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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur LaTambria Smith carries on her son’s memory through her thriving baking business


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story on Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman LaTambria Smith was originally published by Making Headline News on October 11, 2017. Since the release of this story, Smith, a Dallas Skyline High graduate, has announced that she will be releasing a book that will recall her assortment of emotional testimonies, as well as host an empowerment conference that will take place at a date to be announced. 

DALLAS — Back on February 8, one day before her 33rd birthday, LaTambria Smith staged to her Facebook page a rather descriptive and touching image that detailed a timeline of arguably the most challenging and tear-jerking moments of her young life.

For starters, Smith underwent surgery to have her cancer cells removed from her cervix in 2007.


DEFYING ALL ODDS 

SHE’S STILL STANDING — Dallas-area businesswoman LaTambria Smith is owner of Tam’s Sweet Treats And More, a professionally run DFW-based professional baking business in which Smith specializes in preparing a variety of delectable, mouth-watering desserts.

Approximately a year later, she had a pre-eclampsia, or an emergency C-Section performed, a procedure that gave way to her child being 25 weeks prematurely and weighing just one pound, six ounces.

Two years later, doctors removed cancer cells from her cervix only to have a similar procedure performed the following year.

Then in 2012, Smith had to have another emergency C-Section performed, during which she had given birth to her baby at 23 weeks, a child whom weighed 14 ounces.


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THESE CAKES ARE LIT — A business Smith established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.

Consequently, things would become even more somber in the life of a young woman whose faith undoubtedly was on trial unlike never before.

That’s because later that year, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section. Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

Then in 2015, Smith was hit with more disheartening news when she got word that she had a leaking heart valve due to high blood pressure.

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As if those slew of obstacles weren’t enough to try Smith’s faith, she learned some time last year that the nerves behind both of her eyes were swollen twice their normal size, in large part because doctors discovered excessive fluid around her brain.

While such a heartbreaking sequence of events would bring even the strongest of persons to tears, Smith deemed it essential to end the timeline image with four words that, despite an assortment of potentially fatal occurrences, practically explains why she’s the blessed woman for whom she is widely known.


REMEMBERING AMARI 

In 2013, doctors had discovered a softball-size tumor in Smith’s stomach during the C-section.  Unfortunately, Smith’s baby passed away three weeks later after a month-and-a-half stay in the NICU. Consequently, she underwent successful surgery, during which she had the tumor removed.

“AND I’M STILL STANDING,” Smith staged to an image that was accompanied by three exclamation points.

All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process.

“To me this is not only a business, but a passion,” Smith told Making Headline News.


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You name it and chances are this professional baking guru will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

A business she established approximately three years ago, Tam’s Sweet Treats And More is widely known for providing consumers with a variety of sweets, most notably cakes, teacakes, chocolate covered sweets and its famous cupcakes.


TAM’S TEXAS TWO STEP

HER REASONS — All things considered and because of what she had to survive, Smith doesn’t shy away from the notion that while she’s yet breathing, she might as well live life to the fullest — while walking in purpose through entrepreneurship in the process. Pictured with Smith in a recent photo from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis are her daughters: Amaiyah  Ross, 11 (left), and Mariah Ross, 10.

“I started in the kitchen with my grandmother as a child and learned as much as I could. I took all that knowledge and carried it over to my adult life. I first thought I would just do it for my girls, but the more I tried and accomplished, the more I pushed myself and here we are now.” — Dallas Entrepreneur LaTambria Smith


Talk about a dramatic comeback to ultimately start and manage a business amid a rash of agonizing setbacks.

“To have my girls watch and encourage me pushes me even more, because I know my passion and drive is a lesson for them as they grow,” Smith said while flashing her big, signature smile.

How befitting to put on display a well-deserved smile, this after having conquered and outlasted and defied arguably the greatest of odds time and time again.


For more information about Tam’s Sweet Treats And More or to place orders, call Tambria Smith at 469.223.3928 or email her at latambriasmith@gmail.com. Also, reach her via social media at: Facebook.com/Tamssweettreatsandmore and Instagram @tamssweettreatsandmore.


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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.

Tulsa-area Pastor Haniqua Hill to host her inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience conference March 15-17


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES PASTOR HANIQUA HILL


Pastor Haniqua Hill’s reputation is such that she routinely demonstrates having a heart for people.

To her credit, that is amongst the reasons Hill is going to great lengths to share with the masses a faith-based event that figures to help advance the kingdom unlike never before.


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“This event is open to all within the U. S.,” Hill, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-area minister, told Making Headline News this week.

Pastor and Jamal Natasha Miller

Widely known also as an accomplished motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Hill will host the inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience from March 15-17 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Powered by the slogan, “You’ve Never Done Dating Like This Before,” this three-day event will take place at 100 Civic Center in Tulsa and is organized by Hill in conjunction with Above The Rock Church, the institution she founded.

