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Arizona businesswoman Celest Taylor carrying on her son’s memory through her empowerment endeavor


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


BLESSED BEYOND MEASURES

THIS IS THE LORD’S DOING — Because she stayed true to herself, because she stayed with God, the Giver of life, what she had ultimately discovered was that God strategically positioned her so that He could, in turn, blow her mind. And so it came to pass, the startup of Celest Taylor’s progressive, flourishing business venture that is Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings LLC, her Phoenix, Arizona-based venture that is centered largely on having a global impact, most notably through the ever-so-competitive empowerment industry.

For Celest Taylor, it was, by all accounts, a life-changing development she describes as “tragedy to triumph.”

Still, because she stayed true to herself, because she stayed with God, the Giver of life, what she had ultimately discovered was that God strategically positioned her so that He could, in turn, blow her mind.
And so it came to pass, the startup of Taylor’s progressive, flourishing business venture that is Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings LLC, her Phoenix, Arizona-based venture that is centered largely on having a global impact, most notably through the ever-so-competitive empowerment industry.
Armed with more than 2 ½ decades of retail experience and 16 years in customer service, Taylor’s Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings LLC has become a fixture for wedding and event planning.
In addition, this devout woman of faith customarily serves as a motivational speaker through her notable endeavor, all the while overseeing the day-to-day operations of her online boutique.

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For Taylor, a native of Philadelphia, her rise to achieving entrepreneurship success didn’t come easy.

Rather, it came full circle amid arguably the most downtrodden season of her young life.

Also the founder and CEO of Sisters Blessing Sisters & Blessed Kings United LLC, Taylor established her featured venture after the death of her oldest son, Edward Taylor, whose life was tragically cut short on July 17, 2007 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Left to recall his awe-inspiring memory and carry out his legacy, Taylor, at some point in time, sensed she had no choice but to become totally dependent and reliant of God for some much-needed sense of direction.

She’d be the first to admit she’s glad she did.


REMEMBERING EDWARD

“I made a promise (to God) that each year, we’d honor Him by honoring others (through) giving,” said Taylor, whose empowerment venture accommodates individuals ranging in ages 25-to-75 years of age. “We have something for everyone.”

To her credit, Taylor’s venture has greatly afforded her the golden opportunity to impact and inspire the masses in such places as Boston, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Phoenix, as well as in Beverly Hills, California, where she will host a women’s event in the foreseeable future.

Also the founder and CEO of Sisters Blessing Sisters & Blessed Kings United LLC, Taylor established her featured venture after the death of her oldest son, Edward Taylor, whose life was tragically cut short on July 17, 2007 in Asheville, North Carolina.

“We’re also rebuilding and starting over worldwide through Google and Instagram,” Taylor said. “(We want) to give back and make a difference and build our outreach and motivational (speaking) events and venues.”

Much to her delight, Taylor has been afforded the golden opportunity to expand her immeasurable empowerment gifts, considered she recently hosted what is known as “Our Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings Sisters Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon,” as well as “Our Sisters Blessing Sisters Domestic Violence Awareness Prayer Dinner.”

Armed with more than 2 ½ decades of retail experience and 16 years in customer service, Taylor’s Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings LLC has become a fixture for wedding and event planning. In addition, this devout woman of faith customarily serves as motivational speaker through her endeavor, all the while overseeing the day-to-day operations of her online boutique.

October is recognized annually as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a campaign to increase awareness of the disease. October also is recognized annually as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Also, in December, Taylor will be host what is known as “Women United Worlwide A Celebration of Women.”


“And I love it,” Taylor said of her assortment of public appearances and speaking engagements. “That’s my goal each day (to esteem others daily) and leave out the door, knowing I’m making a difference and changing a life with love, kindness, compassion, wisdom, and no nonsense.”


All things considered, Taylor doesn’t shy away from the notion that the immeasurable strides she’s making throughout the kingdom is what her late son would have wanted.

Taylor earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Health Care Studies from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree from Strayer University.

