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Winners BBQ has been nothing short of remarkable since its 2015 Dallas/Fort Worth inception


“The highest human act is to inspire.”Late superstar rapper Nipsey Hussle


WINNER’S CIRCLE 

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — A former Iowa State football standout, DeAndre Jackson had ultimately delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as the proud founder of Winners BBQ, a family-owned restaurant that has established three franchises since its inception in 2015.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — If there’s one thing that DeAndre Jackson has learned as a former athlete, it’s how to make good on a seemingly unfavorable situation.

Consider, for instance, how when Jackson’s bid to land on an NFL roster spot fell short amid a career-ending ACL injury, he diligently had become resourceful in that he miraculously found his niche, both as an athletic trainer and real estate agent.
Much to his delight, things for the Garland, Texas native would only get better.
A former Iowa State standout, Jackson had ultimately delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as the proud founder of Winners BBQ, a family-owned restaurant that has established three franchises since its inception in 2015.

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THEY ARE LIT — Winners BBQ, in fact, has become a fixture throughout North Texas, in large part because consumers have come to enjoy — and embrace — its delectable meat plates, meat by the pound, its assortment of sandwiches, not to mention its smoked turkey legs, as well as its distinctly unique meat loaded potato that’s famously deemed “The G.O.AT.”

Winners BBQ’s original location is housed at 3200 14th Street in nearby Plano. A popular Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant that Jackson owns along with his cousin, Tevin Jackson, Tevin’s wife, former University of Texas and professional track and field star Nichole Denby-Jackson, Winners BBQ has since added two locations — one in Cedar Hill and in Austin.

Following what the Jacksons described as “massive success” of the Plano location, DeAndre opened Winners BBQ Cedar Hill in 2017, and in less than three months ago, Nichole, Tevin, and Nichole’s sister, Nichale,  opened the Austin location. 

For DeAndre Jackson and Co., it’s been all good ever since.


RED ZONE EFFICIENCY 

To their credit, the Jacksons have gone to great lengths to form what has become an All-Star lineup of Winners BBQ CEOs.

“We pride ourselves on bringing flavorful craft BBQ with having a one-of-a-kind menu and delivering exceptional customer service,” Nichole Denby-Jackson told Making Headline News this week.

Winners BBQ, in fact, has become a fixture throughout North Texas, in large part because consumers have come to enjoy — and embrace — its delectable meat plates, meats by the pound, its assortment of sandwiches, not to mention its smoked turkey legs, as well as its distinctly unique meat loaded potato that’s famously deemed “The G.O.AT.”

Following what the Jacksons described as “massive success” of the Plano location, DeAndre opened Winners BBQ Cedar Hill in 2017, and in less than three months ago, Nichole, Tevin, and Nichole’s sister, Nichale,  opened the Austin location. For DeAndre Jackson and Co., it’s been all good ever since.

And then there are Winners BBQ’s mouth-watering sides and its kids menu, not to mention its sweet and tangy BBQ sauce and its flavor-packed dry rub, which takes all of its smoked meats to “another level of flavor,” DeAndre Jackson acknowledged.

Interestingly, Winners BBQ has earned mentions in a slew of food publications, trends that have given way to this star-studded restaurant chain having garnered a host of food awards and magazine honors.


“As high profile collegiate and professional athletes, we are highly competitive by nature and this competitiveness and drive spill over into every faucet of our lives,” DeAndre Jackson explained. “Sports is what we all have in common, and the discipline, dedication, perseverance, mental toughness, sacrifice, motivation, and determination that athletics have instilled in us has taught us very valuable life lessons and how to never quit, no matter what curve balls life throw your way.”


To their credit, the Jacksons have gone to great lengths to form what has become an All-Star lineup of Winners BBQ CEOs.

Surely, their competitive drive as former athletes has contributed mightily to their sustained entrepreneurship success.

For starters, DeAndre and Tevin Jackson, both were legitimate hopeful to land NFL contracts before injuries reduced their effectiveness, thus bringing their careers to unceremoniously ends.

ON A MISSION — As for the Jacksons’ mission for having delved off into entrepreneurship, what it all boils down, they said, is devising ways to leave a legacy for their children — and their children’s children.

Both, in fact, had sustained torn ACL’s, and were forced to tackle — and sack — what they label as the “real world” for the first time in a long time.

And then there was Nichole, a Los Angeles native, who was the catalyst of Texas’ track and field program that captured a national championship before she enjoyed a professional stint with Nike and Adidas that spanned a decade.

Interestingly, Nichole maintained a top-10 world ranking and represented the U. S. on its World Championship Team, as well as served as an alternate on the U. S. Olympic team.

Winners BBQ’s original location is housed at 3200 14th Street in nearby Plano. A popular Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant that Jackson owns along with his cousin, Tevin Jackson, and Tevin’s wife, former University of Texas and professional track and field star Nichole Denby-Jackson, Winners BBQ has since added two locations — one in Cedar Hill and in Austin.

As for the Jacksons’ mission for having delved off into entrepreneurship, what it all boils down, they said, is devising ways to leave a legacy for their children — and their children’s children.

“My personal mission is to be able to pass down something for my children to own and start them off at an even better place in life than I was,” Nichole said. “I would also love to use my platform to motivate and inspire others, whether that be on speaking panels, through a published book, public appearances, and various events or seminars.

“Another mission is to have enough financial freedom for me to give back to many communities through charitable acts of kindness and build water wells in certain parts of Africa for those without clean water,” Nichole added. “We are all big on philanthropy and are big advocates for our community.”

