Texas Disaster Recovery Relief

First I want to send prayers for all impacted by the Texas Disaster.

Here’s a few disaster relief resources to assist you:

USAA and your insurance companies may assist you with grocery coverage and other expenses for outages. Call your insurance agent and tell them if you’ve experienced a refrigerator outage (they replace food); had to relocate to a hotel; or other emergency needs.

FEMA aid is now available!

Texas will now have federal assistance to cover uninsured repairs, temporary housing, and recovery programs…damage to cars/homes or from water, loss of income, business losses, etc. Anything NOT covered under insurance will be covered up to $32,000.

Visit here for help:

Please pass it on to anyone you know who maybe in need of this information.

#TexasStrong #Texas #TexasRelief

Kween Sip and Learn: Career and Style Series

A few weeks ago my Air Force Sister Nnenna Carr expressed that she needed help figuring it all out with her transition AND with writing her resume. This resulted in an organized event to not just help her but other transitioning Veterans and Women. Join us for a powerful session of networking and learning!!! #KweenSipandLearn #Veterans #Military #Transition

The Kween Sip and Learn: Career and Style Series!

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm


Vintage Glam Boutique & Party Room

137 Kennedy Street, NW

Washington, DC 20011

Panelists: Ayana Wellington Pitterson, The Thrift Diva; Ebony Johnson, Founder/CEO of Success Creators; and Tia Nichols, HR Guru

Interactive Group Panel Session:

Networking to Land the Job

Federal Job Application Process

Resumes 101

Interview Tips

Linked In Overview

Dress for Success Mini-Fashion Show hosted by The Thrift Diva Ayanna “Inspiring women to always look their best without breaking the bank!”

Speed Mentoring Panel: 10 min one-on-one sessions with the experts. (Mock Interviews, Style Tips, Career Coaching, Resume Tips.)

Please RSVP via the FaceBook Event below & Purchase Your Tickets Here:


Ten Steps to a Presidential Appointment

Now is the time to seek political appointments! 

✅ President-Elect Joe Biden is seeking to fill positions in his Administration. The theme is – – Restoring American Leadership. 

✅ Are you confused trying to figure out where to get started with landing a Political Appointment?

✅ 10 Tips to land a Political Appointment!

✅ Detailed information about Presidential Transition positions and Political Appointments and how to apply. 

I compiled this information to help you. Please feel free to contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation at: ebony@simplyebony.com. 

For information about Presidential Transition positions and to apply visit here: https://buildbackbetter.gov/join-us/

10 Tips to land a Political Appointment!

  1. The Political Appointee Resume should be 4-6 pages. 
  2. Create a strong Summary of Qualifications, including an overview of Government Administration Experience and Political Party Leadership.
  3. Highlight government leadership experience in a separate section, if extensive. You might have sections for Government Leadership Experience, Professional Experience, and Political Party & Committee Leadership.
  4. Be sure to include strong, quantifiable Leadership Accomplishments. 
  5. Ensure that public policy experience and knowledge is included in the resume.
  6. Include Awards, Recognitions, Affiliations, Community and Board Leaderships.
  7. Study the Mission of the targeted agency for keywords and language.
  8. Look up Senior Executive and GS 15 positions in your target agency. Review the descriptions of work, agency summary, and qualifications required for wording.
  9. Write a cover letter to accompany the resume. The letter should state clearly what you would bring to your selected agency and position. Why should they hire you?
  10. For details about Political Appointments to include position titles and salaries visit here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-PLUMBOOK-2016/pdf/GPO-PLUMBOOK-2016.pdf

Resume Tip: Google search “Political Appointee Resume” for your desired Agency for specific examples. 

