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Oklahoma City author Shanell Monique displays agape love through her “Broken Silence” book

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)


Shanell Monique’s doesn’t shy away from the notion that her life is a story.

A memorable, tear-jerking, festive, life-enhancing story, all wrapped up in one.

So much so that this Oklahoma City-based businesswoman-turned-author deemed it essential to compose an empowering book that highlights, among other things, an assortment of her life’s awe-inspiring developments.

ALL IN GOD’S TIMING — Acknowledging, among other things, that she was “tired of being ashamed of things I had no control over,” Shanell Monique had eventually became the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Broken Silence,” a December 2017 released project that is dedicated to those who are ready to set their souls free.

“You know I always said I will write a book about my life, because my life is a story,” Shanell Monique told Making Headline News this week. “It wasn’t until I went through my divorce when God really put it on my heart to finish my story. I went through a depressing (state) and knew it was time to release everything.”

Displaying arguably no signs of spiritual rust amid her marital dissolution, Shanell Monique didn’t just release everything for the sake of releasing everything. Rather, she released everything, in large part because God essentially was changing her for Hid glory.

Acknowledging, among other things, that she was “tired of being ashamed of things I had no control over,” Shanell Monique had eventually became the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Broken Silence,” a December 2017 released project that is dedicated to those who are ready to set their souls free.


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“I wanted other women to know there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Shanell Monique, further explaining in great detail her purpose for assembling ‘Broken Silence.’ “My slogan is: When you turn pain into power, they hate that. I use my pain to motivate me.”

A book that is comprised of 67 pages in length, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” depicts the life of a young girl named  Daitrell whom, according to the writer, refuse to get hurt again and vows to take care of herself from here on out.

“My strength was merely superficial underneath a beautiful shell that appeared confident, well put together, and secure, but a different person ruled my life,” Shanell Monique acknowledges in a thorough breakdown at Amazon.com. “On the inside, I was broken. Could you be broken too? Are you hiding behind your looks and strength to mask feelings of insecurity, because of betrayals? Have you told yourself you will never trust anyone completely? Only you know deep inside if the answer to any of these question could be yes.”

WE ARE FAMILY — Displaying arguably no signs of spiritual rust amid her marital dissolution, Shanell Monique didn’t just release everything for the sake of releasing everything. Rather, she released everything, in large part because God essentially was changing her for Hid glory.

A book she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just nine months to write, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” also recalls how healthy relationships and emotions play an integral part in our overall health.

“Most of the time, emotional conditions of the heart are overlooked,” said Shanell Monique, pinpointing the divine message she’s sending to her audience through her book. “These are the conditions that hinder us from experiencing the most precious gift of all — love. Our hearts are so shielded from past hurts, we are incapable of letting love in or out. It is time to put down our shields and love each other the way God intended.”

Besides “Broken Silence,” Shanell Monique also authored the “Love & Confidence Journal, which was published in April 2018.

Much to her delight, she’s been the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback since the release of her latest project.

CHECK THIS OUT — A book that is comprised of 67 pages in length, Shanell Monique’s “Broken Silence” depicts the life of a young girl named  Daitrell whom, according to the writer, refuse to get hurt again and vows to take care of herself from here on out.

“I would say that I have gotten great feedback,” said Shanell Monique, a Kindergarten instructor for Oklahoma City Public Schools. I do have a great support. (I strive) to be a voice for those who are scared and ashamed to speak out…to encourage others so they know that suicide is not the answer.”

For what’s it worth, Shanell Monique emphasized, among other things, that what it all boils down to is one’s ability to turn lessons into blessings.

“The hardest thing is to forgive a person who’s not sorry,” said Shanell Monique, following up such wholesome wisdom with the familiar Biblical passages that are 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. “All goals require you to stay focused and ignore what everyone else is doing. You are a woman who shines despite how dark it is. In fact, that is when you shine even brighter.”


MORE ON SHANELL MONIQUE: https://shanellmoniqu3.com/

YOU GO GIRL!!! Much to her delight, Shanell Monique been the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback since the release of her latest project.

“It’s time to truly understand your worth. Despite your circumstances there is so much more for you. You may want to know why it’s not working out or what you can do to get it back on track, but to get there you must truly understand who you are in your situation and if the person you are now is the person you want to be and deserves the pain you once allowed. “It’s time to move forward, let go and heal,” Shanell Monique continued. “Once you truly understand that better is waiting for you, (you’ll) stop giving the past its pass to continue to enter and leave your life when it feels like it. You will immediately start to see life is better and feel hopeful again. It’s your time to expect God to introduce you to more.”

Shanell Monique would know.

That’s just what she did — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

For more information Oklahoma City Author Shanell Monique, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/shanell.monique.3. Also, send email to: brokensilence112017@gmail.com.


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Memphian Gregory Lofton pleading with Penny Hardaway to possess copyrights of his music

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As Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway prepares to begin a new era as the new University of Memphis men’s basketball coach this week when the Tigers host a sold out Memphis Madness in FedExForum, one longtime U of M faithful has something intriguing to pass along to the Bluff City hoops legend.

Longtime entertainer Gregory Lofton, a native Memphian, the CEO of Silky International Records and the mastermind behind the hit song, “Tiger Fever,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s determined to garner the attention of Hardaway, a former U of M star and four-time NBA All-Star.

“I want it to be known that a song by an unsigned artist and publisher is worth $250,000 per year to sample and with all monies due according to the copyright act under a master licensing agreement that covers The Penny Hardaway Show, Stadium use, performance and broadcast royalties, CD and DVD production, TV, Movies, Film, etc.,” Lofton told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS — Longtime entertainer Gregory Lofton, a native Memphian, the CEO of Silky International Records and the mastermind behind the hit song, “Tiger Fever,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s determined to garner the attention of Hardaway, a former U of M star and four-time NBA All-Star.

“The University of Memphis, the Rebounders Club, and Highland Hundred Club know about this project, but I will not give my hard work away for exposure and season tickets,” Lofton continued. “Writing exposure instead of a dollar amount on a check will buy me nothing for my hard work.”

Lofton, meanwhile, was extremely complementary of one Mid-South radio personality, who deemed it essential to applaud his immeasurable body of work as an entertainer.

“My strongest supporter at the time I was trying to promote Tiger Fever was John ‘The Rainman’ Rainey,’ said Lofton, alluding to the sports media personality for WHBQ 56AM’s The Southern Sports Report.  If you want to know how powerful a theme song like ‘Jingle Tiger Fever’ is, talk to him.”