Pastor Carrington and Ashley Brown

A conference that is available exclusively to singles, Hill and Co.’s chief objectives include, among other things, bringing awareness to interpersonal relational skills, relationship enhancing, etc.

“We believe (this conference) will help in building healthy long-term relationships to decrease the divorce rate and increase the act of marriage throughout the communities,” said Hill, explaining the purpose for her inaugural conference.

Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience will be highlighted by six featured married couples (or speakers), each whom will share of their wealth of knowledge through marriage and relationship building.

Kevin and Melissa Fredericks

The speakers during Hill’s The Dressed In Love Experience are:

  • Pastor Jamal and businesswoman Natasha Miller, the co-creators of The One University. The Millers’ exclusive membership program is comprised of more than 4,000 members for single men and women, who aspire to prepare themselves for marriage. Interestingly, the Millers are widely known for their Facebook love story that was originally posted on YouTube and had ultimately gone viral.

  • Pastor Carrington and businesswoman Ashley Brown, the co-creators of Ashley’s YouTube channel entitled, “AshleyEmpowers.” Also, this couple host what is known as the “8:02 GAMETIME,” during which they customarily discuss a variety of pertinent issues and concerns, particularly as it relates to dating and marriage.

  • Comedian Kevin and author Melissa Fredericks of KevOnStage and The Love Hour. The Fredericks are widely known for having co-authored the written document entitled, “25 Tips For A Healthy Marriage.”

  • Pastor Calvin and businesswoman Tiffany Appleton of GodFamilyWorks.com. The Appletons co-authored a pair books: “From Sarah’s Daughter To Hagar’s Servant” and the “GodFamilyWorks Marriage Mentorship Manual.”

  • Pastors Jerry and Tanisha Flowers the co-founders of Redefined TV. Interestingly, the Flowers have produced several online devotionals and are also co-founders and co-creators of “Wife Academy” and “The Return Of Kings For Men” and,

  • Tobias and Briana Jackson of Memphis. A Dallas/Fort Worth-area life coach couple who met on social media while simultaneously building careers in Business Development and Network Marketing, Tobias Jackson has been ministering prophetically for more than two decades. His wife, meanwhile, serves as an international business funding specialist, as well as a credit repair maven.

Also, during The Dressed In Love Experience, there will be a black tie dinner for which Hill refers to as “the single hopefuls.” During this part of the conference, attendees will be allowed to meet and interact with other singles in a different element, Hill said.

Pastor Calvin and Tiffany Appleton

“We will conduct a panel discussion with other married couples, (during which they will explain) how they did it God’s way and provide tips and tricks on making their marriage last,” Hill said.

On March 16, a workshop will take place, during which the featured guests will discuss with the masses the importance of loving yourself first. In addition, Hill said three of her guest couples will give attendees some hands on tools to dating, communicating, and personal skills.

Pastor Jerry and Tanisha Flowers

Later that day, the event will resume with a group outing, during which attendees will be afforded the golden opportunity to date each other and, according to Hill, “just have an overall good time.”

Hill’s inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience will culminate with attendees attending a morning worship service that will be geared toward singles.

Tobias and Briana Jackson

A certified life coach and motivational speaker, Hill is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry and Leadership.


For more information on Pastor Haniqua Hill’s inaugural The Dressed In Love Experience, log on to: https://abovetherockchurch.ticketspice.com/the-dressed-in-love-experience, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/nikki.hill.961. Also, send email to: abovetherockchurch@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.

Texas author Annie Ezell’s empowering book helping others ‘see their potential through pain’


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES LADY ANNIE EZELL  


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)


DALLAS — Long before Annie Ezell became the First Lady of Latter Rain Church of God In Christ in nearby Sherman, Texas, God had strategically introduced her to an awe-inspiring vision, one that essentially unfolded nearly four decades ago.

“The vision of me becoming an author started to form when I was in my 20’s,” Ezell told Making Headline News this week. “It was difficult to take the first step or know where to begin, but I knew it was a long-term goal.”

Indeed it was.

And so it came to pass sometime in 2012 that Ezell began to diligently work her vision as a newcomer to this ever-so-popular world of authorship, a trend that was culminated approximately two years later when she witnessed her compelling finished project that is entitled, “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words.”

GOD’S LEADING FIRST LADY — And so it came to pass sometime in 2012 that Sherman, Texas author Annie Ezell began to diligently work her vision as a newcomer to ever-so-popular world of authorship, a trend that was culminated approximately two years when she witnessed her finished project that is entitled, “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words.”

A spiritually-enhancing written document that is comprised of 72 pages in length, Ezell’s “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words” was officially released in March 2014 and, much to her delight, has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.

