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Memphis businessman/author Tony Jackson’s new book blossoms into forthcoming movie

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DALLAS — Tony Jackson just keeps on making major strides.

A young, thriving Mid-South-area businessman, Jackson is not only having an immeasurable, continuous impact on the Mid-South-area entrepreneurship landscape, but with the help of his beloved companion, Monica Jackson, Tony Jackson has managed to savor yet another milestone, one that’s centered largely on — brace yourselves — producing a movie.

Yep. This isn’t merely a typo. Rather, it’s reality, an awe-inspiring development that surfaced, courtesy of Tony Jackson’s book entitled, “The Fair Shot That Was Never Given.”

Interestingly, the Jacksons’ movie stems from Chapter 4 of his book  entitled, “The Story Of Randolph,” which is available for purchase at Walmart.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and Amazon.com. To his credit, Tony Jackson allows viewers access to the daily life of a Pastor, who’s struggling with being a manfirst and foremost, and then a Pastor.

Randolph, as Jackson explained during a recent interview with Making Headline News, is under a constant monitoring by people around him, considering he’s eager to do what this producers deems as “regular things,” thus become actively engaged in having fun without being bound by the “Bishop” title that he carries.

“He is a young Bishop and feels he has been bottled, because of the title, and the expectations of people.” Tony Jackson said of Bishop Randolph, who’s characterized by rising actor Mynoris Woods.

Interestingly, the Jacksons’ movie stems from Chapter 4 of his book that’s entitled, “The Story Of Randolph,” which is available for purchase at Walmart.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and Amazon.com. To his credit, Tony Jackson allows viewers access to the daily life of a Pastor who’s struggling with being the man first and foremost, and then a Pastor second.

The young lady he’s diligently pursuing is up-and-coming actress Sweetrica Baker, who plays “Kelly” in this newly-produced film. The other main character is “Aunt Julie” (Kelly’s Aunt), who’s original name is Mrs. Mary White.

Surely, while the “The Story Of Randolph” figures to be an intriguing and informative movie, MHN deemed it essential to speak with other cast members of the Jacksons’ forthcoming project.

That said, we present to you a dose of our Q’s and A’s.

 

ABOUT TO BE LIT — This isn’t merely a typo. Rather, it’s reality, an awe-inspiring development that surfaced, courtesy of Tony Jackson’s book entitled, “The Fair Shot That Was Never Given.”

MHN: What production company did you partner with on this movie?

TONY JACKSON: I’m glad you asked. We went with one of the dopest film makers out of Nashville named Victoria Jones. Her company is VaJones Films, In addition to VaJones, she brought on All-Star editor/film crew member Clarence Scott of CScottRun Productions. Additionally, they flew in another bright mind from Nashville: Kevin Mumphrey of Kevin Mumphrey MumphreyProductionsLLC, who also does production and sound. And my wife, Monica R. Jackson, and myself are co-directors, and together, we makeup Jackson4CompaniesLLC. This is a dynamic team. They have been a part of a lot of major projects over the years, including the show, “Nashville.”

MHN: What do you like most about being an actress and playing the role of Kelly?

SWEETRICA BAKER: I enjoy becoming the character. I have always had an appreciation for the arts. It has always been a part of my life in one form or another. My mother always desired for me to do something in modeling, but for years, I was self-conscious about my body and even my skin, so I settled for acting classes in my youth. As I have grown older and learned to appreciate life and the various ways we live it, I have learned to embrace my curves and everything about me that makes me different from everyone else. As an actress, you get to step outside of yourself and become someone else. It is easy for me to feel what my character is feeling, but at some point I was there, too. I understand Kelly not wanting to be burned, especially by a man of the cloth. When you are attached to a messenger of God’s word, you are voluntarily exposed to other’s judgments constantly. The man, not the minister, can’t show that he is fallible. The woman attached to him seems to be held accountable for not only his public image, but her’s and everyone attached to them. I can’t image every first lady’s burden.

Randolph, as Jackson explained to Making Headline News during a recent interview, is under a constant monitoring by people around him, considering he’s eager to do what this producers deems as “regular things,” thus become actively engaged in having fun without being bound by the “Bishop” title that he carries.

MHN: Mynoris Woods, or Bishop if I may ask, What do you like most about being an actor and playing the role of Randolph?

MYNORIS WOODS: It allows me to formulate and understanding for my character and to actually bring my character to life. And playing Randolph in the movie is nothing short of a blessing. It is amazing to play a role that’s so many people and so many clergy individuals have had to deal with on a daily basis, being judged just because they are a man or woman of the cloth. I love playing Randolph. It is one of the most exciting roles I’ve ever had in my life it actually reminds me of myself — LOL — but don’t tell no one.

MHN: What are amongst the age groups to whom your endeavor caters to?

MONICA JACKSON: I think we are attempting to cater to everyone, but putting a special focus on the church goers, people of faith, or anyone that puts people on pedestals knowingly or unknowingly. People in these positions are people first and their title second. They are watched so closely and are stressed a lot of times because they feel they are on that line.

MHN: In your own words, why is it imperative that you esteem and inspire others daily?

TONY JACKSON: Because life is hard. Literally every day, you have to get up and choose to be happy. Happy to me is a mindset. Very simple way I look at it. I control my feelings. If I’m happy, I’m happy, if I’m sad, I’m sad. As it relates to most things, if you say you’re going to do something, simply because you tried, you’ve succeeded. Failure is no such thing. But you’ll have to read all about that in my book, “The Fair Shot That Was Never Given.”

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A young, thriving Mid-South-area businessman, Tony Jackson has not only having an immeasurable impact on the Mid-South-area entrepreneurship landscape, but with the help of his beloved companion, Monica Jackson, Tony Jackson has managed to savor yet another milestone, one that’s centered largely on — brace yourselves — producing movie.

MHN: Anything else you’d like to add to this story?

MONICA JACKSON: Yes, be on the lookout for “The Story Of Randolph” and “The Man Of The Cloth” and purchase the book, “The Fair Shot That Was Never Given” by my husband, Tony M. Jackson, to get ahead of the story. This is just one of the stories out of the book. There are five more that you will be blessed by.

 

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For more information about Mid-South-area Businessman/Author Tony Jackson or to inquire about his book or movie, call 901-867-9262. Also, connect with him via social media at: Instagram: @arlingtoncomputersgeneral and Twitter: @Arlingtoncompu1.


