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LEEDS PRESS CORP ANNOUNCES, The Legendary Playwright, Dr. Mildred Summerville, and Multi-Award-Winning Gospel Playwright publishes her Autobiography

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The Gospel Image selected her stage play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” for the Gospel Stage Play of the Year Award, and Distinguished Career Achievement Wards from Church God Network. She also founded a community-based nonprofit organization called Tall One Outreach Ministries. The title “Tall One” is a nickname Summerville’s pastor Dr. Shirley Caesar (Queen of Gospel), affectionately gave her alluding to her six-foot stature. She currently promotes The Wilson Idol, initially produced in 2013, a community-based talent show that showcases talented individuals in creative arts, song, dance, instrumentation, and the spoken word.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) APRIL 02, 2022

A native of Wilson, North Carolina, Dr. Mildred Summerville has always been a creative dynamo. She is a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, has a Master of Education degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Principal’s Certificate in Educational Administration from East Carolina University. Subsequently received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanitarianism from Global International Alliance University.
Summerville has served as a coach, athletic director, lead teacher, curriculum specialist, and accreditation visiting committee member during her career. In addition to her academic tenure, she served as both an assistant principal and principal. Committed to her community and the furtherance of working with the next generation of leaders, Summerville remains active in a variety of professional and civic organizations (including Phi Delta Kappa, the Principal’s Assistant Principal’s Association, Wilson Multicultural Business Partnership, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Fayetteville State University Chancellor’s Club, and Darden Trojan Athletic Heritage Association).
In that vein, in memory of her parents, Dr. Summerville founded the James and Leanther Summerville Academy, an educational initiative known for its success as a community-based alternative school allowing suspended students to continue their education. Having received many honorable accolades, Summerville’s alternative school epitomizes her life’s dream, which is to help the youth of Wilson in the areas of Education and The Arts. She was awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards from president Barack Obama and President Joe Biden’s administrations. Dr. Summerville received the Resa Mitchell Award, The Talent Show of the Year Award, The Playwright & Gospel Stage Play of The Year Award, and the Gospel Playwright of the Year Award.
The Gospel Image selected her stage play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” for the Gospel Stage Play of the Year Award, and Distinguished Career Achievement Wards from Church God Network. She also founded a community-based nonprofit organization called Tall One Outreach Ministries. The title “Tall One” is a nickname Summerville’s pastor Dr. Shirley Caesar (Queen of Gospel), affectionately gave her alluding to her six-foot stature. She currently promotes The Wilson Idol, initially produced in 2013, a community-based talent show that showcases talented individuals in creative arts, song, dance, instrumentation, and the spoken word.
Her stage play “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child” earned rave reviews after its performances and has featured well-known gospleteers, Melvin Williams, Evelyn Turrentine- Agree, Leanne Faine, Dana Crissy Collins of The Family That Preys (2008) a Tyler Perry’s Productions, and Dorinda Clark to name a few. In addition, Summerville’s play was showcased in Columbus, Georgia, premiering, The Queen of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Trina Jeffrie, AKA Sister Cantaloupe, The Late Shawn McLemore, and Ronda McLemore. It was also staged in front of an over-powering audience at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington starring Le’Andria Johnson.
Dr. Summerville is an active member of Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. She serves as an Armor Bearer for Pastor Shirley Caesar and an adjutant for Bishop Aaron McNair. During her association and work with the renowned gospel artist, Summerville realized a zeal and talent for concert promotion. Since 2001, she has worked to promote many concerts, including Save a Youth Concert and those headlined by Pastor Shirley Caesar, Bishop F. C. Barnes, McDonald Sisters, Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, the Williams Brothers, Tracy Worth, Harvey Watkins, Troy Sneed, the Sensational Nightingales, Neal Roberson, and Leanne Faine.
Dr. Summerville is an honored professional in the National Directory of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, an elite member of The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who, a New York-based biographical publication. The National Association of Professional Women honored Dr. Summerville for her outstanding leadership, commitment within her profession, and employment at Summerville Promotion and Production Company. W.I.D.U. Radio & TCP Magazine honored Summerville as a Hometown Hero for the city of Wilson, North Carolina.

