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Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneur Shanna Boger setting herself apart as one of nation’s finest event planners


Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalm 37:4)


IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN 

A CUT ABOVE THE REST — A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman in her own right, Shanna Boger, 46, is owner and CEO of the PRP Luxury Group, a progressive and thriving event planning venture she established some five years ago.

DALLAS — For Shanna Boger, she was practically born into it.

“My parents were entrepreneurs,” Boger, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said explaining the memorable developments surrounding her rise as an accomplished entrepreneur. “Both of them had side businesses, plus full-time jobs, so I always knew I would have a business…just didn’t know what type of business.”
It didn’t take her very long to figure that out.
That’s because Boger essentially wound up following in the massive footsteps of her beloved mother, whose entrepreneurship craft was that of a florist and wedding planner when her daughter was a child, growing up Bossier City, Louisiana.

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BAYOU BEAUTY — A Fall 1994 graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Boger’s PRP Luxury Group has been operations for five years and counting. The key to her reaping sustained success through an endeavor whose best and brightest days are well ahead it: going above and beyond to ensure that she exemplifies top-notch customer service.

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman in her own right, Boger, 46, is owner and CEO of the PRP Luxury Group, a progressive and thriving event planning venture she established some five years ago.

In essence, PRP Luxury Group is widely regarded as a boutique wedding and event company, one that specializes in full-service wedding planning, luxurious floral and event design, not to mention custom stationery and curated gifts.

“My parents were entrepreneurs,” Boger, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said explaining the memorable developments surrounding her rise as an accomplished entrepreneur. “Both of them had side businesses, plus full-time jobs, so I always knew I would have a business…just didn’t know what type of business.”

All things considered, Boger has her mother to thank, in large part because even as a youngster growing up in Louisiana, she was the beneficiary of some brilliant hands-on training, of sorts.

“She did all the weddings in our community and I hated it,” Boger jokingly said of her mother’s immeasurable impact as a local businesswoman. “So I decided to go to college and major in accounting and get a desk job.”

All things considered, Boger has her mother to thank, in large part because even as a youngster, growing up in Louisiana, she was the beneficiary of some hands-on training, of sorts.

As it turned out, that proverbial desk job was essentially short-lived, considering…well, Boger was practically birthed into the ever-so-competitive industry of entrepreneurship.

“I did that (desk job), but I reached a glass ceiling and the entrepreneur bug was a burning in my spirit and I could not shake it,” Boger recalled. “I have always been creative, so I took my creativity and decided to build my own business. And I came back to my roots: weddings and events.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Boger is functioning fervently in the divine purpose for which she was created, reinforcing among other things, that when parents train up children in the way they should go, when they mature in age, they will not depart from it.


“My mother, of course,” said Boger, when asked who were amongst those who inspired and pushed her to delve off into entrepreneurship. “(Also) Kae Whitaker of Kae Whiter Media Group, Preston Bailey, Kathy Romero, and Akeshi Akinseye of Kesh Events.”


A Fall 1994 graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Boger’s PRP Luxury Group has been operations for five years and counting.

The key to her reaping sustained success through an endeavor whose best and brightest days are well ahead it: going above and beyond to ensure that she routinely exemplifies top-notch customer service.

In essence, PRP Luxury Group is widely regarded as a boutique wedding and event company that specializes in full-service wedding planning, luxurious floral and event design, not to mention custom stationery and curated gifts.

“I love helping people create a beautiful event that celebrates life,” Boger said. “My clients are very important to me. Bringing my clients’ vision to life is my No. 1 priority.”

Having had the luxury of hosting the bulk of her events in Texas, Boger boasts lofty aspirations of planning and designing events globally.

Having had the luxury of hosting the bulk of her events in Texas, Boger boasts lofty aspirations of planning and designing events globally.

Given her immeasurable and remarkably compelling gifts as an event planner, such a notable milestone figures to come to fruition — much sooner than later.

A business that accommodates clients ranging mostly in ages of 25 to 44, Boger announced that plans are effectively underway to partner with the newly erected Lakeview Event & Conference Center in nearby Arlington, where she will engage in hosting an Open House event in October.


MOM KNOWS BEST

Today, unlike never before, Boger is functioning fervently in the divine purpose for which she was created, reinforcing among other things, that when parents train up children in the way they should go, when they mature in age, they will not depart from it.

“(I just want to) be an inspiration to people, to live life the fullest,” said Boger, explaining her mission that’s aligns with her customer service goals and objectives. “I want to be an inspiration to people, to show them that God will give you the desires of your heart, as long as you honor Him in everything you do.”

Not to mention obey His Voice, even if it comes through your mom.

Something to which this remarkably gifted Texas entrepreneur can greatly attest.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Shanna Boger of the PRP Luxury Group, call 972.379.9172 or send email to: hello@prpluxurygroup.com. Also, connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram at: @prpluxurygroup.


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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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Shreveport’s own LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory making remarkable strides as Dallas/Fort Worth-area actress


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)


IN HER ELEMENT 

HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION — A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

DALLAS — LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory doesn’t have to boast or brag or flaunt, particularly when it comes to her immeasurable career as an actress.

That’s because her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.
DEFYING ALL ODDS — A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.
“I’ve been acting since 2010, but really knew l could do it professionally in 2012,” Dunn-Ivory, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, referring to her notable role she landed in the film entitled, “The American Justice with Tiny Lister.”
A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, Dunn-Ivory, 35, is in the prime of an acting career she hopes will attract more of a global presence much sooner than later.

