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A Word From The Editor In Chief

We often worry that we don’t have enough resources in our community to go around. When we see someone in our society that does what we do but does it better than us, many times we get a little nervous.

Juneteenth Music Festival

Our mission is to engage the community with the historical significance of Juneteenth, while creating a framework for economic and educational empowerment in youths and

Life by Design Services

We are event and wedding planners and have our own decoration rentals. We assist with designing and executing the vision, for those special life events worth celebrating, which will leave a lasting impression for both the client and their guests.

Rajdulari | Jazz Singer

My music is all about women’s empowerment, and overall Black Folk’s empowerment with a Jazz Soul R&B high-quality. Just a feel good kind of vibe.

Pelinda Latimer | Coming To America

I grew up in this little farm in Kenya that our family took care of. We took care of the goats and cows. We didn’t go anywhere else. If you go to different places, they don’t speak your language, and we didn’t have a vehicle to go places. Our community had a couple of vehicles that were used if there was something significant, like going to the hospital. But we never left our community except to go to walk to school

P. Street Creative Agency

P. Street Creative is a consulting agency that works to cultivate brands. Our main facets include website development, marketing toolkits, public relations, social media management,

Christen Aldridge Productions

Music videos, weddings, business promos, videos for social media, fashion, documentaries, interviews, and feature films

Carol Banks Design

Graphic Design: print, digital, packaging, presentation

Steven Nichols

Quality Over Quantity

Screen printing/Embroidery/Vinyl and more! QoQ helps MULTIPLE black owned businesses build their brand!

His customer service BEATS the rest! He’s reliant, fast, professional and delivers quality within his work and the people he comes across

Porsha Stuckey | Professional Writer

Porsha Stuckey is a compelling, versatile, writer. She’s on a mission to assist Black professionals in pursuance of success through written word and infographics. Ms.

Kevin C. Mitchell | Author

Kevin C. Mitchell is a community activist, emcee, and poet. As Executive Director of the Empowerment Solidarity Network, he works to lift up Families of Color and other marginalized groups throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kimberly Spencer | Author

I am the author of the children’s book. “But, I’m too little.” It’s about a little girl named Kai who has issues with doing things that’s out of her reach.

Porshaca Stokes

Upcoming Author for 2020. Her genres include Fantasy, suspense, fiction and self help. Her passion for storytelling with her son fostered her first publishing creation “Omni”. A  book series for children. Her enjoyment of mystery and the unknown propels the new author to share her stories with the world. 

Jeanette-Falu Bishop | Becoming A Legendary Photographer

I want to be able to capture a genuine photo. I want to be able to empower women and allow them to feel beautiful, to exists in photographs because our children are watching. If we don’t feel empowered and confident, our children won’t either. Many of my shoots have been inspired by Pelinda. She is from Kenya. She is a beautiful person inside and out and she is strong, her strength comes from within. I like to bring that out in her portraits. When I take photos, I try to find something that is interesting. Photos change the way you see yourself. I want to make legendary photos that you can pass down through generations. Photos that you can be proud of.

I am Detour

Growing up in a military family, moving was a regular occurrence. With each move, I had to make new friends and connects that would eventually

Kristina Wright | The Social + Gallery Below + Pens & Needles

Kristina Wright is the owner of The Social, The Gallery Below and the award-winning Pen & Needles Tattoo shop in Colorado Springs. Kristina also served on the board of the Black Advisory Council for the El Pomar Foundation and won the “woman of influence” award in 2018. She is an army veteran and cares deeply about her community.

Albert & Cheronda Wills | Club tilt & Grill

Spring’s newest swanky nightclub with a lounge-type feel. It’s located in the shopping plaza at 3744 Astrozon Boulevard, and its popularity is soaring.

Idris Goodwin

Director of the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College | I believe that it’s only through education that the world becomes better. It is how we can become better stewards of the world and of each other. 

Ace Entertainment

Ace Entertainment was founded in 1979, in Detroit, Michigan also known as The Motor City, the home of Motown Music, and the Automotive Capital of the World!

