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Zakiya Larry is a celebrity media coach, best selling author, and elevation strategist who has influenced and impacted people from Dallas to the White House, to South Africa. As CEO of Quest Media Training, Larry’s job is to coach people and elevate brands to their highest potential.  Larry spoke with rolling out about her brand…

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Alvin Singh II is the founder of ARS Media Solutions and Alvin Title and Co. Singh recently completed his book Manage Your Web and developed it into an online course. Born in Nashville, this world traveler is an entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, author and lecturer. Rolling out got the opportunity to chat with Singh to talk about…

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For years, people of color have been misrepresented and are often paid less for their contributions in many industries. The tech industry is no exception. According to an article written by Fast Company, Black people who work in the tech industry are paid $6K less per year than their White peers. Often overlooked, but never…

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There have been numerous boardroom conversations and news headlines that highlight the lack of access to high-tech training for communities of color. Look no further. The StreetCode Academy, founded by Olatunde (Tunde) Sobomehin, has created and proven that diverse communities can indeed participate and impact the tech world when given the opportunity. StreetCode Academy is a nonprofit…

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Former adviser to President Barack Obama and CNN political commentator, Van Jones cracked the whip at the 2016 HOPE Global Forums during the opening reception which was held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The Yale-educated attorney captivated the standing-room only crowd when he conveyed his perspective on the plight of Black…

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New apps. Social media. Cyberterrorism. Cloud hackers. Email hackers. Billion-dollar dot-com IPOs. These are the topics that we all read about and talk about almost daily, but who are the players really making these things happen? Just because you don’t see Black faces in most headlines doesn’t mean there isn’t a substantial and growing cadre within our community…

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Winston Warrior director of marketing & promotions, the new Cricket Wireless How would you define the role of a marketing professional? The role of a marketing professional is to excite people (hopefully turning [them] into new customers) about your product or service. A marketer also wants to develop strategies and campaigns to make existing customers…

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Did you know it was an African-American man who created the first home video game system? Gerald  A. Lawson is the man to credit for systems like Nintendo, Playstations, and the Wii. Many black inventors exist in the world today, with most getting little to no recognition for their accomplishments. Instead of waiting for Black…

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In a digitally shifting media landscape, many journalists struggle to advance in their profession. For Alexis Stodghill, the key to circumventing obstacles has been employing skills such as networking, resourcefulness and versatility. As a result, Stodghill has held various staff positions from senior editor to technical producer at companies such as Interactive One, Moguldom Media…

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