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Edited by Attica Lundy Cooper

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Hey there everyone! Thanks again for reading my articles here in your favorite mag! I pray that they’ve been informative and that you’ve been getting a lot out of them. I truly felt it on my heart to shed a little unbiased light to the On The Rise Community. It’s often difficult to get straight forward advise and information without a check, but again, this is On The Rise Magazine,…

Dear Hollywood: Michael Jackson Was Black (and Proud)

Originally published on 1/29/16 at: https://akstaggers.wordpress.com/   The casting of a white man as Michael Jackson in a TV series set in 2001 is more than unnerving. It is actually a complete contradiction of who MJ was in 2001 and throughout his life. The year 2001 was a year, that if you look and listen to Jackson himself, he was nothing but a black man ringing the alarm about racism in…

People of Color in the Pagan Community

Unlike popular belief Wicca is not a Whites only club. It is open to people of all nationalities and ethnicity. Not to say we don’t have a few bad apples in the bunch who feel like people of color should not be involved in the community. Yes there is discrimination in the pagan community but it’s rarely seen and not exactly welcomed. As a person of color within the pagan…

Paganism Is Alive

Paganism is alive By: Luna Moon You might not believe that there are people in this world that believe and worship the Gods of the ancient world but they exist all over the world. They come from all walks of life and ethnicity, they worship Gods like Diana, Isis, and Kali. They believe that the earth is a living breathing thing and needs to be respected. These people call themselves pagan. Paganism is…

Why you should add an avocado to your diet.

When I was a kid, I gagged at the thought of avocados. Gross.com! I think it was the texture, the smell, the consistency, whatever it was, there was no way I was eating an avocado. One day, Deartrapmary, Deartrapjesus, and yours truly were turning up at Atlanta’s best Raw, Organic, Vegan restaurant called Loving it Live, the owner suggested that I try their ‘Stuffed Avocados’. Um, no. Then, DearTrapJesus says,…

Give Back! PreAnna Grant Shares Her Experience with ‘Youth Helping Youth’.

  Everything you have in life, you’ve worked for one way or another. To receive help, you must have helped someone! One way we love to help and get involved is by volunteering in the community! I caught up with youth advocate and avid volunteer, PreAnna Grant and got for cool info on a great place to share some time and give back.   “‘Youth Helping Youth’ is a local…

SWEEAC Participates in The 2015 Hunger Walk/Run Sunday, March 15, at Turner Field!

SWEEAC Supporters, The 2015 Hunger Walk/Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Turner Field. We need your support! As you know, Hunger is a silent killer and SWEEAC (Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center) is ready for battle! Register online with “Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center”   (Agency Code: S6400). When: Sunday, March 15, 2015 Where:Turner Field Atlanta, GA What: Hunger Walk/Run 2015 Why: To End…

Giving back with SWEEAC (Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center).

Our community is comprised of many different people with many different stories. At The Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center, also known as SWEEAC, thousands of families are served, regardless of their stories. SWEEAC is an organization based out of Atlanta, GA which provides resources for families. The resources they provide to the community include, but are not limited to food and clothing distribution, and job leads. SWEEAC has been actively helping the city of…

You are What You Eat. An Informative Interview with Trazana Staples.

     Truthfully, most people do not take the time to investigate what they are eating. People are typically more likely to buy food based on the price, not on the quality. The problem with just buying food without researching the ingredients is – well, not knowing the ingredients, means not knowing what’s put into the body, and essentially, no knowledge of what’s being eaten. It never ceases to amaze…