According to Lofton, Rainey had gone as far as to play Tiger Fever during Memphis’ NCAA Final Four run in 2008, a sequence that ended with the Tigers losing to Kansas in overtime, 75-68, in the championship game.

ANSWERING THE CALL? As Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway prepares to begin a new era as the new University of Memphis men’s basketball coach this week when the Tigers host a sold out Memphis Madness in FedExForum, one longtime U of M faithful has something intriguing to pass along to the Bluff City hoops legend. (AP Photo)

“(Rainey) used Tiger Fever to open his show and played several snit bits of it within the first hour of the show,” Lofton said.

Now with the Hardaway coaching era looming, coupled with all of the hoopla surrounding Tiger hoops, Lofton remains hopeful that the former Memphis Treadwell High star will follow Rainey’s lead and tune in to his compelling musical project.

Hardaway, 47, was hired as head coach by his alma mater on March 19, having replaced Tubby Smith, who was fired after two seasons at Memphis.

Lofton was rather forthright in his proposition to Hardaway. 

“I’m willing to transfer the rights over to you, Penny, to own it outright,” Lofton said. “You and I are North Memphis products and I support you. I only met you once when I was with Kevin Morrow.  I will do for you what I would do for the university administrators. You will own everything outright.  The whole collection promotes Memphis and the Tigers. I put my hard earned money and intellectual properties into this project and I deserve financial gratification.”

Besides Rainey, Lofton said that U of M Band Director Albert Nuguen is familiar with his popular hit that is “Tiger Fever.”

All of which is why he has extended a plea to Hardaway to strongly consider listening to what could very well become an enjoyable and fun trend for U of M sports fans.

“I was asking the one-year sampling rate of $250,000 as a buyout price that I knew they were going to try and juggle with price lowering strategies,” Lofton said. “The administration will not deal with me, because of my deep knowledge of the music industry game and knowing my worth when it comes to licensing. They will deal with (Hardaway) if (he) owns the rights in full for (his) program.”

Along with his direct proposition to Hardaway to assume copyrights of his work, Lofton is pleading with the local media to look into his music.

“The Memphis media — even though they never did a story on me — know about my work,” Lofton said.

For more information about Memphis Businessman Gregory Lofton of Silky International Records or to inquire about his music, call 901.474.9209. Also, send email to: gregorylofton@ymail.com


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Atlanta-area prep basketball standout Markus Lofton is as good as advertised as he auditions for a scholarship

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a series of reports on Berkmar High School basketball standout Markus Lofton as Making Headline News will chronicle his progress through his upcoming senior campaign. 


Making Headline News earlier this week took some time to observe YouTube footage of Atlanta-area prep basketball standout Markus Lofton.

Yep, surely, the kid who’s widely known as “The Old Soul” and “The Silent Assassin” is as good as advertised, a trend a flurry of college scouts and recruiters will likely discover in this, Lofton’s forthcoming final full year of high hoops.

“Markus first started playing basketball when he was three years old,” said Marlon Lofton, Markus’ father. “He would not leave the house without a basketball jersey, wrist bands, and head band on.”

Ever since his parents first introduced him to basketball, Markus Lofton has been nothing short of brilliant, especially on the ever-so-competitive ATL hoops circuit.

A 6-foot swingman who helped propel Greg Phillips’ Berkmar High team to a third place region mark of 16-13 finish in 2017-18, Markus Lofton figures to raise his level of play in what undoubtedly will be a crucial campaign for him.

Crucial in the sense that he knows full well that he’s auditioning for a full ride scholarship, something he’s dreamt about since, well, he first picked up a basketball at tender age of three.

“They’ve been very encouraging and uplifting,” said Markus Lofton, explaining his parents’ immeasurable impact on rise as one of Berkmar’s marquee players. “They always persuade me to follow my dreams.”

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

And following diligently after his dreams is certainly what this basketball-crazed kid has done throughout the years.

Coming off of a stellar junior campaign in which he was afforded the golden opportunity to play significant roles both of the varsity and junior varsity squads, Markus Lofton held his own and, a majority of the time, he exceeded his own expectations.

WATCH MARKUS LOFTON IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BPzdPSgVf7Y&t=2s

For starters, he manufactured an impressive scoring average last year with 16 points per game along with four rebounds, while handing out five assists while being the only Berkmar player to see action both on JV and varsity. Add to the fact that he converted 91 percent of his free throws and shot an impressive 52 percent from three-point range, and it’s no wonder he’s already fallen under the radar of a handful of major Division 1 schools.

AUDITIONS UNDERWAY — According to Markus Lofton, Baylor, Stetson, Auburn, and Clemson are amongst the schools that have expressed interest in his services.

With others likely to follow, presuming his all-around game takes a significant upgrade this upcoming season.

According to Markus Lofton, Baylor, Stetson, Auburn, and Clemson are amongst the schools that have expressed interest in his services.

“It’s been a dream since I was younger,” Markus Lofton said of the possibility of playing major college basketball. “Basketball is all that I know and have studied, so it not being a dream wasn’t an option for me.”

As he prepares for his decisive prep season, Markus’ father, too, has stressed to his son the importance of not settling for the success he enjoyed last year. Rather, he deems it essential to often remind him on the importance of increasing his productivity and leadership qualities. 

MORE OF MARKUS LOFTON IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=MuYCATpagZ0&t=6s 

“To whom much is given, much is required,” said Marlon Lofton, when asked what pertinent advice he often passes along his son, whose impressive basketball resume includes playing for the Georgia Tornadoes, G- Team USA and ATL Playmakers AAU squads. “I also tell him what his great grandmother told me: ‘Let the work you do, speak for you.’ I think this is why he is always in the gym. He doesn’t miss a day in the gym with his coaches or working on his game and training.”

HOOP DREAMS — For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

For what’s it worth, the Loftons are confident that given their son’s immeasurable track record on the court to date, the time and work he’s invested will surely pay off with arguably his long-awaited grand prize — a full ride scholarship, coupled with a college basketball uniform.

And everything else that comes with it.

“He is smart, witty, and wants to study Sports Management, Education, and Health outside of basketball,” said Marlon Lofton, adding that his son boasts what he deems a high IQ and exceptional wisdom. “With sports growing the way that it does, the door for him is wide open with major opportunities.

