Anok Yai was just 19 when she attended Howard University’s famous homecoming celebrations in October 2017 to visit a friend. A photo...
The Meaning of Kwanzaa: The History, Principles, Symbols, Colors, Candles and Food Celebrating Cultural Heritage Empowerment, Mind, Body & Soul
Honoring the values of African cultures
The year 2018 will see the 52nd annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1....
Steph Curry Writes Response To Letter From 9-Year-Old Questioning Lack of Girl Sizes From His Shoe Collection Empowerment, Featured, Power Players, Sports & Recreation
Sponsored by Under Armour, Curry responds to handwritten letter asking the questions that need answers
The appeal of letter writing, specifically by hand, has become a thing of the past — or so I...
Power of the Pen: Meek Mill Pens Essay For New York Times Empowerment, Featured, IJS, Power Players, Spark
Released from jail this April, the rapper talks prisoner rights and reform in opinion piece for New York Times.
“Like many who are now incarcerated, I was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. I got lucky, but...
THIS FORMER TEACHER IS USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO EDUCATE MINORITY STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR HISTORY Empowerment, Featured, On the RYSE, Power Players
Venturing into the tech space to offer context outside the classroom, Kai Frazier aims to make sure every child is represented in the classroom
Kai Frazier is a former teacher turned tech entrepreneur who is on a mission to change the way history...
Be The Change You Want To See: Stevante Clark To Run For Mayor of Sacramento Empowerment, Featured, Political Power
Brother of Stephon Clark who was killed by Sacramento police earlier this year plans to run for Mayor in 2020
Maybe you remember seeing #StephonClark on one of your timelines earlier this year. You know, the 22 -year-old man...
MEET H&M’S NEWLY APPOINTED HEAD OF INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY FOR NORTH AMERICA Empowerment, Featured, On the RYSE
Ezinne Kwubiri steps into newly created role after major backlash following 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' hoodie incident
In a brand new role for H&M, the retail company has appointed Ezinne Kwubiri as the Head of Inclusion and Diversity for North...
Stacey Abrams Says She’ll Run For Office Again: ‘I’m Planning To Get Back Into The Ring’ Empowerment, Featured, Political Power, Power Players
The former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor said she needs to “take a nap” before figuring out what’s next.
Two days after acknowledging her loss to Republican Brian Kemp in Georgia’s governor’s race, Stacey Abrams on Sunday said...
Tis The Season To Be Thankful: Michelle Obama Sells 750,000 copies of ‘Becoming’ on First Day Book Club, Empowerment, Featured
Obama's highly anticipated memoir has moved almost one million copies in just one day, proving black girl magic is effective in every industry
As the holiday season takes full effect, I’m just as surprised as you that Thanksgiving is this week. Where...
African American Film Critics Association Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Arts & Entertainment, Empowerment, Featured
The AAFCA celebrates ten years of bridging the gap of exposure for filmmakers and artists with 10th AAFCA Awards Gala
This award season, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will celebrate ten years of bridging the gap of...
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