Tag Archives: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Detroit author Pamela Kennedy overpowers 20-year drug addiction, she writes in her latest book

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS MOTHER’S DAY 2019 SPECIAL REPORT


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV)


BEACON OF LIGHT

DESTINY STEPS — A Detroit-area writer, Kennedy authored the book entitled, “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived.” All things considered, the merely fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

Pamela Kennedy was just 13 years old, barely a teenager.

Yet, even at that tender age, Kennedy was spiritually — and naturally — saddened by a dreaded enslavement, of sorts, one that could have very well ended her life prematurely.

One that, truth be told, had often left her essentially questioning her very existence.
Once plagued and spiritually incarcerated by a drug addiction that spanned roughly two decades — from the time she was 13 until she reached 33 years of age, to be technical — Kennedy’s Creator deemed it absolutely essential to provide for her a way of escape long enough for her to assume an assignment that would eventually silence her critics once and for all.

BUY PAMELA KENNEDY’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Out-Utter-Darkness-Survived-ebook/dp/B075R59KLD

MUST READ — For Kennedy, it seemed that even while being confined to a drug treatment center, she was blessed to have discovered her purpose as a Christian-based author. That’s because it was during that time that she began composing a book she finally finished in 2017.

A Detroit-area writer, Kennedy authored the book entitled, “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived.”

All things considered, the mere fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

“I started writing while I was in the treatment center,” Kennedy told Making Headline News this week. “It was painful to mentally and emotionally relive my past.”

A book that is accompanied by 76 pages, Kennedy’s “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived” is two years removed from its much-anticipated release and is this writer’s version of a tell-all project, one in which she appropriately recalls her fervent quest to survive, all the while nurturing two children.

Still, as Kennedy vividly recalls, it was a past that had to happen and unfold so that God could strategically position and equip her for such a time as now — a time whereby she can tell with boldness how her Creator orchestrated on her behalf an unlikely comeback for the ages.

A book that is accompanied by 76 pages, Kennedy’s “Coming Out Of Utter Darkness: Memoirs Of An Addict And How I Survived” is two years removed from its much-anticipated release and is this writer’s version of a tell-all project, one in which she appropriately recalls her fervent quest to survive, all the while nurturing two children.

“Today, I’m clean and sober, born again with 27-plus years in recovery, and I share that there is life after your issues,” Kennedy writes in a detailed breakdown of her at Amazon.com. “The grace and mercy of God has brought me, my two children, and many of my other family members to His redemptive love.”

All things considered, the mere fact that God allowed Kennedy to escape and conquer her seemingly uncontrollable addiction is a massive miracle in its own right, one that had consequently fueled her desire to compose her assortment of testimonies in a tear-jerking, emotionally-driven book.

For Kennedy, it seemed that even while being confined to a local drug treatment center, she was blessed to have discovered her purpose as a Christian-based author.

That’s because it was during that time she began composing a book she finally finished in 2017.

To her credit, it has been a constant page-turner ever since.

While other books undoubtedly top her strategic objectives in the foreseeable future, Kennedy is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God spared her life so that she could aid others to draw closer to Him.

“I wanted to tell my story in hopes that it would give others with the same struggles hope to know that there is a way out,” Kennedy said of a book that is steadily generating favorable feedback. “I want to offer hope to the families of anyone who may be trapped in the snares of an enemy that cannot be seen with the natural eye.”

While other books undoubtedly top her strategic objectives in the foreseeable future, Kennedy is overwhelmingly grateful of the fact that God spared her life so that she could aid others to draw closer to Him.

BUT GOD — Once plagued and spiritually incarcerated by a drug addiction that spanned roughly two decades — from the time she was 13 until she reached 33 years of age, to be technical — Kennedy’s Creator deemed it absolutely essential to provide for her a way of escape long enough for her to assume an assignment that would eventually silence her critics once and for all.

In that order.

“God’s purpose for allowing me to write this book has been to assist many to come to a place of manifested healing and deliverance that they never thought possible,” Kennedy said. “As I now have 29-years of sobriety, I do plan to write another book on more of the process. I believe that if we would trust God’s process, we would see more clearly His purpose.”

Something to which this godly, big-hearted and devout woman of faith can dauntless speak on.

So much for all those times she found herself questioning her very existence.


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTES PAMELA KENNEDY: 


For more information about Detroit-area Author Pamela Kennedy, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GracefullyGrowingNotGrowm. Also, send email to: pamk0628@gmail.com.


