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Arkansas author ‘Nahnee’ recalls disastrous season of her young life in her book, ‘Convicted At 16’


Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear (Qur’an 02:286)


BEAUTY FOR ASHES — On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Author Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course. Nahnee is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Convicted At 16.”

DALLAS — For the rising author known as “Nahnee,” such a memorable vision emerged during what undoubtedly was the darkest season of her young life.

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.
The vision to which Nahnee is alluding is the one that fueled her desire to compose the book entitled, “Convicted At 16,” her newly-produced written work that came full circle during her unlikely incarceration as a minor.
On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course.
“While I was incarcerated, I cried every day about how I would someday write a book to tell my story, because people painted the picture of me as a murderer,” Nahnee, a Little Rock, Arkansas resident, explained. “On the side of that, my 14-year-old brother was involved as well, and I felt like if it wasn’t for me, he would of been able to live his life free.”

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A book that is comprised of 186 pages in length (the eBook is 86 pages), Nahnee’s “Convicted At 16” is centered largely on one decision which, according to this gifted writer, has not only taken the life of her close friend, but could very well take away everything that matters to her, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48163918-convicted-at-16.

“With a charge of capital murder hanging over her head, 15-year-old Nahnee is forced to take on an adult role as she battles for her freedom,” said a spokesperson for “Convicted At 16.”

As Nahnee explained to MHN, there was no doubt that her life at the tender age of 15 had “took a turn,” she said.

A turn for the worst, to put it more specifically.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this now 27-year-old author, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape.

“Five years…five months and nine days locked up,” said Nahnee, a Long Beach, California native, recalling how long she was confined between the dreaded walls of a jail cell. “Now I can say I’ve overcame many struggles being incarcerated at 15.”

Interestingly, Nahnee’s book also depicts a development during which she was involved with a man whom, according to this author, controlling, was abusive and manipulative.

Not to mention up to no good.

“He led me to set up robberies on people whom I was good friends of people I knew,” Nahnee recalled. “My book talks about one robbery that almost took place but didn’t, because my brother came home early from work. It also mentions a robbery that did happened an how the guy I was dating made me make the call and give orders to my friend on where to come.”

As Nahnee vividly explained, she had no choice but to do what she was told out of fear that something unfavorable would happen to her.

“There was no way out…and hadn’t been for three years of our relationship,” she told MHN. “I went through peer pressure, neglecting my family, disrespecting my mother and my father.”

All of these things, she acknowledged, her ill-advised decisions had led to a horrific crime involving two of her close friends, both of whom were robbed at gun point, one of whose life was cut short amid a cold-blooded murder.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this once downtrodden woman of distinct beauty, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape — one she didn’t sense would have come to fruition.

Not on her time watch.


“I have gotten awesome feedback from my book about how people see why I’m so cautious in my everyday life,” Nahnee said. “I struggle with opening up and trusting people. My dignity has been stripped. My freedom has been robbed. People have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and why I move the way I move with grace and caution.”


While she has no current speaking engagements to promote her new book, another book is forthcoming, Nahnee said.

Generally, Nahnee emphasized that her book was assembled, largely to bring about awareness to other millennials, most notably about the consequences for courting someone twice their age.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.

“I just want to reach young girls and boys (and to let them know) it’s not okay to date someone twice your age,” Nahnee said. “It’s okay to be different and respect your upbringing. I want people to know that if you are in a legal situation and you are under 18, don’t speak until your guardian is present to sign anything.

“I want people to be aware of their rights and that sometimes you’re tricked into thinking you’re going home, but yet you just opened your mouth that could potentially cause your life to be thrown away.”

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


For more information on Little Rock, Arkansas-area Author Nahnee, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 501.813.7033, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/nahneepublications/. Email her at: nahneepublications@gmail.com.


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Is Mid-South entrepreneur Kyjione King the pole fitness industry’s best kept secret?

