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From Moving Tributes Honoring Rep. John Lewis and COVID-19 First Responders to Stirring Songs of Inspiration, Power and Praise, Tamela Mann, CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown, James Fortune, Travis Greene, Kierra Sheard, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and More Deliver Epic Performances
Top Winner Kirk Franklin Leads the Night with Six Stellar Awards
(Five as an Artist and One for his Project, Love Theory)
Photography by GIP III, Courtesy of CCP
(CHICAGO, IL) August 24, 2020 – Not even a global pandemic could diminish the powerful spirit of praise, worship and celebration during the historic virtual broadcast of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards Sunday night on BET and BET Her. Led by hosts Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds, and Koryn Hawthorne, the 35th Anniversary Stellar Gospel Music Awards awarded trophies in 28 categories for the year’s best performances in the genre — including six statues presented to the night’s big winner, host and Gospel icon Kirk Franklin.
From the first moments featuring welcome remarks by Stellar Awards Founder and Executive Producer Don Jackson and powerful show open by Tye Tribbett of his uplifting anthem “We Gon’ Be Alright,” through the final credit roll, the “Greatest Night in Gospel Music” lived up to its claim to fame. Virtually bringing together the nation’s Gospel community to offer hope and inspiration during these turbulent times, among the evening’s highlights are a moving tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis by CeCe Winans, who performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and special recognition to COVID-19 first responder heroes.
Franklin’s work on Long Live Love earned him five Stellar Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, and Contemporary Album of the Year. Franklin earned an additional Song of the Year trophy for his work on “Love Theory.” Gospel great Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers received four Stellar Awards for work on the Goshen project including Choir of the Year and Contemporary Choir of the Year, as well as Song of the Year and Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year for “Deliver Me (This is My Exodus).”  Gospel legend John P. Kee’s I Made It Out delivered three Stellar Awards for Traditional Male Vocalist, Traditional Album of the Year and Traditional Choir of the Year.
Singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard garnered two trophies for Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year for her project Heart, Passion, Pursuit, while Le’Andria Johnson earned two for her work on Donald Lawrence’s project, Goshen in the categories Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year Award and the Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. The Walls Group received two statues for Duo Group of the Year and Contemporary Duo Group of the Year for their album Friend in Me, along with newcomer Pastor Mike Jr. who took home a pair of Stellar Awards for New Artist of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year for his work on Live Free. Kurt Carr received two Stellar awards, one as an artist (Traditional Duo/Chorus Group of the Year) and another for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year for the Bless Somebody Else project.
Rounding out the night with one Stellar Award each were JJ Hairston (Praise and Worship Album of the Year), Ben Tankard (Instrumental Album of the Year), Gospel Kids (Youth Project of the Year), Keith Wonderboy Johnson (Quartet of the Year) and Greenleaf: Season 3 (Special Event Album of the Year).
Performers raised the bar with awe-inspiring renditions of their work calling attention to social justice and other challenges facing our society. Breathtaking and visually-stunning performances were delivered by Tamela Mann, Anthony Brown, James Fortune, Koryn Hawthorne, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, Jonathan McReynolds, Travis Greene, Kierra Sheard, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett, Tauren Wells, Zacardi Cortez, Pastor Mike Jr, DOE, and Rich Tolbert Jr. Emerging artists making their Stellar Awards debut, Group Fire, Keyla Richardson, Melvin Crispell III, and Titus Showers joined a rich legacy of 35 years of excellence in Gospel music.
The show’s hosts visited first responder heroes on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic in Dallas, Nashville and Chicago, expressing gratitude for their sacrifice and bestowing commemorative Stellar Awards lapel pins in honor of their service. In addition, several healthcare professionals and civic organizations were highlighted for their efforts to combat the deadly pandemic. The segments were made possible with the generous support of sponsors AT&T, State Farm, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, McDonalds, and AARP.
The Stellar Gospel Music Awards show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Executive in Charge of Production. Michael A. Johnson serves as Producer and Director for this year’s award show. The Stellar Awards is presented by AT&T and recognizes the year’s best performances in the genre, honors Gospel music icons and acknowledges the accomplishments of individuals instrumental in advocating for the industry.
To relive all of the highlights, viewers can watch the Stellar Awards in national broadcast syndication in 210 markets starting August 29 – September 27 (check local listings). Follow @thestellars for the latest news and updates about the greatest night in Gospel music.
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Kirk Franklin – 6
Donald Lawrence presents The Tri-City Singers – 4
John P. Kee – 3
Kurt Carr – 3
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – 2
Le’Andria Johnson – 2
The Walls Group – 2
Pastor Mike Jr. – 2
Photos Courtesy of Central City Productions
Kirk Franklin takes top honors, winning six Stellar Awards (five as an artist and one award for his project, Love Theory) as the show’s top winner for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year,
and Music Video of the Year
Donald Lawrence presents the Tri-City Singers receives four Stellar Awards for Song of the Year, Choir of the Year, Urban/Inspirational Single or Performance of the Year, and
Contemporary Choir of the Year
John P. Kee was awarded three Stellar Awards for Traditional Male Vocalist, Traditional Album of the Year and Traditional Choir of the Year
Tasha Cobbs Leonard wins two Stellar Awards as Artist of the Year and Contemporary Female
Vocalist of the Year
Pastor Mike Jr. was awarded two Stellar Awards for New Artist of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Gospel Album of the Year
The Walls Group receives two Stellar Awards for Duo Group of the Year and Contemporary Duo Group of the Year
Le’Andria Johnson wins the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year Award and the Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year
Kurt Carr received two Stellar awards, one as an artist (Traditional Duo/Chorus Group of the Year) and another for Recorded Music Packaging of the Year for the Bless Somebody Else project.
Ben Tankard (Instrumental Album of the Year)
JJ Hairston (Praise and Worship
Album of the Year)
Keith Wonderboy Johnson (Quartet of the Year)
Gospel Kids (Youth Project of the Year)
Greenleaf: Season 3 (Special Event Album of the Year)