TJ Events & Enterprises, LLC

We are a full service wedding, event planning, decor and design company specializing in all your planning needs.

LocoLuv Radio

Colorados Local Artist internet music station. You can listen to all Genres 24/7. If you like what you hear, please share

Mr. Motown Music

Saving the mindset of children today and showing them a better.

DJ Craftmatic

Dating back to 2008, Jordan Craft began to expand into another element of hip hop, the DJ. Craftmatic started working the small bar scene and

DJ Shield

Clean family friendly music, Making people smile and want to dance,

Still Maccin Entertainment Group, LLC

We Bring People Together by Creating, We Create with Good Music, Social Corporate Engagement, such as Booking Venues, Sponsoring Events, and Support other Local Businesses

Solfood And The LivingMen

reggae groupnnSolfood is a true roots band that touches on all musical spectrums in order to reach the people of this diverse world. Love conquers

Robert Houston | Black Pegasus

Robert Houston II, commonly known as Black Pegasus throughout the music industry, is a Hip-Hop artist based in Colorado Springs. He is the current president and CEO of Brass Knuckle Entertainment. Mr. Houston considers himself a pioneer artist after contributing more than nineteen years to his craft. Having achieved nine Studio albums including Black Pegasus, Black by Popular Demand, and The Black Mexican, the Hip-Hop pioneer shows no sign of slowing down. After twenty years he has accomplished a diverse portfolio inclusive of music production, local and national concert performances, numerous music videos, collaborations, mixed tapes, and even voice-over acting! Mr. Houston owns his own studio, also located in Colorado Springs; a milestone he attributes to his ever-expanding platform. “I used to make a lot of money just being an artist, but my platform has grown, and I’ve been able to take advantage of that to make a living.”

Victoria Lipscomb | Shine Nation

We are a non-profit that provides life changing, character building opportunities for underserved youth in our community, through participation in the arts.

Babianna | Reggae Fusion

Being from an island, Bibianna strives to bring an island vibe in her music but she also strives to make music that you can relate to in every situations.

Jawai Williams

Jawai Williams is a senior at Widefield High School with a 3.0 GPA.   Her favorite subject is science due to all the theory and creativity in that field.  Jawai is a phenomenal vocalist who has received a multitude of awards for her accomplishments.  She is currently exploring several HBCUs and would like to obtain a degree in Nursing and minor in music.  Her ultimate dream is to become a singer.

Ebenezer Yebuah

Ghana-born singer Ebenezer Yebuah, known by his stage name Mawule, began his musical journey at church. Propelled by human connection and empowerment,

Mandy Groves

Denver-based vocalist Mandy Groves was writing love songs before she even knew what love was.

Acuna Black

Acuna Black formerly known as Ill Se7en, another longtime MC and advocate for social progress, is an unrelenting force of message and substance.

Tanya Salih

Violinist and singer/songwriter Tanya Salih, known simply as Zanib, sings with a voice imbued with pride for one’s cultural heritage

Joseph Lamar

His creative expression is through music. He has a great underground following and supports himself 100% based on music.

Deborah J. Anderson

Her voice is angelic, and it touches who ever can hear her sing.

Talisa Caldwell

Music—she’s so good! Thoughtful approachable lyrics and catchy, creative melodies.

Desmond “Motown” Washington

Music including vocals, piano, drumming, producing, and probably more! I’m nominating him because he is a very inspirational artist and supports other local artists in the community as well

Kori Hazel | Journalist

Kori Hazel is a Denver native who has paved a way in the Mile High City’s music scene on his own terms.

Carla Ladd | Denver Black Pages

Interview With Carla Ladd of  Denver Black Pages Explain what you do? I am the CEO of Innovative Internet Marketing Solutions (IIMS, L.L.C.), a black,

ChloeBee | Writer & Videographer

ChloeBee Brown is an artist, entrepreneur, organizer, and journalist that is passionate about bringing the news to her community.

