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Texas mother Aleesha Simmons remembering her son’s legacy through a notable non-profit organization

DOING IT FOR DOUG

REMEMBERING DOUG — According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Doug Williams — who lettered in football, basketball, and track and field for Dallas’ Franklin D. Roosevelt High School — was conditioning in April at a nearby park when he suddenly passed out. To no avail, first responders could not resuscitate him. Williams’ mother, Aleesha Simmons, has since established “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” her rising nonprofit organization that is presently in the works and is scheduled to officially go into operations within “four-to-six weeks,” she said.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — For Aleesha Simmons, it is a dejected, demoralizing feeling she’s repeated said she doesn’t want another mother to have to convey.

The discomfort to which she is alluding is the shocking death of her son, Doug Williams, a then-multi-sport athlete at Dallas’ Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, whose life was cut short back in April amid a sudden cardiac arrest.
He was 16.
According to a report at https://www.your-heart-health.com/content/close-the-gap/en-US/heart-disease-facts/young-athletes.html, sudden cardiac arrest (or SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Most often, the death occurs during athletic training or competition.
If SCA is not treated immediately, it can lead to sudden cardiac death (or SCD) within minutes, the report said.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Williams — who lettered in football, basketball, and track and field — was conditioning at a nearby park when he suddenly passed out. To no avail, first responders could not resuscitate him.

MORE ON SIMMON’S NONPROFIT: https://www.dougsrun.org/

At the time of his death, Williams reportedly was hours removed from having rededicated his life to Christ.

“After my 16-year-old son passed away suddenly in April due to the sudden cardiac arrest, it left me so lost and confused,” Simmons told Making Headline News this week. “And I feel like I didn’t want any other mother to have to go through this, especially not even knowing that something was even wrong.”

While Simmons and her family undoubtedly will be affected by the sudden demise of her son for the rest of their lives, she has — to her credit — deemed it essential to carry on Williams’ legacy through a notable cause.

As Simmons explained, while a majority of the Roosevelt High School community is still very affected by her son’s death, a number of fellow church members and close acquaintances are backing her mightily on bringing about awareness through her fledgling organization.

A native of Chicago who works primarily as a Dallas/Fort Worth-area customer service specialist, Simmons is the founder and director of “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” her rising nonprofit organization that is presently in the works and is scheduled to officially go into operations within “four-to-six weeks,” she said.

Through “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” Simmon’s strategic mission is centered largely on stopping the vastly growing epidemic of sudden cardiac arrest, particularly amongst youth athletes, she told MHN.

In order for this to happen, parents, student athletes, and trainers must become knowledgeable about the various symptoms related to cardiac arrest so that her organization, in turn, can appropriately assist in setting up the necessary screenings, etc.

GOD’S PLAN…GOD’S PLAN — At the time of his death, Williams reportedly was hours removed from having rededicated his life to Christ.

Interestingly, “Doug’s Run To The Finish” will host community-wide events during which it will provide credible resources and pertinent information, as well CPR training, which would involve educating certified individuals on how to properly use a defibrillator, Simmons said.

In addition, Simmons emphasized she will execute the essential steps to ensure that area sports teams are equipped with defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in the event a student athlete collapses.

As Simmons explained, while a majority of the Roosevelt High School community is still very much affected by her son’s death, a number of fellow church members and close acquaintances are backing her mightily on bringing about awareness through her fledgling organization.


“(I thank) my pastor (Andrew Jackson Jr.), my family and close friends who are deeply affected by my son’s sudden passing,” Simmons said. “This mission is very near and dear to my heart, because the day I lost my son was by far the worst day that I’ve ever experienced in my life.”


For what it’s worth, Simmons has often struggled, particularly with regards to seeing a silver-lining, of sorts, in the wake of Williams’ untimely death.

“Someone told me that my son was a seed and his passing was just the seed being planted and this mission is the fruits of that seed sprouting up and manifesting,” Simmons explained. “So my son lives on through saving the lives of others.”

While Simmons and her family undoubtedly will be affected by the sudden demise of her son for the rest of their lives, she has — to her credit — deemed it essential to carry on Williams’ legacy through a notable cause.

A nonprofit organization that’s geared toward individuals ranging mostly between the ages five-to-25, Simmons said amongst the factors about which she has become thoroughly persuaded is that her son undoubtedly fulfilled the purpose for which God created him.

Now it’s time to effectively carry out his legacy through a notable organization that figures to not just change a generation, but to impact it in the process.

After all, Simmons is fully convinced that is what her young, vibrant, speedy multi-sport athlete of a son would have wanted.


