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Lewisville High football standout Tahj Martin: ‘It is a dream for me to play college football’

LEWISVILLE, Texas — Tahj Martin is just a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

Consider, for instance, Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.


FRESHMAN SENSATION

UNDER THE RADAR — Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for Lewisville coach Michael Odle’s squad, Tahj Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action this past season for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

Speaking of the NFL, Martin doesn’t shy away from the notion that playing football on Sundays undoubtedly is amongst his major long-term ambitions.

But first thing’s first: blossoming as a rising prep footballer.

“I am a hard working athlete, who has come from very humble surroundings,” Martin told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “I am a magnet and people gravitate to me, because of my winning personality and attitude.”

A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville (Texas) High’s football team.

 

STOCK IS RISING — With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

Martin, in fact, is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for coach Michael Odle’s squad, Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

No one, it seems, can attest to his notion more than his father, Geoffrey Grant Martin, who’s thoroughly convinced that his son is making a strong case that his prep football career will culminate with him signing a National Letter of Intent.

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — Martin is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

“Tahj has grown tremendously both on the field and off,” Geoffrey Grant said. “He’s gained a level of confidence and passion for not only his role on the team, but for the entire team itself, all while maintaining his grades academically.”

All things considered, Martin’s favorable display as a true freshmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.

Given the immeasurable impact he’s had thus far in his prep career, expect that list to expand much sooner than later.

“It is a dream for me (to play college football), because I am made and built for the sport of football,” Martin said. “I know that all the years I have been playing will pay off and a college scholarship would be the ultimate satisfaction of all.”

Although he did not attend any camps this past summer because of unforeseen circumstances, Martin was especially active, particularly as it relates to conditioning regularly and monitoring his weight.

“(I would typically workout) Monday and Wednesday mornings and in the afternoons, (and would take part in) cardio training on Saturdays and Sundays,” Martin said. “I also work on healthy eating habits that include making smoothies and protein snacks to build a strong muscle mass.”

DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING — A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville High’s football team.

Despite his overall body of work on and off the field, coupled with the impressive resume he’s established to this point, Martin also doesn’t shy away from the notion that no one has to persuade him not to hit the cruise control button at this point.

Not with so much prep football ahead of him.


“I performed exceptionally well (during the 2018 season), but I still have more work to do. I’ve got to work more on dropping into coverage. I have to work on that. My speed needs to improve, but with growth, I know I will get faster.” — Lewisville freshman Tahj Martin


WAITING HIS TURN — All things considered, Martin’s favorable display a true underclassmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

A pretty wise and thorough assessment, this coming from a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

One whose short list of interested colleges undoubtedly is expected to expand much sooner than later.

So stay tuned.


For more information about Lewisville (Texas) High School football standout Tahj Gabriel Martin, connect with him via social media at:

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Twitter: @martin2Tahj


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Dallas actress Ash’Lee Priscilla making a name for herself in a career that spans two decades

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)


DALLAS — Ash’Lee Priscilla doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s diligently working her way toward ensuring that two of her major ambitions come to fruition.

“My ultimate goal is to win an Oscar an open a fine arts college,” Ash’Lee Priscilla told Making Headline News this week.

REMEMBER THE NAME — Much to her delight, she’s not only appropriately discovered her passion and purpose in her selected industry but, because she’s in the prime of her career, it’s safe to assume that Dallas’ Ash’Lee Priscilla’s best and brightest days as an actress are well ahead of her.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Ash’Lee Priscilla is destined to make such monumental dreams realities, look no further than the continuous progress and strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive industry as an actress.

For starters, the 27-year-old Ash’Lee Priscilla will take yet another step toward making her presence felt in her element when she stars in a couple of compelling upcoming shows, most notably the Burning Flame on November 25 at the Plaza Arts Center (located at 1115 Fourth Avenue in nearby Carrollton, Texas), a play that’s written by Corta Ish and directed by Jennifer Sands.

A STAR IS BORN — A graduate of Grambling State University, Ash’Lee Priscilla will star in a couple of compelling upcoming shows, most notably the Burning Flame on November 25 at the Plaza Arts Center (located at 1115 Fourth Avenue in nearby Carrollton, Texas), a play that’s written by Corta Ish and directed by Jennifer Sands.

Not to be outdone, Ash’Lee Priscilla will star as the character Zori in the informative, drama-filled play entitled, Why Women Trip, which will take place December 8, at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, located at 650 South Griffin Street in Dallas.

All things considered and to her credit, these forthcoming shows essentially are favorable steps for this young actress, whose career undoubtedly is headed in the right direction.

“I have been acting since I was six years old,” Ash’Lee Priscilla, a native of Dallas, said.

Much to her delight, she’s not only appropriately discovered her passion and purpose in her selected industry, but because she’s in the prime of her career, it’s safe to assume that Ash’Lee Priscilla’s best and brightest days as an actress are well ahead of her.

PUTTING IN WORK — An acting tenure that spans more than two decades, Ash’Lee Priscilla’s skills were initially discovered when began acting and competing in a local theater, she recalls.

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.

An acting tenure that spans more than two decades, Ash’Lee Priscilla’s skills were initially discovered when began acting and competing in a local theater, she recalls.

“My mother would register me in oratorical contest at my church and school,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, a 2009 graduate of Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for The Performing and Visual Arts. “Every time I competed I won. That’s when I realized I had a gift.”

