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Fear of a (Loud!) Black Voice

By: Op-ed T. Holt Russell

On April 3, 2023, Tennessee lawmakers voted to expel two of its Black lawmakers because they raised their voices on the house floor while protesting for tighter gun control after another tragic school shooting that took the life of children. The official reason was “disorderly behavior.” And “bringing disorder and...

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Denver Urban Spectrum Expands the Narrative  with New Podcast NETWORK

By: DUS staff

donnie betts (lowercase intentionally) is known for his theatrical and cinematic creativity, but these days he spends time in a studio producing audio files for a radio drama that recounts the Civil Rights Movement struggles, with an aim of reaching greater social and racial justice. betts is also distributing his...

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Recent and Proposed Laws Seek to Curb Gun Violence

By: Miah Ntepp

In February, 16-year-old Luis Garcia was shot while sitting inside of a car near Denver’s East High School. He died a few weeks later from his injuries. In March, two school administrators were shot by a 17-year-old inside the same school. This recent gun crime again raised local concerns for...

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Living with Autism: One Woman’s Experience

By: Angelia D. McGowan

April is Autism Acceptance Month, previously recognized as Autism Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is...

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Respond to Gun Violence with Community Film Screening

By: Tanya Ishikawa

Documentaries educate and activate communities to find solutions   The Denver Urban Spectrum staff mourns with the rest of the community for our neighbors tragically killed by guns. We are thankful for the politicians, community activists and all who are working on laws, awareness campaigns, resources, and other solutions for...