“My wife of 31 years and I believed that he loved the sport so much, he would sit and study the game, watching his older brother (Markele) who is a good player and has graduated from Georgia State University.”

DAD KNOWS BEST — “To whom much is given, much is required,” said Marlon Lofton, when asked what pertinent advice he often passes along his son, whose impressive basketball resume includes playing for the Georgia Tornadoes, G- Team USA and ATL Playmakers AAU squads. “I also tell him what his great grandmother told me: ‘Let the work you do, speak for you.’ I think this is why he is always in the gym. He doesn’t miss a day in the gym with his coaches or working on his game and training.”

If Markus Lofton’s has his way and continues to show he’s as good as advertised, the Lofton household will soon find itself going to more college basketball games in the near future.

So stay tuned.

As evidenced by all of that impressive YouTube footage of the kid who’s widely known as “The Old Soul” and “The Silent Assassin”. 


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Accomplished Chicago Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves’ private practice becoming a fixture for professional athletes

Natalie Graves owns a Chicago-based mental health therapy practice, one that much to her delight, is steadily attracting a national presence.  

SAVORING THE FRUITS OF LABOR — Chicago-based Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves, 47, the founder and chief executive officer of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, has worked tirelessly to help construct her practice to what it has become to this very day: one that undoubtedly turning heads, particularly throughout the world of professional sports.

For that very reason, her practice is starting to attract exposure through the mainstream media, a trend to which Graves essentially is trying to become accustomed.

“Sounds good,” Graves told Making Headline News during a weekend interview when word spread of her latest coverage through the media. “I’m nervous.”

While Graves admittedly was gripped with a few jitters, the mere fact that she is garnering the exposure she deserves is surely warranted.

Amongst the reasons is that Graves, 47, the founder and chief executive officer of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, has worked tirelessly to help construct her practice to what it has become to this very day — one that is undoubtedly turning heads, particularly throughout the world of professional sports.  

A Chicago-based private practice that Graves established in 2012 and is located at 155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 633Graves boasts a wealth of experience in the social work industry, considering her expertise spans close to two decades.

Not only that, Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling is widely regarded as a credible venture, in large part because Graves specializes in working with athletes, most notably those who are hampered by an assortment of challenges on and off the field.

MORE ON NATALIE GRAVES ATHLETIC COUNSELING: www.nataliegraves.com 

“The service I provide to athletes is unique in that not only do I focus on improving performance, my perspective also considers factors like family structure, social economic-status, ethnic and cultural diversity,” Graves explained. “I gain a complete profile of the person I am working with.  As a clinical social worker, I view athletes in a holistically way. It is important to understand all aspects of the individual. This is even more important with athletes.”

Interestingly, Graves witnessed her immeasurable body of work soar to immense heights when, just last month, she was on hand in New York, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to consult with the NBA 2K League representatives on a variety of topics centered on the health and the overall wellness of their players.

THE NBA…WHERE AMAZING HAPPENS — Interestingly, Graves witnessed her immeasurable body of work soar to immense heights when just last month, she was on hand in New York, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to consult with the NBA 2K League representatives on a variety of topics centered on the health and the overall wellness of their players.

Talk about basking in the glory of her element on one of professional sports largest stages.

CHECK OUT GRAVES’ 1 IN 4 PROJECT: www.1in4project.org; Twitter: @1n4project

“I want to be viewed as a sports psychotherapist, a sports social worker, or therapist who specializes in working with athletes,” said Graves, adding that amongst her primary objectives is to give athletes with what she labels the winning edge or, as she specifically puts it, changing the face of sport psychology. “That’s my thing…being a girl in boy’s world of sports and helping athletes win.”

DESTINED FOR GREATNESS — A Chicago-based private practice that Graves established in 2012 and is located at 155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 633, Graves boasts a wealth of experience in the social work industry, considering her expertise spans close to two decades.

Credit her profound passion for sports and, most importantly, her commitment to helping people from various walks of life as the key factors that have greatly inspired Graves to connect with her God-given purpose.

“I have always loved helping people and I grew up watching sports,” Graves said. “You could call me a sports fanatic. What is special about my practice is that I get to combine my two loves. Assisting athletes to overcome obstacles that have impacted their game gives me such a high.

“Oftentimes, when athletes first come to see me, they have never worked with a therapist before,” Graves continued. “The best feeling in the world is when someone says to me, ‘I feel better,’ or their coaches see a change in their performance. That never gets old. It’s so inspiring.”

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having earned a Bachelor’s degree from the historic Chicago State University, Graves received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

To her credit, Graves has certainly put in the work to be able to function mightily in her element for such a time as now.

Having earned a Bachelor’s degree from the historic Chicago State University, Graves received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Consequently, she was a visiting student at the University of Maryland, where she studied abroad in the United Kingdom, where she became knowledgeable in the Sports, Commerce, not to mention the Culture in the Global Marketplace Program.

Interestingly, Graves completed an Addictions Studies Program at City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy-King College.

“I have been very fortunate that I have been able to travel through speaking engagements all over the United States and as far as to England and France,” said Graves, adding that her parents and husband headline her solid supporting cast. “My mentor, Greg Harden of the University of Michigan, has been very impactful in my professional life. He was the first social worker that I found that was working directly with athletes. Seeing what he did reinforced that I could make a career in sports.”

A TRUE SPORT — Credit her profound passion for sports and, most importantly, helping people from various walks of life as the key factors that have greatly inspired Graves to connect with her God-given purpose.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Graves is not only savoring the fruits of her labor as an accomplished sports psychotherapist, but she’d be the first to admit that she’s literally having fun with it.

Which, fortunately for her, was all a part of God’s plan all along.

“My story started when I was a young girl, growing up in Chicago,” Graves recalled. “I remember rushing home from church to watch the (Chicago) Bears and Bulls games. That was our thing as a family. We watched Chicago sports together. My dad taught me the rules of the game and I loved it. As I got older, I started not just following football and basketball, I developed an interest in all sports.”

A trend that has ultimately given way to her basking in the glory of her element on one of professional sports largest stages.

Ask the NBA 2K League crew.

 

For more information about Chicago-based Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, call 773.294.3903. Also, connect with her via:

Website: www.nataliegraves.com

Email: socialworkandsports@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook/Nataliethesocialworker

Blog: nataliethesocialworker.blogspot.com

Twitter: @natalie_graves1 

 

 

 

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Birmingham, Alabama-area businesswoman Tomeka Walker establishes credible nonprofit organization in her son’s memory

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS MOTHER’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

Tomeka Walker can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A woman with a big heart undoubtedly should top the list.

