The Dallas Symphony Orchestra working to attract a diverse audience

When considering the arts, many within the Black community rarely think of the nation’s orchestras or how many classically trained Black musicians there are. While many of the nation’s orchestras remain primarily White and struggle with diversity among musicians and their target audience, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is working to address the lack of diversity […]

Dallas woman who was shot by police claims to be Chris Brown’s wife

A woman in Dallas pulled a gun out near a ticket counter at Dallas Love Field Airport on July 25 and opened fire at the ceiling. She was then shot  by police and arrested. Nobody was hurt in the incident, but TSA still had to evacuate all travelers from the terminals, causing major delays. Portia […]

NFL star Jeff Gladney and girlfriend die in accident (video)

NFL cornerback Jeff Gladney and his girlfriend died when they were involved in a horrific car crash in Dallas. On Monday, the Dallas County Sheriffs Department stated that Gladney, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, and his girlfriend Mercedes Palacios, were killed when their Mercedes-Benz SUV clipped another vehicle and flipped over on the […]

Chris Paul has words for Dallas fan who did this to his mom and wife (video)

While the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks were facing off during Game 4 of the NBA playoffs, some fans had inappropriate interactions with Chris Paul’s mom and wife. Paul’s mom, wife, and kids attended the game in Dallas, and afterward, the Suns point guard had this to say on Twitter. “Wanna fine the players for […]

Dallas man charged with killing 18 elderly women over 2-year span speaks out

Billy Chemirmir was charged with killing 18 elderly women in the Dallas area over a two-year span, and he finally had the chance to speak out about the case. In an interview posted on March 6 by The Dallas Morning News, Chemirmir guarantees that he will beat the allegations against him. “I’m 100% sure I […]

Ahmad Goree discusses how billion-dollar SBA program is bringing hope to small businesses

Ahmad Goree joined the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Dallas/Fort Worth District Office in 2010. He’s currently the lead economic development specialist and public information officer, overseeing economic development activities across 72 Texas counties. Since 2015, his outreach has helped generate more than $6.6B to small businesses and created over 50,000 jobs in the DFW area. […]

Chime Solutions scales up to build opportunities for underserved communities

Chime Solutions was founded in 2016 by Mark Wilson. Its mission is to deliver high-touch, contact center solutions to corporate clients. Chime started out as Ryla Teleservices, which was founded in 2001 as a startup, and successfully grew to a national leading BPO (business process outsourcing) service provider. Chime Solutions partners with leading brands providing […]

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Dallas rapper Mo3

Dallas police have apprehended a suspect in the shooting death of rising rapper Mo3, according to local media reports. CBS 11 News in Dallas-Fort Worth is reporting that authorities have identified Kewon Dontrell White as the alleged gunman, who they say chased Mo3 onto a jam-packed highway in the middle of the day and then […]

Black restaurant owner blasted for cursing at twerking women (video)

A Dallas restaurant owner was videotaped using profanity to tell women who want to twerk to leave his establishment with all deliberate speed. Kevin Kelley, the owner of the True Kitchen and Kocktails, lost it when he said his previous pleas for women to stop twerking in his restaurant went unheeded. Kelley then came out […]

Boosie said he’s not doing well after being shot in Dallas

Boosie Badazz’s mental befuddlement is as intense as his physical debilitation after his brush with death last weekend. The Louisiana-based emcee flew to Dallas to commemorate the life of fellow rapper Mo3, who was shot and killed in broad daylight on Nov. 11, 2020 — only for Boosie to get shot himself, and on his […]

Rapper Mo3 shot and killed on Dallas freeway

Rapper Mo3 reportedly was killed and another person wounded during a drive-by shooting on an expressway in Dallas, according to news reports. Mo3, who was born Melvin Noble, allegedly was chased by an unnamed suspect on foot on Interstate 35 on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020,  sources within the Dallas Police Department told CBS 11 News. […]

Rapper Lil Loaded turns himself in to face murder charge

Rising rapper Lil Loaded turned himself in to the Dallas Police Department Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, 2020, to face a murder charge for allegedly killing his friend. Lil Loaded, whose birth name is Dashawn Maurice Robertson, was formally arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of his close friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker, in […]

Botham Jean’s mother featured in documentary about his murder by Dallas cop

Allison Jean’s life was shattered when her son Botham Jean was murdered in his own apartment by a Dallas cop named Amber Guyger in 2018. And even though her overachieving son is no longer alive, Allison Jean is here to ensure that his memory and his legacy remain alive in our hearts. That’s why Allison […]

Texas man takes his wife and 2 sons’ lives for making too much noise

A Texas man was arrested Monday, Aug. 31, for his role in a homicide that resulted in the death of his wife and two sons, according to CBS 11 News. James Manning, 57, allegedly used his medical alert device to contact an alarm company, which in turn connected him to public safety. At that point, […]

Ex-cop Amber Guyger appealing murder conviction for killing Botham Jean

Convicted murderer and former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger is now claiming that she was justified in the shooting death of Botham Jean in his own apartment and is appealing her conviction. Guyger’s attorneys have filed legal documents for a new trial or want to have her murder conviction vacated and to “replace it with […]

Fashion house Esé Azénabor is making masks for health workers, and you can help

Esé Azénabor Grembowski is a Dallas-based couture wedding gown designer who creates one-of-a-kind looks to give brides the wedding day of their dreams. The self-taught designer launched her fashion house, Esé Azénabor Atelier, in 2012, but now she and her team are creating masks for health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in hospitals across […]

TV and film hairstylist Shunika Terry explains the power of Black womanhood

Shunika Terry is a hairstylist for film and TV. The Dallas native received her cosmetology license before graduating high school. In 2006, she completed her first role as a lead hairstylist on a movie — Kings of the Evening — starring Lynn Whitfield. After that project, Terry took a leap of faith and moved around the […]

Funeral CEO John Beckwith Jr. details pain of COVID-19 funerals with no goodbye

Rolling out spoke with John E. Beckwith Jr., CEO of Beckwith Inc., which includes Golden Gate Funeral Homes, about the effects of COVID-19 and so much more. Press the play button to listen to the podcast audio. John E. Beckwith Jr., CFSP a native of Dallas, Texas has served as a funeral director and embalmer […]

DJ Astronaut’s versatility is music to every ear

Name: DJ Astronaut City: Dallas, Texas Current venues where he’s currently spinning: Multiple places throughout the United States, not one set location. Style/genre: Open format, but mainly hip-hop, rap, top 40, urban pop. Social media handles: djastronaut on Facebook and @thedjastronaut on Instagram and Twitter. Rolling out’s Master DJ series spotlights DJs recognized in their respective […]