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Arkansas author ‘Nahnee’ recalls disastrous season of her young life in her book, ‘Convicted At 16’


Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear (Qur’an 02:286)


BEAUTY FOR ASHES — On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Author Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course. Nahnee is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Convicted At 16.”

DALLAS — For the rising author known as “Nahnee,” such a memorable vision emerged during what undoubtedly was the darkest season of her young life.

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.
The vision to which Nahnee is alluding is the one that fueled her desire to compose the book entitled, “Convicted At 16,” her newly-produced written work that came full circle during her unlikely incarceration as a minor.
On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course.
“While I was incarcerated, I cried every day about how I would someday write a book to tell my story, because people painted the picture of me as a murderer,” Nahnee, a Little Rock, Arkansas resident, explained. “On the side of that, my 14-year-old brother was involved as well, and I felt like if it wasn’t for me, he would of been able to live his life free.”

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A book that is comprised of 186 pages in length (the eBook is 86 pages), Nahnee’s “Convicted At 16” is centered largely on one decision which, according to this gifted writer, has not only taken the life of her close friend, but could very well take away everything that matters to her, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48163918-convicted-at-16.

“With a charge of capital murder hanging over her head, 15-year-old Nahnee is forced to take on an adult role as she battles for her freedom,” said a spokesperson for “Convicted At 16.”

As Nahnee explained to MHN, there was no doubt that her life at the tender age of 15 had “took a turn,” she said.

A turn for the worst, to put it more specifically.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this now 27-year-old author, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape.

“Five years…five months and nine days locked up,” said Nahnee, a Long Beach, California native, recalling how long she was confined between the dreaded walls of a jail cell. “Now I can say I’ve overcame many struggles being incarcerated at 15.”

Interestingly, Nahnee’s book also depicts a development during which she was involved with a man whom, according to this author, controlling, was abusive and manipulative.

Not to mention up to no good.

“He led me to set up robberies on people whom I was good friends of people I knew,” Nahnee recalled. “My book talks about one robbery that almost took place but didn’t, because my brother came home early from work. It also mentions a robbery that did happened an how the guy I was dating made me make the call and give orders to my friend on where to come.”

As Nahnee vividly explained, she had no choice but to do what she was told out of fear that something unfavorable would happen to her.

“There was no way out…and hadn’t been for three years of our relationship,” she told MHN. “I went through peer pressure, neglecting my family, disrespecting my mother and my father.”

All of these things, she acknowledged, her ill-advised decisions had led to a horrific crime involving two of her close friends, both of whom were robbed at gun point, one of whose life was cut short amid a cold-blooded murder.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this once downtrodden woman of distinct beauty, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape — one she didn’t sense would have come to fruition.

Not on her time watch.


“I have gotten awesome feedback from my book about how people see why I’m so cautious in my everyday life,” Nahnee said. “I struggle with opening up and trusting people. My dignity has been stripped. My freedom has been robbed. People have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and why I move the way I move with grace and caution.”


While she has no current speaking engagements to promote her new book, another book is forthcoming, Nahnee said.

Generally, Nahnee emphasized that her book was assembled, largely to bring about awareness to other millennials, most notably about the consequences for courting someone twice their age.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.

“I just want to reach young girls and boys (and to let them know) it’s not okay to date someone twice your age,” Nahnee said. “It’s okay to be different and respect your upbringing. I want people to know that if you are in a legal situation and you are under 18, don’t speak until your guardian is present to sign anything.

“I want people to be aware of their rights and that sometimes you’re tricked into thinking you’re going home, but yet you just opened your mouth that could potentially cause your life to be thrown away.”

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


For more information on Little Rock, Arkansas-area Author Nahnee, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 501.813.7033, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/nahneepublications/. Email her at: nahneepublications@gmail.com.


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

Andre Johnson is 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.

Atlanta businessman Kent Osbourne defies odds as high school dropout, emerges as a successful entrepreneur

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

 

Might as well go ahead and get this part of Kent Osbourne II’s testimony out of the way.

He’s a high school dropout.

DRAMATIC COMEBACK FOR THE AGES — A native of Melbourne, Florida who currently resides in Atlanta, Kent Osbourne has emerged from being a high school dropout to becoming the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

“I dropped out of school in the ninth grade,” the 40-year-old Osbourne told Making Headline News during an exclusive weekend interview.

As if that wasn’t enough to shakeup and rattle the overall landscape of Osbourne’s young life, his bolting high school prematurely had eventually given way to a flurry of other issues, considering he wound up becoming a convicted felon amid what he describes as “all kinds off oppositions,” not to mention what he referred to as a slew of “roadblocks, mountains, storms, disappointments, and letdowns.”