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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.

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.

 

St. Louis author/educator Seletha Tucker attracting a wave of media coverage with four books and counting


MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES SELETHA TUCKER


DALLAS — Seletha Marie Head Tucker’s authorship resume is such that she’s walking steadfastly in the divine purpose for which God created her.

Especially during a notable stretch that spans somewhere in the neighborhood of six years.

That’s because between October 2012 and August 2018, Tucker has assembled four awe-inspiring books, her latest of which figures to advance the kingdom mightily, much sooner than later.


TEACHER’S BOOK FAIR 

DESTINY STEPS — Between October 2012 and August 2018, St. Louis author Seletha Marie Head Tucker has assembled four awe-inspiring books, her latest of which figures to advance the kingdom mightily, much sooner than later.

A St. Louis-based writer — by way of Memphis — Tucker’s latest book is entitled, “When You Go To The Pit Of Hell To Find a Husband: Where’s My Boaz?”

A spiritually gut-checking written document that is comprised of 114 pages, Tucker’s “When You Go To The Pit Of Hell To Find a Husband: Where’s My Boaz?” is approximately four months removed from its much-anticipated release, a project this Christian-based author acknowledged had come full circle amid much reflection and brainstorming.


BUY SELETHA’S LATEST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/When-You-Hell-Find-Husband/dp/1723184403

A MUST READ — A spiritually gut-checking written document that is comprised of 114 pages, Tucker’s “When You Go To The Pit Of Hell To Find a Husband: Where’s My Boaz?” is approximately four months removed from its much-anticipated release, a project this Christian-based author acknowledged was proceeded by much reflection and brainstorming.

“I began to think about some of the things that I have been through and others have gone through, and God began to deal with me about telling my story to help others women, not just single (women), but those who feel like they have to go all out to find a husband,” Tucker told Making Headline News this week. “You hear so much about women trying to find their Boaz when the Bible says, ‘he that finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord.’”

To her credit, Tucker has gone to great lengths through her latest book to caution women, most notably those who harbor the lofty expectation of attracting what they describe as that “perfect man” or their “Boaz,” as she appropriately singles out in her newest book.


“Many want that man to be the perfect guy, coming to them and often they are not prepared for that man, because of past relationships, hurts, and even soul ties. I want to encourage women and also help them understand what can happen when you don’t seek God for yourself and also prepare yourself for being a spouse.” — Author Seletha Marie Head Tucker 


BUY SELETHA’S FIRST BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Time-Pray-Lord-Teach/dp/1478719087

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING — A 44-page written document, Tucker’s “It’s Time to Pray: Lord, Teach Us How to Pray” has been overwhelming dubbed a “must read,” considering it is a rather uplifting book filled with fervent prayers, many of which are accompanied by what this writer refers to as “promises to inspire, encourage, uplift, and to give you strength to make it one more day,” according to a spokesperson for Tucker’s book in an Amazon.com synopsis.

Prior to connecting with her vision to assemble a “When You Go To The Pit Of Hell To Find a Husband: Where’s My Boaz?” book that was officially released on August 2, Tucker had authored three other books.

A longtime educator, Tucker made her authorship debut in October 2012 when she witnessed the release of her first book entitled, “It’s Time to Pray: Lord, Teach Us How to Pray.”

A 44-page written document, Tucker’s “It’s Time to Pray: Lord, Teach Us How to Pray” has been overwhelming dubbed a “must read,” considering it is a rather uplifting book filled with fervent prayers, many of which are accompanied by what this writer refers to as “promises to inspire, encourage, uplift, and to give you strength to make it one more day,” according to a spokesperson for Tucker’s book in an Amazon.com synopsis.


BUY SELETHA’S SECOND BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Hat-Melinda-Fighting-Leukemia-Together/dp/162086164X

Officially released on August 6, 2013, Tucker’s “A Hat For Melinda: Fighting Leukemia Together” is a book that is dedicated exclusively for children ranging in ages four-to-eight years of age and depicts the life of the characters, Melinda and Andrea, both of whom had been friends for years.

In a nutshell, Tucker’s initial book is comprised mostly of prayers for practically every occasion, special days, or even that special person in your life, she acknowledged.

Then there is Book No. 2, this one that is entitled, “A Hat For Melinda: Fighting Leukemia Together.”

Officially released on August 6, 2013, Tucker’s “A Hat For Melinda: Fighting Leukemia Together” is a book that is dedicated exclusively to children ranging in ages four-to-eight years of age and it depicts the life of the characters, Melinda and Andrea, both of whom had been friends for years.


BUY SELETHA’S THIRD BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Stephens-Presentation-Seletha-Tucker/dp/1620867265

Not to be outdone, Tucker assembled “Stephen’s Presentation: Learning About Sickle Cell Anemia,” a 38-page project that made its presence on the market on December 2, 2014.

While anxiously awaiting the last days of school before summer, Andrea finds that Melinda is not in school. What happens will both amaze and excite you as you learn about the importance of true friendship, according to a spokesperson for Tucker’s “A Hat For Melinda: Fighting Leukemia Together” at Amazon.com.

Not to be outdone, Tucker then assembled “Stephen’s Presentation: Learning About Sickle Cell Anemia,” a 38-page project that made its presence on the market on December 2, 2014.

For Tucker, an elementary school teacher in St. Louis metropolitan area who has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, she always sensed that she would ultimately delve off into the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

STAY TUNED — Interestingly, Tucker announced that a published memoir dedicated to her mother and father — which will include pictures and stories about her childhood along with pictures of each of her siblings — is presently in the works.

Given the immeasurable strides she made during a six-year time span, it’s safe to assume she’s undoubtedly found her niche as an accomplished author.

“I began writing years ago and started sending out prayers,” said Tucker, who’s currently pursuing a Master’s in Special Education.” One of my sisters and husband suggested writing a book of prayers and I finally did in October 2012.

GOD’S LEADING LADY — Given the immeasurable strides she made during a six-year time span, it’s safe to assume she’s undoubtedly found her niche as an accomplished author.

Interestingly, Tucker announced that a published memoir dedicated to her mother and late father — which will include pictures and stories about her childhood along with pictures of each of her siblings — is presently in the works.

That’s not all, said Tucker, whose authorship tenure has given away to her having attracted a wave of exposure through the mainstream media.

