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


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


REPRESENTING ‘DA SIP’

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


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


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Long before his personal encounter with Shaq, young Mekhi Welch has become a gifted sports buff

MEKHI’S MAD SKILLZ

HE’S THE TRUTH — For the child who’s widely known as “Mekhi,” a rather distinctly unique thing occurred some three years or so ago, according to his mother, Tawanna Chamberlain. “Mekhi has been a sports buff since the age of three,” Chamberlain told Making Headline News this week. “But when he started to read around five years old, he asked me to read books to him about the history of basketball and great players.”

DALLAS — Mekhi Welch is just eight years old, meaning for a kid his age, one would think he’s essentially in the beginner’s stage with regards to his knowledge about sports.

For the child who’s widely known as “Mekhi,” a rather distinctly unique thing occurred some three years or so ago, according to his mother, Tawanna Chamberlain.
“Mekhi has been a sports buff since the age of three,” Chamberlain, a Clearwater, Florida resident, told Making Headline News this week. “But when he started to read around five years old, he asked me to read books to him about the history of basketball and great players.”
And just like that, a rising young sports historian, of sorts, was born, considering Mekhi’s sports knowledge is such that he could perhaps teach these old vets a thing of two about arguably some of the celebrated athletes of our generation.
Thanks in large part to his mother routinely reading his autobiographies of Lewis Alcindor, Jr, (famously known today as Kareem Abdul-Jabar), Kobe Bryant’s “Mamba Mentality,” “When The Game Was Ours,” featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson’s “Eleven Rings” Sam Smith’s “The Jordan Rules,” Mitch Albom’s “Fab Five,” Dick Devenzo’s “Stuff Good Players Should Know,” LeBron James’ “The Boy Who Became King,” Stephen Curry’s “The Boy Who Never Gave Up,” “Michael Jordan: The Life,” and “Little Shaq” by Shaquille O’neal,” among others, and it’s no wonder little Mekhi boasts lofty aspirations of someday emerging as household name in what has become a multi-million dollar sport industry, particularly for some the world’s most prominent sports journalists.

LOOK! IT’S DA BIG DIESEL!

GOTTA LOOK AT THIS THIS — “Then it happened,” Chamberlain said. “Three days later, I received a personal video message from Shaq to Mekhi and I almost lost it. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a surreal moment in time. I couldn’t wait to show Mekhi that his hero, Shaq, had sent him a personal message. When Mekhi saw the message from Shaq, he was overjoyed. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and he talked about the video message all the way to school that morning.”

“We absolutely love to read in our home,” Chamberlain said son’s newfound gift as a sports enthusiast. “In fact, it’s our favorite pastime. We literally own more books than we can count, and when Mekhi would become disinterested with me reading countless of books to him, he would pick up his iPad and Google interesting basketball stats and facts.”

To his credit, the more he deems it essential to become knowledge about sports opposite those up-to-date scores that customarily scroll across SportCenter’s Bottom Line, the more it seems that Mekhi essentially broadens his journalistic mechanics that figure to set him apart mightily from his peers much more sooner than later.

Never mind that he’s only eight years of age.

“Over the last five years, he has become a real life NBA basketball Wikipedia,” said Chamberlain, trying the best she could to assess her young and gifted son’s amazing gift that centered on big time sports. “You can ask him any question you want to about players from Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Tracy McGrady, Charles Barkley, Step Curry, Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, Clay Thompson, Ben Simmons to Zion Williamson.”

Once someone picks Mekhi’s brain about any major professional athlete — past or present — they might as well brace themselves for what essentially will be said next.

“Amazingly, he can recall their height, what cities they were born in, all the teams that each player played on, what year they were recruited and drafted to the NBA, who their rivals were, their current stats, their highest scoring games in a season, the years they were injured, and how the injury impacted their careers,” Chamberlain said. “You should hear him tell the story about Yao Ming.”

And then there is Mekhi’s personal encounter with O’Neal, five-time NBA champion and former LSU All-American.

According to Chamberlain, her son and Shaq established friendship during which an awe-inspiring encounter took place, a development that resulted in her son being the beneficiary.


“Mekhi has always loved Shaq,” Chamberlain said. Since he was five years old, he would tell me that his dream was to play a game of one-on-one with Shaq. To Mekhi, Shaquille O’Neal is larger-than-life. The other day I was in the living room watching something on TV and a commercial for a national pizza chain came on. Just as the commercial came on, Mekhi walked out of his room and was mesmerized by the fact that Shaq was going all around the town delivering pizzas to people.”


