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Real Estate Investment Club Training Center -Third Annual Money Clinic Panel

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, September 11, 2007


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Secure The Funding That You Need For Those Investment Deals!! Our Third Annual “Money Clinic” Meeting Will Feature Some Of The Areas Top Hard Money Lenders That Will Give You The Insight To Acquiring Cash For Your Investment Properties! Some Of These Hard Money Lenders Don’t Even Require Job or Credit Verification. If Your Desire Is To Take Your Investment Business To The Next Level, This Is Must Attend Meeting That Will Help You Get There. Come See What Other States These Lenders Loan Money In!






September 11, 2007

Crown Plaza Hotel

7050 Stemmons Freeway

I-35 & Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75247Networking – 6:00 PM – Meeting – 7:00 PM


Money! Money!









” REITC’S Third Annual


Money Clinic Panel”





Have You Been


Wanting To Invest In


Real Estate But


Thought You Would


Need Lot’s Cash To


Get Started? Well


Come Out To Our


Always Highly


Attended Annual


Money Clinic And


Learn The Secrets To


Getting The All The


Money You Need To


Acquire All The


Houses You Want!


Craig Pettit-President and CEO of Ready Mortgage, Corp., has been in the Real Estate business over 25 years. He has bought and sold over 400 houses, and has financed millions of dollars to new and seasoned Real Estate Investors.

Bill LoweBill Lowe-President and Operations Manager of Investwell, Corp., has been an avid Real Estate Investor and Hard Money Lender over 20 years. He has facilitated the acquisitions of investment properties for 1000’s of investors.

These Lenders will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have regarding financing your investment properties to selling them!


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Black Contractors: “We’ve Been Left Out of Katrina Rebuilding”

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Saturday, September 1, 2007

Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Black contractors on Tuesday said they have been frozen out of the rebuilding of New Orleans because federal agencies continue to dole out millions of dollars to large corporations.

At a news conference, the local chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors called on the U.S. Congress and federal prosecutors to investigate the contracting practices of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The group also said they may resort to protests to get their message out.

“There’s something wrong with this cozy relationship between the Army Corps and major corporations,” said Ernest Stalberte, an association board member.

Stalberte delivered his remarks in a parking lot in a hard-hit part of New Orleans and he was surrounded by large digging and dirt-moving equipment brought in by black construction companies to show off their companies’ prowess.

The government’s reliance on major companies, such as AshBritt Inc., Phillips and Jordan Inc. and ECC Operating Services Inc., to do the cleanup after Katrina has been a source of contention since Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005.

A congressional committee has been calling for government agencies to do more business with small companies.

According to House Small Business Committee, the Department of Defense awarded 8 percent of its Gulf Coast recovery contracts to small businesses in Louisiana between August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit, and October 4, 2006. However, that number dropped to 1 percent since then, committee figures show. The committee only had figures for the Department of Defense as a whole, but corps contracts have far outweighed other military branches for Katrina work.

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Black Entrepreneur Develops Business Learning Web-Portal and Provides Grant Money to Start-Up Businesses

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Eugene Allen

Dallas, TX (BlackNews.com) – Business Institute Of Texas — The modern age of technology is changing the way people can learn about business. Today, the Business Institute Of Texas launched an online self paced business lecture web portal dedicated to educating individuals about starting and operating a successful and profitable business. There are no academic pre-requisites to enroll. Courses cost less than $100 with a 30 day – money back guarantee, if participants are not completely satisfied.

Courses currently being offered to prepare individuals for business are:

Introduction To Business — designed to provide individuals with a basic understanding of basic business principles. Covering a wide variety of subject matter including; business structure, management, operations, record keeping, location selection, goal setting, forecasting, break-even analysis, financing, incorporation, ten step process in creating a successful business.

Business Plan Writing — teaches individuals how to design a business plan. Providing a frame work which simplifies the process of transforming business ideas to documented strategies. Learning to compile a business plan is an essential element to the success of a business. Topics include: generating a business idea, creating a business image, suppliers and vendors, terms of payment, marketing analysis, pricing policy, sales policy, operations, technology, customer care, and financing (including financial statements).

Marketing 101 — this course involves an analysis of the role of marketing within the total organization. Specific attention is given to the variables affecting consumer behavior, the identification of marketing elements, the development and use of marketing strategies, and the discussion of different forms of media advertising.

Upon completion of two courses participants (start-up businesses) are eligible to submit a business plan to be considered for a grant (awarded four times a year) from the Business Institute Of Texas.

Eugene Allen was born one of twelve children and raised on welfare in Gary, Indiana. While neither of his parents graduated high school, Mr. Allen, a third grade failure, used education as his ticket to get out of the hood. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Marketing, and Information Systems and a graduate degree in Business Administration. Mr. Allen has started and operated a variety of different types of businesses throughout his career and understands the challenges that a start-up business must endure to survive. Now a Professor teaching business marketing and management and author of Business Basics / Keys To Business Success, Mr. Allen believes that learning how to apply basic business principles can improve the earning potential of anyone. And, he intends to prove it by issuing grants to individuals that successfully complete at least two of the courses offered by Business Institute Of Texas.