Ashante Hopkins | Daughters of Destiny

A non-profit dance ministry founded in 2016. This christian based ministry consists of over a dozen young ladies from ages 7 to 16. These girls,

Rebecca Vanterpool

At the age of 8 my son wanted to learn how to flip. After researching some we came across Capoeira. After 6 months of training it was time for Batizado or ranking ceremony. Seeing the the beautiful movements performed at a higher level inspired me to join as well. During my 12 years training I was introduced to Samba and other wonderful dances of the Afro Brazilian culture. Intrigued by the quick step, hip movement and percussions, I was hooked.

Kailani Dobson | Dance

Kailani Dobson is a local installation artist with a background in movement-based works and a love for film and textiles. She is passionate about making dance more accessible by taking performances off the stage and exclusively performing in galleries and public spaces.

Rion Evans | A Comedian For Everyone

Rion Evans has been making people laugh for fifteen years. Initially, he did not pursue comedy, it found him when he accepted a job as a D.J., at a comedy club in Los Angeles. His position afforded him the opportunity to rub shoulders with numerous comedians who headlined at the club; and to his enjoyment, made them laugh! It was then, Evans realized he had a gift. Even as an amateur, his talent was formidable. “I started to realize I could obtain that same power they possessed on stage.”

Since this realization, Evans has steadily climbed his way to headlining and appearing at some of the nation’s top comedy clubs, networks, and festivals: BET’s One Mic Stand, Laugh Out Loud Network, Bill Bellemy’s Who’s Got Jokes?, and the Mo’Nique Show to name a few. “Being undeniable” and “making laughter the only option” are two philosophies Evans lives by. Evans continues to entertain, inspire, and delight audiences around the world.

Jim Wilder

Jim Wilder is a professional artist. I happened to see his artwork when his gallery was located by the DMV on Powers & Airport. His artwork is simply breath taking and depicts the life our people from the untamed wild west of Native American and Black cowboys and Buffalo Soldiers to pan-afro praise dancers! His artwork is known nationwide!

Angelina Grinan | Comic Strips

After I had my twins, I painted a mural for their playroom. I haven’t drawn since grade school, so I wasn’t sure how it would

Ralph McCoy | PHF Designs

Ralph McCoy of PHF Design is a freelance Graphic Designer and photographer that has an extreme passion for helping small business brand themselves. It all started back in 2006 when he design his first logo for a billiards company. The idea of desiging something from notes taking from client and a blanks sheet of paper. I felt designing was something new and exciting, it gave me chills, those chills soon would turn into my passion! Natively from Kansas City, Mo , he now lives in Fountian, Co. Networking and attending MBC events has allow him to connect with small business and grow his business even more!

Alan | Graphic Novelist

I think being black in Denver means paying attention to your own cultural identity, working hard not to let the bullshit outside of you define your blackness,

Conscious Creatives

WE ARE AN ARTIST NETWORK REPRESENTING COMMUNITY, ART AND CULTURE IN DENVER AND WORLDWIDE

SunshinehazeCo

SunshinehazeCo in an extension of the Aujha Aye brand (associated with multimedia and the arts). This company strives to incorporate artistic and spiritual values into

Times of Expression

Times of Expression in Colorado Springs, Colorado, carries the best poetry books about the love, beauty, and art in life.

Kitsune Inc.

Kitsune Inc. is a design and illustration company. We delve into every aspect of desigining, whether it be a t-shirt design or a sticker.

Nicholas Elijah Evans

Nicholas is an incredible 11 year old Black poet and musica artist. He is also a great activist and Freedom Fighter. He was performed throughout the state and in DC. He is smart, intelligent, loving, and humble.

Floyd and Stephanie Rance

Showcasing the best in African and African American cinema with the Color of Conversation film festival and talk series.

Edward Sanford

Trinidadian American violinist Edward Sanford has graced stages all over American, Europe, and Asia, and Trinidad and Tobago. He currently is in the Boulder Symphony and on tour with Colour of Music Festival. Recipient of the 2019 & 2020 Sphinx Grant he has captivated audiences virtually as well as in person.

Jonhda Starling

This person is an illustrator who mainly specializes sin murals, science fiction/fantasy art and military themes, however is has a broad spectrum of art skills giving her versatility to anything that she sees and imagines.