“I am in the midst of publishing my first novel, which should be out by the beginning of the year entitled, ‘Cotton Pickin Southern Belle,’” Tucker said.


For more information about St. Louis-area Author  Seletha Marie Head Tucker, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/seletha.tucker. Also, send email to: selethatucker@yahoo.com.


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

Actress Kim Coles to headline a host of speakers during Know Your Worth Women’s Conference Oct. 6

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES AARON JORDAN, JR. 


Another major announcement, another major celebrity invite to an event that will be hosted by accomplished Mid-South-area businessman Aaron Jordan, Jr.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Jordan, Jr., a longtime media mogul, announced that actress, comedian, and game show host Kim Coles will be the keynote speaker during his Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference on October 6 at 6 p.m. CST.

PURCHASE KNOW YOUR WORTH CONFERENCE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-know-your-worth-womens-relationship-conference-tickets-45635944338

Powered by the slogan, “Come Walk The Purple Carpet” this conference will take place at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, located at 700 Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin, Tennessee.

Tickets to the Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference can be purchased at Kyw2018.eventbrite.com.

Jordan, Jr. said he and Coles had initially crossed paths two years ago and eventually formed a solid friendship.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Coles, 56, is widely known for having starred as Synclaire James–Jones on the classic Fox series, Living Single, from 1993 to 1998.

Prior to joining the cast of Living Single, she made regular appearances on Fox comedy television series, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1991.

“I’m very excited,” Jordan, Jr. said of his upcoming conference. “Kim and I became great associates two years ago, which turned into a good friendship.”

Earlier this year, Jordan, Jr. hosted what was known as the Know Your Worth 2018 Rock Your Mind Tour, during which renowned actor Darrin Henson — who appeared in such shows as Stomp The Yard and Soul Food — was his featured guest.

As for his Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference, Jordan, Jr. said this year’s event figures to be just as pleasurable and informative as in previous years.

“This event is for the celebration of women from all walks of life,” said Jordan, Jr. a native of Memphis who currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. “(We’re) providing a platform to help women foster their inner pain and turn it into a positive release.”

Besides Coles, Jordan, Jr.’s conference will include four other notable speakers, most notably an appearance by spoken word artist Tia Smedley.

Amongst the reasons Jordan, Jr. said he felt inspired to hold his conference annually is because of the overwhelming feedback from those who previously attended it.

Widely known as “Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan, Jr. has traveled the country, during which he routinely empowers the masses with his wealth of knowledge, most notably subjects on dating and relationships.

Interestingly, he has created a relationship workshop series called “Revamp” which can be seen at www.aaronjordanjr.com/revamp.

An award-winning author, speaker, relationship expert, and radio personality whose entrepreneurship tenure spans more than seven years, Jordan, Jr. has authored two books to date: “The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes,” which was released in July 2014, and “A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes” (Extended Version/Second Edition), which officially hit the market in June 2017.

RAISING HIS STOCK — During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Mid-South businessman and media mogul Jordan, Jr. announced that actress, comedian, and game show host Kim Coles will be the keynote speaker during his Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference on October 6.

A graduate of Memphis Whitehaven High School, Jordan earned a Marketing Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

For more information about Aaron Jordan, Jr.’s Fourth Annual Know Your Worth Women’s Relationship Conference, write to: Know Your Worth, LLC, P.O. Box 330711, Murfreesboro, TN 37133. Also, call (615) 208-3261, or send email to: knowyourworthradioshow@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.

Accomplished Nashville author Raeshal Solomon completes her latest book in less than a week

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS WELCOMES RAESHAL SOLOMON


Raeshal Solomon is convinced that it is never too early to teach youngsters about the pros and cons of money.

“Parents need to understand that teaching their children about money can be easy and fun,” Solomon told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “They also need to know the importance of starting now.”

It is in large part because of these notable economic concepts that have greatly fueled Solomon’s desire to compose a book she senses will aid children mightily, particularly as it pertains to making wise monetary decisions as they mature in age.

MOM KNOWS BEST — A Nashville-area author, Raeshal Solomon is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money,” her fourth published written document that was officially released on July 28.

A Nashville-area author, Solomon is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money,” her fourth published written document that was officially released on July 28.

A book that is also known as “The 25,” Solomon’s latest project is a parent guide, of sorts, to teaching your children about money, courtesy of a book that has every day strategies, many of which any parent can use to make a complex subject like money fun and easy to talk about.

A book she began assembling approximately two months ago, Solomon — who technically has written somewhere in the neighborhood of two dozen  books — needed just six days to put the finishing touches on “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money.”

PURCHASE RAESHAL SOLOMON’S LATEST BOOK HERE:  http://mylittlebanker.com/index.php/the25/

A book that is also known as “The 25,” Solomon’s latest project is a parent guide to teaching your children about money, courtesy of a book that has every day strategies, many of which any parent can use to make a complex subject like money fun and easy to talk about.

“I wrote the first 4,800 words in only two days,” Solomon said. “After working with my editor, I was able to finalize the book in four more days.”

Surely, it’s safe to assume that it was 10 days well spent for this thriving, progressive writer, who also authored these published books: “Shop, Shop, Shop,” “Tim’s Red Rudy,” and “Gale’s Day of Giving.”

When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Solomon said, “My other books are tools to help parents, but they are children’s books focused on financial literacy as well.”

YOU GO GIRL!!! A book she began assembling approximately two months ago, Solomon — who technically has written somewhere in the neighborhood of two books — needed just six days to put the finishing touches on “The 25 – 25 Strategies To Teach Your Child About Money.”

As expected, the feedback since the release of “The 25” has been mostly favorable for this native of Johns Island, South Carolina. 

“People love what I have created,” Solomon said. “They find my books to be helpful.”

RAESHAL SOLOMON RELATED STORY: https://makingheadlinenews.com/2017/06/14/nashville-area-author-raeshal-solomon-battles-through-sickle-cell-writes-an-unprecedented-23-childrens-books-in-a-three-year-span/ 

Having recently wrapped up a book tour, during which former NFL player Darius A. Robinson had the pleasure of reading several of Solomon’s books to a gallery of elementary students, Solomon emphasized that the purpose for which God has created her as an author is to teach children about money while they are young.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED — When asked what is the divine message she’s sending to her reading audience through her latest book, Solomon said, “My other books are tools to help parents, but they are children’s books focused on financial literacy as well.”