 

A THING OF BEAUTY 

RAISING THE BAR — When it comes to pole fitness, Kyjione King would be the first to enlighten the masses that are a slew of life-enhancing, confidence-building benefits surrounding an ever-so-popular activity that will soon become a sport in the Olympics. King, 31, is the founder and CEO of Kiki Dance Studio LLC told Making Headline News this week.

DALLAS — Please don’t get it twisted.

When it comes to pole fitness, Kyjione King would be the first to enlighten the masses that there are a slew of life-enhancing, confidence-building benefits surrounding an ever-so-popular activity that will soon become a sport in the Olympics.

That’s not all, said King, the founder and CEO of Kiki Dance Studio LLC told Making Headline News this week.

“(This kind activity) is kid friendly,” King said.


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To grasp a thorough concept of why King’s divine purpose is connected largely to a pole fitness adventure that is steadily attracting more of a global presence, look no further than the assortment of hurdles about which she had to clear, particularly during her youth.

For years, King, 31, admittedly had struggled with low self-esteem and, as she put it forthrightly, “I definitely know how those who don’t feel as confident. I can relate.”

That certainly isn’t the case today for King, a Jonesboro, Arkansas-based businesswoman, who’s widely known also as a certified fitness group trainer through the American Sports and Fitness Association.

AIM HIGH — As King acknowledged, her rise to becoming the pole fitness industry’s best kept secret stemmed from her past struggles with getting her weight under control.

A native of Blytheville, Arkansas, King’s Kiki Dance Studio is located at 721 South Gee Street, Unit A, in Jonesboro.

As for King’s progressive, thriving business venture, Diverse Pole Fitness studio customarily offers a variety of exercises with the pole as a strategically unique way to build strength and confidence while focusing on weight loss.

“We believe that pole fitness will provide a healthier and longer life,” said King, whose experience in her selected industry spans roughly five years. “Pole fitness helps with your psychological and emotional health in reducing stress.”

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Most importantly, King acknowledged, her company is committed to providing its clients with a safe and clean studio.  “Our mission is to provide a warm, supportive, and creative atmosphere to satisfy customers through core conditioning, flexibility training, and pole fitness,” King said. “Kiki Dance Studio is a place where you can feel comfortable and attractive, while increasing your self- confidence and self-esteem.”

All things considered, media pundits worldwide are starting to become knowledgeable of just how much pole fitness essentially has become a globally-acclaimed activity, not to mention a way of life for many who have come to embrace what undoubtedly is a beloved sport.

According to a report at https://www.lifehack.org/, when people hear about fitness and the health benefits of different forms of workouts, they seldom think about pole dancing as a viable option. Much like some popular Latino dances like tango, which started out in shady back alleys of poor neighborhoods only to later gain popularity across the globe, pole dancing has quickly become a very popular form of exercise and even a competitive event, according to the Life Hack report.

That’s not all.

According to the Life Hack report, not only is pole fitness a great way to embrace your inner sexiness, but it also has numerous health benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked.

King, whose Kiki Dance Studio is three years removed from having gone into operations, was especially appreciative of the fact that the mainstream media is starting to observe pole fitness for what it is: a credible and effective way to help with your psychological and emotional health in reducing stress.

DESTINY STEPS — To grasp a thorough concept of why King’s divine purpose is connected largely to a pole fitness adventure that is steadily attracting more of a global presence, look no further than the assortment of hurdles about which she had to clear, particularly during her youth. For years, King admittedly had struggled with low self-esteem and, as she put it forthrightly, “I definitely know how those who don’t feel as confident. I can relate.”

“My personal mission for doing this work is to build confidence and improve the health in every woman that I encounter,” said King, whose immeasurable talents through pole fitness have been discovered in a variety of places around the countries.


“Our facility offers a variety of different classes such as ‘Twist It Like Kiki,’ which is sensational flexibility training class as we focus on targeting key areas of the body to gain and improve your flexibility and mobility.

