Bodyof Christ News JULY 2017 VOLUME 28, ISSUE 11 COLORADO BY THE WILL OF I AM THAT I AM — Exodus 3:14 COMPLIMENTARY SERVING COMMUNITIES IN: DENVER, AURORA, MONTBELLO, BOULDER, COLORADO SPRINGS & PUEBLO CHIEF WILSON'S DEMOTION A THREAT TO JUSTICE The Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance (GMDMA) and the Colorado Latino Forum (CLF) denounces the decision of Sheriff Patrick Firman to demote African American Chief Gary Wilson to Captain, an unjust outcome supported by Safety Director Stephanie O’Malley and Mayor Michael Hancock. The coalition of community leaders also objects to Sheriff Firman’s exclusion of people of color from leadership roles in the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD), and his ongo- ing leadership failures to adequately address jail overcrowding and rising assaults. Even though African Americans and Latinos comprise a large percentage of both inmates and staff, Blacks have been systematically excluded from the Sheriff’s executive leadership team, and Latinos are under-represented. Of the eight people on Sheriff Firman’s executive leadership team, zero are African American, and only two are Latinos. Overcoming Wife's Death at age 28... with Vermell Hill PAGE 8 YOU'RE A PRIORITY NOT AN OPTION by Michele Leonard Don't miss this empowering message PAGE 9 AGGRESSIVE BLACK WOMAN SYNDROME Randy Craven explores the reasoning behind Wanda Durrant's actions after the NBA Championship game PAGE 5 p a g e 2 Continued on Page 2 by Terrence Hughes PARK HILL ACADEMY LEARNING CENTERNOT With Amena Williams & Bishop Jerry Demmer PAGE 14