weekend.

LaToya Massey, owner of Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression, will be hosting what is known as the inaugural Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together event on Saturday in Irving.
An event that is powered by Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression, Massey’s Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together will begin at 6:30 p.m. CST and will take place at Portofino at Las Colinas Luxury Apartments, located at 11601 Lago Vista West in Farmers Branch, Texas.
The cost to attend is $15.
An event that will be comprised of at least one DFW-area vendor, Massey, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said she felt compelled to spearhead the Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together at the constant requests of several of her most devoted clients.

MORE ON LATOYA MASSEY: https://www.facebook.com/SincerelyUrs/

A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, Massey has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.

Massey’s rise to cosmetology excellence began back when she was in middle school, during which she imposed a small fee to do hair.

“That was my very first job,” Massey said during a January interview with MHN. “I was a young entrepreneur, having my own money. I have been doing hair for 21 years as a black business owner.

“People always ask how I do my makeup, so I want to get a group of beautiful ladies in one room to congregate, learn, and be stress free,” Massey said her forthcoming event she hopes will attract a sizeable crowd of aspiring makeup artists and professionals.

To her credit, Massey has added her distinctly unique gift as a credible makeup professional to her entrepreneurship resume.

“People always ask how I do my makeup, so I want to get a group of beautiful ladies in one room to congregate, learn, and be stress free,” Massey said her forthcoming event she hopes will attract a sizeable crowd of aspiring makeup artists and professionals.

SHE DOES WEDDING!!!!! LaToya Massey (pictured fifth from the left), owner of Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression, will be hosting what is known as the inaugural Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together event on Saturday in Farmers Branch.

Since announcing the Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together, Massey said t feedback has been overwhelmingly favorable, in large part because many of her clients sensed that it is long overdue.

“(People have expressed such) excitement (and said they are) looking forward to the positivity,” Massey said, graduate of Dallas’ Justin F. Kimball High School whose advanced education includes having graduated from I.T.S. Beauty Academy.

Massey emphasized that anyone is welcome to attend this event, which she plans to host annually, if not several times each year.

“This is the first (year for the event) and won’t be the last,” Massey said.


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Massey’s rise to cosmetology excellence began back when she was in middle school, during which she imposed a small fee to do hair.

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Memphian Michael Scruggs is a constant national fixture, courtesy of his passion for inspiring the millennial generation


A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16 KJV)


‘I AM NUMBER ONE’

TEN-NES-SEE DA FAVOR OF GOD — A Mid-South-area public figure who grew up in inner city Memphis, Michael Scruggs’ business-related venture includes — but isn’t limited to — motivating young people to be “No. 1” and reaching their full potential.

MEMPHIS — Michael Scruggs is one busy body.

For all the right reasons, too.
So much, in fact, that this accomplished and prominent Memphis businessman is steadily devising ways to help advance the kingdom, particularly through his assortment of immeasurable and unorthodox spiritual gifts.
“I’m not living unless I’m inspiring others,” Scruggs told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “My mind goes to some people who gave so much to me like the late Bishop G.E. Patterson, my mom, Evangelist Louise Patterson, my mentors: Dr. Ken Brown, Ed Stanton, Bobby White, Art Horne, Kevin McCarthy, and former teachers, family and friends.
A Mid-South-area public figure who grew up in inner city Memphis, Scruggs’ business-related venture includes — but isn’t limited to — motivating young people to be “No. 1” and reaching their full potential.

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A nationally-acclaimed motivational speaker, ordained elder, life coach, and educator, Scruggs is the mastermind behind his “I AM NUMBER ONE” clothing apparel that’s customarily worn around town by numerous Mid-Southerners.

As Scruggs explained, he deems it his civic duty to not only remain humble while savoring sustained entrepreneurship success but, most importantly, to make it a point to give back.

And not just give back for the sake of doing it, but to give back in such a way that it greatly inspires others — especially this millennial generation — to follow suit.

