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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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An award-winning playwright with a background in theater, Demetrius Paschel is also a television writer and executive story editor with an interest in producing for network television. His passions are writing and producing feature stories, creative services, and documentaries. Read what he has to say. How did you get started writing professionally? My professional start in…

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The former chef and proprietor of Amy Ruth’s, Carl Redding, has experienced the heights of success and depths of challenges. But while most of those ebbs and flows pertained to business matters, he now faces one of his greatest personal trials after a diabetes-related medical emergency led to the amputation of his leg and the possibility…

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Michelle C. Powell, D.O., M.P.H. is a board-certified osteopathic family physician with over 20 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has established herself as a physician who not only cares about better outcomes but also lifestyle changes to sustain them. She has achieved success by pairing the right medical prescription with appropriate patient education…

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Across America and even globally, a cool soda is a treat on a hot day or a frequent treat. For the past several decades, however, there has been increasing concern that frequent consumption of soda products may be linked to serious health problems. These health issues include obesity, diabetes, heart disease and aggravation of metabolic conditions.…

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Sad news has come out of Tennessee as famous jurist and former TV judge Joe Brown has been suspended from practicing law in the state of Tennessee. The move comes after a medical crisis for Brown during an investigation that could see him censured or lose his law license after his arrest and courtroom outburst…

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