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Historic Advisory Commission Accepting Comments only through July 29 on Jefferson Davis Statue

Historic Advisory Commission Accepting Comments only through July 29 on Jefferson Davis Statue

No Blacks on Kentucky’s Historic Properties Advisory Commission  Posted online July 21, 2015 By Patrice K. Muhammad An all-White Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission will meet to decide…

Paris, Ky Apartment Complex Pays $17,000 to Resolve Racial Discrimination Complaint

Paris, Ky Apartment Complex Pays $17,000 to Resolve Racial Discrimination Complaint

"She claimed the on-site apartment manager at Hopewell Apartments harassed her and her minor son by directing racial slurs against them and…"…

Lexington

Vandals Destroy Historical Slavery Marker in Lexington

Vandals Destroy Historical Slavery Marker in Lexington

Marker is one of three items up for public debate By Patrice K. Muhammad, posted…

Lexington Mayor asks all-White Arts board to review statues of Confederate officers and marker

Lexington Mayor asks all-White Arts board to review statues of Confederate officers and marker

By Patrice K. Muhammad Originally posted online July 14, 2015; Updated: July 16, 2015  Special meeting…

Minority Business Liaison for Lexington’s Division of Purchasing Leaving for New Post

Minority Business Liaison for Lexington’s Division of Purchasing Leaving for New Post

Originally posted online July 8, 2015 11:08 a.m.  Last updated: July 8, 2015 12:20 p.m.…

Lexington Council Gives More Than A Half Million Toward Police Body Camera Program

Lexington Council Gives More Than A Half Million Toward Police Body Camera Program

Council is expected to give final approval for the $600,000 at the July 7 council…

Key News Editorial

Do Not Complain!

Do WE believe that Mis-Education is the worst kind of violence that can befall a child or young adult?…

Education Crisis

The Equity Scorecard and the NAACP open records requests show that there is A LOT of work to be done in Fayette County Public Schools. …

Lexington NAACP has stayed the course

The NAACP of Lexington has arisen as a vocal champion for Black students in Fayette County. …

National

Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer

Manifesto Reveals Racist Mindset of Charleston, S.C. Killer

“Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple…

Justice Not Delayed In Baltimore, but Problems Linger

Justice Not Delayed In Baltimore, but Problems Linger

“People can help and support form afar by continuing to promote youth leaders and tell the true story…"…

Ex-Educators Jailed in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Ex-Educators Jailed in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

District Attorney Paul Howard said it was the biggest and most complex case his office had ever handled. It lasted more…

Around Kentucky

Kentuckians Join Chorus of Protests against Sen. Mitch McConnell for Delaying Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

Kentuckians Join Chorus of Protests against Sen. Mitch McConnell for Delaying Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Lynch’s nomination Feb. 26 with a bipartisan vote, sending it to the floor...…

Columnists

Focus on Real Black Women, not Imposters

Focus on Real Black Women, not Imposters

“I have plowed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And aren’t I a woman?”…

Entertainment

West Indian Takes Home Golden Globe’s Top Motion Picture Honor for “12 Years a Slave”

West Indian Takes Home Golden Globe’s Top Motion Picture Honor for “12 Years a Slave”

“I chose the best actors for the roles and they showed up and delivered every day….And not only did they turn out to be among the most…

Black Events Calendar

June 2014 Events

June 2014 Events

printable PDF: KNJ Volume 12 Issue 6 12…