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CDC says black youth suffer with 'hood disease'

CDC says black youth suffer with ‘hood disease’

A report recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control has indicated a startling discovery. Inner city youth suffer from a unique form of “post- traumatic stress disorder” which the CDC researchers refer to as hood disease. The researchers have stated that inner city kids live in a war zone that they can never leave. […]

Principal William C. Greene: Teaching and inspiring our black youth

Principal William C. Greene: Teaching and inspiring our black youth

William Greene is the principal at Mundy Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia, and a noted educator in the state. Principal Greene was chosen by Morehouse College as a panelist at the “Morehouse College Empowering Parents, Guardians and Caring Adults to Support African American Educational Excellence Panel.” Rolling out talked to him regarding  teaching and inspiring […]

Chicago police sued for outdoor strip searches on black youth

Chicago police sued for outdoor strip searches on black youth

Three Chicago black youth have filed suite against eight Chicago police officers who conducted an illegal, open-air strip searches without probable cause, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims. The controversial searches, partially seen in video footage picked up by all the city’s TV news stations this week, reportedly too place on May 23, 2013 in […]

'Elementary Genocide' examines the truth behind mass incarceration rates of black youth

‘Elementary Genocide’ examines the truth behind mass incarceration rates of black youth

According to a report done by the Sentencing Project, 1 in 3 black males will go to prison in their lifetime. Filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz examines how policy and environmental  circumstances lead to mass incarceration rates for black youth. Shabazz recently sat down with rolling out to discuss his new documentary, Elementary Genocide. What inspired you […]

White Iraq War Vet Tells Black Youths Not to Use 'N' Word; They Beat Him Up

White Iraq War Vet Tells Black Youths Not to Use ‘N’ Word; They Beat Him Up

A white Iraq war vet was beaten up by a group of black youths who didn’t like being reprimanded about their unruly behavior on a city bus. Jim Hardie of Lacey, Wash., was riding the bus after a long day of searching for employment when a group of teens seated near him began referring to […]

The Lion King's Robert Guillaume Offers Sage Advice to Black Youth, Dreamers; 3-D Release in Theaters Sept. 16

The Lion King’s Robert Guillaume Offers Sage Advice to Black Youth, Dreamers; 3-D Release in Theaters Sept. 16

Do you remember when Disney’s The Lion King movie first premiered? The endearing movie about a lion cub coming into his kingship instantly became a cult classic and the highest grossing hand drawn animation movie in history.  Released in 1994, it grossed $783 million worldwide. The Lion King was released in 3-D, on Sept. 16, […]

Black Youths Revolt in Idris Elba's London Neighborhood: Video

Black Youths Revolt in Idris Elba’s London Neighborhood: Video

“I know a lot of gangs around Tottenham…they’re building up rapidly.”

Orlando Hudson, MLB All-Star, Encourages Black Youth to Play Baseball

Orlando Hudson, MLB All-Star, Encourages Black Youth to Play Baseball

Major League Baseball’s Orlando Hudson provided two powerful messages to prepubescent African American baseball players: That playing baseball for a living is the absolute ultimate. And two, that when you pursue your dreams, you provide a powerful portal for others to live out theirs as well. Even after about a decade in the game, Hudson, […]

Home Training and Life Lessons for Your Today's Black Youth

Home Training and Life Lessons for Your Today’s Black Youth

Tuskegee University professor and Dean Dr. Legand “Lee” Burge shares life lessons taught to him by his mom, Bobbie Burge The lady, Bobbie Jean Burge, was born to Clell and Lena Bates on January 24, 1928, and lived the joy of life until October 27, 2005. Born in Oklahoma City, she chose never to move away, but remained […]

Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow,' 'BMF' Among Today's Rally Songs: 5 Songs That Move Black Youth and Why

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow,’ ‘BMF’ Among Today’s Rally Songs: 5 Songs That Move Black Youth and Why

