Volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)

Volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC)

If you have ever visited “The Blacksonian Museum” (aka The Smithsonian NMAAHC), rejoice!  If you have ever wanted to visit, but couldn’t, don’t fret!  If you’re passionate about black history (or know someone who is), keep reading and share!

On January 18, 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), will begin accepting applications for volunteers in the following areas: special events and visitor information.  Applications close on February 16, 2018, and only the first 500 applicants will be considered.  For more information, visit the below website:

The Smithsonian NMAAHC Volunteer Program

 https://nmaahc.si.edu/connect/volunteer

Free PMI PMP PDUs

Free PMI PMP PDUs

Recently, I got my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  Now, I am on the hunt to get PDUs (continuing education credits) to renew in the next couple of years.  So, a friend sent me a list of potentials that are FREE.

Check out these sites for 40 free PMI PDUs:

Six Sigma Yellow Belt: http://6sigmastudy.com/Six-Sigma-Yellow-Belt.asp

Scrum Fundamentals Certified: https://www.scrumstudy.com/certification/scrum-fundamentals-certified

Digital Marketing Associate and Marketing Strategy Associate: http://smstudy.com/freeresources/earn-4-free-certifications

Save The Date! – May 5, 2018: BMe UNLIMITED event in D.C. at the Newseum

Save The Date! – May 5, 2018: BMe UNLIMITED event in D.C. at the Newseum

So, here is another great opportunity with Reggie.

=== Enter Reggie ===

In April 2017, I attended a “BMe UNLIMITED” event in D.C. at the Newseum.  It was a heartwarming and uplifting event, organized & hosted by a non-profit organization (BMe Community), which honored a group of black men from six U.S. cities who made a noteworthy difference in their respective communities.   Please mark your calendars for the next “BMe UNLIMITED” event, which will take place in D.C. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Newseum.

BMe Community is currently operating in six US cities (Akron, Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Miami).  They are seeking to establish a permanent presence in a seventh city – Washington, DC.    To learn more about BMe UNLIMITED or BMe Community in general, please visit http://www.bmecommunity.org , and/or read the below email message from the group’s founder.

Links to At Home Jobs and Opportunities

Links to At Home Jobs and Opportunities

My friend, Kay, has worked from home for many years.  Given that this was a new year, she set all her friends a list of companies that provide true “Work from Home” opportunities.  If you (or someone you know) is looking for opportunities, then feel free to forward or share this information.

==== Enter Kay ====

Today is 1.1.2018 so want to start off keeping promises.  Many of you have asked for work from home links and i have given a few.  So I decided to create a list of work from home jobs links.   I would say 50% of the links are hiring in all states, while other are in specific states.  Some are full time and/or part time while some are specifically full time or pat time.  The pay for the most part ranges from $10-12 per hour with some of them paying $15-20 per hour with a few of them paying more as they are based on specific occupations.  Most of them you have to have your own computer, while a few of them will provide the pc for you.  When i have a change again i will send more out at another time.  But feel fee to spread the word around.  If you are interested in mystery shopping info respond to me and i will do a list for that.  Maybe at the next holiday.
Happy New Year and Happy Hunting
Blessings,
Kay

http://apply.aloricaathome.com/

Alorica at Home is an award-winning service from Alorica, the nation’s leading provider of outsourced communication solutions. We employ thousands of home-based …
https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#&ss=home&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0

http://www.service800inc.com/careers

https://vipdeskconnect.com/current-openings/

http://jobs.sutherlandglobal.com/ListJobs/All/Search/country/us/city/usa-work-at-home/

17003224 – Work-at-Home Customer Support (Cable Industry)1/23/18: Customer Service Phone : USA Work at Home : USA Work At Home

https://careers.concentrix.com/work-at-home/

Is Work at Home Right for You? Wondering if you can cut it? We hire people who are motivated and disciplined, and we favor ability over experience.

