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Denver-based community organizer and media leader Brother Jeff discusses how identity ties into empowerment for Black Americans.

10 Events to Celebrate Juneteenth in Colorado

Bobby and Angel Massie created Wanderland Outdoors in 2023. Their love of the lessons, freedom, mindfulness, and beauty of the outdoors drives them to provide a premium experience and access for BIPOC peoples in the outdoor industry. They founded Wanderland Outdoors to fill the need in the outdoor space for a diversity in faces, an elevated luxury experience, and to help reconnect future “wanderers” to the land around them.

Governor Polis Signs Racial Equity Study Bill (SB 53)

Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact Empowering Lives: Breakthrough’s Transformative Impact Breakthrough is a remarkable organization transforming the lives of individuals with criminal pasts and reshaping community perceptions. Led by Stacy Putka and Ashley Furst, Breakthrough aims to break the cycle of incarceration and poverty, particularly for families. Their mission emphasizes creating a supportive community, with […]

Faith, Vision and Victory: Nelo’s Inspiring Journey Nelo is a powerhouse of talent and heart, making waves as a Hip Hop artist, nonprofit director, and preacher. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in the vibrant city of Denver, Nelo’s story is as dynamic as his music. His musical journey began in the most soulful […]

With all the triggering images circulating around social media, we at THE DROP are focusing on helping those in our community who may feel unseen and unheard, especially when the national spotlight fades. WE SEE YOU, WE HEAR YOU!!

“Be Fast” Understanding how to identify the symptoms of a stroke Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech, Time—these are the key signs to watch for in a stroke, according to advocate Maggie Whittum. She recently appeared on Community Corner to discuss her documentary, “The Great Now What,” which explores her life after a stroke ten years […]

Ashley Furst, Marketing & Communications Manager for Goodwill of Colorado joined CC to talk about the work the organization does with those who’s seeking reformative employment.

Community Corner Interview: Sun Valley Kitchen Nestled in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood, Sun Valley Kitchen is a beacon of hope and nourishment. Founded by Glenn Harper it has organically grown over a decade to meet the evolving needs of the community. Offering vital food access programs, youth initiatives, and health services, alongside contributions from Denver […]

Community Corner | Museo de las Americas Listen to the Full Conversation Here! Museo de las Americas Celebrates Latin American Art and Heritage Drop host’s Sugabear and LaMolly were recently joined by Cristina Del Hoyo and Louis Trujillo of Museo de las Americas. This wasn’t just any conversation; it was a lively exchange brimming with […]

Monica the Great: Spinning Poetry into Hip-Hop and Empowering Women in Music

Stephen Smith-Contreras from Youth On Record joined Community Corner to talk about the importance of giving youth a safe space to create and learn. Youth on Record empowers young creatives to achieve their artistic, personal, and academic best by employing Colorado musicians and artists as their coaches and mentors.

Sarahí Hernandez from Hecho en Westwood joins Community Corner to talk about the collectively led, organized and operated community group that works to create a community-owned economy.

Singer, Broadway Performer Devin Bowles talks Pushing Past Rejection and Going After Your Dreams

Telly Talks the Inspiration Behind her Upcoming Album Super Soni*dos host La Molly talks with Latin Artist, Telly about her upcoming album, how her mom plays a role in her writing process and she got her start in music.

Divinity Purvey and Matthew Mitchell from Denver Human Services for Child Welfare, plus Christopher Palmerin, a father who graduated through Colorado’s Fatherhood Program joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to discuss parenting and the support available for fathers.

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Reach Ministries’, Pastor James West and Rene Lima-marin about working with young people in our community and how to pursue progress not perfection.

Community Corner hosts SugaBear and LaMolly talk with Sade Cooper, Javon Brame and Katherine Casey from Justice for Black Coloradans about their historic work to secure reparations for the Centennial State’s Black residents through the legislative process.

Prince Dykes of “The Investor Show” joined Community Corner with SugaBear and La Molly to discuss the critical importance of teaching our youth about financial literacy.

