Valarie Pettiford urges RIDE Con viewers to study their craft and keep growing

Valarie Pettiford, an award-winning stage and screen actor, dancer and singer, urged aspiring performers to study and know their craft during the 2020 Rolling Out Innovation Digital and Entertainment (RIDE) Conference, held virtually Sept. 25-26. Pettiford, who received a Tony nomination for her role in the original Broadway production of Fosse, shared the knowledge she […]

Pelicans GM says evolution is critical for Black sports professionals

Trajan Langdon, general manager of the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, spoke during the 2020 virtual Rolling Out Innovation, Digital and Entertainment Conference. Langon was a star basketball player at Duke University before moving into the professional ranks, playing several years in the NBA as a shooting guard with the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as overseas. […]

Greg Street moderates RIDE Con 2020 panel on billion-dollar sneaker business

Those interested in the lucrative sneaker business received some gems of advice from top-level executives during the virtual 2020 RIDE Conference. Radio personality Greg Street moderated the session, titled “The Billion-Dollar Sneaker Business,” on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring panelists Marques Jackson, senior director of the Miami Dolphins; Jason Brown, vice president of marketing for Champs […]