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The Destiny and Freedom of donnie l. betts

By: Dave Ashton, Denver Program Manager, KGNU Community Radio

  Editor’s note:  This article was first published in KGNU magazine and is reprinted with permission by the publisher. In a city increasingly known for excellence in the arts, donnie l. betts’ consistent contributions have created bridges across generational and cultural gaps to add to a greater understanding of our...

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Black Boss Summit Showcases Black Excellence in Business

By: Topazz McBride and Ruby Jones

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, dozens of Denver’s Black business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs met on the University of Colorado’s South Denver campus for an immersive and inspiring all-day conference to celebrate Black excellence with encouragement, education, and opportunities for ongoing success. The Black Boss Summit, hosted by the Black...

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One Smooth Transition to the Next

By: Zee Nwuke

Approximately 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 10, as I sat waiting at the Soiled Dove for Charles F. Devereaux, he has had four or five phone calls. One of them is with Rhett Lee, the talent buyer for the Soiled Dove, discussing upcoming shows in October. He is also on the...

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One Man’s Mission to Continue the Tradition of Daddy Bruce Randolph

By: Alfonzo Porter (Photos Bernard Grant)

Ronald Wooding always knew that his life would be dedicated to the service of others. So when he wound up in Denver in 1995 to pursue his graduate degree at the Iliff School of Theology, it made perfect sense. Little did he know that providence would intercede and place him...

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Saving Our Students: The Battle Against Digital Brutality

By: Jamil Shabazz

Built on Brutality America was a nation founded on brutality. From the robbery, rape and pillage of the American Indians to the enslavement and forced free labor of the Africans in America it is unsurprising that a nation founded on brutality has a bullying problem. Poet Audre Lorde told us...

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Celebrating A Decade of Dancing With The Denver Stars

By: Patricia B Smith

It was a night of celebration as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) marked 10 years of Dancing With The Denver Stars (DWTDS) as 13 new stars were nervously backstage ready to step out for the grand entrance at the Denver Hilton City Center Ballroom. The most popular dance party in...