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Chicago’s Chaundra Gore enhancing her empowerment spiritual gifts through LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting


And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28 NKJV)


GOD’S FAITH STEPPER 

CHI-TOWN’S FINEST — A native of Chicago, Chaundra Gore, 37, is the founder and CEO of LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting, a venture she established in 2017.

As it pertains to individuals’ quest to advance the kingdom and discover their God-given purpose, amongst the key and most effective attributes they must possess is solid leadership skills.

Amongst those who can greatly attest to this notion is Chaundra Nicole Gore.
During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Gore credited legendary Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as having had arguably the most influential impact on her life.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired me from the age of seven when I first started speaking in school, winning competitions and writing my speeches,” Gore recalled. “I was born to speak.
And, to her distinctly unique credit, she’s done a masterful job of not just putting her immeasurable speaking gifts on display but, most importantly, she routinely goes to great lengths to aid others to maximize their potential.
A native of Chicago, Gore, 37, is the founder and CEO of LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting, a venture she established in 2017.

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

Nearly two years removed since its inception, Gore’s LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is widely known for assisting servant leaders to discover their purpose, as well as exercise their power, thus walk by faith to live an abundant life.

In essence, LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is thoroughly committed to transitioning the mind through meditation, prayer, and the utilizing what Gore refers to as the ‘discovering YOU’ program, which is designed specifically to each person based on their end goal, Gore acknowledged.

“I love being able to serve people, transform lives, and reach my destiny while helping others do the same,” Gore said of a rising organization that mostly serves individuals ranging in ages 25-to-55.

ARMY OF THE LORD — As Gore hinted, it was, by all accounts, because of her tenure in the military that essentially allowed her to draw close to God, a development that, much to her delight, drove her to the purpose for which she was created.

As for her competitive drive that has greatly enabled her to discover a greater version of herself, Gore credits her awe-inspiring journey as a disabled Army veteran, a stint that spans nearly two decades.

“I have always been competitive through my years of service,” Gore explained. “And so as I became closer to God, I found out what my true calling was — using the three steps (assist servant leaders to discover their purpose, exercise their power, and walk by faith to live and abundant life).

As Gore hinted, it was, by all accounts, because of her tenure in the military that essentially allowed her to draw close to God, a development that, much to her delight, has driven her to the purpose for which she was created.

BEACON OF LIGHT — “I love being able to serve people, transform lives, and reach my destiny while helping others do the same,” Gore said of a rising organization that mostly serves individuals ranging in ages 25-to-55.

“God used the Army as a training ground for me to develop as a servant leader, because he was birthing me for such a time as this,” Gore said. “If I could teach, train, and motivate soldiers, God knew I would be ready for His people. So here I am, ready to motivate, inspire and encourage servant leaders to reach their destiny.”


And boy is she putting forth a valiant effort in the process, all the while God continues to strategically enlarge her territory, in large part because of her steadfast act of obedience.

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Gore credited legendary Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as having had arguably the most influential impact on her life.

“My personal mission to impact the lives of God’s people by helping them discover their true God given ability, by simply trusting God, doing intentional work to find their niche (through) fervent and effective prayer, and the power of meditation to quiet the mind and gain clarity and understanding,” said Gore, who’s been afforded to put her spiritually-empowering gifts on display in such places as Georgia, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida, South Carolina, and the Virgin Islands.

A graduate of Chicago’s Morgan Park High, Gore earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Devry University and a Master’s of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

She’s currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Leadership Ed.D from Grand Canyon University.

Also, Gore is a radio talk show host for Encouraging Yourself Show, which is affiliated with an All Nations Stellar award-winning radio station.


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The host of LensOfFaith LIVE on Facebook/YouTube that airs at 8 p.m. EST, Gore is an accomplished leadership strategist, destiny catalyst, international speaker, motivational coach, ghostwriter, as well as an Amazon bestselling author.

Married to Kenneth D. Gore Jr. for 11 years, the couple shares a blended family that’s comprised of seven children.

Interestingly, Gore’s passion is centered largely on help heal people who have suffered abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, doubt, and fear whereby she provides effective resources and tools to help them heal and grow.

Gore’s itinerary includes the Fresh Wind 2020 Focus and Aligned event that’s powered by LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting.

Nearly two years removed since its inception, Gore’s LensOfFaith Speaks Coaching and Consulting is widely known for assisting servant leaders to discover their purpose, as well as exercise their power, thus walk by faith to live an abundant life.

Accompanied by the theme, “A Night Of Networking Power,” the Fresh Wind 2020 Focus and Aligned empowerment event will take place January 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the American Legion, located at 3810 West Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

“I have been speaking forever in the Army to a specific group of people, but now I am touching the hearts and minds of whomever God leads me to impact,” Gore said. “It is imperative that I inspire others. That is what God designed me to do. Why not make someone else smile, motivate them to succeed and live their life just as God I tended them to do?”