NATIONAL STAGE — In addition to attracting a slew of national headlines that featured footage of Scruggs running around his classroom uttering his famous, jubilant “I Am Number One” chant, the COGIC-affiliated minister in 2017 appeared The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share of his awe-inspiring story, one that has drawn a massive figurative applause by millions of viewers around the country.

“I grew up in the inner city, so I always wanted to give back to young people who didn’t have a lot,” Scruggs, a Memphis Central High and Clark Atlanta University alum, said. “I used my life experiences and struggles to want to make a difference in the lives of others. The thing I like most about my business is that there’s no monetary value attached to the impact you see in the growth of helping youth. (My mentors) gave me so much, so I owe it others to do the same.”

Scruggs, an accomplished and prominent Memphis businessman, is steadily devising ways to help advance the kingdom, particularly through his assortment of spiritual gifts.

Much to his delight, Scruggs’ valiant contributions to the community in recent years have nothing short of remarkable.

In addition to attracting a slew of national headlines that featured footage of Scruggs running around his classroom uttering his famous, jubilant “I Am Number One” chant, the COGIC-affiliated minister in 2017 appeared The Ellen DeGeneres Show to share of his awe-inspiring story, one that has drawn a massive figurative applause amongst millions of viewers around the country.

That same year, Scruggs was unanimously named Making Headline News Man of The Year.


“It has opened up so many doors for me and I’m still humbled by all of the national attention,” Scruggs, during a June 2017 interview with Making Headline News, said of surprise appearance on a national talk show. “Favor will do what your money can’t do.”


Scruggs’ feel good story also resulted in appearances on CNN and ABC’s Good Morning America, a trend that, well, only reinforces that favor will do what your money can’t.

Talk about a constant busy body.

For all the right reasons.

All things considered, amongst the things of which Scruggs is especially guilty is pausing periodically to pay homage to the One Who has strategically allowed his gifts to make room for him.

“I’m really blessed to take my talents to my present job,” Scruggs said of his current gig at AGAPE, a Memphis-based on-profit organization that customarily serves children, families, and communities by sharing God’s love throughout the Mid-South. “AGAPE is so instrumental in helping families come out of poverty and that has always been a passion of mine.”


WHERE IT ALL STARTED 

“I’m not living unless I’m inspiring others,” Scruggs told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “My mind goes to some people who gave so much to me like the late Bishop G.E. Patterson, my mom, Evangelist Louise Patterson, my mentors: Dr. Ken Brown, Ed Stanton, Bobby White, Art Horne, Kevin McCarthy, and former teachers, family and friends.

Besides having enjoyed his share of nationally-acclaimed success, Scruggs possesses a solid itinerary, which includes  several speaking engagements. He also announced that his book is presently in the works, as well as a podcast, youth summit, and a few national workshops. “Honestly,” Scruggs said, “I’ve been doing this for over 15 years.”

For all the right reasons, too.


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Chicago’s Chaundra Gore enhancing her empowerment spiritual gifts through LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NKJV)


GOD’S FAITH STEPPER 

CHI-TOWN’S FINEST — A native of Chicago, Chaundra Gore, 37, is the founder and CEO of LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting, a venture she established in 2017.

As it pertains to individuals’ quest to advance the kingdom and discover their God-given purpose, amongst the key and most effective attributes they must possess is solid leadership skills.

Amongst those who can greatly attest to this notion is Chaundra Nicole Gore.
During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Gore credited legendary Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as having had arguably the most influential impact on her life.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired me from the age of seven when I first started speaking in school, winning competitions and writing my speeches,” Gore recalled. “I was born to speak.
And, to her distinctly unique credit, she’s done a masterful job of not just putting her immeasurable speaking gifts on display but, most importantly, she routinely goes to great lengths to aid others to maximize their potential.
A native of Chicago, Gore, 37, is the founder and CEO of LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting, a venture she established in 2017.

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Nearly two years removed since its inception, Gore’s LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is widely known for assisting servant leaders to discover their purpose, as well as exercise their power, thus walk by faith to live an abundant life.

