Viola Davis reveals the name a director called her while filming

Viola Davis reveals the name a director called her while filming

On May 19, 2022, actress Viola Davis let the world know that Black women are still getting the short end of the stick, and race is a big component of that. During the “Women in Motion” event at the Cannes Film Festival, Davis reveals what a director called her when she was starting out in […]

Whoopi Goldberg demonstrates how idea of race varies and changes over time

Whoopi Goldberg demonstrates how idea of race varies and changes over time

Robyn Autry, Wesleyan University Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” set off a firestorm when she insisted on Jan. 31, 2022 that the Holocaust was “not about race.” Hands outstretched, she went on to describe the genocide as a conflict between “two white groups of people.” As someone who writes and teaches about racial […]

Thandiwe Newton tearily apologizes to dark-skinned actresses (video)

Thandiwe Newton tearily apologizes to dark-skinned actresses (video)

Award-winning actress Thandiwe Newton got very emotional as she apologized to all of her dark-skinned female contemporaries for receiving preferential treatment in Hollywood. Newton, 49, who won an Emmy for “Westworld” in 2019 and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the 2006 movie Crash, has been wracked with guilt over the years […]

India Arie pulls her music from Spotify, why more Black creators should leave

India Arie pulls her music from Spotify, why more Black creators should leave

On Jan. 31, India Arie posted on Instagram that she plans to remove her music from Spotify over Joe Rogan’s podcast. Arie wrote, ” I have decided to pull my music and podcast from Spotify. Neil Young opened a door that I MUST walk through. I believe in freedom of speech. However, I find Joe Rogan […]

The 3 men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery to appeal their convictions

The 3 men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery to appeal their convictions

The three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, in February 2020, are now appealing their convictions. Greg McMichael, 65, and son Travis, 35, along with neighbor William Roddie Bryan Jr., 52, were found guilty of murder and other felony charges for chasing down and executing Arbery with a shotgun while he jogged […]

Remembering Sept. 22, 1906: It wasn’t a riot, it was a massacre

Remembering Sept. 22, 1906: It wasn’t a riot, it was a massacre

Ann Hill-Bond is an independent writer and National Black Journalist Association “Black Press Grant” recipient. On Sept. 22, 2021, Hill-Bond and others collected soil as part of the “Stories From the Soil” project with the Fulton Remembrance Coalition. This event took place in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative. They remembered 25 lives that were […]

Sha’Carri Richardson slams Allyson Felix despite her support

Sha'Carri Richardson - Suspension agency now facing congressional investigation

Embattled and embarrassed track star Sha’Carri Richardson seemed to backhand the verbal support offered by all-time great Allyson Felix, subjecting the flamboyant runner to further criticism. Richardson, 21, is seen as ungrateful and infantile by social media users when she said on her Instagram page that Felix’s plea on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show to […]

Hollywood veteran Bill Duke gives a message to young Black actors

Hollywood veteran Bill Duke gives a message to young Black actors

https://rumble.com/vkgdx3-bill-duke-star-studio-interview.html 40 year Hollywood professional Bill Duke sits down with rolling out’s Munson Steed to talk about his journey in the industry as an actor, producer, and director. Currently starring in Steven Soderbergh’s new crime drama No Sudden Move, his acting rap-sheet features recent shows like “Black Lightning,” “The Oval,” and the critically acclaimed film, […]

3 dating red flags Black women need to watch for

Young woman on phone

Being on lock-down during the pandemic was trying on everyone, no doubt. For some this meant joining TikTok for entertaining dances and jokes, others picked up hobbies and DIY projects, but many people took to the internet to search for love. Eight of the largest dating apps in the U.S. saw a 12.6% year-over-year increase […]

Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh wants higher minimum wage for workers

Secretary of Labor, Martin Walsh

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh joined rolling out’s Munson Steed on the “A Seat at the Table” talk show to discuss his work on behalf of American workers.  The former Boston mayor — lauded for his attention to the needs of workers and those seeking employment — recently won a battle to raise the […]

