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Pioneering Women Support Leslie Herod

By: Denver Urban Spectrum Staff

On February 14, a gathering of powerful women met outside Blair Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood to officially endorse and show support for Denver mayoral candidate Leslie Herod. The leaders in attendance at the press conference represent a broad range of sectors from small...

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Dr. Kimberle Jackson-Butler Heads College-to-Law-School program 

By: Mariam Sylla

“We always talk about generational wealth. Well, education is a part of that,” says Dr. Kimberle Jackson-Butler, the new executive director of the law school pathway program, Law School…Yes We Can. In addition to her new role, Jackson-Butler is the founder and principal of RE+Cognition, LLC, an educational consulting company...

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Opportunities Exist in the Technology Industry for Black Women

By: Thomas Holt Russell

Information technology, including cybersecurity, is a career that forecasts tremendous growth for high-paying jobs well into the future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts technology jobs will grow by 22 percent from 2020 to 2030. Most of these 2.1 million jobs will go unfilled, and a significant gap remains...

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Building a Legacy by Being First

By: Barry Overton

The story of America’s first Black realtor, Ben Slayton  Ben Slayton’s remarkable career in real estate spans six decades. He has set the bar for agents with his willingness to venture into uncharted territory, allowing those that follow to benefit from his courage and drive. His success is inspiring proof...

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2023 African American Who Make A Difference


Gene Fashaw, Sr. 8th Grade Math Teacher, High Point Academy Founder, Denver STEAM Initiative   The “husband and father first” is best known as a coach, tutor, and teacher who is active in the far northeast Denver community. Gene Fashaw, who was nominated for Colorado Teacher of the Year in...

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Announcing the First Black Media Initiative Bridge Project: Audience Revenue Cohort

By: Center for Community Media

Denver Urban Spectrum chosen for national ‘First Black Media Initiative’ project   Six Black-led newsrooms from across the U.S. have been selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of the Black Media Initiative Bridge Project: Audience Revenue. The six-month program provides technology and design support for Black publishers looking...