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Atlanta-area businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry functioning fervently in her ‘God taught’ endeavor

GOD-ORDERED STEPS 

DESTINY STEPS — Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Verna V. Nickelber is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

DALLAS — With all due respect to Verna V. Nickelberry, she essentially had it wrong.

Consider, for instance, when during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Nickelberry, whose family is originally from Mississippi, spoke about her strong ties to Memphis.

“We moved to Memphis when I was five years old, Nickelberry said. “So Memphis is all I know. It’s home.”
Wrong.
With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

OH TASTE AND SEE 

THIS IS THE LORD’S DOING — Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

Currently of a resident in the Atlanta area, Nickelberry is owner and chief executive officer of VeMaShe Enterprise LLC, her up-and-coming media company whose featured entity is product is ODINARY PEOPLE Magazine (or OPM), which went into full operations in 2008.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

Also, she were amongst 14 women who collectively wrote the book entitled, “Cultivating Your It Factor: 14 Must Haves  To Discover, Define and Refine Your Signature Brand.”

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

Her children’s book, “The Adventures Of KayKay” will jumpstart a 12-book series and is scheduled to be released this summer, she said.

“I wish I had a great story for you, but the truth is my business found me,” Nickelberry said.

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry — displaying a such resiliency and poise as only she could — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the names of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

“I’m wanting to create a family company that my son would work at,” Nickelberry said of her business venture, which has been in existence for approximately 10 years.

Although Nickelberry is pretty adamant that her publication essentially “found me,” amongst the things about which she’s thoroughly convinced is that her flourishing enterprise undoubtedly has been endorsed by God.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — With all due respect to Nickelberry, while she has an immeasurable connection to Memphis, credit her remarkably compelling strides as a notable businesswoman as being arguably the pivotal factor that has given way to her attracting more of a national presence through her endeavors.

“It is an assignment — a vision — from God which took place in 2005, but was not birth until 2008,” Nickelberry explained. “We’ve been at it for 10 years.”

And what a memorable decade it has been for this progressive, thriving businesswoman, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is the Focal Point of a company whose best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Interestingly, Nickelberry’s magazine is widely known for hosting an annual business prayer breakfast, as well as its annual OPM Servant Awards, an event that customarily honors individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations, particularly for their valiant contributions to communities.

This year’s OPM Servant Awards are scheduled for  September 20 in nearby Conyer, Georgia.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of her business, Nickelberry is an accomplished writer, having authored two books: “He Wrote The Script…Just Follow It!: Applying Biblical Principals for Entrepreneurial Success” and “Blue Skies & Green Grass: A 30 Day Affirmation Journal.”

“We also give out a life time achievement award,” said Nickelberry, alluding to her event’s The Sylvester Bowens Life Time Achievement, which is named in honor of her father.

Though her venture accommodates people of all ages and ethnic groups nationwide, Nickelberry emphasized she’s especially blessed to have been afforded the golden opportunity to bask in the glory of her God-given element.

“I enjoy the freedom doing what I love,” Nickelberry said. “OPM is an inspirational magazine, so we get to share the word of God and some great testimonies of God’s miracles and blessings. This is actually one of the segments in the magazine.”

With all due respect once again, Nickelberry, displaying a such resiliency and poise — certainly has an inspiring story to tell, considering VeMaShe Enterprise emerged courtesy of a rather unique combination that’s comprised of her name as well as the najes of her two sons, which intriguingly means “family, unite, and love.”

Although Nickelberry admittedly was reluctant to go into business for herself, she’s overwhelmingly giddy she had ultimately answered God’s Voice by exercising her faith in ways unimaginable. “I answered the call from God and, nevertheless, I moved forward,” Nickelberry said with a smile. “I’m God taught.”

And, for that reasons, Memphis isn’t all she knows.

With all due respect to this talented, gifted businesswoman, she’s fully persuaded that even while walking fervently in her divine purpose, the best is yet to come.

“If I can but inspire one person while I’m on my daily journey, I would have done my part in bring a smile to someone’s face and joy to their heart,” Nickelberry said.

Capping off a brilliantly, empowering story, one she sensed she never had to tell.

But God Whom, much to her delight, had the final say.


For more information about Atlanta-area Businesswoman Verna V. Nickelberry, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 901.949.3409 or connect with her via social media at:

http://facebook.com/vernavnickelberry; http://linkedin.com/in/vnickelberry; http://www.pinterest.com/vemashe2opm08; http://twitter.com/Vnickelberry; http://instagram.com/vemashe.


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Atlanta-area author Sadie Evans experienced the ‘spirit of healing’ through her new book


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)


DALLAS — Truth be told, Sadie Evans knew all along.

She knew that when adversity surfaced in her life to challenge her faith, God had her covered.

She knew that when he faith was seemingly on the brink of evaporating, God had her covered.

She knew that even when it seemed that her ability to walk in victory appeared virtually  insurmountable, God had her covered.

She knew that in spite of every tear she released into the atmosphere, God had her covered.

GRACEFUL WOMAN 

PURPOSED FOR PAIN — A book that is a few weeks removed from its much-anticipated release, Atlanta-area author Sadie Evans is the mastermind behind “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman.”

Because truth be told, there was a silver-lining attached to all of those times she was left weeping — one that came wrapped up in a book that figures to advance the kingdom for such a pivotal time as now.

“The vision for this book was given to me in 2014, but because of life circumstances, I could not complete it,” Evans, an Atlanta-area author, told Making Headline News this week.

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Released officially on February 8, 2019, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was assembled through what this authors describes as “life’s hardships and storms,” many of which were meant to break her, according to a detailed breakdown of Evans’ book at Amazon.com.

Despite the flurry of developments that essentially proved to be temporary barricades as it pertains to Evans finishing her book, she managed to demonstrate enough faith to press on through her project until it eventually became an awe-inspiring masterpiece.

A book that is a few weeks removed from its much-anticipated release, Evans is the mastermind behind “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman.”

