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FedEx Corporation Executives partake in recent tour of UNICOR’s Operations in Forrest City, Arkansas

SEASON OF THE REBIRTH 

FRESH START — In July 2019, Dr. Belay Reddick urged FedEx Corp. Executive Vice President and CFO Alan B. Graf, Jr. in a letter to visit the UNICOR inmates because they were more likely to find and keep meaningful employment, and hiring them can pay big dividends for his company.

FORREST CITY, Arkansas — If re-entry involvement could be attributed to personal rehabilitation, Dr. Belay Reddick could well be the banner bearer.

Dr. Reddick, 51, is an accomplished author and is a current incarcerated.
Interestingly, Reddick garnered praise for bringing FedEx Corporation executives to UNICOR, a vital correctional program within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, for a tour of its furniture factory and to speak with the offenders who participate in the UNICOR program about employability skills needed for the workforce in early February.
Attendees included Barb Wallander, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Brandon Tolbert, Vice President of Human Resources, Rosemary Paden, Human Resources Advisor to Barb Wallander, Frank Olson, National Trainer, and Marlon Sanders, National Recruiter.

Dr. Reddick is the re-entry clerk for UNICOR in Forrest City, Arkansas, a company that customarily produces office furniture for the U.S. military. He is tasked with helping UNICOR inmates approaching release from custody get back on their feet. His goal is to ease the transition of inmates back into society, connecting them with jobs, housing and other resources.

“Learning, teamwork, putting customers first, and strong communication skills are all important in having a successful career,” Wallander recently told a crowd of roughly 130 inmates. “If you put the hard work in now, it’ll pay off later.”

Wallander added that FedEx Corp. will hire an ex-felon, provided the individual can pass a drug test and his date of conviction was at least 10 years ago.

In 2016, Dr. Reddick received media attention for hosting 12 senior advisors from the Obama administration at the Atlanta federal prison to hear a debate of three inmates with lengthy custodial sentences challenge a team of three Morehouse College undergraduates.

Tolbert offered tips as well, mentioning that he recently hired an ex-felon. Tolbert told the group of men that he believes in second chances.

“Always take 100 percent responsibility. Think like an owner. Play offense. Leave a legacy,” Tolbert said.

After giving motivating and inspiring highlights of their careers, the FedEx Corp. team conducted highly effective mock job interviews. Interestingly, the team provided critical feedback to the UNICOR inmates regarding their resumes content, eye contact, posture, communication skills, personal appearance, and overall job interview performance.

The team then viewed a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation about UNICOR Forrest City’s state-of-the-art equipment, and the various training inmates receive in the program.

A native of Jacksonville, Dr. Reddick is a licensed minister, author, publisher and motivational speaker. A Paxon Senior High graduate, Dr. Reddick attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Hillsborough Community College, as well as the Goshen Biblical Institute & Theological Seminary and NationsUniversity.

In July 2019, Dr. Reddick urged FedEx Corp. Executive Vice President and CFO Alan B. Graf, Jr. in a letter to visit the UNICOR inmates because they were more likely to find and keep meaningful employment, and hiring them can pay big dividends for his company.

Three months later, FedEx Corp. contacted Operational Accountant Marilyn Phelix who retired last December about Dr. Reddick’s letter, and the opportunity to visit the inmates in 2020.

Dr. Reddick’s personal story is worthy of a Charles Dickens novel, according to sources with knowledge of his situation.

Prior to his conviction in 2005 for engaging in an illegal check passing scheme, Dr. Reddick was a homeless man, living in his car. He says that was an “idiotic thing to do.”

Consequently, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, far from his family in Jacksonville, Florida.

He found himself in a gloomy place, surrounded by negativity and looking for a chance to help others who have taken wrong turns in life. It’s the kind of story prison staff members rarely see.


“I’m a proud, rehabilitated returning citizen,” Dr. Reddick said. “The things I’ve had to contend with have shaped me as a much better man and a much better person.”


In 2016, Dr. Reddick received media attention for hosting 12 senior advisors from the Obama administration at the Atlanta federal prison to hear a debate of three inmates with lengthy custodial sentences challenge a team of three Morehouse College undergraduates.

“We have so many barriers in place,” says Dr. Reddick of finding employment post-incarceration. “If I can change that, then my living won’t be in vain.”

To his credit, Dr. Reddick plans to bring other major U.S. companies to UNICOR such as Amazon and Walmart. He estimates these reentry events will help between 300 to 600 inmates a year. The men there, he added, will be able to take care of themselves and their families financially, helping to make communities safer.

Dr. Reddick is the re-entry clerk for UNICOR in Forrest City, Arkansas, a company that customarily produces office furniture for the U.S. military. He is tasked with helping UNICOR inmates approaching release from custody get back on their feet. His goal is to ease the transition of inmates back into society, connecting them with jobs, housing and other resources.

A native of Jacksonville, Dr. Reddick is a licensed minister, author, publisher and motivational speaker. A Paxon Senior High graduate, Dr. Reddick attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Hillsborough Community College, as well as the Goshen Biblical Institute & Theological Seminary and NationsUniversity.

“It’s an effective way to help reduce high recidivism rates. I want to bring these companies in to benefit inmates scheduled to be release from custody within 6 months. That’s good for the prison, and it’s an awesome collaboration effort. It really provides inmates with hope, and it’s why I’m doing it,” Dr. Reddick said.

“I just thank God for having the full support of UNICOR General Manager Dennis Merrion. This is something that the Federal Bureau of Prisons should be excited about, and it all started with my letter.”


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Houston businesswoman Raevonne Walker’s Cultured Realty growing in unprecedented numbers

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES

DOING IT BIG IN TEXAS — An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Raevonne Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.

DALLAS — When Raevonne Walker and her son packed up and relocated from Minnesota to Texas some 15 years ago, what they had ultimately discovered was that such a move was a prodigious blessing in disguise.

