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Virginia Life Coach Debra Kay fulfilling her divine purpose as a Christian-based author


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


A-O-KAY JOB 

GREATER IS COMING — Having written 10 books to date, Debra Kay’s featured project is entitled, “The Woman On The Inside Is Greater Than The Woman You See,” an informative, spiritually gut-checking written document she officially released in December 2010.

DALLAS — Earlier this week, Debra Kay was going on and on about her immeasurable, compelling gifts as an accomplished author.

Truth be told, she’s earned every right to.

“I am usually writing two or three books at a time, as I am right now,” Kay told Making Headline News. “It does not usually take me any longer than six months to start and finish a book. Things are a little bit hectic being a grandmother, but very rewarding.”

Having written 10 books to date, Kay’s featured project is entitled, “The Woman On The Inside Is Greater Than The Woman You See,” an informative, spiritually gut-checking written document she officially released in December 2010.
An authorship tenure that spans a little more than a decade, Kay’s initial book had come full circle in September 2006, approximately four years after she steadfastly exercised her faith to produce it.
AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART — Since delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, the general consensus amongst Kay’s book is that she’s undoubtedly an accomplished and brilliant author, one who doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s on fire for God.

“God gave me the vision to write this book in the summer of 2002,” Kay said. “I started this book with the title at the end of 2006. I completed this book in September of 2007.”

As Kay emphasized, it is a book — though it has been on the market for quite some time — she’s aiming to reintroduce to the general public, in large part because “The Woman On The Inside Is Greater Than The Woman You See” is just as prevalent today than it was when it made it ceremonious debut in 2010.

“The single most important reason I chose to write this book is because I have been underneath the feet of people since I was a young person,” Kay explained. “I am a survivor of depression, suicidal thoughts, inferior toward others, and very low self-esteem, which I believe runs in my family with many of the women.”

For what it’s worth, however, Kay’s featured book has brought about renewed sense of enthusiasm for this Martinsville, Virginia-area author, both in the natural and the spirit.


“This book is produced to allow women to know that the greater one is on the inside,” said Kay, who’s widely known also as a Christian-based Life Coach. “You can be beautiful on the outside, but still jacked up on the inside without Christ. When He indwells in you, you are enough.”


Thanks in large part to her life-changing connection with Jesus, Kay not only rediscovered her God-given worth but, more than anything, she’s managed connect with the purpose for which she was created.

“It took many years even after salvation for me to know my worth,” Kay said. “Two bad marriages and I am still single, but at least now I have the wisdom to know what a good man is. I have gained clarity on my worth and it is tied to Jesus, not to a natural man. The book talks about the different stages of my life and how I overcame (them). There is a greater book coming even after this. The half has not been told of my story yet.”

Speaking of “greater” books, Kay is responsible for having produced nine other written works, her latest that is entitled, “How To Walk Out Your Salvation With The Lord Jesus Christ,” which was released in October 2015.

Besides that book, Kay authored the following projects:

  • The Joy Of The Lord Is Our Strength (2008)
  • The Restored Woman (2010)
  • Woman Don’t Die In Your Pain (2011)
  • Can Your Character Handle The Anointing (2008)
  • Confront Your Anger: Send It Back To Calvary (2014)
  • Position Yourself To Be Used By God (2012)
  • Walking In Tampered Faith: It Is A Destroyer (2012) and,
  • Suicide Is Not The Answer (2012).

Since delving off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship, the general consensus amongst Kay’s book is that she’s undoubtedly an accomplished and brilliant author, one who doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s on fire for God.

An authorship tenure that spans a little more than a decade, Kay’s initial book had come full circle in September 2006, approximately four years after she steadfastly exercised her faith to produce it.

“The feedback I have heard locally is that the books is so good they cannot put it down,” Kay said of ‘The Woman On The Inside Is Greater Than The Woman You See.”

All things considered, coupled with her divine calling, Kay is just giddy that God has set her aside for His use.

“God told me in 1998 that I would be traveling the world telling my story,” said Kay, the CEO of Debra Kay Coaching By Dezign and Inspiration Business DK Inspirations. “I have a lot to say; I just need a platform to say it in. These books are a part of that purpose (in that) God loves us all, but when women realize they are worth more than a sex toy, we can help build up other women and the cycle of depression, loneliness, suicide, and low self-image can be reduced.”


For more information about Martinsville, Virginia author Debra Kay, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 276.336.1217, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/debra.kay.737. Also, send email to: debrakaycoaching@gmail.com.


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Virginia author LaShana Lloyd conquers slew of odds, shares testimonies in awe-inspiring books

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES LASHANA LLOYD 


LaShana Lloyd undoubtedly aspires daily to live and savor a faith led life.

Literally and figuratively.

Consider, for instance, how Lloyd essentially drove home such an intriguing notion by way of a rather compelling Facebook post shortly after 8 a.m. EST on Sunday.

Said Lloyd in a spirited, thought-provoking post that was comprised of what she dubbed, “True Words of Wisdom:”


SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — A well-respected military veteran, LaShana Lloyd is accomplished businesswoman and author, who has been blessed — and stayed true to herself — mightily, considering she has made her presence in the ever-so-popular world of authorship.

People will only have as much control as you allow them to have. If you keep letting a person hurt you, they will only hurt you more. If you keep letting a person use you, they will not stop using you. If you allow a person to get comfortable with disrespecting you, there’s a high possibility that they will not leave that place of acting like that toward you anytime soon. But the antidote to all of these problems and those similar to these is putting a stop to it. It’s as simple as that. When you understand who you are and how valuable of a person you are, you will no longer choose to settle for being treated less than that. Grow into the confidence God has given you and you will grow into the person He has created you to be, a person of worth.


Some pretty dauntless and awe-inspiring words by a devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, has remained true to herself both in the natural and spirit.

A well-respected military veteran, Lloyd is accomplished Woodbridge, Virginia businesswoman and author, who has been blessed — and stayed true to herself — mightily, considering she has made her presence in the ever-so-popular world of authorship.

A native of Clio, South Carolina, Lloyd is amongst 22 writers who joined forces to compose the book entitled, “You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through,” a collaborative and informative written document whereby they miraculously spoke about how God steered them from what they described as pain to purpose.

For Lloyd, her assortment of emotionally-driven, life-changing testimonies have benefited and enhanced not only her faith walk with God, but rather those whom, by all accounts, have endured similar experiences.

“To give my testimonies about how I overcame witnessing my father abuse my mother, being sexually abused as a child, and being black balled from the military,” said Lloyd, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, when asked what is her purpose for choosing to collaborate last summer with a host of authors to compose You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through.

PURCHASE LASHANA LLOYD’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Blocking-Your-Confidence-Effective/dp/1946756350/

Not to be outdone, Lloyd is also responsible for having written yet another remarkably compelling book, this one entitled, “What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears.”

