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Developing Future Leaders Through History

By: Charles Emmons

School buses, minivans and SUVS are dropping of kids as they begin the new school year. It seems like summer breaks are getting shorter, so it is prudent, if not imperative, to make sure that summer vacation experiences also have value. The Youth With a Future leadership program is doing...

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Ashae Soaps: Powerful and Complete

By: Allan Tellis

Latasha Bell’s journey and humble beginnings from Denver’s Five Points community  becoming and entrepreneur and the successful owner of Ashae Soaps is not filled with the many clichés’ one would expect from such a story. For her, the first steps did not necessarily include an immediate mastery of business but...

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Jamil Shabazz, Aurora’s Visionary Author and Publisher

By: Charles Emmons

Summertime is leisure time, and we sometimes pass the time reading a good book in the quietness of ourhomes,travelling on a plane, or simply for some downtime alone. What world you choose to enter through your reading is a highly individual decision. There are numerous classics in African American literature,...

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The Light of a Coach, Paying it Forward

By: Melovy Melvin

Finishing up a walkthrough at the Coach Counseling Center, Hulond “Coach” Copeland makes his way into his office. A computer, supplies and papers sit at his desk and right above placed on the wall is a picture of his mother, and mentor James H. Parham, whom was a certified addiction...

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Humble Theater Beginnings and Rise Up the Comedic Ladder

By: Khaleel Herbert

Janae Burris has gotten tons of laughs and chuckles from people while performing on stage in Los Angeles for years. With new opportunities on the horizon and fingers crossed, Burris and her boyfriend packed up for Denver, where her comedic feats scaled like Spider-Man scaling a skyscraper. Acting Funny Although...

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Mayor Hancock Discusses Housing, Mobility And New Projects with Denverites During the State of the City Address

By: Khaleel Herbert Photos by Bernard Grant

Denverites eagerly indulged in Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s State of the City Address at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center on July 10.   Before taking the stage, Councilman Albus Brooks provided encouraging words, UpwithPeople performed the national anthem and 2017 Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Yonis Noor presented the...