The Birth of The Nation Board

The Birth of a Nation I challenge myself to never fall prey to loving money over the truth after seeing Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” be ripped to shreds by the people who control American cinema.  “The Birth of a Nation” is a nice movie date type of film. The films overall grade […]

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Say Yes to the Revolt Music Conference Music, Miami Beach and Women! Okay, this isn’t what you will only get at the Revolt Music Conference. WhoIs: Event Spotlight – The Revolt Music Conference was a no-brainer for me. Being a student of Hip Hop, I have watched the genre of music grow from a plethora […]

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Alexa Carlin and the Women Empower Expo South Florida Bloggers and CIBO A few months ago, I attended a South Florida bloggers event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Evan Snow was the only man in attendance at CIBO, a swanky restaurant that features some crispy pepperoni and cheese pizza. This struck me as odd since there are many authors […]

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In Honor of National Cheeseburger Day Kimchi Burger In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, I wanted to write about the Kimchi burger at the Front Porch Café on South Beach which is better known as Miami Beach, Florida. Brief insight on Kimchi; this is a traditional Korean dish made of seasoned vegetables and salt. Kimchi; […]

Periodically I find myself doing business further north in the Palm Beach area. This past August, I stopped by the Town Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Since my next meeting was at 7:00 PM and it was around 5:30 in the afternoon, I knew there was time for me to chill and answer a few emails […]

Another interesting night in Miami Sunday, August 14th, Only Le’Adonis Boutique created a interesting night of Miami fashion and art for me. Robson Noel, who is a successful Realtor®/real estate investor in the south Florida area. He has also been a good friend since college. Hence the reason he asked myself and another friend to find him […]

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The Black Men Xcel Summit 2019

The Black Men Xcel Summit 2019 was an amazing event this year held in my backyard of Miami, Florida. Thankfully, it was a short drive from my condo to experience new people and ideas from all over the country. What I learned from the conference can be broken down into 3 parts:

  • Women deserve more credit for the success of black men
  • Finances are a major part of a successful relationship
  • Be sure to have fun while doing business

I was thankful for the hospitality extended by Mr. Alfred Edmund Jr and Johann Alleyne-Morris. These two provided me with a media pass to experience this event with available time I had outside my regular schedule.

About Black Men Xcel Summit and Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise’s Black Men Xcel Summit is an event where more than 800 men and women who will celebrate and honor the leadership and excellence of today’s men of color. 2019 would be its third installation but the first time in Miami. Black Enterprise is the premier source for black entrepreneurs, black-owned businesses, and career, tech, and money content for black people. Founded by Mr. Earl Graves Sr. and its first issue was published in 1970.

Women deserve more love and respect for the success of black men in business

We live in a time where roles have become extinct in relationships and acknowledgment of support or contribution is few and far between. With that being said, I for one can say that the lines have to open up more between black women and men. Too often it can be adversarial but even with that, my focus is on men. From my vantage point; the moments where it counts, we have to work on acknowledging a contribution to use from the opposite sex.

Your finances have a positive and negative effect on your relationship

Henry Ford has been quoted saying, “It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” Basically saying, if you don’t make a lot of money; find a job where customers pay a premium. However, we all have some personal and business relationships that aren’t focused on our take-home pay. What I have learned is my finances play dearly as to how I am able to create and build relationships. The conference featured a panel titled: “Love and Money – How finances can influence relationships” that touched on this topic between couples. Check out some of the other events from the Summit.

Step out of the office and have fun building your business

Golf, tennis, video games, pool or whatever leisure activity that comes to mind is a good outlet to do to build relationships with colleagues and business partners. Think back to your team at the office and ask yourself when was the last time you’ve been out doing an activity? As a business owner having limited time is not an excuse to not network in your community. Furthermore, the Summit featured golf and as one of their leisure activities to not only play but learn the business of golf.

Come to the Black Men Xcel Summit in 2020

Next year, make plans to be in Miami at the Black Men Xcel Summit. Moreover, when you do come, be sure to look me up and I can definitely ensure you have the full Miami experience outside of the conference as well but you might not need it.

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Are you looking to visit Miami and want to experience the Miami Lifestyle without lifting a finger? Go ahead and sign-up for The Lifestyle Connoisseur Concierge Newsletter. It features all of the experiences under one roof. In conclusion, the process is easy and you’ll be exploring Miami without a care in the world.

For instance, music artists Jay-Z (Sean Carter) and Beyonce (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) have demonstrated investing in three key areas that stand out to me:

Their personal brands (Jay-Z and Beyonce have delved into politics, Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign)
Business (Equity positions in D’Usse for Jay-Z)
Intellectual Property, i.e. (Tidal and more)

The Lifestyle Connoisseur University: Start a Blog in 48 hours using WordPress Website Course

We are having a Launch Your Website Course. This course is a partnership between Digital Vurv and The Lifestyle Connoisseur University. You will be able to build your WordPress backed website and have it running in 48hrs. Furthermore, these hours are stretched over a weeklong period for ease.

The course will be taught by, Jean-Désir a serial entrepreneur from Miami, Florida. Jean-Désir has launched and managed 25 unique brands in the last year. Are you ready?

There are two levels of courses to choose from.

48hrs Online Course: You will learn this course strictly online in 30 minute increment videos. $300 is the down-payment for the $1,500 course.


  • Domain – 1 year
  • Hosting – 1 year
  • Email – 1 year
    • Includes 5 separate emails
  • Premium Theme – Enfold Theme*
  • Premium Royalty-Free Images
  • Unlimited replays of courses
  • Quarterly video-conference meetings for 1 year
    • Discuss platform updates
    • Market trends information relevant to brand

*If you want a separate theme, we can discuss pricing separately. Not valid for e-Commerce stores.



48hrs Online + Flex Course: You will learn this course online and the final day will be live at Tapestry Park on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 08:00 am – 01:00 pm. $500 is the down-payment for the $3,000 course.

  • Domain – 2 years
  • Hosting Plan – 2 years
  • Email Plan – 2 years
  • Premium Theme – Up to $85 in value
  • Premium Royalty-Free Images
  • Unlimited replays of courses
  • Monthly video-conference meetings – 1 year
    • Discuss your platform updates
    • Market trends information relevant to brand
    • 30 minutes
  • Weekly Strategy calls – 1 year
    • 15-minute sessions
  • Social Media Calendar Google Spreadsheet
  • Content Distribution Calendar Google Spreadsheet

*If you want a separate theme, we can discuss pricing separately. Not valid for e-Commerce stores.

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