“We can raise more children who are givers and who are grateful,” Solomon said. “I honestly write what God places in my heart. I never know what He will give me next.”

Besides other forthcoming books, Solomon recently established a kids’ podcast called, “PodKash Kids,” which is geared largely toward what she describes as kid entrepreneurs.

For more information about Nashville-area Author Raeshal Solomon, or to schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook under: Raeshal Solomon. Also, send email to: raeshal@gmail.com.


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Accomplished Mid-South businessman Oginga Carr: ‘It is my destiny to help 10,000 people achieve their dreams’

Earlier this week, Oginga Carr was asked why it is imperative that he esteem and inspire others daily.

To his credit, Carr fielded the question as if he expected it.

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — Much to his delight, Oginga Carr has evolved as an efficient and resourceful businessman, most notably through Epiphany Consulting LLC, a Mid-South-area company that is widely regarded as an organizational structure venture that customarily helps with coaching and consulting for businesses and individuals so that they could appropriately find compliance and clarity.

“Without inspiration, there is no life,” Carr said during an interview with Making Headline News this week. “We need to be not only inspired, but edified.  When we edify one another we grow.  I really don’t care about your what or your why. I care about your how.  We help people find their how.”

Indeed he does.

Carr, in fact, has evolved mightily as an efficient and resourceful businessman, most notably through Epiphany Consulting LLC, a Mid-South-area company that is widely regarded as an organizational structure venture that customarily helps with coaching and consulting for businesses and individuals so that they could appropriately find compliance and clarity.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas who has been dubbed “One of America’s Top Trainers,” according to various media pundits in a detailed description of Carr’s venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com/, Carr doesn’t shy away from the notion that Epiphany Consulting is unique, in large part because human resources is something we all need.

“Our unique proposition is that we offer you help at developing structure in your organization and your life,” said Carr, whose immense entrepreneurship track record spans a little more than a decade. “Many times business owners are great at a skill, but aren’t very good at the business.”

NATIONAL PRESENCE — A native of Little Rock, Arkansas who has been dubbed “One of America’s Top Trainers,” according to various media pundits in a detailed description of Carr’s venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com/, Carr doesn’t shy away from the notion that Epiphany Consulting is unique, in large part because human resources is something we all need.

For what it’s worth, this is where Carr’s progressively effective business comes into play.

A proud of alum of Little Rock Parkview High School — where the former multi-sport athlete lettered in football, basketball, and baseball — Carr also is an accomplished author, a national seminar leader, as well as an organizational structure expert and consultant.

Interestingly, this Henderson State University graduate is armed with roughly 17 years of experience in sales, management, and Human Resources.

“His passion is in the dynamic of change…dealing with it, working through it, and preparing for it,” said a spokesperson in a detailed description of Carr and his venture at http://www.ogingacarr.com.

Not only that, Carr’s professional resume is solid and diverse, considering he has worked in the telecommunications, flooring, and print industries. For those reasons, he has been appropriately labeled a “serial entrepreneur,” of sorts.

Carr’s primary focuses are geared largely on productivity through structure and human capital development, and he has trained tens of thousands of HR professionals in approximately 49 U. S. states.

Which, much to his delight, is mostly befitting, considering Carr has even had a hand in functioning as a magazine publisher, radio and television show host, not to mention having assumed the role as executive director of a non-profit foundation, among other capacities.

Moreover, Carr’s primary focuses are geared largely on productivity through structure and human capital development, and he has trained tens of thousands of HR professionals in approximately 49 U. S. states.

CHECK OUT OGINGA CARR’S FORTHCOMING EVENTS HERE: www.idialive.com 

“My mission is to develop more clarity, content, and consistency in our lives,” Carr said. “If we are clear about our goals, then content of those goals are achievable and we can be consistent in our actions. We can be successful in our lives.”

REMARKABLE TRACK RECORD — Carr’s professional resume is especially diverse, considering he has worked in the telecommunications, flooring, and print industries. For those reasons, he has been appropriately labeled a “serial entrepreneur,” of sorts.

Carr credits the bulk of his success as a thriving businessman to his father, whom he said was undoubtedly one of the biggest inspirations in his life.

Though Carr’s father passed away in 2007, he acknowledged that “he lives with me every day in my actions. He believed that we are a family related by affinity, if not through consanguinity.”

“That means that people who are striving to achieve goals in life are related by their love and passion to improve, even if they are not related by blood,” Carr added. “I welcome all Dream Achievers to my family.”

There is, by all accounts, a valid reason for which Carr essentially has rolled out the figurative red carpet to those who aspire to connect with him.

LISTEN TO HIM — “Our unique proposition is that we offer you help at developing structure in your organization and your life,” said Carr, whose immense entrepreneurship track record spans a little more than a decade. “Many times business owners are great at a skill, but aren’t very good at the business.”

“We live by a hashtag, #teamcrushingit,” Carr said. “That means that we are crushing those obstacles that are in front of us.  We are getting to our goals faster than we thought we could.  We are crushing life.”

In the foreseeable future, Mid-Southerners — Memphians in particular — will be afforded the golden opportunity to learn more about Carr and Epiphany Consulting in a trio of informative events:

  • I Dream I Achieve: The Business Blueprint.  This event is geared toward developing the mindset and the business structure to succeed in business.  “It is the best business development conference in the Mid-South,” Carr said. “We develop events that are all about giving you the skills that you need to be great.”
  • DAD KNEW BEST — Though Carr’s father passed away in 2007, he acknowledged that “he lives with me every day in my actions. He believed that we are a family related by affinity, if not through consanguinity.”

    The Breakthrough Accelerator Bootcamp. “This event is all about accelerating those breakthroughs in your life,” Carr said. “In that event, we celebrated the rebirth of your dreams. How can we cultivate those dreams and be ready to be great?”

  • The Limitless Summit.  “This event is all about creating a limitless life and limitless business,” Carr explained. “What are the keys to living limitless?  We develop those there.”

Also, Carr announced that two new events are presently in the works: Limitless Summit in Fort Worth, Texas and the IDIA Mastermind Retreat in Mexico, where attendees will engage in a five-day experience, during which they will, as Carr said, make those quantum leaps in our lives.

