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Mobile, Alabama author Terrie Ann Polk proclaiming ‘no more tears’ in upcoming new book


And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. (Joel 2:25 KJV)


‘NO MORE TEARS’

A BUT GOD MOMENT — There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Terrie Ann Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, ““I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.” For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

DALLAS — Terrie Ann Polk was in the mood to spread some good cheer Thursday morning.

Hastening to her Facebook page, Polk staged to her timeline some rather favorable, inspiring pleasantries to her male counterparts.

Polk erected to her social media page a black and red image that was accompanied by a red heart, which read: “Hey, Black Man, I Love You.”

Much to her delight, it’s safe to assume that Polk’s male counterparts likewise have much love for her, considering how as a strong, black woman, she can greatly attest to the importance of being strong, particularly when being strong is virtually her only choice.
“My message is for woman and men to stop the violent…to get help and split up if you have to fight,” Polk told Making Headline News this week.
“I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

There is, in fact, a variety of reasons Polk has deemed it essential to take a stance against domestic violence amongst men and women, most notably in the soon-to-be-released book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

For starters, Polk has been victimized by domestic violence and unhealthy relationships which, in essence, has often left her questioning her identity, not to mention her very existence.

But God…

All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend on and trust in God.


THE BELOVED MAMA ELAINE 

PURPOSE FOR HER PAIN — All things considered, Polk would be the first to admit that because of the purpose for which God created her, because there was, by all accounts, a divine purpose connected to her pain, that through it all, she learned to depend of God.

Unlike never before.

“(I want) to encourage woman and young girls…to teach the younger women the signs and let them know how valuable they really are,” Polk said. “(I want to let them know) that love never hurts.”

Which, to Polk’s credit, are amongst the strategic and vital observations she addresses in “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2.”

A book that is spearheaded by Atlanta businesswoman and author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” has been popularly labeled “One Voice,” although this book is being assembled by 12 authors.

As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

Moreover, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2” addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.


“I was searching for help locally and it was God that sent Dr. Carolyn my way to give me such a great opportunity and open the door for my personal project,” said Polk, who announced that a second book — a solo authored projected entitled, “No More Tears” – is presently in the works. “I started writing to help with my healing process.”


As she began to steadily heal according to God’s purpose, Polk consequently began to witness God restore unto her the years and the locus and cankerworms had consumed as a way to challenge her faith.

But God…

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

“There were so many woman in my city of Mobile being killed by their husband or boyfriend,” said Polk, explaining her purpose for joining the I Am A Black Woman movement. “I wanted to help other woman. I begin with (I Am A Black Woman) in October and I pretty much had a lot already written.

As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

“I have gotten good and bad feedback,” Polk, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Business, said. “Women have been helped with my story.”


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As expected, a majority of people have applauded Polk for steadfast commitment to sharing with the masses her life story, while others have rendered criticism to this writer.

And, as far as Polk is concerned, that’s really all that matters at this stage in her life.

Aside from being a rising author, Polk is the founder No More Tears, her nonprofit organization she formed as a strategic way to aid and inspire those who have endured domestic violence, though her organization isn’t limited to such.

For Polk, a Mobile, Alabama-based author, she has been writing regularly for a little more than two year. That she has crossed paths with Dr. Stephens, she’s thoroughly persuaded that there is, in fact, a divine purpose for that past pain she’s endured.

“I am an advocate in my city for woman and children,” said Polk, who also oversees a local ministry for youth girls that’s called The Loving Me Movement.

“My goal is to do the will of God and to prevent other woman from feeling what I felt for over 20 years,” said Polk, a mother of three and grandmother of one, who’s also a poet in her own right. “My family is very important to me.”


For more information about Mobile, Alabama-area author Terrie Ann Polk, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 866.231.6510 or 888.512.3345, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/terrie.polk. Also, send email to: nomoretears56gmail.com, or connect with her via Instagram at: @nomoretears56, or via at: Linkedin.com-No More Tears.


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Mid-South award-winning author LaDonna Marie having a massive kingdom impact, courtesy of her books

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)


A-K-AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

A TRUE INSPIRATION — Mid-South author LaDonna Marie’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made it ceremonious presence on the market.

DALLAS — Just about every morning, LaDonna Marie hastens to her Facebook page, where she stages to her timeline a pivotal, inspiring reminder to the masses.

“Good morning everyone. Have a phenomenal day,” LaDonna Marie customarily tells her more than 4,300 social media followers.

To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people of the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has strategically allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of Fayette, Mississippi, Mississippi, LaDonna Marie is responsible for having written nine books, while co-authoring 12 to date.

Four additional solo authored books are presently in the works and scheduled to be released this year.


BUY LADONNA MARIE’S LATEST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Moments-God-Positive-Inspiration/dp/1725169134

A MUST READ — Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

This award-winning author’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made its ceremonious presence on the market.

Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN — To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

“Each day brings its own situations, setbacks, victories, and triumphant moments,” according to a spokesperson for LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” at Amazon.com. “However, God grants new mercies for our walk daily. The author would like you to use the devotions in this book to put a positive view (on life), or how you approach these areas.”

For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University who resides in Fayette, Mississippi, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, particularly after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

STANDING OVATION — Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“I started writing the book in 2017 and normally I write multiple titles at once,” LaDonna Marie told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “It wasn’t until 2018 when I picked it back up and decided to finish.”


Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“One reader stated that (this book) resets her focus and attitude,” LaDonna Marie said. “It keeps her mind on things they should be on. It’s clear and easy to read. It also (helps) her to stay on track and a right way of thinking as our Heavenly Father wants us to be.”

DESTINY STEPS — More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

While LaDonna Marie’s newest published work has given way to her share of sustained success since its release, her other books have likewise impacted the kingdom.

LaDonna Marie also is responsible for having produced:

  • Expressions Of The Mind, Body, & Soul
  • Until Tomorrow Comes
  • Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored
  • Quiet Moments with God: 31 Days of Life Lessons
  • Eloquent Love Notes
  • Lessons II: Mirror Conversations
  • Larry The Alligator: Makes Friends and,
  • Rebuilding Fragments Workbook.
REPRESENTING THE SIP — For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, this after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

“God has created me to encourage others and empower others who are overcoming obstacles,” said LaDonna Marie, whose itinerary includes an upcoming speaking engagement before a group of middle school girls March 20 in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a host of book signings, festivals, and conferences throughout the remainder of this year.

CONNECT WITH LADONNA MARIE: https://www.facebook.com/LaDonnaMC/

SPIRITUAL GAME CHANGER — As for the he divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

“(I want) to assist them in their healing process and to help them to discover the champion inside through my writings.”

Something this brilliantly crafty author does virtually every morning, as evidence by her social media posts.

“I would like everyone to know there is greatness the inside of you,” LaDonna Marie said. “You have what it takes to overcome every obstacle. Be sure grab a copy of one my inspiration books to further encourage yourself.”

Not to mention view life from God’s perspective.


For more information about Mid-South-area Author LaDonna Marie, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/ladonna.smithcook. Also, send email to: Lmbpoetry @gmail.com.


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The rich history surrounding The Robinson Farmland: What you need to know


THE LEGACY CONTINUES…

PASSING THE TORCH — For what it’s worth, Gerone Robinson’s grandparents, the late John T. Robinson Sr. (aka J.T. Robinson) and his wife, Vashti Robinson, instilled in him — and the rest of his family — a slew of lessons that would greatly enhance and add value to their lives. Amongst the pertinent lessons Robinson and Co. weren’t taught: how to assume responsibility as resourceful businessmen and businesswomen.

For what it’s worth, Gerone Robinson’s grandparents instilled in him — and the rest of his family — a slew of lessons that would greatly enhance and add value to their lives.

Amongst the pertinent lessons Robinson and Co. weren’t taught: how to assume responsibility as resourceful businessmen and businesswomen.

“Before we headed back home to California, while at the gas station as we said our goodbyes, my dad hugged me and at that time,” Robinson, during an interview from California this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the disheartening, emotionally-driven developments surrounding his father, who apparently was on the brink of death. “I started crying, because I had a gut feeling that I would not see my father anymore.”

SHOW ME THE LANDMARK 

HERE IT IS — As Robinson appropriately explained, it is, by all accounts, a massive, monumental challenge, one he and the rest of the family have dubbed the Background Of The Robinson Farmland, which is housed in Dunklin County, Missouri, a rural establishment that is located in the historic Bootheel of the state, a town that is comprised of roughly 31,953 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.
As it turned out, that was the final time that Robinson had witnessed his father alive. But not before he was given some advice that would change the overall landscape of his life — as well as the lives of the rest of his family.

“He whispered in my ear, ‘You’re my gift, Fix what I have broken,’” Robinson said. “I didn’t know how bad things were until my father passed in June 2014.”

Since his father’s demise, Robinson and his family have been thrust in a fold that includes, among other things, collectively carrying the mantle handed down to them by his beloved father.

During a recent exclusive interview with MHN, Robinson explained at length a somewhat challenging and hurdle for which he and his family have been left to clear.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

As Robinson appropriately explained, it is, by all accounts, a massive, monumental challenge, one he and the rest of the family have dubbed the Background Of The Robinson Farmland, which is housed in Dunklin County, Missouri, a rural establishment that is located in the historic Bootheel of the state, a town that is comprised of roughly 31,953 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

As Robinson told to Making Headline News, here is a thorough overview of the Background Of The Robinson Farmland.

 

Our farmland legal description: The East 40 acres of that part of the West half of the Northeast Quarter, lying North of Drainage Ditch No. 6, also known as Belfountain Ditch, of Section 21, Township 16 North, Range 10 East of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Dunklin County Missouri, belonging to our late grandparents, John T. Robinson Sr. (aka J.T. Robinson) and his wife, Vashti Robinson. My grandmother Vashti Robinson passed on April 25, 1979, while married to my grandfather J.T. Robinson Sr.

My grandfather began renting his farmland in the early 1970’s until his death on January 10, 1991. After the passing of my grandfather, his children became the heirs of the farmland. There was very little communication between my father, the late Robert Lee Robinson Sr., and his siblings after the passing of my grandfather. My father began overseeing the farmland from 1991 until his passing in June 2014.

In early 2014, prior to my father’s passing, I received a phone call from my father. He asked if me and my brother, Edwin, could come to Kansas City so he could take us to learn about the farmland, because he was getting older.


“At the time, me and my brother didn’t know our father had terminal cancer. My nephew, Robert Burton, my brother Edwin, and myself went to Kansas City. Once we arrived in Kansas City, while we was at our hotel with my father, I asked my father why isn’t the whole family not involved with what is going on with the land.” — Gerone Robinson 


My father explained the family was apart, because of a bad decision that he had made many years ago (he didn’t go into detail about what he had done).

