Talking about race and ethnicity in a positive, constructive manner is important to us all understanding each other better, and this response proves we're ready to start the conversation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) June 19, 2008
Launching across the United States on June 22, 2008, with a circulation of more than 4 million, RiseUp is a weekly newspaper insert and online magazine that aims to spark an ongoing conversation for all races and ethnicities about the things that make us different, as well as those that unite us.
The magazine, which will be featured in the nation's most circulated newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and New York Daily News, is the brainchild of Dr. Janice Ellis, a former Kansas City, Mo., mayoral candidate, renowned writer and businesswoman.
"I started RiseUp because I wanted to provide a readily accessible tool to help us solve some of the problems we face as a society when it comes to race relations," said Ellis, publisher of RiseUp.
Ellis said she feels the time is right for RiseUp to help Americans start a conversation about race and ethnicity – something usually approached with timidity or fear.
The Web site USARiseUp.com will showcase content from each week's issue of RiseUp, and readers can join the conversation by sharing their thoughts on stories and ideas posted online.
RiseUp will offer both in-depth cover stories on current racial and ethnic issues, as well as lighter fare such as recipes, feature stories and profiles, celebrity input and more.
"We're thrilled to be launching in such respected newspapers across the country," said Ellis. "Talking about race and ethnicity in a positive, constructive manner is important to us all understanding each other better, and this response proves we're ready to start the conversation."
RiseUp will be featured in the following newspapers at its launch date:
Atlanta Sunday Paper
Los Angeles News
Louisville Courier (Louisville, Kentucky)
McComb Enterprise (McComb, Mississippi)
New York Daily News
Philadelphia Media News
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For more information about RiseUp, please visit http://www.usariseup.com.
RiseUp is a weekly print and online magazine celebrating race and ethnicity and is distributed through major metropolitan newspapers and on the Web. The mission of RiseUp is to provide an ongoing conversation for all races and ethnicities to better understand each other, and to build stronger communities, cities, nations, and a better world. Topics will be covered in the areas of health, education, politics, business and cultural uniqueness.
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