Much to her delight, Taylor has been afforded the golden opportunity to expand her immeasurable empowerment gifts, considered she recently hosted what is known as “Our Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings Sisters Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon,” as well as “Our Sisters Blessing Sisters Domestic Violence Awareness Prayer Dinner.”

For more information about Phoenix, Arizona-area Businesswoman Celest Taylor of Blessed & Beautiful Beginnings LLC, follow her on social media at:

Facebook/Instagram: @blessedandbeautifulbeginnings; @Blessedandbeautifulfitnessbyc; @blessedandbeautifulbeginnings2; YouTube: Celest Taylor. Also, send email to: celestdavia@yahoo.com.


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Philadelphia-area author composes spiritually-empowering book amid her father’s heartbreaking demise


And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever. (John 14:16 KJV)


GOD TO THE RESCUE

REMEMBER DAD — Keacha Lenette is the mastermind behind the spiritually-empowering written work entitled, “A Talk With My Dad,” a compelling and awe-inspiring project she began composing earlier this year.

After the sudden demise of her father, Keacha Lenette was in dire need of a comforter.

To the rescue: the Holy Spirit, just as God pledged He would.
“God gave me the vision to write this book in February 2019,” Lenette, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that led to her finding her niche in the world of authorship.
The book to which Lenette is alluding is spiritually-empowering written work entitled, “A Talk With My Dad,” a compelling and awe-inspiring project she began composing earlier this year.

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As Lenette explained, her quest to assemble her new book began amid the recent death of her dad, whom obviously was one of the closest persons to this young and gifted Pennsylvania writer.

Pre-sale orders are effectively underway for Lenette’s “A Talk With My Dad.”

“I wanted to talk to him about the events occurring in my life,” said Lenette, explaining in great detail the notable vision for having composed her book. “Although, I could no longer have a conversation with my dad, I still had the ability to express myself and be heard.”

As for the single, most underlying reason for having written “A Talk With My Dad,” Lenette doesn’t shy away from the notion that her latest project has aided her mightily, particularly with regards to weathering these sometimes rocky road and moments of discomfort surrounding the death of a loved one.


“I chose to produce this book, because it offered a unique way in which a grieving adult child expressed sorrow toward the loss of a parent,” — Author Keacha Lenette 


Interesting for this brilliantly crafty writer, she needed a few hours to complete a “A Talk With My Dad” book that has already generated a great deal of favorable feedback.

Chances are, such a trend won’t merely change, considering  Lenette is scheduled to host a book signing for her new project on  August 24 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EST at Kia’s Cakes, located at 16 South Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne, during which she will officially release “A Talk With My Dad.”


SAVE THE DATE

An up-and-coming author, Lenette is a licensed practical nurse, who holds a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion (with a specialization in Psychology) from Liberty University.

Her passion includes —but isn’t limited to — helping others fulfill their God-given purpose. Interestingly, she’s currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree Human Services Counseling.

Arguably the biggest reason for having assembled “A Talk With My Dad” is that family is of “great value and significance,” Lenette acknowledged.

In her book, in the fact, she cites that as one of seven children, arguably her greatest accomplishment is being the mother to “three wonderful children): NiKeacha, Edward, and Preston.

As Lenette explained, her quest to assemble her new book began amid the recent death of her dad, whom obviously was one of the closest persons to this young and gifted Pennsylvania writer.

While she describes parenting as delightful, Lenette said the exuberance of being a grandmother to Natalie, Nathaniel, and Noah is unparalleled and that she is a natural nurturer, who’s widely known for exemplifying genuine love for people.

As for her immeasurable authorship gifts through the Upper Darby, Pennsylvania-based Glorious Works Publishing, Lenette announced that another book is presently in the works is scheduled to be released sometime in 2020.

STAY TUNED — As for her immeasurable authorship gifts through the Upper Darby, Pennsylvania-based Glorious Works Publishing, Lenette announced that another book is presently in the works is scheduled to be released sometime in 2020.

“I believe as part of my purpose, God created me to be expressive and relatable,” said Lenette, while referencing and reciting the familiar Biblical passage that is 1 Corinthians 9:22. “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.”

Without question, she has God to thank, most notably for His Gift of the Holy Spirit.