In addition, King’s studio offers what is known as Pole Body Bootcamp, which is deemed an “intense powered workout,” she said.

“We also offer Succulent Motion, which is one of the most important parts of a pole dance routine, because it gives you a break between exhausting and challenging pole moves and holds, as well as gives more room for expressive dancing,” King explained. “It allows you to freely move your body in a more creative and expressive way so that your dance works with the music lyrics and not against it.”

As King acknowledged, her rise to becoming the pole fitness industry’s best kept secret stemmed from her past struggles with getting her weight under control.

MAKING MASSIVE HEADLINES — King, whose Kiki Dance Studio is three years removed from having gone into operations, was especially appreciative of the fact that the mainstream media is starting to observe pole fitness for what it is: a credible and effective way to help with your psychological and emotional health in reducing stress.

It wasn’t long thereafter that pole fitness had ultimately emerged as her passion, which connected her with her vision, which connected her with her purpose. Her divine purpose, that is.

Look at her today, basking in the glory of her element unlike never before — which, to her credit, is a far cry from those days she found herself struggling to outlast self-esteem.

“I was inspired by taking a class myself for weight loss,” King said. “I use to weigh 223 pounds at the time and seen how it was such a fun workout, and even the warm-ups were dynamic. I pushed and pushed, even my children encouraged me to do so as they pole as well, and we offer ‘Mommy and Me’ classes.”


WE’RE ALL IN

DID YOU KNOW? According to the Life Hack report, not only pole fitness a great way to embrace your inner sexiness, but it also has numerous health benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked.

At the end of the real day, all that matters for this accomplished Mid-South-area entrepreneur is that she’s gone to her great lengths to defy arguably the grandest of odds, a journey that ultimately steered her to her destiny.

“I had gone through a horrible divorce and I needed to find myself again,” said King, a certified CPR and first aid certified specialist whose community service includes having participated in the 2018 Black Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Jonesboro Salvation Army’s Toy Drives for Christmas, as well as having sponsored the 2017 Kids Day Jonesboro.

“I completely lost who I was, and once I began taking these classes, I felt undefeated and seen a total transformation of myself. I was so amazed, and ever since then, it’s been constant self-motivation and determination.”

So don’t get it twisted.


For more information about Jonesboro, Arkansas Businesswoman Kyjione King of Kiki Dance Studio LLC, or to schedule her for an appearance or speaking engagement, call the studio at 870.882.1725. Also, send email to: kikidancestudio@gmail.com.


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Little Rock’s Andre’anna Hampton to celebrate her authorship’s one year anniversary on August 17

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES ANDRE’ANNA HAMPTON’S AUTHORSHIP’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY 


Boy, does Andre’anna Hampton have some major goals and ambitions on the horizon.

So major that she has elected not to disclose them, even with the mainstream media.

“Honestly, I have great plans underway, although I really don’t want to disclose them in this interview,” Hampton, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while chuckling, though she surely meant what she’s suggested. “What I will say is that God, my readers, and my new readers have played a great role in my career. With that being said, there are great things ahead the closing year (this year and into) 2019.”

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED — On August 17, Andre’anna Hampton will celebrate her one year anniversary as an accomplished author which, according to this Little Rock, Arkansas-based writer, is a monumental achievement for someone who is just a tender 26 years of age.

While Hampton feels it is in her best interest to remain tightlipped about her assortment of forthcoming opportunities, there is one notable milestone about which the general public will become enlightened — much sooner than later.

On August 17, Hampton will celebrate her one year anniversary as an accomplished author which, according to this Little Rock, Arkansas-based writer, is a monumental achievement for someone who is just a tender 26 years of age.

“My (authorship) anniversary will be very special to me, because it’s still very unbelievable that I’ve earned my title,” Hampton said. “Honestly it is. I’m not only a published author, but an international author.”

As Hampton vividly recalls, she envisioned years ago while in a local bookstore that her name would ultimately become embroidered on the front cover of a book.

