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Lewisville High football standout Tahj Martin: ‘It is a dream for me to play college football’

LEWISVILLE, Texas — Tahj Martin is just a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

Consider, for instance, Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.


FRESHMAN SENSATION

UNDER THE RADAR — Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for Lewisville coach Michael Odle’s squad, Tahj Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action this past season for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

Speaking of the NFL, Martin doesn’t shy away from the notion that playing football on Sundays undoubtedly is amongst his major long-term ambitions.

But first thing’s first: blossoming as a rising prep footballer.

“I am a hard working athlete, who has come from very humble surroundings,” Martin told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “I am a magnet and people gravitate to me, because of my winning personality and attitude.”

A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville (Texas) High’s football team.

 

STOCK IS RISING — With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

Martin, in fact, is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

Assuming roles on both sides of the ball as a left tackle and defensive end for coach Michael Odle’s squad, Martin enjoyed a significant amount of action for the Farmers as his stock amongst college scouts and recruiters increased mightily in the process.

No one, it seems, can attest to his notion more than his father, Geoffrey Grant Martin, who’s thoroughly convinced that his son is making a strong case that his prep football career will culminate with him signing a National Letter of Intent.

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — Martin is coming off of a productive and breakthrough season for an upstart Lewisville team that finished the 2018 campaign with a 9-3 mark, including an impressive 6-1 record in 6A Region I District 6, second only to conference rival Flower Mound.

“Tahj has grown tremendously both on the field and off,” Geoffrey Grant said. “He’s gained a level of confidence and passion for not only his role on the team, but for the entire team itself, all while maintaining his grades academically.”

All things considered, Martin’s favorable display as a true freshmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

With so much high school football ahead of him, Martin has already garnered interests from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — Martin’s massive frame that is comprised of his standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 261 pounds which, to his credit, is practically equivalent of an NFL lineup.

Given the immeasurable impact he’s had thus far in his prep career, expect that list to expand much sooner than later.

“It is a dream for me (to play college football), because I am made and built for the sport of football,” Martin said. “I know that all the years I have been playing will pay off and a college scholarship would be the ultimate satisfaction of all.”

Although he did not attend any camps this past summer because of unforeseen circumstances, Martin was especially active, particularly as it relates to conditioning regularly and monitoring his weight.

“(I would typically workout) Monday and Wednesday mornings and in the afternoons, (and would take part in) cardio training on Saturdays and Sundays,” Martin said. “I also work on healthy eating habits that include making smoothies and protein snacks to build a strong muscle mass.”

DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING — A triumphant mentality certainly highlights Martin’s assortment of key attributes as a true freshman for Lewisville High’s football team.

Despite his overall body of work on and off the field, coupled with the impressive resume he’s established to this point, Martin also doesn’t shy away from the notion that no one has to persuade him not to hit the cruise control button at this point.

Not with so much prep football ahead of him.


“I performed exceptionally well (during the 2018 season), but I still have more work to do. I’ve got to work more on dropping into coverage. I have to work on that. My speed needs to improve, but with growth, I know I will get faster.” — Lewisville freshman Tahj Martin


WAITING HIS TURN — All things considered, Martin’s favorable display a true underclassmen for the Farmers has, in fact, given way to a few college scouts deeming it essential to thrust him under their radar.

A pretty wise and thorough assessment, this coming from a tender 15-year-old student athlete.

A great, big gigantic one, that is.

One whose short list of interested colleges undoubtedly is expected to expand much sooner than later.

So stay tuned.


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

DALLASCharlie French is only keeping it real.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And sometimes, even exceed expectations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RAWW and uncut, too.

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

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner’s debut single released eight years after his mother’s passing

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 SPECIAL REPORT

 

DALLAS — Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which Kenny Skinner will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

MOM KNOWS BEST — To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Dallas/Fort Worth-area gospel recording artist Kenny Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

“I have great support from my family,” Skinner, the Music Director of Empowered Outreach Church in Denton, Texas (Senior Pastor Kenneth D. Davis) said during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News. “I’m fortunate to have both grandmothers living. They are my number one supporters.  They both keep me grounded.”

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

A proud preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for the Young People Willing Workers Department (or YPWW), not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

To his distinctly unique credit, that his mother kept him surrounded mostly in a Christian-oriented environment essentially proved beneficial for Skinner, an accomplished gospel singer and the mastermind behind his recently-released debut single entitled, “More Like You.”

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A song that is powered by his debut forthcoming album entitled, “Kenny Skinner Forty Eight,” Skinner’s featured spiritual hit was officially released on February 2 — ironically on his 40th birthday — and a little more than eight years since his beloved, big-hearted angel departed this earth for her heavenly reward.

Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58.

Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician in her own right.

GLOBAL PRESENCE — Skinner has been fortunate to have toured overseas with some amazingly gifted artists. He was originally on tour to play keys, but ended up singing as well. “That’s when I found my new passion to sing,” he said. Pictured with Skinner in Europe (from left to right): Knagui Damon, Racheal Clifton, Andrea Lawrence, La’La Johnson and Skinner.

“She’d have me on the stool as she would play during service,” Skinner recalled. “I think that’s where the passion of music was cultivated.”

Interestingly, Mitchell Skinner, was a praise and worship fixture in the Body of Christ, most notably as a longtime musician for her father, late Superintendent F. L. Mitchell.

“When my father was called to ministry, he wanted my mother to come along with him; however, that’d left my grandfather without a musician,” Skinner explained. “My mother prayed and asked God to send her father a musician so that she could honor my dad’s request, not knowing that (through God), I’d be the answered prayer.”