Powered by Rejoice Essential Publishing, Lloyd’s “What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears” was officially released on August 11, 2018, and is centered largely on this Christian-based writer providing some pertinent information, most notably that which fear, as well as the essential tools needed to walk in the confidence that God has given us.

This book also speaks about a great deal of transparency shared by Lloyd, particularly during which she was once bound by fear and how God miraculously delivered her from it.

PURCHASE LASHANA’S BOOK HERE, TOO: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whats-blocking-your-confidence-lashana-lloyd/1129301054


THE ROMANS 8:18 FACTOR — A native of Clio, South Carolina, Lloyd is amongst 22 writers who joined forces to compose the book entitled, “You Have No Idea The Hell I’ve Been Through,” a collaborative and informative written document whereby they miraculously spoke about how God steered them from what they described as pain to purpose.

“There is hope for those who believe that living in fear is the way of life,” said a spokesperson in a detailed breakdown of Lloyd’s What’s Blocking Your Confidence: Effective Ways To Conquer Your Fears at Amazon.com. “You no longer have to be bound by fear. You can be set free. In this book, you will understand what fear is, and how the enemy (satan) is using fear against you. Find out what happens when you allow fear to override your faith.”

As expected, the feedback since the much-anticipated releases of these books have been overwhelmingly favorable, Lloyd acknowledged.

BASKING IN GOD’S GLORY — As expected, the feedback since the much-anticipated releases of these books have been overwhelmingly favorable, Lloyd acknowledged.

“I was blown away at how so many women told me my story touched them,” Lloyd said. “They were shocked at the things I had went through and how God was able to heal me from all of the pain, betrayal, and fears that I had gone through. So many women are embarrassed by the challenges they had to face — and that’s exactly what the enemy wants — but because of my transparency, so many women and men can be set free, stay free, and receive the confidence that God has for them.”

Having accepted what she labels her God-mandated calling to authorship in 2015, Lloyd doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is using her as a vessel to write in such a fashion that her immeasurable gifts would ultimately to draw others to or back to Him.

“The Father told me that He did not allow me to go through everything that I went through to watch me suffer,” said Lloyd, adding that she’s currently fielding speaking engagement requests to promote of her books. “He allowed me to go through everything that I have gone through so that it can be used to help others, especially women. I have a passion to encourage women all over the world.

THE LORD’S DOING — Having accepted what she labels her God-mandated calling to authorship in 2015, Lloyd doesn’t shy away from the notion that God is using her as a vessel to write in such a fashion that her immeasurable gifts would ultimately to draw others to or back to Him.

“Encouraging others with the words that I write and speak is how I am able to not only become stronger every time I release these words, but how others can gain the strength and confidence that they need so that their testimony can come forth as well.”

Eloquently said by this devout woman of faith, one who undoubtedly aspires daily to live and savor a faith led life.

Literally and figuratively.

For more information about Woodbridge, Virginia-based Author LaShana Lloyd, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: LaShana Lloyd. Also, send email to: info@faithledlife.com.


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Virginia-based businesswoman Charmin Y. Anderson’s C&A Enterprises having a monumental impact in Chesapeake, surrounding areas

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Charmin Y. Anderson is one whose reputation is such that she’s destined to reach back and help others as best she can, look no further than the tumultuous, heartbreaking encounter about which she once had to endure.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE — An accomplished businesswoman, Charmin Y. Anderson, 40, is the founder and chief executive officer of C&A Enterprises, a Chesapeake, Virginia-based company that specializes in setting up nonprofit entities and educating community-based driven individuals on how to start, run, or revive a nonprofit organization.

Realistically, it is a tear-jerking, demoralizing development that will rest in her spirit for the rest of her life.

“Because of my domestic violence circumstances, which led to the death of my twin girls, I have always had a desire to help people,” Anderson told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I never want anyone to feel like I did the day I asked for help.”

Though those untimely, devastating deaths of her beloved daughters will almost certainly remain arguably the most painful occurrence of her life, Anderson still deemed it essential to make the most of a bad situation.

An accomplished businesswoman and skilled author, Anderson, 40, is the founder and chief executive officer of C&A Enterprises, a Chesapeake, Virginia-based company that specializes in setting up nonprofit entities and educating community-based driven individuals on how to start, run, or revive a nonprofit organization.

“Because of my domestic violence circumstances, which led to the death of my twin girls, I have always had a desire to help people,” Anderson told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I never want anyone to feel like I did the day I asked for help.”

Whether one aspires to start a nonprofit or desire to become knowledgeable on how to increase the success rate of a business venture, C&A Enterprises is widely known for teaching business owners or prospective business owners about the most relevant and updated information necessary to run a successful organization, according to a detailed description of Anderson’s business at http://www.candaenterprises.com.

“I love the fact that I get to help people birth their passion and desire to better our community,” Anderson said. “Those individuals who don’t have a voice, those who are deemed invisible.”

Interestingly, Anderson’s company — located at 732 Eden Way N #254, Suite E — originally started as a platform for passionate individuals to receive some overview information, as well as what she labels some “refresher training,” particularly after being active in the nonprofit community for over nine years. Not only that, C&A Enterprises offers the following services:

  • 501(c)3 applications services.
  • Grant readiness.
  • Board Leadership.
  • Development  and Highly trained instructors experienced to deliver quality learning experience to you.
  • Top-notch training materials that enable you to fully grasp the knowledge and concept.
  • Full availability that offers the ongoing support you may need during your support agreement.
  • Private online learning/consulting at your convenience and
  • Group learning using the team-based approach.

Whether one aspires to start a nonprofit or desire to become how to increase the success rate of a business venture, C&A Enterprises is widely known for teaching business owners or prospective business owners about the most relevant and updated information necessary to run a successful organization, according to a detail description of Anderson’s business at http://www.candaenterprises.com.

“Overall, we are positioned to provide you with the most convenient and most cost-effective instruction on the fundamentals of starting your new nonprofit or growing your existing one,” said a C&A Enterprises spokesperson. “The content of our training sessions is designed by highly experienced and certified individuals that have an in-depth understanding of the necessities to a nonprofit organization so that you have the tools that lead you on the path of success.”

CONNECT WITH HER — As an added bonus, Anderson conducts free webinar training once a quarter. Forthcoming dates of these sessions will take place at a date to be announced via her social media pages, she said.

As for the company’s mission, Anderson said, “Our mission is to plant the seeds of knowledge so that you can make a better community. We pledge to make your learning experience pleasurable with us while providing quality support and services to your organization.”

With more than a decade of professional experience in this notable line of work, Anderson’s venture caters to individuals ages 21 and up, she said.

Also, C&A Enterprises is steadily starting to attract a national presence, considering Anderson said, “I have had the opportunity to travel all over helping individuals start nonprofit organizations.  I have currently started 108 with an approval success rate of 100 percent.”

