A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado's African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they've put down roots and raised children here, they've become increasingly politically involved.

Why Colorado's Africans are a rising political force

Africans make up Colorado's second-largest immigrant group, but until recently, they haven't played much of a role in the state's political life. That's changing now.

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