PAVED THE WAY — Widely regarded as his “best friend” and inspiration, Mitchell Skinner passed away on January 23, 2010 at the tender age of 58. Aside from having instilled in her son some rich, life-enhancing godly principles, Mitchell Skinner was also responsible for paving the way for her son through the gospel music industry, considering she was a devoted musician.

Indeed Skinner was the answer to a much-needed prayer request. Never mind he was only seven years of age and hadn’t spent one minute taking piano lessons. Because at the end of the real day, what he had ultimately discovered is that had been strategically set him aside for God’s use.

“God blessed me with the gift to play the piano,” Skinner said. “I would travel all across the world with my grandfather.  Both of my grandfathers were singers as well. My other grandfather was a musician, so I’ve been truly blessed to carry both legacies.”

Consequently, Skinner was offered the opportunity to be my mother’s care giver during the final seven months of her life.

“I saw things that no children should ever have to witness,” Skinner said.

A preacher’s kid who is a native of nearby Longview, Texas, Kenny Skinner was brought up in the historic Church of God In Christ, during which so he was a fixture for YPWW, not to mention a regular attendee of Sunday School, morning and evening worship services, midweek Bible Study, as well as the Sunshine Band and Purity Class.

For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that  eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before, especially through his immeasurable and globally-acclaimed music talents.

Credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why.

Especially good ole Mama Skinner.

“We really didn’t have a choice,” said Skinner, referring to his notable upbringing and heavy involvement in the church. “I was also the musician for both of my grandfather’s churches. I have five siblings. My mother had two sets of twins.  I’m one of them (twin sister).  We had Sunday School on the way to church and, if we didn’t learn the memory verse, my mother would pinch us under the arms.”

SHE’S TRULY MISSED — For what it’s worth, Skinner’s intimate time with his mother month’s before she expired essentially had provided him with a newfound disposition on life — the sort of change that had eventually fueled his desire to serve God unlike never before through his immeasurable music talents.

As it turned out, those customary pinches, coupled with his mother’s unyielding support, benefited Skinner mightily throughout the years.

Now we know why.

Having witnessed God positioning him for ministry at a relatively early age — “I just wasn’t fully ready to totally surrender,” Skinner admitted — this young PK had finally sold out to his Creator on May 22, 2016, a development that eventually gave way to him preaching his first sermon.

Never mind that while a college undergrad, he was carjacked at gun point.

WELL DONE — All that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out his mother’s well-publicized legacy in the process. Yep. That’s just like God.

Never mind that he literally saw his life flash before him.

“All I remember saying was, ‘The Blood of Jesus,’” Skinner said. “That was scary.  Even though God brought me out, I still was straddling the fence. I didn’t truly surrender until the passing of my mom.  That’s when life became real to me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Because all that matters today is that Dianne Mitchell Skinner’s beloved son has not only sold out completely to God, but he’s successfully carrying out her well-publicized legacy in the process.

Yep. That’s just like God.

“My prayer is that the song not only ministers, but inspires the listener to become more like Christ,” Skinner said of his newly-released debut single. “We’re living in a society where Christianity is becoming less and less popular. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to live a life that pleasing to the Father.

Much to his delight and most importantly, Skinner has his beloved mother, Dianne Mitchell Skinner, to thank for having arguably the biggest impact on his life.

“”As we align ourselves according to the Father’s will, others would be drawn to him,” added Skinner, who’s currently working on new music projects that are scheduled to be released later this year.

Finally, this young psalmist deemed it essential to go into preaching mode, of sorts which, come to think of it, isn’t merely a surprise, considering he hails from a family full of preachers.

“We are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” said Skinner, reciting the familiar passage that is Matthew 5:13. “It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”

All things considered, credit a few key members of his family and the single, most underlying reason why Skinner is determined to live — and sing — for Almighty God.

All things considered, there’s no doubt that Valentine’s Day 2018 is one about which he will remember for years to come.

Probably for the rest of his life.

 

For more information on Gospel Recording Artist Kenny Skinner or to purchase his album or schedule him for a singing engagement, connect with him via under “Kenny Skinner.” Also, send email to: skinnermusic22@gmail.com

 

 

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

Dallas’ Tangela Freeman savoring the best of both worlds as resourceful minister and entrepreneur

DALLASTangela Freeman is savoring the best of both worlds.

That, after all, is amongst the things about she is thankful as Thanksgiving 2017 looms.

YOU GO, GIRL!! Dallas/Fort Worth-area businesswoman Tangela Freeman is an indendent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories, an online, internationally-acclaimed retail business that is geared largely toward selling classy and trendy paparazzi accessories to women everywhere — all for the low cost of just $5.

“It’s always been apart my destiny and my dreams to have multiple streams of income,” Freeman, 35, told Making Headline News this week, during which she assessed her ventures as both a licensed minister and flourishing business owner. “I saw a lot of people doing it and, seeing the success, I figured, ‘why not invest in my now?’”

The “now” to which Freeman is alluding is her booming, progressive business opportunity through Paparazzi Accessories, an online, internationally-acclaimed retail business that is geared largely toward selling classy and trendy paparazzi accessories to women everywhere — all for the low cost of just $5.

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In addition, Freeman’s business has on display products for men and hair accessories for young girls, although is it mostly geared toward helping women look fashionable for every occasion.

“I don’t regret it in any form,” Freeman said of a business venture she elected to join amid the suggestion a fellow social media friend, who often hosted accessory parties via Facebook Live. “In fact, it’s the greatest investment I’ve ever made.”