Released officially on February 8, 2019, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was assembled through what this authors appropriately describes as “life’s hardships and storms,” many of which were meant to break her, according to a detailed breakdown of Evans’ book at Amazon.com.

PEEP THIS — As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her first book, Evans stressed, among other things, that God’s people must adopt the mindset to press diligently through life’s difficulties, even when things are falling apart.

“God’s grace kept me when I couldn’t keep myself,” Evans said in the introduction of her book at Amazon.com. “All the tears I shed and we shed, God sees them and He will never leave us or forsake us. You will never look at storms in life the same after reading this book on life, lessons, faith, triumph, and perseverance.”


A book that is comprised of 54 pages in length, Evans’ “Graceful Tears: Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” was produced largely as a strategic way to help people from various walks of life, most notably those who struggle to see God’s grace in their live, yet realize that because of His grace, we are still here and walking out our destiny regardless of the dark seasons we go through,” Evans emphasized.

BUT GOD — Despite the flurry of developments that essentially proved to be temporary barricades as it pertains to Evans finishing her book, she managed to demonstrate enough faith to press on through her project until it eventually became a finished project.

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her first book, Evans stressed, among other things, that God’s people must adopt the mindset to press diligently through life’s difficulties, even when things are falling apart.

“(You’ve got to) have faith to know that if God is for us, nothing can be against us,” Evans says with such authority.

Much to her delight, the feedback since the release of Evans’ book has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“(People have said this is a) very powerful and anointed book,” Evans said. “People have retraced their steps in life and apologized to children, letting go of fear and increasing their faith in God.”

Interestingly, Evans said her new book has become a spiritual gut-checking resource, of sorts, particularly as it relates to her own ability to heal.

“This book has healed me and made me realize that even with all that I went through — rejection, childhood trauma, domestic violence, and being a single mother of five kids — God was there every step of the way,” Evans explained. “Also, it made me realize how vital self-love is, because I was lacking self-love. I fell into any of these (unhealthy) situations.”

Now that she’s made her authorship debut, Evans has announced that Book No. 2 is presently in the works. The title: “Learning To Love Thyself,” which is scheduled to be released this summer.

In addition, she will be hosting her first empowerment conference that is scheduled for October 12, 2019.

“I am a single mother of five children that did not allow the generational curses that were on my family or the stigma that being a single mother carries stop me,” Evans, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, said. “I recently relocated to Georgia from Nebraska on my own to make a better life for myself and my children.

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UP NEXT — Now that she’s made her authorship debut, Evans has announced that Book No. 2 is presently in the works. The title: “Learning To Love Thyself,” which is scheduled to be released this summer.

“I am also a first generation college grad and business owner,” Evans continued. “With God the Head of my life, I am pulling down strongholds of poverty and the curses that have plagued my family for decades.”

Truth be told, she knew all along — knew that when adversity had surfaced in her life to challenge her faith, God had her covered.

Every step of the way.


For more information about Atlanta-area Author Sadie Evans, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/sadie.evans.31. Also, send email to: evanssadie1989@gmail.com.


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Atlanta-area empowerment extraordinaire Sylinda Mumphery to host 3rd Annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony


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Sylinda Mumphery’s spiritual reputation is such that she has a heart for embracing women who have emerged as feel good stories.

Men, too.

Such will be the case when Mumphery host the third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony on March 16 in Smyrna, Georgia.

CHANGING A GENERATION 

HEART FOR GOD’S PEOPLE — Atlanta-area businesswoman Sylinda Mumphery’s spiritual reputation is such that she has a heart for embracing women who have emerged as feel good stories. Such will be the case when Mumphery host the third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony on March 16 in Smyrna, Georgia.

Powered by Women’s History Month, the RTB (or Removing The Bandages) Winning Women Awards Ceremony will take place at the Smyrna Community Center, located at 200 Village Green Circle SE.

“The purpose of this event is to honor and celebrate women who are overcomers and survivors of domestic violence, rape, cancer, burn victims, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and so much more,” Mumphery told Making Headline News this week. “We also celebrate and honor women who are making a difference in the lives of others by giving back to their communities or serving our country.”

In addition, Mumphery said this event is essential, in large part because women customarily carry what she describes as “a lot of pain and sometimes carry our wounds in our wombs.”

“There are many that want to give up and throw in the towel,” Mumphery said. “Therefore, we take this night to uplift each woman and let our sisters know that we love them and that no matter what has happened, we are not what happened to us.  We are beautiful, powerful, and have a purpose in life.”

The owner and CEO of SylindaD, LLC, Mumphery’s RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony is a three-day event that will commence with a with an opening-day meet-and-greet on Friday, March 15.

The actual event will begin the next day and will culminate on Sunday with attendees engaging in morning worship and brunch.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.sylindad.com/.

“It’s a full weekend of sisterhood, empowerment, love and excitement,” Mumphery said.

The owner and CEO of SylindaD, LLC, Mumphery’s RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony is a three-day event that will commence with a with an opening-day meet-and-greet on Friday, March 15.

Interestingly, for the time since the inception of Mumphery’s awards ceremony, there will be a segment that will be centered on honoring men, most notably three recipients who will become beneficiaries of the Mighty Man of Valor Awards.


“Our purpose for honoring men this year is that we’ve had a lot of men that have begun to follow the movement. We realize that men wear bandages as well, but carry their wounds differently. Many have survived through battles that should have killed them, but they came out alive and are also making a difference and giving back. They also deserve to be honored and celebrated for not giving up and standing tall for their family, friends, and community.” — Sylinda Mumphery


Having described the feedback as “incredible” since the inception of her event, Mumphery emphasized the RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony essentially is a platform, of sorts, for those being honored to tell their stories and testimonies of how God spared their lives and how they’ve had to overcome a slew of obstacles in order to continue standing strong, she said.

HATS OFF TO YOU BROTHAS — Interestingly, for the time since the inception of Mumphery’s awards ceremony, there will be a segment that will be centered on honoring men, most notably three recipients who will become beneficiaries of the Mighty Man of Valor Awards.

