The National Museum of African American Music honors Lil Wayne on 40th birthday

The National Museum of African American Music honors Lil Wayne on 40th birthday

Lil Wayne has impacted music and  culture for more than 25 years. The incomparable, Grammy Award-winning rapper and business mogul celebrated his 40th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 27. While he kicked off his birthday festivities in L.A. and partied with the likes of YG, Yella Beezy, Keith Sweat, Shannon Sharpe and several other notable celebrities […]

New this month: May 2022 nonfiction releases

New this month: May 2022 nonfiction releases

May is starting off strong with the latest nonfiction releases. Michael Eric Dyson makes his young adult literature debut, Unequal: A Story of America; Ronnie Spector offerss a newly updated memoir, Be My Baby;  popular Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin shares positivity in Speak.

Michael Eric Dyson examines the state of Black America in release of 24th book

Michael Eric Dyson examines the state of Black America in release of 24th book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D. and rolling out CEO Munson Steed examine the state of Black America Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., recently sat down with rolling out CEO Munson Steed to address the sociopolitical concerns of Black America in an exclusive interview that serves as the global brand’s cover a week before Christmas […]

Michael Eric Dyson: Inside the mind of an intellectual architect

Michael Eric Dyson: Inside the mind of an intellectual architect

Michael Eric Dyson is one of a kind. A teacher, doctor of philosophy, father, philanthropist, radio host and prolific writer of 24 books and counting, he is the facilitator and conduit of a Black America starving for knowledge, wisdom and love. More than capable of providing the tools to nurture the minds of Black America, […]

Michael Eric Dyson feeds Black America with intellect, passion and love

Michael Eric Dyson feeds Black America with intellect, passion and love

Michael Eric Dyson sits down during an exclusive interview with rolling out CEO, Munson Steed, where the two discuss social and political components that continue to impact Black America. The Detroit native’s solutions, much of which are detailed in his latest book, Entertaining Race, are powerful and on point. Check it out!

Live: Sunday Stories with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Live: Sunday Stories with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

In this week’s installation of Sunday Stories with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a distinguished professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, Dyson talks about his new book Entertaining Race

Are you a Black man? Then the Boundless Brothers virtual men’s conference is for you

Are you a Black man? Then the Boundless Brothers virtual men's conference is for you

Rolling Out and McDonald’s would like to invite you to Boundless Brothers, a virtual experience, on Friday-Saturday, November 19 -20, 2021, via Hopin. Boundless Brothers is a men’s virtual conference that seeks to empower Black men across the nation through a series of thought leadership chats, panels, and workshops geared towards elevating their mental, emotional, physical, […]

Jay-Z’s mom and Master P receive honorary degrees

Jay-Z's mom and Master P receive honorary degrees

No Limit CEO Master P received an honorary doctorate on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Born Percy Miller, the New Orleans native was one of 400 graduates during the ceremony which included six valedictorians. Author and professor Michael Eric Dyson also gave the keynote speech during the commencement. “I […]

Big Sean and his mom to release wellness videos on mental health

Big Sean and his mom to release wellness videos on mental health

Big Sean has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness for years and has now launched a wellness video series with his mother Myra Anderson to tackle the issue even further. The series is presented by The Sean Anderson Foundation (Big Sean’s real name) which will release a new episode every Saturday in May […]

Big Sean reveals he contemplated suicide several times

Big Sean reveals he contemplated suicide several times

The pressures to succeed in life can take a toll on anyone, but finding a high level of success and then having to maintain or exceed it can weigh heavy on the mind, too. Detroit rapper Big Sean addressed the topic of mental health with sociology professor and author Michael Eric Dyson and revealed that […]

Filmmakers Will Packer and Malcolm Lee shared insider tips at influencer brunch

Filmmakers Will Packer and Malcolm Lee shared insider tips at influencer brunch

What do you get when you bring together renowned film producers Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer, actor Lamman Rucker, academic, author, professor and radio host Michael Eric Dyson, actress and radio show host Claudia Jordan, former Essence editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor and a host of other well-known luminaries on the same rooftop, in the […]

Rudy Giuliani to Black America: ‘Teach your children to be respectful’

Rudy Giuliani to Black America: 'Teach your children to be respectful'

While you were in church, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton went on the road taking Black America to task about this so-called “Black Lives Matter” movement. Of course, they used misleading statistics and racist rhetoric to do it. Still, to those Whites looking for cover, […]

Michael Eric Dyson talks President Obama’s legacy and Black progress

Michael Eric Dyson talks President Obama’s legacy and Black progress

Michael Eric Dyson stands as one of the more prominent Black intellectuals of this generation. His ideas on politics, race, and culture often initiates critical thinking or backslash. Regardless of his position on a particular topic, it’s guaranteed to spark a response one way or the other. Dyson continues to push to envelop in his […]

Michael Eric Dyson blasts Cornel West: ‘You ain’t that important’

Over the past several months, Dr. Cornel West has been vocal in his disapproval and outright disdain for President Barack Obama, and Dr. West’s fellow intellectuals and cultural commentators, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Dr. West’s criticisms were addressed yesterday by Dr. Dyson, as he spoke about the state of black intellectualism at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference.

Michael Eric Dyson, Robert Glasper discuss Black History at BET Honors

February 8, 2014 marked the taping of the annual BET Honors Awards held in our nation’s capital at The Warner Theater. It was one of the most star-studded events thus far in 2014 with notables on hand like Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, Ken Chenault, Carrie Mae Williams and many more. In light of Black History Month, some of the honorees and presenters discussed what it means to be honored by your own community.

Red carpet BET Honors 2014

The BET Honors 2014 red carpet was star studded last night at The Warner Theater in Washington DC. Jennifer Hudson, above, wore a short white dress with her black short haircut. Check out Ice Cube, Berry Gordy and others who rocked on the red carpet with Rolling Out. –Joi Pearson Source: Joi Pearson Photography