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Texas prep football player Elijah E. Harvey: ‘I just don’t wanna stop playing after high school’

CRUNCH TIME AUDITION 

LOFTY GOALS — The catalyst of a Sandcrab offensive unit as one of the team’s featured rushers, Elijah Harvey said his primary focus is centered largely on helping propel Calhoun to a region title and, most importantly, a lengthy postseason run.

DALLAS — Just recently, Elijah Harvey was asked to assess the overall landscape of his performance as a member of the Calhoun High football program.

As usual, he was rather forthright and straight to the point.
“I think I’ve done pretty good since the coaches switched me from linebacker to outside linebacker for last season,” Harvey told Making Headline News this week.
For Harvey, a speedy 5-foot-10, 215-pound senior, he’s certainly proven to be an integral part of a Calhoun defensive unit that has emerged amongst Texas 5A-2 Region IV District 15’s finest.
The catalyst of a Sandcrab offensive unit as one of the team’s featured rushers, Harvey said his primary focus is centered largely on helping to propel Calhoun to a region title and, most importantly, a lengthy postseason run.
The Sandcrabs enjoyed a 10-4 campaign last year, which ended in a 48–17 loss to district rival Calallen in the region final in San Antonio.
ON THE CLOCK — Fortunately for Elijah, he’s certainly got time — six more regular season games and hopeful a satisfactory postseason run, to put it more precisely — to emerge as a late bloomer amongst college scouts, this after a summer in which his schedule did not allow for him to attend any football camps. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

With Calhoun carrying a 2-1 mark into Friday night’s region opener at Gregory-Portland, Harvey also doesn’t shy away from the notion that this undoubtedly is a crucial time in his final prep season.

That’s because Harvey admittedly is auditioning for the chance to play football at the collegiate level. He especially remains hopeful he does the necessary things that would subsequently draw the attention of scouts and recruiters.

Surely, there’s still a lot of football left to play, although he’s approaching every week as if he’s got something to prove.

In actuality, he does. And he knows it.

“Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning,” said Harvey, alluding to his arguably his crucial days of the week during which he enhances his conditioning schedule.

Besides playing on the amateur circuit years ago, Elijah’s older brother, Malik also is amongst a few fellow family members who have inspired him to stick with football.

According Harvey’s father, Leonard Harvey, he sensed that dating back to his son’s amateur playing days, he was destined to go a long ways on the gridiron.

“When he was small, he used to carry a football are a basketball everywhere he go,” Leonard Harvey recalled. “When he was five years old, what we have called CCYFL is like Pop Warner. I knew he was good, but as a parent, you always think your kid is good.”

The more Elijah’s parents began to sign him up to play at the competitive level, the more his football mechanics were noticed by people outside of the Harvey household.


“When other people start telling you how special your kid, is my first response was (I was) happy that he found something he loves so early in life,” Leonard Harvey said of his son’s football skills. “But then as a parent, I was scared every game, hoping and praying he doesn’t get hurt.”


All things considered, placing his son on field has been a risk worth taking, in large part because as far as Elijah is concerned, he simply could go on without football.

Now we know why, given he diligently boasts lofty aspirations of playing beyond high school.

So far, so good for this multi-sport athlete who, much to his delight, has drawn interest from at least school: Southwestern University in nearby Georgetown, Texas.


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According Harvey’s father, Leonard Harvey, he sensed that dating back to his son’s amateur playing days, he was destined to go a long ways on the gridiron.

Could other schools come calling with so much football left to play, with so much more to prove by a kid who’s been playing competitive football for nearly all of his young life?

“(They will be getting a) hard-working player who’s always ready to practice and have fun,” said Elijah Harvey, when asked what kind of player would a college inherit if it extends to him an offer. “I’m as serious as I can be and I will be ready for any moment they need me in.”

Besides playing on the amateur circuit years ago, Elijah’s older brother, Malik, is amongst a few fellow family members who have inspired him to stick with football.

With Calhoun carrying a 2-1 mark into Friday region opener at Gregory-Portland, Harvey also doesn’t shy away from the notion that this undoubtedly is a crucial time in his final prep season. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

Fortunately for Elijah, he’s certainly got time — six more regular season games and hopefully a satisfactory postseason run, to put it more precisely — to emerge as a late bloomer amongst college scouts, this after a summer in which his schedule did not allow for him to attend any football camps.

“I always tell him that there is no limit and that anything is possible,” Leonard Harvey said of his son’s display to this point. “I tell him he can do anything and that he has to work for it, has to be coachable.”

Especially long before Friday nights under the lights.


For Harvey, a speedy 5-foot-10, 215-pound senior, he’s certainly proven to be an integral part of a Calhoun defensive unit that has emerged amongst Texas 5A-2 Region IV District 15’s finest.

“(I tell him) when others are at home watching games, you have to be outside practicing, getting better, always wanting to get better and never being satisfied where you are.”

Talk about being rather forthright and straight to the point to his son, a kid who boasts a never-say-die attitude on and off the field, a trend he’s confident some college program will ultimately embrace.

“I love the game,” Eiljah Harvey said. “I just don’t wanna stop after high school. I wanna see how long I can keep this going for myself. Everything about it, I know I can do it, so why stop now when I can prove myself to more people?”


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University of West Georgia’s Kambria Hardnett makes her much-anticipated authorship debut


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)


MIRROR IMAGE OF FAITH 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — A senior at the University of West Georgia, Kambria Hardnett is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Matters of HER: A Millenial’s Faith Building Process,” her newly-produced written work that is a couple of months removed having been officially published.

DALLAS — At the end of the real day, Kambria Hardnett made sure she had done the very thing that mattered most.