Mission accomplished.

“I remember those days at Barnes & Noble and passionately wanting my name to be placed at the bottom of one of those books,” Hampton said. “It was all a passion and a dream for me.”

Much to her delight, her long-awaited dream has become a reality, courtesy of her very first book that’s entitled, “Every Woman Is Powerful” a compelling written document that is powered by J. Kenkade Publishing and was officially released on August 17, 2017.

As Hampton recalled, God had given her the awe-inspiring vision to write “Every Woman Is Powerful” sometime in February or March of last year.

What a difference one year has made for this remarkably brilliant author, a young gifted writer who has made continuous strides since her book’s much-anticipated release.

So much, in fact, that she can’t merely share those forthcoming major plans. At least, not right now.

“To me, the title means everything to me,” Hampton said of her book. “If it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be standing in this situation today. I thank Him every day for it all.”

A book that is comprised of 110 pages, Hampton’s “Every Woman Is Powerful” focuses on influencing women from all walks of life, most notably stay-at-home moms and wives, businesswomen “and so forth,” according to a detailed breakdown of her book at Amazon.com. The book is also available for purchase at Barnes And Noble online. 

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“This book encourages women to keep their love and faith in God while battling their everyday lives and finding a balance between family, ambitions, marriage, and finding a true friend in (this) author,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Hampton’s book. “While the author is sharing her actual life occurrences, she also encourages readers to be closer to God and she provides inspirational advice on how to stay the most powerful.”

As Hampton recalled, God had given her the awe-inspiring vision to write “Every Woman Is Powerful” sometime in February or March of last year.

Consequently, she needed just a few months to compose a book that is steadily having an immeasurable impact, especially amongst her fellow millennials.

WOMAN OF POWER — Much to her delight, Hampton’s long-awaited dream has become a reality, courtesy of her very first book that’s entitled, ““Every Woman Is Powerful” a compelling written document that is powered by J. Kenkade Publishing and was officially released on August 17, 2017.

“Honestly around (that) time (last year), I was battling several issues in my past and I was also battling some issues during that current time as well,” Hampton explained.

Still, despite the assortment of hurdles about which she had to clear, Hampton was determined not to allow her faith to waver.

If nothing else, she was determined to make her dream of witnessing her name be thrust on the front cover of a book a reality.

Mission accomplished.

“I believe that God has created this book just for me,” Hampton said. “The great belief I have is that God held this position of purpose for me to demonstrate strength, awareness, and self-love. During the time of the (book) release, I have inspired many, and not only by reminding others of the word. The fact of proving a testimony of my own, (readers have discovered) they’re not alone in their experiences or in life in general.”

A book that is comprised of 110 pages, Hampton’s “Every Woman Is Powerful” focuses on influencing women from all walks of life, most notably stay-at-home moms and wives, businesswomen “and so forth,” according to a detailed breakdown of her book at Amazon.com.

Looking ahead, Hampton said other books are surely forthcoming.

“There are definitely other writings in the works and that will be disclosed at a later time,” said.

But first thing’s first: It’s time to bask in the glory of having reached one full year as a professional author.

Which, after all, is a pretty amazing feat for someone who’s just a tender 26 years of age.


DEFYING THE URGE TO QUIT — Despite the assortment of hurdles about which she had to clear, Hampton was determined not to allow her faith to waver.  If nothing else, she was determined to make her dream of witnessing her name be thrust on the front cover of a book a reality.

“My audience thus far has given me great applause, because of this book (is filled with) words of encouragement,” Hampton said.

That, as a result, practically sums up why on August 17, this gifted writer is almost certain to be the beneficiary of a slew of words of encouragement.

For more information about Mid-South-area Author Andre’anna Hampton, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Andre’anna Hampton. Also, send email to: authorahampton@yahoo.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.