Resume examples: https://projects.propublica.org/trump-town/

Resume examples II: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/06/05/17-F-1024_Doc_1.pdf

Resume examples III: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4353318-HHS-Political-Appointee-Resumes-and-Job-Titles.html

Questions? Contact the author Ebony Johnson at:

 Email: Ebony@simplyebony.com

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👩🏾‍💻Website: simplyebonyconsulting.com

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Unemployment Insurance for Self-Employed and Gig Workers (Barbers, Stylists, Cosmetologists, Tattoo Artists, Lyft and Uber Drivers, Freelancers)

65BECAD2-10A8-461B-BAEC-FE147D50F63BSelf-Employed Workers! You are eligible to apply for Unemployment. This includes: Cosmetologists, Barbers, Tattoo Artists, Lyft Drivers, and other Freelancers.

File your claim for MD here: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uibenefits.shtml

FAQs: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uicaresfaqs.pdf

Other States seek info to file here: Unemployment Insurance Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak | U.S. Department of Labor


Here Are Some Key Takeaways:
* Unemployment for self-employed workers is a new benefit in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

* You can apply for unemployment benefits through your state’s unemployment agency website.

* Applications May Vary By State.

* Once you get into the application there are some questions where you can state that you are self-employed, reasons you are unemployed etc. For example select the option of a “public health disaster.”

* Apply for conventional unemployment and fill the online for out completely. You may be provided a number to call and speak to a state rep about “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” (the new unemployment for self-employed workers). You’ll need your tax info from 2018 and 2019. You can apply online or call and do it over the phone. It takes time but it‘s worth it!

* The CARES Act allows state unemployment agencies to work with the federal government benefits to help streamline the application process. Visit your state unemployment agency website and sign up for benefits as you normally would, federal benefits will automatically be added to your claim.

* Some states are not prepared for self-employed applications so be patient and keep trying!

* Talk to a CPA or financial advisor if you have any specific questions about your finances.
For personalized assistance or questions:
Contact Ebony Johnson, ebony@simplyebony.com

New Year! Beauty Regime

For the past few months I’ve been using Drunk Elephant Skin Care products. The results are: Glowing Skin! I went to Sephora in Georgetown (Washington, DC) for a skin analysis and the recommendations were perfect. As a 40-year-old woman it’s important for me to focus on a targeted skincare regime. I have combination skin, dark circles under my eyes, and that pesky oily t-zone. I’m concerned about wrinkles and want to maintain that youthful glow. The Drunk Elephant line has proven to be perfect for my skincare needs.

What are some of your skincare must haves?

#Skincare #Sephora #drunkelephantskincare #drunkelephant #beauty #beautybloggers @drunkenelephant @sephora

Products used:

Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser – https://www.sephora.com/product/slaai-makeup-melting-butter-cleanser-P442566?skuId=2170355&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask – https://www.sephora.com/product/t-l-c-sukari-babyfacial-P415777?skuId=1912385&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer – https://www.sephora.com/product/protini-tm-polypeptide-cream-P427421?skuId=2025633&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Face Oil – https://www.sephora.com/product/virgin-marula-tm-luxury-facial-oil-P392245?skuId=1679315&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow™ Brightening Duo – https://www.sephora.com/product/rise-and-glow-P414671?skuId=1862440&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

Drunk Elephant NightBright™ Resurfacing Duo – https://www.sephora.com/product/nightbright-P414672?skuId=1862457&om_mmc=oth-textmsg-mobileappshare

How to Land Your Dream Job

Here are eight (8) steps to help you land your dream job!

• Use your NETWORK! Contact Friends, Associates, Professional Colleagues, College Dean, Alumni Associations, Professional Organizations and Linked In Contacts/Recruiters to let them know you are actively seeking a job and ask if they have any leads.

• Identify companies where you desire to work, find connections on Linked In (managers, recruiters, HR, employees) and request an Informational Interview to learn about open positions and/or if opportunities are available to you within the company.

• Attend Career Fairs and ask recruiters to review your resume and ask for tips to improve your possibilities of getting hired at their organization. The recruiters are the gateway to getting you the job!

• Contact your college/university career resource office for job leads and resume/cover letter assistance.

