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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.


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

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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For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman LaToya Massey or to inquire about her inaugural, Let’s WakeUp and MakeUp Together,  connect with her via social media at:

YouTube: Sincerely Urs

Facebook: SincerelyUrs

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Instagram at: @sincerelyurz

Also, send email to: Sincerelyurstoya@gmail.com.


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

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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Memphis-area life coach/motivational speaker Michael Scruggs generating national headlines for all the right reasons


For more information about Mid-South-area Businessman Michael Scruggs, or to book him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 901.310. 5416. Also, send email to: booking@themichaelscruggs.com.


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

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.

MORE ON CHAUNDRA GORE’S ORGANIZATION: https://www.facebook.com/lensoffaithspeaks/

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.


For more information about Lithia, Florida-area Businesswoman Chaundra Nicole Gore, MSL, or to book her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 224.421.4996. Also, send email to: lensoffaithspeaks@gmail.com.


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

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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Houston’s Optimum Security Professionals President Marshall Isom bringing awareness to human trafficking


“I am confident that we will one day end the scourge of modern slavery, because I believe in those committed to this issue.” — Former U. S. President Barack Obama


‘NOT ON OUR WATCH’

DALLAS — Marshall D. Isom isn’t just your typical crime prevention professional.

He’s one who diligently thinks outside the box.
Consider, for instance, Isom’s steadfast approach to human trafficking.
“As a husband, father, and businessman, my public safety and security concerns are an extension of the daily thoughts I have for my immediate family and community as well as our staff, employees and clients,” Isom told Making Headline News this week.
It is due in large part because of Isom’s keen passion for combatting human trafficking that the President of Optimum Security Professionals has deemed it essential to stress to private businesses the importance of implementing a strategic and effective security plan for its respective establishments, particularly during arguably the busiest shopping season of the year.
Isom emphasized, among other things, that private businesses should strongly consider executing a security plan that includes — but isn’t limited to — manned patrols, video surveillance, radio communications, access controls.

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There are a variety of reasons why, he acknowledged.

“A crime prevention plan is the most essential tool local businesses and living communities can implement to deter and prevent all criminal activity, especially kidnapping simply because it’s proactive,” Isom said. “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”

According to research implemented by Making Headline News, the publication has learned that human trafficking is extremely common in Texas.

For instance, according to a report at https://alliesagainstslavery.org/, approximately 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas and approximately 240,000 workers are victims of labor trafficking.

There are currently 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas and traffickers exploit roughly $600 million from victims of labor trafficking in Texas, the report cited.

What’s even more astounding, the report said, is that minor and youth sex trafficking cost the State of Texas approximately $6.5 billion.


DID YOU KNOW…

By definition, human trafficking is modern day slavery that customarily occurs when one person uses manipulation, threats and/or violence to control another person in order to take advantage of them for economic gain.

Also, human trafficking can take the form of labor exploitation where victims are forced to work without pay. Conversely, labor trafficking occurs across many different economic sectors and industries.

It may also come in the form of sex trafficking where vulnerable individuals are forced to participate in commercial sex acts through force, fraud or coercion (particularly when the individual is not yet 18 years of age).

Given such figures concerning human trafficking, Isom has gone to great lengths to send a rather direct and forthright message to private and local businesses.

“(I’m suggesting they consider) taking a greater interest, even responsibility, in your customers’ safety and security is just good business,” said Isom, who’s also Chairman and CEO of The Proverbs Group, LLC. “The customer’s perception is your reality, meaning if a customer feels threatened by simply visiting your store or shopping center, they are less likely to return. The goal of a company is to earn a customer for life. Please add private security to help reduce this horrific, life altering public safety issue.”

A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

Optimum Security Professionals provides coverage to over 50 full, part-time, and seasonal (and event) clients throughout the Southeast Texas region, most notably schools, shopping centers, manufacturing and storage facilities.


