Six years after Pittsburgh police mistook his identity, shot five times and paralyzed at 19 years-old; Leon Ford Jr....
Shot And Paralyzed By Pittsburgh Police, Leon Ford Jr. Will Run For 2019 City Council
A historic murder conviction of a Chicago cop — and a city’s sigh of relief Featured, Political Power, RYSE News
Jason Van Dyke was found guilty in the killing of LaQuan McDonald as peaceful protest gathered in Chicago
With an entire city watching, convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke was taken into sheriff’s custody Friday and escorted from...
Review: In ‘Monsters and Men,’ Racism Disrupts a Neighborhood Arts & Entertainment, Featured
Starring Anthony Ramos, John David Washington and Kelvin Harris Jr., the politically charged film sparks dialogue around race and politics
The words “black lives matter” are never actually spoken in “Monsters and Men,” but they inform every scene of...
USC Student Named Winner of Million Dollar Screenplay Competition Arts & Entertainment, Featured, On the RYSE
The winning screenplay will be produced as a feature film with a budget of at least $1 million, and the writer also will receive a $50,000 education grant
The LAUNCH’s Million Dollar Screenplay Competition has found its winner. USC student Stanley Kalu, who is currently entering his...
Randy Moss Memorializes Police Brutality Victims With Tie At Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Empowerment, Featured
Moss tells victims families 'you are not alone' after his speech
Every public moment has the opportunity to be used as a political statement. We have witnessed this when it...
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...
Char-Meck Police Officer Cleared of Charges in Lamont Scott Shooting Newsticker, RYSE News
Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott in September with few answers as to why?
Originally published on The Huffington Post No charges will be filed against the police officer who killed Keith Lamont Scott...
Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Confront Racism With Radical Artistry [Video] Arts & Entertainment, Empowerment
An exhibition entitled “Here Hear” was previously on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit, close to Cave’s alma mater.
Artist Nick Cave has caught public attention with his astounding “Soundsuits.” The Missouri native combines loud color and bold...
Terrence Crutcher Did Not Have To Die Because Police Assume Black Men Are Threatening [Graphic Video] Newsticker, RYSE News
Crutcher’s sister says her brother planned to make the family proud. "And because he was a ‘big bad dude’, he’ll never get that chance."
In an ever-present reminder that there is work still to be done with respect to racism and associated tensions,...
No Convictions in Freddie Gray’s Death RYSE News
In a case that lasted over a year the remaining officers's charges were dropped
Over a year ago Freddie Gray, a young black man was suspected to be on the lookout for a...
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