How the next March on Washington impacts freedom, equality and justice for all

For at least two centuries, Aug. 28 has been associated with freedom and expansion of democratic ideals and principles. The British Slavery Abolition Act received Royal Assent on Aug. 28, 1833, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. Ten suffragists were arrested […]

EPA director Michael Regan details infrastructure improvements

Rolling out had the chance to sit down with Michael Regan, the first Black man and second person of color to lead the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Regan joined President Biden’s cabinet as the 16th administrator of the EPA and pushes for equality and justice while serving the public and improving the country’s infrastructure […]

BLM co-founder Alicia Garza tells her truth in ‘The Purpose of Power’

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart is a phenomenal book for those who’ve found themselves caught in the pandemic mindset and the imaginary domicile where social justice and equality reside. Written by Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, The Purpose of Power opens the door for […]

Dave Chappelle doesn’t want to die penniless like MLK and Malcolm X

Comic superstar Dave Chappelle talked about the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of a White cop on Memorial Day 2020. Chappelle, 47, expounds on his own Netflix series regarding the extreme emotional trauma Floyd’s televised death caused as the first guest on the new season of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction […]

Jewel Burks Solomon tackles divide in tech at Facebook’s ‘Civil Rights x Tech’

Jewel Burks Solomon is an advocate for minority representation and access in the technology industry. Solomon is a managing partner at Collab Capital. She is the co-founder of the startup, Partpic, groundbreaking technology that changes the way people everywhere locate products. Solomon sold Partpic to Amazon in 2016. Rolling out spoke with her at the […]

Women in Hollywood take action with ‘Time’s Up’ movement

Shonda Rhimes (Photo credit: Instagram – @shondarhimes) 2018 is off to a good start for women. On Monday, Jan 1, women in Hollywood teamed up with women in law to take the #MeToo movement to the next level in a letter calling for action against sexual harassment and progress toward gender-equality. Published in the New […]

Freedom Summer: 50 years ago, but has current relevance

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal civil rights events to take place — Freedom Summer in Mississippi. Led by Bob Moses and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, organized college students, mainly white, from above the Mason-Dixon Line partnered with young, black activists from the South, putting their lives on […]

1,000 strong for racial justice at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, students and faculty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor gathered for a worthy cause. What started out as a campus campaign rapidly expanded into a 12-hour overnight protest. The United Coalition for Racial Justice at the university hosted a speak out event from 8pm Tuesday evening until 8am Wednesday […]

Black intellectual: 10 powerful quotes from Imani Perry

Imani Perry is a leading professor at Princeton University who holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and J.D. from Harvard Law. She has penned the books Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip-Hop, and More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States. As rolling out’s […]

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