Prior to their bolting the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Walker was informed by doctors that her son, Jahyier, was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, thus suggesting that they relocate to the southern region of the country, considering her son had been hampered by what she described as “some underlying issues.”
Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.
An accomplished businesswoman who boasts a remarkably solid and immeasurable entrepreneurship tenure, Walker is co-owner of Cultured Realty, a Houston-based real estate company she runs along with fellow business partner Janelle Malone.
A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

MORE ON CULTURED REALTY: https://www.culturedrealty.com/

During a phone interview with Making Headline News this week, Walker said Cultured Realty has compiled a team of 41 agents since its inception and that she’s hopeful such rapid growth continues.

A company that was founded on February 8, 2020, Walker — who was fixture for years for Keller Williams Realty — emphasized, among other things, that Cultured Realty is aiming to acquire 150 agents by the time the company reaches its six-month anniversary.

“It was a different situation, because with me coming from Keller Williams, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do,” Walker told MHN. (I told my business partner) we have all of what we need to start a company.”

ALL-STAR TEAM — Part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty. Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

As Walker recalls, her rise to professional real estate success was spearheaded in large part by her son’s unlikely diagnosis, coupled with a whole lot of faith.

“It was amazing,” Walker said of her ceremonious exit from Minnesota to the Lone Star State, a development that had ultimately given way to considerable progress in her son’s health. “He started playing football. He scored the first touchdown for his new high school. He was ranked (nationally) in gymnastics.”

Aside from Jahyier having evolved and flourished as a multi-sport athlete, Walker, meanwhile, began moving ever so closely to her purpose as gifted real estate professional, a God-orchestrated discovery she doesn’t merely take lightly.


“If we wouldn’t have moved, I wouldn’t have started this company,” Walker said. “I wouldn’t have gotten married. I wouldn’t have had two more children. (This move) changed my life completely.”


One of Houston’s finest real estate ventures that boasts a diverse cast of leaders who are committed to building business through strong alliances, Cultured Realty has reaped sustained success, in large part because it thrives off of empowering agents to believe the unbelievable, think the unthinkable, and achieve the unachievable.

How else to explain why its mission is centered largely on Agents building agents with systems that work?

As for the rapid growth within a company whose best and brightest days are seemingly well ahead of it, Walker is confident such a trend is a continuous sign of things to come.


RAISING THE BAR 

MINNEAPOLIS MIRACLE — Given the severe circumstances surrounding her son’s health, not only was the move essential in many aspects but, much to the delight of Walker, it turned out to be a precursor, of sorts, to her having connected with the divine purpose for which she was created.

“To me, it’s not mind-boggling,” said Walker, alluding to the number of agents her company has acquired in such a brief time frame. “The growth doesn’t make that big of a deal to me. The growth in the individual is what’s more important.”

All things considered, part of helping agents to diligently discover a better version of themselves falls under the Business Coaching umbrella of Cultured Realty.

Through this entity, in fact, Walker and Malone customarily shepherd agents through a wide range of empowerment sessions, many of which are geared toward helping them devise strategic plans to create and achieve specific goals and ambitions, coupled with what Walker refers to as some much-needed “accountability.”

“I’m always trying to be better than myself,” said Walker, a progressive, thriving businesswoman whose entrepreneurship reputation is such that she’s thoroughly committed to ensuring that like-minded professionals follow suit.

What a massive difference a relocation has made.

ON THE MOVE — A rising establishment that is located at 2611 Cypress Creek Parkway, Suite A101 in Houston and is less than two months removed from having gone into full operations, one would hard-pressed to believe this company is in its infancy stages, considering it’s already enjoying a considerable amount of growth.

 


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For more information about Houston-area Businesswoman Raevonne Walker of Cultured Realty, to inquire about a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 832.446.3739 or connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/culturedrealty/. Also, send email to: raevonnewalker@gmail.com.


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South Memphis’ own Marquita Williams living out her dream as the face of Revenge Body Bar MedSpa

TEN-NES-SEE THIS WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE
RAISING THE BAR — A 2001 graduate of the Memphis’ historic and now-defunct George Washington Carver High, Marquita Williams has made immeasurable strides as a fixture for Revenge Body Bar Medspa, a Mid-South-area venture where women customarily come for company officials describe as “a body that they once had or a body that they never had.”

Although it is one of the city’s most poverty-stricken establishments, a number of individuals are proud to call South Memphis home.

Memphian Marquita Williams undoubtedly is one of them.
“Raised in South Memphis,” Williams told Making Headline News during a recent interview.
To her distinctly unique credit, Williams has, in turn, has made the Bluff City proud, notably as a thriving and flourishing entrepreneur.
A 2001 graduate of the Memphis’ historic and now-defunct George Washington Carver High School, Williams has made immeasurable strides as a fixture for Revenge Body Bar Medspa, a Mid-South-area venture where women customarily come for company officials describe as “a body that they once had or a body that they never had.”

MORE ON MARQUITA’S VENTURE: https://www.revengebodybarmedspa.com/

Located at 3242 Players Club Circle, Suite 4  in Memphis, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become widely known as your one stop shop for non-invasive body treatments, weight loss therapy, vitamin shots, and IV hydration therapy.

A company that is nearing its one year anniversary on April 1, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become a fixture in the Mid-South, in large part because is it a medical weight loss ran facility, one that’s owned and operated by Williams and an accomplished medical professional.

HOLDIN’ IT DOWN — To her distinctly unique credit, Williams has, in turn, has made the Bluff City proud, notably as a thriving and flourishing entrepreneur.

Much to Williams’ delight, her rise to entrepreneurship success came at the disposal of a variety of like-minded business professionals, most notably fellow Memphian and current Atlanta businesswoman Candance Holyfield, who’s widely known as the “Six Figure Spa Chick.”

