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Hurricane Ike gives way to Texas entrepreneur Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor organizing Home Staging Lens

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DALLAS — For Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, September 13, 2008 was the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.

“I lived near where it hit landed,” Dr. Taylor recalled.

That about which she’s alluding is Hurricane Ike, a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

Having resided approximately 40 miles from the shore in Houston, Dr. Taylor’s home was inundated with four feet of water.

A TRUE TREND SETTER — Amongst the reasons Dr. Shantuan Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

“I evacuated prior to the flooding of my home, but upon her return I was devastated by what I saw,” Dr. Taylor told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “The house was flooded. I had holes in the roof, broken windows, and the smell of a destructive storm throughout my house.”

Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining in the wake of a such a life changing occurrence.

“I was blessed. Many others were not,” Dr. Taylor explained. “The (home) had flood insurance. In order to put my house back together, I redesigned the floor plan, totally remodeling the structure and rebuilt it and fell back in love with my house. It was much better than when I originally built it.”


MORE ON HOME STAGING LENS: http://www.homestaginglens.com/

Amongst the reasons Dr. Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

A progressive, resourceful business she started while collaborating with Kevin Peterson of Zilla Builders, LLC, these entrepreneurs had eventually incorporated Dr. Taylor’s lofty ideas, thus bringing her vision to life.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Having made landfall on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike was a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

“Zilla Builders liked her work so much, they subcontracted the design work to her and used her home as a model to woo other potential customers,” said a spokesperson for Home Staging Lens in a detailed synopsis of this venture at http://www.homestaginglens.com. “This partnership was very lucrative.”

Since the startup of Home Staging Lens, Dr. Taylor has enjoyed an array of sustained success.

This, much to her delight, is indicative of how God could miraculously turn tragedies into much-anticipated triumphs.

BUT GOD — Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining to such a life changing occurrence.

“I turned a bedroom into a walk-in luxury closet with pedestal dresser, shelving for shoes, boots, belts, jewelry, display cabinets, and garment casings,” said Dr. Taylor, recalling some of her grandest highlights as the face of Home Staging Lens. “I remodeled my game room into a three-tier media room, equipped with starlight ceiling, surround sound, a theatre room reclining chair, a theatre room columns, and built my TV, lighting, and speakers in the walls. I laid wood flooring throughout the house with the exception of the bedrooms and bathrooms.”

When asked what she likes mostly about her business, Dr. Taylor said, “It brings out my creativity. I like the transformation and the awareness in the eyes of my clients during the makeover reveal.”

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Now we know why, especially amid September 13, 2008, the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.


For more information about Businesswoman Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor’s Home Stage Lens, call 1-888-808-4179 or 214-876-3713, or log on to: http://www.homestaginglens.com, or email her at: shantuan@browngirlempire.com. Also, write to: Home Staging Lens Headquarters at: Post Office 307, Alvarado, Texas 76009, or connect with Dr. Taylor via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.


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Houston entrepreneur Marshall D. Isom’s Optimum Security Professionals enjoying rapid growth in North and South Texas

DALLAS — As far as starting a business goes, it’s safe to assume that Marshall D. Isom undoubtedly has learned from the best, some pretty fine individuals, if you will.

TEXAS SIZE IMPACT — Armed with a wealth of business-related experience and wisdom, Houston businessman Marshall D. Isom, by all accounts, have done a masterful job in filling the shoes of his beloved relatives, most notably as Chairman, President, and CEO of President of Optimum Security Professionals.

For starters, Isom’s late great grandfather, Leon Kiser, for years had owned a neighborhood corner store.

As if that wasn’t enough to fuel his competitive entrepreneurship drive, his late grandmother, Cleethal Kiser, was widely known for catering lunches at her job while working as an accomplished welder.

Not only that, Isom’s grandmother upon retirement had owned a real estate investment firm and his father owned a slew of vending machines throughout the city while his mother owned a local bed linen shop.

All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, of sorts, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.

“Being a business owner is first nature,” Isom, 39, said during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “They are my role models. I’m just following their lead.”

Armed with a wealth of business-related experience and wisdom, Isom, by all accounts, have done a masterful job in filling the shoes of his beloved relatives, most notably as President of Optimum Security Professionals and Chairman and CEO of The Proverbs Group, LLC.

WORK OF ART — A security-based company that has become a fixture in both Houston and Dallas, Isom — because of his venture’s sustained success — often describes the vital responsibilities associated with his company as a form of art.

A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

WHAT ABOUT OPTIMUM SECURITY PROFRESSIONALS? http://optimumsecuritypros.com/about-us/

Interestingly, in a detailed description of OSP’s mission the company’s website, Isom’s company recognizes that in order to achieve its mission, it must:

 

  • Recruit and retain the most qualified agents in the industry.
  • Provide our agents with a continuing education program that employs the most current technology and protection techniques available and,
  • Continually monitor the national and international socio-political environment to develop our services in an efficient manner.