“Our clients consistently express gratitude for an increase in customer service, job performance, and employee morale and the reduction in safety related events like slip, trip and fall reports and security incidents like breaking and entering, loitering, trespassing and domestic violence,” said Isom, alluding to what his company’s clients’ favorable feedback regarding its viable and strategic security presence.


A father of three who routinely stresses the importance of human trafficking awareness to his family, Isom stressed that private and local businesses often forget the power they have to influence change.

“Please ask your favorite businesses to consider adding security to their daily operations management plan,” Isom emphasized. “It’s also important that everyone learn self-defense. It could save your life. There are techniques that when practiced routinely, can increase your chances of surviving an abduction event.”

IN HIS OWN WORDS — “A crime prevention plan is the most essential tool local businesses and living communities can implement to deter and prevent all criminal activity, especially kidnapping simply because it’s proactive,” Isom said. “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.”

In a strategic attempt to bring about more awareness to human trafficking, Optimum Security Professionals will host a free monthly self-defense class for women in the Houston metropolitan area beginning in December, Isom said.

For more details on about these monthly sessions, visit Optimum Security Professionals at optimumsecuritypros.com/human-trafficking.


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Texas author Letitia Scott-Jackson’s newly-produced book selling by unprecedented numbers


I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV)


FAVOR OF GOD 

SEASON OF GRACE AND FAVOR —- A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman who is the founder and CEO of Keeping Families Connected, Letitia Scott-Jackson is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” (Volume 1).

DALLAS — Letitia Scott-Jackson steadfastly sowed into good ground.

For her valiant efforts, God has provided the increase.
“I asked God for a blue print to be able to continue to bless His people through Keeping Families Connected in which all proceeds from the book benefits Keeping Families Connected,” Scott-Jackson, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the awe-inspiring developments that had ultimately given way to her emerging an author.
To her credit, Scott-Jackson needed less than 45 days to delve off into the competitive world of authorship, a feat that has only enhanced her entrepreneurship repertoire.
A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman who is the founder and CEO of Keeping Families Connected, Scott Jackson is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” (Volume 1).
A book that is comprised of 82 pages in length and is nearly two months removed from its ceremonious release, Scott-Jackson’s “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” depicts — among other things — a rather tumultuous season of her life, during which she was wrongfully convicted only to wound up emerging victorious during her case that unfolded in the Texas Fifth Circuit Courts.

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A book that is comprised of 82 pages in length and is nearly two months removed from its ceremonious release, Scott-Jackson’s “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” depicts — among other things — a rather tumultuous season of her life, during which she was wrongfully convicted only to wound up emerging victorious during her case that unfolded in the Texas Fifth Circuit Courts.

A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott-Jackson what many in the Body of Christ have labeled as a PK (or preacher’s kid), considering she is the daughter of an A.M.E.-affiliated Pastor, whom she said was very strict.

As for her newly-produced book, Scott Jackson, as usual, was rather forthright when suggesting why readers ought to buy it.

“To those of you reading this, I just thought about something,” Scott-Jackson said in a detail synopsis of her book at http://www.lulu.com/shop/letitia-scott-jackson/grace-favor-from-prison-to-paid-vol-i/paperback/product-24264043.html. “If I told you all about me right now, you wouldn’t have to read my book. So guess what? I am stopping right here. “READ THE BOOK!”

Generally, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

As Scott-Jackson vividly explains, those who deem it essential to read the first installment of “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” will not see her in a totally different light but, most of all, they will, in all likelihood, draw closer to God Almighty in the process.

And if anyone can greatly attest to the notion that only what you do for Christ will last, it’s Scott-Jackson, a progressive and flourishing businesswoman who has become a fixture throughout the DFW Metroplex.

A Texas-based nonprofit organization, Scott-Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected was established approximately four years ago.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH

To her credit, Scott Jackson needed less than 45 days to delve off into the competitive world of authorship, a feat that has only enhanced her entrepreneurship repertoire.

Generally, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

As for a “Grace & Favor: From Prison To Paid” book that is selling by unprecedented numbers in such a brief time since its recent release, Scott-Jackson is grateful of the notion that her compelling written work aligns with the divine purpose for which she was created.

