HIV Positive and Part of the Family
by Angelia D. McGowan
“I’ve lived longer with it than without it. It’s not a death sentence anymore,” says 54-year-old Corlyn Jones, who was diagnosed with HIV at 26 after required testing when she was admitted to the hospital for a drug overdose. Click image to read full cover story in October 2013 issue of the Denver Urban Spectrum.

 

 

 

The Nerve of Dr. Robbie Bean
by Angelia D. McGowan
School has been out for Dr. Robbie Bean since 1992 when she retired after a 35-year teaching career for Denver Public Schools. Fortunately for the community at-large, she has continued administering life lessons as the president and founder of Celebration of Families-Students, Inc. … Click image to read full cover story in September 2013 issue of the Denver Urban Spectrum. 

  

Tradition Continues at Annual CBWPA Tribute to Black Women Luncheon
By Angelia D. McGowan
After being asked one too many times to serve as the only Black person on yet another board early in her career, former Colorado Sen. Gloria Tanner (D-Denver) responded with an action that reverberates 36 years later. Frustrated with the “we don’t know any qualified minorities” statement, she called 12 women to her home with the intent of “doing something.” …Click image to read full story in September 2013 issue of the Denver Urban Spectrum. p14.