“It is my destiny to help 10,000 people achieve their dreams in 2018,” Carr said. “We are helping people achieve those dreams through products, events, coaching, and consulting, and we are so happy about the outcomes.”

 

For more information about Mid-South-area businessman Oginga Carr, connect with him via social media under: “Oginga Carr.” Also, send email to: Oginga@ogingacarr.com

 

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

Memphian Yolanda R. Kight exemplifies a ‘servant’s heart’ approach as she lobbies for Shelby County Circuit Court Judge post

DECISION 2018: MAKING HEADLINE NEWS IN-DEPTH FEATURE ON YOLANDA ROCHELLE KIGHT

 

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

 

To grasp a thorough concept of Yolanda R. Kight is one who can be appropriately described as a true survivor of arguably some of life’s greatest hurdles, pause for a moment, if you will, and become enlighten about her assortment of personal testimonies.

“There have been many forces working against me to undermine where God has been taking me,” Kight said during an exclusive weekend interview with Making Headline News.

For the record, it all started somewhere in inner city Memphis — North Memphis to technical — where Kight was born to an unwed teenage mother and resided with her grandmother.

“We called her ‘mama’ because most of our mothers in my family were young and our grandmother was like our mama,” Kight recalled.

LEADING BY AN EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENCE — If things go her way on the campaign trail in the coming months, Yolanda R. Kight, a native Memphian will assume yet another commendable label to go along with the true survivor one. A proud graduate of Memphis Hamilton High, Kight, 47, is a candidate for Shelby County Circuit Court Judge, Division 9, a political post she’s hoping to win following her previous unsuccessful, nail-biting loss in her quest for Shelby County Clerk. Pictured with Kight are her three daughters: Ariyana, Arielle, and Ania.

All things considered, Kight, like many of her peers, was a typical youngster who was destined to make the most out of life in the inner city, often jumping a fence during the summer months for free lunch at nearby Lester Community Center, routinely engaging in a variety of childhood neighborhood activities before the street lights caught her.

Still, even while diligently staying in a child’s place while being raised in a Christian environment where attending church was mandatory, it seemed that various forms of challenges had arose and thrust Kight in harm’s way, a trend by which she didn’t merely deserve, much less warrant.

So how to explain and make sense of why Kight was victimized by sexual assault and molestation as a minor by multiple men, not to mention having endured an abusive relationship, all while functioning as a single parent to three young girls as a law school student who was armed with so much promise?

ON ONE AKA ACCORD — After enrolling at the historic Clark Atlanta University, where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Fall 1989, Kight transferred to LeMoyne-Owen College, where she eventually earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

To acquire a somewhat full understanding, try becoming empowered of how she has managed to blossom into the true survivor for which she is widely known.

“I didn’t come from a family of people who had gone to college or had obtained great fortune or success,” Kight explained. “But I was blessed to have friend who I met in junior high school whose family instilled in her to seek higher education and so I basically followed what she did.”

Much to her delight, Kight steadfastly stuck with that junior high school confidant in such a way that, to her credit, she not only has enjoyed sustained success through education, but she’s made a name for herself in the process.

REMEMBER HER NAME — Much to her delight, Kight steadfastly stuck with that junior high school friend in such a way that, to her credit, she not only has enjoyed sustained success through education, but she’s made a name for herself in the process.

And, if things go her way on the campaign trail in the coming months, Kight, a native Memphian will ceremoniously assume yet another commendable label to go along with the true survivor one.

A proud graduate of Memphis Hamilton High, Kight, 47, is a candidate for Shelby County Circuit Court Judge, Division 9, a political post she’s hoping to win following her previous unsuccessful, nail-biting loss in her quest for Shelby County Clerk.

Early voting begins July 13 and ends July 28. The general election is August 2.

THROWBACK MEMPHIS — All things considered Kight, like many of her peers, was a typical youngster who was destined to make the most of life in the inner city, often jumping a neighborhood fence during the summer months for free lunch at nearby Lester Community Center.

For Kight, that she is vying for Circuit Court Judge is especially ideal for a time such as now, in large part because of the wealth of experience she’s garnered in her current position as a Magistrate Judge.

Amongst Kight’s notable responsibilities is overseeing cases centered on dealing mostly with domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking, drugs, and other criminal matters.

“In this position, it has become even more transparent than before that we have issues with justice in our legal system,” Kight said.

Interestingly, Kight said long before she sensed she would delve off into the political arena, she was birthed with the notable vision of becoming a driving force in the community as a way to make it a better place for “my children and grandson.” she emphasized.

“Even before running for office, I began doing things in my practice to restore hope and reconciliation to those persons I touched in my practice,” Kight said.

Now, she stressed, is the appropriate time to take her servant’s heart approach outside of her credible practice.

What better place to take it than to Shelby County Circuit Court, Division 9?

“I never had the sense that I wanted to necessarily run for office, though I had one person to tell me that God told them that my grace was in politics, and other persons prophesied that I would hold certain political positions,” Kight said.

For what it’s worth, she certainly possesses the educational credentials to run for such a commendable political seat.

Kight was raised in a single-parent home in the inner city by her mother, June Kight.

After enrolling at the historic Clark Atlanta University, where she became a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Fall 1989, Kight transferred to LeMoyne-Owen College, where she eventually earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

In addition, she acquired a Legal Assistant Certificate in Paralegal Studies from University College at the University of Memphis, during which she was named Most Outstanding Paralegal.

Interesting, in 1998, Kight had the opportunity to meet prominent Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, who presently serves as a Federal Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

According to Kight, it was Donald who encouraged her mightily to broaden her horizon in the judicial industry, a development that had ultimately inspired her to earn a law degree from University of Memphis’ historic Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law just four years later.

The rest, as they say, was history.

BUILDING A LASTING LEGACY — Interestingly, in 1998, Kight had the opportunity to meet prominent Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, who presently serves as a Federal Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. According to Kight, it was Donald who encouraged her to broaden her horizon in the law/judicial industry, a development that had ultimately inspired her to earn a law degree from University of Memphis’ historic Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law just four years later. Pictured with Kight is her grandson, Micah-Donovan, whom she customarily deems her “Pooh Bear.”

“It wasn’t until I had my children and the idea that (other lives) now relied on me to make everything okay that the notion that ‘Failure was not an option’ took hold and I was determined to make life better for them,” Kight, who’s currently pursing a degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. “That determination to make life better for them, undergirded with the faith I learned through my mother who found God and made sure that we got to know God by attending church, Sunday school, vacation bible school, etc., is what helped me to keep going despite feeling like giving up sometimes feeling overwhelmed.”

