With an entire city watching, convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke was taken into sheriff’s custody Friday and escorted from...
A historic murder conviction of a Chicago cop — and a city’s sigh of relief
We Give The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Her Flowers Admist News of Declining Health Arts & Entertainment, Featured
Recently reports say Franklin is 'gravely ill' after officially retiring from touring.
In the midst of news surround Aretha Franklin’s declining health, I was particularly interested in her contributions to music....
Put Pride Into Your Bookshelf Book Club
Authors to read who intersect between the African-American and LGBT community
In June of 1969, the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement and marked June Pride...
James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” Hit Theaters in Time for Black History Arts & Entertainment, Newsticker
Baldwin was a Liberal Social Activist Before His Time and Sheds Light on an America Finally Ready for His Point of View
James Baldwin’s, “I Am Not Your Nego” hits theaters February 3rd. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter...
President Obama Signs Emmett Till Bill to Reopen Civil Rights Cases Featured, Newsticker, Political Power, RYSE News
Legislation will allow FBI, Justice Department to reopen unsolved civil rights cases
This article originally appeared on Ebony.com President Obama signed legislation this month that further allows the Department of...
Civil & Human Rights Activist Dorothy Height Honored with U.S. Stamp in 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Newsticker, On the RYSE, RYSE News
She's the 15th Black Woman to be honored with a U.S. Stamp
Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for racial and gender equality. But when you think of the work of leaders...
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw Teaches America To #SayHerName On the RYSE
Civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw is in an active battle for justice that we all need to join.
The killing of men like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin fueled the fire for the Black Lives...
Nothing New Under The Sun: The Bathroom As Civil Rights Battleground RYSE News
The battle for transgender restroom rights is not the first instance of public restrooms being denied to the oppressed.
A Kroger store in Athens, Georgia recently posted a powerful sign explaining the necessity for gender-neutral bathrooms. The post was shared...
“Blk Girl Soldier” by Jamila Woods Made This Man Recognize The Amazingness That Is Woman Arts & Entertainment
Women have alwas risen to the task of changing the world.
Throughout the year we are often taught the deeds of great men. Over and over again we discuss how...
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