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ArtistRack brings to you Alicia Ellison Grant and her single ‘Have You Tried Jesus’

If you enjoy gospel music check out Alicia  Ellison Grant single ‘Have You Tried Jesus.’ Download or stream today.

brings to you Alicia Ellison Grant and her single ‘Have You Tried Jesus’

Download or Stream Today

Have You Tried Jesus

Spectacular Magazine

The gala was great! Ms. Phyllis Coley and the staff of Spectacular Magazine did an excellent job. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by such great, but yet humbled women who serve their community with their gifts, time and talents.


I would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote and shared the information as well. I did not win my category but since I love what I do, and do it from my heart, I’m indeed a winner. Thank you all again for your support. Congratulations to all of the semi-finalists and recipients.

Alicia Grant Spectacular Magazine Semi-finalist for 2017 Woman of the Year

Alicia Gant is a semi-finalist for Spectacular Magazine 2017 Woman of the Year Award in the category of Community Service.


Please click on the link below to vote:

 Alicia Grant Community Service Category

Alicia Grant is a native of Walterboro, South Carolina. One of her favorite Bible

scriptures is Matthew 5 V 16. Alicia believes in living a life that will glorify God.

She not only speaks about pouring into the community but she displays this

through her actions. She has done so by planning, organizing, and promoting a

Bible trivia challenge for children in the Durham, North Carolina community,

raising and donating funds to the Boys and Girls Club and other local

organizations, orchestrating a back to school backpack drive and other

countless acts of community service. Alicia believes action speaks louder. She

enjoys using her talents and skills especially in coordinating events that brings

people together for the betterment of the community.

Alicia is excited as she and members of her nonprofit organization, “Joyful

Connections Corporation Inc.,” implement effective ways to benefit the

community and surrounding areas. 

Alicia Grant resides in Durham, NC, with her family.



Alicia Grant-Founder of Joyful Connections Corporation Inc.


Triangle DNA Paternity Testing

Contact Triangle DNA Paternity Testing and put your doubts to rest. Serving the Triangle and Triad areas of NC. Alicia Grant 919 672 5380.



Alicia Mobile DNA Collector

Every Child Deserves A Fair Start Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway With Supplies



Joyful Connections Corporation Inc., to host a backpack giveaway benefiting Durham, N.C. school children.


 DURHAM, N.C. – July 13, 2017-Residents of Durham, NC, are about to benefit from an important backpack giveaway campaign. Joyful Connections Corporation, Inc., announces that they will be donating school backpacks with supplies in Durham. The backpacks will be filled with essential school supplies to help even the playing field, making going back to school brighter for children and parents.

This community outreach event will take place on August 12, 2017, at the Stanford L. Warren Library, located at 1201 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC  27707. This event will start at 10 am and end by 2 pm or while supplies last.

One backpack per child will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Backpacks are limited to two children per household. Parent or guardian must be present with the child to receive a backpack.

“We started planning this event because we saw the need for children to have the basic school supplies so they can have a great start to their school year. This campaign will help ease the burden on parents and guardians who may not be able to purchase back-to-school supplies. “We give parents one less thing to be concerned about,” said Alicia Grant, president and founder of Joyful Connections Corporation, Inc. “When we have an opportunity to help, lift up, and encourage others, we see it as a privilege to be able to assist.

About Joyful Connections Corporation, Inc.

Joyful Connections Corporation, Inc. was founded by Alicia Grant. It is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Durham, NC. The organization’s goal is to empower, educate, motivate, and have fun while giving back to the community.

About Alicia Grant

Alicia Grant is the President of Joyful Connections Corporation, Inc. She is also a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She participates in various events in her community and also holds a position and participates on a city board.  Alicia Grant lives in Durham, NC, with her husband, Calvin Grant, her mother, children, and her grandchildren.






Durham, NC Based Company T.D.P.T

Alicia Mobile DNA Collector

Triangle DNA Paternity Testing

Triangle DNA Paternity Testing mobile collector will travel to your home, or the maternity ward.

Legal DNA tests are conducted by a certified DNA collector who will fill out legal paperwork and perform the collection. Legal DNA tests are admissible in courts in all US states.

Our laboratory partners are accredited and licensed by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

Contact Triangle DNA Testing and put your doubts to rest. Serving the Triangle and Triad areas of NC. Alicia Grant 919 672 5380.

NC Pop/R&B Artist Cierra Grant Performing At the 2012 Warehouse Blues Concert

NC Pop/R&B Artist Cierra Grant Performing At the 2012 Warehouse Blues Concert.

North Carolina Rapper Release Song Honoring Mothers

-Durham, North Carolina-Rapper Jody Joe released his debut single titled “YOU KNOW” and if you don’t KNOW you better ask somebody. This single is doing well in a variety of media outlets throughout the US and Canada. The hit “YOU KNOW” will be featured on two mixtapes one will feature “Lil” Wayne, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and others.

Jody Joe or Jody B (a.k.a.: Jody Breez-O), as he’s known to those that KNOW him, is back with his latest single titled “Mama.” The multi-talented artist wrote and produced this song for his mother and dedicated it to all the MAMA’S around the globe.

The sincerity in Jody Joe’s voice is real, as he laid down the vocals to this hot new single “Mama.”

Jody Joe is an independent rapper/songwriter/producer who resides in Durham, NC. He has been writing lyrics and performing since the age of 14.

“I wrote this song for my mom, because she has always been there for me and I wanted to show her how much I appreciate it. I also want her to know brighter days are coming. All mothers are special and need to be celebrated and this song lets them know how precious they are and Mama’s this one’s for you.” – Jody Joe.

This single is available for a free download on


Durham, NC A Great Place to Live

According to a Money Magazine survey retirement of destination the Bull City Ranks #1.

The reasons listed are:

1. Affordable housing
2. Access to world class care
3. Mild weather

The City Convention and the Business Bureau states that people ages 55 and over visit Durham more than any other age group.

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