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Is Dallas entrepreneur Sakina G. Jackson the seasoning mix industry’s best kept secret?

OVERFLOW SEASON-ING 

SALT OF THE EARTH — The proud creator and CEO of what is technically known as Big Toe Seasonings LLC, Sakina G. Jackson’s products are steadily attracting more of national presence, considering she’s fielding orders all across the country.

DESOTO, Texas — Just recently, Sakina G. Jackson took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather spirited post to her timeline.

Don’t get twisted, mind you. She wasn’t merely bragging.
If nothing else, she was only enlightening the masses of the continuous buzz surrounding what is shaping up to be a globally-acclaimed invention for the ages.
Said Jackson before her hundreds of social media followers: “I’m just saying! Get you some Big Toe Seasonings.”
For what it’s worth, Jackson undoubtedly has earned the right to exemplify such passion for a product that figures to turn heads in countless of households and restaurants for years to come.
Never mind that she senses those avenues by which to start a company is very much like birthing a baby — to put it more appropriately.

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“Growing up in a family of seven, five siblings and being a tomboy, winning in life has always been a goal,” Jackson told Making Headline News this week. “I started working in Corporate America in the 90’s as a legal services company (during) which there were many competitors. Learning to be my best in all areas of business was imperative.”

Speaking of being her best, Jackson’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s been nothing short of remarkable.

The proud creator and CEO of what is technically known as Big Toe Seasonings LLC, Jackson’s products are steadily attracting more of national presence, considering she’s routinely fielding orders all across the country.

Interestingly, she’s essentially gotten a massive portion of the Southern region on lock, most notably in the tri-state areas that’s comprised of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

“I was able to visit cities such as Jackson Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Selma Alabama, Monroe, Louisiana, just to name a few…and on to Columbus, Georgia,” Jackson said. “My products have traveled to more places than I have myself have (she continued while laughing).  I am hoping to catch up.”

FINISHED PRODUCT — Because of her impressive Corporate America resume, coupled with a solid support system that’s spearheaded by her parents, Raymond and Bobbie Jackson, as well as her grandmother, Vessie Jackson,  and, most of all, “my big faith in Jesus,” she acknowledged, it’s safe to assume that Jackson’s Big Toe Seasoning’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Most recently, Jackson engaged in a rather festive and intriguing tour she famously dubbed as “FLAVAs,” during which she was afforded golden opportunities to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship skills on display.

As usual, she was as good as advertised, in large part because consumers have come to embrace — and savor — Jackson’s delectable, mouthwatering seasonings, especially her annual holiday season’s faithful three: Lemon Pepper, Creole, and the Big Toe’s ever-so-popular Bless Yo Heart seasoning, a traditionally historic southern catchphrase Jackson’s granddaughter is responsible for having named.

LOCKED AND LOADED — Interestingly, Jackson essentially has gotten a massive portion of the Southern region on lock, most notably in establishments such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. “I was able to visit cities such as Jackson Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Selma Alabama, Monroe, Louisiana, just to name a few…and on to Columbus, Georgia,” Jackson said.

A native of Dallas, Jackson’s rise to reaping sustained entrepreneurial success comes amid a season during which she had already emerged as a beneficiary of an unlikely breakthrough.

Jackson enjoyed a stellar stint in the Corporate America sector when she was promoted to a city government post in nearby Cedar Hill for what was supposed to be a two-week temporary assignment.

Such an assignment had ultimately lasted some eight years which, to Jackson’s surprise, had given way to her being named Director of Municipal Court.


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“I do attribute this growth to a manager, who saw my leadership qualities, which quite frankly, stemmed from several years in corporate and my vast entrepreneurial skills,” Jackson said. “Becoming a mother heightened this desire as I wanted my children and grandchildren to know that if they educate themselves in whatever they set out to do in life, they too, can achieve success.  I now have moved into inspiring friends, women, veterans, youth to live their truth.”


Because of her impressive Corporate America resume, coupled with a solid support system that’s spearheaded by her parents, Raymond and Bobbie Jackson, as well as her grandmother, Vessie Jackson,  and, most of all, “my big faith in Jesus,” she acknowledged, it’s safe to assume that Jackson’s Big Toe Seasoning’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

FOR STARTERS — A native of Dallas, Jackson’s rise to reaping sustained success comes amid a season during which she had already emerged as a beneficiary of an unlikely breakthrough. Jackson enjoyed a stellar stint in the Corporate America sector when she was promoted to a city government post in nearby Cedar Hill for what was supposed to be a two-week temporary assignment.

So don’t get it twisted.

“In all honesty, I have come to know that how we treat and help one another is a direct correlation with our own joy and happiness,” Jackson said. “A soul that simply exists to please him or herself is usually in my experience a very sad individual…a void of inner joy.  Therefore, I live to inspire others of all ethnic groups, ages, and cultures. It is my truth.”

Bless her ‘lil heart.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman/Author Sakina G. Jackson, to presale order her book or to schedule her for a future book signing or speaking engagement, call 214-680-5552 or write to:

Sakina Jackson, Marketing & Promotions Executive, Big Toe Seasonings & Rubs, P.O. Box 1578, DeSoto, Texas 75123-1578. Connect with her via social media at:

(Instagram) bigtoeseasonings

(Facebook) bigtoeseasonings

(Tumbler) bigtoeseasonings

(Twitter) bigtoeseasonings

(YouTube) bigtoeseasonings. Also, email her at: info@bigtoeseasonings.com.