Much to his delight, the young sports buff had become even more attentive to the commercial ad featuring his hero.

“Over the last five years, he has become a real life NBA basketball Wikipedia,” said Chamberlain, trying the best she could to assess her young and gifted son’s amazing gift that centered on big time sports. “You can ask him any question you want to about players from Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic, Kobe, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Tracy McGrady, Charles Barkley, Step Curry, Kevin Durant, Kwahi Leonard, Clay Thompson, Ben Simmons to Zion Williamson.”

“Mekhi could not believe his eyes…he thought that was the coolest thing ever,” Chamberlain recalled. “Right after the commercial went off, Mekhi asked me to call or text Shaq and ask him to bring him a (Papa John’s) pepperoni pizza. I just looked at him with a blank stare—I honestly didn’t know what to say to him regarding his request, because I was thinking to myself, “Yeah right. I don’t know Shaq’s telephone number—so I can’t call or text him and ask him to bring a pizza over here.

“Mekhi wholeheartedly believed that I would know how to contact Shaq and he was very persistent, so he went as far as to go pick up my cell phone and he handed it to me and said, ‘Here mom, please go ahead and call or text Shaq.’”

Interestingly, things would eventually become even more interesting for Mehki.

“Mekhi wholeheartedly believed that I would know how to contact Shaq and he was very persistent, so he went as far as to go pick up my cell phone and he handed it to me and said, ‘Here mom, please go ahead and call or text Shaq.’”

“Not wanting to let my child down, I grabbed my phone and sent a ‘Hail Mary’ DM to Shaq on Instagram, because my son was standing right there watching me type the message,” Chamberlain said. “No pressure…and I hit, ‘send,’ never thinking that Shaq would actually see the message or read it.”

Boy, was she wrong — wrong for all the right reasons to put it more precisely.

“A few days passed, but everyday Mekhi would ask me, ‘Did Shaq text you back yet?’” Chamberlain said. “While looking for his pizza, he truly believed his favorite player wouldn’t let him down. So I would just remind Mekhi that Shaq is a very busy man, but told him that perhaps when he isn’t so busy, he would make time to respond to my message.”

Once someone picks Mekhi’s brain about any major professional athlete — past or present — they might as well brace themselves for what essentially will be said next.

Suddenly, the long-awaited and figurative slam dunk for which Mekhi had waited was finally executed.

“Then it happened,” Chamberlain said. “Three days later, I received a personal video message from Shaq to Mekhi and I almost lost it. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was a surreal moment in time. I couldn’t wait to show Mekhi that his hero, Shaq, had sent him a personal message. When Mekhi saw the message from Shaq, he was overjoyed. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and he talked about the video message all the way to school that morning.

“That same day, I was contacted by the National Pizza Chain via Twitter and they made it possible for Mekhi’s entire class to enjoy a pizza party, which made everyone’s day,” Chamberlain continued. “This is the stuff that dreams are made of.”

Much like the wealth of knowledge Chamberlain’s son has garnered as such a young age.

Stay tuned. This kid seems well on his way to making major moves in the sports world, something that, well, perhaps even Shaq has sensed.


REMEMBER THE NAME 

STAR WATCH — To his credit, the more he deems it essential to become knowledge about sports opposite up-to-date scores that customarily scroll across SportCenter’s Bottom Line, the more it seems that Mekhi essentially broadens his journalistic mechanics that figure to set him apart mightily from his peers much more sooner than later.

“It was so very thoughtful of Shaquille O’Neal to take a few moments out of his busy schedule to send Mekhi a message,” Chamberlain said. “It meant the world to him and it is something that he will never forget.”

With all of the sports knowledge he’s acquired in recent years, how could he?


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


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


PROVERBS 31 AFFECT 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


GIANTS DO FALL 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The feedback for Starks’ books has been mostly favorable.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Seriously.


IN HER OWN WORDS

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

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


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


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


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


DEFYING MASSIVE ODDS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

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

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

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

“Love your neighbor,” Porter said.

For all the right reasons.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Dee Porter, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/lildonair/; (Twitter) https://twitter.com/lildonair; (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/deeportershow. Email her at: deeportershow@gmail.com.


