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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 […]

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 […]

Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams

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,” […]

Texas teen kills 4 gets no jail time; same judge gives black teen to 10 years for 1 punch

Texas teen kills 4 gets no jail time; same judge gives black teen to 10 years for 1 punch

Ethan Couch, 16, is known to the world and newsmakers as the drunken teenager who caused a crash that killed four pedestrians in Tarrant County, Tex. On June 15, 2013, he robbed Walmart and stole beer. He drank so much, his blood alcohol level registered at .24, roughly three times the legal limit. He plowed into […]

#BlackWednesday Juicy J, MGK and Saguto Concert at UIC Pavilion

#BlackWednesday Juicy J, MGK and Saguto Concert at UIC Pavilion

November 27th #BlackWednesday thousand of concert goers attended the Juicy J. concert at the UIC Pavilion. The doors opened at 7pm and there was a line down the street of frantic concert goers waiting to enter the pavilion. Most of the concert goer were youth 18-25 however yo had some older fans from Juicy J’s […]

Hill Harper discusses new book, 'Letters to an Incarcerated Brother' with youth in Dallas

Hill Harper discusses new book, ‘Letters to an Incarcerated Brother’ with youth in Dallas

Bestselling author, speaker, and award winning actor Hill Harper came to St. Luke Community U.M.C in Dallas, TX to deliver a powerful message to a crowd of teenagers and young adults. The crowd blessed indeed by Hill’s candor and “realness” as he navigated through the audience and dissected the issues faced from our brothers being […]

My Black is Beautiful's 'Imagine a Future' shines a light on community heroines

My Black is Beautiful’s ‘Imagine a Future’ shines a light on community heroines

Black Girls Rock! Awards honors “Make a Difference” (M.A.D. Girls) Finalists Actress Tatyana Ali, best known for her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” is the spokesperson for My Black is Beautiful’s ‘Imagine a Future’ campaign. Three M.A.D. Girls finalists who are making a difference in their […]

Racists who wore blackface and dressed as Trayvon Martin have history of crime, racism

Racists who wore blackface and dressed as Trayvon Martin have history of crime, racism

The individuals who thought it was “funny” to wear black face and dress as Trayvon Martin for Halloween are lifelong losers. According to The Smoking Gun, the three individuals who are featured in the disturbing photo have a history of crime and racism. William Filene (right), Caitlin Cimeno, and Greg Cimeno are the three idiots […]

Black United Fund of Illinois honors 5 Chicago business leaders

Black United Fund of Illinois honors 5 Chicago business leaders

Five Chicago business leaders were honored with Black United Fund of Illinois “Living Legends/Passing the Torch©” Award The Black United Fund of Illinois honored five extraordinary Chicago entrepreneurs at its 13th Annual “Living Legends/Passing the Torch©” Awards Benefit on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. The evening’s activities included […]

Black teen admits to killing girl over BMX bike; Her parents sue

Black teen admits to killing girl over BMX bike; Her parents sue

Justin Robinson, 16, plead guilty to the aggravated manslaughter of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale who went missing last fall. Robinson lured Pasquale to his Gloucester County, NJ home promising to exchange bike parts. Instead of honoring his promise, he strangled the innocent girl to death. “If you’re going to raise a murderer, you’re going to take […]

Black man fathered 54 kids and remained sexually active before dying at 87

Black man fathered 54 kids and remained sexually active before dying at 87

Samuel Whitney had an affinity for procreating. According to reports by KMOV, the 87-year-old Whitney fathered 54 children. After Whitney died in Phoenix in July, his stepdaughter noticed several bottles of 100-milligram Viagra and dozens of birth certificates. Whitney produced his 54th child at the age of 74. His oldest child is 69 and his […]

Black pastor and firefighter waves at white Indiana police officers, they retaliate

Black pastor and firefighter waves at white Indiana police officers, they retaliate

It seems that pleasantries are socially unacceptable. At least it is for Evansville, Ind.-based Memorial Baptist Church youth pastor and firefighter George Madison, Jr., 38, who waved at police when they approached an intersection. He was on his bicycle and they were in there police cruiser when he greeted his fellow men in uniform. While passing […]

Black teen, 14, shot dead by rookie NYPD cop

Black teen, 14, shot dead by rookie NYPD cop

Wearing a white tee and jeans, Shaaliver Douse, 14, was allegedly armed, dangerous and chasing a member of a rival gang on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 in Bronx, NY when he was shot and killed by a rookie NYPD officer. Gunshots were ringing in the air spurring two rookie officers to head east on East 151st […]

Mimi Faust and Nikko attend 'Black Celebrity Giving' boutique

Mimi Faust and Nikko attend ‘Black Celebrity Giving’ boutique

Mimi Faust and Nikko spotted at ‘Black Celebrity Giving’ boutique Two reality stars many thought had severed ties recently attended an Atlanta event as a couple. Mimi Faust and her ex, Nikko, were spotted over the weekend at Black Celebrity Giving’s pop-up shop boutique where needy teens and families were gifted clothes, accessories and undergarments. The […]

Judge to serve 28 years after making $2 million for sending black children to jail

Judge to serve 28 years after making $2 million for sending black children to jail

Judge Mark A. Ciavarella, 63, serves as an example of why the private prison industry can do more harm than good. Ciavarella worked alongside owners of private juvenile facilities to ensure that the prison remained occupied. The more prisoners equated to more profits for the owners of the prison. As a result, Ciavarella would sentence […]

Deion Sanders' Prime Time Black & Red gala 2013

Deion Sanders’ Prime Time Black & Red gala 2013

Atlanta’s top stars and more will gather at the historic Georgia Freight Depot for the Prime Time Black & Red Gala Celebration 2013 hosted by Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion “Prime Time” Sanders. Taking place during the 4th Annual Prime Time Youth Sports Weekend, Sanders has invited all of his celebrity friends and NFL/MLB counterparts to join him in a celebration […]

Conservative publication warns white kids to stay away from all blacks

Conservative publication warns white kids to stay away from all blacks

A racist publication hiding behind the “conservative” banner once again warns young whites to avoid all and every black person because of their alleged propensity to commit violent crimes. The progressive and forward-thinking publication, Think Progressive, blasts the National Review for having the audacity to publish yet another race-baiting column that tries to scare Caucasians to […]

Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight, Brandy featured at McDonald's 365Black Awards

Taraji P. Henson, Gladys Knight, Brandy featured at McDonald’s 365Black Awards

  A stunning array of legendary artists, A-list celebrities, dignitaries and major business leaders dominated the 10th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards at the New Orleans Theater inside the mammoth Earnest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight, supermodel Beverly Johnson, education connoisseur and leader Dr. […]

Sanaa Lathan’s black is beautiful, find out why

Sanaa Lathan’s black is beautiful, find out why

Sanaa Lathan was on hand for the P&G New York takeover, the Everyday Effect on Wednesday, June 19, serving as their celebrity ambassador. “I think the My Black is Beautiful campaign is so important. I am so proud of this company [P&G] for giving back and thinking about our youth. I think it is important […]