Something to which she can greatly attest now that she’s functioning mightily in her God-given purpose.


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


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Chicago author Jackie Nichols Anderson’s new book having a massive kingdom impact


Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? (1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV)


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT

REAPING A HARVEST — A native of the Windy City, Jackie Nichols Anderson is the mastermind behind her remarkably compelling project entitled, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman,” a book that officially hit the market earlier this year — this after she needed just a few months to compose it.

DALLAS — Sometime after 9 o’clock CST Tuesday night, Jackie Nichols Anderson was taking questions from the media.

She was all smiles, too.

“If you could see the huge smile on my face right now,” Nichols Anderson told Making Headline News, referring to the media coverage surrounding her newly-produced book.
For Nichols Anderson, a Chicago-based writer, the prelude to her delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship is an awe-inspiring memory she undoubtedly will share for the rest of her life.

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A book that is will soon be available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” is currently available for purchase at Nichols Anderson’s website at: https://www.thevisionvoicevalue.com/.

“I was literally at and event about trading, and the Lord showed me how the fruits of the spirit applies in all situations,” Nichols Anderson recalls. “And with all things, I decided to expand on what He already was working with me on which, in a nutshell, the dynamics of our behavior create the challenges and obstacles in life.”

A native of the Windy City, Nichols Anderson is the mastermind behind her remarkably compelling project entitled, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman,” a book that officially hit the market earlier this year — this after she needed just a few months to compose it.

GOD’S BEACON OF LIGHT — All things considered, Nichols Anderson is hopeful her pivotal eating habits will inspire others to follow suit — and, of course, purchase her new book, which details her life-altering testimonies.

Nichols Anderson’s “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” comes amid her 2015 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

An accomplished businesswoman in her own right, Nichols Anderson is overwhelmingly grateful to her Creator for providing her with the much-anticipated breakthrough she needed, both in the natural and the spirit.

Especially in the natural, she acknowledged.

IN HER SPIRITUAL ELEMENT 

A book that is approximately one month removed from having been published — “I just got done,” Nichols Anderson says in wonderment — there is, by all accounts a divine message this Christian-based author aspires to send to her reading audience through “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman.”

“Physically seeing how God transformed me, taking the information that helped me to help someone else,” said Nichols Anderson, explaining the purpose for her new book. “We’ve overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.”

A book that is approximately one month removed from having been published — “I just got done,” Nichols Anderson says in wonderment — there is, by all accounts a divine message this Christian-based author aspires to send to her reading audience through “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman.”

“(The) divine message is the fruit of the spirit is what makes a person or woman powerful, retaining and implementing with God has giving to us to be the reflection of Him, to carry out purpose, goals, and plans in life,” Nichols Anderson said.

A book that will soon be available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, “Pillars Of A Powerful Woman” is currently available for purchase at Nichols Anderson’s website at: https://www.thevisionvoicevalue.com/.

“As a counselor, these are the techniques used in counseling, creating coping mechanisms, as well as helping them transform to the best version of themselves,” Nichols Anderson said her new book.

Interestingly, Nichols Anderson has authored other projects, most notably a book entitled, “Veggies All Day.”

“’Veggies All Day’ is a recipe book created to help others see that fruits and vegetables can be eaten all day with all meals,” Nichols Anderson said. “I became a vegan a year-and-a-half ago and it has completely changed my life. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2015, and I knew I had to change some things so my diet or eating lifestyle changed and my exercising turned up.”

GOD’S PLAN — An accomplished businesswoman in her own right, Nichols Anderson is overwhelmingly grateful to her Creator for providing her with the much-anticipated breakthrough she needed, both in the natural and the spirit.

All things considered, Nichols Anderson is hopeful her pivotal eating habits will inspire others to follow suit — and, of course, purchase her new book, which details her life-altering testimonies.

“Getting my children to convert or even eat more vegetables was a challenge, but I overcame the challenge with doing the simple things that I wrote in this recipe book,” Nichols Anderson said. “And now two of my children are converted and one is eating less ground beef and pork.”

Talk about leading by example.

If only you could see the huge smile on her face right now.


For more information about Chicago-area Author Jackie Nichols Anderson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/jackieo.nichols. Also, send email to: jnikk808@gmail.com or connect her via social media at: Instagram: missjackieo_; Twitter: @jackies4eva


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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Toya Knowles doing it big in Texas as successful salon owner

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DALLAS — Toya Knowles is a proud native of Illinois.

Much to her delight, she’s doing things big in Texas.

Consider, for instance, the awe-inspiring passion for her vision, a development to which Knowles essentially was introduced way back when she was in grade school — the sixth grade to be technical.

“I got a full ride to Lewis University in Lisle, Illinois on an academic scholarship,” Knowles, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining in great detail how she had managed to discover her God-orchestrated gifts. “However, I knew since I was in sixth grade that I wanted to do hair. I was that kid in the neighborhood doing everyone’s hair.”

