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Racial Issues

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    There was a protest of last night's Ted Nugent concert: "You still wanna go see poopy pants?"

    "Ted Nugent poopy pants = unclean vermin," read one sign at yesterday's protest at the Gothic. It was one of about 30 signs circling the sidewalk in the rain to pressure the Gothic to cancel Nugent's show because of his racist comments, particularly those against Native Americans. The sign was the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Cannabis Time Capsule 1921: American Legion goes to war on drugs

    These days, we think of the American Legion as a conservative lobbying arm for veterans. But back in 1923, legionnaires were a force to be reckoned with -- or at least they wanted to be seen that way. Their war on drugs in the early 1920s was just one way the organization enforced what members saw ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2014
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    February 20, 2014

    Nicholas Payton: "The trumpet chose me"

    It was evident early on that New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton had tremendous trumpet chops. After a stint with legendary drummer Elvin Jones, Payton inked a deal with Verve at the age of twenty and went on to release seven discs for the imprint, as well as a number of albums on other labels. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The man behind the mask: Forget about Who Killed Jigaboo Jones -- who is Jeff Campbell?

    Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Reader: If Dave Chappelle said senator's line about black people and chicken, we'd laugh

    Our post about Senator Vicki Marble, who stirred up controversy by complimenting barbecue and chicken in the South after talking about "problems in the black race," inspired plenty of comments. Most of them ripped on Marble, but not all. Here's one of the less critical takes.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Ku Klux Klan fliers in Colorado Springs part of nationwide recruitment drive

    In recent days, residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood emerged from their homes to find baggies containing fliers promoting...the Ku Klux Klan. This is not an isolated occurrence. Over the past six months or so, several cities have had similar incidents. However, most have been in the South a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Denver Fire Department: Does it have a diversity problem?

    Out of 32 assistant chiefs currently working in the Denver Fire Department, one is black, four are Hispanic and there are no females. Of 62 captains below them, six are black, and three of those are eligible to retire in coming years. The consequence of these numbers according to some members? As in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Reader: I dread more discussion of dreadlocks

    ​We've discussed many weighty subjects on Show and Tell over the past year, but the all-time comment-getter remains Jeff Otte's "White people with dreads." Just yesterday, Bongzilla weighed in with this: I'm sorry, but every comment I've read on here has been EXTREMELY racist.. All you're doi ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    The Help is this week's most ridiculous trailer

    ​Gather round, children, and I will tell you of a time -- it was, like, at least 50 years ago -- when there was racism. Those days are over, of course, and in the bright future of today all humans live in perfect harmony with no economic or institutional discrepancy whatsoever, but there was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Doug Lamborn's Barack Obama-tar baby remark: Intentionally racist or harmless?

    Lamborn.​As we reported yesterday, Doug Lamborn said that being associated with Barack Obama was like touching a tar baby during a Friday radio appearance -- a gaffe for which he's now apologized. But did he need to? An editorial in the Colorado Springs Gazette suggests it was really no big de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chelsea Handler brings her dirty mouth and show to Denver

    ​Blowjobs, blowjobs, blowjobs, vodka. You'd think at a Chelsea Handler comedy show sponsored by Belvedere Vodka that there'd be more vodka plugs, more jokes about alcohol or more punch lines about boozing it up with your girlfriends. But there weren't. The only plugs Chelsea -- or any of the ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Saying the N-word several times on the air made me feel bad

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger .​The page for Dr. Laura Schlessinger on the website for KHOW, her broadcast home in Denver, typically features advice of the sort featured on this video co-starring a poodle named Phoebe. But at this writing, the Denver landing spot for the syndicated yapper sports not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    ACLU puts out travel alert for people traveling to Arizona due to new "racial-profiling" law

    Joe Arpaio.​Planning on traveling to Arizona over the upcoming holiday weekend? A fan of dry heat? The American Civil Liberties Union, joined by the Colorado branch, has issued a travel advisory due to the recent passage of SB 1070, which the organization describes as "Arizona's racial-profili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Racially motivated attack claims bolstered by shocking "LoDo Wilding" footage

    An image from Channel 4's "Wilding" coverage.​Last November, the Denver Police Department announced the arrest of more than thirty African-American men and women for allegedly participating in racially motivated attacks on Caucasians and Hispanics; click here to see a mug shot gallery. Now, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Insane Clown Posse stabbings: Are some fans too stupid to understand irony?

