The New Black Experience is an interview project hosted by Gabrielle Bryant. The series focuses on individual’s cultural experiences and how they relate in today’s society.
Monica Williams, the manager of diversity and engagement at the Denver International Airport, reveals the importance of hiring diverse employees and its impact on the bottom line.
DJ Ktone, on-air personality for FLO 107.1, gets personal as we chat about fatherhood and explaining to his sons what to do when pulled over by the police, given today’s social climate.
Maurice “Rocky” J. Miller
Maurice “Rocky” J. Miller offers insight on the importance of reaching back to the youth, especially young black males given today’s current social landscape.
Samantha Halliburton, the managing attorney of The Halliburton Law Firm, dishes on the obstacles she faces in the courtroom, including unfair treatment seemingly caused by her age, race and gender.
Stewart Tucker Lundy
Stewart Tucker Lundy is a community servant and sits on a number of committees dedicated to making Denver more accessible for wheelchairs, as well as visually and hearing-impaired individuals. In addition, he serves as a commissioner for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in which he acts as an adviser on matters that impact underrepresented groups including African Americans and disabled persons.
Ru Johnson is most known for her writing about and curation of the hip-hop community in Denver. She’s produced and promoted shows at The Bluebird Theater, Larimer Lounge, The Ogden Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom to name a few. In addition, she works with artists on campaign development, press and marketing strategies in Denver is what continues to keep Ru’s work innovative and progressive.
Chris Page-Sanders is a long-time member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, a historic company based in the African diaspora. He also serves as a dance teacher and choreographer for companies nationwide.
Jamari received a BA from Colgate University where she double majored in English Literature and Africana and Latin American Studies. Most recently, she earned an MS from the Columbia School of Journalism. She currently works in business oppressions for an online marketing start up.
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