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Crown Heights By Samantha Ofole-Prince Miscarried justice often provides the perfect vehicle for emotionally wrenching dramas, and such is the case with Matt Ruskin’s Crown Heights. Powerful and unsettling, this Sundance Film Festival award winner, is based on the true story of a Caribbean immigrant who spent decades in prison...

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Shaundra Van Wert Named  DCPA VP of Human Resources Shaunda Van Wert has joined the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) as Vice President of Human Resources, a new position at the nearly 40-year-old organization.   Van Wert came to the DCPA on September 18 from IHS Markit, a...

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Girl Scouts to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Women of Distinction in Denver Join Girl Scouts of Colorado in celebrating “20 years of Amazing Women” by honoring all the Women of Distinction of the Denver-metro region. This year’s event chairs are Maria Garcia Berry, Woman of Distinction ’97; Jean Galloway, Woman...

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Time For A New Era For  Denver District Four Editor: Someone asked me why I would support a 19-year-old graduate of Manual High School to serve on Denver Public Schools Board of Education. Well, here are some questions that are not asked at these school board candidate forums. One, why...

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Local High School Lacrosse Players Make History Mustang Sally and Cole Finley-Ponds were selected for the #1 lacrosse showcases in America, Maverik Showtime. Top high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the United States and Canada are chosen for this annual event. Based on their performance in the showcase, both...

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Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic The 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Ave. in Denver. The $90 entry fee includes range balls, breakfast, lunch, team listing...

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Detroit 1/2 By Khaleel Herbert Detroit is not for the faint of heart. Based on events from 1967, Detroit is a warzone between African-Americans and the police. The film begins with a hearty welcome-home party for returning soldier Carl Greene (Anthony Mackie) at the Economy Printing club. But the police...

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Hope From The Mountaintop Editor: Higher education is extremely important for any student, no matter the ethnic, cultural or racial background. It has been critical for those of color. It is critical not only for its credentials, but also for the skills of thinking and analysis that allow for continued...