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Nashville businesswoman Tamica Ross’ organization helping people ‘make their dreams a reality’


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 NIV)


DALLAS — Just before 10 p.m. CST on Sunday, Tamica Ross took to her Facebook page, where she shared with the masses a rather spirited, blissful announcement.

Said Ross to her gallery of social media followers: Hello FB Friends and Family! I am so excited to announce my upcoming news article. I’m making headlines. Thanking God for this awesome opportunity.


WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE 

DESTINY STEPS — A native of West Tennessee — most notably the Jackson area that is housed in Madison County — Tamica Ross is the Founder and CEO of Lanese Empowerment, a Nashville-based company that is centered largely on inspiring and aiding individuals, particularly youths, as well as young adult men and women.
For Ross, a Mid-South-area businesswoman, she has every right to share of some favorable news that, much to her delight, is a pivotal reminder of just how much God is using her for His glory.
“This business was birthed by (my) own deep desires and determination to live my best life despite the challenges of growing up in an underprivileged environment, where I became a teenage mother at the age of 16 years old,” Ross, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, said of her quest in establishing what has emerged as a credible endeavor.

WHAT ABOUT TAMICA’S ORGANIZATION? www.laneseempowerment.com

A native of West Tennessee — most notably the Jackson area that is housed in Madison County — Ross is the Founder and CEO of Lanese Empowerment, a Nashville-based company that is centered largely on inspiring and aiding individuals, particularly youths, as well as young adult men and women.

As Ross specifically acknowledged, amongst her coaching venture’s strategic objectives is to empower individuals to live their best lives and, most importantly, to make all their dreams a reality.


“Tamica is on a mission to touch over a million people by empowering them to turn fear into faith, passion into purpose, confusion into clarity, gain self-confidence, and the tools needed to take action now, one step at a time on a journey well done,” said a spokesperson for Ross’ Lanese Empowerment. “She is determined to help those with deep desires to help themselves, reach their full potential, and have fun doing it while living their best lives and making all their dreams a reality.”


For Ross, establishing her coaching organization didn’t merely come easy. Not by a long shot.

According to the Chester County High School graduate, arguably the greatest challenge she faced was attracting sustained support from people she sensed had endured similar hardships with which she once struggled.

DREAMING BIG — Interestingly and to her distinctly unique credit, Ross’ venture has come full circle, courtesy of her resiliency through life coaching, free tools and resources, speaking engagements, writing books, providing scholarship funds, summer youth programs, yearly conferences for men and women, and through D.R.E.A.M.S.

Not to be outdone, though, Ross’ thought process was such that if she would persevere long enough, she’d ultimately reap and possess and results she so desperately sought.

The rest, as they say, was history, considering she did just that.

“I refuse to be that person who was afraid to help others succeed,” Ross said. “Therefore, I have dedicated the rest of my life as a life strategist for others with the mission to empower all people, including men, women, and youths to be the best they can be and help make their dreams a reality.”

Interestingly and to her distinctly unique credit, Ross’ venture has come full circle, courtesy of her resiliency through life coaching, free tools and resources, speaking engagements, writing books, providing scholarship funds, summer youth programs, yearly conferences for men and women, and through D.R.E.A.M.S.

HARVEST SEASON UNFOLDING

An academy that’s comprised of a six week training program D.R.E.A.M.S. is designed to walk people through the steps needed to make any dream a reality and live their best lives one day at a time, Ross emphasized.

Having resided in Nashville for the past decade-and-a-half, Ross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Consequently, she earned a Master’s in Organizational Management from Nashville’s Belmont University.

As for her coaching organization, she said such inspiration arose from the wide counsel of her mother, whom she says was “strong enough” to beat a drug addiction.

According to the Chester County High School graduate, arguably the biggest challenge she faced was attracting sustained support from people she sensed had endured similar hardships with which she once struggled.

“My grandmother and stepfather have always seen the very best in me,” said Ross, paying homage to others to have paved the way to her success. “My godfather, who has always been a transformational leader in my life, my godmother, who taught me how to love God with all my heart, my children, whom I am dedicated to showing how to live your best life, and some wonderful mentors and leaders in the industry such as Tony Robbins, Valerie Burton, and even Oprah (Winfrey)…as an African American successful women, who started from the bottom and now look at what she has become.”