Fortunately for this young, vibrant actress – who’s armed with a wealth of talent and beauty — her gift has, by all accounts, made room for her.

So much, in fact, that she’s diligently working her way toward ensuring that two of her major ambitions come to fruition.

DREAM CHASING — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Ash’Lee Priscilla is destined to make such monumental dreams realities, look no further than the continuous progress and strides she’s made since delving off into the ever-so-competitive industry as an actress.

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.


“The acting industry is a very competitive industry, so competing in competitions while I was younger prepared me for rejection and success. I don’t believe in giving up on your dreams, so determination has propelled me to pursue a career in acting.” — Ash’Lee Priscilla


A career that has existed for some two decades and counting.

So far, so good for this proud Grambling State University alum, who’s going to great lengths to ensure that she remains relevant in an industry whereby it seems the competition grows stiffer by the day.

For what it’s worth, Ash’Lee Priscilla seems to be handing the competitive side of acting rather masterfully, in large part because of her solid competitive nature, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith.

DESTINY STEPS — For what it’s worth, Ash’Lee Priscilla seems to be handing the competitive side of acting rather masterfully, in large part because of her solid competitive nature, coupled with her bend-but-don’t-break faith.

“What I like the most about being an actress is the power to minister to other people through entertainment,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, whose immeasurable talents have been put on display in such places as Louisiana, Georgia, California, North Carolina, and New York, among other establishments. “Acting is ministry as well as therapy, because I can escape from my own issues in life and portray someone else’s life or story.

“I truly believe I was born with the ability to change people live through entertainment.”

Just like those actresses and actors to whom she looks up, most notably Cicely Tyson, Angela Basset, Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Ntzoke Shange, Denzel Washington, and Will Smith, among others.

“My mission is to be an inspiration to many people throughout my whole life,” said Ash’Lee Priscilla, adding that mother, Teresa Lackey, and a host of theater instructors have played major roles in her acting career. “I was created to educate the world…you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you.”

That, after all, goes to show that we had better remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth actress Ash’Lee Priscilla, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashlee.smallwood. Also, send email to: ashleesmallwood@yahoo.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Marquist Johnson’s food service venture enjoying sustained success

DALLAS — Marquist Johnson is an opportunist.

A pretty darn good one, in fact.

SEASON OF HARVEST — A native of Dallas whose primary job is an Escalation Rep for Ambit Energy, Marquist Johnson’s business food service business is in its infancy stages.

Consider, for instance, how just recently, Johnson — a Dallas/Fort Worth-area businessman who has become a fixture in the food catering service industry — had suddenly witnessed his entrepreneurship skills be put to test during a customary barbershop appointment.

“I went to the barbershop today to get my haircut, and before I left, four orders were placed,” Johnson wrote in a midday Facebook post last week. “Thanks everyone, for the business.”

For Johnson, 37, that his business venture is steadily enjoying a favorable presence throughout Dallas’ spacious Metroplex has benefited him mightily, a trend he aspires to enhance much sooner than later.

A native of Dallas whose primary job is an Escalation Rep for Ambit Energy, Johnson’s business food service business is in its infancy stages.

Given the tireless support he’s garnered since he delved off into entrepreneurship, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly the limit for this young, vibrant businessman whom, to his distinctly unique credit, is fulfilling his long-awaited dream.

HIT HIM UP, Y’ALL — Regardless of the occasion, Johnson’s business is designed to accommodate anyone, any business, or any company with a wide range of delectable foods and desserts, especially with the annual holiday season approaching.

“I’ve always thought of ways to make extra money on the side,” Johnson told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I feel this business venture was the best idea since it came so natural, and it’s not a hard sell to the public.”

A 2000 graduate of Wilmer–Hutchins High School, Johnson said what he loves  mostly about his business is that he’s afforded the luxury of being his own boss.

Add to the notion that his wife, Crystal, has exhibited unyielding support to his newly-established endeavor, and it’s no wonder Johnson seems on the road to savoring sustained success.

“My late grandmother helped spark my interest in cooking,” said Johnson, paying homage to those who fueled his interest to become engaged in the ever-so-competitive food service industry. “She’d always have me helping her in the kitchen for the holidays. We would also watch cooking shows together on Saturdays.  My wife also gave me the push to start this business up.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

To his credit and much to his delight, one would be hard-pressed to realize that Johnson’s food service business is in its infancy stages.

Regardless of the occasion, Johnson’s business is designed to accommodate anyone, any business, or any company with a wide range of delectable foods and desserts, especially with the annual holiday season approaching.

So hit him up.

LEADING THE CHARGE — A 2000 graduate of Wilmer–Hutchins High School, Johnson said what he loves  mostly about his business is that he’s afforded the luxury of being his own boss.

“I’d like to use this business as a way to meet new people and inspire others to be self-driven,” Johnson said.

Fortunately for him, it seems that people are already inspired, given what unfolded recently during a regular barbershop appointment.

That, to his credit, is a sign of things to come.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businessman Marquist Johnson, connect with him via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/marquist.johnson.7. Also, send email to: quise713@gmail.com.


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

 

 

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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Dallas/Fort Worth author Sheryl Grace putting her ‘imaginative gifts’ to use courtesy of three books

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR SHERYL GRACE

 

DALLAS — Just recently, Sheryl Grace took to her Instagram page, where she expressed her delight in her remarkably compelling new product.

So excited about my new book!” Grace wrote in her @mzgracebookz Instagram post that was accompanied by a slew of hashtag messages.

