Toyota executive Alva Adams Mason receives prestigious NAMAD Lifetime Achievement Award

During the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) 41st Annual Membership Meeting, Alva Adams Mason, group manager, Multicultural Business Alliance & Strategy and Multicultural Dealer Relations, Toyota Motor North America, was given the prestigious NAMAD Lifetime Achievement Award at the in-person conference held in Miami, Florida on December 7-10, 2021.  This award recognizes a […]

Keenan Harris shares how Jack Daniel’s uses collaboration as a marketing tool

Keenan Harris is a seasoned marketing and sales manager working in the wine and spirits industry. He currently serves as the senior multicultural marketing manager for Brown-Forman in the United States and Canada. Rolling out spoke with Harris about marketing for the Jack Daniel’s brand. How do you use collaboration as a marketing strategy? Collaboration […]

Nissan’s 2020 Versa remains popular choice for Gen X

Nissan continues to show tremendous success in sales and likeability with the 2020 Versa SR CVT. According to U.S. News and World Report, the Versa ranks high among the best affordable subcompacts in the country. To step up the competition in the small car division, Nissan completely redesigned the 2020 Versa, SR  CVT. From the […]

Global marketing director Dametria Mustin shares a day at Cantu

Dametria Mustin is a marketing maven with nearly 15 years of experience. Her background includes international marketing, product development, and brand management. Her entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering passion for multicultural consumers, support her unique and creative stamp she places on any brand she touches. Mustin currently serves as the global marketing director at PDC Brands. […]

PBS celebrates advertising giant Tom Burrell with new documentary

Tom Burrell established Burrell Communications in 1971 and led the company through 2004. By recognizing the unique qualities of the African American consumer market, he spearheaded some of the most memorable campaigns in advertising history. Burell Communications featured prominent figures and newcomers and fostered a sense pride in Black people, capturing trends and raising awareness […]

Karonda Cook celebrates the beauty of textured hair at Sally Beauty

Karonda Cook lives and breathes the beauty industry. “Beauty is in my DNA,” she says. “I grew up witnessing my grandmother, mother and aunts style their hair, apply makeup, etc. and aspired to do the same when I became of age.” Cook currently leads Sally Beauty’s multicultural hair care category as director of merchandising, which […]

Quentin Holmes empowers youth with multicultural book series ‘Real Street Kidz’

Author, entrepreneur, and brand creator Quentin Holmes (known to his friends as Q) has dedicated his life to empowering the world’s youth through trendsetting literature, media and fashion. The son of a hardworking father whose career advancement moved the family to nearly every region of the country, Holmes gained exposure to people from a wide […]

Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner honors Jamie Foxx

Vote It Loud hosted its first ever Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. The star-studded event paid tribute to cultured media experts who don’t receive the recognition they deserve in mainstream media. Vote It Loud Corp. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established to inform people of color that civic engagement can be used as an effective […]

Biracial actors getting work in Hollywood

Terrence Howard, Jesse Williams, and Shemar Moore … These are just some big names in Hollywood who are working … and biracial. While finding real work in Tinseltown may be hit or miss for some, these fellas have landed recurring roles. The good news is that they’re all handsome and talented. Check out the pics […]

Author Kathleen Cross shares experience of growing up biracial

Novelist and journalist Kathleen Cross is comfortable with who she is as the product of a biracial marriage, but she is absolutely repulsed by that undying monstrosity of a social norm says her light-skin accords her advantages in society over her darker-hued contemporaries. Uttering ignorant phrases such as “good hair” and “red-bone” and “she’s pretty […]

Photographer Joi Pearson shares story of growing up biracial

Photographer Joi Peason is an amalgamation of cultures and ethnicities that today gives her an enriched and enviable perspective on life and a unique insight on international affairs that her peer group cannot claim. However, when she was young, the Hampton, Va., native may have sometimes felt like she was hovering in a cultural “no-fly […]

5 reasons millennials are more accepting of interracial dating

Like Jay-Z once said, the numbers don’t lie. That is especially true of interracial relationships and marriages in the new millennium. Though interracial dating has proven to still be a minefield on occasion, interracial marriages nationally have more than quadrupled to 1.4 million since 1970, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.  Millennials are different from their […]

Shawn Thompson of Ford: Supporting Black Businesses

Shawn Thompson, multicultural marketing manager for Ford Motor Company spoke with rolling out about the automotive behemoth’s seven-year affiliation with the Steve Harvey Hoodie Awards in Las Vegas. Thompson, based in Dearborn, Mich., is usually the one who performs the perfunctory duty of giving away a Ford Fusion or Explorer to a lucky person or, […]