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Dallas entrepreneur JerTerria Dawson’s VySion Events comes full circle, just as her late mother said


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)


VYSION UNFOLDING 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson is owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events. Located at 360 E. Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas. VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events

DESOTO, Texas — As a longtime Texas entrepreneur, amongst JerTerria Dawson’s strategic objectives is striving to view virtually every business-related transaction from a broader perspective — to steadfastly devise ways to demonstrate a team-oriented concept, if you will.

“I honestly believe that everyone can win if we work together,” Dawson, 37, told Making Headline News this week. “There is enough business and clients in DFW that everyone can be successful. With that being said, I believe in assisting others and referring my potential clients to other venues if I am booked and other business owners have done the same.”

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It is due in large part to Dawson’s passion for displaying a heart for people that has contributed mightily to her sustaining entrepreneurship success as owner and chief executive officer of VySion Events.

Located at 360 East Beltline Road in the heart of Desoto, Texas, VySion (pronounced Vision) is a 6,000 square feet venue that is suitable for hosting an array of events, most notably (but not limited to:

  • Weddings and Receptions

  • Parties

  • Celebrations

  • Social Dances

  • Quinceaneras

  • Baby Showers

  • Video Shoots

  • Photo Shoots

  • ​Repass (Funeral Reception)

  • Sweet 16

  • Banquets

  • Reunions

  • Graduations

  • Corporate Events

  • Fashion Shows and,

  • Art Galleries

CATCH THE VYSION 

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

In essence, this spaciously luxurious establishment is widely deemed a fixture throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s Metroplex, in large part because its staff specializes in providing elegant social and corporate events to residents throughout the area.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

Having credited her mother for fueling her desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

Most importantly, because this venue has emerged as one of the finest of its kind, particularly in North Texas, Dawson is convinced that her latest endeavor’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“I like how my staff and I make my clients feel from start to finish,” Dawson said. “I believe in delivering exceptional service to my clients and that is what we strive to do with each event. We just love making each event a memorable one.”

Interestingly, when it comes to going above and beyond to ensure that each event is indeed an unforgettable one, there is virtually no limit on ages of individuals and groups to whom Dawson and Co. cater.

In other words, when pitching a call to VySion Events, rest assured that Dawson and staff will accommodate your every need and will provide the kind of service that undoubtedly will be nothing short of remarkable.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

“We do not have a particular age group that we cater to,” Dawson emphasized. “Our youngest client has been one years old and our most seasoned client has been 70 years young. We welcome and cater to all age groups.”

Having credited her mother for fueling her fervent desire to delve off into entrepreneurship, Dawson’s quest to owning an event venue essentially commenced during her undergraduate days.

“While in college I would help people and different organizations plan events,” Dawson said. “However, the love for planning and having nice events grew when I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.”

A business that is nearly its first full of year of existence, Dawson and her staff are overwhelmingly appreciative of the instant — and continuous — success  VySion Events has enjoyed since its inception.

For Dawson, it wasn’t until after she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a minor in Film Studies) from the University of Houston that she began to become more diligent in the purpose for which she was created.

Much to her delight, that is when the concept that is entrepreneurship had become more and more inevitable.

“After graduation I knew that I wanted to have my own event venue,” said Dawson, who also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. “I would often talk to my mom about my desire to pursue this business venture.”

MOM CALLED IT — Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

Without question, mom knew best, as Dawson had ultimately found out for probably the umpteenth time.

“She would always say, ‘You are going to open up your own event facility, just wait and see,’” Dawson recalled. “I always believed in my mom’s words, but fear, procrastination, doubt, and the No. 1 deterrent of not having money got in the way.”

Interestingly, it wasn’t until after the sudden passing of Dawson’s mother on May 7, 2016 that such a prophesy had come full circle.

“One major difference between VySion Events and other event facilities is that we not only provide our clients with a rental facility for their events, but we provide exceptional customer service while offering decor, linens, and vendor packages,” Dawson, a native of Dallas,  said.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

“We talked for about an hour and she imparted all of her knowledge about the business and, because of her and my mom pushing and guiding me, that is how VySion Events is her today.”

Talk about writing the VySion down and making it plain only to run with it.

 


In a related development:

 

Dawson announced that VySion Events will be hosting its inaugural Entrepreneur Pop-Up Shop/Back To School Bash on August 3 from 2 to 7 p.m., an event during which vendors and attendees will be able to donate school supplies.