DeAndre and Tevin Jackon both were legitimate hopeful to land NFL contracts before injuries reduced their effectiveness, thus bringing their careers to unceremoniously end. Both, in fact, sustained torn ACL’s, and were both forced to tackle — and sack — the real world for the first time in a long time.

In addition, the Jacksons announced strategic plans to create what they call the “WINspiration Foundation,” an organization that would allow them to display their notable philanthropy efforts.

“Something that I learned from the late great Nipsey Hussle is that the highest human act is to inspire,” Nichole said. “If I can use my platform to reach at least one person — I would love to inspire many — I would be happy.”

Said DeAndre Jackson: “It is important to pass down knowledge and wisdom to better those around you and make them want to become the best versions of themselves and to be able to pass down and instill these things in the next generation which will pick up the baton as it will be their turn to run the world.”

Just as the Jacksons are presently doing as successful entrepreneurs — this after having made good on seemingly unfavorable situations.

Talk about true Winners.


For more information about Texas entrepreneurs DeAndre Jackson, Nichole Denby-Jackson, Tevin Jackson and Nichale of Winners BBQ, call 972.424-2400 (Plano), 205.572-0256 (Cedar Hill), 512.861.5066 (Austin), or connect with Winners BBQ via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/winnersbbq/


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Michigan Pastor Michael C. Robinson conquers prison life by selling out to Jesus, he writes in “My Father’s Blood”


The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 KJV)


THE BLOOD STILL WORKS! 

ON GOD’S BATTLEFIELD — Michigan Pastor Michael C. Robinson authored “My Father’s Blood,” a written work that depicts what Robinson appropriately labels as “His father’s blood,” an intriguingly symbolic concept that taught him, among other things, what it meant to be a “real man,” or, as this writer says, a “fearless, cool hustler.”

For Michael C. Robinson, the slew of transgressions he’s encountered in his life are just where they belong.

Under the Blood.

How else to explain his progressive, thriving ministry as an accomplished Ypsilanti, Michigan-area Pastor, one that simultaneously has given way to Robinson having delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

“God gave me the vision to write this book,” Robinson told Making Headline News this week.

The book to which this devout man of the cloth is alluding is his spiritually and emotionally-driven project entitled, “My Father’s Blood,” a written work that depicts what Robinson appropriately labels as “His Father’s Blood,” an intriguingly symbolic concept that taught him, among other things, what it meant to be a “real man,” or, as this writer says, a “fearless, cool hustler.”


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“It’s a two part answer,” Robinson, the Senior Pastor of Ypsilanti Community Church, said of his “My Father’s Blood.”

A book that took 244 pages to complete, Robinson’s “My Father’s Blood” delves into one man’s pursuit of recognition and approval in the wrong places, during which he ultimately discovers that it is available through the Father, Who paid the ultimate price through the shed blood of Jesus.

In a nutshell, Robinson’s “My Father’s Blood” is an awe-inspiring story that is centered largely on what this preacher-turned-writer describes as “rejection to redemption.”

In that particular order.

“When I was in penitentiary, I developed the desire to write a book,” Robinson explained. “I would then write notes, always trying to figure out how I got there.”

A book that took 244 pages to complete, Robinson’s “My Father’s Blood” delves into one man’s pursuit of recognition and approval in the wrong places, during which he ultimately discovers that it is available through the Father, Who paid the ultimate price through the shed blood of Jesus.

Still, amongst the notable, life-changing factors Robinson had discovered was that even in his mess, even when the enemy attempted time and again to render unto a death sentence, it was Jesus Christ, Who there all the time.

“A prophet prophesied to me that I would write a book about my life,” said Robinson, explaining a memorable development that unfolded in 1999.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Not only did Robinson steadfastly obey the God’s Voice by composing a book whereby he recalls his fervent desire to be accepted by his father, thus testing the limits and mimicking his older brother’s unsatisfactory behavior, but he testifies in great detail of how the dreaded street life catapulted him into consequences he could no longer escape.

All things considered, there was nail-scarred-hands Jesus, Who eventually provided His beloved spokesperson with a much-needed way of escape amid a hard knock life that could have very well sent him to a premature grave.


“The reason I chose to write this book is because God spoke to me and told me that I have a story of hardship and pain, and ups and downs that I can talk (about) to some young person, and within 20 minutes,  (I could) convince him to shift his mindset so he will not experience what I did in life. If I didn’t write this book about the life, I would have lived in vain.” — Pastor Michael C. Robinson


Robinson would be the first to admit that he wasn’t merely about to journey through life, living in vain and aborting the golden opportunity to fulfill the purpose for which he was created, especially considering he knew full well he was God’s investment to the kingdom.

COVERED BY THE BLOOD — Amongst the notable, life-changing factors Robinson had discovered was that even in his mess, even when the enemy attempted time and again to render unto a death sentence, it was Jesus Christ, Who there all the time.

“The divine message (to my reading audience) is the Blood of Jesus has the power to redeem anyone who has been lost, because I was the Prodigal Son,” Robinson said. “His Blood has the power to reach the lost by any means necessary. Regardless how difficult the case may be, His blood still has power to save.”

Amen. That’ll preach.

As for the feedback he’s garnered since the release of “My Father’s Blood,” Robinson deemed it essential to share a brief, yet tear-jerking story.

BOUGHT WITH A PRICE 

Robinson would be the first to admit that he wasn’t merely about to journey through life, living in vain and aborting the golden opportunity to fulfill the purpose for which he was created, especially considering he knew full well he was God’s investment to the kingdom.

