#Born2Win Community Summit on Local 24 News

Walking In a New Life Founder/Executive Director Joyce Parkinson and PR Partner Sharen Rooks discussing the Community Summit on Local 24 News. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1fY3ECZ

NOTE: The #Born2Win Concert has been postponed to June 6, 2014.

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Women’s Luncheon to Endorse Sisterhood

Austell, Ga.- Catty fights and talking behind each other’s backs are a few stigmas associated with the cliché of how “women don’t get along”. Instead of buying in to that cliché, Ieshea Hartwell, Founder of Agapé Christian Counseling Center (ACCC), decided to plan and host a “Sistah Friend Luncheon” to honor and celebrate sisterhood on Saturday, August 24th at the Lions Club, 620 Lions Club Dr in Mableton. The event is for women to bring another woman, who has impacted their lives in a positive way- that woman could be her mother, sister, aunt, friend, cousin, neighbor, co-worker, etc.


“As women, we don’t spend enough time telling our sisters that they have it going on,” Hartwell laughs. “This event is all about taking that first step to making it a part of our own lives and hopefully it will break cultural and generational curses.”


All guests will be highly encouraged to wear hats for the “Parade of Hats” Runway portion of the program. ACCC’s brother organization, Men on Point, will prepare the food for the luncheon and serve the ladies as a way of honoring them. The keynote speaker is Minister Galetha Clemons-Thompson, a dynamic motivational speaker whose background is in social services with the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services. Other special invited guests include local Filmmaker/Producer Yvonne Pierre and members of the Salvation Army Staff on Luckie Street.


The tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at www.sistahsupport.eventbrite.com or you can purchase them directly from the ACCC by calling 404.913.6221.


ACCC is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on the counseling needs of adult individuals, couples and groups and hosts free monthly workshops for the community on various subjects through its W.O.W. Ministries (women of worth).

FTP’s Owner Selected as one of the 2013 “Women of Excellence”

As arduous tasks go, selecting only 50 honorees for the 6th annual presentation of The New Tri-State Defender's Women of Excellence ranks right up there.
The selections now have been made and the list of honorees for 2013 is complete, with the Women of Excellence (WOE) Champagne Brunch and Awards Celebration set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road.
"We had another phenomenal response from the community this year with over 100 nominations," said Bernal E. Smith II, President/Publisher of The New Tri-State Defender.
"We also had a hard time narrowing it down because each and every one was deserving of the honor in her own right, but ultimately we were able to select a tremendously impressive group of women of which we are very proud."...
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Battle of the Sexes Event to Celebrate Client’s Anniversary

MABLETON, Ga.- Most women want to get in the minds of men and Agapé Christian Counseling Center (ACCC) has created an event to do just that. Its Women of Worth Ministries is set to W.O.W. the community again for its one-year Anniversary event- SHE’s GOT GAME 2: Battle of the Sexes. Men and women will have the opportunity to battle it out in a Jeopardy-styled game to discuss questions in categories such as “Sex in the City” and “Monster-in-Law” and “Love is Blind”. In lieu of a cocktail bar, there will be a Dessert Bar and Mingling to jump start the event at 5:30pm on Saturday, March 16th at the South Cobb Community Center.


There will be a panel of judges comprised of men and women and the keynote speaker will be Yvonne Pierre, the author of The Day My Soul Cried. Also, Pierre has written, produced and directed a stage play titled, Then I Stand and is the host of her own syndicated talk show, The Yvonne Pierre Show.


Guests will get to hear upcoming news about ACCC, surprise guest testimonials, full dinner and have more opportunities to win prizes such as prayer pillows, candy doll heads, t-shirts, etc. Be sure to follow on Twitter @AgapeCCCinc and search hashtag #SGG2 for updates.

Cash Prize Up for Grabs in Dance Team Competition

MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Local praise dance teams have the opportunity to win a $1000 cash prize and dance scholarships by participating in the 4th Annual “Dance In His Name” Liturgical/Praise Dance Showcase Competition on Saturday, June 22nd. BALLET ON WHEELS DANCE SCHOOL & COMPANY is sponsoring this event to honor the spirit of dance worship. Registration is free through Feb. 15th and it will take place at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center at 5pm. Hallelujah 95.7’s Michael Adrian Davis will host the event, which will include a diverse panel of acclaimed dance industry judges.


The praise dance teams must be connected with a church, have between 5-25 members over the age of 10 and no members can be a part of any professional dance troupes or companies. A full listing of the Official Rules is on the website at www.DanceInHisName.org. The teams will be judged in the following categories: Creativity/Originality, Dance Coordination/Synchronization, Technical Merit, Attire/Costume, and Overall Impression/Performance Presentation.


“We love to celebrate the art of dance in its many forms,” said Chaunience Conner, founder of BALLET ON WHEELS DANCE SCHOOL & COMPANY. “This competition will allow the liturgical teams to unite and praise God through dance.”


BALLET ON WHEELS DANCE SCHOOL & COMPANY is a local, non-profit African-American dance school and company founded in 2002. It provides fundamental classroom and theory instruction on the art of ballet, pointe, modern and jazz dance disciplines. The dance company is also committed to sponsoring innovative dance programs and projects that unite communities across the region.


Register for this event at www.danceinhisname.org.