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Black voters get to polls early on Election Day

Black voters get to polls early on Election Day

Fayette County voters were true “maverick’s” and did not lean the way of the majority of Kentuckians who solidly voted for McCain over Obama 57 to 41 percent. Fayette County…

Effigy of Barack Obama found hanging at the University of Kentucky

Effigy of Barack Obama found hanging at the University of Kentucky

“This was a vile and callous act …The significance of a noose – a historical symbol of hate and lawlessness – is a blatant attempt to cause intimidation and fear,…

Downtown Lexington parking fees going up 400%

Downtown Lexington parking fees going up 400%

Downtown parking meters will jump from 25 cents per hour to $1 per hour (25 cents per 15 minutes) on January 1, 2009. On April 9, 2008, the Lexington and…

FEWER BLACKS RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE

FEWER BLACKS RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE

Kimberly Henderson-Baird hopes to be the next district court judge elected in Fayette County. African American’s have successfully won local and state district races for decades. However, county wide races…

BEATING BREAST CANCER

BEATING BREAST CANCER

While women are about 100 times more likely to get breast cancer, any man can develop it. Men, like women, also have breast tissue that can undergo cancerous changes. Black…

Our Children, Our Schools: An “exit” interview with Larry Conner

Our Children, Our Schools: An “exit” interview with Larry Conner

African American staff percentages are not yet equal to the African American student percentages in Lexington's schools. But how does the district attract African American educators? “I don’t think we…

Author of classic, “Lest We Forget” in Lexington

Author of classic, “Lest We Forget” in Lexington

While reading the book you can hold in your hands a replica of an authentic receipt for a woman sold into slavery, examine a newspaper notice for a runaway slave…

Local man files lawsuit in Federal Court against state policeman

Local man files lawsuit in Federal Court against state policeman

“I thank God for talking to me and telling me to go to Frankfort to get the tape, ”According to the troopers report, when Carter approached Broadway he “crossed the…

Report confirms, “Income Is No Shield Against Racial Differences in Lending”

Report confirms, “Income Is No Shield Against Racial Differences in Lending”

“What I find most disturbing is the truth that in Lexington, and most of the United States, even where you have the economic means to make choices about where and…

Ida B. Wells revived in Constant Star

Ida B. Wells revived in Constant Star

“Her diaries, which women of her time did not write for public consumption, reveal a very complex, vulnerable, lonely, impatient, driven personality behind the assertive, self-confident public persona. It is…