For more information on Philadelphia-area Author Keacha Lenette, to order her book, or schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, email Kyra Lanae of Glorious Works Publishing at: admin@gloriousworkspublishing.com.


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Philadelphia native Charles Coe, Jr. having an immediate entrepreneurship impact as new Atlanta resident

Charles Coe, Jr. is a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.

Still, he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

GEORGIA ON HIS MIND — A native of Philadelphia who is the Founder and Director of Philly’s Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, Charles Coe, Jr., to his credit, is savoring the best of both worlds as the chief executive officer of C.O.E, Inc., an Atlanta-based, relatively new Human and Social Services Case Management Program and Training Series that Coe, Jr. launched just last month.

“I knew early on that I wanted to establish a business and brand that focuses on providing children with a well-rounded educational foundation and allowing people to become the best version of themselves,” Coe, Jr. told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

A native of Philadelphia who is the Founder and Director of Philly’s Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, Coe, Jr., to his credit, is savoring the best of both worlds as the chief executive officer of C.O.E, Inc., an Atlanta-based, relatively new Human and Social Services Case Management Program and Training Series that Coe, Jr. launched just last month.

The acronym C.O.E. stands for Creating Opportunities for Empowerment.

By and large, Coe, Jr.’s program is presently servicing both the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas with the intention to make it a globalized brand name, he said.

A program that was established at The Power of Purpose Business Event powered by Blessed And Beautiful Beginnings Creator Celeste Taylor., C.O.E, Inc. received rave reviews, most notably because of its remarkable service areas:

  • Intensive Case Management-individualized service plans including psychosocial, medical and behavioral assessments
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Life Skills Coaching and Wellness Techniques- Goal Achievability Assessment
  • Youth Enrichment/Mentorship/Educational Development
  • Community Development-multicultural diversity program cultivating a greater sensitivity for racial, ethnic and cultural differences. The establishment of community based programs that help to both uplift the community and allow the community to have a voice in the process while maintaining sustainability and,
  • Corporate and Case Management Training.

By and large, Coe, Jr.’s program is presently servicing both the Philadelphia and Atlanta areas with the intention to make it a globalized brand name, he said.  In addition, as a Certified Conflict and Resolution Training Specialist, Intensive Clinical Case Manager and Trauma Specialist, Coe, Jr. acknowledged that he’s afforded with the golden opportunity to work with over 11,296 individuals within the past eight years while partnering with organizations such as JEVS Human Services, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania Mother And Son Health Promotion Project, Drexel University and Champions of Caring, just to name a few.

IN THE NEWS — Interesting, in 2016, Coe, Jr. was named Case Manager of the Year, an honored that attracted an array of local headlines.

“I have an extensive professional background and expertise in working with some of the most sensitive and high-profile cases such as domestic violence, homeliness, child abuse, abuse-both mental and physical, career development and counseling, LGBTQ, youth, parents who lose children to gun violence, infant death, suicide, HIV/AIDS, mental health, physical disabilities, grief counseling, severe and moderate bullying amongst several others,” Coe, Jr. said. “It was not uncommon for me to work with up to 260 clients per week with a barrier stabilization and success rate of 98.89 percent.”

HIGH MARKS — A program that was established at The Power of Purpose Business Event powered by Blessed And Beautiful Beginnings Creator Celeste Taylor., C.O.E, Inc. received rave reviews.

Interesting, in 2016, Coe, Jr. was named Case Manager of the Year, an honored that attracted an array of local headlines.

“I often times find myself serving as a coach, cheerleader, and mascot in support of our clients, as we tackle a mutually agreed upon goal and/or objective,” Coe. Jr. said. “Having belief in someone is a very powerful thing and will have a very profound impact on the person to whom we are blessed to work with. This level of responsibility should never be taken lightly but held in such high regard.

“My program trains human and social services professionals, agencies, schools on successfully implementing the practices of transformational leadership through program training materials, workshops and client interaction,” Coe, Jr. added. “The ultimate goal is to ensure that our clients win.”