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

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 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.

OMG! Oklahoma City author Shanell Monique’s ‘The Wife Between Us’ is a huge must read

OK-CARING FOR OTHERS

THREE AND COUNTING — To her credit, Oklahoma City author Shanell Monique has gone to great lengths to appropriately empower women to abstain from bothering their emotional wounds in her newly-produced book project entitled, “The Wife Between Us,” her emotionally-driven project she needed less than a year to produce — from February 2018 to January 2019 to be exact.

DALLAS — As if Shanell Monique’s latest book isn’t a massive crowd-pleaser, wait ‘til you get a check of her forthcoming written work.

For what it’s worth, this one figures to leave Shanell Monique’s reading audience on the edge of its seats.

“My reason was to be a voice for other women,” Shanell Monique, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said of her soon-to-be-released project. “Because we don’t understand why you were chosen to go through the storm, because you don’t understand the power of your blessings that follow, you can’t expect anyone to understand your struggles. To heal a wound you need to stop touching it.”

To her credit, Shanell Monique has gone to great lengths to appropriately empower women to abstain from bothering their emotional wounds in her newly-produced book project entitled, “The Wife Between Us,” her emotionally-driven project she needed less than a year to produce — from February 2018 to January 2019 to be exact.

As Shanell Monique emphasized, her divine purpose for having assembled “The Wife Between Us” is centered largely on three strategic words: “Preserve Your Power,” she said with such authority.

Wait, there’s more, this brilliantly creative Oklahoma City-based author acknowledged.

“You can’t be powerful in your money, your love or your happiness if you’re always giving it away,” said Shanell Monique, further alluding to her book’s key points as only she could. “Not everybody and everything is worth your energy.”

Especially when such energy is being taken away — or even eradicated — amid things and situations that could potentially prove devastating to one’s destiny.


“Unplug from negative situations and people. Let them go. Turn them off. Hit delete. Press stop. Press pause. If you want a powerful relationship, stop feeding into negative energy. If you want a powerful paycheck, stop feeding into negative energy at work.” — OKC Author Shanell Monique 


As for life itself, as precious and as fragile it is, Shanell Monique’s got something for women who sense that life is short-changing them.

“If you want a powerful life, stop feeding doubt, fear, and insecurities,” she said. “Somebody needs to give you power. Somebody needs to love you back. Somebody needs to help you. Somebody needs to support you.”

STORY BEHIND THE STORY — Having authored  “Broken Silence” and “Love & Confidence Journal,” which were released in December 2017 and in April 2018, respectively, Shanell Monique said her inspiration for composing “The Wife Between Us” arose in the wake of her divorce.

Because after all, “Sometimes that person is you,” Shanell Monique said. “Love yourself enough to preserve your power for the people and situations that are worth it. If you preserve your power, you’ll preserve yourself.”

Having authored  “Broken Silence” and “Love & Confidence Journal,” which were released in December 2017 and in April 2018, respectively, Shanell Monique said her inspiration for composing “The Wife Between Us” arose in the wake of her divorce.

“(That’s) when God really put it on my heart to finish my story,” said Shanell Monique, “and be a voice for women.”

That she’s certainly doing.

So wait ‘til you get a check of her forthcoming written work.

 

A RELATED STORY:

Oklahoma City author Shanell Monique displays agape love through her “Broken Silence” book

 


For more information Oklahoma City Author Shanell Monique, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/shanell.monique.3. Also, send email to: brokensilence112017@gmail.com.


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

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 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.

 

OKC businessman Karim Muhammad aiming to promote his nonprofit organization on national talk and syndicated radio shows

A NATIONAL IMPACT

MAJOR MAJOR STRIDES — A native of Oklahoma City, Karim Muhammad is especially grateful of the immeasurable strides he made through his Teachers Appreciation Foundation, which is steadily attracting more of a national presence.

DALLAS — Karim Muhammad is on a mission.

A great, big one, to be more technical.

Consider, for instance, Muhammad’s fervent, unyielding quest in having a monumental impact as the founder and executive director of the Teachers Appreciation Foundation, his Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization he founded nearly five years ago.

“Inspiring others is very instrumental (in that I’m afforded the golden opportunity) to encourage them to follow their dreams,” Muhammad told Making Headline News during a weekend interview.

WHAT ABOUT TAF? https://www.taf5.org/

A native of Oklahoma City, Muhammad is especially grateful of the immeasurable strides he’s made through his organization, which is steadily attracting more of a national presence.