Etiquette Coach Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree in (Humanity) From Grace International Bible University


Bishop Professor Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr. Founder Chancellor & International Director G.I.B.U

Bishop Professor Dr. Rudolph Q. Kwanue Sr. Founder Chancellor & International Director G.I.B.U

Expert Etiquette Coach Verna Caddie, Founder of Devine Creations     (Honorary Doctrine Degree in Humanity)




Etiquette Coach Receives Honorary Doctrine in (Humanity)


For Immediate Release

August 6,2020

Contact: (832) 606-2280



Etiquette Coach Receives Honorary Doctrine in (Humanity)

“Congratulation is in order to the Founder and President of Devine Creations”

(Houston, TX) Devine Creations was founded in 2006. Devine Creations is a debutante program which teaches young ladies how to be a young lady. Devine Creations Mission Statement is to: “Empower Ladies Through Etiquette while Creating Beauty Inside & Out” Devine Creations Vision Statement is to: “Empower positive change in the lives of girls by allowing them to know that they can be the best that they can be, and that the opportunities do exist, not because of who they are, but because of whose they are in Christ Jesus.

Coach Caddie has had the privilege of working with well over 1000 young ladies. Coach Caddie believes that good manners and good grooming go hand in hand. She continues to say, “When you look good, that you feel good”. Training our young ladies to become successful young ladies and to encourage them to be all that they can be.

Several young ladies are presented to Houston’s society after completing several months of workshops such as:

  • Etiquette
  • Charm
  • Manners
  • Personal Development
  • Social Media Etiquette
  • Vision Boards
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Posture and Poise
  • Dance




The Founder of Devine Creations Debutante Coach Caddie, says “Debutante Balls are very important to a young ladies, young ladies are able to have the experience that will last a life time, they are able to build a sisterhood with other young ladies, learn etiquette as well as other empowering workshops that are needed in such a time as this”.

What is a debutante ball? A debutante ball is a formal presentation for young ladies, it also includes workshops in etiquette and dance. Where the young men wear a black tuxedo and the young ladies wear a beautiful white formal gown, white gloves and tiaras.


Expert Etiquette Coach Caddie has received her Honorary Doctrine in (Humanity) from Grace International Bible University.  Grace International Bible University has also appointed Coach Caddie as the Director of Woman of Grace (USA, TEXAS)  G.I.B.U Vision: is to help offer free tuition to Christians by establishing colleges in more than 150 nations, giving affiliations to about fifty thousand churches, and by giving (250) thousands scholarships  such as (Bachelor, Master, Doctor and PhD students. Expert Etiquette Coach Caddie is also a global leadership team member of the International Accreditation Commission for Education.


