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Georgia single mother of three, Kenyatta Bell confident ‘justice will be served’ amid home-buying deal gone bad


Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you; But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV)


THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS

BUT GOD — For Kenyatta Bell and her family, it seemed that buying a home by Freddie Mac had been a mostly discomforting and disheartening experience, to say the least. In 2018, Bell was informed that her home was sold to her illegally through Freddie Mac.

Terry Jermaine Compton and Kenyatta Nichelle Bell enjoyed a mostly healthy marriage, a union that lasted nearly two decades — 19 years and two days to put it more precisely.

Even when the coupled deemed it essential to go their separate ways, amongst the things Terry and Kenyatta agreed is that they wanted what was best for their children, particularly a safe and comfortable place to call home.
“I was so excited for getting my dream home for Mother’s Day from Terry,” Bell, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the joy and splendor that essentially had overtaken her family when the Comptons moved into their 2,700-square-feet dream home years before the untimely passing of her former husband at the age of 44.
While savoring their home at 20 Fairway Oaks in suburban Waverly, Georgia undoubtedly was a dream come true Bell and her children, such an awe-inspiring fantasy was all but shattered amid an unlikely discovery, one that, by all accounts, essentially haunts Bell and Co. to this day.
While savoring their home at 20 Fairway Oaks in suburban Waverly, Georgia undoubtedly was a dream come true Bell and her children, such an awe-inspiring fantasy was all but shattered amid an unlikely discovery, one that, by all accounts, essentially haunts Bell and Co. to this day.

In 2018, Bell was informed that her home was sold to her illegally by Freddie Mac.

A government-owned corporation that buys mortgages and packages them into mortgage-backed securities, Freddie Mac’s official title is the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (or FHLMC). According to a report at https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-freddie-mac-3305985, banks typically use the funds received from Freddie Mac to make new loans to homebuyers.

As a result, that essentially boosts the housing market and allows more Americans to become homeowners.

WE ARE FAMILY — “I was so excited for getting my dream home for Mother’s Day from Terry,” Bell, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, recalling the joy and splendor that essentially had overtaken her family when they moved into their 2,700 square feet dream home years before the untimely passing of her former husband, Terry Jermaine Compton (far right in image) at the age of 44.

Generally, the report cites, FHLMC gives banks the ability to create 30-year mortgages, and without Freddie Mac, the banks would have to keep the loans on their books for 30 years, thus tying up too much money — something mortgage experts say is “too risky.”

Bell and her then-husband purchased their home in May 2011 and were represented by longtime licensed realtor Kimberly Watson of Magnolia Realty, which is owned by Cecily Hill.

“We purchased our home from Freddie Mac, which was represented by a local realtor…whom I cannot recall,” Bell said.

The closing attorney for the home was former attorney and current judge, Robert Sweat, and the home was financed by Silverton Mortgage, which sold to BB&T and is considered guaranteed by the VA, Bell said.


‘IT’S ABOVE ME NOW’

Asked what was her initial reaction upon learning that a certificate of occupancy never emerged, Bell said: “I didn’t understand how this could happen to us, because we hired professionals. Our real estate company was owned by a previous state representative.

“We had all of these licensed and/or licensed professionals representing our family in the purchased of our home which was not inspected, did not have a final inspection, did not and currently doesn’t have a certificate of occupancy, has always and remains to be unlivable, and has been and currently illegal to live in,” Bell acknowledged.

For Bell and her family, it seemed that buying a home through Freddie Mac had become a mostly discomforting and disheartening experience, to say the least.

“Freddie Mac sold us the home without a certificate of occupancy and didn’t tell us,” Bell told MHN. “To make it worse, they are trying to hide behind (this ordeal), but (they’ve) put my family’s lives in danger for seven years.”

According to Bell, Heritage Bank officials executed the construction loan and that the Bank of Georgia in Augusta was the first lending institution that was responsible for having originated the mortgage without a certificate of occupancy.

As Bell explained, the rash of issues surrounding her home purchase was initiated by Heritage Bank, located at 392 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway in nearby St Mary’s, Georgia.

According to Bell, Heritage Bank officials executed the construction loan and that the Bank of Georgia in Augusta was the first lending institution that was responsible for having originated the mortgage without a certificate of occupancy.

Bell recently met with John Myers, an attorney for Camden County, about the ongoing issues surrounding her home. To no avail, she senses that things are at a constant standstill.

Calls by Making Headline News to Myers on Monday and late last week weren’t immediately returned.

As if the ongoing and seemingly insurmountable problems surrounding the certificate of occupancy weren’t enough to frustrate Bell and her family, they began to discover a variety of damages inside of their residence.

As if the ongoing and seemingly insurmountable problems surrounding the certificate of occupancy weren’t enough to frustrate Bell and her family, they subsequently began to discover a variety of damages inside of their residence.

“Actually, we couldn’t see damages, but we started experiencing problems with the HVAC unit and other small things within a few months, but we thought it was because no one had ever lived there,” Bell said.

All things considered, the entire matter surrounding Bell’s home purchase was a bad deal that apparently had become worse.

Asked what was her initial reaction upon learning that a certificate of occupancy never emerged, Bell said: “I didn’t understand how this could happen to us, because we hired professionals. Our real estate company was owned by a previous state representative.


“Our closing attorney is now the probate judge,” Bell continued. “Our lender had the inspection completed and our loan is a VA loan. After all we’ve been through and now we can’t live in our home. I began begging for help, but I had to research and get knowledge and understanding myself.”


While Bell believes that something will ultimately be done about an ordeal that resulted in her and having her family having to live at a local hotel and then with her “spiritual sister,”  Gina Fernandez Beverly, this accomplished Georgia businesswoman is confident “justice will be served” and that she will eventually reap some much-anticipated beauty for all of her ashes.

While Bell believes that something will ultimately be done about an ordeal that resulted in her and having her family having to live at a local hotel and then with her “spiritual sister,”  Gina Fernandez Beverly, this accomplished Georgia businesswoman is confident “justice will be served” and that she will eventually reap beauty for all of her ashes.

“I want to bring awareness to what happened to our family, but I also want to encourage people to trust God, keep the faith, and be strong no matter what their situation looks like,” said Bell, whose has two sons, both of whom are college football players. “My daughter was writing her book while our family was going through this situation and my boys were fighting through producing on the field and all three in the (college) classroom. During this storm is when Epic Life was birthed.”

“I want to bring awareness to what happened to our family, but I also want to encourage people to trust God, keep the faith, and be strong no matter what their situation looks like,” said Bell, whose has two sons, both of whom are college football players. “My daughter was writing her book while our family was going through this situation and my boys were fighting through producing on the field and all three in the (college) classroom. During this storm is when Epic Life was birthed.”

A native of Gay, Georgia, Bell is the catalyst for the Epic Management Group, an Atlanta-area ministry that was spearheaded on an area radio station and is aired by way of a slew of airwaves.

Widely regarded as Epic Life Ministry, this company has also launched a social media teaching — a segment that’s collectively conducted by Epic Life staffers: Gina Beverly, Danielle Sunderhouse and Corey Watts — whereby it has garnered a global audience.

Interestingly, Epic Management Group has partnered with St. Marys radio station to host an array of what company officials describe as “epic life experiences,” most notably for middle and high school students.


