Black mom sentenced in starvation death of 7-week-old son

Black mom sentenced in starvation death of 7-week-old son

In September 2022, a Detroit mom was found guilty of second-degree murder in the starvation death of her 7-week-old son, even though the mother had food. On Nov. 23, Hayden was sentenced to 27.5 to 50 years in prison. On Oct. 11, 2020, 29-year-old Shantavia Carolyn-Lalita Hayden brought her son, A’Mir Griffin, to the Children’s […]

VR Small is driving social and economic change across the nation

VR Small is driving social and economic change across the nation

VR Small knows how to turn a vision into reality. As the founder and CEO of the Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center, she is driving social and economic change across our nation. Committed to living her personal slogan; “Changing the way we see the world and do business,” Small is a motivational speaker, moderator, educator and […]

LaKeysha Edwards shares why Los Angeles is a place where comedians thrive

LaKeysha Edwards shares why Los Angeles is a place where comedians thrive

LaKeysha Edwards is an actress and comedian from Detroit, but currently based in Los Angeles. Edwards continues to make the smoke in Los Angeles, as she reels in her fans with funny skits and side-splitting jokes. Edwards spoke with rolling out about Los Angeles and how it’s  a great place to be a comedian. What […]

Latrice Delgado-Macon credits being authentic for making strides in fashion

Latrice Delgado-Macon credits being authentic for making strides in fashion

Recognized for being as poised, distinguished and one of the top fashion stylists in Michigan, Latrice Delgado-Macon is a wife, a mother, and a self-made success in the fashion industry who is known for creating signature looks for some of the culture’s most-watched A-listers and influencers. As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpower […]

Nina Hodge is helping youngsters thrive through her childcare center

Nina Hodge is helping youngsters thrive through her childcare center

Nina Hodge is the owner of Above and Beyond Learning Childcare Center Inc. Her responsibilities as the owner are to supervise and lead staff, oversee daily activities, prepare budgets, enroll students, and recruit students and staff. What key skills or qualities make you unique as an African American female leader?  The key skills and qualities that […]

Artina Hardman says her purpose in life is to serve people

Artina Hardman says her purpose in life is to serve people

Artina Hardman currently serves as executive director for Mack Alive. She has found joy each day in serving the people in this community. Hardman‘s professional career has included serving people all of her life. She has been a licensed practical nurse for over 30 years, served as a state representative in the Michigan House of […]

Reginald Lewis Trent, beloved father and husband from Detroit, dies at 79

Reginald Lewis Trent, beloved father and husband from Detroit, dies at 79

Reginald Lewis Trent was born June 11, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the second oldest child of Calvin and Frances Trent. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He spent some of his younger years in Charlotte, Michigan where his mother grew up. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1961 and […]

Reggie Williams details what it takes to be a great comedian

Reggie Williams details what it takes to be a great comedian

Reggie Williams is a comedian who is currently plying his trade in Los Angeles. Williams does a number of funny skits and videos on his platform while trying to inspire up-and-coming comedians. Williams spoke with rolling out about what makes people hot in the comedy scene, and advice for people wanting to follow in his footsteps. […]

Why Mia Jaye, mother of Young Dolph’s children, wants Black men to grow old

Why Mia Jaye, mother of Young Dolph's children, wants Black men to grow old

Mia Jaye didn’t want to become an activist. The mother of Young Dolph‘s children, Jaye has shifted her focus to her for-profit organization “Black Men Deserve To Grow Old.” Jaye recently stopped by rolling out to discuss the organization that focuses on cutting down on violence by donating a portion of its profits to mental […]

Monique Debi of Concentric Education Solutions is helping kids in the community

Monique Debi of Concentric Education Solutions is helping kids in the community

Monique Debi is the chief academic officer of Concentric Education Solutions, a Detroit and Baltimore-based organization dedicated to helping mentor and tutor students who may have been displaced for a variety of reasons. Debi spoke with rolling out about the organization and how it helps kids through support and understanding. Tell us about Concentric Education […]

J. Brown is bringing back old-school R&B with ‘Chapter & Verse’

J. Brown is bringing back old-school R&B with 'Chapter & Verse'

Detroit native, J. Brown, has cultivated a unique sound that is continuing to reverberate around the world. His latest album, Chapter & Verse, is giving his fans an old-school R&B feel, as he goes back to the music that he grew up listening to. Brown spoke with rolling out about his album and his process […]

Sisters With Superpowers honored in Detroit (photos)

Sisters With Superpowers honored in Detroit (photos)

On Oct. 13, 2022, rolling out held their Sisters With Superpowers event at the Tigers Club in Detroit, powered by Chevrolet, the Detroit Tigers, and AT&T Dream in Black. Here are a few photos from the night, courtesy of David Watkins.

Deborah Joy Winans shares the excitement of being a sister with superpowers

Deborah Joy Winans shares the excitement of being a sister with superpowers

In partnership with Chevy, rolling out honors Deborah Joy Winans as one of our Sisters with Superpowers! Deborah’s superpower is JOY which is evident as she discusses her love of family and craft—being her authentic self. We salute the talented Deborah Joy and honor her contributions to the arts. #SWS2022 #PoweredbyChevy #mompreneur #rollingout #SWSDET22 #ATT #DreamInBlack #SistersWithSuperpowers […]

Comedian Amanda Seales dispenses laughs from coast to coast with ‘The Black Outside Again Tour’; talks upcoming shows in Detroit, Atlanta and Brooklyn

Comedian Amanda Seales dispenses laughs from coast to coast with 'The Black Outside Again Tour'; talks upcoming shows in Detroit, Atlanta and Brooklyn

Amanda Seales is a ‘Smart, Funny and Black’ comedian and creative visionary with a masters degree in African American studies from Columbia University. Many know her as “Tiffany DuBois” of HBO’s “Insecure” and her HBO stand-up special, “I Be Knowin’.”  She is also a former co-host on the daytime talk show, “The Real,” host of NBC’s […]

Metro Detroit students deliver spoken word at Detroit Auto Show

Metro Detroit students deliver spoken word at Detroit Auto Show

With a long-awaited return for the North American International Detroit Auto Show to be live, on Saturday, Sept. 17, the InsideOut Literary Arts Performance Troupe delivered powerful spoken word thoughts in the Toyota Exhibit Area in Detroit, MI.  Toyota and InsideOut Literary Arts, an award-winning organization headquartered in Detroit, showcased the 2022 Youth Performance Troupe […]

Shaina Kasztelan’s art gives a glimpse inside her Detroit neighborhood

Shaina Kasztelan's art gives a glimpse inside her Detroit neighborhood

Shaina Kasztelan is an artist from Detroit who had the opportunity to showcase her work for General Motors at the Made in America festival. Kasztelan spoke with rolling out about the inspiration behind her work and how it feels to be a part of Detroit’s art culture. What was the inspiration behind your painting? I am from […]

DJ Lynda Carter puts a remix on dance music in the heart of Detroit

DJ Lynda Carter puts a remix on dance music in the heart of Detroit

Serial entrepreneur and real estate boss DJ Lynda Carter describes how she melded her business background and her love for music into successful businesses, including two bars and two food trucks. Tell us a little bit about yourself.  I was born overseas, but I grew up on the west side of Detroit. I went to […]