“This memoir is a reminder that better days are ahead if you make the right decisions,” said a spokesperson for Ezell’s book in a detailed breakdown of her work at Amazon.com. “For Annie Ezell, making the right decisions only came through patience, prayer, and learning from her experiences. Life events from a young child into adulthood have conditioned her to help guide others through difficult decisions.

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MASSIVE KINGDOM IMPACT — A spiritually-enhancing written document is comprised of 72 pages in length, Ezell’s “Making Decisions Is Not Always Easy: A Memoir Of Unspoken Words” was officially released in March 2014 and has become a fixture throughout the Body of Christ.

“Her wisdom comes from spiritual guidance and obedience to her calling to encourage others to not give up when they are faced with a difficult situation. Her appearance doesn’t tell the story: Open the cover to discover the truth about her life.”

As Ezell, 60, eloquently explained, she had always sensed that she would eventually find her way to the ideal platform to share of her assortment of testimonies, as God’s manual encourages us, according to Psalm 105:1.

Now that it all has come to pass, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that, well, He was there all the time (as the classic gospel song goes).

“I always wanted to tell my story, but I had some reserve, because of the layers of pain it would evoke,” Ezell, a native of Haworth, Oklahoma, said. “This particular publication came later after the experience of losing my mother. I wanted others to understand that when they are faced with difficult decisions, there is a system to defeating self-doubt and pain.”

Interestingly, Ezell will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her book and share of her testimonies as the keynote speaker on October 13 during a Women’s Conference.

Accompanied by the theme, “Forgiven But Not Healed (Matthew 6:14-15),” this assembly will take place at the United Way Building, located at 713 East Brockett Street in Sherman, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST.

As for ways in which her book is synonymous to the purpose for which God created her, Ezell emphasized, among other things, that her reading audience should look no further than her solid, relentless faith walk.

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GOD’S MYSTICAL UNION — A product of the Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Superintendent F. T. Pratt Sr. Which — “He taught me the value of a Christian life,” Ezell said — Ezell and husband, Pastor James Ezell (the couple will be celebrating 40 years of marriage on December 31) had ultimately raised their children under similar Christian standards, teaching them morals, empathy, respect, and workmanship, among other things.

“This book is a part of my purpose by allowing me to testify and be a witness of faith, obedience, and victory. It became my platform for speaking to women of all status. It also built my confidence that led me to develop the Forgiven But Not Healed as a Women’s Ministry.” — Lady Annie Ezell 


Widely known as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor, Ezell founded her Forgiven But Not Healed ministry two years ago. Initially, it started as a small women’s ministry that was centered mostly on Q&A sessions.

“We (would) gather and have open discussion about salvation and forgiveness on a monthly basis, helping women through their pained experiences and quest to forgiveness,” Ezell said her ministry, which has evolved into more of a spiritual movement, of sorts. “This year will be the first conference inviting attendees from the sessions and is open to the public.”

A product of the historic Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Superintendent F. T. Pratt Sr. Which — “He taught me the value of a Christian life,” Ezell said — Ezell and husband, Pastor James Ezell (the couple will be celebrating 40 years of marriage on December 31) had ultimately raised their children under similar Christian standards, teaching them morals, empathy, respect, and workmanship, among other things.

Prior to their appointment as spiritual leaders, Latter Rain was guided by Elder Clevester and Gladys Johnson

“The support from my husband, children, and spiritual leaders has pushed me to be a virtuous woman, having faith and praying fervently for my family,” Lady Ezell said.

The feedback that has been generated since her book’s release has been favorable.

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DESTINY STEPS — Widely known as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and counselor, Ezell founded her Forgiven But Not Healed ministry two year ago. Initially, it started as a small women’s ministry that was centered mostly on Q&A sessions.

“My audience has found this book to be a comforting reference during hard times,” Lady Ezell said. “Men and women comment on their similar experiences and positive encouragement as they are faced with difficult times. It has given hope and spiritual uplift for many.

“I’m inspired to continue writing for women audiences and helping them see their potential through the pain,” conditioned Lady Ezell, a mother of four and grandmother of four who has announced that other books are presently in the works. “I’ve prayed for wisdom and God has shaped my heart and mind to be accepting of others and have the patience to meet them where they are in their journey with Christ.”

Just as out Savior has encouraged us to. 

For more information about Sherman, Texas-based Author Annie Ezell, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Annie Ezell. Also, send email to: info@ezelllegacygroup.com.


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

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES TOYA KNOWLES


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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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’ Shuanette Bradley on her rise in real estate: ‘After constantly being told that I wasn’t good enough, the desire in me grew’

DALLASShuanette Bradley isn’t a real estate agent just to say she’s one.

Given her immeasurable track record in this ever-so-competitive industry, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers reap favorable results, particularly as it relates to purchasing a home.