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Dallas/Fort Worth disc jockey Dee Porter’s book depicts her battle with homelessness to landing her dream job


Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you; But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed(1 Peter 4:12-13 NIV)


DEFYING MASSIVE ODDS 

‘LOOK AT ME NOW…HEYYYYY’ — A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Dee “lilD” Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Dee Porter wasted little time Tuesday morning taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

But God…
“I always said that what I went through would make a dope movie, and when one of my friends wrote a book, she really encouraged me to do the same,” Porter, during a recent exclusive interview with Making Headline News, explained, recalling the turbulent, tear-jerking, seemingly insurmountable events that led to her composing her first book. “I toyed with the idea in 2017, and finally got serious in 2018.”
And so it came to pass, the much-anticipated written work by Porter, the ever-so-popular midday disc jockey for  Dallas/Fort Worth’s 97.9 The Beat.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Porter is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed,” which is a nearly a month removed from its ceremonious release.

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A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book signing for Porter’s book is scheduled for October 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery and Resource Center in Dallas, located at 4466 South Marsalis Avenue.

A second book signing will take place October 12 from 3-5 p.m. at Dock Bookshop, located at 6637 Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth.

From there, Porter will engage in a nationwide book tour that will commence in Shreveport, Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati.

Other cities will be added at dates and times to be announced, Porter said.

A book that is comprised of 88 pages, Porter’s “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is foreword by Charlamagne Tha God, the co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club With DJ Envy and Angela Yee.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Widely known as “lilD,” Porter was once a part-time employee for a Cleveland, Ohio-area radio station — she worked one day a week for $13 an hour — yet she couldn’t afford pay rent and was ultimately evicted from her residence. Consequently, she was forced to move into a motel and often had to settle for staking out in her car when she couldn’t afford a room.

A book Porter needed just shy of a year to complete — “I began writing it in January 2018 and finished it in December 2018,” she said — “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” is deemed a “diary,” of sorts, one that depicts the life of a homeless radio superstar in the making, according to a detailed synopsis of this book at Amazon.com.

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As far as she was concerned, the latter undoubtedly was her only recourse.

That’s because instead of returning to Louisiana, Porter sensed it would be in her interest to stay in Ohio and chase her dreams. Even it meant staking out in a motel or often using the back seat of vehicle as a sofa and mattress.


“If you want something, no matter how unattainable it may seem to other people, if you’re willing to sacrifice for it, your gifts will make room for you. Stay focused.” — 97.9 The Beat Disc Jockey Dee ‘lilD” Porter


To her credit, that’s just what she did.

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“I know my purpose is to help others realize their worth earlier in life than I did, and this book is part of my purpose by showing people that there’s beauty in the struggle,” said Porter, adding that at least two more books are on the horizon (“I don’t give away the titles, but they’re both autobiographical,” she acknowledged).

“You will make it through. The universe makes a way for those who align their thoughts and actions to their goal. I’m proof of that.”

Still clinging to massive dreams of ultimately landing a huge break in this ever-so-competitive radio industry, Porter essentially was faced with two options: return to her native establishment of Shreveport and hit the figurative reset button. Or strategically devise ways to conquer homelessness.

As expected, the feedback since the October 10 release of “Route 2: My Choice To Struggle To Succeed” has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“The select people who have read it told me they couldn’t put it down,” Porter said. “Some cried, and overall, they all said they appreciate my transparency.”

As Porter explained, exemplifying transparency, by all accounts, was a foregone conclusion, particularly when she had fully grasped the vision to assemble her book.

“A few people asked why I chose to be so open about the things I’ve been through,” she said. “For me, I’m strong enough to have dealt with it, so I share in an effort to help others deal with their struggles.


SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

For her valiant efforts, coupled with some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith, this vibrant, brilliantly gifted radio personality had eventually captured the favorable results she so desperately sought.

“Homeless have faces,” Porter continued. “It’s not always the face of the alcoholic on the corner or the drug addict in the alley. Your coworker could be homeless. Most of us are a couple of paychecks away from a shelter. If you’re couch-surfing, sleeping in your car, or sleeping in a nasty motel for the week…you’re homeless. Homeless have faces: at one time, it was my face.”

All of which practically sums up why this rising Texas superstar disc jockey deemed it essential Tuesday morning to vividly recall her humble beginnings immediately after taking to the airwaves, where she informed her hundreds of thousands of listeners of an awe-inspiring development that, years ago, seemed virtually improbable.

“Love your neighbor,” Porter said.

For all the right reasons.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Dee Porter, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/lildonair/; (Twitter) https://twitter.com/lildonair; (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/deeportershow. Email her at: deeportershow@gmail.com.


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With a $500 price tag, Maryland author Prophetess Dr. Anita Naves’ “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” is a ‘must buy!’


For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 KJV)


WALKING IN HER DESTINY 

ALL GOD’S DOING — A little less than one year removed from his its much-anticipated release, Prophetess Dr. Anita G. Naves’ “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” has caught the attention of a host of celebs, most notably renowned Gospel recording artist Pastor Shirley Caesar.

Prophetess Dr. Anita G. Naves recalls like yesterday how it all went down, remembers vividly how her employer had unceremoniously given her the dreaded pink slip.

“God gave me the vision to write the book in 2010 after I was laid off from the Prince George’s County Public School system as a result of a reduction in force,” Naves, a Maryland-based author and businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week.
The book to which Naves is referencing is “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man,” a basic spiritual guide to understanding the divine gift of the ministry of prophecy, its power, its purpose, and its prophets.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT

WORTH THE MONEY — Naves goes to great lengths to share her experience of being awaken into a heavenly trance, where she was specifically instructed to listen, take notes, and to write this book on behalf of God’s heart desire, to let the world know that He is the Ministry Gift of prophecy. Moreover, Naves — as mandated by God — raises awareness and provides sound biblical credibility to the workings and execution of God’s plans for His ministry gift of prophecy and His prophets. The cost for this awe-inspiring and life-changing book: $500.

Officially released on August 17, 2018, Naves’ “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” is deemed an inspiring tribute to what this Christian-based writer labels “the divine and empowering supernatural” ministry gift of prophecy,” according to a detail introduction of this book by Author House.

Naves’ project is widely regarded as history-making one, considering it is believed to be that no book in American history has sold for $500 multiple times over.

Labeled a “miracle book,” Naves’ written work may be purchased for a lesser amount from Authorhouse, she said. But those who have purchased the book directly from the author at $500 have reported what she describes as amazing “financial and healing breakthroughs” in areas of their lives, where stagnation had set in.
Also, Talent Scots for New Readers International along with MGM studios have sought Naves for a movie screen adaptation deal. This author, in fact, was told that her book rated highly for best new author for screen adaptation offer.

Interestingly, Naves goes to great lengths to share her experience of being awaken into a heavenly trance, where she was specifically instructed to listen, take notes, and to write this book on behalf of God’s heart desire, to let the world know that He is the Ministry Gift of prophecy. Moreover, Naves — as mandated by God — raises awareness and provides sound biblical credibility to the workings and execution of God’s plans for His ministry gift of prophecy and His prophets.

The cost for this awe-inspiring and life-changing book: $500.

Nope, this is no typo, mind you.

Rather, for Naves, the unorthodox price tag for this book was mandated by God Almighty Himself.

And if God said it, that settles it.

How else to explain why much to Naves’ delight, more than a dozen consumers have already invested in “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” which, to her credit, undoubtedly is a sign of things to come for a book that is steadily having a massive kingdom impact.


“Everything in my life at that time seemed to be going wrong,” said Naves, recalling the assortment of hardships she endured before God had strategically assigned her to compose her new book. “But it was in that moment God started to tell me that He would reframe my spiritual beliefs with really knowing His word and understanding Bible and really knowing His voice.”