IN HONOR OF HER HERO — A native of Bessemer, Alabama, Tomeka Walker is the proud founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-area non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

Amongst the reasons is that for someone who had to face the brutally tear-jerking task of burying her child, Walker had devised ways to strategically exercise her faith in ways unimaginable.

For her valiant efforts, she’s witnessing God bless her in ways unimaginable.

A native of Bessemer, Alabama, Walker, 38, is the proud founder and chief executive officer of Khairi And Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us, her Birmingham-area non-profit organization that is named in honor of her late son, Khairi, who died as a premature infant shortly after she gave birth in May 2014.

An institution that Walker established in October 2014, amongst her nonprofit organization’s key objectives is working diligently with funeral homes and cemeteries to make this time less stressful for families, particularly those who had to bury babies. 

MORE ON STAND BY US: http://klamemorial.org/

Interestingly, during the process of making arrangements for Khairi’s burial, Walker was fielded a quote of a whopping $5,000 to bury him and, according to a spokesperson for Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us in a detailed description at http://klamemorial.org, that was the turning point for her.

Interestingly, during the process of making arrangements for Khairi’s burial, Walker was fielded a quote of a whopping $5,000 to bury him and, according to a spokesperson for Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial & Stand By Us in a detailed description at http://klamemorial.org, that was the turning point for her.

“She thought, ‘He is a baby and not even a full-term baby. Why so much?” a spokesperson for Walker’s nonprofit said.

JOIN THE FIGHT — By and large, Walker strongly believes there are other organization that likewise can rise to occasion and assist grieving families in need.

Not only that, it was in large part to such a large quote, coupled with Walker’s seemingly boundless grief amid the sudden death of her son, that she has become inspired to establish an organization that would give mothers options on how to bury her babies.

“I like being able to relieve a financial burden for a mother and her family,” Walker said. “Many don’t understand that when a mother cremates her baby how the financial issues affect her or how the decision of doing something you didn’t want to do affects her. To some women, this cause more depression and make the grieving process worse and longer.”

That, in a nutshell, is amongst the primary reasons Walker’s Khairi and Little Angels’ Memorial has become committed to servicing low income teenage girls to child-bearing women, she acknowledged.

“Stand By Us grief support group caters to the family as a whole,” Walker said. “My personal mission is to help low-income women ease their pain, because women wear so many hats that suffering in silence shouldn’t be a hat a woman wears.”

By and large, Walker strongly believes there are other organizations that likewise can rise to occasion and assist grieving families in need.

An institution that Walker established in October 2014, amongst her non-profit organization’s key objectives is working diligently with funeral homes and cemeteries to make this time less stressful for families, particularly those who had to bury babies.

“There are just too many businesses and corporations that can tribute and help provide assistance for women when they lose a child,” Walker said. “It is not easy, especially when you have to put a smile on your face to return to the workplace or just to be around family and friends. Having healthy employees should be a concern for any and all employers.”

To her credit, Walker certainly possesses the skills and knowledge to function in her element for such a time as now.

A graduate of Jess Lanier High School, Walker advanced her education when she enrolled at nearby Lawson State Community College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree (A.AS) in Computer Information Systems.

In addition, she enrolled at Miles College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer And Information Sciences before obtaining a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Also, Walker holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and is currently pursuing a M.S. Degree in Biblical Counseling.

As for who were amongst those who inspired her to establish her nonprofit, it her beloved Khairi tops the list.

“My baby boy, Khairi, and myself,” Walker said. “I saw what I went through and I have good insurance and a steady income, but to think about the ones who are less fortunate than me and not be able to lay their infants to rest properly really hurt me. Therefore, I had to do something.”

Fortunately for Walker and countless families, her organization isn’t just one that’s needed. Most importantly, it is one that’s making a huge difference.

“We all hurt from so many other things in our lives. I just thought why allow a financial burden hunt a woman for the rest of her life and it does,” said Walker, whose collaboration book entitled, “We Heard Your Cry,” is currently in the works and will be released this fall. “I have talked with several women that have cremated their babies, because they didn’t have the funds to bury their baby and it devastates and break them down mentally over a period of time, because it is replayed over and over in their minds. The unexpected passing of the baby is enough.

“I think it is imperative that I inspire others daily, because innocent infants are dying and families are left torn,” Walker continued. “Mothers are devastated and grieve for a lifetime. Medical professionals move on with their lives and some become numb to it, because it is a part of their daily routine in their profession. Therefore, it doesn’t bother them, because it becomes a norm to them. Well, the numbness the mother feel becomes a norm also, because this is the way she has to live her life now but this is a lonely norm. The two norms are so different that it brings me to tears to think that someone could get used to someone dying. There are just things I want people to think about…like what if it was you trying to bury your infant child but, because of your financial situation, you are not able to provide your infant with a proper burial. Meanwhile, you have to make a decision you don’t want to…a decision you know that you can never go back and undo or change…a decision to cremate your innocent child is devastating, traumatizing and in some cases for some women it destroys their lives forever.”

Without question, Tomeka Walker can be appropriately described as a number of superlatives.

A woman with a big heart undoubtedly should top the list.

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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Buffalo, New York Businesswoman Rachel McCarley advancing the kingdom mightily through her nonprofit organization

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (Philippians 2:3)

 

Rachel McCarley is one resourceful individual.

A woman of many hats to be more technical.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — Besides her notable contributions through the education sector, Rachel McCarley is an accomplished businesswoman as Founder of Rachel’s Experience Inc., a Buffalo, New York-based nonprofit organization that geared largely toward designing, facilitating, and implementing experiences to help women, men, families and communities prevent diseases, promote cognitive health, thus produce spiritual fruit.

Aside from being the beloved, big-hearted First Lady of Buffalo, New York’s Tabernacle Of Praise Church, McCarley is widely known as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for New York State (Psychotherapist), a professional musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist, as well as an accomplished educator and empowerment speaker.

“I consider myself a lifelong student. I love education and gravitate towards opportunities to learning,” McCarley told Making Headline News this week. 

Besides her notable contributions through the education sector, McCarley is an accomplished businesswoman as Founder of Rachel’s Experience Inc. (or RE Inc.), a Buffalo-based nonprofit organization that is geared largely toward designing, facilitating, and implementing experiences to help women, men, families and communities prevent diseases, promote cognitive health, thus produce spiritual fruit.