REPRESENTING “THE CHI” WELL — A native of Chicago, Toya Knowles, 47, has flourished mightily, thus made a name for herself as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest beauty professionals and salon owners.

In what undoubtedly has become a remarkable sequence of events, Knowles has gone from one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after hair stylists to one whom, well, is doing big things in Texas.

A native of Chicago, Knowles, 47, has flourished mightily, thus made a name for herself as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest beauty professionals and salon owners.

Once a stellar and talented multi-sport athlete, Knowles wasted little time delving off into this ever-so-competitive cosmetology industry, having made the leap into her selected field immediately after earning her high school diploma from Chicago’s Harvard St. George.

DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — Knowles’ salon — located at 12021 Dallas Parkway, Suite 132 inside of Phoenix Suites in nearby Frisco, Texas — will go into full operations October 16.

“Once high school was over, I went straight to beauty school,” Knowles said. “I believe I am more of a beauty coach. I love share everything I know and learn with everyone. Sharing is caring.”

As for how her competitive drive has greatly helped propel her to function in her element for such a time as now, Knowles contends that such a drive doesn’t really exist as it pertains to her profession.

Knowles’ salon, located at 12021 Dallas Parkway, Suite 132 inside of Phoenix Suites in nearby Frisco, Texas, will go into full operations October 16.

“When I think competitive, I think of competing with someone, and for me, it’s never been about competing with anyone,” Knowles said. “It is just doing what I love and continued learning and growing at what I love to do.”

Like a number of her peers and colleagues, Knowles was destined from the outset to — for a lack of better words — get in where she fits in.

THE BUSINESSLIKE APPROACH — As for how her competitive drive has greatly helped propel her to function in her element for such a time as now, Knowles contends such a drive doesn’t really exist as it pertains to her profession.

Look at her today, a proud native of Illinois whom, much to her delight, is doing things big in Texas.


“I believe there’s always room for anybody in this career as it’s a billion dollar  industry, so it’s no need to compete. It’s (all about being) inspired by other people to allow you to continue to grow and being around like-minded people. I simply just love what I do. I love to see everyone that sits in my chair feel good about themselves and, for me, it’s not just about focusing on the outside. It’s about focusing on the inside as well.” — Texas Entrepreneur Toya Knowles 


With her continuous progress as a thriving businesswoman has emerged an assortment of lofty goals and ambitions, something about which Knowles is empowered to tackle head on.

GOD’S PLAN — In what undoubtedly has become a remarkable sequence of events, Knowles has gone from one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after hair stylists to one whom, well, is doing big things in Texas.

“My goal was to go to Jones Commercial Career Academy to take business management in my junior and senior year, then go to hair school,” Knowles said. “But when the public schools went on strike, my dad made me stay in private school.”

Despite those assortment of obstacles, Knowles steadfastly kept her focus on what mattered most — her monumental vision of fulfilling her goals and ambitions.

And that she has surely done, a trend that has given way to her savoring the best of both worlds, both in the Windy City and Big D.

“As of now, my venture has allowed me to build two amazing clienteles in Chicago and Dallas,” Knowles said. “Even though I no longer do hair in my home town, I still get phones calls on a weekly basis about my services in Chicago from my YouTube a channel. And the best part is I’m still very close to all my clients, who have now turned into friends and family. I don’t care to say clients.  I prefer friends and family.”

Speaking of family, Knowles is especially grateful to hers for helping to steer her in the right directions, particularly as it relates to maximizing her potential in such a competitive and popular industry.

“Well if I had to say who inspired me, I will have to say my daddy, even though he was totally against me going to hair school,” said Knowles, who also credits her mother, grandmother, and a host of others for their valiant support. “It made me want to show him how much I was passionate about it and, once he saw me in action, he became my No. 1 fan.”

‘NOT TODAY, DEVIL’ — Despite those assortment of obstacles, Knowles steadfastly kept her focus on what mattered most — her monumental vision of fulfilling her goals and ambitions.

Fortunately for her and to her distinctly unique credit, Knowles has at her disposal a slew of solid and dedicated fans and supporters, many of whom make up the very clients — err, family and friends — she routinely services.  

“My personal mission is to impact anyone who sits in my chair and to teach them how to create their blueprint for their lifestyle,” said Knowles whom, on November 5, will be launching a 16-week course on short hair. “I believe when you have people that inspire you and poured into you, it’s only right to give back what you have learned . You must pay it forward.”

To her credit, she certainly paying it forward virtually daily, all the while doing things big in Texas in the process.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businesswoman Toya Knowles or to inquire about her services, call 773-330-1876. Also, send email to: iamtoyaknowles@gmail.com.


