Atlanta Business League honors Hall of Fame inductees at 83rd annual meeting

The Atlanta Business League’s 83rd annual meeting was held at the Delta Flight Museum. The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of the National Business League, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington. It is Atlanta’s oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. It was designed with comprehensive programs of self-help and […]

Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas receives award from UGA Graduate School

Recently, University of Georgia Athens Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour and provost Pam Whitten honored Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College. She was awarded the 2016 Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award. The recipient receiving this award has achieved exceptional success in their professional careers and service to the community. They have […]

McDonald’s owner Dave Moss receives Pioneer Award

McDonald’s owner Dave Moss received the McDonald’s Pioneer Award, which is given annually by the McDonald’s corporation. They recognize owners/operators who have made many contributions in the Houston region. Moss owns seven McDonald’s restaurants throughout Houston and was specifically honored for his trailblazing efforts this year. Moss started  Dave Moss Management, dba McDonald’s, in 1984 and his […]

National Black MBA Association relocates to Atlanta

Atlanta is the new home for the National Black MBA Association. This organization was formed by a group of MBA students from University of Chicago 46 years ago. President/CEO Jesse Tyson stated, “This is a journey for us.  We are happy to have made this transition. People often ask why we decided to come to […]

Atlanta Technical College to hold open house

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will showcase two open house events that are free and open to the public on the main campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW. on Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tours will be available for students and their families. As […]

Kim Tumey organizes the Entertainment Celebrity Track Meet at Emory University

Kim Tumey, CEO of Kim Tumey Entertainment, embarks on her second annual Celebrity Track Meet on June 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Emory University, 26 Eagle Row, Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta. This event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation Georgia. Why did you start Celebrity Track Meet? To be honest, it’s hard to find celebrities […]

Dr. Katrina Mallory works to improve the community

Dr. Katrina Mallory believes the art of communication allows us to share emotionally and interact socially with others. She is driven to the “right thing” with dignity and integrity. According to Mallory, when one person succeeds, we all do. What is your favorite affirmation and how has it been a factor in your life? We go […]

Jerome Love, CEO of Texas Black Expo, moving businesses forward

Rolling out caught up with Jerome Love, CEO of Texas Black Expo, to talk about the 13th annual expo that will be held May 12-15 at the George Brown Convention Center. This year’s expo will include an Old-School concert, corporate awards luncheon, Diva Dialogue, Texas Black Comedy Show at the House of Blues and a Family […]

Sam Pink, founder of Red Cat Jazz Festival, explains why jazz is in his blood

Sam Pink is the founder of Red Cat Jazz Festival, Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society and the owner of Red Cat Cafe. The Red Cat Jazz Festival will take place Mother’s Day weekend in Galveston Island, Texas. How long has the Red Cat Jazz Festival been around? Six years. What inspired you to start this […]

Jonathan Butler, Mike Phillips and more at The Red Cat Festival

Galveston, Texas Mayor James Yarbrough will honor Tina Knowles, mother of Beyoncé and Solange, with the Key to the City at the opening of the 6th annual Red Cat Jazz Festival. Sam Pink, founder of the Red Cat Jazz Festival, was thrilled to partner with the City of Galveston to honor Knowles. Pink said, “We […]

Teresa Punzi providing day support at The Smart Place

Teresa Punzi is the CEO and president of The Smart Place Adult and Children Services, Inc., which opened in 2001. She wanted to have a day support center for students who have mental and physical challenges and could not maintain a job. Punzi realized that these individuals deserve to be treated better and have a day habilitation […]

TWEF presents Sister to Sister 2.0: ‘The Power of a Queen’ with LeToya Luckett

Deavra Daughtry, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation founder; and co-founder Ebone Stowers presented the 2016 Sister to Sister 2.0, Power of a Queen. All kings and queens were invited to this event with special guest and honorary chair LeToya Luckett a Houston native. Luckett is an actress, singer and songwriter, two time Grammy Award winner for Best R&B Song, and […]

15th annual Bridge Builders Awards held at Delta Flight Museum

Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas welcomed everyone to the Atlanta Technical College Foundation’s 15th Annual Bridge Builders Awards held at the Delta Flight Museum.  The theme for the evening was “Fantasies in Flight.” The honorary co-chairs were Billy Aaron and Henry “Hank” Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young and Carolyn Young. The Atlanta […]

Leatha Curington on Dr. Lipman’s uterine fibroid embolization

Leatha Curington is one of Dr. John C. Lipman’s patients who has undergone the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. Dr. Lipman is a board certified Interventional Radiologist. Curington talks about her experience with fibroids and how she found out about the UFE procedure. How long have you suffered with fibroids? I did the math. It shocked and appalled […]

Usher closes out Jazz in the Gardens 2016

On Sunday evening, Fred Hammond heated up the stage up and brought church and advice to the crowd in Miami at Jazz in the Gardens. He sang many of his legendary songs like “Jesus Be a Fence Around Me”, “This is the Day”, “No Weapons” and “We’re Blessed.” Hammond had the crowd out of their […]

Najee, Regina Bell, Alex Bugnon kick off Miami Gardens music fest

The forecast for Saturday in Miami was rain. The rain seemed to hold off for Jazz in the Gardens though and Najee, Regina Bell and Alex Bugnon started warming up the night with the melody of jazz. Najee mentioned this was the first time Regina Bell and he ever performed together. They had been on the same stage […]

Jazz in the Gardens offers food tasting sneak preview

The 2016 Jazz in the Gardens music festival showcased some of the foods that will be served at this year’s festival, including Jamaican and Bahamian cuisine. Some of the food vendors in attendance included chef Keith Reed of Reed & Sons Catering serving seafood and a conch salad served in hollowed-out pineapples. Reed made the conch salad fresh as […]

NCBW 100 MECCA Chapter annual scholarship fundraiser

This is the second year the Honorable Penny Brown Reynolds and the Honorable Glenda Hatchett have been the co-mistresses of ceremony. They are a great team together. Judge Brown Reynolds will release a new book, Real Talk for Real Sisters: Wisdom and Truth for Today’s Women and Teens, this fall. Judge Hatchett will be returning […]

Star Jones makes appearance at GHBC Women’s Initiative

Star Jones talked about several of her successes and how she accomplished them at the Greater Houston Black Chamber’s first of four Women’s Initiative programs with chair of the board, Courtney Johnson Rose. Jones is known for her time on “The View.” She was a contestant on the fourth season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Jones is […]

Aretha Franklin, Usher to headline 2016 Jazz in the Gardens

 Miami Gardens, Florida, Mayor Oliver Gilbert talks about the 2016 Jazz in the Garden. This is the 11th year of the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival; how do you keep this event growing, safe and entertaining for attendees? We just keep entertainment holistic. We want them to come and enjoy the ambiance, each other and […]