BY GOD’S AMAZING GRACE — To her credit Dallas/Fort Worth-area author Sheryl Grace’s imaginative skills and mechanics were certainly put on display through a trio of books, most notably her latest book entitled, “King, Duke, And Prince.

For Grace, a native of Sunshine, Louisiana — a rural establishment that is approximately 15 miles South of Baton Rouge and rest along the mighty Mississippi River — she has every reason in the world to be giddy and enthusiastic after having taking yet another monumental step in her immeasurable tenure as an accomplished author.

“I believe God has gifted me with an active imagination for a reason,” Grace, a Dallas/Forth-based writer and longtime mental health professional, told Making Headline News this week.

To her credit, Grace’s imaginative skills and mechanics were certainly put on display in her latest book entitled, “King, Duke, And Prince.”

Officially released on July 31, 2018, Grace — a detailed breakdown of her book at  https://www.sherylgrace.com, writes about how some 10 years ago, the character named James Miller walked out of prison, vowing to leave the past behind. That past, she said, included his sons and their mothers and, though he told himself that he would return, he never did.

Now, he has a new name, a new family, a new career, not to mention a best-selling memoir.

PURCHASE SHERYL GRACE’S BOOKS HERE: https://www.sherylgrace.com

As Grace explained, she adopted the vision to compose “King, Duke, And Prince while engaging in her customary pampering.

“I received the vision for this book while I was receiving a facial believe it or not,” Grace said. “It was really weird. The title and concept just came to me in a daydream as I lied there on the spa table.”

The rest, as they say, was history, because one thought had ultimately led to another, which eventually gave way to a full blown book being birthed.

“After that, I felt that God gave me the vision and I was compelled to write it,” Grace said. “I began writing it the latter part of last year and finished it in May.”

ON DECK — Grace’s announced that a third book is presently in the works. A book that is entitled, “Miss Amanda and the One Room School,” this project is deemed a “historical picture book,” one that is based on the life of Grace’s grandmother, during which she began her teaching career in a one-room school in rural Louisiana in the 1930s.

Prior to writing “King, Duke, And Prince,” Grace authored another the informative, awe-inspiring book entitled, “He Calls Her Blue.”

A book this Southern University graduate had written two years ago, Grace acknowledged her initial written document had essentially become a vision nearly a decade prior to her composing it.

Talk about sticking to a strategic, longstanding plan that had eventually come full circle.

“The divine message that I send to my audience is that my characters are people with issues unlike anyone else but there are reasons they act the way that they do,” Grace explained. “I want my audience to understand the reasons behind a character’s behavior.”

Much to her delight, the feedback since the release of her books has been remarkable to say the least.

“My first book has received outstanding feedback,” Grace said. “Many people have expressed their eagerness for the sequel. My latest book, ‘King, Duke, And Prince’ has just been released and I am anxious to hear the reviews.”

More than anything, Grace emphasized that her books are designed in large part to empower her reading audience on issues that have greatly helped share and affect our world.

“As a mental health professional, it is important for me to educate our community on mental health,” she said. “I use my writing as a tool to address these issues. I fuse my active imagination with real life and work experiences.”

Such a notable trend has proven beneficial to a number of people, Grace acknowledged.

“Many people told me that they related so much to the characters in the first book that it triggered some deep seeded emotions,” Grace said. “I believed God has purposed me to tell the type of stories that will enlighten as well as entertain.”

Interestingly, Grace’s announced that a third book is presently in the works.

A book that is entitled, “Miss Amanda And The One Room School,” this project is deemed a “historical picture book,” one that is based on the life of Grace’s grandmother, during which she began her teaching career in a one-room school in rural Louisiana in the 1930s.

“She taught several grades simultaneously in that school for 19 years,” Grace explained. “That school is now a museum.”

While Grace’s itinerary currently doesn’t include any speaking engagements, the possibility exist that could very well change much sooner than later.

PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE — “As a mental health professional, it is important for me to educate our community on mental health,” Grace said. “I use my writing as a tool to address these issues. I fuse my active imagination with real life and work experiences.”

“I do speak on mental health issues at churches and conferences,” said Grace, whose latest event last month was highlighted by her being a moderator for a mental health panel discussion during a women’s conference.

In addition, Grace’s professional resume includes assuming the role as co-host of the award-winning weekly internet radio show, “The Authors Lounge.”

Also, she currently serves as president and co-founder of The Metro Authors Group, an organization that The Metro Authors Group, which are sponsors for The Annual Books, Burgers, and More Literary Expo.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Sheryl Grace or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Sheryl Grace. Also, send email to: mzgracebookz@gmail.com.


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

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area credit repair extraordinaire Alexis M. Shabazz: ‘I’m into repairing lives’

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)

 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Credit repair is rapidly evolving into one of the world’s most popular and competitive industries.

CREDIT REPAIR’S GAME CHANGER — It is, by all accounts, due in large part to the immeasurable and notable strides Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Alexis M. Shabazz steadfastly exemplifies through her business venture that essentially have set her apart as one the credit repair industry’s best kept secrets.

For Alexis M. Shabazz, owner and chief executive officer of a Dallas/Fort Worth-based Credit Franchise, she’s gone to great lengths to provide an intriguingly compelling twist to this ever-so-competitive arena.