HIGH MARKS — C&A Enterprises is steadily starting to attract a national presence, considering Anderson said, “I have had the opportunity to travel all over helping individuals start nonprofit organizations.  I have currently started 105 with an approval success rate of 100 percent.”

As an added bonus, Anderson conducts free webinar training once a quarter. Forthcoming dates of these sessions will take place at a date to be announced via her social media pages, she said.

“It is important that I do my part to build a community of movement,” Anderson said. “If our community learns how to take care of the individuals in our community, then monies spent on programs like welfare can be reassigned to the education sector. We have to learn how to work together and become each other’s keeper.”

By and large, it all goes back to the mission for which Anderson aid others in the manner she does.

“It’s simple. To Build A Community Of Movement,” she said.

That too, figures to rest in her spirit for the rest of her life.

 

For more information about C&A Enterprises, call 757.389.8757. Also, send email to: admin@candaenterprises.com.

 

A CHARMIN Y. ANDERSON RELATED STORY:

https://makingheadlinenews.com/2018/01/30/chesapeake-virginia-author-charmin-y-anderson-writes-awe-inspiring-book-quickly-emerges-on-amazon-best-seller-list/

 

 

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Atlanta-area author Anika Ennett heeds advice of stepfather, assembles three compelling books

As the old catchphrase goes, “Mom knows best.”

For Anika Ennett, she can greatly attest that perhaps “Stepfather knows best” as well.

TRIO OF SUCCESS — Regardless of her circumstances at the time, what mattered, really, is that Virginia-based Author Ennett not only heeded the advice of her stepfather, but she took his words and wisdom and essentially ran with them. So much, in fact, that she has managed to author not one, not two, but three books.

Consider, for instance, how many years ago, Ennett recalls vividly an in-depth conversation she had with her stepfather whom, much to her delight, played an integral role with regards to helping her connect with her vision as an accomplished author.

“During that conversation, he said, “You should write a book one day,’” Ennett, who resides in Atlanta, said this week during an interview with Making Headline News. “And I said, ‘I have no idea how to write a book.’ And he said, ‘Just write…don’t worry about format, just write.’  Fast forward many years later and the thought came back up during a time when things were not at their best.”

Regardless of her circumstances at the time, what mattered, really, is that Ennett not only heeded the advice of her stepfather, but she took his words and wisdom and essentially ran with them.

So much, in fact, that she has managed to author not one, not two, but three books.

In June 2015, for instance, she witnessed the much-anticipated release of her first book entitled, He S.A.W. Me!  Saved, Anointed & Walks With Me, a compelling written document that depicts a vital chapter in Ennett’s life, most notably the assortment of challenges she endured during the past three decades or so. In a detailed synopsis of Ennett’s book at Amazon.com, it reveals that her slew of testimonies surfaces largely as a result of her walk through what she describes as many dark days, not knowing who she was, all while pressing and navigating her way through the pain of rejection on many levels — low self-esteem being one of them — en route to her fully connecting with a newfound disposition on life (most notably what she labels a new perspective of how God sees her).

BUY ANIKA’S FIRST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/He-S-W-Me-Anointed/dp/145753939X

Then in September 2017, she authored the book entitled, Sometimes Life Has No Chill, which is a rather intriguing, provocative devotional dedicated to teenage girls.

According to an Amazon.com spokesperson for Ennett’s Sometimes Life Has No Chill, this book is widely regarded as an interactive, daily devotional, of sorts, one that addresses real life issues, all while offering solutions and allowing youths to reflect on their decisions, thus taking accountability for their own actions.

“I want our youth to get in the habit of thinking situations completely through and making informed decisions when it comes to their lives,” Ennett said of her second book.

BUY ANIKA’S SECOND BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Life-Has-No-Chill/dp/197565837X

Then there is Ennett’s latest book entitled, The Struggle Is Real: Healing For Survival, which officially made its presence on the market just last month.

“Just when you thought you had it all together, you know that you have changed, because you have the scars to prove it,” Ennett writes in a description of her latest book at Amazon.com. “Now, you’re ready to go forward in life in your marriage, business, ministry, job etc., but something else happens. Not only are you angry because you feel betrayed, but you’re confused because you are feeling some of those old emotions from the past that you knew you had taken care of.”

BUY ANIKA’S LATEST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Struggle-Real-Healing-Survival/dp/1981192352

With three books — and counting — under her belt, Ennett doesn’t shy away from the notion that she is presently walking in the purpose for which God created her.

After all, mom knows best.

And so does stepdad as she had ultimately discovered.

“I still didn’t know where to start, because I was broken inside and I remember constantly praying and asking God to send someone in my life that could teach me more about God and He did just that,” Ennett, a native of Philadelphia, explained.

GOD’S SPOKESPERSON — As for the direct messages she aims to send to her reading audience, Ennett said, “One of the most important messages that I’m trying to get across is that women don’t have to suffer in silence and shame.  Shame keeps most people from receiving healing and that is a lie straight from the enemy.  You may have heard (the saying) ‘We are only as sick as our secrets’ So often as women, we try to live up to the expectations of society, our spouses, family and will turn ourselves inside out, just to be accepted.  Women are emotional creatures and we absorb so much from the world and when you are not healed from past experiences, it results in a mess. “

Interesting, the more godly wisdom she acquired, the more she began to witness her gift for writing come to fruition.

“I met a strong woman of God that began to teach me about God and who helped me tremendously during some of the most challenging times in my life,” Ennett said. “The prophetess encouraged me, walked with me, and confirmed a lot of things about me and helped me to see the gifts that the Lord had given me. All it took was encouragement, teaching and building my relationship with God.”

As for the direct messages she aims to send to her reading audience, Ennett said, “One of the most important messages that I’m trying to get across is that women don’t have to suffer in silence and shame.  Shame keeps most people from receiving healing and that is a lie straight from the enemy.  You may have heard (the saying) ‘We are only as sick as our secrets’ So often as women, we try to live up to the expectations of society, our spouses, family and will turn ourselves inside out, just to be accepted.  Women are emotional creatures and we absorb so much from the world and when you are not healed from past experiences, it results in a mess.

GOOD OLE DAD — Ennett recall vividly an in-depth conversation she had with her stepfather whom, much to her delight, played an integral with regards to helping her connect with her vision as an accomplished author.

“In addition to that, we want to fix everything and everybody but never want to fix ourselves,” Ennett continued. Unfortunately, sometimes we become martyrs and then become weighed down with the pressures of the world and then we don’t take time out to deal with the things that are tearing us down.”

When asked in what ways has her books become part of the purpose for which God has created her, Ennett, as forthrightly as she could be, wasted little time paying homage to her Creator.