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Memphian Toy Addington is the first African-American woman to own Tri-State-area Life Coaching School

COACH’S CORNER 

IN HER OWN ZONE — A native Memphian, Toy Addington is the mastermind behind I Can’t Coaching Life Coaching School and Mrs. Budget Boss Organization, her credible nonprofit organization she established in 2014.

Toy Addington has steadfastly gone to great lengths to make Memphis proud.

To her distinctly unique credit, in fact, her entrepreneurial track record is such that she’s destined to garner more of a global presence through her assortment of endeavors.
“I’m self-driven and motivated, and it’s contagious, so I needed to strengthen my knowledge on how to help people set goals and accomplish them,” Addington told Making Headline News this week. I did my research and stumbled upon life coaching.”
Fortunately for Addington, she hasn’t looked back since she was blessed to have strategically connected with the purpose for which she was created.
A native Memphian, Addington is the mastermind behind I Can’t Coaching Life Coaching School and Mrs. Budget Boss Organization, her credible nonprofit organization she established in 2014.
Through Mrs. Budget Boss Organization, Addington’s primary focus includes — but isn’t limited to — helping equip today’s youths with the right tools they need, particularly through empowerment coaching.

MORE ON TOY ADDINGTON: https://mrsbudgetbossacademy.com/

Interestingly, she goes to great lengths to educate youths through her ever-so-popular “Money Don’t Grow On Trees” class, during which she customarily helps prevent them from making financial pitfalls, all the while preparing them for a successful and stress-free future.

“(We devise ways) to keep them from being stressed, moving back home with their parents, and being overwhelmed during their transition into adulthood,” Addington said in a detailed introduction of company at https://mrsbudgetbossacademy.com/mrs-budget-boss. I will also keep track of the students’ progress at least twice a year, and those who successfully complete the program will have an opportunity to teach the class and make extra income.”

A first-generation college graduate, Addington is a Master Certified Professional Life Coach, who is widely known for specializing is helping people build six-figure businesses.

And then there’s Addington’s I Can’t Coaching venture, which is accompanied by her original, yet compelling motto: I Can’t Let Anything Control My Mind, Mood or Money.”

A business-related entity that has given way to Addington reaping a considerable amount of sustained success, this progressive and thriving businesswoman announced that her first book in presently in the works and will be centered largely on empowering people on how to stay self-motivated, as well as how to acquire more positive energy.

By all accounts, this would be done by a rather intriguing formula — “The formula for ’emotional excellence’ is for one to reach their highest form of existence,” she emphasized — Addington describes as “M+M=M,” which means Mind+Mood= (Money, mood, man, mellow, marvelous, mother etc.).

There is, as far as this accomplished Mid-South businesswoman is concerned, a notable reason why she deemed it essential to come up with such a unique formula.

GLOBAL WARMING — To her distinctly unique credit, Addington’s entrepreneurial track record is such that she’s destined to garner more of a global presence through her assortment of endeavors.

“Thoughts trigger emotions, which motivates or demotivates one to be a better (insert the m that you want to feel),” Addington explained.

A successful businesswoman who has garnered an array of local media attention through her assortment of endeavors, Addington’s seminars have included mostly standing-room-only crowds, considering she’s practically sold out every workshop and class this year.

Amongst the reasons is that Addington’s I Can’t Coaching Life Coaching Certification Class, It’s My Money And I Want It Back, Marketing & Branding, B.Y.O.B. “Build Your Own Business Workshop, and Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind workshops have proven beneficial to countless of individuals — a trend that, in turn, has only enhanced her entrepreneurship repertoire in the process.

Much to her delight, Addington was especially complementary of Tony Robbins and Lisa Nichols for their valiant support of her business-related success, considering she’s made favorable strides as apart of their tribes, she acknowledged.


“Since I was good building businesses, this is how it has become my specialty,” Addington said. “Helping people build businesses, finding ways to save money in their businesses, finding where they were losing money, and even helping save a few businesses from closing its doors. I’ve spent over 3,075 hours of studying coaching and business building. I’ve helped over 105 businesses get started.”


And here’s what’s even more astounding: Addington is believed to be the first African-American woman to open a Life Coaching School in a Tri-State area that’s comprised of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Also, I Can’t Coaching Life Coaching School is the only institution of its kind in the Tr-State area.

A first-generation college graduate, Addington is a Master Certified Professional Life Coach, who is widely known for specializing is helping people build six-figure businesses.