“A guy from New York who had just been released from prison after serving over 20 years didn’t see an opportunity outside of selling drugs and considered going back (to the street life),” Robinson explained. “He read my book and he decided that he couldn’t go back, because he saw that there is hope through my testimony. Many others have testified that it’s a real good read and a (constant) page turner. I truly lay it all out. It’s real, raw and relatable.”

Arguably the biggest reason for that is because…well..the blood still works!


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For more information about Ypsilanti, Michigan-area Pastor Michael C. Robinson, or to schedule him for a public appearance, connect with him at: https://www.mikecrobinson.com/copy-of-bio. Connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMikeRobinson/.


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Memphis author Shelia Sewell’s authorship debut has been nothing short of remarkable

KEEPING IT 100

HOLDING IT DOWN — A native of Natchez, Mississippi — a rural town that rest on the mighty Mississippi River and is comprised of roughly 15,792 residents, according to the latest U.S.  census — Shelia Sewell is a Memphis-based writer who authored the eloquent and compelling book entitled, “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies.”

Don’t get it twisted.

Shelia Sewell isn’t merely boasting or bragging.

Because as she often tells it, she didn’t just aspire to become an author for the sole purpose of saying she’s one.

Rather, she delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship so that she could — you know — make a notable name for herself.

Not to mention, have a massive impact in the process.

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“I feel that I received the vision to write many years ago. As an avid reader, I have always wanted to be an author,” Sewell told Making Headline News this week. “But not just an author; I wanted to be a published author and be able to share my work with as many readers as possible.”

Much to her delight, she’s doing just that, considering she’s enjoyed sustained success as an accomplished writer now that she’s nearly two years removed from having made her authorship debut.

SHE’S JUST WARMING UP — Now that her first book is savoring a considerable amount of success, Sewell has announced that other written projects are forthcoming.

A native of Natchez, Mississippi — a rural town that rest on the mighty Mississippi River and is comprised of roughly 15,792 residents, according to the latest U. S.  census — Sewell is a Memphis-based writer who authored the eloquent and compelling book entitled, “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies.”

A book that was officially released in October 2017 and is comprised of 174 pages in length, Sewell’s “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” depicts the assortment of developments involving one of its featured character, Sheree, whom this writer describes as “the outspoken teacher.”

ALL IN — “I feel that my book’s message is that life happens,” Sewell, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, said. “There are situations that we put ourselves in and there are those that are caused by other people. Also, each chapter of my book has a quote or saying that can be useful to what you might be experiencing in your life.”

Meanwhile, this book also introduces us to Shaina, whom Sewell deems “the unhappily married housewife and mother,” and, Morgan, a career-driven attorney, not to mention Maven, whom Sewell refers to as “the bonafide hood-girl-turned-business-owner.”

In essence, they all have been best friends for over two decades and, every Friday night, you can find Sheree, Shaina, Morgan, and Maven sitting at their reserved VIP table at Rico’s, the most popular 30’s-plus lounge in the city, according to detailed breakdown of Sewell’s book at Amazon.com.

“The girls enjoy exquisite cuisine and specialized cocktails while dishing about life, love, and relationships,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Sewell’s “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies.”


YOU GO GIRL!!! 

A book that is nearing the second anniversary since its ceremoniously release, Sewell’s “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” has been nothing short of remarkable.

“There’s usually no room for secrets among these friends, because they’ve shared everything: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright scandalous and illegal. But that is all about to change.”

As Sewell explained, amongst her reasons for composing “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” is that she’s aiming to dismiss the array of the ongoing stereotypes connected to African-American women.

“I wrote this book, because I felt that as a black mother with so many labels — daddy-less daughter, single-parent household, teenaged mother, survivor of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence survivor, sister, friend, and more — I had a unique way of being able to channel all of my experiences into one great work of fiction. I also know that the lives of the characters are real. The challenges that they face in their personal, professional, and family lives are ones that women face every day.”Author Shelia Sewell

A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Sewell began writing her latest book approximately a decade ago, during which she had written sparingly.

“When I moved to the Memphis area in 2013, I had only written about 10-to-12 chapters,” Sewell recalled. “Every time that I would try to write over the years, life got in the way.”

As Sewell acknowledged, it took a freak accident to transpire, which, as a result, fueled her desire to get the book finished.

“In the summer of 2015, I ended up with a hurt back,” Sewell said. “I literally sat in my living room and wrote 22 chapters. I finished the remaining eight chapters for my 40th birthday in October 2015.”

HOT READ — A book that was officially released in October 2017 and is comprised of 174 pages in length, Sewell’s “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” depicts the assortment of developments involving one of the featured character, Sheree, whom this writer describes as “the outspoken teacher.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

A book that is nearing the second anniversary since its ceremoniously release, Sewell’s “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” has been nothing short of remarkable.

“I feel that my book’s message is that life happens,” Sewell, a lifetime member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, said. “There are situations that we put ourselves in and there are those that are caused by other people. Also, each chapter of my book has a quote or saying that can be useful to what you might be experiencing in your life.”

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WHAT’S DA 411 — As Sewell explained, amongst her reasons for composing “Love, Lies, & Loyalty: Rico’s Girls’ Philosophies” is that she’s aiming to dismiss the array of the ongoing stereotypes connected to African-American women.

Now that her first book is savoring a considerable amount of success, Sewell has announced that other written projects are forthcoming.

“I am currently working on my second book,” she said. “It will be published in the fall.”

One that, in all likelihood, figures to be nothing short of remarkable upon its much-anticipated release.

So don’t get it twisted.


For more information on Mid-South-area Author Shelia Sewell, 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/shelia.l.sewell. Also, send email to:  shesewell1922@gmail.com.