There is a $100 vendor fee and the deadline to lock in an allotted space is May 24, Dawson said.

For vendor information or to make a donation, call 469.920.1363, or send email to: vysion.events@ gmail.com.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman JerTerria Dawson of VySion Events, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/VySion-Events-1819333784945429/. Also, send email to: jerterria.rodney@yahoo.com.


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Young Mid-South author LaSha Wright shares wealth of wisdom, courtesy of her inspiring books


We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1  KJV)


WOMAN OF WISDOM

WRITINGS ON FLEEK — To her credit, LaSha Wright, an Ashtown, Arkansas-based author, is the mastermind behind “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” and “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement, Volume II,” a pair of awe-inspiring books whose release dates are separated by approximately six months.

DALLAS — Lordy, Lordy, looks who’s…

Twenty-four?

Yep. You guessed it.

LaSha Wright is just a tender 24 years of age, yet her business-related resume is such that she’s far more mature and productive for a young woman, who won’t reach her 30’s until November 2024.

“Life is too short to continue doing things that don’t grow you, inspire, motivated, and encourage you,” Wright told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Life is truly about the lesson learned and helping others along the way.”


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For Wright, she has certainly gone to great lengths to not only press and navigate toward her purpose but, more than anything, she has deemed it essential to reach back and aid others to follow suit.

A native of Dallas, Wright is an accomplished writer, who is responsible for having author two books to date.

To her credit, this Ashtown, Arkansas-based author is the mastermind behind “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” and “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement, Volume II,” a pair of awe-inspiring books, whose release dates are separated by approximately six months.

Wright’s first installment of Infinite Wisdom was officially released on August 25, 2017, a project that took somewhere in the neighborhood of four months to complete.

A book that is comprised of 218 page in length, “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement,” by all accounts, is a collection Wright’s spiritually-empowering poems and letters, many of which are geared toward bringing about clarity and wholeness to life.

“My hope is to help others just like me have more ambition,” Wright said of her books in a detailed breakdown at Amazon.com. “Through inspirational and motivational poems and letter, I hope to help you as you move toward your goals in life.”

Wright’s sophomore edition of “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” was officially released on February 12, 2018 and, like her first book, has since garnered a considerable amount of favorable feedback.

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Wright’s sophomore edition of “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement” was officially released on February 12, 2018 and, like her first book, has since garnered a considerable amount of favorable feedback.

“God put it on my heart in the year of 2016,” said Wright, recalling when she captured the vision to exercise her faith through the world of authorship. “I was so uneasy about the way the world was becoming, and I said to myself, ‘Someone’s got to make a difference.’”

Once she stepped out on faith, particularly through her breathtaking poems and letters, God had ultimately allowed her gifts to make even more room for her.

Today, unlike never before, this young and gifted author is destined to advance the kingdom, thus inspire countless of people around the globe to connect with their God-orchestrated gifts, courtesy of her immeasurable writings.

A book that is comprised of 218 page in length, “Infinite Wisdom: Poetry and Words of Encouragement,” by all accounts, is a collection Wright’s spiritually-empowering poems and letters, many of which are geared toward bringing about clarity and wholeness to life.

“I plan to help millions of people become their greatest selves,” Wright, whose poetic talents spans a little more than a decade. “It’s too often people take the easy path in life because, everyone is afraid of the challenge that lies ahead in things unknown to them.”


Even at the tender age of 24, Wright has become thoroughly inspired to help people view and embrace life for the precious, yet fragile gift from God it is.

A certified welder, Wright graduated from college in May 2014 and, according to this resourceful businesswoman, she eventually plans to become active in metal art and hopes to establish her own art show soon that will display her slew of art works.

“The hardest path in life is mostly like worth it, because you appreciate the effort, passion, and dedication you’ve put into your crafts and talents,” Wright explained. “(Despite) all the money you’ve invested in your careers, dreams, passion, it’s beauty in adversity, because without it, there is no room to grow and there are no second chances. I love knowing that no matter what, I’ll always be learning.”

And not just learning and becoming more and more knowledgeable while functioning in her element, but devising ways to greatly aid others to follow suit.

Never mind that she’s only 24 years old.

