HBCU students selected for American Health Association scholarship

HBCU students selected for American Health Association scholarship

If you are an HBCU student enrolled in biomedical or health science courses, there’s a scholarship opportunity for you through The American Heart Association. The leading public health nonprofit organization launched the scholarship to address the disparities in the medical industry. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 8 percent of medical students […]

Meet John Hope Bryant, the $4 billion man

Meet John Hope Bryant, the $4 billion man

Financial literacy entrepreneur John Hope Bryant is in the business of changing people’s lives. The author of five published books explained to rolling out why he’s taken the path he has. You’ve written phenomenal books. Why is it important for people to have a healthy appetite for information and the pursuit of intellectual endeavors? I […]

Why John Hope Bryant chose Ambassador Andrew Young and Quincy Jones as mentors

Why John Hope Bryant chose Ambassador Andrew Young and Quincy Jones as mentors

Financial literacy entrepreneur John Hope Bryant didn’t get to where he is today by himself. The serial businessman had the guidance of two very important figures, former Atlanta mayor, Ambassador Andrew Young and iconic, legendary producer Quincy Jones, as he recently told rolling out. Why did you choose to have a mentor and develop a relationship with […]

Black and brilliant: Dorothy Jean Tillman secures a master’s degree at 14

Black and brilliant: Dorothy Jean Tillman secures a master's degree at 14

While most teenagers are exploring TikTok or playing video games, 14-year-old Chicagoan Dorothy Jean Tillman has already atteained three college degrees. Tillman proved her child prodigy stature when she began talking at 8 months old and doing math bv 4 years old. She attended high school at 9 years old and since then has worked […]

Kevin Powell, Isaac Hayes III discuss race in America, politics in the Trump era

Kevin Powell, Isaac Hayes III discuss race in America, politics in the Trump era

Kevin Powell and Isaac Hayes III recently held a town hall discussion at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. Powell shared insight into his new book, My Mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.  Hayes III, who has remained vocal in Atlanta politics, also shared his vision when it […]

3 doctors join forces to change the stereotype of today’s Black man

3 doctors join forces to change the stereotype of today's Black man

When most people think of a successful Black man they envision a man in the spotlight such as an athlete like LeBron James or an entertainer such as Jay-Z. America’s perception of Black men oftentimes does not include the successful, responsible man who supports his community, loves his family and respects the women in his […]

Dr. Joe Johnson is an expert on pursuing one’s purpose

Dr. Joe Johnson

Any conversation concerning pursuing your purpose is a conversation that author and speaker Dr. Joe Johnson can engage in. With two books under his belt and decades of counseling and speaking experience, Johnson has mastered his purpose, which is to help others discover and pursue their own. Discussing key topics such as pursuing purpose over […]

CIO Ed Ryland shares the key quality to look for in other people

CIO Ed Ryland shares the key quality to look for in other people

The rolling out 2018 “Men of Power and Influence” series spotlights amazing Black men and their accomplishments on their journey to success. These men represent brilliance, excellence, prestige, and influence, and are leading the charge for the next generation of young men to become successful influencers in their own right. Ed Ryland is an award-winning […]

Jeffrey L. Boney shares how he prepares for an important event

Jeffrey L. Boney shares how he prepares for an important event

The rolling out 2018 “Men of Power and Influence” series spotlights amazing African-American men and their accomplishments on their journey to success. These men represent brilliance, excellence, prestige, and influence, and are leading the charge for the next generation of young men to become successful influencers in their own right. Jeffrey L. Boney serves as […]

Black inventor Alfred L. Cralle gave the world this

Black inventor Alfred L. Cralle gave the world this

In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Alfred L. Cralle. We all love ice cream, but many of us don’t know who made scooping the delicious dessert simple and easy to serve. Cralle was an African American businessman and inventor who was born in […]

4 times Alice Walker checked ‘the White man’ and you missed it

4 times Alice Walker checked 'the White man' and you missed it

Alice Walker is an African American novelist, poet, and activist. She is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. In addition to her noteworthy works, she is a known activist and womanist, upholding and honoring the female experience. This is made evident as she usually portrays an African American female lead in her […]

Thurgood Marshall, the 1st Black Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall, the 1st Black Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall Statue, Annapolis Maryland (Photo credit: Glynnis Jones) Activist, lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore. As a young child, his father introduced him to the U.S. Constitution. Marshall attended Lincoln University for his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he applied to the University of Maryland Law School […]

28 days of Black history: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

28 days of Black history: The legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, lived during the era of Jim Crow laws, lynchings and blatant racism. Du Bois was a great leader in the areas of education, poetry, sociology and activism. He attended Fisk University, where he focused his studies in philosophy, history and […]

25 Black Atlanta students chosen for Harvard’s prestigious summer program

25 Black Atlanta students chosen for Harvard's prestigious summer program

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Harvard Debate Council held it’s inaugural Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project Surprise Reveal, which was held at the Art Institute of Atlanta. At this event, 25 African American high-school students were rewarded with scholarship money to join Harvard’s prestigious residential Summer Program. Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project is an Atlanta-based diversity pipeline […]

Public speaker and author Juan C. Moore shares tips on remaining inspired

Public speaker and author Juan C. Moore shares tips on remaining inspired

Juan C. Moore is a public speaker, author, mentor and entrepreneur from the Garden City, Augusta, Georgia. Moore specializes in motivational speaking and has published two books all by the age of 25. Moore’s first book, Change is Progression and Progression is Growth, motivates and encourages readers to obtain a sense of self-awareness and to become comfortable […]

Terrence Dillon makes an impact at Jackson State University with Up to Us

Terrence Dillion at the Peter G. Peterson Fiscal Summit (Photo by UptoUs.org)

There are many things a young man has to think about when transferring to a new school. A college junior, Terrence Dillon had this very experience a year ago when entering Jackson State University. Instead of waiting for things to come to him, Dillon got involved socially at his school, and through the organization Up […]

Scientist Keven Stonewall is on a mission to find a cure for colon cancer

Scientist Keven Stonewall is on a mission to find a cure for colon cancer

Courtesy of Kristopher Stonewall According to the World Health Organization, colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer and accounts for 10 percent of cancer cases globally. With new testing and developments unfolding every day, one young man is taking matters into his own hands. Keven Stonewall is a 22-year-old cancer researcher who […]

Conservative talk radio host says the Black community is at a crossroad: part 1

Conservative talk radio host says the Black community is at a crossroad: part 1

When it comes to talk radio, Atlanta has some outstanding hosts on the airwaves on local radio station WAOK 1380 AM. One of these hosts is attorney and Fox News commentator Robert Pattillo, who often gives a Black conservative view of current events. You are called the voice of Black conservatives on talk radio. Tell […]