Debutante Coach Caddie says that she would like to personally thank the Bishop, Professor Dr.“Rodolph Q. Kwanue Sr. Who’s the Founder, Chancellor and International Director of G.I.B.U.

If you would like to have more information about the debutante registration, please contact: Debutante Coach Caddie (832) 606-2280

For more information on G.I.B.I



The English Consultation Public Relations Firm

Mr. English (Accounts Manager

(832) 617-6441 (Business Number)


The English Consulting Firm

Welcome to the English Consulting Firm

What is a consulting firm? A consulting firms is a business of one or more experts which provides professional feedback to an individual or an business for a fee.

Services that we provide:

  • Press Release
  • Marketing
  • Image Consulting
  • Business Etiquette

Each program is designed to fit your company needs.






“Black is King” A Film by “Beyonce”

A debutante ball is a formal ball that includes presenting debutantes during the season, meaning usually during the spring or summer. Debutante balls may require prior instruction of social etiquette, and appropriate morals.

Here, in Houston,Texas “Devine Creations” our Debutante Balls are held each year. Our main focus is to empower young ladies through etiquette. Allowing them to know who and whose they are. We are so happy to view the “Black is King” film and see that Beyonce brought attention to those beautiful debs.

“Black is King” A Film by “Beyonce was absolutely amazing! The 24 -time Grammy award winning , directed and executive produced the album., and as usually she did an amazing job. She seems to always do things with excellence.

As, a Debutante Coach I am so happy that the amazing Beyonce showcased the Debutante presentation.

We salute you Queen Beyonce!

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Devine Creations “Debutante” program is currently enrolling young ladies ages 8-18 years of age.

Each young lady will receive training in:




Self Esteem

How to be a young lady

Social Media

Personal Development

How to walk

Poise and Posture and much more:

For more information contact: (832) 606-2280


Mother’s and Daughters Tea with a Purpose


Mother’s and Daughter’s around the world should have a strong bond, only a woman can teach a little girl how to be a woman. In most cases. Some mothers and daughters have great relationships and some mothers and daughters do not have strong relationships.

With so much going on in today’s society self esteem, peer pressure, social media ect, our children need to know that they have great relationships with their parents so that they can talk to about anything.

On September 15,2019… We are celebrating Mother’s and Daughter’s around the world. Expert Etiquette Coach Caddie, Founder of The Etiquette Professionals Network & Devine Creations Debutante/Cotillions will have a tea and etiquette workshop for mother’s and daughter’s to bond.

We will also award awesome mother’s and daughter’s with the Mom & Daughter Duo of the year!

Tickets for this event will be: $80.00

Dress Attire: Sundays Best

Brunch, Gifts and a host of other games for moms and daughters to bond.




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International Pastors & Leaders Conference

Bishop T.D. Jakes’ International Pastors & Leadership Conference Equips Leaders with Tools for Success

Tampa, Fla., April 23, 2019—Thousands of leaders across the globe are attending a three-day gathering for teaching and training across multiple fields and spheres of influence. This year’s International Pastors & Leadership Conference will be held in Tampa, April 25 – 27, and was inspired by Bishop T.D. Jakes’ best-selling book, SOAR!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, entrepreneur and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, has convened a team of thought leaders, speakers and executives to provide advanced training in relationships, processes, workflows, investments, marketing, advertising, communication and more. The conference will also address today’s cross-generational environments. Breakout session topics include cyber security, mental health, staff diversity, social justice, the art of preaching, artist development and how to handle change. Jakes will also be unveiling his latest book, Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power.









Woman Thou Art Loose Masterclass


This year’s Woman thou art Loose Master class was awesome.  It was filled with the powerful move of God. You must attend, if you missed it. Trust us you will leave, renewed. With thousands of guest, everyone was so eager to hear the word of God, and we all did! As, always, Bishop T. D. Jakes did not disappoint us, he came with his powerful word, he is most certainty the GREATEST!!

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With such before decor, even our assistant editor enjoyed herself on a beautiful pink couch with a lovely pink carpet, and pink lamps.

