Back in 2010, the city of Toronto (in Ontario, Canada) decided to launch a program that converts old unused...
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Subscription box opportunities are growing in popularity with consumers who care about supporting black entrepreneurs
The subscription box business is absolutely booming. It started mainly with beauty-inspired products but has since expanded to include...
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48-year old Kiko Davis is the majority stockholder of Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the top 10 largest...
Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy Featured, Political Power, RYSE News
The California Senator officially throws her hat in the ring.
California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC’s Good...
South Sudanese College Student Whose Homecoming Photo Went Viral is Now on the Cover of Elle Magazine Empowerment, Featured, Style
A photo of Anok Yai taken at the Howard Homecoming landed on Instagram and has since changed her life.
Anok Yai was just 19 when she attended Howard University’s famous homecoming celebrations in October 2017 to visit a friend. A photo...
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...
POWER COUPLE: Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon snag first-look deal with Amazon Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Power Players
The couple runs JuVee Productions together.
Viola Davis just scored another big win along with her husband, Julius Tennon. The Oscar-winning actress who is currently starring in Steve...
#BlackGirlMagic: Ava DuVernay Signs $100M Multi-Year Multi-Genre Warner Bros TV Overall Deal Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Power Players
The Emmy-Winning director has signed the mega deal with Peter Roth-run studio.
The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated director has signed a multi-year and multi-genre overall deal with the Peter Roth-run studio. It’s...
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...
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