She simply trusted the process.
At the end of the real day, God was faithful and just to have done the very thing that mattered most to His beloved daughter.
He rewarded her mightily for weathering and conquering the process, exalted her unlike never before for exercising her faith in such a way that it has benefited others as a result.
“I’ve had an extremely tough time while being in college, and I feel that what I have written will help others when going through tough times, feeling like there is no way out,” Hardnett, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that have contributed to her quest of becoming an author.
A book that is especially geared toward encouraging her fellow millennials, Hardnett’s authorship debut, too, has been nothing short of amazing.

A senior at the University of West Georgia, Hardnett is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Matters of HER: A Millenial’s Faith Building Process,” her newly-produced written work that is a couple of months removed having been officially published.

For Hardnett, a Mass Communications major — with a minor in African American studies — her new book is an authentic testament of her hard work, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-bend faith she’s steadfastly exemplified, particularly since making the transition from high school to college.

Interestingly, Hardnett doesn’t shy away from the notion that her book was produced, in large part to serve as a spiritual GPS system, of sorts, to those who look up to her.


“What pushed me to finish I would say it was little cousins and play nieces,” said Hardnett, a native of Newnan, Georgia, who commenced to composing her book in August 2017. “I want them to know that this is a process; it’s going to be hard at times and to know that there is a reason for the pain.”


A book that is comprised of just five chapters — with the No. 5 signifying the spiritual number for the term, “grace,” this writer acknowledged —- Hardnett’s “Matters of HER” is spearheaded by the familiar Biblical passage that is  Ephesians 2:8, which addresses the subject of faith in great detail.

“This book saved my life,” Hardnett said of a book that was written by the Apostle Paul. “It saved me spiritually, and I only pray that it does the same for someone else.”

To Hardnett’s credit, that seems to already be the case, given the favorable feedback she’s garnered since word spread of her newly-produced book.

“The feedback has been nothing short of amazing, (people saying) just hearing how relatable the book is, or how those twice my age have been blessed by it,” Hardnett said. “I’m just grateful for all of the feedback I’ve received thus far.”

A book that is especially geared toward encouraging her fellow millennials, Hardnett’s authorship debut, too, has been nothing short of amazing.


YOU GO GIRL!!!! 

For Hardnett, a Mass Communications major — with a minor in African American studies — her new book is an authentic testament of her hard work, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-bend faith she’s steadfastly exemplified, particularly since making the transition from high school to college.

Which, much to her delight, sums up why a few more written works are on the horizon, she said.

“Yes…I have a couple of books in mind, and a possible idea for a script,” Hardnett said.

A book that is comprised of just five chapters — with the No. 5 signifying the spiritual number for the term, “grace,” this writer acknowledged —- Hardnett’s “Matters of HER” is spearheaded by the familiar Biblical passage that is  Ephesians 2:8, which addresses the subject of faith in great detail.

More than anything, college student-turned-author is overwhelmingly grateful for God’s unmerited favor on her life, which is why she’s fully persuaded the best is yet to come.

“I believe that everything I have gone through prepared me for the moments in which I was writing,” said Hardnett, “because these chapters aren’t just ideas I’ve had about the process, but revelations to things I’ve gone through.”

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Georgia Author Kambria Hardnett, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/kambria.hardnett.


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Texas Northeast First Jurisdiction to descend upon Garland for this year’s AIM Crusade

Lead photo taken and submitted by Tiana Boyd 


GARLAND, Texas — Superintendent Andrew Jackson Jr.’s clergy track record is such that he customarily exemplifies displaying heart for people.

Especially young people.

Such was the case in a recent Facebook post when Jackson Jr., the Senior Pastor of West Irving Church of God In Christ, offered a modern-day term often uttered by today’s millennials.
Said Jackson in a post before his nearly 2,300 social media followers:
“AIM Crusade 2019 is going to be LIT!”
Jackson was alluding to the AIM Crusade, an annual three-night event that’s hosted by the Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
Powered by Texas Northeast First, this year’s AIM Crusade will take place May 22-24 at Greater El Bethel Church of God In Christ, located at 517 Helen Street in Garland.

An acronym that stands for Auxiliaries In Ministry, last year’s AIM Crusade took place in nearby Corsicana, Texas, and holding the event in various Church of God In Christ-affiliate institutions throughout Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex essentially aligns with part of Texas Northeast First’s mission, Jackson Jr. told Making Headline News on Monday.


“It is a vision of our Jurisdictional Bishop (James E. Hornsby) to service churches in our jurisdiction,” said Jackson, who’s now in his second full year as Texas Northeast First AIM Chairman. “There are several churches in the Garland area, and basically, this is an effort to galvanize ministries in the jurisdiction, impact communities, and win souls for Christ.”


Just like last year’s AIM Crusade, when Texas Northeast First officials honored representatives of the Corsicana Independent School District, Jackson Jr. said a number of whom he refers to as “high achievers” through Garland ISD will be recognized during this three-night event.

“We recognized about 25 students, at least a dozen counselors, as well as Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow and Mayor Pro-Tem Ruby Williams,” said Jackson, acknowledging that this year’s recipients will include students, educators, and administrators.

As usual, the AIM Crusade will be comprised of three nights of power-packed praise and worship services, each of which will begin at 7:30 CST and will highlighted by a featured speaker.

Texas Northeast First Youth Department President Elder Mark Harry will bring forth the unadulterated word during the opening night of what is customarily dubbed, “Youth and Music Night.”

Superintendent Anthony McCrary, the President of Texas Northeast First Evangelist Department, will be the featured speaker on the second night of the crusade.

Jurisdictional Prelate Bishop Hornsby will close out the three-night crusade as the featured speaker.