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Shreveport’s Raichal Linnear savoring sustained success as an accomplished entrepreneur


I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)


BLESSED REGARDLESS 

DALLAS — Raichal Linnear isn’t about to let anything or anyone stop her from living her best life.

Never mind that she’s from inner city Shreveport, Louisiana.

At the end of the real day, Linnear is destined to make every single day count, is determined to broaden her horizon and maximize her potential.
After all, she knows full well she’s owes it to herself to press and navigate toward her purpose.
On purpose.
“I, Raichal, saw a need that I wanted to do more for myself and my family to having a functioning stability to where I can take care of my family and live the lifestyle that’s going to educate myself and learn who is Raichal Linnear as an adult to better herself,” Linnear told Making Headline News this week.

Given the immeasurable strides Linnear has made of late, particularly as a rising entrepreneur, it’s safe to assume she’s steadfastly positioning herself to possess and savor the stability she so desperately seeks.

Linnear, 39, is owner and chief executive officer of Thick Madame Boutique LLC, her Shreveport-based is a profitable organization that centers largely on providing public and government services for plus-sized adults globally.

Talk about stepping outside of her comfort, thus establishing a business venture that figures to garner sustained success, much sooner than later.

A business that is nearing its second year anniversary on September 16, Linnear entrepreneurial resume is also comprised of her assuming the role as a business specialist consultant, whereby she’s aids with a variety of assistance programs such as employment training, educational training and trade, as well as housing assistance programs for plus-sized individuals.

As for Thick Madame Boutique, Linnear’s venture offers an array of business clothing apparels as a retail outlet for business-minded individuals along with royal elegant dresses, as well as casual and African apparels.

Interestingly, Linnear customarily designs her own customized accessories, footwear, and cosmetics.

And then there is Thick Madame Modeling Agency, which is an adult entertainment program exclusively for plus-sized Americans who aspire to delve off into a modeling career as a strategic way to boost their image by way of generating exposure for their branding, Linnear emphasized.

Having credited entertainers Chris Brown and T.I. for inspiring her to start her businesses, Linnear’s said, “Right now, I’m in the progress of having map route to Place Thick Madame Boutique and to see it everywhere. I would love to see it in places such as Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Jamaica, Africa, Los Angeles, and Paris.

GOD’S PLAN — Raichal Linnear, 39, is owner and chief executive officer of Thick Madame Boutique LLC, her Sherveport, Lousiana-based profitable organization that centers largely on providing public and government services for plus-sized adults globally.  

Her itinerary includes, among other things, her hosting a business-related shower event and what is known as the Thick Madame Royale Fashion Runway at dates that have yet to be determined.

For what it’s worth, Linnear is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God has blessed her to achieve sustained success as a young businesswoman, who’s convinced her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“It is important (to esteem others daily), because I want everyone to know that your past does not defined who you are,” Linnear said. “You are the writer of your story. Where there is an ending, there is a new beginning. Push through your pain and see the Light (God) at the tunnel. For everything you go through, there’s a lesson to be learn, a story to be a testimony.”

Appropriately said, by a progressive, thriving businesswoman, one who isn’t about to let anything or anyone stop her from living her best life.

Never mind that she’s from inner city Shreveport.


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Dallas/Fort Worth event planner Kimberly Warner carrying on mother’s memory through entrepreneurship


And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified; What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? (Romans 8:30-31 NIV)


GOD’S FAITH STEPPER 

DALLAS — In case you know don’t her, Kimberly Warner would like to introduce herself.

“My name is Kimberly Warner and the proud wife of Minister Kevin Warner,” Warner, displaying a smile, told Making Headline News this week.

As if being married to a loving, supportive husband isn’t enough unmerited favor, Warner will be turning the big 5-0 on July 6.
“I’m very excited to meet this milestone in my life,” Warner said.
Much to her delight, that isn’t the only milestone for which Warner is overwhelmingly enthralled.
A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Warner is a rising entrepreneur as owner and CEO of KWarner Events, her up-and-coming DFW-based event planning management company, whose mission includes, among other things, taking clients’ events and making it a rather, festive, jubilant occasion for the best outcome to “wow” the guest at your event, Warner acknowledged.
DESTINY STEPS — A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Kimberly Warner is a rising entrepreneur as owner and CEO of KWarner Events, her up-and-coming DFW-based event planning management company, whose mission includes, among other things, taking clients’ events and making it a rather, festive, jubilant occasion for the best outcome to “wow” the guest at your event, Warner acknowledged.

An accomplished Corporate American professional who assumes an IT Technician position for a local communications company, Warner said it is it due in large part to her competitive drive, coupled with her keen ability to excel that essentially headline her sustained success as a businesswoman.

“I have always been a competitive individual and very determined to succeed in anything I do,” Warner said. “I have never allowed anyone to tell me I can’t do something without trying it for myself.”

Interestingly, even when adversity has surfaced to challenge her faith, there was Warner, finding the strength to fervently demonstrate faith in ways unimaginable.

“When my husband had his accident, I knew it was my turn to shine and let him know, ‘Since you can’t, I will. So, I do,” said Warner, living up to her marriage vows as God’s specifically commands us to.


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Fortunately for Warner, she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her business during an action-packed summer concert July 5 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. CST at the Courtyard Theater, located at 1509 H Avenue in nearby Plano, Texas.

Having acknowledged that her “pleasured occupation” is functioning as a full- time caregiver to her husband, who was paralyzed amid a freak accident late last year approximately one month before the couple’s first wedding anniversary, Kimberly Warner deemed it essential to become even more resourceful while overseeing the day-to-day operations of her KWarner Events.