During our stay in Kansas City, our father drove me, my brother, Edwin and my nephew Robert to visit our land in Dunklin County. Once we arrived at our farmland, we began taking pictures of the land and the church that belonged to our late grandparents, J.T. and Vashti Robinson.

Before we headed back home to California, while at the gas station as we said our goodbyes my dad hugged me and at that time I started crying because I had a gut feeling that I would not see my father anymore. He whispered in my ear, “You’re my gift. Fix what I have broken.” I didn’t know how bad things was until my father passed in June 2014.

When I got back from Kansas City, me and my brother Edwin spoke with the rest of our siblings (Robert Jr., Kim, Renell, Roxanne, Lugene, Kerry Wayne, and Uliria) about the mission our father discussed with us.

This is when my journey began

First, I went to my auntie to try and get some history from her about the farmland, and it was at that time I realized that whatever bad decision my father had made was taken out on his children.

I wanted to get my auntie’s blessing; unfortunately, my auntie refused to talk to me about the land. As I tried to interview family, all the doors were shut except one. I was given a contact number, which belonged to my cousin, Vashti, whom I met for the first time in 2015. I began explaining to my cousin what my goal was and several hours turned into days of communication.

For a brief moment, I found relief, because I had a connection with a family member who was going through a journey as well. Once my cousin, Vahsti, connected me with my uncle, Jehu (whom I hadn’t spoken to in decades), we began talking and catching up on lost time. I explained to my uncle Jehu about my journey to fix what my dad had broken and try to bring our family together. Afterwards, I asked him for his blessing. My uncle, Jehu, gave me his blessing and he said if I need him for anything, don’t hesitate to contact him.

It was a long journey, and now four years later, my mission is almost complete with the help of family…Especially, my mother (Lugene Sr), who is the backbone to our family, and who inspired me to never give up no matter what the situation is. Thank you mama! Last but not least, to my soulmate Floria (aka Juice) who did relentless research. Thank you! — Gerone Robinson 


HEIRS TO THE ROBINSON FARMLAND

(As submitted to Making Headline News by Gerone Robinson)

O.V. Robinson

Birvee Robinson Gordon

Jehu Robinson

Elaine Robinson Murphy

Robert L. Robinson Jr

Kilmico Robinson

Renell Robinson

Roxanne Robinson

Lugene Robinson

Edwin Robinson

Gerone Robinson

Kerry Wayne Robinson

Uliria Robinson

Gill Gordon

Alfred Gordon Jr.

Everett Gordon

Earl Gordon

John T. Robinson III

Yuvunnda Robinson

Eva Robinson

Kristopher Robinson

Markus Robinson

Stacy Thomas

Yolanda Robinson

Eric Edwards

Damien Gordon

Brandes Ellen Gordon


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Memphis entrepreneur Sametria Alexander displaying a ‘servant’s heart’ through Walking Into Your Destiny, LLC

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES SAMETRIA ALEXANDER 


During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Sametria Alexander found herself reflecting on the life and legacy of someone very special and dear to her heart.

That special and dear someone: Sam “Sonny” Flowers.

Sam Flowers is the late grandfather of Alexander, a longtime Mid-South-area businesswoman whom, as she specifically acknowledged, essentially paved the way for her to possess and savor entrepreneurship excellence.

DESTINY STEPS — To her distinctly unique credit, Memphian Sametria Alexander has not only established her business, but she’s savoring a considerable amount of success in the process as the proud founder and CEO of Walking Into Your Destiny, LLC.

Once an accomplished entrepreneur in his own right, Sonny owned a Clarksdale, Mississippi-based roofing company for years until his death.

Alexander, meanwhile, recalls like yesterday how she watched in such wonderment her beloved grandfather functioning mightily in his element.

“The men who worked for him would come to his house every Friday to get paid, and my granddad would give them their earnings for the week,” Alexander recalled. “In Clarksdale, Mississippi, it was uncommon for a black man to have a business, let alone have white customers, but I watched him do it until the day that he died. It’s how he took care of his family. Although none of his children ventured out to start their own businesses, I always knew being a business owner was in me because of him…and that if he could do it, I could too.”

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — A business venture that went into full operations some four years ago, Alexander, 36, is routinely afforded the opportunity to display her immeasurable skills as an editor, publisher, and ghost writer.

To her distinctly unique credit, Alexander has not only established her business, but she’s savoring a considerable amount of success in the process as the proud founder and CEO of Walking Into Your Destiny, LLC.

A business venture that went into full operations some four years ago, Alexander, 36, is routinely afforded the opportunity to display her immeasurable skills as an editor, publisher, and ghost writer.

Not only that, this Memphis-based businesswoman is an accomplished author who assembled the awe-inspiring book that bears her venture’s name: Walking Into Your Destiny.

Because after all, the way things have appropriately shaped up for Alexander in recent years, it’s safe to assume that she’s surely walking in the destiny for which God created her.

“My business consists of helping aspiring authors to tell their personal stories,” Alexander, a Memphis Wooddale High graduate, said. “I believe that everyone has a story, a purpose, and a destiny to fulfill in life. It is refreshing and a sense of therapy when one is able to put their life’s experiences into a book.”

As Alexander acknowledged, helping steer her clients through the book publishing process customarily brings about a sense of gratification.

A graduate of Memphis’ historic LeMoyne-Owen College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Alexander earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix. 

