Lola Jaye shares how haunting eyes inspired her to write ‘The Attic Child’

Lola Jaye is the author of the book The Attic Child, which is a hauntingly powerful and emotionally charged novel about family secrets, love, loss, identity and belonging. Jaye spoke with rolling out about the book, and what inspired her to create it. What inspired you to create this book? The Attic Child was inspired by […]

Omarion focuses on self-help in book, ‘Unbothered: The Power of Choosing Joy’

Omarion is a Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, performer and actor who rose to popularity in the 2000s as the lead singer of the R&B band, B2K. Throughout his life, Omarion has found different ways to become physically, spiritually, and mentally grounded, which prompted him to write his debut book, Unbothered: The Power of Choosing Joy, […]

Catherine Adel West discusses her book, ‘The Two Lives of Sara’

Catherine Adel West is the author of The Two Lives of Sara, an emotional story of a tight-knit Southern Black community facing prejudice and life’s uncertainties together. What inspired you to write this book? My first book Saving Ruby King did well, but I didn’t feel like I was done exploring some of the characters, so I […]

Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman discuss the novel ‘The Thread Collectors’

Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman are the co-authors of the novel The Thread Collectors, which is a story of two women who risk everything for love and freedom during the atrocities of the Civil War. Their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads […]

Kendra Allen takes readers into the past with her memoir ‘Fruit Punch’

Kendra Allen is the author of the memoir Fruit Punch, which is about her growing up as a young Black girl and navigating through race, gender, and class. Fruit Punch touches on everything from questions of beauty and how we form concepts of ourselves, to what it means to grow up in her great uncle’s Southern […]

Noué Kirwan discusses Black love in debut novel ‘Long Past Summer’

Noué Kirwan is the author of the romance novel Long Past Summer, which is about a New York lawyer who finds herself defending her ex-boyfriend against his ex-wife, who used to be her best friend. Kirwan spoke with rolling out about the novel, and what inspired her to write this twisted love triangle for her debut […]

Natalie Moore discusses why she created the book and play ‘The Billboard’

Natalie Y. Moore is a Chicago-based journalist. Moore is the author of the book The Billboard, which is about a fictional Black women’s clinic in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on the South Side and its fight with a local gadfly running for city council who puts up a provocative billboard: “Abortion is genocide.” Moore spoke with […]

Nick Cannon rehired as host of ‘Wild ‘N Out’

Nick Cannon is returning as host of “Wild ‘N Out.” The 40-year-old presenter was fired from the show last July for making anti-Semitic remarks during an episode of his podcast, for which he subsequently apologized and held meetings with prominent members of the Jewish community in a bid to learn. MTV Entertainment Group spokesperson told […]

Nate Yohannes says Microsoft is actively recruiting diverse talent

Nate Yohannes is the product leader of artificial intelligence and mixed reality engineering at Microsoft. After a stint with the Obama administration on the Broadband Opportunity Council and SBA’s Office of Investment and Innovation developing policies to improve the U.S. government investments in technology, Yohannes entered the private sector serving as an executive adviser on […]

Lil Nas X says he wants to give sex with women ‘a try’

Breakout rap star Lil Nas X has become as famous for online trolling as he is for his record-breaking Billboard hit “Old Town Road.” Therefore, no one knew what to make of the 21-year-old Atlanta born rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, when he blared this blunt message over the social media airwaves. […]

Snoop Dogg challenges this rap superstar to a Verzuz challenge

One of the silver linings of the self-quarantine era spurred on by the pandemic was the masterful creation of the Verzuz challenge by iconic producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. The Instagram Live battle, Verzuz, has been a phenomenal international success and has already featured the record-breaking pairings of Babyface vs. Teddy Riley and Jill Scott […]

Vivica A. Fox is ready for a 3rd ‘Kill Bill’ film

Vivica A. Fox wants Quentin Tarantino to make a third Kill Bill film. The 55-year-old actress plays the role of Vernita Green, who was killed by Uma Thurman’s The Bride in the first film. Vernita’s daughter Nikki witnessed the murder, and Tarantino has teased the possibility of Nikki coming back for revenge — something Fox wants […]

Shannon Sharpe says he would’ve beat up Michael Jordan for bullying teammates

The ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” continues to reveal the interworkings of the Chicago Bulls dynasty, which ruled the NBA during the 1990s. However, on the episode that premiered on Sunday, May 10, 2020, the film revealed how Michael Jordan would push his teammates with the goal of making them perform better. Jordan led the […]

Kevin Hart to reunite with director Tim Story on ‘Night Wolf’

Tim Story is set to reunite with Kevin Hart on Night Wolf. The 50-year-old filmmaker is being lined up to direct the superhero comedy, which will tell the story of a man (played by Hart) who meets his future father-in-law for the first time and discovers that he is the superhero known as the Night […]

Kobe Bryant and passengers to blame for helicopter crash, pilot’s rep claims

A representative of the pilot who flew the doomed helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna now blames the crash on the passengers who died in the fiery flames on Jan. 26, 2020. According to published reports, the representative of the deceased pilot puts the onus on the passengers and is responding legally to […]

Black DA Joyette Holmes to serve as special prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case

A Black woman will serve as the special prosecutor in the murder case of Ahmaud Arbery. On Monday, May 11, 2020, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr named Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes as the special prosecutor in the case that has rocked the nation, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The first district attorney assigned […]

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish reveal gender of their baby

Expectant parents Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish have revealed the gender of their baby. The “Central Intelligence” star used his Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, post to praise his wife and reveal they are set to become parents to a little girl. Hart wrote on Instagram: “Happy Mother’s Day to this beautiful woman & […]

Georgia AG asks Department of Justice to look into Ahmaud Arbery killing

The Georgia Attorney General is requesting the U.S. Department of Justice investigate the questionable handling of the shooting death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in February by two White men. Chris Carr asked that U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Bobby Christine conduct a “complete and transparent review of how the Ahmaud Arbery […]

Beyoncé shares photos of COVID-19 testing in Houston, praises mother’s ‘vision’

Beyoncé thanked her mother Tina Knowles Lawson for her “vision” as they set up mobile coronavirus testing in their hometown. The “Single Ladies” hitmaker took to Instagram to share photographs from a mobile testing site for the virus that will be trialed around her hometown of Houston, Texas. She wrote on Instagram: “Seeing my hometown […]

Iconic soul singer Betty Wright dead at 66

Singer Betty Wright, who rose to fame in the 1970s and ’80s, has died from a mysterious and undisclosed illness. She was 66 years old. Wright is the latest in a rapid succession of losses as legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard and famed music exec Andre Harrell died within the past 48 hours. […]