A security-based company that is powered by The Proverbs Group, LLC  and has become a fixture in both Houston and Dallas, Isom — because of his venture’s sustained success — often describes the vital responsibilities associated with his company as a form of art.

“It’s an expression of what I envisioned, (which is) an outlet,” said Isom, who’s also Co-Principal of Cruise Control Valet, a Houston-based parking management company that has been in existence for 12 years. “I create through doing business. I see it as my contribution to life, one of my footprints. I love being able to provide employment opportunities, seeing our employees thrive and solving our clients’ problems.”

By and large, the key to OSP’s continuous success is the people with whom Isom and his staff routinely cross paths.

“We protect property, so we cater to a wide range of businesses such as office buildings, schools, shopping centers, manufacturing and distribution facilities, hospitals, hotels, construction sites, banks, etc.,” Isom explained. “We also provide personal protection for high profile-high net worth individuals such as influencers, performing artists, executives and athletes. In addition to protection services, we are a private investigation firm with a niche in vulnerability assessments and loss prevention.”

WHAT ABOUT CRUISE CONTROL VALET? www.cruisecontrolvalet.com

Most importantly, Isom doesn’t shy away from the notion that his company would not have such unyielding success if not for the valiant contributions rendered by his wife, Shaunta,’ and their three children.

“My greatest inspirations are my wife, Shaunta’, and our three children,” Isom said. “I want our kids to stand on generations of tall shoulders, feel pride in their lineage, and be certain of their future. I want my wife to have anything she wants.”

SUSTAINED SUCCESS — A credible security firm that is headquartered in Houston, specifically at 1980 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1500, in the Post Oak Central complex, Optimum Security Professionals’ longstanding mission is geared largely toward providing customer service oriented protection, which is the process of preventing the loss of life, property, or injury by strategically combining traditional aspects of guard services, most notably surveillance, client/guest engagement, crisis management, as well as patrolling with the skill and attitude of delivering helpful, professional, high quality assistance.

As the new year approaches, OSP, as expected, is making a solid case that it figures to be around for years to come, in large part because Isom announced that adding more office throughout Texas are presently in the works and is expected to be completed as early as 2021.

“We currently operate locally in the Houston Metroplex and are planning expansion in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, El Paso and Midland,” Isom said of what has become a rapidly growing company.

Never mind that OSP is only two years old.

All things considered and much to his delight, finding a niche through entrepreneurship essentially had become a way of life, at least through Isom’s bloodline, a trend about which he’s fully embraced throughout the years.

 

For more information about Optimum Security Professionals, call 713-568-1763. For more information about Cruise Control Valet, call 281-815-2019. 

 

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Houston businesswoman Kimberly Barrow impacting lives, fulfilling her long-awaited dream as owner of medical clinic

WALKING IN HER PURPOSE — At the tender age of 32, Kimberly Barrow is owner and chief executive officer of Kimberly Cares, LLC — a Houston-based family health clinic that was created by following her stint as a registered nurse that spanned nearly a decade. Located at 5751 Blythewood Suite, 700 in Houston, Kimberly Cares’ primary mission is geared largely toward assisting families without adequate access to affordable health care.

DALLAS — As the old catchphrase goes, “They do things big in Texas.”

Even as a native Floridian, accomplished 32-year-old medical professional Kimberly Barrow, MSN, APRN, NP-C has embrace this notion wholeheartedly.

“I was driven by a need to fill the void in our communities by creating a care model that is more personal and affordable,” Barrow, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining her competitive drive for delving off in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship. “I like the autonomy I have as a solo provider.”

The independence to which Barrow is alluding is her well-established business as owner and chief executive officer of Kimberly Cares, LLC, a Houston-based family health clinic that was created following her notable stint as a registered nurse, a tenure that spanned nearly a decade.

Located at 5751 Blythewood Suite, 700 in Houston, Kimberly Cares’ primary mission is geared largely toward assisting families without adequate access to affordable health care.

“For many, it is the difference between groceries or a $150 clinic visit,” said a spokesperson for Kimberly Cares, LLC under a detailed description of Barrow’s newly-established clinic at http://www.kcaresmore.com.

THIS IS WHERE IT’S HAPPENING — “For many, it is the difference between groceries or a $150 clinic visit,” said a spokesperson for Kimberly Cares, LLC under a detailed description of her business at http://www.kcaresmore.com.

Which, as a result, essentially sums up why Barrow has emphasized that her target patient populations are uninsured children and adults, college students, and small business owners, just to name a few.

“I am not consumed by the financial politics or motivations of corporate medicine,” said Barrow, who is credentialed through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program and is a member of several other professional organizations. “Instead, I am able to provide access to basic health services at a rate that most everyone can afford, which has a direct impact on the welfare and quality of life for the people in my community.”

