Fashion designer Ty Mopkins shares his inspiration

Ty Mopkins, a fashion designer from Detroit shares with rolling out where he gets his inspiration for his famous designs. How do you get these creative looks? My inspiration comes from my childhood and just from watching fashion, growing up where I came from, from Detroit. I came from [the] 12,000 block of Roseland on […]

White House honors D-Nice; Kamala Harris focuses on the power of Black history

United States President Joe Biden hosted his first in-person Black History Month celebration at the White House on Feb. 28. Speakers included Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden. D-Nice was acknowledged for his Instagram Live sessions during the pandemic. “When I started Club Quarantine in my kitchen two years ago, I never […]

Joe Biden denounces HBCU bomb threats at White House Black History Month event

In his only public appearance with the press prior to his State of the Union address, which will largely focus on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, on March 1, President Joe Biden continued to focus on the education of Black students and historically Black colleges and universities. The topic of HBCUs consistently came up at the […]

General Motors honored entrepreneurs Killer Mike, Melissa Butler and more during 16th annual Black History Month Celebration

It was a virtual evening filled with Black excellence as General Motors hosted their 16th Annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7:30p.m. ET. The virtual celebration was hosted by Detroit-based entrepreneur and strategist, Hajj Flemings of Rebrand Cities and honored rapper, entrepreneur and community activist, Michael “Killer Mike” Render, who also served […]

Atlanta Hawks to host 4th annual HBCU Night to end Black History Month

The Atlanta Hawks host the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 26 for the team’s fourth annual “HBCU Night Presented by Chase.” The night recognizes the Divine Nine and HBCUs. Before the game, Chase will host a panel with HBCU alumni about shaping the next generation. Camye Mackey, Executive Vice President and Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion […]

Disney Resorts honors Black History Month with ‘Celebrate Soulfully’ events

Kierra Sheard

Disneyland invites guests to “Celebrate Soulfully,” with a series of monthlong, culturally rich events. Highlighting Black culture and heritage, visitors to the Disney resort can participate in new experiences while enjoying music, food and art. For the first time at the California-based resort, guests have the opportunity to experience a musical celebration titled “Celebrate Gospel.” […]

Freddie Haynes encourages supporting Black-owned businesses year-round

Black History Month is about more than celebrating significant people and events. It is about continuing to advocate for Black people on social issues like economic equality. Rolling out spoke with Pastor Freddie Haynes of Friendship-West Baptist Church about how he is using his platform to educate and move the conversation forward. Year-round, he focuses […]

Meagan Good among AT&T’s Class of 2022 Black Future Makers

AT&T’s signature program, Black Future Makers, has returned in 2022, where they highlight economic empowerment in the Black community during Black History Month. This program is in its fourth year, and this year will highlight musicians such as John Legend and Kirk Franklin. They recently did a photo shoot with actress Meagan Good, and she […]

Yes, Black History Month is still needed

I’m not a sports fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m very interested in the recent lawsuit filed against the NFL. According to CBSSports.com, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores is suing the NFL, the Dolphins, New York Giants and Denver Broncos, alleging racial discrimination. The lawsuit claims that Flores went through […]

Hallmark Mahogany giving a million free cards for Black History Month

Hallmark wants to spread love for Black History Month. The card company announced its giving away a million cards this February to help “support and lift up the ones you love.” All interested customers have to do is fill out the form found on the company’s website at https://greetings.hallmark.com/showlovemahogany/?mc=T_V_PA_NA_020122_ED_NA_GRT_NA_MahoganyCardGiveaway and make sure all of the information […]

‘Too Black Too Fast’ exhibit celebrates African American jockeys

Though slavery had been abolished by the time the Kentucky Derby first ran, 13 of the 15 jockeys in the inaugural race in 1875 were African American, and African Americans won 15 of the first 28 runnings (of the Kentucky Derby). As part of the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, Baccarat presents “Too Black Too Fast,” […]

Oprah Winfrey producing documentary about Sidney Poitier

Oprah Winfrey is producing a documentary about Sidney Poitier. The 67-year-old media mogul will serve as the executive producer for the project about the late actor — which she has been working on for over a year — for Apple and Reginald Hudlin is directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Poitier’s family is involved with […]

Taraji P. Henson lauds favorite Black-owned businesses during Black History Month

Taraji P. Henson has been benevolently leveraging her vast platform to illuminate some of her favorite Black-owned businesses during Black History Month. The Oscar-nominated actress and star of the hit Fox drama “Empire” has been spending February sharing Black proprietors in the fields of wellness, beauty, art, design, home, and food and drink with her […]