Given the immeasurable strides Ross has made since the startup of Lanese Empowerment, it’s safe to assume her best and brightest days are well ahead of her — days that will include, among other things, the forthcoming release of her starting lineup of books.

“She is looking forward to releasing her new book series,” said a spokesperson for Ross’ organization.

All things considered, Ross is giddy in that she can finally profess she’s walking fervently in her God-ordained purpose.

Having resided in Nashville for the past decade-and-a-half, Ross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. Consequently, she earned a Master’s in Organizational Management from Nashville’s Belmont University.

“I was told when I started this business that I needed to define a niche,” Ross said. “Well I did and that’s all people who have the desire and passion to live an extraordinary life despite the challenges of bad credit, debt, failed marriages, loss of a job, low self-esteem, terrible childhood, underprivileged environments, or lack of joy in their hearts, confusion about their path in life, bad grades, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, and even those who need clarity on their career paths.

“God didn’t put me on this earth to help everyone, because I know there are some they I may not be able to reach. However, there are more that I can reach, and I am looking forward to giving it all I got.”

That, to her credit, is worthy of making headlines.


For more information about Nashville-area Businesswoman/Author Tamica Ross of Lanese Empowerment, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/tamica.ross.75. Also, send email to: laneseempowerment@gmail.com.


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

 

Clinton, Mississippi entrepreneur Latisha Holmes Hannah’s business ventures steadily acquiring a national presence

Say this about Latisha Holmes Hannah: Because of the abundant life that Christ came to give us, she doesn’t believe that anyone should journey through life, harboring the dreaded spirit of mediocrity.

 “Each one of us were created with a purpose, and God did not create us to be mediocre,” said Hannah, when asked why it is imperative that we esteem and inspire others daily. “You are truly great when you are working within your purpose.”

NATIONAL IMPACT — A proud native of Jackson, Mississippi, Latisha Holmes Hannah widely known as the Founder and CEO of V&L Specialties, a nationally-acclaimed sales and marketing company that specializes in print, design and promotional products, just to name a few. Not only that, Hannah is the mastermind behind Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, a universally-acclaimed global networking community for women veterans as well as women who presently serve our country.

Much to Hannah’s delight and because of the divine calling on her life, she can bolding profess that she undoubtedly is functioning in the purpose for which God created her.

A proud native of Jackson, Mississippi, Hannah widely known as the Chief Executive Officer of V&L Specialties, a nationally-acclaimed sales and marketing company that specializes in print, design and promotional products, just to name a few.

“We are your one stop for all your business solutions needs,” Hannah told Making Headline News during an interview this week.           

Not only that, Hannah is the mastermind behind Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, a universally-acclaimed global networking community for women veterans as well as women who presently serve our country. 

MORE ON V&L SPECIALTIES: http://www.vlspecialties.com )

A proud alumna of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Hannah is a retired Army veteran. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University.

As it pertains to Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, Hannah emphasized that amongst her key objectives is to encourage women to create their own status in life and, most importantly, to appropriately prepare for life after the military.

In essence, Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms’ primary goal is to provide support through pertinent information and other valuable resources, Hannah, an accomplished motivational speaker, said.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A proud alumna of the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Hannah is a retired Army veteran. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University.

“As an inspirational speaker, I hope my experiences and knowledge help unlock the inner greatness of others,” Hannah said. “God has planted a seed of purpose in all of us, and my message to help them recognize that, to motivate them to take the steps needed, and bring people together to help support them in that effort.”

As for V&L Specialties, Hannah’s business offers an assortment of promotional products to consumers nationwide, most notably marketing display items, printing, a strong web presence, even a strategic social event planning, among other entities.

“V & L Specialties has what you need,” said a spokesperson for the company at http://www.vlspecialties.com. “We provide the best products and services at great values in the convenience of one location.”

Which, by all accounts, is in alignment with Hannah’s notable mission as a thriving, progressive businesswoman.