“She travels all across the world teaching spa professionals how to create and operate a successful business,” Williams said of Holyfield, who’s believed to be the leader of the largest African-American spa professional venture in the United States called Spa Boss Tribe.

Interestingly, Williams certainly boasts the educational credentials, which have greatly afforded her the golden opportunities to function mightily in her element.

Much to Williams’ delight, her rise to entrepreneurship success came at the disposal of a variety of likeminded business professionals, most notably fellow Memphian and current Atlanta businesswoman Candance Holyfield, who’s widely known as the “Six Figure Pack Chick.”

Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from LeMoyne-Owen College in 2007, and then followed that up with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Science.

Consequently, she graduated from Walden University in 2016 with a Master of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She’s currently pursuing an MBA at Walden University and is scheduled to earn it later this year.

“As a nurse, I’ve worked countless hours taking care of people,” Williams said. “I knew it was something so much more for me to do than to continue at the bedside. I was tired of the same thing every day.”

Something eventually had to give, Williams said.


“I was missing important things such as family events, activities with my kids, not spending enough time with my kids…basically I was burned out and knew I was underpaid,” Williams recalled. “I started doing my research on what can I could get into doing while utilizing my nursing degree.”


Fortunately for Williams, she ultimately came across a rather unique and effective strategy while weighing her career options.

“I ran across IV Hydration therapy and I was shocked that this could be done outside the hospital doors,” Williams said. “I found me a class to take and went from there. But even at that moment, I knew that wasn’t the only thing I wanted to do.”

That, to her credit, is why she still deemed it essential to keep her options open.


BLUFF CITY SENSATION

A company that is nearing its one year anniversary April 1, Revenge Body Bar MedSpa has become a fixture in the Mid-South, in large part because is it a medical weight loss ran facility, one that’s owned and operated by Williams and an accomplished medical professional.

“As I began my weight loss journey in becoming a healthier me, I ran across non-invasive lipo procedures,” Williams explained. “I did more research on it. I was like, ‘Okay, people really could use these procedures.’ They are safe and an alternative to surgery, (so I said) ‘Let me get into this ASAP.’ Found my classes and went from there.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today, unlike never before, Williams is not only walking in her divine purpose but, most of all, she’s garnered a new, carefree lease on life.

“It is important to inspire others, because my purpose is not for me, it’s for the people,” Williams said. “I want people to know that if you can think it, you can achieve it. It all starts with a desire.”

Well and appropriately said by one of South Memphis’ own.


For more information about Mid-South Businesswoman Marquita Williams of Revenge Body Bar Medspa, to inquire about a public appearance or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Revenge-Body-Bar-966153626923653/ or Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/revengebodybar/. Also, send email to: 901revenge@gmail.com.


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Georgia author Dr. Estella Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” impacting a generation one life at a time


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


SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 

A MUST READ — A book that was officially released in October 2019, Dr. Estella Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” depicts the lives of a number of women, many of whom have not only survived some of the most horrific traumas anyone can experience, but much to their delight, they were blessed to have overcome that through which they had endured.

While addressing the media Saturday morning, Dr. Estella Dior wasted little time issuing a rather direct message, coupled with a pivotal reminder to her fellow sistas.

So ya might wanna take heed.
“The single reason was to uplift and empower others (women) to know your past doesn’t determine your future,” Dior during an exclusive interview with Making Headline News, said, explaining vividly what fueled her fervent desire to become an empowerment author.
A Brunswick, Georgia-based author who’s had to press and navigate her way through a rash of obstacles — notably molestation, rape, teen pregnancy, and depression, among other turmoil — Dr. Dior deemed it essential to share of her spiritually-empowering testimonies with the recent release of her book entitled, “You Were Destined To Survive.”
A book that was officially released in October 2019, Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” depicts the lives of a number of women, many of whom have not only survived some of the most horrific traumas anyone can experience, but much to their delight, they were blessed to have overcome that through which they had endured.

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According to a detailed introduction at Amazon.com, Dr. Dior’s book is appropriately described as a “compilation of stories,” many of which will take readers on a ride through the lives of 12 women who have gone to great lengths to share what this brilliant writer describes as their “darkest secrets,” or those “dark moments” that subsequently led them to truly walking and living in their light.

“One thing each of these women has in common is that they are true overcomers and they refuse to allow the toughest circumstances keep them down,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive.’ “The only time you’ll find these women kneeling is to pray and give thanks to God for bringing them so far.”

A book that is comprised of 177 pages in lengths, Dr. Dior began composing “You Were Destined To Survive” sometime in January 2017 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a year and a half to complete a project that will be on display during her upcoming book signing April 4 at 6 p.m. EST at the newly-erected La Quinta by Wyndham Brunswick/Golden Isles, located at 100 Capital Square Drive in Brunswick.

When asked what the single is, most underlying reason she elected to write “You Were Destined To Survive,” Dr. Dior, a native of Miami, said: “In life, we all have struggles called survival moments. But that’s when God will reach way down to pull you from your valley experiences.”


MORE ON DR. DIOR: https://www.officialestelladior.com/

A Brunswick, Georgia-based author who’s had to press and navigate her way through a rash of obstacles — notably molestation, rape, teen pregnancy, and depression, among other turmoil — Dr. Dior deemed it essential to share of her spiritually-empowering testimonies with the recent release of her book entitled, “You Were Destined To Survive.”

Dr. Dior’s “You Were Destined To Survive” is her third published work to date.

In 2005, she made her authorship debut when she wrote “Everyday Grace, Everyday Miracles.” Consequently, she released “Diary Of A Street Princess” in 2013.

Now that she’s approximately six months removed from having witnessed the release of Book No. 3, chances are Dr. Dior will write and release other books as a strategic way to encourage and empower the masses, not to mention as an effective way to advance the kingdom mightily.


“This book is the sole purpose of God creating me, to empower, uplift and share my journey,” said Dr. Dior, adding that her memoir entitled, ‘I had To Die To Live Again’ is presently in the works. “The feedback has been amazing and (readers have told me) it’s helping and empowering and really inspiring them.”