In essence, LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is thoroughly committed to transitioning the mind through meditation, prayer, and the utilizing what Gore refers to as the ‘discovering YOU’ program, which is designed specifically to each person based on their end goal, Gore acknowledged.

“I love being able to serve people, transform lives, and reach my destiny while helping others do the same,” Gore said of a rising organization that mostly serves individuals ranging in ages 25-to-55.

ARMY OF THE LORD — As Gore hinted, it was, by all accounts, because of her tenure in the military that essentially allowed her to draw close to God, a development that, much to her delight, drove her to the purpose for which she was created.

As for her competitive drive that has greatly enabled her to discover a greater version of herself, Gore credits her awe-inspiring journey as a disabled Army veteran, a stint that spans nearly two decades.

“I have always been competitive through my years of service,” Gore explained. “And so as I became closer to God, I found out what my true calling was — using the three steps (assist servant leaders to discover their purpose, exercise their power, and walk by faith to live and abundant life).

As Gore hinted, it was, by all accounts, because of her tenure in the military that essentially allowed her to draw close to God, a development that, much to her delight, has driven her to the purpose for which she was created.

BEACON OF LIGHT — “I love being able to serve people, transform lives, and reach my destiny while helping others do the same,” Gore said of a rising organization that mostly serves individuals ranging in ages 25-to-55.

“God used the Army as a training ground for me to develop as a servant leader, because he was birthing me for such a time as this,” Gore said. “If I could teach, train, and motivate soldiers, God knew I would be ready for His people. So here I am, ready to motivate, inspire and encourage servant leaders to reach their destiny.”


And boy is she putting forth a valiant effort in the process, all the while God continues to strategically enlarge her territory, in large part because of her steadfast act of obedience.

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Gore credited legendary Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as having had arguably the most influential impact on her life.

“My personal mission to impact the lives of God’s people by helping them discover their true God given ability, by simply trusting God, doing intentional work to find their niche (through) fervent and effective prayer, and the power of meditation to quiet the mind and gain clarity and understanding,” said Gore, who’s been afforded to put her spiritually-empowering gifts on display in such places as Georgia, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands.

A graduate of Chicago’s Morgan Park High, Gore earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Devry University and a Master’s of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

She’s currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Leadership Ed.D from Grand Canyon University.

Also, Gore is a radio talk show host for Encouraging Yourself Show, which is affiliated with an All Nations Stellar award-winning radio station.


SAVE THE DATE!!!

The host of LensOfFaith LIVE on Facebook/YouTube that airs at 8 p.m. EST, Gore is an accomplished leadership strategist, destiny catalyst, international speaker, motivational coach, ghostwriter, as well as an Amazon bestselling author.

Married to Kenneth D. Gore Jr. for 11 years, the couple shares a blended family that’s comprised of seven children.

Interestingly, Gore’s passion is centered largely on help heal people who have suffered abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, doubt, and fear whereby she provides effective resources and tools to help them heal and grow.

Gore’s itinerary includes the Fresh Wind 2020 Focus and Aligned event that’s powered by LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting.

Nearly two years removed since its inception, Gore’s LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is widely known for assisting servant leaders to discover their purpose, as well as exercise their power, thus walk by faith to live an abundant life.

Accompanied by the theme, “A Night Of Networking Power,” the Fresh Wind 2020 Focus and Aligned empowerment event will take place January 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 3810 West Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

“I have been speaking forever in the Army to a specific group of people, but now I am touching the hearts and minds of whomever God leads me to impact,” Gore said. “It is imperative that I inspire others. That is what God designed me to do. Why not make someone else smile, motivate them to succeed and live their life just as God I tended them to do?”

Something to which she can greatly attest now that she’s functioning mightily in her God-given purpose.