Scott-Jackson said her strategic ambition is to sell 1,000 copies of her book by 2020.

“The God in me showed me that this book would encourage, enlighten, uplift, inspire and motivate many,” Scott-Jackson said. “This is Volume 1. Volume 2 will show just how I went from broke, busted, and disgusted to be abundantly blessed. My daddy’s love just like our Heavenly Father’s was unconditional. This should be a movie.”

At the rate she’s going, don’t be surprised if this book is transformed from hardcopy to the big screen.


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Baltimore businesswoman Nova Walton-Marriott’s Hier Self LLC shaping up to attract a global presence


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13  KJV)


 ANSWERED PRAYERS

THIS IS GOD’S DOING — A native of Queens, New York, Nova Walton-Marriott, 44, is the owner and CEO of Hier Self LLC.

As far as preparation meeting opportunity goes, Nova Walton-Marriott wasn’t about to let nothing stop her from achieving success.

Not even a seemingly discouraging encounter that was mired by her having vacating grade school prematurely.
“I attended high school in New York, dropped out in the 11th grade, and acquired a GED in July 1991,” Walton-Marriott, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the downtrodden season of life, one that had ultimately fueled her desire to persevere unlike never before.
And persevere she did, considering Walton-Marriott not only resumed her education and completed the requirements necessary to obtain a diploma, but she steadfastly persevered in such a way that she presently has a pair of Master’s Degrees behind her name.
To her credit, Walton-Marriott is steadily making favorable strides, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.
A native of Queens, New York, Walton-Marriott, 44, is the owner and CEO of Hier Self LLC.

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A business venture whereby her immeasurable philanthropic deeds are often put on display, amongst Walton-Marriott’s key objectives is centered in large part on promoting her forthcoming book entitled, “The Sleeper Has Awakened,” a project she commenced to assembling back in May.

A business whose name was coined from the words, “HIER,” — the abbreviation of the word, “hierarchy,”Hier Self LLC, as Walton-Marriott explained, means “upper echelon” or “point of authority.”

There is, by all accounts, an intriguing reason she deemed it essential to establish such a venture that’s based in Baltimore.

“I wanted a name that represented strength, tenacity, leadership and self-actualization,” Walton-Marriott said. “My services will focus on helping people realize their greatest potential, taking guidance from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It will be multi-functional and open to any business venture paralleling its purpose.”

A business venture whereby her immeasurable philanthropic deeds are often put on display, amongst Walton-Marriott’s key objectives is centered in large part on promoting her forthcoming book entitled, “The Sleeper Has Awakened,” a project she commenced to assembling back in May.

In addition, Walton-Marriott’s Hier Self LLC is widely known for offering life and parent coaching, conducting workshops that are centered on anti-bullying, vision and self-awareness, as well as parenting.

An accomplished businesswoman, Walton-Marriott said plans are currently in the works to erect a hoodie and t-shirt line, one that will be centered on her unique slogan, “Aiming For My Hier Self.”

Walton-Marriott’s catchphrase is currently seeking copyrights, she told MHN.


“My long-term goal is to publish a children’s book I wrote on autism, open a few transitional homes, focusing on teen-aging out of foster care, domestic violence victims, and formerly incarcerated women,” said Walton-Marriott, disclosing the various entities her business will offer. “I also wish to teach abroad, start a travel blog, and air a podcast.”


Generally, Walton-Marriott’s desire to establish Hier Self LLC was fueled largely because of her keen passion for developing people, she emphasized.

“In the past, I worked in training and development as an instructor at a training academy and taught for a short tenure at a local college,” Walton-Marriott explained. “After 12 years of working in the Criminal Justice field, I became burned out and felt complacent.”

It wasn’t long thereafter that Walton-Marriott had taken what she describes as “a leap of faith” in December 2018, a development that eventually gave way to her having resigned without a new job.

Never mind that was she jobless for approximately a quarter of a calendar year.