Interestingly, a vital portion of Dr. Dior’s story includes having once been incarcerated with Alice Marie Johnson, whom actress Kim Kardashian reportedly helped garner clemency after she was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense in 1996.

“I also did time with Mint Pearl Thomas, and Tina, which are D. Thomas’ mother and grandmother,” Dr. Dior recalled. “To witness God move in these women’s lives, to be given life and two life sentences and to see day light. (This is why I want to) help express the stories I’m sharing, that even in our survival moments, (God’s) there.”

So ya might wanna take heed.

Interestingly, a vital portion of Dr. Dior’s story includes having once been incarcerated with Alice Marie Johnson, whom actress Kim Kardashian reportedly helped garner clemency after she was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent drug offense in 1996.

REAPING A HARVEST GOD PROMISED HER
A book that is comprised of 177 pages in lengths, Dr. Dior began composing “You Were Destined To Survive” sometime in January 2017 and needed somewhere in the neighborhood of a year and a half to complete a project that will be on display during her upcoming book signing April 4 at 6 p.m. EST at the newly-erected La Quinta by Wyndham Brunswick/Golden Isles, located at 100 Capital Square Drive in Brunswick.

For more information about Brunswick, Georgia-based Author/Businesswoman Dr. Estella Dior, to inquire about her books, a public appearance, speaking engagement or book signing, call 912.215.1657 or connect with her via Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/mrswrightkeys. Also, send email to: EstellaDior5.0@gmail.com.


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

North Carolina author Danielle Wallace featured book comes amid toxic, ‘unhealthy romantic relationship’


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


GRACE TO OVERCOME 

HEALING THE RIGHT WAY — North Carolina author Danielle Wallace proved she was very much up for her God-mandated assignment when she appropriately exercised her faith by composing “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” a life-changing, destiny-shifting book she assembled prior to her disheartening divorce.

Earlier this week, Danielle Wallace staged to her Facebook timeline a rather empowering, spirited post.

Said Wallace before her nearly 500 social media followers: In God, when you rise above your situation, the enemy is powerless.
Talk about a remarkably befitting, dauntless declaration by a devout woman of faith whom, to her credit, has grasped a thorough understanding of what it means to rise above arguably the toughest of situations.
So much, in fact, that Wallace proved she was very much up for her God-mandated assignment when she appropriately exercised her faith by composing “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” a life-changing, destiny-shifting book she assembled prior to her disheartening divorce.
A book that was officially released on March 15, 2018, Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship” is an awe-inspiring, tear-jerking, attention-grabbing written document that figures to enlighten and empower the woman inside you to read about how to recognize a toxic relationship, according to detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

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A book that was officially released on March 15, 2018, Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship” is an awe-inspiring, tear-jerking, attention-grabbing written document that figures to enlighten and empower the woman inside you to read about how to recognize a toxic relationship, according to detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

Moreover, in Wallace’s “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship,” you will learn how a person ends up in such relationships in the first place.

“I will speak on how to heal,” Wallace emphasizes. “I also will speak on how to not repeat a cycle of unhealthy romantic relationships. Learn what a toxic relationship is. Then grab a hold of the wisdom on healing and much more. Learn to identify what is toxic and break unhealthy cycles.”

A book that is comprised of 27 pages in length, Wallace deemed it essential to produce her first book during which she was involved in what was a toxic marriage.

Following her marital dissolution, Wallace began to pick up the piece from the broken relationship, a trend that had ultimately given way to her having made her authorship debut.


“God had given me the vision to write this book after coming out of a bad marriage, having to start over with three small children,” Wallace told Making Headline News this week. “I chose to produce this book to help other women…to enlighten them, motivate, and provide inside wisdom about noticing the signs of a toxic relationship and also how to get out.”


Fortunately for Wallace, she was blessed to have vacated a relationship that could have very well led to a premature death, to put it more direct and more precisely.

“I began writing the book in November of 2017,” said Wallace, who needed roughly two months to assemble “Signs Of A Toxic Relationship.”

“God had given me the vision to write this book after coming out of a bad marriage, having to start over with three small children,” Wallace told Making Headline News this week. “I chose to produce this book to help other women…to enlighten them, motivate, and provide inside wisdom about noticing the signs of a toxic relationship and also how to get out.”

In addition to her featured project, Wallace wrote “Born to Win” and “7 Days Of Encouraging Declarations,” both of which are spiritually-empowering messages, of sorts, she said are centered largely on helping women know that no matter how hard life becomes in the wake of turmoil and conflict in relationships, there’s always hope amid the toxic encounter.

The feedback since the release of Wallace’s latest book, as expected, has been overwhelmingly favorable.

“The feedback that I have garnered has been encouraging,” she said. “Many have gained motivation from my story.”

Interestingly, Wallace has announced that other books are forthcoming, including one she plans to release by the end of the year entitled, “My Testimony.”

Owner of Creative Services Residential Janitorial, Wallace said she’s also open to speaking engagement and public appearances to share of her life-changing story as a strategic way to empower the masses, particularly women who have endured domestic violence.


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Fortunately for Wallace, she was blessed to have vacated a relationship that could have very well led to a premature death, to put it more direct and more precisely.

“I speak as requested at different events or I either am asked to sing,” Wallace said. “I would love to speak more to women out here to help enlighten uplift and share my story of courage. The inspiration for me to share after an encounter of being in a store and passing out and my heart stopped…even after overcoming, I was still able to move on in strength with three small kids.”

Most importantly, she was blessed to have risen above her situation.


For more information about North Carolina-area  Businesswoman/Author Danielle Wallace, to order her books or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100042480180107.


