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EDJE Skin Studio | Rodney Scott

I’m the owner and lead technician at Edje Skin Studio a premier provider of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), Barbering, and Skin Care services. As a barber

Ooh Lala’s Beauty Box LTD

Magazine Feature What do you do and why do you do it? I am a master loctician officially for three years now. I started at

Sankofic Gems

Sankofic Gems aims to educate while enhancing your attire with high-quality, handmade, African products. Our mission is to educate about the contribution, cultures, history, and significance of Africa.
In addition, we work to provide permanent employment for communities living in rural Nairobi, Kenya. All of our products are fashion-forward, sophisticated, and made with the highest quality materials.

Naomi Graham | Olympic Boxer

Olympics Beauty & Boxing Photo By Jeanette Falu-Bishop Interview By DJ Washington Edited By Tina Adams Olympian boxer, Naomi Graham is no stranger to hard

Sudana Salmon at Faded & Braided

Magazine Feature Interview By DJ Washinton Edited By Brandon Bornes We want to know how Faded & Braided Barbershop was created? Bruce | When I

Salon Plush | Sylvia Mitchell

What is the first thing someone should do if they are considering getting a wig? You should definitely do a consultation so that you and

Curls on the Block

Attracting girls of all curls and colors to embrace, explore and empower their natural selves, using beauty to connect to STEAM.

Dear Madame Walker LTD.

Welcome to Dear Madame Walker Hair Salon! I am Kelli Ciera, co-owner and cosmetologist. Currently, we are creating magic in the beautiful Colorado Springs, where every service is professionally performed with passion and pride. Allow our team to enhance the beauty you naturally posses! You deserve to be pampered and its our pleasure to make the world feel and look beautiful, one guest at a time!

Considering others

by, Isam Itson III Matthew 25:37-40 – Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or

Cameron Clay

My name’s Cameron Clay! I’m 18 years old and I do digital art and makeup. I come from a divorced family and have three younger

Jasmyne Jones | Portrait/ Abstract art

I am an artist with many interest. I have tried just about every form of art, but my favorites portraits with abstract art occasionally. My

Malachi Clark

The type of art I do is categorized as hyperrealism art. I fell in love with art the moment I saw my mom’s pictures she did as a kid.

Janeine Scandrette

I enjoy painting canvases, shoes, water bottles, etc. I have lived in Colorado my whole life; the majority of it has been spent creating.

Marqel Wilson

The type of art I do is categorized as hyperrealism art. I fell in love with art the moment I saw my mom’s pictures she did as a kid.

Marcus Hill | Journalism

Marcus Hill is a staff reporter for Colorado Publishing House, writing for local publications like the southeast express and the Colorado Springs Indy. He graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2012 with a degree in Mass Communication.

Museum for Black Girls

A TRIBUTE TO BLACK GIRL MAGIC The Museum For Black Girls is an immersive pop-up sensory museum where people not only see the art but

Laiyla Brewer-Gardner

I am a dancer and an artist. The types of art I do are oil pastel, acrylic paint, and charcoal drawing. The types of dance I do are: jazz, hip hop, ballet, lyrical and jazz funk. I do these forms of art because it helps me express myself to the world

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

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.

Jim Wilder | Southwinds Fine Art

Jim Wider is a unique artist who creates from his childhood memories of the south a genre that commands attention both visually and emotionally. Somehow

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

Niff

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

Aujha L. Alexander  | 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

Thomas E. Lockhart | Lockhart Gallery

The most diverse multi-media artist whose spirit-driven process tells the unique stories of his arts’ inception.   Lockhart Gallery Why did you start your business?

VetLyfe

Rap, Hip-Hop Musical Artists; Lyricists committed to advancing the culture musically

La’Chantil C. Floral

Custom floral wreaths- floral design, wedding arrangements and home decor

Cassie Nealy | I Charm LLC

Beautiful Resin Heart Charms… All of my charms are hand crafted made from real flowers nature’s own no toxins…

Aja Maes

Painter, Singer, Songwriter, Beatmaker, Poet

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.

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

Joseph Lamar

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

JoFoKe

Who is JoFoKe? JoFoKe is a multi-genre singer and songwriter.  A Denver native, she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Music: Technical Voice from Fisk University, a

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

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.

Eazy media

multimedia production and marketing

Dope Mom Life

video and digital content creation, strategy, and management

DJ Ktone

DJ, promoter, music curator, community activist

DJ Craftmatic

What do you do and why do you do it? My name is Jordan also known as Craftmatic to most and I’m a DJ producer.

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

Darian Simon

photography, cinematography and brand management

Deborah J. Anderson

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

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

Christen Aldridge Productions

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

Blackat Video Productions | Katrina Miller

Katrina Miller, owner of Blackat Video Productions! Katrina has been featured in Boulder Lifestyles Magazine, a speaker and panelist at the Rocky Mountain AVExpo, a guest on the KGNU / NAACP radio show, Black Talk, and is currently directing the documentary “This Is [Not] Who We Are,” which explores racial equity and inclusion placing Boulder as a microcosm of the US as a whole.