WHAT ABOUT KIMBERLY CARES? www.kcaresmore.com 

To her uniquely distinct credit, Barrow certainly boasts the credentials and educational mechanics to function and dwell in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Barrow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Central Florida. Consequently, she advanced her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston — further proving why they do things big in Texas.

SHE CALLED IT — “I (had) always planned to have my own practice,” said Barrow, when asked who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship through her area of study. “I grew up in a single parent household with four siblings and very limited resources.”

“I (had) always planned to have my own practice,” said Barrow, when asked who inspired her to enter entrepreneurship through her selected area of study. “I grew up in a single parent household with four siblings and very limited resources.”

As it turned out, it seemed that was the motivation she needed to diligently working toward making her dream a reality.

To her credit, Barrow has assumed the business owner label for a little more than eight months. And given the immense strides she’s made since opening her very own medical practice, it’s safe to assume that Kimberly Cares, LLC’s best and brightest days are well of ahead of it.

“We didn’t have health insurance because of the cost,” Barrow said of her upbringing. “Also, as fairly new RN, I found myself in a situation where I was expecting a baby without health coverage or the ability to qualify for private health plan. It was a struggle to the say the least, but I had a mother that was business savvy and always focused on being self-sufficient, so that’s where I was first exposed to the importance of business ownership.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

AWWWWWWW — A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Barrow earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Central Florida. Consequently, she advanced her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston — further proving why they do things big in Texas.

To her credit, Barrow has assumed the business owner label for a little more than eight months. And, given the immense strides she’s made since opening her very own medical clinic, it’s safe to assume that Kimberly Cares, LLC’s best and brightest days are well of ahead of it.

“Adequate representation, especially for the youth in our community is essential,” said Barrow, explaining why it is essential to esteem others daily through her business venture and purpose. “I have a non-traditional appearance as far as corporate America and this American culture in general is concerned. I need other young, minority women to know that they too can own no matter how society perceives us a people.

“If we can own more businesses and begin to re-invest and create jobs in our communities, we can become our own solution to many of the problems that plague our communities.”

Remarkably and well stated.

Talk about doing things big in Texas.

 

For more information about Kimberly Cares, LLC, call her via mobile at 281.900.7817 or at her office at 832.649.225. She can also be reached via fax at 713.637.4829.

 

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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 reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Texas Author/Evangelist Christi Henderson advancing the kingdom mightily through her awe-inspiring book

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

 

KEEPING IT REAL IN THE KINGDOM — A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Christi Henderson is the mastermind by the awe-inspiring and life-altering book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.” An informative, tear-jerking, spiritually-gut-checking written document she began composing in 2013, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” recalls a variety of what she describes as transparency of tests, trials and temptations, most notably her proverbial marked journey to Christ.

ARLINGTON, Texas — If there is one attribute for which Christi Henderson is widely known, it is this:

She is one who is determined to view life’s toughest of obstacles from God’s perspective.

All things considered, the spirit of rejection essentially tops the list. 

To her credit, not only does Henderson exemplifies the spirit of one who demonstrates faith through her flourishing and internationally-acclaimed ministry but, nowadays, she has become a fixture for devising ways to inspire the masses to exercise their faith through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Henderson is the mastermind by the awe-inspiring and life-altering book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.”

An informative, tear-jerking, spiritually-gut-checking written document she began composing in 2013 and is available at Amazon.com, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” recalls a variety of what she describes as transparency of tests as well as a slew of trials and temptations, most notably her proverbial marked journey to Christ.

According to Henderson, the Founder of Christi Henderson Ministries, such tumultuous, chaotic occurrences greatly underscored her conviction to go to great lengths to share with others that Jesus is not only a Restorer. Rather, He is a Healer and a Deliverer Whose boundless love is able to sustain us through our otherwise unbearable pain.

“I want people to know that they can overcome rejection and live a life of true happiness and acceptance,” Henderson, a longtime licensed evangelist and preacher of the Gospel, told Making Headline News this week.

WAIT…THERE’S MORE — Here’s a bonus for those who admittedly couldn’t put down Henderson’s latest written document: A second version will find its way to the market at some point in the foreseeable future. “I have a Part 2 that will allow the readers stay free of the mask,” Henderson said.

For what it’s worth, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” had first emerged in her spirit some time in December 2012, during which God had strategically spoke to her through Apostle Kimberly Daniels, whom Henderson said preached at her home church. Consequently, Apostle Daniels had suddenly prophesied to Henderson, informing her that the Lord commanded that she tell of her story, only this time from a much more broader platform.

The rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only did Henderson — this uniquely dressed woman of beauty — catch the vision to assemble a book that would greatly impact lives but, most importantly, she took that God-endorsed vision and ran with it.