STRAIGHT FROM THE CHAIRMAN — “It is a vision of our Jurisdictional Bishop (James E. Hornsby) to service churches in our jurisdiction,” said Jackson, who’s now in his second full year as Texas Northeast First AIM Chairman. “There are several churches in the Garland area, and basically, this is an effort to galvanize ministries in the jurisdiction, impact communities, and win souls for Christ.”

One-hour classes will take place at 6:30 prior to the start of services.

A Pentecostal Holiness Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership, the Church of God In Christ is comprised of nearly six million members throughout the United States and roughly 12,000 congregations.

Established in 1996 behind the influence of the late Bishop C. D. Owens, AIM is a part of what is known as COGIC’s umbrella format.

Widely regarded as the largest Pentecostal church and the fifth largest Christian church in the U. S., Church of God In Christ-based institutions can be found in more than 100 countries. Interestingly, its worldwide membership is comprised of somewhere in the neighborhood of six-to-eight million members.

Also, there are more than 15,000 Church of God In Christ congregations globally.


TEXAS NORTHEAST FIRST ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION AIM OFFICIALS

 

Jurisdictional Prelate — Bishop J. E. Hornsby

AIM Chairman — Supt. Andrew Jackson, Jr.

Youth Department — President Elder Mark Harry

Chairlady — Erica Milton

Mission Department — President Pastor John Delley; Elect Lady Evangelist Sharon Williams

Evangelist Department — President, Supt. Anthony McCrayElect Lady Evangelist Cathy Green

Sunday School Department — Superintendent, Pastor Larry Polk; Field Representative, Evangelist Cynthia Guyton


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Mid-South businesswoman Chaka Collins functioning mightily in her entrepreneurship element


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Chaka Collins can be appropriately described as a resourceful woman of hats.

Consider, for instance, Collins’ assortment of awe-inspiring endeavors that are comprised of — but not limited to — her assuming the role as an RSVP Director, grant writer, an accomplished author, as well as a credible business owner and adjunct professor.

A native of Tutwiler, Mississippi — a rural town in that’s housed in Tallahatchie County and is comprised of about 3,550 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Collins also is widely known as the owner and chief executive officer of a thriving, progressive trucking venture.

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Tutwiler, Mississippi — a rural town in that’s housed in Tallahatchie County and is comprised of about 3,550 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Chaka Collins also is widely known as the owner and chief executive officer of a thriving, progressive trucking venture.

“(It is a) very lucrative and competitive business,” Collins, 39, told Making Headline News this week. “We cater to all adult ages all of United States.”

Much to her delight, Collins’ featured business venture has given way to her enjoying her share of sustained success which, to her credit, practically sums up why she can be appropriately described as a resourceful woman of hats.

“It has taken me from state to state as we haul over the road loads,” said Collins, providing a detailed description of a business venture that has benefited her mightily since its inception.

MUSTARD SEED FAITH — Interestingly, Collins acknowledges that her inspiration for delving off into entrepreneurship essentially came from within.

A 1998 graduate of West Tallahatchie High School, who also holds degrees from nearby Coahoma Community College and Delta State University, amongst the biggest reasons for Collins continuous success while functioning in her element is that she goes to great lengths daily to achieve her customer service goals and objectives.

“My mission is to continue to move higher in this industry and to introduce and help others who want to enter into this field,” Collins said.

Interestingly, Collins acknowledges that her inspiration for delving off into entrepreneurship essentially came from within.

HOLDING IT DOWN — Much to her delight, Collins’ featured business venture has given way to her enjoying her share of sustained success which, to her credit, practically sums up why she can be appropriately described as a resourceful woman of hats.

In a nutshell, credit her devout faith, coupled with her quest to defy arguably the toughest of odds, for helping steer her in the right direction, thus keeping her thoroughly committed to fulfilling and savoring her dreams.

“I was mainly self-inspired,” Collins said with a smile. “I taught myself mainly everything that I know.”

And, to her credit, she’s enjoyed such a remarkably compelling encounter ever since she established her featured business back in December 2014.

YOU GO GIRL!!! A 1998 graduate of West Tallahatchie High School, who also holds degrees from nearby Coahoma Community College and Delta State University, amongst the biggest reasons for Collins continuous success while functioning in her element is that she goes to great lengths daily to achieve her customer service goals and objectives.

Nowadays, Collins doesn’t shy away from the notion that she destined to reach back and help other achieve entrepreneurship success.

“I feel that everyone deserves a chance, regardless of his or her past or background,” Collins said. “I feel that everyone deserves an opportunity to engage in their purpose. I was given a second chance. I want to inspire others to just move and do something.”

Well said by a flourishing businesswoman, one who can be appropriately described as a resourceful woman of hats.


For more information about Clarksdale, Mississippi-area Businesswoman Chaka Shanta Collins, connect with via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/chaka.s.collins. Also, send email to: chakacollins33@gmail.com.

 


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Ex-spouse of NFL player, author Angela Marshall’s autobiography inspiring others to ‘get in the game of life’

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES ANGELA MARSHALL 


Every so often, Angela Marshall fields the question as if she expected it.

“After being asked numerous times about the supposed lifestyle of the rich and famous, I decided to pen my truth about reality, rags, and riches,” Marshall said.

During a recent interview with Making Headline News, Marshall, an Augusta, Georgia-based author and former wife of a professional athlete, spoke at length about her assortment of experiences as a devoted spouse to a wealthy NFL player in her latest book entitled, “The Story And Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife: Reality To Rags To Riches.” Reality To Rags To Riches: The Story And Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife.”

