Black History Month

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

Poetry can enact social and political activism, and is a tool for understanding difficult topics such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia. It allows for people of different backgrounds to sympathize with one another and also learn about the history of each others cultures. Through poetry, people of all genders, races, religions and abilities can […]

Blair-Caldwell Library honors influential African-American women

Blair-Caldwell Library honors influential African-American women

In honor of Black History Month, African-American women who have impacted Colorado are being honored at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library’s Women’s Hall of Fame. Located on Welton Street in the historic Five Points neighborhood in Denver, the library is currently displaying portraits of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame’s 16 African-American inductees until […]

Volunteer recognized for compassion

Volunteer recognized for compassion

A quick glance at the computer monitor shows a message from “Denver Urban Spectrum.” Daphne Rice-Allen had received a message from them a couple weeks ago about her nomination for the African American’s Who Make A Difference Award.  However, upon closer reading, this message revealed something more. MSU Denver alumna (B.A. Technical Communications 2000) Rice-Allen […]

You can’t be what you can’t see

You can’t be what you can’t see

Why don’t we have a white history month? Every February someone will ask this question, and every February it feels like no one  offers an answer. White people mostly ask this question. It’s a sincere question, one that doesn’t always stem from prejudice, but sometimes curiosity. So I thought I’d offer a sincere answer. Sincere, […]

Common: Greatness is contagious

Common: Greatness is contagious

Since the early ’90s, hip-hop legend Common has spread an uplifting message of solidarity and positivity through his music. The Grammy Award-winning musician visited Auraria with a similar message of motivation Feb. 5 in conjunction with Auraria’s recognition of Black History Month. Opening for Common’s talk at the Tivoli Turnhalle was artist and former MSU […]

Black World Conference highlights women’s contributions to civil rights

Black World Conference highlights women’s contributions to civil rights

The 29th annual Black World Conference evoked a powerful dialogue drawn from the experience of women who fought first hand for the abolition of Jim Crow Laws.