“I’m what you call a life repair,” Shabazz, 50, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “(I love) seeing people’s lives change for the better. By better, I mean better interest rates, better jobs, the ability to build their business, and to fund the dream of their heart. I love seeing pastors or non-profit visionaries get the building off their credit worth alone.”

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to the immeasurable and notable strides Shabazz steadfastly exemplifies through her business venture that essentially have set her apart as one the credit repair industry’s best kept secrets.

Not just throughout DFW’s populous Metroplex, but nationwide.

MORE ON ALEXIS SHABAZZ: https://www.alexisshabazz.com/

“I am able to serve others nationwide,” said Shabazz, alluding to the establishments about which she’s been afforded the golden opportunity to put her business-related skills on display.

All things considered and much to her delight, helping enhance and impact lives undoubtedly is Shabazz’s primary mission for functioning in her element for such a time as now.

After all, helping others to reap and sustain financial freedom is one thing. Helping them to repair their lives in the process?

Now that is where things become increasingly interesting.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM THROUGH BUSINESS — All things considered and much to her delight, helping enhance and impact lives undoubtedly is Shabazz’s primary mission for functioning in her element for such a time as now.

“(My mission is) to educate and build stronger communities that are financially fit,” Shabazz, who is certified in Financial Management through the federal government, explained. “This makes a stronger country. I’m into repairing lives and the credit is a part of the process. I am more than credit repair. I’m a life repair. My ministry is to the total person.”

Shabazz’s business is especially centered on reaching back and aiding those who once served our country.

“As a (military) veteran, I want to see every veteran transition to a great life,” said Shabazz, who once served in the U.S. Navy.

A native of New Orleans, Shabazz acknowledged that the assortment of things to which she was exposed in the ministry for the past 2 ½ decades are amongst the key factors that inspired her to delve off into credit repair.

“When God called me into ministry 25 years ago, He called me to serve people,” Shabazz said.

Fortunately for this progressive and resourceful businesswoman, she will have the golden opportunity to advance the kingdom through her venture on July 9 at the Women’s Conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Also, Shabazz said she will be conducting what is known as the “Power of Credit” seminars in the DFW area at a time and date to be announced (“they will be posted on social media,” she said).

A graduate of New Orleans’ Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, Shabazz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and is pursuing an MBA from that same institution.

An entrepreneurship tenure that spans 10 years, Shabazz purchased her credit franchise in 2017.

WELL PREPARED — A graduate of New Orleans’ Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, Shabazz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and is pursuing an MBA from that same institution.

And what a journey it has been in such a brief time since the inception of her newly-erected venture, considering she’s widely known for not just repairing credit.

She’s destined to repair lives in the process.

“It’s my sole purpose for being alive,” Shabazz said. “Having excellent credit will change the trajectory of a person’s life. That’s why I am taking my message to the schools and teach children early. It’s never been taught in schools and it’s time to change the course.”

Well said by resourceful and brilliant businesswoman, whose steadfastly business venture essentially has set her apart as one the credit repair industry’s best kept secrets.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businesswoman Alexis M. Shabazz or to inquire about her credit repair services, call 817.771.2711 or send email to: ams@alexisshabazz.com. Also, connect with her at: http://m.vcardiq.me/alexis.

 

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Texas Evangelist Teresa Tarpley on her nationally-acclaimed book: ‘Once you pick it up, you will not be able to put it back down’

FORT WORTH, Texas — Just after midday on Monday, Evangelist Teresa Tarpley took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather thought-provoking post before her more than 2,600 social media affiliates.

TEXAS SIZE BLESSING — Heeding the worthy advice of her cousin, Evangelist Teresa Tarpley eventually took embraced what undoubtedly was a golden opportunity to put an assortment of her life’s experiences to paper, a trend that had ultimately led to producing of her book entitled, HeartBroken: Now Healed and Delivered.

The post Tarpley displayed read: THE SAME POWER THAT TURNED WATER INTO WINE WILL TURN YOUR CRY TO JOY AND YOUR FAILURE TO SUCCESS.

Much to her delight, Tarpley can greatly attest to this remarkably compelling notion.

As Tarpley vividly explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, it all started sometime in November 2013, during which she was working the graveyard shift.

“The Lord (eventually) had me to start journaling about my life story in 2014,” Tarpley recalled. “I began meeting a lot of family members and one of my cousins was an author of three books. She encouraged me to continue to write in 2015.”

Heeding the worthy advice of her cousin, Tarpley eventually embraced what undoubtedly was a golden opportunity to put an assortment of her life’s experiences to paper, a trend that had ultimately led to producing of her awe-inspiring book entitled, HeartBroken: Now Healed And Delivered.

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Released officially on March 28, 2016, Tarpley’s HeartBroken: Now Healed And Delivered is an emotionally-driven written document that depicts her life dating back to before she had turned nine years of age.

In a detailed description of Tarpley’s book at Amazon.com, Tarpley’s life was described as a blur, most notably after the then-young Texas girl had moved away from the projects that were housed inner city Fort Worth, a development that, in actuality, didn’t merely make her life any better.

If nothing else, that’s when the violence began, considering she had been pushed to the background, mostly when she was spiritually imprisoned in the shadow of her older brother, a trend that eventually gave way to that kind of depression that swarmed her life long before she even reached her life’s young adult stage.

As if that wasn’t enough to cause a youngster to question her very existence, Tarpley recalls in her book how upon the birth of her third child, who was born addicted to crack, Child Protective Services had eventually got involved.