“For some, it’s their first time ever being honored or telling their story,” said Mumphery, who’s also an accomplished author, mentor, speaker, and an Atlanta-area radio talk show host. “So often we experience life’s interruptions and become blindsided, because we never expected certain situations, incidents, or tragedies to affect us directly.

Much to her delight, Mumphery’s assortment of hardships and personal tragedies throughout the years have never caused her waver. If nothing else, such unfavorable circumstances only fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny, most notably through a movement that had become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

LETTING HER LIGHT SHINE — Having described the feedback as “incredible” since the inception of her event, Mumphery emphasized the RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony essentially is a platform, of sorts, for those being honored to tell their stories and testimonies of how God spared their lives and how they’ve had to overcome a slew of obstacles in order to continue standing strong, she said.

“(The) Removing The Bandages Movement was birthed out of brokenness,” Mumphery said. “I never knew that God could take broken pieces and create beautiful art.  After having two breast cancer scares and almost losing my left breast, I was hurt and ashamed of my wound.  I thought that if I wore bandages daily, that I would not notice the scars.  Even after losing everything and facing divorce, I thought that makeup, expensive jewelry, expensive car, shoes and clothes would cover the pain.

“As women, we look for love in all the wrong places and sometimes cause self-inflicted wounds to ourselves,” Mumphery continued. “This movement moves inside of me wherever I go, because every time I come in contact with a woman — no matter her race, socioeconomic status, background, size or shape — I want her to know that she does not have to live her life behind her bandages and that once she rips them off of her and embrace her scars, she will eventually find out that they are now her beauty mark, because God will give you beauty for ashes.”


For more information about Sylinda Mumphery’s third annual RTB Winning Women Awards Ceremony,” log on to: http://www.sylindad.com/.


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Atlanta’s Tamara Charles to host domestic violence fundraiser that is her Third Annual Masquerade Gala

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES TAMARA CHARLES 


For Tamara Charles, three times undoubtedly will be a charm when she hosts her much-anticipated Third Annual Masquerade Gala.

Credit her immeasurable and notable strides as a thriving and resourceful Atlanta-area businesswoman as the biggest reason why.

WOMAN OF UNSHAKABLE FAITHAn empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Businesswoman Tamara Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

An event that is widely known as a Domestic Violence Fundraiser, Charles’ Masquerade Gala will take place on October 13 from 6-10 p.m. EST at The Dawn Event Center, located at 3201 Atlanta Industrial Parkway Northwest, Suite 104.

An empowerment event that will be highlighted by what is known as the “Unbroken, Still I Smile Documentary,” the Masquerade Gala is powered by Sisters In Charge, Charles’ credible Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on providing a safe haven, support network, and resources to help victims of domestic violence regain dignity and control over their lives.

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The event, which is open to the public, most notably domestic violence victims and survivors, will accommodate attendees with dinner and will include a host of guest speakers. Also, there will be prizes, live auctions, celebrity donations, and live entertainment, Charles told Making Headline News this week.

Having lived a majority of life residing in Lynn, Massachusetts, Charles is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, a legislative and domestic violence advocate, as well as Vice-President of ACHI Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.

CHARLES IN CHARGECharles’ personal experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly with regards to giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Interestingly, the mission of Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

YOU GO GIRL!!! As Founder and CEO of Sisters In Charge, Inc., her nonprofit institution has become a fixture for aiding battered women with children, particularly giving these women a healthy start, as well as what she describes as the “opportunity to learn and protection from harm.”

Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Charles relocated to the United States in 1986 at the tender age of seven.

An accomplished and flourishing businesswoman, Charles is a survivor of domestic violence and is currently living with multiple sclerosis.

Her personal  experiences, by all accounts, have greatly equipped her with the keen knowledge to grasp a thorough understanding of the proverbial physical and psychological barriers, particularly as it relates to preventing women from leaving their abusers.

ON A MISSIONInterestingly, the mission of Charles’ Sisters In Charge is to provide a safe shelter and, most importantly, a variety of educational, recreational, and social services to address the essential and changing needs of the families in Georgia and its surrounding communities.

“Ms. Charles also understands the potential fatal nature of domestic abuse, which makes seeking assistance imperative,” said a spokesperson for Charles’ nonprofit organization. “By providing a home where battered women and their children may seek temporary shelter, Ms. Charles hopes to help these women understand they are not alone. Her shelter will be designed to provide a safe space where victims may share their stories and meet other survivors to support them in their journey. Additionally, she hopes to provide these women with resources to help them gain control over their lives.”

In addition, Charles is the mother of fraternal twins (a boy and girl ages 21), both of whom are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees.

She also has a 15- year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son and raised each of her children as a single mother, all the while holding down two jobs and furthering her education.

Not to be outdone, Charles graduated from Lynn (Massachusetts) English High school, then enrolled at Marian Court College, where she eventually obtained an Associate’s Degree in Science in 2011.

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017.

Consequently, she acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Health Care Management in 2014, and is presently working toward her MBA in Health Care Human Services while minoring in nonprofit organization from Strayer University.

According to Charles, the “Unbroken, Still I Smile” documentary will be shown immediately following a meet and greet with its cast members during her forthcoming gala. 

Charles is the author of the book entitled, “Unbroken, Still I Smile,” a 104-page written document that was officially released in March 2017. 

For more information about Atlanta Businesswoman Tamara Charles or to purchase tickets to the Third Annual Masquerade Gala, log on to https://3rdannualsicmasqueradegala2018.eventbrite.com. Also, send email to: sistersinchargeinc1@gmail.com.


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Greater Community COGIC’s the Bridge at ATL helping individuals achieve their post-high school educational goals while advancing the kingdom

BRIDGING A KINGDOM-BASED GAP — At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Frederick and Samantha Walker in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bridge at ATL. Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the BRIDGE’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

MARIETTA, Georgia — Knowledge is power.

