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Mid-South award-winning author LaDonna Marie having a massive kingdom impact, courtesy of her books

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)


A-K-AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

A TRUE INSPIRATION — Mid-South author LaDonna Marie’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made it ceremonious presence on the market.

DALLAS — Just about every morning, LaDonna Marie hastens to her Facebook page, where she stages to her timeline a pivotal, inspiring reminder to the masses.

“Good morning everyone. Have a phenomenal day,” LaDonna Marie customarily tells her more than 4,300 social media followers.

To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people of the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has strategically allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of Fayette, Mississippi, Mississippi, LaDonna Marie is responsible for having written nine books, while co-authoring 12 to date.

Four additional solo authored books are presently in the works and scheduled to be released this year.


BUY LADONNA MARIE’S LATEST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Moments-God-Positive-Inspiration/dp/1725169134

A MUST READ — Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

This award-winning author’s latest book is entitled, “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” and, much to her delight, this newly-produced written document has been nothing short of impressive since it officially made its ceremonious presence on the market.

Released officially on September 17, 2018, LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” is comprised of — you’ve guessed it — 21 days of positive inspiration, whereby this young and gifted author’s primary focus is centered largely on providing her readers with an entirely different outlook on how they ought to perceive what she appropriately describes as their day-to-day life experiences.

IN A LEAGUE OF HER OWN — To grasp a thorough concept of why LaDonna Marie deems it essential to jumpstart her day by empowering people the importance of staying empowered, look no further than how God has allowed her gifts to make room for her, most notably through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

“Each day brings its own situations, setbacks, victories, and triumphant moments,” according to a spokesperson for LaDonna Marie’s “Quiet Moments with God: 21 Days of Positive Inspiration” at Amazon.com. “However, God grants new mercies for our walk daily. The author would like you to use the devotions in this book to put a positive view (on life), or how you approach these areas.”

For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University who resides in Fayette, Mississippi, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, particularly after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

STANDING OVATION — Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“I started writing the book in 2017 and normally I write multiple titles at once,” LaDonna Marie told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “It wasn’t until 2018 when I picked it back up and decided to finish.”


Once she finished her God-mandated assignment that had ultimately came wrapped up in her latest book, LaDonna Marie had consequently emerged as the beneficiary of an array of favorable feedback and rave reviews.

“One reader stated that (this book) resets her focus and attitude,” LaDonna Marie said. “It keeps her mind on things they should be on. It’s clear and easy to read. It also (helps) her to stay on track and a right way of thinking as our Heavenly Father wants us to be.”

DESTINY STEPS — More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

While LaDonna Marie’s newest published work has given way to her share of sustained success since its release, her other books have likewise impacted the kingdom.

LaDonna Marie also is responsible for having produced:

  • Expressions Of The Mind, Body, & Soul
  • Until Tomorrow Comes
  • Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored
  • Quiet Moments with God: 31 Days of Life Lessons
  • Eloquent Love Notes
  • Lessons II: Mirror Conversations
  • Larry The Alligator: Makes Friends and,
  • Rebuilding Fragments Workbook.
REPRESENTING THE SIP — For LaDonna Marie, an alumnus of Alcorn State University, she’s especially grateful that God had infused her with the light of the Holy Spirit to resume writing her book, this after this accomplished author had taken what appeared to be a brief hiatus from her latest project.

As for the divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

More than anything, LaDonna Marie — a single mother and devout woman of faith — has gone to great lengths to help advance and empower God’s kingdom’s for such a pivotal time as now — particularly in these perilous times.

“God has created me to encourage others and empower others who are overcoming obstacles,” said LaDonna Marie, whose itinerary includes an upcoming speaking engagement before a group of middle school girls March 20 in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as a host of book signings, festivals, and conferences throughout the remainder of this year.

CONNECT WITH LADONNA MARIE: https://www.facebook.com/LaDonnaMC/

SPIRITUAL GAME CHANGER — As for the he divine message she aspires to send to her reading audience through her assortment of books, LaDonna Marie said, “I want people to have hope and to know that they can overcome any obstacle, that they have a purpose and each new day, they have a chance to make a difference.”

“(I want) to assist them in their healing process and to help them to discover the champion inside through my writings.”

Something this brilliantly crafty author does virtually every morning, as evidence by her social media posts.

“I would like everyone to know there is greatness the inside of you,” LaDonna Marie said. “You have what it takes to overcome every obstacle. Be sure grab a copy of one my inspiration books to further encourage yourself.”

Not to mention view life from God’s perspective.


For more information about Mid-South-area Author LaDonna Marie, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/ladonna.smithcook. Also, send email to: Lmbpoetry @gmail.com.


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Having ‘started from the bottom,’ Kansas City’s Kimberly Young has become one of America’s finest fashion designers

Kimberly Young is originally from Shaw, Mississippi, a small, rural establishment that rest in the famous Mississippi Delta and is comprised of 1,952 residents, according to the latest U. S. census.

Though she was raised in a small, Southern town, Young’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s having a massive impact, all the while functioning mightily in her element.


REPRESENTING THE ‘SIP’ 

REMEMBER HER NAME — Widely regarded as an emerging designer in the ever-so-competitive fashion world, Kimberly Young (right) is the mastermind behind the Kyoung Collection. Also, she is the fashion producer of Kim Young Production and the Battle Of The Strut TV Show, as well as a Kansas, City, Missouri-area radio personality for both 1590 AM and 106.1 FM, whereby she is a motivational speaker.

Widely regarded as an emerging designer in the ever-so-competitive fashion world, Young of the mastermind behind the Kyoung Collection.

Also, she is the fashion producer of Kim Young Production and the Battle Of The Strut TV Show, as well as a Kansas, City, Missouri-area radio personality for both 1590 AM and 106.1 FM, whereby she is a motivational speaker.

An assortment of awe-inspiring endeavors that have benefited her mightily in recent years, Young credits her sustained success to the guidance of her spouse, parents, and grandparents, all of whom instilled in her the importance of establishing a solid work ethic.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — An assortment of awe-inspiring endeavors that have benefited her mightily in recent years, Young credits her sustained success to the guidance of her parents and grandparents, all of whom instilled in her the importance of establishing a solid work ethic.

