Rashad Richey named dean of OcuPrep Institute of Georgia

OcuPrep Institute of Georgia is a higher education institution approved by the GA Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission and authorized as an approved higher education provider. OcuPrep is listed in the GA Directory of Institutions offering applied technical degrees, training, and certificate programs for various fields of study, including Ophthalmic Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, and Dialysis Technician […]

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice talks about the impact of Bud Billiken Parade

Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, CEO of The Chicago Defender Charities and publisher of Bronzeville Life honors her family’s legacy through the Bud Billiken Parade and Festival in Chicago. It is the longest running back-to-school parade in the United States. Rolling out spoke with Sengstacke-Rice about legacy, the parade and Black families.

Actress Angelina Jolie’s daughter will attend Spelman College (video)

Hollywood heavyweight Angelina Jolie announced over the weekend that her daughter will attend Spelman College in the fall. Jolie, who adopted several children of different ethnicities with former husband and A-list actor Brad Pitt, stated to her 15 million Instagram followers on July 31, 2022, that Zahara Jolie Pitt will be attending the prestigious HBCU in […]

Rashad Richey gives commencement address; CeeLo Green receives doctorate

Megastar CeeLo Green was among the recipients of honorary doctorates at GIA University, an international institution that supports humanitarian efforts through acts of service. CeeLo has been a trailblazing force in music and entertainment for decades. “CeeLo’s philanthropic endeavors have been well-noted, and he remains one of the greatest creative minds on the planet”, said […]

Usher makes surprise visit to students and staff at ‘Powered by Service Youth Volunteer Workshop,’ presented by Usher’s New Look Foundation

Usher made a surprise visit to a volunteer training workshop hosted by Usher’s New Look (UNL), the youth development foundation he launched 23 years ago to provide access, training, mentorship, and support of Black youth. Since then, UNL has evolved into one of the nation’s leading charitable organizations, having helped transform the lives of 50,000 […]

Rashad Richey pays graduation fees for high school graduates at Atlanta’s Phoenix Academy

Award-winning television and radio personality Dr. Rashad Richey today announced that he has paid the graduation fees for graduating seniors at Phoenix Academy. The school, located in Atlanta, opened in 2019 to merge programs for “non-traditional” students, including those in danger of not graduating. The student population at Phoenix Academy includes teen moms, foster kids, […]

Morris Brown regains its accreditation

Normalcy has been restored to picturesque Morris Brown College. Twenty years after Morris Brown lost its accreditation due to financial mismanagement and scandal, the renowned college has regained its legendary cachet. The historically black college, which counts Morehouse and Spelman colleges and Clark Atlanta University as its neighbors within the Atlanta University Center, was granted […]

Rashad Richey invited to lecture faculty at St. Petersburg College in Florida

This week,Rashad Richey, Ph.D., was the invited lecturer at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Richey was tasked with presenting practical and theoretical methodologies to enhance learning opportunities and outcomes for students. St. Petersburg College has been a trailblazing institution for equity and inclusion for years. The faculty and support staff are nationally noted for their […]

Brittany Rhodes is helping young Black girls overcome math anxiety

Brittany Rhodes is a math tutor, former GED math instructor, and founder and general MATHager of Black Girl MATHgic (BGM). BGM is a movement dedicated to increasing math confidence, awareness, enthusiasm, identity, fluency and persistence in children, with a focus on girls and Black children.

Dr. Eve Hudson empowers first-generation scholars to graduate

In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out interviewed Dr. Eve Hudson, founder and chief strategist of Evingerlean Worldwide®  — an entity created to empower first-generation scholars and graduates across the globe. Tell us a little bit about how you fulfill your mission. We do this through our empowering signature programs, award-winning podcast, first-of-its-kind store […]

Theresa Price found her true calling sending Black students to college

Theresa Price founded the National College Resources Foundation in 1999. The Compton, California, native’s organization has secured over $1 billion in scholarships and grants to help over 500,000 students and 350,000 first-generation students. She also launched the Black College Expo events that provide resources for “as many as would come.” Recently, Price spoke with rolling out about […]

D Smoke: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

The world was introduced to D Smoke in 2019 on Netflix’s “Rhythm + Flow,” a rap competition show with Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. judging the contestants. Since the show, D Smoke has garnered two Grammy nominations, amassed nearly two million Instagram followers and headlined Super Bowl parties. The world has grown to […]

Kevin Hart and Meek Mill come together for big donation to Philly

Kevin Hart and Meek Mill have teamed up with Michael Rubin to donate $15 million to schools in need of financial aid in Philadelphia. The generous gift — the biggest bequeathed by any of the trio — will go towards assisting low-income students at private or religious schools in 110 areas in the Pennsylvanian city. […]

Rashad Richey invited to lecture at University of Michigan King Day symposium

Noted journalists, commentators and trailblazers Maria Hinojosa and Rashad Richey, Ph.D., will co-lecture the University of Michigan’s annual Rev.  Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Memorial Keynote Lecture. Michigan has been a coeducational institution since 1871. The university’s enrollment is approximately 32,000 undergraduate students and 16,000 graduate students. Undergraduate admission to the university is categorized as […]

Morris Brown College makes history; financial aid reinstated after 20 years

ATLANTA, GA (December 10, 2021) — Morris Brown College (MBC) is proud to announce its reinstatement to participate in the Federal Financial Aid program administered by the United States Department of Education. This announcement comes on the heels of receiving accreditation candidacy by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a Virginia-based accreditation […]

Boosie enrolling in famed HBCU this coming semester (video)

Bombastic rapper Boosie Badazz has announced that he’s enrolling in the upcoming semester at a high-profile HBCU on Nov. 22, 2021 Boosie, 38, told his fans that he is going to begin classes at Jackson State University, the historically Black college whose football program is headed up by NFL Hall of Fame inductee Deion Sanders. […]