GAME CHANGER — During a recent interview with Making Headline News, Angela Marshall, an Augusta, Georgia-based author and former wife of a professional athlete, spoke at length about her assortment of experiences as a devoted spouse to a wealthy NFL player in her latest book entitled, “The Story And Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife: Reality To Rags To Riches.” Reality To Rags To Riches: The Story And Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife.”

A book that was officially released in November 2017, Marshall’s autobiography depicts what she appropriately describes as “this football life,” a life-changing trend that had afforded her extraordinary opportunities, exposure to life’s options, and blessings untold, according to a detail breakdown of her book at Amazon.com.

As Marshall vividly explained, such a unique life had filled what she has dubbed her “personal playbook,” one that was accompanied by the wisdom to call what she refers to as “an audible, pass, run,” even a proverbial “go for the two-point conversion as I lived each day,” she explained.

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FIRST QUARTER — A book that was officially released in November 2017, Marshall’s autobiography depicts what she appropriately describes as “this football life,” a life-changing trend that had afforded her extraordinary opportunities, exposure to life’s options, and blessings untold, according to a detail breakdown of her book at Amazon.com.

“Yes, I observed the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat from the stands and sidelines,” Marshall continued while sharing a synopsis of latest book. “Most importantly, I beheld strength, courage and purpose. And those qualities molded me into the person I am today. I got off the bench after merely existing and got into the game of living.”

A book Marshall began composing sometime in October 2016, this accomplished writer needed just shy of a year to complete an informative written document she says is a thorough perspective of how she felt while living what she describes as a “life of lack,” particularly through the public’s thought whereby she was, by all accounts, living a life of lavish.

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PERSONAL SUPER BOWL — As Marshall vividly explained, such a unique life had filled what she has dubbed her “personal playbook,” one that was accompanied by the wisdom to call what she refers to as “an audible, pass, run,” even a proverbial “go for the two-point conversion as I lived each day,” she explained.

While some of the immediate feedback has been favorable, Marshall also acquired her share of backlash since the release of her second book.

“A handful of people have criticized me, saying I am exploiting my ex-husband’s former pro-career to make money,” said Marshall who, in November 2016, made her authorship debut with the release of Lust, Lessons, Love and Life. “A few had no idea that I was suffering in silence during that period in my life, and others have said they still want money, fame, and the experience.”

Despite the array of mixed reactions surrounding her latest book, Marshall doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s undoubtedly fulfilling her divine purpose through a newly-erected project, one that is accompanied by God’s endorsement.

After all, if God said it, that settles it.

“The Biblical scripture says that tables are prepared for us,” Marshall said. “I’m exhorting folks to feast daily from the tables of promises, potential, power, and prosperity from God. Also, to get off the bench and get in the game of life.

“Without giving too many details from the book, I had quite a few lessons that I needed to learn as well as continue growing through my struggles to strength,” Marshall continued. “Being able to tell my truth has and is setting myself and others free.”

FIRST AND 10 — A book Marshall began composing sometime in October 2016, this accomplished writer needed just shy of a year to complete an informative written document she says is a thorough perspective of how she felt while living what she describes as a “life of lack,” particularly through the public’s thought whereby she was, by all accounts, living a life of lavish.

Having announced that other books are forthcoming, Marshall describes her itinerary as mostly steady, thanks in large part to what she labels her “transparent platform” about her life.

“I have speaking opportunities or have author appearances at least three times a month for various businesses and organizations,” Marshall said.

In all likelihood, the possibility exist that more opportunities to share of and promote her book could very well come to fruition, especially considering the 2018 NFL season officially begins in the coming days.

Said Marshall: “Life has taken me on a journey, which took three major turns, each leading to a road of exploration and discovery, each crafting me into the person who would become skillful at using life’s compass in navigating new directions and negotiating what’s best for me:

IN THE RED ZONE — Having announced that other books are forthcoming, Marshall describes her itinerary as mostly steady, thanks in large part to what she labels her “transparent platform” about her life.

Reality is a place that forced me to face life early on as is. The seeds planted during that period are directly responsible for my growth. All of my core values were established. No matter how far I strayed, the experiences throughout that time, prepared me for rags and riches.

Rags taught me humility, agility and possibility. I learned to be grateful when I am served, but more importantly, to be willing to serve others. The events during this period instilled fearless faith that grounded me and prepared me for true Riches.

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW — In all likelihood, the possibility exist that more opportunities to share of and promote her book could very well come to fruition, especially considering the 2018 NFL season officially begins in the coming days.

Riches are not about what, it’s about whom. For me, that means family, friends and moments. They are true riches, which are irreplaceable. If I can replace it, it is not a true treasure.”

Well said by this brilliantly gifted author, fielding the question as if she expected it.

Once again.

For more information about Augusta, Georgia-based Author Angela Marshall, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Facebook: www.facebook.com/ wisewordswoman; Instagram: www.instagram.com/inotherwordsbystone; Twitter: www.twitter.com/wordsbystone.


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Florida author Janice Harris overcomes Sarcoma Cancer, writes an emotionally life-changing book

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES JANICE HARRIS 


During Janice Harris’ undergraduate days at the University of South Florida in Tampa, she strongly considered — and studied — journalism, although she had ultimately earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made as a writer in recent years, it’s safe to assume that Harris is, in some aspects, is a journalist in her own right.

PRAYER ANSWERED — Even while weathering the dreaded storm that is cancer, Floridian Janice Harris had become engaged in a rather intriguing dialogue with her Creator, one that eventually gave way to her becoming the mastermind behind the life-changing book entitled, “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey.”

That’s because Harris — even while pressing and navigating her way through arguably the darkest hours of her life — had steadfastly obeyed the voice of God by composing a book that is presently having a massive kingdom impact.

