Afro Pride Federation, INC is a community mental health organization led by an all Black & Brown LGBTQIA & LGBTQIA friendly staff of professionals, business owners, and community leaders. The Rise Experiment was designed to uplift the Black & Brown LGBTQIA community in the south Florida area (Dade/Broward). Research shows the lack of ownership, funding, & resources for the Black & Brown LGBTQIA community in South Florida. The question is why? The question is what can we do? The Rise Experiment is designed to strategically assess our communities disparities and create solutions and move in solidarity.