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Exposing Fashion in the Mile-High City

By: Janet Dallas

Troe Williams When people talk about high fashion, Denver isn’t the first city that comes to mind. Fashion designer Troe Williams, proprietor of Vandalism Designs, is a veteran in the industry celebrating 31 years. Williams believes the Mile High City can become a must stop in the fashion world. Colorado...

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Presumed Guilty The Ease of Criminalizing African Americans

By: Alfonzo Porter

It’s been my greatest fear as a black man living in America – that of fitting the profile, looking like someone else; someone who may have committed a crime and followed by being railroaded through the criminal justice system, convicted of an offense that I did not commit. If that...

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Two Generations of Flying High

By: Zilingo Christopher Nwuke

Denverite Elmer Dewitt Haynes Jr. found a way to create success in the world of aviation, aircraft models and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) – despite being raised in an age of intense racism and segregation. Haynes has left his mark intheAMA, and has managed to create a legacy...

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A Lesson in Audacity

By: Thomas Holt Russell

History is littered with stories of people overcoming great odds and becoming successful. African American history can be used as an example of what can be accomplished when a dream is driven to reality by passion and dedication. Oliver Toussaint Jackson, an African American businessman originally from Ohio, had a...

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The Book of Mormon: “When Bad Overshadows Good”

By: Lauren Turner

There are certain songs that are scientifically designed to stay in your head for far longer than you want them to. What many refer to as an ‘earworm,’ scientists from Durham University now know the exact reasons those songs loop in your head repeatedly. It’s all about starting with an...