“I was recuperating from Sarcoma cancer, after having gone through chemo, two types of radiation, and a major surgery to remove the tumor,” an emotional Harris told Making Headline News this week.

Even while weathering the dreaded storm that is cancer, Harris had become engaged in a rather intriguing dialogue with her Creator, one that eventually gave way to her becoming the mastermind behind the life-changing book entitled, “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey.”

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A book that is comprised of 196 pages, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” was officially released earlier this month and, much to her delight, has already generated an assortment of five-star reviews at Amazon.com.

Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” was officially released earlier this month and, much to her delight, has already generated an assortment of five-star reviews at Amazon.com. The hard copy of Harris’ book debuted February 24. The book recently became available on Kindle, a version that is comprised of 196 pages. 

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A retiree of the State of Florida who is a seasoned minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” is highlighted large by her telling her story of what she dubs as a “survival,” or the miracle she had ultimately received.

Interestingly, she then gives inspiration to anyone dealing with what she appropriately describes as life’s most difficult trials and circumstances. In addition, Harris takes her reading audience through her turbulent journey that is comprised of an array of emotions and struggles, one that shows how she was determined to depend on her faith in God to bring her through it.

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSE — Fortunately for Harris, a native of Jacksonville, even as she battled her dreaded disease, it seemed that God was already moving on her behalf, thus preparing for her a way of escape.

“Many people give up while facing tough situations,” said a spokesperson for Harris’ book at Amazon.com. “Others who struggle to find answers as to why they are going through become bitter and angry at God and at life itself. In this story, you will be inspired to hold on despite what you are going through.”

Fortunately for Harris, a native of Leesburg, Florida, even as she battled her dreaded disease, it seemed that God was already moving on her behalf, thus preparing for her a way of escape.

“I heard in my spirit to write my experience down in a book, and then I saw a quick picture flash before my face of what the cover should look like and the title,” said Harris, explaining the vision that was revealed to her while battling cancer. “I did not keep pictures or notes during my bout with cancer, so I had to remember everything I went through. Because it was a crucial journey, I could remember everything vividly.”

THE GALATIANS 6:9 FACTOR — A retiree of the State of Florida who is a seasoned minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Harris’ “Through the Fire: A Miraculous Journey” is highlighted large by her telling her story of what she dubs as a “survival,” or the miracle she had ultimately received.

A book she essentially began composing sometime in 2012, Harris had finally finished her initial written document in February of this year.

“It is a short book, but I tried to put as many details as I could,” Harris said.

To her credit, she did just that, considering the feedback since her book’s ceremonious release have been overwhelmingly favorable.

“I have received good feedback mainly from family and friends who have read the book thus far,” Harris said. “Due to a local move and other projects going on around the time that I published my book until now, I have not done any major promotion. The few written reviews on Amazon thus far are good. I am just getting around to doing a Kindle e-book this week, and expect more traffic on the book. I am also still hoping to do a book signing in the near future, even though my book has been out since late February.”

Despite a recent relocation and other things about which Harris has had to address, what matters at this point is that her new book is finally where it belongs: on the market.

Which, as a result, means its best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“I have always believed God has a great purpose and plan for my life,” said Harris, adding that other books are forthcoming, most notably one on poetry in memory of her mother, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 88. “I have always been a leader and an encourager. I love to help and encourage others. I do so daily whether it is simply on my Facebook page, at church from the pulpit, in the store, or anywhere else that I go. I am a witness for Jesus Christ and it is definitely a desire given by my Creator. I feel that I have also been given the gift to write, and I want to do more of that.”

While Harris labels her new book as “just a portion of my story,” amongst the things about which she deems gratifying is that God strategically handpicked her to produce such a remarkably brilliant project for such a time as now.

IT IS FINISHED — A book she essentially began composing sometime in 2012, Harris had finally finished her initial written document in February of this year.

“When I found a small bump on my right femur around the hamstring area in December 2011, I had no idea what that would lead to,” Harris said.

What’s especially astounding about that seemingly discouraging day in December 2011 was that God all along had a miraculously blessing with her name on it.

A blessing that came wrapped up in a book that is having a massive kingdom impact.

For more information about Florida-based Author Janice Harris, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Janice Harris. Also, send email to: 13harris@bellsouth.net.


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Houston-area author Felicia Dortch advancing the kingdom mightily through her spiritually-enhancing books

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES FELICIA DORTCH


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


Felicia Dortch can greatly attest to what it is like to battle the dreaded spirit of depression.

Because of who is she and because of where God is taking her, she also knows full well what it is like to defy the urge to quit.

“I was dealing with depression due to a bad marriage and I felt alone,” Dortch told Making Headline News this week. “I felt I had no one to talk to, not even God.”

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSE — Given the immense strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, it’s safe to assume that Texas-based author Felicia Dortch knows full well what it is like to defy the urge to quit, as evidenced by her remarkably compelling books. 

Much to her delight, Dortch — clinging to immense unwavering faith during arguably the darkest hours of her young life — was met by what obviously was a solid support system, one that had ultimately helped steer her in the right direction with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I joined a small group and begin to really understand what it meant to pray and have faith,” Dortch recalled. “I begin to pray more and read my Bible on a daily basis, and realized that it wasn’t God Who wasn’t listening…it was me not talking (to Him).”

Having developed the mindset to seek and consult God for the divine sense of direction she so desperately sought, amongst the things about which Dortch had come to discover — and embrace — was that, clearly, her sufferings weren’t worth comparing with the glory that would be revealed in her.

PURCHASE FELICIA DORTCH’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/momboss-Life-Purpose-Felicia-Green/dp/1724619586?