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Accomplished Chicago Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves’ private practice becoming a fixture for professional athletes

Natalie Graves owns a Chicago-based mental health therapy practice, one that much to her delight, is steadily attracting a national presence.  

SAVORING THE FRUITS OF LABOR — Chicago-based Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves, 47, the founder and chief executive officer of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, has worked tirelessly to help construct her practice to what it has become to this very day: one that undoubtedly turning heads, particularly throughout the world of professional sports.

For that very reason, her practice is starting to attract exposure through the mainstream media, a trend to which Graves essentially is trying to become accustomed.

“Sounds good,” Graves told Making Headline News during a weekend interview when word spread of her latest coverage through the media. “I’m nervous.”

While Graves admittedly was gripped with a few jitters, the mere fact that she is garnering the exposure she deserves is surely warranted.

Amongst the reasons is that Graves, 47, the founder and chief executive officer of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, has worked tirelessly to help construct her practice to what it has become to this very day — one that is undoubtedly turning heads, particularly throughout the world of professional sports.  

A Chicago-based private practice that Graves established in 2012 and is located at 155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 633Graves boasts a wealth of experience in the social work industry, considering her expertise spans close to two decades.

Not only that, Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling is widely regarded as a credible venture, in large part because Graves specializes in working with athletes, most notably those who are hampered by an assortment of challenges on and off the field.

MORE ON NATALIE GRAVES ATHLETIC COUNSELING: www.nataliegraves.com 

“The service I provide to athletes is unique in that not only do I focus on improving performance, my perspective also considers factors like family structure, social economic-status, ethnic and cultural diversity,” Graves explained. “I gain a complete profile of the person I am working with.  As a clinical social worker, I view athletes in a holistically way. It is important to understand all aspects of the individual. This is even more important with athletes.”

Interestingly, Graves witnessed her immeasurable body of work soar to immense heights when, just last month, she was on hand in New York, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to consult with the NBA 2K League representatives on a variety of topics centered on the health and the overall wellness of their players.

THE NBA…WHERE AMAZING HAPPENS — Interestingly, Graves witnessed her immeasurable body of work soar to immense heights when just last month, she was on hand in New York, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to consult with the NBA 2K League representatives on a variety of topics centered on the health and the overall wellness of their players.

Talk about basking in the glory of her element on one of professional sports largest stages.

CHECK OUT GRAVES’ 1 IN 4 PROJECT: www.1in4project.org; Twitter: @1n4project

“I want to be viewed as a sports psychotherapist, a sports social worker, or therapist who specializes in working with athletes,” said Graves, adding that amongst her primary objectives is to give athletes with what she labels the winning edge or, as she specifically puts it, changing the face of sport psychology. “That’s my thing…being a girl in boy’s world of sports and helping athletes win.”

DESTINED FOR GREATNESS — A Chicago-based private practice that Graves established in 2012 and is located at 155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 633, Graves boasts a wealth of experience in the social work industry, considering her expertise spans close to two decades.

Credit her profound passion for sports and, most importantly, her commitment to helping people from various walks of life as the key factors that have greatly inspired Graves to connect with her God-given purpose.

“I have always loved helping people and I grew up watching sports,” Graves said. “You could call me a sports fanatic. What is special about my practice is that I get to combine my two loves. Assisting athletes to overcome obstacles that have impacted their game gives me such a high.

“Oftentimes, when athletes first come to see me, they have never worked with a therapist before,” Graves continued. “The best feeling in the world is when someone says to me, ‘I feel better,’ or their coaches see a change in their performance. That never gets old. It’s so inspiring.”

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having earned a Bachelor’s degree from the historic Chicago State University, Graves received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

To her credit, Graves has certainly put in the work to be able to function mightily in her element for such a time as now.

Having earned a Bachelor’s degree from the historic Chicago State University, Graves received her Master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Consequently, she was a visiting student at the University of Maryland, where she studied abroad in the United Kingdom, where she became knowledgeable in the Sports, Commerce, not to mention the Culture in the Global Marketplace Program.

Interestingly, Graves completed an Addictions Studies Program at City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy-King College.

“I have been very fortunate that I have been able to travel through speaking engagements all over the United States and as far as to England and France,” said Graves, adding that her parents and husband headline her solid supporting cast. “My mentor, Greg Harden of the University of Michigan, has been very impactful in my professional life. He was the first social worker that I found that was working directly with athletes. Seeing what he did reinforced that I could make a career in sports.”

A TRUE SPORT — Credit her profound passion for sports and, most importantly, helping people from various walks of life as the key factors that have greatly inspired Graves to connect with her God-given purpose.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Graves is not only savoring the fruits of her labor as an accomplished sports psychotherapist, but she’d be the first to admit that she’s literally having fun with it.

Which, fortunately for her, was all a part of God’s plan all along.