“These books have taught me that I’m not a lost cause, neither are any other women that may be having a difficult time,” Ennett said. “The transparency that I display in my books foster an environment of understanding and it breaks the wall of shame down. My goal is to encourage other women to get healing and to stop hiding behind the pain.  The goal of the teen devotional is to open a dialogue between a daughter and her mother and guardian.”

Because after all, as the old catchphrase goes, “Mom knows best.”

Then aganin, for Anika Ennett, she can greatly attest that perhaps “Stepfather knows best” as well.

 

For more information about Author Anika Ennett, connect with her via social media at:

Facebook: @AnikaEnnett and @Author,AnikaEnnett 

Twitter: @Writing2Restore

Instagram: @anika_ennett

Also, she can be reached via email at: Writing2Restore@gmail.com.

 

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 Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter 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.

Domestic abuse survivor LaKeisha Christian emerging as a national advocate through her ministry, major network appearances

She wasn’t your typical 18-year-old.

That’s for sure.

In fact, LaKeisha Christian, given the hardships and turmoil about which she had to endure at the tender age of 18, would be hard-pressed to assess that life as a teenager was nothing about which she could look back on and come to smiles.

NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT — Much to her delight, coupled with the purpose for which God created her, Keisha Christian had ultimately escaped — and survived — what undoubtedly was the darkest chapter of her life. “After an extremely long journey to healing, I decided to speak out and tell what I went through with honesty and transparency” Christian said. Today, unlike never before, Christian’s doing just that, considering she has emerged as a nationally-acclaimed advocate for domestic violence by way of her I Bleed Purple organization, a credible venture that has become widely known as her ministry.

If nothing else, it was a rather disheartening, tear-jerking recollection that seemed more like an uninterrupted nightmare, of sorts.

“At the age of 18, I encountered my first abusive relationship,” Christian, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said while recalling arguably the most downtrodden encounter of her young life. “I remained in domestic violent relationships for almost 10 years.”

So brutally chaotic and dysfunctional things had become for Christian that her attacker had gone as far as to threaten to take her precious, fragile life.

And his.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — An organization that has become a fixture throughout the country in recent months, Christian’s “I Bleed Purple” was built largely to empower victims of domestic abuse, inspiring them to break what she describes as the chains that bind their souls, minds and personal lives through activating truth found in the Word of God.

“(He) shook me to my very core,” Christian explained. “I remember sitting there, not scared but calm, asking God to save me. When the plans of the enemy did not prevail, I knew it was time to get out and stay out.”

Much to her delight, coupled with the purpose for which God created her, Christian had ultimately escaped — and survived — what undoubtedly was the darkest chapter of her life.

“After an extremely long journey to healing, I decided to speak out and tell what I went through with honesty and transparency” Christian said.

Today, unlike never before, Christian’s doing just that, considering she has emerged as a nationally-acclaimed advocate for domestic violence by way of her “I Bleed Purple” organization, a credible venture that has become widely known as her ministry.

MORE ON KEISHA CHRISTIAN: https://freeandfearless.net/

An organization that has become a fixture throughout the country in recent months, Christian’s “I Bleed Purple” was built largely to empower victims of domestic abuse, inspiring them to break what she describes as the chains that bind their souls, minds and personal lives through activating truth found in the Word of God.

“Advocating became my passion and helping those that were going through what I once did, my purpose,” Christian said. “Telling my story to those who have lost all hope, offers them reassured faith that they, too, can be healed and freed from abuse and live a life of happiness.”

BUT GOD — “At the age of 18, I encountered my first abusive relationship,” Christian, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said while recalling arguably the most downtrodden encounter of her young life. “I remained in domestic violent relationships for almost 10 years.”

Much to her delight, it’s safe to assume that Christian’s ministry has routinely attracted the attention of several national media outlets.

SEE KEISHA CHRISTIAN’S NATIONALLY-TELEVISED INTERVIEW:

http://wset.com/news/local/lynchburg-domestic-violence-victim-keisha-christians-story-to-air-on-national-tv

That’s because in the recent past, Christian has made appearances on both CBN’s The 700 Club and the nationally-syndicated Michael Baisden Show to share of experiences in battling domestic abuse and how she’s managed to conquer was a turbulent season of her young life.

“I am inspiring others by expecting the best from them,” Christian said. “I believe people will rise to the challenge if they know you care for them and want the best for them. Wanting to see them succeed won’t mean much if they don’t know you care. I am inspiring others by taking a stand for what I believe in.”

All of which practically explains why being so transparent through her life-changing experience is extremely vital, she acknowledged.

NATIONAL IMPACT — Christian has made appearances on both CBN’s The 700 Club and the nationally-syndicated Michael Baisden Show to share of experiences in battling domestic abuse and how she’s managed to conquer was a rough season of her young life.

“In order for anyone to follow me, they must see, know, and believe that I stand on my convictions,” Christian said. “I’m inspiring others by setting an example and following it.

To her credit, 2018 figures to hold much more promise surrounding Christian’s ministry.

“My goals include securing more speaking engagements and television appearances to tell my story to empower those affected by domestic violence,” Christian said. “I am in high anticipation of releasing my solo book project (this year). The goal closest to my heart is opening a center for victims and survivors at no cost to them, where they can feel safe and receive the help they need.”

Much like she did with God, her Helper, leading the way.

Nevermind that she wasn’t your typical 18-year-old at the time.

 

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Organizers of North Carolina nonprofit organization pleading with Stephen Curry, other athletes to help eliminate homelessness amongst military veterans

Surely, one can say this about Dionne Archibald and Pollyanna Neely:

They both undoubtedly and routinely display a compassionate heart for people, most notably military members and veterans.

WAY TA GO, Y’ALL — It is, by all accounts, through Dionne Archibald and Pollyanna Neely’s passion for aiding and showing unyielding support for veterans that these progressively thriving businesswomen collectively established Active Veteran With Answers. A North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that Archibald and Neely started in early 2016, during which a host of retired United States Military Veterans realized they weren’t the only ones in their peer group who had trouble navigating the process of transitioning from the military to civilian life, amongst Active Veteran With Answers’ (or AVWA) chief objectives is to relieve the assortment of challenges associated with the knowledge gap, particularly during the application process for veterans programs and benefits, according to this company’s mission at http://www.activeveteranswithanswers.org.

Consider, for instance, how upon having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management — with a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Military Psychology expected to be acquired someone in Spring 2018 — Archibald deemed it essential to combine her personal and professional experience and place them on a unique platform as a way to exemplify support of veterans — or what she appropriately labels a unique perspective and creative approach which, in essence, are geared largely on focusing on people as they work through the process rather than forcing the process on people.

It is, by all accounts, through Archibald and Neely’s passion for aiding and showing unyielding support for veterans that these progressively thriving businesswomen collectively established Active Veteran With Answers.