So much, in fact, that this young businessman doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s destined to devise ways to grasp the attention of a few renowned celebrities and political figures.

“Our goal is to convey the mission and the message on a national talk show and syndicated radio talk show,” said Muhammad, referring specifically to the Steve Harveys, Wendy Williamses, Dr. Phils, and the Rickey Smileys of the world, just to name a few.

A former Langston University and Oklahoma State University student, Muhammad’s Teachers Appreciation Foundation is comprised of a five-person leadership board in which his mother serves as President. Pictured with Muhammad is Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.

A nonprofit organization that went into full operations in June 2014, Teachers Appreciation Foundation’s mission is centered largely on remaining dedicated to the movement of appreciating the school village responsible for teaching the future leaders of the world, as mentioned in a detailed breakdown of this institution at https://www.taf5.org/.

Moreover, this credible nonprofit is widely known for giving back to Oklahoma schools by acknowledging and appreciating educators and support workers in a big way.

Powered by the motto, “The School Village Will Teach The Child” — a catchphrase that was spearheaded by Muhammad’s mother, former longtime educator Miniimah Muhammad — Muhammad was determined to start a foundation that honors school teachers, custodians, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and everyone involved in the school system as a whole, he said.

Nearing its fifth year of existence, Teachers Appreciation Foundation has become a fixture, particularly in highlighting what Muhammad describes as “the roots of these phenomenal people” in large part because “they are pieces to the educational puzzle,” he said.

Interestingly and to his credit, Muhammad’s mother — whose teaching career spanned more than three decades — were amongst those elated and enthused about the concept to establish a credible and worthy foundation.

“I want to provide a quintessential service to my community and other communities worldwide,” Muhammad, an OKC Northeast High School graduate, said, explaining his purpose for his organization, which accommodates people 25 years of age and up. “(I love) putting smiles on the faces and bringing excitement to dignitaries, educators and supporting staff.”

A nonprofit organization that went into full operations in June 2014, Teachers Appreciation Foundation’s mission is centered largely on remaining dedicated to the movement of appreciating the school village responsible for teaching the future leaders of the world, as mentioned in a detailed breakdown of this institution at https://www.taf5.org/.

Much to his delight, social media has benefited Muhammad’s organization mightily in that it has helped spread the word about his flourishing endeavor, which will be hosting its annual TAF Awards Show in the coming months.

According to Muhammad, he and his staff are in discussion for the 2020 TAF Awards to be held in Oklahoma City (February 1 of that year) and nearby Arlington, Texas (on February 8).

In addition, his organization will be hosting a number of community-related events, most notably its TAF Awards Sponsorship Seminars, which customarily take place the third Thursday of each month and is free and open to the public.

A former Langston University and Oklahoma State University student, Muhammad’s Teachers Appreciation Foundation is comprised of a five-person leadership board in which his mother serves as President.

Dawud Ali is TAF’s Vice President, Moneka Sharee is Secretary, and Julie Sharif and Latasha Howell assume the roles as staff members.

Nearing its fifth year of existence, Teachers Appreciation Foundation has become a fixture, particularly in highlighting what Muhammad describes as “the roots of these phenomenal people” in large part because “they are pieces to the educational puzzle,” he said.

WHAT ABOUT TAF? https://www.taf5.org/

Powered by the motto, “The School Village Will Teach The Child” — a catchphrase that was spearheaded by Muhammad’s mother, former longtime educator Miniimah Muhammad — Muhammad was determined to start a foundation that honors school teachers, custodians, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and everyone involved in the school system as a whole.

“We want to build the movement of appreciating the whole school body,” Muhammad added. “I want the people who go to school to get their teaching certification and degrees to look forward to the Teachers Appreciation Foundation Awards Show. I want them to look forward to the awards show as the Grammys for teachers and staff.”

Talk about a man on a mission.

A great, big one, to be more technical.


For more information about Oklahoma City-area Businessman Karim Muhammad, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 405.532.3488 or write to: P.O. Box 17613, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73136. Also, connect with TAF via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/teachAF1978/. Also, send email to: tafteam5@gmail.com.


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

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 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.

Dallas’ LaToya Massey savoring the fruits of her labor in cosmetology career that spans 20-plus years

DALLAS — LaToya Massey remembers how it had all come to fruition, remembers vividly how she had strategically connected with what undoubtedly has become her passion, for the most part.