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

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

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

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

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

Indeed he does.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Arkansas minister/businesswoman Rhonda Hodges overcomes array of obstacles to start a flourishing nonprofit organization

CHANGING A GENERATION — A longtime registered nurse, Rhonda Hodges, 46, is the Founder and CEO of Rhonda Hodges Ministries, a Blytheville, Arkansas-based nonprofit organization/outreach ministry she organized largely as a strategic, effective way to empower this generation of women who, in turn, will empower other women.

BLYTHEVILLE, Arkansas — Rhonda Hodges recently had a photo shoot done.

This particular shoot, as far as she was concerned, was worth certainly celebrating, as evidence by the awe-inspiring message staged under a newly-erected photo on her Facebook timeline Wednesday evening.

Said Hodges in a rather intriguing, forthright post before her 1,700-plus Facebook followers: Because I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through!! Thanking God For The Scars and The Tears!!

And just like that, Hodges was the beneficiary of array of figurative applause, most notably from those who have witnessed her snatch victory from the jaws of defeat time and time again during her commendable, notable faith walk with her Creator.

BUT GOD — Having pressed and navigated her past arguably the darkest hours of her life, Hodges In 1993 I was accepted into an LPN program in 1993, and capped off that milestone by earning her degree in June 1994 and marrying the godly man whom, to both of their credit, is still her loving husband to date. Despite having found out five years into her marriage that she could not birth children, the Hodges ultimately adopted their son, Jeremiah, who was just six months old at the time he joined his new family in November 2008.

“At age 16 years old, I felt the Holy Spirit and I knew it was something special,” Hodges told Making Headline News this week. “The older women in the church would just tell me that God had a great work for me to do and to always let the Lord use me. However, my gifts and talents weren’t nurtured.”

Because she knew full well that God had strategically set her aside for His use, Hodges — even while heeding the advice of those seasoned Saints — steadfastly continued to engage in kingdom work.

Hodge’s primary mission through her nonprofit organizational is to encourage the masses in their local communities, churches, and schools, as well as to generate effective outcomes through marriage seminars, various conferences, and youth and women’s groups.

As unto the Lord, mind you.

Then in April 2000, that is when things became rather intriguing for this beloved Joiner, Arkansas native, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that she undoubtedly is after God’s own heart.

Having accepted her heaven-mandated calling into the ministry in April 2007, Hodges was officially ordained as a licensed minister under the leadership of Pastor Theodis Rucker.

“While I know that I am not all that I should be, I am truly a woman after God’s own heart,” Hodges said. “I love serving others and I have a sincere desire to see God’s children walk in their God-given purpose.”

So immersed and passionate about living and dwelling on the larger side of God Hodges had become that she appropriately had taken another monumental step toward her destiny.

On November 4, Hodges will host her annual fall women’s conference called, “More Than A  Conqueror,” during which she will  be working with the Haven, a local women’s shelter to promote awareness about domestic violence. Her first inspirational book entitled “When He Speaks,” — a devotional-based written document — is presently in the works, she said.

A longtime registered nurse, Hodges, 46, is the Founder and CEO of Rhonda Hodges Ministries, Inc., a Blytheville, Arkansas-based nonprofit organization/outreach ministry she organized largely as a strategic, effective way to empower this generation of women who, in turn, will empower other women.

Hodge’s primary mission through her nonprofit organizational is to encourage the masses in their local communities, churches, and schools, as well as to generate effective outcomes through marriage seminars, various conferences, and youth and women’s groups.

“Rhonda’s desire for Christ is an onward, outward and upward journey,” said a spokesperson for Rhonda Hodges Ministries, Inc. at http://www.rhondahodges.org.

Also, on November 4, Hodges will host her annual fall women’s conference called, “More Than A  Conqueror,” during which she will  be working with the Haven, a local women’s shelter to promote awareness about domestic violence. Her first inspirational book entitled “When He Speaks,” — a devotional-based written document — is presently in the works, she said.

