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Hurricane Ike gives way to Texas entrepreneur Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor organizing Home Staging Lens

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DALLAS — For Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, September 13, 2008 was the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.

“I lived near where it hit landed,” Dr. Taylor recalled.

That about which she’s alluding is Hurricane Ike, a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

Having resided approximately 40 miles from the shore in Houston, Dr. Taylor’s home was inundated with four feet of water.

A TRUE TREND SETTER — Amongst the reasons Dr. Shantuan Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

“I evacuated prior to the flooding of my home, but upon her return I was devastated by what I saw,” Dr. Taylor told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “The house was flooded. I had holes in the roof, broken windows, and the smell of a destructive storm throughout my house.”

Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining in the wake of a such a life changing occurrence.

“I was blessed. Many others were not,” Dr. Taylor explained. “The (home) had flood insurance. In order to put my house back together, I redesigned the floor plan, totally remodeling the structure and rebuilt it and fell back in love with my house. It was much better than when I originally built it.”


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Amongst the reasons Dr. Taylor was fortunate to recover from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ike is due in large to her bend-but-don’t-break faith, which had ultimately given way to her organizing Home Staging Lens.

A progressive, resourceful business she started while collaborating with Kevin Peterson of Zilla Builders, LLC, these entrepreneurs had eventually incorporated Dr. Taylor’s lofty ideas, thus bringing her vision to life.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Having made landfall on September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike was a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through portions of the Greater Antilles and Northern America, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and agriculture, most notably in Cuba and Texas.

“Zilla Builders liked her work so much, they subcontracted the design work to her and used her home as a model to woo other potential customers,” said a spokesperson for Home Staging Lens in a detailed synopsis of this venture at http://www.homestaginglens.com. “This partnership was very lucrative.”

Since the startup of Home Staging Lens, Dr. Taylor has enjoyed an array of sustained success.

This, much to her delight, is indicative of how God could miraculously turn tragedies into much-anticipated triumphs.

BUT GOD — Still, despite a natural disaster that strengthened to a peak intensity as a Category 4 and claimed at least 195 lives, Dr. Taylor somehow managed to discover a silver lining to such a life changing occurrence.

“I turned a bedroom into a walk-in luxury closet with pedestal dresser, shelving for shoes, boots, belts, jewelry, display cabinets, and garment casings,” said Dr. Taylor, recalling some of her grandest highlights as the face of Home Staging Lens. “I remodeled my game room into a three-tier media room, equipped with starlight ceiling, surround sound, a theatre room reclining chair, a theatre room columns, and built my TV, lighting, and speakers in the walls. I laid wood flooring throughout the house with the exception of the bedrooms and bathrooms.”

When asked what she likes mostly about her business, Dr. Taylor said, “It brings out my creativity. I like the transformation and the awareness in the eyes of my clients during the makeover reveal.”

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Now we know why, especially amid September 13, 2008, the day that changed her life.

For practically the rest of her life.


For more information about Businesswoman Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor’s Home Stage Lens, call 1-888-808-4179 or 214-876-3713, or log on to: http://www.homestaginglens.com, or email her at: shantuan@browngirlempire.com. Also, write to: Home Staging Lens Headquarters at: Post Office 307, Alvarado, Texas 76009, or connect with Dr. Taylor via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.


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Texas entrepreneur Derrell Noris creates a credible app for Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DERRELL NORIS


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for Texas businessman Derrell Noris.

The Co-Founder of Fresh Tech Solutionz, a Houston-based company that Noris witness go into full operations in December 2016 along with fellow businessman Bardiya Shadmehr, Noris announced that his venture has formed a rather intriguing partnership with the historic Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce.

According Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.