To her credit, the acting tenure of this Shreveport, Louisiana native is certainly shaping up to be one that figures to turn heads of several of the industry’s big names directors and producers, in large part because, well, her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

A professional acting stint that spans a little more than nine years, Dunn-Ivory has gone to great lengths to weather arguably the toughest of obstacles, to clear arguably the grandest of hurdles, all the while steadfastly finding her niche in the process.

As if that isn’t enough to turn heads, this resourceful, resilient actress — who’s armed with a wealth of swagger and beauty — is positioning herself mightily to garner even more nationwide exposure in the coming months.

HOLDING IT DOWN — A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days. As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

Much to her delight, Dunn-Ivory’s itinerary is becoming quite congested, considering she’s scheduled to appear in a variety of plays, including:

  • “Something Else To Talk About” on April 28, during which she will play the character “Cheryl” 

  • “Insincere Twins” on June 1, a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as the character “T’s Receptionist.

  • “Skin Deep” on June 15, during which she will play “Nurse Paula” and,

  • “Black DIAMOND” in July (on a date to be announced), a red carpet premiere during which she will assume the role as “Fiend.”


A graduate of Homer (Louisiana) High School, Dunn-Ivory’s passion for acting stems all the way back to elementary school days.

As she vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams.

Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

TEXAS TWO STEP

AND THE WINNER IS — For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade. She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28. Voting begins in July.

Look at her today, functioning fervently in her distinctly unique element with God, her Helper, steering the way, thus allowing her remarkably brilliant gifts to make room for her.


“I remember it like yesterday, sitting in the back of Mrs. Gearhart’s class, just singing (R & B entertainer) Karen White’s Superwoman like I was at home and she walked to the middle of the class and asked me to step outside,” said Dunn-Ivory, recalling a Kindergarten memory that essentially changed her life. “l thought l was in trouble for interrupting her class.”


But what Dunn-Ivory had ultimately discovered was that it was only a brief, impromptu counsel by her teacher, one that essentially jumpstarted her quest to connecting with the purpose for which she was created.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

“She walked me to in Ms. Emerson’s class and was like, ‘You have to hear her voice,’” Dunn-Ivory explained. “So l sang for her. Next thing you know, we’re going from classroom to classroom and I was justa singing. In that moment, l realized a star was born and I nurtured my gifts.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Interestingly, Dunn-Ivory has shown virtually no signs that she intends to slow down anytime soon, not when she’s in the prime of an acting career that seems well on path to giving way to even greater success.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

“The competitiveness (in this industry) has taught me that for every ‘No’ at an audition, the ‘Yes’ is around the corner, and it’s up to me to go get it and show that I deserve it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I’m also a firm believer that what’s for me, no one can take that away, so I continue to strive daily and go get what’s already mine.”

For Dunn-Ivory, it’s a foregone conclusion that acting and assuming various roles essentially comes natural to her.

As if anyone should really be surprised.

As Dunn-Ivory vividly recalls, it was her kindergarten teacher who’s responsible for having inspired her to follow her dreams. Fortunately for Dunn-Ivory, she’s done just that, all the while going after all they say she couldn’t have.

“The fact that in each character or role I play, I leave the audience with an inspirational impression that could be life changing to them,” Dunn-Ivory said. “I love being a tool to bring people’s visions to life.”

For her immeasurable contributions to her selected industry, Dunn-Ivory has positioned herself to become the beneficiary of yet another accolade.

She is a nominee for Best Supporting Actress in the upcoming Church Stars Awards, which will take September 28.

Voting begins in July.

A former Grambling State University student who relocated in September 2005 to the Dallas/Fort Worth-area, Dunn-Ivory’s work has been seen in Oklahoma, Texas, her native home state, as well as in several establishments outside of the United States.

Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

SHE AIN’T DONE — Now with plans of ending a five-year hiatus in the singing studio, Dunn-Ivory emphasized, among other things, she’s just giddy in that she’s been blessed to walk in her purpose.

“It’s imperative that I inspire others, because every step I have made, I earned it,” Dunn-Ivory said. “There was a time when that thing called sickle cell anemia had me down for years. The devil intended to take me out. But God. Here l am today, a healthy 35-year-old, inspiring those around me that life ain’t easy. It’s challenging, but also what you make it to be. You have to power to create your path, and if you can vision it, you can achieve it.”

She would know.

Especially since her resume undoubtedly speaks for itself.

Something about which she doesn’t have to boasts or brag to flaunt.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth actress LaTiffany Dunn-Ivory, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/latiffany.dunn. Also, send email to: latiffanydunn83@gmail.com.


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


“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV) 


DALLAS — Letitia Scott Jackson took to the airwaves over the weekend for all the right reasons.

Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound, spirited words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

ALL IN THE FAMILY 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — A Dallas/Fort Worth-based non-profit organization that Leititia Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.
Said Scott Jackson in a rather forthright suggestion. “If you woke up this morning and didn’t thank God for waking you up, you are out of order.”
To grasp a thorough concept of why the opportunistic Scott Jackson deems it essential to embrace virtually every opportunity that’s afforded to her, look no further than how God has gone about moving on her behalf during a time when it seemed countless of others had written her off.

Wrongfully convicted only to wound up emerging victorious during her case that unfolded in the Texas Fifth Circuit Courts, Scott Jackson had become greatly inspired to establish Keeping Families Connected.