Taking part in the 11th Congressional Pilgrimage to Alabama to commemorate Civil Rights events found me listening to and even singing along with some of the elders as they sang songs that rallied the movement’s pioneers when the going got tough. I heard songs such as “We Shall Not Be Moved”, “We Shall Overcome” and […]

Dwyane Wade Teams Up with Common to Support Black Youth in Chicago

The Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago has developed a reputation of being one of the city’s roughest areas. Several horrific crimes have taken place there in the last few years. However, the Lighthouse Youth Center has provided a haven for kids who are looking to express themselves while living in the midst of the turmoil occurring […]

Common Discusses the Murders of Black Youth in Wake of Chicago Area Killings

Common Discusses the Murders of Black Youth in Wake of Chicago Area Killings

Common understands the hardships of growing up in the inner city of Chicago. With 253 murders in six months, the city remains one of the most violent places in America. On July 30, 13 year-old Robert Freeman Jr. was shot 22 times while riding his bike in a vacant lot in the West Pullman neighborhood. […]

100 Black Men of Louisville Derby Gala Benefits Black Youth; Charlie Wilson Inspires

100 Black Men of Louisville Derby Gala Benefits Black Youth; Charlie Wilson Inspires

Scholarship recipient  Demetrius Latham, Jr. The 100 Black Men of Louisville held it’s 19th annual black tie gala last week to both celebrate the 2010 Kentucky Derby and award at least ten scholarships to college bound African American, young men and women. Each year, the black tie affair serves as a way to raise money […]

Are Black Youth in Newark Finally Getting the Message? First Murder-Free Month in 44 Years

Still a sad celebration when you think about the implications, but notoriously dangerous Newark, N.J., has experienced its first murder-free month in 44-years. The city has not recorded a single homicide during a full calendar month, according to The Star-Ledger. The last homicide occurred 32 days ago, besting a 1966 record, says Police Director Garry […]

Richard Snow of Kappa Alpha Psi Aims to Reach Black Youth in Need of Positive Role Models

Richard Snow of Kappa Alpha Psi Aims to Reach Black Youth in Need of Positive Role Models

Richard Snow understands the importance of reaching wayward youth before it’s too late. As the executive director of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., he has become a catalyst for mentorship through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Snow spoke with rolling out about the value of using his organization to help the community. –amir shaw […]

Anthony Martin Helps Black Youth Get on the Fast Track to NASCAR

SECTION: CHAMPION NEWS Anthony Martin Helps Black Youth Get on the Fast Track to NASCAR Anthony Martin believes that black Americans should play a larger role in NASCAR. So 11 years ago, Martin founded a school to prepare young black men and women for careers in NASCAR. Located in Philadelphia, the Urban Youth Racing School […]

Rahn Mayo, “Able Mable” Thomas, Sandra Scott, Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Craig Gordon and Calvin Smyre.

Black state legislators fight for jailed Georgia youths

In the state of Georgia juveniles who are in the system are at a distinct disadvantage. The disadvantage stems from their incarceration and their residency status in Georgia; they are considered homeless individuals. But yet these kids receive an education behind bars and can get a GED. Many of these young people excel at their […]

Captain Leo Ferguson of US Marine Corps discusses 100 Black Men of DeKalb's Youth Summit

Captain Leo Ferguson of US Marine Corps discusses 100 Black Men of DeKalb’s Youth Summit

The 100 Black Men of DeKalb recently hosted the ninth annual Youth Summit at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, Ga. Held on Feb. 22, the event featured Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy B. Martin;  music producer Khao Cates;  attorney Mawuli Mel Davis and several members of the U.S. Marine Corps. The event inspired teens to […]

Tenisha Jackson, 19; Larry Johnson, 20; Rashawn Johnson, 19, and Keeshon Lake, 19

4 black Detroit youths go on a bloody rampage

4 black Detroit youths kill and burn in a rampage Four black youths are being held in Detroit for a violent rampage that left three people dead. Tenisha Jackson, 19; Larry Johnson, 20; Rashawn Johnson, 19; and Keeshon Lake, 19, have each been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and arson, according to […]