Coe, Jr’s educational background includes having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic and Organization Communication/Public Relations (Magna Cum Laude) from Temple University.

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Charles Coe, Jr. is a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta. Still, he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Adult and Organizational Development (Magna Cum Laude) and a Master’s in Human Services.

His degree specification includes — but isn’t limited to — engaging in recreation for People With Disabilities as well as Program Development and Implementation and Organizational Assessments.

In addition, Coe, Jr. has become a fixture in specialized projects, in part because he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

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“I aspire to inspire,” Coe, Jr. said. “Most importantly, I want to serve as a role model for other individuals with disabilities to know that they too can be successful in any endeavor they decide to pursue and that they just have to believe in themselves.

“Within the social and human services arena, I have always made sure that those whose voices went unheard, developed their voice and utilize their voice for change. I feel extremely blessed to be placed in the position that I’m in today, and this is just the beginning for me.”

And never mind that he’s a little more than a six months removed from having relocated from Philadelphia to Atlanta.

That’s because he appears destined to have an immediate entrepreneurship impact in his new place of residence.

 

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TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Atlanta-based businessman Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. conquers pair of tear-jerking disabilities, savors long-awaited dream in the process

 

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Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher 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 andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: Atlanta-based businessman Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. conquers pair of tear-jerking disabilities, savors long-awaited dream in the process

As it pertains to getting the most out of life by diligently maximizing his potential, Charles Jordan Coe, Jr. has two pivotal self-originated proverbs he customarily goes by.

The first one reads: A true test of leadership is whether or not one can teach what he has learned to others. If he can do so with passion, persistence and dedication, then he emerges as a true leader.

HEART OF BROTHERLY LOVE — A native of Philadelphia, Charles Coe, Jr., is the director and chief executive officer of The Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, a notable institution in his native establishment that is geared largely toward understanding the early stages of the childhood development process.

The second one reads: There are no road maps to life. We will encounter both good times and bad times, ups and downs, success and setbacks; I do not believe in failure, but rather learning lessons. The key is how we utilize our strengths to navigate our way through this process called life. Every lesson has a hidden blessing and every blessing has a hidden lesson. You are the author of your own book. Life will serve as the ultimate guide as we create Life Chapters.

For what it’s worth, there is a reason for which Coe, Jr., an Atlanta-based businessman, deemed it essential to appropriately adopt such a pair of personal slogans that, much to his delight, are synonymous to the overall landscape of his life.

“I knew early on that I wanted to establish a business and brand that focused on providing children with a well-rounded educational foundation and allowing people to become the best version of themselves,” Coe, Jr. told Making Headline News this week.

To his distinctly unique credit, he’s doing just that.

VISION DISRUPTED — At the tender age of seven, Coe, Jr. was involved in a freak accident that, ironically, occurred on his mother’s birthday, during which someone threw a rock that landed in his left eye. As the day progressed, his vision eventually worsen, thus given way to blood leading out of his eye and ultimately causing him to lose consciousness.

A native of Philadelphia, Coe, Jr., is the director and chief executive officer of The Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC, a notable institution in his native establishment that is geared largely toward understanding the early stages of the childhood development process.

Such a trend, according to Coe, Jr., is considerably the most significant time in the life of any family unit as well as the most instrumental time for children, particularly as they embark upon their educational journey together, he said.

Not only that, the proverbial early stages of the childhood development process is typically a time during which children develop independence and, most of all, began to notice the world around them, Coe, Jr. acknowledged.

 

LEAST HE FORGET — For what it’s worth, there is a reason for which Coe, Jr., an Atlanta-based businessman, deemed it essential to appropriately adopt such a pair of personal slogans that, much to his delight, are synonymous to the overall landscape of his life.

Located at Philly’s 1807 Cottman Avenue, Incredible Kids Learning Center, according to Coe, Jr., is widely known for steadfastly operating on the premise that suggest, among other things: “When parents provide their children with a solid educational support system today, they enable them to become something incredible tomorrow,” Coe, Jr. emphasized.