“And how exciting it is to become an author in the process,” Alexander says with a smile. “My ultimate goal is to help these authors help others who may have gone through similar life events. I believe when others tell their story, it not only allows the author to forgive and set themselves free but it also helps others who read about these authors.

TEN-NES-SEE HER THRIVING — Memphis-based businesswoman is an accomplished author who assembled the awe-inspiring book that bears her venture’s name: Walking Into Your Destiny.

When asked how her competitive drive in life greatly propelled her for her business venture, Alexander said: “When I think of what the word competitive means, I would say that I have never been the competitive type. I have always been introverted to myself, but I have always had the drive to want to succeed and not outdo anyone, but be of help to the world around me.”

Credit those who are comprised of Alexander’s solid support system for their valiant contributions, particularly as it pertains to staying humble as a progressive and thriving entrepreneur.

“I have a servant’s heart, I’d like to say,” said Alexander, whose globally-acclaimed business caters to individuals and groups of all ages worldwide. “So it has always been in me to want to help people.”

Besides her grandfather, there are others who have played monumental roles in Alexander’s rise as a notable entrepreneur.

GIVING BACK BIG TIME — As Alexander acknowledged, helping steer her client through the book publishing process customarily brings about a sense of gratification.

“I am inspired by many who I would not have time to name,” Alexander said. “But I would have to say that my inspiration comes from my late grandmother, Ruthie Mae Flowers. During my parents’ divorce, I had to live with her for two years, and during those two years, she introduced me to what it means to not just know God, but to have a relationship with God.

Of course, Alexander’s mother, Verna Collins-Jones, also has had an immeasurable impact on her entrepreneurship success.

“She kept me humble,” Alexander said of her mother. “I volunteered at soup kitchens, because of her and I learned humility from her.”

No one, it seems, stood out like good ole gramps, Alexander hinted.

“I am proud to be a granddaughter of a business owner from rural Mississippi, and I hope in some way that he would be proud of what I have accomplished so far.”

Without question, he surely is.

Hands down.

For more information about Memphis  Businesswoman Sametria Alexander or to inquire about her services, connect with her via Facebook at: Sametria Flowers-Alexander. Also, send email to: sametriaalexander@gmail.com.


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Dallas/Fort Worth-area author Rue Mayweather’s new book dubbed a constant ‘page turner’

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES RUE MAYWEATHER 


DALLAS — Rue Mayweather wasn’t in any way, shape, or form stretching the truth when, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, she recalled like yesterday how God had strategically birthed her with a life-changing vision.

A vision that, much to her delight, came wrapped up in a book.

“At the age of 11 years old,” said Mayweather (no relation to the famous pro boxer), explaining when she had become spiritually empowered to compose her awe-inspiring book entitled, “No Gold At The End Of The Rainbow.”

An emotionally informative written document Mayweather commenced to assembling prior to her deployment to Iraq in 2010, this beloved military veteran admittedly needed somewhere in the neighborhood of “54 years” to finish her first book.

Generally, it is a book that depicts an assortment of Mayweather’s personal experiences, most notably those about which she labels a story of true love, God’s love, family, murder, domestic violence, mental illness, not to mention an introduction to cocaine, homosexuality, as well as those who chose not to look for the gold at the end of the rainbow, she specifically acknowledged in a detailed breakdown of a “No Gold At The End Of The Rainbow” at No Gold At The End Of The Rainbow https://www.amazon.com/dp/1513631128

“There are several messages being conveyed in my book,” Mayweather said. “First, the book is very relatable even in today’s society. Secondly, when praying and seeking God for the right mate, (you’ve got to) recognize that special someone when they come into your life.  If you don’t, you’ll end up abusing them.

“Thirdly, ‘No Gold At The End Of The Rainbow’ is sometimes being able to endure the storm and tell the story at the end,” Mayweather added. 

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While the vision to produce her first book had remained in her spirit for more than five decades, once Mayweather began the project, she said it took her approximately two weeks to actually write the manuscript.

Since the much-anticipated release of “No Gold At The End Of The Rainbow,” which can be purchased on Amazon.com, Mayweather’s reading audience has expressed such gratitude to her for having fortified enough faith to carry out her vision.

“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mayweather, adding that her book is dedicated to her mother. “The book sold out seven days after being released on my birthday on March 17, 2018. Comments veered from, ‘When is the next book?’ to ‘This book should be made into a movie.’ to ‘It is well written and easy to read’ to ‘Once I started, I couldn’t put it down,’ to ‘I laughed and I cried,’ to ‘I don’t like to read, but started reading this and really enjoyed it,’ to last but not least, ‘Is this a true story because I can relate to most of the things that happened in the book or I know someone whose life mirrors this story?’”

Currently a resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area after having served 30 years in the United States Army, Mayweather doesn’t shy away from the notion that God created her in large part so that she could “relate to and touch the heart of people.”

A graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (or USASMA), Mayweather retired with the rank of Command Sergeant Major (or CSM).

A devoted Christian and mother, Maywayweather graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a postgraduate degree in Business Management. She also holds a degree in Engineering and Technology from Amberton University.

SOLID RESUME — A devoted Christian and mother, Maywayweather graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a postgraduate degree in Business Management. Also, she holds a degree in Engineering and Technology from Amberton University.

“I still believe God created me to be an artist, whether it’s writing or designing clothing or coming up with masterpieces for ceremonial events or writing (resolutions with a bio) for funerals,” Mayweather said.