Bill O'Reilly blames Obama, Lil Wayne, and blacks for national debt and violent youth

Bill O’Reilly blames Obama, Lil Wayne, and blacks for national debt and violent youth

    Money, jobs, and race are at the top of many media discussions lately, therefore Bill O’Reilly thought it the opportune time to vent his frustrations with President Obama, Lil Wayne, and the rest of the black community. While O’Reilly is hardly the voice of popular opinion, it further proves how America’s history of […]

Black and Brown Youths March Together in Show of Solidarity

Black and Brown Youths March Together in Show of Solidarity

A youth-led black and brown unity march and rally took to the streets of Milwaukee on Nov. 12 to draw attention to the ills caused by the disenfranchisement and exploitation of both groups. In their call to action, the sponsoring groups, Occupy the Hood and Decolonize the Hood pointed out that, “Milwaukee has some of the […]

Black Music Is Killing Our Youth; Listen and Judge for Yourself

Can I get a what, WHAT?!?! I was riding down the street listening to one of those midday radio mixes, some oldies mixed in with newbies, and leaning hard to it. That Faith Evans track, “Love Like This Before,” came on with a dude with one of those boisterous Kid Capri-like voices shouting over it. […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Black Fraternities To Mentor Youth

National President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Karen Mathis chatted with rolling out at the African-American Round Table Summit to discuss new initiatives  for the organization and getting more African Americans involved. What do you want to see come out of the Round Table Summit? We’re here today with many of […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Black Fraternities To Mentor Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Black Fraternities To Mentor Youth

National President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Karen Mathis chatted with rolling out at the African-American Round Table Summit to discuss new initiatives  for the organization and getting more African Americans involved. What do you want to see come out of the Round Table Summit? We’re here today with many of […]

Charmaine Ward Says Black Wealth Begins with Youth Mentorship

Charmaine Ward Says Black Wealth Begins with Youth Mentorship photo by steed media service President of the NBMBAA, Atlanta Chapter As the president of the National Black MBA Association’s largest chapter – Atlanta with its 800 members – Charmaine Ward is entrusted with developing and increasing intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. While […]

Taylor Swift and other white artists 'go black' but do they give back?

Taylor Swift and other white artists ‘go black’ but do they give back?

This week, country(?) pop star Taylor Swift premiered the video for her new single “Shake It Off,” the leadoff for her latest album 1989. The video features Swift in a variety of aesthetics, including rocking a baseball cap and ghetto blaster boombox while b-boys (that look like Abercrombie models) breakdance around her.

Chicago All-City 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Chicago All-City 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Over the weekend, Chicago’s Southside played host to a youth oriented basketball tournament that effectively brought something good to the hood. Hosted by radio personality Demi Lobo, The Chicago All-City 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament featured athletes between 5th and 12th grade. Each age bracket consisted of four teams competing in process of elimination games that eventually […]

Why reaching the Little League World Series was an amazing feat for an all-black baseball team

Why reaching the Little League World Series was an amazing feat for an all-black baseball team

Jackie Robinson West, a youth baseball team from Chicago, will head to the Little League World Series.  The team is the first all-black team to make the prestigious youth baseball tournament in 30 years. The team clinched a berth in 1983. Jackie Robinson West earned a spot in this year’s tournament after rallying to defeat […]

Black teenage boys form heavy metal rock band, get Sony deal

Black teenage boys form heavy metal rock band, get Sony deal

Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Atkins and Jarad Dawkins are three black 8th-grade students from Brooklyn, New York. What makes these young men particularly awesome is that they have a heavy metal rock band named Unlocking the Truth. And now, they also have a record deal from Sony. The deal was announced last week and the boys now […]

Hip-hop music helps youth cope with post-traumatic stress

Hip-hop music helps youth cope with post-traumatic stress

There’s research suggesting that those living in violence stricken communities are more likely to experience traumatic stress. Cendrine Robinson, a clinical psychology student at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, recently published an article, “Dream & Nightmares: What Hip-Hop Can Teach Us About Black Youth,” in the American Psychological Association’s newsletter, In the Public Interest. […]

