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Once a high school dropout, Texas businesswoman Felicia Jeffries becomes a successful, educated entrepreneur


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


REPRESENTING ‘DA SIP’

SEASON OF BLESSINGS — A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Felicia Jeffries, 39, is an accomplished business and credit consultant as the mastermind behind Moore Financial Services, a board certified credit consultant endeavor that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to reap her share of sustained success.

DALLAS — One thing about Felicia Jeffries, she undoubtedly knows her God-given worth.

That is why come hell or high water, she’s become destined to possess and savor the abundant life that Christ came to give her.
“God put me here for that purpose,” Jeffries, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining why it is imperative to esteem others daily. “The law of nature shows that the universe and nature works by cooperation and support. Human beings, when in a healthy, cooperative environment with support and love, can thrive and reach unsurpassing heights.
“I want to be the reflection of God’s light and help others see His grace and mercy through me in everything I do.”
To Jeffries’ credit, she certainly has proven to be a “reflection of God’s light,” particularly through her valiant contributions as a successful Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman.
A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Jeffries, 39, is an accomplished business and credit consultant as the mastermind behind Moore Financial Services, a board certified credit consultant endeavor that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to reap her share of sustained success.

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Widely known amongst her peers as “The Business Whisperer,” Jeffries has developed a keen passion for helping business owners repair their personal credit — this after she spent a considerable amount of time as a paralegal some nine years ago.

Then, three months after having starting college, Jeffries expanded her business-related repertoire when she assumed a position for a business and bankruptcy attorney.

As Jeffries recalled, her quest to fulfilling her God-given purpose arose amid a rather disheartening development involving one of the clients of an attorney.


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“We got a case from a young black boutique owner who was being sued by a large leasing company for being unable to pay her rent,” Jeffries explained. “She went five months without paying rent, because it was too expensive for her business’ budget. The leasing agency wanted payment in full. She couldn’t produce it, so they sued her.”

Jeffries, in fact, had essentially become affected by the client’s unfortunate situation.

“She walked into the office, crying with no money for an attorney,” Jeffries said. “So the attorney took the case Pro Bono (for free). The attorney reviewed the lease looking for loopholes and told the client she owed the money, because there were no loop holes. So we filed for bankruptcy.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

“Since I knew about business credit and how its built on the EIN and not the owner’s social security number, I started separating business owners from their companies, not only to have the limited liability protection, but also to be able to obtain more borrowing power, to have that competitive edge to obtain those large corporate and government contracts, and just be all around credible,” said Jeffries, the author of the newly-produced book entitled, “Diary of Your Favorite Animals Near Extinction: Volume 1.

“The client wanted her merchandise out of the store,” Jeffries continued. “The leasing company wouldn’t release it. The attorney had to file a motion for the company to release the merchandise. They fought the motion, but our client won; however, the leasing agency’s representatives were angry. They called the client in the middle of the night and told her to pick up her stuff.

“The client arrived to the locked store with her merchandise sitting outside in black garbage bags…about $25,000 in merchandise. Not only that, they had poured oil on her merchandise. What they didn’t pour oil on, they broke. The attorney sued the leasing agency, but because it is a multi-billion dollar company, they fought against that lawsuit until the client finally just gave up and disappeared.”

It was, in fact, because of that downtrodden situation that Jeffries had become even more inspired to make a difference in her selected industry.

“Seeing this case made me want to help people repair their credit,” Jeffries said. “So I started a consumer credit repair firm after receiving the education to repair credit.”

Fortunately for Jeffries, a host of business owners began soliciting her services to have personal credit restored for their respective businesses.

MAKING STRIDES — Jeffries eventually earned her GED in 1998. Approximately 12 years later, she her garnered an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, and in 2011, she would become fully certified as a credit consultant. Not to be outdone, Jeffries received certification from UCLA for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016 and earned certification in grant writing the following year.