“I was unemployed from January 2019 to April 2019 and drove for Uber and Lyft to make an income,” Walton-Marriott recalled. “During that time, I saw how it felt to have freedom to pursue my interests. I began brainstorming about possible business ventures, started writing my books, obtained a life coach certification, and wrote three workshops with hopes of using them in entrepreneurship at a later date.  I have since returned to the workforce, but anticipate venturing out on my own again.”

Talk about an effective and strategic agenda that, much to her delight, has proven beneficial to her lofty quest to fulfill her purpose.

“My venture is still new,” Walton-Marriott said. “Thus far, I have initiated a very successful fundraiser to assist in donating to a local shelter (Code Blue Shelter, Baltimore, MD) and food pantry (CARES-Govans, MD).”

Walton-Marriott said she has garnered $1,000 in monetary donations to date toward her initiative and plans are in the works to hold an annual drive of some sort.

Generally, Walton-Marriott’s desire to establish Hier Self LLC was fueled largely because of her keen passion for developing people, she emphasized.

“I am currently promoting my book that just went up for pre-sale on November 12, and am currently developing the hoodie and t-shirt line, working collaboratively with a graphic artist,” Walton-Marriott said of other efforts that have enabled her to push her latest endeavor. “Currently, I am local with this venture, but hope to expand across the United States and abroad.”

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made thus far as the face of  Hier Self LLC, chances are Walton-Marriott’s venture figures to attract a global presence much sooner than later.

My personal mission is to inspire and develop,” Walton-Marriott said. “I want to use my life experiences as a blueprint to help others head their mistakes up at the pass. I want to use my life, education, and professional skills to make a difference.”

After all, as far as preparation meeting opportunity goes, she wasn’t about to let nothing stop her from achieving success.


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Arkansas businesswoman Mykia Brooks defies slew of odds, establishes a flourishing nonprofit organization


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV)


GOD’S BEACON OF LIGHT 

SHYNE ON ME — A native of Blytheville, Arkansas, Mykia Brooks is the founder and CEO of Shyne Her Light INC., her Mid-South-area non-profit organization that is centered largely on promoting unity within women empowerment.

To her distinctly unique credit, Mykia Brooks isn’t your typical 27-year-old.

Credit the fact that she’s diligently on fire for God as arguably the biggest reason why.
For what it’s worth, it is due in large part to Brooks’ spirited and innovative disposition that have greatly enabled her to function mightily in her element, both as a Pastor and thriving entrepreneur — with God, her Helper, steering the way.
“What I like most is the women who are motivated by God (and that God is) using me to share my story or encourage them,” Brooks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, when asked what she likes the most about her flourishing venture.
A native of Blytheville, Arkansas, Brooks is the founder and CEO of Shyne Her Light INC., her Mid-South-area non-profit organization that is centered largely on promoting unity within women empowerment.

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Interestingly, Shyne Her Light sometime last year was spearheaded as a women empowerment group on Facebook and nearly 400 women have since joined Brooks’ credible organization, which has become widely known for its fervent commitment to empower, equip, and edify women to become the best versions of themselves.

Moreover, Brooks’ nonprofit organization has steadfastly set itself apart as an advocate for mental health, diabetes, and cancer, she told MHN.

That’s not all.

“Shyne Her Light INC. believes in helping, motivating, and inspiring every woman, no matter her race, background, or where she is from,” Brooks said. “(We strive to) soar into the greatness that she is born to be.”

RAPID GROWTH — Interestingly, Shyne Her Light sometime last year was spearheaded as a women empowerment group on Facebook and nearly 400 women have since joined Brooks’ credible organization, which has become widely known for its fervent commitment to empower, equip, and edify women to become the best versions of themselves..

In addition, Shyne Her Light INC. customarily provides mentoring for individuals ranging in ages 16-and-up, focusing mainly on personal development, professional development, business marketing, and spiritual guidance.

Also, Shyne Her Light INC. hosts business seminars for women, particularly those who aspire to start a business or currently run a business, but are seeking to network or gain pertinent information that would greatly enable them to become businesswomen.