Acknowledging that her first book was “easy to write,” in large part because she had to “live the book” to write it, Mayweather said other books are surely on the horizon, mostly her forthcoming projects entitled, “Men R Like Cake” and “Fog At Sunrise.”

“(These) books are written (and copy written) but not published,” Mayweather said.

Regardless, the one that’s presently on the market is a huge crowd-pleaser, to say the least.

Not to mention a constant page-turner.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Rue Mayweather, to purchase her book, or to schedule her for a book signing, call 214.986.2881. To order an autographed copy of her book, connect with her via copy-E at: rmayweather@prodigy.net.  Also, connect with her via Twitter at: @rue21720475.


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Baltimore Leadership Coach JaVaughna Bevel bringing out positive change through her flourishing organization

There’s no other way to put it.

JaVaughna Bevel is all about helping implement change.

A PROVEN LEADER — A native of Baltimore, JaVaughna Bevel, 33, is widely known as a Certified Leadership Coach and the CEO of A Leading Way, which is a leadership development company, whereby she works specifically with a variety of organizations to improve their leadership capacity through professional and personal development workshops, training, and assessments, among other things.

“I love that I am able to make an impact on multiple lives by interacting with just one person,” Bevel, a Baltimore, Maryland-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week. “Leadership is such a complex subject and people tend to forget that leaders are servants.”

To her distinctly unique credit, Bevel has appropriately provided a whole new twist to the significance of displaying a servant’s heart.

A native of Baltimore, Bevel, 33, is widely known as a Certified Leadership Coach and the CEO of A Leading Way, which is a leadership development company, whereby she works specifically with a variety of organizations to improve their leadership capacity through professional and personal development workshops, training, and assessments, among other things.

MORE ON JAVAUGHNA BEVEL’S A LEADING WAY: https://www.aleadingway.com

“I provide training on diversity and cultural competency as well,” Bevel explained. “I also coach female leaders on navigating life as a woman in power with multiple roles — mother, wife, friend, sister, confident, girl boss, etc.”

In addition, Bevel’s organization offers one-on-one coaching, as well as group coaching, online training, and in-person workshops to women in power, particularly those who aspire to achieve their goals while standing firm in their success.

Interestingly, Bevel announced that she’s presently developing a youth leadership academy for girls ranging in ages 8 to 17, an institution that will focus largely on self-confidence, self-perception, team building, making positive decisions, and being a positive leader amongst their friends, she emphasized.

A TRUE PROFESSIONAL — Given the notable and immeasurable strides she’s made in such a short timeframe as a businesswoman, one would be hard-pressed to believe that it’s only been a year since Bevel deemed it essential to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

“I am able to go into an organization and remind leaders of their true purpose which, in turn, improves the outcomes for employees, customers, and partners,” Bevel said. “Better leadership equals better business practices. Better business practices equals increased revenue.”

Given the notable and immeasurable strides she’s made in such a short timeframe as a businesswoman, one would be hard-pressed to believe that it’s only been a year since Bevel deemed it essential to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

“I didn’t decide to become an entrepreneur until I was 32 years old,” Bevel said. “From the time I started working at 16, I was fine with working for someone else. I was content with receiving a reliable source of income that allotted me a 30-minute lunch break and four weeks’ vacation. I was content with being responsible for only my actions, but I was unhappy.”

SOLID TRACK RECORD — While she’s assumed the CEO label for her company for just one year, her wealth of experience in leadership, team building, communication and interpersonal skills date back more than 10 years.

All things considered, such unhappiness had ultimately fueled Bevel’s desire to devise ways to broaden her horizons, to seek and embrace new challenges, thus maximize her potential.

To her credit, she persevered diligently until she reaped favorable results.

“I needed to change everything, because I was so unfulfilled in my professional life,” Bevel explained.

A professional stint that spans more than a decade — most notably as a full time registered diagnostic medical sonographer in urology, fertility, and general sonography — Bevel undoubtedly boasts the educational credentials that have greatly enabled her to function in her element for such a time as now.

A 2002 graduate of Baltimore’s Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School, Bevel enrolled at nearby Coppin State University, where during a brief tenure she majored in General Science with an emphasis on Biology.

Consequently, she enrolled at Sanford Brown Institute, which led to her having acquired a certificate in sonography in 2007. Then in 2016, Bevel was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Sciences from The University of South Dakota.

While she’s assumed the CEO label for her company for just one year, her wealth of experience in leadership, team building, communication and interpersonal skills date back more than 10 years.

Which, as a result, goes to show there’s no other way to put it.

Bevel is all about helping implement change as evidenced by her remarkable progress within the past year.

“When I work with women leaders, it brings joy to my heart when they are finally able to live their best lives, because of something they learned from me,” said Bevel, adding that her children are amongst those — her “No. 1 reason,” she stressed — who have fueled her desire to live out her dreams. “Helping other women with lives similar to my own and (helping them) learn to navigate through the chaos and emerge on top is the ultimate gift for me. I love working with young girls to get them started early in their roles as women in power. Shaping them into young women that are prideful and purposeful in their actions. I am elated to be able to help young girls eliminate self-doubt and become, fierce, respected and positive leaders and role models.”

As for her mission for sharing — and inspiring — before the masses A Leading Way, Bevel doesn’t shy away from the notion that it all boils down to change. Positive change, that is.

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — Interestingly, Bevel announced that she’s presently developing a youth leadership academy for girls ranging in ages 8 to 17, an institution that will focus largely on self- confidence, self- perception, team building, making positive decisions, and being a positive leader amongst their friends, she emphasized.