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Atlanta’s Dr. Ashanti Odom doing it big in Texas as a globally-acclaimed businesswoman


A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. (Proverbs 31:10 NIV)


AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A native of Atlanta, Dr. Ashanti Odom, 38, is widely known as a Houston-area Kingdom Entrepreneur Strategist whereby she customarily helps businesses and entrepreneurs experience massive expansion, all the while sustaining it through kingdom principles.

DALLAS — Much to her delight, Dr. Ashanti Odom has proven to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

Need more proof?
Consider, for instance, how Odom’s had deemed it essential to assess the overall landscape of her life, particularly during her days in grade school.
For the record, Odom once vacated school prematurely, having dropped out after her freshman year of high school.
Still, amid arguably the most unfavorable decision of her young life, a rather dramatic sequence of events transpired on the way to Odom acquiring her high school diploma.
“I graduated top of class in high school after dropping out in ninth grade went back to high school to complete,” Odom, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable events that essentially set the tone for her quest to fulfill her purpose.

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DEFYING THE ODDS — Odom once vacated school prematurely, having dropped out after her freshman year of high school. Still, amid arguably the most unfavorable decision of her young life, a rather dramatic sequence of events transpired on the way to Odom acquiring her high school diploma.

Upon graduating as the most celebrated student in her high school class, Odom subsequently enrolled at Columbus State University in Georgia which, to her credit, essentially fueled her competitive drive as a rising entrepreneur.

A native of Atlanta, Odom, 38, is widely known as a Houston-area Kingdom Entrepreneur Strategist whereby she customarily helps businesses and entrepreneurs experience massive expansion, all the while sustaining it through kingdom principles.

A business she established approximately a decade ago, Odom’s venture mostly caters to areas such marketing, credit, funding, network leverage, as well as what she refers to as “blueprint for conception to completion.”

Amongst those who have greatly aided Odom to reach her potential, thus fulfill her divine purpose, is her beloved companion, Dr. Casuel Pitts, as well as her children “my tribe of loving parents,” she acknowledged.

Widely known as “The Ambassador of Hope,” Odom has been dubbed an accomplished global humanitarian, who’s the founder of a globally-acclaimed non-profit that routinely assists single mothers across the U. S. and up to 10 countries.

Credit her fervent desire to bolt Corporate America and erect on her endeavor, and it’s no wonder Odom is steadily making a strong case that her best entrepreneurship days are well ahead of her.

In a nutshell, there’s more to a thriving, progressively young businesswoman who’s already savoring global success while functioning mightily in her element.


“Walking away from Corporate America was probably one of the most challenging decision I made in life,” Odom said. “But it has been rewarding and helped me provide the time needed to bring restoration to my teenage son, who was strung out on drugs and take care of my elderly mother.”


Years removed from having called it a career as a Corporate America professional, Odom is surely enjoying the fruits of her labor. Amongst the reasons is that she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to travel freely as a strategic way to promote and enhance her endeavor.

“(I’ve traveled to) every single state in America and Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico,” Odom said. “My personal belief is that once your God-given purpose is exposed, your quality of life increases to a capacity that is beyond human logic, and if I can impact those who have not yet reached their potential, they will experience life on a whole new level.”

Amongst those who have greatly aided Odom to reach her potential, thus fulfill her divine purpose, is her beloved companion, Dr. Casuel Pitts, as well as her children “my tribe of loving parents,” she acknowledged.

Widely known as “The Ambassador of Hope,” Odom has been dubbed an accomplished global humanitarian, who’s the founder of a globally-acclaimed non-profit that routinely assists single mothers across the U. S. and up to 10 countries.

As for her already-congested itinerary, Odom has public appearances scheduled for Memphis, Atlanta, Texas, Los Angeles Tampa, and Savannah, Georgia, she said.

Widely regarded as an international motivational speaker and business strategist consultant who has demonstrated a keen passion for helping others connect with their purpose, Odom has been the beneficiary of an array of success, considering she’s garnered a slew of media coverage as an accomplished entrepreneur.


