After six weeks of living under the same roof, 22 promising entrepreneurs from 16 different countries and every walk of life pitched their ventures to hundreds of potential funders, partners and local supporters gathered in Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on a scorching ... More >>
Nina Simone was a classically trained pianist and learned to hone the depths of her voice after taking up a gig where the restaurant owner wanted her to sing as well as play. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina in 1933, Simone was raised in the church, and that experience cultivated ... More >>
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize winner.The five-part "Women, War & Peace" spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones. Part two of this series, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, features 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and her work in organizing the women of Liberia to unite, ul ... More >>
Ayinde Russell, Dominique Ashaheed, Theo Wilson and Jovan Mays perform "Chain Gang."In the world of slam poetry, there's no higher distinction than a win at the annual National Poetry Slam -- and over this past weekend, that distinction went to the poets of Denver's Slam Nuba, upstart arrival ... More >>
Mark MangerThe Ford-Wuo family at African Grill and Bar.For this week's review, I visited African Grill and Bar, an oasis in an Aurora strip mall that offers a culinary journey to West Africa -- as well as an education on the fare served in Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal and Liberia.
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Mark MangerThe owners of African Grill and Bar serve dinner with an education.I love it when an unfamiliar cuisine forces me out of my comfort zone, sending me into a post-dinner frenzy of research as I try to understand a culture through what it eats.
When I first sat down at African Grill ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>