“I want to change the way people view leadership and give them alternative ways to lead through positivity, inspiration, creativity and innovation,” Bevel said. “I became a leadership coach to transcend the barriers that have been invisibly placed on leadership roles and open people’s eyes to people centered leadership that will not only improve business but improve the well- being of others because people will feel valued, and when they feel valued they feel confident in their abilities. My mission is to inspire leaders to create more leaders.”

Especially her beloved children.

“I am a firm believer of my purpose being my passion and my reasons being my why,” said Bevel, adding that Caitlyn Davis, President of Empower Girls Inc., are amongst those who helped steer her in the right direction. “My children look to me for guidance and when they see mommy taking control of her time, her happiness and her life, they are excited. They know that mommy can spend more time with them and that they can achieve anything that they set their minds to.”

Just like she did.

There’s no other way to put it.

 

For more information about Certified Leadership Coach JaVaughna Bevel of A Leading Way or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, call 410.701.0382 or email her at: info@aleadingway.com.  Also, connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/aleadingwayllc
Instagram: Instagram.com/coachjavaughna
Twitter: twitter.com/coachjavaughna
LinkedIn: Ja Vaughna Bevel, RDMS, BSHSc

 

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Springfield, Massachusetts entertainer Shay-Nyce Lyrrixx to icon Missy Elliot: ‘I believe we would work well together’

EDITOR’S NOTE: For booking information on this Springfield, Massachusetts-based entertainer Making Headline News has highlighted, she can reached via email at: Shaynyce@gmail.com.

 

Sandra Beverly Blushings could go on and on, talking about her daughter, Shanice Dominique Lewis Brawner, a gifted and talented youngster who doesn’t shy away from the notion that she boasts lofty aspirations of becoming a renowned songwriter. 

ANOINTED FOR THIS — Widely known amongst her peers and fans as “Shay-Nyce Lyrrixx,” Shanice Dominique Lewis Brawner’s immeasurable gifts as a singer were discovered when her grandmother commanded her to sing in the church choir when she was child. What she had ultimately found out because of her act of obedience is that, well, only what you do for Christ will last.

“She took all my features,” Blushing, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, jokingly said of her 26-year-old daughter. “(People) think I’m her sister. I am not allowed to correct people if they think that, depending on her mood.”

All things considered, the bond between Blushings and her daughter is one that could be greatly described as inseparable to say the least.

It is, by all accounts, because of their close-knit relationship that Blushings deems it essential every chance she gets to push and promote, thus share with the masses Brawner’s assortments of endeavors, most notably her talents as a singer, songwriter, rapper, and poet.

SENDING A DIRECT MESSAGE? At the end of the real day, no one, it seems, inspires Brawner like Missy Elliot. “(Definitely) Missy Elliot, because she shows that her unique style is timeless,” Brawner said. “She is way ahead of the game even to this day and age. I believe we would work well together. All I need is a minute to try to impress her. That woman is a legend, an icon. Everything about her gives me life, hope, inspiration.”

For Brawner, that her mother routinely goes to great lengths to demonstrate unyielding support has benefited her mightily since she appropriately stepped out on faith courtesy of her talents.

“My endeavors are songwriting, poetry, and rapping and dance,” Brawner said. “I do it all.”

Widely known amongst her peers and fans as “Shay-Nyce Lyrrixx,” Brawner’s immeasurable gifts as a singer were discovered when her grandmother commanded her to sing in the church choir when she was child.

What she had ultimately found out because of her act of obedience is that, well, only what you do for Christ will last.

Interestingly, Brawner’s father assumes dual roles and as her disk jockey and promoter and, according to Brawner’s mother, her daughter is a devoted “daddy’s girl.”

“I’m trying to be one of the best songwriters in the history of music,” Brawner says with a straight face. “I am a performer. I try to perfect my gifts.”

Much to her delight, she has her beloved mother and father to thank for helping steer her in the right direction through her music.

“My mom taught me hip hop dance,” Brawner said. “She’s from the Bronx.”

Interestingly, her father, widely known as Infrared DJ Scope, assumes dual roles and as her disk jockey and promoter and, according to Brawner’s mother, her daughter is a devoted “daddy’s girl.”

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Brawner’s music and writing gifts had become popular within the walls of her high school, New Leadership Charter School, during which she had become a fixture for winning poetry contests through her online poem submissions.

“My teachers believed in me,” Brawner said. “They also were poets and I looked up to them. What I love most about being in my endeavors is being myself. No one tried to box me in. I do it all. I like being creative…waking up out my sleep to (conduct) late night writing sessions.

Besides the tireless support of her parents, her brother, fellow entertainer “Scope 2 Smooth,” has contributed mightily to Brawner’s success.

“He makes my beats,” Brawner said.

To her credit, the bulk of her music can be heard on a variety of message boards and via video footage, a trend her camp hopes will ultimately give way to some globally-acclaimed exposure she so desperately seeks — and deserves.

MOM KNOWS BEST — All things considered, the bond between Sandra Blushings and her daughter is one that could be described as inseparable to say the least.

“My mission is to break the chains,” said Brawner, adding that a majority of music is dedicated to people ranging in ages 18 and up. “When you come from a city nobody knows, it’s a struggle and hard to reach the world.”

All of which practically sums up why Brawner isn’t just destined to break chains, but rather she’s seemingly on a quest to help make Springfield a popular establishment besides being the birthplace where the game of basketball was originated.