CHANGING A GENERATION — For what it’s worth, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” had first emerged in her spirit some time in December 2012, during which God had strategically spoke to her through Apostle Kimberly Daniels, whom Henderson said preached at her home church, where she suddenly had prophesied to her that the Lord commanded that she tell of her story — but only from a much more broader platform.

Look at her today, empowering and impacting lives and, most of all, helping steer others to Christ through a remarkably brilliant book that has literally caught the Body of Christ by storm, given the array of favorable feedback she’s garnered.

“I have many people to contact me after reading the book to tell me that when they started reading the book it was hard to put it down,” Henderson said. “I’ve had some to tell me by reading the book, they now see rejection can be broken off their lives.”

Amongst the reasons Henderson has managed to advance the kingdom through her book is due in large part to her willingness to fortify transparency to her reading audience.

“I believe God allowed me to go through rejection and hurt so that I would be able to help others overcome and be healed completely,” Henderson explained.

What’s even more astounding is that Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” is become a spiritual win-win situation, of sorts, for all who have come to embrace this compelling book.

“It has birth a ministry of deliverance out of me and I’m able identify that spirit on others,” Henderson said.

KEEPING IT 100 — Amongst the reasons Henderson has managed to advance the kingdom through her book is due in large part to her willingness to fortify transparency to her reading audience.

And here’s a bonus for those who admittedly couldn’t put down Henderson’s latest written document: A second version will find its way on the market at some point in the foreseeable future.

“I have a Part 2 that will allow the readers stay free of the mask,” Henderson said.

A few days removed from having hosting her annual “Unmasking the Pain Women’s Conference,” Henderson’s itinerary is starting to expand, considering she has been extended invites to share of her emotional testimonies at a slew of institutions, appearances that will also include various workshops.

GOD’S ENLARGING HER TERRITORY — A few days removed from having hosting her annual “Unmasking the Pain Women’s Conference,” Henderson’s itinerary is starting to expand, considering she has been extended invites to share of her emotional testimonies at a slew of churches, appearances that will also include various workshops.

In addition, those sessions will be coupled with what she describes as series of her book, during which she will address rejection and all of the spirits that are attached to it, most notably fear, abandonment, and insecurity, among other dreaded and discomforting issues.

“I would just say if you read this book, you’ll know that if God delivered me from such strongholds, He can deliver you from whatever issues you struggle with in your life,” said Henderson while alluding to the familiar Biblical passage that is housed in John 8:36. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

 

For more information about Evangelist Christi Henderson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement or book signing, email her at christihendersonministries@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 reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Howard University alumna Shawna Johnson’s has emerged as a flourishing internationally-acclaimed speaker, business coach

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 NIV)

 

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Atlanta-area entrepreneur Shawna Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and International Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country.

One attribute undoubtedly rings true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

She is a fixture when it comes to esteeming others highly than herself.

“People want to be seen and heard,” Johnson, an Atlanta-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week. “When it’s all said and done, what will your legacy be and how many people will you impact?”

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson’s entrepreneurship reputation is such that she customarily answers this notable question virtually daily.

A credible and resourceful businesswoman, Johnson is an accomplished Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Motivational Speaker, a progressively thriving venture that has allowed her to make her presence felt across the country, even in establishments around the globe.

How else to explain why this longtime Corporate America professional’s remarkable career has allowed her to put her immense entrepreneurship talents on display in more than 300 seminars throughout the United States and abroad?

Most importantly and for what it’s worth, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the notion that she undoubtedly is walking in the divine purpose for which God has created her.

PRODUCT OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS HBCU — A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

A native of Oakland, California and a proud alumna of the historic Howard University, amongst Johnson’s key objective through her nationally-acclaimed business venture is teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants how to strategically monetize their gifts and talents so they can have what she describes as a leveraged and lucrative business.

WHAT ABOUT SHAWNA JOHNSON?   www.shawnajohnsonspeaks.com

Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude. Also, Johnson is founder of a non-profit organization called Positive Young Teens (www.positiveyoungteens.org), whereby she assist disadvantaged youths in middle and high school, stressing, among other things, the importance of civic responsibility, leadership entrepreneurship, and academic excellence.

As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of her high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

AS GOOD AS ADVERTISED — Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

Interesting enough, that proved to be just the motivation she needed to help steer her toward her destiny.

Look at her today, a former Rutgers University Corporate Trainer who is the mastermind behind having established three successful businesses, all while aiding thousands of professionals launch lucrative careers.

“When I was in high school my counselor told me I wasn’t college material,” Johnson recalled. “She suggested I get a job instead. That one incident has been a driving force in my life…not to prove her wrong, but to prove to myself that I could achieve anything I put my mind to.”

IMPRESSIVE RESUME — Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Howard, where graduated Suma Cum Laude.

