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Texas author A’Londa L. Barber’s spiritually-empowering new book generating an array of favorable reviews


I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH

GOD’S LEADING LADY — For A’Londa Barber, a Dallas/Fort Worth area resident who is native of El Paso, Texas, she was afforded the golden opportunity sometime last year to take yet another massive step toward her destiny, courtesy of her book entitled, “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1.”

DALLAS — Nearly four decades — or 38 years to be exact.

That is the timeframe by which it had taken A’Londa L. Barber to admittedly come with the notion that God had strategically set her aside for His use.
“It took me 38 years to own up to who I was and to accept the life God had for me, because I spent so much time trying to live up to others’ expectations of me and who I should be,” Barber, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, explaining vividly the memorable developments that had given way to her having composed a new book.
For Barber, a Dallas/Fort Worth area resident who is native of El Paso, Texas, she was afforded the golden opportunity sometime last year to take yet another massive step toward her destiny, courtesy of her book entitled, “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1.”

BUY A’LONDA BARBER’S BOOK HERE: http://www.alondabarber.com/

“So many times, we hear about a man being on the downlow, but hardly do we hear about women who are on the downlow,” Barber said. “I know my journey was not just for me, but also for others to hear me share my testimony through transparency so they can hear about God’s grace and unconditional love.”

A book that was officially published last spring, Barber’s “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1” depicts the life of an Indigo which, as mentioned in a detailed synopsis at Amazon.com, is a woman torn between her flesh and her spirituality.

“Like so many women, she was robbed of her innocence as a child by a sexual predator,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Barber’s “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1.’ “That unwelcomed introduction to adulthood led her down a path of promiscuity and eventually a bisexual lifestyle.”

Moreover, as she grew into an adult, this Indigo had ultimately turned to the church for support and spiritual guidance only to find that some of her harshest critics sat in the pews next to her.

A MUST READ — A book that was officially published last spring, Barber’s “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1” depicts the life of an Indigo which, as mentioned in a detailed synopsis at Amazon.com, is a woman torn between her flesh and her spirituality.

All things considered, this author vividly reminds her reading audience that where man failed, her Lord and Savior prevailed, she writes.

Simply put, this is, by all accounts, her memorable and much-anticipated journey to deliverance, one that proves you can rise after you fall as long as you have faith as your crutch.

Having begun writing the first installment of her book in 2018, Barber has announced that “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 2” is presently in the works and is slated to be published in March 2020.


“No matter where you are in your life, accept it and walk in your truth,” said Barber, explaining the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience in “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1.’ “Our purpose here on earth is to fulfill the plan which God has designed for us, no matter what man thinks.”


As expected, the feedback since the release of Barber’s “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 1” has been nothing short of impression.

All of which much to the delight of this Christian-based author, practically sums up this book aligns with the divine purpose for which God has created her.

“Even though the book is fiction, it is based on true events of my life,” Barber explains. “This book is part of my purpose, because it allows me to tell my story of a sista on the downlow.

“So many times, we hear about a man being on the downlow, but hardly do we hear about women who are on the downlow,” Barber continued. “I know my journey was not just for me, but also for others to hear me share my testimony through transparency so they can hear about God’s grace and unconditional love.”

“It took me 38 years to own up to who I was and to accept the life God had for me, because I spent so much time trying to live up to others’ expectations of me and who I should be,” Barber, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, explaining vividly the memorable developments that had given way to her having composed a new book.

A book series she hopes will ultimately be transformed into a stage play, Barber has announced the “We D.I.D. It Book Tour” is forthcoming along with a half dozen other authors during which they will share their journeys from tragedy to triumph, all the while inspiring others’ life transformation.

“As far as personal speaking engagements, I have quite a few scheduled, but between the book tour and LonnieB Creative Designs/Branding, I am pretty busy,” said Barber, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and co-host of My SiSStas Keeper  online radio show.

A resident of nearby DeSoto, Texas, Barber is a member of Jubilee Community Church in DeSoto, which is pastored by Gregory Drake.


SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME 

Having begun writing the first installment of her book in 2018, Barber has announced that “Journey Of A Sista On The Downlow Volume 2” is presently in the works and is slated to be published in March 2020.

 


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businesswoman/Author A’Londa L Barber, to order her book or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, log on to: http://www.alondabarber.com/. Connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ALONDABARBER1.


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Los Angeles writer Derrick L. Faggétt makes his authorship debut in Soul Talk Volume 3


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV)


MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR 

HE’S ALL IN — A native of Chicago, Derrick Faggétt has joined a gallery of writers to collectively assemble “Soul Talk Volume 3: Soul-Stirring Stories of People Who Let Go and Let God,” an intriguing and spiritually-empowering anthology that is spearheaded by longtime philanthropist and multi-bestselling author Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

DALLAS — Fortunately for Derrick L. Faggétt, the golden opportunity had suddenly arisen.

