A Look Back at Empower Magazine’s Top Stories of 2014

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(Last Updated On: March 20, 2015)

Photo credit:  Arthur Garcia of Select Studios | Crystle Stewart & Max Sebrechts

As 2014 draws to a close, Empower Magazine takes a look back at its Top 10 Most Viewed business, entertainment and community interest stories of the year that captured your attention. Click on the links below to view the stories that had Empower Magazine readers talking.

Topping the list is Empower Magazine’s coverage of the wedding nuptials of Miss USA 2008 and “For Better or Worse” cast member, Crystle Stewart as she tied the knot with beau, Max Sebrechts, in an elegant ceremony in Texas.

1. Crystle Stewart ties the knot in elegant ceremony

Online visitors to TheEmpowerMag.com website  made this wedding story  the ‘Top Viewed Story of 2014’ for Empower Magazine.

2. Blind Faith

Missouri City native Johnnie Vance Moutra’s courageous story on how he bounced back after losing everything following diagnosis with a debilitating eye condition that caused him to lose his sight, is the no. 2 most viewed story of the year.

3. The Aaliyah Story (One in a Million)

Fans of Aaliyah caused this story to soar in 2014 as Empower Magazine paid homage to the talented singer that died to soon.

4. Surprise Labor Day Proposal for Crystle Stewart

Missouri City native Crystle Stewart struck gold twice with readers who flocked to hear news of her 2013 surprise proposal to beau, Max Sebrechts, as he went to romantic heights to ask her hand in marriage.

5. Local woman collaborates with H-E-B to launch Healthy Hair Hub

Nzuri product founder Leola Anifowoshe’s success in getting her natural hair care products into select H-E-B stores drew natural hair aficionados to this business success story.

6. When Children Pray

Special things happen when children pray, and readers agreed, as they made the list at No. 6 of Empower Magazine’s top viewed stories in 2014.  Written and produced by Don Dotson, a former police officer, the play shines the light on the impact of faith in the face of domestic abuse, fatherlessness and loneliness.

7. Christian Girls Rock

Metropolitan CME Church announced the winners of its 1st Annual Christian Girls Rock awards, spotlighting seven amazing and enterprising young women who are making a difference from where they are.

8. Frenchy’s opens new restaurant in Missouri City, Texas

The Frenchy’s brand is growing across Houston and so is interest in the family-owned restaurant as readers made No. 8 on Empower Magazine’s list of the top viewed stories of 2014.  Founder Percy Creuzot, Jr. vision of bringing New Orleans style cuisine to the Houston area also made the cover of Empower Magazine’s Holiday print issue which is available in news stands now!

9. Former NBA player launches Christian Sports Apparel Brand

Former Houston Rocket player Lanny Smith put his money where his faith is with the launch of his Christian Sports Apparel Brand.  This athlete-turned-businessman story spotlight was a hit with EM readers in 2014.

10. Business Tips by J. Alexander Martin of FUBU

FUBU co-founder J. Alexander Martin shared insights on his journey along with business tips that took the companty to the top of the fashion industry and readers tuned in to listen. Martin’s special guest column  comes in at No. 10 on Empower Magazine’s list of Top 10 Most Viewed stories of 2014.

Congratulations to the mover’s and shakers who are shaping their brands and making things happen in their respective industries for making Empower Magazine’s Top 10 Most Viewed Stories of 2014.


A Look Back at Empower Magazine’s Top Stories of 2014