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Nashville media mogul Aaron Jordan Jr.’s new TV show to air in 25 counties, 1.9 million households


A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men(Proverbs 18:16 KJV)


SPANNING THE GLOBE 

STANDING ON GOD’S PROMISES — A longtime Nashville-area media mogul, Aaron Jordan Jr. is the mastermind behind “Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth,” his empowerment-oriented television show that is scheduled to debut in March on the globally-acclaimed  Christian Television Network (or CTN).

Aaron Jordan Jr.’s latest endeavor has been some four years in the making.

Much to his delight, it’s all about to come full circle.
A longtime Nashville-area media mogul, Jordan Jr. is the mastermind behind “Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth,” his empowerment-oriented television show that is scheduled to debut in March on the globally-acclaimed  Christian Television Network (or CTN).
“Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth” is scheduled to premiere on March 7 and will air every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. CST.
For Jordan Jr., 36, his forthcoming TV show, by all accounts, is a testament of his immeasurable body of work in this ever-so-competitive empowerment industry.
A native Memphian who is widely known around the country as “Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan Jr. also is a longtime motivational speaker, relationship expert, and an award-winning author who’s the mastermind behind three books to date.

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As for “Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan Jr. is especially giddy over the fact that his latest awe-inspiring achievement undoubtedly has emerged amid humble beginnings.

In a nutshell, Jordan Jr. is appreciative of the unmerited favor God has bestowed upon his life, in large part because, well, nothing was given to him.

For what it’s worth, this Mid-South-area empowerment extraordinaire undoubtedly has paid his dues which, to his credit, essentially sums up why he’s surely earned the right to bask in the glory of the moment for such a pivotal — and ceremonious — time as now.

Jordan said virtual mentors such as Les Brown, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Steve Harvey are amongst those who have inspired him to think diligently outside the box and follow his dream.

“Growing up, I always use to ask myself, ‘Why not me?’” Jordan Jr. told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “From that point on, the universe aligned itself with the order.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Fortunately for Jordan Jr., the Memphis Whitehaven High School graduate hasn’t looked back since. All he’s done is steadfastly devise ways to broaden his horizon, thus make a name for himself in an industry whereby he’s clearly found his niche.


“It has not been an easy journey over the last eight years, but never giving up was at the forefront of mind,” Jordan Jr. said. “In God’s Word, it states, ‘Faith is the substance of thing hope for, and the evidence of things not seen.’”


By and large, there were times in which Jordan Jr. had only his faith to rely on.

Which, truth be told, is all he needed, really.

“Even through all of the trials and tribulations of life, I still hung on to His word, which is still evident today…belief in self and trusting in the ability that He placed within me,” Jordan Jr. said.

Founded in 1979 by Bob D’Andrea, the Nashville-based Christian Television Network has been broadcasting the gospel since June 1986.


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CTN is dedicated exclusively to distributing positive Christian programming and it strives to provide programs brimming with unique and wholesome values.

These award-winning programs provide families and individuals from all walks of life with the best in Christian television today.

Come March, the network will be able add “Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth” to its notable and credible lineup.

“(My mission) is to impact the lives of others in a positive way, provoking thought, and changing the lives of others through the stories profound people,” said Jordan Jr., whose show will be geared toward individuals ranging in ages 18 to 54 and will air in over 25 counties, 50 cities, and 1.9 million households.

A native Memphian who is widely known around the country as “Mr. Know Your Worth,” Jordan Jr. also is a longtime motivational speaker, relationship expert, and AN award-winning author who’s the mastermind behind three books to date.

Interestingly, Jordan said virtual mentors such as Les Brown, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Steve Harvey are amongst those who have inspired him to think diligently outside the box and follow his dream.

“I continued to bring up the question of me asking myself, ‘Why not me?” Jordan said. “But more importantly, I get the most inspiration from my wife and my daughter, just knowing that they are depending on me.”

So will millions around the globe in the coming days.

“(I’ve been blessed with) the ability to impact the lives of millions of people in different areas of their lives,” Jordan Jr. said. “I believe that it is my calling, to inspire and enrich.”

Much to his delight, it’s all about to come full circle.

So stay tuned.

WON’T HE DO IT? For what it’s worth, this Mid-South-area empowerment extraordinaire undoubtedly has paid his dues which, to his credit, essentially sums up why he’s surely earned the right to bask in the glory of the moment for such a pivotal — and ceremonious — time as now.

For more information about Mid-South-area Businessman/Author Aaron Jordan Jr. of “Cafe Conversations With Mr. Know Your Worth,” to order his books or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/ajordan22. Send email to: knowyourworthradioshow@gmail.com.


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Following in his grandmother’s footsteps, Houston’s Marcus Flakes’ amazing culinary dreams have become a reality


A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16 KJV)


AMERICA’S CHEF 

DOING TO BIG IN TEXAS…AND BEYOND — A native of Houston, Marcus Flakes, 47, is the mastermind behind Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, his awe-inspiring endeavor that is just days away from its much-anticipated grand opening on March 7 at 403 Eats Food Truck Park, located at 403 East Main Street in nearby Tomball, Texas.

LANCASTER, Texas — Stay tuned, world. And remember the name: Marcus Flakes.

Amongst the grandest reasons is that Flakes’ immeasurable gifts as a cook throughout the years have been nothing short of remarkable.
“I’ve been cooking since the age of 10,” Flakes told Making Headline News this week. “I used to watch my grandmother cook and we’d talk about cooking.”
And the rest, as they say, was history.
Thanks in large part to the constant guidance and wisdom of his grandmother, Flakes has been blessed mightily to walk in her massive footsteps, having established a well-respected professional culinary resume that’s shaping to garner more of a global impact.
A native of Houston, Flakes, 47, is the mastermind behind Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, his awe-inspiring endeavor that is just days away from its much-anticipated grand opening on March 7 at 403 Eats Food Truck Park, located at 403 East Main Street in nearby Tomball, Texas.

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The grand opening will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST and, according to Flakes, such an occasion is “very fitting” for the annual Mardi Gras season.

