Legendary filmmaker Robert Townsend on the impact of mentoring in Black films

Robert Townsend is a living legend in the filmmaking industry. Aside from his numerous accolades and films, which include cult classics like Hollywood Shuffle, Meteor Man, and of course The Five Heartbeats, Townsend continues to blaze trails in the industry. Just in the past year, he directed the BET drama American Soul and the CW’s […]

Omari Hardwick teams with Gentleman Jack to help Black filmmakers have a voice

Award-winning actor, producer, and writer Omari Hardwick teamed up with Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack brand to pay it forward for African American filmmakers across the nation. Hardwick and Code Black Life have partnered to help Gentleman Jack-US advocate the importance of inspiring and developing more diverse voices in the film industry. For the third year, […]

The Grio deputy editor Natasha S. Alford honored as a leading lady in media

Natasha S. Alford was recently honored for being a leading lady in media by Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual conference in Detroit. Jack Daniel’s “Leading Ladies in Media” private dinner reception honored both Alford and trailblazing Alford is an award winning journalist, Afro Latina advocate, and the deputy editor […]

Angela Yee, Natasha Alford honored at Jack Daniel’s Leading Ladies Media dinner

The Detroit Foundation Hotel opened its doors to The Leading Ladies in Media private dinner, sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack, on Thursday, August 2nd during the National Association of Black Journalists Conference (#NABJ18). This special evening was set aside to honor two influential, trailblazing women in media: Angela Yee of the national hit morning […]

Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor power ‘ATL Live on the Park’ party

NBA star Iman Shumpert was armed with his basketball high tops but traded out a Spalding basketball for a mic and the main stage during the acclaimed and power-packed “ATL Live on the Park” party at Piedmont Park on Tuesday evening in Atlanta. Shumpert, who was personally called out by former President Barack Obama to […]

Twista hits the road with Art, Beats and Lyrics

When you’re from Chicago, hearing Twista’s name in casual conversation is pretty common. It’s also pretty common to not be super excited about him performing somewhere in the city. We love him and all, but he’s from here and we tend to not be as excited about our own at times. For me, this changed […]

IMC 2013: VIP meet and greet mixer

  Rollingout partied with the VIPs at the 2013 International Music Conference Meet and Greet held at Atlanta’s Aurum Lounge. As attendees mingled with music industry insiders while enjoying complimentary Gentleman Jack, guests posed for photos on the red carpet and around the room. Take a look at a few people we spotted at the VIP […]