Author: Jarett

We all know by now that Curtis Jackson, aka  50 Cent, is more than a rapper. Apart from his bullying antics and comical posts on social media, he is actually an extremely smart and calculated entrepreneur. He has refused to let his name slip from popular culture my staying involved in everything from vitamin water, boxing promotion, acting, producing and countless other endeavors . Well, recently it has been reported that the superstar has done it again by making millions off of Bitcoin. According to the Daily Mail,  During 50 Cent’s  2014 album Animal Ambition, he was willing to accept fractional…

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How does the color blue make you feel ? Or how about seeing your significant other in a beautiful red dress.  I believe most of us are aware of why it is common to wear black to a funeral, but we rarely think about how colors affect us on a  daily basis. Somewhere in the 1600s, Sir Issac Newton discovered that each color has a very distinct wavelength (basically a very distinct pattern), hence making them look different to our eyes. When certain colors or patterns are presented to us, they invoke different emotions and feelings. What painters  and designers…

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Cardi B music is on fire! Like her or hate her,  you can’t deny the recent success of Cardi B.  Unless you have been under a rock, you have heard Cardi B’s smash hit single “Bodak Yellow” everywhere you go.  The song made history back in September by making Cardi B the first female rapper in the last twenty years to have a number one solo single on the Billboard Hot 100. Well, the Bronx native has done it again.  For the week of the Nov. 18th dated Billboard Chart, Cardi B will be the first woman   in history to…

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Art

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Museum was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962  with the mission to acquire and display portraits of “men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the United States.” Since its opening in 1968,  the Washington, D.C. museum  has went on to house the only complete collection of  presidential portraits outside of the White House, the “America’s Presidents” – according to its website National Portrait Gallery In the late 1990’s,  the National Portrait Gallery started Commissioning  portraits of paintings of presidents and the first ladies as they the left office. (The first was President…

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The day was April 13. The year was 1997. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a Sunday, my whole family was silently huddled around the TV like boy scouts around a camp fire.  Football season was over, the NBA was right about to go into the playoffs. But this room full of black people was dead silent, staring at the TV. For the first time ever, everyone in the house was glued to nothing other than golf. Yes, golf! That August day in Georgia, a young Tiger Woods went on to make history to become the first…

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Ever wanted to travel half way around the world to go stay in a bubble? Probably not. Well, you might want to think again. Here at Black Excellence, we absolutely love traveling. Whether its just in the United States or across Africa (see our 14 must see places in Africa) we are always looking for new experiences and unique places we can share with you. Recently, we came across probably one of the most unique hotel / tent experiences yet.  The Wiwashimara is basically a bubble located in Dubois in the region of Basse-Terre in the Guadeloupe Islands . Not…

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Alright fellas the time is here again. You know that time when it’s starting to get cold as hell outside. That time between Fall and Spring when the nights are long and you don’t want to watch Netflix alone. That time when the holiday’s are around the corner and  you don’t want to hear Aunt Trina ask for the millionth time when are you going to settle down. That’s Right, It’s Cuffin Season. Not Cuffing season but * Cuffin Season.  Cuffin season, that precious time of the year when you normally promiscuous and independent individuals decide to find someone and…

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What are you doing November 10th and 11th, 2017 ? If the answer is nothing  or if you’re  wondering how you can get your next big tech idea off the ground, you might want to look into attending AfroTech 17 in San Francisco, CA. What is Aftotech ? Afrotech is one of the largest and fastest growing black tech conferences in the United States.  Started by Blavity, a technology and media company aimed at black millennials, it has grown from 600 people its first year to over two thousand already planning to attend this year. Described on their website as…

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Ok, honestly I’ve had enough. Every woman I know has called me over the weekend  saying can you believe what Kevin Hart did, and can you believe he cheated while his wife was pregnant. It has been an onslaught of Jay z did this, Carmelo Anthony did that,  my friend’s man tried to hit on me, and basically everything in between.  I have listened to countless hours about how all the men  today are  dogs and even the good ones just haven’t been caught yet. A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Sep 16, 2017 at 4:07pm PDT So,…

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