SEASON OF GRACE & FAVOR 

Widely regarded as an international motivational speaker and business strategist consultant who has demonstrated a keen passion for helping others connect with their purpose, Odom has been the beneficiary of an array of success, considering she’s garnered a slew of media coverage as an accomplished entrepreneur.

“If they have been deceived into believing that their purpose is not relevant, then hopelessness, doubt, and tragedy become more attractive to them and if I can shift their perception on who they are destined to become I can change their life,” said Odom, explaining why it imperative to esteem others daily as God commands us, according to Philippians 2:3.

Much to her delight, she has proven to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

Enough said.


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Alabama businesswoman Brittany C. Vinson seeking justice amid ‘discrimination’ against her family by resident management


“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” (Romans 12:18 NLT)


VOICE OF REASON

SEEKING JUSTICE — During a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, Brittany C. Vinson discussed in detail how she’s surprisingly found herself involved in what she describes as a discriminatory ordeal with her landlord.

Brittany C. Vinson is trying diligently to live a peaceful and victorious life.

Still, every now and then, even as a devout woman of faith, she deems it necessary to address matters that could great shape her life one way or the other.
Consider, for instance, the downtrodden situation by which Vinson and her family as tenants at Cypress Landing apartment complex in the Florence, Alabama area.
During a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, Vinson discussed in detail how she’s surprisingly found herself involved in what she describes as a discriminatory ordeal with her landlord.
Vinson, a single mother of two, contends she’s being blackballed as a tenant, in large part because her youngest child is of special needs.
“I am being bullied, harassed, manipulated, and so much more due to being a voice for my untraditional family,” Vinson, 32, told MHN. “I am a mother with two little girls. My youngest is special needs.”

Vinson’s youngest child was born with a rare syndrome called iridogoneodigenesis, which resulted from her being born blind, deaf, severely autistic, and developmental delayed and born with club feet.

“My daughter’s special needs has a major impact in our home and everyday lives,” Vinson said.

As if her daughter’s condition wasn’t enough to make for a challenging lifestyle, Vinson sometime last summer was diagnosed with a severe anxiety and major depressive disorder known as ADD, ADHD and PTSD.

Vinson, a single mother of two, contends she’s being blackballed as a tenant, in large part because her youngest child is of special needs.

For what it’s worth, the young Alabama mother insist it because of the situations surrounding her and her baby that she’s periodically being treated unfairly by the Cypress Landing management staff.

Calls by Making Headline News to Cypress Landing’s office Friday afternoon and Saturday morning weren’t immediately returned.

As Vinson emphasized, what she’s seeking more than anything is fair treatment by an apartment complex staff she said had previously welcomed her with open arms when she became a tenant.


“Mental illness is real and, sadly, society sweeps it under a rug and allows it to go unnoticed,” Vinson said. “We are losing people every day due to being mocked, belittled, judged, harassed, manipulated, traumatized, and taunted and so much more.”


Vinson said it was in her best interest to homeschool her children due to certain accommodations not being met by the public school system.

So distraught Vinson has become amid these ongoing allegations of unfair treatment by the Cypress Landing staff that she recently received an anonymous letter that subsequently gave way to her enduring a “mental breakdown,” she acknowledged.

“It triggered me so badly, causing me not able to get out of bed and so much more,” Vinson said. “In the mist of this, the general manager of my apartment complex began her illegal agonizing. She fails and continues not to operate the rights of Equal Housing Opportunity, Fair Housing Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD), Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1866, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Disability Rights and Public Accommodations, and so much more.”

Vinson, in fact, said she kept documentations of every letter dating back to 2013, as well as video recordings and images of what she describes as ongoing “poor behavior.”

Vinson told MHN that aside from her ongoing conflict with her leasing management staff, she also discovered issues with the Cypress Landing support staff.

Just recently — October 2019, to be technical — Vinson said she’s received approximately two dozen letters of violations within a span of two weeks.

As far as she is concerned, she senses the letters were assembled as a way to create fear and prompt her to vacate the premises.