“My story started when I was a young girl, growing up in Chicago,” Graves recalled. “I remember rushing home from church to watch the (Chicago) Bears and Bulls games. That was our thing as a family. We watched Chicago sports together. My dad taught me the rules of the game and I loved it. As I got older, I started not just following football and basketball, I developed an interest in all sports.”

A trend that has ultimately given way to her basking in the glory of her element on one of professional sports largest stages.

Ask the NBA 2K League crew.

 

For more information about Chicago-based Sports Psychotherapist Natalie Graves of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, call 773.294.3903. Also, connect with her via:

Website: www.nataliegraves.com

Email: socialworkandsports@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook/Nataliethesocialworker

Blog: nataliethesocialworker.blogspot.com

Twitter: @natalie_graves1 

 

 

 

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Chicago-area Gospel radio personality Prophetess Lisa Jackson defies array of odds with God, her Helper, leading the way

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)

 

WOMAN OF GRACE — During an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, Chicago-area radio personality Lisa Jackson explained in great detail that it wasn’t until after the deaths of her brother in 1999 and her mother the following year that she began to witness God strategically positioning her for a livelihood that would be center on ministry, ministry, and a lot of it.

In actuality, even when Prophetess Lisa Jackson sensed that strange things were transpiring in her life, they merely weren’t.

Believe it or, even when she sensed that things were falling apart, what she had ultimately discovered was that they were actually falling into place.

A native of Chicago, who was raised in what is widely known as the West side of the city in the historic Austin Community, Jackson’s childhood was mostly comprised of church, church, and a whole lot of it.

CHASING GREATNESS THROUGH FAITH — In actuality, even when Prophetess Lisa Jackson sensed that strange things were transpiring in her life, they merely weren’t. Believe it or, even when she sensed that things were falling apart, what she had ultimately discovered was that they were actually falling into place.

“Both of my parents were raised in church,” Jackson told Making Headline News this week. “They taught me Christian values through the life they lived. I saw my parents demonstrate forgiveness when they wronged, my mom demonstrated compassion to others, and they loved unconditionally. Now I see those same values within myself.”

During an exclusive interview, Jackson explained in great detail that it wasn’t until after the deaths of her brother in 1999 and her mother the following year that she began to witness God strategically positioning her for a livelihood that would be center on ministry, ministry, and a lot of it.

And so it came to pass that in 2016, Jackson had taken a monumental leap of faith by not only establishing Lisa Jackson Ministries, but adding to her spiritual repertoire a popular radio show called, “From Pain 2 Purpose,” which airs every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CST on Chicago’s 1570 AM WGBX.

LISA’S GOING LIVE — And so it came to pass that in 2016, Jackson had taken a monumental leap of faith by not only establishing Lisa Jackson Ministries, but adding to her spiritual repertoire a popular radio show called, “From Pain 2 Purpose,” which airs every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CST on Harvey, Illinois’ 1570 AM WGBX.

A show that airs on a Gospel radio station that is deemed one of the Chicago area’s finest, “From Pain 2 Purpose” listeners routinely hear of powerful testimonies of individuals who once found themselves in bondage only to witness God set them free. In addition, listeners are afforded the chance to frequently tune in and listen to powerful teachings and prayer as well as call in and request prayer.

For Jackson, that she has been appropriately positioned for ministry by way of the radio waves has benefited her mightily in recent years, in large part because her role in media has allowed her to cross paths with an array of progressively prominent individuals in the Body of Christ.

For what it’s worth, she knows full well a time such as now would not have come to fruition if not her steadfast commitment of exercising her faith in ways unimaginable.

“There are several ministers on my mom and dad side of the family,” said Jackson, whose father passed away in 2015. “I was raised in church.”

And, although she had accepted Christ at an early age, she admittedly “knew of God,” but “didn’t know Him intimately.” In other words, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she didn’t have a personal relationship with her Creator.

FAMILY FOCUS, FAMILY FIRST — Lisa said she recalled how she once had to devise ways to survive and support her children through governmental assistance.

Nevertheless, that all changed after Jackson had diligently pressed and navigated her way through arguably some of the toughest times of her life.

For starters, she recalled how she once had to devise ways to survive and support her children through governmental assistance, food stamps and Medicaid to be technical.

She recalled how countless times, she was victimized by domestic violence only witness God rescue her from such a dark, chaotic season of her young life — a development that ultimately ended with her being found by a loving, supportive, God-fearing husband.

Today, unlike never before, Jackson often finds herself telling of her awe-inspiring tear-jerking testimonies, particularly the ones in which God had used her setbacks for major comebacks.

HIS QUEEN, HER KING — Jackson recalled how at one point in time, she was victimized by domestic violence only witness God rescue her from such a dark, chaotic season of her young life — a development that ultimately ended with her being found by a loving, God-fearing, supportive husband.

Simply because while keeping it real and being transparent, she made certain she paid homage to Him.

