Welcome to, "What's on Cortina Jackson's Mind?" A podcast that gives amazing people a platform. I am a fiction author, and an actress, who has been given the opportunity to shine because someone gave me a chance. Now I get to pay it forward!
I am a domestic violence survivor, and suffered extreme depression. One day as I was about to give up, I looked to God for answers, and I decided to be grateful for everything in my life. From that moment forward, my entire life changed.
Listen as I talk books, relationships, businesses, and many other topics with some pretty terrific people. Join me!
I enjoy a good scary movie! I even write great short stories that are thrillers or teeter on the brink of horror. However, as a woman who has been raised in church should I enjoy this genre as much as I do? The next episode of the podcast will have a special guest as we discuss and critique our favorite scary movies. What’s yours? What scared you, what fascinated you, or what turned you away from this genre? Listen now as I discuss my dilemma of being raised in a God-fearing and loving home, yet enjoy writing, acting, and watching projects with evil ties to them. Has the world become desensitized to the evil that surrounds the music, movie, and literature industry. Tell me, what’s on your mind?
If you have ever been discouraged, the odds were stacked against you, you were diagnosed with an illness that broke your spirit. You need to hear this wonderful interview.
Mr. Melvin Lars experienced this and more! A child that grew up in domestic violence, diagnosed with cancer at 8 years old, cut from NFL football teams; all while dying on his feet. The doctors told him that he had a 0% chance of living, but he did not sit down.
Although he was discouraged at times, his body took beatings on the football field, he went through divorce, and experienced sadness and anger from living in domestic violence during his wonder years; he survived and achieved many great accomplishments! Listen to this dynamic and brilliant man.
Lars is the creator, executive producer, producer, writer and host of; “The Nobody Asked Me Guy Show” which can be viewed weekly, via Get.Vokl.com, Facebook and You tube. This entity specifically addresses a multiplicity of topics including but not limited to; education, parenting, Life lessons, sports, surviving the impossible as well as trending and historical stories of global interest.
He is a retired High School principal; where he served as an administrator for twenty-seven (27) years. He is an academician with an educational publication titled “Dare To Be Positive.”
Lars is a former free-agent with the Houston (Practice squads) Oilers, and Oakland Raiders, former Defensive line coach for the Shreveport Pelicans, as well as numerous head and assistant coaching positions from Louisiana to California.
He is most proud of his instructional tenure at the infamous George Washington Preparatory High School in South Central Los Angeles; with famed, nationally renowned Principal; Dr. George J. McKenna, III of the “George (Movie) McKenna Story”, Portrayed by the renowned, prolific actor; Denzel Washington. During his tenure at Washington Preparatory; Lars served as head football coach/athletic director and administrative assistant to Dr. McKenna.
He has several poetic publications registered in the National Library of Poetry and has four published books of poetry; “Painted Images”, “Mind Muscle I&II” and “Reflections of Life”. He eagerly anticipates his two (2) upcoming; parent, friendly, self-help publications; “Mothers and Their S’Men An Introspective Look At Mothers Rearing Their Sons”, and “Sons Views of Their Mothers Through Adult Lenses” both are slated for release in May 2019.
Lars’ latest publication; “Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two”, was inspired and ordained by God; he shares his life’s struggles and challenges from the age of eight years old through his becoming Acute promyelocytic free. This publication is receiving rave reviews and is said to be extremely inspiring and captivating.
Worked collaboratively with Hall of Famer & NFL great Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Violence intervention Program.
Worked with the late Dick Gregory as he trekked across the country advocating for peace and the eradication of violence in depressed neighborhoods.
Lars continues to strengthen and empower men by organizing and conducting and promoting, Male empowerment seminars.
He is a licensed/ordained Elder/Minister in both the C.O.G.I.C. & C.M.E. Churches. He is the CEO/founder of Brighter Futures Inc; a Family Wellness, Violence Prevention/Intervention and Academic Enhancement and entertainment Company; Former interim; Executive Director of Urban League of Greater Muskegon, Former NAACP President of Muskegon County; 2007-2012, former academic consultant to the Michigan Department of Education as a Compliance Monitor for the (NCLB Highly Qualified) initiative for Highly Qualified Teachers.
I had dreams and visions of Hell a while back, but instead of sharing with people what I saw, I decided to write about them in my first novel, "On Earth As It Is In Hell." The dreams were very vivid and detailed. I feared the ridicule or backlash that I would receive if I shared.
The book came about at the same time that I was experiencing Hell on Earth through domestic violence. I was almost killed in that relationship, and after escaping the tumultuous marriage, I began to have the dreams. As bad as I thought that my experience, and the experiences of others were; I heard a voice that said this is the time, and you are the candidate for evil forces to spread their plan to destroy you totally, through suicide, depression, and other feelings that I felt. Satan's plan is to do on Earth as it its in Hell.
I wrote about a girl, her homosexual friend, and a pastor that experienced times when these evil forces whispered in their ears to direct their fragile thoughts.
