Amazon CEO’s former wife MacKenzie Scott donates millions to HBCUs

Historically Black colleges and universities are pillars of education and success in the African American community, but they often lack the same funding as other institutions. MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has decided to use her wealth to pour into HBCUs to ensure their continued success as a part of her […]

HBCU graduate Justin Shaifer creates cartoon to excite students about STEM

Justin Shaifer is a STEM revolutionary and educator. Shaifer earned a full scholarship from NASA and NOAA to attend Hampton University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marine and environmental science. He is currently working toward a doctorate in science education at Columbia University. The Chicago native is also the founder of Fascinate Inc., […]

Chemist Tracey Kearse creates AcARRE to satisfy your beauty needs

AcARRE is a natural beauty brand created by chemist and CEO Tracey Kearse. Kearse has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Hampton University. Starting a business was natural for the Severna Park, Maryland, native who hails from a long line of entrepreneurs. Rolling out spoke with Kearse about her brand, which prides itself on […]

Photographer Jack Manning III’s vivid imagination defines his art

Jack Manning III caught the photography fever at an early age. Now the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, native, who is based in Atlanta, travels doing what he loves. Manning is the mastermind of Jaxon Photo Group where he specializes in portrait, conceptual and wedding photography. Rolling out caught up with Manning to hear about and see […]

Bahamian students arrive at Hampton University with help from JetBlue (video)

JetBlue Airways provided free flights to Virginia for 46 students from the University of the Bahamas-North campus who were affected by Hurricane Dorian so they can attend Hampton University this fall. All 46 arrived on campus Sept. 24. Icema Gibbs, JetBlue’s director of corporate social responsibility, discussed how the airline got involved with the initiative […]

Entertainment correspondent Raquel Harper is grateful to Black College Expo™

National College Resources Foundation’s program Black College Expo™ has helped more than 500,000 students get into college, and many of those students are doing amazing things. This month Black College Expo™ spotlights entertainment journalist and TMZ correspondent Raquel Harper. “I am a true product of the Black College Expo. I wouldn’t be where I am […]

Hampton University, JetBlue step up for the Bahamas; 5 Hampton alumni to know

Hampton University announced that it will provide free admission, tuition, and room and board during its fall semester to 46 students from the University of the Bahamas-North campus who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian. Calvin L. Butts Jr., a 2002 graduate of Hampton University who sits on its board of trustees, helped to connect Pastor […]

Education activist Andriel Dees says Black women’s voices matter

Andriel Dees is recognized as one of the most outstanding women of color in education. She has served as director of equity, diversity and inclusion at Capella University and chief diversity officer for the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. A graduate of Hampton University and William Mitchell College of Law, she currently is the system Civil […]

HBCU graduate Ruth E. Carter makes history at the 91st annual Academy Awards

The 91st Annual Academy Awards, hosted on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, was full of applause-worthy moments. It was a big night for Black Panther, earning Marvel Studios its first recognition by the Academy. Even more significant, the night commemorated a history-making moment for underrepresented Black women in Hollywood. Costume designer, Ruth E. Carter won her first Oscar, becoming the first […]

‘Rolling out’ salutes Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams

Honoree: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N Why we salute her: Simply put, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams has quite the impressive résumé. Currently serving as the deputy surgeon general, Trent-Adams is a well-respected global health leader. This Hampton University graduate began her career in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health […]

HBCU student is the CEO of an app that connects women with natural hair

Nia Wellman is a 21-year-old entrepreneur and a natural hair and beauty influencer. A Hampton University senior majoring in communications, she balances her full-time class load along with numerous campus activities, which include being the chapter president of Campus Curlz, director of homecoming affairs and communications secretary for the Freddye T. Davy Honors College. Despite her demanding […]

Hampton University grad Melanie E. Bates talks being wrongfully jailed

Tell us about your education and training. I graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing. I earned my Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. I am licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. Over the years, I have participated in various training and workshops. I […]

Celebrity MUA Ashley Gray embraces self, flaws and all

After discovering her gift while attending Hampton University, today, Ashley Gray is one of the most in-demand celebrity makeup artists. With a long list of clients such as LeToya Luckett, Travis Greene, Toya Wright and Chicago singer-songwriter Dreezy, she has proved that with dedication, perseverance, courage and a positive outlook, you can achieve anything you put […]

Hampton University student found dead

Police are investigating a death at Hampton University that happened on Friday morning, 13 Now News reports. While there are very few details surrounding the incident, according to the city of Hampton Police Chief Terry Sult, authorities “do not suspect foul play at this point.” “However, it is early in the investigation and any information […]

Model and graduate student Erin Leigh talks role models, acting and what success looks like

Erin Leigh Occupation: Model Education: “I received my bachelor’s degree from Hampton University, my major was sports management with a focus in marketing. I am now studying for my master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.” What inspired you to model? What inspires me to model is the […]

Top 10 HBCU commencement speakers

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known as HBCUs produce some of the nations top executives, influential leaders and well known celebrities. These schools not only provide a place of learning, they encourage a tight knit network that essentially becomes an extended family.  It is no wonder that every year, the best and brightest want to give commencement […]

Hampton University band director Rasan Holmes talks homecoming 2013

 Hampton University’s Band Director dishes on homecoming 2013 During Hampton University’s 2013 homecoming celebration lead band director Rasan Holmes detailed to rollingout the pressures he and the “Marching Force” band were facing for their game time performance. “It’s very different preparing for homecoming,” said Holmes. “You have the added pressure of the alumni coming back […]

Hampton University homecoming: Parade photos

Hampton homecoming parade Over the weekend Hamptonians and local residents took to the streets to watch the sights and sounds of the 2013 homecoming parade. Included in this year’s march through downtown Hampton were various churches, high schools and social groups. Floats included an intricate birthday cake to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hampton […]

Hampton University homecoming photos

 Hampton University homecoming 2013 Hampton University’s 2013 homecoming celebration was filled with the tradition and rites that make this historically black college “a thought sent from heaven above.” With the theme “The Royal Standard: The Legacy Continues,” Hamptonians kept the university’s student center packed with current students and alumni who welcomed sounds from DJ LP and […]

5 athletes who own franchises

Athletes are resorting to purchasing franchises of already well-known brands. Franchises come pre-packaged with two of the most important keys to success already built in: a widely known brand name and pre-determined price lists. Check out five athletes who own franchises. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson Above, pro basketball player Jared Jeffries signed his first franchise agreement in July. […]

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