Angela Rye is an award-winning host, social justice advocate, lawyer, commentator and self-described empowermenteur. She embodies what it means to be a “bringer of truth”. Named and raised accordingly, the attorney’s "no holds barred" commentary has resonated with demographics all over the world. Her thoughtful yet incisive commentary and real talk about social justice, politics, culture and history sparks much-needed conversation about the state of America.
She is the host of the podcast “On One with Angela Rye”. She is recognized for her honest, refreshing commentary and social justice advocacy by our nation’s most prominent civil rights organizations such as National Urban League, NAACP and National Action Network. She has also been seen on several television programs and outlets from The Breakfast Club to The Daily Show, BET, CNN and many others. She has also been featured in publications, including the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Essence, Washington Post, Glamour, Ebony and the Undefeated.
Angela Rye is a 2019 recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the historic HBCU, Wiley College. She is the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy, social impact and racial equity firm based in Washington, DC, where she creates strategic partnerships and coalitions with Capitol Hill, third party organizations and influencers to ensure societal change. She served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus for the 112th Congress. She also served as the Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for the House Committee on Homeland Security for four years. With more than 15 years of political strategy and social responsibility experience, Angela has worked with every branch of government—on the municipal, state, and federal levels. She has also developed award-winning strategic partnerships between our nation’s most well known civil and human rights organizations for corporate and government partners. Working at the intersection of purpose, justice and integrity, Angela is an effective leader who creates opportunities and opens doors for her peers and the next generation.