And, for a man who’s proven to be after God’s own heart, he did the most logical thing he sensed was in his best interest.
He seized the opportunity to put his immeasurable gifts on display.
“I started my own business in the year of 2015,” Faggétt, during an interview this week from Los Angeles with Making Headline News, said, recalling the awe-inspiring developments that led to his having delved off into the world of authorship. “And as part of building a rapport with my clientele, I would share my testimony — a.k.a. my why I decided to do something different…outside the box.
“As I begin to share my story around the country, I would always get various individuals expressing that I should share my story with a broader audience and or consider writing a book,” Faggétt continued.
And the rest, as they say, was history.

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It wasn’t long thereafter that Faggétt’s authorship debut would ultimately come full circle.

A native of Chicago, Faggétt has joined a gallery of writers to collectively assemble “Soul Talk Volume 3: Soul-Stirring Stories of People Who Let Go and Let God,” an intriguing and spiritually-empowering anthology that is spearheaded by longtime philanthropist and multi-bestselling author Cheryl Polote-Williamson.

As Faggétt explained, he initially was introduced to the concept of becoming a co-author for Soul Talk Volume 3 approximately two years.

For what it’s worth, the opportunistic Faggétt is giddy he subsequently obeyed the Voice of God, a demonstration of faith that has given way to his having addressed in Soul Talk Volume 3 the subject entitled, “The Male-Man.”

“I guess in a nutshell, that was God’s way of telling me that I had permission, but it simmered for years until 2018,” Faggétt said. “The opportunity came knocking and I answered.”

For what it’s worth, the opportunistic Faggétt is giddy of that fact that he subsequently obeyed the Voice of God, a demonstration of faith that has given way to his having addressed in Soul Talk Volume 3 the subject entitled, “The Male-Man.”


“My message is that fatherlessness is a symptom of a bigger problem,” said Faggétt, who needed only three months to assemble his chapter. “This problem is their falling away from God‘s principles for the family and (fail to understand) what it means to be a kingdom man, or how to take steps to get the family back in God’s order.”


Interestingly, while Faggétt was raised without a father in the home, he still appropriately hints that notion shouldn’t merely deter the male to assume his rightful place in the home and in the Body of Christ.

“I would have to say the issue of growing up without my father,” said Faggétt, explaining why he elected to address such a pertinent subject. “(I wrote it because of) how many other men that I’ve had the opportunity to speak with who’ve been effected by fatherlessness, but don’t understand how to correct it generationally. Since most men are not at a healthy place to discuss it openly, I felt in some ways that since I went through it as well, someone needed to do something before it gets worse.”

The feedback, as expected, has been mostly favorable, Faggétt said.

“I have received very positive feedback — from men and women,” he said. “For example, (they’ve said) this is something that we need and that ‘We need more men like you who will speak the truth or admit there is a problem.’”

“As I begin to share my story around the country, I would always get various individuals expressing that I should share my story with a broader audience and or consider writing a book,” Faggétt said.

Now that Faggétt’s authorship tenure is underway, he has announced that he’s open to participate in any type of courses and or curriculum, most notably sessions that would center on helping or aiding in the behavioral changes for men.

“(We all can) agree that this conversation needs to take place,” said Faggétt, who recently established an organization known as Men of Fortitude. “Men have reached out asking how to get started or what can I do to get better or what steps can (they) take now.”

Aside from his newly-established organization, Faggétt has a few scheduled podcasts over the next few months during which he will promote his latest endeavor as an author.

“My plan is to acquire more speaking engagements as it pertains to helping men understand how to be men through Men and Fathers 101,” Faggétt said.


AUTHOR AMELIA E. FAGGETT

Faggétt’s wife, Amelia E. Faggétt, is also an accomplished writer, whose book that’s geared toward individuals with special needs will be officially released this during Super Bowl weekend in Miami.

Faggétt’s wife, Amelia E. Faggétt, is also an accomplished writer, one whose book that’s geared toward individuals with special needs will be officially released this during Super Bowl weekend in Miami.

“Parenting a special needs child is definitely a challenge, which is part of my blessing,” said Amelia Faggétt, who spent better part of a decade to assemble her book entitled, Life With A Special Needs Child. “Not many can do it. I didn’t think I could. I’ve had good days as well as bad days, but more smiles than tears throughout my journey with my daughter, Melany.