Black teenager sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a dog

Black teenager sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a dog

A black teenager will spend over two decades in prison for killing a dog. According to Sun Sentinel, Ivins Rosier, 17, and his friends broke into the home of a Florida state trooper and burglarized the house. During the burglary, Rosier shot a retired police dog who was barking. Five days after the German Shepard […]

Legendary music writer Valerie Simpson stuns at Little Black Pearl

Legendary music writer Valerie Simpson stuns at Little Black Pearl

On Friday evening, some of Chicago’s well-known black professionals got a little “blast from the past” and re-lived days of their youth through the tunes provided by Valerie Simpson of the legendary music writing/performing duo Ashford & Simpson. Simpson performed at Little Black Pearl (LBP) in Chicago, a community arts center located in Chicago’s Bronzeville […]

Texas Black Expo 2014 events

Texas Black Expo 2014 events

The 2014 “Texas Black Expo” kicked off the weekend with the “Black Friday” All Black Affair hosted by Biz Markie and Kid Capri at the House of Blues.

Texas Black Expo CEO Jerome Love wants to strengthen black businesses

Texas Black Expo CEO Jerome Love wants to strengthen black businesses

Jerome Love, CEO of the Texas Black Expo that will be held June 19 -22 in Houston. The entertainers that will be participating this year include Tom Joyner, Biz Markie, Kid Capri, Tank, MC Lyte, Morris Day and the Time and amny more. Please describe your role as CEO and talk about your leadership style. […]

Detroit is becoming black baby abortion machine

Detroit is becoming black baby abortion machine

Recent statistics have exposed a horrible trend in what was once a great city. Reports have shown that one in three pregnancies in Detroit end in an abortion. This alarming rate is compounded by the poverty and inner city issues in a bankrupt city. According to “The Detroit News:” In 2012 [there were] 5,693 abortions […]

Henry Louis Gates says free black men existed in Deep South before slavery; other shocking facts

Henry Louis Gates says free black men existed in Deep South before slavery; other shocking facts

Dr. Henry Louis Gates is widely considered the foremost authoritative figure on African American and African history in North America. But even the longtime Harvard professor said he was blown away by the combined research that would result in the groundbreaking book and documentary The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. He said it was tantamount to […]

McDonald's wants public to nominate extraordinary teens for 365Black Awards

McDonald’s wants public to nominate extraordinary teens for 365Black Awards

Having saluted a roster of outstanding teens like empowerment activist Mary-Pat Hector; inventor Tony Hansberry II; entrepreneur Leanna Archer and environmentalist Charles Orgbon III, for the first time ever, McDonald’s USA is looking to the community to help select this year’s Community Choice Youth Award recipients who will be honored during the 11th annual 365Black […]

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Black adoption: A conversation with Ruth Amerson and Another Choice for Black Children

Adoption of black children has its own special set of problems. Rolling out is focusing on agencies that tackle and facilitate these issues. Ruth Amerson is CEO of Another Choice for Black Children, Inc., based in North Carolina. She spoke with rolling out about her organization and the unique challenges facing parents who want to adopt […]

Black intellectual Rev. Vizion Bryan Jones: Pastor, civil rights activist

Black intellectual Rev. Vizion Bryan Jones: Pastor, civil rights activist

Vizion Bryan Jones is a pastor at East Atlanta Church, in Atlanta and a civil rights activist. His activities have included working with Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Atlanta Chapter, and participating and being a leader in the “From Selma to Montgomery” march in 2012. He is also a motivational speaker. Rolling out spoke […]

Judge Greg Mathis' open letter to young, black males

Judge Greg Mathis’ open letter to young, black males

I, along with my three brothers, was raised by a single mother who worked multiple jobs and sacrificed a tremendous amount for us. Despite all of her love and hard work, in my youth, I did not escape the pitfalls that commonly plague young boys growing up in low-income and single parent households. I was […]