Just like her countless of peers throughout the Body of Christ, Hodges, too, had to overcome arguably some of the greatest of obstacles long before she shifted her focus to ministry.

At the tender age of seven, for instance, she was molested by her then-16-year- old cousin and witnessed firsthand her mother endure domestic violence at the hands of her father approximately a year later.

Hodges’ father, in fact, attempted to “kill my mother,” she said, a devastating, downtrodden encounter that ultimately gave way to her mother moving her family from Memphis and back to the Natural State.

GOD’S ELECTED OFFICIAL — Having accepted her heaven-mandated calling into the ministry and in April 2007, Hodges was officially ordained as a licensed minister under the leadership of Pastor Theodis Rucker. Pictured with Hodges is her husband, Arkansas State Representative Monte Hodges.

“We were not as fortunate as others, so I began chopping cotton at age 11,” Hodges explained. I chopped every summer until I was 17, while also being the weekend babysitter for women who worked or went to parties.”

By the time she had turned 19, Hodges found herself dealing with her own slew of hardships through domestic abuse, a trend that also prompted the man whom she admittedly loved to violate her physically, mentally, and sexually.

WHAT ABOUT RHONDA HODGES MINISTRIES? http://www.rhondahodges.org

At times, Hodges said, “I found myself fighting for my own life,” a horrifically terrifying sequence that caused her to miss college classes and eventually vacate school altogether.

“I was forced to drop out of school and for several years,” Hodges recalled. “I had to rebuild my GPA in hopes of getting into a nursing program, (and that) was slim due to this.”

Hodge’s primary mission through her nonprofit organizational is to encourage the masses in their local communities, churches, and schools, as well as to amass effective outcomes through marriage seminars, various conferences, and youth and women’s groups.

Having pressed and navigated her past arguably the darkest hours of her life, Hodges was accepted into an LPN program in 1993, and then capped off that milestone by earning her degree in June 1994 and marrying the godly man whom, to both of their credit, is still her loving husband to date.

Despite having found out five years into her marriage that she could not birth children, the Hodges ultimately adopted their son, Jeremiah, who was just six months old at the time he joined his new family in November 2008.

“He was born on drugs, GI problems and, at birth, weighed three pounds, three ounces,” Hodges said.”

All things considered, Jeremiah undoubtedly was the appropriate name for the Hodges’ miracle child whom, befittingly, is a testament of just how God can turn an unfavorable situation into a dramatic comeback for the ages.

PRAYERS ANSWERED — In April 2000, things became rather intriguing for this beloved Joiner, Arkansas native, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that she undoubtedly is after God’s own heart.

His beloved mother surely can attest, as evidenced by her inspiring Facebook post Wednesday evening.

“Because I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through!! Thanking God For The Scars and The Tears!!” Hodges wrote before her 1,700-plus Facebook followers.

All of whom consequently provided her with some well-deserved figurative round of applause — all while getting a firsthand look at her remarkable new photo from her recent shoot.

 

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 of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Young Chicago-area entrepreneur Kayla Adams’ making a name for herself as owner and CEO of ‘Chef Lil Bit’ Enterprises

When she was 13 years old and growing up in Chicago, a majority of Kayla Renee Adams’ peers were doing the things that teenagers are accustomed to doing.

Adams, meanwhile, was on some grown folk stuff.

“I’ve been doing this for about six years now,” Adams said. “I’ve been cooking since I was 13 years old.”

To her credit, Adams’ unique but rare craft at such a young age has benefited her mightily in recent years.

So much, in fact, that her business as a rising professional chef is starting to generate headlines.

GOTTA LOVE GRANDMA — Without question, Adams is spicing things up a young, vibrant, progressive chef, in large part because long ago, she sensed that someday she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, Carrie Lee Henderson, whom she credits for inspiring me to cook and to look into becoming a chef.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Adams, a student at Arkansas Tech University, spoke at length about her the continuous success of her business as a professional chef.