Given the immeasurable strides she’s made — particularly from those days of growing up in the inner city, to jumping fences for free lunch, to conquering being molested and physically abused, to achieving educational excellence — Kight is especially hopeful that the citizens of Shelby County will take into account her servant’s heart approach when they take to the polls in the foreseeable future.

“A win for Yolanda Rochelle Kight is a win for the citizens of Shelby County,” Kight said. “And it will represent a shift in this community toward a community that is concerned about the needs of all members of this community by ensuring that all members of our community are afforded justice that is not based on race, socio-economic background, or status.”

 

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS “DID YOU KNOW?”

Did you know that Memphian Yolanda R. Kight is involved in a variety of community-based organizations, most notably:

The Northwest Shelby County Rotary Club

A lifetime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women and,

The Co-Program Chair of Precious Pearls of Frayser?

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

North Carolina businesswoman Tammy Jurnett-Lewis’ living out her dream as owner of Ideal Healthcare Services

WALKING IN HER PURPOSE — All things considered and because of her steadfast commitment to advancing her educational endeavors, Raleigh, North Carolina businesswoman Jurnett-Lewis is savoring the fruits of her labor, thus witnessing her dreams become a continuous reality as founder and chief executive officer of Ideal Healthcare Services.

In case you don’t know her, Tammy Jurnett-Lewis would like to introduce herself.

For starters, Jurnett-Lewis is a proud native of Maury City, Tennessee, a rural town in Crockett County that is comprised of a population of roughly 674, according the latest U. S. census for that area.

Having attended nearby McGavock High School in Nashville, where she spent a majority of her high school tenure, Jurnett-Lewis would later transfer to Crockett County High in nearby Alamo, where she ultimately graduated before enrolling at Tennessee Tech in Nashville. There, she eventually earned her diploma to become a fully Licensed Practical Nurse (or LPN).

A business she organized 2005, Ideal Healthcare Services is a non-medical agency that is widely known for providing personal care and an assortment of homemaker services, most notably bathing, grooming, dressing, light housekeeping, and meal preparation, among other entities.

“I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2003,” Jurnett-Lewis, during a weekend interview with Making Headline News, explained at length while recalling the notable developments that have given way to what has become a compelling career as a Corporate America professional.

Upon relocating to North Carolina, Jurnett-Lewis earned her undergraduate degree as a Registered Nurse at Johnston Community College and is presently enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is pursuing a degree related to Family Nurse Practitioner.

All things considered and because of her steadfast commitment to advancing her educational endeavors, Jurnett-Lewis is savoring the fruits of her labor, thus witnessing her dreams become a continuous reality as founder and chief executive officer of Ideal Healthcare Services.

A business she organized in 2005, Ideal Healthcare Services is a non-medical agency that is widely known for providing personal care and an assortment of homemaker services, most notably bathing, grooming, dressing, light housekeeping, and meal preparation, among other entities.

Interesting enough, Jurnett-Lewis — after becoming acclimated as a rising businesswoman — had become inspired to expand while functioning in her element, all while routinely providing staffing and skilled nursing services.

“I then obtained a contract with the federal government, allowing me to care for veterans who could benefit from the services,” Jurnett-Lewis explained.

Consequently, Jurnett-Lewis, after growing the business to what she described as a “substantial size,” elected to sell her business venture, a development that would ultimately benefit her mightily in the long run.

“I sold not because I no longer loved it, but because my passion was bigger than helping the number of individuals that I was able to service,” Jurnett-Lewis explained.

Not to be outdone, Jurnett-Lewis, exemplifying her passion as an efficient medical professional, eventually started Ideal Healthcare Solutions, a consulting company that is geared toward assisting individuals who aspire to start home care agencies, as well as assist individuals who are already in business with maintaining, particularly as with regards to growing and staying in compliance of their respective businesses.

So far, so good for this thriving, progressively resourceful businesswoman, whose best and brightest days are well ahead of her.

“I realized that I can help more seniors receive care by helping more agencies either start their businesses or stay in business,” Jurnett-Lewis said.

MORE ON TAMMY JURNETT-LEWIS: http://www.iamtammylewis.com/

In addition, Jurnett-Lewis’ business offers a care management division that is geared toward aiding seniors in finding the appropriate care while simultaneously corresponding with physicians and medication management.

“As a young child, I knew three things before the age of ten,” Jurnett-Lewis said.  “I knew that I loved writing. I knew that I wanted to be a business owner and I knew that I was going to become a nurse. I guess becoming a business owner was in my DNA.”

A TRUE SUCCESS STORY — “As a young child, I knew three things before the age of ten,” Jurnett-Lewis said.  “I knew that I loved writing. I knew that I wanted to be a business owner and I knew that I was going to become a nurse. I guess becoming a business owner was in my DNA.”

Come to think of it, she was undoubtedly born with the mindset of an entrepreneur, considering Jurnett-Lewis’ father was a successful businessman, a trend that sometime back in 2003, inspired this flourishing businesswoman to follow in his footsteps.

“I made up in my mind that it was time to live out my dream,” said Jurnett-Lewis, who’s also an accomplished author of a few books, most notably her written document entitled, Starting And Maintaining a Successful Home Care Agency. “I moved to Raleigh, took some business classes, and started attending business networking events.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, the woman from the rural town of Maury City, Tennessee, who once had to overcome homelessness amid living with her family in a vehicle, doesn’t shy away from the notion that…well…perhaps she can tell it best.

“I love everything about the business arena, but more than anything, I enjoy helping another start their businesses,” Jurnett-Lewis said, adding that amongst her biggest inspirations are her fourth grade teachers, Susan Burns and Shirley Winrow. “The smiles on their faces and excitement in their voices bring me joy.  I don’t care what type of business it is.  I just love business period.

“Everything about what I do brings me joy,” Jurnett-Lewis continued. There is rarely a day when I leave a client with a smile. This is my purpose.  I was born to do what I’m doing.”