In a nutshell, Freeman, this devout woman of faith, is — for a lack of better words — exercising her faith in ways unimaginable through her latest venture-turned-golden-opportunity.

“I love the fact that the accessories are affordable and absolutely beyond what you see online,” Freeman said. “What I love most is that Paparazzi is one of the fastest growing (online retail) companies (globally).”

And to her credit, she’s enjoying instant success in such a brief time since she recently joined the Paparazzi Accessories team.

“Believe it or not, I have not been an independent consultant one month (yet),” Freeman explained. “However, this has been an asset as well as added value and increase to my financial stability.”

Just like her heavenly-mandated calling as a minister of the gospel, her business venture is also accompanied by a mission, Freeman acknowledged, in large part it is God Who gives us the power to generate wealth.

Also, Freeman emphasized that anyone can join her sales team for a small fee of just $99.

““My mission is to inspire and connect with women to put their best selves forward every day while being the leading brand of quality lifestyle accessories, offering classic and modern styles,” Freeman said.

For what it’s worth, what it all boils down to is steadfastly providing efficient, resourceful customer service while lifting up and helping lure others to Christ in the process, Freeman hinted.

“It is important that I esteem and inspire others daily, because when you are a trail blazer, you understand legacy,” Freeman said. “One thing that I am deemed to do is to die empty. I am not only an entrepreneur, but I am a certified life coach, a prophetic voice, a mentor, and an intercessor. Therefore, it is my duty, my mandate, and my responsibility that no entrepreneur is left behind.”

Talk about savoring the best of both worlds.

Which, after all, is amongst the things about she is thankful as Thanksgiving 2017 looms.

 

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Andre Johnson is the Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or makingheadlinenews@gmail.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Dallas/Fort Worth-area actress Lucretia Johnson living out her long-awaited dream, inspiring youths in the process

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was produced and released on Friday, November 10, which is Texas-based actress Lucretia Johnson’s 52nd birthday. 

 

FRUITS OF HER LABOR — A native of Nacogdoches — a small, rural East Texas establishment with a population of roughly 32,996 residents, according to the latest U. S. census taken in 2010 — actress Lucretia Johnson is not only doing big things in a Lone Star State where people are accustomed to doing big things but, much to her delight, she’s having a massive impact in the ever-so-competitive acting industry.

DALLAS — Earlier this week, Lucretia Johnson was asked why it is imperative that she esteems other highly than herself, as we are reminded according to scripture.

“The smallest act of kindness can change someone’s life,” Johnson explained during an interview with Making Headline News. “This is what motivates me to what I do daily.”

That about which Johnson is alluding is her widely-publicized tenure as an accomplished actress, a career that has greatly afforded her with golden opportunities to put her immeasurable talents on display, all while impacting a younger generation in the process.

A native of Nacogdoches — a small, rural East Texas establishment with a population of roughly 32,996 residents, according to the latest U. S. census taken in 2010 — Johnson is not only doing big things in a Lone Star State where people are accustomed to doing big things but, much to her delight, she’s having a massive impact in this ever-so-competitive acting industry.

Armed with wealth of modeling experience, Johnson is has become a fixture also through her tireless effort and solid body of work as Project Manager for Headline Mentors and Performing Arts (or H.M.P.A.).

“What I like most about acting is I can be anyone I want to be and (I have) the opportunity to show children of color possibilities and opportunities they don’t normally consider,” Johnson said.

Armed with a wealth of acting — and modeling — experience, Johnson is has become a fixture also through her tireless effort and solid body of work as Project Manager for Headline Mentors and Performing Arts (or H.M.P.A.).

Through this Arlington, Texas-based nonprofit organization, Johnson’s notable responsibilities include helping mentor youths through prefixing arts, especially inner city, low income youths, whereby she customarily provides them with skills and opportunities that they never thought could be possible.

“I just love helping people and that is what God put us here to do,” said Johnson, adding that a planned trip to Los Angeles is presently in the works with the H.M.P.A. youths sometime in Spring 2018.

All things considered, if anyone is thoroughly qualified through acting to empower and inspire a younger generation, it is Johnson.

SAY WHAT? Johnson’s remarkably impressive acting resume, which includes having appeared in an episode of TV One’s Fatal Attraction that was filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee. Interestingly, she appeared in an episode of the show, Murder Made Me Famous, during which the subject was the infamous Jim Jones Story.

Consider, for instance, her remarkably impressive professional acting resume, which includes having appeared in an episode of TV One’s Fatal Attraction that was filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Interestingly, she appeared in an episode of the show, Murder Made Me Famous, during which the subject was the infamous and controversial Jim Jones story.

Fortunately for Johnson, that she has been afforded the luxury of appearing on what many would label acting’s grandest stage, her immense gifts and talents have allowed her to put her skills on display in a variety of places throughout the country.

Having worked more than 25 years as an apartment complex Property Manager in an inner city, low income setting, Johnson acknowledged that chapter of her life is where she learned some of her most influential and vital lessons, in large part because she had become inclined to expose rebuilding communities to an assortment of positive things.

“I have been blessed to travel and work in Atlanta and throughout Texas,” said Johnson, who is scheduled to go on tour in December as part of a stage play that was written and directed by Greg Ellis entitled, “Watch Night.”

The tour will cover three states and seven cities, most notably Atlanta, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, as well as Tyler, Beaumont, Austin, Houston, Texas.

In addition, Johnson recently completed two independent feature films: “Meeting The Folks,” a family comedy that was written and produced by Fred Tee, and “Shattered Love,” a family tragedy and domestic abuse-oriented project that was written and produced by Corta Ish.

