Shaking The Culture Festival aims to rival Coachella

BET Hip Hop Awards weekend had a lineup of events that represented both Black and Latino cultures. Many of them paid homage to hip-hop such as Shaking The Culture Festival. This year’s festival was held at the Bonfire ATL location and brought out a slew of music and visual art lovers. Rolling out caught up […]

Genealogist Nicka Sewell-Smith is taking a deeper dive into Black history

Nicka Sewell-Smith is a host, consultant and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in researching African American slaves and generations of their children and is an expert in genealogy research in the Mississippi Delta. What led you to become a genealogist? My first project that I […]

Why California artist Upendo describes his work as biomorphic surrealism

Upendo is an artist from California who had the opportunity to showcase his work for General Motors at the Made in Amercia festival. Upendo spoke with rolling out about the inspiration for his piece. What was the inspiration behind your ‘hood art? This was a high concept piece. The type of artist I am, my job is to […]

New Orleans artist Jerk Beasley shows love to his city in painting

Jerk Beasley is an artist from New Orleans who had the opportunity to showcase his work for General Motors. Beasley spoke with rolling out about his art and what it means to him. What is the story behind your hood art? I was able to paint my ‘hood, on a hood. This is a true […]

Ash Cash encourages people to invest their hard-earned dollars

Ash Exantus, also known as Ash Cash, has been dubbed the “Hip-Hop Financial Motivator.” He employs a culturally relevant way of teaching financial literacy and promoting investing for all ages. Cash was a host for the Investfest Business and Entertainment panel with T.I. DJ Envy, and Dame Dash on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. What does […]

Darnell and Alyssa Gilet are teaching Black history in a fun, engaging way

Darnell and Alyssa Gilet are the co-creators of House Party Entertainment and “Do You Know Black?” a multiplatform brand aimed at celebrating and educating people about Black history and culture in a fun and engaging way. Their mission is to spark conversations by curating content and experiences that entertain, inform, and empower the Black community, […]

Day 2 of looks at the Essence Festival

The Essence Festival of Culture is a weekend-long celebration dedicated to Black people. There were numerous things to do at the convention, as celebrities and Black vendors fill the space. There were also a lot of panels discussing Black success, which were led by well-known people such as Ashanti, Big Tigger, Chloe Bailey, Michael Ealy, […]

Professor Joyce Wilson is disrupting academia

Joycelyn Wilson is an educational anthropologist, essayist, and assistant professor of hip-hop studies and digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Wilson focuses on African American music and performance. Wilson earned her bachelor’s in mathematics and Ph.D. in educational anthropology at the University of Georgia and is a member […]

CJ Wallace, son of Notorious B.I.G., discusses designing a legacy

Christopher “CJ” Wallace is an entrepreneur, actor, photographer and producer. The only son of the late Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and superstar songstress Faith Evans, CJ is on a lifetime quest to expand his father’s legacy beyond The Notorious and share the fuller story of Christopher Wallace the young Black man, artist, writer and […]

Rashad Richey pays graduation fees for high school graduates at Atlanta’s Phoenix Academy

Award-winning television and radio personality Dr. Rashad Richey today announced that he has paid the graduation fees for graduating seniors at Phoenix Academy. The school, located in Atlanta, opened in 2019 to merge programs for “non-traditional” students, including those in danger of not graduating. The student population at Phoenix Academy includes teen moms, foster kids, […]

Kendrick Lamar uses deep fake tech to speak to the culture in new video

[embedyt][/embedyt] Kendrick Lamar’s newest visual for “The Heart Part 5” is a scathing review of the culture and the video follows along as he morphs a list of cultural icons. O.J. Simpson, Ye West and Nipsey Hussle make appearances.

Fritz Bosquet is giving fashion a new twist with his HERITAJ clothing line

Fritz B. Bosquet is a Haitian-born, New York-raised designer who has been passionate about making an impact on the world since the age of 13. He is strongly influenced by his Caribbean and Afro-American culture and his experience as an immigrant, which helped prepare him for his career in fashion and shaped his clothing brands.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon attracts women with its vibrant colors

Since the initial rollout of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe in 2021, this hybrid has been a major success. This year, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe brings the same cutting-edge technology, making it a top choice for adventure seekers who are looking for eco-friendly options when it comes to fuel economy. In addition to […]

‘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,” […]

The all-new 2022 Mini Cooper S Hardtop is turning heads

Known for its bold features, the iconic Mini Cooper has rolled out the newly upgraded 2022 Mini Cooper S Hardtop. The new Mini Cooper hardtop comes with several exterior enhancements that are sure to grab the attention of enthusiasts. At first glance, the most noticeable upgrade is the removal of the fog lights giving the […]

The 2022 Kona Electric is a fun car loved by singles and urban dwellers

Love it or hate it, electric vehicles are the future of motorized transportation. Hyundai Motor America is aggressively working to achieve carbon neutrality with its EV fleet by 2045. Hyundai is committed to developing the next-gen transportation and driving toward a more sustainable future. The Kona is just one example. The 2022 Kona Electric Limited […]

Buick strengthens its premium SUV lineup with the new 2022 Envision Avenir

Buick continues to enhance its premium SUV lineup with the 2022 Envision Avenir. The Envision is also shaking up other SUV models as U.S. News & World Report ranks Buick’s Envision in the top 10 in the luxury compact SUV category. Designed with standout features, the Buick has rolled out a second-generation Avenir trim. This […]