 

TAMMY JURNETT-LEWIS NOTABLE ACHEIVEMENTS: 

Awards: 2012- Top 50 Entrepreneurs of the Triangle

2012- Top 50 Small Businesses of the South

2013- Featured in Forbes Magazine

2014- Featured in Forbes Magazine

2015- Published D.I.V.A.S (Driven Individuals Visionaries Accomplish Success)

2016- Started Ideal Healthcare Solutions

 

TRY  CONNECTING WITH TAMMY: 

www.iamtammylewis.com

www.facebook.com/iamtammylewis

www.twitter.com/iamtammylewis

www.instagram.com/iamtammylewis

www.linkedin.com/in/iamtammylewis

info@iamtammylewis.com

 

 

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

Mid-South-area author Dr. Sharliese Boateng assembles an awe-inspiring, spiritually gut-checking book in memory of her father

DESTINY STEPS — A staff pharmacist for Memphis’ St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Sharliese Boateng is the mastermind behind the emotionally inspiring book, Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain to Purpose. A 176-page, paperback written document that officially made its presence on the market in April 2017, Boateng, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke at length about how during a flight to Ghana, West Africa in 2009, God strategically infused within her the idea of comparing a pregnant woman’s journey to that of our destiny and purpose, a life-changing, attention-grasping sequence He ultimately dropped in her spirit.

WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas — Just after midday Tuesday, Dr. Sharliese Boateng wasted little time taking to her Facebook page to pay homage to the man widely known as “Big Ed” — or Edwin Dwayne Tatum to be technical.

Said Dr. Boateng in an awe-inspiring post that gave way to her acquiring a number of likes and favorable comments accompanied by a few intriguing hashtags:

As I head downstairs to autograph more books for Saturday, I can’t help but to recall the conversation my late father, Big Ed, and I had following a family altercation. He told me I would write a book to tell my story and help others! I laughed because that dude was always trying to make money. His heart was pure as gold, but his hands were always GREEN! Well, I listened to him more than 10 years ago when he said it. NOW I SEE! Daddy was RIGHT! Just having a #thinkingofmydaddy moment #restinlovebigguy…LITTLE ROCK, SEE YOU SATURDAY!#pregnantwithdestiny #therespurposeinthepain #push

Though Dr. Boateng’s father is a little more than 10 years removed from his death, that memorable, forthright suggestion he offered his daughter is something about which she didn’t merely take lightly.

Amongst the reasons is that the dialogue between Dr. Boateng and her father essentially served a memorable key ingredient, of sorts, particularly as it pertained to this accomplished medical professional taking a monumental step toward fulfilling the purpose for which God created her.

A staff pharmacist for Memphis’ St. Francis Hospital who resides in nearby West Memphis, Dr. Boateng is the mastermind behind the emotionally inspiring book, Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose.

A 176-page, paperback written document that officially made its presence on the market in April 2017, Dr. Boateng, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, spoke at length about how during a flight to Ghana, West Africa in 2009, God had strategically infused within her the concept of comparing a pregnant woman’s journey to that of our destiny and purpose — a life-changing, attention-grasping sequence He ultimately dropped in her spirit.

“To be obedient to God for starters, but also to simply restore hope into people who have lost sight of their destiny due to distractions, frustrations, past traumatic events, etc.,” said Dr. Boateng, explaining the single, most underlying reason she chose to write her recently-released book.

REMEMBER ‘BIG ED’ — Just after midday Tuesday, Dr. Boateng wasted little time taking to her Facebook page to pay homage to the guy widely known as “Big Ed” — or Edwin Dwayne Tatum to be technical.

A book she needed roughly 6 ½ years to complete, Dr. Boateng’s Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose emphasizes, among other things, that your destiny has always been something that God ordained to be tunneled vision but, because of life’s trials and tribulations, it has been seen through panoramic vision, Dr. Boateng explained in a detailed description on her book’s back cover.

In addition, Dr. Boateng eloquently explains how we include things that aren’t merely meant for the journey, yet we capture them in our view, she said.

PURCHASE DR. BOATENG’S BOOK HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Pregnant-Destiny-Sharliese-Boateng-Pharm-ebook/dp/B06Y48VJ72

LEAN NOT UNTO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING — All things considered, it is through the sometimes dreaded process that gives way to us becoming spiritually impregnated with destiny or, to be more specific, finding the strength and solace that will greatly drive us closer to Almighty God, Dr. Boateng essentially explains.

“My friend, everybody has a story,” Dr. Boateng boldly professes. “A past filled with happiness or painful things that you are not so proud about.”

Then without hesitation, this accomplished motivational speaker poses a rather thought-provoking question in her lofty quest to change and impact a generation through her compelling, provocative new book.

“But what if I told you that it all works out for your good and your life’s purpose?” Dr. Boateng asked. “Yes, God has created each of us with a powerful destiny, but the question that lies ahead is this: Are you willing to go through the process to see it birthed out?”

GOD ENDORSED IT — “To be obedient to God for starters, but also to simply restore hope into people who have lost sight of their destiny due to distractions, frustrations, past traumatic events, etc.,” said Dr. Boateng, explaining the single, most underlying reason she chose to write her recently-released book.

All things considered, it is through the sometimes dreaded process that gives way to us becoming spiritually impregnated with destiny or, to be more specific, finding the strength and solace that will greatly drive us closer to Almighty God, Dr. Boateng essentially explains.

“Another level of anointing, power and greatness is within your reach and the birthing will soon reveal it,” Dr. Boateng said. “All you have to do is rest assure and know that you are pregnant with destiny!”

Interesting enough, Dr. Boateng — a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who will host book signings Saturday and Sunday in her native establishment — acknowledged that her book is actually the “catalyst” and “platform” that will push her further into her destiny, particularly with regards to speaking into and over the lives of those who can’t quite make sense of which trimester they’re in.

Spiritual trimester, that is.

A book in which she needed roughly 6 ½ years to complete, Dr. Boateng’s Pregnant With Destiny: From Pain To Purpose emphasizes, among other things, that your destiny has always been something that God ordained to be tunneled vision, but because of life’s trials and tribulations, it has been seen through panoramic vision, explained a spokesperson for Dr. Boateng’s book at Amazon.com.

“This will be done through many speaking engagements, my own empowerment conferences, etc,” said Dr. Boateng, who’s also scheduled to promote her book during a Women’s Conference at New Hope Church of God In Christ in Wrightsville, Arkansas September 23 at 3 p. m. before returning to Ghana January 1-10 for more book signings. “God has called me to be a beacon of light to many, and I must allow the light to shine in a dark place of others to help push them to greater.