Consequently, it wasn’t long thereafter that Naves began to establish more of a close-knit relationship with God during her season in the wilderness.

“The Holy Spirit led me to a Christian church Bible college in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where I begin to learn and study the Bible on another level,” Naves explained. “While at the same time, God was speaking to me about the gift of prophecy within me, telling me how He would perfect it all the more, so I could teach truth to others in a more perfected way.”

For Naves, such teachings arose, courtesy of her newly-produced book which, truth be told, is worth the $500 price of admission.


MAKING GLOBAL HEADLINES 

“God gave me the vision to write the book in 2010 after I was laid off from the Prince George’s County Public School system as a result of a reduction in force,” Naves, a Maryland-based author and businesswoman, told Making Headline News this week.

“The vision for book started to emerge in within me like a roast cooking in a crock pot to perfection over several years with God adding the special ingredients,” said Naves, who needed somewhere in the neighborhood of six years to complete her book.

Ironically, her vision for assembling “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” arose amid an emotionally-driven fantasy, this devout woman of faith, recalls.

“I felt compelled to write the book after I had a dream that I went to heaven and was sitting before God’s Face, listening to Him tell me about How He wanted the truth to be known about the spirit gift of prophecy and His real prophets in the earth versus the fake deceiving ones,” Naves explained. “In the dream, I was surrounded by pure bright lights…the brightest I have never seen before in earth.

“These dreams came at several times of the early morning until I finally got up and started journaling the information that had been downloaded in my spirit. God told in the dream that I could be trusted to speak from truth…not from man’s perspective, but from His heart’s perspective, backing it up with solid Bible scripture.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

A little less than one year removed from his its much-anticipated release, Naves’ “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” has caught the attention of a host of celebs, most notably renowned Gospel recording artist Pastor Shirley Caesar.

Also, Naves has announced that other written works are on the horizon and are expected to be released as early as next year.

“I am currently working on putting the finishing touches on them,” said Naves, referring to her forthcoming project entitled, “PARTY With Me,” which is a motivational journal of self-acceptance through God’s love.

ALL SMILES NOW — Officially released on August 17, 2018, Naves’ “Pardon Me! Prophecy Is Not Of Man” is deemed an inspiring tribute to what this Christian-based writer labels “the divine and empowering supernatural” ministry gift of prophecy,” according to a detail introduction of this book by Author House.

Naves other upcoming book is “Pssst…Follow The Clues,” which will address how to discern possible relationship incompatibilities by paying attention to the clues.

“God keeps surprising me with signs, wonders, and miracles, even in the midst of trials,” Naves said. “I knew the book was powerful when I got fired from my job in 2009.

“It feels like I’m living a dream,” Naves continued.

Surely, with God, all things are possible, as this brilliantly gifted author has discovered.


For more information about Maryland Author Anita G. Naves, to order her book, or to schedule send email to: anaves79@gmail.com. To make a donation in helping construct Naves’ book into a movie, call 301.275.2016, send Cash App payments to: $DOCANITA, or send email to: Speak4Him@gmail.com.


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Accomplished Atlanta author Dr. Carolyn Stephens spearheads a book that figures to change a generation


Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)


GOD’S LEADING LADY 

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW SEASON — An accomplished Atlanta-area author and businesswoman, Dr. Carolyn Stephens is responsible for forwarding the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2,” her much-anticipated sophomore edition that is is widely known as “One Voice” — a project that addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.

DALLAS — Dr. Carolyn Stephens has something she needs to get off of her chest.

So pay attention.

“The black woman has been stereotypically criticized, marginalized, and sexualized for decades, and most of the negative connotations are a misunderstanding or a traditional belief system that has continued to demean the women of our culture,” Dr. Stephens, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explain in detail the developments that fueled her desire to write an awe-inspiring book.

It is, by all accounts, due in large part to this assortment of stereotypes that Dr. Stephens deemed it absolutely essential to compose a book that figures to enrich and impact a generation for years to come.

An accomplished Atlanta-area author and businesswoman, Dr. Stephens is responsible for forwarding the book entitled, “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2,” her much-anticipated sophomore edition that is is widely known as “One Voice” — a project that addresses a variety of pertinent topics, most notably surviving divorce, sexual and physical abuse, broken identity, and mental illness, among other subjects.


THE PROVERBS 31 FACTOR 

“I decided to construct a book project that would allow black women to have a voice and vocalize their obstacles, processes, and victories,” Dr. Stephens said.

As this gifted author-turned-businesswoman explained, her primary objective for composing a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” was centered largely on uniting a dozen black women from various walks of life, all of whom demonstrate the courage to share a common goal and vision as a strategic way to create healing, thus establish a sense of unity within their respective community.

ON ONE ACCORD — More than anything, Dr. Stephens acknowledged, she’s especially appreciative to the gallery of African-American authors who collectively bought into her massive vision to construct a book that figures to impact a generation and will be promoted in a number of establishments around the country, most notably New York, Alabama, Warner Robins, Georgia, Detroit, as well as Florida, Texas, and Jamaica.

“We have chosen to execute this book in the form of an anthology to create a level of cohesiveness between black women in order to demonstrate the results of what we call sister synergy,” said Dr. Stephens, explaining her purpose for “I Am A Black Woman, Volume 2. “This compilation book project not only discloses the many challenges that black women face, such as divorce, sexual and physical violence, single parenthood, etc., but also speaks of the therapeutic resolutions necessary to bring about change.”

Interestingly, Dr. Stephens — who’s widely known also as a public speaker and a clinical therapist — disclosed a rather intriguing statistic pertaining to the struggles a slew of struggles with which countless of black women customarily endure.

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SET ASIDE FOR GOD’S USE — Interestingly, Dr. Stephens — who’s widely known also as a public speaker and a clinical therapist — disclosed a rather intriguing statistics pertaining to the struggles a slew of struggles with which countless of black women customarily endure.

“Over several years of working in my practice, I discovered that 98 percent of my patient population was African-American single women, who were often- times diagnosed with dual diagnoses as a result of the traumatic experiences they have endured,” Dr. Stephens explained. “I was challenged to explore the emotional triggers and root causes that produce many of the toxic behaviors demonstrated among many black women that oftentimes cause us to stay divided.”

All things considered and to her credit, such a discovery practically sums up why Dr. Stephens thought it necessary to assemble a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman.”


“As a result of launching this project, a loving sisterhood was birthed and has now developed into a long awaited movement,” Dr. Stephens said of her forthcoming book, which is scheduled to be officially released in June. “The sisterhood of the IAABW represents the edification and affirmation of the black woman.”


More than anything, Dr. Stephens acknowledged, she’s especially appreciative to the gallery of African-American authors who collectively bought into her massive vision to construct a book that figures to impact a generation and will be promoted in a number of establishments around the country, most notably New York, Alabama, Warner Robins, Georgia, Detroit, as well as Florida, Texas, and Jamaica.

“Myself and the co-authors of IAABW would like to help support the healing process of the black family and see the revival of the black community through love, strength, and prosperity,” Dr. Stephens said.

BUT GOD — As this gifted author-turned-businesswoman explained, her primary objective for composing a second edition of “I Am A Black Woman” was centered largely on uniting a dozen black women from various walks of life, all of whom demonstrate the courage to share a common goal and vision as a strategic way to create healing, thus establish a sense of unity within their respective community.

