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Tradition to Feed Those in Need Lives on Through the Spirit of “Daddy” Bruce

By: Angelia D. McGowan

Tradition to Feed Those in Need Lives on Through the Spirit of “Daddy” Bruce By Angelia D. McGowan "You can't beat love. Nothing beats love. If you give just one thing, you get three things back. That's why I do it." – “Daddy” Bruce Randolph Of all the homes across the world, he moved into the one next to “Daddy” Bruce Randolph’s Bar-B-Q at 34th and Gilpin streets in Denver, Colorado. And it has made a world of difference in the longevity of a tradition started by the iconic restaurateur to feed those in need on Thanksgiving Day. This Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of a Thanksgiving...

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Supermodel Recognized for Work with Down Syndrome - Beverly Johnson taps into personal experience to support fundraising efforts

By: Angelia D. McGowan

More than 1,200 supporters from around the nation turned out to watch people with Down syndrome strut the runway with celebrity escorts at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Oct. 25, 2014 at the Sheridan in downtown Denver. They also came out for the silent auction, the live...

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Time To Celebrate For Denver Luxury Watch Entrepreneur - 10th Anniversary Inspires New Designs And Partnerships

By: Tanya Ishikawa

Standing the test of time. That’s the sign of quality, endurance and lasting relevance. As Banneker Watches celebrates its 10th anniversary, CEO Derrick Holmes shared his excitement – and a bit of relief. “To survive through what was a rough recession, when people were more concerned about saving their homes...

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Dirty Little Secrets of Mutual Funds

By: Martin V. Johnson, Jr.

Nine out of 10 Americans underestimate hidden 401K fees and may not know that mutual funds cost more to own than index funds – a lot more, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  A typical active mutual fund charges a fee between 1.5 and 2 percent while...

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Denver marchers join in Ferguson protests

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

About 300 protesters marched from the State Capitol through downtown Denver Tuesday night, joining in national demonstrations protesting the Ferguson gran jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

"It's real," Denver residents say about racial bias among police

By: Noelle Phillips
The Denver Post

Twenty-four years after it happened, Alecia Peabody remembers every detail of the first time she got pulled over by a police officer.

Xcel: Nearly 3,000 without power in Lafayette, Louisville area

By: Alex Burness

Camera Staff Writer

Xcel Energy is working to resolve an unspecified issue with a circuit breaker that has left 2,753 customers without power in Lafayette and possibly Louisville, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Need a Lyft to DIA? Ride-sharing service now free to go to airport

By: Anthony Cotton
The Denver Post

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays, passengers will be able hail a Lyft car to and from Denver International Airport after an agreement was reached between the ride-sharing service and

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Two FBI agents shot at house near Ferguson unrest: broadcaster

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two FBI officers were shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County early on Wednesday, though it was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson, media reported.

Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law

(Reuters) - Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday.

Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.

Federal judge rules Mississippi gay marriage ban unconstitutional

(Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Tuesday struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.






In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.

U.S. judge rules Arkansas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge ruled on Tuesday that an Arkansas constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional, striking down a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters a decade ago.

International

Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to Gaza but the frontier will remain closed to traffic going the other way, Palestinian and Egyptian border officials said.

Israeli president criticizes divisive Jewish nation-state bill

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter to its founding fathers' vision of equality for Arab citizens.

Sao Tome ex-president's son returns to prime minister's job

SAO TOME (Reuters) - Patrice Trovoada, the son of Sao Tome and Principe's former President Miguel Trovoada, has been reappointed prime minister of the tiny island nation following his party's sweeping victory in parliamentary polls last month, a presidential decree stated.

Turkey condemns Tripoli air strikes claimed by Libyan government

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey on Wednesday condemned air strikes claimed by the Libyan government on an airport in Tripoli controlled by a rival administration, setting it at odds with the country's internationally-recognized authorities.

Exclusive: Libya's rival oil minister wants to attend OPEC meeting

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rival government wants to send its oil minister to the OPEC summit in Vienna this week and will refuse to comply with any production decisions if it is denied access, the minister said.






Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Islamabad (Reuters) - Gunmen killed three Pakistani women polio workers and their driver on Wednesday, police said, in the most deadly attack on the health workers in two years.

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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...