Owner and CEO of Chef Lil Bit Enterprises — formerly Kayrenee Catering — Adams’ flourishing venture has been in operations since 2012.

As the 22-year-old Adams explained, she was a 17-year-old senior in high school at the time she established her business, a masterful development that essentially had come to fruition when — as far as Adams was concerned — opportunity didn’t knock, thus prompting her to create her own door.

YOU GO GIRL!!! Chicago businesswoman Kayla Adams is scheduled to graduate with a degree in Hospitality Administration with an emphasis in Foodservice Management from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in May 2018.

“I couldn’t find a job in high school so I decided to make one,” Adams said. “During my senior year of high school, every Friday, I would bake between 100-to-150 desserts and, every Saturday morning, I would wake up and go to all of the barbershops and hair salons in my neighborhood to sell my desserts.”

Much to her delight, her tenacity and perseverance for broadening her horizon and maximizing her potential months before making the lofty transition to college have only fueled her competitive drive to stay on top of her cooking game, of sorts.

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Owner and CEO of Chef Lil Bit Enterprises — formerly Kayrenee Catering — Adams’ flourishing venture has been in operations since 2012.

In March, for instance, Adams added to her entrepreneurship repertoire when she launched her T-Shirt line called, “Live Life With A Little Spice.”

“It means that in order to make it in this world, you have to add a little spice to it,” Adams, whom recently obtained her Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (or CHIA) and her ServSafe Certified in both Food Handling and Alcohol, explained.

Without question, Adams is spicing things up a young, vibrant, progressive chef, in large part because long ago, she sensed that someday she would follow in the footsteps of her grandmother, Carrie Lee Henderson, whom she credits for inspiring me to cook and to look into becoming a chef.

Interesting enough, it’s safe to assume that entrepreneurship seemingly had always been a trend, particularly amongst Adams’ immediate family members.

Her mother, longtime Chicago journalist and communications specialist Lisa Jenkins, is widely known for having founded Chicago-based KRA Communications in August 2016.

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE — Interesting enough, it’s safe to assume that entrepreneurship has become a trend, particularly amongst Adams immediate family members. Her mother, longtime Chicago journalist and communications specialist Lisa Jenkins, is widely known for having founded Chicago-based KRA Communications in August 2016.

Jenkins’ media-savvy business is dedicated largely to providing small businesses and entrepreneurs a vast array of services, most notably — but are not limited to — content creation, event planning and management, press release generation, social media campaigns, cover letter and resume updating, as well as an assortment of writing or editing services for consumers.

A RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/03/17/chicago-businesswoman-lisa-jenkins-kra-communications-becoming-a-fixture-in-key-markets-throughout-u-s/.

Like her mother, Adams said what she loves mostly about her business is that she’s afforded the opportunity to make all day-to-day decisions, proving yet again she’s on some grown folk stuff.

“I like that it is my business and I get to make the decisions,” Adams said. “Of course, I am always open to constructive suggestions and criticism, but I’ve always wanted something I could call my own.”

And because of her steadfast commitment to doing business (and academics, of course) in excellence — and staying on her grown folk stuff — Adams is confident her biggest and brightest days are well ahead of her.

STAY TUNED — And because of steadfast commitment to doing things in excellence — and staying on her grown folk stuff — Adams is confident that her biggest and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“It’s imperative that I inspire others daily because everybody has a dream and some people don’t have the motivation of the esteem to go out and do what they love because some people are quick to judge them,” said Adams, who’s schedule to graduate with a degree in Hospitality Administration with an emphasis in Foodservice Management in May 2018. “And I just want everyone to know that you can do anything you set your mind too. Don’t let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams whether it’s age, family, or lack of knowledge.”

Oh, there’s one more thing she’d like to add, so take heed.

“I just want to make people happy one cupcake at a time, one cookie at a time, and one shirt at a time,” Adams said.

All while staying committed to her grown folk stuff.

 

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.