“My education, my parents, grandparents, and husband have empowered me to be my best,” Young told Making Headline News this week.


A compelling fashion resume that spans a little more than three years, the Kyoung Collection undoubtedly has taken shape and is steadily evolving a national trend, considering Young’s unique brand has become fixtures in such places as New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, her current place of residence.


HERE’S MORE ON KIMBERLY YOUNG: https://www.facebook.com/Kyoungproductions/

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduate of the University of Central Missouri University in nearby Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Young later earned a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

According to a number of fashion experts, many say that Young had  “started from the bottom three years ago” but “now look where she is.”

“She is one of K.C.’s hottest fashion designers,” said a spokesperson for Kyoung Collection. “She is doing things people have only dreamed of doing. She is going places and leaving her prints where ever she goes. (She) seeks to fulfill her vision to successfully market her work all over the globe.”

ON TOP OF HER GAME — According to a number of fashion experts, many say that Young had  “started from the bottom three years ago” but “now look where she is.”

Interesting and to her credit, each of her uniquely-assembled styles is accompanied by a one-of-a-kind motto.

Because after all, “Fashion is what you see on the runway and in catalogs,” Young said.

A compelling fashion resume that spans a little more than three years, the Kyoung Collection undoubtedly has taken shape and is steadily evolving a national trend, considering Young’s unique brand has become fixtures in such places as New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kansas City, her current place of residence.

A graduate of the University of Central Missouri University in nearby Warrensburg, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Young later earned a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

A former student at Dillard University in New Orleans, Young earned her Certification from John Casablanca, during which she attended a modeling career center, where she studied advance modeling, etc.


THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

NATIONAL IMPACT — Young is originally from Shaw, Mississippi, a small, rural establishment that in the famous Mississippi Delta that’s comprised of 1,952 residents, according to the latest U. S. census. Though she was raised in a small, Southern town, Young’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s having a massive impact while functioning mightily in her element.

Also the owner of the Kyoung Collection Boutique at the new Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City, Young upcoming public appearances include:

The Annual KYoung Kids and Teens Fashion Week in Kansas City March 10.

Also, Young will host her Battle Of The Strut Modeling Competition Show on a network to be announced in 2019, she said.

“I’m inspired to do this work, because I want to see people when they hit the runway,” Young said. “They came to slay and forget about their daily issues.”


For more information about the Kansas City Businesswoman Kimberly Young of Kyoung Collection, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Kyoungproductions/. Also, send email to: kimyoung43@icloud.com.


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Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks making her presence felt through the popular London Kouture Virgin Hair

Canton, Mississippi is a small, rural Madison County town that is widely known as the place where the prominent gospel group, The Canton Spirituals, was established.


REPRESENTING THE “SIP” IN TEXAS

REPRESENTING THE MAGNOLIA STATE — A proud native of Canton, Mississippi, Texas businesswoman Sherry Burks is widely known for being a fixture for London Kouture Virgin Hair, an up-and-coming venture she is afforded the golden opportunity to provide efficient and reliable customer service, particularly as it relates to educational and quality hair.

Much to the delight of accomplished Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks, she can likewise greatly attest to notion that Canton — which is comprised of roughly 13,189 residents according to the latest U. S. census — has produced some amazingly gifted people.

A proud native of Canton, Burks is widely known for being a fixture for London Kouture Virgin Hair, an up-and-coming venture she is afforded the golden opportunity to provide efficient and reliable customer service, particularly as it relates to educational and quality hair.

For Burks, the mastermind behind the popular London Kouture brand, that she has found her niche in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship has benefited her mightily in recent years, in large part because starting her own business had always been one of her grandest long-term ambitions.

“I’m from a small town, Canton, Mississippi, and I didn’t have a role model,” Burks told Making Headline News this week. “I was self-driven to be an entrepreneur.”


MORE ON LONDON KOUTURE VIRGIN HAIR: https://londonzkouture.bigcartel.com/

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — For Burks, her sustained success as a well-established business owner goes back to her childhood days as a youngster in the small town of Canton, where God had strategically handpicked her to accomplished big things in Texas — and beyond.

To her distinctly unique credit, Burks never shied away from her monumental dreams of becoming her own boss. Heck, if nothing else, all she’s done since erecting her London Kouture Virgin Hair venture is see to it that she steadfastly do things big in Texas — and beyond.

“I’ve visited many cities,” Burks said of a London Kouture Virgin Hair business that is steadily attracting more of a global presence. “My favorite is Los, Angeles, Atlanta, and Las, Vegas.”

Interestingly, that Burks has successfully gotten her business off the ground and on what is shaping up to be a global landscape, she has been destined to add yet another endeavor to her immeasurable entrepreneurship repertoire.

“My personal mission is solely to start a non-profit organization to help ladies of all ages across the world,” said Burks whom, just last week was a guest speaker on www.Gospelnation.com, during which she discussed her rise as a notable entrepreneur and advocate for young ladies who aspire to start their own business.


MORE ON LONDON KOUTURE VIRGIN HAIR: https://londonzkouture.bigcartel.com/

YOU GO GIRL!!! To her distinctly unique credit, Burks never shied away from her monumental dreams of becoming her own boss. Heck, if nothing else, all she’s done since erecting her London Kouture Virgin Hair venture is see to it that she steadfastly do things big in Texas — and beyond.

For Burks, her sustained success as a well-established business owner goes back to her childhood days as a youngster in the small town of Canton, where God had strategically handpicked her to accomplished big things in Texas — and beyond.

“I started working when I was 16 years old,” Burks said. “I realize at that moment I will own a business one day.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

STRAIGHT OUTTA OF CANTON — Much to the delight of accomplished Houston entrepreneur Sherry Burks, she can likewise greatly attest to notion that Canton — which is comprised of roughly 13,189 residents according to the latest U. S. census — has produced some amazingly gifted people.

