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Aurora Police Officer John Haubert resigned from the force July 29 after facing felony charges for a violent arrest last week.
The pandemic threw everything except the kitchen sink at servers during the pandemic—public-facing jobs, low pay and desperate employers. After 2020, Brenda Bea left the dining industry for good.
As restaurants shut down in the confusion of the early pandemic days, food service workers were furloughed without pay. Stimulus checks took months to distribute, while the Colorado state unemployment website frequently crashed under an unprecedented barrage of claims.
Bea was furloughed last March by her employer, Uchi Denver, and when restaurants opened again, they asked her to return. As a Black woman, Bea knew her chances of dying from the virus were three times higher than white Americans, partially because Black workers more often fill essential jobs.
“I wasn’t ready because it wasn’t safe,” Bea said, particularly when it came to indoor dining—a sentiment she shared with her coworkers. Bea and the other staff began unionizing, but she said the restaurant owners shut their efforts down swiftly. According to Bea, a group of employees from the restaurant’s locations in Colorado and Texas collaborated on a list of demands that revolved around the safety of their workplaces.
Transgender Center of the Rockies’ quarterly pop-up shop Marsha’s Closet offers gender-affirming items to trans and nonbinary folks for free.
Denver protesters marched through the city on May 14 to demand action in protecting Palestinians against Israeli aggression.
Birth justice organizers, midwives and mothers are fighting for more effective and racially equitable maternal health care in Colorado.
As the temperature warms and COVID vaccination numbers rise, activists are again hitting the streets of Denver against police brutality.
Black Lives Matter 5280 published a press release on March 26 stating a woman had accused DPS Director Tay Anderson of sexual assault.
What began with replacing a plaque on 20th and Blake Streets has now turned into a decade-long project to revitalize Denver's Chinatown.
“Even with his friends he took care of people,” Tidjani said. The Denver Senegalese community continues to mourn the Diol family.
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