“We look forward to the now and future to helping women no matter the situation or her past soar and evolve,” Brooks said.

By and large, Brooks’ Shyne Her Light INC. emerged amid humble beginnings. Amongst the reasons is that Brooks has surpassed things in her life, a trend that had ultimately given way to her ability to disconnect her from her purpose, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of her organization at https://www.shyneherlight.org/aboutceo.


THE PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

Though she has yet to reach her 30’s, Brooks undoubtedly has endured her share of turmoil, from having conquered depression, molestation, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, mental abuse in relationships, diabetes, and financial struggles, among other things.

But God…

“She has overcome her biggest giants and uses her pain and trauma to empower other women to soar,” said a spoke for Brooks Shyne Her Light INC.

Interestingly and much to her delight, Brooks’ credible organization was birthed primarily when God once commanded her “to keep shining your light,” she recalls.

She’s since taken her Father’s direct commands and made it apart of the divine purpose for which she was created.

Yep, that’s just like God, always providing for His children a much-needed way of escape.


“God gave me that when I was being mentally abused,” said Brooks, alluding to the startup of her nonprofit. “Every time I post about Shyne Her Light, I’m reminded how I beat depression, sickness, suicidal, overcame low self-esteem, and created a platform for women to soar and become whom God intended for them to be.”


Brooks is overwhelmingly grateful of the notion that all things have worked together for her good.

“I knew that I (was) created for a purpose even when I fought my toughest battles of dealing with diabetes and going through the process of almost losing my eyesight,” Brooks explained. “God’s hands were on me for such a time like this. I stand for every woman that have or is facing depression, molestation, hardship, and healing.”

WHAT ABOUT US? Shyne Her Light INC. customarily provides mentoring for individuals ranging in ages 16-and-up, focusing mainly on personal development, professional development, business marketing, and spiritual guidance. Also, Shyne Her Light hosts business seminars for women, particularly those who aspire to start a business or currently run a business, but is seeking to network or gain pertinent information that would greatly enable them to become business women.

Upon graduating high school in 2010, Brooks earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminology Psychology from Arkansas Northeastern Community College in May 2013.

She is currently enrolled at Liberty University, where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Life Coach and Counseling Psychology and is expected to graduate is May 2021.

She will then pursue a Masters in Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health) and boasts lofty aspirations of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Though she has yet to reach her 30’s, Brooks undoubtedly has endured her share of turmoil, from having conquered depression, molestation, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, mental abuse in relationships, diabetes, and financial struggles, among other things.

A progressive nonprofit organization that has enjoyed constant success since it went into full operations on September 2, 2019, Brooks’ itinerary includes hosting Shyne Her Light’s inaugural Meet & Greet Seminar on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. CST at Nehemiah’s Holy Temple, the church she pastors that’s located at 1400 Chickasawba in Blytheville.

An event that will be accompanied by the theme, “Sunshine Like A Boss, Act Like A Woman” and is free and open to the public, this meet and greet will feature a few speakers, many of whom will provide strategic insight on starting a business, personal finances, business finances, skin care, having a healthy lifestyle, everyday makeup for working women, digital marking, and “so much more,” Brooks said.


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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Upon graduating high school in 2010, Brooks earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminology Psychology from Arkansas Northeastern Community College in May 2013. She is currently enrolled at Liberty University, where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Life Coach and Counseling Psychology and is expected to graduate is May 2021.

Brooks’ Shyne HER Light was originally named “Shyne Your Light,” which was an encouragement name to which God had introduced her when she was praying on a way to escape a toxic relationship mired by mental abuse.

Interestingly, Brooks would subsequently change the name of her organization to “Shyne HER Light” once her empowerment group was officially established, in large part because she realized all through which she has gone was to help the next woman.

To her credit, she’s been nothing short of remarkable — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


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For more information on Blytheville, Arkansas-area Businesswoman Mykia Brooks of Shyne Her Light INC., to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 870.278.5723, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/MykiaBrooksMSB. Email her at: shyneherlight@gmail.com.


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