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Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

By: DUS Staff

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Even though Kwanzaa has become...

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DUS Countdown to 2018

By: Melovy Melvin

12-January New beginnings come with reflecting on memories. Two months after what many said was   one of the strangest elections in our country’s history, DUS’s introductory issue to the New Year travelled down memory lane reflecting on the legacy of the first African-American and 44th President of the United States,...

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The Power of Black Women

By: Angelle C. Fouther

As the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, Shirley Chisholm knew all too well the challenges and resistance that Black women faced when seeking to influence governmental and other large institutional systems. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair,” was...

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Denver Attorney Michael Sawaya, Every Client Is Important To Him

By: Laurence Washington

Noted Denver attorney Michael Sawaya attributes his attorney-client “hands on” approach to a story his grandmother once told him. She said a lawyer had driven her and her family from Segundo to Trinidad, a 34-mile round trip, so they could have their day in court. “This is an immigrant Lebanese family,” Sawaya...

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Denver’s “Celebrity Chefs” Fundraiser For A Cause

By: Laurence Washington

Over the past four years this event has fulfilled its reputation of being the premier black-tie community fundraiser. – Chuck Moss, President, 100 Men Who Cook                 Do you like good eats? Jambalaya? Beef Stroganoff? Or maybe a Crusted Bread Pudding is more...