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Spike in Youth Suicides in the Black Community Sparks Alarm

By: Alfonzo Porter

As African Americans, we have tragically become accustomed to overcoming the vestiges of suffering under the yoke of a nation compelled to ensure our perpetual suffering. But now we have happened upon a crisis that promises to tear at our very souls. Our community has become besieged with a shocking...

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The Lady Doctor: Mother of All Mothers

By: Thomas Holt Russell

Learning about prominent but anonymous historical figures has a purpose other than to highlight their accomplishments. Learning their stories can teach us about life. All of us spend our lives loving, influencing and communicating with others. We sleep, eat, and go to the restroom, just as everyone else regardless of...

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Interns, Streaming and Podcasts Boosts 32 Year Old Award-Winning Publication

By: Ruby Jones

Since 1987, Denver Urban Spectrum has been the leading voice for people of color in the Rocky Mountain region, spreading the news about underrepresented communities and sharing stories that highlight the magnificent works of men and women throughout Metro-Denver. To celebrate its 32nd year in print, publisher Rosalind J. Harris...

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Daily Blast Live Hosts: Making Waves and Breaking Barriers

By: Ruby Jones

Daily Blast Live is a groundbreaking daytime news and entertainment show that has captured the hearts and attention of viewers around the country with an innovative approach to social engagement and a spirited panel of hosts who deliver trending news as it happens. The nationally syndicated show, filmed at KUSA-Channel...

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The Lasting Injustice of Jim Crow Part 3 of 5

By: Jamil Shabazz

Welcome to part three of the five part Denver Urban Spectrum series: “Our 400 Year American Sojourn” A Chronicle of Pain, Suffering, Struggle, Resistance and Ultimate Triumph. In parts one and two, Alfonzo Porter and Ruby Jones scribed magnificently about 1619-Emancipation and Reconstruction, respectively. Ushering in the next chronicle of...

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The Lasting Injustice of Jim Crow Part 3 of 5

By: Jamil Shabazz

Welcome to part three of the five part Denver Urban Spectrum series: “Our 400 Year American Sojourn” A Chronicle of Pain, Suffering, Struggle, Resistance and Ultimate Triumph. In parts one and two, Alfonzo Porter and Ruby Jones scribed magnificently about 1619-Emancipation and Reconstruction, respectively. Ushering in the next chronicle of...

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Women Making Their Presence Felt in Upcoming Mayoral Elections

By: Thomas Holt Russell

Women Making Their Presence Felt in Upcoming Mayoral Elections By Thomas Holt Russell Denver is continuing the national upward trend of women running for political office as confirmed by the upcoming municipal elections. Four of the 10 people running for mayor are women, and they covered a variety of experiences...

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In The Margins Of History

By: Jamil Shabazz

In The Margins Of History By Jamil Shabazz The year 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the Black Panther. The film was a critical and commercial success and a cultural obsession. For me, the film didn't have any appeal. I could never make the connection about how a fictitious Black...

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Our 400 Year Sojourn: Reconstruction Era

By: Ruby Jones

Our 400 Year Sojourn: Reconstruction Era By Ruby Jones The bloodiest conflict the nation has ever seen was initiated by uncompromising differences between Union and Confederate states over the power of national government to limit states’ rights. Slavery played a pivotal role during the United States Civil War, as Southern...

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In The Margins Of History

By: Jamil Shabazz

In The Margins Of History By Jamil Shabazz The year 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the Black Panther. The film was a critical and commercial success and a cultural obsession. For me, the film didn't have any appeal. I could never make the connection about how a fictitious Black...

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DM42 To Honor Denver's First African American Mayor

By: Cindy Brofsky

DM42 To Honor Denver’s First African American Mayor The Honorable Wilma J. Webb Will Preserve Husband’s Legacy In Bronze By Cindy Brovsky Wilma J. Webb, a 13-year former Colorado State Representative who initiated, delivered, and established strong laws which elevated our cities, our state, and our nation to a better...