About Us


Sunwise Media company’s principals have over 50+ years of combined production and advertising sales, focused on the African American Consumer Market.

Sunwise Media, Inc. is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise founded in 2018 by Ri-Karlo Handy, who had been Senior VP of Original Programming at Bounce TV before the digital broadcast network was acquired by E.W. Scripps Co., and Elverage Allen, previously Bounce’s Executive VP of Advertising.  We are a multi-platform media company focused on today’s diverse multicultural market. Through bold creative partnerships, Sunwise bridges the intersection of content and branding.  Sunwise is well positioned to capitalize on today’s demand for socially responsible and culturally relevant content.  Our objective is to become recognized as a leading content creator for the new majority multicultural market by funding and producing evergreen multi-generational content and events distributed across all media platforms.

As a 100% African American-owned media company and Certified MBE, Sunwise Media is uniquely positioned to deliver content that preserves our history, celebrates our culture, and entertains responsibly through our empirical knowledge of the black experience.  As we see more diverse producers and writers emerge to tell their own stories, the content becomes more in-depth, more authentic, and ultimately more entertaining. We are committed to continuing that trend and making sure this genre of content is available for generations to come.  Our young people need to be more familiar with cultural heritage; what happened, and how we got to where we are today and how this knowledge will better prepare us for the future.  Programming like Unsolved History: Life of a King accomplishes this goal.  Socially responsible programming like Hope Village, the culturally rich Gospel Radio Awards, and the aspirational series; Young, Gifted and Black all serve to both enlighten and entertain!

Today’s black socio-political environment is starving some good news, some inspiration and entertainment that depicts our communities in a more positive and uplifting light.  We believe that there is a void for this type of programming rewarding our partners with brand awareness and loyalty via experiential exposure to their products and services.

- Partnership Opportunities Include:

- Co-Branded Marketing & Integrations

- Customized Development of Commercial Content

- Consulting on African American Marketing

- Digital and Social Media Content and More!