HAVING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT — Having been a fixture in the real estate market for a little more than three years, Shuanette Bradley keen professionalism undoubtedly has given way to her blossoming into one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s best kept secrets in this ever-so-popular industry.

All things considered, it all starts with enlightening potential home-buyers on the key essentials steps necessary to making their home-buying dreams come true.

“As a real estate agent, I try to educate my clients on the process from the beginning,” Bradley told Making Headline News this week. “I have clients who reach out to me with credit scores that are below approval rate. We sit down and put a plan together to repair their credit, while educating them on the importance of it and how to maintain good credit. I always stress that I don’t do credit repair, but teach credit education.”

Most importantly, establishing a solid rapport with prospective home buyers is extremely imperative for Bradley, 35, one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most efficient and resourceful real estate agents.

Having been a fixture in the real estate arena for a little more than three years, Bradley’s keen professionalism undoubtedly has given way to her blossoming into one of DFW’s best kept secrets in this ever-so-popular industry.

“Being able to meet many different people, educate them on the process and make dreams come true,” said Bradley, when asked what she loves the most about her venture. “(I love) witnessing how the very thing that men say is impossible becomes a constant witness of how God makes it possible.”

For Bradley, a 2001 graduate of Dallas’ A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, climbing the steps to real estate excellence didn’t merely come easy.

For starters, Bradley had become a teenage mother, whose lofty aspirations of enrolling in college were ultimately delayed as a result.

Fortunately for Bradley, that is when she sensed it was time to take a much-needed reality check.

SHE’S GOT YOU COVERED — Establishing a solid rapport is extremely imperative for Bradley, 35, one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most efficient and resourceful real estate agents.

“I went work from job to job and, after constantly being told that I wasn’t good enough or smart enough or polished enough to excel in certain areas, the desire in me grew,” Bradley recalled. “I knew who I was and what I was capable of doing or becoming, so constantly being told no, gave me the desire to go after it even more.”

And after it she went.

And to her credit, she kept at it until she began to possess and savor the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“My girls…they are my inspiration,” Bradley said. “I want them to know that no matter what road life takes you on, the journey you choose is always a reflection from the choices you make.  They have watched me struggle. They have watched me fall and they are now watching me succeed.

Today, unlike never before, Bradley doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s more determined not to just impact the lives of her family, but also others who likewise are struggling to connect with their God-given purpose.

PROFESSOR REALTOR — “As a real estate agent, I try to educate my clients on the process from the beginning,” Bradley told Making Headline News this week. “I have clients who reach out to me with credit scores that are below approval rate. We sit down and put a plan together to repair their credit, while educating them on the importance of it and how to maintain good credit. I always stress that I don’t do credit repair, but teach credit education.”

On August the 11, Bradley’s organization, Moms Undefeated, will host a community-wide empowerment assembly, during which she will stress to mothers from various walks of life the importance of walking in what she labels “the fullness of their purpose.”

“This is near and dear to my heart, something I have dreamt about for over 10 years,” Bradley said. “The name has changed many times, but the vision has always remained the same. I am excited about the launch, and I pray that the lives of many will be changed because of Moms Undefeated.  I’ve always had a passion to help others and, while growing up in my neighborhood, there weren’t a lot of opportunities available…or at least we didn’t know about them.”

“My personal mission for doing (this line of) work is to use it as a platform to encourage, inspire, and minister to people who were like me, who were constantly told no, and who made mistakes in lives, but did not allow those mistakes to hinder them,” Bradley said.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — Given Bradley’s immeasurable track record in this ever-so-competitive industry, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers produce favorable results, particularly as it relates to purchasing a home.

By and large, it all starts with self-love and, most importantly, believing in one’s self, Bradley emphasized.

“I believe that a lot of times, we don’t believe in ourselves enough or we get so caught up in seeking validation from others, worrying about who isn’t supporting us that we end up missing out on living our best life,” Bradley said. “It’s important for me to esteem and inspire others daily, because I want others to see that as long as you seek God in everything that you do, what others say, do, or feel, won’t matter.”

Now we know why she isn’t just a real estate agent just to say she’s one.

Rather, she’s one whose reputation is such that she’s accustomed to helping consumers produce favorable results.

Both at buying a home and, most of all, at conquering life.

 

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Real Estate Agent Shuanette Bradley, connect with her via Facebook under: Shuanette Bradley. Also, she can be reached via email at: snlouds@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 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 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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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.

PURCHASE EVANGELIST TARPLEY’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/HeartBroken-Healed-Delivered-Teresa-Tarpley/dp/0692583734

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.

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send 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 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

 

 

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

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

Dallas/Fort Worth-area pastor and host of well-wishers to honor International Suit Warehouse GM Andrew Brown

DALLASAndrew Brown is a haberdasher.

He’s a pretty darn good one, too.