“She’s had more surgeries before age three than most would have in a lifetime. If I can help the next parent or soon to be parents who has a special needs circumstance navigate through it better, then I’ve served my purpose. These are just a couple of reasons why I wrote this book and why it’s so important to share.”


For more information about Los Angeles Author Derrick L. Faggétt, to order his book or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, log on to: http://menoffortitude.info. Connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/derrick.faggett. Send email to: dfaggett@me.com.

For more information about Author Amelia E. Faggétt, log on to: https://mailchi.mp/virtuousthoughts/specialneedslife, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/amelia.moragne.


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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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

LeBron James on Mavs star Luka Dončić: ‘He’s a great, young talent; I love his game’

STAR WATCH 

GREAT COMPANY — Three-time NBA champion and four-time league MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been especially complementary of Luka Dončić, the Mavericks’ prized swingman, who’s been as good as advertised since he made the transition from the EuroLeague to U. S. soil following the 2018 campaign. (Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY)

DALLAS — Ever since he’s made his NBA coming out party last season, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić has been the beneficiary of a slew of accolades and figurative pats on the back.

Especially from arguably the best basketball player on the planet.
Three-time NBA champion and four-time league MVP LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been especially complementary of Dončić, the Mavericks’ prized swingman, who’s been as good as advertised since he made the transition from the EuroLeague to U. S. soil following the 2018 campaign.
Having been dubbed the best 20-year-old player in NBA history behind James — who entered the NBA at 18 years of age — all Dončić has done since being anointed NBA Rookie of The Year last season is pick up where he left off.
PLAYOFF PREVIEW? Heading into Friday night’s nationally-televised showdown against the first place Lakers at the American Airlines Center (8:30 CST on ESPN) in what appears to be a potential playoff preview, the Mavericks (23-14) are currently sixth in the Western Conference standings, having amassed eight more wins than last season after 27 games.. (Getty Images Photo)

The 6-foot-7 Slovenian’s 29.6 points per game is third best in the NBA behind Houston’s James Harden (38.5) and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, the league’s reigning MVP.

Add to the fact that Dončić’s display undoubtedly has given way to the Mavs having become one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season, and it’s no wonder the greatest player of this generation deems it essential to often give props to a youngster, who’s already assumed the superstar label, a feat he’s emphatically cemented less than one year removed from the ceremonious retirement of Mavs great Dirk Nowitzki.

Much to the delight of Dončić, James is certainly a fan of the NBA sophomore sensation.

“He’s a great, young talent,” James told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I love his game. He has the ability to not only create shots for himself, but I love the fact that he can get great looks for his team.”

It is, by all accounts, because of Dončić’s remarkable play, coupled with last year’s midseason acquisition of Kristaps Porziņģis, that Dallas will be vying for a playoff spot between now and season’s end.

Heading into Friday night’s nationally-televised showdown against the first place Lakers at the American Airlines Center (8:45 CST on ESPN) in what appears to be a potential playoff preview, the Mavericks (23-14) are currently sixth in the Western Conference standings, having amassed eight more wins than last season after 27 games.

MAKING NOISE — Having been dubbed the best 20-year-old player in NBA history behind James — who entered the NBA at 18 years of age — all Dončić has done since being anointed NBA Rookie of The Year last season is pick up where he left off.

“They’re a competitive team with KP (Kristaps Porziņģis) and Luka with (Maxi) Kleber, (Dorian) Finney-Smith, and Seth (Curry) and those guys they have around him,” James said of a Dallas team that has dropped two of three meetings with the Lakers this season. “They play fast. They shoot a lot of threes and push the tempo to keep you off balance. (Mavs coach Rick) Carlisle’s team has always been well-coached.”

Said fellow Lakers superstar Anthony Davis in assessing the resurgence a Mavs team that’s looking to snap a four-year playoff drought: “They’re a very good team. They’re a playoff team. Their cornerstone is KP and Luka with a great supporting cast around them.”

While James has praised the way the Mavs’ leader has gone about adjusting to life as one of the NBA’s young bright stars, Dončić, on the other hand, has always been equally fond of James, a 16-year veteran and 14-time All-Star.

During a game in L. A. last November, Dončić was spotted waiting outside of the Lakers’ locker room, where he received an autographed jersey signed by James.

While James has praised the way the Mavs’ leader has gone about adjusting to life as one of the NBA’s young bright stars, Dončić, on the other hand, has always been fond of James, a 16-year veteran and 14-time All-Star. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

One of James’ representatives emerged from the locker room with a signed No. 23 jersey that read “To: Luka D, God Bless and continue to #StriveForGreatness.”

