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Virginia entrepreneur Tortica Anderson’s business vision comes full circle amid darkest season of her life


Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. (Habakkuk 2:2 NASB)


GOD’S VISIONARY 

RAY OF SUNSHINE — Widely known as a woman who’s armed with an immeasurable, progressive vision, Tortica Anderson is the proud founder and CEO of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, an awe-inspiring endeavor that has given way to her having possessed more than fifteen years in her chosen profession.

In case you don’t know her, Tortica Anderson would like to introduce herself.

Widely known as a woman who’s armed with an immeasurable, progressive vision, Anderson is the proud founder and CEO of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, an awe-inspiring endeavor that has given way to her having possessed more than fifteen years in her chosen profession.
A native of Triangle, Virginia — a military establishment with a population of roughly 8,188 residents, according to the latest U. S. census — Anderson’s A Family Affair Event Management offers a vast array of services, most notably event planning and production, team building and event management.
Also known as a community outreach advocate, co-author, an aspiring motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Anderson has established a rather impressive track record in her featured profession, one that includes putting on bridal and fashion shows, fundraisers, conferences, galas, trade shows, networking events, as well as corporate and community outreach events.

MORE ON ANDERSON’S AFA: https://www.familyaffaireventmanagement.com/

For Anderson, who currently resides in Stafford, Virginia, her rise to entrepreneurship success emerged amid humble beginnings.

“I lost my father in 1999,” Anderson told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “After his health had declined over the years, at that time, I thought that was the worst thing I had ever experienced. Little did I know, (I had no idea) what I was in store for (for me).”

Fast forward to 2005, Anderson had given birth to her daughter, Amiyah Shakyra, during she was involved in a long-term relationship.

During her pregnancy, in fact, Anderson had endured her share of difficulties, including complications from diabetes, all while savoring what she described as a thriving career while closing in on the age of 40.

A little more than a decade removed from its inception, it is due in large to Anderson’s wealth of experience in her selected line of work that, in turn, has fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“I carried my angel full term, but unfortunately, she was born stillborn,” said Anderson, recalling what unfolded on November 8, 2005. “My life, as I knew it changed that day.”

A year or so later, Anderson had given birth to another daughter, T’kiyah Serenity, whom she describes as a “smart, witty and compassionate little girl.”

“She is the calm to my storm and my renewed faith,” Anderson said her youngest daughter’s presence.

And then there’s Anderson’s son, Reynaldo whom, like T’Kiyah, are her “biggest fans.”

“He’s a successful athletic coach at Grand Valley State University in Michigan,” Anderson said of her son.

Speaking of renewed faith, Anderson’s rise to becoming a successful businesswoman was essentially discovered some 18 years ago when a family friend offered her the opportunity to plan her “all-inclusive” wedding.


WALKING IN HER DESTINY 

“The wedding was a success and exceeded their expectations,” Anderson recalled. “Within no time, what started as a hobby shortly became her vision.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Much to her credit, Anderson’s A Family Affair Event Management has evolved mightily in recent years and, to the delight of her clients, it has become a continuous success.

Interestingly, since Anderson’s business has gone into full operations, this Virginia-born entrepreneur has been afforded the luxury of serving as a lead coordinator for weddings, holiday parties, and a number of special events, especially when she wasn’t working her Corporate America gig.

LEAST SHE FORGET — Speaking of renewed faith, Anderson’s rise to becoming a successful businesswoman was essentially discovered some 18 years ago when a family friend offered her the opportunity to plan her “all-inclusive” wedding.

In fact, it seemed that Anderson’s unexpected layoff from her job had ultimately become a blessing in disguise. ,


“What seemed like bad timing was inevitably God’s timing as it had afforded me the opportunity to focus on cultivating AFA,” Anderson says with a victorious smile.


A little more than a decade removed from its inception, it is due in large to Anderson’s wealth of experience in her selected line of work that, in turn, has fueled her desire to press and navigate toward her destiny — with God, her Helper, steering the way.

Also known as a community outreach advocate, co-author, an aspiring motivational speaker, and philanthropist, Anderson has established a rather impressive track record in her featured profession, one that includes putting on bridal and fashion shows, fundraisers, conferences, galas, trade shows, networking events, as well as corporate and community outreach events.

“I formed A Family Affair Event Management LLC later that year, but getting into the industry was a struggle for me, but I was committed to being successful and happy,” Anderson said.

More than anything, achieving a sense of happiness, coupled with a renewed sense of faith was absolutely essential, particularly during Anderson’s fervent quest to garner entrepreneurship success.

Thank God she doesn’t mere look like what she’s been through.

“I was rebuilding, learning, healing and contemplating my next move to build my empire and a legacy for my children,” Anderson said. “I was committed to proving that I deserved a place in the industry.”

So far, so good for Anderson, one of the event planning industry’s best kept secrets.

More than anything, achieving a sense of happiness, coupled with a renewed sense of faith was absolutely essential, particularly during Anderson’s fervent quest to garner entrepreneurship success.

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For more information on Virginia Businesswoman Tortica Anderson of A Family Affair Event Management LLC, call 703.629.0840 or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AFAeventmanagement/. Send email to: T4afamilyaffair@gmail.com.