Surely, while we’ve all heard — or perhaps uttered — such a familiar catchphrase, as far as enriching and enhancing one’s life goes, Greater Community Church Of God In Christ’s mission includes, among other things, ensuring that its members thoroughly grasp the notion of just how powerful knowledge is — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

“In today’s society, social media is vital,” Greater Community member newcomer Minister Frederick Walker told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

And to GCC’s credit, Walker and his wife, Samantha Walker, are routinely devising ways to aid young adults mightily, particularly as it pertains to maximizing their potential by way of achieving their lofty educational goals and objectives.

At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Walkers in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bride at ATL.

Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the Bride at ATL’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

For starters, the chief concept was to establish a young adult and college ministry, of sorts, one that would be accompanied by what the Walkers described as a “regional influence” while having a permanent establishment housed at nearby Kennesaw State University.

That, in a nutshell, was all a part of Pastor Matthew Brown’s vision from the outset.

Given the Bride at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

The rest, as they say, was history.

“Christian young adults are being connected with others who share the same Biblical beliefs, values and spiritual goal-building a strong community of support and encouragement,” said Samantha Walker, when asked what is especially intriguing about the Bride at ATL. “They are being inspired to grow in their faith and given opportunities to serve in ministry utilizing while enhancing the gifts God placed in them.

THE UNIVERSITY OF JESUS — With the oversight and guidance from Pastor Brown and the support of a solid and resourceful multi-generational team, the Bridge at ATL was officially approved as a chartered KSU-based organization in May 2017 and had effectively gone into operations approximately three months later. The rest, as they say, was history.

What’s even more astounding, Samantha acknowledged, is that the Godly witnesses of those enrolled in this institution essentially becomes more effectively, especially in this, our sometime controversial and divided modern-day church era.

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“They are being prepared to be more effective witnesses for Christ by expanding the Kingdom and being leaders in the marketplace, their communities and the church,” Samantha said.

GREATER IS COMING TO GREATER — Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Given the Bridge at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“Let’s all do our part in outreach right here at home by encouraging our young adults whether they take a college path or a vocational one,” Frederick said. “Help us be the bridge that encourages and assists young adults to crossover into their God-given destiny by completing their degree programs or vocational training to have successful careers but, more importantly, help them become the church of today and tomorrow.”

Because after all, knowledge is power — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

 

A GREATER COMMUNITY COGIC RELATED STORY: 

Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

 

 

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Atlanta-area minister Matthew Brown taking an unorthodox approach to his forthcoming sixth pastoral anniversary at GCC

FAITH STEPPER — All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Atlanta-area Pastor Matthew Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember. A native of Buffalo, New York, Brown will celebrate six years as Senior Pastor of Greater Community Church before his congregation and a host of supporters on September 22.

MARIETTA, GeorgiaMatthew Brown, TH.D. is an Atlanta-area pastor.

He’s a pretty highly regarded one too.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I grew up serving the older saints,” Brown told Making Headline News during a recent exclusive interview.

Amongst his notable acts of service to the Body of Christ:

Youth pastor.

A trustee member.

An assistant pastor.

Oh, let’s not forget choir director.

HEART FOR PEOPLE — Brown has a vision for winning lost souls for Jesus Christ. He has committed Greater Community to be a ministry where every man, woman, boy and girl will have repeated opportunities to hear, feel, see and touch the gospel of Jesus Christ. With an emphasis on solid praise, worship, and biblical teaching, he is making the word of God – real, relevant and relational in the life of believers and non-church goers alike.

Most importantly, Brown also assumed the monumental role of what he appropriately described as leading many to Christ.

“I understood the concept of family and community by the way we were raised,” Brown explained. “It afforded me many opportunities. I credit my upbringing in church dealing with people to my career in corporate marketplace and government.”

Add to the fact that Brown, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a former special assistant to that city’s mayor, as well as having occupied a variety of Corporate America posts — most notably vice president of a local development corporation, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, Commissioner of General Services and Communications Director for the mayor of Buffalo — and it’s no wonder that even as an efficient and resourceful veteran man of the cloth, Brown has adopted the notion that implies, among other things, he welcomes the concept of venturing outside of tradition and advancing the kingdom in a rather unorthodox way.

A product of the historic Church Of God In Christ and the proud shepherd of Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, Brown was brought up mostly in a Christian-oriented environment whereby following tradition was, by all accounts, a customary trend.

“I wholeheartedly believe that ministry is not possible without support of one’s family,” Brown said. “Their contribution of time, talent and treasure is incalculable and grossly underestimated. My success, if I have any, is a reflection of the way I grew up, the family that supports me and the wonderful people around the nation that have deposited great things in me.”

All things considered and much to his delight, it is due in large to the valiant contributions of those who have embraced Brown’s gifts and talents both in ministry and in Corporate America throughout the years that he deems it absolutely imperative to — for a lack of better words — never forget to remember.

PASSING THE LIMELIGHT ON — All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“Honestly, I just wanted to say thank you to the members of Greater Community for their support over the last six years,” Brown said.

He will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

The weekend-long festivities will be include a Celebration Reunion Choir Concert the following day at 6 p.m. EST and will culminate with GCC’s Homecoming Services on September 24 at 8 and 11 a.m. EST.

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Officially installed as Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in October 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TO GOD — Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

Amongst his church’s notable highlights will be to pay homage to what Brown has dubbed the Living Legend members, most notably those who were members of the Avery Street Hensley Chapel location to the institution’s present establishment at 406 Roswell Street.

Among those being recognized are Emeritus Church Mother, 99-year-old Edna Wise and 85-year-old Mother Marthene Penn, both of whom will be recipients of the Bishop James J. Hensley Lifetime Award courtesy of Pastor Brown, and COGIC General Board Member Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.

Also, church officials said that a new initiative will be announced in honor of recently deceased GCC member Marietta Wilson and it will be named the Marietta Wilson Entrepreneur Program. In addition, Brown’s pastoral celebration will feature a variety of tributes, particularly from local, regional and national dignitaries.

All in all, what this year’s pastoral celebration boils down to is Greater Community’s most celebrated leader launching a spiritual curveball, of sorts, by way of shifting the figurative spotlight away from himself and aiming it in the direction of those whose valiant contributions have help make GCC the beacon of light for which it is widely known.