“I always loved playing and making a difference with my baby dolls,” Massey, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling how she had garnered a fond interest in the cosmetology industry. “I started at a very young age. “When I was in elementary school, I used to take my grandmother’s foam rollers and roll my hair every night for school.”

THE FACE OF EXCELLENCE 

IN HER ZONE — A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, LaToya Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.
It was, by all accounts, because of Massey’s resourcefulness with foam rollers, coupled with her love for helping others look their best that have contributed mightily to her rise as an accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth-area cosmetologist and makeup artist, most notably as the mastermind of Sincerelyur’s Leaving An Impression.

A native of Dallas’ historic Oak Cliff community, Massey, 34, has established a solid clientele throughout a professional cosmetology career that spans a little more than two decades.

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume she has shown virtually no signs of slowing down anytime soon.


I love how it keeps me in touch with people, how the clients are not my clients, but my family. I love meeting new people and the interactions.” — Dallas/Fort Worth Cosmetologist/Makeup Artist LaToya Massey 


Massey’s rise to cosmetology excellence began back when she was in middle school, during which she imposed a small fee to do hair.

BEAST MODE — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made over the years, it’s safe to assume that she has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“That was my very first job,” Massey said. “I was a young entrepreneur, having my own money. I have been doing hair for 21 years as a black business owner.”

And, much to her delight, her distinctly unique gifts as a cosmetologist have been put on display all over Texas and even in parts of Georgia.

TEXAS, TAM, AND MORE — More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

“(I just want) to just leave an impression on those in need of confidence, a friend, a sister and, as we used to say back in the day, a play mama,” Massey jokingly said. “But most of all, (I want to leave an impression on) my family.”

Speaking of family, credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

Oh, and let’s not forget grandma’s foam rollers.

SOLID SUPPORTING CAST — Credit Massey’s aunt, Dale Glover, for having greatly inspired her niece to become a professional stylist.

“I saw the how we bonded so well when she would do my hair or when she would teach me some of the techniques I know today,” Massey said of Glover.

A graduate of Dallas’ Justin F. Kimball High School, Massey advanced education in her selected field was acquired at I.T.S. Beauty Academy.


SEE LATOYA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJCTeImEPPAX6rHn0UI6rg 


More than two decades removed from having discovered her passion, it seemed that even to this day, Massey first gig is still very much her current one.

For the most part.

“It is imperative that I esteem and inspire (others daily), because it shows the passion, blood, sweat and tears that I pride my business on daily,” Massey said. “I am always willing to show and teach (others) my ways so that they will take them and add their ways to make and be someone great.”

Just as she had done after playing around as a child with grandma’s foam rollers.


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman LaToya Massey, connect with her via social media at:

YouTube: Sincerely Urs

Facebook: SincerelyUrs

Snapchat: Sincerely Urs

Instagram at: @sincerelyurz

Also, send email to: Sincerelyurstoya@gmail.com.


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

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 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.

Dallas/Fort Worth author T. L. Adams’ ‘Get Rid Of Your Stupid List’ book is a constant page turner


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AUTHOR T. L. ADAMS


DALLAS — T. L. Adams is a writer.

A pretty darn good and resourceful one, to be more technical.

To her distinctly unique credit, she has a few good reasons why she has appropriately adopted a passion for writing, most notably through the ever-so-competitive authorship industry.

“Writing about my life and short stories are therapy to me,” Adams, an accomplished author who’s widely known as ‘Tynisa Adams,’ told Making Headline News during a recent interview.


CONNECT WITH AUTHOR T. L. ADAMS VIA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/authortladams/

SHE’S AIN’T STUPID — A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Dallas/Fort Worth-area author T. L. Adams is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single,” a 112-page written document that officially hit the market in July 2017.

As Adams acknowledged, it wasn’t until after her divorce that she consequently returned to dating, a trend that essentially fueled her fervent desire to compose her assortment of experiences in the form of a book.

“After my divorce was final, I knew I had to write about my experiences,” Adams said.

She did just that, having produced a book that not only details her slew of life-changing encounters, but also one that is enabling others to assess the overall landscape of their lives — particularly as it relates to interpersonal relational skills.


BUY T. L. ADAMS’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Rid-Your-Stupid-List/dp/1480844713

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Adams is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single.”

Armed with a wealth of beauty, Adams is a divorced mom of two children whom, as a gifted author, deemed it essential to share before the world a variety of issues, particularly as it pertains to dating – most notably various forms of pain, frustration, and disappointment.