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According to a report at https://www.your-heart-health.com/content/close-the-gap/en-US/heart-disease-facts/young-athletes.html, sudden cardiac arrest (or SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Most often, the death occurs during athletic training or competition. Williams was 16 at the time of his death.

“My goal is for this campaign to go as far and as wide as it possibly can,” said Simmons, whose organization is already becoming a fixture throughout the DFW Metroplex. “(I’m doing this) knowing that my son’s life has a purpose.”

A purpose that’s still very much justifiable to this day — and beyond.

How befitting for a well-rounded student athlete whom, much to his credit, ran to the finish.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Aleesha Simmons of “Doug’s Run To The Finish,” to make a monetary donation, to schedule her for public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/aleesha.simmons.


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


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


DEFYING MASSIVE ODDS 

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

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

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

BUY DEE PORTER’S BOOK HERE: https://www.grindinginreallife.com/book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

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

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

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

“Love your neighbor,” Porter said.

For all the right reasons.


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


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Is longtime Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Kristen J. Price the real estate industry’s best kept secret?


Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV) 


DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Dallas, Kristen J. Price, 52, is owner and chief executive officer of Hylton Homes Realty, LLC.

DALLAS — Earlier this week, Texas businesswoman Kristen J. Price wasted little time offering a thorough assessment of her drive in her selected line of work.

She was only keeping it 100.
“Let’s face it,” Price explained during an interview with Making Headline News. “There’s an increasing number of individuals that have the same ethnic makeup and background as myself, who have the thought in their minds that they will never be able to own their own home. I’m here to let them know differently. If they have the desire, tenacity and dream to give it a try, I am here to make that dream a reality with my professional knowledge and guidance in the real estate industry.
“You too can own your own home,” Price continued. “Not just one, but two, three, or however many your heart desires.”

MORE ON HYLTON HOMES REALTY, LLC: https://www.hyltonhomesrealty.com/

A company that is widely known for specializing in Dallas/Fort Worth-area homes for sale, Prices’ Hylton Homes Realty is your residential realtor resource for buying and selling your next North Texas home, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of her venture at https://www.hyltonhomesrealty.com/personalinfo.html.

To grasp a thorough concept of why Price speaks with such passion and splendor when assessing the joy of functioning mightily in her element, look no further than the immeasurable strides she’s made as one of Texas’ most resourceful and efficient real estate brokers.

A native of Dallas, Price, 52, is owner and chief executive officer of Hylton Homes Realty, LLC.

A company that is widely known for specializing in Dallas/Fort Worth-area homes for sale, Prices’ Hylton Homes Realty is your residential realtor resource for buying and selling your next North Texas home, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of her venture at https://www.hyltonhomesrealty.com/personalinfo.html.

Interestingly, with Price’s expertise and knowledge of the real estate industry, she will steadfastly work tirelessly on her clients’ behalf, all the while making their next home-buying or home-selling experience a pleasant and successful one.


“Therefore, whether you are considering selling a home, looking for a new build or an existing home or in the preliminary stages of a Dallas area real estate search, you have found the best in professional service,” said a spokesperson for Price’s Hylton Homes Realty.


A 1985 graduate of Dallas’ Wilmer-Hutchins High, Price holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in nearby Denton.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A 1985 graduate of Dallas’ Wilmer-Hutchins High, Price holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in nearby Denton. Consequently, she advanced her education when she earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business in 2000 from Amberton University in nearby Garland.

Consequently, she advanced her education when she earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business in 2000 from Amberton University in nearby Garland.

As for her immeasurable experience in the ever-so-competitive real estate industry, Price’s tenure spans some 15 years, five of which she served as a sales agent and 10 years as an independent broker.

She is scheduled to teach what is known as the Military Relocation Professional Class on July 17 at the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

Also, Price will conduct a live recording with other media analysts at her local church, Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church on July 8 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Given the immense strides she made over the course of the past decade-and-a-half, it’s safe to say that even in the wake of her sustained success, Price’s best and brightest days as a real estate broker are well ahead of her.

This, to her credit, essentially means that Price hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down any time soon, considering she’s walking diligently in her divine purpose.


“Service is my personal mission,” Price said. “I love offering my professional service, expertise, and knowledge of real estate to the consumers. I work for and with my clients. Notice I said ‘for them’ first. I put all of my clients’ interests before my very own. It’s not about me, but all about them and assisting them with accomplishing that one goal of home ownership.”


When asked who were amongst those who inspired her to delve off into such a rewarding and commendable industry, Price deems it essential to customarily recall a somewhat intriguing memory.