MORE ON RACHEL’S EXPERIENCE, INC.: www.facebook.com/rachelsexperience

According to McCarley, whose community-based contributions span more than 16 years, such experiences are empirically based which, in essence, support mostly Western New Yorkers, enabling them to find their place of wellness and reach their personal goals.

Simply put, RE Inc. is a faith-based institution that, according to McCarley, strives to build support on the foundation of the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and, self-control, as Paul specifically suggests in the fifth chapter of Galatians.

According to McCarley, whose community-based contributions span more than 16 years, such experiences are empirically based which, in essence, support mostly Western New Yorkers, enabling them to find their place of wellness and reach their personal goals.

“There has always been a strong urge and passion to serve others,” McCarley explained. “Everywhere my family went and everything we did had centered on serving others (community service of all populations, church events and services, singing for outreach, and religious events). I developed a sense of compassion at an early age and found joy in doing so.”

To her credit, McCarley has since gone to great lengths to help establish her credit nonprofit into the progressive, thriving beacon of light for which it is widely known.

Aside from being the beloved, big-hearted First Lady of Buffalo, New York’s Tabernacle Of Praise Church, McCarley is widely known as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for New York State (Psychotherapist), a professional musician, singer, songwriter, and recording artist, as well as an accomplished educator and empowerment speaker.

Amongst the reasons is that RE Inc. believes in designing experiences that are thrilling, transformational, and unforgettable, McCarley emphasized.

“It is our hope that the experiences will cause such a change that life practices are positively enhanced because of them,” McCarley said while disclosing a variety of past experiences her organization has had the luxury of exemplifying.

Such notable experiences are, but aren’t limited to:

  • A Man’s View of A Women Experience
  • Sleep Overs
  • Canoe River Experience
  • Camping
  • Supermarket Tours
  • Mindful Meditation
  • Art Projects
  • Paint Nights
  • Adventurous Fitness
  • Water aerobics and,

IN GOOD COMPANY — To her credit, McCarley has since gone to great lengths to help establish her credit nonprofit into the progressive, thriving beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“So many other activities,” McCarley said.

Interestingly, RE Inc. is a little more than 15 years since its inception and, because of McCarley’s valiant presence to the Buffalo community, her organization is one that continues to evolve, thus attract new and innovative ways to support the social, spiritual, health and emotional support of all people.

Credit her solid support system for greatly helping to steer her in the right direction and, most importantly, maximize her potential, courtesy of her array of endeavors.

For what it’s worth, the unyielding love demonstrated by her mother is amongst the key attributes that has greatly enabled McCarley to fortify the kind of love God commands us to.

“I was raised by a loving single mother,” McCarley said. “My mother passionately exposed me and my siblings to a balanced life. Her loving showed her children how to serve others with gentleness, compassion, and joy.”

For what it’s worth, the unyielding love demonstrated by her mother is amongst the key attributes that has greatly enabled McCarley to fortify the kind of love God commands us to.

“We were very young, serving at food pantries, singing at community and religious events, helping the poor, seniors, and community,” McCarley said. “I am so grateful to my mother, who demonstrated a dedicated life to Christ and managing her spiritual relational life while keeping her body healthy and beautiful. She lives a balanced life. Her life was a supreme example of living life.”

GOD’S DOING — Interestingly, RE Inc. is a little more than 15 years since its inception and, because of McCarley’s valiant presence in the community, her organization is one that continues to evolve, thus attract new and innovative ways to support the social, spiritual, health and emotional support of all people.

Today, unlike never before, McCarley’s kingdom-based nonprofit, too, is a supreme example of living life — a trend by which her mother surely finds intriguing and commendable.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit — through factional motives, or strife — but with an attitude of humility, being neither arrogant nor self-righteous, regard others as more important than yourselves,” said McCarley, reciting the familiar passage that is Philippians 2:3. “I believe it is my duty to esteem, inspire and empower others, not because I am professionally trained, but because it is in my DNA. My DNA is love. The Fruit Of The Spirit is Love and RE Inc. Loves You.”

Well said by this beloved and resourceful individual.

A woman of many hats to be more technical.

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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VOTE NOW: Making Headline News Founder/Publisher Andre T. Johnson named nominee for a notable award

VOTE HERE, Y’ALL…VOTE HERE: https://www.ratedboujieawards.com/

 

DALLAS — Surely, such remarkable news caught me by surprise.

CHASING GREATNESS THROUGH JOURNALISM — A native of Memphis, longtime journalist Andre T. Johnson is a former sports reporter for Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper and Senior Writer for the now-defunct Memphis Sport Magazine. He worked as full-time staffer for The Commercial Appeal from 2000-2002, during which he was the beat reporter for the Memphis Houn’dawgs of now-defunct American Basketball Assocation and the Memphis Xplorers of the arenafootball2 league. (Photo by Tiffany L. Mackey/Divine Images)

Just after 4 p.m. CST on Monday, I was informed by Houston-based entrepreneur Tiffeny Young that I’ve been nominated for a rather admirable award for my journalistic contributions and media coverage to business owners throughout the state of Texas.

Yours truly has been named a nominee for “Publicist Of The Year” in the Second Annual Boujie Awards that will take place May 27 in Houston, Texas.

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Surely, such remarkable news caught me by surprise (Oh, I’ve said that already).

While I am humbled by this remarkable honor, I am asking those who believe that I am worthy of this notable award to vote for me, the proud Founder/Publisher & Editor In Chief of Making Headline News. As always, thank you in advance for your support and, most importantly, I’m asking for your continued prayers.

Johnson interviews Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant in November 2017 in Dallas. Johnson is presently in his eighth season covering the NBA. Prior to covering the Dallas Mavericks, he covered the Memphis Grizzlies from 2010-2014.

Surely, such news caught me by surprise.

Hey, you get the point.

Anyway, here are the details for nominating me:

Click on this link: https://www.ratedboujieawards.com/. Then click on NOMINATE and scroll down to the white section that reads, Who Will You Nominate? Then follow the next five simple steps before clicking “Submit.” NOTE: Be sure to choose “Publicist of The Year.” 