A graduate of Arlington’s Sam Houston High School, Warner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies and Advocacy from Southern New Hampshire University.

Not to be outdone, this progressive, thriving entrepreneur is currently studying for the Law School Admission Test (or LSAT) with lofty aspiration s of enrolling in law school.

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Talk about doing the necessary things that will greatly enable her to walk in the divine purpose for which she was created.

As for KWarner Events, which was organized in 2016 but went into full operations the following year, Warner said achieving her customer service goals and objectives are extremely imperative.

“What I like most about my business is that it allows me to provide a service to a customer that makes them look like the host of the year, and people will always want to come and be a part of their engagements,” Warner said. “Because I am a hopeless romantic, I love the ‘Just Because’ celebrated moments, picnics, and corporate events that promote giving back to the employees and the community.”

That Warner is a part of a close-knit family has also given way to wealth of entrepreneurial success.

“Family was everything to my mother and we celebrated everything,” Warner said. “No matter how big or small. You name it, it was celebrated. Such great times with that same momentum. I propel to put fun, laughter, and memories to any event.”

Fortunately for Warner, she will be afforded the golden opportunity to promote her business during an action-packed summer concert July 5 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. CST at the Courtyard Theater, located at 1509 H Avenue in nearby Plano, Texas.

An event that will be comprised of an array of fun, entertaining, and laughter, tickets can be purchased at: https://www.ticketor.com/kwarnerevents/upcomingevents?pageid=146039.

Amongst the things about which Warner is grateful is that she’s been blessed to operate her business in her mother’s memory.

“I really had only one person that inspired me to do anything I set my mind to…my mother,” Warner said. “Now that she is gone, I keep the words of wisdom in my mind and heart. She always told me to keep God before and above all that I do and He will see me through in good times and bad.”

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Since the startup of KWarner Events, things have been mostly all good for this blessed DFW-area entrepreneur, who’s convinced her best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I have never seen myself as a motivator for others as I have been told many times by friends and family that I was, which surprised me tremendously,” Warner said. “I have always treated people the way I want to be treated. So I demand to be treated great since I give it wholeheartedly in return.

“If I have a word of encouragement, I am going to use it for inspiration. If I have a word of wisdom, I share it. If I got it and you need it more than me, it’s yours. That was the foundation in my home and the role model I had to look up to…momma.”

Talk about thorough introduction to a big-hearted, beloved Texas businesswoman.


For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Entrepreneur Kimberly Warner of KWarner Events, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/kimberlywarner0706 or https://www.facebook.com/kwarnerevents/. Also, send email to: kwarnerevents@gmail.com.


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Houston author Brandi Ashford writes a spiritually-empowering book for such a pivotal time as now


If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (James 1:5 NIV)


FREEDOM OF EXCELLENCE 

STAYING IN FAITH — A native of Houston, Prophetess Brandi Ashford has appropriately accepted and embraced yet another God-mandated assignment, most notably as the mastermind behind the newly-released book entitled, “Keys to Freedom 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory.”

DALLAS — A couple of hours before midday CST on Friday, Prophetess Brandi Ashford took to her Facebook page, where she staged to her timeline a rather absorbing, yet familiar post.

Said Ashford before her 2,600-plus social media followers: Never let someone’s negative opinion become your reality.
For Ashford, such a prevalent catchphrase, to her credit, has become a personal theme, of sorts, especially for a devout woman of faith, who has become widely known as “The Fireball.”
Because truth be told, Ashford’s keen reputation is such that she not only hasn’t merely allowed the negative perceptions of others distract or deter her from her God-orchestrated purpose. But most importantly, she goes to great lengths to ensure that she will continue to bask in the glory of walking in the divine purpose for which she was created.

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Widely dubbed, “a power packed 30-day devotional written to shift your life,” Ashford’s “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory” is extremely essential for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

Consider, for instance, Ashford’s awe-inspiring vision through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of Houston, Ashford has appropriately accepted and embraced yet another God-mandated assignment, most notably as the mastermind behind the newly-released book entitled, “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory.”

Widely dubbed, “a power packed 30-day devotional written to shift your life,” Ashford’s “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory” is extremely essential for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

Or, to put it more forthrightly, a time whereby countless of believers essentially are steering from the household of faith.

A longtime resident of Houston, amongst the things about which Ashford is especially grateful is that God had strategically handpicked her to construct a spiritually-enhancing and spiritually-gut-checking project that figures to impact the kingdom mightily — much sooner than later.

As Ashford explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, she has become destined to help advance the kingdom, thus do whatever in her God-given power to help provide those in the Body of Christ with some much-needed spiritual relief, courtesy of her month-long devotionals.

“The divine message I am sending to my (reading) audience is that you have the keys to unlock freedom within you,” said Ashford, offering a detailed and solid synopsis of her newly-assembled book.

A longtime resident of Houston, amongst the things about which Ashford is especially grateful is that God had strategically handpicked her to construct a spiritually-enhancing and spiritually-gut-checking project that figures to impact the kingdom mightily — much sooner than later.

“This book is part of my purpose that God has created for me, because I was so attached to bondage to where I lived, talked, and walked until I surrendered myself to God,” Ashford explained.

As Ashford explained during an interview this week with Making Headline News, she has become destined to help advance the kingdom, thus do whatever in her God-given power to help provide those in the Body of Christ with some much-needed spiritual relief, courtesy of her month-long devotionals.

Much to her delight, once she had made up her mind to sellout completely unto God, something that ultimately gotten a hold of her (as an old songwriter once wrote).