A China Grove, North Carolina-based nonprofit organization that Archibald and Neely started in early 2016, during which a host of retired United States Military Veterans realized they weren’t the only ones in their peer group who had trouble navigating the process of transitioning from the military to civilian life, amongst Active Veteran With Answers’ (or AVWA) chief objectives is to relieve the assortment of challenges associated with the knowledge gap, particularly during the application process for veterans programs and benefits, according to this company’s mission at http://www.activeveteranswithanswers.org.

“Our vision is to provide a seamless learning experience for veterans as they navigate the often frustrating and overwhelming benefits channel in order to determine eligibility regarding their earned benefits,” said a spokesperson for AVWA. “If you know someone who is no longer active in the United States Military and wonder whether or not they are receiving all to which they are entitled, then Active Veterans With Answers will help those veterans determine the answers to this question and more.”

Interestingly, Archibald and Neely, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, cited that while military veterans have the support and guidance of one another, they also discovered that many of them struggled to understand the rules surrounding the eligibility requirements for programs, benefits, and services offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its subsidiaries.

Interestingly, Archibald and Neely, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, cited that while military veterans have the support and guidance of one another, they also discovered that many of them struggled to understand the rules surrounding the eligibility requirements for programs, benefits, and services offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its subsidiaries.

This, as a result, practically sums up why a credible 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization such as AVWA is absolutely essential.

“(I love that fact that we’re) being able to provide informational services and guidance for our veterans, family members, caregivers and survivors,” said Neely, when asked what’s she appreciates mostly about AVWA.

To Neely and Archibald’s credit, young Virginia businessman Christian Graves and two-time NBA champion and league MVP  Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have chimed in mightily as it pertains to aiding America’s beloved veterans.

For starters, Graves, the young mastermind behind Youth Activist and Author Christian Samir Graves, has joined forces with Active Veterans With Answers to give back to a host of veterans organizations in the greater Hampton Roads, Virginia-area.

In addition, Graves and AVWA are challenging the community to save their dimes in a two liter soda bottle — which can hold up to $700 — and turn all donations in to a nearby TowneBank.

Graves, Neely, Archibald, and others recently held a community-wide reception held to present funds to seven area service organizations who are known for assisting in housing homeless Veterans.

The DIMES 4 Homeless Veterans Campaign has been extended to assist other organizations that help homeless veterans annually, Archibald said.

MORE ON DIMES FOR HOMELESS VETERANS CAMPAIGN: https://dimes4homelessvets.com/

AMERICA’S BALLER — Two-time NBA champion and league MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drew rave reviews from countless veterans around the country when, just last month, he composed some intriguing commentary on a blog called The Noise to express his support of veterans, having gone as far as to suggest to America that “silence is no longer an option.”

Curry, on the other hand, drew rave reviews from countless veterans around the country when, just last month, he composed some intriguing commentary on a blog called The Noise to express his support of veterans, having gone as far as to suggest to America that “silence is no longer an option.”

STEPHEN CURRY’S COMMENTARY: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/stephen-curry-veterans-day/

“When someone tells me that my stances, or athlete stances in general, are “disrespecting the military” — which has become a popular thing to accuse peaceful protestors of — it’s something that I’m going to take very, very seriously. One of the beliefs that I hold most dear is how proud I am to be an American — and how incredibly thankful I am for our troops. I know how fortunate I am to live in this country, and to do what I do for a living, and to raise my daughters in peace and prosperity. But I also hear from plenty of people who don’t have it nearly as good as I do. Plenty of people who are genuinely struggling in this country. Especially our veterans,” Curry wrote.

WELL-DESERVED HONOR — Prior to the Charlotte Hornets’ game versus the visiting Miami Heat Friday night, the Hornets organization, along with Bank of America, honored Neely, a notable Master Chief Petty Officer, USN, Ret., as this season’s third recipient of the season-long Yellow Ribbon Program. A native of Miami who currently resides in China Grove, North Carolina, Neely served 25 years in the United States Navy, first as a parachute rigger and aviation structural mechanic working on survival gear for pilots and flight crew members, then as a Navy Career Counselor.

All things considered, Archibald, Neely, and Graves are hopeful Curry, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, would continue to speak out on his tireless support of veterans and, most of all, encourage other professional athletes to follow suit.

Prior to the Charlotte Hornets’ game versus the visiting Miami Heat Friday night, the Hornets organization, along with Bank of America, honored Neely, a notable Master Chief Petty Officer, USN, Ret., as this season’s third recipient of the season-long Yellow Ribbon Program.

A native of Miami who currently resides in China Grove, North Carolina, Neely served 25 years in the United States Navy, first as a parachute rigger and aviation structural mechanic working on survival gear for pilots and flight crew members, then as a Navy Career Counselor.

As for Active Veterans With Answers partnering with Graves and his organization, it is the kind of unity that Archibald and Neely fully welcome.

Graves’ parents are both veterans.

“We appreciate the fact that Stephen (Curry) wants to know about what veterans have been enduring for so long,” Archibald said. “Unemployment, mental health issues, racial inequality and homelessness have plagued the veteran community for decades, and we are asking for Stephen and any other NBA players to use their status to help Active Veterans with Answers and DIMES 4 Homeless Veterans Campaign Founder Christian Graves facilitate an environment that both educates our Nations’ Veterans and assists in eradicating homelessness once and for all.”

 

 

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Q and A: Virginia-based author Dr. Sabrina Watson speaks exclusively with Making Headline News about her awe-inspiring book

GENERATING HEADLINES — During a recent interview with Making Headline News Editor Andre T. Johnson, Dr. Sabrina Watson, a Virginia Beach-based businesswoman, spoke at length about what greatly fueled her desire to compose her compellingly informative book entitled, “When You Have To Be The Man,” a 110-page paperback written document that officially hit the market in May 2013.

Time and again, it seemed the same five words kept coming up, as Dr. Sabrina Watson recalls.

So much, in fact, that those words had become so familiar that they began to rest and in her spirit.

“You should write a book,” Dr. Watson explained practically every time she finds herself sharing of her assortment of life experiences, most notably the disheartening, yet life-altering events amid the untimely death of her husband — a development that essentially forced her to assume a parental role about which she never envisioned would take place.

During a recent interview with Making Headline News Editor Andre T. Johnson, Watson, a Virginia Beach-based businesswoman, spoke at length about what greatly fueled her desire to compose her compellingly informative book entitled, “When You Have To Be The Man,” a 110-page paperback written document that officially hit the market in May 2013.

BUY DR. WATSON’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/When-You-Have-Be-Man/dp/1478714271

“As I kept sharing my story with others, the comment, ‘You should write a book’ kept occurring,” Dr. Watson said. “These were seeds that were initially planted before I heard the Lord tell me to, ‘Write it down.’ And I ‘m so glad I obeyed.”

