Roby Mercharles reveals keys to Black businesses’ success

Roby Mercharles reveals keys to Black businesses' success

Roby Mercharles doesn’t want any Black business owners to put a limit on what they can accomplish. At the National Alliance of Black Business retreat at Clark Atlanta, Mercharles spoke to rolling out and gave business owners useful advice to take their ventures to the next level. Why do you think Black businesses need to […]

Chicago rapper Panamera P reflects on drill music’s effect on Black community

Chicago rapper Panamera P reflects on drill music's effect on Black community

Panamera P has heard all of the theories. As a Windy City native and hip-hop artist, he witnessed the rise of Chicago‘s drill music. During a recent interview, the rap veteran discussed the hip-hop landscape and his hometown. Some trap artists are from the suburbs and chase a certain lifestyle just to relate, and their […]

Shamea Morton provides confidence tips for young Black girls

Shamea Morton provides confidence tips for young Black girls

Shamea Morton has established herself as one of the more dynamic personalities in Atlanta. Through the years, she’s dabbled in reality television, radio and as an in-game host with the Atlanta Hawks. Her infectious energy, vibrant smile and trademark welcome of “Hey, best friends!” can make anyone feel like a long-lost cousin of hers. At […]

Kirk Franklin lands 2nd Lifetime Christmas movie starring Naturi Naughton

Kirk Franklin lands 2nd Lifetime Christmas movie starring Naturi Naughton

Kirk Franklin is set to return to TV this holiday season. For the second consecutive year, the gospel legend has been given the green light to create a Christmas film for Lifetime. This year’s movie is Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas. The film is about a mother, played by Naturi Naughton, and her daughter, […]

August Alsina and the power of Black men hugging each another

August Alsina and the power of Black men hugging each another

August Alsina left social media buzzing when at the end of VH1‘s “The Surreal Life” on Nov. 21. “I would like a love that feels limitless,” Alsina said. “And then, what do you know? Love showed up, but in a new way.” Another Black man entered the frame, dapped Alsina up and gave him a […]

Usher reveals what he’s most thankful for this holiday season

Usher reveals what he's most thankful for this holiday season

Music legend Usher has a lot to be grateful for. Arguably, one of the greatest R&B artists ever, and the man who gave Justin Bieber a chance to shine on a mainstream level, the 44-year-old is now at a stage of his life where he’s pleased to give back. On Nov. 23 in Sandy Springs, […]

In front of thousands, T.I. and son Domani bond with live performance

In front of thousands, T.I. and son Domani bond with live performance

The halftime show at the Atlanta Hawks game on Nov. 23 was a special one. T.I., King of South and the face of the Trap Music brand, T.I. ran onto the court and gave over 18,000 fans one of the better five-minute medleys of hits you’ll hear in hip-hop. “We got hits, we can do […]

Meet the Black woman in charge of America’s favorite sports TV show

Meet the Black woman in charge of America's favorite sports TV show

Beside every successful Black man is a Black woman. For Turner Sports‘ insanely popular “Inside The NBA” show, which stars three Black men in Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, a Black woman calls the shots behind the scenes. Tara August has spent 17 years at Turner Sports, and is now the company’s senior […]

Newly formed National Alliance of Black Business hosts expo at Clark Atlanta

Newly formed National Alliance of Black Business hosts expo at Clark Atlanta

The National Alliance of Black Business has gotten right to work. Announced in September 2022, the NABB is the National Business League and National Black Chamber of Commerce joining together to promote equity for Black businesses. On Nov. 18 at Clark Atlanta University, NABB hosted a session to give business insight and help level the […]

White House’s Dr. Webb gives Black community 3 protocols for flu season

White House's Dr. Webb gives Black community 3 protocols for flu season

Flu season is among us amid the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. As chilly temperatures arrive and venues reopen, the White House’s Dr. Cameron Webb gave rolling out some protocols to take this winter against viral diseases. How should people prepare for flu season with the anticipated COVID spike on the way? I think […]

DJ E-Clazz explains why he loves music as he orchestrates smooth playlist

DJ E-Clazz explains why he loves music as he orchestrates smooth playlist

DJ E-Clazz is living in his purpose. The music maestro was on the ones and twos during the rolling out and Toyota “Need A Nudge” event on Nov. 17 in Midtown Atlanta. During his set as he played Alicia Myers’ “I Want To Thank You,” DJ E-Clazz spoke to rolling out about his career and […]