“My personal mission is for V&L Specialties to be your one stop for all of your marketing in promotional needs,” said Hannah, whose business-related experience spans more than two decades while garnering a national presence. “My personal mission for Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms is to be able to grow and provide funding for our members to help them in their ventures, provide conferences, retreats, a mentors program, and hard-to-access resources for our members.”

Interestingly, Hannah’s ventures cater to anyone across the country, she acknowledged.

MILITARY WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE — As it pertains to Combat Boots 2 Red Bottoms, Hannah emphasized that amongst her key objectives is to encourage women to create their own status in life and, most importantly, to appropriately prepare for life after the military.

“Everyone that wants to market their business or organization,” said Hannah, who also is a fixture for her husband’s Clinton, Mississippi-based ministry as well as two area non-profit organizations. “As for inspirational speaking, I cater to all age groups to inspire them.  I have a message for everyone.”

A distinctly unique, kingdom advancing message that is highlighted by esteeming and inspiring others daily with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I want everyone to live a fulfilling and wonderful life, and when you truly get to know who you really are, it is a beautiful and amazing experience,” said Hannah, adding that she’s willing to expand her business ventures outside of the country. “You look at life differently.  It makes the highs even higher and the lows not so low.

“A mentor of mine told me, ‘Every day is a good day. Some days are just better than others.’ I want others to truly be successful and know they are not on their own in this journey. And every day, I’d want greatness for them no matter what the circumstances are.”

 

For more information about Businesswoman Latisha Holmes Hannah or to book her for an appearance, email her at: vlspecialties@yahoo.com. Also, connect with her via social media at: www.facebook.com/vlspecialties. In addition, she can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/GreatnessUnlimited/ and at https://www.linkedin.com/in/latishah/

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.

 

 

West Tennessee-area author Terisa Harris-Kimmins reminds women of their God-ordained worth through her newly-produced book

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)

 

WELL WORTH IT — Jackson, Tennessee-area author and businesswoman Terisa Harris-Kimmins needed approxiamtely one month to write, “To Be Loved By You: No By Me,” a 78-page book that inspires women to connect with their God-given worth.

Terisa Harris-Kimmins knows full well.

She knows full well that she undoubtedly is fearfully and wonderfully made.

She knows full well that God has strategically set her aside for His use.

She knows full well that is it better to put her trust in the Lord than to put her confidence in man.

Most of all, she knows well that when all else fails, when people let her down, when her faith seems bleak and she seems to be on shaky ground, she has her Creator to Whom she can turn.

ON THE MARKET — A 78-page, paperback written document that was officially released to the public on April 14, Harris-Kimmins said that God had given her the vision to produce this book approximately two years ago, a concept that had initially arose during which God birth her ministry called WOA, or Women of Action.

“Nobody like God!” Harris-Kimmins, a Jackson, Tennessee native found herself saying repeating during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “For we are the masterpiece of our Father, handmade just the way He designed us to be.”

To her distinct credit, Harris-Kimmins has cast more light on such thought-provoking, spiritual analogies in her new book entitled, “To Be Loved By You: No By Me.”

A 78-page, paperback written document that was officially released on April 14, Harris-Kimmins said that God had given her the vision to produce this book approximately two years ago, a concept that had initially arose as founder of her women’s ministry called, WOA, or Women of Action. In addition, she is founder of the MerCi Empowerment Ministry (or MEM), which is a ministry she strives to encourage, motivate, and empower individuals to pursue their dreams.

IF GOD SAID IT, THAT SETTLES IT — As Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what other say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

“It is a ministry that encourages young ladies and women to love and appreciate who God designed and purposed them to be,” Harris-Kimmins explained. “I have a passion to encourage, motivate, and empower young ladies and women. Also, I chose to write this book because I see so many young ladies and women struggling with their identity and they’re looking for love and affirmation from other people.”

All of which essentially sums up why this thriving, progressive author and West Tennessee-area businesswoman poses one intriguing question when providing details about her book, which can be purchased at Amazon.com.

ROUND OF APPLA– USE — As expected, the feedback throughout “To Be Loved By You: No By Me” has been favorable. “I have received very positive feedback from women as well as men about the book,” Harris-Kimmins said. “Alot of women have thanked me for reminding  them of who they are.”

That question is: Who am I?

