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Slaves Made the Bluegrass Region Successful

Slaves Made the Bluegrass Region Successful

Kentucky’s image as a paradise fat with wild game and fertile soil and as a gateway to the West attracted a range of settlers...…

Report Shows Lexington Education Disparities Have Negative Impact on Black Communities

Report Shows Lexington Education Disparities Have Negative Impact on Black Communities

"...if Black teacher hires were to be level with the Black student population in Fayette County that would mean approximately 435 teaching jobs for Black Teachers in Fayette…

Lexington

Lyric Theatre Has a New Plan and New Interim Director

Lyric Theatre Has a New Plan and New Interim Director

Posted online: March 4, 2015 Updated 3/4/15 1:09 p.m. In January, the Lyric Theatre Board…

Sen. Reginald Thomas seconds request to Attorney General after Lexington NAACP is denied

Sen. Reginald Thomas seconds request to Attorney General after Lexington NAACP is denied

The Attorney General is currently considering the request of Sen. Reginald Thomas...…

FCPS Equity Scorecard: Suspension Rates in High Schools

FCPS Equity Scorecard: Suspension Rates in High Schools

"At every FCPS High School Black girls were suspended at a higher rate than….."…

School Superintendent Resigns; Board Member Issues Warning to Supporters of His Opponent

School Superintendent Resigns; Board Member Issues Warning to Supporters of His Opponent

Updated 11/13/14 10:30 p.m. By Patrice K. Muhammad Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Tom…

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FCPS is Failing the Black Community

FCPS is Failing the Black Community

October 13 the Equity Scorecard will be presented, with recommendations for policy changes, to the school board.…

National

As NNPA Prepares for 75th Anniversary: President Envisions Black Press as ‘Main Stream’

As NNPA Prepares for 75th Anniversary: President Envisions Black Press as ‘Main Stream’

Most of us wouldn't have known, quite honestly about Martin Luther King Jr. if it wasn't for the Black Press because…

Around Kentucky

Black Poet Effie Waller Smith Inducted into Hall of Fame

Black Poet Effie Waller Smith Inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted February 9, 2015 By Patrice Muhammad A near capacity crowd packed into three areas of the Carnegie Center to honor the 2015 class of The Kentucky…

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Race to the Bottom

Race to the Bottom

"Circulating our dollars among our own businesses is a sure-fire way to be economically empowered; but you already know that, don’t you?"…

Education

The Voters Got it Wrong – Get Barnett Out

 Key Newsjournal Editorial – November 2014 Print Edition In two cases, the voters in the Georgetown Rd. and Leestown Rd. areas of Lexington seem to have been…

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January 2015 Community Calendar

January 2015 Community Calendar

KNJ Volume 12 Issue 1 6…