Kansas City, MO – This morning, a new magazine about race debuts in the Kansas City Star, and eleven other newspapers across the country. Rise Up is the brainchild of Janice Ellis, the former mayoral candidate who headed the non-profit Partnership for Children.
Ellis enlisted the help of former Kansas City Star publisher Art Brisbane, and as managing editor, hired Doug Worgul, who used to edit the Star Magazine. Rise Up launches this weekend with a circulation of about 4.5 million. It'll be in the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Chicago Tribune and papers in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York.