BlackScape Studio | Joice Thomas 

Blackscape Studio connects you to art anywhere you are. Mosaic art is handcrafted and designed to enhance either your interior design or enjoyment in your outdoor living space.

Black Pegasus

Black Pegasus (Black P) Is Colorado’s most promising solo hip hop artist on the rise!

BaoBao Foundation

Through the richness of West African arts and culture, BaoBao Foundation strives to create an inclusive community here in the USA, while providing opportunities for communities in Ghana, West Africa.

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.

Adia Marble

Marble Techie is here to give your business a digital home. With the capability and flexibility to create sites on a multitude of platforms, we are able to offer the most for your business at an affordable price.

719 to the 303 Promotions

719-303 Promotions, is a promotional company that is designed to bring excellent performers, and events to Colorado Springs/Denver areas.

Saint Boy Reggie

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. Reggie Started writing music at age 13. He Never wanted to be a rapper but since he couldn’t sing he looked for other way to use his passion. After hearing Kanye West’s College Dropout album Reggie fell in love with hip hop. He now uses his talents to bring God the glory anywhere he can. Reggie has been married to Alyssa for 6 years and they have a son named Dominik.

1000 Voices Project

Community Building Through Art. he 1000 Voices Project offers people the opportunity to work together to stimulate self-awareness while cultivating basic human qualities such as compassion, understanding and respect.

Dr. Barbara Swaby

Dr. Barbara Swaby is a retired, endowed Professor of Education and a President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her contributions and accomplishments span the local, state, national and international levels.

ilasiea gray

Actress, Director, Writer, Creator, Educator – Socially engaged artist & educator – Features – internationally published essay on challenges for kids of color (and educators) in the arts, CPR, Denver Westword, American Theatre Mag, Denver Post, etc.

Soapure LLC

Soapure is a black woman-owned small business in Aurora that handcrafts natural soaps and bath products to everyone. I feel that this business does not get enough praise for what it provides to the community.

Ebony Ephriam

She is an outstanding Black beauty supply owner who lives in the Springs

What is the world coming to?

by, Isam Itson III Matthew 24:9-14 –  “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated

In Times of Transition:

Times of transition can be equal parts exciting and terrifying! This week I reflect on lessons learned from my guests in August and how I’m

1-natVson-1

performance, motivational speaking, consultation, event organization and strategy

Stephanie Toliver

Assistant professor of Literacy and Secondary Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder

No justice, no peace

by, Isam Itson III Matthew 23:23 – “justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others”. Once our relationship

The 5 P’s Required For Your Success

Read More It is not enough just to have a goal or a dream. These can easily be crushed by discouragement, disappointment or simply loss

Deann Williams

Social Studies Teacher at Eaglecrest High School

AJ Walls

Instructional Coach at the Jefferson County Head Start program

Tianna Staples

Online Teacher at Widefield School District #3

Anthony Starke

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at University of Colorado | Denver

Taunashea Williams

Preschool Para Educator, Director and Dance Coach.
Lyn Knoll Elementary and Divine Dynasty Dance, My expertise is working in education and dance

Chuck Acker

Lead Classroom Educator at Friends First

Malia Ellis

1st Grade Teacher at Highline Academy Charter Schools

Dr. Sheryl Smith

Associate Professor (Doctor of Business Administration) at Metropolitan State University of Denver & Community College of Denver

Kym Anderson

5th Grade Math & Literacy Instructor at Highline Academy Charter Schools – Northeast Campus

Cameron Simmons

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Denver

Charmas B. Lee

Certified USA Track and Field Level-3 Coach

Janei Maynard

Executive Director of Remove term: 5th Element Center for Dance 5th Element Center for Dance

Debra Wynn

(Retired) Elementary School Principal and District Office Administrator
I was the first African American Female Administrator in Harrison School District 2

Evelyn Baker

the Vocal and Piano Instructor for East Middle School in Aurora Colorado

Kathleen Foster

Guest Teacher at Colorado college and Colorado Springs School District 11

Kadari Taylor-Watson

8th Grade Science Teacher, Kids Teach Kids Teacher, Learning Coach at Third Future School at Coperni 2 Charter School in Colorado Springs

Shanae Adams

Shanae “HonestlyNae” Adams, MA, LPCC, CIGT serves her community in a variety of ways including therapist, educator, and sex-positive enthusiast. Her mission is sexuality normalization, explanation, and melaninated representation.

Rico Munn

With an “S” on his chest, Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn, is the representation of what it is to be a real black superhero.

Dr. Michael J. Thomas

“As an adult in this system, you need to be perceived as a leader by every young person.” – Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent

Dr. Thomas S. Tucker

My role in education is to improve and save the lives of our students, staff, and community members. 