Having put her entrepreneurship mechanics on display in such places as Tennessee, Arkansas, Washington D.C., California, Chicago, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and even as far as Africa, Addington said her business venture accommodates those who exemplify a passion for helping people to become better version of themselves, particularly those who boasts aspirations in selected industries such as education, fitness, finances, etc..

“I help them take their vision from paper to profit, etc….making money in their sleep or, perhaps, while they are awake” she said.

A White Station High School graduate, Addington advanced her education at Southwest Tennessee Community College before graduating with honors from Grand Canyon University.

She is an accomplished Master Certified Professional Life Coach, an achievement that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to thrive mightily in her profession.

On October 5, Addington will host what is known as the “Secrets To Marketing Your Business To Six Figures” seminar during which she will enlighten the masses more about her unique business-related concepts.


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A business-related entity that has given way to Addington reaping a considerable amount of sustained success, this progressive and thriving businesswoman announced that her first book in presently in the works and will be centered largely on empowering people on how to stay self-motivated, as well as how to acquire more positive energy. By all accounts, this would be done by a rather intriguing formula Addington describes as “M+M=M,” which means Mind+Mood= (Money, mood, man, mellow, marvelous, mother etc.).

Having put her entrepreneurship mechanics on display in such places as Tennessee, Arkansas, Washington D.C., California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and even as far as Africa, Addington said her business venture accommodates those who exemplify a passion for helping people to become better version of themselves, particularly those who boasts aspirations in selected industries such as education, fitness, finances, etc.


TEN-NES-SEE DA SUCCESS 

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A White Station High School graduate, Addington advanced her education at Southwest Tennessee Community College before graduating with honors from Grand Canyon University. She is an accomplished Master Certified Professional Life Coach, an achievement that has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to thrive mightily in her profession.

“I’ve always been competitive,” Addington said. “It started at the age of four when I became a majorette. I’ve been the captain of every squad I’ve ever been on. My drive comes from being a teenage mom and being on my own since the age of 15.”

Fortunately for this thriving and progressive Mid-South businesswoman, she hasn’t merely looked back since she was blessed to have strategically connected with the purpose for which she was created.

All the while steadfastly going to great lengths to make Memphis proud.


For more information on Mid-South-area Businesswoman Toy Addington, to inquire about business-related opportunities, or to inquire about speaking engagements, call 901.800-9083, or connect with her via her Facebook Fan Page under: I Can’t Coaching Life Coaching School or via Instagram under: I Can’t Coaching. Also, send email to: Info@icantcoaching.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.

Houston businesswoman Toronda Lewis Copeland has become a constant fixture in the financial services industry


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 NIV)


THE PROVERBS 31 AFFECT

HOLDING IT DOWN — Armed with more than three decades of experience in her selected industry, Houston businesswoman Toronda Copeland’s The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting is a Christian-based company that’s based largely on the Biblical premise that’s housed in Proverbs 27:17.

DALLAS — If you ever find yourself conversing with Toronda Lewis Copeland long enough, chances are the notable subject pertaining to the Biblical fellowship known as “iron sharpens iron” will likely come up.

And for all the right reasons.
“I love working with people and helping them make their situation better,” Copeland, an accomplished Houston-area entrepreneur, told Making Headline News this week. “I also love numbers. Serving as a business in the financial services industry continues to allow me to satisfy both passions.”
To her credit, Copeland — a remarkably brilliant financial specialist in her own right — has become a constant fixture throughout the Houston metropolitan area as owner and chief executive officer of The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting.
Armed with more than three decades of experience in her selected industry, Copeland’s The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting is a Christian-based company that’s based largely on the Biblical premise that’s housed in Proverbs 27:17.

MORE ON COPELAND’S ENDEAVOR: https://www.theironnetwork.com/

“I have a passion for helping people and I have a passion for business…period,” Copeland, 50, said in a detailed introduction of her venture at https://www.theironnetwork.com/about-us/. “Our team of tax professionals has over twenty years combined experience.  Additionally, we have served in the financial services industry for even longer. We are equipped to handle your business needs.”

As Copeland emphasized, her vision for The Iron Network includes — but isn’t limited to — assisting entrepreneurs in developing their visions into thriving businesses, a trend that would ultimately aid entrepreneurs mightily in moving ever-so-closely toward what she describes as self-actualization.


A NOTABLE REMINDER…

Such a development, in turn, could greatly give way to these business professionals impacting their respective community, Copeland said.