“Her mission is to help women self-reflect and look at the real reasons that have kept them single,” according to a spokesperson for Adams’ ‘Get Rid of Your Stupid List!’ in a detailed breakdown of her book at https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001111710. “She presents a series of principles she has adopted in order to change her way of thinking and behavior in order to achieve different results. Adams breaks down the various factors that have kept her and other women single, and she shares dating tips that helped her make better choices and life lessons she learned on her dating journey.”

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — As Adams acknowledged, it wasn’t until after her divorce that she consequently returned to dating, a trend that essentially fueled her desire to compose her assortment of experiences in the form of a book.

But understand this notion also: Adams emphasizes, among other things, that she isn’t merely pinning blame on men as to why she’s presently single.

So don’t get it twisted.


“The book was written to encourage, motivate, and help others reflect on their decisions when it comes to dating. One thing that sets this book apart is that I am not blaming men as to why I am single. I blame myself. I use my story from being married to now divorced, starting over with dating to help others who has had to start over too.” — Author T. L. Adams


All things considered, “Get Rid Of Your Stupid List: Seven Reasons You Are Successful And Still Single” is not a man-bashing book, Adams acknowledged without hesitation.


DON’T BE SO STUPID

IT’S ALL GOOD — As expected, Adams has become the beneficiary of some favorable feedback since the much-anticipated release of a Get Rid Of Your Stupid List book that is comprised of 112 pages in length.

“This book comes from a counselor’s perspective,” Adams said of a book that officially made its presence on the market on July 13, 2017. “This book will help you reflect your decisions when it comes to dating and relationships. This book will show you the bad decisions I have made and what I am doing now to make better decisions when it comes to dating.”

As expected, Adams has become the beneficiary of some favorable feedback since the much-anticipated release of a Get Rid Of Your Stupid List book that is comprised of 112 pages in length.

Having earned both an MBA and a Master’s in Counseling and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology, Adams doesn’t shy away from the notion that her first book undoubtedly is a part of the purpose for which God has created her.

“I believe that this book is a part of the purpose for which God created me, because it is an avenue to share my personal experiences, going through a divorce and starting over in the dating scene,” Adams said. “I share my failures and job loss, (which is) my motivation to push myself the way I do. We all have a story to share and publishing a book, talking about my dating life will help others avoid the mistakes I have made by choosing the wrong guys (I chose) in my life.


BUY T. L. ADAMS’ BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Rid-Your-Stupid-List/dp/1480844713

ISN’T SHE LOVELY? Armed with a wealth of beauty, Adams is a divorced mom of two children whom, as a gifted author, deemed it essential to share before the world a variety of issues, particularly as it pertains to dating – most notably various forms of pain, frustration, and disappointment.

 

“I believe that going from married to single is a hard transition in itself, but I believe that in everything (I’ve done), I have learned many lessons throughout this process that I wanted to share with others.”

She’s done just that, courtesy of what undoubtedly is a must-read book, one whereby she’s holding herself accountable as to why she’s single — at least for the time being.

“In my book, I own that I am the reason I am single,” Adams said without hesitation once again. “As I talked with different females, I realized there is a trend of successful single women. I was trying to figure out what the problem was. It came down to the list. Our list has prevented us from being in relationships because we are looking for Mr. Perfect, and we need to realize that it does not exist.”


For more information Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Tynisa Adams, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/tynisa.adams.1. Also, send email to: tynisaadams@hotmail.com.


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

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 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.

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.


For more information about Lewisville (Texas) High School football standout Tahj Gabriel Martin, connect with him via social media at:

Instagram: @tahjmartin12

Snaphat: tmahal_878

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tahj.martin.1

Twitter: @martin2Tahj


CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have a child or team that is seeking exposure and would like an in-depth sports news story, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him for details under “Andre T. Johnson.”

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.

 

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.

CONNECT WITH CHARLIE FRENCH VIA SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/CocoIknowyuHATEMEfrench

“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..

 

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 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.

CONNECT WITH THIS AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE

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.”

LISTEN TO KENNY SKINNER’S DEBUT SINGLE HERE: https://kennyskinner.hearnow.com/

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

 

 

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’ 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.

SHOP WITH TANGELA RIGHT HERE: https://paparazziaccessories.com/115248/

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.

 

A TANGELA FREEMAN RELATED STORY:

Dallas/Fort Worth-area minister Prophetess Tangela Freeman defies an array of odds, establishes a flourishing ministry

 

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 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.