All things considered, striving for greatness seems to have become a personal mantra, of sorts, for Dončić, who unquestionably has made his presence felt since he’s entered the NBA ranks.

Just like James, his biggest mentor, had done a little more than a decade-and-a-half ago as an NBA newcomer.

“That’s what I like about him,” said James, who has gone on record recently and said Dončić is the kind of player with whom he’d like to play. “He plays the game the right way.”

A pretty remarkably brilliant assessment from arguably the best basketball player on the planet.


Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder/Publisher & Editor In Chief of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 


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Los Angeles’ own La Toyia Hampton generating favorable reviews through her newly-produced book


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


PURPOSED FOR PAIN 

GOD’S PLAN — For La Toyia Hampton, a native of Los Angeles who resides in Lancaster, California, her ideal way of escape through that about which she had endured came wrapped up in an awe-inspiring book. Also known as an accomplished transformational coach, speaker, and empowerment mentor, Hampton is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Now I Know: The Hidden Victim (If You Can’t Protect Yourself, You Can’t Protect Your Children).”

La Toyia Hampton doesn’t look like what she’s been through.

Need more proof?
Consider, for instance, the turmoil and seemingly insurmountable obstacles she had to face, particularly during a time where it seemed there was no conceivable way of escape.
“In 1998, when my own children were removed from me,” Hampton, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the tumultuous events that gave way to having delved off into the authorship industry. “I realized that I was repeating a cycle set for me by my grandparents. I needed others to know that there is another way.”
For Hampton, a native of Los Angeles who resides in Lancaster, California, her ideal way of escape through that about which she had endured came wrapped up in an awe-inspiring book.

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All things considered, Hampton sensed that because she’s shared her assortment of life-changing experiences in her newly-produced book, strongholds have been broken in her life.

Also known as an accomplished transformational coach, speaker, and empowerment mentor, Hampton is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Now I Know: The Hidden Victim (If You Can’t Protect Yourself, You Can’t Protect Your Children).”

An inspiring and empowering written work that is comprised of 90 pages Hampton’s “Now I Know: The Hidden Victim (If You Can’t Protect Yourself, You Can’t Protect Your Children)” made its ceremonious debut on the market on July 30, 2019.

In a book that has already garnered an assortment of rave reviews, Hampton deemed it essential to remind the masses that your children are affected by the trauma you experience in your life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

An inspiring and empowering written work that is comprised of 90 pages Hampton’s “Now I Know: The Hidden Victim (If You Can’t Protect Yourself, You Can’t Protect Your Children)” made its ceremonious debut on the market on July 30, 2019.

“Even if they have not witnessed a single incident, children are connected to their mother through their very being,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Hampton’s ‘Now I Know: The Hidden Victim (If You Can’t Protect Yourself, You Can’t Protect Your Children).’ “At one point, each child was connected by every breath, every emotion, and every heartbeat to the only life source they know — mother. When mothers are experiencing pain of any sort, their children are hurting as well. Children spend time hurting, not understanding why.”

To her credit, Hampton has gone to great lengths to share a great deal of transparency in a book that figures to have an influential impact for years to come.


“I want every victim of domestic violence to know that as a mother that is the victim, the likelihood is that your child is being abused in some form,” said Hampton, explaining the divine message she aspires to get across to her reading audience. “We often think because our kids are not being physically hit or not seeing us as mothers being abuse that they are not affected by the abuse.”


As Hampton explained, she vividly recalls like yesterday her downtrodden season in the wilderness.

“I was sexually assaulted in bed with my intoxicated mother lying next to me,” Hampton said. “I chose to write this book, because I felt that I was the only one that I have experienced so much trauma as a person. I had such a horrific childhood. I (sensed) I was the only person until it was brought to my attention that other women have these experiences.”

In a book that has already garnered an assortment of rave reviews, Hampton deemed it essential to remind the masses that your children are affected by the trauma you experience in your life, as mentioned in a detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

All things considered, Hampton sensed that because she’s shared her assortment of life-changing experiences in her newly-produced book, strongholds have been broken in her life.

Now she’s destined to inspire others to follow suit — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“Because of (my experiences), I decided to go back and make sure that every person that can hear my voice understands that they, too, can move out of trauma and become a healthy whole woman again, living beyond the past trauma and past experiences.”

Without question, she would know, in large part because this beloved author and devout woman of faith surely don’t look like what she’s been through.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

“In 1998, when my own children were removed from me,” Hampton, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the tumultuous events that gave way to having delved off into the authorship industry. “I realized that I was repeating a cycle set for me by my grandparents. I needed others to know that there is another way.”