“So it will be a Mardi Gras theme,” said Flakes, referring to his food truck’s specialty dishes that will include jambalaya, Etouffee, and bread pudding, among other delectable foods.

A cooking repertoire that spans nearly four decades — 37 years, to put it more precisely — it seemed that Flakes was destined to become an entrepreneur from the outset.

Given the remarkably brilliant strides Flakes has made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume he’s well on his way to reaping global success in his selected industry.

“(My grandmother’s influence) later inspired me to be what she didn’t have a chance to become due to her age and era,” Flakes, a military veteran, explained. “My paternal grandfather was business owner and I’d spend a lot of time watching him run our family store, which is my family’s estate now. He taught me the value of dollar, saving and investing.  I even learned about whole selling, retailing, and counting money backwards when technology wasn’t as advanced as it is today.”

Even during his stint in the military, Flakes was guilty of having never allowed his culinary skills to fall by the wayside. Even while serving his country, in fact, there he was, putting his immeasurable and unmatched gifts on display, all the while God strategically allowed his cooking mechanics to make room for him in the process.


“I spent majority of my life serving my country while doing what I loved most, which was cooking,” Flakes said. “I knew back then that it would be no problem to transition back into civilian life with my knowledge, skills, and abilities to cook, manage, and market. Somewhere along the way, I noticed that my military background and higher education was not accepted by my food industry.”


Still, Flakes had gone to great to lengths to diligently set himself apart from others in what undoubtedly is an ever-so-competitive, had executed the essential strategy to ensure that his long-awaited dream as a globally-acclaimed chef would become a reality.

Given the remarkably brilliant strides he’s made throughout the years, it’s safe to assume he’s well on his way to reaping global success in his selected industry.

Thanks in large part to the constant guidance and wisdom of his grandmother, Flakes has been blessed mightily to walk in her massive footsteps, having established a well-respected professional culinary resume that’s shaping to garner more of a global impact.

Sustained success, to put it more precisely.

“This venture has indirectly exposed me to people from over the world,” Flakes said. “Serving in the military as a military chef was the foundation of my culinary journey, which led to the exploration of people, places, and products. As a travel insider, I began establishing relationships with people from around the country.”

Interestingly, Flakes acknowledged that Southern Oregon will always hold a place in his heart, considering it is the originally birthplace of Marco’s Pepper Grill.

Even during his stint in the military, Flakes was guilty of never having allowed his culinary skills to fall by the wayside. Even while serving his country, in fact, there he was, putting his immeasurable and unmatched gifts on display, all the while God strategically allowed his mechanics to make room for him in the process.

“There has never been one place in particular my business has exposed me to besides where Marco’s Pepper Grill was founded and established,” Flakes said.

Besides having evolved as one of Houston’s finest chefs of this modern-day culinary era, Flakes has since adopted more of an entrepreneurship role in his profession, a development that has also given way to his rise as an author.

“I’ve written my book,” said Flakes, who authored the newly-produced written work entitled, ‘The Inspiring Chef: A Memoir.’ “I’ve come to realize that my reach is becoming global, while my food continues to influence palates of my guests locally.”

“I’ve written my book,” said Flakes, who authored the newly-produced written work entitled, ‘The Inspiring Chef: A Memoir.’ “I’ve come to realize that my reach is becoming global, while my food continues to influence palates of my guests locally.”

To his credit, Flakes certain boasts the credentials, which have greatly enabled him to function mightily in his element.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and Hospitality from the Art Institutes of California-Sacramento and a Master of Public Health from Argosy University.

Also, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Texas A&M University.


SAVE THE DATE

As for what he loves the most about the sustained success of his venture, Flakes said:

“I love serving my guests and watching their five senses become paralyzed by my creations. I call it my culinary crave concept, where I methodically concoct ingredients that later has a date with their five senses. I also enjoy owning my own business with the flexibility to spend time with my family. Ultimately, time and personal freedom has been something I’ve longed for and I consider myself blessed this far.”

So far, so good for a well-publicized culinary career of a true cooking pro, whose best and brightest days are well ahead of him.

So stay tuned, world. And remember the name: Marcus Flakes.

“I’ve been cooking since the age of 10,” Flakes told Making Headline News this week. “I used to watch my grandmother cook and we’d talk about cooking.”

For more information about Houston-area Businessman/Author Marcus Flakes of Marco’s Pepper Grill Food Truck, to order his book or to schedule him for a public appearance or book signing, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/marcusaflakes/.


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Kansas City author Annisa Davis-Jackson acquires ‘divine healing’ in a book that took roughly a decade to assemble


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)


COMING FULL CIRCLE 

GOD’S PLAN — Much to Annisa Davis-Jackson’s delight, her divine healing had eventually come wrapped up in the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events.”

Annisa Davis-Jackson tried all she could to provide a thorough explanation for why it was absolutely essential that she make her authorship debut.

“It was an issue that buried so deep in my heart, never to be brought back up,” Davis-Jackson told Making Headline News this week. “And somehow, it finds me.”
Amongst the things about which Davis-Jackson had ultimately discovered was that God was very much in the midst of what undoubtedly was an integral part of the divine purpose for which she was created.
“The events that the most high brought me through were simply undeniable, bizarre…and extraordinary circumstances,” Davis-Jackson explained. “I was being used to unveil a truth I felt I was not equipped for. In the process of my obedience, I gained supernatural strength, which was essential to my healing.”
Much to Davis-Jackson’s delight, her divine healing had eventually come wrapped up in the awe-inspiring book entitled, “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events.”

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A spiritually-empowering written work that essentially a decade in the making, Davis-Jackson’s “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events” depicts the life of her father, Annise Davis Jr., whose prosperous and well-publicized football career ironically was destined for greatness, yet his life cut short amid his untimely murder on Christmas Eve in 1987.