“Something had to change,” a spokesperson for Tarpley’s book acknowledged. “But would she have the strength to finally end the mess she’d made and turn her life around?”

Given the immeasurable strides Tarpley has made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume the answer to such an inquiry is a resounding yes.

“This book, Heartbroken: Now Healed And Delivered, has even reached the prisons,” Tarpley, a native Fort Worth, said. “I have received so many letters from inmates who were in prison who can relate to my story. “My testimony is very powerful. It’s about me, how my mom and dad treated me, how my brother was murdered behind weed papers.”

By and large, that’s only a fraction of what Tarpley had to endure at such a young age.

Her book, for instance, also recalls how she had been gang raped and bullied, how she had been hit by a car and locked in the trunk, how she had endured suicide attempts, all of which had ultimately given way to depression, thus caused her to turn to the dreaded life mired by prostitution and drugs — a life that eventually resulted in her giving birth to baby, who had become addicted to crack cocaine.

Still, even after all of that turmoil and chaos and confusion, even after she was left to press and navigate through life, during which it seemed her faith was bleak and she was seemingly on shaky ground, Tarpley responded exactly the way true believers are supposed to.

“I’m still standing,” Tarpley said, harboring a renewed sense of enthusiasm, coupled with a new lease on life.

Not only that, since the release of her book — which is also available on Kindle.com — Tarpley’s story has garnered national headlines.

For all the right reasons, too.

“I’ve been traveling and giving my testimony,” said Tarpley, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area radio personality who host of The Straight Up Radio Show that airs every Friday from 3-4 p.m. CST. “A lot of people pull on me and I love to help people and to encourage them.”

Interestingly, Tarpley admittedly has “been clean from crack cocaine” for more than two decades.

“For 24 years, I have not gotten high and, if God did it for me, He can do it for anybody,” Tarpley said.

BUT GOD — Tarpley’s book also recalls how she had been gang raped and bullied, how she had been hit by car locked and in the trunk, how she had endured suicide attempts, all of which had ultimately given way to depression, thus causing her to turn to the dreaded life of prostitution and drugs and eventually giving birth to baby, who had become addicted to crack cocaine.

As for her forthcoming public appearance to promote her book, she has a number of community-based events on the horizon.

On May 5, her self-founded Hurt-Broken “Now” Here And Delivered Ministries will be hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch for homeless mothers at Unity Park, located 1401 Presidio Street in Fort Worth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST.

In addition, Tarpley is widely known for hosting regular job fairs for ex-offenders, as well as a youth stravaganza for troubled teens, and she has become a fixture for feeding and clothing the homeless.

Also, she’s the facilitator for an area nursing home ministry and she routinely returns to CPS, where she ministers to those with pending cases.

Interestingly, in 2013, Tarpley was the recipient for the Miss Yellow Rose Of Texas, an award signed by then-Texas Govenor Rick Perry, and in 2016, she recieved a Nehemiah Certificate for her notable contributions through evangelism.

“I’m always in the drug and alcohol treatment centers, telling my story,” Tarpley said. “I do a lot of street evangelism and I also host walkathons to stop addictions.”

Talk about advancing the kingdom just as God commands us to.

 

For more information Evangelist Teresa Tarpley, or to purchase her book, scheduled her for a speaking engagement, or to make donations or inquire about being a volunteer for her ministry, call at 817.210.7517. Also, she can be reached via email at: minister.ttarpley@yahoo.com.

 

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Missouri Evangelist Amber Marie Brown defies slew of seemingly insurmountable odds at young age, writes encouraging book as a result

Believe It.

Receive It.

And Step Into It.

SETTING A GODLY EXAMPLE — If nothing else, Amber Marie Brown’s love for writing only heightened when she was teenager and, as a result, this proud, single mother of two eventually emerged as the mastermind behind the book entitled, Rise To The Mission.

Whenever such an intriguing, awe-inspiring catchphrase is uttered, particularly amongst those in the Body Christ then, chances are, Amber Marie Brown’s name will emerged as the center of conversation.

For the all the right reasons, too.

To grasp a thorough concept of why Brown, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri-area Evangelist, has become greatly inspired to — in sticking to the feel-good angle of this story — step into the purpose for which God created her, look no further than how her Creator deemed it essential some time ago to set her aside for His use.

As Brown vividly recalled, she began to witness flashes of her God-manifested vision at the tender age of 17, a vision that essentially had come wrapped up in a notable gift of writing.   

“God gave me the ability to write at a young age,” Brown told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “I would always have a journal with me. I started writing poems in junior high and published my first poem at 17 called, My Heart Is Open.”

And ever since Brown’s initial published piece was appropriately put on public display, it seemed she had never lost her passion for writing.

Heck, if nothing else, her love for  writing only heightened and, as a result, she eventually emerged as the mastermind behind the book entitled, Rise To The Mission.

AWWWWWWW —- For what it’s worth, it is because of Brown’s valiant contributions to the Body of Christ that God is yet rewarding her ways unimaginable.

“I got the vision for the book as I was praying one evening and reading the word,” Brown, a native of Dallas, Texas, said. “I came across Isaiah 60. At that moment, I knew that I was to put all the writing together and encourage God’s people to rise.”

Ironically, amongst the things about which Brown had ultimately discovered while composing her new book was that she simultaneously was walking in her divine calling as young minister of the gospel.

“I was starting to operate in my calling and, because of that, I knew that was my mission,” Brown explained. “But God has given each one of us a mission so I envisioned Rise To The Mission  and, after a confirming within my spirit, I started making it plain and writing the book.”

