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Tyler Family Reunion Comes to Denver

By: Charles Emmons

July and August is the season for family reunions. Across the country, grandmothers kiss new babies, new in-laws shake hands and embrace, siblings trade stories about their year, and cousins greet each other with a surprised look for the first time. For African-Americans, these reunions have always had a special...

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Back In The Day...and Today with Bobby Wells

By: Charles Emmons Photos By Kathy Wells

Many of us find our calling in adversity. The more challenges we face, we shift gears, we climb higher, and the greater impact we can have through sharing our gifts. Our reward is not always monetary. Often the joy of creation becomes our incentive. Denver musician, producer, Bobby Wells brought...

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Mile High African Cuisine

By: Alan Tellis

The restaurant industry is volatile, and one of the most difficult avenues for anyone to start and maintain. At the African Grill, located in Far Northeast Denver in the Montbello-Green Valley Ranch community, they have not only mastered the fine art of cuisine, but they have managed to survive the...

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Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum Present Shade

By: Exhibit review Khadija Haynes

In collaboration with the Clyfford Still Museum, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened Shade featuring work by renowned contemporary artist Mark Bradford, who will be representing the United States at the Venice Biennale this year. Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford features the works of Mark Bradford at the Denver Art Museum...

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The Denver (Colo.) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated: Connecting the Chain of Friendship and Sisterhood for 65 Years

By: Charles Emmons

Since its inception in 1946, The Links, Incorporated (The Links) has been a beacon for African-American advancement in economics, education, and service. Two accomplished Black women, Margaret Hawkins, an artist and teacher, and Sarah Strickland Scott, a passionate guidance counselor, first brought together their friends to form an inter-city club...

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Their Future is Open, Taking Steps to Realize Their Dreams

By: Charles Emmons

With the rhetoric and proposed new policies of the current administration, communities of color are taken aback, as the progress made in the last 50 years seems in peril. We must arm ourselves with knowledge for counterarguments, and be ready with resistance based on the strengths and values that have...

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Extra Support Helps Caregiver Be There for Her Mother

Annette Rucker isn’t shy about admitting her trepidation about coping with the Alzheimer’s diagnosis her mother, Alma, received 15 years ago. “I knew I was not going to be able to handle this very well,” said the IT professional. “I’m going to need support. I need it for me.” Rucker...