Fortunately for Johnson, she has been nothing short of impressive during an entrepreneurship tenure that spans more than 12 years — and counting.

And given the immense strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that her best and brightest days in her element are well ahead of her.

How clever for a Corporate America sensation whose venture also has afforded her the golden opportunities to speak in Ghana in February of this year, during which she spoke to the women of Ghana about empowerment and restoration .

As if that isn’t enough to turn head globally, Johnson is scheduled to make appearances in South Korea in November. Also, she will be thrust upon the main stage for the Black CEO Womanpreneur Conference in January 2018.

“My biggest influence is my mother,” Johnson said. “She raised eight children by herself. She taught me the importance of hard work, commitment and perseverance.”

DEFYING THE ODDS — As far her biggest inspiration for electing to delve off into the competitive world of entrepreneurship, Johnson recalls like yesterday when one of high school counselors suggested that she wasn’t a suitable fit to pursue higher education.

All of which essentially sums up why Johnson has steadfastly defied life’s biggest of obstacles while ensuring that her dreams become a reality.

“My personal mission is to help people understand their worth…to believe in themselves and know they have something of value to share with the world,” Johnson, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., said.

What it all boils down to, Johnson emphasized, is routinely esteeming others and impacting lives — one life at a time.

“If one person can say I made them feel worthy, valued, cared for,” said Johnson, “I’ve done my job.”

Which, to her credit, is one of the things that undoubtedly ring true as it pertains to Shawna Johnson.

 

For more information about Atlanta-area Businesswoman Shawna Johnson or to book her for a speaking engagement, log on to www.shawnajohnsonspeaks.com. Also, follow her on social media at: Facebook:  www.facebook.com/shawnajohnsonspeaks and Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnajohnsonspeaks/. Check out her ebook at:  http://shawnajohnsonspeaks. com/shop

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher 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.

 

Greater Community COGIC Senior Pastor Matthew Brown: ‘Great people go to Greater’

ONE GREAT FAMILY — Most importantly and much to its delight, Greater Community COGIC has enjoyed sustained kingdom-based success throughout the years, in large part because time and again, this church is afforded the golden opportunity to have at its disposal great people, many of whom have created — and left — their unique mark on an institution that continues to be the progressive beacon of light for which it is widely known.

MARIETTA, Georgia — There’s no other way to put it.

Greater Community Church Of God In Christ is great for a variety of great reasons.

It’s located in the outskirts of Atlanta, one of America’s greatest cities.

It’s equipped with a great edifice.

It has as its shepherd an amazingly great and resourceful leader, one who’s keen reputation is such that he’s accustomed to esteeming others highly than himself.

It’s a longstanding, tradition-rich institution that thrives mightily off of inspiring and empowering others to achieve greatness and broadening their horizon both in the natural and spirit.

THE ABUNDANT LIFE FACTOR — GCC is widely known for earnestly inspiring people whom customarily find their way within its walls to become — you guessed it — great.

Most importantly and much to its delight, Greater Community has enjoyed sustained kingdom-based success throughout the years, in large part because time and again, this church is afforded the golden opportunity to have at its disposal a slew of great people, many of whom have created — and left — their unique mark on a church that continues to be the progressive beacon of light for which it is widely known.

“I wholeheartedly believe that great people make great communities and churches,” Greater Community Senior Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D. told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “It is evident at Greater Community given the diverse disciplines represented in our ministry.”

From educational leaders to legal and medical experts, engineers, public safety officials, Corporate America executives, entrepreneurs, theologians, banking and finance executives, foster parents, grandparents, single parents, mechanics, handymen, retired executives, public administrators, pilots, college undergraduates and graduates, active and retired military, chaplains, even athletes, among others.

You name it, and chances are these types of successful individuals, in all likelihood, have become a part of a GCC movement that includes, among others things, lifting up Jesus Christ while having a monumental impact in the community and beyond in the process.

From educational leaders to legal and medical experts, engineers, public safety officials, Corporate America executives, entrepreneurs, theologians, banking and finance executives, foster parents, grandparents, single parents, mechanics, handymen, retired executives, public administrators, pilots, college undergraduates and graduates, active and retired military, chaplains, even professional athletes, among others.

For what it’s worth, acknowledging and celebrating the gifts and talents of virtually everyone who has established ties with GCC has played an integral role in what obviously has become a continuous flow of great people connecting with and discovering the purpose for which God created them.

Greater Community, by all accounts, has become great, thus evolved greatly since its historic inception in 1923, in large part because of the countless great people that have collectively joined forced to ensure that this church lives up to its name.

That is being a GREATer Community for all whom are destined to have their lives changed greatly — with God, their Helper leading the way.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

“Individual accomplishment is to be commended, but it is vital to parlay those single accomplishments into community empowerment,” Brown said.