For what it’s worth, Dr. Boateng is confident her reading audience won’t misinterpret her book’s uniquely-designed cover that, to her credit, essentially tells a story in its own right.

DON’T GET IT TWISTED — Interesting enough, Dr. Boateng — a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who will host book signings Saturday and Sunday in her native establishment at Nations of Kings Assembly — acknowledged that her book is actually the “catalyst” and “platform” that will push her further into her destiny, particularly with regards to speaking into and over the lives of those who can’t quite make sense of which trimester they’re in. Spiritual trimester, that is.

“Some may look at the cover, see the word ‘pregnant,’ and automatically assume that this is a book for females only,” Dr. Boateng explained. “Not quite. Every person, be it male or female, has a spiritual womb, and God allows each person to have their own unique process to birth out that dream, vision, and purpose to ultimately fulfill destiny. In the end, it all brings glory back to the Father, because He placed it there from the beginning.”

As for her male counterparts…

“Men, don’t run,” Dr. Boateng said. “Read the book…reflect and embrace where you are, knowing that you too are pregnant with destiny.”

For this thriving, progressively resourceful author, no one knew that more than Big Ed.

Surely, dad knew best all along.

 

MAKING HEADLINE NEWS SALUTE TO DR. SHARLIESE BOATENG: 

 

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

 

Mid-South-area businessman Dwayne Chaffen, Jr. striving to turn Memphis into an ‘information technology powerhouse’

TEN-NES-SEE THIS BOOMING BUSINESS — A native of Memphis, Dwayne Chaffen, Jr., 32, is owner and chief executive officer of Embrytech, an up-and-coming information technology-based venture that offers, among other things, digital marketing and IT consulting services for a variety of industries.

MEMPHISDwayne Chaffen, Jr. is only keeping it real.

During an interview this week with Making Headline News, Chaffen, Jr., an accomplished Memphis-based businessman who has appropriately found his niche in the ever-so-competitive information technology industry, explained in great detail what obviously is a downward trend, of sorts, particularly as it pertains to African-Americans becoming actively engaged in the prominent Silicon Valley Big Tech companies.

“I would like to say that many people may not realize it, but it is a statistical fact that many of our Silicon Valley Big Tech companies such as Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Intel, and Google workforce is less than two percent black,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Black people are highly misrepresented within the IT industry.”

GETTIN’ IN WHERE HE FIT IN — Chaffen, Jr. strongly believes that with his flourishing business, he possess the tools and knowledge to bring about change, most notably for the betterment of minorities in what has become an extremely competitive industry.

For what it’s worth and to his distinct credit, that minorities have very little presence in what surely is a booming and popular industry is what has fueled Chaffen, Jr.’s competitive drive to establish his own IT-oriented business, one he hopes will become a fixture throughout the Mid-South and surrounding areas — much sooner than later.

A native of Memphis, Chaffen, Jr., 32, is owner and chief executive officer of Embrytech, an up-and-coming information technology-based venture that offers, among other things, digital marketing and IT consulting services for a variety of industries.

A company that is a little more than eight months removed from its much-anticipated inception, Embrytech is making an array of pivotal strides, in large part because Chaffen, Jr. is armed with a wealth of experience as one of the Mid-South’s youngest and most energetic IT professionals.

MAN ON A MISSION — “My personal mission is to serve my clients with the spirit of excellence,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Every business owner deserves to know how technology can add to their bottom line, and Embrytech is the perfect company to explain this to them. My goal is to grow Embrytech into an information technology powerhouse that will be around for all future generations to come.”

“We’ve got the necessary tools and expertise to help you grow your business successfully,” said Chaffen, Jr., who boasts more than a decade of information technology experience along with having earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Networking Systems from Memphis’ ITT-Tech. “We partner with our clients to develop engaging digital marketing strategies, design high quality and scalable solutions, and build rich brand experiences. All of that simply means our efforts translate into creating more customers for you and increasing your bottom line.”

And here’s the real kicker, Chaffen, Jr. is quick to point out.

“And the best part is that your business get to keep 100 percent of our efforts,” he said. “We work for you.”

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME — A company that is a little more than eight removed from its inception, Embrytech is making an array of pivotal strides, in large part because Chaffen, Jr. is armed with a wealth of experience as one of the Mid-South youngest and most energetic IT professional.

In addition, Chaffen, Jr. strongly believes that with his flourishing business, he possesses the essential tools and knowledge to bring about some much-needed change, most notably for the betterment of minorities in what has become an extremely competitive industry.

WHAT ABOUT EMBRYTECH? https://www.embrytech.com/

“Embrytech is working to change that,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “I am not looking to socially diversify or integrate with Silicon Valley, although we will welcome collaboration. I am looking to break the mold, obliterate the stereotypes, and create my own Silicon Valley right here in my home town of Memphis.”

To grasp a thorough understanding of why Chaffen, Jr. is so passionate about having a major impact through his chosen industry in the Mid-South and surrounding areas, look no further than the information technology talent this Memphis Mitchell High graduate has witnessed in the Bluff City in recent years.

“There are many bright IT minds right here in my own back yard,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Memphis is named America’s Aerotropolis, where runways, roads, rails, and the river merge.”

Not to mention a major establishment that houses a slew of Fortune 500 Companies, Chaffen, Jr. added.

“Memphis is home to FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper, Service Master, Mueller Industries, Fred’s Discount Store, and an assortment of transportation and logistics companies,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “I and my company, Embrytech, are not only willing to solve a client’s technical issues, but also willing to collaborate with other organizations to help turn Memphis into a technical powerhouse.”

With his unyielding passion and purpose, coupled with his solid body of work and experience as a veteran IT professional, it’s safe to assume that Chaffen, Jr. and Embrytech’s biggest and brightest days are well ahead of them.

“My personal mission is to serve my clients with the spirit of excellence,” Chaffen, Jr. said. “Every business owner deserves to know how technology can add to their bottom line, and Embrytech is the perfect company to explain this to them. My goal is to grow Embrytech into an information technology powerhouse that will be around for all future generations to come.”

He’s not bragging, mind you.

He’s only keeping it real.

 

For more information about Memphis businessman Dwayne Chaffen, Jr., contact him at www.embrytech.com, at Facebook.com/embrytech, or follow him on Instagram @dchaffen.

 

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.