 

Look at her today, functioning mightily in her element — with God, her Helper, steering the way.


For more information on Houston-area Businesswoman Sherry Burks of London Kouture Virgin Hair, connect with via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/londonkouture.virginhair.5.


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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.

VOTE NOW: Mid-South model Kimberly Thompson needing votes, making a serious run for Ink Magazine’s cover


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES KIMBERLY THOMPSON


Mid-South-area model Kimberly Thompson took time Friday morning to address the media in her quest to emerge victorious, thus come away with a pretty notable and commendable honor.

“Regardless of the outcome of this contest, I truly already feel like a winner,” Thompson told Making Headline News.

Still, credit Thompson for essentially having adopted a winning feeling as she vies for being named the cover tattoo model for Ink Magazine.

VOTE FOR KIMBERLY THOMPSON HERE: https://inkedcover.com/2018/kimberly-glass

SHE NEEDS YOUR VOTE — Credit Jackson, Mississippi native Kimberly Thompson for essentially having adopted a winning feeling as she vies for being named the cover tattoo model for Ink Magazine.

A publication that is widely known as a destination to find creative tattoo ideas, the best tattoo artists, photos, and videos of tattooed models, and news on tattooed celebrities, Thompson is overwhelmingly enthralled that she’s in the running to win a contest that could very well provide her the essential global exposure she needs in what undoubtedly is a competitive industry.

“Modeling is a career that I have always dreamed of doing,” Thompson explained. “It wasn’t until recently that I made up my mind to take the chance to pursue it.”

For Thompson, a licensed practical nurse whose career spans more than 16 years, one would be hard-pressed to realize that she’s essentially a newcomer to such popular industry.

TURNING HEADS — A publication that is widely known as a destination to find creative tattoo ideas, the best tattoo artists, photos, and videos of tattooed models, and news on tattooed celebrities, Thompson is overwhelmingly enthralled that she’s in the running to win a contest that could very well provide her the essential exposure she needs in what undoubtedly is a competitive industry.

For starters, she’s clinging to an impressive third place spot in her selected group, one that is comprised of more than 60 participants, which is good enough to advance her to the pivotal second round.

“In order for me to stay in this competition, I have to find ways to increase my votes,” Thompson said without hesitation, yet with such great optimism.

The second round of voting is currently taking place and ends October 9.

If Thompson advances to the third round, she will have emerged as one of 20 models who will still be alive to grace the front cover of Ink.


SO FAR, SO GOOD — Thompson is clinging to an impressive third place in her selected group that is comprised of more than 60 participants, which is good enough to advance her to the pivotal second round.

Only 10 contestants will advance to the fourth round, something Thompson is hopeful she manages to pull off.

Of course, she will need some much-needed help — and votes — from those who have supported her since she elected to delve off into modeling, since she had finally come to grips with the notion that maybe, just maybe she can enjoy a pretty amazing career in this industry.


“You can sometimes be your own worst enemy by putting limitations on yourself. I am just realizing that this was something that I was doing to myself. I have come to the realization that life is what you make it. The mind is a powerful thing.” — Professional Model Kimberly Thompson 


For what it’s worth, that she has already staged an impressive showing in the Ink Magazine contest is a testament of her overall body of work in such a brief timeframe as model.

MAKING MUCH NOISE — For Thompson if she happens to wound up gracing the cover of Ink Magazine as its featured model, not only would it prove to be arguably one of the biggest wins of her life but, most importantly, it would serve as a pivotal reminder that it is never too late to pursue even the largest of dreams.

“Everyone in life will have a story to tell,” said Thompson, who holds an Associate Degree in Science from Holmes Community College and an RN Associate Degree from Meridian Community College. “As you get older, you began to realize that you never stop learning or striving for something in life. I will never stop striving to better myself.

“The most important testament I have learned is to love all of me,” Thompson added. “This includes my flaws as well as my imperfections. Many of us are scared to have imperfections. But imperfections are used to make you the person you are meant to be. It is a game changer.”

NEW MODEL ON THE BLOCK — For Thompson, a licensed practical nurse whose career spans more than 16 years, one would be hard-press to realize that she’s essentially a newcomer to such popular industry.

For Thompson, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, if she happens to wound up gracing the cover of Ink Magazine as its featured model, not only would it prove to be arguably one of the biggest wins of her life but, most importantly, it would serve as a pivotal reminder that it is never too late to pursue even the largest of dreams.

“Going on age 40, I am starting a new beginning in my life,” Thompson said. A life filled with no walls and limitless possibilities. My phoenix tattoo is a representation of my rebirth. I will continue to rise through the ashes and make my dreams a reality.”

Regardless of the outcome of this contest.

In the meantime, she’s still very much in the running. 

So go vote. 

For more about professional model Kimberly Thompson or to inquire about voting for her for cover tattoo model for Ink Magazine, connect with via Facebook under: Kimberly Thompson. Also, send email to: kdglass2@yahoo.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.

Mid-South entrepreneur Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture creating a national presence

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES CORAL HARRIS-THOMAS


Honey, let Coral Harris-Thomas tell ya…

“When I first put my garment on, I was waiting to see what it was gone do for me,” Harris-Thomas, a Mid-South-area businesswoman, said in a rave review of her products at https://snatchmenow.com/.  “It felt good, it looked good, and my stomach was flat. Oh, but when I looked in the mirror…I’m trying to tell you, I was amazed at how I had just dropped three dress sizes. My posture was straight, and when I walked, it felt as if the garment was carrying me.”

Some pretty remarkably compelling comments by an accomplished businesswoman, who has become a fixture for the internationally-acclaimed venture that is Snatch Me Now.

YOU GO GIRL!!! A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Coral Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Harris will be hosting an event on October 6 at 12:30 p.m. CST, during which she will promote her products. This assembly will take at Home2 Suites by Hilton Memphis-Southaven, located at 6750 Southcrest Parkway in Southaven, Mississippi in the DeSoto Room.

