Black Excellence

YouTube’s “The Grapevine” Tackles Social Commentary in Style

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Picking Fresh Views. From Fresh Minds. Not your parent’s television show, The Grapevine is a fresh and innovative take on the panel style discussion. The show places the topics of today in the hands and minds of young game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals...

Black Excellence: Brooklyn Teen Cliffanie Forrester Debuts Her Artwork At The Met

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I look like an egg A photo posted by @cliffannie on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:09pm PDT “Who just completed their life goal at age 18?” Cliffanie Forrester tweeted. “Me. As of 6/14/16, my piece is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Brooklyn high-schooler...

Black Excellence: 9-Year-Old Twin Sisters Launch Organic Bath And Skincare Line

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Little Ladies Organics, launched in November 2015 by 9-year-old twin sisters Kamilah and Nikayla from Maryland is already a huge success. The girls started selling their homemade soaps to friends and family before venturing into official business and now have everything from bath salts to...

These Black Men In Detroit Are Hitting the Streets to Protect Women & Children

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Fed up with the violence and crime in their community, the men of New Era Detroit are hitting the streets to do something about it. According to the group’s Instagram page, their mission is simple: “Empowering and Encouraging Blacks across the country to unite and invest in...

9-year-old Plans to Hand Out 1,000 Barbie Dolls to Encourage Homeless Girls

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Gianni Graham set a goal to help people in 2016, and that’s exactly what the 9-year-old Virginia native hopes to do by collecting 1,000 Barbie Dolls to give to girls who live in foster care and homeless shelters throughout her city. Her mission? To offer them...