About La Risa Lynch
LYNCH, LA RISA is a Chicago freelance writer working for several community newspapers, including The Austin Weekly News, Chicago Crusader and The Final Call. She also has done public relations work for several grassroots political campaigns. Ms. Lynch worked for eight years with the Chicago Citizen Newspapers, a weekly chain covering Chicago’s Black community. She has written extensively on criminal justice, public housing and substance abuse treatment, an interest that was carried over from her time working for Streetwise and The Chicago Reporter. Both papers report on race and poverty issues. After doing several public relations gigs, Ms. Lynch's first newspaper job was at the Chicago Defender. However, her greatest accomplishment was being a finalist for the 2006 A. Phillip Randolph Messenger Award for her investigative piece Commercializing the Dream: Are people forgetting King’s purposing while capitalizing on the dream? Hobbies including traveling, reading and reporting on Africa.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by La Risa Lynch:
- Chicago's Black comic book movement 
Chicago native and artist Turtel Onli created an annual convention that gives graphic novelists and comic book artists a venue to showcase their work and to expose comic book fans to the Black Age in the comic book genre.
Content on this site written by La Risa Lynch (includes contributory writing):