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Littwin: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ takes us from Colorado Springs and the KKK to...

I know you didn’t ask, but I have a piece of advice for those out there in Readerland: Turn off the TV, pull yourself...

Guest post: It’s time for Walker Stapleton – and Colorado –...

Between 1923 and 1947, Benjamin Stapleton served five terms as Denver’s mayor. He gained and retained his office by winning financial and grassroots support...

Guest Post: Thinking about how to think about naming Stapleton

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to...

Another Northeast Denver group scraps the racially-charged “Stapleton” name

A second civic group in Northeast Denver is nixing the S-word from its name. The Stapleton Development Corporation voted quietly late last week to call...

The Stapleton Foundation nixes the S-word from its name

The Stapleton Foundation is dropping the word “Stapleton” from its name in response to residents’ growing frustration that their northeast Denver community honors the...

Littwin: Is Donald Trump crazy or is he just Donald Trump?

I'm not a psychiatrist, but I doubt that Donald Trump is actually crazy — or any more crazy than, say, your crazy uncle who...

Littwin: The Great Brander has now somehow latched onto America’s most...

Donald Trump has just pushed some very fine people, as he would put it, over the edge. Some very fine people now know that...

Denver KKK cop painting: What’s wrong with this picture?

By now, you've probably seen the painting everyone in Denver's talking about. It depicts a city cop as a Ku Klux Klan-style child killer. Denver...

Wiretap: Trump won’t renounce a KKK endorsement. Daddy issues?

Civil war? If you've missed the latest news from Trump World, the Republican Party looks as if it's headed toward a not-so-civil war. In brief,...

Black Lives Matter commandeers Denver’s MLK Day Marade

Black Lives Matter 5280 and other social justice organizations took over the annual MLK Day march, demanding an end to police violence.   Roughly 2,000 demonstrators...