ESTEEMING OTHERS — Brown will be afforded the opportunity to extend votes of thanks early and often during his much-anticipated Sixth Pastoral Anniversary on Friday, September 22 when his congregation, a host colleagues, family members, friends and close acquaintances pay homage to him for his tireless contributions as a beacon of light to the Atlanta community and his ministry the Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.

“Pastor Brown desired to share his anniversary with the membership by thanking them for their support for the last six years by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and anticipating the future opportunities to bring kingdom to community,” a GCC spokesperson said.

Nearly 35 years removed from having officially been installed as an ordained minister, Brown — whose kingdom-based resume includes having assumed leadership posts in COGIC’s local, district, jurisdiction and national church — is especially enthralled about his forthcoming sixth year pastoral anniversary.

AIMING TO BE DIFFERENT — Named Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in September 2011, Brown for months leading to his much-anticipated milestone had routinely expressed his desire to take a rather unorthodox approach to his latest Pastoral celebration, one that will be geared largely toward shining the figurative spotlight on those who have greatly helped the church stand the tests of time since its inception.

“I wanted to honor some precious people who’ve given their lives in service to the local church and region,” Brown said. “I believe at times that as a leader, I want to thank people who have given me the privilege to lead this ministry and celebrate what happens when we work together. It is a time of social celebration, a night out for the saints, a time of reflecting our past, celebrating our present and anticipating our future. I like to do things different and this was just a little different.”

Well said by this Atlanta-area pastor whom, given his illustrious ministerial track record, is a pretty highly regarded one too.

 

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Atlanta-area author Donita J. Clark’s new book inspiring the masses to allow painful experiences to drive them to their destiny

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. (Psalm 34:19)

 

YOU GO GIRL!!! A 108-page paperback written document that officially hit the market on June 6, Donita J. Clark’s “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny” is an inspirational novel with regards to relationships or, as Clark eloquently acknowledged,  those relationships that produce rather good or bad fruit, if you will.

Ask Donita J. Clark about her upbringing, and you best believe she’s going to cut straight to the point.

In a nutshell, she’s going to keep it real with you.

“I came from a culture where having a baby was more important than marriage or education,” Clark, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, recalled.

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to such a downtrodden, discouraging social issue that has greatly inspired Clark to go to great lengths to encourage and empower young ladies to adopt a different thought process, particularly it relates to positioning themselves to be successful.

“I wanted to inspire other women to do something extraordinary,” Clark said.

To her distinct credit, she has done just that, by way of her recently-released book entitled, “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny.”

A 108-page paperback written document that officially hit the market on June 6, Clark’s “In Pain On Purpose: A World Of Hurt Can Change Your Destiny” is an inspirational novel that addresses relationships or, as Clark eloquently acknowledged,  those relationships that produce rather good or bad fruit, if you will.

Moreover, Clark’s debut book deals with several extremely vital relationship issues, particularly those we have with our parents which, in essence, ultimately establish the basis of our foundation, as she explained in a detailed description of her book at Amazon.com.

MORE ON THIS AUTHOR: www.donitajclark.com

“As we grow and begin to seek adult relationships, the manifestations of that fruit begin to show,” said Clark, a native of Wooster, Ohio who lives with her family in Atlanta.

WE ARE FAMILY — A book Clark had begun writing in August 2016 and needed approximately nine months to complete, this Wooster, Ohio native stressed that her primary focus through her book is to steadfastly be a voice of hope for men and women are battling similar situations as the ones she endured, most notably the dreaded trend of having been raised without the authentic guidance of parents.

Then there is the featured character named Nyla in Clark’s book, whom this author explained had never had a relationship with her father while simultaneously carrying on a rather dysfunctional one with her mother.

It is, in fact, because of relationships of that magnitude that Clark thought it essential to compose this compelling and informative novel because, as she tells it, “I want to inspire young people that may be experiencing toxic relationships. We can move beyond our pain and live on purpose. Your pain can be used to guide you to your purpose.”

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Moreover, Clark’s debut book deals with several extremely vital relationships, particularly those we have with our parents which, in essence, ultimately establish the basis of our foundation, she explained in a detailed description of her book at Amazon.com.

A book Clark had begun writing in August 2016 and needed approximately nine months to complete, Clark emphasized that her primary focus through her book is to steadfastly be a voice of hope for men and women who are battling similar situations as the ones she had endured — most notably the dreaded trend of having been raised without the authentic guidance of parents.

“I incurred abuse on several levels,” Clark, an accomplished entrepreneur as Founder and CEO of Extended Blessings, said. “It’s doesn’t matter what circumstances you were dealt…it only matters what you do with those circumstances. We can accomplish more than we believe.”

LOVE, PEACE, AND HAPPINESS — “As we grow and begin to seek adult relationships, the manifestations of that fruit begin to show,” said Clark, a native of Wooster, Ohio who lives with her family in Atlanta.

Because little do we know, God is a God Who can — and will — deliver us from all of our painful, disastrous past, thus reposition us for the much-anticipated road to our destiny.

“God has given us all purpose,” said Clark, adding that her reading audience has been thoroughly inspired by her new book. “It’s up to us to trust in His plan. I was created to help people. I am a servant leader in every sense of the word. I want to see people happy and whole. If my story can touch one or two people, I have completed my assigned task.”

Clark said her second book, “The Power Of Love: The Journey To Blending A Family,” is presently in the works, as is her third book entitled, “The Ladies Choice.”

ON DECK — Currently, Clark said her second book, The Power Of Love: The Journey To Blending A Family,” is in the works, as is her third book entitled, “The Ladies Choice.”

As for her newly-released book, Clark will have a vendor booth at Holsey Monumental on Saturday, July 29 at 6028 Buena Vista Road in nearby Columbus, Georgia, where she will be promoting her book from Noon-6 p.m. EST.

“Life isn’t what we fantasize about,” Clark said. Anything you’re striving for in life takes dedication. Dedicate your time and efforts to building people. There are great rewards in helping others achieve their goals.”