Ironically, Dr. Stephens thought it essential to compose a book in a rather similar fashion, or one that would be centered primarily on African-American men.

Just recently, Dr. Stephens announced that she will be producing an “I Am A Black Man” book that is slated to be released in October 2019.

“The IAABW movement is continuing to grow,” Dr. Stephens said. “We are proud to announce the launching of (I Am A Black Man), thus solidifying our belief that we are a community that is strong and powerful.”

So pay attention.


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For more information about Atlanta-area Author Dr. Carolyn Stephens, or to order her book, schedule her for a public appearance, a book signing, or speaking engagement, call 404.839.5102, or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/drcstephens. Also, send email to: dr.carolyn21@yahoo.com.


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Houston entrepreneur Melody Woods looking forward to 2019 with forthcoming wedding, documentary, new book


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud; It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs; Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth; It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveresLove never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away; For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears; When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me; For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known; And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NIV)


 

DALLAS — Melody Woods has endured enough turmoil and hardships, has encountered enough heartbreaks and letdowns, has pressed and navigated her way through enough unfavorable situations and circumstances to be able to identify when God is strategically positioning and elevating her for promotion.

Consider, for instance, how God had allowed Woods’ path to cross with Jesse James Willis III, her beloved fiancé, with whom she will exchange nuptials in the coming months.

Awwwww…


HER KING, HIS QUEEN

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER — During an exclusive interview with Making Headline News, Woods, a longtime Houston-area entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of MWG Tax And Financial Service Inc., announced the forthcoming debut of her documentary and release of her book, both of which are entitled, “The Surviving Butterflies.” Woods book is projected to hit the market on November 24, 2019. Pictured with Woods is Jesse James Willis III, her beloved fiancé, with whom she will exchange nuptials in the coming months.

“Where do I begin? The word, ‘joy,’ I never thought I would ever experience as far as a relationship,” Woods, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, explained when asked to describe the joy her soul mate has brought to her life.

Despite all through which she gone and conquered, Woods was found guilty of clinging to unwavering faith, coupled with a solid prayer life.

That is when God miraculously showed up on her behalf, thus allowing the right man to find her, a man whom she ironically has known for a little more than two decades.

“I have prayed to have a man that is so genuinely loving, faithful, patient, understanding, compassionate…someone as silly as me and, who most of all, keeps God first in his life,” Woods, displaying her customary big smile while offering her assessment of her Willis. “He is my best friend and I thank God for this man every day. Most people think we just meet. No, we’ve been knowing each other for over 20 years, which will be more detailed in my upcoming book.”

Said Willis, echoing some rather similar excitement for his significant other: “(Melody) has brought me overwhelming love, warm smiles, multiplied with happiness, encouraging words and thoughts are what she brought into my life. Having a plethora of things in common increase wonderful emotions. Our togetherness with those facts makes us able to overcome any obstacle.”

THE PROVERBS 18:22 AFFECT — Despite all through which she gone and conquered, Woods was found guilty of clinging to unwavering faith, coupled with a solid prayer life. That is when God miraculously showed up on her behalf, thus allowing the right man to find her, a man whom she ironically has known for a little more than two decades.

During an exclusive interview with MHN, Woods, a longtime Houston-area entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of MWG Tax And Financial Service Inc., announced the forthcoming release of her book entitled, “The Surviving Butterflies,” which is projected to hit the market on November 24, 2019.

Interestingly, Woods’ book will be viable extension of her upcoming documentary that is also entitled, “The Surviving Butterflies,” a narrative that will depict an assortment of Woods’ personal and tumultuous experiences or, as she specifically acknowledged, “the obstacles I have overcome,” not to mention “the  removing a mask that I wore for 16 years.”

Much to the delight of this Texas couple, Willis suggested that Woods move forward with a 90-minute documentary she hopes attracts the attention of some of Hollywood’s big name directors and producers.

Woods said she hopes that someone such as renowned actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry gets word of her forthcoming documentary.

“What if someone like Tyler Perry hears about this documentary? I would be so honored on so many levels. I would love for him to back my movie. I’m speaking it to existence.” — Melody Woods


Much like she spoke into existence her harvest season, this after having survived arguably the greatest tragedies of her life.

Just last summer, Woods’ heart was broken considerably when a close member of her family had suddenly passed away.

JESSE’S G.O.A.T — Still, when the dust settled, when the adversary sensed that he had this prized Texas businesswoman down for the count and rendered unto her a potential death sentence, here comes God, His usual reliable Self, showing on her behalf, thus cross-examining the enemy’s plots and schemes as only He could.

As if that wasn’t enough to rattle and shake up her family, Woods surprisingly suffered what doctors had described as a major stroke a little more than a month later, a stunning development that damaged the right side of her brain.

“God was definitely in the midst of it all, because one thing I know, I’m a fighter and all I can think about is everything I wanted to do and say if,” Woods, during a December 2017 interview with Making Headline News, said, assessing how she overcame what undoubtedly was a disastrous, emotionally-driven time for her.

Still, when the dust settled, when the adversary sensed that he had this prized Texas businesswoman down for the count and rendered unto her a potential death sentence, here comes God, His usual reliable Self, showing on her behalf, thus cross-examining the enemy’s plots and schemes as only He could.

Then comes some big-hearted, loving guy named Jesse James Willis III, a native Houstonian, who bears the namesake of his father and grandfather.

Even after having initially crossed paths some two decades ago, Willis stumbled upon Woods.

Once again.

However, this time, their reuniting had become far more arousing and captivating. In no particular order, though.

Willis then thought it necessary to ask Woods out on a date. Woods graciously said yes.

Then they went out on a date at some point.

And another one.

And another one.

And another one.

And…well, you get the point.

Then things got more and more serious between the two, this after Willis had won Woods’ heart. And vice versa.

MELODY’S G.O.A.T. — Fast forward to September 6, 2018, Willis sensed after a little more than two decades, there was no time to allow another 20 years elapse, much less a year. That was the day Willis proposed. That was the day Woods said yes.

Fast forward to September 6, 2018, Willis sensed that after a little more than two decades, there was no time to allow another 20 years elapse, much less a year.

That was the day Willis proposed. That was the day Woods said yes.

Now here they are, months away from their much-anticipated wedding, months away from a tear-jerking documentary that figures to create a global buzz, months away from a book that figures to find its way on the New York Times best-seller list.

Yep. Reunited, and it feels so good.

“Honestly, I never been so excited about a totally New Year,” said Woods, explaining how 2019 will be a new beginning for her, particularly after having endured and outlast so much adversity. “I had to understand that happiness is not out there, it’s in you. I always had the key to being happy, but know I understand I have the power to choose what to accept and let go of.”

AFTER SHE SUFFERED AWHILE — Still, when the dust settled, when the adversary sensed that he had this prized Texas businesswoman down for the count and rendered unto her a potential death sentence, here comes God, His usual reliable Self, showing on her behalf, thus cross-examining the enemy’s plots and schemes as only He could.

For Woods, chances are, she will find herself clinging tight to her fiancée on New Year’s Eve, unleashing tears of joy, the kind of tears that seemed displaced last year around this time.

“I’m going into a New Year more confident, stronger, determined more than ever,” said Woods, still placing her smile on public display which, as far as she is concerned, is just where it belongs. “God prepared me for this moment and I’m ready to share my testimony with the world…not just my dark days, but my brighter days.”

Credit the fact that after having endured enough turmoil and hardships, enough heartbreaks and letdowns, enough unfavorable situations and circumstances, she still persevered in that she’s able to identify when God is strategically positioning and elevating her for promotion.