To Harris-Kimmins’ credit, she eloquently ends the suspense surrounding such a pivotal inquiry in “To Be Loved By You: No By Me.”

BUY TERISA’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/loved-you-Mrs-Terisa-Harris-Kimmins/dp/1544865023.

“I am the masterpiece of my Father, can’t you see,” Harris-Kimmins said in answering such a question. “Handmade just the way He wanted me to be. There’s nothing that I would change about myself because I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the eyes of my craftsman.”

And, as Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what others say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

After all, God’s stamp of approval is what counts the most.

“You may not like what you see, but I love how the Master created me,” said Harris-Kimmins as she continued to explain the purpose for her new book. “You will never find another like me. I am unique. I am a designer’s original. I am who God called me to be. Sorry…no duplicates can be made from this mode. There’s only one and that’s me, the designer’s original that you see.”

Self-love, coupled with God’s approval and large doses of favor are extremely key as well, Harris-Kimmins acknowledges through her book.

“That’s why I love me,” she said. “As you read this book, think about who God made you to be and guess what? You, too, are a designer’s original just like me. Never allow anyone to tell you who you are unless it’s the Master who created and called you from a far.”

SHE SAID IT BEST — “The message I want to send to the audience is that no matter what, love and appreciate who God designed and called you to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “It doesn’t matter what society says about you. What matter is what you say about yourself and how you see yourself through the eyes of your Creator, which is you fearfully and wonderfully made by Him.”

Well, that’ll preach. But wait, there’s more this devout woman of faith felt compelled to get across to her readers, particularly those who are in desperate need for some encouragement for such a time as now.

“The message I want to send to the audience is that no matter what, love and appreciate who God designed and called you to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “It doesn’t matter what society says about you. What matter is what you say about yourself and how you see yourself through the eyes of your Creator, which is you’re fearfully and wonderfully made by Him.”

As expected, the feedback through “To Be Loved By You: No By Me” has been favorable.

“I have received very positive feedback from women as well as men about the book,” Harris-Kimmins said. “Alot of women have thanked me for reminding  them of who they are.”

Harris-Kimmins said now is the time to push and promote her book on a much larger platform as her schedule over the next few months is starting to fill up.

MARINATE ON THAT — And, as Harris-Kimmins suggest, her readers must not concern themselves with what other say about them. Rather, they must concern themselves with what God says about them through His word.

On September 9, she will be hosting her Third Annual WOA (Women of Action) Banquet at First Christian Church, located at 1347 Campbell Street in Jackson. Also, she will be on hand for the Millions Conference in Atlanta September 29-30.

By and large, both events will afford her the golden opportunity to promote her new book.

“This book is a part of the purpose for which God had created me, because I, too, once struggled to know who I was designed and called to be,” Harris-Kimmins said. “I can identify with young ladies and women looking for affirmation from relationships and even from people.”

Fortunately for her, she knows full well now.

That’s just like God.

 

For more information about Terisa Harris-Kimmins, to schedule her for booking engagements, or to order her book or T-shirts, log on to: www.terisakimmins.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.

South Gibson County guard Ladarian McCurrie expected to graduate with honors, now auditioning for an elusive athletic scholarship

xMEDINA, Tenn. — One thing about Ladarian McCurrie is that no one has to remind him of his role as a member of the South Gibson County High basketball team.

For McCurrie, his role for the Hornets of Medina, Tennessee is one about which he takes seriously and with great pride and dignity, considering coach Eric Hampton and his staff mostly look to him as being the floor general, or sorts.

“My role as the point guard is to drive the ball to the goal where I can either take the shot or pass it to either of the other shooting guards,” McCurrie told Making Headline News earlier this week. I am a team player, so I mostly pass the ball to the open guard to generate the three.”

