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Two Generations of Flying High

By: Zilingo Christopher Nwuke

Denverite Elmer Dewitt Haynes Jr. found a way to create success in the world of aviation, aircraft models and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) – despite being raised in an age of intense racism and segregation. Haynes has left his mark intheAMA, and has managed to create a legacy...

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A Lesson in Audacity

By: Thomas Holt Russell

History is littered with stories of people overcoming great odds and becoming successful. African American history can be used as an example of what can be accomplished when a dream is driven to reality by passion and dedication. Oliver Toussaint Jackson, an African American businessman originally from Ohio, had a...

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The Book of Mormon: “When Bad Overshadows Good”

By: Lauren Turner

There are certain songs that are scientifically designed to stay in your head for far longer than you want them to. What many refer to as an ‘earworm,’ scientists from Durham University now know the exact reasons those songs loop in your head repeatedly. It’s all about starting with an...

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A Reflection of Light

By: Jamil Shabazz

Radio personality and emcee Becky Taylor is a woman that needs no introduction, seeing as how she’s an expert in the exercise. Taylor is Colorado radio royalty, her voice has been cascading through the ears of listeners longer than... well actually I don’t know because she won’t tell! In addition...

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Black Girl Magic in Japan Cultural Immersion with a Purpose

By: Ruby Jones

Three young women from Denver are preparing to bring Black Girl Magic to Japan, as they embark on a month-long cultural immersion trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Briana Thomas, Shea Carey, and Amara Williams are among a group of 15 students who will travel through out the...

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Passing The Torch: How The Bass Has Bonded Father And Son

By: Lauren Turner Photos by Bernard Grant

Electric bassist Billy Rich has associations with some pretty big names in the music world. From Buddy Miles and Taj Mahal, to the late great mind of Jimi Hendrix, Billy’s electric bass skills have led him to play with some pretty memorable stars. He’s toured the world and is a...