Chris Bennett, CEO of Soldsie and Wonderschool, is a true entrepreneur

The forward-thinking and amazingly inventive hubs of Silicon Valley are teeming with people who have true talent and vision for the future. It is home to industry disrupters and capable individuals with inventive minds, and one such person is Chris Bennett, the founder and CEO of both Soldsie and Wonderschool. Bennett, who started Soldsie in […]

Meet Atlanta stuntman and entrepreneur Diego Ward

[jwplatform 0qGttOkr] It’s no secret that for the past several years, Atlanta’s film scene has been growing rapidly, thanks to both the immense amount of culture and talent in the city, as well as the state’s willingness to facilitate the entertainment industry’s growth. It comes as no surprise then that as the state’s industry grows, […]

Richard Jones, Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta SVP, on America’s financial future

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an incredible architectural masterpiece that also houses an informative interactive and informative monetary museum inside. But even with these claims to fame, the actual work that goes on inside this and the other 11 Federal Reserve Banks is unknown to many, and the actual extent of the influence […]

St. Beauty, Zaytoven stun crowds at East Atlanta community celebration

This past weekend in East Atlanta, crowds gathered for a day filled with food, fun, and several festivities during this year’s East Atlanta Village Block Party, hosted by Complex, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, and the East Atlanta Community Association. During the late afternoon, people were treated to a great time complete with an open bar, […]

Miller Lite’s Tap the Future competition comes to Atlanta

For the next two weeks, Miller Lite’s Tap the Future competition will be traveling across the United States to give entrepreneurs in five major cities the chance to win startup capital toward their business ideas. The semi-finalists in each city compete for $20K toward their business venture, then the five finalists from each city go […]

The 411 Brand Music Academy offers talented kids amazing opportunities

To true Atlantans, the name Patchwerk Studios is one that is incredibly notable and familiar. The studio is located in an unassuming dark building on Hemphill Avenue, right off of the campus of Georgia Tech. Inside is a recording studio that has produced a litany of hip-hop hits that have all become nothing less than […]

National Urban League’s Marc Morial discusses jobs, curbing gun violence

This month, rolling out had the opportunity to interview Marc Morial, the current president and CEO of the National Urban League. Although Morial has held his post as head of the National Urban League for the past 14 years, he has also affected major change as an acclaimed litigator with the Louisiana State Bar, as mayor […]

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ a leading example of representation in film

This past weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming dominated the box office and set new records for the opening weekend of a new solo superhero franchise. Since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced plans to work together on a new Spider-Man movie back in 2014, anticipation for the movie has been high, and finally, viewers have been rewarded […]

Mike Floss wants you to know that he’s better than your favorite rappers

Nashville, Tennessee, is known as the home of country music but rapper Mike Floss is looking to put the city on the map for hip-hop heads. The 24-year-old emcee first put out Don’t Blame the Youth in 2015, serving as an impressively comprehensive and mature first release. Then later that year, Tidal featured Floss in […]

Arif Gursel is helping to build the next generation of Black programmers

Recently, rolling out had the opportunity to interview Arif Gursel, a technology-focused entrepreneur and the current executive product leader for Floodgate Academy in Seattle. As an entrepreneur whose main focus is giving back to the community and empowering young African Americans, his role at Floodgate is one that fits him perfectly. The 2-year-old nonprofit organization […]

Toyota debuts all-new, redesigned 2018 Camry

One of the world’s most popular sedans, the Toyota Camry was originally designed in 1983 and since then, has become ubiquitous combining reliability and affordability. This summer, at a ride-and-drive press event for East Coast media outlets, Toyota revealed the 2018 Camry for the first time, as well as the all-new 2018 C-HR. The 2018 […]

Ossoff’s loss rattles Democratic Party in Georgia; will Dems rebound in 2018?

Yesterday, the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District came to a close. The incredibly close race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel saw an unprecedented amount of attention from citizens and politicians across the entire country as well as unprecedented amounts of money given to both candidates’ campaigns. But at the end of […]

Young Thug, 2 Chainz and Big Boi: 3 different artists, 3 different trap albums

This past Friday, three different Atlanta-bred trap artists released new music. Young Thug, part of the young, “mumble rap” division of trap emcees, released his new “singing album” titled Beautiful Thugger Girls. 2 Chainz, the hip-hop heavyweight behind “I’m Different” and “Birthday Song,” released a quintessential southern trap album called Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, […]

Jay Z primes fans for release of new album, ‘4:44’

This past week, Jay Z finally announced that his new album, 4:44, will be released on June 30. The album will arrive amid much anticipation; last week several posters in major cities and online materials advertised the text “4:44” and “6.30.17” without much context, leaving people confused but incredibly excited at the even the slightest hint of […]

Jazz drummer Brandon Williams stuns crowd at City Winery

Last week, critically acclaimed artist and multitalented musician and producer Brandon Williams stopped by Atlanta’s City Winery to play some music from his debut album for an excited crowd. The night began with an opening set by Atlanta’s own Brenda Nicole Moorer, who primed the crowd with songs from her recently released album Brand New […]

Grammys make changes ahead of voting for 2018 show

The Recording Academy recently announced new changes to the voting process for the Grammy Awards, changes to the criteria for artists to receive nominations for Album of the Year, and the creation of a review committee for the rap/hip-hop category. Beginning this year, voting members of the Grammy committee will be able to vote online. […]

Movie poster and teaser trailer released for ‘Black Panther’

In 2014, Marvel Studios announced that they’d be moving forward with creating a Black Panther movie. The project had been in planning and pre-development ever since then, and now Marvel has finally released both the movie poster and first teaser trailer for the new movie. Along with Marvel’s new Spider-Man, Black Panther will be the […]

DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’ tracklist shows an all-star list of features

DJ Khaled is quite well-known for his frequent activity and wide following on social media, and this past week, he took to social media to promote the tracklist and list of features for his upcoming 10th studio album titled Grateful, slated for release later this month. Three singles from the project, “I’m the One,” “To […]

4 great Netflix shows for staying culturally aware

Photo credit: Instagram – @dearwhitepeople While there are a ton of excellent shows to choose from on Netflix, there are a couple that are both incredibly well-done and great for advancing the culture. Here’s a list of four excellent Netflix shows that are great for relaxing during a night at home and staying woke while […]

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