Still, even in the wake of his assortments of obstacles — a host of problematic occurrences that would have caused some to throw in the towel — a rather dramatic sequence of events arose of the life of this resilient young man whom, all things considered, was determined to defy the urge to quit.

How could that possibly be for a high school dropout whose decision to put his education by the wayside was supposed to have to disrupt his ability to succeed, reduce his effectiveness, thus live and dwell on the larger side of God?

“Failure was not an option,” Osbourne explained, fielding the question as if he expected it. “I was determined to succeed.”

Osbourne, in fact, recalled vividly those days during which no would hire which, truth be told, was quite understandable, considering he didn’t possess a high school diploma behind his name.

Still, just like God, he had other ideas.

“When no one wanted to hire me, I said I would start my own business and hire myself, so that’s what I did,” Osbourne said.

Much to his delight, he had done just, having become owner of not one, not two, but three businesses, a trend that has benefited him mightily throughout the years.

A native of Melbourne, Florida who currently resides in Atlanta, Osbourne is the proud owner and CEO of K.O Trucking LLC, Generation Changers International LLC, and Prison To Power Inc.

WHAT ABOUT KENT OSBOURNE? www.kentosbourne.com

HOW YA LIKE ME NOW? Even in the wake of his assortments of obstacles — a host of problematic occurrences that would have caused some to throw in the towel — a rather dramatic sequence of events arose of the life of this resilient young man whom, all things considered, was determined to defy the urge to quit.

A little more than two decades removed from having dropped out of school, it’s safe to assume that “proud” undoubtedly is the operative word, particularly as it pertains to recalling Osbourne’s unlikely success story, given many would believe that this thriving entrepreneur was set up to fail miserably.

Still, just like God, he had other ideas.

“I always have been independent since a youth,” Osbourne said. “I never wanted a handout.”

For that reason, he sensed that the most logical remedy was to turn to selling drugs a reasonable outlet to survive and make ends meet.

“I became a big time drug dealer,” said Osbourne, who also started a record label labeled entitled, ‘Rapid Fire Records 2 LLC.’”

ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM — Even after being released from prison at 22 years of age, Osbourne was not to be outdone. Heck, if nothing else, he was determined not to become so consumed with the dreaded street, a trend that could have very well sent him back to prison, or perhaps to his grave all too soon.

Even after being released from prison at 22 years of age, Osbourne was not to be outdone. Heck, if nothing else, he was determined not to become so consumed with the dreaded street, a trend that could have very well sent him back to prison, or perhaps to his grave all too soon.

“Even when I was in the streets at 22, I was always a boss, whether it was selling drugs or running my record label,” Osbourne explained. “I’ve always had that entrepreneur spirit.”

To his credit, the only things that has changed with regard to exemplifying an “entrepreneur spirit” is that Osbourne is generating his income the old-fashioned way.

He’s earning it.

Legally, mind you.

“When the going got tough, the tough got going,” said Osbourne, whose business venture caters to people of all ages. “Now that I have God on my side Who gives the increase. Nothing can stop me from accomplishing my goals. As long as I keep God first, I’m going to accomplish so much more. This is only the beginning.”

Today, unlike never before, Osbourne doesn’t shy away from the notion that his primary mission through his business ventures is to provide service to people, save souls, touch lives, and also to motivate, inspire, and empower others to live to their fullest potential.

“I was inspired to do all this by a man in prison,” Osbourne said. “He told me if I wanted to be successful I needed to seek God. Once I listened to this man who came from the same dark place I did, I went to church in prison like he told me to, and the rest was history.”

It is, by all accounts, because he heeded some worthy advice and counsel while behind bars that Osbourne is yet walking in the divine purpose for which God created him.

SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — Today, unlike never before, Osbourne doesn’t shy away from the notion that his primary mission through his business ventures is to provide service to people, save souls, touch lives, and also to motivate, inspire, and empower others to live to their fullest potential.

On April 19, for example, he will be afforded the opportunity to share of his life-enhancing testimonies during a Houston-based correctional institution black tie event.

To his credit, his itinerary is starting to fill up mightily, given he’s scheduled to make public appearances in several places across the country through the end of the year.

So you might wanna book him now while you can.

“What I like most about being my business is that I’m able to make my own decisions, work when I want, work how long I want, work as hard as I want, make as much money as I want, and don’t have to worry about anyone telling me what I can, and what I can’t do,” Osbourne said. “You have the same ability I have if you would just transform your mind, and change the way you think.”

Much like he did some two decades ago.

Look at him today, living out his dreams, thus walking in the purpose for which God created him.

So much for dropping out of high school way back when.

 

For more information about Atlanta-based businessman Kent Osbourne, connect with Facebook under “Kent Osbourne.” Also to book him for an appearance or speaking engagement, call (386) 286-1987 or (321)704-3388. Also, email him at: Kentosbourne@gmail.com

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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