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DESTINY STEPS — A certified welder, Wright graduated from college in May 2014 and, according to this resourceful businesswoman, she eventually plans to become active in metal art and hopes to establish her own art show soon that will display her slew of art works.

“My words speak volumes,” Wright said. “I am powerful in my words, but also in my writings. I touch everyone, because I speak truth. Not only that, I believe in God enough to know I can make a difference.

“I want to help others to be a greater version of themselves, so every morning they wake up, they will know they are amazing without a doubt about it.”

Well said by this young and brilliantly gifted author, one who’s having an immediate impact throughout the kingdom.

And the world.


For more information about Mid-South-area Author LaSha Wright, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/Mrz.LaShaeRaneaSmithYuKnoeit, or via Instagram: @lashamayola. Also, send email to: Shaeranea@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/Forth Worth entrepreneur Christale Thompson carrying out her vision as a resourceful event designer


And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so he may run that reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 KJV)


DALLAS — Some time ago, God gave Christale Thompson a life-changing vision.

Eight years ago to be technical.

According to scripture, “eight,” by all accounts, signifies a “new beginning.”


GOD-INSPIRED VISION 

DESTINY STEPS UNFOLDING — Christale Thompson has made some pretty immeasurable strides as the owner and CEO of Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist, her Dallas-Fort Worth-area venture that is centered on ensuring that each of clients are stress free and, as she appropriately acknowledged, comes away, “knowing that their dreams have come to life.”

For Thompson, her much-anticipated and well-deserved “new beginning” has benefited her mightily, particularly as a flourishing entrepreneur.

“I have been decorating homes and events for eight years now,” Thompson, 36, told Making Headline News this week.


STYLIN’ AND PROFILIN’ 

And, to her distinctly unique credit, coupled with the purpose for which God has created her, Thompson has made some pretty immeasurable strides as the owner and CEO of Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist, her Dallas-Fort Worth-area venture that is centered on ensuring that each of clients are stress free and, as she appropriately acknowledged, comes away, “knowing that their dreams have come to life.”


THING OF BEAUTY 

MASSIVE SUPPORT — A progressive business that caters to people and groups of all ages, Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist had come full circle, in part because of Thompson’s solid support system that’s comprised of a gallery of loved one, close friends, and acquaintances.

A native of Eudora, Arkansas, a Southern Chicot County town that is comprised of roughly 2,269 residents according to latest U. S. census, Thompson’s Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist has given way to this resourceful businesswoman emerging as one of the finest and most efficient event designers in the DFW Metroplex.


PURE ELEGANCE 

ONE WOW MOMENT — A native of Eudora, Arkansas, a Southern Chicot County town that is comprised of roughly 2,269 residents according to latest U. S. census, Thompson’s Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist has given way to this resourceful businesswoman emerging as one of the finest and most efficient event designers in the DFW Metroplex.

As Thompson — who’s widely known as Jeanelle Chris — explained, her steadfast commitment to exceeding her customers’ expectations has given way of sustained success for a business she hopes generates more of a national presence, much sooner than later.


“I love to meet and interact with people. I love to see the reaction on their faces when they see their dreams come to life. It keeps me going.” — Dallas/Fort Worth Entrepreneur Christale Thompson


A progressive business that caters to people and groups of all ages, Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist had come full circle, in part because of Thompson’s solid support system that’s comprised of a gallery of loved one, close friends, and acquaintances.

“I want to thank Janice Thompson, Kim Dalcour, Shirkari Campbell, First Lady Melonye Batson, and my daughters for believing in me when I was too shy to believe in myself,” said Thompson, who will be hosting her inaugural “God’s Vision” board party in March at a date to be announced.

Now that she’s a little more than eight years in on an event designing business that undoubtedly is aligned with her God-mandated purpose, this young entrepreneur is especially appreciative of the fact that her vision is steadily coming full circle.

Just as God had planned all along.

“It’s important that I inspire others daily by being humble and respectful,” said Thompson, a graduate of Eudora High School and a former student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (or UAPB). “(It’s important to) let them know that this little black girl from Arkansas rock and will not stop at nothing.”

Now that she’s diligently working her vision through the ever-so-competitive entrepreneurship industry, Thompson doesn’t shy away from the notion that it is her civic duty to reach back and inspire others to follow suit, thus maximize their potential through their gifts.