Especially when you can overcome life’s greatest of obstacles, something to which this brilliantly gifted author can surely attest.

And that’s keeping it real.

 

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Atlanta’s Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden pulls off inspiring comeback for the ages as she lobbies for her first political seat

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

GOD’S MIRACLE WOMAN — What’s so astoundingly intriguing about the emotional story of Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden is that no one, it seems, can ever get tired of hearing it — a story that, to her credit, has been depicted into a real-life documentary, a feat that has afforded her to graciously embrace and commemorate as she vies for a seat on the Atlanta’s City Council District 11 in coming months.

Take a look at her today.

Smart.

Intelligent.

Delightful.

Resourceful.

Perceptive.

Discerning.

Well-informed.

Must we go on? Must we go on about Dr. LaTarsha D. Holden, a woman whom, to put it forthrightly and plainly, is one whom has gone to great lengths to become the admirable comeback story for which she is widely known?

“I only had God at that time,” Holden, whenever she finds herself telling of her awe-inspiring, tear-jerking testimony, customarily says with a smile she’s earned the right to put on display.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of passion for education, an attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree.

What’s so astoundingly intriguing about the emotional story of Dr. Holden is that no one, it seems, can ever get tired of hearing it — a story that, to her credit, has been depicted into a real-life documentary, a feat that has afforded her to graciously embrace and commemorate as she vies for a seat on the Atlanta’s City Council District 11 in coming months.

“In 2008, I made a vow to myself that when I got my life together I would go back and fight for others,” Dr. Holden, 44, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “That’s when I knew that one day I would run for City Council.”

GRAB SOME KLEENEX — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Dr. Holden’s quest for the office of City Council on one of America’s most populous and decorated cities, look no further than the events that have made such a time as now the tear-jerking one it has become.

For the record, Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of her keen passion for education, a notable attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the historic Beulah Heights University.

For her distinct efforts, coupled with her valiant contributions to the Atlanta community, she later became a doctoral student and even earned mentions in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges.

Talk about an impressively dazzling resume for a rookie political figure who is destined to assume a seat for which only a few sensed she would ever qualify.

DEFYING ALL ODDS — As if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the divine destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22. All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

In fact, to grasp a thorough understanding of why Dr. Holden’s quest for the office of City Council on one of America’s most populous and decorated cities, look no further than the memorable, mostly challenging events that have made such a time as now the tear-jerking one  has become.

For starters, as if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the divine destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22.

All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

Fortunately, for her, God had other plans — you know, just as the scripture above this story suggest.

HOLDEN IT ALL TOGETHER — Holden is famously known as an emerging leader in the Atlanta-metropolitan area, in large part because of her keen passion for education, a notable attribute that arose after she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and then followed that up with having earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Leadership and Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration degree.

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“Being homeless, I found myself at a crossroads,” Dr. Holden explained. “I had to fight for my children and, with little direction, while staying in a boarded-up house, as squatters, I decided to enroll in college. The last time I had been in school, I was 15 years old.”

While Dr. Holden had unceremoniously vacated school, she was still armed with the educational smarts to, you know, possess a solid education.

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — Dr. Holden receiving the Proclamation of the Atlanta Council.

“I made a vow to myself that the streets weren’t going to raise my children, nor the jails were going to house them,” said Dr. Holden, a 10-time published author who has gone from a GED recipient to a woman who has positioned herself to acquire an honorary doctorate in the foreseeable future.

IN THAT ORDER — “In 2008, I made a vow to myself that when I got my life together I would go back and fight for others,” Dr. Holden, 44, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “That’s when I knew that one day I would run for City Council.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Take a look at her today.

Smart.

Intelligent.

Delightful.

Resourceful.

Perceptive.

Discerning.

Well-informed.

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH  — “Being homeless, I found myself at a crossroads,” Dr. Holden explained. “I had to fight for my children and, with little direction, while staying in a boarded-up house, as squatters, I decided to enroll in college. The last time I had been in school, I was 15 years old.”

Oh, and one other thing: She has masterfully put herself in position to assume a seat for which only a few sensed she would ever qualify.

Election Day is November 7.

Stay tuned. This is going to be interesting.

Amongst the reasons is that Dr. Holden’s story has generated an array of headlines and she became a featured story on AOL Black Voices.

In addition, she has appeared on The Debra Gatlin Show, not to mention The Ordinary People Show, and Joe The Gravedigger Show about helping others in the community who were facing difficult challenges.

For Holden, her notable accolades include having received the “I Am a Warrior” at the stage play “Lord Fight This Battle.” Widely known as inspiring speaker who answered the call to preach the Word of God in 2005, Dr. Holden was ordained to the office of Pastor in February 2013 and she is the Host of Global Talk Radio in which she advocates on  issues that affects people around the world.

Also, she was a featured story in the W.O.W. Magazine and was presented with the award of “Women Who Inspire” at an annual women conference  hosted by WEOP in “2008,” and was nominated for the “Humanitarian Essential Piece Award” in “2011” from the Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness, and she was an honoree for the “Unsung Hero” award at the APEX Pyramid Awards in “2016.”

Other accolades include having received the “I Am a Warrior” at the stage play “Lord Fight This Battle.” Widely known as inspiring speaker who answered the call to preach the Word of God in 2005, Dr. Holden was ordained to the office of Pastor in February 2013 and she is the Host of Global Talk Radio in which she advocates on  issues that affects people around the world.

Moreover, Dr. Holden is a stellar community advocate and an author of several books and a subject of a documentary entitled “No Longer Lost.”

DESTINED FOR GREATNESS — For starters, as if dropping out of high school her sophomore year wasn’t enough to put on hold the destiny of a woman who boasts the gifts of a public servant, Holden gave birth to four children by the age of 22. All things considered, at the time, she seemed well on her a way to becoming just another statistics from the inner city, a youngster with no real sense of direction, a young then-homeless adult who knew full well she was living beneath her privileges.

“I believe my chances are good in winning the election for District 11,” said Dr. Holden, sounding as confident as ever before. “I believe the people are tired and weary and they are looking for someone different. I will use the same fight I had for my family to fight for the residents of District 11.”