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Ironically, amongst the things Brown had ultimately discovered while composing her new book was that she simultaneously was walking in her divine calling as young minister of the gospel.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Not only did Brown obey the Voice of God by diligently birthing her vision through her book but, more than anything, it’s safe to assume she was starting to have a monumental impact as it pertains to advancing the kingdom for God’s glory.

“Little did I know that the love I longed for wasn’t going to be found through people, but it would be found in Jesus Christ,” said Brown, the proud Owner and Founder of the Rise To The Mission Facebook Live Show and Amber Brown Ministries. “As I grew in my faith and, after re-committing my life and wanting a true relationship with God, I started journaling in sections.”

For Brown, it wasn’t long thereafter that such a unique trend had given way to an assortment of questions, she acknowledged.

“How did God help me learn to Love? What did I have to do? How was I going to forgive those who hurt me? But I knew I couldn’t move forward until I  did,” Brown recalled. “I wrote about those things and how God made a way (in my life)….even wrote some scriptures that I read that comforted me through each situation.”

Also, Brown writes about a slew of turbulent experiences, most notably how she had endured sexual abuse, as well as physical and mental abuse as a child, not to mention how she grew up in a home mired by alcoholism, a rather abusive household that included her having moved out on her own at just 17 years of age.

GOD’S PLAN — Not only did Brown obey the Voice of God by diligently birthing her vision through her book but, more than anything, it’s safe to assume that was starting to have a monumental impact as it pertains to advancing the kingdom’s for God’s glory.

“I graduated high school on my own at 18, then received a softball scholarship, and I’ve been 13 years clean of cocaine addiction,” explained Brown, keeping it as 100 as only she could.

Interestingly, Brown needed somewhere in the neighborhood of just two-to-three months to produce Rise To The Mission.

“When I started writing, it’s hard for me to stop,” she said.

Moreover, the message she aspires to send to her readers is to encourage them not to give up regardless of their present circumstances.

“So many are throwing in the towel,” Brown said. “So many are called, but very few really step up and take the punches. So many are hurting and don’t have anyone to encourage them and let them know that there is hope. God is using me as a voice of hope. It’s not over and we already have the victory, but not everyone knows that.”

DEFYING THE ODDS — In Brown’s Rise To The Book, she writes about a slew of turbulent experiences, most notably  how she had endured sexual abuse, as well as physical and mental abuse as a child, not to mention how she grew up in a home mired by alcoholism, a rather abusive household that included her having moved out on her own at just 17 years of age.

Well, that’ll surely preach.

As for the feedback she’s garnered since the release of Rise To The Mission, Brown is especially appreciative to those who have bought into her God-mandated vision through her book.

“It’s real and relevant, transparent yet subtle, but from beginning to end, it’s encouragement mixed with scripture and teaching,” Brown said. “All men and women, boys and girls can benefit from this book. It’s for adults and for youth. The next generation needs leaders that are not scared to Rise up and to face the challenges of life. No one likes it, but it has to be done. When parents quit or leaders quit the next generation becomes what they see. God has created me for the purpose of evangelizing.”

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Much to her delight, Brown’s immeasurable strides both in the natural and spirit would not be possible if not for her solid support system, which includes God as well as her Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church family, and her spiritual parents, Bishop Ron and  Lady Georgia Webb.

Aside from carrying out her calling by evangelizing the kingdom, Brown is widely known as an accomplished  Health and Fitness Consultant for Beach Body x 1 Year.

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“After I had children I had lost control of my body,” Brown said. “I know what it feels like to be in a body that you’re not proud of. I chose to try Beach Body and, after six weeks, I lost 35 pounds.”

Her sustained success through weight loss has encouraged her to encourage others to follow suit.

“Since then, I’ve been coaching others how to rise above their current challenges and mentality and think, ‘I can and will win,’” Brown said. “And they rise and conquer every time.”

Much like she’s doing both in the natural and spirit.

Much to her delight, her immeasurable strides both in the natural and spirit would not be possible if not for her solid support system, which includes God, as well as her Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church family, and her spiritual parents, Bishop Ron and  Lady Georgia Webb.

CONNECT WITH HER — For more information about Author/Evangelist Amber Marie Brown or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her at Amber Brown Ministries via Facebook. Also, she can be reached via email at: Risetothemission@gmail.com.

“I’m big about honoring people,” said Brown, a single mother of two who currently works as a personal Representative for Rejoice Essential Publishing and as a contributing writer for Rejoice Essential Magazine, an online publication at issuu.com.

For what it’s worth, it is because of Brown’s valiant contributions to the Body of Christ that God is yet rewarding her ways unimaginable.

That, after all, practically sums she…well… Believes It.

Receives It.

And Steps Into It daily.

All while encouraging God’s people to Rise To The Mission in the process.

 

For more information about Author/Evangelist Amber Marie Brown or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her at Amber Brown Ministries via Facebook. Also, she can be reached via email at: Risetothemission@gmail.com.

 

 

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

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Houston businesswoman Angela Denise defies array of odds, impacting others through solid relationship building

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 KJV)

 

DALLAS — Come hell or high water, Angela Denise is thoroughly persuaded that God has infused within her the wherewithal to possess and savor the abundant life that Christ came to give her.