Even after a little more than four years removed from the release of her inspiring, thought-provoking book, Dr. Watson thought it essential to discuss with us her book, courtesy of an exclusive Q and A interview. So enjoy.

“Because this book was written while I was going through very challenging times, I am rewriting this book from a perspective of lessons learned and to expose God’s hand at play in the lives of parents who are raising children under difficult circumstances,” Dr. Watson said.

ANDRE: When did God give you the vision to write this book?

DR. WATSON: As a Christian woman, I have listened to many spiritual leaders in my lifetime. While going through a particularly difficult time on my journey as a single mother, my heart and mind were particularly sensitive to sermons about the family and children. Most of what I would hear at that time was about the role of a father in children’s lives, or about the role of a man in the home to be the leader and the head of the family. I recall hearing sermons like these over and over and over again until I began to have some inner-dialogue with God about what all did this mean for me and my children since their father was deceased.  I asked God, “God, the man I called my husband and the father of my two children is gone forever. Who’s going to be the man for me and my children?  The question of who’s going to be the man for us was eventually answered with a warm sense of peace and calm and a presence that only could come through Jesus Christ, with an answer that I knew was God.  That He would be the man through me, that He would be my provider, my comforter, my father, my husband, my partner and my friend.  So the title When You Have To Be The Man came from the realization that I would have to be everything for my family and allow Christ within me have dominion in my home and in my life – and in Him, I would be the Wo- Man by allowing God to become my man. This is how God blessed my journey as a single mother and as the head of the household.

ANDRE: When did begin writing the book?  When did you finish it

DR. WATSON: When I began writing this book, I started with writings from my personal journal which started about five years before it was published. The initial writings were based on my experience for being a fairly new mom wanting to do all the right things to nurture my children development. I discussed things about the benefits of breast feeding and reading to your child at an early age. I also wrote about my professional knowledge as an educator and offered advice about the best practices for supporting healthy growth from an academic perspective. However, once my children’s father died, the book took on a whole new meaning for me as a mother and then as a new single parent. And although I still included many of the aforementioned topics, the book’s premise changed drastically and I practically rewrote it in its entirety. Due to the emotional anguish that my children and I were experiencing, the book became a way for me to give a voice to what I was feeling but not able to express around my children. For me, it was more important to me to try to ease their pain than to deal with my own. For me it was more important to assure them that mom was okay, not crying, and that I wasn’t going to die on them as well.  Writing this book was therapy for my mind and healing for my soul as I was able to document God’s hand on everything that happens in the life of single women everywhere. The struggle to cope with everything around me falling apart yet worried that your value as a woman decreased each day as daily stressors took their toll on your hair, skin, and body.  In this book, I documented those feelings along with the self-doubt and loss of personal dreams and desires that faded under the circumstances. Also documented in this book were the blessings, healing, understanding and truth which God revealed along this journey.

ANDRE: Give me the titles of your other books and the year they were published?

DR. WATSON: “Going Beyond the Ph.D: The Next Step.” This is a collaboration I co-authored with Dr. Joyce M. Jones and Friends.

ANDRE: What is the divine message you’re sending to your audience through this book?

IN HER OWN WORDS — “What I did not expect was how deeply my readers would connect with the experiences and stories told within the written words, Dr. Watson said. For example, one reader shared that she had to stop reading after a certain page because of how she related to feelings of inadequacy which was written about in the chapter entitled: How Did I Get Here? Another reader wrote to me expressing how she began to read this book on the plane and could not make it threw one of the initial chapters without crying.  She found a personal connection to her own experiences as a mother raising a son and shared that what she read had bless her heart.”

DR. WATSON: When You Have to Be the Man illustrates the extraordinary things that can be expected with God as the man of the house. Single mothers are great warriors, women who will sacrifice their lives for their children. Their lives can be difficult and complex. When You Have to Be the Man reveals the great strength and resilience women and mothers have together with God. An extraordinary life for you and your children does exist with Jesus. He will be the Man if your life and in your home if you will allow Him. The time has come for single mothers to arise and become great women of God. Shutting out the rhetoric, renouncing all the naysayers and letting God be glorified in blessing the lives of those the world has scorned.  It is a relationship of love guaranteed to exceed beyond your greatest dreams.

ANDRE: Overall, what kind of feedback have you garnered through this book?

DR. WATSON: What I did not expect was how deeply my readers would connect with the experiences and stories told within the written words. For example, one reader shared that she had to stop reading after a certain page because of how she related to feelings of inadequacy which was written about in the chapter entitled: How Did I Get Here? Another reader wrote to me expressing how she began to read this book on the plane and could not make it threw one of the initial chapters without crying.  She found a personal connection to her own experiences as a mother raising a son and shared that what she read had bless her heart.

ANDRE: In what ways is this book part of the purpose for which God has created you?

“As a Christian woman, I have listened to many spiritual leaders in my lifetime,” Dr. Watson said. “While going through a particularly difficult time on my journey as a single mother, my heart and mind were particularly sensitive to sermons about the family and children. Most of what I would hear at that time was about the role of a father in children’s lives, or about the role of a man in the home to be the leader and the head of the family. “

DR. WATSON: God place this book upon my heart with the idea that I would chronicle my experiences and lessons learned as a single mother. My personal goal was that the book would bring hope and encouragement to other parents through the experiences and knowledge I have gained through my walk with God and journey as a single mother. However, this book turned out to be so much more than this. Ephesian 3:14-21 sums up what the purpose God intended for me in writing this book: (14) When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father; (15) the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth; (16) I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give us (me) mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit; (17) and I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in our hearts as we trust in him. May our roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; (18) And may we have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is; (19) That we may experience the love of Christ, though it is so great that we will never fully understand it. Then we will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes only from God; (20) Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us (right now), that he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope for; (21) to Him be the glory in our family, in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen (Ephesians 3:14-21 (Life Application Study Bible) (biblically prayed by the Apostle Paul for (us) the church)

ANDRE: Are there any other books you’ve assembled or plan to write?

DR. WATSON: Because this book was written while I was going through very challenging times, I am rewriting this book from a perspective of lessons learned and to expose God’s hand at play in the lives of parents who are raising children under difficult circumstances. It’s hard for some people to see God in the midst of their struggles, this second book will encourage and empower and uncover the blessings on the other side of these struggles. This book will be a collaborative effort consisting of interviews with the mothers of high-profiles figures in this country who will share tips and strategies for their success as parents and how other parents can make decisions right now to provide their children the best of themselves as parents. These interviews with mothers of successful children will validate why the fight is worth it in the end.

ANDRE: Working on any speaking engagements as it pertains to promoting your book?

DR. WATSON: Not at this time.

ANDRE: Anything else you’d like to share with your reading audience?

