Author: Jarett

Almost a decade after the famous interview with Sway on Shade45, Kanye West has finally admitted that Sway may have been right the entire time. ** Here is the original clip of the argument from 2013 that broke the internet, in case you forgot ** On Thursday, Good Morning America’s Lisney Davie (@lisneytdavis) had an exclusive interview with Ye.They talked everything from his future in politics to his now bitter relationship with the Gap and Adidas. Kanye is now planning to release his own product line direct to consumer and finally admitted Sway was right. “I will go…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let’s face it, Black female entrepreneurs are starting to take over the world. From 2007 to 2012, Black owned businesses by Black female entrepreneurs grew 67 percent compared to 27 percent for all other women.  The National Women’s Business Council reports that there are currently 1,531,494 Black women owned business in the United States. Now, who wouldn’t want to catch the eye of a Black Female Entrepreneur? They are not only smart but also  extremely hardworking and fierce! Double minority and kicking butt everyday in the world of business. That is why as a Black man, I wanted to try…

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If you’re anything like us, then you’re completely obsessed with OWN’s Black Love, a docu-series that focuses on the ups and downs of love, marriage, parenthood, and everything in between through interviewing couples, some famous some not. As enjoyable as this series is, it is also filled with love lessons. These love lessons are both for the single and the married.  Some Couples include Oscar-winner Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon, actress Meagan Good and husband producer DeVon Franklin, Tia Mowry and husband/actor Cory Hardrict, NAACP Image Award-nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy-nominated recording artist Shanice, gospel singer Erica Campbell and husband/music producer Warryn Campbell. And that’s just the first season. In the second season, we…

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Where are all of the Black Anime characters? When I was younger, I was a huge fan of anime. Whether it was Ninja Scroll, Princess Mononoke, Dragon Ball, or countless other titles, I just couldn’t get enough of the fast pace action of anime. Also as a kid I used to think, where are all the Black anime characters? The characters that look like me! There were what seemed to be white characters (they probably were actually Japanese, but to me had very white features) and, of course, there were Japanese characters, but not too many that had a dark…

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Black stand up comedy has a deep and interesting history. What many believe is a modern form of entertainment actually has deep roots that stretch all the way back to Africa. The art of telling jokes to deal with pain, tell stories, and speak out against oppression is still seen all over the continent today. When the Africans were brought to America in and before the 1600s (all the way to the 1900s) they carried with them many of the traditions past down by their ancestors, including the art of comedy. During slavery, blacks continued to use this tradition of comedy…

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I believe everyone is familiar with Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Malcom X . These are Black heroes that everyone, whether Black or White, have to learn about in school. Since the time we were little, we have heard about these individuals’ greatness and how all races are better off because of their sacrifices. What they fail to teach us is that there are so many others. So many other Black heroes, in fact, that it would take years to discuss their contributions. So we wanted to take some time out to talk about just 21 Black heroes…

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Black travel is at an all time high! According to Huffington Post, “It’s estimated that the African-American community spends about $50 billion annually on travel and leisure.” That’s a lot of time on the road looking for somewhere to eat. So, we at Black Excellence wanted to give you a list of 101 Black Owned Restaurants you need to try in any state that you happen to find yourself in. Two from  each state and one bonus at the end. Enjoy! Random Fact  – The number of black owned restaurants grew by 49 percent from 2007 – 2012. 101 Black Owned…

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On Thursday Aug 2nd, Electronic Arts released a statement that it did not purposely remove Colin Kaepernick’s name from the song it licensed from YG called “Madden NFL 19” EA sports writes – “We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack,” EA said in a statement issued Thursday evening. “Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don’t have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn’t affect soundtracks. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6…

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For the upcoming Grandparents appreciation day on September 9th, I wanted to write something fun, something dedicated to one of the most important persons in our lives: The Black Grandma! Whether you got to know her or not, the Black Grandma was or is usually always a staple in any black household. She is the one that you can count on to get the food right every time and the matriarch holding everything together in the good and bad times. We all love our Black Grandmothers! So in their honor, here our 41 ways you know you have (an  amazing) Black…

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