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Gerrielle Stafford is the mother of a 3-year-old daughter and a student in nursing school at Resurrection University in Chicago. During the day, she is working for one of the largest hospitals in Chicago, and at night she is studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. With her sights set on graduation in August…

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Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality, Tommia Dean joined the peaceful movement while cheerleading at Kennesaw State University. In 2017, Dean and four other cheerleaders kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game. As a result, the cheerleaders were escorted off the field. After the incident, Dean proceeded to file…

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Tommia Dean, a former cheerleader at Kennesaw State University, explains why it was important for her to take a knee during a college football game and how her actions were a pivotal moment for the African-American community. Dean won her lawsuit against officials at the institution for being removed from the field following her decision…

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Name: DJ RootsQueen City: Atlanta Current venues: “Rude Girl Radio,” which broadcasts live from Digital Dope studios on My Turn Radio, NYE at the Westin Downtown Atlanta, and at the Masquerade for the Coalition DJs 12-year anniversary. Style/Genre: Trap, dancehall, open format Tagline: “Hottest female deejay in the streets” Social media handles: @DJRootsQueen on all platforms At the…

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Throughout 2019, a number of hip-hop’s biggest recording artists and cultural influencers have tested their talents outside of the studio and away from their roaring fans. As we close out this decade, 2019 saw some of them put pen to paper and express their opinions away from the mic and daily shows. Some told the…

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The holidays are right around the corner. Christmas trees are being decorated, the weather is changing, and festive holiday outfits are being readied to get into the cheerful spirit. As you head to the nail salon this year, choose a creative design that will match the holiday festivities. Here are some holiday nail designs to…

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  Social media has made its mark in this new era of dating. From singles sliding into each other’s DMs on Facebook and Instagram, to sending signs of affection through text messages, millennials‘ flirting habits are constantly expanding through the use of emojis. Emojis can convey whether someone is casually trying to get your attention, is really into you, or…

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Jolon Martin serves as the district brand manager for the National Distributing Company and is providing liquor, wine, and alcohol to establishments across Atlanta. Martin’s focus is on the multicultural sector of clubs, bars, lounges, and restaurants in Atlanta. Using the companies portfolio, their goal is to sell their brands in the multicultural market. Rolling…

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If something doesn’t exist, create it. That’s exactly what David Cabello did. After only three semesters at Shippensburg University, Cabello and his twin brother, Aaron, dropped out of college. Natives of Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania, the twins moved to Philadelphia, hoping to make a change in the Black community. Working together, the twins created the first…

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The bases are fully loaded for high school senior Jerry Clark Jr. as he gears up and prepares for college baseball. Clark is currently attending Wilson Academy in Lithonia, Georgia. Continuing to pursue his passion for baseball, he received offers from Southern University and Alabama State University. Clark committed to being a Hornet at Alabama…

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Nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards were released Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, and fans of rappers DaBaby and Megan Thee Stallion are upset that neither is up for the prize for “Best New Artist.” Both have had success this year with their chart-topping records. DaBaby took over the hip-hop scene with his single “Suge”…

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There will be times when at the end of the day, you take inventory of what you accomplished and wish that you could have been more proactive and more productive. Follow these steps every morning to help you achieve as much as you can every day. Get enough sleep. Sleep is a major factor – …

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Cipherella is an up-and-coming independent artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native released her new single, “Petty,” on Oct. 21. The cut calls out herself and others for engaging in petty acts. She is now working on her new EP called S3V3N, which is expected to be released in February 2020.…

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Opening doors for future leaders and making history at LeMoyne-Owen College, Andrea Miller, Ph.D., became the first woman to serve as president at the post-secondary institution. She executed the responsibilities of the office from September 2015 to September 2019. The Memphis native has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, having served as…

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It’s officially the holiday season, and Keshia Knight Pulliam is definitely in the Christmas spirit. Saturday, Nov. 9, Pulliam starred in the new Lifetime movie, “Radio Christmas.” Premiering at 8 p.m. eastern time, “Radio Christmas” is featured throughout the station’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Christmas movie series that began in October. Rolling out sat down with…

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