Amongst the notable reasons for this observation, Coe, Jr. said, is that children often engage in what he describes as daily meaningful activities, as well as specialized weekly projects that nurture and further develop the physical growth, social, cognitive, and emotional skills of each child within the learning center.

Moreover, Coe, Jr. said that while children typically operate on different functioning capacities, Individualized Educational Development Plans (or IEDP’s) are established by Certified Teachers to ensure a smooth educational transition as well as successful personal development. Our program welcomes and celebrates children from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

“It is our belief that diversification is key as children navigate through the world around them,” Coe, Jr. explained. “Unlike other programs within the same child care arena, IKLC enhances the overall learning process by also offering human services support as well.”

A proud graduate of Philadelphia’s historic Temple University, it is, by all accounts, because of what Coe, Jr. deems a “Turning Tragedy Into Action And Triumph” encounter that has given way to his appropriately carrying out his long-awaited vision as the face of Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC.

A proud graduate of Philadelphia’s historic Temple University, it is, by all accounts, because of what Coe, Jr. deems a “Turning Tragedy Into Action And Triumph” encounter that has given way to his appropriately carrying out his long-awaited vision as the face of Incredible Kids Learning Center, LLC.

At the tender age of seven, Coe, Jr. was involved in a freak accident that, ironically, occurred on his mother’s birthday, during which someone threw a rock that landed in his left eye.

As the day progressed, his vision eventually worsen, thus given way to blood leaking out of his eye and ultimately causing him to lose consciousness.

“My parents could not wait for an ambulance to come and decided to rush me to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where we were told that as a result of the amount of intake emergencies, I would have to wait until a bed and doctor became available,” Coe, Jr. recalled. “We couldn’t wait. My parents then rushed me to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (also known as CHOP), where I was admitted immediately.”

DREAM UNFOLDED — Located at 1807 Cottman Avenue, Incredible Kids Learning Center, according to Coe, Jr., is widely known for steadfastly operating on the premise that suggest, among other things, when parents provide their children with a solid educational support system today, they enable them to become something incredible tomorrow,” Coe, Jr. emphasized.

After surgery, doctors informed the Coes that their child’s vision was completely gone as a result of a severely damaged retina that was accompanied by a fractured nose and traumatic brain injury. As if those developments weren’t enough to his rattle his family, Coe, Jr. slipped into a coma, where he would remain for approximately 45 days.

Acknowledging he wasn’t the “same little boy” that his parents knew prior to that accident, Coe, Jr. recalled having suddenly been hampered by the mindset of that of a two-to-three-year-old.

Still, there emerge a silver-lining to a heartbreaking story that, fortunately for Coe, Jr., eventually blossomed into a vision that would change his life — for the rest of his life.

VICTORIOUS REGARDLESS — Despite all about which he had endured, there emerge a silver-lining to a heartbreaking story that, fortunately for Coe, Jr., eventually blossomed into a vision that would change his life — for the rest of his life.

“The loss of my vision in my left eye turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because this has propelled me to become the person that I am today,” said Coe, Jr., who’s also widely known as an accomplished motivational speaker, disabilities advocate, entrepreneur, educator, life skills wellness coach, corporate trainer, intensive clinical case manager, trauma specialist, and mentor.

“I have never used my two disabilities as an excuse, but rather as a motivator to do great things and become great. I look at it as trying to inspire and conquer the world with one eye. I aspire to inspire. Most importantly, I want to serve as a role model for other individuals with disabilities, to know that they, too, can be successful in any endeavor they decide to pursue and that they just have to believe in themselves. I feel extremely blessed to be placed in the position that I’m in today, and this is just the beginning for me.”

As it pertains to getting the most out of life by maximizing his potential, Coe, Jr. has two pivotal self-originated proverbs he customarily goes by.

Now we know why.

 

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Philadelphia native Charles Coe, Jr. having an immediate entrepreneurship impact as new Atlanta resident

 

 

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

Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher 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 andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

Philadelphia-based author/educator Doreen Allen recalling her daughter’s immeasurable legacy through her dazzling book series

Arguably the darkest chapter of Doreen Allen’s life happened some 12 years ago.

The year was 2005, the year that changed the overall landscape of Allen’s life.

