How Allstate’s Cheryl Harris handles being a Black woman exec

Cheryl Harris understands the significance of her position. A Florida A&M graduate, Harris represents a generation of Black women and HBCU scholars as Allstate‘s chief procurement officer. Harris spoke to rolling out about her career and how she carries the baton of being a Black female executive. At what point in life did you know […]

Butt naked FAMU grad’s social media photos create controversy

A master’s graduate is under investigation by Florida A&M University after she posed naked in front of a prominent statue on the prestigious campus Terica Williams created a firestorm of controversy at the HBCU in Tallahassee, Florida, because she chose to celebrate procuring her graduate degree by stripping down naked in front of the famed […]

Black genius Jason Carter celebrates 11 years of One Music Fest greatness

Jason Carter, brand marketer, cultural engineer, and the founder of ONE Music Fest, is a visionary and strategic business executive. ONE Music Fest has become a grand event and is in its 11th year. The upcoming event will take place Oct. 9 and 10, 2021. Carter spoke with rolling out about his inspiration for the fest […]

Another gun-toting bigot loses his job after threatening FAMU students

It is a fact that some White men with guns are feeling particularly emboldened when confronting Blacks in their everyday lives. The most interesting thing about these encounters is that the Blacks who are on the receiving end of these threats are often women or young adults. For many, the power of death in their […]

Tia Coleman thanks her HBCU for helping her achieve despite all obstacles

Many of us encounter obstacles in life, but it’s how we deal with them that defines us. Tia Coleman was dealt her hand of hardships, but she prevailed against the odds. On her 21st birthday, she was involved in a terrible car crash that left her in critical condition. When she woke up in the hospital the doctor […]

Minorities dominate Georgia State University Royal Court

During homecoming this past weekend, Georgia State University crowned its newest Royal Court, including Norae Woodard as the 2017-2018 Ms. Georgia State University, making her the sixth consecutive Black Ms. GSU since 2012. Georgia State University is the most diverse institution in the state of Georgia and is No. 1 in the nation for awarding […]

Trey Pressley never compromises to get to his next level in entertainment

Trey Pressley is eye candy no doubt. Pressley is a seasoned model who is very comfortable in his own skin. Don’t get it twisted; he never compromises his integrity for a check. Here, he discusses how he navigates the “complicated” entertainment industry, why he uses caution and offers tips to stand above the competition. What […]

HBCU commencement speakers announced for 2015

It’s that time of year again that brings joy to thousands of HBCU students, commencement. Several top tier HBCUs have announced exciting speakers for 2015. Take a look at this year’s lineup, starting with the top ranked HBCU in the United States:Spelman College Donna Brazile

FAMU band leader sentenced to prison for hazing death

A former band leader at Florida A&M University will have to serve the next six years of his life in prison for the hazing death of a fellow band member. Dante Martin, 27, and 15 other FAMU band members were charged for the death of Robert Champion while hazing him in 2011. Prosecutors said Martin […]

Former FAMU band member convicted

An ex-FAMU band member was convicted this past Friday (Oct. 31) of manslaughter in relation to a hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C” that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Robert Champion in 2011. According to prosecutors, Dante Martin, 27, was known among the group as “the president of Bus C,” and was responsible […]

Ex-FAMU band member sentenced in Robert Champion hazing death

One of the former Florida A&M University band members who beat Robert Champion in the infamous hazing homicide was sentenced on Friday to a year in jail. Jessie Baskin became the first FAMU student to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of the drum major when he was ordered to […]

Happy Founders Day! Celebrity women who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the illustrious ladies of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated  is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 15, 1908. It is the oldest Greek organization established by black college-educated women. Today, the women of AKA […]

Twitter erupts over ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s 28-year prison sentence

About a decade ago, when legendary radio deejay Tom Joyner was asked whom he thought would become the first black president of the United States, two words bolted out of his mouth before the question was complete: Kwame Kilpatrick. That’s just how well thought of he was back then. And Joyner was far from alone with […]

Hip-hop ambassadors Beyoncé and Jay-Z attacked by Stacey Dash and Republican Party

Florida Congressmen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart sent a joint letter to the U.S. Treasury Department officials responsible for policing the embargo with Cuba to demand to be told who approved Shawn “Jay-Z” and Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s travel and for what purpose. “Do you care that the Jay-Zs have taken the capital you have given […]

12 FAMU band members charged with murder

Twelve former band members now face charges of manslaughter in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion. State Attorney Jeff Ashton also filed charges against two more band members. The new charges were announced at a hearing Monday. Last spring, 10 band members were charged with third-degree felony hazing. If convicted, each will result in […]

Famous People Who Attended FAMU

Florida Agricultural Mechanical University’s homecoming week has arrived and students and alumni will celebrate with an elaborate coronation, a much anticipated football game, spirited tailgating, a lively step show and a number of concerts featuring the top names in hip-hop and R&B. FAMU has a storied history of providing education to individuals who went on to […]

Black Serial Killer Film Gets Green Light

– Edgy drama inspired by internationally known Los Angeles Serial Killer case focuses on detective, journalist and community organizer hunting the killer. “Dancing With Rip,” is the first movie inspired by the South Central Los Angeles serial killer case, “Grim Sleeper.”  The film is being produced by Nyjo Brennen, Florida A&M alum, who most recently produced […]

Georgia State University Ranks No. 1 in Graduating Black Students

Georgia State University outpaced every college in America to become the top school to graduate blacks in the nation, according to a report from Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The downtown-based Atlanta school awarded 1,262 degrees to black Americans in  2012, surpassing every HBCU school, including Florida A&M University and North Carolina A&T State University. […]