What it practically boils down to, Copeland acknowledged, is strategically executing her personal mission, which is centered largely on promoting financial literacy, particularly by educating women and youth.

“Additionally, I have a mission to build a network of women business owners that connect to support and build up one another in various areas based on the biblical premise found in Proverbs 27:17,” said Copeland, adding that her networking adventure is presently in the works and will launch at a time that has yet to be determined.

A native of Nashville, Copeland grew up in nearby Franklin, a rural establishment that’s roughly 20 miles south of Tennessee’s state capital.


MORE ON COPELAND’S ENDEAVOR: https://www.theironnetwork.com/

A graduate of Whites Creek Comprehensive High School, Copeland advanced her education when she enrolled at University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

For what it’s worth, she certainly boasts the educational and professional credentials which, much to her delight, have allowed her to reap sustained success in her chosen industry.

An endeavor that is steadily generating more a national presence — most notably in Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Alabama and Illinois — Copeland stressed that as it relates to working with businesses, her primary focus remains in large part on the small business per se, and that age is not a factor.


“When it comes to my life insurance clients, I have a passion for helping young families solidify their financial foundation at a time when the cost to do so is a whole lot less than if they choose to wait until later on life,” Copeland explained. “At the same time, I find great pleasure in assisting clients of all ages to minimize their tax liability and to maximize their tax refunds.”


Speaking of the term, “maximize,” credit Copeland’s parents for having instilled in her at a young  age the benefits of delving the mindset of an entrepreneur, thus maximizing her potential.

“My mother definitely encouraged me to follow my dreams and made me believe that I could do anything and be whatever I wanted to be in life,” Copeland said. “My dad was an entrepreneur and business owner and also instilled work ethic in me. “My dad has always worked for himself. His work ethic was instilled in me. I’ve always had an interest in business.”

So far, so good for this thriving and progressive Texas-based businesswoman, whose best and brightest days undoubtedly are well ahead of her.

Yep. That goes to show that only what you do for Christ will last.

HERE’S THE 411 — What it practically boils down to, Copeland, acknowledged, is strategically executing her personal mission, which is centered largely on promoting financial literacy, particularly by educating women and youth.

“I love sharing the knowledge that I have,” said Copeland, who became knowledgeable of the tax industry in the late eighties, then formed featured business two years ago, a venture that has since allowed her to engage in bookkeeping, tax resolution, and credit repair.

Interestingly, Copeland earned her insurance license in 2009.

As for her itinerary, she’s currently working on an event in Nashville during which she will bring a broader awareness about financial literacy, as well as the importance of credit.

Also, she announced that plans are currently in the works to hold an event in Houston with two other agencies during which the focus will be geared toward women in what she deems four vital areas: spirituality, self-awareness, business, and finances.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduate of Whites Creek Comprehensive High School, Copeland advanced her education when she enrolled at University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

In addition, Copeland will appear on a Dallas/Fort Worth-area radio show for a scheduled interview sometime in late October.

“I believe it is important to transfer knowledge, help others grow, and create a legacy for future generations,” Copeland said.

Sounding very much like the remarkably brilliant financial mastermind for whom she is widely known.


For more information on Houston-area Businesswoman Toronda Copeland, to inquire about business-related opportunities, or to inquire about speaking engagements, call 832.301.8601, or connect with her via (Facebook):  https://www.facebook.com/TLCTheIronNetwork/; (Twitter): https://twitter.com/tax_tin; (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/theironnetwork/. Also, send email to: Toronda@theironnetwork.com.


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not to mention up to no good.

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

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

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

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

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

Not on her time watch.


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


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

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

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

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

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

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

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


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


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Texas author Neiki Jones’ awe-inspiring new book figures to be a huge must read

 


And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9 KJV)


GETTIN’ SPIRITUALLY FIT

DESTINY STEPS — In the coming weeks, a massive portion of Neiki Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”

DALLAS — It’s doesn’t matter what she endured in the past.

It’s all working out for the good for Neiki Jones.

Consider, for instance, the immeasurable strides Jones has made as a rising author.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Jones spoke intensely about how she has blessed mightily to connect with her long-awaited vision, particularly through her compelling gift as a writer.

“God actually gave me the vision to write a book about three years ago,” Jones recalled. “I began to write, then life happened and I stopped.”