WEARING MANY HATS — A native of White Plains, Virginia — an unincorporated community that’s located in Brunswick County — Angela Denise is a Houston-based Certified Life and Relationship Coach, an accomplished Author, Transformational Speaker, as well as a Radio Host.

To grasp a broader perspective of this notion, look no further than her awe-inspiring life-enhancing testimony.

“God wants greater for us,” Angela Denise said during an interview this week with Making Headline News. “He did not want to see us treating unions like it is just another thing we do and divorce is okay.   God wants to see us healthier, stronger, wealthy, and in a union that is to make us stronger as people.”

Now mind you, there is an assortment of vital reasons why Angela Denise has deemed it essential to become so passionate about helping bring about change, particularly as it pertains to establishing solid interpersonal relational skills.

“I am seeing too much arguing, fussing, fighting, cheating, and lack of support from others and it is time to make a change,” she acknowledged without hesitation.

All things considered and to her credit, Angela Denise isn’t one who’s seeking to bring about change as an occasional occurrence, of sorts.

Rather, she is destined to ensure that these notable, relationship-enhancing changes become a daily trend whereby those who are impacted will, in turn, inspire others to follow suit.

A native of White Plains, Virginia — an unincorporated community that’s located in Brunswick County — Angela Denise is a Houston-based Certified Life and Relationship Coach, an accomplished Author, Transformational Speaker, as well as a Radio Host.

IN HER ELEMENT — For what it’s worth, a slew of her personal experiences, coupled with her willingness to display transparency, have greatly broaden Angela Denise’ horizon in what undoubtedly has become a rather competitive line of work.

A thriving, progressive career that routinely affords her with the golden opportunity to “let my creative mind flow,” acknowledged Angela Denise “and their or no limitations,” she said her chief mission for functioning in her element as a  Life/Relationship Coaching is to diligently aid men and women to build stronger, self, personal, and business relationships as a gateway to become better people and, above all, live better lives in the process.

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“The competitive drive (through my ventures) propelled me, because I have been hurt in relationships and I see so many others get hurt in relationships, or build life time relationships with people that are only supposed to be in their lives for a season,” Angela Denise explained.

For what it’s worth, a slew of her personal experiences, coupled with her willingness to display transparency, have greatly broaden Angela Denise’ horizon in what undoubtedly has become a rather competitive line of work.

“I developed a positive lifestyle to get over the hurt, pain, frustration, and anger,” Angela Denise said. “I was seeing other people such as co-workers, friends, and family not able to get over the pain, and their lives would suffer because they were stuck in the moment of hurt and could not move forward.”

REMOVING THE LIMITS — A thriving, progressive career that routinely affords her with the golden opportunity to “let my creative mind flow,” acknowledged Angela Denise “and their or no limitations,” she said her chief mission for functioning in her element as a  Life/Relationship Coaching is to diligently aid men and women to build stronger, self, personal, and business relationships as a gateway to become better people and, above all, live better lives in the process.

That she had exercised her faith in ways unimaginable, thus developed the mindset to observe life from God’s perspective had ultimately given way to Angela Denise healing the right way through her unfavorable circumstances.

Talk about weathering the storms — with God, her Helper, steering her along, as only He could.

“Some people would ask, ‘How are you not mad or angry?’ and ‘How did you move forward to a point that you are now friends with your ex?’” Angela Denise, who has adopted the motto, I AM Standing Strong, recalled. “Like some many people, I was lied on, cheated on by someone that I thought I would spend the rest of my life with, and it hurt and, yes, I was hurt, frustrated, angry, sad…every emotion there was, I felt it. But I knew I could not stay in that place. It was not helping me, or my kids.

Much to her delight, even through her assortment of hurtful encounters, she demonstrated enough meekness to reconnect with her worth, an upward, profitable trend that eventually served as the precursor to her destiny.

BUT GOD — Much to her delight, even through her hurtful encounters, she demonstrated enough meekness to reconnect with her worth, an upward trend that eventually served as the precursor to her destiny.

“I was more than that,” Angela Denise said of her rocky and stormy past. “But I knew before I could help anyone or anything else, I needed to help myself.  I had to learn how to truly love myself, motivate myself, and become whole as a person. Once I was complete, I could now help others move forward from their hurt and pain and build stronger relationships within themselves.”

An accomplished writer who authored the book, “Ladies, What In The Hell Are We Doing?” Angela Denise is the proud host of the radio show, I AM Standing Strong, a globally-acclaimed broadcast that airs regularly on the Dallas-based Den Radio Station and can be heard daily at 11 a.m. CST.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A 1997 graduate of Brunswick Senior High School, Angela Denise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (2013) and a Master’s in Business Administration (2015).

“(The show is geared toward) building strong self, personal, and business relationships,” said Angela Denise, adding that she and her constituents are developing a tour that will be comprised of Women’s Conferences and Empowerment lunches that will reach several cities throughout the U. S. “My mission is to encourage, teach, and transform women all over the world to stand strong and to build stronger and healthier, self, personal and business relationships.”

A 1997 graduate of Brunswick Senior High School who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (2013) and a Master’s in Business Administration (2015), Angela Denise has announced a Women’s Empowerment Luncheon that will take place on April 21.

In addition, she will conduct a Singles Class April 28 and a Marriage Class on May 19 at times and sites to be announced.

“It is imperative to inspire others daily because, as people, we have to grow and elevate,” Angela Denise said. “We cannot continue to settle. “We are hurting as people, and we are carrying that hurt from relationship to relationship without forgiving the person or persons that hurt us. We have to stop the cycle. Forgiveness will heal us and allow us as people to love ourselves.  Because if we love ourselves, we can truly love others and others can truly love us.”

