“AAPI groups haven’t been working on redistricting alone; since the draft maps came out, leaders in the metro area’s Black, Latino, AAPI, Indigenous and immigrant communities have been in ongoing conversations about how to ensure equitable representation. “It’s important that all of us come together and figure out what is fair for each other,” … [Read more…]
“Anywhere you look around the Five Points neighborhood there is history; that history is in the buildings, the streets and the stories of the people who call the area home. The area is a historical cultural district, one of only two in Denver, and has been recognized for the important role it played in … [Read more…]
“After more than four months of delays and scrambling over redistricting deadlines, the 2020 U.S. Census data will be released a few days early. The U.S. Census Bureau tweeted Thursday that the final population data will be released on Aug. 12, rather than Aug. 16 as was expected. “It’s a little padding for us,” … [Read more…]
“Jameka Lewis, senior librarian at Five Points’ Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, was taken aback when she finally had the opportunity to see the newspapers up close. The Denver Public Library had recently acquired eight rare, pristine issues of the Black Panther Party’s official newspaper. Once they were catalogued, boxed up and delivered to … [Read more…]
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“This past June, Wellington Webb, one of the West’s most prominent Black politicians of the late 20th century, was at the high-rise office of his eponymous lobbying firm, in a conference room overlooking the north side of the state Capitol. For weeks, the gray granite structure had been the epicenter of protests in the … [Read more…]
“On May 17th, Governor Jared Polis signed four bills into law that will directly impact affordable housing at the statewide level. These bill signings were a momentous occasion for the State, as Colorado is officially no longer one of the last remaining states without a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing! The following … [Read more…]
“On a bitterly cold January day in 2013, then-Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a hail mary pass into the endzone for a touchdown that eventually helped knock the Denver Broncos out of the playoffs. It was a heartbreaking loss. In the stadium that day was Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, sitting in a suite paid … [Read more…]
“Look around Denver. It’s clear. New construction is king in the Mile High City. And it’s not just the landscape developers are dominating. It’s politics, too – to the chagrin of long term Denverites no longer able to pay rent, no longer able to recognize a city that has lost its Queen Annes and … [Read more…]