iOS 16 Apple update adds new diverse and ethnic features

Apple is back again with another update, but this time with more diverse and ethnic features for every iPhone user. Before Sept. 7, users began to receive news that an update was on the way. Many also experienced that their iPhone devices began to move somewhat slower. You can always tell when a new update […]

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 […]

AT&T Services SVP discusses their mission to diversify workforce

Rolling out spoke to Corey Anthony, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at AT&T Services, Inc., about the company’s strategic partnerships to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Anthony was on site during the annual Essence Festival of Culture, where he also spoke about their commitment to the community and longtime partnership with Essence, ATT’s […]

How CNN SVP Johnita Due is making diversity a priority in the workplace

Johnita P. Due is senior vice president and chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer for CNN, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, and WarnerMedia Studios at Warner Bros. Discovery. Due, who is based in Atlanta and joined CNN as a media lawyer in 2003, was appointed to the newly created role in 2019. Due explains how she’s […]

Nissan champions diversity at all levels of the company

Nissan is dedicated to diversity on every level of the corporation. Last month, Yetunde Faparusi and Keri Kelly spoke to rolling out about the company’s unique structure. Faparusi is Nissan’s director of brand, marketing and performance strategy, while Keri Kelly is the company’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion for its North American branch. What […]

NFL teaming with HBCUs to increase diversity in sports medicine

The National Football League has long experienced great difficulty adding Black coaches and executives into its nearly homogeneous ranks. However, the league believes it can make inroads in another area. The NFL has enacted an initiative, in conjunction with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS), to increase the […]

Tiffany R. Warren, advertising pioneer, on her game-changing ADCOLOR Awards

Tiffany R. Warren did more than just decry the conspicuous void of African Americans in the ultra-influential world of advertising. Her annual ADCOLOR Awards, which she founded 16 years ago, is a beacon of light in the dark history of purposeful and historic exclusion of people of color in mainstream commercials. The EVP of Sony […]

Infoblox diversity leader Zafar Brooks touts the importance of being tech savvy

Zafar Brooks is the vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Infoblox. He leads the supplier diversity policy, eight employee resource groups, cultural celebrations, a diversity website, diversity training, a diverse student certification program, an HBCU/HSI tech career immersion program, and the Infoblox KIND program. Brooks talked with rolling out about the importance of technology […]

VP Tony Gladney increasing diversity at MGM Resorts International

It was apropos for Fortune 100 executive Tony Gladney to be one of the esteemed speakers at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The missions of the Black Enterprise WPS and Gladney intersect at the point where they are creating mechanisms and pathways that amplify […]

BlackRock’s Stephanie Smith details why the Wall Street Project is so critical

NEW YORK – Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project (WSP) has contributed greatly to Blacks’ substantial and incremental advancements in the world of finance and big business. The WSP has not only aided in the process of creating intergenerational wealth but also teaches others how to navigate successfully within this highly profitable, albeit complex, sector. […]

Diverse crowd enjoys watching NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace race in Atlanta

There was not a lack of Black faces at Atlanta Motor Speedway at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 20 as a part of the NASCAR Cup Series. From the start of the race, we caught sight of opera singer Timothy Miller — famed for singing “God Bless America” at Atlanta Braves‘ games; […]

Former coach Tony Dungy warned NFL last year about lack of diversity

Exactly one year ago, Hall of Fame coach and former player Tony Dungy wrote an open letter beseeching the NFL to improve its so-called diversity program, particularly as it pertains to Black head coaches. One year later, on the first day of Black History Month, fired head coach Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit accusing […]

Tony Waller is the essential bridge connecting diverse communities to Walmart

Tony Waller is currently serving as Walmart’s vice president of constituent relations and racial equity in Bentonville, Arkansas. Waller sets the bar by creating strategies for driving reputation, augmenting outreach opportunities, and maximizing social investments in diverse communities. He excels in this role with style and grace. What is the importance of this role with […]

‘This Long Thread: Women of Color on Craft, Community, and Connection’

In early 2019, the craft community experienced a reckoning when crafters of color began sharing personal stories about exclusion and racial injustice in their field, pointing out the inequity and lack of visible diversity within the crafting world. Author Jen Hewett, who is one of a few prominent women of color in the fiber crafts […]

How Atlanta Braves and MLB can fix diversity issues

Despite the Atlanta Braves having seven Black players on its last championship roster in 1995, baseball Hall of Fame voter Terence Moore said the decline in Black interest in baseball started in the 1980s. As the Black icons Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks and Frank Robinson retired in the 1970s, the NFL began to […]

Nissan Americas names new diversity officer

Nissan has named Chandra Vasser, a 17-year Nissan veteran, to the new position of vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, for its Americas region. In this newly created role, Vasser will drive Nissan’s strategy to expand diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across business functions in the Americas region, while developing partnerships and […]

1 Black player? Hank Aaron would be ashamed of Braves’ World Series roster

The Atlanta Braves are in the World Series for the first time since 1999, and only have one Black player to show for it. Outfielder Terrance Gore is the only African American player on the Braves’ World Series roster. There are three other Braves on the active roster who appear to be of African descent, […]

Sonja Stills becomes 1st female league commissioner in HBCU D-I history

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has announced its next commissioner. On Oct. 26, the league announced Sonja Stills will become the first female commissioner in MEAC and HBCU Division I history on Jan. 1, 2022. “I’m honored to be named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s next Commissioner,” Stills said in the announcement’s release. “I’ve learned a great […]

Andréa Richardson provides strategic counsel to top global brands

For over two decades, Andréa Richardson has provided strategic counsel to top global corporations, nonprofits and public entities on diversity, inclusion and equity strategies, multicultural marketing, crisis management, reputation management, branding, customer engagement and corporate social responsibility. Richardson’s work in the area of multicultural and diversity initiatives has been recognized by her peers. Richardson spearheaded […]