“Since I knew about business credit and how its built on the EIN and not the owner’s social security number, I started separating business owners from their companies, not only to have the limited liability protection, but also to be able to obtain more borrowing power, to have that competitive edge to obtain those large corporate and government contracts, and just be all around credible,” said Jeffries, the author of the newly-produced book entitled, “Diary of Your Favorite Animals Near Extinction: Volume 1. 

For this native Mid-Southerner, her rise to entrepreneurial success didn’t come easily, considering Jeffries dropped out of high school during her sophomore.

Luckily for her, someone was able to see her potential long before she ever discovered it.


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“My former best friend’s mother saw our lives going nowhere and signed us up for Job Corp,” Jeffries said.

Jeffries eventually earned her GED in 1998. Approximately 12 years later, she acquired an undergraduate degree in Legal Studies, and in 2011, she would become fully certified as a credit consultant.

Not to be outdone, Jeffries received certification from UCLA for Global Entrepreneurship in 2016, then earned certification in grant writing the following year.

Talk about pulling off a dramatic comeback for the ages in this thing called life.

“Although, I am not perfect, I strive to be the type of human I would want my daughter to be,” Jeffries said.

To her credit, she’s doing just that, leading by example to the fullest.

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Felicia Jeffries of Moore Financial Services, call her office at 888.387.1117 or fax to 888. 418.3978. Connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ladiifelicia. Also, send email to: felicia@moorefinancialservices.net.


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South Carolina Pastor Angela L. Mczeke walking exquisitely in her purpose as a successful author, businesswoman


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Widely known as a Pastor, Innovative Coach, Empowerment Speaker, Stylist, Educator, and Inventor, Angela L. Mczeke has also found her niche as an accomplished author of five books to date.

In case you don’t know her, Pastor Angela L. Mczeke would like to introduce herself.

A native of Tabor City, North Carolina — one of the state’s largest counties that is just north of the North Carolina/South Carolina state line with a population of roughly 3,979, according to the latest U. S. census — Mczeke currently resides in Green Sea, South Carolina, which is in close proximity of the historic Myrtle Beach.
Widely known as a Pastor, Innovative Coach, Empowerment Speaker, Stylist, Educator, and Inventor, Mczeke has also found her niche as an accomplished author of five books to date.
Mczeke’s featured written work undoubtedly is entitled, “No Longer Silent,” a project that has fueled her fervent desire to host what is known as her annual “No Longer Silent Conference.”
“(I’ve hosted) a conference every year since 2017,” Mczeke told Making Headline News this week. “Women have come forward with their stories, (sharing how they’ve) become healed and moving on in life despite the heartache and pain (they’ve endured). I have preached and had others to join as well.

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FOR STARTERS — Mczeke’s featured written work undoubtedly is entitled, “No Longer Silent,” a project that has fueled her fervent desire to host what is known as her annual “No Longer Silent Conference.”

“I have preached (at other) conferences only to tell my story and lives have been changed through my courage to speak out.”

A devout woman of faith whose kingdom-based resume is amongst the most-respected throughout the Body of Christ, Mczeke also is the mastermind behind four other spiritually-empowering books: “Search Yourself,” “Anthology: 12 Laws To Women In Business,” “Purified Purpose To Success,” and “12 Keys To Success.”

“They are (tremendous reads) to have… mostly for women,” Mczeke said of her other written works. “Despite the obstacles, (my books are pivotal reminders) that you can become an overcomer.”

Interestingly, once Mczeke had become acclimated to the ever-so-competitive authorship, it wasn’t until after her sophomore project that she had begun to enhance her business-related mechanics, particularly as an empowerment coach.

“After my second book, I became a life coach and I am an inventor,” said Mczeke, referring to the eventual startup of what is known as “The Innovative Coaching Business.”

STARTING LINEUP — A devout woman of faith whose kingdom-based resume is amongst the most-respected throughout the Body of Christ, Mczeke also is the mastermind behind four other spiritually-empowering books: “Search Yourself,” “Anthology: 12 Laws To Women In Business,” “Purified Purpose To Success,” and “12 Keys To Success.”

Through this notable endeavor, Mczeke is routinely afforded the opportunity of creating ideas for herself, as well as for her clients and mentees as a strategic way of enabling them to advance in the life God has for them, she said.

