“Speaking Truth to Power, we wish to plead our own cause, while working
With fair-minded others, to generate peace, justice and genuine democracy
For people of color in America”
Dear DUS reader,
Thanks for picking up another edition of the Denver Urban Spectrum. As we celebrate our 22nd anniversary edition, we take the words from First Lady Michelle Obama and proudly say this is your newspaper – the People’s newspaper. The fact that you’re reading DUS, or checking us out online atwww.denverurbanspectrum.com, means you continue to trust us to deliver news you can use.
As you flip through these pages, we ask you to be mindful of what we are delivering this month - local stories on the economic crisis in Colorado, how two young men have been living with the Sickle Cell disease and an update on women and AIDS; a national story on Tavis Smiley’s 10th Annual State of the Black Union; and international stories including an update of AIDS in Botswana and an upcoming arts festival in Senegal.
But our most important stories this month come from Sam Adams and DUS contributor David Whitney. Adams shares with us serious fun as he talks about his 13-year stint with the now defunct Rocky Mountain News. Whitney takes us on a journey of how and where newspapers are going and talks about the impending future of the Denver Urban Spectrum.
It is a serious and critical time for all newspapers, including the Denver Urban Spectrum. More than now, we need your support as we make this transition. Please take heed as you read both stories but most importantly take action. Visit our Web site and participate where you can – join our E-mail club list, become a member, join our social network ConnectMe, advertise your business or become a sponsor.
We are lifted by your ongoing support and buoyed by your understanding that in these trying financial times your support is essential to sustain your newspaper and your newly enhanced Website – and will assure us that we will continue to publish and grow.
Luv ‘n struggle,
Roger K. Clendening, Editor
Rosalind “Bee” Harris, Publisher
P.S. We hope you will plan to join us at our anniversary celebration on April 19 at the Improv.