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

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!

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Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program

The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants for the scholarship must submit the Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship application, by March 1, 2019, online at

https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us, with all required supporting documentation, which includes:

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed by March 1 each year;

If a son or daughter of a veteran, a birth certificate showing the names of both parents;

If a spouse of a veteran, a marriage certificate;

Documentation of Chapter 33/Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Documentation of military orders: United States Armed Forces – Active Duty: copy of current official military orders: documentation of service in Afghanistan/Iraq

United States Armed Forces – Veteran: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)

United States Armed Forces – Reserve Component: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214) Maryland National Guard: copy of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)

Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Expo

What’s your career goal? Make your next move!

Join Hiring Our Heroes and event co-host Paralyzed Veterans of America at the Washington Hiring Expo with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 9. Register here: http://events.hiringourheroes.org/m-events/Info/Summary?e=95067e51-c4bd-43f8-8082-9043c4b6761

Washington Hiring Expo

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Capital One Arena

601 F Street NW, Washington,

District of Columbia 20004, USA

Spend the day connecting directly with recruiters and hiring managers from 100+ local and national companies of all sizes.

Prior to the hiring expo, join us for a free Career Connections employment workshop from (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) focused on:

• Mock interviews, skills translation and resume review

• Resources for connecting with veteran-ready employers

• Best practices for digital networking and job search techniques

All registered veteran and military spouse job seekers who attend the hiring expo are eligible to receive

• Raffle tickets at the employment workshop for a chance to win signed Washington Wizard memorabilia

• One-on-one resume review and career coaching from our experts at Leidos

• Up to two free tickets to attend the evening’s game between the Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers

Living with Endometriosis

#VeganLife I’ve decided to fully go back #Vegan starting Monday. It’s definitely a challenge and takes LOTS of discipline. This time I’m going Gluten Free too. I just discovered at my Gynecologist visit that my Endometriosis has returned. In January 2018, I had surgery to remove Fibroids. I was alarmed recently that every month I’m vomiting and in major pain. 😫😫😫 This is the life of an #EndoGirl. The Fibroids which caused heavy bleeding are gone. The #Endo that causes vomiting and heavy cramps crept back in my life. My gynecologist wants to avoid another surgery. It would be my fourth surgery. She recommended that we medicate for now with Motrin for the pain and Zofran for the nausea. She also suggested that I try to modify my diet. For a month I’m going to try the #EndoDiet that avoids foods high in hormones and gluten. Vegan life is beneficial in many ways. I want to dispel the myth that it’s expensive to eat healthy. I’ll be doing Vegan on a budget. If you are interested in joining me try it here:

My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget

A Black Woman’s Fear of the Police #SayHerName

Yesterday, I was stopped by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and I was petrified. 😳 Every since Sandra Bland was killed I’m afraid to be stopped by police for any reason.

I am a law abiding citizen. I didn’t knowingly violate any traffic laws. I quietly provided my license and registration frozen in fear. I felt some relief as I recently got a new license with my veteran status on the front. It seems to make officers less abrasive and more relaxed when I’m stopped. I didn’t ask any questions or make any sudden movements. I cut my music off, turned my inside light on, kept my hands visible on the steering wheel, and silently prayed.

The white female officer approached my vehicle and she was friendly. I have to give credit that MCP Chief Tom Manger and the MCPD are always very professional and follow protocol. Chief Manger often talks at community forums and I do feel safe knowing he is leading the police force. The Officer approached and asked the routine question “do you know why I stopped you?” Of course my answer was “no.” She told me my left headlight was out. 🤦🏾‍♀️

The Officer gave me a warning with a vehicle maintenance citation to get the headlight fixed within 30 days. This would be the second time I’ve been stopped due to lights. (Note to self: Turn my car on and do a walk around before I drive at night.)

The first time I was stopped it was right after Sandra Bland was killed you can imagine the fear I felt in my heart. My lights usually stay on automatically and I had recently maintanenced my vehicle. The mechanic switched my lights to manual versus automatic. I drove from the Metro parking lot which is fully lit and exited the parking garage. The cop stopped me literally as I exited the parking garage.

I was scared to death that night getting stopped by the police officer. I was in tears. I called a friend to put him on speaker phone to witness the stop just in case I was killed.

I hate that I am now afraid of police officers. Public servants meant to protect us. The fear is real. I’m scared that a simple traffic stop will lead to my death. It causes high anxiety. How do I get past these feelings? #sayhername #sandrabland