When asked to finish this sentence: “If Dr. Holden wins this election…”

Dr. Holden said, “Atlanta would be getting a servant leader who will immediately go to work for the people. I will begin to work with different entities to form collaboration, to get the ball rolling to bring the necessary changes to District 11.”

Spoken like the true, admirable comeback story for which she is widely known.

BOLD PREDICTION — “I believe my chances are good in winning the election for District 11,” said Dr. Holden, sounding as confident as ever. “I believe the people are tired and weary and they are looking for someone different. I will use the same fight I had for my family to fight for the residents of District 11.”

DR. LATARSHA HOLDEN’S PLEDGE TO THE CITY OF ATLANTA:

  • I pledge to work with the judicial system to ensure that there is a plan in place to assist juveniles who come before the courts. We cannot just put them on probation without offering any assistance to help them with criminal behavior. Services will be rendered once detained.
  • I pledge to partner with companies that would provide job training for low-income residents to ensure that they have an opportunity to apply for better paying jobs…to set aside entry level positions to get in the door with big corporations.
  • I pledge to increase the safety of the public by hiring more police officers, starting a gang unit within Atlanta Police Department and to put in place incentives for community policing….also, to hire a small group of mental health professionals who can assist the officers when dealing with the mentally ill.
  • I pledge to partner with Atlanta Public Schools to ensure that our schools are safe and that any forms of bullying will have dire consequences…to work with middle schools to assist in the transition phase from elementary school goes smoothly. This will be my main initiative called, “Project Village.”
For more information on Dr. Latarsha Holden for Atlanta City Council, District 11, write: P. O. Box 115351, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310. Also, call: 404-838-9587. 

 

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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.

Augusta, Georgia-based businesswoman Angela Stone walking in her God-mandated purpose through entrepreneurship

HEART OF GOLD…AND STONE — A fixture and ambassador in her native establishment, where she presently resides, Augusta, Georgia-area businesswoman Angela Stone is owner and chief executive officer of “In Other Words, By Stone,” an empowerment venture about which she organized after making her professional authorship debut.

Shortly after 9 o’clock Monday morning, Angela Stone took to her Facebook timeline, where she deemed it necessary to — for a lack of better words — count her blessings.

Said Stone in a rather awe-inspiring, thought-provoking post:

“God opens doors which NO man can close. He will also bring you connections, supporters and encouragers that are NOT family-friends sometimes. I appreciate ALL of my Author Stone Facebook friends and supporters…AND I’m grateful for all of you who plant seeds of light, love and LIFE into my purpose. I am humbled.”

To grasp a broader sense of why Stone, 45, thought it essential to pay homage to her Creator and publicly salute and acknowledge those who have contributed mightily to her success one way or the other, look no further than the continuous strides she’s made in recent years.

A proud native of Augusta, Georgia, Stone is widely known as a literary and motivational messenger as well as a creative writing consultant, stints that have greatly afforded her with the golden opportunity to become an accomplished author in the process.

A fixture and ambassador in her native establishment, where she presently resides, Stone is owner and chief executive officer of “In Other Words, By Stone,” an empowerment venture about which she organized after making her professional authorship debut.

Popularly known as “Author Stone,” her first book, “Lust, Lessons, Love and Life,” is relatively new on the market, but has given way to array of favorable rave reviews for Stone whom, in March 2016, resigned from her Corporate America job after a near 20-year stint, a development she said has greatly allowed her to “purpose” that has pursued her throughout every level of her life or as she acknowledged, to be “unmasked, unchained and untamed.”

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Popularly known as “Author Stone,” her first book, “Lust, Lessons, Love and Life,” is relatively new on the market, but has given way to array of favorable rave reviews for Stone whom, in March 2016, resigned from her Corporate America job after a near 20-year stint, a development she said has greatly allowed her to “purpose” that has pursued her throughout every level of her life or as she acknowledged, to be “unmasked, unchained and untamed.”

“I’ve always been told I was called to write and speak transparently through my words…bringing them to life and setting my readers free,” Stone told Making Headline News this week. “I started sharing my story and posting original motivational quotes on Facebook and my audience grew.”

So popular and inspiring has Stone’s timeline become because of her customary motivational posts that not only has she reached the maximum 5,000 Facebook followers but, to her credit, she’s managed to increase her marketing power and exposure as a result.

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“I adore words, I love writing, and I am a giver by nature so I decided to make my life, services and skills available on a full-time basis,” said Stone, whose community involvement includes her valiant support and contributions to Y.E.S (Youth Education & Sports), Keep a Child Alive, Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Thomas Clark Jr. Scholarship Donor, and  Relay for Life. “I resigned from my almost 20-year corporate employment — it was never meant to be a career — and I emptied my savings to start the purpose that has pursued me all my life. I speak, write, edit, create slogans, build bios and resumes.”

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made since bolting Corporate American, it’s safe to assume that Stone — because of the divine purpose for which God has created her — is effectively walking in her purpose, as evidenced by her inspiring social media post early Monday morning.

WOMAN OF DESTINY — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made since bolting Corporate American, it’s safe to assume that Stone — because of the divine purpose for which God has created her — is effectively walking in her purpose.

“I was propelled to do this business, because certain areas in my life required me to rely on words to make it through dark, dismal, and discouraging situations,” said Stone, a Paine College affiliate who is a contributing columnist and poet for TimBookTu.com, as well as a creative writing consultant for a few Historically Black Colleges And Universities (or HBCU’s). “If my words unchained, unmasked and untamed me, surely it would help someone else to overcome the obstacles and ostracized feelings in their life.”

MORE ON AUTHOR STONE: 

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TWITTER: @wordsbystone
AUTHOR STONE’S BUSINESS PAGE: www.inotherwordsbystone.com.

IMPACTING THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD — So popular and inspiring has Stone’s social media timeline become because of her customary motivational posts that not only has she reached the maximum 5,000 Facebook followers but, to her credit, she’s managed to increase her marketing power as a result.

