Rwandan women began taking leadership roles after the 1994 genocide. Former Coloradan Swanee Hunt has written "Rwandan Women Rising," to explain how it happened.
As a member of the three-person Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, Ken Scott of Denver has spent a year investigating abuses in the war-torn African nation. He paints a grim picture of rampant sexual assault, ethnic violence, and famine.
Obeid Kaifo, 26, runs the Shish Kabob Grill with his family. He was personally offended when Colorado politicians tried to shut out Syrian refugees.