Business Institute Of Texas offers a non-accredited text book guided presentation / lecture business training, for serious minded individuals (18 years of age or older) who want to learn about starting and operating a successful and profitable business. The mini 4 hour presentation / lectures (Introduction To Business 101, Business Plan Writing and Marketing 101) are content produced and presented by University Professors and subject matter experts that blend professional work experience with scholarly achievement. Upon completion of the courses participants are awarded certificates after showing evidence of their knowledge attainment through testing.

Eugene Allen, General Manager
Business Institute Of Texas

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Billionaire Bob Johnson Provides Foreword To Conversations With Black Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August 29, 2007

Bob Johnson

Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) – The first Black Billionaire, Bob Johnson, Founder of BET and The RLJ Companies, has provided the Foreword for the Book My Conversations with Black Millionaire Entrepreneurs. The book is a compilation of interviews of some of Black America’s most successful Entrepreneurs.

Here is an excerpt of what Mr. Johnson’s Foreword says, “In My Conversations with Black Millionaire Entrepreneurs you’ll get real life changing information from some of the most successful black entrepreneurs in America today. All in one source, all at the same time. Although I didn’t have a book like this when I started, I believe it is a valuable resource for those who are striving to become successful entrepreneurs.”

When asked about the importance of Bob Johnson being involved Bro. Bedford the book’s author and founder of How To Be A Black Entrepreneur.com said, “This is just a wonderful day, a couple of weeks ago Russell Simmons endorsed what we are doing and now to have a giant like Bob Johnson involved just proves that the message of Black empowerment and Black Entrepreneurship is resonating with Black people. There are some others who are coming on board very soon and we’ll be sure to announce them. I feel Truly Blessed.”

Conversations with Black Millionaire Entrepreneurs is literally sprouting entrepreneurs all over the world and is helping to give clarity to entrepreneurs who have stalled in their endeavors.

The book is available for immediate download at: www.conversationswithblackmillionaires.com

About The Author
Bro. Bedford sees Black Entrepreneurship as the answer to curtail unemployment and corporate dependency at a time when both are proving detrimental to the African-American community, as well as provide solutions to the challenges faced by and the limited information available to African-Americans.

Bro. Bedford has been providing information on Entrepreneurship and Investment/Finance in his free e-zine that goes out weekly to over 2,000 subscribers worldwide. To subscribe and have access to this vital information go to www.howtobeablackentrepreneur.com


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Three Free Real Estate Workshops

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Three Free Real Estate Workshops

by Paul Lewis

Friday, August 24, 2007 – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM – Dallas

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Dallas

7050 Stemmons Freeway

I-35 & Mockingbird Lane

Dallas, TX 75247

Saturday, August 25, 2007 – 1:00 PM – Arlington

Hilton Arlington

2401 East Lamar Blvd.

Arlington, TX 76006

Paul New Pic


Spend the weekend with Paul E. Lewis, who is fast becoming one of the country’s top real estate investment training guru’s.


Paul will challenge you, expand your thinking, open your eyes to opportunities that you never knew existed, and encourage you to dream the impossible dreams.

If you’re tired of living from paycheck to paycheck, and would like to know how ordinary everyday people are getting rich investing in real estate, then you need to be attendance at Paul’s Free Real Estate Workshops.

Be Like Mike: Michael Pleasant, one of Paul’s students made over $26,000 on his very first real estate deal! Paul’s got a copy of Mikes check, ask him to show it to you!

Come on out to learn the nuts and bolts secrets to buying and selling real estate that most people don’t want you to know!

Paul Lewis
Real Estate Investors Training Center

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National Urban League Opportunity Compact – 2007 – Blueprint for Economic Equality

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Opportunity Compact is the culmination of extensive research and policy analysis by the National Urban League Policy Institute and is based upon the input of dozens of policy experts from academia, public policy think tanks, nonprofit service and advocacy organizations, the business sector and the Urban League movement.

The foundation for the resulting plan includes the following, which are accompanied by a list of 10 priorities and recommendations for change:

I. The Opportunity to Thrive (Children);

II. The Opportunity to Earn (Jobs);

III. The Opportunity to Own (Housing); and

IV. The Opportunity to Prosper (Entrepreneurship).

Opportunity to thrive (children)

— Every child in America deserves to live a life free of poverty that includes a safe home environment, adequate nutrition, and affordable quality health care.

•Action 1: Commit to mandatory early childhood education beginning at age 3 as well as guarantee access to college for all.

•Action 2: Close the gaps in the health insurance system to ensure universal health care for all children.

— Every child in America deserves a quality education that will prepare them to compete in an increasingly global marketplace.

•Action 3: Establish policies that provide tools for working families to become economically self-sufficient.

Opportunity to earn (jobs)

—Every willing adult in America should have a job that allows them to earn a decent wage and provide a reasonable standard of living for themselves and their families.

•Action 4: Create an urban infrastructure bank to fund reinvestment in urban communities (parks, schools, roads).