 

ABOUT LONGTIME JOURNALIST ANDRE T. JOHNSON

Andre Johnson is a longtime journalist and a 2000 graduate of the University of the Memphis with Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. A native of Memphis, Johnson is a former sports reporter for Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper and Senior Writer for the now-defunct Memphis Sport Magazine. He worked as full-time staffer for The Commercial Appeal from 2000-2002, during which he was the beat reporter for the Memphis Houn’dawgs of now-defunct American Basketball Assocation and the Memphis Xplorers of the arenafootball2 league. He has interviewed numerous sports personalities, most notably Archie Manning, LeBron James, George “Iceman” Gervin, Issac Bruce, Laila Ali, Vince Carter, Paul Westphal, Phil Jackson, Ken Hamlin, Cortez Kennedy, Michael Oher, Kobe Bryant, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Marc Gasol, Dwight Howard, James Harden, Patrick Willis, Stanley Morgan, Dirk Nowitzki, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, John Force, Lamar Odom, Alexandra Stevenson, Derek Fisher, Penny Hardaway, Phillip Rivers, Colin Kaepernick, Jim Harbaugh, Tyreke Evans, Kirk Ferentz, and O. J. Mayo, among others. To reach Johnson, send email to: andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

 

New York-based author Dr. Delphine Powell’s long-awaited vision comes full circle courtesy of her new book

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (Habakkuk 2:2)

 

There’s no other way to put it.

Dr. Delphine Powell is a woman with a vision.

A massive vision. 

A heaven-mandated vision. 

A vision that, quite frankly, she’s been harboring for a majority of her life.

DESTINY STEPS — An accomplished New York-based writer and minister, Dr. Delphine Powell is the mastermind behind the book entitled, My House Your House: A Prayerful Memoir: The Voice Of An Unofficial Orphan.

Today, unlike never before, she can boldly profess that as it pertains to the vision that God has appropriately arranged for her, thus strategically assigned to her, she undoubtedly has grabbed a firm hold of it.

Consider, for instance, how during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, Dr. Powell found her herself explaining in great detail the life-enhancing vision her Creator had instilled in her at such an early age.

Years ago, it all started with her having reached for a small pad and pen.

When I was younger, I would journal and write of current events taking place in my life and insights that God would show me,” Dr. Powell recalled. “During those times of journaling as a child, God showed me that one day I would be sharing my story with the world.”

And so it came to pass that some four months ago, Dr. Powell’s long-awaited vision had ultimately come full circle with God, her Helper, steering the way.

An accomplished New York-based writer and minister, Dr. Powell is the mastermind behind the book entitled, My House Your House: A Prayerful Memoir: The Voice Of An Unofficial Orphan.

PURCHASE DR. POWELL’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0773J8S3D

An awe-inspiring written document that officially made its much-anticipated presence on the market in November 2017, Dr. Powell’s House Your House: A Prayerful Memoir: The Voice Of An Unofficial Orphan depicts the emotional story of an unofficial orphan who’s trapped in the foster care system for nearly 10 years, a sequence that had transpired after having been separated from her family.

In a nutshell, this 107-page book details, among other things, Dr. Powell’s experiences of having been placed into a series of foster homes until she had reached the adult stage of her life.

So who better to be strategically handpicked by God to share before the world an assortment of life-changing testimonies as a way to lift of Christ and, most importantly, help lure others to Him, especially those who can greatly attest to this encounter?

An awe-inspiring written document that officially made its much-anticipated presence on the market in November 2017, Dr. Powell’s House Your House: A Prayerful Memoir: The Voice Of An Unofficial Orphan depicts the emotional story of an unofficial orphan who’s trapped in the foster care system for nearly 10 years, a sequence that had transpired after having been separated from her family.

“I produced this book to become an inspirational voice to anyone facing difficulties in life,” Dr. Powell said of a book she began composing in June 2016 and needed a little more than a year to compete. “My House Your House was written with an eye toward solutions, personal empowerment, and encouragement.”

Not only that, Dr. Powell’s doesn’t shy away from the notion that her very first book was designed impact people from all walks of life.

“It was written to help all children and former foster children, and anyone needing to combat feelings of despair, trauma and abandonment,” Dr. Powell said without hesitation.

Not to be outdone, other projects are presently in the works for Dr. Powell, a notable conference speaker and seminar hostess who serves as President of Live Impact Prayer International Ministry and holds an honary doctorate degree in Ministry.

As for how her book is synonymous to the purpose for which God created her, Dr. Powell was quick to reference one pivotal spiritual exercise, for starters.

“First, Prayer,” she said without hesitation yet again. “Prayer has been my foundation in life, a foundation established early by my parents’ example. By training me as a child to pray, they purposely set my life in motion to fulfill my destiny.”

PURCHASE DR. POWELL’S BOOK HERE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-house-your-house-dr-delphine-powell/1127484043?ean=9780692964484

PRAYER STILL WORKS — As for how her book is synonymous to the purpose for which God created her, Dr. Powell was quick to reference one pivotal spiritual exercise, for starters. “First, Prayer,” she said without hesitation yet again. “Prayer has been my foundation in life, a foundation established early by my parents’ example. By training me as a child to pray, they purposely set my life in motion to fulfill my destiny.”

Hold the applause, if you will. There’s more to this notable concept.

“Secondly,” Dr. Powell explains, “my story showcases how anyone can triumph through uncertainty with God on their side, knowing that He can take any situation and turn it around for our good according to His purpose and Will for our lives.”

As for the feedback she’s garnered since the release of her new book, well, peep this, these encouraging reviews Dr. Powell released to Making Headline News.

According to Dr. Powell, some of her readers chimed in and said:

  • It left me wanting more… Thanks for sharing your story. Girl no one could ever have [known] but God is good! You are really a testament to that.
  • I admire your resilience. It is truly a testimony of God’s fidelity and protection, Wow!
  • How brave and informative for you to share your life experience with the world and us.
  • I absolutely Loved this book! It’s amazing how life takes us on so may different journey’s but this young lady let her walk with Christ, even from childhood, turn every trail into a success story!!! Love it!!!
  • Your story touches my inner soul that compels me to thrust forward increasing my prayer life and,
  • I enjoyed reading My House Your House. Dr. Powell captures the voice of her younger self, giving us an authentic story about a child who although abandon finds her way. She then adds a devotional layer to the book that requires her pain and her joy to become universal. Amazingly, by the end of the book, Dr. Powell offers a solution to fixing a broken system.

As for Dr. Powell’s forthcoming public appearances, during which she will promote her new book, she is scheduled to appear at Barnes and Noble in Poughkeepsie, New York on April 29 at 10 a.m EST.