Snatch Me Now’s featured product, at least at this particular time Harris-Thomas told Making Headline News this week, is the Rebirth Body Shapers.

“We also offer Coral’s Cosmetics, too,” said Harris-Thomas, introducing the product that bears her name.

MORE ON CORAL HARRIS-THOMAS: https://snatchmenow.com/

A STEP ABOVE THE REST — A business that has become ever-so-popular, in large part because of its body shapers, undergarment, and women’s clothing, Snatch Me Now specializes largely in helping woman enhance their overall beauty.

Interestingly and much to her delight, it’s seems that Harris-Thomas was built to delve off into the world of entrepreneurship, in large part because, well, it’s in her bloodline.

“I am a fourth-generation entrepreneur, so I am competitive by nature, because I have been around business owners all of my life,” said Harris-Thomas, a doctoral candidate at Cambridge (Massachusetts) College, who also boasts a wealth of experience in the education sector.

Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

C’MON, Y’ALL, C’MON — What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“I like the fact that I am helping others the most (through) my business,” Harris-Thomas said. “When women put on the garment, their confidence increases. When the ladies get made up, they light up like Christmas trees.”

What’s even more intriguing is that Harris-Thomas’ Snatch Me Now venture is committed to snatching people from various walks of life — young and old.

“My business caters to people of all ages,” Harris-Thomas said. “My daughter is 11 years old and she is my youngest client. Today, my oldest client is 81 years old.”

Talk about having a monumental impact, courtesy of a booming business that has allowed this progressive, thriving businesswoman to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship skills on display in a variety of places around the country, most notably in Minnesota, Alabama, Texas and, of course, her native home state of Tennessee.

“I have been to a lot of places, because the makeup line division was started by my mother when I was five years old,” Harris-Thomas, the No. 1 sales distributor for the month of August for Rebirth Body Shapers, explained. “My mother was a traveling vendor, so I traveled across country with her every summer.”

Surely, it’s safe to assume that Harris-Thomas has gone to great lengths to ensure that her assortment of business ventures savor sustained success.

Just as her mother taught her years ago.

HEART OF GOLD — Demonstrating a servant’s heart through her business venture is especially vital, Harris-Thomas acknowledged, in part because she’s afforded the golden opportunity to enrich and impact someone’s life, all the while helping to enhance their beauty in the process.

“My mission is to snatch up ask many ladies as I can to help them enhance their natural beauty,” said Harris-Thomas whom, aside from her mother (the late Cora Barley Harris) was greatly inspired by Rebirths CEO Dorothy Cook to pursue her dreams as an entrepreneur.

“They are both strong black women that are great leaders,” Harris-Thomas said.

To her credit, Harris-Thomas is especially grateful of the notion that she’s afforded the notable task of instilling in her daughter the same life-enhancing qualities she acquired from her beloved mother.

So honey, let her tell ya…

“Women go through some much on a daily basis, so it is important to me to uplift as many women as I can on a daily basis,” Harris-Thomas said. “It makes me feel like I am walking in my purpose.”

Just as the late Cora Barley Harris had envisioned all along.

For more information about Mid-South-area Businesswoman Coral Harris-Thomas or to inquire about her Snatch Me Now products or other services, call 901-493-9030. Also, send email to: coralaharris@aol.com.


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Southern Mississippi businesswoman Michelle Barefoot can be appropriately deemed a serial entrepreneur

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES MICHELLE BAREFOOT


Much to her delight, Michelle Perry Barefoot can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur.

Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats this Hattiesburg, Mississippi-area businesswoman customarily wears.

For starters, Barefoot is the owner and chief executive officer of Barefoot Footography, LLC, whereby she is the featured photographer and specializes as a graphic artist.

Or as Barefoot eloquently puts it…

DESTINY STEPS — Much to her delight, Michelle Perry Barefoot can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur. Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats this Houston-area businesswoman customarily wears.

“I am an-all occasion photographer,” Barefoot, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, introducing her featured venture that was established in 2008.

Besides being afforded the luxury of displaying her immeasurable gift as a graphic artist — which allows Barefoot to customize cards, invitations, stationary, fliers, and more — she is owner of MBarefoot Marketing, LLC.

A marketing-oriented venture that is powered by what is known as the Plan B Marketing Group, MBarefoot Marketing is comprised of solutions for small businesses and is centered mostly on helping entrepreneurs do their business better.

Also, there is another side of Plan B, Barefoot acknowledged, that is called Plan B Income Solutions, whereby she routinely helps individuals create secondary incomes while working from home on a part-time basis, mostly notably until their residual income will give way to them retiring from their respective jobs.

But wait. That isn’t all that this progressive and resourceful businesswoman does.

That’s because Barefoot is the co-owner of Media Magnets, a business that is centered largely on helping increase individuals and/or business owners’ presence via social media and other public platforms.

BIRTHED FOR SUCCESS — As for what has fueled her desire to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship, Barefoot doesn’t shy away from the notion that she essentially was born into it.

“It’s important to keep your message before your intended audience,” Barefoot said. “Not everyone understands the different algorithms associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. We can help by boosting posts, likes, videos, and more, and by teaching people the importance of how to use the different social media platforms such as using hash tags on Instagram to get people engaged in your posts.”

In addition, Barefoot is heavily affiliated with NectarKast, whereby she serves as a Regional Dealer for this proximity marketing company.

“We offer 100 and 300 meters — that is the same as a football field or three football fields in all directions — beacons that help get your message out to where everyone’s eyes are on his or her cell phone,” Barefoot said. “A 40-character message is sent to a Bluetooth activated Android device, and once the message is delivered, the recipient can click on the notification and it will take them to a website, landing page, or even a personal social media page.

A TRUE TALENT — Besides being afforded the luxury of which displaying her immeasurable gift as a graphic artist — which allows Barefoot to customize cards, invitations, stationary, fliers, and more — she is owner of MBarefoot Marketing, LLC.

