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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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Sheriff: Mesa County man mixing TV and driving arrested on meth possession

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

A man in Mesa County, allegedly mixing driving and television, was arrested Wednesday after authorities say he was found in possession of methamphetamine, the county sheriff's office said.

Castle Rock open carry election recount shows little shift in vote tally

By: John Aguilar
The Denver Post

A just-completed recount of votes in Castle Rock's controversial open carry of firearms election shows little change in what voters decided last month, according to official totals released Thursday.

Denver Police investigating two deaths on 5000 block of Lincoln

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

Denver Police is conducting a death investigation on the 5000 block of Lincoln Street, police announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Colorado county jails no longer holding immigrants for ICE

By: Nancy Lofholm
The Denver Post

All of Colorado's county jails now have stopped holding immigrants while federal agents decide whether to take them into custody for possible immigration violations.


U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.

In Barry Bonds appeal, U.S. judges take swings at Justice Department

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday about the Department of Justice's attempt to preserve a criminal conviction against baseball home run king Barry Bonds that resulted from a steroids probe.

Deputy missing in Texas after patrol car swept away in heavy rain

(Reuters) - Rescue workers were searching on Thursday for a sheriff's deputy whose patrol car was washed downstream at a low water crossing during heavy rains in Austin, Texas, authorities said.

All county sheriffs in Colorado halt federal immigration holds: ACLU

DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's 64 sheriffs will no longer honor federal government requests to hold suspected illegal immigrants beyond their release date on the charges they were arrested for, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Thursday.

FBI adds name of suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush to most wanted list

(Reuters) - The FBI on Thursday added the name of the suspect in last week's ambush of two Pennsylvania troopers to its list of the 10 most wanted fugitives, almost a week after the manhunt began for the person who killed one officer and wounded another.

Detroit art museum will sue if city's bankruptcy plan not approved

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday.


U.S. sanctions military officers on both sides of South Sudan conflict

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on two military officers on opposite sides of the ethnic violence in South Sudan on Thursday in a demonstration of U.S. frustration that fighting has continued despite two ceasefires.

Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Moroccan government proposes penalties for nationals fighting in Syria, Iraq

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's government proposed legislation on Thursday which would make it a crime to join an armed group or undertake training in conflict zones, in a move aimed at some 2,000 Moroccan Islamists it believes are fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Ailing Rob Ford urges voters to back brother for Toronto mayor

TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in his first public remarks since doctors revealed he has cancer, has asked residents of Canada's largest city to vote for his brother Doug, who has replaced him on the ballot in next month's mayoral election.

U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

PARIS/CONAKRY (Reuters) - The United Nations unveiled plans on Thursday for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

Greek police, protesters clash during rally to mark rapper killing

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones in Athens on Thursday during a rally marking one year since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by a far-right Golden Dawn supporter.

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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...