DR. SABRINA BLOUT WATSON

DR. WATSON: One misconception that people may have about this book is that it is a “male bashing” book, possibly because of its title. When women talk about being “the man,” there is naturally as assertion that women are trying to be above men, or declare our independence of not needing men. However, this book is about none of that.  In fact, through my experience of losing my children’s father in death, I have gain such an enormous appreciation for fathers and the powerful contributors to positive development that they provide.   The gift that fathers are and the benefit of present fathers can be read about in almost any chapter of this book.  To the contrary, there is also a chapter entitled “Are You the Problem” which exposes women who use children to gain power and revenge over fathers and obstruct the emotional and mental support that some fathers could provide their children’s, but are not allowed to because of an inhibiting mother.  So although the title of this book may be misleading to men but I believe that even men would gain great insight and great pleasure knowing how much they are needed in families today as is expressed time and time again throughout this book.

ANDRE: Where can people find you and learn more about your book?

DR. WATSON: When You Have to Be the Man is now available online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

 

DR. SABRINA WATSON RELATED STORY: 

Virginia-based businesswoman Dr. Sabrina Watson impacting lives as a developmental relationship expert, motivational speaker

 

 

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Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for 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, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Virginia-based businesswoman Dr. Sabrina Watson impacting lives as a developmental relationship expert, motivational speaker

WALKING IN HER DESTINY — A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Sabrina Watson is an accomplished Developmental Relationship Expert, a venture that has afforded her with the golden opportunity to function as a life coach and motivational speaker, a researcher, as well as put her notable gifts through authorship on display. In addition, Dr. Watson’s business venture allows her to operate as a  Positive Youth Development Expert and as a Parenting Coach.

If, in fact, experience is the best teacher, surely, Dr. Sabrina Watson can greatly attest to this intriguing notion.

Consider, for instance, how Dr. Watson, 46, was brought up in a single-parent home only to find herself encountering a similar trend as a devoted single mother of two.

What was the strategic, most effective attribute that has greatly enabled Dr. Watson to persevere and enjoy sustained success as a single mom?

“My faith through the years provided me with the wisdom I needed to make the right decisions for my family as a single mother,” Dr. Watson told Making Headline News this week.

REMEMBERING DAD — While she undoubtedly has the qualifications to bask in the glory of what has evolved as a progressive and thriving business venture, amongst the things about which Dr. Watson can greatly attest is that she’s aware of what it is like to endure situations in which she had no choice but to demonstrate strength under pressure. Consider, once again, how Dr. Watson had endured arguably the darkest hours of her life when her husband passed away, a disheartening development that swiftly gave way to her assuming the single mother label, all while exhausting every options to pick up the broken pieces in the lives of her then 10-and-five-year-old children.

Add to the fact that Dr. Watson is armed with a wealth of experience as a former educator, coupled with the influential and effective single-parent environment in which she grew up, and it’s no wonder this Virginia Beach-based businesswoman has become a fixture in a venture that has proven to have an resourceful impact on countless individuals, particularly those who share similar experiences.

A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, Dr. Watson is an accomplished Developmental Relationship Expert, a venture that has afforded her with the golden opportunity to function as a life coach and motivational speaker, a researcher, as well as put her notable gifts through authorship on display.

In addition, Dr. Watson’s business venture allows her to operate as a  Positive Youth Development Expert and as a Parenting Coach.

A business that is a little more than five years removed since its inception, Dr. Watson’s venture accommodates mostly individuals and groups ranging in ages 28-to-65. Also, she assists educators ranging in ages 30-to-60, as well as church youth leaders, community leaders, and a variety of other organizations.

Widely known as the Founder of Family Resources for Positive Youth Development, Dr. Watson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience through a business she began organizing in 2012.

Amongst her notable responsibilities and objectives through her profession is to provide consultation, training, speaking, and coaching on youth development to parents, schools, youth-serving organizations, foundations, and governmental agencies, among others.

“It is my desire to generate a movement that will redirect our nation’s attitude about our youth,” Dr. Watson explained. “My mission is to empower parents, youth leaders, and educators with my online courses, live webinars, and speaking.”

Interesting enough, this former public school instructor is armed with the educational credentials that have contributed mightily to her knowledge and continuous success as a resourceful businesswoman.

Dr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education, and a doctorate on in Human Services with a special emphasis in Family Studies and Intervention strategies.

While she undoubtedly has the qualifications to bask in the glory of what has evolved as a progressive and thriving business venture, amongst the things about which Dr. Watson can greatly attest is that she’s fully aware of what it is like to endure situations in which she had no choice but to demonstrate strength under pressure.

Consider, once again, how Dr. Watson had endured arguably the darkest hours of her life when her husband passed away, a disheartening development that swiftly gave way to her assuming the single mother label — all while exhausting every option to pick up the broken pieces in the lives of her then-10-and-five-year-old children.

Dr. Watson served as an ambassador for the initial John Maxwell Youth Leadership Impact Summit, during which she helped assemble thousands of youth nationwide ranging in ages 12-to-18 whereby she was afforded the opportunity to equip them with leadership and self-confidence skills to increase their capabilities in the four key areas: Bullying, Positive Self-Image, Personal Character, and Unity.

Besides her relentless and bend-but-don’t-break faith, Dr. Watson credits her years of experience in the classroom and as a youth advocate for greatly enabling her to keep her household intact.

“These experiences influenced my decision to utilize my expert knowledge and practical experience in child development and parenting to inspire others through success coaching, speaking, and educational training,” Dr. Watson said.

MOM KNOWS BEST — Widely known as the Founder of Family Resources for Positive Youth Development, Dr. Watson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience through her business venture she began organizing in 2012. Amongst her notable responsibilities and objectives through her profession is to provide consultation, training, speaking, and coaching on youth development to parents, schools, youth-serving organizations, foundations, and governmental agencies, among others.

A business that is a little more than five years removed since its inception, Dr. Watson’s venture accommodates mostly individuals and groups ranging in ages 28-to-65. Also, she assists educators ranging in ages 30-to-60, as well as church youth leaders, community leaders, and a variety of other organizations, she said.

To her credit, Dr. Watson’s experience extends far beyond the walls of the classroom, considering she has worked on the John Maxwell Youth Leadership International Committee of Professional Speakers, Teachers, and Coaches in 2012.

FAMILY FOCUS — Add to the fact that Dr. Watson is armed with a wealth of experience as a former educator, coupled with the single-parent environment in which she grew up, and it’s no wonder this Virginia Beach-based businesswoman has become a fixture in a venture that has proven to have an influential impact on countless individuals, particularly those who share a similar experiences.

Moreover, she served as an ambassador for the initial John Maxwell Youth Leadership Impact Summit, during which she helped assemble thousands of youth nationwide ranging in ages 12-to-18, whereby she was afforded the opportunity to equip them with leadership and self-confidence skills to increase their capabilities in the four key areas: Bullying, Positive Self-Image, Personal Character, and Unity.