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A DFW-based nonprofit organization that Scott Jackson erected approximately four years ago, the strategic mission of Keeping Families Connected is centered in large part on enriching the lives of young people, most notably through events, as well as by way of providing educational resources, mentoring, and counseling services.

“We believe that family matters most,” said a spokesperson for this thriving, flourishing nonprofit organization in a detailed overview at https://www.keepingfamilyconnected.org/.

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.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Appearing on Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat over the weekend, Scott Jackson wasted little time offering some rather profound words of encouragement to the station’s thousands of listeners across the Metroplex.

“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 this week.

In order to better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

This yearly event, Scott Jackson said, is designed for children from various walks of life, particularly teens and young adults from Keeping Families Connected, during which they will participate in modeling, as well as meet and interact with professional models.

In order for better aid and promote her organization — particularly on national platforms — Scott Jackson has announced that she and her staff  will be launching a Keeping Families mobile app, which is scheduled to go into effect as early as June 1, 2019 during its Third Annual Creations of Fashion For A Cause Runway Show.

For Scott Jackson, the startup of her organization comes amid arguably the darkest chapter of her life.

“I couldn’t see my kids, because they were left with caregivers, who couldn’t afford to bring them to see them,” said Scott Jackson, recalling the tumultuous developments that fueled her desire to establish her nonprofit. “My daughters were in Louisiana and I was in Texas.”

Still, after the dust had ultimately settled and Scott Jackson had emerged victorious by winning her case, it wasn’t long thereafter that God had emphatically showed her why He had entrusted her to endure, yet conquer so much heartache and pain, both of which she emphatically outlasted.

Look at her today, walking fervently in her purpose as an accomplished businesswoman, who’s also widely known as a published author, public speaker, musician, and humanitarian.

To her credit, she birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

MAKING MUCH NOISE — Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, Scott Jackson emphasized.

“Ever since (she was wrongfully convicted), she wants to spread the hope of redemption and connection one interaction, a letter to an inmate, and one prison visit at a time,” said a spokesperson for Scoot Jackson’s organization. “She also has a passion for speaking to youth and young adults about making the best choices now based on her own past experiences. She has been blessed to build several businesses and mentor students and members of her church to define their own success.”

“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 this week.

Interestingly and to her credit, Scott Jackson’s Keeping Families Connected is, by all accounts, an effective institution, considering it’s also committed to rebuilding families and fostering life skills in youth and young adults from broken homes, she emphasized.

“For four years, we have been providing free breakfast, lunch, and transportation to prison facilities throughout the state of Texas for (people), especially kids that have incarcerated parents and individuals that have incarcerated loved ones,” Scott Jackson said.

Talk about being in total alignment with the purpose for which she was created.


COMING FULL CIRCLE 

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH — To her credit, Scott Jackson birthed Keeping Families Connected out of “a personal desire,” one that would enable her to customarily make meaningful contributions to the lives of those who are incarcerated while being separated an extended period time from family members.

“My life’s trials and tribulations set me up for this journey,” Scott said. “I lost my mom, my dad, and my only son to death, and I really feel that God was removing all of my leaning posts so that I could find my connection and my calling in life and, more so, to help me maximize my potential.”

To her credit, she’s doing just that.

And, what’s remarkably astounding is that she’s nowhere out of order.

Not by a long shot.


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For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman Letitia Scott Jackson of Keeping Families Connected, or 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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Louisiana author Brenda Robinson obeys God’s Voice, savors her new book come to pass

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For Brenda Ray Robinson, her much-anticipated breakthrough came wrapped up in a spiritual confession, of sorts.

“God spoke to me through my healing process three years ago, but I ignored His voice,” Robinson, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the pivotal and memorable events that had ultimately given way to her having delved off into the competitive world of authorship. “I was hurt and shame. I didn’t want the world to know my business.”

What Robinson had eventually discovered, meanwhile, was that God wasn’t merely commanding that she tell all of her personal business.

WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED — And so it came to pass in December 2017 that Brenda Ray Robinson, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based author had witnessed the ceremonious release of her book entitled, “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

Rather, His strategic plan for her was that she devise ways to help advance the kingdom through her assortment of emotionally-driven and awe-inspiring testimonies.

And so it came to pass in December 2017 that Robinson, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based author, had witnessed the ceremonious release of her book entitled, “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

“It was enough that the few people knew (of my trying situation), but not the world,” Robinson said. “God told me to write and He will heal me.”

And just as He always does, God did just that.

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A book that is comprised of 98 pages in length, Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission” is designed in large part to help encourage and equip couples to overcome the issues in their marriage, as mentioned in a synopsis of the book at Amazon.com.

Credit Robinson for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.

“God told me He will prepare me for the purpose (of my book),” Robinson said. “I kept on writing and listening to sermons on marriage and infidelity.”

As time progressed, coupled with Robinson’s fervent act of obedience, God’s steadfastly began to heal and mature and, much to her delight, He began to bless her mightily for such a time as now.

Never mind that during extended period of time, she still managed to harbor a spirit of hardheadedness.

IF GOD SAID IT, THAT SETTLES IT — The very moment Robinson had effectively elected to follow God’s instructions, that essentially jump-started what has undoubtedly transformed into a much-anticipated harvest season.

“I still said, ‘Oh no, I won’t do it,’” Robinson said. “It took me two years to finally obey God’s voice. God said, ‘Didn’t I tell you everything will be okay and to have the book out by 201(7)?’ God told me to take the 7 out of 17 and that meant completion and 201(8) will be new beginning.”


And the rest, as they say, was history.