    Are you down with the Clown?​Update, 9:32 a.m.: Denver Police Department spokesman Detective John White declines to identify the stabbing victims in the incident described below, but he says the name of the man arrested in the case may be available as soon as this afternoon. For more informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Insane Clown Posse stabbings: Are some fans too stupid to understand irony?

    Aaron ThackerayThe scene last night near the Fillmore.​ Most attempts by the media and authorities to blame music for violence are patently ridiculous. Take those early attempts to pin the Columbine massacre on Marilyn Manson, a performer the shooters didn't even like. But the mayhem-happy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Phil Wolf organizes counter-protest over anti-Obama billboard

    The billboard in question, featuring a turban-wearing Barack Obama.​There continues to be plenty of sound and fury kicked up over that anti-Obama billboard at Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales, 4855 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge -- and the racket's likely to grow louder tomorrow. Dealership owne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009
  • Film

    November 19, 2009
  • News

    June 12, 2008

    Skin Deep

    Talk-show hosts who tackle ethnic issues are often accused of racism. Should they be?

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Block Party

    Last year, the parade passed by Five Points. But now Juneteenth is making a comeback — just like the neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    Mixed Messages for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Denver's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade (March Parade) is usually one of the largest King parades in the country. But the festivities, and the way King's message is presented, has generated debate from people who believe the holiday needs to be less of an exercise in platitudes and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Mavis Staples On The Main Line

    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 >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2007

    A House With No Walls

    Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Media Insanity

    Remember right after Columbine, when reports suggested that the killer students may have taken their marching orders from Marilyn Manson? These claims were subsequently debunked -- as it turns out, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold weren't Manson fans. But even if they'd spent their every waking hour ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Single Minded

    It's tough to end an interview with this question: "Oh, by the way, were you ever a neo-Nazi?" It's tough, but it's tougher to suffer through what can happen if you don't ask that question. We learned that the hard way a few months ago, when we ran a light-hearted story on the Denver Lair, a group ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Money Waters

    Swalhaggin (Noir Sound Records)

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Open Wide and Say Uh-Oh

    The doctor is out -- to lunch. Philip Mallory, a physician once featured on Oprah and hailed for saving a Columbine teen, did not renew his medical license when it expired at the end of May 2005. But that didn't stop him from withdrawing a guilty plea so that he'd be able to practice medicine aga ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Love, Mexican Style

    Can this relationship be saved?

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    A House Divided

    When Reverend Benjamin Reynolds opened his church to gays, some called it a sin. He calls it a mission from God.

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Catch and Release

    One Nation Enlightened wants just one thing from Denver cops: their business cards.

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The White Stuff

    Denver's wilding becomes a black and white issue for some.

  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    Shades of Meaning

    Thought-provoking Yellowman bravely explores racism within the black community.

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Street Wise

    Robert Duran got jacked up. Then he grew up.

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Eye of the Beholder

    Two CU groups feel burned by a fiery sports column.

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    The Black-and-White Newsroom

    Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Black to Nature

    Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Calendar

    February 25, 1999
  • News

    July 2, 1998

    The Usual Suspect

    Mt. Gilead churchgoers aren't the only blacks who feel burned by Perkins. First came Devitt Young.

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    Forward to the Past

    What will happen when Denver's model of integration, Manual High, returns to the old days of segregation?

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Soul Woman

    Me'Shell Ndegeocello fights the powers that be.

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Million Man Mystery

    March madness comes to Denver.

  • Culture

    December 20, 1995
  • News

    January 4, 1995

    BRIEF ENCOUNTER

    THE NEW AIDS OFFICIAL FOR THE URBAN LEAGUE SUDDENLY QUITS.

  • News

    June 22, 1994
  • News

    June 8, 1994

    A MATTER OF PRINCIPAL

    THE MANUAL HIGH FRACAS BECOMES A FAMILY AFFAIR.

  • Culture

    February 2, 1994
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