STANDING ROOM ONLY — You name it, and chances are these types of successful individuals in all likelihood have become a part of the GCC movement that includes, among others things, lifting up Jesus Christ while having a monumental impact in the community in the process.

A native of Buffalo, New York who was installed as Greater Community’s Senior Pastor in October 2011, Brown emphasized that it is due in large part to the lasting and influential impact of GCC’s founders that has given way to the sustained success of the church.

“We salute the founders, framers and faithful supporters of Greater Community Church of God in Christ,” Brown said. “All of these various discipline are helping us to develop a practical kingdom to community strategy by participating and partnering with various components of our community.”

SONGBIRD OF THE PEACH STATE — A native of Memphis, Psalmist Sharon Jackson, 51, is the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Greater Community COGIC in Marietta, Georgia, one of Atlanta’s largest suburbs with roughly 59,089 residents according to a 2013 census. Even at five-plus decades in on this thing called life, Jackson hasn’t shown any signs that she plans to slow down any time soon, particularly as it relates to lifting up Jesus through her remarkable singing.

For what it’s worth, acknowledging and celebrating the immense gifts and talents of virtually everyone who has established ties with GCC has played a remarkable role in what obviously has become a continuous flow of great people connecting with and discovering the purpose for which God created them.

In a nutshell, GCC is widely known for earnestly inspiring people whom customarily find their way within its walls to become — you guessed it — great.

THE TRADITION CONTINUES — Greater Community, by all accounts, has become great, thus evolved greatly since its historic inception in 1923, in large part because of the countless great people that have collectively joined forced to ensure that this church lives us to its name.

“I have done my best to celebrate and acknowledge everyone we discover,” Brown said. “Our kids’ academic success, Foster Parent Of The Year, Teacher of the Year — Melissa Scott, Ericka Hamilton — and the list goes on. “Continuing into year seven, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing…recruiting great talent by producing a fresh and viable ministry product that creates interest, involvement and investment…blue water strategies.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to demonstrate our collective greatness through impromptu services or pop-up services at smaller churches and blessing them in ways they would not be able to do ordinarily,” said Brown, adding that his church is presently celebrating two of its members’ children, both of whom are NFL players (for the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs). “We highlight their marketplace, academic, community and personal accomplishment publicly.  In so doing, we encourage our children by modeling excellence to repeat that behavior.”

And there’s no other way to put it.

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher 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.

 

Houston-area business couple announce the launching of its own ICO in cryptocurrency market for their flourishing venture

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING — A Texas-based pastor who is believed to be the first black owner of an all-natural alkaline water company, Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard II and his wife, Shuwana, announced that his business in the infancy stages of launching its very own ICO in the cryptocurrency market.

DALLAS — Much to their delight, Houston-area business couple Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard II and his wife, Shuwana, are steadily enjoying the fruits of their labor.

Approximately four months removed since engaging in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as owners of Teshuater, the Leonards revealed recently that their flourishing business venture has reached yet another monumental milestone, one that figures to change the overall landscape of their lives. 

A Texas-based pastor who is believed to be the first black owner of an all-natural alkaline water company, Leonard II announced that his business in the infancy stages of launching its very own ICO in the cryptocurrency market.

For the Leonards, news of their business having launched its own ICO continues what undoubtedly has been a four-month stretch of favorable developments surrounding a business that is making a solid case to have a global presence much sooner than later.

According to a detailed description at http://www.investopedia.com, ICO is the acronym for initial coin offering — which is widely known as ICO — and is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.

In addition, an initial coin offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks. Interesting enough, in an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin.

For the Leonards, news of their business having launched its own ICO continues what undoubtedly has been a four-month stretch of favorable developments surrounding a business that is making a solid case to have a global presence much sooner than later.

“Well it pushes us to our common goal in being the Amazon in the alkaline water industry,” Leonard II told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview.

STANDING ON GOD’S WORD — All things considered, what this all boils down to is accomplished man of cloth exercising his faith by way of the written word of God. That is, he destined to leave behind inheritance for his children and his children’s children. Or in Leonard II case, his great grandchildren’s great grandchildren.

As if their latest entrepreneurship move wasn’t enough about which to celebrate, the Leonards will now be able to routinely pay it forward by giving back in a big way, especially in a Houston metropolitan area that has crippled mightily in recent weeks by Hurricane Harvey.

“We also will be able to give back to our community, which we’ve been able to do recently in giving $1000 to Cherrie On Top, Inc., a non-profit company that has been helping inner city youth in Houston, Texas for over nine years,” Leonard II said.

What’s even more astounding for this generous, big-hearted Houston business couple is that just recently, they sent over 12,000 gallons of alkaline water to Flint, Michigan to assist its residents in their ongoing water problem.

