Denver blog posts believe in picking up after your pets. Colorado Peak Politics thinks Michael Bloomberg's backing of Amendment 66 hurt the measure despite his giant wallet. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz shares the latest update of the Skyline View Apartments project in Lower Highland. Colorado Po ... More >>
Emily's Coffee, 1261 Glenarm Place, is honoring World Refugee day by providing free house-brewed coffee from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The shop is located in Emily Griffith Technical College and serves as a job-training program for refugees. See also: - Local refugees from Burma would be lost withou ... More >>
What contributes to a rapper's underrated status? Is it the unwillingness to compromise? The inability to compromise? An early demise? Bad promotion? Possibly all of these things and more? Whatever the case, with these rappers, it's certainly not for a lack of talent. We put together a list of the t ... More >>
Basalt-based photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride is offering a sneak peek at his new film The Water Tower today, with the unveiling of a teaser trailer for his documentary that follows Golden-based climber Jake Norton's Challenge 21 team to Mt. Kenya and its vanishing glaciers. See also: - Chasing ... More >>
There's no question that the President -- in town this evening to debate Mitt Romney -- is a huge music fan. From quoting Sam Cooke during his '08 acceptance speech to randomly singing Al Green verses during a fundraiser to citing Stevie Wonder as being responsible for his marriage, Obama is far and ... More >>
Denver has ten sister cities, each with its own customs and priorities. Among them is Nairobi, Kenya. City Councilman Albus Brooks, so much a fan of Kenya that he named his daughter after the nation, recently led a trip of Manual High School students (and one teacher), plus private sector businessm ... More >>
After months of planning and fundraising, this year's BoldLeaders trip to Kenya has been grounded, thanks to threats of violence from the Somali militant group, Al-Shabaab. The Denver-based group had flights arranged and was within a week of departure when the U.S. Department of State and its embass ... More >>
"When did Denver's climate become Kenya?" quipped a friend, who was dripping -- as we all were -- with sweat. The heat, by just about anyone's standards, is insufferable, but a cold glass of rosé, or, in this case, four, in an air-conditioned bar, provided a bit of temporary relief, lasting just lo ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook.
Among the lines delivered at poetry slams, one is often repeated: "The point is not the points; the point is the poetry." This has never been more true than over the last week and a half in Denver, when all three of the city's national teams -- Slam Nuba, the Mercury Cafe team and teenage dreamers M ... More >>
Regis University in Denver is taking the lead on a program to teach online college courses in refugee camps in Malawi and Kenya, and in urban Syria. The four-year pilot project is called "Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins" and it aims to solve a stark problem: the dearth of higher educ ... More >>
After the University of Colorado at Boulder's meme page showed up on Facebook, I was convinced that the Internet could use fewer memes. While glittery animated GIFs were once the way to "show some love," memes are the way to show some stupidity, taking an image and vandalizing it with a statement ab ... More >>
Jake Norton, from Golden, CO, is attempting to climb the Triple Seven Summits -- the three highest peaks on each continent -- to raise money to support the Denver-based non-profit Water for PeopleJake Norton, a mountain climber from Golden, CO, is in Uganda this week to climb Mount Stanley's ... More >>
If President Barack Obama thought he'd squelch the birther movement once and for all by releasing his birth certificate, he was wrong. Readers continue to post items like this one, which acknowledges that Obama isn't Kenyan, but argues that he's not American, either.
What does a gay man look like? Or a whistleblower? Or a woman who, were she to return to her home country, would be targeted for female genital mutilation? Those are the questions raised by "social visibility," a criterion adopted by the Virginia-based Board of Immigration Appeals that some ... More >>
The Denver Twestival promises to be less dramatic than this photo.Tweethearts unite! Twitter users and non-Twitter users can network together without a technology barrier at the third annual Denver Twestival on Thursday at Green Spaces in downtown Denver. The Twestival (@twestivaldenver) is o ... More >>
It was a classic case of giving back: Chris Mburu, once sponsored by an American named Hilde Beck to attend school in his native Kenya, went on to graduate from Harvard, become a human rights lawyer and start a Kenyan school of his own for students in the situation he once was in. In A Small ... More >>
Jessica Posner.Denver's Jessica Posner is the winner of VH1's "Do Something" award, bestowed upon the under-25-year old doing the most to change the world for the better. As proof she's got her priorities straight, the Facebook page for Kenya's Kibera School for Girls, whose good works earned ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonTom Tancredo -- a "minor figure" big enough to be slapped by the White House.Former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been making the Tea Party circuit of late, with his remarks about topics like civics literacy tests prompting conservative heavyweight Dick Armey to ... More >>
In "On Watch," a September 2006 Message column, former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post journalist Bill Menezes explained his mission as head of Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spin-off from Media Matters, a Washington, D.C. organization. He described CMM as "a progressive research ... More >>
Bhakti Chai, a micro-brewed, fresh-pressed ginger masala chai tea company, has released a limited edition version of its chai: BARACKTI Chai, in honor of a certain someone who was just inaugurated. Brook Eddy, founder and owner of the Boulder-based company, simply added a shot of AA Kenyan coffee t ... More >>
This week, Westword's cover story, "Wage War," introduced you to Greeley's Somali refugees, many of whom lost their jobs in a clash over prayer breaks at the JBS Swift & Company meatpacking plant. But Somali refugees throughout the United States are facing a bigger hurdle: Seeing th ... More >>
Dr. Jerome Corsi. Jerry Corsi -- or, as he's generally known in the press, Dr. Jerome Corsi -- has gotten lots of attention in recent days. The author of The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, a big-selling hit piece on Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that Tim ... More >>
Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple. Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple's August 16 column "8-word Gaffe Ripples Across the Web" is an apologia for a big botch reported about in this More Messages blog -- an erroneous Rocky web piece that claimed Bara ... More >>
The turban doesn't prove Kenyan citizenship, either. Thank goodness Countdown With Keith Olbermann's nightly "Worst Person in the World" feature is flexible, or else the man with his name in the program's title wouldn't have been able to award the August 12 bronze to our own Rocky Mountain News. T ... More >>
Keep plenty of correction tape handy. Whereas the Rocky Mountain News tends to make corrections at the drop of a hat (or the drop of an inaccurate claim that Barack Obama has dual Kenyan citizenship), the Denver Post is notoriously reluctant to fess up to an error in print. Until the August 13 iss ... More >>
I'd never understood Ethiopian food -- and then Haime Asfaw showed me the way.
Inner-city boys spend a year in Kenya. Does it change their lives?
A white leading man in a black movie? That is something new.
The annual Blessing of the Animals celebrates paws and claws.
The Constant Gardener ripens into a distasteful thriller.
Diversity unfolds at the African Market
Predator Ridge transforms the Denver Zoo
A focus on the wrong woman hinders the otherwise beautiful Nowhere in Africa.
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The war is now half a world away, but these Sudanese refugees are still fighting to find their place.
These refugees lost their homes and families in southern Sudan. But in Denver, they're finding a future.
A wobbly Basinger and a feeble screenplay doom I Dreamed of Africa.