“I believe transparency helps people that are suffering silently,” Jackson said. “It lets them know that God delivered me and He can deliver them. He has no respecter of person. My life is an open book.”

And because of her notable “open book” countenance, God has elevated and exalted her and, most importantly, prepared her a table in the presence of her enemies.

A show that airs on a black Gospel radio station that is deemed one of the Chicago area’s finest, “From Pain 2 Purpose” listeners routinely hear of powerful testimonies of individuals who once found themselves in bondage only to witness God set them free. In addition, listeners are afforded the chance to frequently tune in and listen to powerful teachings and prayer as well as call in and request prayer.

A longtime ambassador in the Chicago community and surrounding areas, Jackson holds a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University-Northwest and has been a police officer for the past 13 years. In addition, she is a credible mental health instructor and, after facing racism and gender discrimination for over a decade, God inspired her to return to school and obtain a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health.

Also, Jackson has started a nonprofit organization called, Healing Waters Ministries International,” an institution that will host her upcoming free and open to the public Pain to Purpose Conference on Friday September 22-23 at Chicago’s King College Prepatory School (registration is required at www.eventbrite.com).

MORE ON LISA’S CONFERENCE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-pain-to-purpose-deliverance-conference-tickets-33227115196

All things considered, despite her assortment of unfavorable situations and circumstances that could have very well caused others to lose their mind, Jackson would be the first to tell you that God was there all the time.

“God is the one that sustained me,” Jackson said. “Apart from God, I am nothing. I give God all the glory and all the praise.”

That’s because in actuality, even when she sensed that strange things were transpiring in her life, they merely weren’t.

They were actually falling into place.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

 

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

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

Adams, meanwhile, was on some grown folk stuff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All while staying committed to her grown folk stuff.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

 

Chicago-area businesswoman Darvece Monson defies greatest of odds, becomes inspired to start a progressive non-profit organization

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)

 

A LIVING TESTIMONY — Once stricken by what doctors described as a chronic kidney disease (or CKD), Darvece Monson consequently was reduced to being a hemodialysis patient for nearly two years — or 21 months to be exact.

Without question, Darvece Antoinette Monson is savoring the abundant life Jesus came to give her.

“My will to survive for my daughter and maintain health and wellness despite my chronic illness and disability trumped goals for future success in business in that I have always maintained that health is wealth,”  Monson told Making Headline News this week. This premise of living life abundantly and optimally has been my mantra for years as a lifelong health nut, athlete, marathoner, triathlete, nutrition counselor, personal trainer, and fitness instructor.”

In order to grasp a thorough understanding of why Monson, a native of Chicago, has become downright passionate about living and enjoying a life full of abundance, look no further than the tumultuous, challenging occurrences about which she endured prior to witnessing the progression of her overall health.

Once stricken by what doctors described as a chronic kidney disease (or CKD), Monson consequently was reduced to being a hemodialysis patient for nearly two years — or 21 months to be exact.

According to a report at www.mayoclinic.org, when patients undergo hemodialysis, a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from their blood when their kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do the work adequately. In addition, hemodialysis is one way to treat advanced kidney failure and can help patients carry on an active life despite their failing kidneys.

According to a report at www.mayoclinic.org, when patients such as Monson undergo hemodialysis, a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from their blood when their kidneys are no longer healthy enough to do the work adequately. In addition, hemodialysis is one way to treat advanced kidney failure and can help patients carry on an active life despite their failing kidneys.

Moreover, with hemodialysis, patients would be required to follow a strict treatment schedule, take medications regularly, and make changes in their diet.

For Monson, a young, vibrant, 36-year-old businesswoman, once she had become saddled by her illness, she undoubtedly needed a miracle — like yesterday.

Because of the divine calling on her life, what she had ultimately discovered was that God would orchestrate a miraculously epic comeback on her behalf, one that came to fruition amid an array of sadness and heartache.

After 21 consecutive months of undergoing hemodialysis, Monson fielded the much-needed breakthrough she needed, but not before countless tears were shed amongst her family members.

Monson’s 11-year-old niece, Takiya Holmes, was killed back on February 11 as a result of a stray bullet in inner city Chicago.

Despite having funeralized their loved one amid senseless gun violence, Holmes’ family decided after her death to donate her organs to patients in need.

In a nutshell, that was the beginning of Monson — even while being hampered by her illness — adopting a newfound disposition on life.

A life-changing development that generated local and national media attention, Monson sensed that even before much-needed health breakthrough, it was a foregone conclusion that she gives back after finding herself on the right end of arguably the biggest miracle of her life.

A TRUE GOD-APPOINTED ANGEL — After 21 consecutive months of undergoing hemodialysis, Monson fielded the much-needed breakthrough she needed, but not before countless tears were shed amongst her family members. Monson’s 11-year-old niece, Takiya Holmes, was killed back on February 11 as a result of a stray bullet in inner city Chicago. Despite having funeralized their loved one amid senseless gun violence, Holmes’ family decided after her death to donate her organs to patients in need.