Just as she’s doing — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“Follow your dreams and step out on faith,” said Thompson, offering some worthy advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. God got me the rest of the way.”

Indeed He does.

Eight years and counting.



For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Christale Thompson of Jeanelle Decor And Event Stylist, connect with her via facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/christale.thomas.7. Also, send email to: <jeanelleeventdesign@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.

Wright’s Organic Detox Water creating a massive, continuous buzz around Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS — Is Tyresha Wright the detox water industry’s best kept secret?

Given the constant buzz Wright has created — courtesy of her organic detox water products — throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s massive Metroplex, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit for this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, who is the owner of Wright’s Organic Detox Water.


A DETOX GAME CHANGER 

HER PRODUCTS ARE LIT — Given the constant buzz Tyresha Wright has created — courtesy of her organic detox water products — throughout Dallas/Fort Worth’s massive Metroplex, it’s safe to assume the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit for this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, who is the owner of Wright’s Organic Detox Water.

A business that has enjoyed a considerable amount of growth since its inception a little more than a year ago, Wright’s Organic Detox Water has become a fixture, in large part because of its naturally infused flavored water with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs, all of which assist to purify, replenish, and hydrate organs in the body.

Interestingly, as Wright — who’s widely known as “Ty” — told Making Headline News this week, her organic detox water is especially resourceful, considering her products help rid the body of harmful toxins, which increases the overall nutritional and health benefits, all the while consumers enjoy refreshing, infused H20, she said.

A Provider Relations Analyst for a local  healthcare company, Wright, 39, said her fervent desire to delve off into entrepreneurship surfaced largely because of her single parent household status.


“Being a single mother of three, I endured many of financial hardships when it came to providing for my children. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur of a successful business that would bring financial stability for my family. In addition, I’ve always had a passion to help others and Wright’s Organic Detox Water has paved the way so I could do just that.” — Dallas Entrepreneur Ty Wright 


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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Amongst the reasons Wright has developed a passion for convincing consumers to buy into organic detox water is that our body is constantly working to dispel toxins and unwanted matter from its various systems, according to a report on the importance of detoxifying the body at https://www.foodmatters.com.

Much to her delight, Wright’s passion for helping others achieve their strategic health and wellness goals and objectives has not only given way to some much-needed financial stability but, to her credit, her delectable products have created a huge buzz in the state where residents have become accustomed to doing things big.

“I’m able to help others who have or had the same struggles I had when it came to consuming water,” said Wright, adding in a jokingly way that for years, she didn’t particularly like drinking water. “Knowing that I’m able to help others with their overall health is a blessing.”

Since the startup of Wright’s Organic Detox Water, the general consensus amongst consumers is that, well, perhaps Wright is steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.

“The feedback I’ve received since I started my business has been nothing but positive, encouraging, thankfulness, and continued support,” Wright said. “It truly has been a blessing for me and a blessing to others.”


DID YOU KNOW…

And, if things hold up for this solid, innovative businesswoman whose best entrepreneurship days seem well ahead of her then, in all likelihood, her strategic goals and ambitions for 2019 and beyond will surely come full circle.

That is, Wright is working diligently on ensuring that her booming business attracts more of a national presence.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Since the startup of Wright’s Organic Detox Water, the general consensus amongst consumers is that, well, perhaps Wright is steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.

“I pray in 2019, I will be able to accommodate all 50 states,” Wright said without hesitation. “My mission is to help others with water consumption, who struggle daily. Water is something we need every day. When refuse to consume it, our health will eventually spiral downwards, leading to unbearable health issues that we all want to prevent. I know I do.”

Amongst the reasons Wright has developed a passion for convincing consumers to buy into organic detox water is that our body is constantly working to dispel toxins and unwanted matter from its various systems, according to a report on the importance of detoxifying the body at https://www.foodmatters.com.

LOOK OUT WORLD — If things hold up for this solid, innovative businesswoman whose best entrepreneurship days seem well ahead of her then, in all likelihood, her strategic goals and ambitions for 2019 and beyond will surely come full circle. That is, Wright is working diligently on ensuring that her booming business attracts more of a national presence.

“Over time, the body gets run down from unhealthy food choices, alcohol, caffeine, drugs, stress, and environmental toxins that are a part of modern day life. No matter how healthy your diet or lifestyle may be, external factors still require us to give the body a chance to recharge and dispel anything that may be holding us back from experiencing superior health and long lasting vitality.