White Fox News anchors insult black intellectual Dr. Eddie Glaude

White Fox News anchors insult black intellectual Dr. Eddie Glaude

With great malice, Fox News anchor Bill  O’Reilly and co-anchors of the FOX News show “The O’Reilly Factor” insulted black intelligence and noted Princeton University professor Dr. Eddie Glaude.  Fox news called Dr. Glaude a “pinhead” and took video quotes out of context to demean not only the professor but also black America as a […]

Get the look: Lupita Nyong'o at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

Get the look: Lupita Nyong’o at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

Lupita Nyong’o at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon Lupita Nyong’o was spotted at ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood event Thursday and was honored for her performance in 12 Years a Slave. Before accepting an award for “Best Breakthrough Performance,” the stunner was spotted on the red carpet looking ethereal in white.  In addition to her […]

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US black bobsled team wins silver medal at Sochi

Elana Meyers and  Lauryn Williams America has medaled in the women’s two-person bobsleigh competition, with the victory going to black athletes Elana Meyers and  Lauryn Williams, who won  the silver medal. Meyers is a Douglasville, Ga., native, while Lauryn Williams was raised in Detroit. The U.S. team missed first place behind Canada by 10/100ths of […]

St. Luke C.U.M.C., brings black history to the present

St. Luke C.U.M.C., brings black history to the present

St. Luke Community United Methodist Church is bringing Black History to Dallas with two extraordinary events. Congressman John Lewis is a walking history book. He has been involved in sit-ins, freedom rides, he was a voting rights warrior, a soldier for human rights and he played a key role in both the march to Selma, […]

Black teens attack disabled white vet in “knockout game”

Black teens attack disabled white vet in “knockout game”

Another viscous attack by youths on an innocent bystander has occurred in the nationwide knockout game phenomenon. Army veteran Matthew Robinson was riding public transportation in Cleveland, Ohio when he was surrounded by six to eight black youths.  During the attack, the gang shouted racial slurs of “cracker” and “Knock that white boy out” as […]

Black History Month spotlight: A look at the Northern Civil Rights Movement with Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp

Black History Month spotlight: A look at the Northern Civil Rights Movement with Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp

In part 2 of our video series on the Northern Civil Rights Movement, Chicago Urban League President and CEO, Andrea Zopp shares her insights on the movement and how the Urban League is helping to continue the legacy of Bishop Brazier. “The Civil Rights Movement took root in Chicago thanks to the fearless leadership of […]

White Floridian, Michael Dunn, testifies about black teen killed over loud music

White Floridian, Michael Dunn, testifies about black teen killed over loud music

Michael Dunn, the white Florida man who reportedly shot and killed a black teen over loud music, testified today that he felt he was in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death when he opened fire on the SUV with black youth, killing one teen. Dunn testified on his own behalf in court in Jacksonville, […]

Black pastor and professor speaks out on Zimmerman fight

Black pastor and professor speaks out on Zimmerman fight

The upcoming gigy between Zimmerman and DMX is more than a sporting issue; it is a spiritual issue, as well. Rolling Out sought commentary from well respected scholars on religion and the Rev. Steven Wilson responded. Wilson is a well respected scholar  of  humanities and religion at Montclair State University in New Jersey. “This is […]

Half of black men, 40 percent of whites arrested by age 23

Half of black men, 40 percent of whites arrested by age 23

In a study that will shock no one, nearly half of all young black men are arrested by the age of 23, while their white counterparts have been apprehended at a 40 percent clip, according to a new analysis by the journal of Crime and Delinquency. The journal analyzed national crime data from 1997 to […]

Black intellectual: Maya Rockeymoore is a mentor, motivator and guiding force

Black intellectual: Maya Rockeymoore is a mentor, motivator and guiding force

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore is a respected policy analyst, researcher and advocate with expertise in an array of public policy issues, who leads Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based policy firm that makes policy work for people and their environments. Earlier this year, Rockeymoore wrote an introspective editorial feature for HuffPost titled, “Why I Won’t Listen to Beyonce,” […]