IN THAT ORDER — “I’m going into a New Year more confident, stronger, determined more than ever,” said Woods, still placing her smile on public display which, as far as she is concerned, is just where it belongs. “God prepared me for this moment and I’m ready to share my testimony with the world…not just my dark days, but my brighter days.”

So bring on 2019 and everything that comes with it.

Because there’s no doubt this Texas businesswoman is destined to continue to do things big — with her soon-to-be-husband right alongside her, cheering her on.

“Releasing my documentary, starting my nonprofit organization, my book and, most of all, marrying best friend and sharing our love story. Also opening 4 new businesses by 2020,” said Woods, reviewing her forthcoming itinerary for such remarkable time as now. “We are ready to share and help change families’  lives for the better.”

All of these heaven-mandated promotions — all of these well-deserved blessings after having survived arguably the greatest tragedies of her life.


For more information about Houston entrepreneur Melody Woods or to inquire about MWG Tax & Financial Service Inc., call 832-523-7222. Also, send email to: melodygilmore@mgtaxservice.biz.


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Is Houston entrepreneur Sonia Corbin-Davis the custom made jewelry industry’s best kept secret?

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As far as custom made jewelry goes, it’s safe to assume that Sonia Corbin-Davis is a woman of many hats.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I have started a mobile bead bar,” Corbin-Davis, 52, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, explaining in detail her thriving business venture as the mastermind behind The Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar.

DESTINY UNFOLDED — Powered by The Jewelry Instructor’s Inc., Sonia Corbin-Davis’s Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar is a Houston-area business she said functions more like a BYOB, and Art & Sip shops, only it is a mobile establishment.

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Powered by The Jewelry Instructor’s Inc., Corbin-Davis’s Jewelry Instructor’s Bead Bar is a Houston-area business she said operates more like a BYOB, and Art & Sip shops, only it is a mobile establishment.

In addition, Corbin-Davis is widely known for creating a variety of custom jewelry designs, all the while teaching regular jewelry classes, workshops, not to mention assembling patterns for those who create jewelry themselves.

Not bad for a multi-talented entrepreneur whom, as if that isn’t enough to turn heads, is an accomplished realtor.

For Corbin-Davis, her rise to emerging as one of the Texas’ finest custom made jewelry designers essentially surfaced while engaging in an in-depth conversation with a few friends and co-workers, during which she was employed by the United States Postal Service.

“(They) gave me the idea of starting a jewelry business,” Corbin-Davis recalled. “I used to wear all types of odd jewelry, and they would ask me to shop for them.  So, I started shopping for them and reselling.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

One favorable business-related concept had ultimately led to another and, before she knew it, Corbin-Davis had effectively connected with her God-given purpose as a rising entrepreneur.


“I knew that they could not take my creativity. One day, after years of working at the post office, I just got fed up with the long hours and the office politics, and I asked God to give me a career that allowed me the freedom to create.” — Sonia Corbin-Davis 


A business that Corbin-Davis had originally named Accessories A La Carte, this Houston native recalls like yesterday how she and a few of her coworkers had been competing in the custom made jewelry industry.

“I was 20-something and I wasn’t having that, so I stepped up my game, and sought out to start making my own jewelry,” Corbin-Davis recalled.

To her credit and much to her delight, she’s been a fixture in the custom made jewelry industry for 2 ½ decades strong.

And counting, of course.

“I knew that they could not take my creativity,” said Corbin-Davis, sounding not arrogant, but rather overwhelmingly confident while functioning mightily in her element. “One day, after years of working at the post office, I just got fed up with the long hours and the office politics, and I asked God to give me a career that allowed me the freedom to create.”

It was, by all accounts, because of her unshakable faith that God began to strategically move on her behalf, thus give her the desires of her heart.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I got a real estate license and, after 16 years of working at the post office and pursuing (a career in) real estate, I resigned,” Corbin-Davis said.

Fortunately for her, it eventually proved to be the right move at the right time.

Because, after all, her divine purpose was greatly connected to the next phase of her life.

“For years I did not create (jewelry),” Corbin-Davis explained. “I was actively selling real estate. Then one day, God reminded me of the (on the job) prayer… ‘God give me a career that allows me of the freedom to create.’ From then forward, I have been creating (jewelry).  Although I am known as ‘The Jewelry Instructor’ in the beading community, I (prefer) to become known by my designer name, ‘Cordavi Designs.’”  

Not only that, now that Corbin-Davis has gotten a firm grip on her business, she doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s aiming to assemble jewelry for a few well-known celebrities.

On second thought, perhaps she can appropriately explain it better.

“I would love to create pieces for Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Marjorie Harvey, and I would absolutely be honored to create jewelry for the cast of a Tyler Perry movie,” Corbin-Davis said with a huge grin, although she’s very serious.

“As a matter of fact, I have created renditions of pieces that clients will bring to me that they saw on someone famous.”

SHE SAID IT — “I would love to create pieces for Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Marjorie Harvey, and I would absolutely be honored to create jewelry for the cast of a Tyler Perry movie,” Corbin-Davis said with a huge grin, although she’s very serious.

A business that is steadily having more of a global presence, generating media headlines, and will be on display on September 9 during the Lyfe After Me Launch Party that is hosted by fellow Houston entrepreneur Ruby C. Bridges, a majority of Corbin-Davis’s clients are women ranging in ages 40 to 78.

“I have had men take classes also,” Corbin-Davis said, who was once was paid to go to New England to teach classes. “And a few of them have gone on to start their own line of jewelry making.”

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Now that she’s convinced her business’ best and brightest days are well ahead of it, Corbin-Davis is forever grateful that she’s finally walking in the purpose for which she was created.

“After years of teaching, creating, and having parties, I realized that my purpose is building relationships, one bead at a time,” Corbin-Davis said. “My journey has not just been about the beads, it’s about the experience.”

Well said by this thriving, progressive entrepreneur, whose divine purpose was greatly connected to the next phase of her life.

For more information Houston-area Businesswoman Sonia Corbin-Davis, or to schedule her for a public appearance or speaking engagement concerning her business, connect with her via Facebook under: Sonia Corbin-Davis. Also, send email to: info@thejewelryinstructor.com.


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Houston college student Kristie Coleman following in mother’s huge footsteps as a young entrepreneur

DALLASKristie Coleman is originally from inner city Houston.

South Houston to be technical.

MOM’S KNOWS BEST — It is, in fact, because of the keen guidance of her mother that Kristie Coleman is steadily making favorable strides as owner and chief executive officer of KKC Film, a Houston-based film company that is widely known for a variety of productions, most notably movies, television shows, stage plays, music videos, skits, and inspirational vlogs and blogs, just to name a few.

A place where only the strong survive, for a 24-year-old, Coleman can greatly attest to what it is like to, you know, have figurative stones thrown in her direction.

“Every single stone that has been thrown at me I built from it, evolved from it and, most importantly, learned from it,” Coleman told Making Headline News this week. “Don’t give up when it gets hard. Don’t give up when your back is against the wall and, most importantly, build from the stones thrown at you.”

To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Coleman isn’t an ordinary youngster in her early 20s. Amongst the reasons is that her mindset is such that she has deemed it essential to walk in the massive footsteps of her mother, Thelma Sample, an accomplished Houston-area businesswoman.

“She is resilient,” Sample said of daughter’s continuous entrepreneurship progress. “Even as a little girl, she was a risk taker and a go-getter. She has tough energy.”

