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Summertime, Sticks and Stones, and the Mayor’s Race

It’s officially summer and this issue, Summertime in the Rockies, is hot for more reasons than just the weather. Our cover story by Ruby Jones features the African Leadership Group and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who will bring the heat from the Motherland, speaking on “Empowering the...

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Mayor Webb's Reflection on Denver's Recent Runoff Election

By: Honorable Wellington Webb

Editor’s note: Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, who served as the city's first African American mayor from 1991-2003, reflects on the recent mayoral runoff and the future of the Mile High City. Below are his suggested 10 priorities for Denver elected officials. "The 19th century was the century of empires,...

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Run&Shoot Filmworks presents The Color of Conversation Film Festival in Denver

The Festival will feature current thought leaders and influencers, along with frontline content from storytellers of color Run&Shoot Filmworks, the production company behind the Academy Award®-accredited Martha’s Vineyard African American Festival (MVAAFF), announced a newly formed partnership with the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the...

Educator’s Forum on Social Media’s Impact on Students

In conjunction with Vertex Learning and community partners, Denver Urban Spectrum will host an educator’s forum to discuss common student behaviors related to social media and technology on Friday, September 20. The event is designed to focus on addressing the unintended consequences for the mental, emotional, social and psychological well-being...

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Hancock: A Clear Choice For Mayor

By: Allan Tellis

Securing more than 56 percent of the vote, incumbent Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, prevailed over Jamie Giellisin Denver’s 2019 mayoral election run-off. Hancock and his administration have guided the development and maintenance of the city for the last eight years and will now have four more years to carry out...

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2019 Destination Health: Family Fest at City Park

Join The Center for African American Health for old school summer fun, including guided walking groups and fun family activities featuring DJ K-Tone, Mand activities by Cooking Matters, Mo Betta Green, Montbello Organizing Committee, Gourmet Away, World Juice Bar, I M Unique, Black Girls Hike, Girls Trek and MORE!  Each...

A Toast To The People And Voters Of Denver

By: Message from John Bailey

First of all, let me say "thank you" to the many volunteers and community members who gave so many hours knocking on doors, making phone calls, standing on corners, distributing literature and doing anything and everything campaign related to re-electing Michael Hancock as Mayor of Denver. This victory was due...