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Upon her return home, Virginia entrepreneur Raye Elliott has been nothing short of remarkable


Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV)


RAYE OF VIRGINIA SUNSHINE 

SHE GOT THE RIGHT — Armed with more than 14 years of professional experience in her selected industry, Raye Elliott’s Right Array LLC specializes in entrepreneurship development, entity formations and compliance, minority certification preparation, government contracting preparation, as well as small business credit composition.

When Raye Elliott relocated back home, she essentially wasn’t the same person.

To her distinctly unique credit, in fact, she was armed with a remarkably compelling vision, one that would alter the overall landscape of her life.
“Well, I’ve always exuded confidence, been laser focused, concise and up for a challenge,” Elliott, during an interview this week with Making Headline News said, explaining the awe-inspiring developments that gave way to her becoming a progressive businesswoman.
Interestingly, when Elliott returned to her native establishment of Buckingham, Virginia, she wasted little time making her presence felt as an apparent newcomer to the world of entrepreneurship.

MORE ON RAYE ELLIOTT’S VENTURE: http://www.rightarrayllc.com/

A company that accommodates individuals starting as early as 13 years of age and up, Right Array LLC is widely regarded as a development of an incubator program, particularly for youths in the state of Virginia. This program, Elliott acknowledged, is currently on the list of goals to achieve within the next 24 months.

“So when I recently made the decision to relocate back to my hometown, I quickly began to become aware of the high incarceration rate, how far behind the times the county and specific groups still are, the lack of entrepreneurship within the minority community, lack of community facilities such as daycares, recreational venues, access to information, little to no STEM/agricultural programs with minimal minority participation — if any — and the fact that the entire county is coded by the federal government as a HubZone,” Elliott explained.

“This is significant as it identifies Buckingham County as a historically underutilized business zone and economically disadvantaged area due to several factors such as a rural area or lack of or absence of broadband access,” Elliott continued. “With that information alone, I knew I needed to give back.”

Indeed she has, in large part considering Elliott’s quest to establish Right Array LLC, her Buckingham-based business consulting agency, had come full circle.

BROTHERLY LOVE — Elliott’s oldest brother, Augustus Harper, played arguably the biggest role — “whether he knows it or not,” she said — in her having maximized her fullest potential through entrepreneurship.

Armed with more than 14 years of professional experience in her selected industry, Right Array LLC specializes in entrepreneurship development, entity formations and compliance, minority certification preparation, government contracting preparation, as well as small business credit composition.

Since the startup of her credible endeavor, Elliott has had an immeasurable influential impact as a vibrant, resourceful businesswoman.

“I wanted to give back,” Elliott said. “I could give back and I definitely was going to pay it forward. To me, that meant coming full circle, beginning where my life all started…Buckingham County, Virginia, which is where I’m from, and I had the blueprint to lay the foundation and complete the implementation.”

A company that accommodates individuals starting as early as 13 years of age and up, Right Array LLC is widely regarded as a development of an incubator program, particularly for youths in the state of Virginia. This program, Elliott acknowledged, is currently on the list of goals to achieve within the next 24 months.


“Although I haven’t been blessed with my own kids yet, I realize that is so very important for the youth to understand the role they have today, tomorrow, and in society as a whole,” Elliott said. “The youths have a duty to themselves — their communities. And those are the ones that will determine what our economic systems resemble.”


As Elliott explained, paying special attention to minority startups and established businesses have become strategic focal points for her business.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A military veteran, Elliott is a graduate of Buckingham County High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Herzing College and an MBA from the University of Phoenix (Dumwoody, Georgia campus).  She also earned an MBA in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

“This business and its services targeted groups are those hungry for entrepreneurship, entity compliance, support and freedom,” Elliott said. “It’s also for those that are seeking assistance as a start-up or well established entity, but want to indulge in competing for government contracts, becoming minority certified to gain earmarked, and appropriated access to specific set-aside contracts, and especially those ready to start-up a new business and or expand using OPM — other people’s money — to elevate their business via building no personal guarantee and no personal credit check true business credit.”

A military veteran, Elliott is a graduate of Buckingham County High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Herzing College and an MBA from the University of Phoenix (Dumwoody, Georgia campus).  She also earned an MBA in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

IN HER OWN ZONE — Interestingly, when Elliott returned to her native establishment of Buckingham, Virginia, she wasted little time making her presence felt as an apparent newcomer to the world of entrepreneurship.

As Elliott explained, her wealth of experience as a Senior Contracting Official with the Georgia Department of Defense and as a former government contractor is what fueled her desire to establish her current venture.

“I knew the importance of entrepreneurship first hand and the inside and outside of the minority government contracting world like the back of my hand,” Elliott said. “My life’s journey has been one of many ups and downs, to include active duty military service, a great civilian service career, a highly publicized fall from grace, followed by federal incarceration to my journey from prison to prosperity! Not to mention my oldest brother”


MASSIVE DESTINY STEPS 

Since the startup of her credible endeavor, Elliott has had an immeasurable influential impact as a vibrant, resourceful businesswoman.

