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    Johana Hernandez: Faith, Fashion & Oh So Fabulous!

    Celebrating our anniversary we wondered what woman embodied our motto to inspire our readers to be BOLD believers, BOLD dreamers and BOLD achievers. Johana Hernandez has taken on the fashion industry with grace, style and a dash of sass. She has done so without being ashamed of her faith and relationship with God. Needless to say, Johana was our choice and allow us to share why.  Johana is a California native, raised by both her father and mother. During her childhood she noticed that her mother was very involved in ministry at their local church while her father, at the time, was more supportive of activities outside of church. Johana…

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    Javicia Leslie: The Sister to God’s Friend

    Imagine how easy it would be if we could communicate with God the way we communicate with our family, friends, and entertainers via social media. Well it looks like someone thought of that with this new series God Friended Me and Javicia Leslie was blessed to land a role on this promising series. Javicia plays the role of Ali Finer in the upcoming CBS series, God Friended Me, premiering Sunday, September 30th at 8pm et/pt . On the show she has her brother, Miles Finer, played by Brandon Michael Hall. Both Javicia and Brandon’s characters are children of Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton) and Brandon’s character is an atheist sharing…

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    Barnes Books Breaking Barriers

    Brad Barnes became interested with art at a very young age. He and his brother would draw. As he grew up he began to develop his skills. He thought at one time he would go into animation and work for Disney, but he learned more about himself and what he wanted to do to make an impact in the world and desired to take another avenue. Growing up he didn’t see many books in stores for children that represented African American children other than books that shared oppressive moments for those characters, whether historical or fictional. He doesn’t credit blame to the authors and illustrators during that time, he has…

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    Tamisa’s Like Us

    Tamisa Hunter is the definition of what we pray our readers are encouraged to become from reading about those we feature through Nouveau Exposure. She is a bold believer, a bold dreamer and a bold achiever. Tamisa has overcome so much and lives everyday with purpose to encourage others to do the same. Tamisa was rejected by her father and told by her mother that she should not have been here. She turned to her grandfather at an early age and he became her father figure. When he passed she felt a void in her life. By the age of 19 she was in an abusive relationship, with a drug dealer…

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    Elishama Tekoa: Ministering through Music

    Elishama Tekoa comes from a musical household. Her parents have been singing for decades, so it seems only natural that Elishama began singing by the age of three. She had a desire to be apart of the music industry during her early teen years. At the age of fourteen she, her brother and other friends began a rap group. That was short lived, and with time things changed. She took a break from singing and music by 2003. For Elishama music was attached to church and when she fell away from church and her relationship with God began to dwindle she was no longer passionate about music. As life happens,…

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    50 Shades of Red: Just the Beginning

    Dee Lewis and Kentonna Smith are founders of 50 Shades of Red, Every Woman Has A Story. Dee was inspired watching Preachers of L.A. as she witnessed Myesha Chaney sharing on her ministry through her organization, Hiding Behind the Lipstick. In that moment the title came to Dee, 50 Shades of Red, Every Woman Has A Story. The next morning Dee did a little research and found out there were indeed 50 shades of red. She shared this idea with her friend Kentonna and from their they took off. Dee and Kentonna became friends through Dee’s sister. Dee and Kentonna grew close by working together in ministry. From their, the…

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    Lisa Page Brooks & Tasha Page Lockhart on Relationship Values

    When it comes to a relationship between a mother and daughter some relationships thrive and flourish while others suffocate and crumble. The award winning gospel singers hailing from the city of Detroit, Michigan have definitely had their share of highs and lows. Lisa Page-Brooks and Tasha Page-Lockhart have managed to maintain a loving and thriving relationship that is REAL. Don’t be fooled, the love they exemplify through social media and on stage they show to each other even more from day to day life. Many women may consider their mother or daughter friendly once adulthood comes into play for the child in the relationship but Lisa and Tasha give each…

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    Jekayln Carr on the Winning Side

    Jekalyn Carr is the definition of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” She has come a long way from the preteen who released an EP in 2010 and her debut album in 2013 with the chart topping single “Greater Is Coming.”This dynamic young woman of God has just released her fourth album titled One Nation Under God. Not only has she released a new music project, but she also released a book, “You Will Win.” Her ministry has been able to reach those young and old, rich or poor and black or white.…

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    Global Fusion

    Fuzia began in 2012 as a writing club in California. It’s founder, Riya Sinha, authored her first published book titled “Runaway Twins” at the age of 11 and made an appearance for a reading in her community. A younger child walked up to her and expressed the amount of inspiration they received to pursue their own dreams at an early age because of Riya. From that moment, Riya made the decision to found Fuzia. Fuzia’s goal is to empower creative women through fusion of culture and ideas. The writing club has grown into an internet based group with a total reach of 3 million plus women. It was originally restricted…

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    Discovered Beauty

    Kayla Reed didn’t spend year after year during her childhood dreaming of winning a pageant. She was bullied for her appearance and was not strong in her self confidence as a child. She remembers being embarrassed for being bullied. She continued from grade school through high school and on to college. Just before the end of her last year as an undergraduate her mother passed three months before her graduation. Kayla graduated from college at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications. She went on to pursue her professional career spending four years in South Korea and since…

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    Jason Fredericks: Life Goes On

    On July 12, 2017 Jason took to social media asking for prayer stating “I’m going in for a biopsy today. They are checking for a cancer in my bone marrow called Multiple Myeloma. If you see this post stop and say a quick prayer for your boy. Thank you. I appreciate it.” Twelve days later he shared an update that there was cancer found in his plasma and it was attacking his bones. He had stage three cancer and was looking at six months of chemotherapy treatments and a possible bone marrow transplant. But let's rewind a bit and go behind the social media updates and find out exactly how…

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    Terence Lester: Going Beyond the Walls

    “I would tell anybody, to this day there are a lot of people doing philanthropic work. Is your heart in it? Can you do it when nobody is there? Can you do it when nobody shows up? Can you do it when you are only affecting one?” These are the things that drive Terence Lester to go on for his organization Love Beyond Walls day after day.