• Visit your local Microsoft Store and ask for one on one Linked In training to learn how Linked In can help you in your career search.

• Join Professional Organizations to network, gain leadership opportunities and training.

• Volunteer at non-profit organizations, local churches, social clubs or private organizations to gain work skills and experience.

• Take free or low cost training to sharpen your skills and to fill any gaps identified while applying for jobs.

Training websites:

Linked In Learning


FED IT Training


Veteran Training Resources

Course Offerings

Code Academy


Code Avengers






Girl Develop It


Khan Academy


Learn Python the Hard Way


MIT Open Courseware










Black Travel Movement Lawsuit Pending Over Black Yacht Week

The Black Travel Movement, was recently hit with a federal lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay a $550,000 bill owed to a Maryland-based yacht company that provided more than two dozen vessels that were used during “Black Yacht Week.” The event is being compared to the Fyre Festival, as a high-end excursion to the Bahamas that became a nightmare for disgusted travelers that experienced: lack of food, water and toilets.

See original story here:


I’ve experienced one too many negative group trips. Friends, associates and “travel concierges,” have over promised and under delivered. Lessons Learned: ALWAYS GET Travelers Insurance. Pay with a Credit Card if possible so you can dispute fraudulent charges. Be cautious about paying via “Paypal Friends and Family,” “CASHAPP,” and other non-refundable payment platforms. Opt to pay the extra money to send the money via PayPal for Business where as a consumer you can dispute charges. Special Note: Frequent Traveler does not = Travel Agent.

Business Owners: Get an LLC and official travel agent license. Separate your business from your personal accounts. This will protect your personal assets in the event of a lawsuit. If you operate a “group travel business” get Professional Liability Insurance to cover yourself in the event of a lawsuit for substandard accommodations, accusations of negligence, and travel planning mistakes/oversights.

~With Love,

Simply Ebony

Intelligence Careers – Seek Internships, Scholarships, and Jobs!

For years I worked within the Intelligence Community and wondered why so few people looked like me. Part of the reason was awareness. African-American Youth are not often informed about the opportunities to work within the Intelligence Community and that needs to change. I’ve asked recruiters to proactively target schools in underserved communities and HBCUs to recruit and hire students of color. There’s many scholarships, internships, fellowships and careers in the Intelligence Community to include HR, Accounting/Budget, Law, Medical, and Cyber/IT. Let’s change the narrative and diversify the Intelligence Community.

For those seeking jobs within the government consider searching: http://www.IntelligenceCareers.gov

Here’s a list of Scholarships and Internships from the Intelligence Community: https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html

Feel free to personally contact me if you have questions: Ebony Johnson, ebony@simplyebony.com

Simply Ebony Groupon Special! Career Strategy Session! Land Your Dream Job TODAY!

Are you struggling with where to start on your federal or civilian resume? Are you a transitioning military veteran or student? Do you need help finding a job? Sign-up for a FREE 30-minute consultation! Visit our website for more info (Link in Bio): http://www.simplyebonyconsulting.com.

Simply Ebony Groupon SPECIAL for $78 ($259 worth of services) includes: Pre-coaching needs assessment, Resume review with unlimited revisions for two-weeks, 60-minute chat over Zoom or phone, and follow-up plan of action from your career coach. Visit here to purchase the Groupon special! http://www.groupon.com/deals/simply-ebony-consulting-and-training?utm_campaign=UserReferral_mih&utm_source=undefined

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#ChefsForFeds Furlough Relief for Federal Workers

#ChefsForFeds Nation is LIVE! With support from you all, and partners big and small, they’ve been able to expand to support furloughed feds in 133 locations, 20 states, DC, Puerto Rico and they are growing by the minute.

Check out all of our amazing participating partners at worldcentralkitchen.org/chefsforfeds, and if you’re an interested potential partner, join them at worldcentralkitchen.org/join-chefsforfeds!