The very moment Robinson had effectively elected to follow God’s instructions, that essentially jump-started what has undoubtedly transformed into a much-anticipated harvest season.

Credit her for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.

TEARS OF JOY — For Louisiana author and businesswoman Brenda Ray Robinson, her much-anticipated breakthrough came wrapped up in a spiritual confession, of sorts.

“God will never leave nor forsake you,” said Robinson, uttering the familiar, yet powerful words that make up Deuteronomy 31:6. “We have to know Gods voice and obey. Everything happens for a reason and a season. You have to go through the process to get to the purpose.”

To her credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Robinson has appropriately discovered her purpose amid arguably the most tumultuous season of her life.

A book that is comprised of 98 pages in length, Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission” is designed in large part to help encourage and equip couples to overcome the issues in their marriage, as mentioned in a synopsis of the book at Amazon.com.

“Through the power of forgiveness and the rekindling of passion and purpose in marriage, they are confident that marriages can survive anything through the word of God and that passion can be restored,” said an Amazon.com spokesperson for Robinson’s “A Grace Filled Marriage: Marriage On A Mission.”

Since the release of her new book, Robinson has become the beneficiary of as assortment of rave reviews.

OH TASTE AND SEE — To her credit, coupled with the divine calling on her life, Robinson has appropriately discovered her purpose amid arguably the most tumultuous season of her life.

Thank God she was determined to possess a breakthrough even when reaping a breakthrough seemed very much farfetched.

“I wanted to let go, but God said, ‘No, I got you,’” Robinson recalled. “God said, ‘I will bless you and your way will be smooth.’ God let me know that He will comfort me and give me the strength to carry out this task so (my husband and I) can be a blessing to help other marriages and relationships heal.

“God gave me the title alone with the chapters that will fit my story and help heal hearts.”

Yep. That’s just like God, always providing for His people a way of escape.

Credit Robinson for having finally stepping aside and letting God be God.


For more information about Shreveport, Louisiana-based Author/Businesswoman Brenda Ray Robinson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Brenda Ray Robinson. Also, send email to: rr7171rr77@gmail.com.


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Shreveport’s Myoshi Thomas conquers prison life, discovers her godly purpose through her new book


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MYOSHI THOMAS 


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)


Myoshi Thomas is a little less than two weeks away from the much-anticipated release of her very first book.

Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

“To be honest, it was spoken over my life many years ago and it took me about seven years to just do it,” Thomas, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “Seven years to just step out on faith and just trust God. The number seven represent completion.”

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HERE’S THE 411 — Judging by the continuous buzz and hoopla that have surfaced surrounding her remarkably compelling project, it would be hard-pressed to believe that author Myoshi Thomas’ awe-inspiring book, “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory,” has yet to find its rightful place on the market.

Much to Thomas’ delight, she didn’t just complete an informative and emotionally inspiring book. Rather, she produced it in impressive fashion.

A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after having served time in prison.

In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27. Buyers can request presale orders, she said. 

A MUST BUY — A book that will officially hit the market October 20 during a launch that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Broadmoore Branch Library in Shreveport, Thomas’ “Against All Odds: From The Jail Cell To Leather Chairs, My Story God’s Glory” is centered mostly on what Thomas describes as the importance of one’s destiny amid hardships or, in a nutshell, the importance of getting the most out of life — thus living on the larger side of God — after having served time in prison.

“The divine message that I am sending to the audience is that sometimes, we have to take a bold step and create our own destiny. I want others to know that there is life after prison. I decided to do what I call my dosage of C’s. I decided to Challenge myself to Change and be Consistent.” — Author Myoshi Thomas 


What it all boils down to, according to this devout woman of faith, is devising ways in the natural and spirit to reconnect with the purpose for which God created us.

“I want (my readers) to know that if they won’t give you a chance make them notice you, then you create your own lane and succeed,” Thomas said. “I want them to know that if you believe it, you will achieve it.”

But in order to achieve it, Thomas acknowledged, we must become greatly committed to keeping Christ the Focal Point of our lives, especially after God has provided for us a way of escape.

“The main thing is keeping the Main Thing — Jesus,” Thomas said.  “To just do it and, if it is in alignment with what God has for you, get ready, get ready, because God will bring it to pass. (This book will teach us how to) change our mindset and go after what others say we can’t or won’t have. If I would have listened to what they were saying to and about me, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult to come to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

But God…

“I didn’t know how my story impacted others until I started sharing my story,” said Thomas, speaking as if to imply that confidence and self-esteem are at all-time highs. “For a long time, I used to be ashamed of myself and the fact that I spent time in prison until one of my coaches, a mentor and midwife, Kim Clayton, started inviting me to speak at her events.”

START SPREADING THE NEWS — In the coming weeks, Thomas will kick off her six-month national book tour that will begin with book signings in Shreveport and will include a visit to New York City October 26-27.

They were, as Thomas recalled, life-enhancing, empowerment events that essentially provided her with the ideal platform and scenery to open up about her past checkered life.

But God…

“From there, others started asking me to come share my story, and it was amazing to me how they were saying my purpose is to be inspiring to others and to encourage them to get out of their own way,” Thomas said. (You’ve got to) trust the process and allow God to use you. I never imagined that my life would be life-saving for others…that my story of when all odds were against me, I was the underdog.”

FROM PRISON TO THE PALACE — For Thomas, arguably her grandest battle and obstacle when she was released from prison was herself. In other words, she had admittedly found it difficult coming to grips with the fact that she — of all people — had once settled for room and board within the walls of a jail cell.