TEXAS SIZE DEVELOPMENTAccording Houston businessman Derrell Noris, a former Corporate America professional, Fresh Tech Solutionz on August 13 assembled what is known as the ‘GHBC Mobile App,’ a development that had ultimately given way to the app being officially published at the beginning of October.
“We would love to create similar mobile apps for other Chambers of Commerce around the world,” Noris told Making Headline News this week, adding that consumers can now download the ‘GHBC Mobile App’ from their Apple App store or at Google Playstore. Amongst the reasons Noris’ partnership with GHBC is especially vital is that GHBC officials requested that the mobile app be assembled so that it could be available for Apple and Android, a trend that will allow users to join the chamber, view the GHBC’s up-to-date events, search the GHBC business directory, view current job openings, connect with GHBC social media pages, view business opportunities, and even donate to the GHBC.

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC). Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC).
Formed in September 1935, several prominent community leaders organized the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce (or HNCC at the time) to empower and promote African-American businesses in the city. By and large, they focused on encouraging business within the African-American community. However, in 1964, under the leadership of Mack H. Hannah, Jr., the chamber changed its name to the Houston Citizens Chamber Of Commerce (or HCCC).

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Interestingly, even as the Chamber membership expanded mightily, it wasn’t until 2013 that the chamber rebranded its look, thus naming its institution the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce (or GHBC). As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come. “This will be a better way to connect to members,” Noris explained. “They will be able to send push notifications instead of sending emails to notify users of important announcements and upcoming events.”
CHECK THIS OUT —“The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
Wait. There are a few other added perks and features offered through the GHBC Mobile App, Noris acknowledged. “The app will also make black businesses, job openings, and business opportunities more accessible and easier to locate,” Noris said. “The app can also be used to showcase major events like the Pinnacle Awards. There is a section added in to highlight pictures and business links for all of the finalists for these prestigious awards being given out at the ceremony.”
SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — As for the newly-established GHBC app, Noris and his team are confident that it will benefit this organization for years to come.
Located at 1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440 in the greater Houston Metroplex, Fresh Tech Solutionz is widely known for developing affordable mobile apps and websites for businesses as a unique way to enable companies mobilize business processes and, most importantly, increase customer engagement. “I created Fresh Tech Solutionz, because I was doing mobile development in Corporate America and figured that I could do this for myself,” Noris said during a March 2016 interview with Making Headline News. That he has managed once again to prove to be nothing short of impressive through his venture has benefited him mightily. Talk about doing things big in Texas.

“I have been a proud member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce since January 2018, but have been attending their events since I started Fresh Tech Solutionz 2 years ago. The events that the GHBC have are phenomenal and really showcase the excellence and necessity of black business in Houston, and I’m blessed to be a part of that.” — Houston businessman Derrell Noris 


Another notable milestone, another step in the right direction for this accomplished Texas businessman.

For more information about Houston Businessman Derell Noris and Fresh Tech Solutionz, call 713.893.8125, or connect with Noris via social media at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/freshtechsolutionz; Instagram: www.instagram.com/freshtechsolutionz. Also, he can be reached via email at: apps@freshtechsolutionz.com.


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Notable authors Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor and Dr. Delmar Lee’s new book providing ‘crucial information’ for those pursuing doctoral degrees

DALLAS — First, there was Judy Blume.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX — To her credit, Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor had ultimately found her niche as a writer, a development that eventually gave way to her assembling an informative, compelling book entitled, “I Have A PhD; Now What?”

Then there was Paula Danziger.

Then Zane. Then E. Lynn Harris. And Eric Jerome Dickey and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Oh, and let’s not forget Leroy Coleman and Doris Coleman Micheaux.

As it pertains to the competitive world of authorship, these are the notable individuals who have had a monumental impact on Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, an accomplished and gifted Dallas/Fort Worth-area author.

“I have always wanted to be an author since reading the Judy Blume’s book, ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret,’” Dr. Taylor, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, referring to Blume’s classic books of the 1970s.

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To her credit, Dr. Taylor had ultimately found her niche as a writer, a development that eventually gave way to her assembling an informative, compelling book entitled, “I Have A PhD; Now What?”

An independent published written document that officially hit the market in June 2018, Dr. Taylor co-authored this 53-page project with Dr. Delmar Lee, whom she appropriately refers to as a her “PhD buddy.”