WAIT, THERE’S MORE — Aside for that book, Dortch has also authored these notable projects: #MomBoss: Life On Purpose 2018 and “G.I.R.L 2018.”

“I produced this book to help others start a conversation with God on a daily basis,” Dortch said.

The book to which Dortch is alluding is her kingdom-advancing written document entitled, “Dear God, Can You Hear Me?”

One of three published documents she has assembled, Dortch’s “Dear God, Can You Hear Me?” is centered largely on helping others to start a conversation with God on a daily basis, she acknowledged.

“To some, the Bible can be intimidating, so I included a verse for each day to read and help to cultivate the relationship and your conversation with God,” Dortch, a native of Crosby, Texas said.

A book she began composing approximately a month ago, Dortch needed just a few weeks to finish “Dear God, Can You Hear Me?”

Aside for that book, Dortch has also authored these notable projects: #MomBoss: Life On Purpose 2018 and “G.I.R.L 2018.”

Given the immense strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, it’s safe to assume that, well, this brilliant and gifted writer knows full well what it is like to defy the urge to quit.

If nothing else, she’s grasped a thorough understanding that even after arguably the most downtrodden season of her life, a much-anticipated harvest season would ultimately come full circle, thus unfold right before her very eyes.

“God is always listening,” said Dortch, explaining the divine message sending to her reading audience through her books. “He loves us unconditionally and when we don’t hear Him, it is because we are not talking, nor cultivating a relationship with Him. Also, (we are) to take each day and spend time with God. He renews our strength and gives us new grace and mercy each day.”

As Dortch emphasized, the feedback she’s acquired through her books have been extremely helpful, particularly to those who are dire need of spiritual reinforcement.

“(People have said) it was a great help to start the day,” Dortch said. “(They typically say they’ve) enjoyed the verses that were selected, and it was easy to understand.

“I believe that God placed a voice inside of me to help guide others to developing a relationship with God,” Dortch continued. “I believe that it is my purpose to give others a view of the Christian walk and to create Disciples of Christ by what they see and hear from me.”

Interestingly, Dortch has announced that plans are effective underway for other books, most notably her forthcoming project entitled, “The Journey, Twisted.”

In addition, she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her books in the coming months, including at The Purposed Women Conference and National Black Authors Festival in October, and The Women of Purpose Conference and Cruise in July 2019.

Despite all about which she gone through and overcome, Dortch doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s finally walking in her divine purpose.

HEARING FROM HEAVEN — One of three published documents she has assembled, Dortch’s “Dear God, Can You Hear Me?” is centered largely on helping others to start a conversation with God on a daily basis, she acknowledged.

“I have lived by this quote my entire adult life: ‘They will never believe what you say, but they will always believe what you do,’” said Dortch, reciting the words of an author unknown. “I have finally realized what God’s purpose is for my life. I couldn’t imagine meeting God face to face and trying to explain why I did not do what I was placed on earth to do for the kingdom of God.

“It is my pleasure and my duty to see other succeed and to help them realize that you can rise from the ashes of defeat,” Dortch continued. “There is always tomorrow, and it is never okay to give up. I will live every day on purpose. I come from mental, physical, and emotional abuse, and still I rise! I won’t give up, and I will continue to empower women, publish books, speak life, and guide others to the kingdom.”

That’s because of who is she and because of where God is taking her, she knows full well what it is like to defy the urge to quit.

For more information about Houston-area Author Felicia Dortch, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Felicia Dortch. Also, send email to: purposepublishingcompany@gmail.com.


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Accomplished Nashville author Raeshal Solomon completes her latest book in less than a week

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES RAESHAL SOLOMON


Raeshal Solomon is convinced that it is never too early to teach youngsters about the pros and cons of money.

“Parents need to understand that teaching their children about money can be easy and fun,” Solomon told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “They also need to know the importance of starting now.”

It is in large part because of these notable economic concepts that have greatly fueled Solomon’s desire to compose a book she senses will aid children mightily, particularly as it pertains to making wise monetary decisions as they mature in age.

MOM KNOWS BEST — A Nashville-area author, Raeshal Solomon is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money,” her fourth published written document that was officially released on July 28.

A Nashville-area author, Solomon is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money,” her fourth published written document that was officially released on July 28.

A book that is also known as “The 25,” Solomon’s latest project is a parent guide, of sorts, to teaching your children about money, courtesy of a book that has every day strategies, many of which any parent can use to make a complex subject like money fun and easy to talk about.

A book she began assembling approximately two months ago, Solomon — who technically has written somewhere in the neighborhood of two dozen  books — needed just six days to put the finishing touches on “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money.”

PURCHASE RAESHAL SOLOMON’S LATEST BOOK HERE:  http://mylittlebanker.com/index.php/the25/

A book that is also known as “The 25,” Solomon’s latest project is a parent guide to teaching your children about money, courtesy of a book that has every day strategies, many of which any parent can use to make a complex subject like money fun and easy to talk about.

“I wrote the first 4,800 words in only two days,” Solomon said. “After working with my editor, I was able to finalize the book in four more days.”

Surely, it’s safe to assume that it was 10 days well spent for this thriving, progressive writer, who also authored these published books: “Shop, Shop, Shop,” “Tim’s Red Rudy,” and “Gale’s Day of Giving.”

When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Solomon said, “My other books are tools to help parents, but they are children’s books focused on financial literacy as well.”

YOU GO GIRL!!! A book she began assembling approximately two months ago, Solomon — who technically has written somewhere in the neighborhood of two books — needed just six days to put the finishing touches on “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money.”

As expected, the feedback since the release of “The 25” has been mostly favorable for this native of Johns Island, South Carolina. 

“People love what I have created,” Solomon said. “They find my books to be helpful.”