Also, Johnson is involved in a short independent film called, “Ripples,” a project that was written and produced by Michael Green whereby the subject addresses sickle cell anemia and HIV.

NATIONAL STAGE — Fortunately for Johnson, that she has been afforded the luxury of appearing on what many would label as acting’s grandest stage, her immense gifts and talents have allowed her to put her skills on display in a variety of places throughout the country.

As if that isn’t enough to turn heads and draw rave reviews, Johnson will be a part of a January stage called, “When My Heart Stops,” a compelling project that addresses grief and was written and produced by Jeanette Greenwood.

Having worked more than 25 years as an apartment complex Property Manager in an inner city, low income setting, Johnson — a former domestic violence and abuse victim —  acknowledged that such a chapter of her life is where she learned some of her most influential and vital lessons, in large part because she had become greatly inclined to expose rebuilding communities to an assortment of positive things.

For what it’s worth, inspiring others to see from beyond where they were and make their dreams realities ranked near the top of the list.

MOM KNOWS BEST — “My mother, Merrylyn Johnson, raised me, believing I could accomplish anything,” said Johnson, who’s been acting professionally for approximately seven years while serving as a mentor for a little more than four years. “I lost sight of that for a while.”

“My mother, Merrylyn Johnson, raised me, believing I could accomplish anything,” said Johnson, who’s been acting professionally for approximately seven years while serving as a mentor for a little more than four years. “I lost sight of that for a while.”

Johnson, as it turned out, had eventually adopted a newfound disposition on life when her lifelong companion had come along.

GIVING BACK MIGHTILY — Armed with wealth of modeling experience, Johnson is has become a fixture also through her tireless effort and solid body of work as Project Manager for Headline Mentors and Performing Arts (or H.M.P.A.). Through this Arlington, Texas-based nonprofit organization, Johnson’s primary responsibilities include helping mentor youths through prefixing arts, especially inner city, low income youths, whereby she customarily provides them with skills and opportunities that they never thought could be possible.

“When I married my current husband, Eric Johnson, he encouraged me to be all I can,” Johnson said. “He gave me the freedom and support to pursue my goals. He said, ‘Just go for it a let’s see what happens.’”

The rest, as they say, was history for Johnson whom, to her credit, coupled with her husband’s unyielding support, is walking in the divine purpose for which God created her.

“God put us on this earth to help our fellow man,” Johnson said.

Which, fortunately for her, is more valid proof why it is imperative that she esteems other highly than herself, as we are reminded according to scripture.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

 

 

Houston-area business couple announce the launching of its own ICO in cryptocurrency market for their flourishing venture

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING — A Texas-based pastor who is believed to be the first black owner of an all-natural alkaline water company, Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard II and his wife, Shuwana, announced that his business in the infancy stages of launching its very own ICO in the cryptocurrency market.

DALLAS — Much to their delight, Houston-area business couple Bishop Larry Donnell Leonard II and his wife, Shuwana, are steadily enjoying the fruits of their labor.

Approximately four months removed since engaging in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as owners of Teshuater, the Leonards revealed recently that their flourishing business venture has reached yet another monumental milestone, one that figures to change the overall landscape of their lives. 

A Texas-based pastor who is believed to be the first black owner of an all-natural alkaline water company, Leonard II announced that his business in the infancy stages of launching its very own ICO in the cryptocurrency market.

For the Leonards, news of their business having launched its own ICO continues what undoubtedly has been a four-month stretch of favorable developments surrounding a business that is making a solid case to have a global presence much sooner than later.

According to a detailed description at http://www.investopedia.com, ICO is the acronym for initial coin offering — which is widely known as ICO — and is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture.

In addition, an initial coin offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks. Interesting enough, in an ICO campaign, a percentage of the cryptocurrency is sold to early backers of the project in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies, but usually for Bitcoin.

For the Leonards, news of their business having launched its own ICO continues what undoubtedly has been a four-month stretch of favorable developments surrounding a business that is making a solid case to have a global presence much sooner than later.

“Well it pushes us to our common goal in being the Amazon in the alkaline water industry,” Leonard II told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview.

STANDING ON GOD’S WORD — All things considered, what this all boils down to is accomplished man of cloth exercising his faith by way of the written word of God. That is, he destined to leave behind inheritance for his children and his children’s children. Or in Leonard II case, his great grandchildren’s great grandchildren.

As if their latest entrepreneurship move wasn’t enough about which to celebrate, the Leonards will now be able to routinely pay it forward by giving back in a big way, especially in a Houston metropolitan area that has crippled mightily in recent weeks by Hurricane Harvey.

“We also will be able to give back to our community, which we’ve been able to do recently in giving $1000 to Cherrie On Top, Inc., a non-profit company that has been helping inner city youth in Houston, Texas for over nine years,” Leonard II said.

What’s even more astounding for this generous, big-hearted Houston business couple is that just recently, they sent over 12,000 gallons of alkaline water to Flint, Michigan to assist its residents in their ongoing water problem.

PAYING IT FORWARD — As if their latest entrepreneurship move wasn’t enough about which to celebrate, the Leonards will now be able to routinely pay it forward by giving back in a big way, especially in a Houston metropolitan area that has crippled mightily in recent weeks by Hurricane Harvey.

Three years ago, the drinking water source for the city of Flint was changed to the Flint River and, as a result of the insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water.

“This extra capital will definitely allow us do a lot more in the years to come,” said Leonard whom, in all likelihood, will continue to his working rapport with residents of Flint as well as his native establishment.

As expected, the latest development surrounding this family’s alkaline water business was embraced wholehearted by Leonard’s companion of 19 years.