That was the year in which Allen had to bury her beloved daughter, Tiana Allen, a youngster who was armed an array of potential and much promise, a young angel who was dealt a tragic death well before her time.

WALKING IN HER DESTINY — A longtime Philadelphia-based educator, Doreen Allen is mastermind behind her dazzlingly compelling book series entitled, The Tiana and Briana Series.

For Allen, losing her daughter was way too difficult to stomach as expected.

“I was struggling with her death and needed a way to cope with the loss,” Allen told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.

So much, in fact, that Allen admittedly had toyed immensely with the concept revisiting what undoubtedly was a tear-jerking, discomforting season in her life.

Nevertheless, she sensed that because of the divine calling upon her life, that God was positioning and empowering her to share of her daughter’s legacy through her gift as a writer.

“I toyed with the idea of writing my past, but didn’t take it seriously until this time,” Allen said.

REMEMBERING GOD’S ANGEL — In 2005, All had to bury her beloved daughter, Tiana, a youngster who was armed an array of potential and much promise, a young angel who was dealt a tragic death well before her time.

To her distinctly unique credit, Allen’s God-orchestrated vision involved her coming up with a character, of sorts, and naming her after her daughter.

Talk about a remarkably beautiful concept.

“This would be my way of keeping her alive in my heart,” Allen said.

KEEPING TRACK OF DOREEN: www.doreeneallen.com.

A longtime Philadelphia-based educator, Allen is the mastermind behind her dazzlingly compelling book series entitled, “The Tiana and Briana Series.”

Having credited her unyielding love for God, children, and writing, Allen’s gifts and talents had subsequently merged together in the tale of her inspiring books.

Her first book, “Tiana and Briana: The Problem With Ms. Perfect,” officially hit the market in 2015 and was a success in her eyes, in large because she accomplished what she set out to do, which was to keep Tiana’s memory in the life of all who knew and loved her.

Then approximately a year later, Allen produced “Tiana and Briana: Will the Real Rosa Please Stand Up”, another reading audience pleaser that was published and released in 2016 by Collegeville, Pennsylvania native.

Having witnessed her God-manifested assignment soar to immense heights, Allen then wrote “Tiana and Briana: Green With Envy,” which is scheduled to be officially released this summer.

A little more than two years removed from having fully embraced her vision for putting on display her daughter’s loving memory, Allen acknowledged that a fourth book is presently in the works and will be released in the foreseeable future.

MORE ABOUT THIS AUTHOR: YouTube.com/TianaandBriana.

“The message I want to get across to my readers is that our life here on earth and among the living is to help one another,” said Allen, sounding more and more confident as she continues to fortify her long-awaited vision.

By and large, given how Allen recalls her daughter’s legacy, it’s safe to assume that long before her untimely demise, Tiana was one who was widely known for steadfastly esteeming others highly than herself.

“Tiana and Briana are always helping people,” Allen explained. “They help people heal from hurts and teach others to make right choices.”

Interesting enough, Allen composed her written documents in a way in which children from various walks of life would become easily drawn to the life of her beloved angel through reading.

Interesting enough, Allen composed her written documents in a way in which children from various walks of life would become easily drawn to the life of her beloved angel through reading.

“These books are for those children that can read but don’t like to read.” Allen said. “They aren’t too lengthy, but the story line captures the readers’ interest and opens their minds to explore other books, leading to them reading more and for longer periods of time.”

COUNTING HER BLESSINGS — A little more than 12 years from having to bury her daughter, Allen doesn’t shy away from the notion that it is by God’s grace, that Tiana accompanies her daily in the center of her heart while simultaneously resting in the arms of Jesus.

A little more than 12 years from having to bid her daughter farewell, Allen doesn’t shy away from the notion that it is by God’s grace that Tiana accompanies her daily in the center of her heart, all while simultaneously resting in the arms of Jesus.

“God knew I was going to go through a terrible loss and He turned a loss into a blessing through writing,” Allen said. “This book is part of my purpose while here on earth. Writing stories that involve (Tiana) helped me heal and to always remember her.”

