Posts — Black Excellence

Why I’m Grateful Trump is president

Why I’m Grateful Trump is president

 

 

Many people would think that this is a baffling statement but I am. Trump has made bigots comfortable to be their true selves for that I'm grateful. I rather stare the devil in the face. I’d rather know who my oppressor is so I can know how to move forward towards progress. In the words of James Baldwin “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  Some people had the audacity to think that racism was a thing of...


"The Chi"

"The Chi"

If you haven't watched this show yet ... Then I don't know what you're waiting on!! This one of my favorite shows next to "Insecure". The writer Lena Waite rarely misses. She's also behind the movie "Queen and Slim" which is dope AF. If you're on the hunt for some dope black cinema to support here's one for you!


Trendsetting Blacks

Trendsetting Blacks

Black people have setting trends since the beginning of time. Our swag is undeniable this article will be highlighting the most fashionable influential people from different eras. These are people who I feel influenced the culture tremendously. The first era I wanted to highlight is the fifties: 

Harry Belafonte 

 Our grandparents know him for his music, where he made Calypso mainstream. Popularizing Calypso in the fifties but we know him as an activist who advocates for the advancement of blacks. 

 

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RIP John Witherspoon

RIP John Witherspoon

Black Hollywood is heartbroken today after the loss of John Witherspoon. This man was considered everyone’s uncle especially for his iconic roles in classic cult black films like Friday, Boomerang, I Got the Hook Up, BoondocksThe Wayans Bros and countless others. 

He left us with iconic quotes like “You win some, you lose some, but you live to fight to live another day”. This has to be the most famous monologue ever. 

 

Witherspoon’s death hurts immensely but look at all the classics he left us with. He never...


Gabby and D.Wade

Gabby and D.Wade

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been considered couple goals for quite some time now.  These two bounced back from their marriages which is pretty commendable. This couple is constantly complimented for how well Union accepted his children. Also, for how they totally let their kids express themselves despite public criticism. 

Being a Black is an arduous task on a day to day basis but it’s elite club that I thoroughly enjoy being a member of. A Black man with elitism and an exorbitant amount money has to be even more difficult. So, I can sympathize with...