“A realtor by the name of Candy Hudson — who represented my husband at the time — and me in the sale of our first home,” Price explained. “She stated to me one day after a meeting with us, ‘Kristen, have you ever thought about doing real estate?’ My response was, ‘No.’ She went on to say that, ‘I think that you would be good at it, because you are such a great communicator.’”


GOD-ORDERED STEPS 

To grasp a thorough concept of why Price speaks with such passion and splendor when assessing the joy of functioning mightily in her element, look no further than the immeasurable strides she’s made as one of Texas’ most resourceful and efficient real estate brokers.

And the rest, as they say, was history, particularly with regards to Price appropriately heeding the wise counsel of Hudson.

“There was not much thought given to the conversation until after we had moved into our new home in Mesquite, Texas,” Price said. “The rest is history.”

Here she is today, not only steadily setting herself apart as one of Texas’ most resourceful and efficient real estate brokers but, much to her delight, she routinely goes to great lengths to ensure that her clients’ dreams become realities in the process.

All because, well, she was determined to the trust process of what it takes to become a fixture in one America’s most popular and competitive industries.


DS-TEXAS’ OWN

“Winston Churchill stated that, ‘Success is the ability to go from one failure to another, with no loss of enthusiasm,’ said Price before backing up such an analogy with the familiar Biblical verse that is Philippians 4:6. “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.”

All things considered, coupled with the divine calling on her life, that’s just what Price has done — made her requests known unto God.

And left the results to Him.

Look at her today, having emerged as one of Texas’ most resourceful and efficient real estate brokers.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Kristen J. Price of Hylton Homes Realty, LLC, call 214-802-0038. Also, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/kristen.hylton.37, or email her at: kristenjprice7@gmail.com.


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Houston author Philandis Stovall’s recalls loving memory of her son, who wrote a book before his untimely death


If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10 KJV)


VICTORIOUS REGARDLESS 

MUSTARDSEED FAITH — Houston author Philandis Stovall wrote the emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work entitled, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Amid Adversity, an awe-inspiring project that garnered a wave of media coverage since its much-anticipated release in nearly two years ago.

DALLAS — To his credit, little “Ziggy” reached his destiny before God ceremoniously called him home.

“I received the confirmation for writing my book when I was in the hospital with my son while he was having his bone marrow transplantation,” Philandis Philly Stovall told Making Headline News during a weekend interview, recalling the memorable developments that unfolded in July 2017, during which her son, Fre’Derick Leontez Young Redd III, was hospitalized at Texas Children’s Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer.
The book to which Stovall is alluding is her emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work entitled, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Amid Adversity, an awe-inspiring project that garnered a wave of media coverage since its much-anticipated release in nearly two years ago.
A book that Stovall began composing sometime in September 2017 and needed approximately two weeks to complete, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity” is a story of one mom’s journey from despair to triumph, according to detailed breakdown by Google Books.

A book that Stovall began composing sometime in September 2017 and needed approximately two weeks to complete, “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity” is a story of one mom’s journey from despair to triumph, according to detailed breakdown by Google Books.

In 2012, for instance, Stovall’s then four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, she found herself in what she described as “a zone,” whereby all she wanted was peace and quiet.

In  no particular order.

“I was searching for sense in a situation that made no sense to me,” Stovall writes.

STAR POWER — Interestingly and much to Stovall’s delight, her book — as well as her son’s written work — has caught the attention of an array of athletes, including the Rice University football program the Houston Texans, as well as former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

Interestingly, alone with her wave of thoughts and emotions, Stovall desperately wanted to “wake up” from what sense was a nightmare.

Still, the Greenville, Mississippi native demonstrated enough faith to stay awake, particularly in the spirit, considering she had come to grips with the notion that what was unfolding in her young life wasn’t merely a dream.

“This was reality and she was forced with the choice of retreating into the devastation or fighting her way through the storm,” said a Google Books spokesperson for Stovall’s “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity.’” “Finding herself on an unexpected and unwelcome path, the young mother could feel a rebirth happening. With each day and event, she found herself growing stronger and stronger.”

In 2012, for instance, Stovall’s then four-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. Consequently, she found herself in what she described as “a zone,” where all she wanted was peace and quiet.

Even amid her son’s unlikely diagnosis — he wasn’t born with cancer – Stovall didn’t merely have time to cope; rather, she simply had to learn to deal with it, she’s explained time and again.

Regardless, because of her spiritually resourcefulness, Stovall’s story essentially is one whereby she had to learn of rely on her faith — the kind of faith that had ultimately given way to her exemplifying hope, particularly when that about which she encountered seemed hopeless.