“The forms are created and typed up poorly,” Vinson said. “They’re not even the State of Alabama templates. I had decided not to pay any rent due to (management) not having handicap accessing our home, not fixing things that are needing to be fixed or thinking it is ok to beat on my door, when I post a note on my door to knock gently, come back at a certain time, or we won’t participate due to my family being up all night.


HEAVEN SENT ANGEL 

Vinson’s youngest child was born with a rare syndrome called iridogoneodigenesis, which resulted from her being born blind, deaf, severely autistic, and developmental delayed and born with club feet.

“My baby doesn’t sleep and causes us to sleep when she sleeps,” Vinson continued. “Wherever she falls asleep is where I will allow her to sleep.”

Vinson told MHN that aside from her ongoing conflict with her leasing management staff, she also discovered issues with the Cypress Landing support staff.

“I have a video where a maintenance guy was under the influence and admitted to doing so while on the job,” Vinson recalled. “While finishing up in the restroom, one maintenance guy used his key after knocking twice and I held the door with my foot, stopping it from hitting my special needs daughter who was sitting in front of the door. The landlord told the general manager she was not coming in my home with her key if I didn’t want her there. Basically, this woman has told them, ‘No matter what she says, go in.’ One day, I received a letter telling me to come in and to do my re-certifications and renew my lease.”

As Vinson discovered, though, something rather bizarre transpired shortly thereafter.

“The next day I receive a non-renewal lease agreement,” Vinson explained. “Yes…it stated that they elected to not renew my lease. The landlord stated she asked if they could do that. That tells me, she forged their signatures. The landlord stated the general manager said they can decide who and who not to rent to. Then I received a notice stating that my oldest daughter was unsupervised and was standing on top of the grill and picnic table.”

Oddly, Vinson’s baby wasn’t home during the time the Cypress management team rendered these violations.

“My children are never left alone outside and they are well-behaved and it would be impossible for a two-year-old to do such a thing,” Vinson said.

An accomplished Florence-area businesswoman, Vinson stressed she will not rest until justice is served.

“This (entire ordeal) has caused me not to be at peace,” Vinson said. “If I’m not at peace, I can’t be a mother to my children. I’m grateful to God that I am a wonderful mother. I have pulled my hair out in the back — something I haven’t ever done — and I am literally bald.”

Not only that, Vinson said it was in her best interest to homeschool her children due to certain accommodations not being met by the public school system.

“My oldest daughter is indeed my rock and blessing,” Vinson said. “A lot of times, parents don’t realize how situations can effect children. I am grateful to God for Kharsyn, my oldest daughter, and her love for God and our family. She asked me why the world doesn’t want to accept Kaislee and be so cruel to us.

So distraught Vinson has become amid these ongoing allegations of unfair treatment by the Cypress Landing staff that she recently received an anonymous letter that subsequently gave way to her enduring a “mental breakdown,” she acknowledged.

“I continue to share with her that when you’re chosen by God, the enemy comes harder. God told me that He sent me this special needs child to bring non-believers to Christ. Kaislee is doing everything that man said she wouldn’t do, except seeing. God told me, ‘I told you I was going to make this child whole. I’ll restore everything inside of her…. Kaislee is blind for the moment, so you can see your way spiritually through.’

“With everything in me, I believe God,” Vinson added. “I’ve been called in denial, I’ve been judged, I’ve been called confrontational and so much more. But when you know whose you are and who you are, it will cause others to hate you. My confidence in God has allowed me to be bold. I am a voice, not just for my children and myself…but for this nation.”


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Alabama businesswoman Sybil Sloan exemplifying resiliency, aiming to pass bar exam after two unsuccessful attempts


And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)


GOD SHOWED UP 

SO GRATEFUL — As Thanksgiving Day 2019 approaches, accomplished Alabama businesswoman Sybil Sloan can greatly attest that because God is for her, He’s more than the world against her.

Sybil Sloan turns 46 the last day of November.