Michael Ferguson | Poet

Michael “Skillzilla” Ferguson is a tall, black man, all too aware that his size makes him particularly vulnerable in America.

Philip Curtis | Poet

Writer, spoken word artist, and mentor, Philip J. Curtis is a native New Yorker with roots in Jamaica West Indies, now residing in Colorado Springs

Chris Jones | Photographer

Chris is a portrait, fashion, music photographer and graphic designer based in Colorado Springs

Stoney Brooks “Stoneybertz” | Poet

They are incredible and everyone should know about who they are. Stoneybertz is an artist living in Denver Co. They released their first project “fades

Imani Lige | Poet

Imani Lige is a poet and founder of Mountain Youth Art. Imani has won numerous poetry competitions for her work. She creates art because it’s

Kylee C | Poet

Kylee is a Denver based poet, visual, and performance artist who works with non-profit organizations to create healing through art.

Jazz Holmes | Mixed Media Artist

Jazz is an adjunct professor at CSU in the department of Art and History and her students are incredibly lucky to have her. Her talent knows no bounds.

Tiffany Howard | Poet

Tiffany is an incredible poet who always seems to take the words right out of the audience’s heart.

Poetry 719 | New Faces

Poetry  719   supports   the   freedom of self-expression through the spoken and written word. They  strive  to  network  with local and neighboring  communities  to  provide a forum wherein more diverse voices can be heard, validated, and celebrated. Phillip Curtis founded the organization. Together with Christopher Beasley and Ashley Cornelius, they sponsor enriching open mic events that reflect the experiences of the diverse community that surrounds them.

Ashley Cornelius | Poet

Ashley Cornelius is a spoken word poet in Colorado. She won Gold for the Colorado Springs Independent Best of Artist Category 2019.

Rosenna Bakari

Dr. Bakari is an author, advocate, and scholar. She is a role model for those whose life experiences have been steeped in challenges of oppression.

Christopher Beasley

Chris “Beas J” Beasley is a poet, spoken word, and slam artist. He is striving to bring more diversity to our poetry community

Tyescha Clark | Poet

Tyescha is doing big things in our community and standing for the people of color in the city.

Poetry 719 | Creative Crushes

Poetry719 is a community poetry organization in Colorado Springs that fosters and supports the freedom of expression through the written and spoken word

Natalie Sharp | Poet

Natalie Sharp is a Black writer, dancer, and activist from Savannah, GA, and based in Denver, CO. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing

Deanna Mcgrone | Dj Supreme

She is one of the sickest DJs in town and is the ONLY yes I said ONLY female black DJ in the Springs.

Irina Amouzou | Poet

We first met Irina at the youth open mic at our poetry festival in 2018. She got on the mic and blew us all way.

Ebony De La Cruz | E De La | Singer

a Colorado Springs native, has had a passion for singing and touching the lives of people through her music for as far back as she can remember.

Jeff Fard | Multimedia Journalist

Jeff  S.  Fard,  Colorado  native,  known  as  Brother  Jeff,    is a multimedia journalist, historian, and community organizer. Fard is a national speaker to youth, students, social organizations, and professionals. There are a vast amount of topics Fard speaks on like cultural identity and history, diversity, self-empowerment, community building, economic development, health disparities, and the uniting power or art. Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center, founded in 1994, is located in the historic Five Points District of Northeast Denver. It was a space established for nurturing growth, strength, and develop the voice of the community. Brother Jeff is also a publisher and editor of the award-winning monthly publication 5 Points News.

Elite Elevations

I offer a multitude of products and services including roots, herbs, oils, spellwork, cleansing (home & body).

Maya Hastings | Actress

Maya Hastings has been performing as an actor since she was in elementary school via in-school educational arts programs. She played multiple characters, including Belinda Cratchit, in Theatreworks’ production of A Christmas Carol in 2018.  She also draws and plays violin and ukulele. She is a freshman in Palmer High School’s International Baccalaureate Program. She also participates in Speech and Debate. She loves Musical Theatre and hopes to pursue a career in either Performing Arts or History. 