“When our vital organs are placed under too much pressure and unable to work efficiently, this is when illness and disease can appear,” according to the https://www.foodmatters.com report. “Taking time to cleanse the body and nurture these vital organs goes a long way in prevention, and also has immediate effects — greater energy, clearer skin, better digestion, mental clarity, and so much more.”

THE TABLE IS SPREAD — Much to her delight, Wright’s passion for helping other achieve their strategic health and wellness goals and objectives has not only given way to some much-needed financial stability but, to her credit, her delectable products have created a huge buzz in the state where its residents have become accustomed to doing things big.

For what it’s worth, these are just a few notable factors Wright will likely address in the coming days when she host a presentation with a division of the Dallas Independent School District (or DISD), during which she will share pertinent information about her organic detox water products.

“I love seeing the success of others, and I’m a firm believer of if you set your mind on something, the heart will soon follow,” Wright said. “Pray about it and allow God to make a way.”

For this devoted single mother of three, amongst the things of which she’s grateful is that God has surely moved on her behalf, particularly since the inception of her business.

“Nothing comes easy,” said Wright, “but if you want something (badly enough), then it’s up to you to go get it. Never allow others to say what is impossible, because with faith and God, any and all things are possible.”

Appropriately and well stated by this thriving Texas businesswoman, one who’s steadily making a strong case that she’s the detox water industry’s best kept secret.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Tyresha “Ty” Wright of Wright’s Organic Detox Water or to place orders, call 469.733.2399. Also, connect with her via facebook https://www.facebook.com/WrightsOrganicDetoxWater/.


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

 

 

Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur 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.

ALL OCCASIONS CAKES AND TREATS — You name it and chances are Smith — this professional baking guru — will hook you up regardless of the occasion.

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.

Dallas’ LaToya Massey savoring the fruits of her labor in cosmetology career that spans 20-plus years

DALLAS — LaToya Massey remembers how it had all come to fruition, remembers vividly how she had strategically connected with what undoubtedly has become her passion, for the most part.

“I always loved playing and making a difference with my baby dolls,” Massey, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling how she had garnered a fond interest in the cosmetology industry. “I started at a very young age. “When I was in elementary school, I used to take my grandmother’s foam rollers and roll my hair every night for school.”

THE FACE OF EXCELLENCE 

IN HER ZONE — A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, LaToya Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.
It was, by all accounts, because of Massey’s resourcefulness with foam rollers, coupled with her love for helping others look their best that have contributed mightily to her rise as an accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth-area cosmetologist and makeup artist, most notably as the mastermind of Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression.

A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume she has shown virtually no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


I love how it keeps me in touch with people, how the clients are not my clients, but my family. I love meeting new people and the interactions.” — Dallas/Fort Worth Cosmetologist/Makeup Artist LaToya Massey 


Massey’s rise to cosmetology excellence began back when she was in middle school, during which she imposed a small fee to do hair.

BEAST MODE — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that she has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“That was my very first job,” Massey said. “I was a young entrepreneur, having my own money. I have been doing hair for 21 years as a black business owner.”

And, much to her delight, her distinctly unique gifts as a cosmetologist have been put on display all over Texas and even in parts of Georgia.

TEXAS, TAM, AND MORE — More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

“(I just want) to just leave an impression on those in need of confidence, a friend, a sister and, as we used to say back in the day, a play mama,” Massey jokingly said. “But most of all, (I want to leave an impression on) my family.”

Speaking of family, credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

Oh, and let’s not forget grandma’s foam rollers.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

“I saw the how we bonded so well when she would do my hair or when she would teach me some of the techniques I know today,” Massey said of Glover.

A graduate of Dallas’ Justin F. Kimball High School, Massey advanced education in her selected field was acquired at I.T.S. Beauty Academy.


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More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

For the most part.

“It is imperative that I esteem and inspire (others daily), because it shows the passion, blood, sweat and tears that I pride my business on daily,” Massey said. “I am always willing to show and teach (others) my ways so that they will take them and add their ways to make and be someone great.”