RAISING THE BAR — Interestingly, is it because of Dallas businessman Andrew Brown’s valiant contributions while functioning in his element as general manager of International Suit Warehouse at 4030 West Camp Wisdom, that a host of his devoted customers, family members, friends, and well-wishers will descend upon Dallas’ Sunlight Missionary Baptist to honor him during an appreciation gathering as a thriving, beloved businessman.

“It’s more than just selling clothes, but helping many people get a look that’s different than norm…to build relationships with so many people is an honor,” Brown, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said of his stellar and rewarding Corporate America profession. “Throughout the years, I’ve met so many people with so many personalities.”

And, fortunately for Brown, his uniquely unorthodox attire, coupled with his sometimes demonstrative countenance, have been thoroughly embraced and admired by people from various walks of life, most notably those fellas who are accustomed to — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

Interestingly, is it because of Brown’s valiant contributions while functioning in his element as general manager of International Suit Warehouse at 4030 West Camp Wisdom, that a host of his devoted customers, family members, friends, and well-wishers will descend upon Dallas’ Sunlight Missionary Baptist to honor him during an appreciation gathering as a thriving, beloved businessman. 

International Suit Warehouse has five locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth-area Metroplex, including its Camp Wisdom store.

The event, which will take place at 2308 Cooper Street on February 9 at 7 p.m. CST, is being arranged by Sunlight Senior Pastor, Bishop El Robinson, who is a regular customer of ISW and has established close-knit rapport with Brown, a native of nearby McKinney, Texas.

All things considered in a profession whereby Brown has, in his own words, learned to “take good with the bad,” this South Oak Cliff High graduate is especially grateful that a number of his customers and close friends deemed it essential to pay homage to him in such an illustrative way.

CHECK OUT ISW: https://www.iswmenswear.com/default.asp

Y’ALL WELCOME — From individuals as young as four years old to elderly men in their late 60s-to-early-70s, Brown has become a fixture for steadfastly tending to the fashion needs of virtually anyone who solicits his immeasurable assistance.

“I’ve learned to take the good with the bad and make each customer count,” said Brown, whose name and familiar face are typically what customers initially utter and look for upon entering the four walls of ISW. “For customers continue to come back year after year is a blessing, and it really means something to me.”

From individuals as young as four years old to elderly men in their late 60s-to-early-70s, Brown has become a fixture for steadfastly tending to the fashion needs of virtually anyone who solicits his immeasurable assistance.

After all he is a haberdasher.

And a pretty darn good one, too.

“I’m not able to travel through the job but, I have customers from all over the world,” Brown said. “All of my customer’s know me by name.”

Sadly, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his death in July 2016 as a result of gun violence.

For the most part, Brown is widely known as “Drew” by ISW regular customers. Of course, the bulk of the credit goes to his mother, who’s responsible, in many ways, for instilling in her son the importance of — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

“My mother said I was just a little kid, barely talking…and I saw this guy with red shoes and, back then, red shoes weren’t popular,” Brown explained. “But she said that I said that when I grow up, I will have me some red shoes too.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

How else to explain Brown’s unconventional, eye-catching wardrobe that, on several occasions, has New England Patriots logos blanketed all over them?

MOM KNOWS BEST — For the most part, Brown is widely known as “Drew” by ISW regular customers. Of course, the bulk of the credit goes to his mother, who’s responsible, in many ways, for instilling in her son the importance of — you know — devising ways to dress to impress.

“I’ve never been the one to out dress someone, for it is a blessing to have shoes on our feet and clothes on our back,” Brown said. “God sends people in our lives for a reason. I’ve dressed baby’s, kids, (youngsters for) proms, athletes — some with three or more Super Bowl rings — (customers for) weddings, funerals, pimps, circus actors, actors, teachers, (school) principals, military (types), lawyers, doctors, (police) officers, counselors, judge’s, choirs, musicians, ushers, preachers, pastors on all levels, city council members, and many more.”

Sadly, Brown was responsible for dressing his younger brother as his family prepared to funeralize him amid his tragic death in July 2016 as a result of gun violence.

For what it’s worth, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that his labor isn’t in vain.

“I’ve been in the fashion world for over eight years,” said Brown, the proud father of three daughters (Devyn, 10, Summer, 6, and Dikota, 2). “I’ve been No. 1 in sales for over 6 years.”

Now we know why he’s a haberdasher.

And a pretty darn good one, too.

 

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 Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Jaime Meeks defies an array of odds to start resourceful nonprofit organization

DALLASJaime Meeks spent a majority of her young life growing up in inner city Dallas.

Still, because of the divine purpose for which God created her, she was determined not to become a product of her environment.

WOMAN OF PURE BEAUTY AND EXCELLENCE — A native of nearby Midland, Texas who was raised in Dallas, Jaime Meeks, 40, is the President and CEO of F.R.E.E. Our Daughters, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization and mentoring program designed specifically for teenage and young adult women.