But God…


“I knew from the beginning of our journey we had a purpose and reason for being assigned to go through cancer treatment,” said Stovall, when asked what was the single, most underlying reason she chose to produce “Even Through the Storm: A Mom’s Story of Faith Admid Adversity.” “My handsome son wasn’t born with cancer. He was born a completely healthy baby boy.”


Still, before his health had begun to decline, Stovall miraculously aided her son mightily to fulfill his God-manifested purpose, considering “Ziggy” surprisingly wrote his very own book while in the hospital before he passed away. The title: “The Mystery of the Missing Ring,” which was published earlier this year.

Still, before his health had begun to decline, Stovall miraculously aided her son mightily to fulfill his God-manifested purpose, considering “Ziggy” surprisingly wrote his very own book while in the hospital before he passed away. The title: “The Mystery of the Missing Ring,” which was published earlier this year.

Talk about a mother and child collectively devising ways to weather arguably the toughest of adversity.

“I have gotten overwhelmingly amazing reviews and feedback on my memoir, including five-star ratings,” Stovall said. “I was told prophetically I have a bestselling book and that’s what I believe.”

Interestingly and much to Stovall’s delight, her book — as well as her son’s written work — has caught the attention of an array of athletes, including the Rice University football program the Houston Texans, as well as former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.

Because of her spiritually resourcefulness, Stovall’s story essentially is one whereby she had to learn of rely on her faith — the kind of faith that had ultimately given way to her exemplifying hope, particularly when that about which she encountered seemed hopeless.

“This memoir shares a major part of my life and how I handled it being a single mother of two children with one being diagnosed with cancer,” said Stovall, adding “more personal book projects” are forthcoming much sooner than later. “I have been able to share my strengths, weaknesses, and faith in God words, no matter what the world says. I have been able to start and continue one of my passions, which is helping others with my nonprofit organization efforts.”

Surely, because of keen perseverance, “Ziggy” is peeping through the clouds above and giving his mom’s a well-deserved thumbs up.


For more information about Houston-area Author Philandis Philly Stovall, to order her books, or to schedule her for public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/philandis.stovall. Also, send email to: philandisstovall@gmail.com.


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Fort Worth author Helena Lewis-Norman savors her ‘new next’ courtesy of emotionally-driven book


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH 

BUT GOD — Helena Lewis-Norman, in fact, can greatly attest to shattered dreams, as she vividly details in her newly-produced book entitled, “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work that was officially released in mid-April.

DALLAS — For Helena Lewis-Norman, the turmoil she’s endured in recent years, she wouldn’t wish for it to transpire in the life of her worst enemy.

“At some point in life, something will happen to shatter your dreams, your faith, and yes, your whole life,” Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, disheartening developments surrounding the deaths of her daughter and grandchild. “Tragedy, hurt, and brokenness cross all socioeconomic boundaries, leaving us feeling hopeless.”
Lewis-Norman, in fact, can greatly attest to these encounters, as she vividly details in her newly-produced book entitled, “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” an emotionally-driven, tear-jerking written work that was officially released in mid-April.

BOOK SIGNING ALERT!!! 

A native of nearby Fort Worth, Lewis-Norman will host a book signing for “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed,” her 176-page featured written document that addresses an assortment of pertinent topics, most notably what this Christian-based writer refers to as tragedy, hurt, and brokenness, all of which cross virtually all socioeconomic boundaries.

A book signing and brunch celebration for this sought-after book will take on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 6555 Park Brook in Forest Hill, Texas.


As Lewis-Norman eloquently explained, it was God Who strategically assigned her to compose an awe-inspiring book whereby she recalls in great details how He anchored her spiritually during what arguably was the darkest season of her life.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, somewhere along your journey, life will deal you a hand you don’t know how to play,” Lewis-Norman said. “At that moment, your entire life hinges upon your decision.”

Within minutes after offering a detailed synopsis of her new book, this devout woman of faith then poses a few rather riveting, thought-provoking questions to masses to ponder, particularly as it pertains to their respective season in the wilderness.

“Will you react and continue to do the same things you’ve always done such as avoid painful times in your life? Or will you respond by doing something different and deal with the broken pieces in your life?” Lewis-Norman said. “Things that have shattered in your life, which left you broken, all had a purpose to prepare you for your new next.”

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“At some point in life, something will happen to shatter your dreams, your faith, and yes, your whole life,” Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News this week, recalling the tumultuous, disheartening developments surrounding the deaths of her daughter and grandchild. “Tragedy, hurt, and brokenness cross all socioeconomic boundaries, leaving us feeling hopeless.”