In these authors’ “I Have A PhD; Now What?,” amongst the pivotal observations they eloquently address is devising strategic ways to embrace the next notable faze of her life now that she has acquired a doctorate degree.

“I have completed the PhD (phase) and I am ready for the next step,” these writers ask, according to thorough description of her book at Amazon.com. “What is it? Many people begin and complete the PhD program and, at the completion of the program, stand dazed with a wealth of time on their hands, because they do not know what to do next.”

An independent published written document that officially hit the market in June 2018, Dr. Taylor co-authored this 53-page project with Dr. Delmar Lee, whom she appropriately refers to as a her “PhD buddy.”

In a nutshell, this practically explains, Drs. Taylor and  Lee acknowledge, why their book is so prevalent — and needed — for such a time as now.

“In most countries around the world, the PhD is the ticket into academia,” they said. In the United States, there are more PhD’s than any other country in the world. However, possessing a PhD is not a guarantee to become a professor. (And), according to the economist, the amount of jobs available for the PhD is not commensurate with the amount of people who are getting the degree. Are there exceptions to this phenomenon? Do I really need a PhD? This is the question that most interested PhD learners should ask themselves before they begin the PhD journey.”

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A native of nearby Fort Worth who is widely known also as an engineer, professor, entrepreneur, and an interior designer with who writing focus is primarily on non-fiction projects, Dr. Taylor’s book addresses, among other things, a host of key issues and subjects people would want to know before, during, and after having earned their PhD.

Dr. Taylor’s professional resume includes having worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center for 10 years as an engineer, as well as having assumed a position in Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering as an Associate Director.
In addition, she served as Director of the Center for Computational Sciences on the University of Houston’s Downtown campus, was as Adjunct Professor for Houston’s Lone Star College and Houston Community College, and an online professor at  Grand Canyon and Argosy Universities.

 

“I just want to see others be culturally responsible and excel to the PhD level and glean some personal power to have a community impact,” said Dr. Taylor, whose desire to compose her new book was fueled by several colleagues, her mental life coach, Pastor Darolyn Brock, not to mention her sorority sister, Dr. Deana Irvin, who recently joined her in the illustrious ranks of PhD. “Most importantly, I want (PhD holders) to believe in themselves and their God-given talents.”

A book that provides successful candidates what Dr. Taylor describes as “crucial information” needed before enrolling in a doctoral program, “I Have A PhD; Now What?” is available for purchase as Amazon.com, several bookstores, or by visiting www.drshantuanspeaks.com.

For more information about Author Dr. Shantuan Coleman Taylor, Dr. Delmar Lee, or to schedule them for a public appearance or speaking engagement, log on to: www.drshantuanspeaks.com or email her at: askme@DrShantuanSpeaks.com. Also, connect with her via social media at: Facebook: @DrShantuan or Shantuan Coleman Taylor; Twitter: @DrShantuan; Instagram: @DrShantuan.

 

 

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

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Houston-area businessman Larry Donnell Leonard II having monumental impact as CEO of first black-owned all natural alkaline bottled water company

 

MAKING HISTORYAside from spreading the Gospel to the masses, Larry Donnell Leonard II, a Houston-based Pastor and the First Presiding Bishop at New Covenant Churches International, Incorporated, deems it necessary to enlighten those to whom he routinely ministers on the significance of possessing and enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Leonard II is owner and CEO of Teshuater, which is believed to be the first black-owned all natural alkaline water company.

Larry Donnell Leonard II is widely known across the country as a pretty efficient, resourceful, compassionate man of the cloth, one who routinely preaches the importance of what it means to live a prosperous, victorious life.

Aside from spreading the Gospel to the masses, Leonard, a Houston-based Pastor and the First Presiding Bishop at New Covenant Churches International, Incorporated (where his father is the Presiding Bishop) also deems it necessary to enlighten those to whom he routinely ministers on the significance of possessing and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

NATIONAL IMPACT A business that garnered respect and begin to generate headlines, particularly when Leonard partnered with fellow colleague Elder Patrick Sanders II and the Rising Star Church to bring fresh all natural alkaline water to the citizens of Flint, Michigan, Leonard said his business would not have emerged as the continuous success it is if not for the solid, unyielding support of his wife, Shuwana Leonard, to whom he’s been married for 19 years, as well as his sister, LaShanna Leonard, the owner of Houston’s Body Fierce Health And Wellness.