For more information about Lancaster, California Author/Businesswoman La Toyia Hampton, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/latoyia.hampton. Also, send email to: Latoyia@twolifestyles.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 makingheadlinenews@gmail.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Houston’s Kateri McKnight savoring the best of both worlds as an entrepreneur, accomplished author


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES KATERI T. MCKNIGHT


DALLAS — Kateri McKnight isn’t just an accomplished businesswoman.

She’s one who has become thoroughly committed to ensuring that she continues to function diligently in her element.

Not only that, McKnight has deemed it essential to go to great lengths to reach back and help like-minded individuals to follow suit.


RAISING THE BAR 

WOMAN OF DISTINCT POWER — Houston businesswoman Kateri T. McKnight assumes the role as CEO of Velocity Changers, a globally-acclaimed company that is centered largely on offering it clients innovative ways to get their stories from out their spirits onto paper or, as McKnight jokingly says, on to “kindle.”

“My personal mission is to empower and inspire those to open their hearts in order to open their minds to reach out to others with their writing skills,” McKnight told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

The mission which McKnight is alluding is that about which she assumes the role as CEO of Velocity Changers, a globally-acclaimed company that is centered largely on offering it clients innovative ways to get their stories from out their spirits onto paper or, as McKnight jokingly says, on to “kindle.”

“We cater to most genres, but are particular to inspirational, empowerment-based fiction, business, and relational stories,” McKnight, 33, said of her business venture that is customarily accompanied by the slogan, ‘We change lives one book at a time.’

PUTTIN’ IN WORK — McKnight isn’t just an accomplished businesswoman. She’s one who has become thoroughly committed to ensuring that she continues to function diligently in her element.

A native the New Orleans, McKnight — who resides in Houston — said that she essentially was birthed into the entrepreneurship industry.


“Entrepreneurship has been all around me as my parents, uncles, and even neighbors in my grandmother’s neighborhood always had a means to help others through a paid skill. As I ventured into adulthood, the constraints of the 9-to-5 (job) life always left me sorely underwhelmed and innovatively distraught from a lack of creative flow and the inability to increase my income with perfected skills.” — Texas Businesswoman Kateri T. McKnight


That certainly isn’t the case today for McKnight, a sharp and resourceful businesswoman, who has surely enjoyed her share of sustained success as her own boss.


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ANOTHER MASSIVE MILESTONE — McKnight recently witnessed the much-anticipated release of her second book, which is entitled, “Whispering Passions: Secret Of The Meadows.” An informative and intriguing project that hit the market via Amazon & Barnes and Noble online on December 15, McKnight will publicly promote her newly-assembled book during an official release party on January 15.

“I love the fact that I am able to pace my own creative flow and open others to do the same,” said McKnight, when asked what she loves the most about her business. “The very moment my clients have that rush of creative spark is when the flow becomes automatic and the inspiration becomes more infused into the work being completed.”

Having graduated in the top 20 percent of her class at New Orleans’ O. Perry Walker Senior High School, McKnight holds an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Health from Cameron College and is currently pursuing a four-year degree in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship.

An Air Force veteran, McKnight was serviced in Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as the Operation Iraqi Freedom Era.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having graduated in the top 20 percent of her class at New Orleans’ O. Perry Walker Senior High School, McKnight holds an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Health from Cameron College and is currently pursuing a four-year degree in Business Administration/Entrepreneurship.

As for Velocity Changers, she said she is committed to ensuring that it remains a center, of sorts, for authors and bloggers — “novice and seasoned,” she said — who need assistance in finding their voice to write their creative work in efforts to publish and become bestsellers.

“We have both Do-It-With-You and Do-It-For-You packages where we go from the brainstorming process, all the way to marketing and publishing in both group and one-on-one settings,” McKnight said.

Interestingly and to her credit, McKnight’s flourishing business has fueled her desire to become more of a fixture in the authorship industry.

That’s because she recently witnessed the much-anticipated release of her second book, which is entitled, “Whispering Passions: Secret Of The Meadows.”

An informative and intriguing project that hit the market via Amazon and Barnes & Noble online on December 15, McKnight will publicly promote her newly-assembled book during an official release party on January 15.

As for Velocity Changers, McKnight said she is committed to ensuring that it remains a center for authors and bloggers — “novice and seasoned,” she said — who need assistance in finding their voice to write their creative work in efforts to publish and become bestsellers.

Also, she will be a featured speaker during a local telesummit hosted by the Ruach Life Network, she announced recently.

A business that caters mostly to women — “and some men,” she said — ranging in ages 24 and 60, McKnight established Velocity Changers in 2014.

To her credit, it has been a constant success ever since.