Nick Van Exel, Atlanta Hawks reveal what they’re thankful for at Turkey Drive

Nick Van Exel, Atlanta Hawks reveal what they're thankful for at Turkey Drive

The Atlanta Hawks are thankful this holiday season. The team, represented by assistant coach Nick Van Exel, head coach Nate McMillan and rookie forward AJ Griffin visited the West End train station in Atlanta for a community Thanksgiving giveaway on Nov. 17. The three Hawks team representatives spoke to rolling out at the event about […]

New music Friday: Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Rod Wave, Ye, Pharrell and Dave East

New music Friday: Roddy Ricch, Saweetie, Rod Wave, Ye, Pharrell and Dave East

The new music continued to pour in on Nov. 18. The lineup was led by Roddy Ricch, the melodic West Coast rapper who snatched the world’s attention with 2019’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, led by the single “The Box.” His 2021 follow-up project, Live Life Fast, wasn’t received as well. This latest album, […]

‘Ride Good’ R&B singer B. Smyth dead at 28

'Ride Good' R&B singer B. Smyth dead at 28

R&B singer B. Smyth has died at the age of 28, his brother confirmed on Instagram on Nov. 17. “On behalf of my brother and my family, we want to say thank you to all of you for all of your love and support throughout the years,” Denzil, his brother, posted. “We ask for privacy […]

Kelly Rowland shuts down Hot 97 radio host’s comment about Beyoncé

Kelly Rowland shuts down Hot 97 radio host's comment about Beyoncé

Kelly Rowland is tired of the Beyoncé comparisons. During her latest press run for the upcoming film Fantasy Football alongside Marsai Martin, she stopped by Hot 97 to talk to Peter Rosenberg, Ebro and Laura Stylez. Rosenberg brought up Rowland’s appearance on Angie Martinez’s podcast, and how Martinez  gave Rowland her flowers for playing No. […]

Shaq reveals what to expect in new HBO docuseries; ‘Inside The NBA’ crew reacts

Shaq reveals what to expect in new HBO docuseries; 'Inside The NBA' crew reacts

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has established himself as an international brand. On Nov. 23, HBO is set to premiere the first of the four-part “SHAQ” docuseries. The series details his basketball journey and military upbringing, and shows how he prospered through doubt and a troubled adolescence. It also showcases the off-the-court persona that made him […]

Nike, Klutch Sports basketball star Juju Watkins picks Southern California

Nike, Klutch Sports basketball star Juju Watkins picks Southern California

Juju Watkins has decided to stay home. On par with what her father told rolling out in February, the 2023, the No. 1 girls basketball recruit in the nation has decided to stay on the West coast and committed to the University of Southern California. Watkins made the announcement live on ESPN. “To be born […]

Mystery of North Carolina woman’s death continues; fight footage surfaces

Mystery of North Carolina woman's death continues; fight footage surfaces

The mystery surrounding the death a 25-year-old North Carolina woman continues. Shanquella Robinson, of Charlotte, traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with a group of friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. Her mother, Salamondra Robinson, told Queen City News her daughter died within 24 hours of her arrival. Salamondra Robinson told the outlet her […]

Hero security guard stops active shooter with AR-15 in Buffalo (videos)

Hero security guard stops active shooter with AR-15 in Buffalo (videos)

A Buffalo security guard is being heralded as a hero after stopping a man from shooting people inside a methadone clinic with an assault weapon. Reynaldo Beckford has worked in security for more than 20 years, according to WKBW. When 48-year-old Jeremy Griffin walked into the Hispanics United of Buffalo facility with an AR-15, Beckford […]

Atlanta Braves star Michael Harris II wins National League Rookie of the Year

Atlanta Braves star Michael Harris II wins National League Rookie of the Year

Michael Harris II has been named the 2022 National League Rookie of the Year. The star Atlanta Braves outfielder earned the honor after being called up from the AA Mississippi Braves in May. After the announcement, Harris just reacted by posting a celebratory selfie. “It was kind of surprising to hear my name,” Harris II […]