“We have so many talented people here, but the world doesn’t know about this corner,” Brawner said. “I want to show the world I deserve to share my God-given gifts, to walk the stage at BET Awards as the best new songwriter and artist around.”

More than anything, Brawner admittedly will always be guilty of recalling what grandma and grandpa told her back in the day.

“My grandparents told me I’m rooted for greatness,” she said. “I believe them and in myself.”

Having been an entertainer since she was  15 years of age, Brawner has proven to be a notable risk taker, considering she sings mostly about the issues she senses “people are scared to talk about,” most notably issues pertaining to brokenness, fighting back, heartache and pain to winning, even domestic violence, she acknowledged.

“My inspiration is (rapper) Missy Elliot,” Brawner said. “No matter the season, she will blend any time any day. She makes me want to win. She is all (of my aspiring) gifts rolled on one. I love her and Nikki Minaj for her creativity and her being that she is and not worried about others.”

Wait…there are a few other entertainers to whom Brawner looks up.

GLOBAL IMPACT BREWING? Brawner isn’t just destined to break chains, but rather she’s seemingly on a quest to make Springfield a popular establishment besides being the birthplace where the game of basketball was originated.

“Remy Ma is like the Queen of maturity,” said Brawer, sounding very much like a music critic, of sorts. “She is sassy and hood in the heart and gets solid messages out that it doesn’t matter where we from, we gotta make them know our name.”

And then there is pop music/R & B icons Mary J Blige and Monica, whom Brawner deems her inspiration for telling thought-provoking stories through their music.

At the end of the real day, no one, it seems, inspires Brawner like Missy Elliot.

“(Definitely) Missy Elliot, because she shows that her unique style is timeless,” Brawner said. “She is way ahead of the game even to this day and age. I believe we would work well together. All I need is a minute to try to impress her. That woman is a legend, an icon. Everything about her gives me life, hope, inspiration.”

Talk about sending a direct message to arguably her biggest inspiration in the entertainment industry.

Psst…psst..Missy, are you reading this?

 

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

 

Clinton, Mississippi entrepreneur Latisha Holmes Hannah’s business ventures steadily acquiring a national presence

Say this about Latisha Holmes Hannah: Because of the abundant life that Christ came to give us, she doesn’t believe that anyone should journey through life, harboring the dreaded spirit of mediocrity.

 “Each one of us were created with a purpose, and God did not create us to be mediocre,” said Hannah, when asked why it is imperative that we esteem and inspire others daily. “You are truly great when you are working within your purpose.”

NATIONAL IMPACT — A proud native of Jackson, Mississippi, Latisha Holmes Hannah widely known as the Founder and CEO of V&L Specialties, a nationally-acclaimed sales and marketing company that specializes in print, design and promotional products, just to name a few. Not only that, Hannah is the mastermind behind Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, a universally-acclaimed global networking community for women veterans as well as women who presently serve our country.

Much to Hannah’s delight and because of the divine calling on her life, she can bolding profess that she undoubtedly is functioning in the purpose for which God created her.

A proud native of Jackson, Mississippi, Hannah widely known as the Chief Executive Officer of V&L Specialties, a nationally-acclaimed sales and marketing company that specializes in print, design and promotional products, just to name a few.

“We are your one stop for all your business solutions needs,” Hannah told Making Headline News during an interview this week.           

Not only that, Hannah is the mastermind behind Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, a universally-acclaimed global networking community for women veterans as well as women who presently serve our country. 

MORE ON V&L SPECIALTIES: http://www.vlspecialties.com )

A proud alumna of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Hannah is a retired Army veteran. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University.

As it pertains to Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, Hannah emphasized that amongst her key objectives is to encourage women to create their own status in life and, most importantly, to appropriately prepare for life after the military.

In essence, Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms’ primary goal is to provide support through pertinent information and other valuable resources, Hannah, an accomplished motivational speaker, said.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A proud alumna of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Hannah is a retired Army veteran. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University.

“As an inspirational speaker, I hope my experiences and knowledge help unlock the inner greatness of others,” Hannah said. “God has planted a seed of purpose in all of us, and my message to help them recognize that, to motivate them to take the steps needed, and bring people together to help support them in that effort.”

As for V&L Specialties, Hannah’s business offers an assortment of promotional products to consumers nationwide, most notably marketing display items, printing, a strong web presence, even a strategic social event planning, among other entities.

“V & L Specialties has what you need,” said a spokesperson for the company at http://www.vlspecialties.com. “We provide the best products and services at great values in the convenience of one location.”

Which, by all accounts, is in alignment with Hannah’s notable mission as a thriving, progressive businesswoman.

“My personal mission is for V&L Specialties to be your one stop for all of your marketing in promotional needs,” said Hannah, whose business-related experience spans more than two decades while garnering a national presence. “My personal mission for Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms is to be able to grow and provide funding for our members to help them in their ventures, provide conferences, retreats, a mentors program, and hard-to-access resources for our members.”

Interestingly, Hannah’s ventures cater to anyone across the country, she acknowledged.

MILITARY WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — As it pertains to Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, Hannah emphasized that amongst her key objectives is to encourage women to create their own status in life and, most importantly, to appropriately prepare for life after the military.

“Everyone that wants to market their business or organization,” said Hannah, who also is a fixture for her husband’s Clinton, Mississippi-based ministry as well as two area non-profit organizations. “As for inspirational speaking, I cater to all age groups to inspire them.  I have a message for everyone.”