For Lewis-Norman, because of her bend-but-don’t break faith, coupled with her spiritually resiliency as one of God’s beloved spokespersons, she can dauntless profess that she’s ceremoniously crossed over into her “new next.”

Yep. To God be the glory.

“There is life after loss of a love one, divorce — which feels like a death — transition or change of employment or financial crisis,” Lewis-Norman said.

As expected, the feedback for Lewis-Norman’s “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed” has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“Excellent feedback of transparent moments shared in the book,” Lewis-Norman said.

For Lewis-Norman, because of her bend-but-don’t break faith, coupled with her spiritually resiliency as one of God’s beloved spokespersons, she can dauntless profess that she’s ceremoniously crossed over into her “new next.”

Interestingly, while putting the wraps on her newly-produced project, Lewis-Norman recalls how God had given her specific instructions as a strategic, effective way to minister to His people.

“While finalizing the last chapters of the book, I was ignited as the purpose pusher to help push people who have been paralyzed by their pain and stagnated in disappointment, which caused them to doubt who they are in God,” Lewis-Norman said.

In addition, Lewis-Norman told Making Headline News that she’s devising ways to construct a stage play for “Shattered Pieces: From Broken2Blessed.”


For more information about Dallas/Fort worth Author Helena Lewis-Norman, to order her book, or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/helenashawn.lewisjohnson.


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Renowned actress Phaedra Parks to host Letitia Scott Jackson’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause from Dallas

STAR STUDDED SHOW

DALLAS — Last year, Letitia Scott Jackson’s fashion show was a monumental success as ticket sales had sold out weeks for before the event.

This year, she’s expecting nothing short of remarkable once again.

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman and empowerment extraordinaire who is the founder and CEO of Keeping Families Connected, Scott and her team are preparing to host their Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause.

Powered by Keeping Families Connected, Scott’s credible nonprofit organization she established four years ago, this year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. CST, at The Westin Galleria Dallas, located at 13340 Dallas Parkway.

SAVE THE DATE

Just like last year’s star-studded and standing-room only event, this year’s red carpet event figures to be just as enthralling, Scott told Making Headline News this week.

That’s because the featured guest and hostess will be globally-acclaimed actress Phaedra Parks, an longtime attorney and accomplished television personality, who’s widely known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Parks’ celebrity has soared in recent years, largely because of her immeasurable roles as a media personality, motivational speaker, author, and social activist.


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GIVING BACK BIG TIME — A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

Interestingly, her clients have included celebrities and high-profile individuals, and she is actively involved in the Atlanta legal community.

Widely known also for having served as president of the Gate City Bar Association and on the advisory board of the American Bar Association, Parks’ on-air appearances includes having assumed the role as a legal analyst for a host of media outlets, including NBC, Fox, CNN, truTV, EXTR,  and Entertainment Tonight, and she has been quoted on legal issues in dozens of publications, most notably The New York Times, Newsweek and People, among others.

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This year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will be co-hosted by Michael Molthan of the popular radio talk show called, M2 The Rock.

This year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will be co-hosted by Michael Molthan of the popular radio talk show called, M2 The Rock.

For over 25 years, Molthan known as one of the best luxury home builders in the country.

Tickets for this event are currently on sale and can be purchased at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/events.

BEACON OF LIGHT 

Powered by Keeping Families Connected, Scott’s credible nonprofit organization she established four years ago, this year’s Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6 p.m. CST, at The Westin Galleria Dallas, located at 13340 Dallas Parkway.

“This is our sold-out multi-layered fashion show, showcasing the designs of talented designers,” said Onjalai Flake, who’s the Program Coordinator for Keeping Families Connected. “This is a historically a sold out event you don’t want to miss out on, which will be an EPIC display of fashion and entertainment.

A native of Houston who was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Scott Jackson is thoroughly convinced that her organization is steadily becoming a fixture throughout the region but, most importantly, she’s convinced it aligns solely with the purpose for which she was created.

“My mission is for Keeping Families Connected to become a household name worldwide and eventually be able to provide free prison transportation in other states as the need is so great,” Scott Jackson told Making Headline News during a March 2019 interview.


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Letitia Scott Jackson’s DFW-based Keeping Families Connected nonprofit organization becoming a national fixture


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected or to inquire about tickets to Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show For A Cause, log on to: https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/events. To schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tetiascott. Also, send email to: keepingfamiliesconnected2015@yahoo.com.


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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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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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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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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:

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