STAGE PLAY --- In what undoubtedly is a pivotal stretch in his final prep season for South Gibson County High, amongst the things about which senior guard Ladarian McCurrie is aiming is doing the necessary things that will ultimately give way to his being afforded the golden opportunity of playing basketball at the collegiate level. While he has yet to field any official scholarships offers, it is a foregone conclusion the future for McCurrie looks extremely favorable, in large part because with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8, he is on pace to graduate in the top five percent of his class.
HUGE STAGE PLAYIn what undoubtedly is a pivotal stretch in his final prep season for South Gibson County High, amongst the things about which senior guard Ladarian McCurrie is aiming is doing the necessary things that will ultimately give way to his being afforded the golden opportunity of playing basketball at the collegiate level. While he has yet to field any official scholarships offers, it is a foregone conclusion the future for McCurrie looks extremely favorable, in large part because with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8, he is on pace to graduate in the top five percent of his class.

To his credit, McCurrie, a 17-year-old senior for a South Gibson team that played at arch rival Bolivar Central Friday night, his primary responsibilities have been that primarily of a combo guard, meaning this slim, speedy 5-foot-9, 150-pounder is expected, by all accounts, to display significant roles both as a scorer and floor facilitator.

Most importantly, in what undoubtedly is a pivotal stretch in his final prep season, amongst the things about which McCurrie is aiming is doing the necessary things that will ultimately give way to his being afforded the golden opportunity of playing basketball at the collegiate level.

MR. DO-IT-ALL --- One thing about Ladarian McCurrie is that no one has to remind him of his role as a member of the South Gibson County High basketball team. For McCurrie, his role for the Hornets of Medina, Tennessee is one about which he takes seriously and with great pride and dignity, considering coach Eric Hampton and his staff mostly look to him as being the floor general, or sorts.
MR. DO-IT-ALLOne thing about Ladarian McCurrie is that no one has to remind him of his role as a member of the South Gibson County High basketball team. For McCurrie, his role for the Hornets of Medina, Tennessee is one about which he takes seriously and with great pride and dignity, considering coach Eric Hampton and his staff mostly look to him as being the floor general, or sorts.

While he has yet to field any official scholarships offers, it is a foregone conclusion the future for McCurrie looks extremely favorable, in large part because with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8, he is on pace to graduate in the top five percent of his class.

In essence, what that means essentially is that even if he finishes the academic year without signing a National Letter of Intent, the possibility exists that not only will McCurrie almost certainly be offered an academic scholarship, but he will likely be afforded the chance to join a college hoops program as walk-on.

Either way, a free education appears inevitable at this point for a kid who boasts lofty aspirations of putting his athletic skills on display.

“They will be inheriting a competitor, an encourager, and a player that is driven by ambition,” said McCurrie, when asked what type of player would college coaches inherit if he’s granted his long-awaited opportunity.

CHEERING HIM ON --- Either way, a free education appears inevitable at this point for a kid who boasts lofty aspirations of putting his athletics skills on display. “They will be inheriting a competitor, an encourager, and a player that is driven by ambition,” said McCurrie, when asked what type of player would college coaches inherit if he’s granted his long-awaited opportunity.
CHEERING HIM ONEither way, a free education appears inevitable at this point for a kid who boasts lofty aspirations of putting his athletics skills on display.
“They will be inheriting a competitor, an encourager, and a player that is driven by ambition,” said McCurrie, when asked what type of player would college coaches inherit if he’s granted his long-awaited opportunity.

As McCurrie tells it, while playing major prep basketball in a relatively small town reduced his ability to acquire the proper exposure, he strongly believes he boasts the skills, mechanics, and assertiveness to handle the hustle and bustle that college athletics create.

“Sometimes, newspaper articles do not capture the whole story,” McCurrie said. “Oftentimes, the newspaper does not detail that I contribute nearly seven rebounds, five steals, and nearly 10-to-15 assists a game, or how I give my teammates confidence while I’m on the court or on the bench.”

vbAll of which explains why McCurrie is destined to possess what he describes as a fair chance, one that would enable him to appropriately audition for a college hoops scholarship.

“Playing college ball is a dream for me because I am coachable,” McCurrie said. “I am willing to take risks. I am willing to put in the time, effort, and work to prove that I am ready to compete on the collegiate level. I am realistic about my ability and skills, and I know that there is plenty of work for me do, because growth on or off the court is a continuous process. But I am hopeful, prayerful, and faithful. I’m just looking for the opportunity to help a team.”

Something about which he’s done time and again throughout his notable high school career.



awseeEDITOR’S NOTE: If you have a child or team that 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, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.