BlackExcellence

  • Young CEO Receives Millions For ‘Beauty Bakerie’ Idea!

    Health, happiness, and supporting diversity are the common traits of Beauty Bakerie and its CEO, Cashmere Nicole. The entrepreneur delved into the beauty industry in 2011 to establish Beauty Bakerie, an inclusive company that caters to the cosmetic needs of women of all skin tones and ethnicities. Nicole’s battle...
  • Fire Department of New York Appoints First Black Female Deputy Chief

    The Fire Department of New York has appointed Tonya Boyd as its first-ever Black female deputy chief in its 150-year existence. Boyd, who assumed her new role on Wednesday, initially planned to enter the nursing field. In fact, the emergency medical technician training, which put her on the historic path,...
  • Devon Franklin shares the secret to his success on Good Day Atlanta

    ATLANTA – He’s a movie producer with a string of successful films, including the inspirational hit Miracles From Heaven. Devon Franklin is also a bestselling author and motivational speaker. In his latest book, The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide To Secular Success, he shares the secrets to building a purposeful life...
  • Here’s How You Can Apply For The Obama Foundation Fellowship

    It’s been a little over nine months since the Obamas waved goodbye to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In that time, the former first family has been diligently working on The Obama Foundation, an organization that seeks to “inspire and empower people to change the world,” according to its’ mission statement....
  • Out Of This World: NASA Accepts Black Scientist Jessica Watkins Into Its Astronaut Program

    In December 2015, NASA announced that they were accepting applications for their two-year astronaut program. From the 18,300 people that applied, twelve made the cut. One of those individuals is Jessica Watkins. According to her NASA bio, the Colorado native has a Geological and Environmental Sciences degree from Stanford University and...
  • High School Senior Accepted Into 149 Colleges, Receiving 7 million in scholarhips

    Shariah Edwards just graduated from Power Center Academy High School, a charter school in Memphis, Tennessee. Now, she’s faced with a task many recent high school grads must do — choose which college of those she was accepted to she wants to attend. But Shariah’s situation is unique, in more...
  • Harvard’s First Black Graduation Ceremony Was LIT!

    TSR STAFF: Maurita S.! @Maurita.Salkey _____________________________________ According to #Harvard Magazine, the inaugural “Black Commencement” ceremony was organized this year “against a backdrop of renewed racial-justice activism at Harvard and in the nation in general.” _____________________________________ For students like Duwain Pinder, who graduated with a joint M.B.A.-M.P.P, being a part...