Nishetta’s Photography

We take photos for any and all occasions! Please contact us 7209005971 or info@nishettasphotography.net

Curvy Classy Confident LLC

A lifestyle brand providing Afro-centric jewelry, accessories, and apparel for the curvy, classy, confident woman that you are!

Tina Adams | Author

Tina Adam’s passion for writing began when she was a young girl writing for her high school newspaper. Since then, she has authored and co-authored three books to include her best-seller, “Out of Darkness.” Her next book, “Woman at The Well: Laugh, Love and God,” will be released in early 2020. Ms. Adams has always loved writing and sharing messages that God would give her through the written word. She began freelance editing in 2019, and soon after launched her editing company, Inkwell Edits. Her heart is rooted in helping people produce well-written works of art by ensuring their messages shine through without textual errors. Her repertoire is vast. She possesses expertise in copy-editing, as well as composing articles and book blurbs.

BornesPro Media

We are the founders & editors of My Black Colorado

Rakeem Lawrence | Actor & Educator

‘m an actor and a teacher. A teaching artist in theater and I just really love the theater because I think it speaks to the masses.

Adri Norris | Afro Triangle Designs

The core of what I do is create artwork about women in history, and I use that artwork as an educational tool. My work enables me to go into schools and teach students.

Leonard Anderson Photography

I’m a self-taught photographer. I don’t have a degree in photography. I learned on my own. I guess. I’m a visual learner and anytime I try to shoot something new

Black Pegasus

Black Pegasus (Black P) Is Colorado’s most promising solo hip hop artist on the rise! This is his band page. Like, share & see whats

Dre Lamar Photography

My name is Andre’ and I am a photographer located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I enjoy photography because I like to bring out the best in each and every person that I photograph, from all range of ages. What makes me different from others is my passion for encompassing my clients vision, and really collaborating on concepts for the shoot.

Jordan Johnson | J Angel Visuals

Jordan Johnson of J Angel Visuals LLC is a freelance videographer/photographer that has an extreme passion for cinema and the art of photography. It all started back in 2013 when he picked up and saw the GoPro action camera. The idea of shooting and editing was something new and exciting and ever since then he has been able to grow in the art form of photography and grow into a full-time photographer/videographer. Natively from Colorado Springs, he now lives in Denver, Co in order to grow his business even more!

Danielle Trina Photography

I’m in love with images and how images can tell the story of a person. Images are a universal language, they can speak to anyone. I want my images to make you stop, stare, and experience the same

Lynne Hastings | Actor

As Interim Artists Director of Theatreworks, until late 2019, and with over 20 years of experience in theatre, Lynne Hastings has impacted many around her with her enthusiasm for the arts.

Juliet Miles | Tendo Photography

I am a portrait artist. My passion for photography. I was born and raised in Uganda. Through photography I can bring to reality some of the musings of my imagination.

Abner Grenece | Actor

I am Abner Genesee and am a local actor, director, teacher, artist, father, Storyteller here in the Denver area. I am a member of Actors Equity Association.

donnie l betts | Actor & Director

donnie l. betts is an Emmy Award winner filmmaker, 4 time CABJ award winning radio journalist and Broadway performer. He is a founding member of two theatre companies in Denver, City Stage Ensemble and Denver Black Arts Company.

Cherish Evans | Actress

I’ve always had such a bright personality. So my parents just kind of threw me into voice lessons and then I had a vocal teacher who also taught drama and then I kind of just knew after that.

Marisa Herbert | Actress

A Colorado Springs native who studied Theatre and Women’s Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. Marisa is an actor, director, and playwright, as well as an active member of the Colorado Springs theatre community. She has worked with the Fine Art Center, Millibo Art Theatre, TheatreWorks, Springs Arts Ensemble, and StarBar.