Not to be outdone, other projects are presently in the works for Dr. Powell, a notable conference speaker and seminar hostess who serves as President of Live Impact Prayer International Ministry and holds an honary doctorate degree in Ministry.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity to share my story and to share the word and the love of God while doing so,” Dr. Powell said.

Quite frankly, there’s no other way to put it.

 

MORE ON DR. DELPHINE POWELL:

Dr. Delphine Powell has been a leader in both the corporate and religious arena.  At her core, she has a deep passion for intercessory prayer and the power of God’s Love and Wisdom to transform lives for the better. While working at a fortune 500 company in the field of technical engineering, she has experiences in coordinating major projects, working with diverse teams, and leading diversity of groups of people. Throughout her professional and religious life, Dr. Powell has endeavored to bring people together, advocate for all, the young and Body of Christ. She works tirelessly to the serve the Lord in the building of His Kingdom. (Source: Dr. Delphine Powell Spokesperson)

 

For more information on Dr. Delphine Powell or to purchase her book or schedule her for a speaking engagement, she can be reached via:

Website name: www.myhouse-yourhouse.com

Email: author@myhouse-yourhouse.com

Phone: 1-800-774-9409

Social Media: https://facebook.com/iamdelphinepowell/

 

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

Milwaukee businesswoman Charcora Palmer attracting a national presence as an accomplished Credit Repair Specialist

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)

 

If the above faith-based passage was a definition in a dictionary, it’s safe to assume that you could install Charcora Palmer’s face right alongside it.

Consider, for instance, the slew of challenges and hurdles about which Palmer had to clear years before she delved off into entrepreneurship.

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Palmer, a 35-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin businesswoman, spoke at length about how even after having earned her Master’s of Business Administration degree in 2016, she was saddled and hampered by employment for somewhere in the neighborhood of about a year-and-a-half.

Suddenly, enough was enough, as Palmer had eventually come to grips with the notion that it was time to put her immeasurable gifts on display through, courtesy of her commendable educational credentials.

“After being unemployed for (for an extended period of time) with a Master’s degree, I decided it was time for me to step out of faith,” Palmer said. “I did and haven’t looked back.”

Not only did Palmer steadfastly exercise her faith in ways unimaginable but, to her credit, she has adopted a newfound lease on life, particularly as a proud product of Financial Education Services as an accomplished Credit Repair Specialist.

MORE ON MILWAUKEE’S CHARCORA PALMER: www.gorestoremycredit.com

WOMAN OF PURE EXCELLENCE — Not only has Milwaukee, Wisconsin businesswoman Charcora Palmer steadfastly exercised her faith in ways unimaginable but, to her credit, she has adopted a newfound lease on life, particularly as a proud product of Financial Education Services as an accomplished Credit Repair Specialist.

An internationally-acclaimed venture that has become a fixture for providing credit education services, Palmer’s notable affiliation through Financial Education Services is centered largely on assisting consumers in challenging credit bureaus to remove inaccurate, obsolete, and erroneous items from credit reports, as well as aiding them to restore a favorable a credit score while maximizing their financial opportunities.

“I began in this business at a time when I needed the services and needed the income,” said Palmer, explaining how her competitive drive in life has propelled her to engage in such a rewarding business venture. I was presented with the opportunity two years prior to (starting my own business opportunity), but decided it wasn’t a good time.”

HEAVEN SENT — By and large, Palmer said she’d be remiss if she did not give credit to Steve Barfield, her successful business partner, whom she said has been a “great inspiration” in helping  to steer her on the right path as young business owner.

Approximately two years removed from having become active in this ever-so-competitive credit repair industry, amongst the things about Palmer can dauntlessly profess is that she’s certainly found her niche in her selected field.

Talk about basking in the glory of the moment — this after taking a much-needed and massive leap of faith.

“What I love most about this business is that I can help people across the country break the chains of credit and financial slavery,” Palmer said. “To be a catalyst to help people restore their lives has become a ministry and not just business for me.”

An internationally-acclaimed venture that has become a fixture for providing credit education services, Palmer’s notable affiliation through Financial Education Services is centered largely on assisting consumers in challenging credit bureaus to remove inaccurate, obsolete, and erroneous items from credit reports, as well as aiding them to restore a favorable a credit score while maximizing their financial opportunities.

Interestingly, amongst the key factors in having partnered with Financial Education Services is that Palmer is a fixture for a company that has become committed to offering regular Financial Literacy classes in schools across the nation, a trend that has allowed it to reward up to $250,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college freshman within this past year, she said.

A business that caters to people of all ages and backgrounds, Palmer acknowledged that she’s witnessed firsthand a recent spike in millennials having taking this economic-related business “by the horns across this country,” particularly as a way to acquire financial security in what is widely regarded as an unstable world of employment, she said.

BASKING IN HER ELEMENT — Approximately two years removed from having become active in this ever-so-competitive credit repair industry, amongst the things about Palmer can dauntlessly profess is that she’s certainly found her niche in her selected field. Talk about basking in the glory of the moment — this after taking a much-needed and massive leap of faith.

“This business has allotted people across the nation to create a stream of residual income for themselves and their families, while at the same time being a product of the services,” said Palmer, adding that her rising business venture serves consumers in all 50 states, including the U. S. Virgin Islands and Hawaii.

By and large, Palmer said she’d be remiss if she did not give credit to Steve Barfield, her successful business partner, whom she said has been a “great inspiration” in helping  to steer her on the right path as young business owner.

HOW YA LIKE ME NOW? For what it’s worth, reaching back and helping others to maximize their potential and make their dreams a reality practically sums why Palmer’s story has blossomed into such a feel-good, awe-inspiring testimony for the ages.

“Also, my children….I knew I had to do better for them,” Palmer said. “They are my daily motivation. Last but not least, God.  I always knew that I operated in the ministry of restoration, but didn’t necessarily know how.  Through credit and financial restoration, I am able to minister to the needs of God’s people and help push them to the next level and, in turn, they bring more along with them.  That’s how we change a nation.”

For what it’s worth, reaching back and helping others to maximize their potential and make their dreams a reality practically sums why Palmer’s story has blossomed into such a feel-good, awe-inspiring testimony for the ages.

“You never know what the next person is facing,” Palmer said. “It’s imperative that I uplift and encourage them, because many did it for me.”