Now comes my second book; and just like before, there was another evil force that was revealed to me through a dream. This dream was directed at murder, serial killers, organ harvesting, satanic abuse, and children.
Do you know who your children or teenagers are communicating with? This story is the tale of a serial killer that experienced his own abuse as a child. He was so misguided that he cracked, and could be used by evil influences to commit heinous acts against children. As before, instead of sharing what I saw, I decided to write it as a fiction thriller; but listen carefully, as there are things in which we don't understand, but it does not mean it doesn't occur.
"The Sounds of Silence Are The Loudest," available on Amazon and www.cortinajackson.com
Hear the story of a man who was incarcerated, but refused to be locked up in his mind!
He wrote a book based on letters that he wrote to the Lord while serving a 10 year federal prison sentence for selling drugs. These were trying times, but he left behind the streets that were now overrun with drugs and despair. He tells of what it was like on the streets, and what his mindset was behind bars.
The book that he wrote, "From the Windows of Inspiration through the Revelation of Incarceration, Volume 1," is an inspiration; and you can feel his pain as he talks to the Lord about the things he had done, and the pain that was left behind.
God heard those words, and Jermaine has gone through quite a journey, but God never left him. He is now a Deacon at the Harvest International Worship Center in Milledgeville, GA. He is also an author, and an actor appearing in a documentary , "How to Die Young in Middle GA." You will see him in an upcoming film called, "Love, Blood, and Cotton."
Jermaine is a mentor and motivational speaker, and is part of an outreach ministry called Uniting the Community and Church Outreach. They are instrumental in feeding the homeless and inspiring the younger generation. He volunteers in the Prison Ministry as well.
Jermaine has made great strides in turning his life around, and is currently in college pursuing his degree in Physical Fitness, and he has made the Dean's List twice.
He has really turned his life around, and has served his time, but will the world forgive him, and let him truly be free again.
Find out in this extraordinary interview.
His books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and also Iuniverse.com
Book enthusiasts, aspiring authors, authors, everyone!! You don't want to miss this episode as I talk with best selling author, Michelle Stimpson. Michelle has written over 50 books, and she has blessed us with what is on her mind. I am so thankful that she did!
Michelle Stimpson is an bestselling author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults.
In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking. Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road, Falling Into Grace, and the award-winning Mama B Series. She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at www.wegottaread.com.
Michelle serves the body of Christ through ministering to women in churches, workshops, the Warrior Wives Club, or simply praying with a frazzled mother in Wal-Mart. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations.
Michelle and her husband live near Dallas. They are parents to two young adults and one amazingly sweet granddaughter.
Connect with her at www.MichelleStimpson.com
Founder of BCS Solutions
Dee Bowden is the founder of BCS Solutions, a revenue recovery consulting firm that helps small companies make big money impacts. She’s a native of Boston, MA with over 20 years of Financial Management experience. Dee is a graduate of the Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success School of Business Acceleration. Dee focuses on helping companies and government agencies recover lost revenue and increase cash flow. Dee has successfully collected over $50 million dollars for several companies and government agencies.
Dee’s career highlights for 2018 include: a presenter at Deposit Your Dreams in Success Workshop held at Microsoft; a guest on Your Resource for Success Podcast Show on iHeart Radio; a digital facilitator at Success Women’s Conference 2018 with Robin Roberts from Good Morning America on the topic “How Secure is Your Cash Flow?” a guest on Your Voice Your Power Podcast and Your Genius Zone both aired on Anchor.FM.
2019 Highlights Co Author with Cheryl Wood in the Book Entrepreneurial Elevation Book Release July 2019
Guest on Impact The World Radio Show with Cheryl Wood
Guest on The Voices You Haven't Heard Podcast with Cassandra Spearman
Guest on WJMS Radio Sound Off Program with Jaymie Jams
Dee BowdenBCS Solutions
I want to take the time to address this important topic! Domestic violence affects many lives, and the pain hurts the mind, body, and soul. I know, I lived it for 10 years. I was a former police officer, married to a narcissistic; physically, and emotionally abusive police officer. If it can affect our home, it can affect anyone's home or life. I wanted to tell my story, and I hope that someone listening will hear something familiar, and began to think about the life that they deserve versus the one that they are experiencing. Special shout out to Team Tina! This was started by Mr. Don Estes who lost his beautiful niece to domestic violence! She was beaten until bones in both of her boyfriends hands came out of the skin, when he could no longer beat her with his hands, he stomped her with his boots until she was no longer recognizable! Join Don as he advocates for victims to try to get the Tina Law passed in all states that will require abusers to be placed on a registry. He is doing so many other things to help victims of abuse! Teamtinabreakthesilence on all social media platforms. Now listen, as I describe how I was almost killed by my abuser!!
Join me at www.cortinajackson.com and I am the Co-host on Sirius XM 167, "Live Your Best Life," with Host Shay Owens and Mario Choice!
Warning: Tonight's episode contains sexually explicit material!