All things considered, Dr. Watson’s has enjoyed sustained success through her venture, in large part because her reputation is such that she is committed to helping establishing healthy homes — one home at time.

A TRUE INSPIRATION — All things considered, Dr. Watson’s has enjoyed sustained success through her venture, in large part because her reputation is such that she is committed to helping establishing healthy homes – one home at time.

“My mission is the development of healthy families, schools, and communities where children and youth can thrive,” said Dr. Watson, whose current itinerary includes a speaking engagement at the January 2018 Black CEO Womanpreneur Event in Tampa, Florida. “(My mission is) helping young people reach their full potential by providing critical skills and information that will equip and empower the professional adults who lead them.

“I aim to reach the coming generation of leaders by creating conditions for success so that all young people have the opportunity to succeed in school and life,” Dr. Watson added. “My mission is to help give communities and individuals the tools and knowledge to effectively work together to support young people.”

Because after all, she reiterated, “Life experiences have been my greatest teachers.”

Which, to her distinctly credit, sums up why she has become the influential, big-hearted figure for which she is widely known.

 

DR. SABRINA WATSON RELATED STORY: 

Q and A: Virginia-based author Dr. Sabrina Watson speaks exclusively with Making Headline News about her awe-inspiring book

 

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 Founder and Publisher for 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, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Virginia State University student Dayana Lee shares of her ‘Job experiences’ in her newly-produced book, “Just My Thoughts,”

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

 

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — A progressively brilliant undergraduate who not only is armed with some renewed enthusiasm after pressing and navigating her way through what she deemed her a “come to Jesus moment” but, to her distinct credit, Dayana Lee is a few months from having witnessed the official release of her new book, “Just My Thoughts.”

You best believe she can.

You best believe she can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth her. 

You best believe that when God instilled in Dayana Lee the lofty, monumental vision to assemble her book entitled, “Just My Thoughts,” that this young college undergraduate — though enduring what was seemingly a pretty challenge occurrence at the time — would ultimately exercise her face in ways unimaginable.

Honestly, I believe it was at one of the hardest times in my life,” Lee told Making Headline News this week.

As Lee specifically recalled, her vision for composing her book had surprisingly come full circle during her freshman year at Virginia State University. It was, as Lee explained, a time in which it seemed her life was at a crossroads, of sorts.

“I was miserable, because the college transition was difficult for me,” Lee said. “It was my first time being away from home — my mom and I are very close — and I felt as if was not fitting in with my peers.”

THE PSALM 23:5 FACTOR — As Lee specifically recalled, her vision for composing her book had come full circle during her freshman year at Virginia State University. It was, as Lee recalled, a time in which it seemed her life was at a crossroads, of sorts.

As it turned out, it was due in large part to Lee’s uniqueness and perseverance, coupled with the pivotal life lessons by which her mother has taught her that prove beneficial, particularly with regards to her demonstrating the kind of faith she sensed she never exhibited. But God.

Look at her today, a progressively brilliant college sophomore who not only is armed with some renewed enthusiasm after having pressed and navigated her way through what she deemed a “come to Jesus moment” but, to her distinct credit, Lee is a few months removed from having witnessed the official release of “Just My Thoughts.”

“I actually attempted to begin last year November, but I discarded the entire manuscript after my trip in January with my mentor, Jasmine Mans,” Lee explained. “So I began rewriting and finished in March.”

INSEPARABLE MOTHER’S LOVE — “I was miserable, because the college transition was difficult for me,” Lee said. “It was my first time being away from home — my mom and I are very close — and I felt as if was not fitting in with my peers.”

And just last month, Lee took another monumental step toward her divine destiny with her much-anticipated book launch.

Widely known as Zyaaday Lee, Lee has compiled a pretty compelling itinerary, considering she is slated to host her second showcase as collaboration with Visual Artist Rain The Neo in Norfolk, Virginia at Royalty called Zyaa’s Wing, which highlights local artists in the Hampton Roads Area.

A 2016 graduate of Virginia Beach’s Landstown High School, flashes of Lee’s greatness essentially had already been discovered years before she made the transition to college.

For starters, she had become a fixture for the school’s varsity cheerleading squad as well the track and field team, and she was a frequent contributor for the student newspaper — which, after all, practically sums up why she has flourished into the poet/author phenom for which she is widely known.

Having been actively engaged in the Hampton Roads Youth Poet Laureate — a program that is in joint partnership with Teens With A Purpose — this program and the Urban Word are supported by the Academy of American Poets, Lee explained.

PURE BEAUTY AND EXCELLENCE — A 2016 graduate of Virginia Beach’s Landstown High School, flashes of Lee’s greatness essentially had already been discovered years before she made the transition to college. For starters, she had become a fixture for the school’s varsity cheerleading squad, the track and field team, and she was a frequent contributor for the student newspaper which, after all, practically sums up why she has flourished into the poet phenom for which she is widely known.

“Along with winning this title, I received a book deal with Penmanship,” Lee said. “However, prior to me winning, I was inspired by my mentor, Jasmine Mans, who wrote the opening of my book as well as she has several books, to step outside of the box and let my voice be heard.”

Nowadays, it’s safe to assume that Lee’s voice hasn’t just become a familiar one on campus but, to her credit, her crafts both as an author and poet are starting to generate headlines nationally.

NATIONAL IMPACT — Nowadays, it’s safe to assume that Lee’s voice hasn’t just become a familiar one on campus but, to her credit, her crafts both as an author and poet are starting to generate headlines nationally.

“I believe the divine message of this book is one of grade and redemption, because I revealed my deepest trials and tribulations…my Job experiences, and yet I’m still standing,” said Lee, sounding as confident and wiser and stronger as ever before. “It is also a battle cry for my generation to stay woke, because the enemy came to steal, kill and destroy.”

Given the continuous success she has enjoyed since God birthed her with the monumental assignment and vision to assemble “Just My Thoughts,” chances are Lee’s best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

Given the continuous success she has enjoyed since God birthed her with the monumental assignment and vision to assemble “Just My Thoughts,” chances are Lee’s best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

And those aren’t merely just thoughts, mind you

That’s pure reality.

So stay tuned.

 

MORE ON VIRGINIA STATE’S DAYANA LEE: 

http://zyaa.org/

http://wtkr.com/2016/07/30/hampton-roads-youth-poets-win-silver-medals-in-poetry-slam/

http://pilotonline.com/entertainment/arts/teens-with-a-purpose-take-the-mic-in-slam-poetry/article_18618656-97ac-5d7b-aa22-6bce289ab

http://youthlaureate.org/

http://wavy.com/investigative-story/taking-back-the-community-teens-keeping-other-teens-off-the-streets/

 

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