Never mind that she was sexually abused at a very young age.

Never mind that she was victimized time and again by constant verbal abuse.

Never mind that she was often physically abused.

Never mind the emotional abuse setbacks she had to endure.

Never mind that the fact that she had become a teenage mother or, as she tells it, a self-proclaimed runaway, one who eventually had to resort to violence, all while making an assortment of ill-advised decisions and  ultimately dropping out of school.

“A lot of what I went through carried over into my adult life, because I never had a support system,” Meeks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while recalling arguably the most turbulent chapter of her life. “I was never able to get it out and I never healed.

WALKING IN HER PURPOSE — Today, unlike never before, Meeks, a thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman, is steadfastly maximizing her potential in ways unimaginable which, to her credit, is a far cry from the disastrous, chaotic events of the past.

“I was so emotionally, mentally, and physically broken and, because of that, I sabotaged just about every relationship that I had, leaving me feeling neglected, alone, hopeless, and with no one to love me.”

Despite all of that about which she had to weather, two operative words routinely come to mind whenever this remarkably beautiful woman of color finds herself sharing of her awe-inspiring story: But God.

“It wasn’t until I met God,” Meeks said without hesitation. “He picked me up out of my mess, saved me, and transformed me into whom He created me to be.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Meeks — this thriving, progressive, resourceful businesswoman — is steadfastly maximizing her potential in ways unimaginable which, to her credit, is a far cry from those disastrous, chaotic events of the past.

TEXAS-SIZE IMPACT — Having gone into full operations earlier this year, Meeks’ F.R.E.E. Our Daughters was organized in her quest to routinely serve as an additional resource geared toward helping address some of the vital issues that teenage girls, most notably being raised in low income families, as well as the experiences of facing financial adversity as young adult women.

A native of nearby Midland, Texas who was raised in Dallas, Meeks, 40, is the President and CEO of F.R.E.E. Our Daughters, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization and mentoring program designed specifically for teenage and young adult women.

F.R.E.E. is an acronymn that stands for Fortify-Restore-Encourage-Empower.

Having gone into full operations earlier this year, Meeks’ F.R.E.E. Our Daughters was organized in her quest to routinely serve as an additional resource, one that is geared toward helping address some of the vital issues faced by teenage girls, most notably being raised in low income families, as well as the experiences of facing financial adversity as young adult women.

“God has placed a tremendous burden on my heart for young women,” Meeks explained as a part of a detailed description of her organization on her F.R.E.E. Our Daughters Facebook business page. “It is my desire to help them make better life choices and to encourage them to become the type of women God desires them to be.”

BY GOD’S GRACE — Once a dropout after having attended Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High, Meeks eventually resumed her education, which led to her obtaining her GED. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Psychology from Argosy University, this after having become certified as a Life Coach through The Life Coach Training Institute while simultaneously receiving training as a Cognitive Behavioral Coach.

An organization that has made continuous strides since its inception, Meeks is especially grateful she can fully attest that in spite of all she’s gone through, God still had plans to her life — plans to prosper and not to harm her, plans that were accompanied largely by array of hope and a favorable, memorable future.

“Through my testimony, God has shown me that I am an overcomer and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” said Meeks, sounding very much like a successful, victorious evangelist, one whom is destined to change a generation. “The same is true for our young ladies. They just need guidance and positive reinforcement to destroy the issues that keep them in patterns of unhealthy behavior.”

BEACON OF LIGHT — For years, Meeks can greatly attest that all seemed lost during what undoubtedly was the darkest chapter of her life. But after adopting newfound disposition on life, education had ultimately become a massive focal point, an avenue by which she knew full well she had to take in order to recapture the confidence and perseverance that were displaced for such a lengthy period of time.

For what’s it worth, Meeks is persuaded that through her nonprofit, she is armed with the awesome responsibility of being an influential impact for young girls and adults.

“Sadly, positive role models are scarce, but the impact is evident,” Meeks said. “Morality is most evident in the minority, while the masses embrace amorality. F.R.E.E. Our Daughters was established to help regain some of the integrity that has been lost.”

For years, Meeks can greatly attest that all seemed lost during what undoubtedly was the darkest chapter of her life. Conversely, after adopting a newfound disposition on life, education had ultimately become a massive focal point, an avenue by which she knew full well she had to take in order to recapture the confidence and perseverance that apparently were displaced for such a lengthy period of time.

Once a sudden dropout after having attended Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High, Meeks eventually resumed her education, which led to her obtaining her GED.

Currently, she is pursuing a Masters in Psychology from Argosy University, this after having become certified as a Life Coach through The Life Coach Training Institute while simultaneously receiving training as a Cognitive Behavioral Coach.