LEEDS PRESS ANNOUNCES The Legendary Evelyn Braxton Publishes Cooking with Ms. E: A book of Recipes and Family Memoirs

LEEDS PRESS ANNOUNCES The Legendary Evelyn Braxton, life coach, singer, and matriarch to America’s talented siblings, Toni, Michael, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton, publishes Cooking with Ms. E: A book of Recipes and Family Memoirs. Finally, a cookbook touting an array of delectable recipes from the Gullah-Geechee culture and southern cuisine sprinkled with personal memories exploding with flavor on every page!

ATLANTA (PRWEB) OCTOBER 25, 2021

Inspired by family traditions and scrumptious meals slowly simmered in love, in Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs, the incomparable Ms. Evelyn Braxton shares the origins and secrets behind some of her most famous gourmet dishes. Walking readers through simple to prepare southern cuisine, Ms. E makes cooking delightful while reminding us how good, home-cooked meals contribute to the wholeness of the family.
Cooking with Ms. E: A Book of Recipes and Family Memoirs is highlighted by stunning photography and transparent, vivid accounts of Ms. E’s lifelong connection to family and cooking. From breakfast to entrées, vegetables to desserts, Cooking with Ms. E is perfect for families ready to reintroduce love and tradition back into the kitchen. Anyone who knows Ms. E knows she never puts food on the table without love served on the plate. Dive into these pages and see why she’s embraced as one of the best cooks in the south!
About The Author
Evelyn Braxton wears many hats––minister, life coach, singer, and matriarch to America’s talented siblings, Toni, Michael, Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar Braxton. Ms. Braxton comes fully armed with her love of God and her educational background to inspire people worldwide.
From the long roads of Columbia, South Carolina, to the city streets of Severn, Maryland, Ms. Braxton quickly learned the value of family and a solid foundation with God. After facing and overcoming the hardships that life can bring, Ms. Braxton has learned to live with no regrets, and instead, she lives a life full of love and grace.

LEEDS PRESS CORP ANNOUNCES Master Sergeant Nkosi Leary, the Chair of the Veteran Entrepreneurs Group of the Atlanta Black Chambers, writes and publishes his first Book

Mr. Leary is a Veteran and retired after 26 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter door gunner. In his career, Nkosi was on several missions in Sub-Saharan Africa subsequent to the Somali Conflict “Black Hawk Down” and in support of the Rwandan – Burundi civil wars “Hotel Rwanda.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) MAY 01, 2021

Mr. Leary is a Veteran and retired after 26 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter door gunner. In his career, Nkosi was on several missions in Sub-Saharan Africa subsequent to the Somali Conflict “Black Hawk Down” and in support of the Rwandan – Burundi civil wars “Hotel Rwanda.” Mr. Leary is a Solutions-driven strategist and project manager skilled at creating business plans that drive improvements and streamline processes in flying squadrons, military organizations, and corporate entities.
According to Dr. Calvin Ellison, Vice President of Community Affairs of the Atlanta Black Chamber, “Writing books empowers our communities with a wealth of knowledge that translates into an economic revolution.” Dr. Ellison believes that we cannot rise if we do not have shared experiences and challenges while taking care of our primary responsibilities, and it starts with leadership.

Leeds Press Corp Announces Drive to Publish and Promote Black Authors

ATLANTA (PRWEB) JANUARY 25, 2021

Leeds Press Corp is actively seeking minority authors. According to the publisher, we can support black authors by buying books that celebrate black culture and brings awareness to African American lived experiences. Readers can purchase and promote black authors’ books on Social Media, on websites like GoodReads, nominate black authors for Literary Awards, joining local book-clubs and discuss their favorite books on blog sites. Also writing and leaving book reviews on online bookstores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Public Libraries, and many other retailers goes along away in promoting a book.
For the month of February 2021, Leeds Press plans to celebrate Black Authors. “They need to know that we care,” said, Reuben Wanjala, Managing Director of Leeds Press Corp. Mr. Wanjala went on to say, “To truly experience the culture, supporting black authors' books provides a great platform where ideas that generate empathy and connectedness can naturally occur.”
To increase diversity in the publishing marketplace, the company is actively seeking minority authors wishing to publish their books during Black History Month.