To Thomas’ credit, because she was committed to embracing a godly life after life in prison, she’s appreciative of the notion that unlike never before, God is steadfastly using her for His glory.

Because, after all, we serve a God Who finds great pleasure in exalting and elevating underdogs.

“I am that light and hope for ex-felons who think they can’t get a college degree, own successful business, or always look down upon because of past mistakes,” Thomas said. “The reason I wrote this book is to encourage, equip, and empower females, to let them know that our past does not define us, to use the bricks that are thrown at us to build our pathway…to know that no matter how many ‘No’s’ comes our way, a ‘Yes’ is in the making.”

Yes! Who wouldn’t serve a God like that!

For more information about Shreveport, Louisiana Author Myoshi Thomas, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Myoshi Thomas. Also, send email to: mthomas551@gmail.com. 


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Dallas/Fort Worth author Mel Brown McGinnis’ newly-released book drawing a variety of rave reviews


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MEL BROWN MCGINNIS


Come unto Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)


DALLAS — For Mel Brown McGinnis, age isn’t merely just a number, particularly as it pertains to her immeasurable gifts as a writer.

Consider, for instance, how at just the tender age of 14, McGinnis was appropriately introduced to her awe-inspiring gift as a writer, an introduction that, much to her delight, was orchestrated by God Almighty.

“I’ve known since I was 14 years old that writing is my calling and my God-given gift,” McGinnis told Making Headline News this week. “I’ve been writing poetry since that time, but was never in a position to publish my work.”

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CONSTANT PAGE TUNER — Dallas/Fort Worth-area author Mel Brown McGinnis is a little less than two months removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of her book entitled, “Reflections Of Life: A Collection Of Poetry, Prose, And Images.” (Photos By Lynsey Wade)

Fortunately for McGinnis, that all changed some four years ago.

That’s because in 2014, this Louisiana native began working diligently on her novel.

Never mind that she consequently endured the dreaded writer’s block or, as she recalls, she “couldn’t quite move the story and the characters forward.”

Fast forward to some three years later, September 2017 to be exact.

“I was having dinner with an author friend of mine and we were discussing the timeline for finishing my book,” McGinnis explained. “I mentioned to her that I didn’t know if I was quite ready to move forward with the novel, but that I had all of these poems that I had written a few years back that really helped me to get through some dark days.”

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LOUISIANA PURCHASE — A spiritually-enhancing and kingdom-advancing written work that is comprised of 134 pages, McGinnis’ “Reflections Of Life: A Collection Of Poetry, Prose, And Images” is the debut literary work of this remarkably brilliant author and poet.

It was, by all accounts, because of those darks — those spiritually challenging and wilderness experiences — that have greatly helped propel McGinnis to authorship greatness.

That’s because McGinnis is a little less than two months removed from having witnessed the much-anticipated release of her book entitled, “Reflections Of Life: A Collection Of Poetry, Prose, And Images.”

A spiritually-enhancing and kingdom-advancing written work that is comprised of 134 pages, McGinnis’ “Reflections Of Life: A Collection Of Poetry, Prose, And Images” is the debut literary work of this remarkably brilliant author and poet from the small town of Monroe, Louisiana.

“This compilation takes you on a journey of love, loss and triumph,” said a spokesperson for McGinnis’ new book in a thorough breakdown at Amazon.com. Reflections is a collection of inspirational poetry, prose, and pictures from all over the world taken by the author during her travels, including selections from the author’s photo collection, ‘Natural Elements.’ The poetry, prose, and images work together to tell stories of empowering women, finding love after heartbreak, advocating against domestic violence, navigating the political landscape, creating pathways to success from humble beginnings, reveling in a love of sports, and paying tribute to a musical legend.”

What’s even more astounding for McGinnis is that since the recent release of her book, she’s managed to garner an array of rave reviews, many of which have blanketed her social media timelines.

A licensed attorney and certified sports agent, McGinnis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a minor in Mass Communications and Journalism from Louisiana State University.

STANDING OVATION — What’s even more astounding for McGinnis is that since the recent release of her book, she’s managed to garner an array of rave reviews, many of which have blanketed her social media timelines.

“The message that God is using me to deliver is that no matter how dark the days may be, never give up on yourself and never give up on your dreams,” McGinnis said. “I use this book to discuss themes of women’s empowerment and advocating against domestic violence.”

McGinnis said a percentage of sales from her book are donated to Women Called Moses, a local nonprofit organization that provides resources and support for victims of domestic violence.

Credit McGinnis’ keen ability to press and navigate through arguably the toughest of times, coupled with her devout faith in God, as amongst the grandest reasons her Creator essentially handpicked her for such a time as now to advance His kingdom, most notably through her endeavor as an author.

“After a difficult divorce, I was in a very dark place mentally,” McGinnis explained. “I didn’t know how to move forward in my life and I struggled just to get through each day. I would pray to God and say, ‘Ok God, so let’s make a deal. If You will just give me the strength to get through the day and get back to my car, then I can just cry when I get in the car on my way home. But please don’t let me have a breakdown at work.’

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“I cried every day literally for six months straight, and I just didn’t think I was going to get through it,” McGinnis continued. “But I did. One day, I went home and I said, today will be the last day I cry about this. And it was. Prayer was my source of strength. I just want people to know that no matter how hard things get, have faith in God and His plan for your life, and you can get through anything.”

Fortunately for McGinnis, she has been afforded the golden opportunity to make public appearances to promote her newly-assembled book which, in essence, is a unique ministry, of sorts, in its own right.

