Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Gaining Ground by Being Involved

By: Charles Emmons

Colorado is a wonderful state and a beautiful place to live and raise a family… for most. Unfortunately, there are families that are not full participants in this idyllic vision. They are struggling to survive. The advances made in the Denver metro area for equality and a better life were hard fought by individuals who cared deeply about making a better living for their families.  They knew in the end it would strengthen their communities. Blacks live all over the metro area now, but it was not always so. The right to buy and live in housing beyond York Street, then Colorado Boulevard and in Park Hill...

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Mayor Hancock Discusses 21st Century Leadership with Summer Interns

By: Angelle C. Fouther

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock gathered recently in an intimate circle at The Denver Foundation to chat with the 17 summer interns who were ending their 10-week stint in the Foundation’s Nonprofit Internship Program. Each student garnered experience individually, working with Metro Denver nonprofit organizations that are addressing disparities in...

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A New Shade of Green

By: Tanya Ishikawa

Latino Eco Festival Advocates For Environmental Justice Across Borders By 2021, Latinos will make up over 50 percent of Colorado’s high school students, 32 percent of Denver County’s population and 24 percent of the under 18 population in Boulder, according to population projections cited by Americas Latino Eco Festival organizers....

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RACE: Are We So Different? To Open at History Colorado Center

By: Exhibition Explores the Volatile Topic of Race in America

The History Colorado Center will open an exhibition that confronts the issue of race and racism in the United States.  RACE: Are We So Different encourages museum visitors to explore the science, history and everyday impact of race.  The exhibition opens Sept. 20 and runs through Jan. 4, 2015. RACE...

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$2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday

By: Wayne Parry Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.

Police seek suspect who crashed car into Aurora home, fled

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Police in Aurora are searching for a suspect who crashed a car into a home and fled Monday night.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

By: Corey Williams Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Police: Denver shooting leaves one critically injured

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Denver police are investigating a shooting that left one person critically injured late Monday night.


Police search for 17 teens who escaped Tennessee detention center


(Reuters) - Nashville police were searching on Tuesday for 17 teens still at large after 32 boys escaped from a detention center overnight, a spokesman said.

Doubts over whether Detroit bankruptcy plan gets job done


DETROIT Reuters) - Detroit’s plan to recover from bankruptcy includes several blueprints for a new future. The only problem is the city, the largest ever to file for bankruptcy, is still a long way from financially healthy and its restructuring plans leave little room for error.

Fast-food workers to launch intensified protests across U.S


(Reuters) - McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job on Thursday in an ongoing battle with their employers to gain a $15 hourly wage, organizers said on Monday.

California high school drops mascot criticized by Arab-American group


(Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked


(Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos hacked


(Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities' intimate photos.


End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago.

Saudi Arabia detains 88 preparing 'terrorist' attacks: Al Arabiya


(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, Al Arabiya television reported on Tuesday, citing the interior ministry.

Putin orders building hastened at new Russian spaceport


VOSTOCHNY Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia's Far East that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars.

Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares


RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.

UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence


EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.

Attack on army convoy kills 10 in Egypt's Sinai: security sources


CAIRO (Reuters) - An attack on an army convoy in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 10 soldiers on Tuesday, security and medical sources said.

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Denver Urban Spectrum Wins Two CABJ SIE Awards


Last month at the annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists awards banquet, the Denver Urban Spectrum walked away with two Scribes In Excellence awards.  New column DUS Blowing Smoke which explores the realities of the Cannabis industry by Wanda James received the Best in Series award and Angelia McGowan tied...