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Telling Black Stories that are Unique & Empowering

We highlight Black stories that are missed by your nightly news. Help us fund short-docs and in-depth articles on Blackness in U.S.

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Campaign Ends on October 31, 2020

Project Description

 

 

BlackExcellence.com is a digital platform dedicated to sharing unique, empowering and thought provoking stories in the Black community. 

It is no surprise that a lot of Black stories are left out of the mainstream media. Watching cable news or visiting any number of news sites, even Black news sites, one might be lead to believe that Black people exist only in the world of police brutality and the world of celebrity. 

Even though those worlds are important to report on, the Black experience in America is much more diverse and intricate than that. 

That’s where BlackExcellence.com comes in. 

Our focus is in telling unique, empowering, and thought-provoking stories in the Black community.

The phrase Black Excellence means the practice of being a self-starter and a community leader to us.

That's why we took it up on our selves to fill a gap we saw in the stories that are being told about our communities.

Social activists, entrepreneurs, devoted parents, those pursuing unconventional lifestyles dedicated to achieving the greater good,...all represent Black Excellence to us. 

In the past 3 years, we have built up a modest audience that is hungry for the type of stories we create. We currently have over 7,500 email subscribers, 40,000 monthly website visitors, and over 45,000 followers on our various social media pages. 

Now, it’s time to expand our operation.  

That’s where you come in. 

With the limited capital we had, we have been able to share countless stories that have inspired, educated, and entertained. We brought together a small number of writers and filmmakers from across the country and gave them a platform to share stories that matter the most to them.  

We are now at the point where we are ready to expand and fund more content creators! 

 

 

How will the funds be used? 

-We will bring on freelance writers who will contribute more articles on a weekly basis in various fields across the country. About 30% of the funds we raise will go directly into this expense. 

-We will fund filmmakers in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, and New York to capture the diverse stories that are taking place in their communities. About 50% of the funds we raise will go towards compensating talented filmmakers for their time and efforts. 

-The rest of the fund, about 20%, will be used to expand our audience. We believe the more people we reach, the more effective and powerful our work will become. We plan to accomplish this by funding various advertising campaigns that will bring our videos and articles to places where they might be needed the most. 

Why Crowdfunding?

What better way to have the people you’re serving be the people that are also giving you the funds to keep going?! 

We believe crowdfunding will be the best way to fund our stories so that no corporation or brand can have control over what we expose and analyze.

About the founder 

Roman Debotch

Roman is a passionate advocate for the issues that matter most to the Black community. She studied filmmaking in college and has been creating content for the last eight years. 

When she’s not shooting documentaries or writing, she can be found reading a good book or watching documentaries obsessively. 

A Million Thanks! 

Forget donating, the fact that you’re even giving us the time to read our story means the world to us. We are devoted to our work and only plot to get better and better with every story we highlight.

One more person we inspire, one more person we inform, is the priceless reward for years of hard work. 

We thank you a million times! 
 

Updates

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If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at info@blackexcellence.com

Thank you for the support

CC
09/25/2020
The Pay It Forward!
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zack miller
09/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
OJ
09/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Chelsea Riehl
09/15/2020
The Pay It Forward!
$100
Melissa McStay
09/08/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
09/08/2020
Monetary Contribution
$6
Jeremy Stevens
09/08/2020
Pay it Forward + An Amazing Book
$500
Jeremy Stevens
09/08/2020
Pay it Forward + An Amazing Book
$500
Monetary Contribution

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The Pay It Forward!

You will receive $25 gift card to BLK + GRN, a black owned online marketplace, along with a personalized thank you note from BlackExcellence.com founders. 

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Social Media Shoutout + Email Blast

This is a great fit for those with a business, a side hustle, or a project they want promoted to our audience. We will post about you on our IG page to our 25,000+ followers and blast you out to our 7500+ email list. Keep in mind, your project or business has to be a good fit with our brand and message. Contact us if you have any questions at all on this! 

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The Producer

You will receive an Executive Producer credit on on of our upcoming short documentaries as well as a shout out on our social media. 

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Monetary Contribution

Pitch in whatever you can just to show us your support! 

4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
The Pay It Forward!

You will receive $25 gift card to BLK + GRN, a black owned online marketplace, along with a personalized thank you note from BlackExcellence.com founders. 

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300.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout + Email Blast

This is a great fit for those with a business, a side hustle, or a project they want promoted to our audience. We will post about you on our IG page to our 25,000+ followers and blast you out to our 7500+ email list. Keep in mind, your project or business has to be a good fit with our brand and message. Contact us if you have any questions at all on this! 

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The Producer

You will receive an Executive Producer credit on on of our upcoming short documentaries as well as a shout out on our social media. 

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