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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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    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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    8 in 2018

    We are midway into year 3 as Nouveau Exposure Magazine and we have seen so many people making moves that sometimes it is impossible to feature them all. So this month we decided to bring you our 8 in 2018 list. Here is a list of individuals or groups you should be following and/or supporting whether by social media or their business. Let the countdown begin!!!   #8 Darlyshia Menzie  For those of you who are faithful Nouveau followers, you may recall Darlyshia wrote a few inspirational pieces some time ago. Well, she has taken her gift of encouragement to another platform and in 2017 released her first book, At the…

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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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    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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    Nouveau Exclusive with Married at First Sight’s Sheila Duhon

    Love Through the Eyes of God by: Anise Marshall   The drowning sound of a beating drum grows faster, now louder. You clench the neck of your pajama shirt to discover the unrelenting pounding was the sound of your heart. The struggle to saturate your waterless mouth prompts you to reach for the night stand, only to find a phone that won’t stop ringing. Sit up, close your eyes once more, and use the cusp of your wrist, to clear the gooey mascara and lashes from your eye lids. You stretch your hands through the air, place them on the ball of your frigid, yet saturated cheeks and slide them…

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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…