In Episode 5, I entitled it, "Sex-What are you afraid of?"
I had written an erotic story that I never published for fear of what others would think of me, and I feared judgement; therefore, I never published the story.
Tonight, I read Chapter 4 of, "On Earth As it Is In Hell," and you will find that I am not afraid anymore! Listen, as I give you an eargasm! Enjoy!
Read along by purchasing the book and eBook at Amazon.com or for better rates and faster delivery order directly from my website. I would greatly appreciate it, this helps the author!! Go to www.cortinajackson.com
Church Corruption is the kind of hurt that cuts deep enough to saturate the perpetrators hands with blood. When the Pastor is the perpetrator, the effects are often impossible to recover from.
In this chapter we are introduced to the third character, Pastor Nick Michaels. What would make the demons in Hell pay attention to this man of God?
You will see what their intentions are for people who are seeking salvation, and their evil plan for keeping this from happening. Listen now to Chapter 3 of "On Earth As it Is In Hell," available now at www.cortinajackson.com See the trailers!
SEX- a very taboo subject in my christian, Church of God In Christ (COGIC) upbringing.
When I was in the 6th grade, I wrote my first series of romantic/sexual type stories. I would make up stories for my friends, placing them in a tale of romance and ecstasy. I was admonished about ever writing this type of material again by my parents; when I was caught by my teacher, and taken before the principal.
In this interview with Mr. Ron Shaw, I discuss writing and publishing my first book, "On Earth As It Is In Hell." I also talk about a book that I have written, but not yet published.
This book of sexuality and erotica has been hidden in the archives of my computer for fear of what people would think of me; and the memory of my mom's disappointment for writing such explicit material in elementary school.
I think it is time to reveal, and introduce the story to the world, and other genres that I have not yet explored due to lack of knowledge of the subject, fear of what others may think, or nervousness about it being well-received.
Fear keeps us from realizing our full potential sometimes. What are your fears when it comes to realizing the potential that lies in your heart?
Listen to the interview with Mr. Ronnie Shaw in 2015, for 2019 will bring stories not yet told, but will soon unfold!!
It is the last Sunday in 2018!!
I am very excited to bring you Chapter 2 of my fiction thriller novel. Hell is starting to unfold in the lives of the characters, as we bring Toni to the story. What weaknesses can be used as chess pieces by Satan's evil minions, as they lurk the Earth looking for vulnerabilities? Find out, how Toni's pain is used against him, or will he resist?
May you be blessed with prosperity, abundance, joy, and love, in the New Year!
Thank you for giving me a voice, that I just recently discovered and have come to love again!!
I went from severe depression and suicidal ideations to unspeakable joy in just 147 days. What are you doing for self-care during the holiday season?
As we go into 2019, people often reflect on what they went through the previous year(s). I used the law of attraction for many years without knowing it. I attracted so much negativity in my life that I struggled to live.
A Pastor that took advantage of me, that caused church hurt, domestic violence, evil bosses and co-workers at work, lack of money to pay my bills, job loss! Wow, the list goes on!
I started a thankfulness journal 147 days ago, and my whole life changed! I wrote what I was thankful for daily, and what I wanted to happen in my life.
Do you know, everything that I wrote, I got it!
Acting roles, Co-host of a Sirius XM Radio Show, Book sales, Speaking opportunities; and for the first time since I was a girl, a love and forgiveness for myself.
Stay encouraged, love yourself first; and it will exude, and attract the love from people with the same energy!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
In this episode, I read Chapter 1 of, "On Earth As It Is In Hell," in which we learn about Clara; a character in the story that doesn't trust or believe in God anymore due to His lack of intervention in her life.
Such a dangerous state to be in, since we heard the plans that were made in Hell previously in Episode 1 The Introduction. Hear about her Hell on Earth!!
The Very First Episode of, "What's on Cortina Jackson's Mind?"
Listen as I read the Introduction of the Fiction Thriller Novel, "On Earth As It Is In Hell"
Warning: May Cause Triggers. Graphic Violence, Language, and Sex
Hell, a word that not only describes a dark, desolate underworld of torment and torture, but also defines periods of our lives. This is the case for the three characters in this fiction thriller.
An order is given in Hell for evil forces to go to the Earth; to do, on Earth as it is in Hell.
Evil forces move quickly through portals that open in various places and in the lives of various people on Earth; including churches, marriages, homes, record companies, political offices; everywhere!!!
They influence decisions of the three characters, Clara, the unbeliever due to God's lack of intervention; Toni, Clara's friend, homosexual by nature, faithful friend by design; and Nick, a pastor with blood on his hands. Each of them are already experiencing Hell on Earth, but the ultimate plan is to claim them for Hell!
What happens next may shock you!
Secret Societies, Church corruption, Suicide, and Death, The Mark of the Beast, New World Order, The Illuminati, the evil forces are playing for keeps!!
Life is Scarier Than Fiction. The Fate of The World Is Scarier Than This!!
www.cortinajackson.com for the trailer!