VIRTUOUS WOMAN — McGinnis is having an immediate and massive impact as an author, this having recently made her authorship debut.

Following what was a busy past few weeks, during which her book has become a constant fixture in the community and on the literary circuit, McGinnis will continue her book tour with a return to her native establishment of Monroe to host what is known as “Conversations With Mel.” This event will involve a Q & A segment and book signing and will take place at the Ouachita Parish Library on October 12.

McGinnis is scheduled to host a similar event on October 13 at the Louisiana Cotton Museum in nearby Lake Providence, where she was raised during the early years of her life.

Also, she will stop in Fort Worth, where she will attend the Women In Local Government Summit that is known as Women in Leadership: A Seat at the Table on October 25, during which she will be a guest speaker and a panelist, but isn’t expected to promote her book.

BUT GOD — Credit McGinnis’ keen ability to press and navigate through arguably the toughest of times, coupled with her devout faith in God, as amongst the reasons her Creator essentially handpicked her for such a time as now to advance His kingdom.

However, she will be promoting “Poetry & Prose” on October 28, which will be highlighted by live readings and a book signing at Victory Drinklab in New Orleans.

In wrapping up the tour, McGinnis will be on hand for “Conversations From The White Sofa” that is powered by the Book Club Brunch, an event that will take place in February 3, 2019 in Plano, Texas.

Talk about having an immediate and massive impact as an author, this having recently made her authorship debut.

“I am first a child of God, and I truly believe I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me,” McGinnis said. “I would hope to inspire others to believe the same.”

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Fortunately for McGinnis, a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University, she has been afforded the golden opportunity to make public appearances to promote her newly-assembled book which, in essence, is a unique ministry, of sorts, in its own right.

That she’s certainly doing with God, her Helper, leading the way.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Mel Brown McGinnis, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: authormelmcginnis

Instagram: @authormelmcginnis

Twitter: @author_mel

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


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Dallas/Fort Worth businesswoman Charlie French perseveres past ‘underdog’ role, establishes a flourishing women’s movement

DALLASCharlie French is only keeping it real.

“My life isn’t perfect, but God thought I was worth it,” French often says without hesitation. “So my mission is to ensure women that it starts within. If I can help one woman recognize her worth, my mission will be complete.”

RAWW AND UNCUTA Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, Charlie French, 38, is the owner and chief executive officer of RAWW, an up-and-coming movement that stands for Recognize A Woman’s Worth.

For French, her awe-inspiring mission is one that, much to her delight, is greatly benefiting her and others in ways unimaginable.

A Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman, French, 38, is the owner and chief executive officer of RAWW, an up-and-coming movement that stands for Recognize A Woman’s Worth.

Through her movement, which French established a “few years ago,” this Shreveport, Louisiana native is widely known for inspiring woman discover and reconnect with their worth by way of her assortment of talents, most notably — but not limited to — as an accomplished professional cosmetologist, fashion designer, inspirational speaker, and mentor.

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“My business, in a nutshell, is designed strictly for women,” French told Making Headline News this week. “This organization is to help women focus on their worth, without worrying about society and the stereotypes that have caused the gap amongst women. My business is to empower, evolve elevate but, most importantly, to help women recognize their worth.”

For French, that God is strategically using her for such a pivotal time as now didn’t merely come easy for the former Southern University student, who eventually obtained her cosmetology license from Blue Cliff College in nearby Alexandria, Louisiana.

DEFYING THE ODDS — To her credit, French has gone to great lengths to do more with which God has birthed her.

Amongst the reasons is that in growing up as the oldest of her siblings, French was routinely thrust in a leadership role, of sorts, a trend whereby she sensed she was pressured and, perhaps forced to thrive and excel.

And sometimes, even exceed expectations.

As usual, though, it seemed she customarily welcomed the assortment of challenges that came her way.

“My drive propelled me to always give it my all,” French said. “Failure wasn’t and option. But growing up without the guidance and support I needed as a child, my drive became my survival. That’s why I’m so adamant about my business. Not having support is something us as women lack.”

That, after all, essentially sums up why French had become greatly inclined to start a movement that would, by all accounts, inspire other women to become inclined to keep it moving in the wake arguably the toughest of obstacles.

“It’s always been my passion to help others, especially women,” French said. “That’s why I became a hairstylist. But God gave me the vision a few years ago (to do more with my gifts and talents).”

GOD’S PLAN — For French, that God is strategically using her for such a pivotal time as now didn’t merely come easy for the former Southern University student who eventually obtained her cosmetology license from Blue Cliff College in nearby Alexandria, Louisiana.

To her credit, French has gone to great lengths to do more with which God has birthed her.

Today, unlike never before, she’s thoroughly persuaded that she’s steadily witnessing her purpose unfold right before her very eyes.

Today, unlike never before, she’s thoroughly persuaded it’s time to reach back and help others possess and savor the purpose for which God created them.

“People are going through life not knowing what their purpose is, because they either are afraid to confide (in the people), or because they’ve been hurt or betrayed so much,” French said. “They either hold it in or they don’t have the support. Seventy percent are single mothers, and being a single mother, I feel it’s imperative that we have a solid support system.”

THIS IS WHY — “My drive propelled me to always give it my all,” French said. “Failure wasn’t and option. But growing up without the guidance and support I needed as a child, my drive became my survival. That’s why I’m so adamant about my business. Not having support is something us as women lack.”

All things considered, this is why RAWW is so prevalent for such a time as now, French emphasized.