NO 1. FAN — Armed with lofty aspirations of earning an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Coleman doesn’t shy away from the notion that she views her mother as the ideal model and mentor as it pertains to achieving entrepreneurship excellence. An accomplished author, Sample is owner and CEO of Success Tax Relief, a popular Houston financial-based institution that was established in January 2010.

Said Coleman: “My mother is my biggest inspiration along with my grandmother — RIP — Tyler Perry, Oprah, and Beyonce.”

It is, in fact, because of the keen guidance of her mother that Coleman is steadily making favorable strides as owner and chief executive officer of KKC Film, a Houston-based film company that is widely known for a variety of productions, most notably movies, television shows, stage plays, music videos, skits, and inspirational vlogs and blogs, just to name a few.

Currently a waitress at a local restaurant and a 2011 graduate Houston’s La Porte High School, Coleman is accustomed to burning the midnight oil, considering she is advancing her education at Houston Community College.

EARLY BIRD — Having started taking theater classes in high school at the tender age of 14, Coleman acknowledged that what she  loves the most about her business is that it revolves around being creative, a rather intriguing trend that routinely affords her the golden opportunity to create what she describes as stories that revolve mostly around today’s issues.

Armed with lofty aspirations of earning an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Coleman doesn’t shy away from the notion that she views her mother as the ideal model and mentor as it pertains to achieving entrepreneurship excellence.

An accomplished author, Sample is owner and CEO of Success Tax Relief, a popular Houston financial-based institution that was established in January 2010.

“I watched my mother build her business from the ground up,” Coleman said. “I worked for multiple multi-level marketing companies and I worked side by side with CEO’s, millionaires, and small business owners.”

Interestingly, the knowledge Coleman acquired is priceless.

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Currently a waitress at a local restaurant and a 2011 graduate Houston’s La Porte High School, Coleman is accustomed to burning the midnight oil, considering she is advancing her education at Houston Community College.

“I learned from their mistakes,” Coleman said. “I watched how they handled adversities and how they woke up each day and loved what business they were representing. That drove me to start my own business, because I knew learning from them, I could build something unique the world would enjoy and it would give me fulfillment.”

Now that she has established a product she’s convinced the world would ultimately come to enjoy, Coleman’s primary focus moving forward is to devise ways to enhance the vision about which God has introduced to her.

“My personal mission for doing this work is simple: Its God’s plan for my life,” Coleman said. “I was born to own companies that can use their influence to send positive messages, speak the Lord’s truth, work with talented artists, and lead people to success.”

RAISING THE BAR — To her distinctly unique credit, it’s safe to assume that Coleman isn’t an ordinary youngster in her early 20s. Amongst the reasons is that her mindset is such that she has deemed it essential to walk in the massive footsteps of her mother, Thelma Sample, an accomplished Houston-area businesswoman.

Having started taking theater classes in high school at the tender age of 14, Coleman acknowledged that what she loves the most about her business is that it revolves around being creative, a rather intriguing trend that routinely affords her the golden opportunity to create what she describes as stories that revolve mostly around today’s issues.

Talk about giving the world just what it needs for such a time as now.

“I can create a video that inspires others,” Coleman said. “I can create stage plays that’ll leave people in tears of joy, and I can use pain to write something up lifting.”

By and large, KKC Film caters to age groups ranging in ages 13 and older “for now,” Coleman said. Amongst the reasons is that she’s specifically aiming to reach young girls and boys, particularly young adults whom, as she puts it, “have already experienced life.”

“I want to lead the young kids down a positive path and inspire young adults to keep going down the positive path regardless of how hard life gets,” Coleman said.

So far, so good for a rising venture that has allowed Coleman to put her business-related skills on display in various establishments throughout Texas, especially in nearby Austin.

“I developed more of my talent in Austin and have met a tremendous amount of artists to work with,” said, Coleman, who will be on hand for the National Black Film Festival in Houston in the coming days, during which she will be presenting one of her scripts to artists who have won awards in film. “I believe as a young black woman, who’s starting a film company, I have the ability to create whatever I want.

PROFESSOR COLEMAN — By and large, KKC Film caters to age groups ranging in ages 13 and older “for now,” she said. Amongst the reasons is that Coleman is specifically aiming to reach young girls and boys, particularly young adults whom, as she puts it, “have already experienced life.”

“There so much negativity going on in the world, unknown truths, and lost souls,” Coleman added. “I want to use my gifts to spread love, send messages, and teach urban culture. I was blessed at a young age to discover what I want out of life and have a plan to back it up. I want to help others do the same.”

Just like her mother, late grandmother, Tyler Perry, Oprah, and Beyonce.

“I watched every single one of them growing up and I’ve seen stones thrown at them,” Coleman said. “I’ve seen them take leaps of faith and also evolve as people. My mother drives me to keep going no matter how hard life gets. My grandmother inspired me to stand strong and take no mess from anybody. Tyler Perry inspired me to start a film company. Oprah inspired me to reach my highest potential and Beyonce inspired me to use my voice to create beautiful art.”

Well said by this remarkably brilliant youngster from inner city Houston.

South Houston to be technical.

A place where only the strong survive.

 

 

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Texas Evangelist Christi L. Henderson’s awe-inspiring book emerges as a stage play ‘Just as God said it would’

A MAKING HEADLINE NEWS EXCLUSIVE

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — We begin with a rather fascinating Biblical passage, one that, all things considered, is especially befitting for this feel good story involving Christi L. Henderson.

It goes something like this:

SHE TOLD Y’ALL — Having said time and again in recent months that her book would eventually become a play, Christi L. Henderson had ultimately joined forces with prominent playwright and fellow Evangelist, Elder Kasha Hunt of KO Productions, who emerged as the mastermind behind the hit play, Removal Of The Mask.

As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

A familiar, awe-inspiring passage that is housed in Romans 4:17, it is one that, much to Henderson’s delight, is appropriate for what undoubtedly is unfolding right before her very eyes.

“My mission is to give hope to those who feel there is no hope,” Henderson, 49, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area evangelist, told Making Headline News this week.

The Removal Of The Mask stage play will debut with two showings on May 19 at the historic W. E Scott Theatre, located at 3505 West Lancaster Avenue in nearby, Fort Worth. Show times are 2 and 7 pm CST.

The mission to which Henderson is alluding is the one about which God had strategically birthed in her through her informative, tear-jerking, spiritually gut-checking book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.”

A little more than seven months removed from the much-anticipated release of her book, Henderson not only called those things which be not as though they were but, to her credit, such a spiritual prophesy has come full circle, considering her exhilarative written document has been constructed into a stage play, one that figures to take the Body of Christ by storm.

Having said time and again in recent months that her book would eventually become a play, Henderson had ultimately joined forces with prominent playwright and fellow evangelist, Elder Kasha Hunt of KO Productions, who emerged as the mastermind behind the hit play, Removal Of The Mask.

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THE FACE OF THE PLAY — Kasha Hunt is an Author, Playwright, Motivational and Conference Speaker, Award-Winning Radio Show Host and Evangelist.

Now we know why…we know why the above Biblical passage is especially befitting for this feel good story involving a woman whom, at the end of the real day, can greatly attest to what it’s like to weather arguably the darkest chapters of her life — with God, her Helper, leading the way.

The Removal Of The Mask stage play will debut with two showings on May 19 at the historic W. E Scott Theatre, located at 3505 West Lancaster Avenue in nearby Fort Worth.

Show times are 2 and 7 pm CST.

