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 ‘Terrible’ decision by Colorado lawmakers
‘Terrible’ decision by Colorado lawmakers
To raise awareness about the lack of funding for a program credited with lowering the rate of teen pregnancy by 40% in Colorado, a group of women's advocacy and progressive groups held a "bake sale" in Denver near the Colorado Capitol. Groups and individuals in attendance decried the decision by c....

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 Rep. Duran elected to NALEO board 
Rep. Duran elected to NALEO board
Colorado Majority Leader Crisanta Duran has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Rep. Duran, D-Denver, was one of seven board members elected on June 20 in Las Vegas, where 1,200 Latino policymakers had gathered for t....

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 40 years of Gay pride in the Mile High City
40 years of Gay pride in the Mile High City
Denver PrideFest, produced by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado (The Center), will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of gay pride in Denver with a two-day festival and parade on June 20th (11am-7pm) and 21st (10am-6pm) at the Civic Center Park in Denver, located at Colfax and Broadway. The ....

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Bilingual hour with Guatemalan coffee producer
Edwin Martínez has been able to produce a high quality level of coffee from Finca Vista Hermosa in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. His family’s passionate work lead to a direct trade relationship with coffee roaster Andy Sprenger of Sweet Bloom Coffee, located here in nearby Lakewood, Colorado. Unfortun....
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CLF, community disappointed in DA decision
On June 5th, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey again failed to do justice by exonerating the Denver Police officers who shot and killed 17-year-old Jessie Hernández. This is simply the latest case where Morrissey has maintained his 100% track record of failing to prosecute lethal force case....
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Free admission for MY Denver Card Holders
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently announced another expansion to the MY Denver Card program this week. Beginning June 2nd and extending through Aug. 23rd, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will provide free admission to all MY Denver Card holders. “I am thrilled that the Denver Museum....
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Flores announces candidacy for DPS School Board
Last week, in front of a crowd of enthusiastic supporters Lisa Flores officially announced her candidacy for Denver Public School board in North and West Denver. The district, which covers the communities of Sunnyside, Swansea, La Alma, Sun Valley, Berkeley, Globeville, and many others, has been r....
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Graduate sets high standards for future
On May 21st at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op held its graduation ceremonies. This year, nearly 100 received their high school diplomas. The HOPE Class of 2015 joined the 1,000+ alumni who have graduated from HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op since....
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Program gives access to college without loans
Community College of Aurora Foundation in Colorado recently announced Aurora Gives Scholars, a scholarship program that advances America’s college promise while addressing the nation’s student loan crisis. The inaugural group of six scholarship recipients were announced and celebrated during a pub....
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Celebrating graduates and Champions of Change
Denver’s Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios will celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating seniors with a commencement ceremony on May 30th, 10am, at La Raza Park (1501 W. 38th Ave, Denver). Escuela Tlatelolco is a community-based school, whose programs are richly enhanced with Chicano, ....
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Remembering Rodeo Impresario Lu Vason
Friends and family are mourning the loss of Lu Vason, President and Producer of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo and creator of numerous unique national and local entertainment events. Mr. Vason passed away on May 17th in Denver, Colorado after an illness. Vason is credited with uncovering the....
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Free engineering experience for Denver kids
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced the expansion of the free Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program to Southwest Denver through a generous grant from the Office of Economic Development to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). “There is nothing more important than....
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Campaign educates Latinos in philanthropy
The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) and Citywide Banks have partnered to launch the first year of a three year grassroots campaign to educate Latinos about the importance of philanthropy and investing in their community. Using the classic coin collecting container, the “piggy bank,....
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Time to cultivate Northwest Denver together
On May 5th, thousands of Northwest Denver residents voted to have a voice in the direction of their community. Together, through grassroots, community engagement, we were once again able to overcome out-of-district interests and overwhelmingly win an election, taking every precinct in District 1. ....
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Goodbye to another unsung heroine, Cecilia Flores
It is with deep sadness that I write this epitaph for one of our fallen sisters, Cecilia Flores who passed away on Sunday morning. We crossed paths many years ago when I first came to Denver from Greeley, ready to carry the torch for social justice with the community’s leaders. Cecilia was already....
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