“Positivity is my life,” McKnight said. “Without affirmations, well-wishes, and hopeful gestures, the spirit dies. So for me, inspiring and esteeming others is second nature just as breathing. Everyone has a story to tell, but most need a guide to help them pull it out of them and the confidence to stand in it.”


For more information about the Houston Businesswoman/Author Kateri T. McKnight or to inquire about Velocity Changers, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tekawitha /. Also, send email to: info@velocitychangers.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.

Houston entrepreneur Lisa Woods making her presence felt as CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES LISA WOODS


Lisa Woods’ reputation is such that she undoubtedly is a woman of integrity.

This notion especially rings true in her notable entrepreneurship endeavors.

“What I love about my designs are the reactions I get from the people whom I design for,” Woods told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “When I see and hear the excitement, it let me know that I am fulfilling the vision.”

The vision to which Woods is alluding is the one that headlines her up-and-coming business venture as the owner and CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC.

MORE ON LISA WOODS’ INTEGRITY APPAREL, LLC: https://integ-app.com

CALLING ALL CELEBS — A newly-established Houston-based venture that is officially in full operations, Lisa Woods’ Integrity Apparel centered largely on birthing the vision of consumers, not to mention enabling the world to see what Woods deems the “integrity and character of all facets of the people,” most notably those she customarily showcases within her designs.

A newly-established Houston-based venture that is officially in full operations, Woods’ Integrity Apparel is centered largely on birthing the vision of consumers, not to mention enabling the world to see what Woods deems the “integrity and character of all facets of the people,” most notably those she customarily showcases within her designs.

A business that is steadily making a strong case to emerging as an internationally fixture much sooner than later, Woods doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s strategically devising ways to target and grasp the attention of high profile celebrities and celebrity athletes, etc.


“I have always been curious about what’s behind the athlete, the actor, the business mogul, the iconic figure, the neighborhood leader. So as I get to know the subject of my design, I am able to help the world see past the cover of what they see.” — Lisa Woods, CEO of Integrity Apparel, LLC


To her credit, Woods’ uniquely-assembled apparel venture isn’t something she came up with on a moment’s notice. Much to her delight, this endeavor is something about which she has invested a great amount of time.

“I have been building and setting goals for years on a specific line of clothing,” said Woods, whose business caters to people of all ages, as well as various cultures and nationalities. “However, just recently, I have discovered a process through a great friend and designer who has inspired me to move forward with my dream.”

And moving forward with her business is exactly what she’s doing in this, an ever-so-competitive apparel industry.

MAKING MASSIVE HEADLINES — “What I love about my designs are the reactions I get from the people whom I design for,” Woods told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “When I see and hear the excitement, it let me know that I am fulfilling the vision.”

Not only is she moving forward in a relatively impressive fashion, but she’s steadily devising ways to set her brand apart from others similar to it.

“In everything I do, I wish to always inspire others, both young and older, to follow their dreams and fulfill their goals,” said Woods, a native of Athens, Texas whose entrepreneurship tenure spans more than two decades. “We are all born to fulfill a destiny, but we must all take that first step to greatness and success.”

Fortunately for Woods, a graduate of Sunset High School’s Class of 1979, her immeasurable business-related mechanics have greatly given way to her walking diligently in her destiny.

That, to her credit, is no surprise, considering she is widely regarded as a woman of integrity.

PUTTING IN WORK — To her credit, Woods’ uniquely-assembled apparel venture isn’t something she came up with on a moment’s notice. Much to her delight, this endeavor is something about which she has invested a great amount of time.

“My personal goal in delivering such designs is to be a catalyst of expression for the world,” said Woods, a University of North Texas alum. “I am proud to showcase my business that I love.”

And not just showcase it. But rather she’s proud to share it on a worldwide display, accompanied by an array of integrity.

“But on a larger scale,” she said, “my dream and goal of helping others live a better life and find hope and promise is indeed the gift. I have been given (a great opportunity) to be a part of such a phenomenal humanitarian platform.”One that is steadily making a strong case to emerging as an internationally fixture.

Much sooner than later.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Lisa Woods, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Lisa Woods. Also, connect with her at: https://integ-app.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.

Los Angeles author Janice Freeman’s “She Got Up” attracting constant rave reviews since its November 2017 release

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES AUTHOR JANICE FREEMAN 


Janice Freeman wasted little time obeying the Voice of God.

In fact, for a lack of better words, when God specifically commanded that Freeman get up, that’s exactly what she did.

“God said, ‘Do the book. It’s time,’” Freeman told Making Headline News this week.

The book to which Freeman is alluding is the awe-inspiring written document entitled, “She Got Up: One Woman’s True-Life Testimony Of How She Got Up.”