http://www.convergys.com/careers/na/united-states/work-at-home

We are looking for great people who have a passion for customer service. Instead of working in a traditional call center environment, our Convergys Work At Home …

https://www.directinteractions.com/careers/

https://www.csr-net.com/join-our-team/

http://www.expertplanet.com/become-an-agent

https://join.liveops.com/work-from-home/

https://www.bsgclearing.com/contact_us/careers/

https://maritz.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/MaritzCX/job/Virtual/Market-Research-Interviewer—MaritzCX—Virtual_R7037

https://onpointathome.com/opportunities/

https://progressive.taleo.net/careersection/2/moresearch.ftl

http://www.sykes.com/jobs/work-at-home/

https://www.teletechjobs.com/en-US/page/work-from-home

https://applications.transcom.com/OnlineEmploymentApplication/main.aspx

VIRTUAL BPO (ARO)

https://www.bsgclearing.com/contact_us/careers/

https://www.westat.com/careers  (THIS COMPANY HAS YOU GO OUT ON STUDIES AND DO FIELD INTERVIEWS WITH YOU SUBMITTING YOUR FINDING FROM HOME)

https://jobs.workingsolutions.com/

 

http://www.myxact.com/jobs/jobs-list.asp

http://www.acddirect.com/becomeanagent.cfm

https://www.bloomstoday.com/careers/independent-sales-representative

https://go.enterpriseholdings.com/find-us/recruiters/contact-center-work-from-home/

https://www.fancyhands.com/jobs

https://www.gabbyville.com/

https://hubstaff.com/jobs

https://secure.justanswer.com/offer-services/landing

http://nexrep.com/agents/red-bull-customer-service

http://www.aig.com/careers just search remote or telecommute

https://pointclickcare.com/healthcare-technology-software-company-careers/

http://www.nursetriage.org/jobs.html

https://www.thespruce.com/amazon-work-at-home-company-profile-3542453

https://www.capitaltyping.com/employment/

Real Estate Investing Tools and Resources

Real Estate Investing Tools and Resources

By Tod Snodgrass

What follows are scores of real estate investor-friendly websites:

Private Lenders: Hundreds of them – aaplonline.com  – biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2012/12/31/private- money-lenders

Hard Money Lenders: Over 600 listed  – biggerpockets.com/hardmoneylenders

Free Property Reports: Chicago Title offers property look-ups. To become a member (at no cost) and look up properties all over the US – https://premier.ctic.com/#login

House Values & Comps: – Redfin.com  – Zillow.com  – Trulia.com – Realtor.com

Mortgage Calculators: – moneychimp.com/calculator/mortgage_calculator.htmbiggerpockets.com/calculator-mortgage

Public Records Search: – CourthouseDirect.com  – KnowX.com   – Pipl.com  – SearchBug.com  – ZabbaSearch.com – Municode.com

Credit Reports, Scores & FICO:  – AnnualCreditReport.com: You’re entitled  to 1 Free Credit Report per year.

Credit Reporting Agencies: – Equifax.com  – Experian.com – TransUnion.com  – myfico.com

Real Estate Abbreviations, Glossary:  – biggerpockets.com/rei/real-estate-abbreviations  – biggerpockets.com/rei/glossary/

Guides to Real Estate Investing: – biggerpockets.comconnectedinvestors.comcrepig.ning.comnationalreia.orgrealestatefinance.ning.comfoacommercial.comactiverenter.com/about-usrentalrookie.comsmarterlandlording.comsmarterlandlording.comlandlordology.comrealestateinyourtwenties.cominvestfourmore.comaffordanything.compropertymetrics.comhttp://commercialrealestateshow. com – compstak.comblog.thebrokerlist.comhttp://apartmentvestors.comhttp://creoutsider.comhttp://parkstreetpartners.commobilehomeinvesting.netadventuresinmobilehomes.commobilehomeebook.comastudentoftherealestategame.com/ blog – landhub.comthelandgeek.com/category/blogroilandinvestments.comlandthink.comretipster.comrentpost.comrehabfinancial.comrehabberpro.comfirsttimehouseflipping.comjenniferbuyshouses.com/blogflipthiswholesaler.netalphahomeflipping.com/bloghouseflippinghq.comhouseflippingschool.com/blog123flip.com/bloghttp://flippingjunkie.com/ flipping-houses-blog-postsbawldguy.comthemichaelblank.comrei360.netjeffadams.comjustaskbenwhy.comjoecrumpblog.comjoefairless.comthinkrealty.comrevestor.comfortunebuilders.compropertymob.comrealestateguysradio.com/blogrockstarbrokerage.comreitips.comidealrei.combiggerpockets.com/real-estate-investingbiggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2010/03/24/7-tips-for-better-realestate-negotiation

What We Do: Quickly provide short-term, first position funding, in smaller amounts, to investors who  own a property free/clear but cannot or will not use hard money lenders or conventional funding sources. See more info below.

