When Mardrequs Harris learned Black people had disproportionate HIV rates

Mardrequs Harris is doing the work to help break down commonly held misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. At a recent Gilead event, the Southern AIDS Coalition director of community investments talked with rolling out about the organization and its work to educate people about the disease. Why is the Southern AIDS Coalition in Atlanta? One of the […]

How SisterLove, Brison Edwards are promoting sexual health

Brison Edwards is a heavy supporter of promoting sexual health. He is the digital content and operations strategist for SisterLove, a one-stop shop for sexual health. At Gilead‘s Community Conversation with Kandi Burruss and Dazon Dixon Diallo at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta, Edwards spoke to rolling out about the organization. SisterLove offers free STD […]

National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2022: ‘A discussion at the crossroads’

On Aug. 29, 2022, communities of faith will pause for a moment of reflection and engagement in recognition of National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We are in a time of several colliding health crises that cut across all socioeconomic, race, gender and sexual barriers impacting Black and Brown people disproportionately. However, we have learned some […]

Kitchen magician Danielle Henry restores health and balance through raw foods

Danielle Henry is a celebrity chef, alchemist, artist, and multidimensional healer who uses food to heal. Henry wants to awaken the collective and remind people of their innate power as well as inspire consumers to make better choices daily — in and out the kitchen — to support healing, and not our destruction. Tell us […]

Dr. Quintin Robinson discusses HIV in the transgender community

Quintin R. Robinson, MD, is a staff physician and current HIV Division Director at AbsoluteCare Medical Center and Pharmacy in Atlanta. Dr. Robinson is a native of Atlanta.  He received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Robinson then returned to Atlanta and attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and completed […]

Center for Elders’ Independence celebrates 40th anniversary

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – The Center for Elders’ Independence celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 12. The facility serves as a daycare center for elders who can get physical therapy, exercise and socialize among other elders in the community before returning home in the evening. It’s a happy medium for adult caretakers who want help caring […]

Dr. Barbara Joy Jones-Parks employs hands-on approach for treating patients

Dr. Barbara Joy Jones-Parks had dreams and aspirations of being a model and actress, so much so, that she walked away from a full basketball scholarship to pursue a career in Hollywood. “Unfortunately, I did not get any call backs at my auditions. So I went back to college and dedicated my life to becoming […]

Tougaloo alumna Dr. Washington says HBCU professors cultivate in a special way

Dr. Latonya Washington is the president of the Bluff City Medical Society, which is an organization for physicians of color in Memphis, Tennessee a subsidiary of the National Medical Association. Dr. Washington attended Tougaloo College in Mississippi where she received a bachelor of science and received her master’s and doctorate of medicine at the University […]

Meharry grad Dr. Benson of NIH has a life-changing message for Black men

Dr. Richard Benson is the director of the Office of Global Health and Health Disparities at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He is a leader in the fields of vascular neurology and health disparities research. His areas of research interest and expertise include health […]

Why Ramona Burress believes self-advocacy is important for Black women

Ramona Burress, Pharm.D., is the associate director of diversity and inclusion in clinical trials at Janssen. Burress earned a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2013, at 34 years old, she discovered a lump in her breast. Burress was going through many life changes at the time, including divorce. After […]

Springfield Health Commissioner Caulton-Harris making beneficial changes

Helen Caulton-Harris is the health commissioner of Springfield, Massachusetts and was appointed director of Health and Human Services for the city by Mayor Michael J. Albano on April 1, 1996. Commissioner Harris has passionately been developing policies for the health needs of underserved populations both locally and nationally. If you had to give a quick […]

Dr. Kameron Matthews provides care that keeps people out of the hospital

Dr. Kameron Matthews is the chief health officer of Cityblock Health, which is based in Brooklyn, New York. Cityblock Health is a health care provider catering to the integration of medical, behavioral and social services for Medicaid and dually eligible and low-income beneficiaries. Matthews is a board-certified physician who has also led transformational efforts for […]

Dr. Samaria Brown discusses the power of an HBCU education

Dr. Samaria Brown is a certified primary care pediatrician. She’s graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana and Harvard Medical School. Brown believes every child and family should receive high-quality and equitable care. Recently, Brown discussed her career with rolling out. When did you decide you wanted to go to medical school? [It] was probably around […]

Dr. Frita discusses key health components in her book ‘Under Pressure’

Dr. Frita is the founder and president of Midtown Atlanta Nephrology PC. She is a vibrant, witty and striking 6-foot-tall Atlanta physician who is triple board-certified in nephrology, internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a philanthropist, businesswoman and a dynamic, humorous speaker. Dr. Frita is also a soon-to-be-published author. Why did you title your book Under […]

Dr. KaNisha L. Hall discusses finding trusted voices in the medical field

Dr. KaNisha L. Hall is a board-certified anesthesiologist, sexologist, addiction medicine counselor, published author and media personality. She is a proud Howard University alumna and HBCU advocate. She pushes to end healthcare disparities and advocates for women’s health rights. Dr. Hall talks with rolling out about finding trusted voices in the medical field, what she’s doing to protect […]

3 reasons full-body massages should be a part of your self-care regimen

You just came home from your eight-hour job, and something doesn’t feel right with your body. It’s stiff, there’s pain, and you just can’t pinpoint what the problem is. Not only that, but your stress levels are high as well. It sounds like you need a massage. Anxiety and stress can cause tension in different […]