RAESHAL SOLOMON RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/06/14/nashville-area-author-raeshal-solomon-battles-through-sickle-cell-writes-an-unprecedented-23-childrens-books-in-a-three-year-span/ 

Having recently wrapped up a book tour, during which former NFL player Darius A. Robinson had the pleasure of reading several of Solomon’s books to a gallery of elementary students, Solomon emphasized that the purpose for which God has created her as an author is to teach children about money while they are young.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED — When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Solomon said, “My other books are tools to help parents, but they are children’s books focused on financial literacy as well.”

“We can raise more children who are givers and who are grateful,” Solomon said. “I honestly write what God places in my heart. I never know what He will give me next.”

Besides other forthcoming books, Solomon recently established a kids’ podcast called, “PodKash Kids,” which is geared largely toward what she describes as kid entrepreneurs.

For more information about Nashville-area Author Raeshal Solomon, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Raeshal Solomon. Also, send email to: raeshal@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 andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.


Memphis author Darryl Carr proving to be an exceptional role model to our youth as evidenced by his new book

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES MILITARY VETERAN DARRYL CARR 


Ever since his childhood days of growing up in Gary, Indiana — a town that is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, a town that is the native establishment of The Jackson 5, a family of musicians who influenced the sound of modern popular music — Darryl Carr steadfastly stayed true to himself.

Just like the globally-acclaimed Jacksons, amongst the things about which Carr was determined was not to become a product of his environment.

POETIC JUSTICE FOR ALL — Widely known as a giftedly talented poet, former U. S. Navy sailor, Darrl Carr is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment,” an informative and compelling project that made its official presence on the market on June 20, 2018.

“Lord don’t move the mountain, just give me the strength to climb. And if you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there,” Carr, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, uttered for probably the umpteenth time.

Much to his delight, Carr, an accomplished and devoted military veteran, has gone to great lengths to not just climb, but to conquer arguably the grandest of mountains that life customarily had placed in his paths.

“I listened to hundreds of inner-city men and women from all over the United States on the issues that affected them the most, be it good or bad,” said Carr, recalling the assortment of memorable conversations in which he engaged during his two-plus-decade stint as a United States Navy sailor. “Some of these stories made me laugh and made me cry. But I listened, which we don’t do anymore.”

PURCHASE DARRYL CARR’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Pages-Poetic-Path-Self-empowerment/dp/1984534564

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Carr essentially has steered clear of such potentially discouraging conversations from the past, look no further than how he’s gone about putting it faith on display, most notably through his immeasurable gifts as an author.

Widely known as a giftedly talented poet, Carr is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment,” an informative and compelling project that made its official presence on the market on June 20, 2018.

A book that is comprised of 120 pages, Carr’s “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment” is widely regarded as an anthology of stories, many of which are written in what this writer has dubbed the “hearts of the voiceless and the faithless,” as mentioned in a detailed description of his book at http://authorwebservices-xl.net/US/780900/.

LEAST HE FORGET — Ever since his days of growing up in Gary, Indiana — a town that is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago, a town that is the native establishment of The Jackson 5, a family of musicians who influenced the sound of modern popular music — Carr steadfastly stayed true to himself.

Not only that, Carr’s “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment” is what this gifted writer has also labeled a poetic path to self-empowerment with the will to survive all obstacles in one’s path, he emphasized.

“These stories — or poems — are feelings from the ghettos across this nation and the shores of the tear ducks on the faces of the black mothers who lose their children due to the senseless murders on our urban streets,” said a spokesperson for Carr’s book at http://authorwebservices-xl.net/US/780900/. “I trust that, among other things, you will come away with the distinct understanding of the thought processes of the inner-city youth and the day-to-day struggles of growing up in today’s society. This is a quest to figure out where the black youth belongs in this swath of earth called America.”

PASSING THE TORCH — Acknowledging, among other things, that we must be role models to “children and not just our children,” the feedback for Carr’s “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment” has been overwhelmingly favorable, as expected.

As Carr explained, God introduced him to the awe-inspiring vision some 20 years ago to assemble his book, one that has turned the heads of many for all the right reasons in such a brief timeframe since its release.

“I captured their reality in the diary of my heart,” said Carr, still recalling those memorable conversations from his days of serving the country. “I arrived at this cross road, “We’re from different hoods, but the same streets. Listening to their pages of life, it ignited a fire in my heart to tell their stories in a poetic form while embracing our past. Let’s be brutally frank and acknowledge that many of our kids are following in the same crippled footsteps and tell-tale footprints laid down by black-on-black crime, often in the turbulent wake of poor parental guidance, and indifference. If we don’t re-double our commitment to bettering their lot in life, we’re equally as culpable for their eventual outcomes.”

Acknowledging, among other things, that we must be role models to “children and not just our children,” the feedback for Carr’s “Life Pages: A Poetic Path To Self-Empowerment” has been overwhelmingly favorable, as expected.

FAITH ON TRIAL — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Carr essentially has steered clear of such potentially discouraging conversations from the past, look no further than how he’s gone about putting it faith on display, most notably through his immeasurable gifts as an author.

“Several people bought the book and said they couldn’t put it down…even reading it at work on break,” Carr said. “(They) want to post a couple of poems on their Facebook page. I had a woman posting the poem, ‘Black Diamond,’ in her little girls’ room, because it was inspiring. A man said the poem, ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” made him drop a tear for our children.”

Having begun writing over two decades ago, Carr contends that he never envisioned becoming an author, let alone one who’s making a strong case that he destined to have a global impact.

For years to come, mind you.