PAYING IT FORWARD — As if their latest entrepreneurship move wasn’t enough about which to celebrate, the Leonards will now be able to routinely pay it forward by giving back in a big way, especially in a Houston metropolitan area that has crippled mightily in recent weeks by Hurricane Harvey.

Three years ago, the drinking water source for the city of Flint was changed to the Flint River and, as a result of the insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water.

“This extra capital will definitely allow us do a lot more in the years to come,” said Leonard whom, in all likelihood, will continue to his working rapport with residents of Flint as well as his native establishment.

As expected, the latest development surrounding this family’s alkaline water business was embraced wholehearted by Leonard’s companion of 19 years.

“Well, of course, she trusts my judgment call whenever I want to lead the company in another direction that will allow us to raise more capital,” Leonard II said. “We have been in recent talks with our shareholders and distributors about expanding to Atlanta, Cleveland, and Seattle.”

Approximately four months removed since engaging in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as owners of Teshuater, the Leonards revealed recently that their flourishing business venture is about to reach yet another monumental milestone, one that figures to change the overall landscape of their lives.

As it turned out, one favorable business-related discussion led to another and, just like that, the Leonards had ultimately found themselves on the right side of yet another remarkable business deal.

“(My wife) felt that this plan to do an ICO will definitely give us the capital to open up distribution centers at those selected cities,” Leonard II said. “I couldn’t agree with her more.”

All things considered, what this all boils down to for this accomplished man of cloth exercising his faith diligently by way of the written word of God.

That is, he destined to leave behind an inheritance for his children and his children’s children.

Or as Leonard II tells it, his great grandchildren’s great grandchildren.

“Of course, financial security is top on the list,” said Leonard, “but what I have been preaching this whole time to our shareholders is that I am currently on the clock, working for my great grand children’s great grandchildren. So for the most part, it’s about generational wealth and being in a position to give back.”

All while steadily enjoying the fruits of their labor in the process.

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher 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.

Atlanta area’s Greater Community COGIC is keeping it real courtesy of its thriving Real Relevant And Relational initiative

CHURCH ON THE MOVE — A missional church that is based in Marietta, Georgia, Greater Community Church of God In Christ is most popular and effective for its commitment to be Real Relevant And Relational. A variety of current and developing ministries serve as its ministry laboratory  to produce practical ministries that serve its evolving congregation.

One thing’s for certain about Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D. and his distinctly unique congregation of Greater Community Church Of God In Christ.

This longstanding ministry continues to flourish, in large part because inside and outside of the four walls of its sanctuary, this Atlanta-area institution has become a fixture for, you know, keeping it real.

And relevant, mind you.

“Everyone in our church may not be saved, religious, churchy or have been raised or expose to our church culture,” Brown explained during a recent interview with Making Headline News. “Everyone has a definitive need.”

WHAT’S TRENDING AT GREATER — In what was a memorable moment for GCC, Pastor Brown was at the center of his church’s much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of its Kingdom Kafe in 2016.

To Brown’s credit, amongst his key emphasis in this, the modern-day church era, is to customarily go to great lengths to ensure that people from various walks of life appropriately possess the needs that would greatly enable them to live and savor a Godly, victorious life.

A missional church that is based in Marietta, Georgia, GCC is most popular and effective for its commitment to be Real Relevant And Relational, which is variety of current and developing ministries serve as its ministry laboratory  to produce practical ministries that serve its evolving congregation.

 

THE JOHN 10:10 FACTOR — To Brown’s credit, amongst his key emphasis in this, the modern-day church era, is to customarily go to great lengths to ensure that people from various walks of life appropriately possess the needs that would greatly enable them to live and savor a Godly, victorious life.

Powered by GCC’s Kingdom Advantage Training Academy, Real Relevant And Recreational is comprised of the Single Mom’s Ministry, Unmarried Families Initiative, Robotics, Ignite Youth Ministry, and the church’s Annual Regional Health Fair.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

“Kingdom Advantage Training Academy along with several other of these services is an outcome our vision for ministry in our community,” Brown said. “Our belief that churches should be transformational enterprises converting the community into tangible expressions of the kingdom of God is why they were established.”

Powered by GCC’s Kingdom Advantage Training Academy, Real Relevant And Recreational is comprised of the Single Mom’s Ministry, Unmarried Families Initiative, Robotics, Ignite Youth Ministry, and the church’s Annual Regional Health Fair.

Under this notable resource, there are what Brown calls “Civic Collaboratives” with the local NAACP chapter as well as the Marietta and Cobb County Police Departments, Atlanta Public School System, and the Southern Christian Leadership Council of Atlanta.

Also, this initiative includes a Sunrise Devotional Prayer Call five days a week (excluding weekends), an initiative known as the Differently Able Ministry, and it conducts a quarterly event called the Cut Up Credit Card Sunday, an economic-based program that is geared largely toward reducing credit card debt while aiding individuals to establish favorable credit scores.