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

North Carolina Christian author Sarah Johnson flexes her spiritual muscles through her new book


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)


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 

THE PSALM 105:1 FACTOR — Sarah Johnson’s newly-produced book depicts the assortment of events involving a fanatical, excited lover and pleaser of God, all the while enduring what she describes as continual challenges, most notably molestation, abandonment, domestic violence, cancer, divorce, even the death of her father or, as this Christian-based author says, “blows from every side.”

DALLAS — Some five years or so ago, God thought it necessary to use someone to pose a rather memorable question to Sarah Johnson.

Once again.

To her credit, she fielded the question as if she expected it.
“I was given the vision to write my book in 2014,” Johnson, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments surrounding her newly-assembled written work. “I attended a conference and was asked if I had started writing the book.”
Interestingly, it was a thought-provoking inquiry that essentially rested on Johnson’s brain for an extended period of time.
“I went home that night, prayed to God, and asked for the blueprint,” Johnson said. “I wrote chapters one and two that night.”

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And, from that point on, such a remarkable sequence had ultimately blossomed into a remarkable turn of events, a trend that eventually resulted in a full blown book entitled, “Survivor Once, Survivor For Life: Overcomer Of Cancer, Death Of A Marriage And Death Of A Parent.”

Widely regarded as an “award-winning overcomer of challenges and adversities,” Johnson has been appropriately dubbed a mother to “just five” talented, gifted and amazing children.

Her newly-produced book, in fact, depicts the assortment of events involving a fanatical, excited lover and pleaser of God, all the while enduring what she describes as continual challenges, most notably molestation, abandonment, domestic violence, cancer, divorce, even the death of her father or, as this Christian-based, Greensboro, North Carolina author says, “blows from every side.”

KINGDOM IMPACT — A devout woman of faith whose rash of hardships has fueled her desire to establish a close-knit relationship with Almighty God, Johnson emphasized that new book is designed in large part to encourage individuals, especially women from various walks of life.

But God…

“She counts it an honor to have been chosen by God as His model,” said a spokesperson in a detailed introduction of Johnson’s Survivor Once, Survivor For Life: Overcomer Of Cancer, Death Of A Marriage And Death Of A Parent” at http://www.survivoroncesurvivorforlife.com/. “Sarah is forever grateful for every opportunity to serve as a model for God’s goodness, grace, mercy, love, unmerited favor, strength, and healing.”

Having garnered a Master’s Degree in Biblical Theological Studies in December 2018 from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in nearby Waxahachie, Texas, Johnson is a native of Dallas/Fort Worth and is currently enrolled in SAG’s Master of Divinity program.

IN HER OWN WORDS — “God has allowed everything I have encountered — the good, bad and indifferent — to encourage other women that they too can overcome all of the challenges that are before them,” said Johnson, adding that at least two more books are on the horizon. “I am living proof that you do not have to be a statistic, regardless of your profile.”

A devout woman of faith whose rash of hardships has fueled her desire to establish a close-knit relationship with Almighty God, Johnson emphasized that new book is designed in large part to encourage individuals, especially women from various walks of life.


“(I want to encourage women) that no matter the lemons you hold in your hand, lemons make the perfect lemonade,” Johnson said. “Obstacles, setbacks, lack of support from family, failed marriages, cancer, being homeless are not excuses to count yourself out. Get back in the fight for life and win it.”


Widely regarded as an “award-winning overcomer of challenges and adversities,” Johnson has been appropriately dubbed a mother to “just five” talented, gifted and amazing children.

Because she’s thoroughly convinced that God has strategically sanctified her for such a pivotal time as now to help advance the kingdom through her assortment of tear-jerking testimonies, Johnson is pleading with the world to commit to getting this book now — even at the presale order stage.

Why?

“The book will bless the lives of many,” she said without hesitation.

All things considered, Johnson is forever grateful she obeyed the Voice of God at that conference some five years ago.

Having garnered a Master’s Degree in Biblical Theological Studies in December 2018 from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in nearby Waxahachie, Texas, Johnson is a native of Dallas/Fort Worth and is currently enrolled in SAG’s Master of Divinity program.

“God has allowed everything I have encountered — the good, bad and indifferent — to encourage other women that they too can overcome all of the challenges that are before them,” said Johnson, adding that at least two more books are on the horizon. “I am living proof that you do not have to be a statistic, regardless of your profile.

“Often times, the challenges we face have absolutely nothing to do with us, but has everything to do with those individuals we encounter throughout our journey of life,” Johnson continued. “I have survived almost every imaginable trial you could think, to help and encourage others that they can survive each obstacle and thrive.”

Over and over again.


For more information on Greensboro, North Carolina author Sarah Johnson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/supersellerjohnson. Also, send email to: Supersellerjohnson@yahoo.com.


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

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

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

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

THE FACE OF EXCELLENCE 

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

For the most part.

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

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


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

YouTube: Sincerely Urs

Facebook: SincerelyUrs

Snapchat: Sincerely Urs

Instagram at: @sincerelyurz

Also, send email to: Sincerelyurstoya@gmail.com.


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