Author: Kris Crews

Kris Crews is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. Writing was always something she had a knack for, but once she started her undergraduate experience, she found that writing was a passion of hers that she wanted to pursue more seriously. In 2017, she graduated with a B.A. in journalism and media communications. Pursuing this field allowed her to develop her skills as a writer, and with time and hard work, she sent out work that was then published by MTV, Huffington Post and Elite Daily. Currently, she is writing her first book.

SoulfulofNoise is a platform that caters to independent artists in every genre. Their intention is to bring people together through music and to allow artists, as well as those who come to their events, an outlet to express themselves.  BlackExcellence was able to interview the founders of SoulfulofNoise. Get the inside scoop by reading the interview.  Who are the founders of SoulfulofNoise and what led to its creation? The founders of SoulfulofNoise are Lynisha & Xavier Henderson.  Lynisha grew up dancing her entire life and was looking for a creative outlet.  This led her to create a music blog which…

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The last decade was filled with many socially conscious movies that took our breaths away.  It gave movie lovers a cinematic ride of a lifetime filled with moments that made viewers cry, laugh, paranoid, and at times, even afraid and uneasy.  Amazing filmmaking teams were able to highlight modern day issues, capturing and telling each story through a creative and unique lens that makes it impossible to forget.  Jordan Peele gave us two incredible movies in the last decade. A new movie will be hailing from the producers of his Get Out (2017) and Us (2019) films. The highly-anticipated, socially-driven…

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Black women songwriters have long been a big part of popular culture, though they might be playing that role in the dark. Did you know Steve Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour”, Rihanna’s “Disturbia”, Katy Perry’s “Firework”, Jennifer Lopez’s “(What is) Love?” were all written by black women? Now, let us introduce you to some black women songwriters that have penned some of your favorite songs, but you might not know about. Tayla Parx Taylor Parks, better known as Tayla Parx, is a singer, songwriter and actress. You might recognize the triple threat from her role in the 2007 Hairspray musical movie…

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2019 is continuing to bring us music before the year is over. With so many songs and albums releasing, it can be difficult to keep up with who is who and to discover work from great artists. We have done some of the work for you to introduce you to some of the musicians creating music that’s worth listening to. Here are four artists to keep on your radar and to listen to heading into the new year. VIAA Singing has always been in VIAA’s blood. The Dayton, Ohio born powerhouse moved to Los Angeles when she was 21 to…

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There are people who have the gift of helping people through their words and talents. These women are dedicating their lives to walking in truth and helping others all the while dropping gems for others along the way. Taylor Gordon Meet Taylor Gordon. Gordon is a holistic health coach residing in Riverside County. The entrepreneur specializes in assisting women who are contending with chronic illness. In this role, Gordon provides them with tools to preserve their wellness. One of Gordon’s specialties as a health coach, which she is most known for, is helping people become more aware of their decisions…

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Everyone has a fashion staple. Whether it be a favorite pair of black jeans or a crisp white tee, we’ve all got a clothing items that we cling to. From the 90’s til now, there’s a brand that remains a staple for many. New Heritage Brand is the name and its clothing is creating unity within the world. About the brand New Heritage was originally founded in 1988. Fashion designers Cynthia Belinda Wells Jones and Rodney Jones created the brand which became popular in the 90s. The street wear styled clothing has eye-catching graphic designs and exhibits African American culture.…

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Looking for new books to cuddle up to this season? Meet three  black women authors whose works are filling up readers’ shelves. Chidera Eggerue Chidera Eggerue, also known as The Slumflower, is a writer and fashion blogger. Rooted in London, Eggerue is becoming known in the U.S. as well with her award winning book What A Time to Be Alone. Publications such as Elle, Glamour and Teen Vogue have enthused over her wonder. Eggerue continues to be an unstoppable icon who promotes self-love and the importance of understanding yourself. Currently, Eggerue is busy while preparing the release of her new book, How…

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A perfect guessing game is becoming popular on YouTube.  What is the guessing game? It involves an entertaining host, music and occasional alcohol for viewers to see.  Song Association with Terrell Grice is the show you need to watch. Terrell Grice, host of the Terrell Show,  was born and raised in South Carolina.  With a background in film and a love of music, having a show of his own was inevitable. After attending film school, Grice made the move to LA where he continued to pursue his passions. He booked a job in the casting department at a company that…

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Looking for books, thought provoking words of encouragement or a pick-me-up for those rough days? There’s someone who can do that. It’s time to meet Rob Hill Sr., the self-help enthusiast you need to know. Who Is This Self-Help Enthusiast? Hill, also known as the “Heart Healer”,  is an author and Navy veteran from Chesapeake, VA. Hill’s talent as a writer has caught the attention of many people and he is now sought after to speak about relationships, purposeful living and passion. The wordsmith has over a half a million followers on Instagram and Twitter combined. His #TheMissingPiece posts are…

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