“What I like most about my business is that I get to meet a wide range of teens and young ladies from many different walks of life,” said Meeks, whose organization caters to youngsters ranging in ages 13 to 21. “It can sometimes be a challenge, getting them to open up, because they don’t know who they can trust. It’s very rewarding when I can earn their trust, aid in the betterment and quality of life for these young ladies, help them make healthy life choices and to encourage them to become the type of women that God desires them to be.”

SMILE OF VICTORY — Despite all of that about which she had to weather, two operate words routinely comes to mind whenever this remarkably woman of color finds herself sharing of her awe-inspiring story: But God.

Having been mentoring for a little more than six years, Meeks announced that an array of events are on the horizon in the foreseeable future, most notably the unveiling of her F.R.E.E. Our Daughters “Classy Closet” in 2018, an event designed to help clothed young ladies who are registered through Meeks’ program.

Meeks said that women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and monetary donations can be made by contacting her via email at: info@FREEOurDaughters.com.

“It’s always better to give than to receive,” Meeks said. “I believe that God has given me something special, but He didn’t give it to me to keep for myself. If I was selfish, standing there with my hands closed, I would not have room to receive anything else from God. He gave me these tools to give away to others.”

Amongst the reasons is that because of the divine purpose for which God created her, she was determined not to become a product of her environment.

 

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area minister Prophetess Tangela Freeman defies an array of odds, establishes a flourishing ministry

“Then, after doing all those things, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions. (Joel 2:28 NLT)

 

MASSIVE LEAP OF FAITH — Having become baptized with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 16, Prophetess Tangela Freeman consequently took the hedges and highways and byways when she began preaching and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ approximately two years later. A native of Dallas, Freeman is the Founder of Tangela Freeman Ministries, which is powered through her Devil I Changed My Mind Ministries.

DALLAS — During an exclusive earlier this week with Making Headline News, Tangela Freeman was asked to assess what was a memorable upbringing in the church.

Exhibiting a rather forthright countenance, Freeman wasted little time cutting straight to the point about a subject that, given her immeasurable faith walk with Almighty God, essentially sums up why she has evolved into the progressive, thriving woman of God for which she is widely known.

In a nutshell, she’s widely regarded as a trailblazer, one who’s accustomed to shaking a nation and impacting a generation — with God, her Helper, leading the way. 

“I was brought up under the Baptist umbrella, which was very traditional and religious,” Freeman recalled. “I would say I was in a cave because I was getting nurtured, but I wasn’t getting fed.”

For what it’s worth, that Freeman deemed it essential to fortify a sense of transparency while reminiscing about her training in the church has benefited her mightily throughout the years, particularly as it pertains to answering her God-mandated calling by erecting her own ministry.

A native of Dallas, Freeman is the Founder of Tangela Freeman Ministries, which is powered through her Devil I Changed My Mind Ministries.

Having become baptized with the Holy Ghost at the tender age of 16, Freeman consequently took the hedges, highways, and byways when she began preaching and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ approximately two years later.

To her distinctly unique credit and because of the divine purpose for which God created her, it’s safe to assume that she’s been a woman after God’s own heart ever since.

“As a little girl, I felt the hand of God upon my life and I knew that He was going to use me,” Freeman said. “It wasn’t until the age of 16 when I transitioned into the Pentecostal Church that it was evident and clear that I was a Prophet.”

REMARKABLE KINGDOM RESUME — Credit the fact that Freeman hails from what she describes as three generations of Kingdom Ambassadors, Pastors, and Leaders and, following a three-year stint of intense Prophetic training and strategic development under the leadership of Dr. Juanita Bynum at “The Wearhouse” in Atlanta, it wasn’t thereafter that Freeman began to witness her ministry soar to immense heights.

As it turned out, she was right. And don’t think for one single solitary second that Freeman’s just blabbing and boasting about the ministry about which she presently dwells because, for the record, she has a life-altering, inspiring, tear-jerking testimony as valid proof.

Consider, for example, how it wasn’t until she had become spiritually imprisoned by a lifestyle that was comprised of heavy usage of marijuana, alcohol, ecstasy pills, raw (sex), stripping, lesbianism, not to mention a spirit of rebellion — all of which truth be told, had greatly thrust her into divine destiny.

Not to be outdone by a lifestyle that was mired by a slew of spiritual — and natural — roadblocks, it wasn’t until sometime in 2005 during which Freeman was in a nightclub that God had miraculously and strategically commissioned her to return to the fivefold (ministry) with power, accuracy, and demonstration, as she admittedly recalled like yesterday.

KEEPING IT 100 — For what it’s worth, that Freeman deemed it essential to fortify a sense of transparency when reminiscing about her training in the church has benefited her mightily throughout the years, particularly as it pertains to answering her God-mandated calling by erecting her own ministry.

All things considered and because of what she had to conquer and survive, she is widely regarded as Prophetess Tangela D. Freeman, in large part because of what many have described as her well sought after Apostolic and Prophetic voice.