As expected, Henderson is extremely vivacious, considering that about which she had previously spoken into the atmosphere has suddenly come to fruition.

“(This play) will allow people to see that no matter what curveballs life has thrown at you, no matter if you’ve been rejected, hurt, abandoned, rape, molested, abused, etc., God is able to heal and deliver you and restore you back unto Him, and use our testimonies to let others know there’s hope in Jesus,” said Henderson, explaining the purpose for stage play, yet sounding very much like she’s giving a sermon.  “Sometimes it’s your testimony that saves someone else’s life.”

Let the church say Amen.

Errr, anyways, back to the story.

A little more than seven months removed from the much-anticipated release of her book, Henderson not only called those things which be not as though they were but, to her credit, such a spiritual prophesy has come full circle, considering her exhilarative written document has been constructed into a 13-cast-member stage play, one that figures to take the Body of Christ by storm.

While Removal Of The Mask depicts an assortment of Henderson’s personal experiences, she said the slew of messages she aspires to send to the masses are some whereby she hopes they will apply to their lives daily.

“The play is based on the book I wrote, which is my own personal testimony of my life…how I dealt with so many things in my life and walked around acting as if everything was alright so people wouldn’t know I had been raped, molested, rejected from my father at birth,” Henderson explained. “I went through a mentally abusive marriage and abandonment, which drove me to be in relationships with women.”

Still, despite the array of turmoil and downtrodden developments that, at times, had left Henderson questioning her very existence, what she had ultimately discovered is that no one could give her the kind of joy and wholeness to life the way God can.

All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day church era.

“What inspired me to turn the book into a play was I’ve always loved Tyler Perry plays, because most of his plays were based upon real events that happen in real life,” Henderson said. “When I would go see his plays, I always came out with hope and knew that there was hope in any situation and you can recover and move on from it.”

Interestingly, even upon the release of her book, Henderson recalled people often prophesying to her that a play would soon be forthcoming.

Look at God, showing off as only He could.

KEEPIN’ IT 100 — While Removal Of The Mask depicts an assortment of Henderson’s personal experiences, she said the slew of messages she aspires to send to the masses are some whereby she hopes they will apply to their lives daily.

“I was also prophesied to by many people that the book would become a play,” Henderson, an accomplished Texas businesswoman who is the CEO of Henderson’s Financial Consulting, said. “And as people started to read it, they would say the same thing and I prayed about it, and the Lord confirmed it to me and I reached out to KO Productions about my vision.”All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day era.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

It wasn’t too much long after the release of Henderson’s book that a stage play had broken out — broken out much like some much-needed praise break.

IN THAT GODLY ORDER — “I was also prophesied by many people that the book would become a play,” Henderson, an accomplished Texas businesswoman who is the CEO of Henderson’s Financial Consulting, said. “And as people started to read it, they would say the same thing and I prayed about it, and the Lord confirmed it to me and I reached out to KO Productions about my vision.”

“Kasha Hunt bought the book on Amazon,” Henderson recalled. “She read it and said we need to make this happen and she did.”

Now with the play’s debut just weeks away, Henderson has deemed it essential to call others things which be not as though they are.

Among those things: She’s expecting a massive turnout for both shows.

“I believe that when God brings us out of various situations, it gives you compassion for others who are going through what we went through,” said Henderson, who’s been active in ministry for more than 23 years. “I know how broken and hurt I was, so I want to bring hope to others who are hurting.”

All of which practically sums up why this stage play makes so much sense in this, the modern-day church era.

 

REMOVAL OF THE MASK CAST

Zenobia Harvey, Fort Worth, Texas

Patsy Cole, Arlington, Texas

Kristi Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas

Brittany Miller, Dallas

Anthony Hunt Jr., Fort Worth, Texas

Cheryl Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas

Nautica Hunt, Fort Worth, Texas

Brandy Miles, Fort Worth, Texas

Gino Hunt, Nana Ose (Arlington) Texas

Travis Menefee, Garland, Texas

Abigail Berry, Fort Worth, Texas

Harmony Williams, Fort Worth, Texas

Producer Kasha Hunt, Fort Worth, Texas

Author Christi Henderson, Fort Worth, Texas

 

For more information about Evangelist Christi Henderson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement or book signing, email her at christihendersonministries@gmail.com.

 

 

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Delaware-based author Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley advancing the kingdom mightily through her new books

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of Making Headline News’ two-part series on Delaware author and businesswoman Vanessa Johnson Brinkley. 

 

Just past the bottom of the 11 o’clock hour EST Friday night, Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley took to her Facebook page to enlighten her 4,900-plus social media friends about the latest developments surrounding her success as an accomplished author.

HANDPICKED BY GOD — To her distinctly unique credit, Vanessa Johnson Brinkley is steadfastly going to great lengths to help other believers connect with the purpose for which God created them, mostly through her books, Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation and Walking In My Identity.

“Family, friends, and the Body of Christ. My husband and I are releasing our new books, and we want everyone to get this good news into their hands and into their spirits,” Johnson Brinkley, a Delaware resident, wrote. “We’re sowing seeds back into the Kingdom. Please don’t miss your chance of investing into the Kingdom.”

To grasp a thorough concept of why Johnson Brinkley deems it imperative to routinely devise ways to advance the kingdom — particularly through her gift as an author — look no further than two previous books she’s written, both of which are transforming lives, thus drawing the masses closer to Christ.

“There were so many women reaching out to me to help them find themselves and wanting to know their purpose as well as to know the depth of salvation beyond the born-again experience,” Johnson Brinkley said during an interview this week with Making Headline News.

To her distinctly unique credit, Johnson Brinkley is steadfastly going to great lengths to help other believers connect with the purpose for which God created them, mostly through her books, Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation and Walking In My Identity.

Johnson Brinkley’s initial book, which is currently on the market, provides detailed analysis and facts on the gift of salvation that was given to us to open, explore and experience, most notably what she describes as the doctrine of man and religious teachings taught us — or, as she so eloquently says, “to just unravel the bowtie (or the born-again experience) of the Gift and not to open the package.”

Not only that, in Johnson Brinkley’s Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, she appropriately uncovers what are known as detrimental truths about the gift of salvation.

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“This book leaves you in a position for the Holy Spirit to teach you on how to unlock what’s in the gift of salvation package,” says a spokesperson for Johnson Brinkley’s book in a formal description at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/.

Interestingly, this New York City native began composing Unlocking the Gift of Salvation in May 2015 and needed a little more than two years to complete it.

STAY TUNED — Besides Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, Johnson Brinkley is the catalyst of Walking In My Identity, a co-authored and inspiring written document that scheduled to be released in March 2018.

“For so many years, we have been bound by just the born-again experience of this gift and guess what? This is your season and moment in time to uncover the precious jewels of such a powerful gift,” Johnson Brinkley emphasized in a description of her book at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/. “Through this powerful book, you will be ignited with a Holy Ghost fire and boldness that will cause you to not be so easily shaken in this world. Come let’s go and uncover what has long been waiting for you!”

Besides Unlocking The Gift Of Salvation, Johnson Brinkley is the catalyst of Walking In My Identity, a co-authored and inspiring written document that is scheduled to be released in March 2018.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS EXPOSED — Johnson Brinkley’s initial book, which is currently on the market, provides detailed analysis and facts on the gift of salvation that was given to us to open, explore and experience, most notably what she describes as the doctrine of man and religious teachings taught us — or, as she so eloquently says, “to just unravel the bowtie (or the born-again experience) of the Gift and not to open the package.”

