Producer Courtney Ward-Thompkins explains why her seminars are effective

Producer Courtney Ward-Thompkins most recently served as production supervisor on the Netflix series “First Kill.” Her expertise in television production and education are the main reasons people  attend her seminars. The next one will take place in February 2023. Ward-Thompkins shares some of her journey in this interview.

Brittany Rhodes is helping young Black girls overcome math anxiety

Brittany Rhodes is a math tutor, former GED math instructor, and founder and general MATHager of Black Girl MATHgic (BGM). BGM is a movement dedicated to increasing math confidence, awareness, enthusiasm, identity, fluency and persistence in children, with a focus on girls and Black children.

HBCU grad Danielle Rose spearheads STEM program called SMASH

Danielle Rose is spearheading a specialized STEM-inspired curriculum for young women of color through the organization called SMASH. The Spelman College and Georgia Tech grad is the CEO of SMASH, a nonprofit educational organization for youth of color. SMASH has entered into a partnership with Spelman College to provide high school-aged girls of color in […]

Musiq Soulchild teaches kids importance of persistence at ‘Musiq Room’ opening

NAACP Image Award-winner Musiq Soulchild opened his first “Musiq Room” to Utopian Academy for the Arts on March 10, in partnership with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation. The artist plans to open more music rooms around the country, with the next one being in Baltimore, Utopian Academy’s founder Artesius Miller told rolling out.

Nakia Dillard is inspiring the younger generation through his school

Nakia Dillard is an actor and author based in Philadelphia who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. His Aikan Performing Arts school in Philadelphia provides high-quality performing arts training to youth and adults. Since its inception in 2009, the school has reached over 1,000 students in the Philadelphia area. Dillard talks with rolling out about […]

Marine biologist Danni Washington is educating youth about the deep blue sea

Marine biologist Danni Washington is shaking up the science and tech worlds. She recently spoke with rolling out about her partnership with her mother, Michelle Swaby-Smith, and their nonprofit organization, Big Blue You, which is dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through arts and media.