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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.

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    Crystal Perkins Trusting God with Goals

    A little over 2 years ago I was scrolling through my timeline on Facebook and came across a video of a young woman sharing her testimony of God answering her prayers and blessing her family with a vehicle from a total stranger. That woman was none other than the Faithful Chics founder and owner, Crystal Perkins. After watching that video I was encouraged as a woman of faith and an entrepreneur and began following her and her brand. So, when she accepted our invitation to be interviewed for this issue of Nouveau Exposure I was ecstatic. If you aren’t following her, you need to! She truly is a faith filled…

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    New Duo One Reason

    Name a male gospel duo that has hit the scene since Dawkins and Dawkins. I’ll wait. (insert crickets) That’s right, you probably can’t name any. Well, now you can add One Reason to your list.   Lamarr Lyons and DJon Johnson have had a whirlwind of a year in 2017 and they aren’t letting go of that momentum. Together they have close to 20 years experience in the gospel music industry. Lamarr began singing background at the age of seven from choirs to gospel and country artists as well as arranging music. DJon connected to the music industry at the age of 16. He gained experience doing background vocals and…

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    Fight For Your Fairytale w/ Stacy Ike

    O! M! G! Have you heard of the phenom who is none other than Miss Stacy Ike? This young woman has captured the attention of thousands between her YouTube channel, red carpet interviews and most recently her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) show OWN Tonight! The​ ​Who,​ ​What​ ​&​ ​Why… She is a native of Houston,Texas who began her journey as an adult when she left Texas to attend college at the University of Missouri with a major in Journalism. She hit the ground running after graduating with her bachelor’s’ degree, but felt as though she wanted more. By January 2014 she took a leap of faith and…

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    Like A Boss

    The phrase “like a boss” comes to mind when thinking about Delores Balogun. She is vivacious, innovative and chic. This serial entrepreneur is on fire and it’s just the beginning. Delores is a professional event planner by trade. She studied event planning during her undergraduate career at Illinois State University. The beginning was a little on the rocky side. By her second semester she was failing her classes and placed on academic probation. She didn’t understand how she could go from having a 3.2 grade point average in high school to failing out of college before college really began. Her years of primary and secondary education had not properly prepare…

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    Yasira Sonnier Moving Forward

    What once was a title to be had in shame is now raised on a banner in hero status and that title is being a single mother. Yasira Sonnier knows all too well the tale of being a single mom. Her first marriage resulted in divorce and she found herself being a single mother of two young boys. She found herself being a college graduate without work experience because she was a stay at home wife and mother. At the age of 28 her first job paid seven dollars per hour. To make budget for bills and other finances Yasira found a second job that paid eleven dollars per hour.…