“(I was) just writing down laughter and pain while (reminiscing on) the stories I was listening to,” Carr said. “(Then) God got His fingerprints all over me and my pad in doing this book.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

“My message to (my reading) audience is simple and Dr. (Martin Luther) King Jr. said it best: ‘There’s nothing in all the world more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. You have the morale obligation to be intelligent. We must teach our kids to strive for excellence and don’t move the mountain. Give them strength to climb.’”

Something this notable military-veteran-turned-writer has done masterfully.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED — Having begun writing over two decades ago, Carr contends that he never envisioned becoming an author, let alone one who’s making a strong case that he destined to have a global impact.

Ever since he left good ole Gary, Indiana.

“God should’ve cut me off years ago, yet and still, He allowed me to be a beacon of light to the inner city as an African American child…while their father’s locked behind bars…and mankind,” Carr said.

Little did he realize, God had strategically set him aside for his use — even when he was too young to full understand.

For more information about Mid-South-area Author Darryl Carr, or to schedule him for a public appearance, book signing or speaking engagement, connect with him via social media under: Darryl Carr. Also, send email to: darrylraycarr2323@gmail.com


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Dallas/Fort Worth-area Total Life Changes distributors ‘TEAM PORTER’ promoting importance of displaying solid spiritual and physical health

DALLAS — Like a tremendously supportive and Godly help meet, Sandra Porter undoubtedly wants the best for her husband, Cleveland Porter.

After all, her beloved soulmate is a representation of her and vice versa.

Case in point, Mrs. Porter, found herself just before the holiday season last year in a situation that, in essence, was a golden opportunity to put her immeasurable love toward her husband on display.

The only issue, according to her, was that she was devising ways to do it as discreetly as possible.

“What happened was that my husband had gotten overweight and I really had a desire for him to lose weight,” Mrs. Porter told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

“But I really had no idea how to approach him. That’s the problem. Alot of women don’t know how to approach their spouse about that issue, because they would become offended.”

As it turned out, Mrs. Porter, a longtime licensed minister whose present ministry is geared more toward outreach, adopted an effective, strategic plan — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“God will put other people in our paths who can do what we can’t do,” Mrs. Porter said.

Fortunately for the Porters, that’s exactly what happened.

In a discreetly unique quest to inspire her husband to shave off the necessary weight that would greatly give way to a more healthy, carefree lifestyle, Mrs. Porter consulted her friend, Dallas/Fort Worth-area based Total Life Changes Director Vickie Robinson, going as far as to suggest that Robinson pay a visit to their home to enlighten the Porters on all things TLC.

The rest, as they say, was history.

“So Vickie came to my house to talk to my husband and it went well,” Mrs. Porter said.

So masterful was Robinson’s presentation that Mr. Porter wasted little time purchasing TLC’s efficient, effective products, a development that ultimately gave way to favorable results for the Mississippi native.

Within a span of just three months, in fact, Mr. Porter whom, at the time, boasts a solid 6-foot-2, 280-pound frame that essentially was equivalent to that of an NFL defensive end, had witnessed his weight decreased dramatically, all the way down to 249 pounds to this very day.

What a difference several doses of the Total Life Changes IasoTea and other products had made for a TLC newcomer whom, as his wife explained, could have very well endured some potentially devastating physical challenges if not for their informative meeting with Robinson.

Cleveland Porter’s prior to his weight loss.

That’s because just recently, Mrs. Porter had learned that Mr. Porter was diagnosed as a diabetic and that doctors were contemplating providing him with medication to aid him.

“I just looked at him like, ‘Seriously? You didn’t tell me this,'” Mrs. Porter said.

But just as she had been devising way to inspire her husband to lose weight months prior, Mr. Porter, to his credit, had been seeking ways to conquer an issue without his wife of 12 years having to become ultimately saddled by an array of discouragement and worry and despair.

Cleveland Porter after his weight loss.

“What he wanted to do was get the weight off then share it with me,” Mrs. Porter said. “He had lost alot of weight. What was special about it was that he stayed committed and kept moving in a positive direction.”

Like her husband, Mrs. Porter had been facing some physical challenges of her own long before the couple had officially joined TLC in February.

Struggling with what she described as an “irregular bile movement,” Mrs. Porter said consuming frequent doses of the IasoTea aided her mightily, particularly as it pertained to ridding herself of the issue.

“It helps keep me regulated,” she said.

Today, the Porters — widely known as “TEAM PORTER” — have formed a pretty remarkable tandem through TLC and, like Robinson, they routinely reach out to others to enlighen them, among other things, on the continuous favorable results they’ve enjoyed, courtesy of this booming health and nutrition-oriented business that was established in 1999.

“Our mission is to inform individuals that while we live here on earth, we can’t be concerned so much about the material things,” Mrs. Porter said. “We’ve got to be concerned about our health. God tells us that He wants us to be about taking care of our temple while we’re trying to get these (material) things. So our mission is to encourage others to take care of their bodies. So many diseases are coming up out of nowhere.”

Especially various forms of cancer, said Mrs. Porter, a full-time non-traditional student at the University of North Texas in nearby Denton.

“Cancer is one of the diseases that is running rampart,” Mrs. Porter said.

Now that “TEAM PORTER” is just a few steps away from becoming directors for Total Life Changes, Mrs. Porter emphasized that their lofty, collective mission with the company will remain the same.

That is, she and her husband are destined to impact and change lives, both in the natural and spirit.

Just as God commands us.

“From a spiritual standpoint, God wants us to be cautious not just of our spiritual lives, but He wants us to be cautious of our physical lives,” said Mrs. Porter who, along with her husband, are also helping people generate a favorable and steady flow of income through TLC. “He wants us to have an abundance in everything. His word is a roadmap for our lives.”

Now that’ll preach.

 

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 an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.