Widely regarded as a trail blazer, in large part because of her unorthodox creativity — “which God has poured into me,” she acknowledged — Mczeke is the chief executive officer of Exclusive Design Hair Studio, Exclusive Chic Fashions On Line Boutique, Exclusive Wig Collection, and she is the face of Angela’s Innovative Hair Academy.

To her credit, Mczeke has made considerable strides in what is known as the Innovative Certified Coaching industry, in large part because of the sustained success of her online program called, “Embracing Your Originality.”

A well-respected and beloved woman of God, Mczeke is the Founder of Kingdom Harvest Outreach Ministries.

Her kingdom-based track record is such that she is widely regarded for steadfastly standing in truth, firmly on the word of God, realizing — among other things — she can’t do anything without Him.

“He created me in His image and likeness,” Mczeke said of her sustained success in the kingdom and the marketplace.

All things considered, Mczeke emphasized she customarily uses a journey she refers to as “from victim to victorious” to greatly empower other women, most notably through her coaching, mentoring programs, and conferences.


“I never knew I would be a writer, author, mentor, and life coach until I lost my house around 2016, and me and my husband while Pastoring for about three years, we moved in with my mom and I begin journaling,” said Mczeke, recalling vividly the humble beginnings that essentially spearheaded her quest to persevere toward the purpose for which God created her. “And I was told to write a book.”


As it turned it, Mczeke hasn’t shown any signs that she plans to shelve the pen and pad anytime soon.

How else to explain why she has successfully orchestrated five books in such a brief time frame?

“(People told me), ‘I see you writing,’” Mczeke said. “I never knew I would be an author of five books. These books have totally helped me walk completely into my purpose.”

Without question, it is a foregone conclusion Who gets the credit.

“I can honestly say I give God the glory,” Mczeke said without hesitation. “I only want Him to be glorified. I knew it was major that I walk into my purpose…to empower, motivate, and inspire others through my experiences.”

For Mczeke, she subsequently had to endure her share of ashes before God had ultimately catapulted her to a much-anticipated harvest season, one that’s blanketed by pure beauty — both in the natural and the spirit.

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Widely regarded as a trail blazer, in large part because of her unorthodox creativity — “which God has poured into me,” she acknowledged — Mczeke is the chief executive officer of Exclusive Design Hair Studio, Exclusive Chic Fashions On Line Boutique, Exclusive Wig Collection, and is the face of Angela’s Innovative Hair Academy.

“After 17 years of being a successful hairstylist and salon owner, I was forced by God to shut it down,” Mczeke said. “Yes, I became depressed, because that’s all I thought I knew, but God had so much more in me. So He bought me out of my comfort zone to place me in a very uncomfortable place I hadn’t been before.”

Little did Mczeke know, even when she sensed she was down to nothing, God — His usual reliable Self — was up to something.

“Now I am depressed, because I didn’t understand what was going on only to find out I was in transition to something greater than me…my career,” Mczeke said. “Now I am traveling all over the world to not (just) saving hair, but lives as well.”

In case you don’t know Pastor Angela L. Mczeke, now you do.

All things considered, Mczeke emphasized she customarily uses a journey she refers to as “from victim to victorious” to empower other women, most notably through her coaching, mentoring programs, and conferences.

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For more information South Carolina Author/Businesswoman, Pastor Angela L. Mczeke of Kingdom Harvest Outreach Ministries, to order her books, to schedule a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, call 910.499.2383, or connect with her at: www.angelalmczeke.com; www.exclusivechicfashions.com; angelamczeke.bigcartel.com.


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Texas author Patrice Starks writes second book after doctors said she had 90 days to live


Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:40 NIV)


GIANTS DO FALL 

GIANT FAITH — A native of Athens, Texas, Patrice Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

DALLAS — Six words essentially changed the overall landscape of Patrice Starks’ life.