Charlyn Moss, Founder & CEO of Working Within joined SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about her journey as a young entrepreneur and becoming the founder and CEO of Working Within, a nonprofit that invests in the success of Black social enterprise leaders. Learn more at: https://www.workingwithin.net/ Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC [...]
Micah Smith from CABJ (Colorado Association of Black Journalists)  joined SugaBear on SugaBear’s Community Corner to talk about the re-emergence of the CABJ and the importance of black storytelling. Check out the full interview below: WANT MORE MUSIC NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE? SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAMPLE, OUR E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR INBOX EVERY OTHER THURSDAY! CLICK HERE TO [...]
This week on SugaBear's Community Corner, we had special guest Maryum Ali with us in the studio! We could listen to her talk for hours, she told so many incredible stories. She discussed yhe 20th anniversary of her children’s book about her father Muhammad Ali’s life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more! Watch the [...]
Our "5 Elements of Hip Hop" event was LIT! The event explored the foundations of Hip-Hop through an interactive immersion in art, poetry, movement, history, and culture. Each element had its own immersive experience lead by those in our local hip hop community: DJing The pioneers for DJing included Grandmaster Flash and mixtape king DJ [...]
Today on The Morning DROP we had Jessie from Inside Out Youth Services call in today for a Therapy Tuesday session regarding the tragedy in Colorado Springs at Club Q. About Jessie: Jessie is a queer activist, poet, and community organizer committed to the liberation of LGBTIA2+ young people. She is charged with mobilizing resources, [...]

Fundraisers: Club Q recently shared the preferred donation site for victims of the shooting. It is the Colorado Healing Fund that is activated for this tragedy. The Colorado Healing Fund was founded in 2018 by a group of victim advocates and community leaders to establish a secure way for the public to contribute to victims of mass casualty crimes […]

Youth on Record has announced the official Underground Music Showcase (UMS) pocast called “Underground at the Showcase” is now available on ALL major streaming platforms! The podcast has 14 episodes and includes interviews with UMS performers from the previous summer. The show was produced by five youth interns from Youth on Record. Giving people the […]

It's our 3rd Annual Food Drive! We've partnered again with SONIC to help give food to our communities. Visit a participating SONIC location anytime November 7th - 19th, 2022 to donate non-perishable food items to benefit Denver Inner City Parish. Denver Inner City Parish supports individuals and families in our community, empowering them to break the [...]

Denver Basic Income Project is accepting applications now through November 3 at 5pm. The Denver Basic Income Project serves unhoused people by providing direct cash payments in an effort to encourage a healthier society centered around human thriving. Their goal is to learn which approach has the greatest impact on stable housing, overall well being, […]

It's that time again to remember to DROP your ballot and VOTE! General Election Day is November 8, 2022. Click HERE to view the full election calendar. Our sister station, Rocky Mountain PBS will be providing election results once they are made public (starting when polls close at 7 p.m. on November 8), visit rmpbs.org/2022-midterms [...]
On Tuesday, October 11, THE DROP 104.7 partnered with our own Rocky Mountain PBS, our sister station KUVO JAZZ 89.3 and our partner, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to host a community screening of Episode 2 of the PBS series "Making Black America: Through the Grapevine". Following the screening, we held a conversation to [...]
THE DROP 104.7  is proud to announce a media partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)  in support of MCA Denver’s current exhibition, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, on view until February 5, 2023. Each month MCA Denver and THE DROP 104.7 will partner to offer [...]
What: Making Black America: Through the Grapevine When: Tuesday, October 11, 6-8 pm Where: Buell Public Media Center, 2101 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO Rocky Mountain PBS partners with THE DROP 104.7, KUVO JAZZ 89.3, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver to present a screening of Episode 2 of the PBS series Making Black America: [...]

