Takeoff: The quiet genius of Migos who left us too soon

Takeoff: The quiet genius of Migos who left us too soon

Sometimes, genius cannot be quantified or fully appreciated in real-time. It was not until Takeoff departed the world so abruptly — and tragically — that many music fans began to discern just how what a significant role he and Migos’ have had on modern hip-hop and pop culture. One devotee, KingMe, may have succinctly summarized […]

‘Reasonable Doubt’ infuses hip-hop flavor into culturally relevant show

'Reasonable Doubt' infuses hip-hop flavor into culturally relevant show

Reasonable Doubt is arguably one of Jay-Z’s most underrated musical gems. The cultural references and life lessons threaded throughout the album contributed heavily to fortifying Jay as a hip-hop deity. Hulu and Onyx Collective recently partnered on a new series that aptly uses the title of the legendary rapper’s seminal work. Backing up the audacious […]

Why Senator Raphael Warnock believes he’s following in MLK’s footsteps

Why Senator Raphael Warnock believes he's following in MLK's footsteps

Rolling out has endorsed Sen. Raphael Warnock to be reelected to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8, 2022, midterm election. The pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church is running against Republican candidate Herschel Walker. “I listen to other candidates,” said Munson Steed, the founder and publisher of rolling out. “Another Black man […]

Ari the Don building picture-perfect success with million-dollar empire

Ari the Don building picture-perfect success with million-dollar empire

If social media engagement is the new currency, then Ari Fletcher, aka “Ari the Don,” is a media mogul. Fletcher has mobilized her 5.6 million Instagram followers and almost half a million YouTube subscribers into a money-making empire by cultivating a brand based on authenticity and leaving an indelible imprint on modern culture. Fletcher’s followers […]

The prolific genius of El DeBarge

The prolific genius of El DeBarge

El DeBarge is a member of one of the great dynasties in contemporary music. On par with the Braxtons, the Simmonses, and the Nevilles, the musical family’s legacy is solidified with El and his impressive body of work — both with his siblings and as solo act. El DeBarge found personal fame in the 1980s […]

Kandi Burruss: Sister with superpower

Kandi Burruss: Sister with superpower

It appears Kandi Burruss has more hours in a day than the average person. Besides being an R&B legend, operating three thriving restaurants in Atlanta, and one of the vity’s hottest clothing boutiques,, she is a working actress on both television and in the theater and is a cast member of one of the longest […]

Marlon Wayans continues his reign as the king of comedy horror

Marlon Wayans continues his reign as the king of comedy horror

The Wayans name is synonymous with Black Hollywood royalty. If Kenan and Damon were comedic kings, their brother Marlon was the young prince, lovingly referred to as the baby by peers and fans alike. Originally from New York City, the Wayans clan was large and tight-knit. Family came first, although the desire to use creativity […]

Herschel Walker shares his vision for a unified Georgia

Herschel Walker shares his vision for a unified Georgia

Herschel Walker is well aware of the controversy surrounding his bid to unseat the incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock to represent the state of Georgia in the U.S. Senate. It’s a daunting task, but one he’s chosen to pursue instead of enjoying his retirement and the fruits of his successful business ventures. But Walker, a […]

REVOLT Summit in Atlanta teaching aspiring moguls to own the culture

REVOLT Summit in Atlanta teaching aspiring moguls to own the culture

REVOLT Summit has become the premier platform for Black creatives to learn to master and monetize the art form and profit from the culture that they originated. Hip-hop is inextricably intertwined in the musical and social mosaic of American society. It is without bounds and ubiquitous, and its impact on music, culture, fashion and business […]

Rutina Wesley shares the magic of playing a nuanced character in ‘Queen Sugar’

Rutina Wesley shares the magic of playing a nuanced character in 'Queen Sugar'

OWN’s award-winning scripted series, “Queen Sugar” premiered the first episode of its final season on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The long-running series was named Outstanding Drama Series by the NAACP Image Awards and declared one of the best hours on television by Emmy Magazine. The acclaimed series was also designated Best TV Drama by the African […]