Kennedy Pugh | Actor & Educator

An esteemed member of the vocal music and theatrical community in Pueblo, Kennedy is a Pueblo County High graduate with degrees in music, theatre and speech and has toured the country as a professional performing in musical theatre  Broadway runs. Kennedy’s professional career spans years of performing on such significant stages as the Virginia Stage Company, Lyric Stage and New Rep in Boston, Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, and the Denver Center and Arvada Center to name a few. Nominated for the Denver Post Ovation Award, his talents are vast and varied as a ‘triple threat.’

Json Martin | Producer

What I’ve done is taken my music theory knowledge, my sound engineering knowledge, my photography and videography knowledge and kind of combined it together to create a real high-end finished product.

Bibianna RX | Afro Pop

 Bibianna is a Malagasy singer & songwriter from Madagascar. That is producing music in denver with  Producer Json Martin BiographyBibianna, formerly known as Viannason is a

Monique Roberts | Violinist

Interview With Monique Roberts What style of music do you do? I am a kind of  R&B violinist. I was yw born and raised in

Such | Rhythm & Blues

I’m a singer-songwriter and actress out of Denver. I feel like what I do is just give back to humanity through music. 

DJ Cavem | Hip Hop Health Activist

From an early age DJ Cavem has had a deep connection to environmental activism and food justice. Raised in Denver’s Five Points district, often referred to as the Harlem of the West, his interest for gardening and hip hop helped him resist the snares of gang lifestyle. Becoming vegan at age 14, he said he felt a calling to speak about these issues in his songs, “especially since most of the neighborhoods considered food deserts were people of color.”

Hott | Melvin Shaw | Hip Hop

Hailing from the bitterly cold surroundings of Syracuse, New York, comes a new emcee whose musical conviction is dedicated both to new and old generations of underground Hip-Hop fans alike. Utilizing a bevy of weapons in a ceaseless lyrical arsenal, HOTT engages his listeners with poignant rhymes that reflect on topics that range from politics to the ever-present struggle presented toward the oppressed in America and abroad

Cory Ard | Hip Hop

Interview With Cory Ard Why do you make music? I’m an artist I make music specifically Christian hip-hop, but I just make good music. I

Kid Astronaut | Singer & Songwriter

KID ASTRONAUT is an artist, dreamer, visionary and creator.   He was recently a featured artist at TedxBoulder, his music was featured on 303 Music Volume 2 a compilation album from 303 Magazine and he’s played stages from music festivals to venues in London, England.  

Alpha The Musical | Acoustic

I’ve always felt like my life is the plot for a musical and the only one who could write the score was me. I love talking to people through music because it allows for us to share a moment.

TerryJosiah | Producer & Singer

If You want to be a good basketball player,  you are going to find a court You’re going to practice.   it’s the exact same thing if you want to be a songwriter, write every day.

Wes Watkins | Singer

“I strive to use my music to encourage people to experience the individual. I believe if you can acknowledge and accept the entirety of yourself you will find perspective in your perception of others. No matter housing status, economic status, race, gender, political association, etc. In our quickly changing world I make music to create inclusive neighborhood, because the best change supports connection to community. “

The Reminders | Hip Hop/Folk

The reminders are a reggaae fusion group made up of Big Samir & Asia Black. They have been performing artist and a a couple for over a decade. They have released 2 albums and have toured all around the world. They are one of the premier music groups out of Colorado Springs.

Harold Rapp III | Saxophonist

Harold Rapp III was born in New Orleans as a second generation PK (Preacher’s Kid) and was raised in the church. His love for the sax came at age 10 and he started his career as a performer by 12.

Gingy | Singer & Songwriter

do what I can to give a voice to people that aren’t the first to be heard.  I would say that a lot of my music is also based around just like self-help, self motivating.

Jonny William | Phiilo | Electronic

 Originally from Philadelphia, I was raised on blues and R&B and with Bluegrass. Recently we’ve been trying to incorporate a lot more of that blues and  hip-hop type Style.

Cicely Okain | R&B/Soul/Pop

Cicely O’Kain is an artist in every since of the word. A free spirit who uniquely expresses her artistry through music, design, poetry and a sheer appreciation for life. Her infectious sound and style appeals to all when she’s center stage. Inspired by the sounds of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Chaka Kahn, and many other R & B legends. Her style is an eclectic mix of R&B and soul with whimsical twist. She’s vibrant and keeps her audiences entertained with her endearing stage presence.