Also, this ministry includes a Sunrise Devotional Prayer Call five days a week (excluding weekends), an initiative known as the Differently Able Ministry, and it conducts a quarterly event called the Cut Up Credit Card Sunday, an economic-based program that is geared largely toward reducing credit card debt while aiding individuals to establish favorable credit scores.

“The combination of these current and developing ministries underscore our ministry operating principle of being real, relevant and relational,” Brown explained. “It is a mantra that emanates from the pressing need for diverse and evolving generations who are faced with daunting challenges of identity, survival and living life on life’s terms.  What’s intriguing to me is that we’re willing to see these prevalent needs and do our best to address them in practical loving ways as we believe Jesus would.”

All things considered, the participation and feedback amongst GCC’s membership have been favorable for the most part, Brown said.

“These unique ministries tap on the many talents of various members from multiple disciplines and professions,” Brown said. “We have good participation from many members as we launch and grow these ministry opportunities for ourselves and the community.”

As for future adjustments under initiative’s umbrella, Brown emphasized that he and his staff are always open to implementing changes that could great enhance such a unique enterprise.

“We’re always adjusting and adapting to recruit more participants, adjust services and remain fresh to the purpose for which they’re created,” he said. “We’ll continue to make changes.”

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher 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.

Greater Community COGIC’s the Bridge at ATL helping individuals achieve their post-high school educational goals while advancing the kingdom

BRIDGING A KINGDOM-BASED GAP — At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Frederick and Samantha Walker in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bridge at ATL. Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the BRIDGE’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

MARIETTA, Georgia — Knowledge is power.

Surely, while we’ve all heard — or perhaps uttered — such a familiar catchphrase, as far as enriching and enhancing one’s life goes, Greater Community Church Of God In Christ’s mission includes, among other things, ensuring that its members thoroughly grasp the notion of just how powerful knowledge is — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

“In today’s society, social media is vital,” Greater Community member newcomer Minister Frederick Walker told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

And to GCC’s credit, Walker and his wife, Samantha Walker, are routinely devising ways to aid young adults mightily, particularly as it pertains to maximizing their potential by way of achieving their lofty educational goals and objectives.

At the request of Greater Community Pastor Matthew Brown, TH.D., the Walkers in February 2017 assumed the monumental task of spearheading and relaunching the church’s Young Adult And College Ministry through an organization widely known as the Bride at ATL.

Having become a full fledge configuration on April 30, 2017, the Bride at ATL’s primary emphasis is geared largely toward supporting young adults, particularly those as they navigate through their time of academic and/or vocational preparation toward their respective careers while enhancing their spiritual growth and faith walk, a spokesperson for GCC said.

For starters, the chief concept was to establish a young adult and college ministry, of sorts, one that would be accompanied by what the Walkers described as a “regional influence” while having a permanent establishment housed at nearby Kennesaw State University.

That, in a nutshell, was all a part of Pastor Matthew Brown’s vision from the outset.

Given the Bride at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

The rest, as they say, was history.

“Christian young adults are being connected with others who share the same Biblical beliefs, values and spiritual goal-building a strong community of support and encouragement,” said Samantha Walker, when asked what is especially intriguing about the Bride at ATL. “They are being inspired to grow in their faith and given opportunities to serve in ministry utilizing while enhancing the gifts God placed in them.

THE UNIVERSITY OF JESUS — With the oversight and guidance from Pastor Brown and the support of a solid and resourceful multi-generational team, the Bridge at ATL was officially approved as a chartered KSU-based organization in May 2017 and had effectively gone into operations approximately three months later. The rest, as they say, was history.

What’s even more astounding, Samantha acknowledged, is that the Godly witnesses of those enrolled in this institution essentially becomes more effectively, especially in this, our sometime controversial and divided modern-day church era.

WHAT ABOUT GREATER? http://www.greatercommunitycogic.org/

“They are being prepared to be more effective witnesses for Christ by expanding the Kingdom and being leaders in the marketplace, their communities and the church,” Samantha said.

GREATER IS COMING TO GREATER — Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Given the Bridge at ATL is in its infancy, this organization is currently comprised of a little more than 50 enrollees, the Walkers said, although their regular discussion group via  GroupMe exceeds somewhere around 100 views, while their Facebook-based Inspirational and Life Skills videos customarily amass more than 1,000 views.

Although this newly-established organization is a few months removed from his inception, it’s safe to assume that GCC’s the Bridge at ATL’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“Let’s all do our part in outreach right here at home by encouraging our young adults whether they take a college path or a vocational one,” Frederick said. “Help us be the bridge that encourages and assists young adults to crossover into their God-given destiny by completing their degree programs or vocational training to have successful careers but, more importantly, help them become the church of today and tomorrow.”

Because after all, knowledge is power — both in the spiritual and natural realms.

 

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

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher 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.