“These small devices are half the cost of other devices and in an independent study, it works more effectively and efficiently than our competitors devices. My partner and I started with this company because of the vision and the integrity of the developers/owners. “

Also, Barefoot is an Independent Consult for Scentsy.

“To think of the journey I have been on, it nearly wears me out to just think of it,” Barefoot said. “I worked predominantly in the medical field for 24 years with the last ten (years) or so in the mental health arena. The Lord knew what He was doing, placing me in the particular area at that particular time in my life.”

As for what has fueled her desire to delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship, Barefoot doesn’t shy away from the notion that she essentially was born into it.

“Competition runs in my family and in my veins,” said Barefoot, a proud Native American and a descendent of the Tsalagi Nation that is also known as Cherokee (originally AniYunwiya, meaning “real, leading or principal people”). “Growing up with two older brothers, I was subjected to their joking, teasing, and winning was a must. They taught me to be tough and competitive at a young age.”

Such a trend, to her credit, has benefited her mightily.

How else to explain why she can, by all accounts, be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneurship?

“My resilience comes from the many trials and tribulations I have been through,” Barefoot said. “Many people would not have survived just a few of life’s travesties that have been placed in my way, but the obstacles only caused me to be stronger. God gives His hardest battles to His strongest soldiers and, evidently, He thinks I am one tough soldier.”

HOLDING HER OWN — “Competition runs in my family and in my veins,” said Barefoot, a proud Native American and a descendent of the Tsalagi Nation that is also known as Cherokee (originally AniYunwiya, meaning “real, leading or principal people”). “Growing up with two older brothers, I was subjected to their joking, teasing, and winning was a must. They taught me to be tough and competitive at a young age.”

Widely known as amongst her peers as a “Virtuous Woman” — in large part because she has Proverbs 31 tattooed on her wrist to remind her that, ‘Even on my bad days, I have a legacy to leave’ — Barefoot’s emphasized that her businesses cater mostly to people over the age of 18 and have allowed her to travel regularly as a result.

By and large, amongst the things about which she is especially appreciative is the fact that she is fulfilling the purpose for which God has created her.

How remarkably impressive for this, a well-respected businesswoman, who can be appropriately described as a serial entrepreneur.

“There is so much I love about my businesses,” Barefoot said. “I am thankful I can work from home and work into the night, because I am a night owl and definitely not a morning person. I prefer to get up late and work extra late into the night or early morning.

THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR — Widely known as amongst her peers as a “Virtuous Woman” — in large part because she has Proverbs 31 tattooed on her wrist to remind her that, ‘Even on my bad days, I have a legacy to leave’ — Barefoot’s emphasized that her businesses cater mostly to people over the age of 18 and have allowed her to travel regularly as a result.

“The diversity also allows me to leave home when I need to and travel if and when it is possible,” Barefoot continued. “I am a self-motivator and I work best alone or with a select few. I am not the ‘work in a cubicle from 9-to-5’ type person. I never have been and never liked that setting.”

Amongst the obvious reasons is that she’s functioning fervently in her element as a progressive, resourceful businesswoman.

Consider, for instance, the assortment of entrepreneurship-related hats she customarily wears in the process.

For more information about Hattiesburg, Mississippi-area Businesswoman Michelle Perry Barefoot, or to inquire about services, connect with her via Facebook under: Michelle Barefoot. Also, send email to: mbarefootmarketing@gmail.com.


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Texas author Dr. Sylvia A. Cole walking mightily in her purpose with an unprecedented ninth book

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES DR. SYLVIA A. COLE  


For the record, Dr. Sylvia A. Cole was only doing that about which God specifically commands us, according to Psalm 105:1.

That is, she was making known His deeds among the people which, much to her delight, isn’t such a bad thing, considering she basking in the glory of her element unlike never before.

“I’m a nine-time published author! Thank you, Lord!” Dr. Cole shared in a spirited Facebook post last week.

TEXAS-SIZE IMPACT — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Houston’s Dr. Sylvia A. Cole, accomplished writer, deems it essential to often share of the goodness of her Creator, look no further than the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years.
For starters, Dr. Cole is what many would describe as a serial author, in large part because it seems she writes and publishes books at, well…the drop of a dime.

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Dr. Cole, accomplished writer, deems it essential to often share of the goodness of her Creator, look no further than the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years.

For starters, Dr. Cole is what many would describe as a serial author, in large part because it seems she writes and publishes books at, well…the drop of a dime.

Her latest published mastermind: “A Teen’s GPS For Finding Life’s Purpose,” her awe-inspiring project that made its ceremonious presence on the market on August 29, 2018.

For Dr. Cole, a Houston-area author, her latest book is her ninth overall and her fifth in what undoubtedly has been a banner year for this notable and gifted writer.

“I wrote this book, because of my experience of not truly being in purpose until a situation beyond my control pushed me into it,” Dr. Cole, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, told Making Headline News during an interview this week. “I realized for many years while I had success and a very happy life, I was not doing what God created me to do.”

Interestingly, a devout woman of faith who is walking diligently in her divine purpose, it was, by all accounts, because of Dr. Cole’s spiritual crossroads that she began to seek and consult God as only she could.

Look at her today, walking fervently in her purpose as only she could.

“Hence, I wanted to write this book for teens so they could begin to think about purpose now and not wait until life happens,” Dr. Cole said of her latest book. “I wanted to provide them with a thorough guide for being intentional about finding their life’s purpose.”

To her credit, Dr. Cole has done just that through her latest written document — as well as with the previous eight.

Besides “A Teen’s GPS For Finding Life’s Purpose,” Dr. Cole is the mastermind behind these remarkably compelling books:


Speak Believe And Experience the Manifestation of God’s Promises: Faith Confessions For Teens, released in 2018; Speak Believe And Experience The Manifestation Of God’s Promises: Faith Confessions For Singles, released in 2018; Speak Believe And Experience The Manifestation Of God’s Promises: Faith Confession For Women, released in 2018;

I Take God At His Word: How To Trust Him When You Can’t Trace Him, released in 2018; Lay Aside Your Weight And Rest: Finding Peace When Your Burdens Seem More Than You Can Bear, released in 2017; Called 2 Write: A Guide For Writers And Authors, released in 2017; and I Take God At His Word, released in 2015.


THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR — For Dr. Cole, a Houston-area author, her latest book is her ninth overall and her fifth in what undoubtedly has been a banner year for this notable and gifted writer. Amongst her biggest supporter is Carla Jackson, with whom Dr. Cole is pictured.  

As for her latest project, which she says is generating “amazing” feedback, Dr. Coles stresses, among other things, that everyone was created for a purpose.

A divine purpose, that is.

“The Creator has an incredible plan for each of our lives and we should see the bigger picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life we were created to live,” said Dr. Cole said, who is the founder of Girls Prepped 4 Purpose (or GP4P), a nonprofit organization for teen girls ranging in ages 13 to 16. “I do not wish that teens would end up in a place and waste valuable time doing or pursuing something for which they were not created to do. The time is now for teens to find their life’s purpose and this book is their GPS (system).”

SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM — A book Dr. Cole labels an “expansion” of her first book that was released in November 2014 (“I Take God At His Word), she acknowledged that God revealed to her the book’s title while standing at my mother’s bedside, during which she was in Intensive Care Unit and in a coma for nearly three weeks. Holding Dr. Cole’s latest book is 
Tristan Thigpen. 

And then there is “I Take God at His Word: How To Trust Him When You Can’t Trace Him,” Dr. Cole’s spiritually gut-checking book that made its much-anticipated presence on the market in  March 2018, approximately two months after this writer began composing it.

A book Dr. Cole labels an “expansion” of her first book that was released in November 2014 (“I Take God At His Word), she acknowledged that God revealed to her the book’s title while standing at my mother’s bedside, during which she was in Intensive Care Unit and in a coma for nearly three weeks.


DESTINY STEPS — Dr. Cole is the founder of Girls Prepped 4 Purpose (or GP4P), a nonprofit organization for teen girls ranging in ages 13 to 16.

“My siblings and I agreed to have her weaned off life support,” Dr. Cole recalled, adding that her mother is her No. 1 fan and supporter. “I was on rotation on the 16th day and, as the nurses unplugged her machines, less than five minutes later, she started breathing on her own.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

But God.

That’s just like God.

To God be the glory.

THAT’LL PREACH — “The Creator has an incredible plan for each of our lives and we should see the bigger picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life we were created to live,” Dr. Cole said. “I do not wish that teens would end up in a place and waste valuable time doing or pursuing something for which they were not created to do. The time is now for teens to find their life’s purpose and this book is their GPS (system).”

Now we know why this faith-based, Christian-oriented author customarily finds herself making known His deeds among the people.

“I looked up into the heavens and said, ‘God, I take You at Your Word,” Dr. Cole said. “Hence, this situation beyond my control pushed me into purpose.”

That, after all, isn’t such a bad thing, considering she’s basking in the glory of her element unlike never before. 

For more information about Houston-based Author Dr. Sylvia A. Cole, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: DrSylvia A. Cole or Dr. Sylvia A. Cole-Dr. Sylvia, or on Instagram @drsylviainspires. Also, send email to: booksylviacole@gmail.com, and follow her at www.sylvia-cole.com. 


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Attorney Ja’Nekia W. Barton vows to ‘exercise fairness and display integrity’ if elected Bolivar County Court Judge

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS ENDORSES JA’NEKIA W. BARTON FOR BOLIVAR COUNTY COURT JUDGE 


Ja’Nekia W. Barton is still very much in the prime of her career.

Interestingly, for a 34-year-old Corporate America professional, she’s undoubtedly made some remarkably brilliant strides.

Despite the assortment of hardships and challenges and hurdles about which she had to conquer, particularly raising her infant son while in graduate school, Barton steadfastly stayed true to herself and, most importantly, clung to unwavering faith in the process.

“For some odd reason, when you go through things it makes a better story,” Barton told Making Headline News this week.

DESTINY STEPS — A native of Shelby, Mississippi, Mid-South-area Attorney Ja’Nekia Barton earlier this year announced her candidacy for County Court Judge/Youth Court Judge for Bolivar County in the forthcoming election. Election Day is November 6.

Much to her delight, Barton’s sometimes rocky, turbulent journey, coupled with her quest to defy arguably the greatest of odds, are trends that have greatly positioned and empowered her to function mightily in her element as one of the Mid-South’s youngest and most resourceful attorneys.

“I cannot say I had a lot of challenges in my childhood,” Barton said. “My mother always provided the best she could.  At times, she worked two jobs to afford us a certain lifestyle.  I recall getting all the latest toys and dolls for Christmas.  We had washing machines, snow cone makers, easy baker ovens, ice cream makers and all. Sadly, I believe my mom still has most of these items until some of them burned in a recent fire.”

It is in large part because of the unyielding support of her mother along with her diligently displaying a heart for people that Barton is thoroughly convinced the time has finally come to take yet another monumental step in her illustrious career.

A native of Shelby, Mississippi, Barton earlier this year announced her candidacy for County Court Judge/Youth Court Judge for Mississippi’s Bolivar County in the forthcoming election.

Election Day is November 6.

“As your next County Court Judge, I will exercise fairness and display integrity with every decision. I will make decisions based on the facts, free from outside influence, and will not compromise on matters of good moral principle. Most importantly, I will be committed to the fostering and protection of our children.”

— Attorney Ja’Nekia W. Barton

A county that is named in honor of Simón Bolívar, an early 19th-century leader of the liberation of several South American colonies from Spain, this establishment is comprised of about 34,145 residents, according to the latest U. S. census, and covers five cities: Cleveland, Rosedale, Mound Bayou, Shaw, and Shelby.

FAMILY FOCUS — For what it’s worth, Barton acknowledged that two words typically come to mind whenever she finds herself assessing the overall landscape of her life, whenever she senses that now is the time to broaden her horizon in her notable, stellar career. “My son,” Barton, who’s also raising her niece, says without hesitation.