Contact info: Tod Snodgrass, EMD Funding, emdfunding1@gmail.com, 310-408-7015

Flexing our political muscle in 2018

Flexing our political muscle in 2018

From my buddy, Reggie…. Always forward thinking!

Happy New Year!   If you paid attention to news reports about last year’s statewide election results in Virginia, and particularly the results from Alabama state’s special election for United States Senate; you probably understand (or came to understand) the significance of the strategic use and deployment of African American political power (and financial capital) that produced those election results.

Year 2018 is a critically important election year in the US: 36 state governor races, 435 U.S. House races, and 33 U.S. Senate races; along with numerous “less visible” but equally important races for down ballot state and local government elected positions.  That being said, there’s a tremendous opportunity to strategically use our political muscle (and/or capital) to produce electoral outcomes on a national scale, similar to last year’s results seen in VA and AL!   Take a look at the following political action committees (PACs) that have contributed in varying degrees, towards generating last year’s statewide election outcomes in VA and AL:

The Collective PAC (Purpose: Increase black voter turnout, build black political clout at the Federal/state/local levels)

https://collectivepac.org/

New Nation Rising PAC (Purpose: To fight voter suppression, mass incarceration, urban gun violence)

https://www.nnrpac.org/

Higher Heights PAC (Purpose: To invest in/cultivate black women’s political power & leadership potential)

http://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/

Black PAC (Purpose: Long-term black voter engagement, identifies & holds accountable those candidates/elected officials that tackle issues facing the black community)

http://www.blackpac.com/our-agenda/

The above listed PACs will work to ensure that the results from last year’s elections in VA/AL, are accomplished across the board for the numerous state governor and U.S. Congressional/Senate elections, that will take place this year.  In closing, consider the below news articles (and one media interview) that sheds some light on the value of these PACs:

Justin Fairfax discusses his historic win in Virginia

http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/justin-fairfax-discusses-his-historic-win-in-virginia-1094306371959

How Grassroots Organizers Got Black Voters To The Polls In Alabama

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/sparking-an-electoral-revival-in-alabama/548504/

Black Women “saved America” from Roy Moore – now vote them into office

http://www.newsweek.com/thank-black-women-vote-office-political-activists-748619

… I want to follow up by highlighting a downstream consequence that directly resulted from last year’s strategic exercise of black political power (in Alabama), as coordinated through the PAC’s mentioned in the previous email:

Doug Jones hires African-American chief of staff

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/02/doug-jones-african-american-chief-of-staff-dana-gresham-320117

Link from U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones’ Twitter page

https://twitter.com/GDouglasJones/status/948241178830540801/photo/1

 

Economic Development news in Prince George’s County – Redevelopment Breaks Ground in Suitland

Economic Development news in Prince George’s County – Redevelopment Breaks Ground in Suitland

The below 411 shows a recent event that occurred in Prince George’s County; implying that if you haven’t already, NOW is the time to invest in the County:

Long-Promised Development Breaks Ground in Suitland – NBC4 Washington

Description: Groundbreaking of Towne Square at the Suitland Federal Center, located at the Suitland Metro station

Article: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Major-Development-Breaks-Ground-in-Suitland_Washington-DC-458083383.html

WaPo article: No one would build on barren land near Suitland Metro.  So the county is taking the risk.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/no-one-would-build-on-barren-land-near-suitland-metro-so-the-county-is-taking-the-risk/2017/12/25/cc21c920-cbb4-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.bfda301184c8

Visit the below website for more information about the redevelopment project in Suitland:

Towne Square at Suitland Federal Center

http://suitlandtowncenter.com/