Tiffani Martin and Yale ophthalmologist fighting diabetes-related eye disease

Tiffani Martin is an inspiration to whomever she encounters. Despite being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and eventually going blind at age 27 from diabetic retinopathy, she got married and is the owner of two businesses. Robinson and Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu of Yale University spoke to rolling out regarding their campaign to fight diabetes-related eye […]

Rapper Biz Markie dies at 57

Rapper Biz Markie passed away in a Baltimore hospital on Friday, July 16, 2021. The beloved rapper’s cause of death is confirmed only as a series of diabetic complications. According to family sources, his wife, Tara Hall, was bedside holding his hand when he died. The “Just A Friend” creator born Marcel Theo Hall played […]

Higher COVID risk in Blacks due to elevated obesity, hypertension and diabetes

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019, is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since the spread of the virus, it has been well documented that the mortality risk for Blacks who contract COVID-19 is higher than other ethnic groups. A study led by […]

10 ways diabetics can enjoy the summer heat

Diabetics are more sensitive to summer heat, so preparing for the hotter months of the year is imperative as heat can affect blood sugar levels. Patients who take insulin to control blood sugars could be at higher risk of health maladies during the summer. Keeping your blood sugar under control is the primary objective. If […]

Basketball announcer blames his use of the N-word on diabetes (video)

The sports announcer who got caught calling an Oklahoma girl’s basketball team the N-word after the multiracial team knelt for the national anthem is blaming his egregious error on his diabetes. The man took great umbrage when the Norman High School teens, comprised of White and Black players, knelt during the playing of the “Star-Spangled […]

Angie Stone discusses dating D’Angelo and overcoming diabetes

Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Angie Stone appeared on the “rolling out AM Wake-Up Call” on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, to raise awareness about an often overlooked ailment in the Black community: diabetes. Stone discussed battling the disease at the height of her career; dating “sex-symbol” D’Angelo, who she said stood by her in her […]

Former ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ host Doctor Dré describes having his leg amputated

When “Yo! MTV Raps” made its ballyhooed debut in 1988, it shattered the music channel’s all-time ratings, and its two main hosts, Doctor Dré and Ed Lover, were living the life as overnight national sensations. Thirty-two years later, however, the man born Andre Brown is simply grateful to live. He has remarkably remained in good […]

Comedian Baldhead Phillips details battle with COVID-19

Baldhead Phillips is a keep-it-real comedian hailing from the South Side of Chicago. As a young child, he used comedy as an escape from traumatic situations. His comedic style is upfront and to the point. He touches on the reality of being a young man growing up in tough circumstances while also understanding that the […]

NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins promotes diabetes awareness

Dominique Wilkins is an NBA Hall of Famer and the most celebrated player in Atlanta Hawks history. Wilkins currently serves as the Hawks’ vice president of basketball operations and special adviser to the CEO. He also works tirelessly to raise awareness for the disease he’s battling, diabetes. We spoke with Wilkins about health management in […]

Trainer Dolvett Quince discusses diabetes and fitness in the Black community

Dolvett Quince is a New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, celebrity fitness trainer and personal development expert. He is best known for being a trainer on NBC’s hit show “The Biggest Loser.” As a part of rolling out‘s HealthIQ initiative, we spoke with Quince about the importance of community and accountability to exercise and […]

How top bariatric surgeon Fritz Jean-Pierre is using robotics to treat obesity

Dr. Fritz Jean-Pierre is a bariatric surgeon who aims to give his patients a better quality of life. He received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and completed his general surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then completed […]

Lizzo fans accuse ‘Biggest Loser’ star Jillian Michaels of body-shaming singer

Just days after singer Lizzo shut down Twitter due to the relentless beat downs and body-shaming from users, Jillian Michaels of “The Biggest Loser” fame apparently added to the drama after blasting the singer.  Appearing on Buzzfeed News’ live Twitter feed, the 45-year-old celebrity trainer wondered aloud why people are “glamorizing” Lizzo’s obesity. “You cannot […]

Anjellica Sharpe is empowering those living with diabetes

Anjellica Sharpe, who has Type 1 diabetes, felt compelled to help other diabetics. As a result, the Atlanta native founded Heeling Diabetes Inc. with the goal of providing guidance and support for the millions of Americans suffering from the disease. Rolling out recently spoke with Sharpe to learn more. What guided you to start Heeling […]

Gabourey Sidibe’s dramatic weight loss stuns fans (photos)

Fans have long formed a protective circle around Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe during her continuous battle with her weight since she rocketed to fame in the Oscar-nominated film Precious in 2009. This is why, unlike the cases with a plethora of other celebrities, fans had no problem with the 36-year-old “Empire” star’s laparoscopic bariatric surgery to […]

5 health benefits provided by the keto diet

The ketogenic diet, commonly known as the keto diet, has become popular as a mechanism to lose weight. Those following the keto diet basically decrease the number of carbs they consume and increase their fat intake. Outside of weight loss, many people overlook the fact that there are more health benefits when following this diet […]

Oprah avoids diabetes with weight loss

Oprah Winfrey was diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” before losing 42 lbs. The 65-year-old media mogul began her journey with WW – which was formerly known as Weight Watchers – four years ago and lost a whopping 42 lbs. through the program, The media icon decided to do something about her weight after being told she was […]

Viola Davis reveals the health condition she’s dealing with

Viola Davis has opened up after finding out she was diagnosed with a health condition that could affect her lifestyle. The “How to Get Away with Murder” actress knows diabetes — which affects the body’s ability to process insulin — runs in her family so she has always followed a balanced diet and tried to exercise regularly […]

Heritage Café: A love story

When customers enter the Heritage Café at 1849 East 79th St. in Chicago, they are immediately embraced by the beauty, intelligence, warmth and passion of Black culture: the art on the walls, the books on the shelves, the music in the air, and the conversations between patrons. Proprietors Dion and Colette Tasker Steele have carefully […]

Joe Jackson has died

Joe Jackson, the 89-year-old patriarch of the Jackson family dynasty, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today after a battle with cancer, TMZ reports. The retired talent manager, who is best known for handling the careers of his children, including his late son Michael Jackson, had been hospitalized for some time, with his wife Katherine and some of […]

‘Love & Hip Hop’ best moments from episode 6

On this episode of “Puppy Love,” Jonathan rekindles his friendship with Anais and they finally resolve their issues. Remy Ma and Papoose open Conceited Boutique in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Jaquae kicks his vixen girlfriend, Sophia Body out the condo like Martin did Pam after accepts a puppy from James R. We all may live, […]