“Besides my children being told, ‘No,’ having doors shut in your face, and being betrayed by people I trusted inspired me to never give up on myself,” French said. “I know how it feels not to feel worthy, to be looked down upon because you don’t fit in. I’ve always been the underdog. And I just want to help women get to their purpose point.”

If nothing else, she’s only keeping it real in process.

RAWW and uncut, too.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Charlie French or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: Charlie French..

 

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

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Atlanta-area businesswoman Alandria L. Lloyd defies seemingly insurmountable odds, organizes a kingdom-advancing ministry

WALKING IN VICTORY — In spite of arguably the darkest and most disheartening chapters of her life, Atlanta-area businesswoman Alandria L. Lloyd, a devout woman of immeasurable faith, found peace and solace and spirital comfort in Almighty God, a life-enhancing trend that eventually fueled her desire to establish Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC.

There’s no other way to put it.

Alandria L. Lloyd, as she forthrightly tells it, was about to lose her mind at one point in time.

But God…

“After losing two children so close together, I was on the verge of losing my mind,” Lloyd, a 33-year-old Atlanta-area businesswoman, told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week. “But God kept me.”

Indeed He did.

For instance, He kept her in the wake of Lloyd having become a teenage mother for the first time at the tender age of age of 15, a development that sadly for her, resulted in the death of her premature born child after just two weeks of having given birth.

He kept her mightily approximately a year later after Lloyd had become pregnant once again, this time at 16 years of age, an occurrence that ultimately had given way to a teary-eyed and dejected young mother being left to bury an infant child yet again — all in a such short time frame.

PAYING IT FORWARD — A newly-erected ministry Lloyd founded in November 2017 and is powered by her A’Maya’s Army nonprofit organization, Change Agent Outreach Ministries’ chief objective is centered on serving single mothers, particularly those who have suffered the lost a child (or of children).

“She was stillborn,” Lloyd recalled.

Still, in spite of arguably the darkest and most disheartening chapters of her life, Lloyd, a devout woman of immeasurable faith, found peace and solace and spiritual comfort in Almighty God, a life-enhancing trend that eventually fueled her desire to establish Change Agent Outreach Ministries, LLC.

A newly-erected ministry Lloyd founded in November 2017 and is powered by her A’Maya’s Army nonprofit organization, Change Agent Outreach Ministries’ chief objective is centered on serving single mothers, particularly those who have suffered the lost a child (or of children).

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PAIN WITH A PURPOSE — By and large, Lloyd, whom admittedly “always had dreams the size of Texas,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that she customarily uses her pain as the spiritual fuel to catapult her to her purpose.

“My ministry is encouraging and mentoring mothers who have experienced a similar loss,” Lloyd, a native of Natalbany, Louisiana said.

Widely known as an accomplished author, mentor, and motivational speaker, Lloyd credits the perseverance, coupled with the bend-but-don’t-break faith she had to capture amid her babies’ deaths as the driving force that greatly enabled her to start what is shaping up to become a thriving, kingdom-advancing ministry.

“My competitive drive in life propelled me in my business, because I know that if I don’t go out and get it, no one else will do it for me,” Lloyd said. “My experience influenced me to start a ministry that serves that particular population.”

WOMAN OF MANY HATS — Widely known as an accomplished author, mentor, and motivational speaker, Lloyd credits the perseverance, coupled with the bend-but-don’t-break faith she had to capture amid her babies’ deaths as the driving force that greatly enabled her to start what is shaping up to become a thriving, kingdom-advancing ministry.

By and large, Lloyd, whom admittedly “always had dreams the size of Texas,” doesn’t shy away from the notion that she customarily uses her pain as the spiritual fuel to catapult her to her purpose.

The divine purpose for which God created her, that is.

“It is imperative that I encourage others daily, because I try to be to others what I wished I had for myself during my darkest seasons,” Lloyd said. “I inspire others, because I know what it is like to feel alone, abandoned, and misunderstood.”

Widely known as a woman of beauty who’s armed with an array of talents, Lloyd is a proud graduate of Delgado Community College, New Orleans, where she majored in General Studies.

Besides mentoring youths, she routinely assists aspiring authors to self-publish their books.

“My business caters to women of all ages,” Lloyd said. “Mostly millenials, but the ages vary.”

DEFYING ALL ODDS — Widely known as a woman of beauty who’s armed with an array of talents, Lloyd is a proud graduate of Delgado Community College, New Orleans, where she majored in General Studies.

As for her itinerary, Lloyd has a speaking engagement scheduled for January 27 in nearby Hammond, Louisiana during at a women’s empowerment brunch.

And, just recently she released a prayer journal entitled, “Fasting For Change,” an awe-inspiring written document that encourages people to incorporate fasting into their lives and to document their experiences during the fast.

“I try my best to uplift those who have been beaten down by the circumstances of life,” Lloyd said.

Because in case you haven’t gotten the memo, there’s no other way to put it.

Alandria L. Lloyd, as she forthrightly tells it, was about to lose her mind at one point in time.

But God…

 

If you or anyone you know has experienced the lost a child and would like information on Alandria’s L. Lloyd’s forthcoming retreat, click on this link: bit.ly/amayasarmyretreat

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Sacramento-area businesswoman Terry A. O’Neal enriching and impacting lives globally through an array of endeavors

‘TERRY IS SOOOOOO VERY BRILLIANT’ — To her distinctly unique credit, Terry A. O’Neal occupation includes the 44-year-old Stockton, California native assuming the role as an author, poet, screenwriter, producer, public speaker, motivational speaker, voice over artist, mentor, educator, as well as an instructor of Communications, English, and Literature. Talk a remarkably compelling career for a woman of many hats.

