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Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse Bring NBA Edge to Tennessee
August 16, 2019
Former NBA stars Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse have taken on new challenges with both trying to revive a pair of struggling college basketball programs about 200 miles apart along Interstate 40 in Tennessee. ... read more »
Cincinnati ‘Ready to Explode’ if Judge Goes to Jail Former Judge Fears “Being another Sandra Bland”
July 11, 2019
Former Cincinnati State Sen. Eric Kearney told a group of Black Press of America publishers that he’s concerned that the prosecution and conviction of Judge Tracie Hunter and her impending six-month jail sentence set to begin on July 22, will rekindle the same intense racial division that led to race riots less than 20 years ago. ... read more »
THERE NEVER WAS A NOBLE SOUTH.
May 24, 2019
Have you ever noticed that when driving through the southern United States you are hard-pressed to find a city or town without a memorial to the Confederate war dead, but you are equally hard-pressed to find a city or town with a monument commemorating fallen Revolutionary War soldiers? ... read more »
Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. and Project Alpha LA Bring the Kentucky Derby to Los Angeles
April 18, 2019
Project Alpha LA Inc. is gearing up to present the 4th annual L.A. Derby Day on May 4. Louisville, Kentucky may be a long way from Los Angeles, but the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. are bringing Churchill Downs to California with a live stream of the Kentucky Derby along with live jazz and R&B, a soul food buffet and a “best hat” and outfit contest with celebrity hosts and judges. ... read more »
MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress
January 24, 2019
To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub researchers measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ... read more »
Ali Center in Kentucky Receives Donation to Support Muslim Cultures Exhibit
November 30, 2018
The Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky has received a donation to support an exhibit showcasing the diversity of Muslim cultures. ... read more »
The Black Death: Black Deaths Matter?
November 8, 2018
It has been four days since the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It is Halloween, and the funerals began yesterday for the 11 victims. It has been called “the worst attack on Jews in American history.” The coverage has been relentless throughout the media, and touching vignettes of the lives of the victims have been ubiquitous. President Donald Trump has ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the United States to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the victims. Grotesque irony notwithstanding, United States President Donald Trump also visited the site of the massacre yesterday and met with victims and/or their families. ... read more »
America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support
August 27, 2018
The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared with other college graduates, may inhibit highly-effective professionals from pursuing a career in education; specifically for people of color who currently make up just seven percent of public school teachers. ... read more »
Former NFL player Derrick Ramsey appointed new secretary
June 7, 2018
Gov. Matt Bevin announced the appointment in a news release on Tuesday. ... read more »
Kentucky assistant police chief fired for racist messages
January 25, 2018
Media outlets report that acting Chief Todd Shaw sent what Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell calls ``highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages'' to a Louisville police recruit who had sought his advice. ... read more »
2017 NCAA tourney in books, no classic title game this time
April 8, 2017
North Carolina's 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in front of more than 76,000 fans ended the three-week tournament, one that provided thrills just as it always does. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/23-3/29/17)
March 23, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (3/16-3/22/17)
March 16, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Daughter of Sprinter Tyson Gay Slain by Gun Violence
October 20, 2016
Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay lost his daughter over the weekend when 15-year-old Trinity Gay was shot in front of a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. ... read more »
Researcher: Reopen prosecutor’s 1965 murder
August 17, 2016
In 2008, the FBI matched a fingerprint found inside her car with a man who was 17 at the time of the murder ... read more »
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