Tyler Perry hosts luncheon to show appreciation for Atlanta police officers

On June 19, Tyler Perry Studios hosted an appreciation luncheon for the Atlanta Police Department. Mayor Andre Dickens, interim Police Chief Darin Schierbaum, and Perry were present at the luncheon as this event was used to help boost morale in the police department. Mayor Andre Dickens told WSB-TV that he was glad that Perry decided […]

Rayshard Brooks’ family wants to turn Wendy’s site into a community center

A year and a half later, one of the wishes for the family of Rayshard Brooks remains simple. Turn the old Wendy’s, where Brooks was shot and killed by White, former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe in June 2020, into a community peace center. “It would not only turn something so negative and bad into […]

Atlanta infant shot to death defines pain city’s mayor hopes to change

A 6-month-old was shot and killed in Atlanta on Jan. 24, 2022. “These children are bearing the burden and the pain of adults who are choosing to use guns to solve disputes,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The children are bearing this burden with their lives, and I’m here to […]

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens shares plans for 1st 100 days in office

The National Black MBA Association hosted their state of the chapter address for Atlanta on Jan. 24, 2022, and Mayor Andre Dickens was a guest speaker. Dickens is 22 days in as the mayor, and he shared his plans for his first 100 days in office to improve the city of Atlanta. He first touched […]

Andre Dickens makes huge turnaround, elected 61st mayor of Atlanta

Andre Dickens was officially elected as the 61st mayor of Atlanta on Nov. 3, 2021. Dickens, an Atlanta city councilman, defeated Felicia Moore, Atlanta City Council president, and was declared the winner at 10:30 p.m. EST by the Associated Press with approximately 62% of the vote. A Georgia Tech graduate and native of Atlanta’s Adamsville […]

Why the Black vote is still important

At a rally and concert for Atlanta mayoral candidate Andre Dickens, rolling out asked Georgia citizens why the Black vote was so essential in 2021.

T.I., Killer Mike weigh in on mayoral runoff in Atlanta

The stars came out on Nov. 28, 2021, to rally behind Atlanta mayoral candidate Andre Dickens, just two days before the city’s runoff election. The celebrity-filled concert and rally featured T.I., Goodie Mob, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Shereé Whitfield, AJ Calloway, Domani and Organized Noize. All of the stars endorsed Dickens, but they also shared why […]

Atlanta Councilman Andre Dickens: TechBridge offers free training and jobs

Atlanta has become a magnet for the tech industry and now there is an exciting opportunity for those holding high school diplomas or a GED. The program is called TechBridge and its mission is to train young adults from the ages of 18-24 in the skills needed in today’s tech environment. Rolling out spoke with […]

M Bar on Auburn Avenue receives proclamation from the city of Atlanta

Yesterday, rolling out had the honor of attending the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new M Bar. Finally, there is a grown folks establishment on Auburn Avenue. My good friend Ali Amin reacquainted me with his boss, Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3 At Large) who had the honor of standing beside Councilman C.T. […]

Jeezy teams with Shanti Das and Wal-Mart to collect backpacks for school kids

During Georgia’s tax-free weekend, recording artist Jeezy and his Street Dreamz Foundation teamed up with The Hip-Hop Professional™ Shanti Das (HipHopPro.Org) for her 4th annual Backpack Blessings Back to School Drive. Community leaders and customers supported the event with donations that included bags purchased on site and financial donations at the historic Walmart on Martin Luther […]

Rémy V hosts ‘rolling out’s’ holiday party

In an intimate setting at Harlem Nights Club in Atlanta, Rémy V hosted rolling out‘s holiday party for its dedicated team members and a few of their clients. From Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens (who will be inaugurated Jan. 1st) to the distilled grape spirit, guests of the evening enjoying drinks, food and good company. Here […]

Man on a mission: Atlanta’s next City Council leader Andre Dickens

Atlanta native Andre Dickens was born and raised in southwest Atlanta. He is a product of the Atlanta Public School system. He earned a degree in chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dickens is running for Atlanta City Council Post 3 at Large. He is eager to take on the leadership role — […]