“I became free,” said Ashford, recalling how her life-changing had all unfolded. “I used my keys to unlock my freedom and walk in purpose.’

And, the rest, as they say, was history.

THUS SAID THE LORD…

Look at her today, walking fervently in her divine purpose for such a pivotal time as now, for such a time that, according to various Biblical scholars, has been widely regarded as “these last and evil days” or “the last of the last and evil days.”

In case you’ve forgotten.

Now just days away from the release of “Keys to Freedom: 30 Day Enlightenment and Morning Glory,” Ashford’s gift is already making a room for her through this book, considering she will be on hand in Atlanta the first weekend in June for the much-anticipated unveiling of her written work.

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MORE TO COME — Next up for this Christian-based author: the upcoming release of Book No. 2, this one entitled, “Divorcing My Past To walk In Destiny” at a date that has yet to be announced.

Next up for this Christian-based author: the upcoming release of Book No. 2, this one entitled, “Divorcing My Past To walk In Destiny” at a date that has yet to be announced.As for her latest book, well, Ashford, doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s excited to have taken yet another major step in her ministry.

“I chose to produce this book because one day, I was riding to work that morning,  I was having a long week that was very stressful and I said, ‘God I want to do a daily devotional that women can have when they get up in the morning and read day-by-day,” Ashford recalled. “And it came to mind: ‘Keys To Freedom Enlightenment And Morning Glory.’”

A positive, life-changing perception that has become her reality.

Yep. That’s just like God.


For more information Houston-area Author Brandi Ashford, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 713.487.6292, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/brandi.davis.9465. Also, send email to: healthebrokenhearts@gmail.com or bdavis06_23@yahoo.com.


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Detroit author Lakina Fulks connects with her God-given purpose through her newly-produced book


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. (Romans 8:28 NIV)


PURPOSED FOR PAIN

HERE’S WHY — A native of Detroit, Lakina Fulks is the author of the book entitled, “WHY: A Young Girl’s Search For The Truth,” a 120-page project that officially made its presence on the market on February 3, 2019.

Amongst the things to which Lakina Fulks can greatly attest is that an array of pain and discomfort typically emerge amid a divorce.

Nevertheless, amongst the notable factors to which she can also substantiate is that if you stay in faith in the wake of a marital dissolution, God can ultimately provide you with a silver-lining, of sorts, as His strategic way of bringing about a sense of spiritual relief.

“It was one day in prayer as I was crying so hard going through a bad divorce that God spoke to me a said write the book now, and in that moment, He gave me the title of the book,” Fulks told Making Headline News this week.

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The book to which Fulks is alluding is her newly-assembled written document entitled, “WHY: A Young Girl’s Search For The Truth,” a 120-page project that officially made its presence on the market on February 3, 2019.

“When He said, ‘Why,’ I was like, ‘why?’” said Fulks, explaining her vision for composing her recently-released book. “He said in every moment of my life, I always asked why and He will reveal why, and now I know and understand why and I am so grateful.”

A Detroit-area accomplished writer, Fulks said her divine purpose for having produced “WHY: A Young Girl’s Search For The Truth” arose as God’s strategic way to connect her with the purpose for which she was created.

GOD-ORDERED STEPS 

According to detailed synopsis of “WHY: A Young Girl’s Search For The Truth” at https://www.amazon.com/WHY-young-girls-search-truth/dp/057821055X, Fulks writes that empowerment essentially is within what she describes as a “young girl’s call for help.”

Moreover, she emphasized, “I believe that God wanted me to write this as a part of my purpose in life. Yes it was hard having to go through it, but I believe that God turns our mess in to messages. And writing this book is just the beginning of what God wants me to do with my story.”

SHE’S JUST WARMING UP — A book that has generated an immeasurable amount of success since its release, Fulks said other projects are surely on the horizon in the foreseeable future.

Having commenced to writing her first book sometime in 2015, Fulks needed somewhere in the neighborhood of four years to culminate a project she said has given way to an array of favorable feedback, coupled with a few scheduled speaking engagements in the coming months.

Never mind if some will, in fact, find it overwhelmingly difficult to come to grips with the occasionally unfavorable situations and circumstances that often arise in this thing called life.

A Detroit-area accomplished writer, Fulks said her divine purpose for having produced “WHY: A Young Girl’s Search For The Truth” arose as God’s strategic way to connect her with the purpose for which she was created.

“Even though you don’t understand the reason for your trials and tribulations, there is another side to your pain if you,” said Fulks, when asked what is divine message she’s sending to her audience through her new book. “Your story is meant to help someone coming behind you with a familiar pain. And you have to show them that they too can come out and be healed.

“Most people acknowledge how candid and raw the content is,” Fulks continued. “But the truth is, it’s my story told and some parts (are told) verbatim. And it’s not always easy to read. But once they settle in for the story, most readers say how they are able to find parts of themselves expressed through various characters, and it is freeing knowing that they aren’t alone in some of the things they suffered.”

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — Having commenced to writing her first book sometime in 2015, Fulks needed somewhere in the neighborhood of four years to culminate a project she said has given way to an array of favorable feedback, coupled with a few scheduled speaking engagements in the coming months.

A book that has generated an immeasurable amount of success since its release, Fulks said other projects are surely on the horizon in the foreseeable future.

“There are definitely other books that I believe that God will birth out of me, but there is still a growth and healing taking place in me since the release of this book,” Fulks said. “I have started creating a journal to go along with the book that will be available this summer. The idea came when my book was asked to be in a book club and they would like a journal, so now I am doing one.”