“(In) Walking In My Identity, my chapter entitled, ‘Mistaken Identity, Lost Identity, Resurrected Identity: There Is Resurrection In Tragedies,’ were started in October 2017 and finished in December 2017,” said Johnson Brinkley, providing her readers with a preview of what they can expect in her forthcoming project.

By and large, amongst the things about which Johnson Brinkley is thoroughly convinced is that the purpose for which she assembled her books have — and are — being fulfilled.

“There is so much more to salvation than the born again experience,” Johnson Brinkley said. “There is life where you experience nothing missing and nothing broken in spite of what’s going on around you.  For Walking In My Identity, the divine message from my chapter is to not allow the tragedies in your life to define who you are.”

DESTINY STEPS — By and large, amongst the things about which Johnson Brinkley is thoroughly convinced is that the purpose for which she assembled her books have — and are — being fulfilled.

When asked to assess the feedback she’s garnered by way of her books, Johnson Brinkley said, “Unlocking The Gift of Salvation has garnered life changing feedback. (One reader said): ‘It has opened my eyes to things I thought I knew but really didn’t connect the true meanings of the word.  I am equipped and dressed for success! My armor is on and full speed ahead! Thank you for all the encouraging words and testimonials! I was blind and now I see!’”

Also, with a few scheduled public appearances during which she will promote her books, Johnson Brinkley announced that four additional books are on the horizon and are scheduled to hit the market by year’s end.

SHE AIN’T DONE — With a few scheduled public appearances during which she will promote her books, Johnson Brinkley announced that four additional books are on the horizon and are slated to hit the market by year’s end.

These books are:

The Fight Is Fixed (Book Collaboration)

Get Me To Midnight

#Rediscoveringme: Kingdom Access and

The Fight Is Fixed: “Exposure.”

“These books help to birth and bring about the purpose in my life to help other hurting, dis-attached and broken women,” said Johnson Brinkley, explaining how her books are in alignment with the purpose for which God has created her. “They are my life testimonies of how to overcome and live life victoriously. These books help me to be a prophetic voice to a nation of women.”

To God be the glory.

For more information about Prophetess Vanessa Johnson Brinkley or to purchase her books or schedule her for a speaking engagement, connect with her via social media under Vanessa Johnson Brinkley (Facebook). Also, send email to: administrator@propheticvoicebrinkley.com

 

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

 

Texas Author/Evangelist Christi Henderson advancing the kingdom mightily through her awe-inspiring book

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)

 

KEEPING IT REAL IN THE KINGDOM — A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Christi Henderson is the mastermind by the awe-inspiring and life-altering book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.” An informative, tear-jerking, spiritually-gut-checking written document she began composing in 2013, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” recalls a variety of what she describes as transparency of tests, trials and temptations, most notably her proverbial marked journey to Christ.

ARLINGTON, Texas — If there is one attribute for which Christi Henderson is widely known, it is this:

She is one who is determined to view life’s toughest of obstacles from God’s perspective.

All things considered, the spirit of rejection essentially tops the list. 

To her credit, not only does Henderson exemplifies the spirit of one who demonstrates faith through her flourishing and internationally-acclaimed ministry but, nowadays, she has become a fixture for devising ways to inspire the masses to exercise their faith through the ever-so-competitive world of authorship.

A native of nearby Fort Worth, Texas, Henderson is the mastermind by the awe-inspiring and life-altering book entitled, “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection.”

An informative, tear-jerking, spiritually-gut-checking written document she began composing in 2013 and is available at Amazon.com, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” recalls a variety of what she describes as transparency of tests as well as a slew of trials and temptations, most notably her proverbial marked journey to Christ.

According to Henderson, the Founder of Christi Henderson Ministries, such tumultuous, chaotic occurrences greatly underscored her conviction to go to great lengths to share with others that Jesus is not only a Restorer. Rather, He is a Healer and a Deliverer Whose boundless love is able to sustain us through our otherwise unbearable pain.

“I want people to know that they can overcome rejection and live a life of true happiness and acceptance,” Henderson, a longtime licensed evangelist and preacher of the Gospel, told Making Headline News this week.

WAIT…THERE’S MORE — Here’s a bonus for those who admittedly couldn’t put down Henderson’s latest written document: A second version will find its way to the market at some point in the foreseeable future. “I have a Part 2 that will allow the readers stay free of the mask,” Henderson said.

For what it’s worth, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” had first emerged in her spirit some time in December 2012, during which God had strategically spoke to her through Apostle Kimberly Daniels, whom Henderson said preached at her home church. Consequently, Apostle Daniels had suddenly prophesied to Henderson, informing her that the Lord commanded that she tell of her story, only this time from a much more broader platform.

The rest, as they say, was history.

That’s because not only did Henderson — this uniquely dressed woman of beauty — catch the vision to assemble a book that would greatly impact lives but, most importantly, she took that God-endorsed vision and ran with it.

CHANGING A GENERATION — For what it’s worth, Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” had first emerged in her spirit some time in December 2012, during which God had strategically spoke to her through Apostle Kimberly Daniels, whom Henderson said preached at her home church, where she suddenly had prophesied to her that the Lord commanded that she tell of her story — but only from a much more broader platform.

Look at her today, empowering and impacting lives and, most of all, helping steer others to Christ through a remarkably brilliant book that has literally caught the Body of Christ by storm, given the array of favorable feedback she’s garnered.

“I have many people to contact me after reading the book to tell me that when they started reading the book it was hard to put it down,” Henderson said. “I’ve had some to tell me by reading the book, they now see rejection can be broken off their lives.”

Amongst the reasons Henderson has managed to advance the kingdom through her book is due in large part to her willingness to fortify transparency to her reading audience.

“I believe God allowed me to go through rejection and hurt so that I would be able to help others overcome and be healed completely,” Henderson explained.

What’s even more astounding is that Henderson’s “Unmasking The Pain: Overcoming The Spirit Of Rejection” is become a spiritual win-win situation, of sorts, for all who have come to embrace this compelling book.

“It has birth a ministry of deliverance out of me and I’m able identify that spirit on others,” Henderson said.

KEEPING IT 100 — Amongst the reasons Henderson has managed to advance the kingdom through her book is due in large part to her willingness to fortify transparency to her reading audience.

And here’s a bonus for those who admittedly couldn’t put down Henderson’s latest written document: A second version will find its way on the market at some point in the foreseeable future.

“I have a Part 2 that will allow the readers stay free of the mask,” Henderson said.

A few days removed from having hosting her annual “Unmasking the Pain Women’s Conference,” Henderson’s itinerary is starting to expand, considering she has been extended invites to share of her emotional testimonies at a slew of institutions, appearances that will also include various workshops.

GOD’S ENLARGING HER TERRITORY — A few days removed from having hosting her annual “Unmasking the Pain Women’s Conference,” Henderson’s itinerary is starting to expand, considering she has been extended invites to share of her emotional testimonies at a slew of churches, appearances that will also include various workshops.

In addition, those sessions will be coupled with what she describes as series of her book, during which she will address rejection and all of the spirits that are attached to it, most notably fear, abandonment, and insecurity, among other dreaded and discomforting issues.

“I would just say if you read this book, you’ll know that if God delivered me from such strongholds, He can deliver you from whatever issues you struggle with in your life,” said Henderson while alluding to the familiar Biblical passage that is housed in John 8:36. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

 

For more information about Evangelist Christi Henderson or to schedule her for a speaking engagement or book signing, email her at christihendersonministries@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 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.