Barack and Michelle Obama speak up about Daunte Wright

Barack and Michelle Obama speak up about Daunte Wright

Former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama allude to the racial backlashes they received after taking over the White House in 2008 in their record-breaking memoirs, A Promised Land and Becoming, respectively. It was, therefore, apropos that the couple would speak out about the killing of yet another unarmed Black man by a White police […]

Cardi B claims companies pay her less than ‘Caucasian influencers’ for ad deals

Cardi B claims companies pay her less than 'Caucasian influencers' for ad deals

Cardi B has suggested companies pay her less for a brand deal because of the color of her skin. The “WAP” hitmaker has claimed “Caucasian influencers” on social media often get paid “big money” for advertising brands in their posts and has said she believes she’s only being offered a fraction of their fee because […]

72 Black executives join the fight against voter suppression in Georgia

72 Black executives join the fight against voter suppression in Georgia

A group of 72 Black current and former Black business executives took a major stand against a controversial new voting rights law in Georgia. The group is posting a full-page ad in the New York Times today titled “Memo to Corporate America: The Fierce Urgency is Now.” These influential executives are asking corporations to come […]

Is Black beautiful? Addressing colorism in our community

Is Black beautiful? Addressing colorism in our community

In honor of Black History Month, we need to address the damage that’s being done within our community. How many times have you heard someone say, “Black is beautiful”? Do you recall Procter & Gamble’s media campaign with the slogan “My Black is beautiful”? As I’ve shared, I’m a mother of two little girls. One, […]

Keke Wyatt says biracial folks are treated worse than Blacks (video)

Keke Wyatt says biracial folks are treated worse than Blacks (video)

R&B singer KeKe Wyatt was vehement in saying that biracial people are also an oppressed demographic and, in fact, are treated worse than Black people in the United States. Wyatt was embroiled in verbal fisticuffs with “Love & Hip Hop” star Milan Christopher in an online video forum The Neighborhood Talk in a discussion about […]

Angela Davis says Black and LGBTQ+ communities must unite in fight for justice

Angela Davis says Black and LGBTQ+ communities must unite in fight for justice

If a person attends a Black Lives Matter event, they will most certainly see a Pride flag. For some, the presence of the LGBTQ+ banner at an event focused on Black lives may be confusing. What could one possibly have to do with the other? More than you might think, according to world-renowned activist and […]

Okey Ndibe’s ‘Foreign Gods Inc.’ shatters the American dream

Okey Ndibe's 'Foreign Gods Inc.' shatters the American dream

In a time of great political division, many citizens feel as though we live in two different Americas. In the first of these two Americas, success is possible for anyone who works hard enough. In the second, upward mobility is nearly impossible. Okey Ndibe’s, Foreign Gods Inc., explores the latter. The novel focuses on the […]

Zakiya Dalila Harris scores Hulu contract on debut novel

Zakiya Dalila Harris scores Hulu contract on debut novel

Black writers do not often get the opportunity to make their mark in the publishing world. The New York Times recently released a statement that of all the books published in the United States, only 11 percent are written by people of color. Despite these staggering odds, there is still a wealth of Black talent to […]

Angie Thomas, other Black writers use social media to condemn White supremacy

Angie Thomas, other Black writers use social media to condemn White supremacy

In the wrong hands, social media can be used to provoke. In the right hands, it can be used to inspire. Following the extended siege on the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., by radical conservatives, Twitter and Facebook, temporarily locked the social media accounts of the incumbent president, preventing him from posting any status updates […]

Mixed reviews: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ heartwarming to some, infuriating to others

Mixed reviews: Pixar's 'Soul' heartwarming to some, infuriating to others

Days after the release of Pixar’s Soul on Disney +, viewers took to the internet to convey mixed reviews and conflicted emotions about the animated film. The film follows Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Fox), a middle school music teacher who dreams of becoming a professional musician. However, after a close scrape with death, Joe […]