Now we know why if the above faith-based passage was a definition in a dictionary, it’s safe to assume that you could install her face right alongside it.

 

For more information Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Businesswoman Charcora Palmer, call her at 414.768.3632. Also, she can be reached via email at: Charcora@gorestoremycredit.com, and on social media under Instragram @gorestoremycredit, and on her Facebook Business Page under gorestoremycredit.

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Accomplished Mid-South businessman Oginga Carr: ‘It is my destiny to help 10,000 people achieve their dreams’

Earlier this week, Oginga Carr was asked why it is imperative that he esteem and inspire others daily.

To his credit, Carr fielded the question as if he expected it.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — Much to his delight, Oginga Carr has evolved as an efficient and resourceful businessman, most notably through Epiphany Consulting LLC, a Mid-South-area company that is widely regarded as an organizational structure venture that customarily helps with coaching and consulting for businesses and individuals so that they could appropriately find compliance and clarity.

“Without inspiration, there is no life,” Carr said during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “We need to be not only inspired, but edified.  When we edify one another we grow.  I really don’t care about your what or your why. I care about your how.  We help people find their how.”

Indeed he does.

Carr, in fact, has evolved mightily as an efficient and resourceful businessman, most notably through Epiphany Consulting LLC, a Mid-South-area company that is widely regarded as an organizational structure venture that customarily helps with coaching and consulting for businesses and individuals so that they could appropriately find compliance and clarity.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas who has been dubbed “One of America’s Top Trainers,” according to various media pundits in a detailed description of Carr’s venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com/, Carr doesn’t shy away from the notion that Epiphany Consulting is unique, in large part because human resources is something we all need.

“Our unique proposition is that we offer you help at developing structure in your organization and your life,” said Carr, whose immense entrepreneurship track record spans a little more than a decade. “Many times business owners are great at a skill, but aren’t very good at the business.”

NATIONAL PRESENCE — A native of Little Rock, Arkansas who has been dubbed “One of America’s Top Trainers,” according to various media pundits in a detailed description of Carr’s venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com/, Carr doesn’t shy away from the notion that Epiphany Consulting is unique, in large part because human resources is something we all need.

For what it’s worth, this is where Carr’s progressively effective business comes into play.

A proud of alum of Little Rock Parkview High School — where the former multi-sport athlete lettered in football, basketball, and baseball — Carr also is an accomplished author, a national seminar leader, as well as an organizational structure expert and consultant.

Interestingly, this Henderson State University graduate is armed with roughly 17 years of experience in sales, management, and Human Resources.

“His passion is in the dynamic of change…dealing with it, working through it, and preparing for it,” said a spokesperson in a detailed description of Carr and his venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com.

Not only that, Carr’s professional resume is solid and diverse, considering he has worked in the telecommunications, flooring, and print industries. For those reasons, he has been appropriately labeled a “serial entrepreneur,” of sorts.

Carr’s primary focuses are geared largely on productivity through structure and human capital development, and he has trained tens of thousands of HR professionals in approximately 49 U. S. states.

Which, much to his delight, is mostly befitting, considering Carr has even had a hand in functioning as a magazine publisher, radio and television show host, not to mention having assumed the role as executive director of a non-profit foundation, among other capacities.

Moreover, Carr’s primary focuses are geared largely on productivity through structure and human capital development, and he has trained tens of thousands of HR professionals in approximately 49 U. S. states.

CHECK OUT OGINGA CARR’S FORTHCOMING EVENTS HERE: www.idialive.com 

“My mission is to develop more clarity, content, and consistency in our lives,” Carr said. “If we are clear about our goals, then content of those goals are achievable and we can be consistent in our actions. We can be successful in our lives.”

REMARKABLE TRACK RECORD — Carr’s professional resume is especially diverse, considering he has worked in the telecommunications, flooring, and print industries. For those reasons, he has been appropriately labeled a “serial entrepreneur,” of sorts.

Carr credits the bulk of his success as a thriving businessman to his father, whom he said was undoubtedly one of the biggest inspirations in his life.

Though Carr’s father passed away in 2007, he acknowledged that “he lives with me every day in my actions. He believed that we are a family related by affinity, if not through consanguinity.”

“That means that people who are striving to achieve goals in life are related by their love and passion to improve, even if they are not related by blood,” Carr added. “I welcome all Dream Achievers to my family.”

There is, by all accounts, a valid reason for which Carr essentially has rolled out the figurative red carpet to those who aspire to connect with him.

LISTEN TO HIM — “Our unique proposition is that we offer you help at developing structure in your organization and your life,” said Carr, whose immense entrepreneurship track record spans a little more than a decade. “Many times business owners are great at a skill, but aren’t very good at the business.”

“We live by a hashtag, #teamcrushingit,” Carr said. “That means that we are crushing those obstacles that are in front of us.  We are getting to our goals faster than we thought we could.  We are crushing life.”

In the foreseeable future, Mid-Southerners — Memphians in particular — will be afforded the golden opportunity to learn more about Carr and Epiphany Consulting in a trio of informative events:

  • I Dream I Achieve: The Business Blueprint.  This event is geared toward developing the mindset and the business structure to succeed in business.  “It is the best business development conference in the Mid-South,” Carr said. “We develop events that are all about giving you the skills that you need to be great.”
  • DAD KNEW BEST — Though Carr’s father passed away in 2007, he acknowledged that “he lives with me every day in my actions. He believed that we are a family related by affinity, if not through consanguinity.”

    The Breakthrough Accelerator Bootcamp. “This event is all about accelerating those breakthroughs in your life,” Carr said. “In that event, we celebrated the rebirth of your dreams. How can we cultivate those dreams and be ready to be great?”

  • The Limitless Summit.  “This event is all about creating a limitless life and limitless business,” Carr explained. “What are the keys to living limitless?  We develop those there.”

Also, Carr announced that two new events are presently in the works: Limitless Summit in Fort Worth, Texas and the IDIA Mastermind Retreat in Mexico, where attendees will engage in a five-day experience, during which they will, as Carr said, make those quantum leaps in our lives.

“It is my destiny to help 10,000 people achieve their dreams in 2018,” Carr said. “We are helping people achieve those dreams through products, events, coaching, and consulting, and we are so happy about the outcomes.”

 

For more information about Mid-South-area businessman Oginga Carr, connect with him via social media under: “Oginga Carr.” Also, send email to: Oginga@ogingacarr.com

 

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