Widely known as a nurse educator, health promoter, an advocate, and legislator, Monson, prior to receiving her new kidney, founded “More Than Your Kidneys,” a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that focuses largely on inspiring and empowering the lives of patients and family members affected by CKD, dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

“Through health promotion, advocacy, awareness, education, prevention, research and wellness modalities we offer a community of hope dedicated to coping with the complexities associated with this chronic illness,” Monson explained.

CHECK OUT DARVECE MONSON ONLINE: http://www.morethanyourkidneys.org/.

A business venture that caters to individuals of all ages, Monson, to her credit, as quickly become a motivational speaker, of sorts, considering her itinerary is starting to fill up with engagements, most notably several scheduled appearances in her native homeland of Chicago this month and in Cocoa Beach, Florida in mid-May.

Having frequently said, “I have an angel with me,” because of her kidney transplant, Monson acknowledged that it was due in large part to her competitive drive to succeed in life that greatly inspired her to establish what figures to a “soaring” nonprofit organization.

“By fine-tuning the core elements of my being while simultaneously maintaining my faith in God, I knew that I would be able to succeed in anything and everything,” Monson said. “I know no other options, thus I prioritized accordingly, resulting in my manifestations becoming realities.

“I enjoy the edge that my organization has in that it was founded by a nurse and healthy individual turned CKD/Hemodialysis Patient of 21Months who is now an 11-week kidney transplant recipient,” Monson continued. “This is not only my business. Rather, it is and has always has been a God-appointed life-assigned mission.”

NEWFOUND OUTLOOK ON LIFE — A life-changing development that generated local and national media attention, Monson sensed it was a foregone conclusion that she gives back after finding herself on the right end of arguably the biggest miracle of her life.

A business venture that caters to individuals of all ages, Monson, to her credit, has quickly become a motivational speaker, of sorts, considering her itinerary is starting to fill up with engagements, most notably several scheduled appearances in her native homeland of Chicago this month and in Cocoa Beach, Florida in mid-May.

A WOMAN OF BEAUTY — In order to grasp a thorough understanding of why Monson, a native of Chicago, has become downright passionate about living and enjoying a life full of abundance, look no further than the tumultuous, challenging occurrences about which she endured prior to witnessing the progression of her overall health.

“Individuals should seek others that are achieving, succeeding, and setting an example to not be complacent, to not be reactive instead of being proactive, and to witness others not making excuses as a means of being held accountable for them choosing to do the opposite,” Monson said. “There’s an old adage that states, ‘If you knew better, you’d do better.’ After following my journey, one can’t say that they weren’t offered a better alternative when it comes to living with the plights of CKD, which makes all of the difference. “More Than Your Kidneys” has created and become the change, but as are all success stories. The variable lies within the individual. It’s not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside of you that dictate the results.”

Talk about living and savoring the abundant life Christ came to give her.

 

For more information on Darvece Monson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement: 

Also, write her at:
More Than Your Kidneys
3400 West 111th Street Unit 447
Chicago, Illinois 60655
Hashtags: #MTYK #MoreThanYourKidneys
Facebook: morethanyourkidneys
Twitter: morethanyourkidneys
Instagram: morethanyourkidneys

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

Chicago businesswoman Lisa Jenkins’ KRA Communications becoming a fixture in key markets throughout U. S.

A WINDY CITY SENSATION Having officially opened for operations in August 2016, KRA Communications is media-savvy business venture that is dedicated largely to providing small businesses and entrepreneurs a vast array of services, most notably — but are not limited to — content creation, event planning and management, press release generation, social media campaigns, cover letter and resume updating, as well as an assortment of writing or editing services for consumers.

As far as Lisa Jenkins is concerned, there is absolutely nothing wrong with, you know, beating your own drum.

“I have always been one who functioned by the beat of my own drum and have always really enjoyed expressing myself through writing,” Jenkins told Making Headline News this week. “I pursued many industries before I realized communications was my calling though.”

To her distinct and immeasurable credit, Jenkins has gone to great lengths in recent years to find her niche in this ever-so-evolving Mass Communications industry.

Widely known as an accomplished communications specialist, Jenkins, 42, is a thriving Chicago-based businesswoman as owner and chief executive officer of KRA Communications.

KEY STATE OF MIND — Interesting enough, since its inception, KRA Communications has become a fixture throughout several major markets, considering Jenkins has serviced clients in her establishment of Chicago, as well as in New York, Florida, Texas, and Detroit, just to name a few.

Having officially opened for operations in August 2016, KRA Communications is a media-savvy business venture that is dedicated largely to providing small businesses and entrepreneurs a vast array of services, most notably — but are not limited to — content creation, event planning and management, press release generation, social media campaigns, cover letter and resume updating, as well as an assortment of writing or editing services for consumers.