For Barton, who currently resides in Cleveland, Mississippi, she’s convinced that now is the time to not just vie for her first political seat. Rather, she’s thoroughly convinced it’s time to give back, thus have an immeasurable impact in the very area in which she grew up.

“I promise to be fair, trustworthy, and to protect our children,” Barton said.

Interestingly, Barton doesn’t shy away from the notion that she can surely make a huge difference amongst the millennials.

“It takes a while for some of them to register that I am a lawyer,” said Barton, referring to today’s generation. “They don’t think lawyers look like me.  They often ask my age when I say I am a lawyer.  I am actually amused by the response.  They are all tuned in. I remember getting this response when I participated in an area career fair.”

MORE ON ATTORNEY JA’NEKIA BARTON: https://www.facebook.com/BartonforBolivar/

For what it’s worth, Barton acknowledged that two words typically come to mind whenever she finds herself assessing the overall landscape of her life, whenever she senses that now is the time to broaden her horizon in her notable, stellar career.

“My son,” Barton says without hesitation. My work in the youth and county court system has made me focus on issues surrounding the youth. While I was always an active community service participant, I figured that I could do so much more with the youth. My experience as a youth court public defender highlighted the need for more caring people in the professional.”

By and large, demonstrating a servant’s heart, Barton essentially acknowledged, is absolutely imperative as she makes a strong case for solidifying such a commendable political seat.

“One of my first experiences in defending a youth was met with so much opposition — after I explained the fact that I was a licensed attorney to the youth,” Barton said. “The boy said that you are all the same and work for the system.  I was taken aback by this comment as I was trying to ask him about his goals and aspirations in life.”

BOLIVAR COUNTY FACTSA county that is named in honor of Simón Bolívar, an early 19th-century leader of the liberation of several South American colonies from Spain, this establishment is comprised of about 34,145, according to the latest U. S. census, and covers five cities: Cleveland, Rosedale, Mound Bayou, Shaw, and Shelby.

Without question, Barton is fully aware that as she lobbies for Bolivar County Judge/Youth Court Judge, being sensitive — yet firm — to the needs of youth undoubtedly is one of the political mechanics and attributes she possesses.

“In my experience with the youth court system, I always talk to the children about their goals in life,” Barton said. “I always ask, ‘How are your grades? Are you attending school regularly? What are you planning to do after high school?’ Often times, I find that no one has taken the time to tell the child that they can be anything they want…that it’s their life (and that they should) own it. And then I state the obvious: ‘Don’t let me see you back in this courtroom again.’”

Barton certainly has strong ties to the Magnolia State.

For starters, she is a 2002 graduate Broad Street High School. A longtime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Barton is an alumna of Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications (and a minor in Psychology).

In 2008, she earned a Master’s in Political Science from Jackson State, and followed that up with a Juris Doctor (or J.D.) from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Talk about a remarkably impressive resume for a 34-year-old Corporate America professional, whose best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“As your next County Court Judge, I will exercise fairness and display integrity with every decision,” said Barton, who often thinks it necessary to utter what she deems her favorite quote, one that was coined by Frederick Douglass. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

That, after all, are amongst the reasons she’s thoroughly convinced she’s the right candidate to emerge as the next County Court Judge/Youth Court Judge for Bolivar County.

“I will make decisions based on the facts, free from outside influence and will not compromise on matters of good moral principle,” said Barton whom, at just 30 years of age, had argued successfully before the highest court in the state, Mississippi’s Supreme Court. “Most importantly, I will be committed to the fostering and protection of our children.”

Not to mention her commitment to being fair and trustworthy.

For more information Attorney Ja’Nekia W. Barton or to make a donation to her campaign, call 662.302.4236, or write to: The Committee to Elect Ja’Nekia W. Barton for Bolivar County Court Judge at: Post Office Box 1917, Cleveland, Mississippi 38614. Also, send email to: bartonforcountyjudge@gmail.com.


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Georgia ordained elder Dolores Jackson’s Faith Under Fire Ministry impacting lives mightily in the Body of Christ

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)

 

One thing about Dolores Jackson, she’s always going to keep it positive.

Or she’ll make it a point to observe virtually every situation or circumstance from God’s perspective.

To her credit, that certainly rings true when it comes to her crossing paths with others.

Said Jackson in a rather spirited, encouraging Facebook just before noon EST on Wednesday:

“God, I thank You for the blessing of the love of good friends. Each day, my friends shower me with love and care, and I feel comfort knowing they are always there for me. I am so grateful for each one of them, as different and unique as they are, for the things they teach me. My friends are like gemstones, so priceless and beautiful. Thank you Lord.”

And just like that, Jackson, an Georgia-based ordained elder, had appropriately exemplified yet another dose of agape love, as only she could.

“Know this…being saved is a struggle,” Jackson, 55, told Making Headline News during a recent interview, during which she recalled the memorable events leading to her having effectively accepted her divine calling in ministry.

For Jackson, a native of Holly Springs, Mississippi — a small, rural town that’s roughly 30 miles south of Memphis — it seemed a foregone conclusion that she’d ultimately assume a notable, commendable role as one of God’s devoted spokespersons.

For starters, Jackson is the product of a Christian-based foundation whereby her family is comprised of as many as a dozen ministers or preachers, she explained.

Thanks in large part to the unyielding support of her husband, her son, as well as the valiant support of a host of family members and close acquaintances, and it’s no wonder Jackson doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s destined to be on fire for God for such a time as now.

Times that, truth be told, are widely deemed as perilous.

Having been raised mostly as a Methodist, Jackson was the product of the Catholic school system, although she didn’t particularly study the Catholic religion, she acknowledged.

Nevertheless, like most of her peers — particularly those who were brought up in the church — she had become a fixture in the Body of Christ at a relatively young age.

“My mom and dad made absolutely sure that I attended church regularly,” Jackson recalled.

It is, by all accounts, because of Jackson’s desire to sellout to God during her youth that practically sums up why she’s just as on fire to serve the Lord today, a trend that, much to her delight, has given way to her emerging as the mastermind of what is known as her Faith Under Fire Ministry.