Just as she had done after playing around as a child with grandma’s foam rollers.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman LaToya Massey, connect with her via social media at:

YouTube: Sincerely Urs

Facebook: SincerelyUrs

Snapchat: Sincerely Urs

Instagram at: @sincerelyurz

Also, send email to: Sincerelyurstoya@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 actress Ash’Lee Priscilla making a name for herself in a career that spans two decades

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.

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

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

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

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

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

So remember the name — Ash’Lee Priscilla.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR SHERYL GRACE

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Charlie French perseveres past ‘underdog’ role, establishes a flourishing women’s movement

DALLASCharlie French is only keeping it real.

“My life isn’t perfect, but God thought I was worth it,” French often says without hesitation. “So my mission is to ensure women that it starts within. If I can help one woman recognize her worth, my mission will be complete.”

RAWW AND UNCUTA Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, Charlie French, 38, is the owner and chief executive officer of RAWW, an up-and-coming movement that stands for Recognize A Woman’s Worth.

For French, her awe-inspiring mission is one that, much to her delight, is greatly benefiting her and others in ways unimaginable.

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, French, 38, is the owner and chief executive officer of RAWW, an up-and-coming movement that stands for Recognize A Woman’s Worth.

Through her movement, which French established a “few years ago,” this Shreveport, Louisiana native is widely known for inspiring woman discover and reconnect with their worth by way of her assortment of talents, most notably — but not limited to — as an accomplished professional cosmetologist, fashion designer, inspirational speaker, and mentor.

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“My business, in a nutshell, is designed strictly for women,” French told Making Headline News this week. “This organization is to help women focus on their worth, without worrying about society and the stereotypes that have caused the gap amongst women. My business is to empower, evolve elevate but, most importantly, to help women recognize their worth.”

For French, that God is strategically using her for such a pivotal time as now didn’t merely come easy for the former Southern University student, who eventually obtained her cosmetology license from Blue Cliff College in nearby Alexandria, Louisiana.

DEFYING THE ODDS — To her credit, French has gone to great lengths to do more with which God has birthed her.

Amongst the reasons is that in growing up as the oldest of her siblings, French was routinely thrust in a leadership role, of sorts, a trend whereby she sensed she was pressured and, perhaps forced to thrive and excel.

And sometimes, even exceed expectations.

As usual, though, it seemed she customarily welcomed the assortment of challenges that came her way.

“My drive propelled me to always give it my all,” French said. “Failure wasn’t and option. But growing up without the guidance and support I needed as a child, my drive became my survival. That’s why I’m so adamant about my business. Not having support is something us as women lack.”

That, after all, essentially sums up why French had become greatly inclined to start a movement that would, by all accounts, inspire other women to become inclined to keep it moving in the wake arguably the toughest of obstacles.

“It’s always been my passion to help others, especially women,” French said. “That’s why I became a hairstylist. But God gave me the vision a few years ago (to do more with my gifts and talents).”

GOD’S PLAN — For French, that God is strategically using her for such a pivotal time as now didn’t merely come easy for the former Southern University student who eventually obtained her cosmetology license from Blue Cliff College in nearby Alexandria, Louisiana.

To her credit, French has gone to great lengths to do more with which God has birthed her.

Today, unlike never before, she’s thoroughly persuaded that she’s steadily witnessing her purpose unfold right before her very eyes.

Today, unlike never before, she’s thoroughly persuaded it’s time to reach back and help others possess and savor the purpose for which God created them.

“People are going through life not knowing what their purpose is, because they either are afraid to confide (in the people), or because they’ve been hurt or betrayed so much,” French said. “They either hold it in or they don’t have the support. Seventy percent are single mothers, and being a single mother, I feel it’s imperative that we have a solid support system.”

THIS IS WHY — “My drive propelled me to always give it my all,” French said. “Failure wasn’t and option. But growing up without the guidance and support I needed as a child, my drive became my survival. That’s why I’m so adamant about my business. Not having support is something us as women lack.”

All things considered, this is why RAWW is so prevalent for such a time as now, French emphasized.

“Besides my children being told, ‘No,’ having doors shut in your face, and being betrayed by people I trusted inspired me to never give up on myself,” French said. “I know how it feels not to feel worthy, to be looked down upon because you don’t fit in. I’ve always been the underdog. And I just want to help women get to their purpose point.”

If nothing else, she’s only keeping it real in process.

RAWW and uncut, too.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Charlie French or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Charlie French..

 

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