“KRA is a full service public relations firm that values the peace of mind of its clients and strives for perfection,” Jenkins said. As a communications expert, I was inspired by my consumers to establish KRA Communications to fill the void in the communications and public relations industry with a premier, knowledgeable, and customer-orientated business that ensures the delivery of the specialized services each client has come to expect while earning a reputation for reliability and quality.”

Interesting enough, since its inception, KRA Communications — named in honor of Jenkins’ daughter, Kayla R. Adams —  has become a fixture throughout several major markets, considering Jenkins has serviced clients in her native establishment of Chicago, as well as in New York, Florida, Texas, and Detroit, just to name a few.

What’s even more astounding, especially in this ever-so-popular social media era, is that Jenkins has had the luxury of building lasting, credible working relationships with other business owners across the U. S.

A LASTING FAVORABLE IMPRESSION — What’s even more astounding, especially in this ever-so-popular social media era, is that Jenkins has had the luxury of building lasting, credible working relationships with other business owners around the country.

Having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Chicago State University, Jenkins emphasized that KRA Communications caters to business owners and entrepreneurs of all ages.

FOLLOW KRA COMMUNICATIONS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/kracomm/.

“My personal mission is to bring awareness, create interest, stimulate demand, and reinforce the culture of the brands of my clients,” said Jenkins, explaining the purpose for her business.  “Public Relations isn’t simply promoting a person or a service. It takes your business or your brand and puts it in lights. This helps create an image of your company and the possibility of well-rounded patronage.”

As it pertains to building credibility as a veteran Mass Communications guru, Jenkins’ media-savvy talents had been discovered long before she delved off into entrepreneurship.

THE FACE OF KRA COMMUNICATIONS — Surely, Lisa Jenkins couldn’t forget her daughter, Kayla R. Adams, whom she said has been her “daily motivation” for the past 22 years.
“Most recently, for the past four years, I have watched her push through any and all obstacles in pursuit of her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration with an emphasis in Food And Beverage Management,” Lisa Jenkins said of her daughter. “She started cooking when she was 10 years old. And since then, she has been the official cook at home.”

That’s because for a young, vibrant businesswoman who is currently pursuing a professional certificate in Public Relations in the Digital World from Loyola University’s Continuing Education Program, Jenkins is a longtime correspondent for the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Gazette Chicago.

A RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/05/06/young-chicago-area-entrepreneur-kayla-adams-making-a-name-for-herself-as-owner-and-ceo-of-chef-lil-bit-enterprises/.

Founded in 1983 with a current circulation of roughly 17,000, Gazette Chicago is a monthly newspaper that covers the Near West/Tri-Taylor, University Village, West Loop, South Loop, West Haven, Bridgeport/Armour Square, Chinatown, Bronzeville, West Town, and the Heart of Chicago communities of the Windy City.

As for her grandest inspirations for establishing her business, Jenkins paid homage to her father, Larry Jenkins, and my godmother, Sheila McNary, both of whom been small business owners for almost for approximately two decades.

“So I have to say they have both been huge inspirations,” Lisa Jenkins said.

Surely, she couldn’t forget her daughter, Kayla, an undergraduate student whom she said has been her “daily motivation” for the past 22 years.

JOURNALIST IN HER OWN RIGHT — As it pertains to credibility as a veteran Mass Communications guru, Jenkins’ media-savvy talents had been discovered long before she delve off into entrepreneurship. That’s because for a young, vibrant businesswoman who is currently pursuing a professional certificate in Public Relations in the Digital World from Loyola University’s Continuing Education Program, Jenkins is a longtime correspondent for the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Gazette Chicago.

“Most recently, for the past four years, I have watched her push through any and all obstacles in pursuit of her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Administration with an emphasis in Food And Beverage Management,” Lisa Jenkins said of her daughter. “She started cooking when she was 10 years old. And since then, she has been the official cook at home.”

A trend that, fortunately for Lisa Jenkins, has lightened her load mightily, particularly when she becomes swamped with clients.

A TRUE PRO — “I have always been one who functioned by the beat of my own drum and have always really enjoyed expressing myself through writing,” Jenkins told Making Headline News this week. “I pursued many industries before I realized communications was my calling though.”

“Having someone believe in an idea you have can give you that extra push you need to try something new when you are doubting yourself and afraid of failure,” Lisa Jenkins explained. “A perfect example is I have talked for the past few years about wanting to go into PR but fear of the unknown stopped me. Last year after I decided to go back to school I started looking for jobs in PR.

“During that pursuit, I was pushed by a friend to start my own business instead, and KRA Communications, which is named after my daughter, was officially born. Something I thought I couldn’t do, I am doing just because I was inspired to do it.”

Which, of course, practically sums up why as far as this communications specialist is concerned, there is absolutely nothing wrong with, you know, beating your own drum.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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