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Mayor Hancock: We Are a City in Motion – a City in Pursuit of Justice

By: Photos Evan Sermon Photography, Denver skyline photo Miles Malone

Final State of the City focuses on economic justice, housing and policing Mayor Michael B. Hancock delivered his 2022 State of the City Address, calling on all residents to stay true to Denver’s values of inclusion and equity, and to pursue justice in all its forms not just over the...

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An Unexpected Star is Born: My summer as a dance student

By: DUS Publisher Bee Harris

Editor’s note: This is DUS Publisher Bee Harris’ story of participating in Dancing With The Denver Stars benefitting Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Arts-In-Education Movement and Cultural Education Outreach. Little did I realize during a fun evening in 2009 – at the home of Valeria and Lu Vason, along with friends...

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Blizzy Magazine Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

By: Blizzy Staff

As the cannabis landscape continues to grow, so does the need to keep our community informed about the opportunities presented by this new industry. Blizzy Magazine is a premier monthly publication targeting the African American cannabis consumer. Based in Denver, CO, Blizzy is a nationally circulated online magazine that provides...

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Paying it Forward: The Life of Visionary Carl Bourgeois

By: Angelia D. McGowan

Carl Joseph Bourgeois’ next project is about five minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and from the region’s most popular tourist attraction, Garden of the Gods. The late commercial real estate developer’s tribute to his mother Bobbie Stroud Nelson is nestled in the neighborhood where he was born and provides panoramic...

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An Unexpected Star is Born: My summer as a dance student

Editor’s note: This is DUS Publisher Bee Harris’ story of participating in Dancing With The Denver Stars benefitting Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Arts-In-Education Movement and Cultural Education Outreach. Little did I realize during a fun evening in 2009 – at the home of Valeria and Lu Vason, along with friends...

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KEM and Chaka Khan Headline Winter Park Jazz Festival 2022

The 39th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival is ready to welcome everyone back to Winter Park on July 16 and 17. Featuring KEM and Chaka Khan, this year is going to be bigger than ever. Enjoy two days of jazz in Winter Park’s state-of-the-art amphitheater, Rendezvous Event Center, in Hideaway...

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East High School Students Among Best Orators in the Nation

Thousands of the country’s most gifted high school speakers and thinkers converged in Louisville, Kentucky for a week last month at the 92nd National Speech and Debate Tournament to see who among them would be crowned the most compelling orators in the nation. Two young men from Park Hill and...

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After 50 years, homeownership gap...

By: Tatiana Flowers, The Colorado Sun

After 50 years, homeownership gap between white and Latino Coloradans narrows. But for Black Coloradans, it’s widened. The U.S. is short about 3.8 million housing units relative to demand, making one of the toughest real estate markets in history  Michael Diaz-Rivera hoped $25,000 in savings and a good credit score...

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Colorado Black Arts Festival: Summer’s Favorite Celebration

By: RuJones

Colorado Black Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of Black art and culture with food, entertainment, and family activities. The 36th annual event will take place on July 8, 9 and 10 in the historic Denver City Park West, and will feature a special appearance by The Original Lakeside. Colorado...