Much to her delight, coupled with the divine calling on her life, amongst the things of which Fulks is especially grateful is that she birthed her book out of an act of obedience to God.

IN HER OWN WORDS — “I believe that God wanted me to write this as a part of my purpose in life. Yes it was hard having to go through it, but I believe that God turns our mess in to messages. And writing this book is just the beginning of what God wants me to do with my story,” Fulks said.

The same God Who can ultimately provide you with a silver-lining, of sorts, as His strategic way of bringing about a sense of spiritual relief.

“All of us are born with a cross that we must bear just like Christ,” Fulks said. “And I suffered a lot as a child and my early adult years. But the awesome thing about God is that all things work together for our good. And this book is a part of the big picture of what I was purposed for. Had I believed that pain was the only part of my life experience, this book would have never come to past. But God….”

She’s got that right.

But God…


For more information Detroit-area Author Lakina Fulks, 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/elderlakina.mays. Also, send email to: lakinatheauthor@gmail.com.


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Virginia businesswoman Ieshia Leverette goes from ex-felon to well-educated and established entrepreneur


These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 KJV)


A LIVING TESTIMONY

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ieshia Nicole Leverette is Fredericksburg, Virginia-based entrepreneur, one who’s widely known for assuming a variety of roles. (Photos By Casandra Loiacono)

For what it’s worth, Ieshia Leverette was only keeping it 100.

“I could have been a statistic,” Leverette, an ex-felon, said during a recent interview with Making Headline News, recalling the slew of the obstacles and hurdles about which she had to clear and overcome during the course of her young life.

“I have seen a lot and overcome a lot by choice and circumstances, but I never let a closed door stop me.”
She’s got that right.
Credit Leverette’s fervent desire and steadfast determination to defy arguably the grandest of odds as the biggest reasons she’s managed to make continuous strides as a thriving, progressive businesswoman.
An entrepreneurship tenure that dates back to 2010, Leverette’s inspiration for functioning in her element stems from learning of the various challenges other women have faced.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Leverette, 31, is Fredericksburg, Virginia-based entrepreneur, one who’s widely known for assuming a variety of roles.

An entrepreneurship track record she’s been afforded to put on display in several of establishments around the country, Leverette is an accomplished real estate team owner/operator, as well as a life coach, author, T-Shirt’s and pod cast host.

While she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she could have very well been a statistic, amongst the things about which Leverette is appreciative of the fact that she’s gone to great lengths to embrace her imperfections, which has greatly enabled her to pour into the lives of others.

HOLDING IT DOWN — An entrepreneurship track record she’s been afforded to put on display in several of establishment around the country, Leverette is an accomplished real estate team owner/operator, as well as a life coach, author, T-Shirt’s and pod cast host.

“Through being a realtor, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people from so many different walks of life, and I am most humbly fulfilled when I am able to pour into their lives,” Leverette said. “I am the one they call to celebrate with them, because I impact them in a very real way.”

As Leverette explains, her steadfast commitment to impacting and enriching lives essentially have become the feature objective, of sorts, to her divine calling as a successful businesswoman.

“I don’t worry about the buying and selling of the home as much as I do in mentoring them, guiding them and helping them see their own potential,” said Leverette, explaining how her competitive drive in life has propelled her to start a host of business ventures. “It’s an unmatched experience they get with me as a person.  Everyone I come across, I tend to affect their life in a very real way, even if they don’t tell me until many years later. I have been called to pour into others’ lives and show them another side of them that they didn’t know existed.”

LEADING BY EXAMPLE — While she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she could have very well been a statistic, amongst the things about which Leverette is appreciative is the fact that she’s gone to great lengths to embrace her imperfections, which has greatly enabled her to pour into others’ lives.

To her credit, Leverette certain possesses the education and training, which have contributed mightily to her sustained entrepreneurship success.

A 2005 graduate of Cleveland Height High School — she actually graduated one year early thanks in large part the administration’s approval that allowed her to take additional classes — Leverette enrolled at Cleveland State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations and Advertisement in 2010.

Consequently, she’s enrolled at Argosy University of Hawaii, where she acquired an MBA in Marketing in 2012.

As for her assortment of business ventures that accommodate individuals ranging mostly between the ages of 27 to 55, credit Leverette’s wealth of wisdom, coupled with her spirit of compassion as the reasons those with whom she customarily crosses paths often come away overwhelmingly empowered and encouraged, thus acquiring a new lease on life.

Just like she has ever since she delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.


“My business allows me to watch others become confident in whom they are. I love building tomorrow’s leaders.  I love seeing progression. I am even more enthralled to watch women regain their independence, because we often forget about ourselves taking care of others.” — Virginia Businesswoman Ieshia Leverette


Interestingly, what it all boils down to, Leverette emphasized, is devising way to impact lives — and to it daily.

For the rest of her life.

“To impact lives that would otherwise continue in the same pattern,” said Leverette, when asked what her personal mission is for running the day-to-day operations of her business. “To make people see themselves clearly and with power. To help people stop doubting their abilities. People ask me why I create my own competition, but honestly if you become better, then I’ve done my job.”

An entrepreneurship tenure that dates back to 2010, Leverette’s inspiration for functioning in her element stems from learning of the various challenges other women have faced.

STAYING THE COURSE 

DESTINY STEPS — As Leverette explains, her steadfast commitment to impacting and enriching lives essentially has become the feature objective, of sorts, to her divine calling as a successful businesswoman.

