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Lisa Nichols, one of the nation’s most requested motivational speakers and life coaches, conducted a daylong seminar in Chicago over the weekend designed to assist people with bringing abundance into their lives. Nichols is on a mission to change the status quo and reprogram the world’s beliefs around prosperity. The event sponsored by Shuntella Richardson was…

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Leon has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. His name has been attached to some of the most memorable films including The Five Heartbeats, Cool Runnings, and The Temptations. He is also a successful musician and a loving father, as seen in his cameo appearances on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Rolling…

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The Comedy Get Down Tour hit Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 23. Headliners included George Lopez, Charlie Murphy, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric The Entertainer. The show was held at the United Center in front of a crowd of 12,000 people. By setting the stage in the middle of the floor, the arena was transformed into…

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April and LaShawn Daniels of WE tv’s “Tamar & Vince” show are launching their Rock Out With Me Couples campaign. The goal of the campaign is to share tools with couples that will help them strengthen their marriages and relationships. During the month of February, the Daniels will host weekly interactive online courses that will…

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Fabian Elliott is a hybrid entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc., he is leading his organization to transform Chicago into a “global Black tech mecca” through the development of a thriving Black tech ecosystem. This is done by creating a tech community that has a strong network and access to information…

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Bishop T.D. Jakes once delivered a wildly popular sermon where he suggested that folks should “Glean behind the reapers.” The message was a hit because he explained that people looking to achieve certain goals should follow those who’ve excelled in that area. The “Reapers” knowledge and wisdom can assist one on their path and possibly prevent…

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There is nothing more exciting than a room full of powerful women. This was the case at Odyssey Media’s “In the Black” affair, which was held in Chicago on Sept. 24. The event was created to connect women business owners, entrepreneurs, and professional women in transition with tools and discussion they truly value. The event was…

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Monique Rodriguez is killing the hair game. A little over a year ago, she started her company Mielle Organics. Within that time, she boasts sales in over 87 countries. Her company creates hair and skin care products from all natural ingredients for adults and children. With organic ingredients being its “root to results,” Mielle Organics…

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Gladys Knight, aka “The Empress of Soul,” has a new song, and it definitely has the makings of a hit. Rolling Out had the pleasure of attending an intimate listening party in Chicago last week where her new single, “Just a Little” was debuted. The self-proclaimed balladeer shared that “I have wanted to do a…

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College is a different world. In addition to getting a degree, it’s a place where life lessons are learned and preparation for the next chapter of our lives takes place. Some people will thrive and others may never graduate. Preparing for it is key. Check out eight tips to help you find success: 1.  Work…

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Leia Avery knew early on that she would become an entrepreneur. As a child she made money by creating a carnival in her backyard and charging friends 25 cents to play hula hoops and the Bozo bucket game. Her love of having fun and desire to share that with others inspired her to create Just…

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America was first introduced to Ameena Matthews in the Emmy Award-winning documentary “The Interrupters” in 2011. The film followed three violence interrupters over the course of a year and their journey to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once engaged in. Employed by the organization Ceasefire, the interrupters used their street cred to…

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Last year, I decided to embark on a 45 days of happiness journey. The goal was to identify moments of happiness and post them each day on social media. This included both giving and receiving it. I consider myself a pretty positive person, so I thought it would be a piece of cake. And so…

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