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The 2018 Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Master Class runs until Oct. 20 at The Potter’s House in Dallas. For more than 25 years, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! has been training, teaching and inspiring more than half a million women. This year’s new Master Class format will feature breakout panels on topics such as the challenges female leaders face in male-dominated work environments, how to achieve work-life balance, how to succeed in corporate America and tips to maintain healthy relationships. Visit for more information on confirmed speakers, talent, the full schedule and special event updates.
Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @MyWTALConf.
About The Potter’s House
Founded in 1996, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes. Consistently ranked among the largest and most influential churches in the U.S., The Potter’s House has five locations across Texas, Colorado and California. For more information, visit

Ms. Caddie, Devine Creations Debutante Ball & Gala 2018

On September 30, 2018, Ms. Verna Caddie , Founder of Devine Creations Debutante /Cotillions held its 11th Annual Debutante Ball and Gala, which was held in Humble, Texas at The Humble Civic Center.

This year’s Debutante Ball and Gala theme was : ” An Evening of Elegance” 6 young ladies were presented the Houston’s society. A Debutante Ball is a celebrations of people gathering together to celebrate their daughter’s entrance in young adulthood. The Debutante Ball also known as a cotillion.

Devine Creations Debutante Ball and Gala, also honored several men and woman in the Houston area, with the “Rona Burns Williams Community Service Award” honoring these awesome men and woman for their service in and around the Houston community.

Decorated in Black and Which beautiful decor, and catering which was provided by All Seasoning Catering. Everyone who was in attendance enjoyed this spectacular evening.



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Houston Black Heritage Festival












This year’s fourth annual Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival will be one for the books! Sponsored by Allstate, T-Mobile, The City of Houston, Houston First, Compassion International, The Principle Partnering Group LLC, Silver Eagle and others.  The George R. Brown Convention Center will host the 2018 festival in Houston, Texas spanning two days – August 11th and August 12th. Over 50,000 people are expected to be in attendance.

This all-weekend event will be jam-packed with guest speakers, artists, poets, performances and world-renowned musical guest entertainers. There will also be an array of activities, namely a volunteer workday partnering with Volunteer America in the rebuilding of Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

This year’s artist will be Grammy award-winning Lalah Hathaway, and lead singer of legendary R&B group Mint Condition, Stokley Williams.

This is a must-attend event that you don’t want to miss. There will be something for the entire family, including an interactive youth zone. This years youth zone will feature all kinds of great activities for the kids. The guest Dj is spineralla herself 11-year-old DJ Layla! Kids will enjoy food, fun, and activities sponsored by the city of Houston.


  • T-Mobile gives back with sponsorship of the 4th annual Houston Black Heritage Festival
  • Lalah Hathaway and Stokley Williams tear down the Stage at the 4th annual Houston Black Heritage Festival.
  • Earnest Pugh , Jessica Reedy, and Vincent Powell headline Sundays Black Heritage Festival
  • I AM SO KATE boutique showcases at the 4th annual Black Heritage Festival, winning boutique of the year!www.IAMSOKATE.NET
  • Vendors surplus over 10k in revenue at the 4th annual Black Heritage Festival.



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The Earnest Living Tour


The Earnest Living Tour, which was hosted in Houston, Texas on June 16, 2018.  This amazing tour gave all of the attendees the  knowledge needed to be successful. Southern Belle Mag , Founder Ms. Verna Caddie and Sissy was on hand as Mr. Duke shared everything there is to know about brand building and he did not hold anything back, Mr. Duke was very open and honest with everyone. I am sure that everyone was very blessed by what was learned, and they are prepared with the tools needed to become the next millionaires.

Guest Speakers:
Jasmine Brand (Media Maven, Founder of | @thejasminebrand_
Dorion Renaud (Actor/TV Personality,  In The Cut on Bounce TV) | @dorionrenaud
Derrian Perry (Publicist, Cardi B, Blame It On Kway, etc.) | @iamphreshy
Yvonne Guidry (Social Influencer & owner of Spoiled Latina) | @spoiledlatina
Mikos (Lifestyle Specialist at Combs Enterprise, Brand Ambassador for Ciroc) | @iammikos



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Ernest Dukes is a successful brand builder, award-winning publicist and television producer. Owner of The Nottingham Group, a premiere boutique public relations firm based in Beverly Hills, Ernest’s passion is rooted in educating, inspiring and helping others realize their fullest potential. Born and raised in California, Ernest’s hustle and determination is unmatched. Ernest’s past and current client roster includes Fashion NovaNick CannonKeyshia Cole, K. Michelle, Jeezy112 & more. In addition to marketing and branding, Ernest is also a creative force in the television industry, currently producing on season 3 of BET Her’s From The Bottom Up in addition to the new late-night variety show Get Into It Forizzle starring Snoop Dogg & Tami Roman.




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