A distinctly unique, kingdom advancing message that is highlighted by esteeming and inspiring others daily with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I want everyone to live a fulfilling and wonderful life, and when you truly get to know who you really are, it is a beautiful and amazing experience,” said Hannah, adding that she’s willing to expand her business ventures outside of the country. “You look at life differently.  It makes the highs even higher and the lows not so low.

“A mentor of mine told me, ‘Every day is a good day. Some days are just better than others.’ I want others to truly be successful and know they are not on their own in this journey. And every day, I’d want greatness for them no matter what the circumstances are.”

 

For more information about Businesswoman Latisha Holmes Hannah or to book her for an appearance, email her at: vlspecialties@yahoo.com. Also, connect with her via social media at: www.facebook.com/vlspecialties. In addition, she can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/GreatnessUnlimited/ and at https://www.linkedin.com/in/latishah/

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

 

 

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

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

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

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

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

Now we know why.

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

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

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

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

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

The rest, as they say, was history.

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

Yep. That’s just like God.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

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

 

 

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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.

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Pastor Caron Jones advancing the kingdom mightily through her tear-jerking book

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105 KJV)

Just before midday EST on Wednesday, Caron Jones took to her Facebook and staged a rather intriguing, thought-provoking video.

STUCK NO MORE — A native of Jamaica in the heart of the West Indies, Caron Jones, to her credit, had ultimately found the strength to encourage the masses to persevere and cling to unwavering faith through her awe-inspiring book entitled, “Stuck In The Cycle.”

Said Jones in a captivating post of a dancing elderly woman before her 3,400-plus social media friends: “She’s celebrating her life today at 101 (years age). People are younger and still don’t know how to celebrate life. Change your posture today.”

To grasp a thorough concept of why of Jones, a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based minister and prominent prophetess, deemed it essential to stage before the masses a fascinating post that could potentially inspire others to adopt a new lease on life, look no further than the assortment of challenges and obstacles about which she had to overcome in recent years.

Consider, for instance, how Jones, during an interview with Making Headline News on Wednesday, spoke at length about how she was left to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles amid the unexpected death of love ones, not to mention having to endure the seemingly unbearable pain of having once overdosed on drugs.

Consider, for instance, her constant battles with poverty, a slew of generation curses, not to mention fielding news of her children being taken away from her in the wake of her having been mired by a murder charge in the death of her daughter (a charge that was ultimately dismissed).

As if that weren’t enough to rattle a close-knit family, consider, for instance, how Jones had to navigate and press her way through the untimely, tragic death of her a husband whom, upon assuming the sacred desk to give a sermon, had suddenly collapsed in the pulpit as his body had done lifeless amid the sudden stoppage of his heart.

“Those are things that cause us to be stuck in life, but with our faith and trusting in God, we are able to overcome,” Jones said.

All things considered, Jones managed to persevere, thus overcome what was undoubtedly was a tumultuous, faith-enhancing season in her life, thanks in large part to God, her Helper, leading the way.

“(I want) to be a witness to others, (to remind them) that God can carry them through in hard times in their lives,” Jones said.

A native of Jamaica in the heart of the West Indies, Jones, to her credit, had ultimately found the strength to encourage the masses to persevere and cling to unwavering faith through her awe-inspiring book entitled, “Stuck In The Cycle.”

Powered by Amazon Digital Services, LLC, Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” is a 46-page memoir that addresses love, loss, and generational curses, all of which Jones has endured in recent years.

“I have a big story to tell about my life,” Jones said with such authority while sharing her assortment of testimony on Wednesday. “Now as a Pastor, I’m still standing.”

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Credit her variety of testimonies accompanied by an array of transparency as amongst the reasons why this beloved Senior Pastor of Rejoice In The Word Church is still standing to tell of God’s goodness through her inspiring book, which was released on August 30, 2016.

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — Powered by Amazon Digital Services, LLC, Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” is a 46-page memoir that addresses love, loss, and generational curses, all of which Jones has endured in recent years.

“(I strive daily) to be a living testimony to others and to empower women all over the world that like me, they can recover (from trials and tribulations,” Jones said.

As expected, the feedback through Jones’ “Stuck In The Cycle” has been mostly favorable, a Christian-oriented, faith-based written document that is extremely prevalent for a time such as now.

MORE ON PASTOR CARON JONES: www.caronjones.com

“I have gain great feedback,” said Jones, who is also the founder of The Girl’s That Stand Ministry, whereby she is afforded to travel the country, teaching and demonstrating how the power of God can greatly enable all impossibilities. “People have been encouraged by it, and many have gained strength to push forth in life no matter what drama (they face).”

THE PSALM 105:1 FACTOR — Credit her variety of testimonies accompanied by an array of transparency as amongst the reasons why this beloved Senior Pastor of Rejoice In The Word Church is still standing to tell of God’s goodness through her inspiring book, which was released on August 30, 2016.

Interestingly, Jones’ latest book has fueled her desire to write others, most notably “A Renewed Mind,” and “Standing Tall.”

Armed with more than three decades of ministerial experience, Jones also is an accomplished entrepreneur, life coach, and public speaker, who is widely regarded as one the most sought-after preachers and prophetesses in the Body of Christ.

Having commenced to composing “Stuck In The Cycle” in 2015, Jones needed a little less than a year to complete the project, which is available at Amazon.com and at  www.caronjones.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 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.