Mired by tragedy, or a chain reaction of events that hovered over his entire family emotionally and spiritually, this author writes, Annise Davis Jr.’s children subsequently grew up without knowing the truth until a spiritual revelation was given to Annisa Davis-Jackson, the family’s beloved middle daughter.

It was Davis-Jackson, in fact, who vividly discovered that such turbulence in her life were destined by what she describes as a “powerful divine design,” one that would suddenly uncover and unveil a truth, she writes.

As Davis-Jackson explained, this truth was hidden under “an ocean of lies,” drowned with deception, and the corruption of wrongful convictions behind the true circumstances surrounding her father’s death.

Interestingly, as she walked into such a tumultuous season, it was later revealed that her mission was to seek all truth, which would later turn into a spiritual journey, revealing the Glory of The Most High, she acknowledges.

REMEMBERING DAD — A spiritually-empowering written work that essentially a decade in the making, Davis-Jackson’s “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events” depicts the life of her father, Annise Davis Jr., whose prosperous and well-publicized football career ironically was destined for greatness, yet his life cut short amid his untimely murder on Christmas Eve in 1987.

An ex-college and NFL football standout, Annise Davis Jr., starred at the University of Missouri of the then-Big 8 Conference. Consequently, he was later enjoyed a professional stint after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Davis-Jackson began assembling her book in January 2009, a project that was finally published on November 30, 2018.

For Davis-Jackson, composing “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events” was very much worth the length of time invested into this essential written document.


“After battling political districts concerning the cold case, (it was) later uncovered to be an unsolved murder of my father for reopening,” Davis-Jackson recalled. “It became evident that emergency healing was needed for others who have experienced similar loses and injustices.”


Interestingly, Davis-Jackson deemed it necessary to emphasize why her new book is synonymous to what she describes as a “mother of all bombs.”  “Its content is beyond average and will become a blueprint to others finding themselves and having the courage to stand up for what’s truth,” Davis-Jackson said. “In the pursuit to truth, they find healing within.”

To her credit, the feedback since the release of Davis-Jackson’s “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events” has been nothing short of remarkable.


REALITY SETTING IN 

Mired by tragedy, or a chain reaction of events that hovered over his entire family emotionally and spiritually, this author writes, Annise Davis Jr.’s children subsequently grew up without knowing the truth until a spiritual revelation was given to Annisa Davis-Jackson, the family’s middle daughter.

“Very, very positive from anyone who learns or reads the story,” said Davis-Jackson, adding that other books — “a series of books all branched on to Memoirs Of A Broken Side,” she said — are surely forthcoming.

“I hear the word ‘phenomenal’ from everyone who reads. It gives the reader a crash course on how to recognize signs and symbols and the spiritual signs that are given to us daily to complete task to stay away from harm, etc.”

For Davis-Jackson, composing “Memoirs Of A Broken Side: Based On True Events” was very much worth the length of time invested into this essential written document.

Generally, Davis-Jackson reiterated that the presentation and promotion of her book has come full circle, largely because of her resiliency in following the spirit of the Most High.

“The anointing through the investigation allowed me to gain the attention from political sources, prosecutors, and judges,” Davis-Jackson said. “Because the story is so powerful.”

Not to mention a constant page-turner for anyone who possesses this life-enhancing book.

Interestingly, Davis-Jackson deemed it necessary to emphasize why her new book is synonymous to what she describes as a “mother of all bombs.”  “Its content is beyond average and will become a blueprint to others finding themselves and having the courage to stand up for what’s truth,” Davis-Jackson said. “In the pursuit to truth, they find healing within.”

For more information about Kansas City, Missouri-area Author Annisa Davis-Jackson, to order her book or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/Memoirsofabrokenside/. Send email to: davis_annisa@yahoo.com.


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Alvin Johnson’s Hope Housing Foundation has emerged as one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s finest nonprofit organizations


A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1 KJV)


A RAY OF HOPE 

TEXAS-SIZED IMPACT — Much to his delight, such a “fire” has appropriately given way to Texas businessman Alvin Johnson having emerged as the President of Hope Housing Foundation, his Dallas/Fort Worth-area nonprofit organization that went into full operations in December 1998.

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — Alvin Johnson knew exactly what he wasn’t doing to please God.

“I have had no role model to follow, but have prayed for mentors since I was about 35 years old, waking up realizing that I was not fulfilling what I promised God many years before,” Johnson, during a recent interview with Making Headline News said, recalling the past development that have greatly helped shaped his life as an accomplished businessman.
For Johnson, God had strategically introduced him to the divine purpose for which he was created, a life-altering memory that arose through a gallery of positive male figures.
“(God) allowed several men to come in to my life at different times that have helped develop me in to the man I am,” Johnson explained. “I am always about continual growth and participate in many high level mastermind groups that continue to fuel the fire within.”
Much to his delight, such a “fire” has appropriately given way to Johnson having emerged as the President of Hope Housing Foundation, his Dallas/Fort Worth-area nonprofit organization that went into full operations in December 1998.

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Headquartered at 3900 South Stonebridge Drive, Suite 304 in nearby McKinney, Texas, Hope Housing Foundation is dedicated largely to the creation and preservation of affordable workforce housing, particularly for low-to-moderate income families and individuals, as well as community development, as mentioned at https://www.hopehousingfoundation.org/history-of-hope/our-story.

In essence, while this longstanding nonprofit organization is thoroughly committed to housing, HOPE is widely known also for reinvesting excess revenues through its charitable mission and offering a business model, of sorts, that will position the foundation as one of the most effective, impactful nonprofit affordable workforce housing organizations in the country.

What’s even more astounding is that Johnson’s company offers like-minded business professionals opportunities to invest with Hope Housing Foundation as a strategic and effective way to generate massive amounts of returns on their investment, as well as impact the lives of the communities they serve.