•Action 5: Increase economic self-sufficiency by indexing the minimum wage to the rate of inflation and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to benefit more working families.

—Every adult in America should have equal access to the resources that enhance employability and job mobility, including postsecondary education and other investments in human capital.

•Action 6: Expand “second chance” programs for high school dropouts, ex-offenders and at-risk youth to secure GED’s, job training and employment.

Opportunity to own (housing)

— Every adult in America should have access to the financial security that comes from owning a home.

•Action 7: Adopt the “Homebuyer’s Bill of Rights” as recommended by the National Urban League.

•Action 8: Reform public housing to assure continuing national commitment to low-income families.

Opportunity to prosper (entrepreneurship)

— Every individual in America who possesses entrepreneurial vision, ingenuity, drive and desire should have access to the resources needed to establish and grow a viable business enterprise.

•Action 9: Strongly enforce federal minority business opportunity goals to ensure greater minority participation in government contracting.

•Action 10: Build capacity of minority business through expansion of micro-financing, equity financing and the development of strategic alliances with major corporations.

This Compact was developed by the president CEO of the National Urban League. Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.


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Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Sunday, August 5, 2007

For Immediate Release
Saturday, August 04, 2007

Contact Information
Debra Toomer


(BLACK PR WIRE) New York,NY (August 4,2007) – Reverend Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network (NAN), along with Tamika Mallory, Director of NAN’s Decency Initiative, has announced a national “Day of Outrage” against the continuous use in the music recording industry of the words “nigga,” “bitch” and “ho.” Reverend Sharpton, who has persistently challenged the entertainment industry on denigrating lyrics, will use August 7th to call for the withdrawal of public investments from companies that won’t clean up their act. In New York, one of the states where the event will take place, roughly $3 billion from the state pension fund is invested in the entertainment industry. According to Reverend Sharpton, “The idea of divesting State taxpayers’ money from record companies that have a double standard when it comes to language is something that will be a priority.” In April, Reverend Sharpton led the drive to have Don Imus fired from his syndicated radio show for calling the Rutgers University women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos.”

The event on August 7th which is being held by National Action Network’s Decency Initiative will take to the streets in 20 cities across the country at 12 (Noon) to mount public pressure on the music industry to adopt a universal standard of respect for all people. The cities are New York City, Newark, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Washington, DC, Dallas, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Las Vegas, NV, Kansas City, MO, Phoenix, AZ, Stamford, CT, Philadelphia, PA, Columbia, SC, Houston, TX, Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, and Augusta, GA.

Since April, the Decency Initiative, in collaboration with dozens of activists across the nation, has demanded that the music recording industry eliminate the use of the offensive words “nigga,” “bitch,” and “ho” in all recordings. No other ethnic group is subjected to denigration for profit by the music industry and the Decency Initiative will continue to demand a universal standard of respect, particularly for all women and African Americans.

The August 7th national protest will mobilize dozens of women and men in 20 cities for a call to action. There will be a press conference and protest in each city located strategically outside of a major music distributor. The strategic locations will send a strong signal to the music industry that the people will no longer stand by idly while public airwaves are used to promote disrespect.

The protests will be multi-cultural and include all age groups. The women and men will come from all facets of the community including leaders and students. All people must now stand united in defense of decency and the August 7th gathering is just the beginning of a national movement to achieve this end.

Background on the Decency Initiative:

In Reverend Al Sharpton’s 2003 book “Al on America” he dedicated a whole chapter to Hip-Hop, condemning Hip-Hop artists for using those exact three words. He convened the first Hip-Hop summit taking a very public stance that was widely covered in the media both nationally and locally. He also picketed the movie Barbershop for desecrating Rosa Parks, a position that was covered nationally. He has written numerous op-ed pieces for the New York Daily News and others about the “N” word and how Blacks must stop using it. On his syndicated radio show which is broadcast in 40 markets he has had hip hop artists on and debated them about the use of demeaning lyrics. He appeared recently on Oprah Winfrey’s show opposing the Hip-Hop artists. At our recent NAN national convention that was widely covered by all newspapers, we withdrew an award for L.A. Reid, a Black music executive because he had co-authored songs with the “Ho” word, and we had a public forum on the words with hundreds of Black kids and formed a Decency Initiative headed by Tamika Mallory to follow up with Blacks and others that use the terms “N,’ “B” and “H.” The Decency Initiative and Reverend Sharpton led a march of hundreds outside of the four major companies on May 3, calling upon on them to remove those words from their artists, most of them Black. Then Decency Initiative and Reverend Sharpton went into Detroit holding the same public forum in late May.

The Decency Initiative has marched upon Viacom, the owners of BET, and even addressed their stockholders on this issue. The Initiative also called upon comedian Michael Richards to apologize for his use of the “N” word and the Decency Initiative does limit its outrage to members of the music industry or to its impact on African-Americans. The vigil on August 7th will be an annual event sponsored by the Decency Initiative.


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10 Best Cities For African Americans

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Dallas placed fifth on the BLACK ENTERPRISE’s  Top 10 Cities for African Americans in 2007, above Houston and Atlanta.


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