Seriously.
As Starks recalls vividly, she witnessed her life change considerably some two years ago, to put it more precisely.
“In 2017, six words transformed my life,” Starks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling when her oncologist informed her that she days on earth were practically numbered to put it more bluntly.
“My oncologist told me I had 90 days to live,” Starks said. “Although each of us has an appointment with death, being given 90 days to live was a blessing.”
Given the turbulent, tear-jerking circumstances surrounding Starks’ situation, who would’ve thought that she’d subsequently view her pending appointment with death as a blessing, of sorts?

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“My children’s father was killed in a tragic car accident on Christmas Day 2000…a healthy officer in the Army,” Starks recalled. “No one expected it.  I also wrote a book about that ordeal and it became a local best seller and a stage play.”

For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later.

That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with a potentially fatal illness.

A native of Athens, Texas, Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

FLEXING HER SPIRITUAL MUSCLES — As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Botham Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines.

“I wrote both books with the underlying message of encouragement and inspiration,” Starks explained. “I live the life that I talk about.”

REMEMBERING BOTHAM — Botham Jean leads a worship at a Harding University presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017. Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, FILE)

Given the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis, she had a very good reason to — for a lack of better words — walk it like she talks it.

“When I was told that I had 90 days to live, I trusted God, because at my initial diagnosis in 2013, He told me, ‘This sickness is not unto death,’” Starks said. “It took four years for the terminal diagnosis to be given, but it isn’t like I hadn’t prepared for it. In the middle of all of this, I was also cured of stage four thyroid cancer.”

As for her initial book, Starks said: “I became convicted that if I truly am called by the Name of Christ, that I would have to show love and compassion to (Guyger). Ironically, a year later, that story is now international news. But it is what prompted me to check myself and share a message of healing and emotional well-being with the world. What our minds believe, our bodies will manifest.”

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

“This will complement the book and allow the reader to actively journal his or her thoughts about the virtues and vignettes shared in the book,” said Starks, adding that there’s also an e-book version of her latest written work, with the newest additions scheduled to hit the market sometime in November.

The feedback for Starks’ books has been mostly favorable.


“I totally love how Patrice makes you aware of life’s challenges,” said LaFreda Williams, one of Starks’ most dedicated readers. However, holding onto your faith is the key. She is an advocate for self-care and I believe this book will provide hope.”


Interestingly, Starks announced that she’s creating what is known as a Modern Day Giant Slayer transformational course for people who are ready to move to the next level in life, career, and/or relationships.

“The first eight people to sign up will be offered an introductory rate of $79.00 as a bonus for being a reader of Making Headline News,” Starks said. “Reference this story at www.patricekstarks.com.”

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later. That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with cancer.

By and large, Starks emphasized, among other things, that her books are a true testament of how God has strategically set her aside for His use.

“There’s nothing too hard for God and what He has ordained will be, whether we like it or not,” Starks said. “In ‘Five Smooth Stones,’ I had done a study of David and Goliath and went deeper into the mind of the first giant slayer to ask, ‘What was it about the stones that he chose from the brook?’ He chose five but only needed one. Throughout the book, I encourage readers to arm themselves with virtue stones so that when a giant appears, they are able to handle him with Davidic assurance.”

Talk about making good use of the time with which God has blessed her on this side of heaven.

Seriously.


IN HER OWN WORDS

While each of my works carry life lessons, none of my work is from a “woe is me,” place.  I write in first person and tell the story, to engage the reader, and in most cases, make them laugh.  For instance, hospital gowns are for sick people.  I refused to wear them.  No sir.  My sister-friends threw a pajama party for me, and I was able to wear fun and cute pajamas for each day of the five weeks’ stay at Medical City-Dallas. 
Next…no crying in my room; only if we have laughed ourselves to tears.  I wasn’t dying, and there was no need to go ordering a 100-piece chicken box from Walmart for my homegoing.  Nope.  Not necessary. 
Even after the doctor told me I had ninety days to live, I didn’t worry about dying, because my salvation is secure; I worried about losing my hair and if I’d still be this cute and sassy with a bald head.  The answer to that question is a confident, “YES!”  
After surviving what kills most people in six months, my transformation from a reserved yet stylish diva to a live out loud, I am not afraid to wear red giant slayer began.  I love my life.  I love what I have learned about life, its intricacies, its challenges, but most of all how not just survive, but be revived and live a life of abundance and joy.  I’d love to hear from each of you.  Please visit my online home www.patricekstarks.com and drop me a line.  

