Larenz Tate talks about ‘Power’ and politicians

Larenz Tate spoke with rolling out about his character on the hit show “Power.” He also discussed his thoughts about politicians and gave love to his hometown, the city of Chicago, at the American Black Film Festival.

Jeff Friday shares an exclusive about ABFF’s future

Photo source: Melanie L. Brown Jeff Friday, the creator and founder of the American Black Film Festival, sat down with rolling out to discuss the future of the event and how he intends to raise ABFF’s profile. What ideas, competitions, or events are you considering for ABFF next year? Two ideas. The purpose of every […]

For comedian Travele Judon, cooking’s no laughing matter

Stand-up comedian and bad cook Travele Judon. (Photo credit: The Food Network) Rolling out caught up with stand-up comedian Travele Judon, who recently appeared as a contestant on the season 15 edition of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America.” He shared his experience on the show and his current projects. How did you get involved with the show? I […]

Tupac’s producer speaks out

Rolling out interviewed Kevin Rhames. His production group was Live Squad. He was a producer for the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Kevin talks about his experience with him. How long have you been producing? I have been producing for over 20 years. Working with signed and unsigned artists. How did you and Tupac meet? Tupac […]

Cicely Tyson says this after award from DuSable Museum

Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson shares some personal stories after receiving an awarded given by the Dusable Museum. She received the award for her contribution to African American history and culture. The event took place in Chicago over the weekend.

Dr. Holly Carter explains why she is producing faith-based TV shows

Dr. Holly Carter, the CEO of Relevé Entertainment, is on a mission to create more faith-based TV programming. She has a new show coming out titled “Chad Loves Michelle” that will chronicle the relationship of former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and her fiancé Chad Johnson. In this exclusive interview, Carter discusses the arc of […]

CEO Amari Ruff talks about a marketplace for trucking companies

Photo Credit: Brian Hadden Amari Ruff owns Sudu, a trucking company.  Read on to find out how he built his business. What is Sudu? Sudu is a marketplace that leverages technology to connect small and medium-sized trucking companies — which make up 90 percent of the trucking market — to corporations that ship goods. When […]

Artist Philip Watson compliments his competition in battle raps

Photo credit: Jordan Wayne Saylor Philip Watson, a gospel music rapper, tells us why his battle raps uplift his opponents. Read on to find out more about him and what he thinks of contemporary music. Who is Philip Watson? I’m a man who loves Jesus. I have a passion to express Jesus through the arts in […]

Remus of The 850 Life helps people raise their credit scores

Photo credit: Photographer Faree Rolling out interviews Remus Jackson IV about The 850 Life group. He helps build people’s credit to achieve an 800 credit score. He speaks about his company’s future goals and his clients. What is it that you do? I help people manage their personal and business lifestyle, providing access to the elite […]

Marseil Jackson helps renters build credit

Photo courtesy of Chicago Scholars 30 under 30 Marseil Jackson helps people build credit through renting. He is the CEO of Rental Harvest, founder and CEO of the Jackson Action Coalition and the co-host of the Brunch Bunch on Inspiration 1390AM on iHeart radio. How old were you when you started your first business? I started […]

Athlete Tilita Lutterloh talks about her new #Tilitafied workout program

Rolling out interviewed athlete Tilita Lutterloh about her #Tilitafied workout method. It is a series of programs to keep athletes and busy professionals in tip-top shape. She is a leading fitness coach and master nutritionist. How long have you been an athlete? I have been an athlete for over 30 years. I started my athletic […]

Lashawn B Designs’ maxi dress collection is perfect for summer

Rolling out interviewed Lashawn Burnett of Lashawn B Designs about her new maxi dress collection, created for the confident, savvy and bold woman. What is unique about your new fashion collection? Lashawn B Designs’ maxi dresses are bold and eye-catching with a sexy halter and attached shawl. The shawl is detachable and versatile [enough] to […]

Business is sweet for the creator of Mary D Jellies and Preserves

Mary D. Covington is the founder of Mary D Jellies and Preserves LLC. Read on to learn more about how she got started. What is the name of your company? Mary D Jellies and Preserves LLC. I do business as Miss Mary. Why make jelly and preserves? While growing up in Indianapolis, I delighted in watching my […]

The Walls Group performs in Chicago

The Walls Group performed in Chicago for the first time at the Gospel Fest. The group consists of four siblings; sisters Ahjah and Rhea and brothers Darrel and Alic “Paco” Walls.

Creative Genius Law founder on why the firm supports creatives nationwide

Rolling out interviewed Patrice Perkins, the principal attorney and founder of Creative Genius Law about the expansion of the company and the firm’s support of creatives nationwide.Tell us about your company. We counsel clients in the areas of arts, new media and entertainment law, business and tax law, commercial real estate law, and intellectual property law. We […]

Foundation to host ‘Black Panther’ screenings for underserved students

Rolling out recently interviewed Erika McCall, founder of the Go For Yours Foundation. She discussed the organization and the new fundraiser they’ve organized for underserved students. What is the Go For Yours Foundation? The Go for Yours Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a mission to provide young people (ages 13-21) with the financial assistance, […]

Babyface performs at Chicago Urban League dinner

Babyface headlined the 56th Annual Chicago Urban League Golden Fellowship Dinner this past weekend. He sang his old songs and the songs he wrote from 1982 to present. He performs one of his first songs written in the video.

Todd Belcore brings Social Justice Film Festival to 3 states

Meet the executive director of Social Change, Todd Belcore. Read on for details about the Social Change organization and its upcoming film festival. What is Social Change? Social Change is a national nonprofit that empowers individuals and transforms lives, organizations and systems via film, community capacity building, technical assistance, advocacy and legal representation.   What […]

Avalon Regal Theater owner desires the community’s help

Rolling out interviewed Chicago Regal Theater owner Jerald Gary, 31, about the theater’s progress and his hope for community support. Talk about what it’s like owning the Avalon Regal Theater (ART). Owning the Avalon Regal Theater has been a very exciting period in my life. ‎Every day, the project challenges me to think creatively about […]