“I’m in the people business,” said Johnson, explaining in great detail the keen passion he’s adopted through his venture. “We believe that everyone deserves to have a nice place to call home, in spite of the economic situation they’re in because of their decisions.”

Interestingly, Hope Housing Foundation has developed a solid commitment to meeting the needs of youths who are in dire need of a breakthrough.

“We believe that kids should grow up in an environment where they see people doing positive things…raising families and not just existing,” Johnson said. “That’s the environment we try to foster in our apartment communities.”

Armed with more than three-and-a-half decades of experience in the ever-so-competitive real estate industry, Johnson’s company has become an evolving fixture for purchasing what he refers to as “distressed apartment communities,” which has enabled it to deploy millions of dollars in to the asset, as well as provide people a place where they are afforded the golden opportunity to live victoriously instead of having to live just to exist.

“We also provide programs to feed the kids after school and have after school activities, as well as feeding programs during the summer when they are out of school,” Johnson said. “With this business model, we have built a 100-plus million dollar organization.”


LEAGUE OF ITS OWN 

Armed with more than three-and-a-half decades of experience in the ever-so-competitive real estate industry, Johnson’s company has become an evolving fixture for purchasing what he refers to as “distressed apartment communities,” which has enabled it to deploy millions of dollars in to the asset, as well as provide people a place where they are afforded the golden opportunity to live victoriously instead of having to live just to exist.

What’s even more astounding is that Johnson’s company offers like-minded business professionals opportunities to invest with Hope Housing Foundation as a strategic and effective way to generate massive amounts of returns on their investment, as well as impact the lives of the communities they serve.

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Johnson is widely regarded as a longtime mentor to thousands of business professional, particularly those who aspire acquire knowledge in his selected industry.

“My competitive drive came from an insatiable desire to eat,” Johnson said. “I had no fall back plan.”

Long before God introduced him to his divine purpose, Johnson had founded himself struggling to conquer arguably his life’s grandest obstacle.


“After a failed suicide attempt when my son was three (years of age) and I felt as though my family would be better off without me, I prayed and decided to allow God to use my life for His glory and help someone else have what they didn’t have — an opportunity,” Johnson recalls.


Years removed from having cleared arguably the biggest hurdle of his life, Johnson has adopted the notion that implies, among other things, his steadfast commitment of giving back.

And not just giving back for the sake of giving. But rather giving back as if his life depends on it.

But in actuality, it does.

“I believe that it is our responsibility to reach back and assist someone become their best self,” Johnson said. “It is our responsibility to become highly successful in order to do this. It’s not about the money, but it’s about the money. If we don’t have a margin, then we can’t have a mission, so resources are important.”

Not to mention one’s fervent desire to please God.


DESTINY STEPS 

Headquartered at 3900 South Stonebridge Drive, Suite 304 in nearby McKinney, Texas, Hope Housing Foundation is dedicated largely to the creation and preservation of affordable workforce housing, particularly for low-to-moderate income families and individuals, as well as community development, as mentioned at https://www.hopehousingfoundation.org/history-of-hope/our-story.

For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth Businessman Alvin Hope Johnson of Hope Housing Foundation or to inquire about business opportunities, call 214-842-8075 or connect with him by logging on to: https://www.hopehousingfoundation.org/. Connect with him via social media at: (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/hopehousingfoundation or (Twitter) https://twitter.com/HopeHousingTX.


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Accomplished New York entrepreneur DeShanda Carter: ‘I just want women to know together is better’


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Simply amazing.

Much to the delight of DeShanda Carter, it would be especially befitting to assess her progressive, thriving business venture with those two words.

For Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.
“My personal mission for doing this work is to empower women of all ages,” Carter, 45, told Making Headline News this week. “Let them see the grind of the everyday women trying to make it…get empowered by the everyday woman.”
Widely regarded as the parent company of Carter’s Diva Glam Mobile Party — which specializes in hosting parties and other events for girls of all ages — Carter’s endeavor also includes what is known as Simply Carters Kids, which is believed to be the only U. S. children’s car service with its own security app.

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

HEART FOR PEOPLE — For DeShanda Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Also, under the Simply Carter Corp’s umbrella is Simply Carter Events, which customarily offers its array of intriguing photo booths.

And, then there is the Carter Brand, a flourishing venture that offers a variety of all natural and homemade skin care products.

A native of Harlem, New York who was raised in the nearby Bronx, Carter is a product of the historic New York City school system.

A devout woman of faith and accomplished author, who has always exemplified an entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

“I just want women to know together is better,” said Carter, explaining why it is imperative to esteem others daily. “We don’t always have to do it alone.”


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A devout woman of faith and accomplished author who has always exemplified the entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

As Carter recalls, she was left with no choice at one point in time to fortify her vision on her own, a trend that, in turn, had ultimately catapulted her to her divine purpose.

“I did it alone because no one else saw my vision…and maybe it wasn’t meant for them to see,” Carter said. “I believe differently. I may not see your vision, but I will support and encourage you until the end.”

A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

To her distinctly unique credit, she’s been nothing short remarkable.

Not bad for notable actress and longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild, who has appeared in the major motion picture, Dangerous Minds, as well as a host of stage plays and made a number of television appearances.

Having adopted a keen passion for writing and singing, this multitalented businesswoman’s reputation is such that, well, she’s been all about her business — first in Corporate American, now as an entrepreneur.

“There was no competition in mind when creating my brand,” said Carter, whose Simply Carter Corp caters to women of ages. “I just want women to win. When they look at me, I want them to see the potential in them.”

A business endeavor that is steadily making a strong case to attract more of a national presence — Carter has put her entrepreneurship mechanics on display in Atlanta, among other establishments — it’s safe to assume that Big Apple-area businesswoman’s best and brightest days are well ahead of her.


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“It is important to inspire others daily, so they can be encouraged to live out their passion,” Carter said. We only have one life to live.”

So why not make it a simply amazing one — much like Simply Carter Corp?



A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

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