“Well, of course, she trusts my judgment call whenever I want to lead the company in another direction that will allow us to raise more capital,” Leonard II said. “We have been in recent talks with our shareholders and distributors about expanding to Atlanta, Cleveland, and Seattle.”

Approximately four months removed since engaging in the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship as owners of Teshuater, the Leonards revealed recently that their flourishing business venture is about to reach yet another monumental milestone, one that figures to change the overall landscape of their lives.

As it turned out, one favorable business-related discussion led to another and, just like that, the Leonards had ultimately found themselves on the right side of yet another remarkable business deal.

“(My wife) felt that this plan to do an ICO will definitely give us the capital to open up distribution centers at those selected cities,” Leonard II said. “I couldn’t agree with her more.”

All things considered, what this all boils down to for this accomplished man of cloth exercising his faith diligently by way of the written word of God.

That is, he destined to leave behind an inheritance for his children and his children’s children.

Or as Leonard II tells it, his great grandchildren’s great grandchildren.

“Of course, financial security is top on the list,” said Leonard, “but what I have been preaching this whole time to our shareholders is that I am currently on the clock, working for my great grand children’s great grandchildren. So for the most part, it’s about generational wealth and being in a position to give back.”

All while steadily enjoying the fruits of their labor in the process.

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

Mid-South-area pre-owned car dealership owner Corey Clark brings a wealth of experience from Texas

TEN-NES-SEE THIS TEXAN IN ACTION — A native of Garland, which is the housed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Corey Clark, 36, is widely known as one of the founding partners for Memphis’ Clark Adams Auto Group. A pre-owned car dealership that is located at 2191 Airways Boulevard in the Southeast Memphis, Clark’s establishment prides itself off of meeting the needs of Mid-Southerners, particularly those who aspire to enhance their lifestyle by way of purchasing a reliable vehicle.

MEMPHIS — Say what you want about Corey Clark.

But as an accomplished businessman, one of the notable attributes about with which he’s armed is the formula, of sorts, for achieving entrepreneurial excellence.

“I work to be the best at what we do. I believe that anyone can sell someone a car but building customers for life is the way to success,” Clark told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.

Not only is Clark is an entrepreneur who seemingly says all of the right things but, most importantly and to his distinctly unique credit, he goes above and beyond to exemplify that about which he professes.

A native of Garland, which is the housed in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, Clark, 36, is widely known as one of the founding partners for Memphis’ Clark Adams Auto Group.

A pre-owned car dealership that is located at 2191 Airways Boulevard in Southeast Memphis, Clark’s establishment prides itself off of meeting the needs of Mid-Southerners, particularly those who aspire to enhance their lifestyle by way of purchasing a reliable pre-owned vehicle.

“I have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life,” said Clark, explaining what he deems mostly intriguing about his business, which has become a fixture throughout the Memphis metropolitan area.

Interesting enough, it seems that Clark, whose car salesman’s expertise spans nearly two decades, was built and equipped to function in his selected line of work. For further proof, look no further than his upbringing back in Garland.

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“I remember a time when my parents had bill collectors calling and we were the gate keepers, because that was standard back then,” Clark explained. “Now I get a chance to educate my customers on rebuilding their credit and helping them get back to where they can actually buy the vehicles they want in the future.”

Much to his delight, Clark Adams Auto Group has managed to enjoy sustained success, in large part because Clark and his staff routinely devise ways to place the car-buyers’ needs above their own.

In other words, as clicheish as it might sounds, Clark and Co. don’t just profess that customers come first.

Rather, they go to great lengths to prove it.

“I want Clark Adams Auto Group to be a household name,” said Clark, adding that he credits his family for his continuous entrepreneurial success. “I want people to give us the opportunity to help them get off their feet and in the seat of their new ride.”

All things considered, Clark is especially complimentary and grateful to his father, whom he described as a man whose reputation is such that he fortifies a solid, resilient work ethic.

“Growing up, he woke up every morning and went to work to provide for us,” Clark said of his father. “If he had to write a bad check to make sure I had shoes on my feet, he would do it.”

To his credit, Clark brings to the Mid-South an array experience as a gifted and talented dealership owner.

FAMILY FOCUS — Interesting enough, it seems that Clark, whose car salesman’s expertise spans nearly two decades, was built and equip to function in his selected line of work. For further proof, look no further than his upbringing back in Garland.

“After managing eight car dealerships in Dallas that preyed on those who had bad credit,” I started over in the Mid-South and, in three years, went from managing dealerships to starting our first but not last dealership,” he said.

In other words, as Clark hinted, his best and brightest days as a true cars salesman guru are well ahead of him.

What’s even more astounding is that Clark’s business is committed to catering to the needs of anyone, most notably first-time buyers who are seeking to establish some credit history, to single mothers who struggle to acquire transportation, even those recently divorced individuals who are faced with having to start over.

All in all, what it all boils down to in Clark’s selected line of work is esteeming others highly than himself.

MAD SKILLS — To his credit, Clark brings to the Mid-South an array experience as a gifted and talented car salesman.

“I’ve come to realize that transportation for the most is as important as food and water,” Clark, a single father since the age of 17, said. “I meet people daily, and (it’s great) knowing that you’ve helped someone who has the drive and motivation to take care of their family and to be able to be that helping hand. That I why we do what we do.”

So say what you want about Corey Clark.

Still, as an accomplished businessman, one of the notable attributes about with which he’s armed is the formula, of sorts, for achieving entrepreneurial excellence.

