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Tyler Perry: The Storyteller, Businessman and Father Familiar Characters and Teachable Moments Key to Tyler Perry’s Success

By: Charles Emmons

Madea is coming to Denver!  Tyler Perry’s beloved character, created nearly 20 years ago, will grace the stage of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Oct. 20 and 21 in a new musical stage play, “Tyler Perry’s Madea on the Run.” Tyler Perry, a writer, storyteller, producer, director, actor, philanthropist, mogul – we ran out of nouns to describe him – has evolved into a significant force in the media. After successful television shows on TBS, “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne,” he spends his days with the series that revolve seasons on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), “The Haves...

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Ed Dwight Joins Peers in Honoring Nichelle Nichols at Astronaut Gala

By: Angelia D. McGowan

  In today’s 24-hour news cycle, lots of information makes it into the headlines, onto our social media platforms and eventually into our minds. Some of it is truly newsworthy some of it not so much and within seconds can fade from our conversations. When more than a dozen African...

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Hail to a Virtuous Woman: Five Points Icon Zona Moore Celebrates 90 Well Lived Years

By: Charlene Porter

  Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies…Proverbs 31:10, KJV. The writer of Proverbs set the bar sky high when describing a virtuous woman. Nevertheless, a beautiful young Black woman from Tyler, Texas, was determined to live her life in just such a manner....

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Organo is Brewing Worldwide and Growing Strong 2015 Ignite International Convention Fires Up LA

By: Rosalind J. Harris

  The 2015 Ignite International Convention can be summed up in just three words: History. Was. Made. During its seven-year history, Organo has never witnessed anything like what transpired in Los Angeles on August 28-30. Organo Gold started with an extraordinary cup of coffee in 2008 in Richmond, B.C., Canada,...

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Colorado Springs police: Man, 20, shot by friend cleaning gun

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Colorado Springs police say a 20-year-old man was accidentally shot Thursday night by a friend who was cleaning a gun.

Texas man wanted in Aspen-area expensive liquor thefts

By: Jesse Paul
The Denver Post

Authorities in the Aspen area say a 40-year-old Texas man is wanted in connection with shoplifting high-priced liquors from several stores over the last several days.

Fed official still looking at 2015 rate hike

By: Martin Crutsinger And Matthew Craft AP Business Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — A voting member of the Federal Reserve's policy committee said Friday that he believes the economy is on a satisfactory track and that an increase in interest rates is likely to be appropriate in either October or December.

Police: Man stole nearly $6,000 in liquor from Aspen area

By: The Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Police are looking for a Texas man they say stole nearly $6,000 of top-shelf liquor from stores in the Aspen area.


U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, expanding on a prior injunction from a separate court that applied only to certain states.

House Republicans search for leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans met behind closed doors to discuss next steps in their internal leadership battle on Friday morning, the day after the front-runner to lead their chamber abruptly quit the speaker's race.

U.S. says CSX missed rail defect blamed for oil train derailment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday said a February oil train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, was caused by a rail defect that CSX Corp and its contractor missed during at least two inspections conducted months before the accident.

Hyatt Hotels, Chili’s Grill, and Eventbrite Make ’100 Best Workplaces for Women List’

By: Kandia Johnson

Fortune magazine recently revealed its inaugural 100 Best Workplaces for Women. Thanks to “a bevy of perks, including 84 days of paid maternity leave, flexible scheduling, telecommuting options, and 26 days of paid time off,” wealth management firm TrueWealth came in at No. 1, due to its “atmosphere of mutual support and...

One dead, three injured after shooting at university in Arizona

(Reuters) - A shooting at Northern Arizona University killed one person and injured three others, the school said on Friday, adding that the suspect was in custody.

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Creating an App For Your Small Business

By: Carolyn M. Brown

(Image: File) There is a saying—“There’s an app for that”—that has become applicable to small businesses as more seek to create their own mobile apps. There are also do-it-yourself application makers, such as Appmakr and ShoutEm. Appmakr is the largest do-it-yourself platform for creating native mobile apps for iPhone and...

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U.S. supplies 'precision' shells to Lebanon to help it defend border with Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States is providing the Lebanese army with a consignment of laser-guided artillery shells in an $8.6 million arms package intended to help Lebanon defend against cross-border incursions from Syria, the U.S. embassy said on Friday.

U.N. council authorizes EU migrant mission in Libya high seas

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday authorized European naval operations to seize and dispose of vessels operated by human traffickers in the high seas off Libya.

Hong Kong students and university staff rally to defend academic freedom

HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than a thousand students and staff staged a rally at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Friday, the second demonstration in a week to protest against what they say is interference by Beijing in academic freedom.

An American hired gun aims to persuade Britons to leave EU

LONDON (Reuters) - Most Britons have never heard of Gerry Gunster, yet the 48-year-old American could play a major role in whether they vote to leave the European Union at a membership referendum due by the end of 2017.

Taxis parade once-empty streets of North Korean capital

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - Ahead of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party anniversary on Saturday, it is a parade of taxis, not tanks, that stands out most in the isolated country's capital, Pyongyang.    Parts of impoverished North Korea have been serviced for decades by a small fleet of run-down taxis, but in the last few years the industry has mushroomed in Pyongyang, fueled by a rising consumer class.

Ukraine ex-security official doubts MH17 report will give answers

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (Reuters) - A former top official in Ukraine's security service said on Friday he doubted a final international report on the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 would provide conclusive answers.

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Publisher Rosalind “Bee” Harris Named Among Most Powerful Women in Denver Denver, Colo.– The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) will honor Rosalind "Bee" Harris, publisher and art director of the Denver Urban Spectrum, as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver. Harris is among 25 women...

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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...