If you need a living testimony keynote speaker for your next event, I’m happy to serve you. And I don’t travel with an entourage and don’t require much.  Just a microphone and some listening ears.  — Patrice Starks 


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Patrice Starks, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pkissentaner. Follow her at: https://www.patricekstarks.com/ and https://www.summerschristmaswish.com/. Email her at: gpk516@gmail.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth disc jockey Dee Porter’s book depicts her battle with homelessness to landing her dream job


Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you; But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed(1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV)


DEFYING MASSIVE ODDS 

‘LOOK AT ME NOW…HEYYYYY’ — A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dee “lilD” Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Dee Porter wasted little time Tuesday morning taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

But God…
“I always said that what I went through would make a dope movie, and when one of my friends wrote a book, she really encouraged me to do the same,” Porter, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, explained, recalling the turbulent, tear-jerking, seemingly insurmountable events that led to her composing her first book. “I toyed with the idea in 2017, and finally got serious in 2018.”
And so it came to pass, the much-anticipated written work by Porter, the ever-so-popular midday disc jockey for  Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

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A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book signing for Porter’s book is scheduled for October 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery and Resource Center in Dallas, located at 4466 South Marsalis Avenue.

A second book signing will take place October 12 from 3-5 p.m. at Dock Bookshop, located at 6637 Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth.

From there, Porter will engage in a nationwide book tour that will commence in Shreveport, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati.

Other cities will be added at dates and times to be announced, Porter said.

A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Widely known as “lilD,” Porter was once a part-time employee for a Cleveland, Ohio-area radio station — she worked one day a week for $13 an hour — yet she couldn’t afford pay rent and was ultimately evicted from her residence. Consequently, she was forced to move into a motel and often had to settle for staking out in her car when she couldn’t afford a room.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As far as she was concerned, the latter undoubtedly was her only recourse.

That’s because instead of returning to Louisiana, Porter sensed it would be in her interest to stay in Ohio and chase her dreams. Even it meant staking out in a motel or often using the back seat of vehicle as a sofa and mattress.


“If you want something, no matter how unattainable it may seem to other people, if you’re willing to sacrifice for it, your gifts will make room for you. Stay focused.” — 97.9 The Beat Disc Jockey Dee ‘lilD” Porter


To her credit, that’s just what she did.

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“I know my purpose is to help others realize their worth earlier in life than I did, and this book is part of my purpose by showing people that there’s beauty in the struggle,” said Porter, adding that at least two more books are on the horizon (“I don’t give away the titles, but they’re both autobiographical,” she acknowledged).

“You will make it through. The universe makes a way for those who align their thoughts and actions to their goal. I’m proof of that.”

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As expected, the feedback since the October 10 release of “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“The select people who have read it told me they couldn’t put it down,” Porter said. “Some cried, and overall, they all said they appreciate my transparency.”

As Porter explained, exemplifying transparency, by all accounts, was a foregone conclusion, particularly when she had fully grasped the vision to assemble her book.

“A few people asked why I chose to be so open about the things I’ve been through,” she said. “For me, I’m strong enough to have dealt with it, so I share in an effort to help others deal with their struggles.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“Homeless have faces,” Porter continued. “It’s not always the face of the alcoholic on the corner or the drug addict in the alley. Your coworker could be homeless. Most of us are a couple of paychecks away from a shelter. If you’re couch-surfing, sleeping in your car, or sleeping in a nasty motel for the week…you’re homeless. Homeless have faces: at one time, it was my face.”

All of which practically sums up why this rising Texas superstar disc jockey deemed it essential Tuesday morning to vividly recall her humble beginnings immediately after taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

“Love your neighbor,” Porter said.

For all the right reasons.


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