“My parents taught me to love, respect, and to work hard,” said Jackson, when asked what were amongst the key values she was taught as a child.

Demonstrating a resourceful, resilient work ethic is surely something by which Jackson has steadily kept going in her spiritual repertoire even to this very day.

“I kept falling and struggling with my faith,” she recalled.

Still, because of who she is and because of where God is taking her, even when she seemed on the brink of falling, even when it seemed her faith was bleak, even when it seemed the enemy had the upper hand on her faith walk with God, there was God, strategically setting her aside for His use.

Talk about fortifying some proverbial bend-but-don’t faith under fire.

“For God I live, and for God I will die,” Jackson often says when sharing of her assortment of faith-based testimonies. “It is not easy. If it was, we would not need Christ. It is a process.”

A process that, much to her delight, has greatly given way to her emerging as one of God’s most devoted spokespersons.

“Finally, I began to realize that Christ is part of the process, that Christ is key to the process, that Christ is the success of the process,” Jackson said.

Well said by a big-hearted woman of God, one who’s widely known for always keeping it positive.

For more information Elder Dolores Jackson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under: “Dolores Jackson.” Also, send email to: extraordinary216@gmail.com.


 

 

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SALUTE TO GRADUATES TRIBUTES: Rust College’s Mariah “Nukie” Johnson earns degree nearly fours years after her mother’s tragic death

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTE TO GRADUATES TRIBUTES 2018

 

The very moment Mariah “Nukie” Johnson had finally possessed arguably the most expensive piece of paper in her young life, she simultaneously heard what appeared to be a soft whisper, one that was uttered in the midst of those scattered cheers and rounds of applause.

NUKIE!!!! On Sunday, Mariah L. Johnson, 21, was amongst a gallery of candidates for degrees during Rust College’s commencement exercises, an achievement that headlines Making Headline News’ annual Salute To Graduates Tributes.

“What went through my mind the moment I grabbed that diploma was I could hear my angel saying, ‘Job well done. All the crying, stressing, and nagging…you made it through,'” Johnson said. 

The angel to whom Johnson is alluding is her mother, Kiva Johnson, who died in June 2014 as result of injuries she sustained in a car crash in Southeast Memphis.

On Sunday, Johnson, 21, was amongst a gallery of candidates for degrees during Rust College’s commencement exercises, an achievement that headlines Making Headline News’ annual Salute To Graduates Tributes.

Kiva Johnson, tending to her daughter on the night of her high school prom in 2014, died weeks later as result of injuries she sustained in a car crash in Southeast Memphis. She was 36.

For Johnson, such a milestone didn’t merely come easy for the Memphis East High School graduate whom, as she puts it forthrightly, had contemplated throwing in the towel time and again as a college undergraduate.

To her credit, though, a remarkable sequence of events had ultimately unfolded during her sometimes stormy journey toward commencement day, a trend that was highlighted by her persevering in a such a way that she eventually made good on her promise to her mother, who passed away at the tender age of 36 just two days after Johnson’s 18th birthday.

“Her most memorable advice to me was that I always keep God first no matter what the situation is,” Johnson said.

THE FAITHFUL THREE — For Johnson, such a milestone didn’t merely come easy for the Memphis East High graduate whom, as she puts it forthrightly, had contemplated throwing in the towel time and again as a college undergraduate.

That Johnson had kept God the Focal Point in her educational endeavors undoubtedly is the No. 1 factor that greatly enabled her to reap the fruits of her labor, according to her father, Marlon Johnson, who was overcome by emotions the moment his daughter’s name was called to receive her degree.

“I’m extremely happy for her,” Johnson, a longtime Memphis, Light, Gas, And Water Division employee, said of his daughter’s latest milestone. “It’s been very rough these four years…thought that she’d give up, but she hung on in there. That’s why tears flowed down my face while watching her walk down that aisle.”

NUKIE KNOWS BEST — “It is imperative to keep living out her legacy, because I’ll always remember who I am and I’ll be able to pass the legacy to my kids,” Johnson said. “Forever in my heart, always on my mind…I love you my sweet angel.”

For what it’s worth, Johnson’s final semester as a college undergraduate was, by all accounts, a memorable one, despite the flurry of hurdles about which she had to clear.

Months before earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Childcare Management from Rust College, a historically black institution in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Johnson became the first member of her family to join a Greek organization when she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Johnson’s cousin, Kayla Crawford, joined the same organization weeks later at the University of Memphis.

RAISING THE BAR — Months before earning a Bachelor of Science in Childcare Management from Rust in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Johnson became the first member of her family to join a Greek organization when she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Next up for Johnson: She will enroll this fall in graduate school, possibly at nearby Rhodes College in Memphis, where she plans to pursue a Masters Of Arts Degree In Urban Education.

“I’m patiently waiting on Rhodes College to accept me in their Masters (program),” said Johnson, adding that she’s keeping her post-graduate options open. “This milestone I’ve reached was pure happiness.”

Interestingly, it is the kind of happiness that has only fueled Johnson’s desire to steadfastly live out her mother’s legacy.

After all, she knows full well that nothing is too hard for God, something her heavenly angel had always instilled in her.

“It is imperative to keep living out her legacy, because I’ll always remember who I am and I’ll be able to pass the legacy to my kids,” Johnson said. “Forever in my heart, always on my mind…I love you my sweet angel.”

 

MARIAH JOHNSON’S OPEN LETTER TO HER FATHER 

Daddy, hey, it’s me…your Nukie. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad. Thank you for pushing me and living through me, because a lot of things I wouldn’t have done if it wasn’t for you. Such as: band and college. You’ve loved me no matter how much back talking I did. Thank you for showing me how a real man should be head of household and showing me the correct way to be loved. I love you so, so much.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Whether your child has already graduated or not, if you would like to pay homage to his/her accomplishments with a unique Salute To Graduates Tribute that will feature a story like the one above with multiple photos, 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 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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