Tony Exum Jr | Saxophonist

“Exum’s smile and sense of humor perfectly complement his amazing ability to blow a soothing and soulful tune and easily connect with his audience.”

J. Carter | Singer, Songwriter, producer

J. Carter is a musician, singer, songwriter, audio engineer, performer, motion graphics artist, videographer and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Colorado,

Cynthia Camble | Author & Publisher

I am an unique visionary to bring your written project to life. With 20 years of Document and Information Management experience to include working in the Government, Non Profit, and Private sectors the power of the written word has always been my great passion.

Brenda Jones | Author

A prolific writer. She is also a spiritual entrepreneur/business owner who ministers in the marketplace which helps to establish and host the Presence of God and bring healing to the body, soul and spirit of the people. She resides in Colorado Springs with her husband and her four Children.

Porchaca Stokes | Author

Up & Coming Author.  Her genres include Fantasy, suspense, fiction and self help. Her passion for storytelling with her son fostered her first publishing creation

Thomas Evans | Detour | Mixed Media Artist

Thomas Evans, a.k.a. Detour, is an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. His focus is to create work where art and innovation meet.

Latisha Hardy | Dance & Company

“I am a professional dancer, and I own a studio. I teach anywhere from beginner level to pre-professional adult dancers in various styles of Latin dances. We are getting more into pop and more traditional dances like ballet, modern, Brazilian and break dancing. The overall goal is to diversify the curriculum to give people a wide range of body movement. I also host social events around town so people can have fun, practice what they’re learning and also be social, hanging out and making new friends.”

Bianca Mikahn | Spoken Word Artist

A social-justice advocate and with her own TED Talk to boot, Mikahn is a triple threat diving headfirst into the community, utilizing her artistry to propel her sanctified mission.

Stephanie “Just A Vessel” James

Stephanie James, also known as “Just A Vessel,” is a poet, singer, speaker, and event host. Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, she graduated from Sierra High School and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

Theo Wilson

Theo Wilson is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, who won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15 and has always had a passion for social justice.

Jasmine Narkita Gold | Black In Denver

Jasmine Narkita Gold is the visionary founder and artist behind Black In Denver – an incredibly poignant portrait and interview series which features Black residents of Denver, CO.

Blake Jackson

editorial, advertising, fashion, portrait photographer

Adonye Jaja Photography

Adonye Jaja is a fine art wedding photographer servicing Denver and the World. He is passionate about creating beautiful and thoughtful photographs for wonderful people.

Flor Blake

Portrait and commercial photographer helping individuals and brands stand out by producing vibrant, imaginative, captivating photography.

EB Pixs

photography and media services

Keena Day- Author, poet, freelance writer

Keena Day is an author, poet and freelance writer. She was a freelance writer for several media outlets in Nashville including The Tennessee Tribune. Keena also has contributed to radio shows and podcasts in Nashville and Detroit. She is the author of AFROdisiacs and The Colors of My Boudoir.

Musician

Need a professional musician for your next Event? Contact Taliisa Today!

Kno-Fi

Beat Cypher

RastaSalsa Dance Company

Come and learn salsa and bachata with one of the best at RastaSalsa Dance. Whether your focus is meeting people, finding an energetic way to move, or just to have fun, you can find it here!

Louise Cutler Studio

“I believe the purpose of my work is to bring a sense of peace and serenity into a world where chaos has become the norm.”

Afros and Books

Afros and Books promotes diverse authors and literature to our community of readers. We uplift the storytellers that communicate the stories of our people.

Gabrielle Bryant- Multimedia Journalist

President of the Colorado Association of Black Journalists. Host/ Exec. Producer of The New Black Experience. Producer of Colorado Inside Out.nnBiographynGabrielle Bryant is a Colorado-based

Colorado Association of Black Journalists

About CABJnWHO WE ARE:nThe Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ), with more than 100 members statewide, is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals

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