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You’re So Beautiful…Terrence Howard Joins National and Local Stars for “Be Beautiful” Fashion Show

By: Angelle C. Fouther

Deemed the “Black Dynasty,” the FOX TV show Empire has risen to epic levels of popularity —showcasing both the electrifying raw talent of its ensemble cast, as well as their devilishly raw storylines. At the center of the Empire is Terrence Howard. A veteran actor, with roles in movies such as the Best Man, Winnie, Ray, Crash, Four Brothers, and Hustle and Flow (for which he was nominated an Academy Award for Best Actor), Howard is best known these days for his role as Lucious Lyon, the unscrupulous patriarch of the Lyon family, and president of the entertainment corporation for which the show is named.   Just as...

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Holton Buggs Helps To Answer Your “WHY”

  Who is Holton Buggs? He is often called the Michael Jordan of network marketing. Holton Buggs is the Executive Vice President of International Sales of Organo, one of the most admired network marketing companies in the world. He is also the #1 income earner in the world of network...

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The Race to Save Wyatt Academy

By: Kris Colley

To close or not to close? This is the question many in the Denver Public School District are pondering regarding Wyatt Academy. As a Dec. 3 charter renewal deadline quickly approaches, Wyatt and the DPS Board are tussling with the fate of the school. Since 1998, the K-8 charter school...

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Ready For Love – Watch Entrepreneur Delivers Song To The World

By: Tanya Ishikawa

For more than 10 years, passion has driven Banneker Watches CEO Derrick Holmes to deliver classic timepieces and share the story of pioneering African-American clockmaker and scientist Benjamin Banneker. Over the past few months, the Denver businessman returned to his musical roots to create a new timeless classic – a...

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Man armed with crossbow arrested in Colorado Springs

By: Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

A man armed with a crossbow in Colorado Springs was taken into custody with the help of a police dog named Diesel.

Colorado College students reported expelled for comments

By: The Gazette

Several Colorado College students apparently have been suspended or expelled over racist comments made in recent weeks on the anonymous smartphone app Yik Yak.

Shooting in NE Denver, victim taken to local hospital

By: Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

Denver police responded Tuesday evening to a shooting in northeast Denver. The shooting happened in the 1700 block of East 37th Avenue and a victim was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, according to an 8:02 p.m. Denver Police Department Twitter post.

Marchers in Denver condemn police violence, call for justice

By: Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

About 100 people gathered on Broadway between Colfax and 14th avenues Tuesday night to protest police shootings and police brutality, both here and in Chicago.

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East Coast vs. West Coast: It Matters When Pitching Your Business to Investors

By: Carolyn M. Brown

(Image: Thinkstock) Not surprisingly, there is a difference in formality and look among entrepreneurs between the East Coast and the West Coast. In cities like San Francisco and Seattle, dress is often more casual, while on the East Coast, business attire is more formal. This was evident when more than...

Kabbalah Center follower wins $177,000 in sexual misconduct suit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A woman who brought a sexual misconduct suit against the former co-director of the Kabbalah Center, a spiritual group whose brand of Jewish mysticism has drawn many celebrity devotees, was awarded $177,500 in damages by a jury on Tuesday.

Black MIT Faculty and Alumni Continue Legacy of Achievement

By: Chanel Martin

Black Alumni of MIT honorees (from left): Marcus Thompson, Melissa Nobles, and Paula Hammond. (Image: Clinton Blackburn ‘03) The Black Alumni of MIT (BAMIT) honored the recent appointments of three notable Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors: Paula T. Hammond, Ph.D., head of the Chemical Engineering Department; Melissa Nobles, Ph.D., dean...

U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said.

Yoga For People of Color Empowers a Community

By: Kandia Johnson

Calia Marshall, founder of Brown Sugar: Yoga for Folks of Color in Brooklyn, New York (Source: For many years, Calia Marshall participated in countless yoga classes, all with one thing in common—a lack of people of color in attendance. “I moved to New York in 2000 and started taking...

Oregon police investigate assault of transgender college student

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - A transgender Oregon college student was assaulted at a private liberal arts school in Portland over the weekend in an attack that happened at about the same time a black student was punched by three white men, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Russia ready for joint command against Islamic State: Paris envoy

PARIS (Reuters) - Russia is prepared to coordinate strikes against Islamic State militants in a joint command with the United States, France and others who want to participate, including Turkey, Moscow's envoy to Paris said on Wednesday.

Turkey's Erdogan says does not want escalation after Russian jet downed

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey did not want any escalation after it shot down a Russian fighter jet, saying it had acted simply to defend its own security and the "rights of our brothers" in Syria.

Security tight after Tunisia bomb blast kills at least 13

TUNIS (Reuters) - At least 13 people were killed in Tuesday's apparent suicide bombing of a Tunisian presidential guard bus in central Tunis, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and tighten security around the capital.

French PM says Europe can't take in more refugees: Sueddeutsche Zeitung

BERLIN (Reuters) - European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday.

Thai constitution could give free rein to military abuses, says rights group

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A proposal by Thailand's junta for a provision in the constitution exempting the military from prosecution would allow the armed forces to commit abuses with impunity, a rights group said on Wednesday.

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi's trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday.

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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...