A book that is comprised of 80 pages in length and was officially released on November 10, 2017, Freeman’s “She Got Up” recalls what this brilliantly resourceful writer describes as a series of “inexplicable, supernatural attacks” against her life.

BUY JANICE FREEMAN’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/She-Got-Up-true-life-testimony/dp/1979852588

DEFYING ALL ODDS“In “She Got Up,” Los Angeles-based author Janice Freeman talks about the harrowing, near catastrophes, which tried to destroy her life and how she clung to God moment by moment,” said a spokesperson in a rather descriptive, provocative breakdown of Freeman’s book at Amazon.com. “Within each experience, you’ll see the in-your-face proof of God’s deliverance, bringing her to the safe harbor of His protection.”

Not only that, Freeman, in turn, was left to fight back the only way she knew how — by way of the supernatural forces of God.

“In “She Got Up,” Freeman talks about the harrowing, near catastrophes, which tried to destroy her life and how she clung to God moment by moment,” said a spokesperson in a rather descriptive, provocative breakdown of Freeman’s book at Amazon.com. “Within each experience, you’ll see the in-your-face proof of God’s deliverance, bringing her to the safe harbor of His protection.”

Much to the delight of this fine author, she had ultimately possessed the breakthrough she so desperately sought.

CONSTANT PAGE-TURNERA book that is comprised of 80 pages in length and was officially released on November 10, 2017, Freeman’s “She Got Up” recalls what this brilliantly resourceful writer describes as a series of “inexplicable, supernatural attacks” against her life.

“Janice Freeman won her fight, and she’s about to show you how to win yours,” said the spokesperson with such great authority while assessing Freeman’s book.

A native of Long Beach, California who currently resides in Los Angeles, Freeman began composing “She Got Up” November 10, 2017 and needed a little more than a month to complete a book that have steadily attracted rave reviews since its ceremonious release.

Freeman’s book was finished on November 10 of that same year.

“Don’t give up on God. Trust Him through the process,” said Freeman, explaining her divine purpose for a book that is advancing the kingdom mightily. “Get up and win, because it’s not over for you!”

For what it’s worth, Freeman would be the first to concede that “She Got Up” was absolutely essential in this, the modern-day church era, were countless of believers are seemingly on the brink of losing heart (or giving up, if you will).

“Great book. I needed that,” Freeman said. As for the feedback since her book’s release, Freeman said she’s heard an array of comments from readers such as: “’I know someone that needs your book. I cried when I read your book. You are a strong woman. That’s for men and women, and others would say, You don’t look like you been through anything. God loves you. Wow! Where are you speaking at next? We would love to come and support you.’”

KINGDOM IMPACTFor what it’s worth, Freeman would be the first to concede that “She Got Up” was absolutely essential in this, the modern-day church era, were countless of believers are seemingly on the brink of losing heart (or giving up, if you will).

Besides “She Got Up,” Freeman authored the book entitled, “The Urban Heart,” another compelling project that was published April 2015.

Interestingly, Freeman said that plans are presently in the works to release a third book sometime before year’s end and that a majority of her public appearances to promote her books typically will arise by way of regular motivational speaking, as well as through ministry, during which she is afforded the golden opportunity of reaching women from various walks of life regarding healing and deliverance.

With several scheduled engagements on the horizon — “I have scheduled in-town and out of town speaking engagements the rest of the year,” she said — Freeman is just grateful to finally bask in the glory of the purpose for which God created her.

“I thank God for allowing me to get up,” said Freeman, who has proudly adopted the hashtag trend that is #SheGotUp. “I’m thankful. All glory belongs to God!”

For more information about Los Angeles-area Author Janice Freeman, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Janice Freeman. Also, send email to: catchthechange@yahoo.com.


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Minneapolis entrepreneur Nikisha Simmons-Maclin embracing her ‘second chance’ courtesy of two flourishing ventures

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES NIKISHA SIMMONS-MACLIN

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

 

If anyone knows that we serve of a God of second chances, Nikisha Simmons-Maclin certainly does.

TWIN CITY SENSATION — Minnesota Businesswoman Nikisha Simmons-Maclin is the CEO of High Fashion And Events, a flourishing online fashion store that is widely known for offering fashionable styles for juniors, mature women, and full figure women, all the while exemplifying an excellent online shopping experience, accompanied by efficient customer service. Interestingly, Simmons-Maclin also is the founder of Renewed Life Counseling Services, a progressive institution whereby her responsibilities include — but aren’t limited to — inspiring and motivating individuals of all ages around the country to apply daily principles, thus stay true to LIFE, an acronym that stands for Live Inspirationally Faithfully Everyday.