Z-Ro making major moves in silence

Z-Ro making major moves in silence

From a casual observer’s perspective, it would seem that Houston’s lyrical lion Z-Ro (Zih-ROH) is living a life of cognitive dissonance, where his current fortunes and industry prestige are in direct contradiction to the nickname that he adorned himself with more than 20 years ago.  Despite the fact that his name is pronounced like zero, […]

Trevante Rhodes channels his spirit animal in Hulu series about Mike Tyson

Trevante Rhodes channels his spirit animal in Hulu series about Mike Tyson

Actor Trevante Rhodes is jumping into the ring to make his highly anticipated debut for Hulu’s “MIKE,” a limited series about the tumultuous life and times of heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson. Known for his memorable role as Chiron in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, Rhodes delivers another stellar performance as he effortlessly transformed his body, […]

Young social influencer Dai Time sets a new entrepreneurial standard for Gen Z

Young social influencer Dai Time sets a new entrepreneurial standard for Gen Z

Dai Time is positioned in this brave new digital world to make her mark as a major influencer in the entertainment arena. The founder of Dai Time Magazine has set her sights on some pretty lofty goals. Her ambitions and aspirations far exceed those of the average 16-year-old, and while her peers are balancing schoolwork […]

Big Groove and the beauty of Black boy joy

Big Groove and the beauty of Black boy joy

Big Groove just wants to spread joy. The entertainer and fitness enthusiast walks around with a constant smile on his face, despite the thousands of comments he receives every day mocking him. Big Groove changed his name from “Grooving Gorilla” so any negative racial connotations would be disconnected from his name. “I like to spread […]

Black festivals and conference moments you don’t want to miss this summer

Black festivals and conference moments you don't want to miss this summer

Thousands of fans packed Caesars Superdome, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the legendary Janet Jackson to grace the stage on July 2 in New Orleans. Jackson was this year’s headliner for the Essence Festival of Culture. Those in attendance perhaps embraced the moment with more enthusiasm and fervor than in years prior, since signature events […]

Masika Kalysha edifying the culture with book, business and beauty tips

Masika Kalysha edifying the culture with book, business and beauty tips

Even in Hollywood, where beauty is almost a prerequisite to take up residency, Masika Kalysha cuts an arresting image as her caramel-coated skin sparkles in the Southern California sunlight. When the multifaceted maven is stunting in one of her glamorous gowns, Kalysha often gives off goddess seductress vibes that alters the environment of whatever room […]

Shantel Jackson’s confidence is taking her to new levels in fashion

Shantel Jackson's confidence is taking her to new levels in fashion

Shantel Jackson is an acclaimed model and actress who suddenly found her passion for both was waning. Jackson decided to find something to put her all into, so she created a product that she and other high-heel-wearing women could appreciate — a new kind of shoe pad. Jackson is the owner of Shoe Gummi, which […]

Alliance Tax Solutions can prevent tax trouble trauma

Alliance Tax Solutions can prevent tax trouble trauma

As a young adult, John Cristadoro found himself with a $50,000 in tax debt. After researching options, identifying resources for tax relief assistance, and working with tax guru Deaphalis Sample, the two decided to share their experiences and knowledge with other taxpayers in need. The duo eventually established Alliance Tax Solutions to help spare others […]

It’s all about the Benjamins’ love story

It's all about the Benjamins' love story

Don Benjamin has romance in his life and he finds that he is stronger than ever because of it. Benjamin is living in his happy place after marrying the one that almost got away, Liane V. The former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist and YouTuber sat down with his wife and rolling out to discuss […]

Jeff and Nicole Friday built a legacy in Black film because ‘Hollywouldn’t’

Jeff and Nicole Friday built a legacy in Black film because 'Hollywouldn't'

Over 25 years ago, Jeff and Nicole Friday started an uprising in what is now known as Black Hollywood. After attending the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, primarily to see Love Jones, Jeff had an epiphany. He returned from the festival with a renewed sense of urgency to share his film festival experience with Black […]