Dr Marion Smith

The superintendent is responsible for day-to-day operations and the organization of our school system. I have the privilege of supporting over 3,500 scholars and 500 staff.

Tay Anderson

Tay Anderson tackles big city issues as the new Denver School Board At-Large Director in order to end generational inequity. 

Chandra Whitfield

Make That Change | Highline Academy Parent-Volunteer

Educating Children Of Color

The mission of ECOC, Inc. is to dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline for children of color and children in poverty through education.

Roosevelt Cooper

Basketball Coach For Fort Carson High School. “Coaches are leaders whether they want to take that position or not”

Theresa Newsom

a Gifted and Talented Teacher in D11 Colorado Springs Schools who has a dual emphasis on children of color and the development of leadership skills in identified gifted and high ability students.

Felicia Westland

Department Chairperson, 8th Grade Math Teacher, National Honor Society Sponsor, Girls Basketball Coach and Professional Learning Community Lead, Colorado Association of School Executives for Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program certified, Fountain Fort Carson Middle School, District 8

Dr. Claudette Evette Francois Sweet

Dr. Sweet  was a Community and Reading Specialist  with Denver Public Schools for over  25 years. A Reporter and Photojournalist for The Denver Weekly News, the oldest and only African American oriented newspaper in Colorado.

Dr. Annette Sills-Brown

Dr. Annette Sills Brown taught in Denver Public Schools & was an Adjunct Professor at Community College of Denver and Leroy Brown is a retired educator from Denver Public Schools. The Browns are happy to say that TheEduCtr has survived over 35 years of commitment of educational services to the Denver Metro area and has honored over 200 educators of Color throughout Colorado. They offer many educational classes for all age groups in a pandemic. TheEduCtr has been an enormous “labor of love” and commitment to the community of Colorado.

Anthony Davis

Fountain fort Carson school district 8, Fountain fort Carson high school, Teacher & coach

Polica Houston

Aurora Public Schools, Gateway High School, Assistant Principal

Biaze Houston

University of Virginia – Partnership for Leaders in Education, District Support Chief

Jessica Bell

Denver Public Schools, Denver Green School Northfield, 7th Grade English Teacher

David Prosper

Founder & CEO at Shepherd Revolution Leadership Academy

Narcy Jackson

Denver Public Schools Executive Director

Marissa Prince

Dr. Prince has been an active supporter of the black community. Going out of her way to educate individuals in a new perspective that brings different style of learning to her classroom.. Pikes Peak Community College

James Davis

St. Vrain Valley School District, Skyline High School, Head Track & Field Coach, Defensive Coordinator JV/Varsity Football

Jeff Walker

District 2, Sierra High School, Social Studies

Michelle Guinto

District 11, Mitchell High School, Master Teacher of English

Shonda Johnson

UCCS Educator and Hillside Connection Board Member and Volunteer Coach

Katrina Little

Nursing Faculty-Higher Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Caron Crowe

D11 Scott elementary, PE and coach

Dr. Wanda Tisby-Cousar

Colorado Technical University, Associate Adjunct professor of MBA graduate and Professional Studies

Talya Young

Harrison School District Two, Aspire Online Academy, Principal

Sandra Graham

Harrison School District Two, Panorama Middle School, Science Teacher

Laurice Powell

Harrison School District Two, Fox Meadow Middle School, Special Education Educator

Erika Tunson

Harrison District Two, Principal, Monterrey Elementary School

Aisha Johnson

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, Principal

Angela McConnell

Cherry Creek Public Schools, Dakota Valley Elementary, PBIS Coordinator

Terry Dunn

Harrison School District #2 Career Readines Academy
Principal

Kenneth Rankin

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain Middle School, School Counselor, Post-Secondary Readiness Coordinator

Matthew Sutter

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Physical Education Teacher, Coach, Mentor

Jamal Skinner

Director of Culture Enrichment Center of Fort Collins

Shatia Young

Sierra High School
Head Cheer Coach

Jeff Cooks

D49 Boys Head Basketball Coach and Career Technical Education Teacher at Spring Creek Youth Services Center

Chereka Dickerson

Assistant Professor of English, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Eric Rowe

Denver Public Schools; PREP Academy; Equity Designer

Arnesha Bryant

Harrison District 2, Sierra High School, Social Studies

Shenika Carter

Director of Theoretical Instruction, CDL Training

Alicia Young

Aurora Public Schools, Boston P-8, Drama Teacher

Christopher Morgan

Adams 12 School district, mountain Range High School, Econ/Gov, PE, Head Basketball Coach

Sheri McCoy

Widefield School District 3, Grand Mountian School, 6th Grade English Language Arts. Head Track Coach

Benjamin Butler

Manual High School
English Teacher
Football Coach

Jarvis Harrod

Athletic training coach, D2 Sierra High Assistant Football Coach