THE DROP 104.7 and KUVO JAZZ 89.3 are all about supporting our incredible local music community! Last Friday, KUVO JAZZ 89.3 and 104.7 THE DROP welcomed international recording artist and American Idol Alumna, SUCH, to the Masterpiece Theatre at the Buell Public Media Center for an exclusive debut of her latest music video and a […]

THE DROP 104.7 DROPped by The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) for the opening of The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. This exhibit is nationally acclaimed and we are very excited they have brought it to the Mountain West! This exhibit was absolutely incredible, we are partnering with MCA [...]
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If you are a Colorado Native or have lived here for a while, you may have seen a Rocky's Auto Commercial at some point. After 40 years of funny commercials and car sales, the dealership announced that its doors are closing. We sure will miss the quirky commercials! Lowkey a little sad. Want more music [...]
THE DROP 104.7 was part of this year's A Taste of Colorado! In addition to all the tasty food and drink options, THE DROP had its own stage this year and brought that #LocalLove to A Taste of Colorado! Local independent artists Knwlxdge, Kid Astronaut and Adiell Mitchell brought all the vibes to THE DROP's [...]
THE DROP 104.7 was proud to support and partner again with the Cigar Lordz Organization for this year’s 4th Annual, Aurora Day Backpack Giveaway. Amerykah Jones and Unique helped hand out over 1,000 backpacks, and hung out with all the kids as they enjoyed face painting, food and fun, and even received free resources to ensure [...]
Wow, you’re not gonna believe this, but we had a special surprise visit here at THE DROP Studio from Ace and Krypto! They are in town promoting their new movie, “DC League of Super-Pets” which hits theaters in July. They will be also joining Ya Girl Cedes for a while this Thursday evening, starting at [...]
Photo Credit: Mike Johns and Chris Dayyani (Rocky Mountain PBS)   THE DROP 104.7’s SOLD OUT Second Annual Block Party starring Busta Rhymes was legendary! We want to thank each one of you for the support you continue to show THE DROP 104.7.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this show a success. Here [...]
THE DROP 104.7 is here for you. Here are some visuals to help families, parents, guardians etc. Last week on Therapy Thursdays, we had a few therapists come in. Here's a snip of some advice that may be helpful: Mental Health Call Advice S Source and more helpful information: Helping Children with Tragic Events in [...]
Disclaimer: In this event, they will be discussing/addressing the enduring intergenerational traumatic impacts of racism upon individuals, communities, and all of society, as well as strategies to heal that trauma. and promote restoration and liberation. Day 1- June 29th 2022 ACT Community Summit Objective – Recognize the root causes of trauma. Throughout the first day [...]
Welcome to the 2nd Annual 104.7 THE DROP Block Party featuring Busta Rhymes! Friday, June 10, 2022 Greek Amphitheater | Civic Center Park As summer begins to heat up, THE DROP 104.7 looks forward to sharing live music with our Colorado community. We are excited to have the opportunity to share live music with our [...]
“We have an opportunity to be able to share knowledge and information, and this just happens to be a place where we are really exploring what it means to be a public media station in this space.” Read more below: Urban Alternative station prepares to release audio NFTs in collaboration with emerging artists Are you [...]
DROP of History behind Women's HERstory Month President Jimmy Carter signs document at the White House in Washington on Feb. 28, 1980, proclaiming March 2-8 "National Women's History Week." Barry Thumma—AP (courtesy of Time.com) Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and [...]
This year's International Women's Day Theme is #BreaktheBias. To me, this means to break the bias of many things, breaking stereotypes of what women are supposed to be, how we should act how we should speak, speaking generally of course. I think for me personally, this hits deeper because I feel like I live my [...]
Introducing our new 2022 Studio Partner - SettleUp The DROP is proud to introduce you to our new Studio partner for 2022. We want to welcome SettleUp as an integral partner for the People's Station of Hip Hop and R&B. Helping us to expand our programming and reach into the state we call home. Settle [...]
The Culture Museum opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend in Denver's 5 Points. This museum is celebrating moments in Black culture through an immersive art experience. Charlie Billingsley with her aunt and fellow artist Von Ross. Charlie Billingsley teamed up with her Aunt, Von Ross, to create a space where Black culture is [...]
#NotJustADayOff We ask the question: What does MLK Jr. Day mean to you?  Martin Luther King Jr. day this year is Monday, January 17th. Black families continue to suffer from economic inequity, continue to lose the most basic of rights yet we find resilience and hope in each other. We take pride in our culture [...]

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