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

And, in the coming weeks, a massive portion of Jones’ vision will ceremoniously come full circle with the release of her first book entitled, “When The Pieces Begin to Fit.”


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A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

A book that will officially debut on the market on October 10, Jones’ “When The Pieces Begin To Fit” is a testament, of sorts, of the solid work she has exemplified in recent years, both in the natural and the spirit.

“In 2018, that is when the dynamic of the content of the book changed along with the title,” Jones said.

Despite the name change of her first book, it’s safe to assume that Jones’ freshman written work will undoubtedly be a thing of beauty.

For starters, this spiritually-empowering and spiritually gut-checking project, by all accounts, is a printed sermon in its own right, given the featured and pivotal message this writer aspires to get across to her reading audience.


“The divine message I am sending to the audience through this book is that regardless of what life throws at you that giving up is not an option,” explained Jones, sounding very much like a missionary or licensed evangelist. “Also, (you must) not allow fear or people’s opinions stop you from reaching your full potential.”


Let the church say Amen.

But wait. There’s more to this awe-inspiring book that figures to be a constant page-turner for those we deem it necessary to purchase it.

“Never let anyone define who you are, and there is greatness on the inside of you,” said Jones, offering more of what her readers are in for through her new book. “We all have been purposed with a gift and the gift that is on the inside of you might be dormant, but you must connect to the right source. You have to activate that which is on the inside of you.”


THUS SAID THE LORD…

Suddenly, Jones felt compelled to offer a rather intriguing, captivating illustration as it pertains to breaking down her message.

“Just like a battery in our car, when it goes dead, we have jumper cables and have to connect to a battery that has power in order for the car to run,” Jones explained. “(We) just have to make sure we are connected to another battery that has power and not another dead battery.”

A book she began composing in August 2018, Jones needed just shy of a year to complete “When The Pieces Begin To Fit.”

“The (single, most) underlying reason for me to produce this book was to provide hope to those whose lives or situations seem hopeless,” Jones said.

As Jones acknowledged, a few of her peers sensed that her book was long overdue.


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“When I first let others know that I was writing a book, the feedback I received was, ‘It is about time,’” Jones said. “So many individuals would tell me that it is time for my story to come out to help others.”

Now that her life-enhancing project is weeks away from making its  ceremonious debut, Jones has announced that another book is surely on the horizon, hopefully much sooner than later.

Interestingly, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Interesting, Jones has become a fixture through the ALAYA  Ministries, a nonprofit organization that’s accompanied by an acronym, which stands for: Activating Leadership To Accomplish Your Ambitions.

Widely regarded as a broad-based community outreach organization, ALAYA  Ministries’ strategic emphasis is dedicated largely to promoting empowerment to women, men and children.

According to organizers for ALAYA  Ministries, this is done by equipping them to achieve leadership skills through support services, personal growth, classes and workshops.

In addition, this allows them to become self-sufficient which, according to ministry officials, is considered unlocking the potential of effective leaders.

Fortunately for Jones, a Houston-area author who is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, she was determined not to allow the hustle and bustle of life deter her from moving forward with her God-mandated assignment.

As for her book, Jones said: “I want people to know that we all have experienced our ‘there’ moment, and to be honest, we still might be in our ‘there,’ but you will come out. In your darkest moments, trust God even more, lean on your faith even more, and see the salvation of the Lord come through for you.

“It is important to understand the season that which you are in,” Jones added. “The higher one goes, expect adversity, but know that God is with you and He is carrying you when you cannot carry yourself.”

Because at the end of the real day, it’ll all work out for your good — something to which this author can greatly attest.


For more information on Houston-area Author Neiki Jones, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 832.736.4532, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/neikij, (Instagram): @Neikij; (Twitter): @ALAYAministries; Email her at: neikij@gmail.com.


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Atlanta minister Jason Madison advancing the kingdom fervently through his immeasurable gifts


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)


MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR 

HE’S STILL STANDING — To his credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, Jason B. Madison has virtually done it all as a catalyst on God’s battlefield, having served in a variety of roles, including an associate minister, youth pastor, executive pastor, not to mention a Senior Pastor.

Jason Madison could be appropriately described as a man of many hats, most notably in the Body of Christ.