Interesting enough, amongst Stone’s key emphasis as thriving businesswoman is to inspire others through her words, crafts and wisdom,  in large part because of the sometimes challenging, hurtful lifestyle she once endured.

 

A mother of two, Stone admittedly struggled with her past, in large part because of what she described as a “lavish but lacking lifestyle,”   amid the turmoil she faced while being married to a former NFL player.

According to a spokesperson for “In Other Words, By Stone,” such an encounter in Stone’s life proved especially pivotal, considering it gave way to her “Wise Wordswoman” nickname, thus fueled her   impending  autobiography entitled,   “Reality To Rags To Riches: The Story and Life Of An Ex-NFL Wife.”

Talk about an awe-inspiring gallery of testimonies, courtesy of a woman whom, to her credit, not only deems it imperative to smile through her past hardships but, above all, thinks it necessary to encourage the masses in the process.

“The greatest thing about my purpose is receiving messages, comments, and emails about how my words inspired someone to see through wiser eyes and truthful tranquility,” said Stone, adding that her business caters to individuals of all ages and from various walks of life. “Every day, I strive to be a helper and not a hindrance in the lives I have been entrusted to motivate. It is my goal to expose my struggles to strength. I don’t believe the truth hurts. I believe it heals.”

Monday morning was no exception.

 

For more information about Angela Stone, write her at:

Author Stone

P.O. Box 15695

Augusta, Georgia 30919

Also, she can reached at: (706) 726-0461.

 

 

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 reporter of sports 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.

 

Atlanta-area businessman and professional trainer Jerico Wiggins living out his dream through Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC

CHASING GREATNESSTo his distinct credit, Jerico Wiggins has steadfastly gone to great, immeasurable lengths to ensure that he helps enrich and adds value to the lives of others, most notably through his avenue of entrepreneurship.
A former athlete in a variety of competitive sports, Wiggins, 38, is owner and chief executive officer of Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, a well-established Atlanta-area fitness gymnasium that offers sports conditioning for athletes that will greatly enable them to improve an assortment of key components, many of which will aid them in evolving as better athletes.

Just recently, Jerico Wiggins was asked why it is imperative that he esteem others daily highly than himself.

As usual, Wiggins, whose reputation and personality are such that he boasts a heart for people, provided the appropriate answer.

“It’s imperative to esteem and inspire (others) daily because it helps motivate growth, give others hope, and inspire others to be better,” Wiggins told Making Headline News this week.

To his distinct credit, Wiggins has steadfastly gone to great, immeasurable lengths to ensure that he helps enrich and adds value to the lives of others, most notably through his avenue of entrepreneurship.

MAKING STRIDESJust like athletes with whom he routinely crosses paths, it was his contributions to sports that greatly fueled his desire to establish — and prosper — as a thriving businessman/health fitness guru.
“Sports have helped me in my business in many ways but, most of all, because I also have a firsthand experience on what athletes go through as far as conditioning and preparing for competition,” Wiggins explained. “It also helped me to be able to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses in their performances.”

A former athlete in a variety of competitive sports, Wiggins, 38, is owner and chief executive officer of Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, a well-established Atlanta-area fitness gymnasium that offers sports conditioning for athletes that will greatly enable them to improve an assortment of key components, many of which will aid them in evolving as better athletes.

“We do body transformation to clients as well,” a spokesperson for Enkore Fitness Pro said.

Located at 1999 Parker Court, Suite A, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Wiggins’ company —- which is sanctioned through the Dekalb Chamber of Commerce — has appropriately adopted the catchphrase, “We’re The Foundation To Greatness.”

By and large, because of his commitment to serving his clients masterfully, coupled with his ability to inspire them to assume a positive disposition about their overall fitness and health, Enkore Fitness is surely a venture that’s on the move.

“I wanted to create a place where my clients can push, be pushed, educated, and mentally ready as an athlete to be pushed to greatness,” Wiggins, a native of Eatonton, Georgia said.

A TRUE INSPIRATIONBy and large, because of his commitment to serving his clients masterfully, coupled with his ability to inspire them to assume a positive disposition about their overall fitness and health, Enkore Fitness Pro is surely a venture that’s on the move.

Just like athletes with whom he routinely crosses paths, it was his contributions to sports that greatly fueled his desire to establish — and prosper — as a thriving businessman/health fitness guru.

FOLLOW ENKORE FITNESS PRO SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/enkorefitnesspros/?pnref=about.overview

“Sports have helped me in my business in many ways but, most of all, because I also have a firsthand experience on what athletes go through as far as conditioning and preparing for competition,” Wiggins explained. “It also helped me to be able to identify one’s strengths and weaknesses in their performances.”

A Putnam County High School alum who is a former attendee of the Georgia Career Institute, Wiggins holds a certified professional personal training through the ACE Personal Trainer Certification, a credible institution that teaches personal trainer manual features, or a different combination of study aids designed to help aspiring fitness trainers prepare for the exam and excel within their career.

Given the immense strides he’s made since starting his gym nearly three years ago, Wiggins undoubtedly is proven success.

He’s been a professional trainer for a little more than 11 years.

“What I like about my business is it’s not only a dream come true and my passion, but I feel like it gives me purpose daily,” said Wiggins, adding his business caters to individuals of all ages. “And I’m able to pass (along my knowledge) to help someone else.

Aside of the helping young athletes achieve and savor excellence through their respective sport, Wiggins acknowledged that excellence in life is something by which he’s guilty of educating to his clients — as often as he can.

“My personal mission is to help others not only exceed in sports,” said Wiggins, “but to realize that with the proper skills and determination, the sky is the limit and to help them understand excellence is something that is worked on daily and doesn’t come easily.”

As usual, Wiggins, whose reputation and personality are such that he boasts a heart for people, provided the appropriate answers.

All of which practically sums up why Enkore Fitness Pro has become a fixture in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

 

For more information about Enkore Fitness Pro, LLC, call 678-663-2304. Also, send email to: enkorefitness@yahoo.com, or log on to http://enkorefitnesspros.com/.



EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, 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, 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.