Given all about which she had to weather and overcome, surely, she knows best how to love without limitations.

Which is why come hell or high water, she is thoroughly persuaded that God has infused within her the wherewithal to possess and savor the abundant life that Christ came to give her.

 

For more information about Houston-based Businesswoman  Angela Denise to inquire about booking her, call 832-376-7840.  Also, send email to: askangeladenise@gmail.com or connect with her via Facebook under “Angela Denise” or @StandingStrongMovement.

 

 

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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.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner’s debut single released eight years after his mother’s passing

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

DALLAS — Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which Kenny Skinner will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

MOM KNOWS BEST — To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

“I have great support from my family,” Skinner, the Music Director of Empowered Outreach Church in Denton, Texas (Senior Pastor Kenneth D. Davis) said during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News. “I’m fortunate to have both grandmothers living. They are my number one supporters.  They both keep me grounded.”

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

A proud preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for the Young People Willing Workers Department (or YPWW), not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

LISTEN TO KENNY SKINNER’S DEBUT SINGLE HERE: https://kennyskinner.hearnow.com/

A song that is powered by his debut forthcoming album entitled, “Kenny Skinner Forty Eight,” Skinner’s featured spiritual hit was officially released on February 2 — ironically on his 40th birthday — and a little more than eight years since his beloved, big-hearted angel departed this earth for her heavenly reward.

Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58.

Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician in her own right.

GLOBAL PRESENCE — Skinner has been fortunate to have toured overseas with some amazingly gifted artists. He was originally on tour to play keys, but ended up singing as well. “That’s when I found my new passion to sing,” he said. Pictured with Skinner in Europe (from left to right): Knagui Damon, Racheal Clifton, Andrea Lawrence, La’La Johnson and Skinner.

“She’d have me on the stool as she would play during service,” Skinner recalled. “I think that’s where the passion of music was cultivated.”

Interestingly, Mitchell Skinner, was a praise and worship fixture in the Body of Christ, most notably as a longtime musician for her father, late Superintendent F. L. Mitchell.

“When my father was called to ministry, he wanted my mother to come along with him; however, that’d left my grandfather without a musician,” Skinner explained. “My mother prayed and asked God to send her father a musician so that she could honor my dad’s request, not knowing that (through God), I’d be the answered prayer.”

PAVED THE WAY — Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58. Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician.

Indeed Skinner was the answer to a much-needed prayer request. Never mind he was only seven years of age and hadn’t spent one minute taking piano lessons. Because at the end of the real day, what he had ultimately discovered is that had been strategically set him aside for God’s use.

“God blessed me with the gift to play the piano,” Skinner said. “I would travel all across the world with my grandfather.  Both of my grandfathers were singers as well. My other grandfather was a musician, so I’ve been truly blessed to carry both legacies.”

Consequently, Skinner was offered the opportunity to be my mother’s care giver during the final seven months of her life.

“I saw things that no children should ever have to witness,” Skinner said.

A preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Kenny Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for YPWW, not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that  eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before, especially through his immeasurable and globally-acclaimed music talents.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

“We really didn’t have a choice,” said Skinner, referring to his notable upbringing and heavy involvement in the church. “I was also the musician for both of my grandfather’s churches. I have five siblings. My mother had two sets of twins.  I’m one of them (twin sister).  We had Sunday School on the way to church and, if we didn’t learn the memory verse, my mother would pinch us under the arms.”

SHE’S TRULY MISSED — For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that had eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before through his immeasurable music talents.

As it turned out, those customary pinches, coupled with his mother’s unyielding support, benefited Skinner mightily throughout the years.

Now we know why.

Having witnessed God positioning him for ministry at a relatively early age — “I just wasn’t fully ready to totally surrender,” Skinner admitted — this young PK had finally sold out to his Creator on May 22, 2016, a development that eventually gave way to him preaching his first sermon.

Never mind that while a college undergrad, he was carjacked at gun point.

WELL DONE — All that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out his mother’s well-publicized legacy in the process. Yep. That’s just like God.

Never mind that he literally saw his life flash before him.

“All I remember saying was, ‘The Blood of Jesus,’” Skinner said. “That was scary.  Even though God brought me out, I still was straddling the fence. I didn’t truly surrender until the passing of my mom.  That’s when life became real to me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Because all that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out her well-publicized legacy in the process.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“My prayer is that the song not only ministers, but inspires the listener to become more like Christ,” Skinner said of his newly-released debut single. “We’re living in a society where Christianity is becoming less and less popular. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to live a life that pleasing to the Father.

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

“”As we align ourselves according to the Father’s will, others would be drawn to him,” added Skinner, who’s currently working on new music projects that are scheduled to be released later this year.

Finally, this young psalmist deemed it essential to go into preaching mode, of sorts which, come to think of it, isn’t merely a surprise, considering he hails from a family full of preachers.

“We are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” said Skinner, reciting the familiar passage that is Matthew 5:13. “It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

All things considered, credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why Skinner is determined to live — and sing — for Almighty God.

All things considered, there’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which he will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

For more information on Gospel Recording Artist Kenny Skinner or to purchase his album or schedule him for a singing engagement, connect with him via under “Kenny Skinner.” Also, send email to: skinnermusic22@gmail.com

 

 

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