Elliott’s oldest brother, Augustus Harper, has played arguably the biggest role — “whether he knows it or not,” she said — in her having maximized her fullest potential through entrepreneurship.

“I’ve been doing business formations and consulting work for many, many years,” said Elliott, “but not as a complete entity per se, where I’m heavily marketed this.”

All the while having an immeasurable impact ever since she returned to the native roots.

Welcome home.


For more information on Buckingham, Virginia-area Businesswoman Raye Elliott of Right Array LLC, to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call (470) 869-1820 (office)(404) 277-8281 (mobile), or connect with her via social media at: www.facebook.com/rightarrayllc. Email her at: info@rightarrayllc.com.


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

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


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


A LIVING TESTIMONY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

For the rest of her life.

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

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

STAYING THE COURSE 

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

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

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

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

All the while keeping it 100 in the process.


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


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Virginia author Christina Johnson recalls her son’s cancer battle, courtesy of tear-jerking memoir


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 NIV)


GOD’S MIRACLE CHILD 

ALL FOR DAVID — Virginia author Christina Johnson needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to produce the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Fighting for King David,” a memoir of this mother’s journey with her child, who’s fighting childhood cancer.

For Christina Johnson, it all started out as a journal, one that was assembled within the walls of a local hospital.

As she recalled vividly, it all unfolded amid her son’s battle with Neuroblastoma, which reportedly is one of the world’s top three childhood cancers.

“The vision was given to me while I was in the hospital with my son while he has been going through cancer treatment,” Johnson — widely known as Crissy — told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “Before it was a book, it was a journal that the hospital gave to me to keep up with what was going on with him each day. There was a place where I would write my feeling and next thing you know, it was a book.”
And the rest, as they say, was history.

MORE ON CRISSY’S BOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353403191832093/

Johnson, in fact, needed somewhere in the neighborhood of seven months to produce the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Fighting for King David,” a memoir of this mother’s journey with her son, who’s fighting childhood cancer.

For Johnson, a Virginia-based author and alumna of Old Dominion University, her quest to assemble her book was accompanied a great deal of transparency.

“I decided to write the book to be as transparent as possible about what I dealt with as a mother and caregiver to my son,” Johnson explained. “I was also in my last semester of college at the time of my son’s diagnosis, six weeks away to be exact.”

Still, that Johnson demonstrated that kind of bend-but-don’t-break faith that ultimately kept her in high spirits, thus fueled her desire to remain focus on academics, even through her rash of adversities, virtually every goal and ambition was accomplished.

MORE ON CRISSY JOHNSON: https://crissysdesigns.com/

BOOK HER — Having accepted a few invitations to public share her stories and life-changing testimonies, Johnson is thoroughly convinced that “Fighting For King David” is synonymous to the purpose for which God has created her.

Yep, that’s just like God, providing for his child a valiant sense of direction in the midst of the storm, as only He could.

“I talked about my struggles in finishing my degree and also about the sudden death of my aunt all within weeks of my son’s diagnosis,” Johnson recalled. “I wanted to share my testimony and speak of how God kept me through all of this, how I still had to be a wife and mother to four children during all of this.”

Most importantly, Johnson was determined to encourage the masses just as God had strategically assigned her to through “Fighting for King David.”

As Johnson recalled, her vision to write her first book unfolded amid her son’s battle with Neuroblastoma, which reportedly is one of the world’s top three childhood cancers.

“I wanted to show the world that God is still performing miracles,” said Johnson, an accomplished businesswoman who is the owner and CEO of Crissy Designs LLC.

Now with her very first book having made its ceremonious presence on the market, Johnson emphasized that the divine message is rather direct and straight to the point.

“The divine message is that God still heals and He won’t put more on you then you can bear,” Johnson said. “Cancer does not discriminate.”

As expected, the feedback since the release of Johnson’s book has been overwhelmingly favorable.

GOD’S LITTLE BALLER 

Johnson was determined to encourage the masses just as God strategically assigned her to through “Fighting for King David.”

“I have been given positive feedback about my book,” she said. “My story have touched so many lives. I have been asked how I was able to still succeed even through the struggle. I think my purpose is to be a voice for families who have a child that is struggling with cancer, to advocate and to bring awareness.”

Having accepted a few invitations to public share her stories and life-changing testimonies, Johnson is thoroughly convinced that “Fighting For King David” is synonymous to the purpose for which God has created her.

VICTORY STANCE 

For Johnson, a Virginia-based author and alumna of Old Dominion University, her quest to assemble her book was accompanied a great deal of transparency.

To her credit and much to her delight, there’s other notable projects she endeavors to produce and pass along to the masses, she said.

“I plan to create a journal for caregivers with inspirational quotes to help them write out their thoughts as they go their cancer journey with their child,” Johnson said. “Sort of what I did when I journaled each day.”

With God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information about Virginia-based Author/Businesswoman Christina Johnson, or to schedule her for a public appearance, book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353403191832093/. Also, send email to: crissysdesigns2@gmail.com.


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

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

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES LAKEISHA CHRISTIAN:

 

 

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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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