“(I become inspired by) women who have lost their power in a marriage or after having children,” Leverette said. “People who are just as lost and don’t know where to start. It’s really just how my heart operates. I just want people to know all that there is to know about the life they live today and how to maximize that time and make it the most fulfilling.”

Talk about having mounted a dramatic comeback for the ages, from a felon to a successful entrepreneur, one who’s undoubtedly living her best life.

“I am just a woman that got a felony 12 years ago and didn’t let it stop me from becoming who I am today,” Leverette said. “I’ve always fought to overcome any things thrown my way. From having 3 jobs while on a full-time school schedule, to becoming an entrepreneur and dominating a male dominant industry purely off of me being genuine, caring, and motivational to others.”

All the while keeping it 100 in the process.


For more information Fredericksburg, Virginia-based entrepreneur Ieshia Leverette, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 571.386.1075 or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ieshia.leverette. Also, send email to: ieshialeverette@gmail.com.


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

STAR STUDDED SHOW

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

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

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

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

SAVE THE DATE

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEACON OF LIGHT 

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

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

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

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


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


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


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Young Dayton, Ohio businesswoman Tara Brown walking fervently in her purpose as an entrepreneur


I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 NIV)


BROWN HOLDIN’ IT DOWN

DESTINY STEPS — Now that she has overcome an array of odds, now that she is walking fervently in her divine purpose, there’s no turning back for 29-year-old Ohio entrepreneur Tara Brown, who is the owner and CEO of Metiamay Visions.

Tara Brown fielded the question as if she expected it.

“I failed lots of times before getting here,” Brown, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, when asked how her competitive drive fueled her desire to start a business. “I started several other businesses before getting to this point of where I have success. My will to never give up, faith in God, and the determination to never work for anyone again brought me here.”

Now that she’s arrived, now that she has overcome an array of odds, now that she is walking fervently in her divine purpose, there’s no turning back for this 29-year-old entrepreneur, who is the owner and CEO of Metiamay Visions.

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A business that officially went into operations earlier this year, Brown’s Dayton, Ohio-based Metiamay Visions has become a globally-acclaimed fixture as the home of professional refined designs and images.

You name it, her company does it, creating virtually everything from:

  • Business Cards

  • Banners (vinyl or car door, magnets or mouse pads

  • E-Flyers (promo dds)

  • Custom Invitations

  • Media Imaging and Portrait Framing

  • Media Flyers

  • Website Building and Branding

  • Real Image Logos

  • Commercial Vinyl Banners

  • Book Cover Designs

  • Brochures

  • Business Starter Pro (Small Business Branding/Development)

  • Trademark and LLC Registration and,

  • Design You (“Anything not listed above that you want to customize such as spiral bound notebooks or custom made cards and more,” Brown said).


“I like my business, because I get to do everything I’ve always wanted to do in my business,” Brown said. “I apply my natural skill for business and communicating with the world. I am free to be as creative as I want. There are no limits and I get to travel, seeing the world, bringing my services to those who have never heard about me, or maybe they are looking for a better way to get services and not pay those ridiculous overrated prices that my competitors offer.”

A native of Detroit, amongst the things about which Brown is extremely grateful is that she steadfastly stepped out on faith in delving off into entrepreneurship.

Prior to starting Metiamay Visions, Brown had assumed the role of a freelance graphic designer for approximately three years.

“I decided that enough was enough and I put all my life skills and different job experiences into one space and Metiamay Visions was born,” Brown said.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN 

Today, Brown’s rising venture accommodates small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate companies, and services individuals and groups, ranging from the ages of their mid-20’s through their late 60’s.

And, to her credit, her brilliant expertise has given way to her having been afforded the golden opportunity to put her immeasurable skills on display in a host of establishments, including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama, among other places.

Because she’s fully persuaded she’s fulfilling the purpose for which God created her, Brown is confident the sky’s undoubtedly the limit for her newly-erected business.


“I enjoy this work, because it’s something that I love doing and I get to help everyday people grow their dream as well through the work they request from my business,” Brown said. “I’ve launched about five successful online and ecommerce businesses through my work. I’m changing the world one person at a time by starting and changing one new business at a time with my designs and images.”

Behind the unyielding support of her husband, David Brown — whom Brown said told her, “My husband says I should have done this a long time ago and he’s right” — this young Ohio businesswoman said the pivotal factor for starting her business came from a gallery of her peers.

“(I kept) hearing others just like me, who were lost and confused and not knowing where to start to get their business or professional image for their business at,” Brown explained. So I have to say from within.”

Now that Metiamay Visions is up and running, Brown appears destined to go full throttle with her starting lineup of endeavors, which include her being an accomplished author, who’s preparing to release her second book later this year.

JUST WARMING UP — Now that Metiamay Visions is up and running, Brown appears destined to g full throttle with her starting lineup of endeavors, which include her being an accomplished author, who’s preparing to release her second book later this year.

In addition, she’s scheduled to attend business expos in the foreseeable future in Chicago, Phoenix, and Atlanta, and she recently spoke at Ohio Media School, during which she enlightened students on the field of media and introduced them her services.

“I welcomed my first group of interns that are now a part of my team,” Brown said of her recent visit to that institution.

For what it’s worth, Brown is blessed of the notion that she stayed true to herself, stayed the course, trusted the process and, most of all, followed her dreams.

“I’m glad I’m finally exposed, because now people know it’s official. I’m a successful businesswoman now,” Brown said.

Fielding the question as if she expected it.


For more information about Dayton, Ohio-based Businesswoman/Author Tara Brown of Metiamay Visions, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, call 877.446.2634, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tarasophiabrown. Also, send email to: metiamayvisions@gmail.com.


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