Moreover, it is, by all accounts, because of her longstanding and prophetic ministry that she is afforded the golden opportunity to function as a mantle, of sorts, one who customarily teaches, preaches, activates, imparts spiritual wisdom and knowledge, all while advancing the kingdom in the process — the best way she know how.

“Her ultimate focus, plan, and purpose are to intercept and see a move of God in the Kingdom, in regions, in the nation, and in the utter most parts of the world,” said a spokesperson for Tangela Freeman Ministries. “Although gifted by God to serve in many other facets of ministry, her heart’s desire is to see the people of God loosed from bondage, tradition, religion, and introduced to a life of freedom and spirituality.”

GLOBAL IMPACT — A ministry that has been established on a solid and immeasurable foundation, Prophetess Freeman is steadily devising ways to advance what is shaping up to be an internationally-acclaimed organization, as evidenced by her recent and much-anticipated appearance on The Sherry Bronson International ROKU TV Show.

Credit the fact that Freeman hails from what she describes as three generations of Kingdom Ambassadors, Pastors, and Leaders. And, following a three-year stint of intense Prophetic training and strategic development under the leadership of Dr. Juanita Bynum at what is known as “The Wearhouse” in Atlanta, it wasn’t until shortly thereafter that Freeman began to witness her ministry soar to immense heights.

For starters, she had officially accepted her call as a Prophet. Then just last year, she was ordained and licensed by Overseer Debra Cotton as a legal Prophet, a notable development that only added credibility and accountability to her God-endorsed assignment.

STICKING WITH JESUS — To her distinctly unique credit and because of the divine purpose for which God created her, she’s been a woman after God’s own heart ever since she was a teenager.

The granddaughter of a Pastor, Prophetess Freeman is currently a member of  A Tree of Life Fellowship in nearby Arlington, Texas, a ministry whereby she serves as House Prophet under the leadership of Apostle Tony and Pastor LaSherrie Ervin and the covering of Prophet Jonathan and Lady Amanda Ferguson.

A ministry that has been organized on a solid and immeasurable foundation, Prophetess Freeman is steadily devising ways to advance what is shaping up to be an internationally-acclaimed organization, as evidenced by her recent and much-anticipated appearance on The Sherry Bronson International ROKU TV Show.

A segment that was staged on various message boards and social media sites, the footage has amassed more than 4,700 views.

LURING OTHERS TO CHRIST — “I’m out of the cave,” said Freeman, assessing the constant progression of her ministry. “Just like Joseph, those who put me in the pit had to cancel the funeral because when they came back to get me. I wasn’t where they left me. I’ve been mantled for the mandate.”

Interestingly, Freeman’s ministry is comprised of a Mentorship Program as well as a School of Intercession, Prophetic, Deliverance, Mantles, and Supernatural.

In addition, TFM includes what is known as the ME Network, a co-ed ministry that stands for: (Mary•Elizabeth•Elijah•Elisha)

Also, TFM conducts Life Coach Sessions, a Fire Zone Clarion Prayer Call that typically takes place once a week, and a service called “Fire Zone,” which is held once a month and, in 2018, Prophetess Freeman will be launching G. L. I. Y. — the acronym for Greatness Lies In You — which is a mentorship program for young girls ages 12 and older.

“I’m out of the cave,” said Freeman, assessing the constant progression of her ministry. “Just like Joseph, those who put me in the pit had to cancel the funeral because when they came back to get me. I wasn’t where they left me. I’ve been mantled for the mandate.”

In a nutshell, she’s only keeping it real.

 

WATCH PROPHETESS TANGELA FREEMAN’S INTERVIEW:

Sherry Bronson Show – Power of Intercession

*New TV Episode Clip* Watch the Sherry Bronson Show on our new Roku Channel at anytime – nationally..Our Guest: Prophetess Tangela Freeman ministers about the power of Intercession and how it produces change, breakthrough, and deliverance. Get your Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV to watch our inspiring television show.

Posted by The Sherry Bronson Show on Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

MORE PROPHETESS FREEMAN FOOTAGE: 

Sherry Bronson Show – Backslider to Prophetic Voice

*New TV Episode Clip* Watch on the Sherry Bronson Show on our new Roku Channel nationwide.. See full episode beginning Monday. October 16 at anytime. Guest: Prophetess Tangela Freeman discusses come out of the Cave. Get your Roku Streaming Stick or Roku TV to watch our inspiring television show.

Posted by The Sherry Bronson Show on Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

For  more information about Tangela Freeman to schedule her a speaking engagement, call Tangela Freeman Ministries Admin at 812.773.1546. Also, send email to: tfmbooking@hotmail.com. Follow her on social media: Instagram: tangeladfreeman; Twitter: TangelaFreeman; Facebook: Tangela Freeman

 

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

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