Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week, we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining rap lyrics to f ... More >>
Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Culling through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining the fifty best ... More >>
The Associated Press is reporting that the Reverend Jesse Jackson will meet today with the husband of an Aurora theater shooting victim. He's also said to be planning a press event near the apartment of suspected murderer James Holmes following a nationwide series of gun-violence gatherings over th ... More >>
The Twittervese has become one of the most entertaining and insightful places to catch a glimpse inside the lives of some of the most outspoken members of our local music community -- 140 characters at a time, of course. We never ceased to be entertained by the tweets of various members of the sc ... More >>
Much has been written about the Game's dysfunctional past. He grew up in a Santana Blocc Crip neighborhood in Compton, and his mother was affiliated with the Crips. After his sister accused his father of sexually molesting her, the family was split up, and Game spent time in foster homes. After he r ... More >>
Fresh from being caught by a live Fox News microphone saying that Barack Obama has been talking down to black people -- an assertion supplemented by the grabby proclamation, "I'm gonna cut his nuts off" -- the Reverend Jesse Jackson is heading to a studio near us. According to an AM 760 press releas ... More >>
Anyone who was surprised that Barack Obama criticized Denver jazz vocalist Rene Marie for singing the tune popularly known as the Black National Anthem instead of the "Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Mayor John Hickenlooper's state-of-the-city speech doesn't have a very long memory. In doing so, he w ... More >>
Talk-show hosts who tackle ethnic issues are often accused of racism. Should they be?
In a profile from Westword’s June 28 edition, Mavis Staples speaks her mind in a notably feisty manner -- and in the following Q&A, which encompasses the entire text of the interview that formed the basis of the article, her undimmed passion comes through even more clearly. Topics include her rea ... More >>
Denver's Columbus Day Parade rhetoric spells out the same bumpy route.
Before Brad Braxton goes to a gangster's final destination, he has a choice to make.
Life of the Party
Ice Cube's Barbershop could style more laughs.
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
Colorado's Board of Education is more powerful than you know -- and it would like to get even stronger.
Gimme a guv lite
Ken Hamblin says he's a stranger in his hometown.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
They met because they wanted to fight gangs. Ten years later, Leon Kelly and Lloyd Lewan are a gang of two.
Denver's mayor plans an international summit, with a little help from his friends.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
THE FIRM HIRED TO RUN COLORADO'S CONTROVERSIAL NEW EMISSIONS PROGRAM HAS MADE A KILLING GAUGING THE POLITICAL WINDS.