Talk about having a Texas-sized impact in the Bluff City.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

 

 

 

Dallas-area realtor Efrem J. Windom’s proven track record with pro athletes, consumers benefiting him mightily in competitive real estate industry

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

 

TEXAS-SIZE IMPACT — An accomplished realtor for the past 15-plus years, Efrem Windom has become a fixture in the ever-so-competitive real estate arena, most notably through Private Label Realty/EPIC Property Consultants, a credible real estate company whereby its mission is to find prospective home-buyers the right home at the right price, while providing extraordinary expertise, according to a detailed description of the company at www.privatelabelrealty.com.

DALLASEfrem J. Windom doesn’t shy away from the notion that he grew up in what is deemed one of the poorest communities in Dallas/Fort Worth’s Metroplex.

Regardless, because of who is he and because of where his Creator is destined to take him, he was determined not to become a product of his environment that is famously known as the historic Oak Cliff district.

Not that Windom’s steadfast desire to prosper and excel, thus maximize his potential are knocks or attempts to belittle those who are still based in his native setting. But amongst the things about which Windom believes he was destined to do was devise ways to not just broaden his entrepreneurial horizon but, most importantly, he was empowered fervently to walk in his destiny in the process.

A TRUE PRO — Fifteen-plus years removed from having delved off into the popular real estate industry, it’s safe to assume that one of Oak Cliff’s finest — a longtime ordained minister — is effectively walking in his divine purpose — and not just by way of advancing the kingdom.

And so it came to pass that years after having attended Grambling State University courtesy of a band scholarship and on to Weatherford College, where he studied music education that Windom took a massive leap of faith by stepping into an industry that has only heighten his quest toward making his dreams realities.

An accomplish realtor for the past 15-plus years who thrives off of his compelling catchphrase, “Relationships And Real Estate Go Hand In Hand,” Windom has become a fixture in the ever-so-competitive real estate arena, most notably through Private Label Realty/EPIC Property Consultants, a credible real estate company whereby its mission is to find prospective home-buyers the right home at the right price, while providing extraordinary expertise, according to a detailed description of the company at www.privatelabelrealty.com.

In addition, the company for which Windom has been afforded the golden opportunity to put his immeasurable real estate talents on display has turned out some of the real estate industry’s top-producers, according to a spokesperson for the company.

Amongst the reasons is that according to the spokesperson, each and every one of the company’s agents is experienced in their market area and highly regarded for their quality service and professionalism.

WALKING IN HIS DESTINY — And so it came to pass that years after having attended Grambling State University courtesy of a band scholarship and on to Weatherford College to study music education that Windom took a massive leap of faith by stepping into an industry that has only heighten his quest to make his dreams realities.

A Private Label Realty group that is comprised largely of highly experienced agents based in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Plano, San Antonio, Scottsdale and Denver, Windom, to his distinctly unique credit, has been appropriately thrust amongst an elite gallery of arguably some of the finest real estate agents in the Southwest and heartland regions of the country.

For what it’s worth, he has his native Oak Cliff establishment to thank, particularly as it relates to providing him with the inspiration he needed to, you know, see from beyond where he was.

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“Growing up in a life of lack and poverty really inspired me to become a realtor,” Windom told Making Headline News this week. “I watched people who dreamt of having a nice home, dreamt of owning instead of renting. While growing up I had a love for music and being a musician, but it was something about the career of real estate that kept my interest.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Fifteen-plus years removed from having delved off into the popular real estate industry, it’s safe to assume that one of Oak Cliff’s finest — who happens to be a longtime ordained minister — is effectively walking in his divine purpose, and not just by way of advancing the kingdom and luring people to Christ.

“When I accepted my calling into the ministry in my early 20’s, I realized that the real estate business was a business that was very close to doing ministry,” Windom said. “This business allows me to serve people, to comfort them, to utilize my wisdom, knowledge and faith for their benefit.”

By and large, there is a feel good countenance, of sorts, that comes with aiding and witnessing clients fulfill their lofty goals and ambition, Windom acknowledged.

“It’s nothing like seeing a family get their keys to their new home, or a single mom get the keys to a new home for her and her kids,” he said. “Also I wanted to start a business that will allow me to have freedom in my schedule so that I can be free to spend time with my children freely, go to their schools and have lunch with them and attend their extra-curricular events freely.”

So far, so good for this well-established and credible real estate agent, who doesn’t shy away from the notion that amongst his primary objectives is to reach out to several of the area’s professional athletes and to persuade them to buy into the rich, notable concept of a businessman whom, given his remarkable track record, has proven time and again to get his clients just what they expect — the home of their dream.

“I have been in the real estate business through the ups and downs of our economy,” Windom, who specializes in the DFW and surrounding areas, said. “I have had the opportunity to counsel and advise many sports figures regarding the relationships and personal goals. Doing this also gave me the desire to serve them regarding their real estate needs. One of the challenges that many high-profile sports athletes have regarding doing business is trust. Sometimes, it is hard to trust people and their motives. This is why trust and respect are huge components in how I conduct business.”

Spoken like a true pro of a realtor.

 

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area realtor Efrem Windom of Private Label Realty/EPIC Property Consultants, call him at. 469-989-0196 Also, send email to: efremsells@gmail.com.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

Dallas/Fort Worth-area author Shelly Bates advancing the kingdom mightily through her spiritually-enhancing book

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM — A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Shelly Bates is the mastermind behind her recently-released book entitled, “The Creative Warrior: Throwing Logic Out The Window To Win.”

DALLAS — For Shelly Bates, it all began to unfold sometime in May 2009. 

During an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, Bates spoke at length about how she recalled attending a conference in Dallas during which, according to this accomplished businesswoman, she began to gain clarity on her purpose for the season.

