Erica Campbell talks about her solo career, her reality show, and Mary Mary

Erica Campbell has been one half of the gospel duo Mary Mary for over 15 years. In 2013, she embarked on a Grammy Award-winning solo career and released two albums. She also stars in and executive produces her reality show “Mary Mary” which airs on WE tv. Rolling out caught up with Campbell before her […]

Erica Campbell headlines a free gospel health event in Chicago

The American Stroke Association sponsored a free health fair and gospel concert in Chicago over the weekend at the House of Hope. The goal of the event was to educate the African American community about their increased risk for stroke. According to the ASA, African Americans have nearly twice the risk for a stroke than […]

Top speaker and life coach Lisa Nichols shares her journey and tips for healing

Lisa Nichols life reads like a fairy tale rag to riches story. She is a top motivational speaker, a best-selling author, and a master life and executive coach. Through hard work and many blessings, the former mother on public assistance is now the CEO of a multimillion dollar company. Her global company, Motivating the Masses, […]

Lisa Nichols motivates the masses in Chicago

Lisa Nichols, one of the nation’s most requested motivational speakers and life coaches, conducted a daylong seminar in Chicago over the weekend designed to assist people with bringing abundance into their lives. Nichols is on a mission to change the status quo and reprogram the world’s beliefs around prosperity. The event sponsored by Shuntella Richardson was […]

Living legend Sheryl Lee Ralph gives advice to aspiring actors

Sheryl Lee Ralph has graced the entertainment industry for almost four decades. Her performance as Deena in the Broadway play “Dreamgirls” garnered her a Tony nod in the early ’80s and made her a household name. Thirty years later, Beyoncé played the same role in the movie Dreamgirls. Ralph has paved the way for so many […]

Kym Whitley talks about her career, motherhood, and her show ‘Raising Whitley’

Kym Whitley first hit the scene in the wildly popular national play “Beauty Shop” in 1989. Since then, she has appeared in over 100 movies, plays, and television shows. Additionally, she has a thriving career as a comedienne and stars in the OWN docu-series “Raising Whitley.” Her show boasts 1.5 million viewers and allows them […]

Leon talks about his career and Cynthia Bailey

Leon has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. His name has been attached to some of the most memorable films including The Five Heartbeats, Cool Runnings, and The Temptations. He is also a successful musician and a loving father, as seen in his cameo appearances on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Rolling […]

Kelly Price, Tony Terry perform at The Black Women’s Expo in Chicago

The Black Women’s Expo celebrated its 22nd anniversary in Chicago April 8–10 at McCormick Place. The event marked the first stop of a three-city tour that will take BWE to Atlanta and Washington, D.C. During the three-day run, The Black Women’s Expo attracted over 30,000 people from 14 surrounding states.  This year’s theme was “She […]

The Comedy Get Down Tour comes to Chicago

The Comedy Get Down Tour hit Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 23. Headliners included George Lopez, Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric The Entertainer. The show was held at the United Center in front of a crowd of 12,000 people. By setting the stage in the middle of the floor, the arena was transformed into […]

D.L. Hughley talks about his comedy tour and upcoming television show

D.L. Hughley has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. He has had a television show, starred in movies, and is an Original King of Comedy. He is currently a radio host, political correspondent, and still has a thriving stand-up comedy career. Hughley is presently touring on The Comedy Get Down tour, which features George Lopez, […]

April and LaShawn Daniels rock out for love and marriage

April and LaShawn Daniels of WE tv’s “Tamar & Vince” show are launching their Rock Out With Me Couples campaign. The goal of the campaign is to share tools with couples that will help them strengthen their marriages and relationships. During the month of February, the Daniels will host weekly interactive online courses that will […]

Toast it up and celebrate 2015’s successes and challenges

This year was super fast-paced for me. There were many days when I didn’t know if I was coming or going. I set some pretty ambitious goals at the top of the year; however, with the way things were moving, I didn’t always feel as though I was accomplishing them. Last week, I decided to […]

5 reasons Chicago is the next Black tech mecca

Fabian Elliott is a hybrid entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc., he is leading his organization to transform Chicago into a “global Black tech mecca” through the development of a thriving Black tech ecosystem. This is done by creating a tech community that has a strong network and access to information […]

Chase your dreams: 9 business tips from successful entrepreneurs

Bishop T.D. Jakes once delivered a wildly popular sermon where he suggested that folks should “Glean behind the reapers.” The message was a hit because he explained that people looking to achieve certain goals should follow those who’ve excelled in that area. The “Reapers” knowledge and wisdom can assist one on their path and possibly prevent […]

Odyssey Media’s ‘In The Black’ tour promotes women leaders

There is nothing more exciting than a room full of powerful women. This was the case at Odyssey Media’s “In the Black” affair, which was held in Chicago on Sept. 24. The event was created to connect women business owners, entrepreneurs, and professional women in transition with tools and discussion they truly value. The event was […]

Monique Rodriguez of Mielle Organics talks rapid hair growth

Monique Rodriguez is killing the hair game. A little over a year ago, she started her company Mielle Organics. Within that time, she boasts sales in over 87 countries. Her company creates hair and skin care products from all natural ingredients for adults and children. With organic ingredients being its “root to results,” Mielle Organics […]

Gladys Knight talks motivation and shares her new song

Gladys Knight, aka “The Empress of Soul,” has a new song, and it definitely has the makings of a hit. Rolling Out had the pleasure of attending an intimate listening party in Chicago last week where her new single, “Just a Little” was debuted. The self-proclaimed balladeer shared that “I have wanted to do a […]

Heading to college? 8 tips to help you succeed

College is a different world. In addition to getting a degree, it’s a place where life lessons are learned and preparation for the next chapter of our lives takes place. Some people will thrive and others may never graduate. Preparing for it is key. Check out eight tips to help you find success: 1.  Work […]