Elie Saba is an entertainment innovator

Meet Elie Saba, one of the most recognized faces in the entertainment industry. Saba is known for creating the hottest nightlife scene in U.A.E., WHITE Dubai, where a club is located atop the Meydan Racecourse Grandstand. Guests have included major stars such as Akon, Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, Rick Ross and French Montana. Mixed with […]

Entrepreneur AJ Dewberry bringing technology dream to life with Level 10

Meet AJ Dewberry, owner of Level 1o Repairs. With technology being his passion as a kid, he began building more advanced devices and systems as he grew older, which led friends and family to ask him to assist them with their technological endeavors. Dewberry studied engineering in high school, where he built several high-tech modules. […]

Tech genius Imari Oliver shares how culture plays a big part in technology

Imari Oliver, the founder and CEO of Bond & Play, works with a bias toward action and understands the value in operating at the edges of culture. Oliver recently launched FinTech BLK Fest, and this year added RCKARTx, a next-generaton immersive art festival — both designed as opportunity accelerants and on-ramps for Black and other […]

Barbara Jones shares her top 3 tips for businesses seeking startup funding

Recently rolling out spoke with Barbara Jones, the founder and CEO of Lillii RNB Inc., as part of our Tech Talk series. Tell us about your background. I’m a technical founder. I have a computer science degree from the University of Texas-Austin. I have been writing software, doing software engineering since 2004. We have software […]

Infoblox diversity leader Zafar Brooks touts the importance of being tech savvy

Zafar Brooks is the vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Infoblox. He leads the supplier diversity policy, eight employee resource groups, cultural celebrations, a diversity website, diversity training, a diverse student certification program, an HBCU/HSI tech career immersion program, and the Infoblox KIND program. Brooks talked with rolling out about the importance of technology […]

Shelly Omilâdè Bell explains why it’s important to invest in Black women

Rolling out spoke to serial entrepreneur Shelly Omilâdè Bell, a computer scientist and founder of The Black Girl Ventures Foundation, as part of our Tech Talk series. Do you consider yourself a tech founder? I just consider myself a dope, driven, profile-growing CEO who cares a lot about storytelling. Everything about me comes at the intersection […]

Candace Mitchell Harris used science to build her tech company

Recently rolling out spoke with Candace Mitchell Harris, the founder and CEO of Myavana, as part of our Tech Talk series. What is your background? I am a computer scientist and entrepreneur. My first company, Myavana, which is a beauty technology company, provides a personalized hair care experience using AI technology and hair analysis. I am also […]

Infoblox and WCCCD partner to unveil Diverse Student Certification Tech Program

Detroit, MI — April 25, 2022 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in cloud-first networking and security, today, announced plans to conduct a second pilot of its Diverse Student Certification with Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) in Detroit, Michigan. As part of Infoblox’s commitment to increase the representation of women and minorities in the tech […]

Enter the world of Ye’s Stem Player, the only way to listen to his new album

Ye West reportedly turned down a $100 million-deal from Apple Music, to instead stream his new album, Donda 2, exclusively on his Stem Player device. After making the announcement ahead of releasing the album, Ye said his company made $2.2 million in one day. The artist said he made the decision to give himself 100% […]

Instagram set to bring back the chronological feed in 2022

Instagram users have long complained about the social media platform removing its chronological feed in 2016, and now it looks like it will be making a comeback in 2022. At a Senate hearing on Instagram and teen safety on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, said the social media giant plans to […]

Music exec Fred Frenchy creating hope by mixing cryptocurrency and hip-hop

Fred Frenchy is an entertainment and music executive, CEO and founder of Culture Shock Galleries. Frenchy joined rolling out to provide insight and spread awareness on non-fungible tokens (NFT’s), what they are, and why they are beneficial. He hopes to shed light on the new cryptocurrency “wave” and how it can be used for economic […]

Tech conference changing Black and Brown lives

Tune in as rolling out chats with Justin Samuels, the founder of RenderATL, a conference created for Black and Brown software engineers to receive continuing education while celebrating their cultures. Samuels discusses how Spotify partnered with them to change lives, the response he received for creating a space in technology solely for the Black and […]

Willow Smith partners with Black Girls Code and UE to promote girls in tech

It’s no secret there is a huge disconnect in the representation of women, specifically Black women in science and technology-driven fields. The patterns originate in the way our culture teaches young girls in middle and elementary school; and even before that. Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant believes mentorship is important in changing the narrative […]

Silicon Valley giants power up digital equity at HBCUs

HP with support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Microsoft hosts first-ever HBCU Tech Conference to expand career opportunities for Black students HBCUs have encapsulated a multigenerational groundswell of history, culture and pride so powerful that even Beyoncé channeled their high-stepping, homecoming marching band energy to break the internet at Coachella. But of all the […]

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