For the record, Terry A. O’Neal could be appropriately described as one who is a Jill of all trades.

You know, a woman who is skilled in or adept at a wide variety of tasks or abilities, not to mention one who is quite efficient in many endeavors.

Consider, for instance, how O’Neal broke down her professional lines of work during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News.

To her distinctly unique credit, O’Neal’s occupation includes the 44-year-old Stockton, California native presently assuming the role as an author, poet, screenwriter, producer, public speaker, motivational speaker, voice over artist, mentor, educator, as well as an instructor of Communications, English, and Literature.

Talk a remarkably compelling career for a woman of many hats.

Because her businesses are what she described as “cross functional,” that she has blessed with the gift of giving back is extremely key, O’Neal acknowledged.

“What has driven me most in business was my fervent desire to be successful and to inspire others,” O’Neal said. “Rather than being in competition with others, I was always competing with myself. I constantly challenge myself to be better than I was before.”

Given the immense strides she has made while juggling a slew of notable and commendable tasks, not only is O’Neal excelling mightily, but it’s safe to assume that she has shown virtually no signs of slowing down any time soon. Who can blame her?

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That’s because for starters, she started an independent book publishing company called Motion Publishing in 1999 whereby she is afforded the opportunity to publish inspirational books of poetry, children’s books, Southern family fiction, and full-length feature screenplays. Interestingly, she is credited for having published the works of several authors, including the youth poetry anthology, Make Some Noise: A Youth Poetry Anthology, which is a collection of poetry and prose written by youth ages ranging in ages 12-to-18.

GLOBAL IMPACT — Interestingly, she immense gifts and talents through entrepreneurship have attracted a global presence, most notably in South Africa, Iran, Jamaica, Australia, Canada, Bermuda, Pakistan, and throughout an array of establishments across America.

It wasn’t long thereafter that O’Neal in 2005 established the Lend Your Hand, Educating the World’s Children non-profit organization, which is designed to support disadvantaged schools, classrooms and deprived youth in general, while supplying them with the proper supplies and/or financial contributions needed to help make learning a success.

Consequently, O’Neal in 2008 founded the Black National Black History Bee, which is a program devised to test students’ knowledge of Black History facts in the form of a trivia competition, of sorts.

Then two years ago, O’Neal’s non-profit organization’s name converted to The Terry O’Neal Foundation, whereby it offers the same services to disadvantaged youth around the world.

SUCH A HUGE INSPIRATION — Given the immense strides she has made while juggling of number of notable and commendable tasks, not only O’Neal excelling mightily, but it’s safe to assume that she has shown virtually no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Also, O’Neal is founder and producer of the entertainment production company called Le Bleu Ray Production, which produces inspirational family films, narratives, and documentaries.

Talk a remarkably compelling career for a woman of many hats.

“Making sure all of my I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed is imperative,” said O’Neal, explaining how her competitive drive in life has propelled her for what undoubtedly is an illustrious career for her. “When it comes to dealing with the personal lives of people — and in the business, in general — quality over quantity applies to every aspect of it.”

And because her businesses are what she described as “cross functional,” that she has blessed with the gift of giving back is extremely key, O’Neal acknowledged.

“Although (my businesses) operate independently to complete a specific task, they come together and work collectively to meet one common core goal: to create positive change for society through arts, literature, culture, and education,” O’Neal, a California State University at Sacramento alumna, said. “I appreciate my ability to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.”

O’Neal is credited for having started an independent book publishing company called Motion Publishing in 1999 whereby she is afforded the opportunity to publish inspirational books of poetry, children’s books, Southern family fiction, and full-length feature screenplays. Interestingly, she is credited for having published the works of several authors, including the youth poetry anthology, Make Some Noise: A Youth Poetry Anthology, which is a collection of poetry and prose written by youth ages ranging in ages 12-to-18.

As for those who have the luxury of benefiting from her valiant contributions as an accomplished businesswoman, O’Neal’s publishing company caters to all ages and ethnicities, she emphasized.

“Most of the works published have an emphasis on Black heritage and culture,” O’Neal said. “We put out picture children’s books, poetry, young adult fiction, southern fiction, non-fiction, inspirational stories, and screenplays.”

Moreover, the Terry O’Neal Foundation caters primarily to disadvantaged schools and youth ages 18 years and under, she said.

SHE’S SO ON POINT — “Making sure all of my I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed is imperative,” said O’Neal, explaining how her competitive drive in life has propelled her for what undoubtedly is an illustrious career for her. “When it comes to dealing with the personal lives of people — and in the business, in general — quality over quantity applies to every aspect of it.”

Interestingly, she immense gifts and talents through entrepreneurship have attracted a global presence, most notably in South Africa, Iran, Jamaica, Australia, Canada, Bermuda, Pakistan, and throughout an array of establishments across America.

“My personal mission is to be a bridge that others can cross on their journey to achieve success,” said O’Neal, adding that her three children have been amongst her grandest inspirations. “Not only do I want my own children to know that can achieve any goals they set in life, but I want to uplift entire communities through my work to help shape future generations into courageous leaders with strong moral character.”

To her credit, she has uplifted people from various walks of life for 20 years and counting.

Which, of course, for the record, Terry A. O’Neal could be appropriately described as one who is a Jill of all trades.

 

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