She’s extremely excited about that — and rightfully so.
“NOTHING OR NO ONE is GREATER than YOUR Peace or YOUR Purpose!! YOU CAN’T BE FOR ME AND AGAINST ME!!” Sloan wrote in a post on her Facebook time line just before midday CST Wednesday.
As Thanksgiving Day 2019 approaches, Sloan can greatly attest that because God is for her, He’s more than the world against her.
Consider, for instance, the immeasurable strides this Montgomery, Alabama-area businesswoman has made within the past year or so.
Armed with a Juris Doctorate she earned in December 2018, Sloan, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, expressed her heartfelt gratitude in having persevered in her quest to clear one of the grandest hurdles of her life, an obstacle that, as she tells it, was only mired by the spirit of fear.

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Armed with a Juris Doctorate she earned in December 2018, Sloan, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, expressed her heartfelt gratitude in having cleared arguably one of the grandest hurdles of her life, an obstacle that, as she tells it, was only mired by the spirit of fear.

“The Lord told me not to take the bar exam, because my daughter needed me to help with my grandson,” Sloan recalled. “But my friends and support system — who paid for the exam — told me it was just my fear. So my grandson was four (years of age) and came to live with me and altered my life.”

For Sloan, having fallen short twice of her ultimate goal — particularly when faced with the brutally tough task of conquering the dreaded bar — seemed too difficult to stomach at the time.

In fact, in keeping it 100, Sloan sensed that perhaps it wasn’t in God’s will for her to master the bar.

But God…


“I failed the bar twice,” Sloan said with a seemingly dejected, but straight face. “The first time, it did not bother me. The second time, I felt like God had forgotten His promise and that maybe I wasn’t in my right season.”


As Sloan subsequently discovered, we serve a God of not just seconds, but a God of more than enough.

“But later, the second time, God said before the results came out, ‘You really aced the bar, but I need you more focused on your calling and less concerned with your degree,’” Sloan said.

For Sloan, such a heaven-mandated command had altered the overall landscape of her life.

And rightfully so.


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“I cried, but I honored God’s instruction,” Sloan said. “The part that challenged my ego was when I returned to work and all my classmates passed except me. But God said, ‘Forget the pain and remember the promise.’”

Now nearing the one-year anniversary of having failed the bar exam for a second time, Sloan said her past hardships in trying to conquer such a test has only enhanced her faith in ways unimaginable.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“(Enduring difficulties with taking the bar exam) increased my trust in God and guided me into being more submissive,” Sloan said.

Not only that, given she had ultimately emerged victorious as an empowerment extraordinaire, in turn, fueled her fervent desire to thrive and flourish in other areas of her life.

For starters, Sloan earlier this year erected what is known as B-On-U Ministries, a kingdom-based organization that is centered largely on restoring, rebuild and rejuvenating lives, particularly through prophetic impartation and leadership.

And, earlier this month, Sloan was hired by the SVP TV Network.

Nearly a year removed from having failed the bar, new things are still on the horizon for Sloan, a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina.

She has announced the startup of a television show entitled, Making Center Stage, which is expected to air sometime in the spring or, “late in first quarter,” she said.

Making Center Stage, Sloan said, is a platform that will allow artists to make appearances on television.

“We will travel around doing showcases in various locations,” Sloan said of her forthcoming new show. “The target audiences are those who enjoy gospel and inspirational. The performances include quartet and Indie artists. We will have a special segment that’s geared to the children that sing inspirational music.”

A show that figures to have an influential impact amongst youths, Sloan’s Making Center Stage will be centered on bringing awareness to the music industry of artists, many of whom she said “are out here, but have not had recognition by labels or other medium mediums.”

Also, in the foreseeable future, Sloan said amongst her notable ambitions are to expand the brand for SVP TV.

“So anyone needing corporate TV or having a showcase, feel free to contact me at email: sybil@svptvnetwork.com,” said Sloan, who recently returned to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management.


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