Consider, for instance, his resourceful track record he’s compiled since he commenced to preaching the Gospel a little more than three decades ago.
“Through the years, I have served in many areas within the church body,” Madison told Making Headline News this week.
Having sold out completely to God at the tender age of 15, that is when Madison made his pulpit debut during which he preached his very first sermon.
He hasn’t looked back since.
To his credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, Madison has virtually done it all as a catalyst on God’s battlefield, having served in a variety of roles, including an associate minister, youth pastor, executive pastor, not to mention a Senior Pastor.
A retired Navy solider, this Atlanta-based minister has found his niche as an accomplished actor, model, as well as a radio and podcast host.

Much to his delight, he’s now been blessed with the golden opportunity to span the globe, a trend that has, in a nutshell, given way to his immeasurable ministerial gifts making even more room for him.

“Currently, my ministry allows me to travel and minister to Pastors and their leaders,” Madison said. “My desire is to awaken the church leaders so they may effectively minister to those serving under them.”

A spiritual resume that has caused him to flourish — and blossom — mightily through his gifts, Madison also is armed with other talents.

Madison once served in Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship as the International Director of Customer Service.

A retired Navy solider, this Atlanta-based minister has found his niche as an accomplished actor, model, as well as a radio and podcast host.

“Being that I’m retired from the military, it gives me the opportunity to work and serve freely without having to worry about money,” said Madison, a native of Seattle who was spent a better portion of life in Macon, Georgia. “I loving being able to minister without worrying if I’m going to get another speaking engagement. I’m tired of seeing church members being misled or mistaught.”

For Madison, it is due in large part to his assortment of well-publicized gifts — coupled with his keen act of obedience unto God — that funding that about which God has ordained him to do is never really an issue.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

Consider, for instance, how this devout man of valor is presently making his presence felt in the stage play entitled, “Not All Wounds Heal” an event that is powered by EJP Productions and written by Elijah Parham.

A play that figures to have an influential impact within — and outside of — the walls of the church, Madison stars as the character, Pastor James Thomas, who consequently has put the church before his family. Interestingly, Pastor Thomas’ larger-than-life ego has gotten the best of him, at least until what he was preaching against subsequently invaded his own house.


“Acting is an entirely different animal,” Madison said. “I love stage plays over the small and big screen. Being in front of a live audience gives instant feedback. When you make a mistake, forget a line or one of the other cast slip-up, its shows your real skill in performing in front of others. The director can’t call, ‘Cut!’”


Not to be outdone, Madison’s modeling gifts have been as good as advertised, considering he’s been dubbed a featured model in the book, “The Perfect Marriage,” an awe-inspiring written work that’s written by Sharon Willingham and will scheduled to be released later this year.

This forthcoming book, Madison explained, highlights the story of a woman who survived domestic abuse.

All things considered, Madison’s laundry list of gifts and talents arose largely because of his presence and valiant contributions in the church.

“The passion behind my ministry is not wanting others to go through this cycle of a spiritual walk that only allows my faith walk to last a week,” Madison said. “My desire is have the church become more honest with how we teach and deliver God’s Word. Also, my passion is for leaders and helping them not to get burned out with grown the individual ministries.

A spiritual resume that has caused him to flourish — and blossom — mightily through his gifts, Madison also is armed with other talents.

“I been able to minister in small settings to large conferences,” continued Madison, adding that his passion for ministry came from his grandfather (who would customarily demand that he read Biblical passages and recite to him that about which he read). “I do have to admit: my personal favorite engagement was when Bishop Paul Morton ask me to preach at one of his services after the International Conference one year.”

Madison, in fact, served in Bishop Morton’s Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship as the International Director of Customer Service.

“We had just had a full week of conference duties and I was dog tired,” Madison said of his person encounter with Bishop Morton, a globally-acclaimed preacher, singer, songwriter, and author. “But when he asked, I jumped on it. I preached, ‘Don’t Throw In The Towel!’”

For Madison, it is due in large part to his assortment of well-publicized gifts — coupled with his act of obedience unto God — that funding that about which God has ordained him to do is never an issue.

Which, to Madison’s credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, practically sum up why he could appropriately be described as a man of many hats.

That is, he was destined to never throw in the towel.

“There is a motto that I live my life by: ‘Never leave a person without having change their lives in some way’,” Madison said. “Did they laugh, cry, or learn something?”

Well said by this beloved, bigger-than-life spreader of the Gospel, who’s undoubtedly earned the right to pose these trio of questions.

To God be the glory.


For more information on Atlanta-area Minister/Businessman Jason Madison or top inquire about speaking engagements, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/babyboy72.


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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.