All while continuing to change the overall landscape of her life in the process.

 

For more information about Philadelphia-based author Doreen Allen, follow her on social media under:

www.instagram.com/TianaandBriana www.Facebook.com/TianaandBriana

Also, follow her on Twitter @TianaandBriana

 

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

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Philadelphia-area author Aquil “Ali” Bashir’s Grindstone 4 Life book has drawn rave reviews from NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson

MAKING MOVESUpon crossing paths with Allen Iverson, the 11-time All-Star and two-time league Most Valuable Player who retired from the NBA after 2009-10 season after having played for four different teams, Philadelphia author Aquil Bashir surprisingly blow away by Iverson’s response to a book that is starting to generate headlines.

As if Aquil “Ali” Bashir’s Grindstone 4 Life hasn’t drawn enough accolades in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, it seems his debut book is starting to grasp the attention of several of Philly’s most prominent personalities.

Amongst the notable individuals is former NBA superstar Allen Iverson.

“(I met the former No. 1 overall) draft pick of the NBA at the popular after-hour go-go club that everybody’s talking about,” Bashir told Making Headline News during a recent interview.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Upon crossing paths with Iverson, the 11-time All-Star and two-time league Most Valuable Player who retired from the NBA after 2009-10 season after having played for four different teams, Bashir surprisingly was blow away by Iverson’s response to a book that is starting to generate a slew of headlines.

SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM“It’s a compelling story about the inner-workings of a Go-Go club I use to own in Philadelphia during the 90’s (or during) the Golden Age of Hip-Hop,” Bashir told Making Headline News during a December 12 interview.

“He wasn’t a household name in Philly yet,” Bashir, a native of Philadelphia said when recalling the first time he met Iverson. “The 21-year-old ball player and his entourage arrived in 15 matching rented black Lexus cars, stretching (across the entire block) and then they abruptly stopped and then jumped out the vehicle, walking up to storm posted at the front door.”

From there, upon having met Iverson for the first time, Bashir and the former NBA Rookie of the Year (1996-97) managed to build a solid rapport.

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So much, in fact, that Iverson essentially has become a fan of Bashir’s book that depicts the story about Philadelphia’s underground secret world of sex, drugs and murder.

The 238-page Grindstone 4 Life officially became available for purchase on Amazon.com in late December.

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“It’s a compelling story about the inner-workings of a Go-Go club I use to own in Philadelphia during the 90’s (or during) the Golden Age of Hip-Hop,” Bashir told Making Headline News during a December 12 interview.

MORE ON AQUIL: https://youtu.be/truFqEXmvL0.

To his credit, his tell-all, attention-grabbing, tear-jerking masterpiece of a book has caught the attention of the former NBA star whom many media pundits have deemed the best point guard to ever play the game.

BROTHERLY LOVE — As if Aquil “Ali” Bashir’s Grindstone 4 Life hasn’t drawn enough applause in Philadelphia and the surrounding, it seems his debut book is starting to grasp the attention of several of Philly’s most prominent personality. Amongst the notable individuals is former NBA superstar Allen Iverson. During his 14-year career, Iverson appeared in 914 games, averaging 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds.
Just recently, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. (Getty Images Photo)

During his 14-year career, Iverson appeared in 914 games, averaging 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds.

Just recently, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

“He’s in the book,” Bashir said of Allen Iverson. “One thing we have is realism. “It’s not a tell-all (book), but Grindstone 4 Life has a great chapter welcoming Allen Iverson to Philly’s nightly underworld and it’s all true. Allen Iverson is real dude. He’s just like everybody else.”

By and large, it is because of Iverson’s down-to-earth, approachable disposition that Bashir — and those who have followed his near-death story — are spreading the word, thus inspiring others to check out his compelling book.

“He wants to (finishing reading) it first before he’ll makes a comment,” said Bashir, when asked what was Iverson specific assessments about his book. “He’s very approachable, very relaxed…relishing at the packed house still having love for the retired basketball star.”

Not to mention the packed house that, like Iverson, have thoroughly embraced Bashir’s dazzling, attention-grabbing book.

 

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