“The speaker talked about knowing the times and seasons and the importance of knowing what field or assignment God was calling us to. She told us to ask God for the gift of discernment to know how to fulfill that assignment,” Bates recalled.

It wasn’t until Bates had retreated to her hotel that the exchange between her and her Creator become more intimate.

“I went back to my hotel room and sought the Father,” Bates explained. “I asked, ‘What is my field?’ Almost immediately, He said, ‘Your son.’”

Bates remembers her response, “Ha! As if I didn’t know. But what I didn’t know was what to do,” Bates continued. “I asked the Father to give me discernment to know what to do to break the cycles. And He did…two days later.”

Indeed He did, a development that proved to be arguably the most memorable 48-hour span of her life.

“God told me to cultivate his (my son’s) ground,” said Bates, “but first, I had to break it up with warfare. The Lord led me to study the process of breaking up ground and how you have to use certain tools.”

Bates spoke about how she had garnered detailed instructions on what she described as the first warfare strategy of using a drum.

HANDPICKED BY GOD — All things considered, Bates believes that her mission for composing her first book was accomplished.

 “As I pondered on this, I was drawn to the sound,” said Bates. “I started out beating a drum that I brought back from a missions trip to Liberia in West Africa. I began to notice changes in the atmosphere, and changes in my son. It was difficult to explain, but I knew something was happening. Unfortunately, my fingers and hands could not handle the amount of beating I was doing. I needed more.”

“God gave me the vision to make Mattah War Staffs and Mattah War Sticks,” said Bates. “I began to see sticks with colors and designs and decorations,” Bates explained. I researched sticks and staffs in the Bible. These instruments were created based upon the life of Moses and the use of the Staff.”

In 2015, Bates was birthed with the God-mandated vision to compose a rather informative, thought-provoking book that figures to advance the kingdom for years to come. “The book came after God gave me the creativity to make Mattah War Staffs and Mattah War Sticks. People need to know that God is calling forth the warriors. The creative warriors,” Bates explained.

“The Staff was painted in warfare colors and I used it to strike the ground in representation of breaking up the fallow ground of my son’s heart,” continued Bates, the owner and chief executive officer of Mattahs and More. “I used it to draw lines in the ground declaring to the enemy that he could come no further.  I used it to push and block. Whatever movement I saw in the spirit realm, I did it to declare war.” Bates witnessed a major transformation in her son’s life.

In 2015, Bates was birthed with the God-mandated vision to compose a rather informative, thought-provoking book that figures to advance the kingdom for years to come. “The book came after God gave me the creativity to make Mattah War Staffs and Mattah War Sticks. People need to know that God is calling forth the warriors. The creative warriors,” Bates explained.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Bates is the mastermind behind her recently-released book entitled, “The Creative Warrior: Throwing Logic Out The Window To Win.”

A paperback published document that officially hit the market in October 2016, “The Creative Warrior: Throwing Logic Out The Window To Win” is a spiritually compelling piece that walks you through the process of removing spiritual blinders that have caused complacency in creative warfare strategies, according to a detailed description of Bates’ book at Amazon.com.

In addition, Bates’ prized project will open your eyes mightily and cause you to tap into the next level of spiritual warfare, according to a spokesperson for the book.

In other words, it’s time for the “Creative Warriors” to arise, activate, and advance, Bates emphasized while discussing her debut book.

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — Having earned her M. A. in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, Bates said the single, most underlying reason for having written her book was due in large part because she felt strongly that God was calling forth what she described as “Creative Warriors.”

 

For what it’s worth, one intriguing thing led to another…and another… and…well…you get the point.

“The main reason for writing the book is open the floodgates of creativity to allow people to experience spiritual warfare on another level,” said Bates, who began composing her book in the spring of 2015 and needed a little more than a year to complete. “You can’t take logic into spirituality. God is a God of order, which is different from logic. His ways are uncommon; He doesn’t duplicate miracles. Each warfare assignment in the Bible was different. The tactics were different. Yet why is it that we do the same things over and over and over and then feel defeated when we don’t experience victory?” “When we become complacent we fail to know our enemy, ourselves, and the appropriate strategies for the battle.” Bates continued.

The feedback since the much-anticipated release of her book has been positive and confirming, this notable writer acknowledged. 

“I’ve received lots of great feedback that the book is revelatory, powerful, and necessary for the times we are living in,” Bates said. “Some folks have requested to be mentored using the book to help them walk through the process to becoming a Creative Warrior and gaining greater insight into the creativity of Elohim.” Bates is said to begin an online course for Creative Warriors in the very near future.

All things considered, Bates is thoroughly convinced that her mission for composing her first book was accomplished.

“The message that God is asking is, ‘What is that you have in your hands?’ Bates said. “Because He wants to use it. He wants to perform spiritual eye surgery to allow you to see that you are to use uncommon ways to defeat the enemy, just like in the Bible.”

“The enemy’s job is the same – he comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but his M. O. (or modus operandi) changes. So, we must tap into God’s creative strategies for the season, because that is how we take territory. God wants us to be open to His strategies.”

Much like she was in the aftermath of that memorable conference back in May 2009.

 

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

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

Is Atlanta-based financial education consultant Quenita Harris the credit restoration industry’s best kept secret?

MAKING HER PRESENCE FELT GLOBALLY — A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Quenita Harris, 37, is a longtime credit consultant whose primary mission is to assists individuals escape from less-than-perfect to favorable credit.

DALLAS — Just after midday on Monday, Latigra  Poole, one of Quenita Harris’ devoted clients, took to her Facebook page to pay homage to this accomplished Atlanta-based businesswoman.

