Merry Green discusses the necessity of Black Women’s Expo Atlanta

The Black Women’s Expo, already a staple in Chicago for all things related to Black women, beauty, business, community and entertainment, is making its return to Atlanta’s Georgia International Convention Center Sept. 14-15. Rolling out reached out to BWe founder Merry Green to get the skinny on BWe’s beginnings, what Atlantans can expect from the […]

Remi Adeleke pens inspiring new book, ‘Transformed’

Born into a rich Nigerian family, Remi Adeleke went from selling drugs in New York, to being a Navy SEAL, to acting in the Transformers film to modeling and ultimately writing a book titled Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey From the Throne of Africa to the Streets of the Bronx to Defy All Odds. Read on to […]

Dutch Masters connects rising artists with industry heavyweights

As far back as 1989 when hip-hop icons EMPD recorded “Please Listen To My Demo,” up-and-coming artists have searched for the secret recipe to blowing up. With music going digital, there are plenty of ways for artists to share their work, but standing out in a crowded landscape is challenging. Enter Dutch Masters, a famed […]

So So Def and Dutch Masters take over BET Weekend

Jermaine Dupri celebrated the 25th anniversary of So So Def at the BET Awards with a star-studded showcase of past labelmates, including Da Brat, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Bone Crusher, and Youngbloodz, with special performances by Jeezy and Waka Flocka. The sold-out celebration, sponsored by Dutch Masters, filled Academy Nightclub in Los Angeles, as […]

‘Healthcare IQ’ with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, episode 2

Rolling out partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for Healthcare IQ, a four-part web series designed to see how well Chicagoans understand health care. In our second episode, we ask Chicagoans, “What is a primary care provider?” Make sure to visit connect.bcbsil.com to learn more. #healthcareIQ

‘Healthcare IQ’ with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, episode 1

Rolling out partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for Healthcare IQ, a four-part web series designed to see how well Chicagoans understand health care.  Let us know if you chose the correct answers. Make sure to check out episode two of Healthcare IQ next Tuesday. #healthcareIQ

‘Healthcare IQ’ with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, episode 1

Rolling out partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois on Health Care IQ, a four-part web series designed to see how well Chicagoans understand health care. In the first segment we ask, What are the three leading causes of death in the African American community? Let us know if you chose the correct answers. […]

Backwoods hosts Smoke House Social Artist Showcase in Jacksonville

The Smoke House Social Artist Showcase went down at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville last night. Over a dozen artists competed for a chance to participate at the main Smoke House stage in Atlanta in September. Dej Jam recording artist Trap Beckham headlined the event supported by DJ Pretty Ricky. E Chapo put on a […]

MUA Ryan Whitney talks trends, highlights celebs who ‘always’ have great makeup

Makeup artistry is just one of the many talents that Ryan Whitney possesses. Hailing from Chicago, Whitney has been in the professional makeup industry for over 15 years. Whitney has worked as a makeup and hair stylist for McDonald’s corporation and her work has graced faces for Vogue Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and the Met Gala. She is […]

Astin Hayes launches TipOff, Black culture word game app

Astin Hayes knows a thing or two about bringing people together. As a brand manager for a popular spirits company, she hosts parties and gatherings throughout the city of Chicago. So it comes as no surprise that her first foray into technology would involve a gaming app called TipOff, an urban Taboo styled game that […]

Kenny Burns hosts Dutch Masters ‘Visuals and Vibes’ at Art Basel

On Dec. 6, Art Basel was buzzing with news that Leonardo DiCaprio had purchased a painting for $850K. Art Basel is a destination event where celebs, artists, and art enthusiasts join together to celebrate life and creativity. For artists, there is no greater platform to display their works, as a purchase from the right person can […]

Craft Syndicate hosts Quigi Theodore x Dreu Beckemberg Collection unveiling

Quigi Theodore (Brooklyn Circus), Host Bevy Smith (Page Six), Dreu Beckemberg (Beckemberg Cricket Club) (Photo Credit: A1 Visuals) Several of the nation’s most stylish ladies and gents were front and center at The Space NYC in Brooklyn, New York for the collection unveiling for Quigi Theodore of the Brooklyn Circus and Craft Syndicate by Dutch […]

Miami’s elite celebrated Labor Day in style with Backwoods

Miami’s elite celebrated Labor Day in style aboard the 60-foot yacht “It’s All Good.” The yacht, chartered by popular Miami lifestyle promoter Lex Pierre-Louis, featured premium cigar brand Backwoods Cigars paired with Courvoisier to create the right vibe for the cruise. Take a look at the yacht and the Backwoods Baddies posing with guests.

Unruly rocks Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta

The graffiti themed walls of the warehouse club 787 Windsor in Atlanta served as the backdrop for Red Bull’s “Culture Clash,” a creative take on Jamaican sound clashes where DJs and artists from different countries and music genres battle over the course of four rounds to see who is best at moving the crowd. Four […]

Luster’s SCurl brings beards and beauty to Bronner Bros.

Luster’s SCurl represented well at the 70th anniversary of the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show with an energetic booth display that brought out model Rosa Acosta, nightlife influencer K. Botchey, and The Ultimate Rolling Out Bearded Cover Search winner (presented by SCurl) Cameron Davis among others. Luster, celebrating 60 years itself, continues to reinvent the […]

Namaste CEO Shawn Tollerson talks No Stereotypes Campaign

Namaste CEO Shawn Tollerson is passionate about Black women and Black hair, and she, along with a dedicated team of hard working Black women created the No Stereotypes campaign to address the often maligned and politicized issue of Black Women’s hair. Tollerson says, “You’d think in this day and age we’d well beyond these negative […]

Teen songstress Haley Smith releases ‘I Miss My Daddy’

Teen R&B songstress Haley Smith has overcome major heartbreak to pursue her dream of becoming a recording star. Three weeks before an appearance on the Apollo, which she won, her father was murdered. For this purpose, her new single “I Miss My Daddy” carries even greater significance. Rolling out caught up the Bronx, New York, balladeer […]

Kicks 4 The City hosts 2nd annual Agora Sneaker Ball

Kicks 4 The City, a philanthropic program that gives shoes and financial donations to the less fortunate, hosted its second annual Agora Sneaker Ball this past Saturday at Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop. The Agora in Greece was a popular place for assembly, and the black-tie and sneaker event surely lived up to its […]

R&B icon Freddie Jackson preps new album, ‘Love Signals’

R&B crooner Freddie Jackson is excited about his forthcoming album, Love Signals, and the direction of his music. Check out our conversation with the hit maker below. What’s the inspiration behind your new single and upcoming album? My new album, Love Signals tells it all. I wanted to create something that people can relate to […]

Investor Erin Hackney reveals business opportunities in the cannabis industry

Erin Hackney, chairman of Parke & Stone Partners, a lifestyle and innovation company in the cannabis space, gave an insightful talk about emerging markets, uses, and beginners’ terminology at The Gathering Spot in Midtown Atlanta. Below are 10 takeaways that will bring you up to speed on the new “Green Rush.” 1. First, get rid […]