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A Conversation with Wellington E. Webb

By: Charles Emmons

Editor’s note: Former Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb is a ‘sensei’ to mayors today.  Not yet ready to retire, he runs a business and political consulting practice, Webb Group International.  His 28th floor office at 1660 Lincoln in Denver’s financial district looks out over the capitol dome to the south to Pikes Peak.  Everyday Webb sees the vibrant city he helped to develop.  In this article, he weighs in on the political climate in Colorado.             The country is facing another milestone in 2014 as the first non-white President of the United States, Barack Obama, winds down his second term. In 2008,...

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High-Profile News Impacts “Everybody” Battling Alzheimer’s

By: Angelia D. McGowan

“My uncle.” “My dad.” “My Grandfather.” “My Grandmother.” “Pat Bowlen.” “Everybody.” These are some of the answers that walkers proudly broadcast at the finish line when asked, “Who are you walking for?” Between 8,000 and 10,000 people registered for the 25th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Denver...

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Why Talk About RACE?

By: Angelia D. McGowan

The Exhibit RACE:  Are We So Different?  Challenges Biological Assumptions and Stereotypes Race. What is race?  What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race? Here’s what we do know: Race is a short word with a long history in the United States of America. Think of...

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Black Tie Party with a Purpose Returns

By: Norma J. Paige

  The old adage, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is still alive and well.  It is also the way to reach the heart of a community. The 2nd annual 100 Men Who Cook black tie gala fundraiser being held Nov. 29 at the Crowne Plaza...

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Bob Beauprez as a wedding dress is, well, um, here it is

By: Joey Bunch, The Spot

Leave it to college kids to come up with the oddest attack video of Colorado's campaign season.

Bob Beauprez's IUD remark in debate generates controversy

By: John Frank
The Denver Post

Taking a cue from the U.S. Senate race, abortion became the focal point in the Colorado race for governor Wednesday after the Republican candidate took a contentious stance on a popular birth control.

Southbound D-line RTD trains 15 minutes delayed because of accident

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

Southbound D-line RTD trains from 30th Street to Downing Street are being delayed by up to 15 minutes because of an accident, officials said on its Twitter account.

Fired former Denver jail captain testifies at Marvin Booker trial

By: Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post

A former Denver jail captain testified on Wednesday that she repeatedly moved a certain deputy to where she would have little contact with inmates because of her habit of inciting physical


Madonna’s Adopted African Son Forced To Shmoney Dance For Mommie Dearest?

By: Jacky Jasper

HSK Exclusive - What’s said to be going down behind Madonna’s closed door’s will blow your mind! Details we’re told point to David Banda, Madonna’s adopted African son,...

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Man, hostage killed following California standoff

(Reuters) - A man who took a woman and her two young children hostage in their southern California home was shot dead by police after apparently shooting the woman, who later died, police said on Wednesday.

Rick Ross’ Malita “The Mogul” Rice Fraud Arrest Uncovered

By: Jacky Jasper

Victim turns Victimizer! HSK Exclusive - William “Rick Ross” Roberts assistant, who HSK recently exposed for running a scam casting agency, Malita “The Mogul” Rice was busted...

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Tesla factory near Reno is bet old Nevada will meet the new

RENO Nevada (Reuters) - Lance Gilman bounced his white GMC truck up a hill in the high desert country east of Reno, Nevada, and paused at the top to survey his property. Spread out below lay the 165-square-mile Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about the size of Rhode Island.

Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

U.S. report cites safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear lab

(Reuters) - Chronic lapses in safety procedures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have led to a radiation leak that has forced a prolonged shutdown across the state of the only permanent U.S. nuclear waste repository, federal inspectors said on Wednesday.


Thai junta says will help kick-start stalled Dawei talks

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Myanmar aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, a junta spokesman said on Thursday.

Third American held in North Korea appeals to U.S. for help: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - One of three Americans held in North Korea on charges of crimes against the state said he was anxiously awaiting his trial and appealed for U.S. government help to secure their freedom, a news report said on Thursday.

North Korea prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets.

Rapists confess as Kenyan cleric takes up equality struggle

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the elderly man, in his black-and-white striped prison uniform, confessed to raping his 18-month-old granddaughter to prove his manhood, Reverend Timothy Njoya knew he had made a breakthrough.

Young 'Chavista' lawmaker killed in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - A "Chavista" ruling party lawmaker was killed on Wednesday in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime.

Taliban bomber in Afghan capital targets army bus, kills three

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Thursday, killing three people and wounding 10, the interior ministry said, the fourth high-profile attack in the capital since Monday when the new president was sworn in.

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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...