“I have always believed that God gave me a second chance,” Simmons-Maclin, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said before sharing a familiar Biblical passage to back up her suggestion. “Romans 8:28 says, ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.’”

For Simmons-Maclin, there is no doubt that she has been strategically called according to God’s purpose for such a time as now, most notably by way of her immeasurable gifts through entrepreneurship.  

A 39-year-old native of Compton, California, Simmons-Maclin is making some remarkably brilliant strides as a thriving businesswoman, considering she is the mastermind of not one, but two successful Minneapolis, Minnesota-based business ventures.

She is the CEO of High Fashion & Events, a flourishing online fashion store that is widely known for offering fashionable styles for juniors, mature women, and full figure women, all the while exemplifying an excellent online shopping experience, accompanied by efficient customer service.

Interestingly, Simmons-Maclin also is the founder of Renewed Life Counseling Services, a progressive institution whereby her chief responsibilities include — but aren’t limited to — inspiring and motivating individuals of all ages around the country to apply daily principles, thus stay true to LIFE, an acronym that stands for Live Inspirationally Faithfully Everyday.

MORE ON NIKISHA’S HIGH FASHION & EVENTS: https://www.facebook.com/highfashionandevents/

COMPTON, COMPTON — Raised in Compton’s historic Dominguez Valley community, Simmons-Maclin is an honors graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan High School.

“As a former plus-size model, my dreams became reality in 1999 when I took third place in a nationwide modeling contest,” explained Simmons-Maclin, recalling what undoubtedly was a defining moment that had ultimately given way to her being offered a five-year, $10,000 guaranteed modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models of New York. “(I was) inspired by many models such as Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Queen Latifah, but I never gave up on my revelation of modeling.”

Even when she had become the subject of criticism and negative predictions by people who refused to acknowledge her worth, there was Simmons-Maclin, diligently going after the purpose for which she was created.

“I was told many times to get my head out of the clouds,” Simmons-Maclin said. “I suffered from (low) self-esteem and self-worth issues, sexual abuse, dysfunctional behaviors, broken relationships, and self-abuse.  From 2001 to 2002, I went back and forth between California and New York and, in 2003, relocated to New York.”

For what it’s worth, all of the going back and forth was a risk worth taking, considering this resilient and resourceful businesswoman didn’t stop until she reaped the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“I left many people, many places, and many things in pursuit of what I thought was happiness,” said Simmons-Maclin, who eventually left her native home state for good in 2009 and relocated hundreds of miles away from the Pacific to the Central time zone — Minnesota to be technical.

That is when she began to witness all things working together for her good.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“I have recently accepted that this is my call and that I am on assignment,” Simmons-Maclin said of her business ventures that are enjoying sustained success. “I enjoy working with people, inspiring people, motivating people, and loving on people.”

GOD’S PLAN — Even when she had become the subject of criticism and negative predictions by people who refused to acknowledge her worth, there was Simmons-Maclin, diligently going after the purpose for which she was created.

Her High Fashion & Events venture went into full operations in 2014 and caters to women ranging from teenagers to 60 years of age.

As for her already congested itinerary, Simmons-Maclin is expected to be on hand for the upcoming Second Annual Hair Show in Minneapolis and, as a notable member of Toastmasters, she announced that additional public appearances and speaking engagements are presently in the works.

Raised in Compton’s historic Dominguez Valley community, Simmons-Maclin is an honors graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan High School.

A 39-year-old native of Compton, California, Simmons-Maclin is making some remarkably brilliant strides as a thriving businesswoman, considering she is the mastermind of not one, but successful Minneapolis, Minnesota-based business ventures.

In addition, she holds an Associate’s Degree from Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC) — she graduated with honors in Criminal Justice and Addiction Counseling — and is a graduate of Metro State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services.

“God, family, church, and my community,” said Simmons-Maclin, when asked who were amongst those who inspired her to pursue her entrepreneurship dreams. “The world is in a place where its soul has been held bondage to the daily trials and tribulations of life. Although many have creativity for others, we have lost our ability of believing, dreaming, and (having a) vision.

“When one’s vision is clear, you know what you desire is possible. You cannot go back, because you will become too busy looking at what is ahead. With hard work, commitment, dedication, and disciplined, you can be successful and manifest all desires and expectations.”

Talk about making good on a second chance.

For more information about Minneapolis Businesswoman Nikisha Simmons-Maclin, or to schedule her for a public appearance, connect with her via social media under: Nikisha Simmons-Maclin. Also, send email to: nikishasimmons@hotmail.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.

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