“What I love the most is that I’m able to bring awareness to our clients’ health without breaking their bank,” Leonard told Making Headline News this week.

The awareness to which Leonard is alluding is through his progressive thriving business as owner and chief executive officer of Teshuater, which is believed to be the first black-owned all natural alkaline water company.

Having partnered with his wife to establish his business in 2008, Leonard’s Teshuater has quickly evolved as one of the familiar names, of sorts, or as he explained, “one of  the competitors” of the water industry, although he and his staff have kept what they describe as a vested interest in the spring (water).

“Years later, our interest in the water industry was sparked once again after a conversation with a friend who was recovering from an illness,” Leonard explained during a review last week on his company’s Go Fund Me page. “The friend advised about the importance of her new diet which included monitoring her water intake.”

TREND SETTER — People in various establishments around the country have thoroughly embraced Leonard’s business, , most notably in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Detroit and, as Leonard II acknowledge, the Dallas/Fort Worth area market.

As it turned out, one favorable thing led to another for a business venture that is starting to take its rightful place in this ever-so-competitive bottled water industry.

“We have been able to get in front of a lot of important people since we have decided to bring this public,” Leonard said.

People in various establishments around the country, most notably in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Detroit and, as Leonard acknowledge, throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area market in the foreseeable future.

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A business that has appropriately garnered respect, thus generate headlines, particularly when Leonard II partnered with fellow colleague Elder Patrick Sanders II and the Rising Star Church to bring fresh all natural alkaline water to the citizens of Flint, Michigan, Leonard said his business would not have emerged as the continuous success it is if not for the solid, unyielding support of his wife, Shuwana Leonard, to whom he’s been married for 19 years, as well as his sister, LaShanna Leonard, the owner of Houston’s Body Fierce Health And Wellness.

A progressive, flourishing business that is still in the process of fielding a variety of upgrades and added entities, Teshuater is scheduled to officially launch its operation in early April, Leonard said.

Given the immense strides Leonard and Co. have made in promoting their products over the past few months, it’s safe to assume that this business’ best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

“What has helped me really is my wife being in my corner and helping bring out this vision that I have had inside me,” Leonard, a Grambling State University alum, explained. “Without her, I wouldn’t be the successful business man I am today.”

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And then there are the attention-grabbing, tear-jerking testimonies about which Leonard have witnessed and heard.

“A friend of mine who was rehabbing from a stroke — only 40 years of age — told me that she had to watch her water intake,” Leonard recalled.  “That alone raised a flag and prompted me to look into the spring that my wife and I invested in 2008.  The information we gathered was mind blowing.”

It was, by all accounts, because of that memorable occurrence, coupled with his wife’s tireless support that essentially inspired Leonard to seek and consult God for divine direction, particularly as it pertained to helping others reconnect with living a healthy lifestyle.

And not just in the spirit realm.

“I’ve always stated this for the last 18 years of being self-employed: The graveyard and cemetery are the richest places on this planet,” said Leonard, adding that he will be in New Orleans for the annual New Orleans Entrepreneurial Week March 20-24.

FOLLOWING GOD’S LEAD —  It was, by all accounts, because of that memorable occurrence, coupled with his wife’s tireless support that essentially inspired Leonard to seek and consult God for direction, particularly as it pertained to helping others reconnect with living a healthy lifestyle. And not just in the spirit realm.

“The reason is because so many hopes and dreams have died along with the people who either died too prematurely or with those that were too afraid to see what it would actually look like.  I strive every day to pull that diamond out of each and every young man and young woman that I speak in front of. It is that very thing that keeps me pushing to educate our young entrepreneurs.”

 

For more information on how purchase Larry Donnell Leonard II’s all natural alkaline water, send email to: sales@teshuater.info.

 

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 an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.