Said Poole in a rather inspiring, forthright post to the social media world: Y’all better get y’all credit straight……..Holler at her!!! Quenita Harris she really is the truth!”

And just like, the ever-so-popular social media universe was greatly enlighten once again of the remarkably compelling services of Harris, who is steadily making a strong case that she undoubtedly is one of the region’s finest professional credit restoration specialists.

A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Harris, 37, is a longtime credit consultant whose primary mission is to assists individuals escape from less-than-perfect to favorable credit.

SHE’S GOING GLOBAL, Y’ALL — To her credit, Harris’ notable career has greatly afforded her to put her financial education consulting talents on display in a variety of establishments, most notably in Atlanta, California, even as far as Japan and Dubai.

In addition, this credible financial education consultant is widely known for assisting individuals who lack the knowledge of resources to meet financial goals.

“Whether their goals are to purchase a home, car, or provide a stable financial foundation for their family, I provide current accessible financial resources to meet their goals,” Harris told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview.

Interesting enough, Harris’ mission includes consulting with entrepreneurs on creating a financial basis, particularly as it pertains to emerging as a longstanding business by way of building their business credit, as well as to educate them on how to secure funding for their business.

A former multi-sport athlete who starred in volleyball, basketball, and was a member of the varsity track and field squad in high school, Harris was the catalyst of both the volleyball and basketball programs at Philander Smith College. As she tells it, it was due in large part to her competitive drive in athletics that has greatly enabled her to adopt a competitive nature as a flourishing businesswoman.

A North Little Rock Jacksonville Senior High School alum, Harris is a graduate of Philander Smith College. She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate Management University, as well as an MBA and a Master’s of Information System.

“In sports, you learn to have a strategy for playing the sports and knowing the opponents,” Harris explained. “I write things down often to ensure that I am abreast on the rules of the business. I research, which I would equate to practicing and getting better at my profession.”

By and large, helping her clients or potential clients grasp a thorough concept of the credit restoration industry is extremely pivotal, Harris acknowledged.

“I have also learned everyone does not have the same understanding of credit or business,” Harris said. “Like with any team sport, I have to know the skill level of each player on the team. My goal is to learn how much a person understands credit and business, then educate from their level of understanding.  I learned in sports good sportsmanship is important when playing against others. Sometimes individuals aren’t willing to receive the help available.”

There are, by all accounts, a variety of reasons for what obviously has become a downward trend in the credit restoration arena, Harris emphasized.

“This may be due to past bad experiences, lack of understanding, or they could be afraid to communicate,” Harris explained. “I use good sportsmanship by not allowing the factors to dictate my response to the individuals.”

ANOINTED FOR THIS GIG — Since delving off into her selected industry, amongst the things in which Harris finds pleasure is witnessing and aiding others in accomplishing their financial goals. In many aspects, helping consumers make better financial choices often serves as her very own sanctuary. Well, kind of which, of course, isn’t a bad attribute to display.

Since delving off into her selected industry, amongst the things in which Harris finds pleasure is witnessing and aiding others in accomplishing their financial goals. In many aspects, helping consumers make better financial choices often serves as her very own sanctuary.

Well, kind of.

Which, of course, isn’t a bad attribute to exemplify.

“I am allowed an opportunity to minister to others through educating, building relationships, and being known for actually guiding them through a step by step process that works,” said Harris, whose business venture caters to individuals of all ages nationwide. “It helps me to connect to the community…more specifically, it helps me to target single parent mothers, low income, and others that lack resources to become informed that they have choices.”

To her credit, Harris’ notable career has greatly afforded her to put her financial education consulting talents on display in a variety of establishments, most notably in Atlanta, California, even as far as Japan and Dubai.

ALL SHE DOES IS WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT — A former multi-sport athlete who starred in volleyball, basketball, and ran track in high school, Harris was the catalyst of both the volleyball and basketball programs at Philander Smith College. As she tells it, it was due in large part to his competitive drive in athletics that has greatly enabled her to adopt a competitive nature as a flourishing businesswoman.

Talk about having what is starting to become a global impact, courtesy of a financial education guru who’s making a solid case that she is one of the finest and most efficient in this ever-so-competitive industry.

“My personal mission is to be able to provide a one stop shop resource hub for individuals that lack an understanding in overall financial literacy,” said Harris, whose father, George H. Harris, mother, Lavenita Harris, business mentor, Edward Hartley, business coach Kevin Williams, and spiritual leader Nicola Smith-Jackson all have aided her mightily in becoming the accomplished businesswoman she is. “My goal is to partner with other professionals that have individuals with credit obstacles to allow them the opportunity to overcome the credit barriers.”

MASSIVE MISSION — Interesting enough, Harris’ mission includes consulting with entrepreneurs on creating a financial basis, particularly as it pertains to emerging as a longstanding business by way of building their business credit, as well as to educate them on how to secure funding for their business.

A career that spans 13-plus years, Harris’ business-related schedule  includes being on hand for the “The Esteem Women’s Conference” at the Sheraton Hotel August 26 in nearby Arlington, Texas.

In addition, she Harris be hosting a few online seminars during which she will inform the general public of a variety of informative events to come via her social media pages.

“It is important that I esteem and inspire others, because I have young children that are watching me,” Harris said. “I may not have shown them all things in my life as being the right thing, but they will be able to see that life has challenges and we can determine what our outcome is going to be.”

For Harris, the outcome for the most part has indeed been favorable judging by the social media post of one of devoted clients just before noon on Monday.

 

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