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Community revival, just in time for the back to school season.

 

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Parents if you’re looking for a positive back to school gathering then this is it! The community revival is hosted by the PPG Pastor Prayer Gathering Group, Black Alliance Group and Associate & Leaders. The revival will be a 3-day event beginning on August 1st until August 3rd. The group will unite together for youth prayer at 6:00 PM and the Community Revival will begin at 7:00 PM.

Everyone is welcome to come in unity to pray for our youth before they return back to school. The Panel will speak on matters regarding domestic violence, crime and other issues happening in urban communities. They are already getting a great response from the communities and many members have sent their commitment stating they will be a part of the event.

Minister Sammy L. Jackson states, “People are asking for these types of events here and in other cities. The time is now, we need this in our communities. We are working on our tour and are currently accepting request from individuals who want to have a revival in their community. God has a lot to share with his people who have ears to hear his voice.”

By: Keidra Ponder

Deborah Branch, Owner of Lil Mama’s kitchen, credits God for sudden buzz and success

 

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Deborah started off as any other kid. She developed a dream from simply watching her surroundings. This so happened to be watching her mother cook some of her favorite meals. For Deborah, cooking gave her a place to escape. After graduating high school she made a firm decision to pursue cooking as a career.

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She decided to move from her home town of Gainesville,Fl to attend Daytona State College in 2012. Daytona State College had a great culinary school and it was fairly close. This is where she met her current friend and mentor Andra Chishlom. Andra has had some great success in culinary arts which includes her major roles at Daytona State College, her various news appearances, and her great run in cooking show competitions. Deborah gives Andra much respect for all the help and promotion she has given her throughout her career. Deborah graduated from DSC in 2014.

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Deborah’s Fox 35 Orlando Appearance (Link)

In 2015 Deborah decided that she wanted to open a restaurant of her own. Her pastor prayed for her and told her that she would be opening a restaurant soon. That was enough motivation for her to pursue it seriously. With the help of her mother and father she was able to find a building that was reasonable for her. Unfortunately, the space was occupied at the time. Yet, something filled her spirits about the place and she prayed over it as if it was already hers. About a week later she saw that people were moving things out of the place. She immediately called the realtors and by late 2015 Lil Mama’s Kitchen was born.

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The place was in disarray but with her strong team that consisted of her husband, parents, her pastor and her uncle eddie she was able to turn the place around. Strictly from the connections she gained while in Daytona Beach, she was able to have a successful soft opening. There were a lot of great vibes and that’s all Deborah asks for.

“I really just love great vibes and atmosphere. I love to come out and greet people, ask them how they are doing, and engage with them, ya know? I love to uplift people. Be the light to their day. I’m a community person, as well. I just love to help people. I also like to speak inspiration into women. Especially, when it comes to respecting their bodies and being much more than what’s on the surface. Self value, Self Worth, and knowing who you are is the key. I feel like a woman such as myself owning a restaurant inspires them.” – Deborah BranchOwner of Lil Mama’s Kitchen

 

When speaking to Deborah about what dishes brought in the most customers she couldn’t pin point things at first. Then her mothers chitterlings came to mind. She said the chitterlings were a hot item that people frequently requested. She switches it up pretty much every day, though. She has a special for each day she is open. Her focus is soul food.

Cooking wasn’t tough for her. She says that learning the business was difficult.

“This being the first time of me running a business, it was definitely tough at first. I always worked under people but never fully ran a business on my own. Learning how to manage the finances, menu roll outs, learning certain employees….it’s things you don’t really think about until you actual experience it. The advice I have for anyone starting a business for the first time is research, research, research. You can never learn too much. I definitely give credit to God for how things fell in place for me.” 

Though her main success came from her restaurant and cooking, her main goal is to help woman in general. She keeps God first and really thanks her parents, her pastor, her husband, and Andra for all of their help throughout her journey and rise to the top.

Restaurant location :

200 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd

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Written By : Bruce Walton Jr

 

Company Review: It’s Not Your Fault 91

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It took me some time to come to terms about my issues with men, but life has a way of bringing you back to certain memories. I was a product of a domestic violent home, my first poem I ever wrote was about how no man is going to put his hands on me. I thank God my mother survived those days, I truly admire her in many ways. I don’t share a lot of my personal life, but I had to relive it in telling Santina Proctor’s story. I shed tears while putting this piece together. One person’s courage can bring hope to so many others and that’s exactly what she did with It’s Not Your Fault 91.

Santina Proctor is a 33-year-old motivational speaker and domestic violence awareness advocate, she is the creator of It’s Not Your Fault 91 which began in 2015. On top of being an entrepreneur she is also a licensed practical nurse. Santina spent her childhood in Detroit, Michigan and then relocated to Daytona Beach, Fl at the age of seven after losing her mother to domestic violent situation. After graduating high school in 2001 Santina joined the U.S Army in which she served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After an honorable discharge from the military Santina studied to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, graduating in 2005.

 

Mrs. Proctor currently resides in Chesapeake, Va with her husband and two children. She uses her turmoil as a testimony to help women who find themselves in compromising situations. Her goal is to give a voice to domestic violence and help get rid of the mentality what happens in this house stays in this house. Mrs. Proctor has spoken at San Diego State University, Elizabeth City State University and numerous locations throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Each year Santina hosts a team in Samaritan’s House 5K. Santina has also produced two documentaries which can be found on YouTube under It’s Not Your Fault 91 Part 1 and Part 2. Santina is currently challenging 500 people to take a pledge against domestic violence in the month of February. Her motto is, “Sometimes the children are the survivors”.

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If you’re looking for a speaker at your next engagement contact Santina Proctor, her words are heartfelt and motivational. Contact her via email at inyf91@gmail.com and follow her on FaceBook: It’s Not Your Fault 91 and Instagram: inyf_91 to stay current with her works. I urge everyone to be accountable for their actions and take the pledge against domestic violence.

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By: Keidra Ponder and Santina Proctor